Friday, 22 November 2019
Question of the day: What Scriptures did Paul preach?
Answer: All the Scriptures Paul had were the Hebrew Scriptures. He had the TaNaCH. TaNaCH is a made up word with 3 Hebrew letters. Tav for the Torah, Nun (pronounced like “noon”) for Nevi'im, the Jewish prophets, and Kaf for Ketuvim, the writings.
What is in the Torah or anything in the Hebrew Scriptures that Paul could have preached? Feel free to send me your own answer. Here is mine.
Moses is speaking ... Deuteronomy 18:15 "Adonai your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your midst - from your brothers. To him you must listen."
How do we know this is Yeshua and not someone else? How was Yeshua uniquely like Moses? God is speaking directly to Miriam and Aaron when He tells us how Moses is different. Numbers 12:6-8a "'Hear now My words!” 'e said. 'When there is a prophet of Adonai, I reveal Myself in a vision, I speak to him in a dream. Not so with My servant Moses. In all My house, he is faithful. I speak with him face to face, plainly and not in riddles.'"
Yeshua also spoke directly with the Father. Do you recall I told you Psalm 2 has a prominent position in Yom Kippur liturgy? Psalm 2:7 "I will declare the decree of Adonai. He said to me: You are My Son - today I have become Your Father."
Let me hear from you. What is/are your favorite Yeshua centered verse(s) of the Hebrew Scriptures?
Rabbi Michael Weiner,