Numbers

Parashah #35 Naso (Take) B’Midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #35: Naso (Take) B’midbar 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13:2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 7:53-8:11 The Messianic Jewish calendar lists separate readings from the parashah for those living outside of Israel. However, the readings do not cover the multiple lessons to be learned in the parashah. Therefore, I am listing the… Read more »

Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) B’midbar (Numbers) 1:1-4:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 2:1-2-22 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 The census was taken according to tribe. This required each person to establish his genealogical descent from the corresponding tribe. This was done in one of three ways; document; witnesses, or by… Read more »

Special Parashah for Sukkot: B’midbar (Numbers) 29:17-35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Parashah: Numbers 29:17-35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:16 B’rit Chadashah: John 7:37-39 This parashah focuses on the offerings given in the Temple during the festival of Sukkot. The sheer number of sacrifices that represent money is astounding and should cause us to consider whether anyone individually or collectively has any justification for… Read more »

Parashah #43: Masa’ei (Stages) B’midbar (Numbers) 33:1-36:13

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah# 43: Masa’ei (Stages): B’midbar (Numbers 33:1-36:13) Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 2:4-28; 4:1-2 B’rit Chadashah: Ya’akov (James) 4:1-12 This parashah describes the stages of the journey from Egypt to the edge of the Land; a “recap” if you will, lest the people forget their sins, and the kindnesses of the L-rd including… Read more »

Parashah #42: Mattot (Tribes) B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#42: Mattot (Tribes) B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37 Parashah #43 Masa’ei (Stages) B’midbar 33:1-36:13 read together in regular years. The first theme in this week’s parashah addresses vows, oaths, and obligations. Vows and oaths are serious business in G-d’s economy. While G-d laid down… Read more »

Parashah #41 Pinchas B’midbar (Numbers) 25:10-30:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 41: Pinchas (Phinehas) B’midbar (Numbers) 25:10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 26:1-30 This parashah continues the narrative from our previous one with the account of Pinchas (dark skinned) who is very zealous for the L-rd and runs out of the assembly to kill an… Read more »

Parashah #40: Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 40: Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9 Haftarah: Mikkah (Micah) 5:6-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: Jude 11 Last week we discussed the concept of Moshe possibly adding to or subtracting from G-d’s Torah in the context of what G-d told Moshe to do when giving him instructions to speak to the rock versus… Read more »

Parashah #39 Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21; 4:3-30; 12:27-50 This is the parashah in which we usually address the para aduma (red heifer) and the correlation to Yahshua and the process of atonement. Detailed explanation on this subject may be found in… Read more »

Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el (Samuel) 11:14-12:22 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Timothy 2:8-21 This week we read about the rebellion of Korach against Moshe. This event provides an excellent example one type of conflict we must face on a daily basis; some worse than others. Korach was no… Read more »

Parashah #37: Schlach L’kha B’midbar (Numbers 13:1-15:41

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #37: Shlach L’kha (Send on your behalf) Haftarah: Y’hoshua (Joshua) 2:1-24 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:7-19 This week we learn of a reality that contradicts the teaching of unlimited and complete forgiveness. There is a limit in the amount and intensity, if you will, of G-d’s forgiveness. Let’s take a look… Read more »