Stephen Pidgeon's Blog Blog: Blog On the timing of Pecach (Passover) Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:00 AM A question continues to arise as to the timing of the moed called Passover or Pecach. Any time the issue of the calendar arises, so many challenges are raised as to the calculation of the day. One commentator has gone so far as... Continue Reading Understanding Prophecy Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00 AM If, as a pastor or disciple of sacred scripture, a decision has been made to actually study prophecy, there may be many other questions as to how to go about obtaining the best understanding of prophecy. We begin then with the following un... Continue Reading The Private Interpretation of Prophecy Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:00 AM Kepha Sheniy (2 Peter) 1:20 It is written that knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. This phrase is certainly worthy of discussion. Pursuant to this phrase, no prophecy of the scrip... Continue Reading The Study of Prophecy Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:00 AM The Barna Research Group discovered in the year 2003 that 98% of those who call themselves Christians in the United States and 96% of their pastors do not believe that prophecy is worth knowing or studying. Why should we read pro... Continue Reading Romaiym 7 – What is Sha’ul actually saying? Part 2 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:00 AM Let us continue to peruse the writing in Romaiym (Romans) 7. From verse 2 through verse 6, given the context of the discussion, we have elected to replace the word law, typically used in place of the Greek nomos, with the word mitzva... Continue Reading Romaiym 7 – What is Sha’ul actually saying? Part 1 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM We often wrestle with the words we find in the Greek Stephanus Textus Receptus, particularly when reviewing the writings in the epistles. Sha’ul (Paul) can prove to be very difficult. For instance, let’s take a walk... Continue Reading Who is Midyan? Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6:00 AM It is worth our time here to consider the slaughter of Midyan, is it not? Who is Midyan, and when did this slaughter occur? Bere’shiyth (Genesis) 25:1-2 And again Avraham took a woman, and her name was Qeturah. 2 And sh... Continue Reading The duration of the ministry of HAMASHIACH Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM I have been asked the question if the ministry of the Messiah (HaMashiach) lasted about a year? The short answer is “no”. I have written about the timing of the birth and the life of YAHUSHA, which I will summarize it... Continue Reading On the Feast of Pecach (Passover) Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM One disciple of scripture has asked a very good question concerning the timing of the crucifixion. She writes, “When Matthew 26:17, Mark 14:12, and Luke 22:1 begin speaking about the crucifixion of Yeshua, it states that it was... Continue Reading The blessing of Leviy and Yahudah Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:00 AM One of the most significant prophetic scriptures which have come to influence the ways of the Western World is the blessing of Ya’akov on his twelve sons found in Bere’shiyth (Genesis) 49. So many of the patterns set fort... Continue Reading Daniye’l and the Return of Babylon Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:00 AM There is a great book that was published in the 19th Century called The Two Babylons. In this book, there is a discussion that examines the question of two Babylons. Let’s see if there is scriptural support for this propo... Continue Reading The King of Babel and the Rapha’iym Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6:00 AM For those of you who have followed this blog for some time and have read the posts about the War to Come, we now enter into territory in our discussion of the Repha’iym which may have a current application, as the prophecy of Yesha&r... Continue Reading The Souls of the Giants - Part 5 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 6:00 AM Again, we are talking about the last eight passages of scripture where the traditional translations have used the word dead in place of the Hebrew word Repha’iym. A few passages have been discussed already, and a few remain: ... Continue Reading The Giants - Part 4 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:00 AM As referenced in the last post, there are eight times when the word Repha’iym is not interpreted as giants in the preexisting English translations, Strong’s giving a second number to an identical Hebrew word to accommodate the ... Continue Reading The Giants - Part 3 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 6:00 AM One of the things that has become more evident within the confines of the Eth Cepher, is the discussion of the Nephiliym, a word which appears in the Hebrew many times in the early books of Moshe (Moses) and Yahusha (Joshua). Bere&rsqu... Continue Reading The Giants - Part 2 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM The giants referred to in Bere’shiyth, and described with more particularity in Chanok, Yovheliym, and referenced in Kepha Sheniy and Yahudah, are those giants that were present before the flood, in the antediluvian period. Yovhe... Continue Reading The Giants - Part 1 Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM It is time to crack the nut, so to speak. We begin with a passage in Chanok: Chanok (Enoch) 8:1-15 It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. 2 And ... Continue Reading On the practice of Puriym Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:00 AM First, let us ask ourselves who are these people who should be practicing this feast of Puriym? Additions to Ecster (Esther) 5:8 There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces o... Continue Reading The wisdom of Artachshasta in Additions Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:00 AM One of the beauties of having transliterated the text to restore the actual names is that sometimes we come up with a nearly unpronounceable transliteration. This is the case with Artachshasta, formerly known as Artaxerxes (which had e... Continue Reading On Puriym Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM This coming week brings in a very interesting time – the feast of Puriym (Purim, in the traditional spelling). While there is plenty of discussion concerning this feast, the fast of Ecter (Esther), and the story of Haman, how m... Continue Reading The two trees Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 6:00 AM We have discussed the stauros pendiculum, the stauros being the stake fixed in the ground, and the pendiculum the cross beam which would make the tree in the shape of the Paleo Hebrew Tav, and the Greek Tau. And in looking into the p... Continue Reading Salvation by the blood shed on the cross Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:00 AM As we discuss the shed blood of the lamb of YAHUAH, let us consider the full scope of the work on the cross. Yahuchanon Rishon (I John) 2:1-2 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, w... Continue Reading The Passover Lamb Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM Let us discuss for a moment the propitiation of the work on the cross – the stauros pendiculum – and its meaning for those of us who gather under it. Vayiqra (Leviticus) 17:11 For the life (nefesh) of the flesh (basar) ... Continue Reading On the mark of salvation Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:00 AM While we discussing this cross, also note that the stauros pendiculum is shaped like T, which is the Greek letter tau. The Greek letter tau is derived from the Paleo Hebrew letter tav, whose appearance is somewhere between an x and a... Continue Reading Retaining the word “cross” Posted by Stephen Pidgeon on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00 AM We have two words to deal with here, in regard to the controversial term, cross. In the Greek these words are stauros and stauro’o. Let’s start with the word stauro’o, which in most applications is a verb, and i... Continue Reading Newer Posts Older Posts Subscribe Subscribe via RSS Get Stephen's posts in your inbox. Top Posts Again, On Chanukkah On the Diaspora, Part 2 – the migration of the house of Dan. The Uriym and Tummiym and the signs of the times Worshipping the hosts of heaven What is in the name?