Nehemia Gordon & Keith Johnson – Pearls from the Torah Portion – Korach – Numbers 16:1-18:32

In the rebellion against Moses & Aaron, did Korah, Dathan and Abiram establish a rival tabernacle? Who are the “men of renown”? Were Korah’s sons also among those swallowed by the earth? What is the significance of the censer for burning incense?

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  1. Owen Murphy says

    It makes one tremble for those who ‘presume ‘ to teach Yehovahs Word and twist and turn it to their denominational perspective and possibly to their own destruction.

  2. Joseph Zube says

    Beautiful teaching. Love the Gentiles leviting themselves part! Dont accept the haters lol. Yehovah bless you guys! Keep it up!! Thanks so much for this, this is one of the few Programs keeping me sane over here in San Diego! Have a great Shabbat!

  3. Guy says

    What a wonderful blessing.

    You have a very unique and powerful fellowship this is a wealth of knowledge that you are unraveling that is unrivaled there is
    no doubt in my mind that YHVH has bonded you men together.

    YHVH continue to bless you, Keith Nehemia and Jono.
    You and your loved ones are in my daily prayers”

    Much more success to all of you..

    Will share your link”
    The world needs to hear these messages.

    You are the best”


  4. Ed Hulett says

    I enjoy listening to Pearls for the Torah Portions and look forward to it each week. You three are a joy to listen to and the Pearls are great treasures indeed. Keep up the great job and don’t change a thing!

    Bless you and Shalom

  5. Natalie Mitton says

    Clearly this is an attempted coup d’etat. Now when the “etat” is the kingdom of Israel, this is a gutsy move albeit foolish. I think it would be interesting to take a look at historical coup d’etat in light of this Torah portion. It might be fun to start with the Kennedy Assasination.

  6. Froese says

    Nehemia and Keith
    I like this giant study from 3 people and 3 understandings
    Nehemia I like it that Your opening our eyes to Your understanding of the Torah
    can You stop interrupting each other please
    May Yehovah bless You and keep You

  7. J David Pitcher says

    You all may be interested that Paul used Korah’s rebellion as an antithetical foreshadowing of the Rapture in 2 Timothy 2:8-26. This hasn’t been seen until recently. Documents regarding the finding can be found at, a Facebook group. Part of what Paul did was when he hid this in Scripture is that he wrote a Midrash, perhaps the oldest ever found, written in 67 AD.
    Great program.

  8. says

    I don’t see at all that there was ANOTHER tabernacle built to compete with the other one. This portion is talking about Korah in Chapter 16. THE VERY LAST thing to happen in Chapter 15 was the commandment to wear Tzitzit/Tassels. Korah and the others thought that Moses had gone crazy and was just making these commandments up (Tassels) as evident in 16:28.

    There was no mention of “another” brazen alter or menorah, etc. The tent spoken of was just another meeting tent or assembly location.

    Think about it, you have 2-3 million people. They are going to have meeting places other than their own tents, etc. These people were simply sick of Moses handing out the commandments that THEY thought he was making up in his OWN MIND. Chapter 16:28.

    Bottom line: Tzitzit was a commandment for the children of Israel and we still have people today who REBEL against it.

  9. Sheryl says

    Great, as always!! Thank-you so much for doing these anointed sessions!

  10. Albert says

    In chapter 16, verse 23 Nehemia brought out that the Mishkan is used as opposed to Ohel. Is it possible that they had erected their own Tabernacle in opposition to Mosheh? The grammatical support for my question is that the mishkan is singular not plural. SInce several tribal families are listed I would expect plural if they were living quarters. Also, the construct chain is definite. “The” mishkan. This would give point to why the earth opened and closed to consume the false tabernacle. Any thoughts?

  11. Guy says

    Amos 5 : 25

    But you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch, and Chiun your star god, your images, which you made for yourselves.

    @ Albert
    Take a look”


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