Despair in the First Century

Razing of the Temple

What went wrong? What went right??? Picture yourself around 75 or 80CE. You are a Jewish person standing on the street, observing the remaining ruins of the Temple. You get a tear in your eye. You had such great hopes! Your parents had told you that a fellow named Yeshua had come some 50 years ago, with great promises of […]

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View from the Mishkan – 11/10/2015

The View from the Mishkan

Son of David, Have Mercy! Part 2 Mattityahu 9:27-32 tells a story about a couple of blind men who called out for help. Find out why they thought that was a reasonable thing to do, and what they expected to happen. This episode contains a lot of review, talking about solid Bible study approaches. We’ll finish up this story in […]

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View from the Mishkan – 10/27/2015

The View from the Mishkan

Hope and Courage for the Family of Ya’ir We conclude the story recorded in Mattityahu 9:18-26. There’s a lot happening there, especially when we integrate the details available in parallel passages from the other synoptic Gospels. What is the significance of the number 12, anyway??? http://mishkandavid.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015-10-27_Mishkan.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Hebrews–The End of Judaism?

I apologize if I seem to be redundant in my presentation of the current state of Hebrews studies. My original intention was to identify some whys and wherefores, and then jump right into the text. However, I keep coming across these amazing statements by previous authors–statements that reflect gross misunderstanding of the material, and which can only arise through the […]

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Introduction to Messianic Midrash

At the time of this writing, I am currently teaching through the letter to the Hebrews for an organization called the “Coalition for Torah Observant Messianic Congregations” (CTOMC). Each Wednesday night at 8:00 Eastern Time, we spend about 90 minutes talking about the theme and literary style of this very important letter. As I prepared for teaching through this letter, […]

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Introducing Our Newest Series

Our Next “Big Thing”— Sefer Ivrim (The Book of Hebrews) If you have been following the Mishkan David for any amount of time, you will have noticed that we focus largely on teaching the significance of controversial Biblical texts from a Messianic Perspective. We have articles on gnosticism, supercessionism, historical perspective, rabbinic midrash, and other foundational assumptions that affect how […]

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Parsha Re’eh 5773

Campfire Torah 5773 Parsha Re’eh “See!”   Last time we were together, Moshe emphasized the positive outcomes that we will receive for obedience to the suzerain treaty that our fathers signed onto with Adonai, our God. He closed out with assurances that we will be unbeatable as long as we go in the way of Hashem, and follow his instructions. […]

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