Hanukkah 2014

Shalom! We hope that you are enjoying this festival of lights as much as we are here at Manna.  It’s inspiring to remember the events of the Maccabees and how they chose, no matter the cost, to uphold the Torah of Yahweh.  It is easy to see how this historical …

Gathering Manna: Hebrew Alephbet

    ‘Ayin עין = the 16th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it is a silent letter often transliterated with ‘ (a backwards apostrophe). ‘Ayin Word Picture:  In Hebrew, the ‘ayin is a picture of an eye.  It represents our ability to see, perceive, discern, and understand.  Because the eye …

Gathering Manna: Hebrew Alephbet

Samech סמך = the 15th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it forms the “s” sound and can be transliterated as either an “s” or “c”. Samech Word Picture: In Paleo Hebrew, the Samech is the picture of a prop, or support. It represents something that is a support structure. It …

Pre-Passover Prep!

Chag Sameach! The Spring Feasts are quickly approaching and we find ourselves on the cusp of celebrating the Festival of Passover!  Yet there is prep work that’s needed before it arrives!  In connection with this feast, we’re commanded to remove the leaven out of our homes.  This is a physical …

Metzora by D. Mathews

Tazria and Metsora 2012 Lev. 12:1 – 15:33. I.        Over the last few weeks it seems as if Father is making a connection between fertility, the quality or state of being fertile – and the Seed or Word that issues out of His mouth, as well as, our own spoken …

Gathering Manna: The Hebrew Alephbet

Nun = 14th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it forms the “n” sound and is transliterated as “n”.  It has two forms, the regular נ and the final nun sofit ן that comes at the end of a word. Nun Word Picture:  In Paleo Hebrew, the Nun is represented by …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Mem מם is the 13th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet and if forms the “M” sound.  It has two forms, the normal “open” Mem מ or the final or “closed” Mem, also known as the Sofit Mem, ם. Mem Word Picture: The Mem in Paleo Hebrew is represented by water.  …

Tetzaveh by B. Scott

Tetzaveh/”You Shall Command”, Exodus 27:20-30:10, begins by describing how Israel is to provide pure olive oil for the Menorah.  It is the second portion dealing with the construction of the Tabernacle, and just like the first (Terumah) it begins with a request for an offering to be brought by the …

Tetzaveh by D. Mathews

You Shall Command. Exodus 27:20–30:10. I.       The Parsha begins with YHVH giving instructions to Moshe re: the provision of olive oil for the Menorah. This perpetual Light becomes the central focus as we begin our study. Let’s start with the oil: Pure, #2134, זָךְ Zak, translated, clean or pure. It …

Gathering the Manna: Fruits of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law”. *The following is a study that Regina Scott (Brittney’s mother) shared with us concerning this past week’s Torah Portion Terumah and it’s connections with the …

Gathering Manna: The Hebrew Alephbet

Kaf כף is the 11th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, and it forms the “k” sound, it can be transliterated as a “k”, “ch”, or “kh”. Kaf Word Picture:  In Paleo the Kaf is represented by either the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot.  Because of …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

  Yod יוד = 10th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it can operate either as a consonant forming the “y” sound or as a vowel taking on the “I” or “ey” or “ei” sound. Yod Word Picture:  In Paleo, the Yod is represented by a right hand or right arm, making …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Tet = 9th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it operates as a consonant forming the “t” sound.  Tet Word Picture: The Paleo letter Tet is the picture that almost looks like a snake coiled inside a basket.  But if we look a little closer we can also see the Paleo …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Chet = 8th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it operates as a consonant forming a guttural sound from the back of the throat.  It is done by scraping the back of the throat while making the “h” sound.  Because of this sometimes it is transliterated as a “ch” or as …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Zayin = 7th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it operates as a consonant forming the “z” sound. Zayin Word Picture: The Paleo letter Zayin is the picture of a weapon or a sword.  Because of this it carries with it the meaning of to “to cut” and it becomes connected …