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Study to Show Yourself Approved – Session 9: Decor – Literary Tools

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This is the final video of the nine part study series.  Download the PDF Workbook for this series This last session focuses on literary tools and devices which are an essential component of the artistic nature of every language.  Learn to identify the devices that are unique to the Hebrew language.  The use of figurative language in the Bible brings a depth and intensity to the meaning.  It makes the language more engaging and exciting by adding the emotional element. This is the final ingredient that will add a richness to your studies.     Part 9 Part 9 – Audio

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Study to Show Yourself Approved – Session 8: Interior Design-The Biblical Feasts

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Download the PDF Workbook for this series This session covers the significance of the calendar and the Biblical Festivals and introduces the concept of the seven thousand year plan of God.  This may well be one of the most important areas in terms of research that I cover.  Most of Scripture contains elements of one kind or another dealing with these areas.  Check out this latest video to gain a better understanding of God’ calendar and His appointed times.   Part 8 Part 8 – Audio  

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Study to Show Yourself Approved – Session 7: Plastering the Walls (Liturgy)

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Download the PDF Workbook for this series Many people shy away from the liturgy because they associate it with dead religion or just the ramblings of the rabbis. However, it is a wonderful resource for study.  There are many examples in the Gospels and Epistles that both Yeshua and Rav Shaul quoted from the liturgy.  Did you know that the Lord’s Prayer is really a summary of elements in the Amidah (18 benedictions or Standing Prayers)? In fact, much of the book of Revelation is filled with liturgical expressions from the prayers preceding the Shema (Hear O Israel).   Part 1 Part 1 – 

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Study to Show Yourself Approved – Session 6: Halachah and Aggadah

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Did you know the Torah (1st five books of the Bible) has at least two very important elements? Download the PDF Workbook for this series The first is called the Halachah or the way one is to walk in the commandments.  This aspect of the Torah covers the legal rulings on the commandments and is described as a rule that states the correct practice of the law rather than the actual law itself.   Yeshua always went beyond the traditional understanding of a commandment by adding his own unique twist. The second aspect is called the Aggadah, which means to tell or give an account.  This describes a variety of legends,…

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Study to Show Yourself Approved – Session 5: Hebrew Language Elements

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How important is the Hebrew language in your research? Download the PDF Workbook for this series This question can cause some real frustration for those who don’t know Hebrew.  It is true one of the keys to study and research is working in the original language.  But we are so very fortunate today that there are many incredible resource tools for study even without that working knowledge of Hebrew.  In this session called “Hebrew Language Elements”, I will bring to light some valuable information about the Hebrew language itself. Even if you don’t know Hebrew, hopefully you will be inspired to take advantage of the many resources available.    …

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Study to Show Yourself Approved – Session 4: Laying the Foundations

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Do you take the time necessary to evaluate the context of the passage you are examining?  The contextual framework is a great way to begin your studies. Download the PDF Workbook for this series This session is designed to give you an overview of some of the most important elements that form the backdrop of Scriptures.  I will explain the key components of the context, which includes the history, geography, culture and archaeology of any passage.   Part 4 Part 4 – 

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Study to Show Yourself Approved – Session 3: Setting the Cornerstone

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Did you know that over 90% of Scripture deals with some aspect of the Temple?  How much do you know about the Temple and the Tabernacle? Download the PDF Workbook for this series In this third session, I explain how the overall framework of the Scriptures is the concept of the Kingdom of Heaven.  The Kingdom has a King and a throne on earth, which is patterned after the throne in “heaven”.  Most of us have not grown up under a monarchy so we don’t understand the protocols associated with approaching the King.  You will begin to see the value of learning about the Place of the Presence of God…

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Study to Show Yourself Approved – Session 2: Site Preparation (Excavation)

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Could you explain the difference between Jewish Hermeneutics and Christian Hermeneutics? Download the PDF Workbook for this series In Session 2 of “Study to Show Yourself Approved,  I  compare and contrast Jewish Hermeneutics with Christian Hermeneutics.  I also explain the traditional approach to study from a Hebrew perspective by looking at the art of debate, logic, and reason.  I continue this program by identifying the most important rules for evaluating Scripture passages. Finally, I  examine the most important aspects of research, application, and presentation. This session will help equip you with those skills necessary for serious study.   Part 1 Part 1 – Audio

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Study to Show Yourself Approved – Session 1: Site Preparation (Clearing)

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This is a new series called “Study to Show Yourself Approved,” which has everything you wanted to know about study from a Hebraic perspective. It is a nine program series which is the culmination of thirty-five years worth of study and research. Download the PDF Workbook for this series Why is study so important? In this session you will see why the Sages say study is the highest form of worship and is of more value than the daily offering. I take a look at the difference between wisdom and knowledge, and some of the dangers of exalting knowledge above our relationship with the Father.  I discuss some of the pitfalls as it relates…

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