Shavuot – The Feast of Pentecost

Today was Pentecost (in Australia, on my calendar.)

J-M's History Corner

Today (for me – in Australia) is the Feast of Shavuot, known in English as Pentecost.  Most probably celebrate it on a different date; see Feast Calendar and Yom Teruah – The Feast of Trumpets for an explanation of my calendar.  See also Does the Torah Still Apply? for why this feast wasn’t done away with by Yeshua/Jesus.

The Biblical instructions for this feast are:

15 “You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering.16 You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to the Lord.17 You shall bring from your dwelling places two loaves of bread to be waved, made of two tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour, and they shall be baked…

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Show Yourself!

Blockbusters Reviewed

Racheal and I are singing once again – this time the song “Show Yourself” from the movie Frozen II, which in the movie is sung by Idina Menzel’s character Queen Elsa. We had a lot of fun!

Our brother Zac provided the music, and sits in the background – providing comic expressions and interjections. At one point, you can hear our young siblings fighting in the background (not unusual). And at the end, our 3-year-old brother Edward shows up – with his lightsaber, of course.

All in all, a lot of fun!

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Refuting Myths, Misconceptions and Lies About Our Faith

Here is a collection of a few different, persistent, and very frustrating myths, misconceptions, or even outright lies that circulate in connection with Christianity.  I thought I'd gather a few into one place and set the record straight. "Constantine/the Council of Nicea invented Jesus/Jesus' divinity/the doctrine of Hell in 325 AD" Whoever came up with … Continue reading Refuting Myths, Misconceptions and Lies About Our Faith

Restored English Translation of Matthew: Chapter 6

At long last, here is my Restored English Translation (RET) of Matityahu (Matthew) chapter 6.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end. (To clarify: CHAPTER 6 1 “Take heed that you do not do your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise you have no … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Matthew: Chapter 6

More Fun Music Videos

(Sorry about the repeats.) For my inner Titanic fan: For my inner James Bond fan: For my inner Harry Potter fan: For my inner MCU fan: For my inner Star Wars fan:   … Continue reading More Fun Music Videos

Giants in America – Part 2

Part 1: From Beyond Science TV: Are giants real? At some point in our distant past, were there ancient people of enormous size that walked the earth and dominated the planet as humans now do? So much knowledge of the world’s past has been lost throughout the ages – some destroyed by war, some … Continue reading Giants in America – Part 2