Stephen Pidgeon's Blog Blog: Blog On the Fig Tree - Part Two Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 6:00 AM As we have seen, the Fig Tree as referenced throughout Scripture, is in fact the Torah – the commandments of YAH. Let us pick up this discussion with a verse from the Song of Solomon, or, in the original title of the scroll, Sh... Continue Reading On the Fig Tree – Part One Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:00 AM There is a broad discussion about the fig tree in both the Tanakh and the Brit Chadashah. Can we decipher a meaning? Shofetiym (Judges) 9:7-9 And when they told it to Yotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and... Continue Reading David’s Prayer Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6:00 AM There is an interesting progenitor prayer which appears in the works of Ezra in his second witness to the cepheriym melekiym (the Books of the Kings). In the last chapter of 1 Chronicles, or as we refer to it, Divrei Hayamiym Rishon,... Continue Reading On Canonicity: The Council of Laodicea – Part 5 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 6:00 AM The council of Laodicea (~ A.D. 363) states in cannon 29: Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord's Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any s... Continue Reading On Canonicity: The Council of Nicea – Part 4 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:00 AM Contrarary to popular opinion, the Council of Nicea did not establish a canonized roster of approved books in its 20 Canons. In summary, the Council reached the following conclusions: The Nicene Creed We believe in one God, the Fat... Continue Reading On Canonicity: The Synod of Jamnia – Part 3 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:00 AM The canonized version of the Old Testament used by Catholics is based on the "Septuagint" (also called "LXX" or "The Seventy") which came into being around 280 B.C. as a translation of then existing texts from... Continue Reading On Canonicity: The Ethiopic Bible – Part 2 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:00 AM The oldest known collection of writings which were gathered into Old and New Testaments is a work identified as the Ethiopic Bible (second century, AD). The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has 46 books of the Old Testament and 35 books of the Ne... Continue Reading On Canonicity: The Septuagint – Part 1 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM We begin our review of those books that were considered to be sacred within the first collection of books (cepheriym in the Hebrew) to be gathered by Hebrew scholars. This gathering of this collection occurred because the leader of E... Continue Reading More on the word Cepher Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:00 AM From the Brit Chadashah, let’s take a look at one particular verse, where (when translated into Hebrew) the word cepher appears three times: B’zoth ha’chokmah, mi sha’binah yachashev m’cepher ha’chay... Continue Reading Cepharad – People of the numbered writing Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM Continuing with our discussion of the Cepharad, the migration of the house of Zarra can be traced by the markings of the Red Hand – signifying the hand that was tied with the scarlet thread, saying “this one came out first.&rdq... Continue Reading On Cepher and Cepharad Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM Continuing with this subject of the word cepher, we must discuss one more derivative: Obedyahu (Obadiah) 1:20-21 And the captivity of this host of the children of Yisra’el shall possess that of the Kena’aniiym, even unt... Continue Reading On the name: Eth Cepher Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM We have named our book the Eth Cepher. This word cepher has so many implications; let’s take the time to explore them a bit. The word cepher has as its root the word caphar (’סָפר saw-far). This is the three let... Continue Reading On the Red Sea Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:00 AM Recently, I was asked the question as to our use of the phrase “Red Sea” versus the phrase “Reed Sea,” and whether or not this was a notorious error found within other English interpretations. This answer is n... Continue Reading Chuppah? Kippah? Kobah? The question continues… Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM The practice of modern Judaism requires the wearing of the kippah (הָּכִּפ) to fulfill the customary requirement held by orthodox halachic authorities that the head be covered at all times. The kippah is a hemispherical cap, usu... Continue Reading Hat? Or no Hat? That is the question. Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM A question that arises often within the faith community concerns the issue of the head covering for men. Let’s take a look at the issue: Qorintiym Ri’shon (1 Cor.) 11:1-10 Be ye followers of me [Sha’ul], eve... Continue Reading The Sapphire Stones and the Decalogue Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:00 AM One of the great assumptions in the minds of the believers is that the Ten Commandments were given on two concrete-like tombstones, and were brought down from Mount Sinai by Charleton Heston who then tossed them while screaming “thos... Continue Reading The war to come – the confederacy of ten horns Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM Chizayon (Revelation) 13:1-3 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which... Continue Reading The war to come – the confederacy arises! Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:00 AM First, let us consider that the many nations in the Middle East are now entering into conditions of escalation in open conflict otherwise not seen before. The so-called Arab Spring of 2011, which actually began in the winter in 2010,... Continue Reading The mark, the name, and the number – Part Two Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM This passage in Chizayon (Revelation) 18 gets even more interesting when you consider it in light of the preceding verse: Chizayon (Revelation) 13:16-18 And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a ... Continue Reading The mark, the name, and the number – Part One Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:00 AM Recently, I have received a question as to the “symbol” which appears in Chizayon (Revelation) 13:18. Let’s take a look at the verse in question: Chizayon (Revelation) 13:18: Here is wisdom. Let him that has... Continue Reading The Blood Moons: Part Four – The Words of Mashiach Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:00 AM Let’s finish this discussion about the stones of fire to see if we can reveal the meaning of the words of Mashiach: Mattithyahu (Matthew) 3:7-9 But when he saw many of the Parashiym and Tsadoqiym come to his immersion, he sai... Continue Reading The Blood Moons: Part Three – The Counterfeiter Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:00 AM Enter the counterfeiter – he clusters himself with some of the stones in an imitation of the priesthood, yet it is incomplete. Yekhezq’el (Ezekiel) 28:11-19 Moreover the Word of YAHUAH came unto me, saying, 12 son of Ad... Continue Reading The Blood Moons: Part Two – The Twelve Stones of Fire Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:00 AM Now again, we have the instruction concerning the gathering of twelve stones. Devariym (Deuteronomy) 27:1-4 And Mosheh with the elders of Yisra’el commanded את eth-the people, saying, Guard את eth-all the commandmen... Continue Reading The Blood Moons: Part One - The Breastplate of Judgment Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:00 AM Mark Biltz’s discovery of the timing of the lunar eclipses on biblical feast days is an important one. Although the question of when and the prophecy’s applicability to modern prophecy is much discussed, the meaning of th... Continue Reading The timing of the Crucifixion Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:00 AM Let’s review the timing of the Pecach. This begins on the 14th day of the month in the evening. Of course, on YAH’s calendar, the day always begins at sundown. Let’s review the fundamentals: Bere&rsq... Continue Reading Newer Posts Older Posts Subscribe Subscribe via RSS Get Stephen's posts in your inbox. 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