Matthew 2 – Part 1 – The Wise Men From The East – Did You Know That They Were Jewish?

Matthew 2 - Part 1 - The Wise Men From The East - Did You Know That They Were Jewish?

Matthew 2 – Part 1 – The Wise Men From The East – Did You Know That They Were Jewish?

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Matthew 2 explained. In this video we will analyze the birth of Messiah and all events surrounding it. The King of the Jews is born and the wise men from the east knew it by following the star of Bethlehem.

Pharaoh learns about it and wants to know the location of His birth but all his magicians and sorcerers were not able to prophesy it correctly.

A careful study on Matthew 2, Part 1.

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R. Baruch is the senior lecturer at the Zera Avraham Institute based in Israel. He also appears on the Israeli Television program Pdut L’amo where he teaches each week from the Bible (This program is in Hebrew). A similar Bible Study program in English is broadcast on numerous television networks across the United States, Europe, and Africa. Many of his lectures are available in the forms of video, audio and written on Pdut.org (Hebrew) and LoveIsrael.org (English).

Baruch holds a PhD in Jewish Studies. His dissertation was in the translation techniques of the Septuagint. Baruch has been married for over 30 years to his wife, Rivka, and they have three adult children. The Kormans live in Israel.

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7 thoughts on “Matthew 2 – Part 1 – The Wise Men From The East – Did You Know That They Were Jewish?

  1. mamoako

    .*25:00.* Surrender to God (His Will) to know his presence and guidance in your life

    August 8, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  2. mamoako

    .*23:38.* We can never be successful in our plans that goes against the Will of God

    August 8, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  3. mamoako

    .*13:52.* Be interested in God's plan for your life and not what you want to do.

    August 8, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  4. Bible Translator

    My personal Translation.
    1 Now when JESUS was born in Bethlehem of Judæa in the days of King Herod the great,
    behold! Wizards from the Orient arrived in Jerusalem,
    2 saying: Where is the King of the Jews who has been born? For we observed his Star in the
    East, and are come to kneel down before him.
    3 And in hearing these things, Herod the King was shocked, and the whole of Jerusalem with
    him.
    4 And congregating all Archpriests & Scribes of the public, he demanded from them where
    CHRIST should be born.
    5 And so they said unto him: In Bethlehem of Judæa; for thus it is written in the Prophecy:
    6 Even thou O Bethlehem, in the Kingdom of Judah, art in no wise the weakest amongst the
    Clans of Judah; for out of thee shall come forth the Monarch, who shall govern Israel, my
    people.
    7 Then Herod, had the Wizards summoned in secrecy, and he ascertained from them the date
    of the Star's phenomenon.
    8 And sending them into Bethlehem, he said: Go thither & investigate the exact whereabouts of
    the infant; and when ye have found him, send me an errand, so that I may come & pay homage
    to him as well.
    9 And so, having listened to the King, they journeyed onwards; and lo! The Star, which they had
    seen in the East, it was moving in front of them so that it approached, and stood above the
    dwelling where the infant was.
    10 And after observing the Star, they cheered merrily very loud.
    11 And when they were entered into the adobe, they beheld the infant with Mary his mother, and
    bowing down low, they adored him. And uncovering their hidden treasures, they bestowed unto
    him gifts; pure gold, bitterest myrrh, and white incense.
    12 And whilst sleeping, the Wizards received a dream warning them that they should not reply
    to Herod; so they left, returning to their homeland along a different route.
    13 And after their departure, behold! An Angel of our Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream,
    saying: Awakening, take the infant, and his mother, and runaway into Ægypt, and live there until
    I bring thee word! For the future holds that Herod will seek the infant to assassinate him.
    14 Then rising up in the night, he took the infant & his mother, and fled for Ægypt;
    15 and they remained there unto the time of Herod's death; this event fulfilled what was spoken
    through the Prophet from the LORD, saying: I have called my Son out of Ægypt.
    16 Then Herod, perceiving that the Wizards had misled him, went manically irate, and he
    commanded to have every infant boy living in Bethlehem, and in all the neighboring settlements,
    massacred, from two years of age & under; according to the date, which he had forsought from
    the Wizards.
    17 These things fulfilled what was spoken through the Prophet Jeremiah, saying:
    18 In the highlands a voice is heard crying out lamentations, and great mourning; Rachel
    bewails her sons, and is unwilling to be soothed, for they are nought.

    19 Nevertheless as Herod died, behold! An Angel of our Lord appeareth in Ægypt to Joseph
    whiles he dreamt,
    20 saying: Waking up, take the boy, and his mother, and travel into the country of Israel! Indeed
    death has come to those who warranted the child's life.
    21 So when Joseph awoke, he brought the boy & his mother, and entered into the region of
    Israel.
    22 However, after hearing that Archelaus ruled as Duke of Judæa, succeeding Herod his father,
    he feared to go further; notwithstanding, being admonished in a dream, he turned aside into the
    estates of Galilee.
    23 So having arrived, he resided in the village named Nazareth; in fulfillment of what was said
    by the Prophets: That he shall be dubbed, Of Nazareth.

    August 8, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  5. Louise Brislane

    You made me very happy as I have always believed that the wise men or sages were from the remnant who stayed in Babylon as to me it made logical sense but now you have given me the proof that I needed & the confidence to stick to my guns.
    Regards frankincense, it is very expensive to procure but it is also an excellent healer & so Mary had the means to break it down into an oil to use as a salve or could use it as a air freshener in the home to cleanse the air when people were sick. I use it myself from time to time sparingly as it is so expensive. I also have myrrh but don't use it as much, again as it is so expensive to purchase & very sticky to use. So very useful gifts to give a king.

    August 8, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  6. Rosebud4u1

    This is a excellent teaching never heard before about the Messiah as a young child.
    How as you explained certain words & symbolism my eyes were opened & things started to snap into place.
    Once you get past the syrupy christmas story & imagery, you find it so much deeper & rich with history & meaning.
    Thankyou for this great teaching again…
    It now makes perfect sense & doesn't leave you with open questions, this chapter actually when taught properly fills in ALL the gaps that many shallow Christmas sermons & stories leave you with.
    You don't need lies or fable to tell the truth, you just need scripture GD's Word to tell you truth.
    The fact for eg: Luke said "stable", but here Matthew mentions "house".. never saw that before.

    Thankyou

    August 8, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  7. Kathy James

    Thanks Dr. Baruch, for this teaching. It is really good to acknowledge and commemorate the birth of Messiah, and I can imagine the Magi “rejoicing exceedingly” with lots of music, dancing, and singing praise, and then returning home with joyful hearts to proclaim the Good News!

    August 8, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply

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