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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

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  • I am the Aleph and the Tav את, the beginning and the ending, says YAHUAH ELOHIYM, which is, and which was, and which is to come, YAHUAH TSEVA’OTH.
    CEPHER CHIZAYON (Revelation) 1:8
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  • For they shall behold the world which is now invisible to them and they shall behold the time which is now hidden from them: And time shall no longer age them.  
    BARUK SHENIY (2 Baruk) 51: 8-9
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  • Be ready to the reward of the kingdom, for the everlasting light shall shine upon you forevermore.
    EZRA REVIY’IY (4 Ezra) 2:35
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  • Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; את eth-A blessing, if ye obey the command­ments of YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM ...
    DEVARIYM (Deuteronomy) 11:26-28
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  • For in six days YAHUAH made את eth-the heavens and את eth-the earth, את eth-the sea, and את eth-all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore YAHUAH blessed את eth-the day of Shabbath, and hallowed it.
    SHEMOT (Exodus) 20:11
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  • In the beginning ELOHIYM created את eth the heavens and את eth the earth.
    BERE’SHIYTH (Genesis) 1:1
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  • How are you fallen from heaven, O Heylel, son of the howling morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
    YESHA’YAHU (Isaiah) 14:12
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  • Behold, the days come, says YAHUAH, that I will cut a Renewed Covenant with the את eth-house of Yisra’el, and with the את eth-house of Yahudah. 
    YIRMEYAHU (Jeremiah) 31:31
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  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with את eth ELOHIYM, and the Word was ELOHIYM.
    BESORAH YAHUCHANON (Gospel of John) 1:1
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  • For YAH so loved the world, that he gave his את eth-YACHIYD, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    BESORAH YAHUCHANON (Gospel of John) 3:16
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  • He that has my commandments, and guards them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 
    BESORAH YAHUCHANON (Gospel of John) 14:21
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  • These are the feasts of YAHUAH, even holy assemblies, which ye shall proclaim in their appointed times.
    VAYIQRA (Leviticus) 23:4
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  • And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name YAHUSHA: for he shall save his people from their sins.
    BESORAH MATTITHYAHU (Gospel of Matthew) 1:21
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  • Give us this day our daily את eth-bread. And forgive us our transgressions, as we forgive those who trans­gress against us. 
    BESORAH MATTITHYAHU (Gospel of Matthew) 6:11-12
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  • YAHUAH bless you, and guard you: YAHUAH make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: YAHUAH lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. 
    BEMIDBAR (Numbers) 6:24-26
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  • That at the name of YAHUSHA every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that YAHUAH is YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH, to the glory of YAH the Father.
    CEPHER PHILIPPIYM (Philippians) 2:10-11
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  • YAHUAH is my Shep­herd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. 
    TEHILLIYM (Psalm) 23:1-2
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  • He that dwells in the secret place of EL ELYON shall abide under the shadow of EL SHADDAI. I will say of YAHUAH, He is my refuge and my fortress: my ELOHIYM; in him will I trust. 
    TEHILLIYM (Psalm) 91:1-2
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  • Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding calculate the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is χξς .
    CEPHER CHIZAYON (Revelation) 13:18
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  • For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of YAH, which is in YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH our ADONAI.
    CEPHER ROMAIYM (Romans) 8:38-39
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  • Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
     CEPHER QORINTIYM RI’SHON (I Corinthians) 13:13
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  • Make the attempt, then, O tyrant; and if you put us to death for our faith, think not that you harm us by torturing us. For we through this ill treatment and endurance shall bear off the rewards of virtue. But you, for the wicked and despotic slaughter of us, shall, from the divine vengeance, endure eternal torture by fire.
    MAKKABIYM REVIY’IY (4 Maccabees) 9:7-9
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  • And at that time shall Miyka’el stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the cepher.
    DANIYE’L (Daniel) 9-12
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  • A great destruction therefore shall come upon all the earth; a deluge, a great destruction, shall take place in one year. This child which is born to your son shall survive on the earth, and his three sons shall be saved with him. When all mankind who are on the earth shall die, he shall be safe.
    CHANOK (Enoch) 105: 14-15
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  • And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out את eth-my RUACH upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
    YO’EL (Joel) 2:28
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