How Did Yeshua Think?? ~ Part 1

May 27, 2013 at 11:11 pm (The Shepherd's Words) (, , , , , , )

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So, so many Scriptures become more alive and complete each other when understood from a Hebraic perspective. That is as Yeshua (Jesus) understood it. It also makes what He The Living Word said mean so much more, becoming fulfillment of every Word before 🙂

Below is an excerpt from The Living Words ~ Volume 1 by Jeff A. Benner. Page 137-139

The Aaronic Blessing

The LORD bless you and keep you. The LORD make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you: The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
~ Numbers 6:24-26 (RSV)

Each of the Hebrew words behind the English in this passage is filled with images, lost when translated into the English language. When we examine each of these words from their original meaning, the message in the passage comes alive.

Bless: barak – This verb is written in piel form,  literally meaning “to kneel down and present a gift in respect to another.”

Keep: shamar – This verb comes from the corral of thorns erected by a shepherd while out at night with his flocks and it is best translated as “guarding” and “preserving”.

Face: panyim – The face reflects the many different moods, emotions, and thoughts of the person. This Hebrew word can mean the face but also the “presence” or the “wholeness of being” of an individual.

Shine: or – This verb means “to give light” or “to shine” and is equated with bringing about order as light illuminates or reveals what has been dark.

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Gracious: hhanan – A momad’s camp consisted of many family tents, arranged in a circle, and was viewed as a place of beauty. Not just the appearance of beauty but the action, a place of warmth, love, friendship, community and sustenance. This verb is the expression of these concepts.

Countenance: paniym – This is the same Hebrew word as before meaning “face”.

Give: siym – This Hebrew verb means to “set down in place.”

Peace: shalom – This noun is derived from the verbal root shalam meaning to “restore” in the sense of replacing or providing what is needed in order to make someone or something whole and complete. The noun shalom is used for one who has, or has been provided, what is needed to be whole and complete.

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With the Hebraic understanding of each of these Hebrew words, we can better understand the true meaning of the Aaronic Blessing as it was understood by the Ancient Hebrews.

Yahweh will kneel before you presenting gifts, and He will guard you with a hedge of protection, Yahweh will illuminate the wholeness of His being towards you, bringing order, and He will provide you with love, sustenance, and friendship, Yahweh will lift up the wholeness of His being and look upon you, and He will set in place all you need to be whole and complete.

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I have often said to myself, that reading from this perspective is much like the Amplified Bible in its nature. God loves expression, He loves to express Himself! He has bent way down to make sure we can know His heart towards us! What a gift! 

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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2 Comments

  1. Toni Sprandel said,

    This is beautiful! Thank you!

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