Friday, 16 July 2010

Parashah 44: Devarim (words) 1:1-3:22

Parashah 44: Devarim (words) 1:1-3:22

First Discourse 第一论述:Review of Yisrael's History after the Exodus and its lessons

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The Uniqueness of Devarim / Mishneh Torah: =

The Mishneh Torah (Hebrew: משנה תורה‎, "Repetition of the Torah") or as Explanation of the Torah, subtitled Sefer Yad ha-Chazaka (יד החזקה "Book of the Strong Hand,") is a code of Jewish religious law (Halakha) authored by Maimonides (Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, also known as RaMBaM or "Rambam"), one of history's foremost rabbis. Devarim is unique in another way. In explaining the difference between the Admonitions of Vayikra chapter 26 and Devarim chapter 28

This is similar to the Greek Septuagint name Deuteronomos, which means “second law.” The English name Deuteronomy is derived from Deuteronomos. 

The Mishneh Torah was compiled between 1170 and 1180 (4930-4940), while Maimonides was living in Egypt, and is regarded as Maimonides' magnum opus. Accordingly, later sources simply refer to the work as "Maimon", "Maimonides" or "RaMBaM", although Maimonides composed other works. Mishneh Torah consists of fourteen books, subdivided into sections, chapters, and paragraphs. 

It is the only Medieval-era work that details all of Jewish observance, including those laws that are only applicable when the Holy Temple is in existence, and remains an important work in Judaism.

Mouse-over word studies the key rebukes of Moshe seen on the names of place and event had taken place.

Eleh ha Devarim asher diber Mosheh el-kol-Yisrael beever haYarden bamidbar baArabah molsuf bein-Paran uvein-Tofel veLavan vaChatzerot veDi-Zahav:

These are the Words which Mosheh spoke to all Yisrael on the far side of the Yarden in the wilderness, in the plain opposite Suf, between Paran, and Tophel, and Lavan, and Chazerot, and Di-zahav.

Friday, 9 July 2010

The Lie of Sunday Church Service and the True Way to Follow the Sabbath

The Lie of Sunday Church Service and the True Way to Follow the Sabbath

Exodus 16:23 And he said to them, This is what אהיה has said, Tomorrow is a rest, a Sabbath set-apart to אהיה. That which you bake, bake; and that which you cook, cook. And lay up for yourselves all that is left over, to keep it until morning.

Exodus 20:8 -11
Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart.
Six days you labour, and shall do all your work,
but the seventh day is a Sabbath of אהיה your Elohim. You do not do any work you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
For in six days אהיה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore אהיה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.

Exodus 31:13 And you, speak to the children of Yisraĕl, saying, My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign1 between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, אהיה, am setting you apart. Footnote: 1The only sign of אהיה setting us apart, the only sign of the everlasting covenant, is His Sabbaths, one of them being the seventh day Sabbath. This is repeated in Ezek. 20:12 & 20.

Exodus 31:16 And the children of Yisraĕl shall guard the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant.

Exodus 35:3 Do not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah 10:31 and that if the peoples of the land bring wares or any grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we would not buy it from them on the Sabbath, or on a set-apart day, and we would forego the seventh year and the interest of every hand.

Nehemiah 13:19 And it came to be, at the gates of Yerushalayim, as it began to be dark before the Sabbath, that I commanded the gates to be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened till after the Sabbath. And I stationed some of my servants at the gates, so that no burdens would be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Isaiah 56:2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it, guarding the Sabbath lest he profane it, and guarding his hand from doing any evil.

Isaiah 58:13 If you do turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My set-apart day, and shall call the Sabbath a delight, the set-apart day of אהיה esteemed, and shall esteem it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words,
Isaiah 58:14 then you shall delight yourself in אהיה. And I shall cause you to ride on the heights of the earth, and feed you with the inheritance of Yaqoḇ your father. For the mouth of אהיה has spoken!

Jeremiah 17:21-22
Thus said אהיה, Guard yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Yerushalayim,
nor take a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day, nor do any work. And you shall set apart the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.

Ezekiel 46:1 Thus said the Master אהיה, The gate of the inner courtyard facing east is shut the six days of work, but on the Sabbath it is opened, and on the day of the New Moon it is opened.
Ezekiel 46:3 And the people of the land shall also bow themselves at the entrance to this gate before אהיה, on the Sabbaths and on the New Moons.

Matthew 12:8 For the Son of Aḏam is Master of the Sabbath.

Matthew 12:12 How much more worth is a man than a sheep! So it is right to do good on the Sabbath.

Matthew 24:20 And pray that your flight does not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.

Matthew 28:1 Now after the Sabbath, toward dawn on the first day of the week, Miryam from Maḡdala and the other Miryam came to see the tomb. (Also John 20:1).