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Papal Visits and Book of Daniel

Pope Francis, The Vatican, Barrack Obama, the US Congress, The United Nations, Agenda 2030, Agenda 21 on Steroids, World Government, the New World Order – Where does all of this fit together in Bible Prophecy? What about the timing – Does this mean the Rapture is about to happen? Has the Tribulation started? If not, is it about to start? How will these events affect your life? What should you do? When should you do it? Pope Francis has arrived in the USA. His visit includes meeting with President Obama, addressing Congress, and speaking before the United Nations UN General Assembly. As we observe this spectacle, these are the questions many Christian and Messianic believers wonder about. This video will give you concrete answers directly from Scripture to answer these questions, to get you ready for earth-shaking changes foretold in Bible prophecy in Daniel and Revelation. This video also offers you a free Bible Prophecy seminar that makes sense of these recent events in the light of the prophecies of Daniel. The seminar is called The Beasts of Daniel Surfacing and you can sign up for it at absolutely no cost at Tsiyon.org. This video will give you a sense of the teaching you can expect from this unique seminar.

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Beasts of Daniel Surfacing

This month IS special. Here at Tsiyon we have been getting ready for this. In fact, I have literally been getting ready for this all of my life. I was first introduced to the Book of Daniel as a young boy. As soon as I became aware of its startling prophecies I was captivated by it. I have sought knowledge and understanding of the Book of Daniel for decades, since that Daniel connection has had an ever-present call on my life. Even my firstborn son, now in his forties, I named  Daniel, in honor of the great prophet I have so admired. Through the decades much of what I had read about Daniel was shattered, as more and more truth came to light.

Since the beginning of this century I have been marking off the passage of the years according to the Book of Daniel, to the moment when I could finally share what I have seen in this amazing Book.

In all of that time I have not been released to teach from the Book of Daniel at all. Now, finally, this month, of this Shmita year of 2015, it is finally time! I am released to begin teaching from the Book of Daniel!

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Messenger of the Covenant Crossword

Eliyahu ben David Crossword ContestElijah the Prophet was a prototype of a coming prophetic figure later named through Malachi as “My Messenger” and “the messenger of the covenant.” This enigmatic portion of Scripture is to be found in Malachi chapters three and four.  This is especially interesting to us today, since this prophecy is to occur just before “the day of the LORD.” This latest Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest focuses on this section of Scripture with the thought that doing this puzzle is a great way to become familiar with these timely passages.  Again, you can find this account in Malachi 3+4. All of the answers for our latest Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest can be found in those chapters.

This section of Scripture is soon slated for discussion on my radio program, On the Road to Tsiyon. Getting familiar with these verses now will help you get the most from that discussion, as we unpack and understand this amazing prophecy of Malachi.

As for this new crossword contest, play it for fun and maybe win a prize! What prize you ask? A music CD, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God – by Jonathan David Brown.

Giveaway Details for this Contest

A. Contest ends on July 31, 2012. The winner will be announced back here with an update to this post, and will be notified via email with further instructions.

B. The online puzzle includes a little help. You won’t be disqualified for using that if you want. The way we’ve done this, everyone can play. It’s more fun though, to do as much as you can without help. You’ll see what I mean when you work with the puzzle.

C. A winner will be selected from all entries using Random.org. You get your Primary Entry by emailing me a screenshot of your puzzle at postmaster[at]eliyahubendavid.com. Leaving me a comment on this post saying you completed the puzzle and sent it in will help me avoid errors.

Bonus Entries

You can get credit for Bonus Entries. Each Bonus Entry is another chance to win. You must submit a Primary Entry to qualify for Bonus Entries. Following are things you can do to receive bonus entries:

Bonus Entry #1: Leave a comment about your participation in the contest.
Bonus Entry #2: Subscribe at this site for updates.
Bonus Entry #3: Follow me on Twitter.
Bonus Entry #4: Re-tweet the contest to friends.
Bonus Entry #7: Email the contest to friends
Bonus Entry #8: Post the contest on your blog or webpage.

Crossword Puzzle Link:

Messenger of the Covenant Crossword (Play online or download at this link)

There’s the puzzle. Enjoy!

***MORE ABOUT THE CONTEST HERE

***PLAY EARLIER CLOSED PUZZLES HERE:

Eliyahu ben David Targum Isaiah Crossword

Mount Carmel Contest Crossword

Elijah at Horeb Crossword

**NOTE: If you receive email updates and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and then follow instructions above!

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Elijah at Horeb Crossword Contest

Eliyahu ben David Crossword ContestHave you ever given your very best, and still it wasn’t enough to accomplish your goal?  Pretty frustrating, huh? This latest Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest focuses on a period in the life of Elijah the Prophet when he was experiencing that very same emotion. In fact, he was so distressed about his perceived failure that he asked God to take his life! While I don’t recommend such prayers, I’m happy to note that YHWH answered Elijah’s prayer, not by taking his life, but by addressing Elijah’s underlying concerns and then sending him out to do battle another day. Sometimes all we really need is a little attitude adjustment, no?  You can find this account in 1 Kings 19. All of the answers for our latest Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest can be found in that chapter.

This section of Scripture makes for a stimulating Bible study, and we are presently discussing this passage in my radio program, On the Road to Tsiyon.  Come and listen if you want to learn a lot more about it.

As for this new crossword contest, play it for fun and maybe win a prize! What prize you ask? An autographed copy of Announcing Judgment Day – a unique Hebraic perspective on the Book of Revelation and Bible Prophecy.

Giveaway Details for this Contest

A. Contest ends on June 30, 2012. The winner will be announced back here with an update to this post, and will be notified via email with further instructions.

B. The online puzzle includes a little help. You won’t be disqualified for using that if you want. The way we’ve done this, everyone can play. It’s more fun though, to do as much as you can without help. You’ll see what I mean when you work with the puzzle.

C. A winner will be selected from all entries using Random.org. You get your Primary Entry by emailing me a screenshot of your puzzle at postmaster[at]eliyahubendavid.com. Leaving me a comment on this post saying you completed the puzzle and sent it in will help me avoid errors.

Bonus Entries

You can get credit for Bonus Entries. Each Bonus Entry is another chance to win. You must submit a Primary Entry to qualify for Bonus Entries. Following are things you can do to receive bonus entries:

Bonus Entry #1: Leave a comment about your participation in the contest.
Bonus Entry #2: Subscribe at this site for updates.
Bonus Entry #3: Follow me on Twitter.
Bonus Entry #4: Re-tweet the contest to friends.
Bonus Entry #7: Email the contest to friends
Bonus Entry #8: Post the contest on your blog or webpage.

Crossword Puzzle Link:

Elijah at Horeb Crossword (Play online or download at this link)

There’s the puzzle. Enjoy!

***MORE ABOUT THE CONTEST HERE

***PLAY EARLIER CLOSED PUZZLES HERE:

Eliyahu ben David Targum Isaiah Crossword

Mount Carmel Contest Crossword

**NOTE: If you receive email updates and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and then follow instructions above!

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Mount Carmel Contest Crossword

Eliyahu ben David Crossword ContestThis latest Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest harkens back to a pivotal moment of decision in the ongoing struggle between good and evil. No, I am not talking about the latest Superbowl, or even your favorite movie. I’m talking about something real – namely, the renowned contest on Mount Carmel. On one side we have 450 prophets of baal err, satan, sponsored by Ahab and Jezebel, the king and queen of Israel. On the other side we have the lone prophet, Elijah, sponsored by YHWH, Creator of the Universe.  Read the story for yourself in your Bible. You will find it in 1 Kings 16-18.  All of the answers for this latest Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest  can be found in those chapters.

This section of Scripture makes an exciting Bible study, whether you win our prize or not. However, you may be the winner of an autographed copy of Holy Order Restored – so why not enter, right?

Giveaway Details for this Contest

A. Contest ends on May 31, 2012. The winner will be announced back here with an update to this post, and will be notified via email with further instructions.

B. The online puzzle includes a little help. You won’t be disqualified for using that if you want. The way we’ve done this, everyone can play. It’s more fun though, to do as much as you can without help. You’ll see what I mean when you work with the puzzle.

C. A winner will be selected from all entries using Random.org. You get your Primary Entry by emailing me a screenshot of your puzzle at postmaster[at]eliyahubendavid.com. Leaving me a comment on this post saying you completed the puzzle and sent it in will help me avoid errors.

Bonus Entries

You can get credit for Bonus Entries. Each Bonus Entry is another chance to win. You must submit a Primary Entry to qualify for Bonus Entries. Following are things you can do to receive bonus entries:

Bonus Entry #1: Leave a comment about your participation in the contest.
Bonus Entry #2: Subscribe at this site for updates.
Bonus Entry #3: Follow me on Twitter.
Bonus Entry #4: Re-tweet the contest to friends.
Bonus Entry #7: Email the contest to friends
Bonus Entry #8: Post the contest on your blog or webpage.

Crossword Puzzle Link:

Mount Carmel Contest Crossword (Download from this link)

There’s the puzzle. Enjoy!

***MORE ABOUT THE CONTEST HERE

***PLAY EARLIER CLOSED PUZZLES HERE:

Eliyahu ben David Targum Isaiah Crossword

**NOTE: If you receive email updates and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and then follow instructions above!

UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!

Congratulations to Paul Parker!

Paul was one of our mail-in contestants from our On the Road to Tsiyon radio program.

Paul, you have won May’s Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest!

Your prize, one autographed copy of Holy Order Restored, is on it’s way!

Many thanks to all of our crossword contestants. I hope you all had fun with this puzzle.. Now, on to the next one!

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1st EBD Crossword Contest on Targum Isaiah

Eliyahu ben David Crossword ContestI’m thinking it is no great surprise that our first Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest is on Targum Isaiah. And guess what the prize is that will be going to the winner? That’s right – an autographed copy of Tsiyon Edition Targum Isaiah in English – what else, right?

If you’re thinking “I’m no Targum scholar so this isn’t for me” then listen up. Most of the answers can be found in your KJV Bible. The few answers specific to Targum Isaiah are from recent Tsiyon programs, and, of course, Tsiyon Edition Targum Isaiah itself.

One other thing: you are free to just try the puzzle for fun if you want. No pressure here. 🙂

Giveaway Details for this Contest

A. Contest ends on April 30, 2012. The winner will be announced back here with an update to this post, and will be notified via email with further instructions.

B. The online puzzle includes a little help. You won’t be disqualified for using that if you want. The way we’ve done this, everyone can play. It’s more fun though, to do as much as you can without help. You’ll see what I mean when you work with the puzzle.

C. A winner will be selected from all entries using Random.org. You get your Primary Entry by emailing me a screenshot of your puzzle at postmaster[at]eliyahubendavid.com. Leaving me a comment on this post saying you completed the puzzle and sent it in will help me avoid errors.

Bonus Entries

You can get credit for Bonus Entries. Each Bonus Entry is another chance to win.  You must submit a Primary Entry to qualify for Bonus Entries.  Following are things you can do to receive bonus entries:

Bonus Entry #1: Leave a comment about your participation in the contest.
Bonus Entry #2: Subscribe at this site for updates.
Bonus Entry #3: Follow me on Twitter.
Bonus Entry #4: Re-tweet the contest to friends.
Bonus Entry #7: Email the contest to friends
Bonus Entry #8: Post the contest on your blog or webpage.

Crossword Puzzle Link:

Eliyahu ben David Targum Isaiah Crossword (Download from this link)

There’s the puzzle. Enjoy!

**NOTE: If you receive email updates and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and then follow instructions above!

UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!

Congratulations to Ginny!

You have won April’s contest!

Your prize, one autographed copy of Targum Isaiah, will soon be on the way.

Many thanks to all of our erudite crossword contestants. Don’t be sad if you were not the winner this time. Just try your hand at our latest contest!

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Crossword Contest

Eliyahu ben David Crossword ContestMy readers and listeners are intelligent people who are highly Bible-literate. Many of you home school your kids, enjoy personal Bible study and family Bible study as well. I’m also pretty sure that all of you enjoy an intellectual challenge! That’s why I thought it might be fun to host a monthly crossword puzzle contest, with a new crossword on a different Scriptural theme each month. Thus, the soon-to-be-sort-of-famous Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest is born! And what’s a contest without a prize, right?

SO .. the winning entry each month will be posted on this site, and the winner will receive a free autographed book, CD, DVD, or whatever is being offered that month for the giveaway. In a minute I’ll tell you how to enter the giveaway, but first, I thought you might like to know how I got into creating crosswords.

It all started a few years ago when a Christian Radio Station, The JC Town, KPJC AM 1220, Salem, OR, asked me to write a monthly feature for their magazine. I noticed the magazine did not have a crossword, so I thought I could create crossword puzzles that would promote Bible study. Creating those puzzles was really fun, and they did have the desired effect – to get people looking in their Bible for the answers! I loved that! Well, JC Town had a format change, so my puzzles were no longer needed there. However, the crossword seed was planted to spring up here in the form of the Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest.

Here are the rules:

1. Register at this website. It’s free.

2. Do the latest puzzle. You can click the link in the contest post and do the crossword on the handy-dandy interactive webpage or print it out and do it in the conventional way. You know, with a pencil. 🙂

3. Email me a screenshot or scanned image of your completed puzzle. Be sure to put your username on it, and any comments you want to make. Realize it could get posted on this website, Twitter, Facebook, etc, and may be permanently etched on the eastern slope of the Great Pyramid of Giza, where it will remain for ten thousand years – or, alternately, on the refrigerator till Thursday.

4. Now, here’s the really important part: after completing the above, leave a comment with the respective puzzle post letting me know what you thought of the puzzle. Be honest. If you want to say the Eliyahu ben David Crossword sucks lemons, that’s no problem. On the other hand, if you liked it, let me know why. Your comments will help me to keep improving the puzzles.

5. Provided you have completed 1-3 above, you can receive additional entries by completing any or all of the Bonus Entries listed on the then-current contest post.

6. I will use the secret Eliyahu ben David method to select a winner. I’m not sure yet, but I think it will involve a hat and my lovely co-host, Dawn. Update: I asked Dawn and she said, “use Random.org” – so there ya go. Anyway, the winner will be posted on this website and will receive the highly coveted prize via snail mail. Fun, right?

7. All entries must be in by the last day of the month in which the respective Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest puzzle is first posted. (Puzzles will remain on the site after that, just for fun.)

Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest Conventions:
[Say that 3 times fast!]

1. Unless otherwise stated, all Bible references will be made according to the King James Version of the Bible. This creates a level playing field for all, since the KJV is the most widely available version in English.

2. Some words and clues will reference information contained in my books and/or radio programs, or other material I’ve authored. After all, it is the Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest, right? 😉

3. All submissions and related comments become the property of this website and may be displayed by us without further permission. Copyright being what it is these days, I had to say that.

4. It’s perfectly ok to post about our contest, but not the puzzle solutions, to Twitter, Facebook, your website, and anyplace you like, so long as you include a link pointing back to this website.

5. As time goes on we may learn from our inevitable mistakes, making a few more rules and conventions necessary, which will be posted here as an update.

6. All puzzles can be found under the category: “Crossword”. Feel free to do the old ones, just for fun!

UPDATE: Here are links to our puzzles!

April, 2012 – 1st EBD Crossword Contest on Targum Isaiah

May, 2012 – Mount Carmel Contest Crossword

NEW!!! June, 2012 – Elijah at Horeb Crossword Contest

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My Latest Title..

Tsiyon Edition Targum Isaiah In English with Parallel Jewish and Christian Texts is my latest book, but not mine only. This volume required multiple editors and the best layout expert available to make it the highly usable volume that it is. Many thanks to everyone who worked on it! It includes Targum Isaiah as well as both a Jewish and a Christian text. All three texts track together throughout the book for easy comparison. The book has a larger form factor to accommodate the three translations of Isaiah. There are three indexes and other helpful features to help readers get the most out of this resource. Why Targum Isaiah, you might ask? Targum Isaiah dates from before the birth of Christ, and it represents the thinking of the Hillel School, the most influential Rabbinical school of the period. Targum Isaiah thus reveals the most prominent thinking of the first century Jewish community on the topics discussed in Isaiah. This becomes much more interesting when we realize that Isaiah is the most quoted book of the prophets in all of the New Testament. Targum Isaiah literally bridges the gap between the first century Synagogue and the early Messianic believers. Trust me, it’s mind blowing! Our edition is also an amazing value, since Targum Isaiah usually retails from $100 to $250. Ours lists at about $23, putting this volume into the hands of just about anyone who wants to dig into this fascinating material.

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