ONLINE BIBLES, APPS, AND STUDY TOOLS
BibleGateway is a free site that offers the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) and the New Revised Standard Bible (NRSV) that we use at Beit Lechem. See the CJB and NRSV side by side here. Bible Gateway also has an app for your phone and audio Bibles for download. For a small monthly fee, you can get access to several dictionaries and reference books that would cost many hundreds of dollars to purchase.
BibleHub also has a free app. Unlike BibleGateway, it does not offer the CJB or the NRSV (so we recommend the ESV or NASB). However, every verse is linked to many free study tools, such as Strong’s dictionary and concordance, commentaries, cross references, and more.
In our Shadows of Messiah Bible study, we have learne Save & Exit d that translations of the Hebrew Scriptures into Aramaic known as Targumim (plural for Targum) reveal the Jewish Messiah throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Read more about the Targum at these links below.
Targum entry in the Jewish Encyclopedia: The Jewish view of the Targum.
Memra entry in the Jewish Encyclopedia: The Jewish understanding of the Memra, Logos, and Word of the Lord.
One In Messiah article on the Memra in the Targum, with sample passages throughout the Hebrew Scriptures.
Word of the Lord in the Targum: An awesome compilation of passages in various Targumim that include the Word of the Lord (Memra).
Advanced Targum Research
Targum resources from the Hebrew Union College
Aramaic Targumim Search: Search multiple Targumim in Aramaic (Hint: using the Chrome browser, you can right click on the page and translate the Aramaic to English. This will give a good idea of what the passage says.)
Attached below you will see a short two minute video by the organization, First Fruits of Zion who are the producers of Torah Club. If you can take a couple of minutes to watch this introduction, getting familiar with the concepts and objectives of the course, you will find an incredible opportunity to engage and dive deeper in our weekly Torah portions, being blessed with deeper knowledge, and wisdom and understanding of G-d’s Word. It is also an incredible opportunity to fellowship, midrash, discuss the portion, get to know one another, grow together and encourage one another in each other’s walk. Members who have spoken from their personal experiences have shared that being involved in this course has heightened their understanding of not just Torah, but also the writings of the New Testament and the Prophets. Even more importantly to add, growth and Godly living, preparedness for this world now, and the world to come (the Messianic Kingdom) when Yeshua reigns. Baruch Hashem! So please take a couple of minutes to watch the link below. https://youtu.be/HMNXgDXNa-A
If you are interested in finding out how to attend, you can contact:
Fred Sornoso (Monterey Park area Torah Club)
Lori Rutherford (Whittier area Torah Club)
If neither of these are local to you, the First Fruits of Zion has an incredible search tool for other nearby Torah Clubs:
Remain blessed Chaverim!
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We are located just 1 block from the Florence exit off the 5 and 605 freeways. We share the building with Redeemer Covenant Church.Address: 10801 Fairford Ave., Downey, CA 90241Email: email@example.comPhone: 562-419-2069
Every Saturday (except the last Saturday of the month and special holiday services)*:
• Service: 10:00 a.m.
• Oneg (Fellowship Lunch): 11:30 - 12:30
• Midrash (Bible Study): 12:30 - 1:30
• Havdalah (Closing of Shabbat): 4:00 - 5:30
*Erev Shabbat: On the last Shabbat of the month, service followed by oneg begins on Friday night at 7 pm.
*No service or Bible study is held on the last Saturday of the month. Please check our calendar for current event dates and times.