Shalom Talmidim - this lesson is for Shabbat morning Jan. 6, 2018 - you'll have extra time to study. Happy New Year! R.E.
1. What is the difference between a riddle and a parable?
2. What is the “city” or “land” of the Merchants, and what is interesting about how it is translated from the Hebrew?
3. What is the fruitful soil?
4. Who are the two eagles, and why did the vine grow “towards the 2nd eagle” and did it need to do this; why or why not?
5. Who was the king in which the king of Babylon cut a covenant with? Where else is this explained in Scripture; and what does this say about how significant it is to God that we keep our words and promises?
6. Vs. 22-24 end the chapter with another parable that seems to contrast the previous one. When will the prophecy of this parable be fulfilled and to what/whom does it refer?
7. What is the intended meaning of the parable that the people of Judah used in the beginning of ch. 18; what did they intend by using this parable?
8. What is the implication of vs. 20-22 for all of humanity, and how does this compare to what is taught by Yeshua in the Brit Chadasha?
9. What is the implication of vs. 24, in relation to “once saved, always saved theology”; and how is this supported in the Brit Chadasha?
10. The House of Israel complained that Adonai’s ways were not fair especially when a wicked man repented and Adonai forgave him. Did this actually ever happen in Tanakh, (Old Testament)? If yes give a Scriptural example…