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What Is Truth?

This question is one of the most profound statements found in Scriptures and was actually uttered by the most unlikely of persons.

This person is named in the New Testament as Pontios Pilatos or as many would recognize him, Pontius Pilate. He was the Roman prefect (governor) of Judaea under the emperor Tiberius, from 26-36 C.E.

The circumstances occurred during the time that Yahushua the messiah was brought before Pontius Pilate by the Jewish religious leaders to exact an execution to be legally carried out by the Roman state.

The historical evidence dates this event to Abib 14, Passover day, of the year 30 C.E., corresponding to April 6, and was a Thursday.

Was it possible that Pilate was capable of grasping some sense of truth from Yahushua?

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36. Passover – Atonement on the 9th?

Although all of the evidence from Scriptures unequivocally makes “between/among the arabim (evenings)” begin at sunset and end at dark, there is one challenge made by the advocates of
System B (the Hasidic position) which must be addressed: their interpretation of Leviticus 23:26-32.

This single passage is the mainstay defense used by all of those claiming that at least one arab (evening) represents the last few hours of a day (System B and System D).

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
Though the section begins by stating that “on the tenth day of this seventh month is a Day of Atonement,” a sacred convocation, and a day of humbling, i.e., fasting,1 it later gives a statement which is popularly translated to mean: Read the rest of this entry »

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Messiah Convicted of Blasphemy

Did Yahushua the messiah in fact commit blasphemy, an alleged scriptural crime whereby he was convicted and sentenced to death by the religious leaders of Judaea?

Was there actually any scriptural basis for the extreme hatred of Yahushua by these religious leaders resulting in their wanting Yahushua dead?

To those religious leaders who were eventually responsible for Yahushua’s conviction and death sentence, the messiah had this to say:

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

Are there any facts to indicate that Yahushua did in fact commit the scriptural crime of “blasphemy” thereby justifying his execution?

If you’re interesting in finding the answers you might want to continue reading as we proceed with our investigation.

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Motive to Murder Yahushua

Was the motive to murder Yahushua the fact that he claimed to be the messiah?

Seems like a reasonable question but is it actually true?

Why was there such extraordinary anger and hostility directed toward Yahushua the messiah by the religious leaders? What actually caused this hostility which resulted in the death sentence for the messiah?

Could it be that there was something else going on with Yahushua that led to his unlawful murder?

Could that “something else” have something to do with Yahushua using the sacred name Yahweh?

If you’re interested in finding out the truth of the matter, it is highly suggested that you continue reading on as we begin our investigation of the facts.

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Sabbath or Sunday Resurrection? Part 2

Assisting us in putting together the various facts pointing to Yahushua’s resurrection on the first day of the week (Sunday) is the important story found in Luke 24.

After giving the account of the women coming to the tomb of Yahushua on the first day of the week, just before daybreak, and finding the tomb empty (vs. 1-8), it continues by saying that the women immediately went to the apostles and other disciples to report their findings (vs. 9-10).

These people disbelieved the women, but Keph (Peter) rose up and went to the tomb to see for himself. Finding their testimony true, he returned home wondering about what had happened (vs. 11-12).

Road to Emmanus
We next read:

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Sabbath or Sunday Resurrection? Part 1

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The general position of the many present-day followers of Yahweh is that Yahushua the messiah was resurrected on the seventh day Sabbath.

For them, it seems that the idea of the messiah being resurrected on the first day of the week (Sunday), which would also coincide with the Christian holiday of Easter, is just too repugnant to consider.

Besides, even the term Christian is offensive to many of these individuals. Throw in the Roman Catholic Church for most of the blame and now you’re really working up a nasty brew!

Is there any way to actually determine the exact day of the week that Yahushua the messiah was resurrected on?

When the evidence is properly evaluated, this study will provide proof which will demonstrate that the true day of Yahushua’s resurrection is fully attainable. 

Jonah
First, Yahushua tells the scribes and Pharisees that the only sign of his messiahship that would be given to an evil and adulterous generation is “the sign of Jonah the prophet.”

For even as the prophet Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish three days and three nights, so will the son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. (Matthew 12:38-40; see Luke 11:29-30)

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