Messiah in Genesis

A reader of the old Hebrewroot page expressed concern about losing an article that I wrote back in the day called, well, "Messiah in Genesis." In the interest of preserving my old work (even if it looks more like a few notes than a finished article), I'm reposting it here. Obviously, it crosses over significantly …

Parashah 14: Shemot

Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 1:1-6:1 Haftarah: Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 B’rit Chadashah:  Hebrews 2:9-3:15, 11:24-26 Oftentimes, we wonder why we or someone dear to us suffers for what seems to us to be no reason at all.  Why, we wonder, did our ancestors (whether physical or spiritual) have to suffer through centuries of slavery in Egypt?  …

Parashah 11: Vayigash

Torah: B’resheit (Genesis) 44:18 - 47:27 Haftarah: Yechezk'el (Ezekiel) 37:15 - 37:28 B’rit Chadashah: John 6:1-14, 26-40 Joseph's reunion with his brothers is a heartwarming event of significant prophetic import, as we've studied in detail in our signature posts.  The rabbis, as always, take us a bit deeper than we otherwise might, so today let's …

Ben Joseph and His Brothers

This post continues from Messiah, Son of Joseph.  There we looked at Joseph as a prophetic picture, or "type," of Yeshua.  Here, we will zoom in to look specifically at Joseph's reunion with his brothers. Joseph fed the entire Gentile world the Bread of Life (so to speak) before his brothers came to him. This …