Archive for the ‘Studies’ Category

 

PM Netanyahu Dons Yarmulke to Quote Genesis for UNESCO’s Benefit

editor 15 August 2017

By JNI Media.. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (July 9, 2017) morning wore a yarmulke to quote the Book of Genesis at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting. “I would like to read from Genesis 23:16-19,” the PM began: “‘And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the hearing of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant… And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre–the same is Hebron–in the land of Canaan. And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth.’” [Photo top right: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reading from Genesis (Photo: Screenshot)](more…)

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Tisha B’av 5777 (2017)

editor 30 July 2017

By C4I International.. Tisha B’Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, “the Ninth of Av,”) is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 655 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date. Tisha B’Av is never observed on Shabbat. (more…)

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Why End Times? (49) – Chapter 5 – The beast and the antichrist

editor 27 July 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 5 – The beast and the antichrist

There are greater and lesser signs of the times in Islamic eschatology. There is the ‘Last Hour’, with the Resurrection and the Last Judgement. There is the Second coming of Jesus, although that is not the all-decisive moment of the End Times, but rather a moment that points to the coming of the ‘Last Hour’ and everything connected to it. And there is the coming of THE antichrist, who is called the ‘Dajjal’, at the beginning of the End Times. (more…)

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Why End Times? (48) – Chapter 5 – The beast and the antichrist

editor 25 July 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 5 – The beast and the antichrist

Will the antichrist be a Muslim?
Anyone reading the book ‘God’s War on Terror’3, written by Walid Shoebat – a Muslim who converted to Christianity (who was a terrorist for a short time) – will answer this question in the affirmative. Walid Shoebat is a great-grandson of a man who was a close friend of Haj-Ameen Al-Husseini, the Grand-Mufti of Jerusalem who extolled Hitler and plotted with the Nazis with a view to destroying the Jews. [Photo top right: Picture of the Antichrist and his believers in a window of the St. Marien church of Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Source: Wikipedia Commons](more…)

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City of the Great King

editor 2 July 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer..
Part I: Jerusalem, the Eternal Dwelling Place

When Israel reclaimed Jerusalem in 1967, it made the hearts of devout Jews skip a beat. Would this be the moment the Temple would be rebuilt? And if so, where would that be? Of course, many Jews said that Jerusalem should be the place, on top of Mount Zion, where the temples of Solomon and Zerubbabel had been. It would be built in the same location that the Temple was destroyed by the heathen nations, Babel and Rome. But why build it in Jerusalem? (more…)

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Keep Jerusalem United

editor 1 July 2017

By Andrew Tucker.. On 7 June 1967, the State of Israel took control of the old city of Jerusalem in the so- called ‘Six Day War’(which lasted from 5-10 June 1967). Israeli Commander Mordechai (Motta) Gur, who led the brigade that captured the Old City on the third day of the war, expressed the significance of this event to the Jewish people when he spoke to his squad: (more…)

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Shavuot 2017 – שבועות

editor 30 May 2017

By Christians for Israel International.. The festival of Shavuot (or Shavuos, in Ashkenazi usage; Shabhuʿoth in Classical and Mizrahi Hebrew Hebrew: שבועות, lit. “Weeks”) is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer. Shavuot begins at sundown on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. [Photo top right: Haredim celebrating Shavuot](more…)

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The Talmud’s Hot Tub Time Machine

editor 30 May 2017

By Adam Kirsch.. How Moses could know how his people’s story would end before it was even written is in keeping with the spirit of ‘Daf Yomi’. Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world.

A strange, time-bending moment came in this week’s Daf Yomi reading, in the course of the rabbis’ extensive discussion of the laws of inheritance. As we saw last week, the order in which a deceased Jew’s relatives inherit his property was established in the Torah in Numbers Chapter 27, in the episode of Zelophehad’s daughters. (more…)

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Why End Times? (37) – Chapter 4 – Babylon

editor 25 May 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 4 – Babylon

Mystery Religions
Let’s make some other remarks about Nimrod and Babel/Babylon: Nimrod and his newly invented religion formed much of the thinking in the profane world of ancient times. The Bible gives us only   a short account of Nimrod and the founding of Babel, but it is possible to weave this into the historical accounts of authors in classic antiquity, who have provided important information about this founder of Babylon and its first king. We already quoted Bryce Self’s article about Semiramis, Queen of Babylon and Alexander Hislop’s ‘The Two Babylons’, first published around 1850. (more…)

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The Land Of Israel

editor 15 May 2017

By Dr. David R. Reagan.. To whom does it belong? The answer is really very simple. God gave the land of Israel to Abraham (Genesis 17:8) and to his descendants through Isaac (Genesis 26:2-5) and Jacob (Genesis 28:1-4,13-14). That means the land belongs to the descendants of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. In other words, the land belongs to the children of Israel, referred to in the New Testament as the Jews (Romans 1:16). (more…)

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