Torah Pearls – Season 2 – Terumah


Join Ross, Jason & Jono and discover amazing and curious facts about the Tent of Meeting, the Ark of the Covenant, the Mercy Seat, Cherubim, Show Bread, Menorah, Horns of the Altar, Badgers, and much more!

Tanakh Tour November 2015

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  1. Derrick Cruze says

    There are badgers in the states.

  2. Sophiee says

    There is no “mixing” of tribes. Tribal status is passed from a Jewish father. David was not a priest — and the word “kohein” doesn’t automatically mean “priest.” Kohein refers to a ruler (which David was) not a priest. As Rashi wrote: “The word כהן bears the connotation of priesthood and rulership, as (II Sam. 8:18): “and David’s sons were chief officers.”

    The Hebrw word is kohen and while commonly translated as “priest” it has other meanings. It is also used to describe powerful people. Even the KJV often translates it for rulers (which David was). Here are examples of translating the word you say is “priest” in Psalm 110 as ruler: 2 Samuel 8:18(KJV) – And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David’s sons were chief rulers (kohenim).

    2 Samuel 20:26(KJV) – And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler (kohenim) about David.

    1 Kings 4:5(KJV) – And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer (kohen) and the king’s friend,

    Psalm 110 says that David is a kohein — which although it CAN mean priest also can be translated as “chief ruler.” David was NOT a priest, but he most certainly WAS a chief ruler who performed priestly functions (in his role as king).

    The T’nach never says that the food the priest gave to David was לֶֽחֶם הַפָּנִים lechem ha-panim (“show-bread” normally given to the priests to eat). The Jewish bible says: “….the priest (kohein) therefore gave him kodesh, because there was no bread there other than the lehem panim that had been removed from G-d’s Presence so it could be replaced with hot bread right after [the old bread] was removed” (1 Samuel 21:7).

    Ergo the priest did NOT give David any of the לֶֽחֶם הַפָּנִים lechem panim (special bread normally eaten only by the priests) — the priest just gave David some “kodesh”. There were many kinds of kodesh (i.e. “holy” food), some of which it was permissible for non-priests to eat, provided they were not טָמֵא tamé (“unclean”).

  3. Joel says

    Badgers are found in North America, Ireland, Great Britain, and most of Europe, as far as southern Scandinavia. They live as far east as Japan and China. The Javan ferret-badger lives in Indonesia, and the Bornean ferret-badger lives in Malaysia The honey badger is found in most of sub-Saharan Africa, the Arabian Desert, southern Levant, Turkmenistan, and India.

    They are not found in Australia because they are not the most poisonous! :O

  4. Mari Silver says

    Badgers also populate the middle east. However, I find it unlikely that an unclean animal skin would be used in construction of the mikdash. Love this show. I am learning so much.

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