Tim Hegg looks at the Hebrew word “kafar” and what it means. Normally translated “to cover, conceal,” by English translations when talking about God’s dealing with our sin, Hegg shows evidence that this word should more rightly be translated to “wipe away.” Hegg shows that the commonly held perspective, that “atonement” provided a temporary covering of sin, is false. But rather, this word actually carries the sense “to wipe away completely.”
Within Messianic and Hebrew Roots circles, the issue of the correct calendar comes up often. Many separate over days and times, and perhaps for some legitimate reasons. We know calendar issues were debated in the first century as well. The Qumran sect may have had a solar calendar at one period in the community’s existence. But the Temple seemed to have a calendar most agreed upon. In this article, Tim Hegg looks at the first century and what we can learn from their practice. Hegg looks at various aspects of this issue, and investigates what calendar Yeshua used. If we can determine what calendar Yeshua used, we as disciples of Yeshua should, therefore, keep the same calendar. In conclusion, Hegg suggests we as believers accept Yeshua as our model for the calendar.
Every year when the festival of Passover is approaching, people begin to ask what constitutes “leaven?” What should be cleaned out of the home? This short article looks at Rabbinical vs Biblical requirements for food during Passover…
In this article, Tim Hegg looks at the festival of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). The focus of this paper is to see how this festival is so rich in meaning for believers. As a result, Hegg shows this festival to be centered around Yeshua…
Tim Hegg looks at the Hebrew word “kefar” and what it means. Normally translated “to cover, conceal,” by English translations when talking about God’s dealing with our sin, Hegg shows evidence that this word should more rightly be translated to “wipe away.”
Why has God Given us the Mo‘adim?
For those coming to the rich blessing of Torah, the festivals are a central part. But Christianity teaches these festivals are done away with. Is there validity to these claims? In this article, Tim Hegg goes to the Scripture to investigate if the festivals are for today.