Glimpse into Early Christian Practice and Belief
Toby Janicki is the author of the new book published by Vine of David, The Way of Life, an important translation and Messianic Jewish commentary on the Didache. We learn from Toby in this video why he believes the Didache is such an important work, specifically in terms of some of the practices mentioned in the text that traces back directly to Jewish traditions.
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The special prayer that our Master taught his disciples can be found in both Matthew 6 and Luke 11. The wording of each varies slightly, but both contain the mysterious Greek word epiousion, the word conventionally translated “daily” as in “daily bread.” So what is “daily bread” really?
Testimony of the Jewish Messiah
Chaim Yedidiah Pollak (1854-1916), better known as “Lucky,” published the first edition of his Hebrew journal entitled Edut LeYisra’el (Testimony to Israel) in 1888. A pioneer of Messianic Judaism a century ahead of his time, Lucky used the journal to actively promote a faith in the Messiah firmly rooted in traditional Jewish practice and interpretation.
Yeshua taught his followers that those who keep the commandments and teach others to do so will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Is there a ranking system in the afterlife? Ancient Jewish literature provides us with a key to interpretation, based on a mysterious verse in Daniel.