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Many have failed to realize that Karaite Judaism is anti-Hebraic Roots.  Karaite Judaism teaches we should use the text and only the text and ignore all Jewish tradition.  This is exactly the call of Protestantism already "Solas Scriptura" "Scripture Only".  If Karaitism were true, then Protestantism would have all truth already and would not NEED a Hebraic Roots movement, nor would it even need Karaitism!

See:

http://nazarenespace.com/profiles/blogs/invasion-of-the-karaites

http://www.wnae.org/foundationpharisaic.htm

http://nazarenespace.ning.com/page/nazarenes-and-the-oral-law

http://nazarenespace.ning.com/page/paul-argues-talmud-before-the

http://www.wnae.org/yeshuapharisee.htm

Nazarenes, you are invited to a wedding… in fact you are the bride!

 

There is an old Jewish story of a couple about to be married. They lived in a small village and had invited everyone from the village to their wedding. Each guest was asked to bring a jug of wine for the celebration. Each jug of wine would be poured into a giant vat to be shared by everyone. As the wedding day approached, each member of the village thought, "If I do not bring my jug of wine, it will not be missed among so many other jugs."

 

The wedding day arrived and the couple were married and everyone was excited. But as the tap of the vat was opened, not a drop of wine flowed from it, for everyone had been sure that someone else would provide their share.

 

So bring your jug of wine, so that when people open the tap, they will draw up a glass of the Yayin HaMeshumar (the wine which has been kept in its grapes since the beginning) and also become part of the bride!

 

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Also it is the both Written and Oral Torah we are not to oppose:

 

  • The Written Torah - That Which YHWH Wrote on Stone Tablets
  • The Oral Torah - That which YHWH Spoke (orally) to Moshe

 

 

James Trimm said:

actually yeshua only addressed the issue of taditions of men which nulify the written torah not traditions in general.  again appologize for no caps.

Rabbinial vs. Karaite - Example 3

 

Another well kept secret is the changing of the calendar. Rabbinical Judaism, including Messianic Judaism observes a calendar that is a full six months off from the one given to us by YaHuWaH in Scripture. The Scripture is very clear on this matter, so clear that when Messianic leaders are confronted with Scripture on this matter they admit they are in error or quote Talmud about the four Jewish years. Let us now read a passage from the Torah.

 

"This month is the beginning of months for you, it is the first month of the year for you. (ISR Shemoth 12:2)

 

Clearly without argument this passage is referring to a month that is to be observed as the first month of the year, it is a commandment, one of the 613 Mitzvot! The above passage is referring to the scriptural month of Aviv which falls during spring time. Aviv literally means ripe or spring, during this month the barley is declared aviv (ripe). In Israel the city of Telaviv literally means spring hills. This month is that of the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, if in doubt I strongly urge you to read all of Shemoth chapter-12.

 

Talmud keeping Rabbinical Jews renamed the month of Aviv to Nissan and observe it as their seventh calendar month, including Messianic Jews. They had no choice but to rename these two months after changing the calendar in order to obscure what they had done. However, there was one more problem...there is one more passage in Scripture that refers to a month by both name and by number of the month. Something would have to be done about this as well in order to cover up their wickedness. Let us now read from the Scripture.

 

And all the men of Yisra'el assembled to Sovereign Shelomoh at the festival in the month of Eythanim, which is the seventh month. (ISR I Melakim 8:2)

  

The month of Ethanim is clearly the seventh month of the Scriptural year. This month comes during the Fall Feasts of Yom Kippur and the Feast of Tabernacles, if in doubt strongly urge you to read: Wayyiqra 16:29; 23:24; 23:27; 23:34; 23:39; 23:41; 25:9, Bemidbar 29:1; 29:7; 29:12. The seventh Scriptural month is clearly that of the Fall Feasts.

 

Again, Rabbi's of the past, changing and making doctrine of their own heart, renamed the month of Ethanim to Tishri. They obviously knew that what they were doing was wrong or they would not have gone to such extremes as to rename these two months. The simple fact is that the only two months that they had changed the names of were the only two months that are mentioned by both name and by the number of the month in Scripture.

 

Another deceptive practice in relation to the calendar change is renaming days such as Yom Turuah (Day of Shouting) to Rosh Hashanah (New Year). Common sense tells us that the first day of the new year would fall on the first day of the first month of the year, not the first day of the seventh month of the year. This means that Rosh Hashanah is on the first day of Aviv (Nissan) not the first day of Ethanim (Tishri). Too bad the Rabbi doesn't know!

 

The reason why Messianic Jews observe this perverted calendar is because some Rabbi, probably a Pharisee, thought the earth was created in the fall. I have heard excuses given at Synagogues, including a Messianic Synagogue, that there are four Jewish years, often quoted as Jewish Law. Jewish Law simply is a catch phrase for Talmud or some other man-made doctrine written by a Rabbi long ago. It makes them sound much better if they quote Jewish Law instead of stating that a matter is a man-made tradition of Talmud.

 
So again the Karaite position wins again!

 

 

The Protestants claim to be Sola Scriptura, but they follow many Catholic traditions, such as their advent wreath with purple and pink candles - which comes from an older Catholic lenten tradition. But, as stated, Karaitism doesn't work, because the Scriptures are to be read within Tradition (Philipians 2:2 "complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind."). So, you say that this applies to the Jewish customs, then why not the customs about the Messiah? 

Close.  You see there are actually two things commonly termed "Oral Law" the first is Oral Law from Sinai.  An example of this would be the definition of "place" in the commandment not to go out of your "place" on the Sabbath (i.e. the distance of a "Sabbath Day's journey" mentioned in Acts 1:12) or the method of slaughter of an animal alluded to in the written Torah (Deut. 12:21) but not included in it.  This was actually the Word of YHWH just like the written Torah.

The other kind of "Oral Law" is the "Judgements of the Elders" established as Torah in Deut. 17:8-13.  These are Torah (according to Deut. 17:11) but they are not the Word of Elohim but the traditions of men. An example of this might be the ruling that an oath is loosed where the honor of one father or mother is concerned (Yeshua in Matt. 15 agrees with the Talmud and Rabbinic tradition on this, but disagrees with a minority argument overruled in the Talmud.). These are binding because the Torah itself makes them so (Deut. 17:8-13) however they may not conflict with the Word of Elohim, that is they may not conflict with either the Written Torah or even the Oral Torah from Sinai. Rabbinic Judaism would also agree that they may not conflict, however they might in a given case disagree with whether or not one actually does conflict. 

Also from a Nazarene perspective we would not automatically uphold judgments of the Elders made within Rabbinic Judaism after the time of Yeshua.


Max Mitchell said:

 

Also it is the both Written and Oral Torah we are not to oppose:

 

  • The Written Torah - That Which YHWH Wrote on Stone Tablets
  • The Oral Torah - That which YHWH Spoke (orally) to Moshe

 

 

James Trimm said:

actually yeshua only addressed the issue of taditions of men which nulify the written torah not traditions in general.  again appologize for no caps.

This is not even an Oral Law issue.

First of all your claim that the months were "renamed" by Talmud believing Jews is silly.

In fact the month is called "Nisan" twice in the Scriptures (Neh. 2:1; Est. 3:7) long before the Talmud was compiled. 

Do you object to the books of Nehemiah and Ester?

Obviously not part of any "cover up".

In fact in the WRITTEN Torah the Sabbath of the Land years are counted from Sukkot to Sukkot:

10 And Moshe commanded them saying, At the end of every seven years, in the set time
of the year of release, in the feast of Sukkot,
11 When all Yisra’el is come to appear before YHWH your Elohim, in the place which
He shall choose, you shall read this Torah before all Yisra’el in their hearing.
12 Assemble the people--the men and the women and the little ones, and your stranger
that is within your gates--that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear YHWH
your Elohim, and observe to do all the words of this Torah.
13 And that their children who have not known, may hear: and learn to fear YHWH your
Elohim, as long as you live in the land, where you go over the Yarden to possess it.

(Deut. 31:10-13 HRV)

Thus there are two new years on the Hebrew calendar.  There are reasons for this.  The Hebrews saw the year as a circle which could be said to start and both at the points it arced down and at the point it arked up.  These two points are called in Hebrew T'KUFA which can be translated "cycle" or "equinox" or "end". 

Yom Teruah was not "renamed" it is still named "Yom Teruah", however it is also called "Rosh HaShanna". 



Max Mitchell said:

Rabbinial vs. Karaite - Example 3

 

Another well kept secret is the changing of the calendar. Rabbinical Judaism, including Messianic Judaism observes a calendar that is a full six months off from the one given to us by YaHuWaH in Scripture. The Scripture is very clear on this matter, so clear that when Messianic leaders are confronted with Scripture on this matter they admit they are in error or quote Talmud about the four Jewish years. Let us now read a passage from the Torah.

 

"This month is the beginning of months for you, it is the first month of the year for you. (ISR Shemoth 12:2)

 

Clearly without argument this passage is referring to a month that is to be observed as the first month of the year, it is a commandment, one of the 613 Mitzvot! The above passage is referring to the scriptural month of Aviv which falls during spring time. Aviv literally means ripe or spring, during this month the barley is declared aviv (ripe). In Israel the city of Telaviv literally means spring hills. This month is that of the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, if in doubt I strongly urge you to read all of Shemoth chapter-12.

 

Talmud keeping Rabbinical Jews renamed the month of Aviv to Nissan and observe it as their seventh calendar month, including Messianic Jews. They had no choice but to rename these two months after changing the calendar in order to obscure what they had done. However, there was one more problem...there is one more passage in Scripture that refers to a month by both name and by number of the month. Something would have to be done about this as well in order to cover up their wickedness. Let us now read from the Scripture.

 

And all the men of Yisra'el assembled to Sovereign Shelomoh at the festival in the month of Eythanim, which is the seventh month. (ISR I Melakim 8:2)

  

The month of Ethanim is clearly the seventh month of the Scriptural year. This month comes during the Fall Feasts of Yom Kippur and the Feast of Tabernacles, if in doubt strongly urge you to read: Wayyiqra 16:29; 23:24; 23:27; 23:34; 23:39; 23:41; 25:9, Bemidbar 29:1; 29:7; 29:12. The seventh Scriptural month is clearly that of the Fall Feasts.

 

Again, Rabbi's of the past, changing and making doctrine of their own heart, renamed the month of Ethanim to Tishri. They obviously knew that what they were doing was wrong or they would not have gone to such extremes as to rename these two months. The simple fact is that the only two months that they had changed the names of were the only two months that are mentioned by both name and by the number of the month in Scripture.

 

Another deceptive practice in relation to the calendar change is renaming days such as Yom Turuah (Day of Shouting) to Rosh Hashanah (New Year). Common sense tells us that the first day of the new year would fall on the first day of the first month of the year, not the first day of the seventh month of the year. This means that Rosh Hashanah is on the first day of Aviv (Nissan) not the first day of Ethanim (Tishri). Too bad the Rabbi doesn't know!

 

The reason why Messianic Jews observe this perverted calendar is because some Rabbi, probably a Pharisee, thought the earth was created in the fall. I have heard excuses given at Synagogues, including a Messianic Synagogue, that there are four Jewish years, often quoted as Jewish Law. Jewish Law simply is a catch phrase for Talmud or some other man-made doctrine written by a Rabbi long ago. It makes them sound much better if they quote Jewish Law instead of stating that a matter is a man-made tradition of Talmud.

 
So again the Karaite position wins again!

 

 

 

This is why the part about "Adding to His Word" is a violation of Torah (YHWH's Instructions).

 

You quoted, "And Moshe commanded them saying, At the end of every seven years, in the set time
of the year of release, in the feast of Sukkot"

 
Notice that it does not sat at the end of the calendar year, it just says at the end of a seven year period.

 

You might have an argument if it indeed said.

 

And Moshe commanded them saying, every seven years, at the end of the year, in the set time
of the year of release, in the feast of Sukkot,

 

For example, I have another year of school left, at the end of the year I will be done, but I will not be done at the end of the calendar year...get it?

 

When I mention the Talmud in my posts, I am really referring to any twisted rabbinical writings not just the Talmud, I know I need to rewrite and update my points to reflect other twisted sources.

 

 

James Trimm said:

This is not even an Oral Law issue.

First of all your claim that the months were "renamed" by Talmud believing Jews is silly.

In fact the month is called "Nisan" twice in the Scriptures (Neh. 2:1; Est. 3:7) long before the Talmud was compiled. 

Do you object to the books of Nehemiah and Ester?

Obviously not part of any "cover up".

In fact in the WRITTEN Torah the Sabbath of the Land years are counted from Sukkot to Sukkot:

10 And Moshe commanded them saying, At the end of every seven years, in the set time
of the year of release, in the feast of Sukkot,
11 When all Yisra’el is come to appear before YHWH your Elohim, in the place which
He shall choose, you shall read this Torah before all Yisra’el in their hearing.
12 Assemble the people--the men and the women and the little ones, and your stranger
that is within your gates--that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear YHWH
your Elohim, and observe to do all the words of this Torah.
13 And that their children who have not known, may hear: and learn to fear YHWH your
Elohim, as long as you live in the land, where you go over the Yarden to possess it.

(Deut. 31:10-13 HRV)

Thus there are two new years on the Hebrew calendar.  There are reasons for this.  The Hebrews saw the year as a circle which could be said to start and both at the points it arced down and at the point it arked up.  These two points are called in Hebrew T'KUFA which can be translated "cycle" or "equinox" or "end". 

Yom Teruah was not "renamed" it is still named "Yom Teruah", however it is also called "Rosh HaShanna". 



Max Mitchell said:

Rabbinial vs. Karaite - Example 3

 

Another well kept secret is the changing of the calendar. Rabbinical Judaism, including Messianic Judaism observes a calendar that is a full six months off from the one given to us by YaHuWaH in Scripture. The Scripture is very clear on this matter, so clear that when Messianic leaders are confronted with Scripture on this matter they admit they are in error or quote Talmud about the four Jewish years. Let us now read a passage from the Torah.

 

"This month is the beginning of months for you, it is the first month of the year for you. (ISR Shemoth 12:2)

 

Clearly without argument this passage is referring to a month that is to be observed as the first month of the year, it is a commandment, one of the 613 Mitzvot! The above passage is referring to the scriptural month of Aviv which falls during spring time. Aviv literally means ripe or spring, during this month the barley is declared aviv (ripe). In Israel the city of Telaviv literally means spring hills. This month is that of the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, if in doubt I strongly urge you to read all of Shemoth chapter-12.

 

Talmud keeping Rabbinical Jews renamed the month of Aviv to Nissan and observe it as their seventh calendar month, including Messianic Jews. They had no choice but to rename these two months after changing the calendar in order to obscure what they had done. However, there was one more problem...there is one more passage in Scripture that refers to a month by both name and by number of the month. Something would have to be done about this as well in order to cover up their wickedness. Let us now read from the Scripture.

 

And all the men of Yisra'el assembled to Sovereign Shelomoh at the festival in the month of Eythanim, which is the seventh month. (ISR I Melakim 8:2)

  

The month of Ethanim is clearly the seventh month of the Scriptural year. This month comes during the Fall Feasts of Yom Kippur and the Feast of Tabernacles, if in doubt strongly urge you to read: Wayyiqra 16:29; 23:24; 23:27; 23:34; 23:39; 23:41; 25:9, Bemidbar 29:1; 29:7; 29:12. The seventh Scriptural month is clearly that of the Fall Feasts.

 

Again, Rabbi's of the past, changing and making doctrine of their own heart, renamed the month of Ethanim to Tishri. They obviously knew that what they were doing was wrong or they would not have gone to such extremes as to rename these two months. The simple fact is that the only two months that they had changed the names of were the only two months that are mentioned by both name and by the number of the month in Scripture.

 

Another deceptive practice in relation to the calendar change is renaming days such as Yom Turuah (Day of Shouting) to Rosh Hashanah (New Year). Common sense tells us that the first day of the new year would fall on the first day of the first month of the year, not the first day of the seventh month of the year. This means that Rosh Hashanah is on the first day of Aviv (Nissan) not the first day of Ethanim (Tishri). Too bad the Rabbi doesn't know!

 

The reason why Messianic Jews observe this perverted calendar is because some Rabbi, probably a Pharisee, thought the earth was created in the fall. I have heard excuses given at Synagogues, including a Messianic Synagogue, that there are four Jewish years, often quoted as Jewish Law. Jewish Law simply is a catch phrase for Talmud or some other man-made doctrine written by a Rabbi long ago. It makes them sound much better if they quote Jewish Law instead of stating that a matter is a man-made tradition of Talmud.

 
So again the Karaite position wins again!

 

 

 

Do not be bamboozled by the craftiness of the Rabbi's here, Just because the Rabbi's were clever in the way they name and refer to matters doe snot make them so.

 

Their rulings are not Oral Torah (Verbal Instructions by YHWH), they are Rulings on the Law, not he Law Itself.

 

Man has not authority to make a new Torah.

 

 

James Trimm said:

Close.  You see there are actually two things commonly termed "Oral Law" the first is Oral Law from Sinai.  An example of this would be the definition of "place" in the commandment not to go out of your "place" on the Sabbath (i.e. the distance of a "Sabbath Day's journey" mentioned in Acts 1:12) or the method of slaughter of an animal alluded to in the written Torah (Deut. 12:21) but not included in it.  This was actually the Word of YHWH just like the written Torah.

The other kind of "Oral Law" is the "Judgements of the Elders" established as Torah in Deut. 17:8-13.  These are Torah (according to Deut. 17:11) but they are not the Word of Elohim but the traditions of men. An example of this might be the ruling that an oath is loosed where the honor of one father or mother is concerned (Yeshua in Matt. 15 agrees with the Talmud and Rabbinic tradition on this, but disagrees with a minority argument overruled in the Talmud.). These are binding because the Torah itself makes them so (Deut. 17:8-13) however they may not conflict with the Word of Elohim, that is they may not conflict with either the Written Torah or even the Oral Torah from Sinai. Rabbinic Judaism would also agree that they may not conflict, however they might in a given case disagree with whether or not one actually does conflict. 

Also from a Nazarene perspective we would not automatically uphold judgments of the Elders made within Rabbinic Judaism after the time of Yeshua.


Max Mitchell said:

 

Also it is the both Written and Oral Torah we are not to oppose:

 

  • The Written Torah - That Which YHWH Wrote on Stone Tablets
  • The Oral Torah - That which YHWH Spoke (orally) to Moshe

 

 

James Trimm said:

actually yeshua only addressed the issue of taditions of men which nulify the written torah not traditions in general.  again appologize for no caps.

Actually the Torah says concerning Sukkot "At the end of the year when you gather in your labors out of the field" (Ex. 23:16)

Max Mitchell said:

 

This is why the part about "Adding to His Word" is a violation of Torah (YHWH's Instructions).

 

You quoted, "And Moshe commanded them saying, At the end of every seven years, in the set time
of the year of release, in the feast of Sukkot"

 
Notice that it does not sat at the end of the calendar year, it just says at the end of a seven year period.

 

You might have an argument if it indeed said.

 

And Moshe commanded them saying, every seven years, at the end of the year, in the set time
of the year of release, in the feast of Sukkot,

 

For example, I have another year of school left, at the end of the year I will be done, but I will not be done at the end of the calendar year...get it?

 

When I mention the Talmud in my posts, I am really referring to any twisted rabbinical writings not just the Talmud, I know I need to rewrite and update my points to reflect other twisted sources.

 

 

James Trimm said:

This is not even an Oral Law issue.

First of all your claim that the months were "renamed" by Talmud believing Jews is silly.

In fact the month is called "Nisan" twice in the Scriptures (Neh. 2:1; Est. 3:7) long before the Talmud was compiled. 

Do you object to the books of Nehemiah and Ester?

Obviously not part of any "cover up".

In fact in the WRITTEN Torah the Sabbath of the Land years are counted from Sukkot to Sukkot:

10 And Moshe commanded them saying, At the end of every seven years, in the set time
of the year of release, in the feast of Sukkot,
11 When all Yisra’el is come to appear before YHWH your Elohim, in the place which
He shall choose, you shall read this Torah before all Yisra’el in their hearing.
12 Assemble the people--the men and the women and the little ones, and your stranger
that is within your gates--that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear YHWH
your Elohim, and observe to do all the words of this Torah.
13 And that their children who have not known, may hear: and learn to fear YHWH your
Elohim, as long as you live in the land, where you go over the Yarden to possess it.

(Deut. 31:10-13 HRV)

Thus there are two new years on the Hebrew calendar.  There are reasons for this.  The Hebrews saw the year as a circle which could be said to start and both at the points it arced down and at the point it arked up.  These two points are called in Hebrew T'KUFA which can be translated "cycle" or "equinox" or "end". 

Yom Teruah was not "renamed" it is still named "Yom Teruah", however it is also called "Rosh HaShanna". 



Max Mitchell said:

Rabbinial vs. Karaite - Example 3

 

Another well kept secret is the changing of the calendar. Rabbinical Judaism, including Messianic Judaism observes a calendar that is a full six months off from the one given to us by YaHuWaH in Scripture. The Scripture is very clear on this matter, so clear that when Messianic leaders are confronted with Scripture on this matter they admit they are in error or quote Talmud about the four Jewish years. Let us now read a passage from the Torah.

 

"This month is the beginning of months for you, it is the first month of the year for you. (ISR Shemoth 12:2)

 

Clearly without argument this passage is referring to a month that is to be observed as the first month of the year, it is a commandment, one of the 613 Mitzvot! The above passage is referring to the scriptural month of Aviv which falls during spring time. Aviv literally means ripe or spring, during this month the barley is declared aviv (ripe). In Israel the city of Telaviv literally means spring hills. This month is that of the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, if in doubt I strongly urge you to read all of Shemoth chapter-12.

 

Talmud keeping Rabbinical Jews renamed the month of Aviv to Nissan and observe it as their seventh calendar month, including Messianic Jews. They had no choice but to rename these two months after changing the calendar in order to obscure what they had done. However, there was one more problem...there is one more passage in Scripture that refers to a month by both name and by number of the month. Something would have to be done about this as well in order to cover up their wickedness. Let us now read from the Scripture.

 

And all the men of Yisra'el assembled to Sovereign Shelomoh at the festival in the month of Eythanim, which is the seventh month. (ISR I Melakim 8:2)

  

The month of Ethanim is clearly the seventh month of the Scriptural year. This month comes during the Fall Feasts of Yom Kippur and the Feast of Tabernacles, if in doubt strongly urge you to read: Wayyiqra 16:29; 23:24; 23:27; 23:34; 23:39; 23:41; 25:9, Bemidbar 29:1; 29:7; 29:12. The seventh Scriptural month is clearly that of the Fall Feasts.

 

Again, Rabbi's of the past, changing and making doctrine of their own heart, renamed the month of Ethanim to Tishri. They obviously knew that what they were doing was wrong or they would not have gone to such extremes as to rename these two months. The simple fact is that the only two months that they had changed the names of were the only two months that are mentioned by both name and by the number of the month in Scripture.

 

Another deceptive practice in relation to the calendar change is renaming days such as Yom Turuah (Day of Shouting) to Rosh Hashanah (New Year). Common sense tells us that the first day of the new year would fall on the first day of the first month of the year, not the first day of the seventh month of the year. This means that Rosh Hashanah is on the first day of Aviv (Nissan) not the first day of Ethanim (Tishri). Too bad the Rabbi doesn't know!

 

The reason why Messianic Jews observe this perverted calendar is because some Rabbi, probably a Pharisee, thought the earth was created in the fall. I have heard excuses given at Synagogues, including a Messianic Synagogue, that there are four Jewish years, often quoted as Jewish Law. Jewish Law simply is a catch phrase for Talmud or some other man-made doctrine written by a Rabbi long ago. It makes them sound much better if they quote Jewish Law instead of stating that a matter is a man-made tradition of Talmud.

 
So again the Karaite position wins again!

 

 

>another baseless point is :
>
>
>In other words, we could understand the passage as follows:
>26 Yochanan answered and said to them, I immerse with water:
>but among you [Pharisees] stands One, whom you do not know.
>27 This is the One, who will come after me--yet was before me:
>the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to loose.
>(John 1:26-27 HRV)
>Yeshua seems to be referred here as a Pharisee!
>
>how does 'the coming one' or 'the one who comes after me'
>get translated as ' the one who is among your party-members'?
>This line of thinking is partisan opportunism simple and plain.

You miss the key words "among you" (referring the a group of Pharisees as they are identified in John 1:24) here John states that standing among this group identified as Pharisees was the Messiah!

I think this is highly conjectural to say that this "among you" proves Yeshua was a Pharisee.  He called them blind, foolish, and hypocrites.  That is not an endorsement.  Yeshua was not of the Jerusalem politico-religious establishment, he grew up in Nazareth, in Galilee to humble parents. 

I think it is much more likely cluing the pharisees to remember Deut 18:18 in which Moshe said:

I will set up a prophet for them from among their brethren, just as you are. 

I think it was a clue to look for the messiah in their days, and not an indication that Yeshua was a Pharisee. 

Just a few verses earlier we see " for the Torah was given by the hand of Moshe, but grace and truth came by Yeshua haMaschiach. v 17

Actually that word "but" in John 1:17 should be "and" as it appears in the HRV

The Talmud says:

`Fear not the Pharisees and the non-Pharisees but the hypocrites who are the Pharisees; because their deeds are the deeds of Zimri but they expect a reward like Phineas.'
(b.Sotah 22b)

Does this mean that the Rabbis of the Talmud were not Pharisees either?  After all they make the same criticism.

Jeremiah Dalton said:

I think this is highly conjectural to say that this "among you" proves Yeshua was a Pharisee.  He called them blind, foolish, and hypocrites.  That is not an endorsement.  Yeshua was not of the Jerusalem politico-religious establishment, he grew up in Nazareth, in Galilee to humble parents. 

I think it is much more likely cluing the pharisees to remember Deut 18:18 in which Moshe said:

I will set up a prophet for them from among their brethren, just as you are. 

I think it was a clue to look for the messiah in their days, and not an indication that Yeshua was a Pharisee. 

Just a few verses earlier we see " for the Torah was given by the hand of Moshe, but grace and truth came by Yeshua haMaschiach. v 17

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