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Jewish Conversion: From Abram to Abraham

Where is Jewish Conversion found? In how Abram became Abraham. We learn from Torah that conversion to Judaism is a confirmation of an already existing reality: that one is already Jewish before they come to convert.

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Orthodox Jewish Conversion: Esther 8:17 and 9:27

What the LXX translators understood happened in Esther 8:17, was the very same concept Paul was warning his Galatian disciples against in Galatians 2. If one believes Paul was warning his Galatian disciples against Jewish conversion, then one must also believe the LXX translators were describing that Jewish conversion was happening in Esther 8:17. If one calls it Jewish conversion in Galatians 2, then one must agree that the LXX translators would have called it conversion in Esther 8:17.

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Messianic Targum Galatians

A complete Messianic commentary on Paul’s letter to the Galatians in a Targum format where insertions are added which clarify known contexts.

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Do I need to be circumcised?

Yes, it is a sign of the Covenant, in that it is a sign as to Who the Messiah is, in that he does not come by human effort, and that He is the “seed of the woman” prophesied in Genesis 3:15.

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Understanding Acts 15:23-29 (The Four Prohibitions)

Much of Acts 15, like much of the Acronim Ketuvim, is best understood in context. It is not a maximum list of prohibitions for believers from the nations, but rather is a minimum list with which converts to Judaism need to start with in order to participate in any Jewish community.

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Acts 15:23-29

The ruling of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15, in Hebrew, Greek, and English, instructing new converts to Judaism from the nations to immediately cease from four activities engaged with idol worship.

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