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Personal Studies that may include word studies, ideas, insights, or questions that I have.

Two Doubles in Shelach

Double Count In Shelach

I hope you are having an exceedingly good day today!

This is our second installment of a series of posts about the double count Hebrew words. In this installment we are doing a basic word study using both kosher and non-kosher dictionary sources.

Parsha Shelach contains two double counts. One deals with Joshua and Caleb’s report of the land. The other deals with HaShem dealing with the bad report from the other spies.

Let’s look at them now…

Three Doubles in Beha’aloscha

Double Count in Bechaaloscha

No this is not tennis; its Hebrew. Hebrew is like no other language. Deeper studies are very nuanced and sometimes the Rabbis examine the letters, their shapes, the space they occupy and even the space they don’t occupy. It creates some very interesting ideas.

Once while studying for this website I was looking at Hebrew stats — word counts and similar stuff.  I noted a stat called “double count”. I was clueless; so I asked around about this stat and this is what was told to me.

The 5 Mitzvot in Parsha Beha’alotcha

Mitzvot in Parsha Behaalotcha

Rambam and others have created lists of the 613 mitzvot (commandments) of the Torah. The mitzvot are scattered throughout the Torah. There are five of them in parsha Beha’alotcha.

  • Three of them are positive and two are negative
  • Four of them are given in direct correlation of the second Pesach offering
  • The fifth one is repeated in two verses

This is another one of those things I really wanted to have a compiled list. I will begin here because, “why not?” I will include the Scripture, English translation,  whither it’s positive or negative, the number it is on the list and other small details I can quickly find about them.

Before we jump into the list, I must explain …

WHY? – This answer is simple.

My desire with this “study Bible” is to “bridge the gap between Israel and the grafted-in branches”. The Scriptures were given to the nation of Israel in the Hebrew tongue and throughout time they have been the G-d ordained people to practice it, guard it, preserve it, and teach it to the nations.

I was a Christian pastor for roughly three years and in Christian ministry for more than 20 years. My former pastor said across the pulpit many times, “You must study the Bible with a Hebraic perspective.” That lead me to begin a new way of studying and understanding the Scriptures; I began by asking questions i.e. “What do the Jews teach about (insert topic, word, concept, idea)”. I discovered there was a major gap between Jewish teachings and what I thought I knew. I recall telling my wife many times, “If this is true we are completely blowing it”. Once I decided to study Hebrew my mind began to be renewed in a way that is unexplainable. In my search, I’ve discovered a greater and deeper understanding and relationship with the Scriptures.

If you are a Christian reading this – here is my warning to you.  Many things contained in this site will completely shock you but if you are willing and have a heart seeking for Father, He will reveal truth to you. If you are looking for answers about Hebraic thought, Jewish Teachings, and/or Biblical history you are in the right place.

Please Start Reading All of the Articles Posted Here.  Each resource and article is extremely important! I can’t overemphasize the importance of learning and living these articles. Your new perceptive, I believe, will lead you to a greater relationship with Adonai, mankind, and the whole of creation.

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These articles are written from my own search for truth and because of this they could be consider “living” articles. Revision and updating should be expected and instead of deleting previous statement I will strike-through any changes that are necessary.

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Upcoming Article Ideas:

As a “living” progression here are some article ideas. If you have questions please feel free to use the contact form. I make no promises but I will do what I can to answer your questions.

  • Understanding Jewish Literature – A discovery of all those pesky extra-biblical writings that you have been told not to read.
  • Jewish Understanding of Salvation –
  • Grace – A New Testament Idea! – Are you sure?
  • Understand Times, Seasons, & Cycles – Basic explanation of the calendar.
  • The Transmission of the Scriptures
  • Jewish Prayer
  • The Heart of Judaism
  • Jewish Image of Being Born Again
  • The Dangers of Replacement Theology
  • The 3 Important “T”s in Hebrew and how applies to the Christian
  • Timeline of the Scripture from a Hebraic Mindset
  • Hebraic vs. Greek
  • Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit)
  • Defining the Spirit
  • The New World: Understanding Genesis 1-6
  • Tabernacle / Temples ?
  • Understanding the Body of Christ