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The Chosen People
Dec 27, 2019 12:37:25   #
bahmer
 
The Chosen People
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What does it take to be chosen?

At the heart of the Torah is a very simple idea. It is an agreement between God and humanity called the covenant. If the children of Israel are loyal to the Lord, he will make them his chosen people. As we read in the book of Exodus, "Now therefore, if you will…keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto me from all the peoples" (Ex. 19:5).


A Peculiar Treasure

In Hebrew, “peculiar treasure” is segulah (סְגֻלָּה). This is a very special word applied to one’s most precious possessions. It comes from the root SGL, from which we also get the word sagol (סגול) meaning “purple” – the color reserved for the most luxurious clothing in the ancient world. In the Bible, the term segulah is applied exclusively to God’s chosen people and we see throughout history, the Jewish people have always managed to emerge from persecution.


Learn the language of the Chosen People

This is the central theme of the holiday of Hanukkah, celebrated this week. Over 2,000 years ago a Greek king tried to outlaw Judaism, but a small group of valiant Jewish warriors named the Maccabees demonstrated the power of the chosen people, by overpowering a huge army. You too can be a part of this, by enrolling in our live online Biblical Hebrew courses and learning the language of the chosen people!

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Dec 28, 2019 07:55:37   #
TexaCan Loc: Heart in W Texas - feet on the beach in Al.
 
bahmer wrote:
The Chosen People
Learn Biblical Hebrew with us
What does it take to be chosen?

At the heart of the Torah is a very simple idea. It is an agreement between God and humanity called the covenant. If the children of Israel are loyal to the Lord, he will make them his chosen people. As we read in the book of Exodus, "Now therefore, if you will…keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto me from all the peoples" (Ex. 19:5).


A Peculiar Treasure

In Hebrew, “peculiar treasure” is segulah (סְגֻלָּה). This is a very special word applied to one’s most precious possessions. It comes from the root SGL, from which we also get the word sagol (סגול) meaning “purple” – the color reserved for the most luxurious clothing in the ancient world. In the Bible, the term segulah is applied exclusively to God’s chosen people and we see throughout history, the Jewish people have always managed to emerge from persecution.


Learn the language of the Chosen People

This is the central theme of the holiday of Hanukkah, celebrated this week. Over 2,000 years ago a Greek king tried to outlaw Judaism, but a small group of valiant Jewish warriors named the Maccabees demonstrated the power of the chosen people, by overpowering a huge army. You too can be a part of this, by enrolling in our live online Biblical Hebrew courses and learning the language of the chosen people!
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Thanks for yet another very interesting informative article!

Wishing you a very Blessed New Year!

MARANATHA

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Dec 28, 2019 08:56:18   #
bahmer
 
TexaCan wrote:
Thanks for yet another very interesting informative article!

Wishing you a very Blessed New Year!

MARANATHA


Same to you TexaCan Same to you.

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