What is a “dispensation of grace”? Paul communicates a mystery to the congregation at Ephesus that still puzzles believers today. Being under grace is not being free from he commandments of Yahuwah. Grace and mercy have their foundations in Yahuwah’s Torah, not the New Testament.

Ephesians Hebraically - Chapter 3

by Matthew Nolan | Ephesians Hebraically

 

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 3

Ephesians 3:1 For this reason I, Paul, am a prisoner of Messiah Yeshua for the sake of you the (GENTILES/ NATIONS.) 

(Nations/Gentiles) eth’-nos #G1484; (from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe

 All the #G1480 words find their common root from ‘ektithemi’ #G1620 ‘a people who were placed out in the elements, exposed and abandoned, cast out!’). That’s a tribe, or the tribes!

Why not use the Gk word al-lof’-oo-los #G246>#G243 which means: foreign, that is, (specifically) ‘Gentile’: – one of another nation?)

What we have to understand is translators have often interchanged all these different Greek words, even  #G5443 ‘phyle’ is used for ‘nations’/‘gentiles’; but it means more specifically: a tribe, or people-nation.

H5971 ‘am’ > H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock: – folk, men, nation, people.

Torot of first mention: Exodus 1:9: you can see how its often used interchangeably:

   Exodus 1:9 LXX And he (a new Pharaoh) said to his nation, Behold, the race of the children of Israel is a great multitude, and is stronger than we. 

Ephesians 3:2  Surely you have heard about the (dispensation of grace) plan of Elohim’s grace given to me for you.

‘Dispensation of grace’ = ‘oikonomia ho-he-to charis’  ‘administering a religious economy’.

   Isaiah 22:19  And thou shalt be removed from thy stewardship (מצּב matstsâb, oikonomia, dispensation), and from thy place. Shebna, an official of king Hezekiah  is judged by יהוה and demoted to scribe because he abused his high position for self glory and יהוה gave it to Eliakim.

   Isaiah 22:21 and I will put on him thy robe, and I will grant him thy crown with power, and I will give thy stewardship (ממשׁלה memshâlâh, oikonomia, dispensation) into his hands: and he shall be as a father to them that dwell in Jerusalem, and to them that dwell in Juda.

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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.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 2

What is the relationship of non-Jewish believers to the commonwealth of Israel? Paul writes expressly to all believers to let them know that the dividing wall has come down. The removal of the wall is the finished work of Yahusha and it is our jobs, as believers, to determine what the dividing wall is and what it is not.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 3

What is a “dispensation of grace”? Paul communicates a mystery to the congregation at Ephesus that still puzzles believers today. Being under grace is not being free from he commandments of Yahuwah. Grace and mercy have their foundations in Yahuwah’s Torah, not the New Testament.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 5

Ephesians Chapter 5

Ephesians Hebraically – Intro

Who were the Ephesians? As we begin our study of the text, we examine the historical and cultural climates for Ephesus, as well as the nature of authorship and theme of the letter.Through spiritual maturity and an indwelling of the Ruach, we move from doctrine and reasoned argument, to doxology and prayer.

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 4

What keeps a congregation from having an effective ministry? When Yahuwah calls and blesses us with privileges, it becomes our responsibility to be found worthy of that calling. It is our duty to walk out the commandments and instructions of our Heavenly Father, laying down the traditions that have been adopted by our forefathers so that we can step into our roles.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Intro

Romiyah/Romans is the most influential letter ever written and have impacted theology, politics, civil law, and church doctrine in the West. Classical approaches to this epistle have started Reformations and used to support misogyny. What if our approach to Shaul/Paul’s letter has been wrong? Join our study, as we leave behind traditional interpretations, in favor of the truth of the original language and the context of the whole of Scripture!

Unlocking Galatians Hebraically – Intro

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The Hebraic Epistle of First John – Intro

Are you on the narrow path? The Yochanan/Johannine Epistles are an exposition of those who have gone out from us on the narrow Melchizedek Path, into the esoteric wisdom of men. There is truly nothing new under the sun, as the same perversions that crept into the assemblies of The Way are present with us today.

James the Just – Intro

Yaakov Tzadik, or James the Just: Brother of Messiah, Zealot Leader, and Episcopate of the Jerusalem Assembly. Is this epistle simply an unpacking of Christology, or a guide for practical living among the Melchizedek priesthood? Join us, as we delve into the text itself and the history of it’s author; Yaakov/James!

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