Nehemia Gordon & Keith Johnson – Pearls from the Torah Portion – Shemot – Exodus 1:1-6:1

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22 thoughts on “Nehemia Gordon & Keith Johnson – Pearls from the Torah Portion – Shemot – Exodus 1:1-6:1

  1. Interesting that Nehemia brought up the concept of the blessing in a name remembered and a curse upon the name blotted out.

    The blotting out of our Creator’s name has occurred in the Jewish, Messianic, and Christian faiths, what in the world went wrong?

    Thanks again to Nehemia and Keith, or KEITH and Nehemia, for turning us back to the Hebrew name of Yehovah.

    Psa 145:21 My mouth will speak the praise of YEHOVAH, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever

  2. Baruch Yehovah, & again, todah raba! ‘Love the pearls & their delivery. Pray-tell, is there a significance to Jethro being referred to as Reuel twice in Torah? Both times it is linked with Jethro’s children/child.

    As to Zipporah’s circumcising her son Eliezer (4:25), in verse 20 it is noted that they depart for Mitsrayim with 2 sons. I ‘projected’ that Moshe had circumcised Gershom in opposition to Zipporah’s culture (as mutilating the boy). Perhaps Yehovah was angry with Moshe over his reluctance to circumcise Eliezer, as he was caving-in to his wife’s anger after Gershom’s circumcision. It seemed to me that it was Moshe’s life at stake – and Zipporah’s verbal response seems bitter: “bridegroom’s bloodshed” or “bloody husband.”

  3. “Baby X” – fun.

    Two thoughts/questions: Mosheh was set adrift in a basket because of the death warrant for male Hebrew children. Any insights into how Aaron his brother survived?

    A “bridegroom of blood” … could this be like the “Aleph-Tav” reference in Genesis 1, a controversial allusion to Yeshua? He is returning in a blood-dipped garment for His Bride.

    Obviously I ask these questions from a Messianic standpoint. Really appreciate these Torah pearls, guys. 500 sermons in church and Sunday TV never came close. Shabbat shalom!

  4. Just a comment on Exodus 4:25-26 What I think Zipporah was refering to when she said blood husband and circumcision, was in relation to what happens between a Bride and her Husband on their wedding night. It is obvious to me, she saw this as a sign of the Covenant Vows, as it should be.
    Shalom,
    Laurie Jo

  5. I so much love this OPEN HONEST LIVELY discussion …
    I thank all of you and the guitar music FANTASTIC ….

  6. The three of you were discussing God revealing His name to Moses around the 18 minute mark in the show. My ears perked up when Nehemia elaborated that YHVH appears in the Hebrew text, and that the name is a blend of tenses to that Hebrew verb~ of which I am at a lost to remember and pronounce correctly at this moment. At any rate, I gleaned from the verb tenses ‘past,present,& future’ or as we recognize from scripture ‘was, and is, and is to come’. Immediately I thought of Revelation 4:8 where the 4 creatures sing day and night, “Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord God Almighty Who was, and is, and is to come “. Believers in Yeshua is the Messiah know that is praise to Yeshua. Is it possible that an asute reader will see this as Moses interecting with Yeshua at the burning bush? Just like other places in Torah where an angel of the LORD interacts with Abraham, and some opinions state that it is ‘mamre (the word)’, or Yeshua appearing. Did any others see this commection?

  7. Yeshu-a and yeshua are the same root, isn’t it, Mr. Nehemia and Mr. Jonhson? it it does the same root, are they the same spelling in Hebrew letters? Yeshua in our present time definition is God becomes my salvation, or Yehovah is my salvation. if this is the meaning of this word then does it imply that it was Yehovah who save through Moshe and not Moshe? just a little question I would ask if you don’t mind…
    thank you… Yehovah bless you more…

  8. Once again a good time is had by all listening to all y’alls teaching

    Anyone else hear chickens clucking @ 43:2?

  9. Shalom all. I do appreciate your discussions “Me-od”. I guess it is only a matter of time before Keith will have to leave the church (circus) as no church body (and I don’t mean the people in the church) I know of, will incorporate the love (and practice) of the Almighty’s Torah.

  10. Todah for your Torah insights….what a blessing. I especially was blessed at this time, by the commentary on Shmot 3:7 that YHVH does hear our simple, small human cries and responds. Praise YHVH for who he is…our Elohim big, and yethe hears our smallest human needs to get us through and beyond the daily concerns. WOW!

  11. @tamara
    I believe Yahushua is Moshiach but i certainly do not believe what you said. I know that “The LORD our God” in English actually says, YHWH our ELohim. YHWH is our Father, while Yahushua is our “brother.”

  12. While listening to the Shemos discussion regarding who YHVH was going to kill, Nehemia mentioned a juxtaposition of YHVH saying Israel is His 1st born and YHVH saying He would kill Pharoah’s 1st born to the circumcision and then vs 24 that YHVH sought to kill him suggesting that the uncircumcised child was Moses’ first born. But what about vs 20 where “Moses took his wife and SONS”? This appears to be a new son but not the 1st born. And why would she touch the foreskin to Moses’ feet as if to save him by it? What if Moses’ was supposed to have circumcised his son and didn’t do it?
    Thanks, I really enjoy the Torah Pearls

  13. Sh’mot 1:4….”He did not know Yosef.”
    I was thinking about an intimate relationship.. Pharaoh “knew” Yosef! Yosef told him of his dream and saved Egypt from 7 year of starvation.

  14. I know I’m a long way behind here, but I was away from home for a while and am only now catching up…
    Speaking of Moshe’s name… there is evidence from the Book of Jasher that he was named by his family with the following names:
    “his father called his name Chabar”
    “his mother called his name Jekuthiel”
    “his sister called him Jered”
    “his brother called his name Abi Zanuch”
    “the father of Amram called his name Abigdor”
    “their nurse called him Abi Socho”
    “all Israel called his name Shemaiah”
    …see

  15. Three signs given so the people wouldn`t have to go on blind faith.Never heard that before but i loved it!! What a great thing,just awesome.Yehovah just loves His people so much!!

  16. Thank you so much for making these wonderful teachings available to us to review this Torah cycle also!!

  17. at the end the topic of Moses and Aaron “taking the people from their work” and was it possibly a reference to Shabbat… The Book of jasher touches on this topic…

    40 And Moses was in the king’s house going out and coming in, YHWH gave him favor in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants, and in the eyes of all the people of Egypt, and they loved Moses exceedingly.

    41 And the day arrived when Moses went to Goshen to see his brethren, that he saw the children of Israel in their burdens and hard labor, and Moses was grieved on their account.

    42 And Moses returned to Egypt and came to the house of Pharaoh, and came before the king, and Moses bowed down before the king.

    43 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, I pray thee my lord, I have come to seek a small request from thee, turn not away my face empty; and Pharaoh said unto him, Speak.

    44 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Let there be given unto thy servants the children of Israel who are in Goshen, one day to rest therein from their labor.

    45 And the king answered Moses and said, Behold I have lifted up thy face in this thing to grant thy request.

    46 And Pharaoh ordered a proclamation to be issued throughout Egypt and Goshen, saying,

    47 To you, all the children of Israel, thus says the king, for six days you shall do your work and labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest, and shall not preform any work, thus shall you do all the days, as the king and Moses the son of Bathia have commanded.

    48 And Moses rejoiced at this thing which the king had granted to him, and all the children of Israel did as Moses ordered them.

    49 For this thing was from YHWH to the children of Israel, for YHWH had begun to remember the children of Israel to save them for the sake of their fathers.

    -Book of Jasher, Chapter 70.

  18. I’m so happy to hear this study on Shemot again. I am home bound after surgery so I’m having had a great Shabbat listening to the Torah Pearls, Ira and Yoel. I found the teaching of Rabbi Mosche on the Parashas. Thanks for keeping these wonderful teachings on your website. Shabbat Shalom

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