QEHAL HA-ELOHIM HA-CHAY


Qehal ha-Elohim ha-Chay

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DISCLAIMER: THE ESSAYS BELOW THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN DIRECT LINKS TO WEB PAGES (WITH ONE EXCEPTION) HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY A MEMBER OF THE LIVING CHURCH OF GOD, CHARLOTTE, NC. THEY HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THIS PAGE DUE TO THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK THEY HAVE RECEIVED FROM MINISTERS AND MEMBERS OF THE LIVING CHURCH OF GOD AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. THIS FEEDBACK IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS OFFICIAL BACKING OF THE CONTENTS OF THESE ESSAYS BY THE LIVING CHURCH OF GOD OR ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION. THE CONTENT OF THE ESSAYS IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE AUTHOR, WHO HAS DONE HIS BEST TO MAKE THEM BIBLICALLY AND HISTORICALLY ACCURATE.

N.B.: "QEHAL HA-ELOHIM HA-CHAY" (קהל האלהים החי) IS A LITERAL BACK-TRANSLATION OF "THE LIVING CHURCH OF GOD" INTO BIBLICAL AND CLASSICAL HEBREW. HOWEVER, THE LIVING CHURCH OF GOD IS NEITHER A "HEBRAIC ROOTS" CHURCH NOR A "MESSIANIC JEWISH" ORGANIZATION. (THE ORIGINAL "NEW TESTAMENT" OR "NEW COVENANT CHURCH OF GOD", AS ENGLISH-SPEAKERS NORMALLY THINK OF IT, ALSO WAS NEITHER.) BY ITS VERY NAME, IN NEW TESTAMENT GREEK AND IN THE HEBREW IDIOM ON WHICH IT DRAWS, "THE CHURCH OF GOD" CONSIDERED ITSELF THE HEIR OF MOSES AS WELL AS OF JESUS CHRIST, YET IT RESOLUTELY REJECTED "THE TRADITION OF THE ELDERS" THAT EVENTUALLY BECAME RABBINIC JUDAISM. ITS CULTURAL MILLEU WAS THE HELLENO-ROMAN WORLD, NOT JUST JUDEA AND THE JEWISH DIASPORA.

THIS AUTHOR IS KEENLY INTERESTED IN THE "READING TRADITION" OF HEBREW SCRIPTURE (FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE HIS WEB SITE ON THE LATE SUZANNE HAIK-VANTOURA'S WORK, THE MUSIC OF THE BIBLE REVEALED) AND IN THE "SEMITIC BACKGROUND" OF THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT, INCLUDING TRANSLATIONS OF THE GREEK TEXT INTO CLASSICAL HEBREW. THESE AND RELATED ISSUES ARE THE CHIEF CONCERN OF THIS WEB SITE.

THE SYMBOL OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT WITH THE NAME "THE LIVING CHURCH OF GOD" BACK-TRANSLATED INTO GRAMMATICALLY AND IDIOMATICALLY CORRECT BIBLICAL HEBREW RELATES CLOSELY TO THE THEME OF SEVERAL OF HIS ESSAYS, AND ALSO TO THE FUNDAMENTAL VIEW OF THE LIVING CHURCH OF GOD AND ITS HISTORICAL ANCESTORS (GOING BACK TO HIGH ANTIQUITY) REGARDING THE NATURE OF GOD'S GOVERNMENT OVER MAN AND HOW IT WORKS WITH HIS PEOPLE INDIVIDUALLY AND CORPORATELY.


INTRODUCTION

ESSAYS IN PDF

LITERATURE IN PDF

WEB LINKS

THE BIBLICAL BASIS OF THE SACRED CALENDAR (PART 1)

THE BIBLICAL BASIS OF THE SACRED CALENDAR (PART 2)

THE CHURCH OF GOD, MESSIANIC JUDAISM AND GENTILE CHRISTIANITY

GENESIS 6:9: "PERFECT IN HIS GENERATIONS..."

THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF GOD'S GOVERNMENT

SHOULD WE WEAR TASSELS TODAY?

"THESE ARE THE FEASTS OF THE ETERNAL..."

"THIS IS MY NAME FOREVER..."

THE TYPOLOGY OF JESUS OUR PASSOVER

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THE MIDI FILE USED ON THIS WEB SITE HAS BEEN RETUNED TO "JUST TUNING" USING THE FOLLOWING FREEWARE...

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