Miracles At Sinai, FINAL EPISODE

FINAL EPISODE: Schooling the Scholars

This week (April 5) on Shabbat Night Live, learning the history of the Exodus at a university level is great, but who’s teaching the class? What biases do they have?

Instead, why not learn from Torah-observant believers who have actually been to Mt. Sinai, have seen the evidence first hand, and will grant you college credit hours for it — all from home? Dr. Miles Jones and Patrick McGuire share how you can do it!

Watch the episode — included on this blog post.

While you watch, consider the questions below. The timeline for each discussion topic in the video is noted on each question. Post your answers in the comments section and let’s get some discussion going!

  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 14:06) How does the approach of the instructors, Miles Jones and Patrick McGuire, who teach the course on the writing of God, differ from that of traditional liberal arts education?
  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 20:52) How does the ‘Revelation of the Month Club’ work, and what opportunities does it offer for individuals interested in contributing to translating the Hebrew gospels?
  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 23:47) What is the significance of the term ‘Brit Hadashah’ in the context of the New Testament, and how does it differ from the traditional understanding of the New Testament as seen in the early Greek church’s interpretation?
  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 26:40) How does the concept of the ‘New Covenant’ described in the Freiburg manuscript differ from the traditional Greek church’s interpretation, and what implications does this have for understanding the Messianic church’s history and beliefs?
  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 31:21) What are the historical and theological implications of the Council of Nicaea’s decisions on the portrayal of Yeshua and the subsequent development of Christian doctrine?
  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 39:01) How do the changes made by the early Greek church to the original Hebraic practices and beliefs, such as the observance of feast days, affect the modern understanding and practice of Christianity?
  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 40:47) How have the translations and interpretations of key terms such as ‘Pesach’ and ‘Shabbat’ been altered in the Greek scriptures, and what impact does this have on the understanding of early Christian practices and the names used for God and the Messiah?
  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 44:59) What are the implications of the textual variations between the names ‘Bar Abbas’ and ‘Bar Raban’ in different manuscripts, and how do these variations affect the interpretation of the historical and theological context of the Gospels?
  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 51:48) How do the differences in the portrayal of the parable of the talents between the Gospels of Matthew and Luke reflect the broader issues of translation and cultural acculturation in the interpretation of biblical texts?
  • (VIDEO TIMELINE – 53:43) What are the potential consequences of altering scriptural texts, and how does the work of Dr. Miles Jones and Patrick McGuire aim to address these issues through their research on the Hebrew gospels?