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Wednesday Study

“The Acts of the Apostles” - The Works of Those Sent Out

Like most studies on the book of Acts, this Seminar examines the background of Luke, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, and the ministries of Peter, Stephen, John, and Paul. But unlike other studies, it examines these (and many other) subjects from a perspective that makes it possible to understand what was going on in the lives of Yeshua’s first disciples who held normative, traditional Jewish theological perspectives of these events based on the Jewish thought of their time period. The modern reader will appreciate the profound implication of the “calling” to discipleship.

Moreover, if the Gospel of Luke is a record of what Yeshua “began to do and to teach” before His death—then the Book of Acts is a record of what Yeshua continued to accomplish through his disciples after his resurrection. This makes it possible for us to resolve the age-old problem of Israel’s “failed” mission to the Gentiles.

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost is incredibly significant because the text directly associates the event with a prophecy regarding events that would take place in the “last days.” The Last Days is an important theme, not only in the Hebrew Bible but in the Apostolic writings and in the rabbinic literature as well.

Pentecost, known in the Hebrew Bible as Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks, is the fourth “Feast” is a series of seven. Its meaning must be understood in terms of the redemptive significance of all seven—it is not a separate Feast. It does not represent an independent new beginning for Yeshua’s disciples, rather it represents the fulfillment of God’s original and timeless aspiration for His people, i.e., that they would be a “kingdom of priests” and a “light to the Gentiles.”

Thursday Night Study

"The Qumran Library" - Understanding the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Dead Sea Scrolls probably constitute the single most important biblically related literary discovery of the twentieth century. The Scrolls have contributed significantly to biblical scholarship in several fields: (1) the study of ancient writing and making of books/scrolls; (2) textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible; (3) linguistic studies in Hebrew and Aramaic; (4) apocryphal and pseudepigraphal studies; (5) the study of sects and groups, particularly the Essenes, within Second-Temple Period Jewry; (6) ancient methods of biblical interpretation; (7) intertestamental period history; (8) first-century doctrines and religious ideas; and (9) studies into the background of the Apostolic Writings.

Regarding “first-century doctrines and religious ideas,” the Scrolls help us understand the dynamic development of ideas having to do with the coming of the Messiah. What texts from the Hebrew Bible were applied to the coming of the Messiah? Was more than one Messiah anticipated? What was he to be like? And, what was he to do when he comes?

Shabbat Torah Study

Join Bob Gorelik every week as he studies through the Torah Parashah.
On Shabbat 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. PST.

This week’s Torah Portion (05-21-22)

Behar “On the mountain” Lev 26:1-26:2


Jer 32:6-27

Wednesday Study

Join Bob Gorelik as he studies,
“The Acts of the Apostles”
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PST.

This week (05-18-22)

Thursday Night Study

Join Bob Gorelik every week as he studies,
"The Qumran Library"
Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PST.

This week (05-19-22)

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