A look at what it means to “return” to the Father. This teaching describes the physical ascent to Tziyon, using the geography of the area, to help unlock the understanding of the spiritual ascent of His children. Through the imagery of the “Tophet,” the most cursed place on earth, as well as the Gihon Spring and the Pool of Shiloach, this teaching reveals how we ascend through the power of the Holy Spirit who is reflected in the ceremony of the Rejoicing in the Water Drawing.
This teaching examines the Beatitudes, which are based on a special daily prayer called the "Ashrei," from Psalm 145. Dr. Dye explains how Ashrei, or "praiseworthy," is revealed in the first word of Scripture, and she explains how this concept is woven throughout the Torah and the Psalms finding its ultimate fulfillment in the Beatitudes in the New Testament.
This is a unique look at the popular festival of Chanukkah from the perspective of the temple. The only specific reference to Chanukkah in the Bible is found in John 10:22 where Yeshua was walking in the area called Solomon's Colonnade during the festival. The context here is key. Yeshua is addressing the temple leadership whom he refers to as thieves and robbers and then describes himself as the good shepherd. The imagery of sheep, wolves and the sheep-pen are all related to the temple.
The Creation Covenant is the key covenant in Scripture out of which the other covenants, such as the Mosaic, Davidic and Sinai have their origins. This teaching lays an important foundation for understanding the Creation Covenant and its relationship to the Day of the Lord. Also called the Brit Olam, Eternal Covenant or Covenant of Fire, it is inextricably linked to the Holy of Holies and the service of the high priest. It was the high priest who would repair the breach in the broken covenant through atonement and so the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur was designated as the day the original state would be restored.
This series examines the many facets of the altar service in the Temple and specifically focuses on the burnt offering. Dr. Dye explains, in detail, the ancient altar ritual of the burnt offering and how this continues through the prayers in the Hebrew book of prayer. This series also uncovers the ancient customs surrounding the altar and their deep spiritual significance for us today.
This is an in depth teaching on the Hebrew prayer service. It begins by tracing the development of prayer from Israel’s time in Babylon to present day. It examines how the prayers became the substitute for the offerings in the Temple. The series also examines the role of Ezra and the Men of the Great Assembly in the development of the various prayers that are still recited today. Finally, the series discusses the importance of the specific prayer times and connects those times to a number of examples in the New Testament.
Although the water drawing ceremony is not specifically mentioned in the Bible, it developed into a unique and rich celebration by the time of the Second Temple Period. Allusions to this ceremony can be found in the Tanakh as well as in John 7-9 as Yeshua speaks of “rivers of living water flowing from one’s innermost being”, and as the blind man washed his eyes in the Pool of Shiloach. The sages also spoke of the water drawing as a rehearsal for creation connecting it to the pouring out of water into a basin on the great altar.
The Temple is actually a model or microcosm of the universe and such represents the heavens and the earth. In this seven part teaching the pattern of the Temple, which is considered the center of the cosmos is primarily connected to the creation week. The teaching explores the significance of the firmament as the safety barrier between two worlds, and how the temple functions in the same way. It also explains how the earthly is patterned after the heavenly and how the temple brings stability to the universe.
This six-part teaching examines the “the Woman Clothed with the Sun” from Revelation chapter 12. Many theories have been put forth as to who she might represent and this teaching proposes yet another. By examining the creation week and its the connection to King Solomon, his mother Bathsheba and King Herod, who expanded the Second Temple, a new conclusion is uncovered.
Kadesh Barnea was viewed by the sages as the "Holy" or central sanctuary of Israel during the time of their wandering in the wilderness. Dinah explores various elements that are connected to the Temple such as the Rock of Miriam, the water that came out of that rock, and the Ark of Testimony in the Holy of Holies.
This teaching explores the connection between the threshing floor, the altar and the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies. Dinah further examines the significance of David's purchase of the threshing floor on Mount Moriah, the future location of the Temple, from Arvnah the Jebusite.
This teaching discusses the role of women in building a house and why the sages often allude to the concept that a man’s wife is called his house. This principle connects to the Temple as the model for the unity of the family and the building up of the House of Israel. This program also looks at the root “banah”, which means to build which is the basis for understanding or "binah". The backdrop for the relationship between Adam and Eve, the pattern for the Temple and the foundation of the family is revealed in detail. There is also an interesting commentary on the parable of Solomon and the two women who argued over their newborn sons.
This teaching explores the foundation stone as the place from which creation was brought forth and upon which the Temple was built. The stone was said to represent the foundation for both a physical and spiritual house. This session also examines how the foundation of every house is the father and that the life of the Patriarchs reveal a key to the kind of foundation a house was to be built upon. Dr. Dye also discusses the connection of the water, as the Spirit, coming forth from the stone and its relationship to Yeshua the Messiah as the chief cornerstone.
Dr. Dye explains the key to understanding the House lies in the concept of how a mother and father build a house and produce fruit which contains seed for the next generation. She explains that in Hebrew thinking it was the sons that built a house through seed. This teaching further illustrates the picture of the house on earth, as the place of the presence of God, by examining the Garden of Eden, the ark of Noach, the tents of the patriarchs and both the Tabernacle and the Temple.
The sages compared the Tabernacle and the Temple to a human body. In this teaching, Dr. Dye looks at this concept in more detail by examining the features of the Temple that compare to a human body, and how the systems in the human body connect to the services in the Temple. She discusses the practical elements of this important concept in order to show that Paul was referring to something that was written about and understood to a degree during the Second Temple Period.
In this series, Dr. Dye explains the richness and relevance of the Hebrew prayer service and shows where many references to the prayers appear in the New Testament. The prayers, she maintains, are as relevant today as they were in the time of Yeshua. This teaching covers the entire Morning Prayer Service, in detail, with a focus on personal application.
The ancient world had a much different understanding of the creation and its relationship to the temple. Creation was synonymous with temple theology and related to the invisible world beyond the firmament. This concept of separation or division was the key to the process of creation as outlined in Genesis one. Separation was based on purpose and function. This six part teaching also goes on to explain how the creation is intimately connected to the services of the High Priest in the Holy of Holies.
The Temple: From Creation to Revelation is a 12-part teaching that examines the symbolism of the temple throughout the Bible. This study is an overview that seeks to identify the temple as the framework for study and research. Many difficulties arise when we try to make our modern understanding fit into the ancient worldview. Symbols and imagery are examined not only from an Ancient Near East perspective, but also from the writings of the Second Temple Period. The series will help students recognize temple language all through scripture. Yeshua spoke and taught largely using in parables which were in reality filled with temple imagery. Session titles include: The Temple Revealed in... The Ancient World, The Garden, the Days of Noah, The Tents of the Patriarchs, The Land of Goshen, The Wilderness Sanctuary, The Tabernacle, Solomon's Temple, The Gospels and Epistles and Revelation.
This teaching examines the woman in Proverbs who is personified as Wisdom. It answers the question of who and why she is so important. The teaching also delves into the Apocalyptic traditions of the Second Temple period and explores the concept of “myth” from the perspective of the Ancient Near East world. All this points to a vision of the heavenly world which corresponded to or represented a situation on earth.