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Welcome to Torah Class
Old Testament Bible Study for a New Testament Understanding
Torah is the Hebrew word for the first 5 books of the Bible and it is the foundation of the Old Testament just as the Old Testament is the foundation of the New. The Old Testament (Tanach) is the Holy Scripture that Jesus (Yeshua, in Hebrew) taught from, and His Disciples referred to, since there was no New Testament until well after the time of the Apostles that succeeded Him. The Old and New Testaments are inseparable and only when used together do we have a complete, unified, divinely-inspired Bible. Torah Class cross-references the Torah and Old Testament passages with New Testament passages to reveal their seamless continuity. TorahClass.com is the recognized premier online source for Old Testament bible studies and scripture research for Christians, Messianic Jews, and all seekers of truth. (See our FAQs for a quick overview).
The “Hypocrisy” of the Pharisees
By David N. Bivin
Many Christians assume the Pharisees were Jesus’ opponents. I once received the following comment from a reader: How can you be so positive in your assessment of the Pharisees? Remember that Jesus was pleased with the kneeling prayer of the tax collector and rebuked the prideful prayer of the Pharisee (Luke 18:10-14). He also told us not to address anyone as “Rabbi”; we have only one teacher. And finally, Jesus consistently called the Pharisees a “brood of vipers” (Matt. 12:34; 23:23) and said that “they have already received their reward” (Matt. 6:2, 5, 16).
Without reading the Scriptures carefully, and without a familiarity with Second Temple-period extra-biblical sources, a simple reader of the New Testament might assume that a majority of the Pharisees were hypocrites and that the Pharisees as a movement were indeed a “brood of vipers.” As a result of this common Christian assumption, the word “Pharisee” has become a synonym for “hypocrite” in the English language. However, this widespread Christian misreading of the New Testament is a terrible mistake, which, in the course of the last two millennia, often has resulted in appalling consequences for the Jewish community.
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August 28-30, 2015
Baruch's 6th Annual LoveIsrael.org conference
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Weekly Teaching Schedule
Tom Bradford teaching:
Sunday - 9 AM - The Book of Acts
Sunday - 11 AM - The Book of Genesis
Saturday- 6:30PM - Gary Lambert teaching Topical Studies
Torah Class Lessons on Video - Tom Bradford's Old Testament lessons on video listed under OT tab.
The Journey Through the Torah Class Series ebooks are also available in spiral bound, printed book form - Textbooks are $29.99 /Study Guides $19.99-
Podcast Torah Class Lessons Torah Class ~ all archived lessons from Genesis to Judges. Torah Class Two ~ archived lessons from 1 Samuel to the Book of Nehemiah and Old Testament Survey . Torah Class Three New weekly lessons beginning with the Book of Acts. You must subscribe for each of these.
Rabbi Baruch's newest teaching video -
Ancient biblical truths revealed for 21st century Believers.
The prophesied return of Israel to their ancient homeland, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls that confirms the accuracy of the Old Covenant, new understanding of ancient biblical Hebrew and root Semitic languages, and previously unthinkable world events are reshaping bible study and thrusting the Old Testament back into the spotlight. TorahClass.com provides Pastors, Rabbis, Teachers, and college, seminary, yeshiva and bible students and laymen with an abundance of FREE in-depth bible studies that incorporates the latest bible research and discoveries. A unique multi-discipline teaching method combines Christian and Jewish theology along with bible history, archaeology and linguistics for a rich learning experience. Here you will find up-to-date resources including downloadable audio, video and text lessons plus maps, charts and graphics.
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Would you like to have personal in-home bible study? Learn in privacy and at your own pace with Torah Class. Do you have a home church or home fellowship group? Our 100% FREE bible lessons are ideal for a meaningful worship service! Are you part of the Hebrew Roots or Jewish Roots revival? Then Torah Class is an excellent and balanced source for Torah study. Just CLICK on one of the Main Menu tabs, choose your lesson and format, and get ready to expand your knowledge of God’s Word at home, work or school, or even in your car using an I-pod or mobile device. Explore the many features and the wealth of information at TorahClass.com website. Everything is FREE ! Just register and log-in to get started.
The Bible was written by Hebrews
and therefore it is critical to understand ancient Middle Eastern and Semitic biblical-era cultures and to learn the meaning of the many unique Hebrew and Aramaic words, expressions, and idioms found in Scripture. Torah Class presents a biblical (rather than doctrinal) exegetical scripture study perspective while embracing a spirit-filled, intellectually honest, and refreshingly understandable exploration of God’s Word that Jews and gentiles from a variety of denominations and affiliations will find invaluable.
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