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Exodus 6:2 - 9:35

Ezekiel 28:25 - 29:21


This Parashah covers the plagues upon Egypt. In this Torah Portion we will learn about the legal right of YHVH to declare war and bring judgement to Egypt for the treatment of the Hebrews by the Egyptians. The Lawsuit or "Rib" which means controversy or contention was a well known process of the Ancient Near East and also Scriptures.
Judges 11: 10-22 would be a great example of an international lawsuit against an enemy and the outcome. Moses serves as the messenger of the King to give an opportunity to Pharaoh to let Israel go and serve their King. I pray the teaching will give you a deeper insight into the Ancient Near East understanding of a legal Judgement against Egypt.

This posting includes multiple years of Torah portions done by Wisdom in Torah. This includes:

  • The original 2010-2011 portions
  • The Ancient Near Eastern Text (ANET) portions
  • The 2013-2014 Torah Nugget
  • Brit Portion
  • 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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    Rico Cortes

    I am a teacher of Scriptures, Torah follower, and believer in Messiah Yeshua. I have been given the opportunity to share the Word of God with many believers around the world. My work as a servant of the Most High God has allowed me to be a voice to spread the good news of the New Testament, unveiling its truth through context and the obedience to the Almighty through his Torah.

    28 thoughts on “Torah Portion Vaera Complete”

    1. very good, Daniel thanks. gave us lots to ponder and think about. also helped us understand numbers 21 better and why YHVH did what He did.
      Shabbat shalom

    2. Wow Daniel We need to do another Exodus movie – ken?

      Start with Garden scene,
      Move to Snake/Staff Exodus
      Nu 21
      and Yeshua’s drash with Nico through the end; someone could do with a UTube to begin with, Could do with the film type the Temple does with the Tabernacle

    3. Awesome teching Daniel but I’m wondering why in Numbers the Lord chose to use a serpent to ward off the snakes and not a symbol more acknowledging the Lord and His power. Wouldn’t using a serpent reinforce their belief that the serpents were gods? Is there some posibility that because the serpent was bronze had anything to do with dispelling their beliefs in the serpents being a god?

      Looking forward to your next teaching!

    4. Rico, Ryan and Dan. Do you know if the Israelites suffered through the first three plagues based on Exodus 8:22 “22 But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where my people dwell, so that no swarms of flies shall be there…” since Moses did not say this, or of any such manner of separation to Pharaoh, in the previous plagues? Thank you for taking time reading my question.

    5. Looking for a place to read Rabbi Humberto Caso De Soto’s commentary.. Can’t find a single thing on him….

      Also, the “Resources” for ANET do not work… I can’t play them 🙁

      Thanks for the teaching

    6. Thanks, as always, for sharing what God is showing you by revelation and study.
      FYI, for the past several months, I can only watch the first video I click on. After that, the 2nd and 3rd videos on the same lesson (today there were only 2 videos) will not allow me to view, saying it’s a PRIVATE video. Just letting you know.
      DeVora Clark

    7. Thanks again for encouraging us to look deeper into the Scriptures to see what YHVH has in store for His people.

      Looking forward to next Torah portion.

      Love the singing of the blessing.

      Shalom from Canada.

    8. Shalom Rico – thanks again for labouring to share another Torah Portion. I praise Abba for His willing vessels and for providing our daily bread.

      Yah bless and keep you, your family, Vic and all my brothers and sisters in Him.

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