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What was the only thing "not good" during God's Creation?
That Adam was alone, was "not good". This did not mean that it was mediocre or less then desirable, but that it was the WORST POSSIBLE SITUATION.
The Age of Marriages
Boys-1 mo after Barmitsvah
Girls-1mo after age of 12
(boys ideally no later then age 18)
A boy was not called a man until he was was only then that he deserved the title
'male and female created He them, and blessed them and called thier name Adam.
The hebrew word for parent, derived from 'yareh', which means teaching, instruction, and direction.
Torah-First five books of the Bible
it not only means "law", but also "teaching". Can be traced to the Hebrew word meaning "to shoot an arrow", or "hit the mark".Thus we can say, that "torah" is God's teaching, hitting the mark of man's needs, including his need to know who God is and what his righteousness looks like.
In the first 5 books
there are 5,845 verses of which the Law of Moses Derives. In this the Jews found 613 statutes
"Shema" (pronounced as Shma)
Duetoronomy 6:4-5 is called the Shema.It means Hear! or Listen! or Pay Attention! This is the scripture Christ quoted when asked which of the 613 commandments was most important.
Duetoronomy 6:4-5
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, is One Lord. And thou shalt love the Lord with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."
The Shema was written on parchment and placed in the mezuza which was fixed on the doorpost.
Using a Child's Curiosity as a Educational Tool
In Joshua 4:4-6 a representative from each of the 12 tribes was to take a stone from a dry riverbed (where a miracle had just taken place) and to pile them up together so that "when your children ask their fathers in time to come saying 'what mean ye by these stones" these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel forever"
is translated to helpmeet, but literally means a helper. It is used 21 times in the scriptures--and at times refers to vital human assistance in time of need (such as giving water to someone dying of thirst, tying a tourniquet on the arm of a bleeding man...etc). It also refers to God as Isreal's "mighty helper", so there is no insinuation of it being an inferior position.
Proverbs 14:1
"The wisdom of women builds the home"
"karat berit"
to make a covenant--literally to "cut a covenant". Biblical covenants were sometimes symbolized by cutting animals in two. The shedding of blood dramatically ratified and sealed the covenant. If one attempted to break the covenant, the blood served as a powerful visual lesson that one's own blood would be shed.
3 Parts of A Marriage Contract
Money-"mohar"bride price-a bride was acquired through money or services rendered
Writ "ketuba"-a contract wherin the groom consecrated himself to his future wife
Intercourse-"knowing" a wife-this part filled the requirement that blood be shed as a fulfillment of the covenant
A Covenant meal
Middle easterners have strong associations between covenants and the idea of a covenant meal to seal an agreement. In biblical times, meals were shared to ratify pacts or treaties. By consuming meals together, they symbolically became members of the same family. This was especially true regarding bread.
Marriage--consisted of 2 parts which were separated by a year or more. 1st, "Erusin" or betrothal,
"owned one"-word for wife
"ba'al" (also adon)
means "owner" or "lord and master"
"to be set free by paying a price"
A legal document that was presented to the wife which stated the grooms promises to the wife...they were usually as follows:
1. I will provide you with food, clothing, and necessities.
2. I will redeem you if you are ever taken captive.
3. I will live with you as a husband according to the universal custom.
The Marriage Covenant
was sealed with a Cup of Wine. (compare to Matt: 26:27-28)
a pool that was filled from a natural water which the Bride would immerse herself completely before the wedding to prepare for holiness.
As the time of the wedding drew closer, the young girl anxiously awaited her groom's arrival. By custom, it would be sudden, with an element of surprise (the Jews thought this was romantic), and often late at night. During this time, the bride often invited girl friends and cousins in her anticipation.
The prayer shall given to a brides husband that was worn everyday for the rest of his life. It had 4 tassels with 8 strings in each tassel. The number 32 in hebrew has the same numerical value as the word "lev", meaning "heart". The wife was giving her heart to her husband.
Waiting (Continued)
The bride would also have her honeymoon clothes ready as well as always be prepared, for if her husband came and she was not ready, the bridegroom would be deeply hurt and insulted to think that his bride felt that he wasn't worth the trouble.