Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew Podcast

Rembrandt's Head of Christ

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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Podcast Episodes

Matthew 3:10-15

By Tim Hegg | June 1, 2020
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Episode 14 – The Ministry of Yochanan HaMatbil (John the Baptist) continued.

Matthew 3:4-9

By Tim Hegg | May 25, 2020
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Episode 13 – The Ministry of Yochanan HaMatbil (John the Baptist).

A Study on “Kingdom of Heaven” Part 2

By Tim Hegg | May 18, 2020
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Episode 12 – The second part of a study on the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven” and Matthew 3:3.

A Study on “Kingdom of Heaven” Part 1

By Tim Hegg | May 11, 2020
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Episode 11 – Matthew 3:2 and the first part of a study on the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven”.

Study on Mikveh in 1st Century Judaisms

By Tim Hegg | May 4, 2020
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Episode 10 – Excursus: Mikveh in Ancient Judaism.

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Matthew 2:19-3:2

By Tim Hegg | April 27, 2020
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Episode 9 – The Return from Egypt and Yochanan HaMatbil (John the Baptist).

Matthew 2:12-18

By Tim Hegg | April 20, 2020
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Episode 8 – The Flight to Egypt.

Matthew 2:3-11

By Tim Hegg | April 13, 2020
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Episode 7 – The Magi’s Visit.

Matthew 1:24-2:2

By Tim Hegg | April 6, 2020
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Episode 6 – The Birth of Yeshua & The Magi.

Matthew 1:18-23

By Tim Hegg | March 30, 2020
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Episode 5 – The Birth of Yeshua.

Matthew 1:8-17

By Tim Hegg | March 23, 2020
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Episode 4 – The Genealogy of Yeshua the Messiah, Part 2.

Matthew 1:1-7

By Tim Hegg | March 16, 2020
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Episode 3 – The Genealogy of Yeshua the Messiah, Part 1.

Introduction to Matthew Part 2

By Tim Hegg | March 9, 2020
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Episode 2 – An Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew which covers an overview of the book, the Hebrew Matthews, authorship, the date of the writing, the message of the Gospel, and an outline of this work.

Introduction to Matthew Part 1

By Tim Hegg | March 2, 2020
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Episode 1 – An Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew which covers an overview of the book, the Hebrew Matthews, authorship, the date of the writing, the message of the Gospel, and an outline of this work.

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Rembrandt's Head of Christ

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)