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From ancient times until the present, Jerusalem has been one of the most sought after cities in the world. It continues to be so. Today, perhaps more than any other time in history, people, groups, and nations dispute whom Jerusalem should belong to. It seems that internationally speaking, all eyes are on Jerusalem.
Many Believers think that the Tanakh (Old Testament) is all about the law, whereas the Brit Chadashah (New Testament) is all about grace, which they consider the antithesis of the Law. While it is true that grace is evident in the New Covenant, grace did not just appear with the coming of Yeshua (Jesus).
About 150 years after David was king over Israel, God called the Hebrew prophet Elisha to be Elijah’s main disciple and successor. When Elijah had come on the scene, Israel had fallen into a state of extreme apostasy under the leadership of Queen Jezebel and King Ahab, as well as their forerunners.
While more men are called prophets in the Tanakh (Old Testament), several woman are also, as well: Miriam, Deborah, Huldah, Noadiah , and Isaiah’s wife. Miriam, Aaron and Moses’ older sister, has the honor of being the first woman who is called a prophet in the Bible. She was God’s gift, not only to her family but also to Israel.
Recently, some of our readers have asked us why we use the name Yeshua in the place of Jesus. Other readers challenge us to use Yahshua instead of Yeshua, believing that Yah more accurately reflects the divine nature of Yeshua and is the correct way to pronounce the name of the Jewish Messiah. Still others think the real name of Yeshua is the derogatory Yeshu. Which is correct?