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“TOV” is one of the most important words in the Bible

It is one of the most important words found in the “The Torah’s Wisdom of the Beginnings” (Genesis 1 – 11:9). TOV will appear seven times in the first chapter of Genesis. If you're reading any section of the Hebrew Bible and notice a word that comes up a lot, count the number of times. The sevenfold or the tenfold repetition of a word is called a leitwort -- a recurring word that becomes thematic.1These words are important and provide clues that reveal the purpose behind the message of the author. Read the complete article at -- http://www.tovcenter.org/tov.html

Response to Questions About Baptism & Communion

Below are my responses to questions I received from a person who had read our information about "Ritual Immersion" (baptism) in the time of Yeshua. Thought you might find them of interest.

For Yeshua, his Jewish followers and the Jewish audiences he addressed, “ritual purity” was the most important thing on their minds. They understood that the prerequisite for obtaining forgiveness of a sin was TESHUVAH (repentance – stop doing the sin, regret the harm that has been done, do what is needed to repair the damage and do what one is supposed to do). Ritual immersion could only take place after that and it was to restore ritual purity in certain Jewish sects.
Response  -------------------------------------- Ritual immersion was also required for other reasons according to the Torah – before priests performed certain rites, after a woman had a period, etc. In other cases, for example touching a dead body, a period of time was required to return one to being ritually pure.
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