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This Torah portion is one of the most revealing stories about the Messiah in the Torah. This Parashah tells us about the prophetic of types and shadows in Scriptures in regards to the regathering of the children of Israel. The story about how Abraham send his most trusted servant to seek a Bride for Isaac, Abraham represents the Father in this story, Eliezer - the Holy Spirit, Rebecca is a type of the Virgin condition of Israel in the Dispersion and lastly the house of Laban is about the future location where the children of Israel would be disperse because of their Idolatry. I pray that this Portion of Scriptures will help you understand the deeper dimension of the study of the Torah.
Also, this portion is one of the most revealing in my years following and teaching Torah. It proves my point of the importance of understanding context, customs, culture, international laws of the time that our fathers lived. Have you ever wonder why? Abraham only wanted to buy the cave and not the whole pieces of land? What connection does the price for the land has to do with Hittite law of the times of Abraham? What importance does the trees in this story has to do with the final sale of the field? And Finally why is Abraham so driven to find a bride for Isaac our of the house of his fathers? I am so humbled that YAH has giving me an opportunity to get an understanding of this important context.
Lastly, In Chayei Sarah we will discuss the importance of understanding the link between narrative and law. It is only through the study of both that we can determine which laws in Torah are designed to restore us to the perfect image of God and those which were given to limit how far we could stray from the image of God because of the hardness of our hearts (Matthew 19:8). We will also look at the importance of the term "God of Heaven" and the connection between the 10 camels and the 10 virgins in Matthew 25
This page includes Torah Portions from multiple years covered by Wisdom in Torah. Each year we covered the Torah from a different perspective so you can explore each Parashah from a different perspective and focus.
- 2010 Portions: Focus on Messianic connections in the Parashah
- ANET Portions: Focus on the ancient Near Eastern cultural context of the Parashah
- Mitzvot Portions: Focus on explaining and exploring the commandments found in the Parashah (in progress)
- 2015 Portions: Revisiting the Parashah looking at the ancient cultural context more in depth with additional areas that have been researched
- Brit Portions: Focus on connecting the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) to the Parashah
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