Father's House Kingdom Ministry

Right now believers around the world are rediscovering the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Powerful truths and revelation missing from the church for centuries are now being restored; from Shabbat, to the biblical holidays, to the ancient symbols of faith like the mezuzah.

God’s wisdom as taught in the Old Testament was never abolished or cancelled and Jesus validated this in Matthew 5:17 by teaching that “I did not come to abolish the law or the prophets…’

In other words, the Old Testament is not just the Jewish part of the Bible and the New Testament the Christian part. As Paul taught in 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 the Bible is inspired by God and profitable for doctrine and much more. And ironically when this was written there was no New Testament, only the Torah.

Abba –

(AHB-bah) Aramaic. n. Abba. “Daddy,” “dear Father,” “papa”; a term of endearment for one’s father (Mark 14:26; Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:6). Abba is a more intimate expression than the normal Hebrew word for “father” (av). Note that the dagesh in the Bet is forte since it is preceded by a vowel.

Baal –

(BA-ahl) n. Master; owner; husband; lord; possessor, “Baal.” The Ugaritic term has the double use of master and the name of a deity. The root in most semitic languages means either “lord” or, when followed by a genitive, “owner.” In addition to ba’al as the owner of things, the noun in the plural (ba’alim) is used for citizens of a city (Josh 24:11).

Baal Nes –

(ba-ahl NAYES) n. A miracle worker. Wonder worker. Baal Nes.

Baal Tefillah –

(ba-ahl te-fee-LAH) n. “Master of Prayer.” Someone who leads traditional Jewish services or who is asked to read prayers on special occasions.

Baal Teki’ah –

(ba-ahl te-kee-AH) n. The one who blows the Shofar during High Holiday services; Shofar blower.

Ba’al Teshuva –

(ba-al te-shu-VAH) n. “Master of Repentance.” A newly religious Jew; a penitent; a Jew who returns to the way of the Torah.

Ba’al Zevuv (Beelzebub) –

(ba-al ze-VOOV) n. Beelzebub; Philistine god (2 Kings 1:2). “Lord of the flies.” Derogatory name for Satan. See Matt. 10:25; 12:24, 27; Mk. 3:22; Lk. 11:15, 18f.

Bakesh Shalom –

(ba-KAYSH shah-lohm ve-ra-de-FAY-hoo) phr. “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14b). This is not a passive state, but calls for dynamic, positive and restorative action. A bakashah is a petition, a request. We must pray and ask God for peace.

Baptism –

(te-vee-LAH) n. Tevilah. Baptism; Immersion. The act of taking a ritual bath in a mikveh of running water, usually to cleanse from impurity (e.g., after menstruation). Complete immersion is also normally required for proselytes on being accepted into Judaism. Tevilah is the act of immersing oneself in a natural water source (i.e., a stream or river). In modern times a specially constructed pool called a mikveh is used. Today, in Judaism, the terms are used somewhat interchangeably. The “trinitarian” baptismal formula given in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) implies that the Christian (or Messianic Jew) has the God-given responsibility to “make talmidim” – i.e., make disciples of the doctrine of the Mashiach.  This includes the ritual of “tevilah” – baptism, which is prefigured in the Jewish mikveh rituals.  It is not, therefore, to be associated (as is done in so-called “Covenant Theology”) with the Jewish ritual of circumcision.

Barukh Haba –

(bah-ROOKH ha-bah) phr. “Welcome!”(also transliterated as “Baruch Haba”); Baruch haba b’shem Adonai (“Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the LORD”).

Barukh Hashem –

(bah-ROOKH ha-SHEM) phr. “Thank God!” Abbreviated as B”H. Also spelled Baruch Hashem.

Bet –

(bet) n. Bet. The second letter of the Aleph-Bet having a “b” as in boy sound (without the dagesh, “v” as in vine). Originally represented by a pictograph meaning “tent,” “house,” or “in.” Gematria = 2.

Bet Din –

(bayt DEEN) n. Court; House of Justice. Religious court. Literally “house of judgment.” A rabbinical court made up of three rabbis who resolve business disputes under Jewish law and determine whether a prospective convert is ready for conversion.

Bet ha-Elohim –

(bayt ha-e-loh-HEEM) n.  The House of God; bet Hamikdash; Temple; synagogue.

Bet Shalom –

(bayt shah-LOHM) n. “House of Peace.” A common name for a synagogue.

Bet Tefillah –

(bayt te-feel-LAH) n. House of Prayer. Synagogue.

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