Archive For The “Derash Teachings” Category
The life of Sarah as seen from the perspective of the Temple.
This teaching lays the foundation for interpreting numbers in Scripture based on the pattern in Genesis One. For the last one hundred years, EW Bullinger has been the go-to guy for interpreting numbers, but he missed something very key. Find out what in this teaching.
This teaching examines the woman in Proverbs who is personified as Wisdom. It answers the question of who and why she is so important. The teaching also delves into the Apocalyptic traditions of the Second Temple period and explores the concept of “myth” from the perspective of the Ancient Near East world. All this points to a vision of the heavenly world which corresponded to or represented a situation on earth. Part 1 Video Part 1 Audio Part 2 Video Part 2 Audio Part 3 Video Part 3 Audio Part 4 Video Part 4 Audio
In the first session, Dinah and Rik discuss the Temple and its relationship to Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets. Part 1 Video Part 2 Video Part 3 Video Part 4 Video
Although the water drawing ceremony is not specifically mentioned in the Bible, it developed into a unique and rich celebration by the time of the Second Temple Period. Allusions to this ceremony can be found in John 7-9 as Yeshua speaks of “rivers of living water” flowing from one’s innermost being, and as the blind man washed his eyes in the Pool of Shiloach. The sages also spoke of the water drawing as a rehearsal for creation with its connection to the pouring out of the water on the altar and the waters of creation. Part 1 Part 2
This is a 12 part teaching that examines the symbolism and imagery of the temple throughout the Bible. This study is an overview that looks at the temple as a framework for study and research. Many difficulties arise when we try to make our modern understanding of the Bible fit into the ancient worldview. Symbols and imagery are examined from an Ancient Near East perspective and from the writings of the Second Temple Period. The series will help students recognize temple language in Scripture. Yeshua spoke and taught mostly in parables which was the temple language of his day. Session titles include: The Temple Revealed in… The Ancient World, The Garden,…
The Temple is the model or microcosm of the universe and as such represents the heavens and the earth. In this seven-part teaching, the Temple is considered the center of the cosmos and is connected to the creation week. This teaching explores not only the significance of the firmament as the safety barrier between two worlds, but how the temple functions in much the same way. Part 1 – Video Part 1 – Audio Part 2 – Video Part 2 – Audio Part 3 – Video Part 3 – Audio Part 4 – Video Part 4 – Audio Part 5 – Video Part 5 – Audio Part 6 -…
This teaching discusses the role of women in building a house and why the sages often allude to the idea that a man’s wife is called his house. This principle connects to the concept of the Temple as the model for the unity of the family and the House of Israel through the word “banah,” which means to build. It explains the basis for the relationship between Adam and Eve, the pattern for the Temple and the foundation of the family. Part 1 Part 1 Audio Part 2 Part 2 Audio
This series lays the groundwork for understanding some of the most important aspects of the Temple. The three sessions, Foundation of the House, The House that God Built and the Temple is a Body, cover a wide swath of material that connect Second Temple Period writings to the Gospels and Epistles as well as the Tanakh. This teaching explores how many of the themes and imagery connected to the Temple are woven into nearly every verse in the Bible. Part 5 Video Part 5 Audio Part 6 Video Part 6 Audio
This in an in-depth look at a very unique midrashic story in the Book of Judges. After a discussion on the history and geography of the Tabernacle in Shiloh, where the Levite resides, the teaching goes on to explain Israel’s Ancient Marriage traditions of betrothal and full stage between the Levite and the Concubine. Also discussed is the significance of the Threshold covenant and the redress of grievances the Levite obtains from the nation of Israel. The teaching will reveal just why the Levite chose to chop up the Concubine into 12 pieces. Part 1 Video Part 1 Audio