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Rabbi Yochanan ben Avraham
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  • Oroville, CA
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Do you consider yourself a:
Messianic Jew
Books I consider Canonical:
Tanak (Old Testament), Ketuvim Netzarim (New Testament)
Favorite version of Scriptures:
Other
About me:
I live in Northern California with my wife and one of my two adult sons. I am a messianic rabbi at Temple Beth HaSHem and provost of Yeshiva Beth HaShem

I am the owner and author of JewToo.org where I post many studies on Messianic Judaism.

My beliefs differ in various respects from many who apply these various terms to their beliefs. I believe what I find revealed in the scriptures and by the Ruach HaKodesh of HaShem. I realize that we are all "gazing into a darkened glass" seeking the Light and hence I respect all people who sincerely seek Truth whether we agree on the details or not and I always open to deeper insights and understandings.

After years of in depth study into many of the world's religions (including converting into several of them to understand them from the inside) I have determined to my satisfaction that biblical religion under the reforms established by Adon Y'shua HaNatzrati (Master Jesus of Nazareth) and his talmidim (students) is the Way of the One God.

I chose "Nazarene Israelite" from the listed choices, but Noahide Nazarene is my handle of choice. "Nazarene Israelite" is an appropriate term I think because we Gentiles have been "grafted" onto the Tree of Israel. I consider the name "Jew" and "Judaism" to be correctly reserved for practitioners of that established religion.

As for my favorite translation of the Scriptures... I love the Authorized King James version, the beauty of the language and its basic devotion to the Textus Receptus. When doing in depth studies I often use it along with various reference works to confirm the translations.
For reading I like the Complete Jewish Bible.
Marital Status
Married
Interests:
Studying the Holy Scriptures, writing studies on their teachings, writing the curriculum for Yeshiva Beth HaShem sharing with others who are interested.

Watching politics, noting the prophetic connections and discussing these with others. I am convinced that the coming of Moshiach is imminent and I find the prophecies both timely and intriguing.
What is your favorite Book of the Scriptures?
Job
What is your favorite verse?
There are several that really speak to me:
Job chapters 38-42
All of Romans 11.
John 4:22
John 3:17
Micah 6:6-8
Psalm 110
What is your favorite quote? (From Scripture or elsewhere)
Psalms 82:
1 A psalm of Asaf: Elohim [God] stands in the divine assembly; there with the elohim [judges], he judges: 2 "How long will you go on judging unfairly, favoring the wicked? (Selah) 3 Give justice to the weak and fatherless! Uphold the rights of the wretched and poor! 4 Rescue the destitute and needy; deliver them from the power of the wicked!" 5 They don't know, they don't understand, they wander about in darkness; meanwhile, all the foundations of the earth are being undermined. 6 "My decree is: 'You are elohim [gods, judges], sons of the Most High all of you. 7 Nevertheless, you will die like mortals; like any prince, you will fall.'" 8 Rise up, Elohim, and judge the earth; for all the nations are yours.
How did you hear of NazareneSpace?
Was invited via e-mail by James Trimm

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Is Y'shua God? A Consideration of Colossians One and Related Texts

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 1:13pm 81 Comments





The Earth belongs to HaShem

"The Earth Belongs to HaShem and the Fullness Thereof."

Is Y'shua God?

A Consideration of Colossians One and Related Texts

By Yochanan ben Avraham (John of AllFaith) 01.24.10 (last updated 7.5.10)

Short answer: No.
Y'shua is "the…
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The Return of Y'shua and Psalms 110: Understanding Y'shua as Cohen Gadol and Moshiach

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 10:27am 0 Comments



The Earth belongs to HaShem

"The Earth Belongs to HaShem and the Fullness Thereof."

The Return of Y'shua and Psalms 110:

Understanding Y'shua as Cohen Gadol and Moshiach

By Yochanan ben Avraham (John of AllFaith) 06.22.10



Psalms 110:1 A Psalm of David. HaShem said unto my lord ["adon"], Sit thou at my…
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Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 6:45am on July 7, 2010, Johan Refai said…
ShalomYochanan
I am more than thrilled and pleasedn to have you not only as a friend but more as a true brother and am really interested in reading a lot about your thoughts and hopes I like to know you truely not only virtually I speak about 10 languages tell me what you do in life and what languages you speak
Kol Tov le vracha ou le hatslacha
Johan

Ps Johan is the same as yochanan
At 7:50pm on July 7, 2010, Cliff Tucker said…
Yochanan, a pleasure to get acquainted. Thanks for the invite.
At 9:28pm on July 7, 2010, Wendy Jones said…
Thank you for the invite and welcome to Nazarenespace. I have been on here for a few months now and truly love reading posts and discussions of all types, look forward to some of your writings. :) Shalom.
At 10:02pm on July 7, 2010, James Trimm said…
At 10:05pm on July 7, 2010, James Trimm said…
At 10:48pm on July 7, 2010, James Trimm said…
Thank you for your kind words.
At 3:31pm on July 8, 2010, Rabbi Yochanan ben Avraham said…
Thanks for these links to your studies James.
I comment on them on the pages so wont do so again here. I do not think the case for the deity of made on them however.

I share my understandings on this matter here:
http://nazarenespace.ning.com/profiles/blogs/is-yshua-god-a-consideration?xg_source=activity

And would be interested in your thoughts.

Shalom
At 6:28pm on July 9, 2010, Rabbi Yochanan ben Avraham said…
I'm not interested in Rev. Moon's claims but thanks.
At 8:30pm on July 11, 2010, Jim Wright said…
Hello Yochanan -

I just acepted your friend invite and would like to invite you to examine my website.

Here is a good place to start:

http://www.lumberguy.net/359Satansnumber.html

Welcome to Nazarene Space

Many Blessings -

Jim Wright

http://www.lumberguy.net/index.html
At 4:02am on July 26, 2010, Wendy Jones gave Rabbi Yochanan ben Avraham a gift

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