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What's the Difference between Messiah and Torah?

I was just wonder how many people knew the difference between Messiah and Torah?

Watch out this might a trick question. John 1:1-4; Isaiah 8:20

Yah's Blessings and Shalom!!!

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Comment by Paula McJunkin on June 21, 2009 at 11:56pm
To begin with, what is the definition of each? Describing their charactristics is defining a term. The Hebrew word "TORAH" (Strong's Heb. #8451) means guidance or instruction. TORAH comes from the Hebrew root verb YARAH (Strong's 3384) meaning "to instruct". YARAH was also an archery term referring to shooting an arrow and as a term meaning "to lay a foundation." Torah therefore is guidance, like the straight path of an arrow to its target. Torah is our foundation. (Bible LessoMessiah came to save us from our sins, to take away the sins of the world. That is what, “Salvation” is and what we need to be “saved” fromn One). The Messiah is the Hebrew word for “salvation". The Messiah came to save us from all of our sins. Messiah came to save us from our sins, to take away the sins of the world. That is what “Salvation” is and what we need to be “saved” from. Now lets take a moment to examine these words “save” and “salvation”. it can be helpful to translate this same Hebrew word “YESHUA” with other English words that convey its meaning.
Other words are “deliver/deliverance” or “rescue”. Both the Messiah and the Torah are the "Word of YHWH".There are two Aramaic words that are used for “salvation” in the Aramaic “New Testament”, one of these is CHAI meaning “life, to vivify” and the other is P’RAK
which comes from a root meaning “to separate” and invokes the image of one being “resucued” by being “separated” from a threat. In this case we need to be separated from “sin”. Messiah is the aim, goal, scope, summary, number, total and sum of the Torah. Paul says that the Messiah is the Torah. Messiah is the SUM of the Torah. "the righteousness that is by the Torah" (Rom. 10:5) with "the righteousness that is by faith" (Rom. 10:6). I should add that Paul is clearly writing this letter in Aramaic. In Aramaic
"life" and "salvation" are the same ambiguous word, but in both Hebrew and Greek "life"
and "salvation" are different wordsSo what is Salvation? Salvation is deliverance from Torah transgression, it is life from the living Torah, Yeshua the Messiah.(Bible Study Four).
The Torah points out sin (Rom. 7:7; 3:20) and the Messiah saves you from sin and came because of sin. One is carnal and the other spiritual. G-d creates in duality therefore there are similarities and differences in them.
Comment by James E. Auel on June 26, 2009 at 6:40pm
Rick T is right in his answer, Aharon is 99% right and so is Paula.

The Key is the most people compartmentalize things. They say the spiritual is seperate and it is not. What is different about us meaning mankind, from everything else that exsists?

We are spiritual first, physical second, we lost that abilty to understand it when sin entered into Adam and Eve! Yet we are still what we are. "And YHVH Elohim formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:7

Nothing in creation but man received the breath like this. Yes animals breath, but we have with in us a spiritual element that makes us unique unto all creation. Yeshua can as mentioned in John 1:1-4 and became the Living Torah. Why do you think he was twelve and in the Temple discussing with those there.

"And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers." Luke 2:46-47 He was the Living Torah, no different. Physically and spiritually, same the words that YHVH spoke to bring the word into order. "The first born of all Creation."

Many of the Rabbis throughout history has said that Messiah would clarify Torah. Yeshua did that, but we only have a portion of what he did. He said sin occurs in the mind. That was making things clear!!!

There's a lot more to the whole thing. Thanks to all who contributed.
Yah's blessings and Shalom!!!


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