Exodus Bible Study:
T’rumah (Heave Offering/Contribution)
The Scriptures for this week’s study:
1 Kings 5:1-6:13
QUICK SUMMARY OF THIS TORAH PORTION:
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STUDIES DONE BY OTHERS:
Ardelle’s “Your Living Waters”
- The link Ardelle referred to: www.wildbranch.org
Workbook Discussion Questions:
How does this week’s Torah Portion Relate to the Haftarah and Brit Chadasha Portions?
What did you find most interesting about this week’s reading?
What is the general theme of this reading and how does it apply to our lives today?
For more details concerning the events of this week’s study, please read the following chapters of Jasher, which complement this Torah portion:
Notes From This Study:
1 Corinthians 10:11
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
11 These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
Brad Scott’s teachings on the Tabernacle:
- Ark Pt 2
- Ark Pt 3
- Shewbread Pt 2
- Menorah Pt 2
- Linen Curtains
- Loops & Clasps
- Other Curtains
- Boards & Sockets
- Two Veils
- Brazen Altar
- Brazen Altar Pt 2
- Outer Court
- Gate, etc
- Altar of Incense
- The Laver
- VIDEOS by Brad Scott: http://www.yah-tube.com/videos/scott/index.html
Immediately after King David died, his son Solomon became king of Israel. Right after that, the Scriptures tells us:
Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and married one of his daughters. He brought her to live in the City of David until he could finish building his palace and the Temple of the Lord and the wall around the city.
– 1 Kings 3:1 (NLT)
It was after doing this that God appeared to Solomon and granted his request for wisdom. He should have used that wisdom more wisely. Although he loved the Lord in the beginning of his reign, he turned away from the true path as he grew older.
Now King Solomon loved many foreign women. Besides Pharaoh’s daughter, he married women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon, and from among the Hittites. The Lord had clearly instructed the people of Israel, ‘You must not marry them, because they will turn your hearts to their gods.’ Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway. He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. And in fact, they did turn his heart away from the Lord.
In Solomon’s old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the Lord his God, as his father, David, had been. Solomon worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech, the detestable god of the Ammonites. In this way, Solomon did what was evil in the Lord’s sight; he refused to follow the Lord completely, as his father, David, had done.
On the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, he even built a pagan shrine for Chemosh, the detestable god of Moab, and another for Molech, the detestable god of the Ammonites. Solomon built such shrines for all his foreign wives to use for burning incense and sacrificing to their gods.
The Lord was very angry with Solomon, for his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.
– 1 Kings 11:1-9 (NLT) [emphasis mine]
Backing up a bit, we can see how this happened. 1 Kings 7 is the chapter that tells us that Solomon hired Hiram of Tyre(an area known for Baal worship) to build the Temple of God. That always made me curious. Chapter 8 goes on to describe the completion of the Temple and Solomon’s prayer of dedication. The next chapter reveals God’s acceptance of all that Solomon had done – but it came with a warning:
The Lord said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your petition. I have set this Temple apart to be holy—this place you have built where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart. As for you, if you will follow me with integrity and godliness, as David your father did, obeying all my commands, decrees, and regulations, then I will establish the throne of your dynasty over Israel forever. For I made this promise to your father, David: ‘One of your descendants will always sit on the throne of Israel.’ But if you or your descendants abandon me and disobey the commands and decrees I have given you, and if you serve and worship other gods, then I will uproot Israel from this land that I have given them. I will reject this Temple that I have made holy to honor my name. I will make Israel an object of mockery and ridicule among the nations.”
– 1 Kings 9:3-7 (NLT) [emphasis mine]
It is clear from the above passage that it was God who made the Temple of Solomon holy. That appears to be in spite of how it was built and by whom. That same chapter goes on to say that it took twenty years to build the Temple and Solomon’s royal palace. It was built by forced labor. Who was forced to build these things?
There were still some people living in the land who were not Israelites, including Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These were descendants of the nations whom the people of Israel had not completely destroyed. So Solomon conscripted them for his labor force, and they serve in the labor force to this day.
– Kings 9:20-21 (NLT) [emphasis mine]
Notice that it says these were the “descendants of the nations whom the people of Israel had not completely destroyed.” Those were Nephilim nations! Remember what I wrote in the Building a Pure Nation blog? Those nations came from the giant descendents of Canaan! That essentially means Solomon had Nephilim and demonsbuild the Temple and his palace through forced labor!
And here’s yet another interesting piece of the puzzle! In 1 Kings 10, the Queen of Sheba pays him a visit. After that enormous wealth begins to pour into Solomon’s kingdom. But notice how things start to go bad:
The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents
– 1 Kings 10:14 (NIV) [emphasis mine]
The photograph above was taken by Nehemia Gordon, about which he writes:
The “Temple Institute” created this replica of the Menorah which they intend to be used in the future Temple. The replica is gold-plated instead of solid gold as commanded in the Torah (Exodus 25:36, 39). It also has a stepped base instead of a tripod as in the earliest Jewish artistic representations of the Menorah. The stepped base comes from the portrayal of the Menorah on the Arch of Titus in Rome. Location: Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem.
For more information, visit his site: Project314.org
Blogs concerning keeping the Commandments:
Just Two Commandments?
What About the 613?
Still confused about the so-called 613 Commandments? Check out this amazing interactive resource
to learn more about this often seriously misunderstood issue:
Destroying Other Wretched Arguments:
Please consider watching the 7 videos Zachery Bauer of New2Torah did responding to the absurd arguments of Todd Friel’s Wretched series against the so-called Hebrew Roots Movement. Each video should play automatically after you finish watching the previous video in this playlist.
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More study resources related to the subjects of this week’s study can be found at:
Another Valuable Resource to Have:
Hebrew Alphabet Chart:
More study resources related to the subjects of this week’s study can be found at:
Also be sure to check out my show with Doug Hamp called
Quest4Truth for more interesting study and debate:
The Tribulation Protection Plan:
Exodus 34:21-24 (NLT)
21 “You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but on the seventh day you must stop working, even during the seasons of plowing and harvest.
22 “You must celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the first crop of the wheat harvest, and celebrate the Festival of the Final Harvest at the end of the harvest season. 23 Three times each year every man in Israel must appear before the Sovereign, the Lord, the God of Israel. 24 I will drive out the other nations ahead of you and expand your territory, so no one will covet and conquer your land while you appear before the Lord your God three times each year.
Leviticus 26:3-13 (NRSV)
3 If you follow my statutes and keep my commandments and observe them faithfully, 4 I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.5 Your threshing shall overtake the vintage, and the vintage shall overtake the sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and live securely in your land. 6 And I will grant peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and no one shall make you afraid; I will remove dangerous animals from the land, and no sword shall go through your land. 7 You shall give chase to your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 8 Five of you shall give chase to a hundred, and a hundred of you shall give chase to ten thousand; your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. 9 I will look with favor upon you and make you fruitful and multiply you; and I will maintain my covenant with you. 10 You shall eat old grain long stored, and you shall have to clear out the old to make way for the new. 11 I will place my dwelling in your midst, and I shall not abhor you. 12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people. 13 I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be their slaves no more; I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.
Also listen to John William Galt (the voice of the movies) reading Psalm 91: