I am a secondary learner
I thought that it would be necessary and helpful to provide the reader with a few introductory comments explaining the purpose and procedure for the upcoming blog series entitled “In the dust of the rabbi”. If you’re not sure what this phrase refers to please read my previous blog post called “Walking in the dust of the rabbi”. I do not take credit for producing any new thoughts on this topic and would like to make it clear that I am a secondary learner simply conveying to you the thoughts of other brilliant scholars and Theologians. This series is based on the on an Ariel Ministries’ course “The Life of Messiah from a Jewish Perspective” as taught by Arnold Fruchtenbaum. My notes are not taken directly from the original course but from a transcribed source of the course and adapted for blogging where necessary.
Purpose 1: Chronological reading of the Gospels
The purpose of this series is to provide the reader with an opportunity to read all the Gospels simultaneously and in chronological order as the events of Jesus life unfolded. Thus it is a study of the four Gospels, in the order of events laid down by Luke because he is the only writer that states that his Gospel is written in an “orderly account.” Each blog post will include
• A summary title outlining the big picture for the day
• Scripture references to read from the Gospels
• A commentary based on the Ariel Ministries course taught by Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Purpose 2: Jewish reading of the Gospels
Secondly I would like to provide the reader with an opportunity to read the Gospels from a Jewish perspective. When the gospel writers put their pen to papyrus, this Jewish frame of reference was common knowledge to their readers, but over the centuries this common knowledge was lost to the mainstream church. The meaning of phrases in the scriptures such as “born of water” were lost. That phrase and others like it had a specific Jewish meaning, and we will study what those meanings were in the course of this study. Thankfully God has raised up godly men and women, who through diligent study of the original cultures are able to assist us with our reading of the Gospels.
My prayer for us
I pray that you will join me in “walking in the dust of the Rabbi, Yeshua” as we follow Him through the Gospels. May we, by God’s grace and love, become transformed more into His image (2 Corinthians 3:18) and learn to walk as He walked (1 John 2:4-6).