Tag Archives: Remez

For if They Do These Things in a Green Tree, What Shall Be Done in the Dry?

Luke 23:31: “For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”  This is an excellent example of a verse that is almost unintelligible in the Greek in which it has been preserved.  … Continue reading

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Out of Egypt I called My Son (Exodus Part 5) in context of Remez

We’ve previously noted that the great rabbis or sages taught according to teaching techniques later known as “Pardes.”  Pardes stood for peshat, remez, drash (or midrash), and sod. We’ve looked at many remez, or remezim (plural) probably the most on … Continue reading

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Are You the Coming One and Learning to Surrender; Scripture Kung Fu Friday!

One of the most brilliant remezim or kesher connections takes place in Matthew 11 in a conversation between Jesus and John the Baptizer.  If you remember from the first ever Scripture Kung Fu posting, a ‘remez’ or ‘kesher connection’ is … Continue reading

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The Math of Forgiveness; Jesus + Lamech = ?

Today I wanted to talk about a passage that has absolutely confused and puzzled many pastors, teachers and Bible commentary writers.  It has to do with a fascinating discussion between Jesus and Peter in Matthew 18:22. Peter asks, “Lord, how … Continue reading

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From The Lips of Children and Infants, You Have Ordained Praise (Remez/Kesher part 2). Scripture Kung Fu Friday!

When the children shouted “Hosanna” to Jesus in the temple and the chief priests and teachers of the law became indignant (Matt. 21:15), Jesus responded by quoting Psalm 8:2: “From the lips of children and infants, you have ordained praise.” … Continue reading

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Scripture Kung Fu Fridays: The Son of Man Came To Seek and Save The Lost

The sages or rabbis of ancient Israel used a variety of techniques to teach and interpret the text.  Some of these techniques remind me of “battle raps” or “scripture kung fu,” if you will. I’ll take a look at an … Continue reading

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