Week 19 - "T'rumah" (תְּרוּמָה, Hebrew for "gift" or "offering")
This weeks Torah portion was so awesome and meaningful to me. The meaning of this week's parsha (Terumah "תְּרוּמָה") which is Hebrew for "gift" or "offering". The pictures of the Tabernacles above were the first thing I thought of when I was reading over the Torah portion this week. Over time, I've come to the conclusion that even if it seems meaningless, there is always a reason for specific details in the Bible.
Apparently, in Exodus 25 verse 5, the "Rams skins died red" were sewn together to form a protective layer of the tabernacle covering. A ram is a grown male sheep and the head of the flock. The shepherd may have one or two rams in a flock of ewes to promote uniformity. The ram is forever in the eyes of Israel as the substitute animal, faithful until death. This is because God provided a ram as a substitute for Isaac on the day when Abrahams's faith was tested and revealed. The Rams skins were died red to represent the sacrifice of a substitute.
I felt like there is a strong tie to the symbolism of that and our Messiah, as the head of the Church. Who made an offering of his life as a substitute for our life, covering us in his righteousness. He promotes uniformity in us (the body of the church) as believers, as we look to him as an example… What a wonderful love, what a wonderful God!
I also noticed an overall theme of how the study this week shows us a shadow of what's to come. Going over how preparations are made here for the temple and how it bridges the Torah portion and the portion from Brit Hadasha - God dwelling among ("אדם") man, Adam, his creation, us!!!
New Testament Portion
This is the portion ties the revelation of the end from the beginning with this week's overall theme. How it was made holy through Jesus. It's so cool how the scriptures this week from the Brit Hadasha (New Testament) this week permeates the lines that would probably would have gone completely unnoticed. Given that we read those passages back to back. So Cool!!! 🙌
Additional reading and study
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