New Testament Articles by Jeff A. Benner

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Let the Dead Bury their Dead

A major mistake that people make when interpreting the Bible is that they have no context. While pastors and teachers are often heard saying that you need to interpret the Bible based on context,
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The misunderstood "Parable of the unjust steward"

In the book of Luke is one of Yeshua's parables that have had many people scratching their head wondering what this parable is trying to teach?
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The Jews, the Greeks and the Gentiles: Who are they?

As the gospel of Yeshua's message was spreading throughout the land, mostly documented in the book of Acts, three people groups are mentioned; the Jews, the Greeks and the Gentiles. Unfortunately due to misinterpretations and mistranslations of the text, there is a lot of misunderstanding over who these people are.
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Yeshua the Son of Man

The phrase "Son of man" appears multiple times in the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament the Hebrew phrase בן אדם (ben adam) translates as "son of man" and is used for a person, any named or unnamed person.
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The Great Command

"Master, which is the great commandment in the law?" This question is posed by a Pharisee to Yeshua. Before we can understand Yeshua's answer, we must first understand the question correctly.
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Yeshua and the Pharisees

This passage has often been debated by Torah observant believers and their attitude toward Rabbinic Judaism. The Rabbis are the descendents (not physically) of the Pharisees and as this passage appears to say that the followers of Yeshua are to do and observe all that they, the Pharisees and Rabbis, say to do and observe.
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The Rich Man

Yeshua's answer to the question "what must I do to obtain eternal life" is simply answered by "keep the commandments". Yeshua is clearly making the correlation between the commandments of Torah and life. Notice that the original question was about how to enter "eternal life"...
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Understanding Law in Romans and Galatians

This passage, and many others like it, has a very negative view of "law". One of the most misunderstood words in Shauls writings is the Greek word nomos (law), equivalent to the Hebrew word "Torah". When reading Shaul, we find what appear to be contradictions within his own writings...
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The Two Covenants

The covenant of law is like the relationship between a master and the servant. God is the master and those in this covenant relationship are servants to him and must obey him. If the servant disobeys he is punished or executed.
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The Torah of Righteousness

The Hebrew word "Torah" is usually translated into the English word "Law". Because of this translation there is a great misunderstanding of what "Torah" truly is. "TORAH IS NOT LAW". When we use the word "law" we assume a certain meaning...
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