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Zerah Torah Limmod

Genesis 23.1 - 20


The Wrong Marriage Partner


By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


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We offer this discussion in the loving memory of Mr and Mrs Belk, Mrs Martha Reynolds and Gary lee ben Ethel Channah, and Donald Wayne ben Ethel Channah  and Stephen ben Martha may they rest in peace and may their memory be for good and may they be elevated in the heavens.  May those who study with us and give charity in their memory be richly blessed.



Genesis 24.1 - 4

And Abraham was old, and well advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Put, I beg you, your hand under my thigh;   And I will make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live;   But you shall go to my country, and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.


When Abraham sent Eliezer, the head servant of his household to find a  wife for Isaac, he was 40 years old.  How do we know this?


Genesis 17.17

Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him who is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear? 


Genesis 21.5

And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born to him. 


Genesis 23.1

 And Sarah was a hundred and twenty seven years old; these were the years of the life of Sarah.


Now it requires a little addition and logic to figure this out.


Sarah was a 127 when she died.  How old was Abraham?  Abraham was 137 years old.  How old was Isaac/  Isaac was 37 years old. When Isaac was offered as a sacrifice how old was he?  He was 37 years old.  He was NOT a little child.  How do we know this? 


Genesis 22.19 -

 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived at Beersheba.  And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she has also born children to your brother Nahor;   Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,  And Kesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.  And Bethuel fathered Rebekah;


And it came to pass after these things...,i.e after Isaac was offered as a sacrifice...



Again Abraham is 137.  Isaac is 37.  Rebekah is just born. Three years later Isaac marries Rebekah when she is only 3 years old.  To Young? Think about the age Jacob's sons watched his flocks.  How old were they? Jacob worked for seven years, Genesis 29.20. He married Leah, Genesis 29.21-27. The following week he married Rachel.  He fathered 11 sons and 1 daughter during his second seven years. His oldest son Reuvein was only six years old when he guarded his family flocks... 


Genesis 24.67

And Isaac brought her to his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.


Genesis 25.20

And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah for his wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Padan-Aram, the sister to Laban the Aramean.


Genesis 25.24 - 26

And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.  And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.   And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.


Isaac was 60 and his wife, Rebekah was 23. 


We return to the point Abraham made with his Chief Servant. Do not take a wife for my son from  the daughters of the Canaanites..


We have several points. 

1. Isaac was 37 years old. Why did he not seek his own wife? Why did he submit to his father and to his father's servant to find him a wife?


Abraham was old and wise and blessed.  


Notice how Abraham approached the subject.  Abraham knew who he absolutely did not want for a daughter - in - law. We learn that it is fine to make a distinction for our children with regards to marriage.  It is OK to discriminate in marriage. The sanctified discriminate. When we fail to discriminate we open ourselves up for problems as I have done. The Wrong Marriage Partner can ruin you, Kaw Naw Nah Haw Raw.


Age should not be an issue in marriage.  Finding the right marriage partner should.


Please remember to check out my books at: http://www.bnti.us/books.html


Blessings, Love and Peace,


Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


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Zerah Torah Parshat

Ki Tisa

Exodus 30. - 34.35


More On The Atonement Pledge


By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


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We offer this discussion in the loving memory of Mr and Mrs Belk, Mrs Martha Reynolds and Gary Lee ben 

Ethel Channah, and Donald Wayne ben Ethel Channah  and Stephen ben Martha may they rest in peace and may their memory be for good and may they be elevated in the heavens.  May those who study with us and give charity in their memory be richly blessed.


More than twenty years ago I returned to Judaism. Returning for me was not like an on and off switch. It wasn't like today Today, I believe like Christians and tomorrow I believe like Jews.  There was some transition time between what I used to believe and what Ha Torah Teaches.  There we were some amazing minutes during this transition. There were some real strong struggles. I was taught that only Jesus could save one's soul. I believed this with all my heart for 39 years. I attended Bible College and then Seminary.  Christian teachings were rooted deeply within me.  Some of those teaching aligned with Ha Torah Teaches and other did not agree. In Parshat Ki Tisa we learn that MONEY provides an atonement. Can you imagine what a shock that was to me? 


If one has been taught all their life that only Jesus blood can atone for sin then they read Exodus 30.12 there is a collision. For me it was actually a relief.  It was so pleasing to learn an old Teaching. It was new to me, yet, it was an old teaching. Jesus and Christianity and all their doctrines did not come around for  another  thousand years.


One has to wonder how did this doctrine about Jesus mislead so many. Christians have been taught that Jews are blind. They believe God has blinded our eyes as to who Jesus is. Actually that is not true at all. Christians don't spend much  time studying the Christian Writings. If they did they would be asking their Teacher and Pastors a lot of challenging questions.  I was there. I know what goes on. I lived in that shallow life style. However, back then when I was in transition it was difficult. I couldn't see the shallowness of Christianity and the lack of real thinkers. Try talking to Christians about logic. Logic is reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity. Logic is a system of codified principles.


Let me provide just one example. I discuss this in several books, PASSOVER - Jesus Last 6 Days On Earth and A Sincere Journey Ends Without JESUS.  These books are available through http://www.bnti.us/books.html  - I discuss In Matthew 12:40.  http://www.bnti.us/books.html


The Writer Matthew quotes Jesus as saying,


'For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.'  


Now, we really don't know if Jesus said this or not. Matthew says Jesus said this. Yet, the point is, that Christians don't understand the implications of this quote!!  Has anyone stopped to add up what three days and three nights  equal? What is 3 times 24?  Can Christians add?  When did Jesus die?  How do you get three full days and three full nights and 72 hours from late Friday to just before sunrise on Sunday? IT DOES NOT WORK... Christians don't care.  They believe.  Christians accept what they read is true. It does not matter that there are not three full days and three full nights between Friday evening and early Sunday morning.  They believe that even though there is only one day it's actually three. They believe that even though there are only two nights it's actually three nights.  Christians say they have the truth. WHAT IS TRUTHFUL ABOUT THIS?  Christians say Jews are blind. Who is looking the other way here?  This is NOT close!! Christians can believe all they want that 36 hours equals 72 hours but we know differently.  There are so many places where Christians are so very shallow... so empty... so clueless... I WAS THERE! I was empty!  I was shallow!  I was Clueless!


So Dear Reader when I read money was an atonement pledge, this was news to me.  This was like fresh vegetables right out of the garden.  I discuss the atonement pledge in my book Mysterious SIGNS Of The Torah in EXODUS on page 113. 


Exodus 30:12

כִּי תִשָּׂא אֶת־רֹאשׁ בְּנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵל 

לִפְקֻדֵיהֶם וְנָתְנוּ אִישׁ כֹּפֶר נַפְשׁוֹ

 לַיהוָֹה בִּפְקֹד אֹתָם וְלֹא־יִהְיֶה

 בָהֶם נֶגֶף בִּפְקֹד אֹתָם:  11יג


Exodus 30:12

Take a head count of everything from Aleph to Tav of B'nei Israel to determine the amount each man shall give as an atonement pledge  for his soul to The Lord when you count them and as a result there will be no plague among them when you count them.


We want to center on the Words אִישׁ כֹּפֶר Eesh Coh Fehr, meaning Man's Atonement Pledge.  Man's Atonement Pledge is represented by a half shekel coin for each man above the age of twenty.   Each man brought a half shekel as an atonement for his soul.  אִישׁ כֹּפֶר Eesh Coh Fehr, is the Gematria of 611.  The Gematria for תּוֹרָה Torah / Law, meaning the 613 Commands of Ha Torah of the Law is also 611.  This tells us that obeying, i.e. Observing the 613 Commands of Ha Torah is and atonement for our soul. 


May our learning be expanded,


Blessings, Love and peace.


Dr. Akiva Gamliel




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The Gospel Writers each offer a different perspective of Jesus last six days on Earth. They differ some.  It can be quite interesting and very challenging. Each goes to great measure sharing about Jesus last six days on earth. About 30 percent of Matthew, 33 percent of Mark, 30% of Luke and 40% of John share their individual views of the history of Jesus last six days of Jesus Life on Earth. The reader will learn a great deal of what happened from mornng to evening during the last six days of Jesus life on earth.


If you believe in Jesus this book will be very challenging. I started on this Journey almost 30 years ago with a desire to give my Baptist Congregation a historical view of Jesus last six days on earth. Since then I have returned to Judaism. I share some of the untold stories and fill in some of the blank pages... My journey can be of great help to you if you discern there are problems with the story the story the Christian Writers tell of Jesus last six days on earth.


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