Judah and Joseph

In this Torah Project teaching, we closely compare and contrast the two brothers Judah and Joseph, finding in them pictures of the “outer” and the “inner” person, the seen and the unseen. As we explore in this way, we gain understandings into the human condition since we are each composed of physical and spiritual elements. As is our habit, we also make applications to the Messiah, seeing important parallels to Yeshua’s first and second comings with a little help from the 18th century Jewish sage known as the Vilna Gaon.

Visuals: Judah & Joseph Worksheet.pdf

Medios Visuales: Judas y José.pdf

Categories Genesis, Media, Torah Project | Tags: , , , , , , | Posted on December 24, 2017

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  1. by David Russell

    On December 28, 2017

    Judah and Joseph Study
    Dear Mr. Luton,
    Is there much difference between the “YHVH” rendering for G-d in Hebrew and the “YHWH” rendering? Or, the use of V vs. W. Moreover, in English translations, would Jehovah and Yahweh come from the respective four-letter rendering? Thanks for the Hebrew lessons and connection to faith!

  2. by Heather Gibson

    On March 19, 2019

    Grant: In this teaching and the one on Genesis 38, you mentioned that Judah gave Tamar his signet, cloak, and staff. It’s probably a minor point, but I double checked the CJB, KJV, NKJV, Amplified Bible, and the JPS Torah, and every version reads signet, cord, staff. Are these bad translations? Is cloak implied in some way? Does the Hebrew read differently? I’m curious because of the comparisons you make between signet/identity, staff/authority, and cloak/protection. Thank you.

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