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Prepare the Way of Hashem

Articles by Hanoch Ben Keshet  וידבר ה' אלי לאמר: אתה חִצִּי הברור, החבוי באשפתי, ויריתיך ביום פקודה.

Ezekiel, Yohanan Ben Zechariah and Messiah Yeshua: Partners in Israel's Kingdom Purification?

This brief article provides a concise introduction
to the more in-depth studies at the following three links.

Ezekiel 36:25-27 as the Besorah for Israel: Evidence and Implications

A peer-reviewed article that explores the likelihood that Eze 36:25-27
was knowingly inaugurated by Yohanan Ben Zechariah and Messiah Yeshua.
Appeared in Kesher, a Journal of Messianic Judaism.
Issue 25, summer 2011

Yohanan Ben Zechariah and Ezekiel 36:25: Evidence for the Origin of the Messianic Water Rite

Examines in greater detail three main topics:
First commonwealth purification practices from which Eze 36:25 was derived;
Jewish usage of the Greek word baptizo (βαπτίζω) in the LXX, Philo and Josephus;
and Yohanan's activity as an eschatological prophet to Israel.
2013

The Circumcision's Evangelion

Reviews Paul's concept of the circumcision's evangelion vis--vis the uncircumcision's evangelion which was entrusted to his apostolic oversight. The conclusion is that Paul never diminished or dismissed the distinctiveness between Israel and the nations, though both have access to Heaven's Holy of Holies via trust in Messiah Yeshua.
2013

Messiah Yeshua and Ezekiel 36:26-27: New Covenant Regeneration and Renewing

Reviews the reality and operation of the Ruach Hakodesh in the Tanakh and the New Covenant writings and explores "the promise of the Father" which Yeshua told his followers to await. This article argues that the inner transformational activity promised Israel by Yohanan and performed by Messiah Yeshua is based directly on Ezekiel 36:26-27.
אי"ה   2014

Prepare the Way of the L-rd!

Essays on Water Baptism and Spirit Baptism,
Ezekiel 36:25-27, Joel 2:28-32, and Jewish Expectations of the First Century.

Copyright 2006

Does Messianic Judaism Have a Part in Rebuilding the Temple?

A three part exploration of the responsibilities of Yeshua-believing Jews toward the Temple in Jerusalem.
Israel's Obligation to the Makom
Hebrews and the Third Temple
Messiah Yeshua and Rebuilding the Temple
2013

Seven Empires

A combination of historical atlas that lays out the history of the Middle East through more than 35 maps
and an investigation into seven key prophecies that identify the end-time kingdoms of the Middle East.
1993, revised 1995
Prepared for the Internet, 2000
Revised 2005