Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew Podcast
A verse-by-verse study with TorahResource President and Instructor, Tim Hegg.
The Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew Podcast is an extensive and in depth study which examines this important book from a different perspective. Tim Hegg approaches the text from the understanding that Yeshua did not “do away with” the Law (Torah), but rather, upheld and preached it. Hegg separates from the traditional Christian view of the Tanach (Old Testament), putting Yeshua back into a 1st Century, Jewish context. Each week, Tim Hegg will take listeners through verse-by-verse lessons in the Messianic Jewish Gospel of Matthew. Join us!
These audio sessions were recorded during Shabbat Services at Beit Hallel, a congregation of believers in Yeshua the Messiah, located in Tacoma, Washington.
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Why Rembrandt’s “Head of Christ”?
This particular painting was selected for this podcast because Rembrandt’s depictions of Yeshua (Jesus) were not like the Christs seen in the paintings of other famous artists; who would typically portray Him with European characteristics. Rembrandt properly gave the Hebrew Messiah a look that was Middle Eastern. In fact, it is believed that Rembrandt used a young Sephardic Jew as his model for these particular paintings. The Netherlands is known to have a large Sephardic community and Rembrandt did most of his famous work while living in Amsterdam.
See: Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus: Putting Judaism Back in the Picture, Bernard Starr, Huffington Post, 08/19/2013 (Updated 12/06/17)