The story of Hezekiah's sudden illness and the heights of repentance to which it brought him, secured him another fifteen years' lease of life, see II Kings 20:1-11 and Isaiah 38:1-22.
"For the church, isaiah 53:10 presents numerous problems... To begin with, Jesus did not have any biological children. The Hebrew word zerah (seed) used here can only refer to biological offspring when used in connection with a person’s children, never metaphoric children, such as disciples. The Hebrew word that can refer to metaphoric children is ben.
Psalm 22:31-32 "A seed (zerah) shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord unto the next generation. Isaiah 54:3 "For thou shalt spread abroad on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited." Isaiah 61:9 "And their seed shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed (zerah) which the LORD hath blessed."
Moreover, according to church teachings, Jesus died when he was approximately 30-40 years old, only about half the lifespan of a man as declared by King David in Psalm 90:10. Obviously, neither the blessing of seed, nor the blessing of long life has been fulfilled in Jesus’ case.
Missionaries attempt to ameliorate this serious problem by explaining that Jesus had long life in the resurrection where he lives forever. This response, however, does little to relieve their problem. To begin with, the Hebrew words ya’arich yamim (long life) in this verse do not mean or refer to an eternal life which has no end, but rather a lengthening of days which eventually come to an end. These Hebrew words are therefore never applied in Tanach to anyone who is to live forever.
In fact, the words ya’arich yamim appear in a number of places throughout Jewish scriptures, including Deuteronomy 17:20."
Isaiah 53: Did Jesus Have Long Life?
Deuteronomy 17:18-20 ”And it will be, when he sits upon his royal throne, that he shall write for himself two copies of this Torah on a scroll from [that Torah which is] before the Levitic kohanim."
The king is to keep one copy of the Torah in his treasury and keep the other one with him at all times (Rashi). As the verse indicates, these scrolls are to remind him at all times that, august though his position may be, he is a servant of the Torah. The king is to copy his Scroll from the authoritative one that Moshe placed in the safekeeping of the Kohanim.
And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to fear the Lord, his God, to keep all the words of
this Torah and these statutes, to perform them,.."
Rambam, not only the physical Scroll, but its contents and values should be with the king all his life.
"so that his heart will not be haughty over his brothers,.." In other words, carrying the Torah scroll at all times will help keep the king humble, and protect him from the feelings of arrogance that are so often characteristic of leadership figures.
Even the king of Israel was not allowed to feel superior. Certainly, then, we must conduct ourselves with self-effacing humility and never feel that we are more important than the people around us.
The King and the Sefer
Torah by Rabbi Eli Mansour
"and so that he will not turn away from the commandment, either to the right or to the left, in order that he may prolong [his] days (ya’arich yamim) in his kingdom, he and his sons, among Israel."
Ecclesiastes 12:13 "The end of the matter, everything having been heard, fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the entire man."
Ecclesiastes 8:13 "But it will not be well with the wicked
(rasha), and he will not prolong [his] days
, like a shadow,
because he does not fear God."
In each and every verse where this phrase appears, these words refer to an extended mortal life, not an eternal one.
When the Jewish scriptures speak of an eternal resurrected life, as in Daniel 12:2, the Hebrew words used are l’chayai olam. "
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life (
, and some to reproaches and everlasting abhorrence."
Contrary to the teaching of the Torah the author of Mark 7:18-19 NAS states: "And He (Jesus) said to them, "Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?" (Thus He declared all foods clean).
The Apostle Paul's
fundamental message that it is no longer necessary to keep the Commandments required in the Torah, is a recurring theme repeated and emphasized throughout the New Testament. Clearly if Jesus is to play the central determining role in man’s salvation, the necessity to keep the Commandments must be eliminated. See also Colossians 2:13-16, Luke 11:37-42, Acts 10:9-16, 11:1-11, Titus 1:10-16.
Even an acknowledged prophet is automatically proven false if he claims to have been sent by God advocate any form of idolatry (Rambam, Hil. Yesodei HaTorah 9:3), or if he claims that any precept of the Torah should be abrogated permanently (Sanhedrin 89a).
And the authors of the NT prove both themselves and Jesus to be false prophets: “He (Jesus) has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, (Eph 2:15, Colossians 2:20-22, Gal. 4:8-11, 2 Pe 2:21-22). See "False Prophets."
"Then Yeshua addressed the crowds and his talmidim: "The Torah-teachers and the P'rushim,..." (Matthew Ch. 23): "Woe to you hypocritical Torah-teachers and P'rushim! You go about over land and sea to make one proselyte; and when you succeed, you make him twice as fit for Gei-Hinnom as you are! (Contrast this with Isaiah 56:1-8).
"Woe to you, you blind guides!.. You blind fools!... Blind men!.. Blind guides! -- straining out a gnat, meanwhile swallowing a camel!.. "Woe to you hypocritical Torah-teachers and P'rushim! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look fine on the outside but inside are full of dead people's bones and all kinds of rottenness. Likewise, you appear to people from the outside to be good and honest, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and far from Torah."
"You snakes! Sons of snakes! How can you escape being condemned to Gei Hinnom?.. Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and Torah-teachers -- some of them you will kill, indeed, you will have them executed on stakes as criminals; some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. And so, on you will fall the guilt for all the innocent blood that has ever been shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Hevel to the blood of Z'kharyah Ben-Berekhyah, whom you murdered between the Temple and the altar..."
Jesus cannot have been so well versed in the Bible, or else he would have known it was another "Z'kharyah the son of Y'hoyada the cohen;.." who was killed there (II Chronicles 24:20).
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Psalm 132:11-12 "The Lord has sworn to David in truth, from which He will never turn back, "Of the fruit of your body I shall seat upon your throne.
If your sons keep My covenant, and this, My testimony, which I shall teach them, also their sons will sit on your throne forever."
"Paul claims in Romans 1:3 that Jesus was from the seed of David after the flesh. This has always been understood to mean that Paul was claiming that King David was the biological ancestor of Jesus. Although at the time Paul penned the Book of Romans, he was completely unaware that Christendom would eventually claim that Jesus was born of a
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