In this week's Prophet Pearls, Vayakhel - Pekudei (1 Kings 7:40-8:21), we peer into the Ark of the Covenant, examine the term “House of Yehovah”, and consider what happened in the Book of Hebrews. Jim wrote: “Fantastic! I’ve always been drawn to the Tabernacle and the Temple for some reason.”
In this week's Original Torah Pearls, Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20), we look at what it means to "kindle a fire" on the Sabbath, polygamy in the Torah, and the true nature of Paleo-Hebrew. I am pleased to announce that a transcript of this episode has recently been uploaded to the webpage! If you find these transcriptions to be a valuable resource and would like to support our effort to continue transcribing the teachings on NehemiasWall.com, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Makor Hebrew Foundation. Nicole wrote: “Nehemia, your comments on the polygamy thing made so much sense!"
The image below is of the beginning of this week's Torah portion from a beautifully illuminated manuscript at the Bodleian Library in Oxford dated to 1472. This is one of 1,700 Hebrew Bible manuscripts containing the full vowels of Yehovah! Learn more about the name of Yehovah here.