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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).
How It Came About: From Saturday to Sunday
Roman repressive measures following the first and second Jewish revolts spurred Christian change to Sunday worship By Samuele Bacchiocchi
Scholars have long debated how the first day of the week—Sunday—came to be adopted by a majority of Christians as the day of rest and worship in place of the Biblically-prescribed, seventh-day Sabbath. (In Hebrew, the seventh day is called Shabbat from which the English word Sabbath is derived).
The classic explanation, as stated by Thomas Aquinas, is that “the observance of the Lord’s day took the place of the observance of the Sabbath not by virtue of the [Biblical] precept but by the institution of the Church."1 In other words, the adoption of Sunday observance has been traditionally attributed to ecclesiastical authority rather than to Biblical or apostolic precepts. This has been the position of most historians who have studied the question.
Recently, however, some scholars have argued that Sunday observance has a Biblical or apostolic origin. According to these scholars, from the inception of the Church, the Apostles themselves chose the first day of the week in place of the seventh day in order to commemorate the resurrection or Easter appearance of Jesus three days after his crucifixion.2
My own assessment of the sources is that this thesis is wrong—on two counts. First, the change from Saturday to Sunday occurred sometime after 135 A.D. Second, the change originated in Rome, not Jerusalem.
Weekly Teaching Schedule
Tom Bradford teaching
Saturday- 6:30PM - Book of 2 Samuel Sunday - 9 AM - Beginning April 27th The Book of Ezra Sunday - 10:30 AM - The Book of Deuteronomy
Gary Lambert teaching Sat.6pm-Scribes Corner the Weekly Torah portion for children and adults; Tues. 7pm- topical lessons - Walking With Yahweh
The Journey Through the Torah Class series ebooks are now also available in spiral bound, printed book form. All textbooks are $29.99 and all Study Guides are $19.99
----------------------------------------------------------- Podcast Torah Class Lessons Torah Class ~ all archived lessons from Genesis to Judges & Torah Class Two ~ new weekly lesson from the book of Ezra and archived lessons from 1 Samuel to the Book of Esther. -----------------------------------------------------------------
Rabbi Baruch's new 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.
How to get started.
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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