Numbers

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #42 Mattot (Masa’ei is read separately in leap years) Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37 This week we learn or are reminded that oaths, vows, and obligations invoke the name of the L-rd. The entire literary style of chapter 30 grants permission to release women in different… Read more »

Parashah #41 Pinchas (Phinehas) 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: 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 This parashah continues the narrative from the last 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 »

Parahshah #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 Two of the main subjects generally taught in this parashah are the explanation of the Para Adumah (red heifer) and the concept of placing a bronze serpent on a pole and looking upon it… Read more »

Parashah #38: Korach 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 parashah addresses the nature of rebellion and how outward appearances can be deceiving. Yahshua addressed the need for discernment regarding such people and situations thusly; “Behold, I send you out as sheep I the… Read more »

Parashah #37: Shlach 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 The focus of this week’s lesson is the limited forgiveness G-d agreed to bestow on behalf of Moshe’s prayers for the sin of the 10 spies. This issue is just one more in which the… Read more »

Parashah #36: B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #36: B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers 8:1-12:16) Haftarah : Z’Kharyah (Zechariah) 2:14-4-7 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 19: 31-37 Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 3: 1-6 Beginning this Parashah, we see another regulation, which indicates that the Bible is not written in chronological order. We are dealing with the Menorah and… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 35: Naso (Take) B’midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13:2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 21:17-32 The Jewish calendar picks up with Naso this week, citing other scriptures for the teaching last Shabbat. Although I taught specifically on the Nazirite vow from this parashah last week, the lessons covered this week are… Read more »

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 »