How does Paul view the 1st Century church at Ephesus? In the opening of his letter, Paul draws on connective language that harkens to the days of Israel’s past. The clarion call remains the same today, to leave behind pagan practice and come into holy covenant living.

Ephesians Hebraically - Chapter 1

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Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 1

Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Messiah Yeshua by God’s will, To the kedoshim in Ephesus—those trusting in Messiah Yeshua: 

Three early mss don’t contain Ephesus (a circular).

Colossians 4:16: And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

A circular letter that went to Ephesus and was coming to the Colossians from Laodicea – the circular we know call Ephesian’s!

Miriam: According to Epiphanius of Salmis, in the 4th century C.E; Miram the mother of our savior spent the last years of her life in Ephesus.

Diana: In 262 C.E the temple of Diana was burned to the ground.

In 341 a council for the Ephesian congregation.

Apostle: raven – dove!

Interconnected Ephesian’s and Colossians; the Colossians were ensnared in a kind of proto-Gnosticism.

GK term ‘tois hagiois’,  from the HEB ‘kedoshim’ used to describe believers in Yahusha.  believers in Yahusha are connected to a Tanakh term which directly connects back to the Melchizedik priesthood at the Mountain!

Torot of first mention LXX related word: Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy (hagiois) nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

Leviticus 23:4 These are the feasts of יהוה , even holy (hagiois) convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. 5  In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is YHWH’s passover.

Ephesians 1:2  Grace and shalom to you, from Elohim our Father and the Lord/Kurios Yeshua the Messiah! 

Kurios and the Divine name – Paul absolutely considers Yahusha the Messiah to be יהוה manifested to the nations at large in human flesh.

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Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 1

How does Paul view the 1st Century church at Ephesus? In the opening of his letter, Paul draws on connective language that harkens to the days of Israel’s past. The clarion call remains the same today, to leave behind pagan practice and come into holy covenant living.

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