If the first century Ribi [his title] Yehoshua from Natzrat (“Nazareth”) was ha-Masiakh (”the Messiah”) he must have fulfilled the Messianic prophecies of the Tan”kh -the Jewish Bible – which many Christians calls the ”OT”.
One of them is Yeshayahu [”Isaiah”] 9:5-6 in Hebrew according to etymology (science of the origins of words and their meaning). The prophecy describes in Hebrew that both Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh – the Messiah – and his followers will keep the directives of Torah [“the books of Moses”] and teach others that they must do likewise.
Here is a proposal of what Ribi Yehoshua taught in Matityahu [Hellenized to ”Mathew”] 5:17-20.
[The numbers are corresponding to the notes in the end of this post.]
[Torah – meaning ‘Instruction’ [of the Creator] – hellenized to ”the books of Moses”; Mosheh- a Hebrew name- Hellenized to “Moses”.]
“I didn’t come to subtract from the Torah of Mosheh or the Prophets, nor to add onto the Torah of Mosheh did I come. Because, rather, I came to [bring about the] complete [i.e., non-selective] observance of them in truth.
Should the heavens and the land of Israel exchange places, still, not even one י or one of the Oral Laws of the Torah of Mosheh shall so much as exchange places; toward the time when it becomes that they are all being performed — i.e., non- selectively – in full.
For whoever deletes one [point of] the Oral law of these directives from Torah, or shall teach others such, [by those in] the Realm of the heavens he shall be called ‘deleted.’ And whoever ratifies and teaches them shall be called ‘ Ribi’ in the Realm of the heavens.
For I tell you that unless your tzedaqah [”righteousness”] is over and above that of the [Hellenist-Roman Pseudo- Tzedoqim] Codifiers of halakhah, and of the [probably Herodian-Boethusian] Perushim sect of Judaism, no way will you enter into the Realm of the heavens.”
This translation is found in Netzarim Reconstruction of Hebrew Matityahu. It is based on a scientifical and logical methodology.
So did you understand everything that was written above?
What did Ribi Yehoshua teach about ‘tzedaqah’?
How should one interpret that word?
Should one use Christian glasses or Torah [”book of Moses”]-glasses?
The Mashiakh [”the Messiah”] of Torah should according to Yeshayahu [”Isaiah”] 9:5-6, in what the Hebrew text says according to it’s original meaning (etymology), teach his followers to keep the directives of Torah [”the books of Moses”]. That means that if Ribi Yehoshua was the prophecied Mashiakh, then he must have taught his followers to keep the directives of Torah. That means that when he spoke about ‘tzedaqah’ it means righteousness as it is definied in Torah.
Thus, must the glasses we should use to understand what Ribi Yehoshua said, be Torah-glasses.
So what really did Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh – the Messiah – teach?
When I was a Christian I heard the interpretation that ”the Messiah wanted to point out that it was impossible to enter into heaven without a christian salvation”.
Is this an interpretation done with Christian glasses or with Torah-glasses?
Here follows some Greek and Hebrew. I hope that you don’t think it is pure Greek : )
About verse 5:19:
The teachings of Ribi Yehoshua was originally written down by his follower Matityahu [”Matthew”] in Hebrew.
The translation of verse 19 is based on the Hebrew manusscript ‘secundum Nestor (In 222)’. A redacted manusscript of the original version.
In that manusscript the word חסר (khasar) is used, which means: subtract, delete, caused to be missing. The word corresponds, via LXX MT, to lusei (to loose or ”to make undone”).
In Nestor (In 222) we readi: כי מי שמחסיר דבר אחד מן התורה חסר יקרא במלכות שמים (for whoever removes one oral Law from Torah, he will be called ”deleted” from the Realms of the Heavens.
This verse is different to what is written in the greek manusscripts.
Which of the manusscripts are correct?
Must Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh – the Messiah – teach in accordance with the Torah to be the prophecied Mashiakh [”Messiah”]?
In this case we can know which of these verses that reflects what he taught.
What really did the Jewish Bible (which Christians calls the ”OT”) teach about forgiveness?
Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh – the Messiah – lived and practised the directives of Torah with an upright heart, he died innocent and became a sacrifice. Because of this can the Perfect Creator give His forgiveness in His lovingkindness for the shortcomings (in keeping the directives of Torah) of all that are doing their utmost to follow the directives of the Creator in Torah (in accordance with that which is written Yekhezeqeil [”Ezekiel”] chapter 18 (in Hebrew) in the Jewish Bible; and for them that conciously has breached a directive of the Torah – for example breached against the prohibition towards eating shellfish – and stops committings his Torah-transgression, and insteads starts doing his/her utmost to keep the directives of Torah non-selectively to the best of his/her ability.
Good news!! It is possible to be forgiven by the Creator in His lovingkindness when one does his/her utmost to live as the Creator desires!
It is apparent from these verses that Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh – the Messiah – refers to all of humanity. But we knows from the Jewish Bible (which Christians calls the ”OT”) that a person which willfully rejects a directive of the Torah and who doesn’t turn around, won’t receive any forgiveness (according to Yeshayahu [”Isaiah”] 1:17-18, Yekhezeqeil [”Ezekiel”] 18 and more verses in Hebrew). This persons will according to the Jewish Bible not enter into the Realms of the Heavens.
It is good news that you got a knowledge of this – not bad news!!
Now you know that you are required to do changes in your lifestyle, and instead start living in the way the Creator desires. This I also found out for more than 3,5 years ago and I then did the necessary changes.
Good news! You can now start living in the way the Creator desires you to live if you haven’t yet started doing this!!
The truth will make you free if you starts following the truth!
Ribi Yehoshua taught: Happy is the one that hunger and thirsts for tzedaqah [righteousness according to Torah]!!
[More of the basis of Matityahu 5:17-20 above, is found in Netzarim’s Reconstruction of Hebrew Matityahu avaiable on SchuellerHouse.com