YHWH has been guiding and instructing me lately on a very deep subject, the deity of Messiah and the nature of the “Godhead”.
One of our major foundations in Nazarene Judaism is continuity. Nazarene Judaism is not a new and different religion, it is a continuation of Second Temple Era Judaism. As such, we do not understand the so-called “New Testament” in a vacuum. Instead we understand these writings in continuity and context of Second Temple Era Judaism. This means understanding these writings in context of the Tanak (including the Apocrypha), as well as what we know of Second Temple Eras Judaism.
Understanding Second Temple Era Judaism means understanding the Essenes, Pharisees, Sadducees and even Hellenist Jews of the first century. This means understanding Josephus, Philo, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Rabbinic literature.
What seems surprising to many individuals is that the Deity of Messiah and the concept of the Three Pillars of the Godhead can be found in Second Temple Era Judaism.
I have been meditating and praying about just how to lay this material out.
This material is badly needed by the community, so I will be publishing the material in parts here in my blog, but I will also be publishing a much more in depth version in book form to be published soon.