The Hebrew Yahushua vs The Greek Jesus

Yeshua (Jesus) wrestled with the Pharisees

Presenter: Nehemia Gordon,  is a Karaite Jew. He was born to a Jewish family of Rabbis. He rejected the Talmud and became a Karaite. 

Please note: I’ve posted this video for reference to show how the Jewish Rabbi’s keep their traditions rather than obeying God’s commandments. What you hear in this video does not necessarily reflect my views, or beliefs, or religion. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe Jesus is Lord and died for our sins. The Messiah

The issues over which Yeshua wrestled with the Pharisees are simply not understood by modern Christians; nor are his most important instructions followed by those who claim to be his disciples. Former Pharisee, Nehemia Gordon, a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and Semitic language expert, explores the ancient Hebrew text of the Gospel of Matthew from manuscripts long hidden away in the archives of Jewish scribes. Gordon’s research reveals that the more “modern” Greek text of Matthew, from which the Western world’s versions were translated, depicts “another Jesus” from the Yeshua portrayed in the ancient Hebrew version of Matthew. Gordon explains the life-and-death conflict Yeshua had with the Pharisees as they schemed to grab the reins of Judaism in the first century, and brings that conflict into perspective for both Jew and Christian alike.

Karaite Nehemia Gordon on Yeshua

UPDATE: It appears Gordon is being dishonest when he says, in the letter below, “I do not try to convince people to change their faith”. See Gordon – an anti-missionary?

Nehemia Gordon, perhaps the most prominent Karaite Jew, dispels rumors about his relationship to Yeshua.

Even though Gordon does not believe Yeshua is the Messiah, his statements and approach to Yeshua are honorable! A nice change from the ugly rhetoric and actions of shameful anti-missionaries. He talks openly about Yeshua and Messianic gentiles, and I think you fine blog readers would be interested to read it:

It’s been several months since the publication of my book “A Prayer to Our Father”, which I wrote together with Keith E. Johnson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina. This book explores the Hebrew origins of what is commonly known as the “Lord’s Prayer”. Many of my Jewish brothers and sisters have expressed great concern over the book. Some have even speculated that I have secretly converted to Christianity and am leading others into the Christian faith. Some of my Christian friends have joined in this speculation thinking that perhaps there is a “surprise ending” to the book in which I proclaim my faith in Jesus. On the flip side, some Messianics are spreading the false rumor that I allegedly hold secret meetings during my speaking tours in which I try to convince “believers” to abandon their faith. I hate to disappoint the rumormongers but none of these is true.

I have not converted to Christianity nor do I attempt to convince anyone to change their faith. I suppose the reason for these false speculations is that some people have a hard time understanding why a Jew who does not believe in Jesus would write a book on his teachings unless he has a secret agenda. I thought I explained this rather well in my books but I guess not everyone reads my books. Or perhaps I am not as eloquent as I like to think. So I am writing this to try and set the record straight.

Let me start with my views on Jesus of Nazareth, or as he was known 2000 years ago, “Yeshua”. Over the past few years I have gained a great respect for his teachings, but I have not embraced the Christian faith nor have I become a “Messianic Jew.” I clearly state this in all of my presentations in order to avoid any possible confusion. I am, as I have been for over twenty years, a Karaite Jew, which means I believe the Tanakh (“Old Testament”) to be the perfect word of God. As a Karaite Jew, I await the coming of an anointed King (in Hebrew: “Messiah”) who will be a direct descendant of King David. I have no idea what his name will be and therefore I do not rule out the possibility that his name will be “Yeshua”. Many Jews, and Karaites in particular, may vehemently disagree with me on this last point. All I can say is that when the anointed descendant of David reigns as a flesh and blood king over Israel, as promised in the Scriptures, we will all know his name as an accomplished fact.

So why do I have what one of my sisters – a devout Orthodox Jew – refers to as an “unhealthy interest in Jesus”? It started many years ago, when I came out of Rabbinical Judaism and began researching all of the world’s religions. I was particularly interested in ancient Judaism in all of its forms and this naturally included the teaching ministry of Yeshua of Nazareth. My interest in this subject is not as unusual as my sister might think. Over the past century, Jewish scholars have increasingly carried out research to uncover the Hebrew background and context of the New Testament. One of the greatest of these scholars was Professor David Flusser, himself an Orthodox Jew, who taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I was trained in the study of ancient Jewish texts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where I earned my Masters Degree in Biblical Studies and I view my own research on the teachings of Yeshua as part of this scholarly tradition.

To give this research some context, a number of years ago I was privileged to have worked with the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were written by an ancient Jewish movement called the Essenes. While I believe the Dead Sea Scrolls contain great value, at no time did I ever become an Essene. Furthermore, as a textual scholar researching the scrolls it was not my role to convince anyone whether or not to believe in Essene Judaism. My role as a scholar was to attempt to understand what these ancient documents meant in their original linguistic, historical, and cultural context. This is how I see my role in exploring the Hebrew background of the New Testament. It is not my role as a textual scholar to lead anyone into the Christian faith. Nor is it my role to lead anyone out of the Christian faith. These are issues of personal faith and belief that are beyond the scope of my research. My role as a textual scholar is to understand what Yeshua taught in the linguistic, historical, and cultural context in which he preached. For those who believe in Yeshua I would think this should be of great importance. But it should also be important for non-Christians, as Yeshua was indisputably a pivotal figure in world history who profoundly influenced the development of Western civilization.

In addition to my interest in all forms of ancient Judaism, there is another reason I think it is important for me to share the results of this research, especially with Christians. It relates to an experience I had many years ago in Jerusalem. Living in the Holy City, I meet all kinds of interesting people. One such gentleman was an American tourist who described himself as a “Messianic Gentile”. I had heard of “Messianic Jews” before but did not know what a Messianic Gentile was. He explained that he believed Yeshua to be the Messiah and wanted to live as Yeshua lived. He told me that as a Jew, Yeshua refrained from eating pork and went to the synagogue on the Sabbath. Although he had no Jewish ancestry that he knew of, he too wanted to live as Yeshua had lived, refraining from pork and going to a synagogue on the Sabbath. At the time I had never met anyone quite like this and was very intrigued. We ended up spending many long hours discussing our respective beliefs and practices. One day he was telling me about the prayers in his congregation back in America and he proudly announced that in his Messianic synagogue they recited the Amidah. When I heard this I was shocked because I knew something he obviously did not know. The Amidah is the standard prayer of Rabbinical Judaism and I grew up as an Orthodox Jew praying this prayer three times a day. The Amidah is also known as the “Eighteen Benedictions” but today actually contains 19 benedictions. The 19th benediction, which my friend obviously did not know about, is called the Birkat HaMinim which means “the Blessing of the Heretics”. Despite its name, it is actually a curse of the so-called “heretics”. Historical sources, most notably the Talmud, inform us that this 19th benediction was added to the Amidah around the year 90 CE in order to prevent those Jews who accepted Yeshua as the Messiah from participating in synagogue services. At the time, the Rabbis did not have the authority to prevent Yeshua’s Jewish followers from attending the synagogues but they reasoned these people would stop coming if a public curse was proclaimed upon them during every prayer service. When this “Messianic Gentile” told me his congregation recited the Amidah during their services I thought surely he meant the Amidah without the Birkat HaMinim. So I asked him to show me his Messianic prayer book and I quickly flipped to the section containing the Amidah. To my horror I found that it indeed contained the Birkat HaMinim. It had been translated in a very clever way to obscure its meaning, but there it was in black and white in both Hebrew and English. I was heartbroken at the thought of an entire group of devout people, who were searching in their own way for Scriptural truth, proclaiming a public curse upon themselves because they did not understand the historical context of their own faith. They wanted to live as Yeshua lived but ended up reciting a prayer created to curse those who believed in Yeshua. I realized then and there that the Almighty had blessed me with an understanding of ancient languages and ancient Jewish texts and I was morally obligated to share that information with anyone who needed it, even if I disagreed with them on important matters of faith.

As a Jew, it is not all that strange for me to interact with people that I disagree with on matters of faith. This is part of the pluralism inherent in Jewish culture in general. There is an old saying that “if you ask two Jews you get three opinions.” This witticism is based on a fundamental principle in Rabbinical Judaism that there are seventy true meanings to every single word in Scripture. The result of this doctrine is that multiple opinions can be tolerated, even when they are diametrically opposed. This approach has imbued Jews with a relatively pluralistic attitude towards matters of belief, especially when these beliefs do not result in any practical expression of ritual observance. This is in sharp contrast to the Christian tradition of breaking fellowship, and indeed in earlier centuries of burning people at the stake, over the subtlest of doctrinal nuances.

As a Karaite, I do not agree with the Rabbinical principle that there are seventy true meanings to everything in Scripture. I believe there is only one true interpretation. However, with the Temple in ruins and the People of Israel in a state of Exile we do not necessarily know what that one true interpretation is. This necessitates a pragmatic pluralism which in some ways is even more tolerant than Rabbinical Judaism. Karaite Jews believe we must do our best to discover the truth but also humble ourselves before God and admit that we can never know for sure “until a priest with Urim and Thummim should appear” (Ezra 2:63). This humility means not judging our brothers for disagreeing on matters of faith, and even on matters of ritual observance, as long as they do their best to discover the Scriptural truth. I am not saying every Jew, nor even every Karaite, always lives up to these ideals but they are nevertheless values deeply rooted in Jewish culture.

Considering that there are, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia, over 33,000 denominations, I would have thought Christians to be even more tolerant to differences of faith and practice than Jews. To be sure, this may be true for many Christians. However, I did not realize how alien this pluralistic approach was to some Christians until last year when I was on a speaking tour in the USA. After one of my presentations a man walked up to me and thanked me for the information I had shared. He told me that he had been told by his congregation leader not come to my presentation. The congregation leader had warned him that as someone who does not believe in Jesus I was not “anointed” to speak the truth. The man objected to his congregation leader: “If God could use Balaam’s ass to speak the truth then surely he could use Nehemia”.

I suppose most Jews would be deeply offended at being compared to a female donkey but I was more disturbed by the arrogance of this man’s congregation leader. I was raised with the tradition of the Rabbis who taught: “Who is a wise man? He who learns from every man.” (Ethics of the Fathers 4:1). Karaite Jews wholeheartedly embrace this principle, often quoting the words of the 12th century Rabbinical sage Maimonides (Rambam): “Accept the truth from whoever speaks it.” When Maimonides said this he was referring to the mathematical and astronomical knowledge he learned from ancient Greeks sources. He did not dismiss or ignore this knowledge even though it came from pagans because the knowledge was true in its own right. It is important to note that this was not simply “secular” knowledge to Maimonides; it had practical application to the observance of certain biblical commandments.

The original disciples of Yeshua and their heirs understood that truth had value regardless of its source. Evidence of this can be found in the Book of Acts, which quotes the words Gamaliel, a leading Pharisee of the 1st century. Although Gamaliel was not a believer in Yeshua, the Book of Acts considered what he said to be valuable and true in its own right. The notion that a Christian today would categorically deem what Jews have to say as worthless and untrustworthy because of our different beliefs is the zenith of arrogance. I am reminded of the words of Paul of Tarsus (admittedly a Jew) who warned the Gentiles:

“But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember that it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you.”

Romans 11:17-18

I suspect Paul was talking about something that was already happening in his own time: Gentiles were embracing the faith in Yeshua and boasting that they were better than the Jews who did not share their new belief, even though these Jews were the “root” of their faith.

As if this arrogance were not bad enough, shortly after being compared to Balaam’s ass, the specter of anti-Semitism reared its ugly head. I had been invited to speak at a Christian conference when the organizer received a dire warning from a local Christian pastor. The pastor proclaimed that as a “non-believing Jew” I was operating under the control of the “spirit of Antichrist”. When I heard this I thought the pastor meant it metaphorically, but it turns out he meant there was a literal demonic spirit that was influencing my every move. He explained that it was nothing against me personally but all “non-believing Jews” are under the spirit of Antichrist. Boasting against the root is one thing, but this amounts to cursing the root.

Some of my fellow Jews reading this are probably thinking: “So why bother, Nehemia! Let the goyim languish in their ignorance.” My answer is that there are countless Christians out there who want to understand their faith in its original historical, cultural, and linguistic context. Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew who spoke Hebrew and lived as a Jew among Jews. It just so happens that God has blessed me with a knowledge of ancient Judaism and ancient Hebrew and I feel compelled to share this information with those with those who need it, even if I disagree with them on important matters of faith. The Torah teaches us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves which means to treat others as we ourselves want to be treated. I know that if I lacked vital knowledge I would want someone who had this knowledge to share it with me. I must, therefore, share the knowledge I have with those who need it. I am not saying I know everything or that I have all the answers. But if God could use a donkey to speak to Balaam perhaps he is using me for some purpose that is beyond my comprehension. I pray that like Balaam’s ass this is a burden I can continue to bear…by judah gabriel himango

-Nehemia Gordon

The Hebrew Yahushua vs The Greek Jesus

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Breaking down the name of the Messiah. Debariym (Deuteronomy) 28:9 – The Path to YAHUAH

The purpose of this website is to promote the truth of Yahuah.

We are a Messianic congregation, meaning we believe in the Mashiyach (Messiah) and his name is Yahusha that has come and will return again.

Our foundation is in the Torah, the writings, and the Prophets.

We believe that the Brith Chadashah (New Testament) is a witness that the Tanak (Old Testament) is true.

Our objective is to be one with our brothers and sisters who are walking in the same belief, or want to learn about this walk.Every teaching that is put out through this website is to be used as a learning or teaching tool, to help those that are looking for Truth.

We do not profess that we have all the answers, for ourselves are constantly growing. We are seeking unity with other congregations, and to help gather ourselves back together just like the days of Nehemyah, and Ezra. We eagerly wait for the Mashiyach’s return.

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 28:9 Yahuah will establish you as a set-apart people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you guard the commands of Yahuah your Aluah and walk in His ways.

An astonishing realization has recently gripped the Christian world: “Jesus Christ” was not a blond-haired, blue-eyed Gentile. Yeshua of Nazareth was raised in an observant Jewish family in a culture where the Torah (five books of Moses) was the National Constitution. Yeshua’s teachings, which supposedly form the basis for Western Christianity, are now filtered through 2000 years of traditions born in ignorance of the land, language, and culture of the Bible.

1 Thessalonians 5 – The children of Light

1 Thessalonians 5

King James Version (KJV)

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians, usually referred to simply as First Thessalonians and often written 1 Thessalonians, is a book from the New Testament of the Christian Bible.

The first letter to the Thessalonians was likely the first of Paul’s letters, probably written by the end of AD 52,[1] making it, so far as is now known, the first written book in the New Testament.

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2 Corinthians 11:33-12:9

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Composition

Most New Testament scholars believe Paul of Tarsus wrote this letter from Corinth, although information appended to this work in many early manuscripts (e.g., Codices Alexandrinus,Mosquensis, and Angelicus) state that Paul wrote it in Athens[2] after Timothy had returned fromMacedonia with news of the state of the church in Thessalonica (Acts 18:1-51 Thes. 3:6). For the most part, the letter is personal in nature, with only the final two chapters spent addressing issues of doctrine, almost as an aside. Paul’s main purpose in writing is to encourage and reassure the Christians there. Paul urges them to go on working quietly while waiting in hope for the return of Christ.

Authenticity

The vast majority of New Testament scholars hold 1 Thessalonians to be authentic, although a number of scholars in the mid-19th century contested its authenticity, most notably Clement Schrader and F.C. Baur.[3] 1 Thessalonians matches other accepted Pauline letters, both in style and in content, and its authorship is also affirmed by 2 Thessalonians.

1 Thessalonians 5

5 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

16 Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

19 Quench not the Spirit.

20 Despise not prophesyings.

21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

25 Brethren, pray for us.

26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.

27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

DNA – In My Flesh I See God – Aleph-Bet – Body Codes

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In my flesh I shall see God– Job 19:26

– C. H. Spurgeon

Mark the subject of Job’s devout anticipation– ‘I shall see God.’ He does not say, ‘I shall see the saints’, though doubtless that will be untold joy—but, ‘I shall see God.’ It is not—‘I shall see the pearly gates, I shall behold the walls of jasper, I shall gaze upon the crowns of gold,’ but ‘I shall see God.’ This is the sum and substance of heaven; this is the joyful hope of all believers.

It is their delight to see him now in the ordinances by faith. They love to behold him in communion and in prayer; but there in heaven they shall have an open and unclouded vision, and thus seeing ‘him as he is,’ shall be made completely like him. Likeness to God—what can we wish for more? And a sight of God—what can we desire better? Some read the passage, ‘Yet, I shall see God in my flesh,’ and find here an allusion to Christ, as the ‘Word made flesh,’ and that glorious beholding of him which shall be the splendour of the latter days. Whether so or not, it is certain that Christ shall be the object of our eternal vision; nor shall we ever want any joy beyond that of seeing him.

Think not that this will be a narrow sphere for the mind to dwell in. It is but one source of delight, but that source is infinite. All his attributes shall be subjects for contemplation, and as he is infinite under each aspect, there is no fear of exhaustion. His works, his gifts, his love to us, and his glory in all his purposes, and in all his actions, these shall make a theme which will be ever new. The patriarch looked forward to this sight of God as a personal enjoyment. ‘Whom mine eye shall behold, and not another.’ Take realising views of heaven’s bliss; think what it will be to you. ‘Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty.’

All earthly brightness fades

All earthly brightness fades and darkens as we gaze upon it, but here is a brightness which can never dim, a glory which can never fade—‘I shall see God’.

– C. H. Spurgeon

The body corresponds to the Kingdom of Heaven

The Body Codes with Chuck Thurston or (Dr. Charles Thurston, MD), a teaching on the human body and how the organs of our bodies correspond to the Kingdom of Heaven. Dr Thurston delivers a powerful message. You will be amazed as a perfect picture of the throne room of God is revealed through the intricate design of the human chest and the human heart. Dr. Thurston was a guest on “Creation in the 21st Century” with David Rives. As a part of the program he gave a presentation on this same subject

Dr. Thurston’s goal is to provide believers with scientific evidence that re-establishes the Bible as completely true and authentic. He also focus on the many infallible proofs that may persuade honest seekers of truth that the Bible is what they have been looking for, and is a scientific reality in ways they could never have imagined.

Part One

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Part Three

Part Four

In his brilliantly composed book is a well-balanced meal of spiritual vitamins and minerals, bringing nourishment and new life to your thirsty and hungry soul. It was inspired by his deep love and holy respect for the Word of God. The mini lesson below should help you understand one of many reasons why Dr. Thurston has a passion for the Holy Scriptures. The Hebrew Aleph-Bet comprises twenty-two letters. This equates to the astonishing fact that the human body also is designated with twenty-two amino acids, all of which are vital to a healthy and productive life on earth. The biblical Hebrew text, which uses those twenty-two letters, is precisely written with a uniquely interwoven mathematical system; yet it retains a poetical and musical sound as you listen to a fluent speaker of the language. Its message is consistent throughout, as it invites the reader to linger at the Master’s buffet table of spiritual insights, eating and digesting soul-satisfying thoughts of eternal life. Finally, I encourage you, dear reader, to consume this wonderful, spiritual food with an attitude of open-mindedness and a hungry, searching heart. So, let us sit down together at the Master’s table, relax, and sip our Aleph-Bet Soup. It is for you, because it is just what the doctor ordered! In Psalm 34:8, the Lord admonishes us to taste of Him. “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” – Yacov Rambsel Download the book Here

In my flesh I see God – Brad Scott

Brad Scott reveals how the design of the Hebrew Language is found embedded in all of God’s creation. The dynamics of Biblical Hebrew woven through agriculture and biology is a clear second witness to the supernatural revelation of the Word of God in our Bibles. Brad Scott discusses how the structure of the Word of God (linguistics) is found in agriculture and written on our DNA Part 1

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153 = The Elect Church Of God

The Mystery of the 153 Fish – The Bride of Christ

Choose Life, forever more

First miraculous catch of fish – ( The Church )

According to the Gospel of Luke, on the day of this miracle, Jesus was preaching near the Lake of Genesareth (Sea of Galilee), when he saw two boats at the water’s edge. Boarding the one belonging to Simon (Peter), and moving out a little from shore, he sat and taught the people from the boat. Afterwards, he said to Peter:

“Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”[1]

Peter answered:

“Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”[1]

When they had done so, “they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break,”[1] requiring help from another boat. When Peter saw the large catch, which filled both boats almost to sinking point, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!”[1] Jesus responded “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men,”[1] after which Peter and his partners James and John left everything and followed Jesus.

Second miraculous catch of fish – The Elect ( Sons Of God )

According to the Gospel of John,[5] seven of the disciples – PeterThomasNathanael, the sons of Zebedee (James and John), and two others – decided to go fishing one evening after the Resurrection of Jesus, but caught nothing that night. Early the next morning, Jesus (whom they had not recognised) called out to them from the shore:

“Friends, haven’t you any fish?”[5]

When they reply in the negative (the question in Greek uses a particle which expects the answer “No”),[10][11] Jesus responds: “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.”[5] After doing so, “they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.”[5]

Realising the identity of their advisor, the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!,”[5] at which Peter jumped into the water to meet him (an aspect of the story often illustrated in Christian art), while the remaining disciples followed in the boat, towing the net, which proved to be full of 153 large fish.[5] Jesus then cooked and ate some of the fish with the disciples.

This passage has traditionally been one of the liturgical readings following Easter, and sermons have been preached on it by Augustine of Hippo[12] and John Chrysostom,[13] among others.

The Fish Created on the 5th Day: 7 Disciples  x 153 Fish

The Fish Created on the 5th Day — 7 Disciples Catch 153 Fish — Which is the Joint Heirs or 1071 (The N, Nun, in the Womb of the M or Mem/Mom) — Gentiles of the Spiritual Jubilee (50th year) 7 sets of 7 years Pentecost (50th day — 7 sets of 7 weeks)

by Jim Brown of Grace and Truth Ministries

Gen 1:1 Bara is the word created. It does not mean to make or form. It means to feed or make fat. Make fat means the very leanest, the very best. exnihilio – breath from nothing- to make something out of nothing. yatsar – potter, God was the potter.

Gen 1:2 void, chaos and darkness; A picture of Satan himself. Revelation 11 already happened because Satan was cast into the earth before the 2nd verse of Gen, because the 2nd verse is the image of Satan.

The beginning was a picture of the elect (Eph 1:4 – God has chosen who he chooses.); Six days of baptism, six days of a potter; naqiy – innocent. Babies do not go to hell, they are guiltless; The Holy Spirit is the truth.

Gen 1:3 let there be light; that is circumcision.

Gen 1:4-5 God divided the light from darkness – predestination. pro ‘orizo – orizo – the border, the division of light and darkness. God divided the elect to the light. Day 2, divides, set up the flood waters in the second day. The judgment of God was set up. It never rained before the great flood of Noah.

Day 3 brings forth life. v9. 7 is the number of refining fire throughout the entire bible. Look for 7 everywhere; saba — seven – shabuah – to seven oneself. towb – good (stated seven times) – in Gematria you find numbers assigned to the letters. Tet – 9; Vaw – 6; Beit — 17; The fish has to do with 17. !7 is the number of what is good. tohow – means vanity, worthless.

Righteous in Hebrew = 204 = 12 (church) x 17 (good). Gen 1:20 fifth day – the fish has to do two things: 5 and with 153 and 17 because it is said it is good.

Gen 1:20-21 the nun is called the fish or the heir. The value is 50, on the 5th day the fish were created. Kosmos means orderly arrangement. J.3.16 – world = kosmos. Romans 8:17  a child of a man is his heir. (Joint-heirs = 1071 or 7 x 153) the value of the joint heirs, the fish 1073

John 21:3 Peter goes fishing, (v6) cast the net on the right side of the ship and ye shall find. Draw (helko) same as in verse 44. Peter catches 153 fish. (v21) number 153 is extremely important. 7×153 = joint -heirs and the fish is the heir which lives (baby) in the mother womb 40×7. On that day with Peter how many apostles were fishing? (v2) 1 Simon Peter, 2 Thomas, 3 Nathanael, sons of Zebedee 4 James and 5, John, and two others 6,7 = 7: (7×153) an orderly arrangement.

Fish – 5th day the number 5, 50. Remember good = 17. Add 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 = 153, 153 is a triangular number.

Factorial 3; 3! is called 3 factorial.

1! = 1 = 1
2! = 1*2 = 2
3! = 1*2*3 = 6
4! = 1*2*3*4 = 24
5! = 1*2*3*4*5 = 120
Total 153

The sons of God in Hebrew = 153. 7 times God speaks of the sons of God. Number 5 is extremely important (the nun); Mem = 40, 4 is the number of maturity. 40 weeks in the womb 40 x7, 4 is the number of God judgment sword, famine, pestilence, and beast. The baby is in the womb 40 weeks, 40×7. Noah means rest and he was the 10th from Adam. Multiple of 10|100|1000 reduces back down to the number, 0 was considered holy.

Lev 26:18 7x more for your sins; First judgment was famine -7x; v21 – plagues — pestilence-7x; v24 – sword (3rd judgment) 7x for your sins; v29 – they eat their children. The scattering – the beast (4th judgment) 7×4: The judgment of God is baptism.

153 miracles of Jesus recorded in the scriptures. 17×9 = 153. 9 is the number of repentance and 17 is the number for what is good. 50 has to do with the gentile church (5); Eve = 19; bnh (build) means to obtain children. = 57 = 3×19: 19 the number Eve, 3 the number of the trinity. This is God in you, the hope of glory. 5 has to do with the heirs of the kingdom of God.

Remember 7, 50 and 17.

Lev 25:1 3 6 years, (v4) 7th year a Sabbath of rest. (v5) year of rest. (v8) 7 Sabbaths of years = 49 years.

Passover – Pentecost (feast of Weeks or feast of sevens) 7 sets of 7 weeks and on the 50th day was Pentecost – the heirs of God received the truth (the Holy Spirit) on the 50th day. (v9) 10th day of the 7th month in the 50th year, what is the 10th day of 7th month? It is the Day of Atonement; the days of sevens: 7 is the number of refinement. Israel left Egypt at Passover. 50 days later they went to Mt Sinai and received the law of God. God gave His laws to His heirs, His FISH!

153 is a number in love with itself – Narcissistic number

Did you know that a number can be in love with itself?

Can numbers be narcissistic? As a matter of fact, yes they can be.

What is a narcissistic number? It is a number that is the sum of its own digits when each digit is raised to the power of the number of digits.

There is a deep link between the symbol of Christ as the Fish/Fisherman, the Sacrifice, the Passover (153), the Covenant (612= 4 x 153), and the Net (1224 = 2 x 612) in John 21:11 that caught the 153 fish. The Number 153 is the seventeeth triangular number, hence also is the sum of the integers from 1 to 17:

(17) = 1 + 2 + … + 16 + 17 = 153

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The Number 153 – I am the Lord Thy God

Isaiah 43:1-3

King James Version (KJV)

43 3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

John 21:11

King James Version (KJV)

11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

John 10

King James Version (KJV)

10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

The Number 153
I am the Lord thy God pic Ani YHVH Elohikah 
The Passover pic HaPesach 
He is faithful [Num 12.7] pic Hua Nameen 
He shall cause to inherit [Deut 1.38] pic yinchilena 
Sons of God [Gen 6.4] pic Beni HaElohim 
Side, Part [John 21.6] pic merai 

The Number 153 appears explicitly in John 21.10, and implicitly in the values of the words used (side = 153, net = 1224). It has many interesting properties. For example:

153 = 1 + 2 + 3 + … + 16 + 17 = Sum(17)

153 = 1! + 2! + 3! + 4! + 5!

153 = 13 + 53 + 33

Sons of God, Trinity Function – 153

153 and Narcissistic Numbers

 

153, the Ark in Scripture – Pi & The English Alphabet

 

The Fish Created on the 5th Day

References about number 153 can be found in the New Testament, where in the net Simon Peter drew from the Sea of Tiberias held 153 fishes. Some of the interesting properties of number 153 published in [1] are:

Curious properties of number 153:

  • It is the smallest number which can be expressed as the sum of cubes of its digits:

153 = 13 + 53 + 33

  • It is equal to the sum of factorials of number from 1 to 5:

153 = 1! + 2! + 3! + 4! + 5!

  • The sum of digits of 153 is a perfect square:

1 + 5 + 3 = 9 = 32

  • The sum of aliquot divisors of 153 is also a perfect square:

1 + 3 + 9 + 17 + 51 = 81 = 92

Aliquot divisors of a number are all the divisors of that number excluding the number itself but including 1. It is seen that the sum of aliquot divisors of 153 is the square of the sum of the digits of 153.

  • On adding the number 153 to its reverse,504 is obtained, whose square is the smallest square which can be expressed as the product of two different non-square numbers which are reverse of one another:

153 + 351 = 504

5042 = 288 x 882

  • It can be expressed as the sum of all integers from 1 to 17. In other words, 153 is the 17th triangular number. Since reverse of 153, i.e. 351 is also a triangular number, 153 can be termed as a reversible triangular number.
  • Number 153 is also a Harshad number(also called Niven number), i.e. it is divisible by the sum of its own digits:

153 / (1 + 5 + 3) = 17

Since reverse of 153, i.e. 351 is also a Harshad number(or Niven Number), 153 can be termed as a reversible Harshad number(or reversible Niven Number).

  • It can be expressed as the product of two numbers formed from its own digits:

153 = 3 * 51

Note that the digits used in multipliers are same as in product.

  • The number 135, which is formed by rearranging the digits of 153, can be expressed as:

135 = 11 + 32 + 53

  • The sum of all divisors of 153 is 234.

1 + 3 + 9 + 17 + 51 + 153 = 234

The product of aliquot divisors of 153 is 23409:

1 * 3 * 9 * 17 * 51 = 23409

Note that the product of aliquot divisors of 153 contain the sum of all divisors of 153 juxtaposed:

23409 = 234:09

234 = Sum of all divisors of 153

09 = Square root of the sum of aliquot divisors of 153.

  • When the cubes of the digits of any number, that is, a multiple of 3 are added, and then this process is repeated, the final result is 153, where the process ends because 153 = 13 + 53 + 33

For example: Take the number 108

13 + 03 + 83 = 513 and 53 + 13 + 33 = 153

So, the number 108 reaches 153 in two cycles and it can be represented as

108®513®153

A detailed study of all numbers up to 105reveals that all numbers which are multiple of 3 and are less than 105 reach 153 (after the repeated process of summing the cubes of digits is done) in maximum 14 cycles. However, maximum 13 cycles is required for all numbers, which are multiple of 3 and are less than 10,000.

The smallest number, which requires 13 cycles to reach 153, is 177, i.e.,

177® 687® 1071®345® 216® 225® 141® 66® 432® 99® 1458® 702® 351® 153

Table 1 indicates the smallest numbers, which reach 153 in cycles from 1 to 14.

TABLE: 1

No. of cycles

Smallest number

1

135

2

18

3

3

4

9

5

12

6

33

7

114

8

78

9

126

10

6

11

117

12

669

13

177

14

12558

It may be noted that the smallest number to reach 153 in 15 cycles will be more than 1019. Can you find it?

Some New Observations on number 153:

  • The smallest number to reach 153 in 16 cycles will be more than 1061042524005486968, so not advisable to try it. But you can certainly try to find the smallest number reaching 153 in 15 cycles and check your answer by clicking here.
  • 10 + 51 + 32 = 1 * 5 * 3
  • If p(x) represents the number of primes up to x, then the following holds good:

p (153) = p (15) * 3!

  • For a beautiful fascinating observation in reciprocal of 153 by Patrick De Geest, click here.
  • 10 + 51 + 32 = 15
  • 11 + 52 + 33 = 53
  • 153153 is the smallest odd abundant number ending in 3.(added on 31-12-2001)
  • 153153, 351351, 513513 are all odd abundant numbers.(added on 31-12-2001)
  • One of our books of sacred writings is titled The Hidden Words. It is a collection of short meditations, divided into two sections. The first section contains 71 items that were revealed in Arabic; the second section of 82 items was revealed in Persian (Farsi). I think you see my point already….. 71 + 82 = 153. I have often told my fellow believers about this connection between math and our Faith’s literature. They are always quite impressed, to say the least.(Sent by Terry Trotter by email dt 25th Dec, 2001)
  • Let us say 153 increasingly from left to right:

    1, 15, 153

    We find that 115153 is prime?(Sent by G.L.Honaker,Jr. by email dt 3rd Feb, 2002)

  • The square root of 153 (i.e. 12.369) is the amount of full moons in one year. (Sent by James Furia by email dt 16th June, 2009)
  • The length of the grand gallery inside the Great Pyramid is 153 feet. (Sent by James Furia by email dt 16th June, 2009)
  • Binary presentation i.e. 10011001 and hexadecimal presentation i.e. 99 of 153 are palindromes. (Sent by Lauri.Kukko@ilkka-yhtyma.fi by email dt 29th May, 2010)
  • Within the Great Pyramid, from the King’s Chamber floor up to the summit platform there are 153 courses of masonry (From the Pyramidology Book #1 by Adam Rutherford). (Sent by Joe Biddy by email dt 1st October, 2010)
  • (11 + 55 + 33) mod 1000 = 153 (Sent by M Sihabudin, from Indonesia)
  • If you add the highest and lowest number from these six
    135 + 531
    153 + 513
    315 + 351
    you will get 666 – an important number in the book of revelation. (Sent by Bjorn Jonasson from Sweden by email dated 01 Jul 2011)
  • 153 is the smallest number k, such k4could be split into two primes in two different ways:
    1534 = 547981281 and 547981281 can be split into :
    5479 , 81281 and 5 , 47981281 (Sent by Claudio Meller by email dated 26 May, 2012)

Curious Properties of 153, Shyam Sunder Gupta, Science Reporter, February 1991, India