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James the Just

Shalom greetings in the powerful name of Yahweh Elohim;

Roots and Branches Hebraic Roots Group of Vero Beach will meet both Friday 7 PM and Saturday 2 PM for the study of the Scripture.

In considering the Netzeri (Nazarene) Teaching of the Standing Stone and the Standing Man, we’re to the point of speaking of James the Just, who is my favorite character because we know so much about him from so many different sources. Besides Paul, no other character is so highly attested.

James, er, Jacob the Just – Little Known ‘Facts’

I’m speaking of the brother of Yahshua Messiah, James “Yaaqov,” surnames Alphaeus, or the Just Man (that is, ha Tzadik).

Here are just a few things we can know about James. (If you want to know Where did you get that? – just ask.)

James was never named James – that is King James’ name! James’ name is Yaaqov or Jacob, like the Patriarch.
James and Paul had a serious altercation on the temple steps before Paul’s conversion.
James had his legs broken by a Temple guard, which resulted in a mass migration of believers out of Jerusalem.
James was known to have knees like camels – ostensibly from praying for the sinners of Israel.
James was known as the pillar of Israel; and that if the pillar were to break, the entire land would be destroyed.
James was the successor to Jesus in the Jesus Movement, not Peter.
Jesus told the disciples before his death that they should go to James.
James was executed by Caiaphas’ nephew at the Temple during Passover in 62 AD. Thrown down from the parapet.
James 5:6 You have condemned, you have killed, the Just One, and he does not resisted you not.
James’ death, according to a contemporary, resulted in the destruction of the Temple in 70AD.
James’ burial box (ossuary) has been in custody for almost 30 years. It has been judged authentic.
The ossuary is inscribed with the words Yaaqov bar Yoseph Achui de Yahshua – in churchy language, that’s James son of Joseph brother of Jesus.
The Epistle to the Galatians by Paul includes a line-by-line refutation of the Epistle of James by James.
One top school of scholarship has proven that James wrote some of the Dead Sea Scrolls.


Let me know if you are interested, of come and join us this weekend.

One scholar has it right when he says that,” Knowing James is as close as you can get to knowing the historical Jesus.”

So you don’t believe me! But what if these things are true? If we sort through and learn the circumstances of James’ life, think of how much closer we might get to Yahshua the Son of Adam!

Many people go to the Holy Land because they want to walk where ‘Jesus’ walked. That’s well and good.
But before us we have a brother (or half brother), about whom we can learn much.
And seeing as how, in very fact, James was his brother’s successor,
When I study the life of James, I feel very close to the Man of Galilee. Now consider – James and Jesus had other brothers, and nephews too. And we know something about them. Think of what we could learn.

Dr. Jackson H. Snyder II

June 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Ebenezer Enigma

We will be looking at STANDING STONES and the LOST NAZARENE DOCTRINE OF THE STANDING MAN in our Roundtable Sessions this weekend in Vero Beach, Florida. You are invited.

Find manuscript links, podcasts, recordings, and directions at http://www.YAHpop.us. Root and Branches Hebraic Roots Group. (If you’ve not heard of me before, I send a weekly Hebraic Roots type email. If you don’t want to hear from me, reply!)

The Vision of Gabriel
I have been excited about the discovery of what is called the “Hazon Gabriel” (or the “Vision of Gabriel”) a new “Dead Sea Scroll”; only this one isn’t a scroll, it’s a stone.

(If you want your message to get out thousands of years after your gone, forget email and Facebook. Write your name on a stone instead.)

Somebody set the prophetic words of Yahweh’s bachar malach ie Gabriel to stone, and the angelic message is just coming to light. AND YOUR INPUT may help to get us the message. You see, this particular stone was good for only fifteen hundred years. In the last 500, the message has faded – and much of it is lost. However, therer is still enough text that we might work to fill in the blanks with educated (or inspired) words, thus reviving the text and its message.

If you’d like to try, I’d like to see your solutions. You can find information on the Hazon and a translation at my Bible News archaeology site at this link. Here are some clues:

Clues to Destiny and Fulfillment
People in the know date the Hazon Gabriel to the first century B.C. or within a hundred years of the Messiah’s birth. Of course, those “in the know” are prejudiced against the Messiah being who he is, so they often cheat. Just consider the date as being close to Messiah’s birth in Bethlehem, and consider that the stone was found just a short ways from there.

As such, the stone and its message may have had a very significant influence on the theology of the nativity – or vice versa. You decide.

If you look at the text and you think there’s not enough there to make something of it, THINK AGAIN. There is plenty there, such as the following entries:
The phrase, The children of Yahweh is there with the Sacred Name clearly legible numerous times. Therein, the name of your Heavenly Father is NOT COVERED OVER with LARD and GAWD. Find also,
YHWH of hosts will sanctify Israel … in three days you will know.
You (Gabriel) are the Standing Man of Israel.
In three days, LIVE! … the Prince of Princes.

That’s a little, but it’s also a LOT. Please see if you can fill in the blanks and send your research to me!

An Historical Marker, An Ebenezer
So we are looking at an historical marker, 50 BC or later, containing bits and pieces of what appears to be a more fleshed-out version of Luke 1:28ff:

Hail, kecharitomene (which means something like Darling!), Yahweh is with you. Behold! You will conceive in your womb and bear a Son, and you will call His name Yahshua. This One will be great and will be called Ben El Elyon. And Yahweh Elohim will give Him the throne of His father David. He will reign over Beit Yaaqov to the ages for there will be no end to His kingdom.

So If the Hazon is recorded in this context, the prophecy would be directed to the time of the Passion. You may read more about Hazon Gabriel at my Bible-News site.

This kind of marker stone is what the Hebrew Scriptures call an Ebenezer, a “helping stone.” Look!

Samuel took a stone and set it up named it Ebenezer; for he said, “So far Yahweh has helped us,” … for Israel recovered their … and there was peace. (1 Samuel 7:12-14)

We know the term Ebenezer less from the Scriptures than from Dickens’ Christmas Carol (Ebenezer Scrooge) or the church hymn, “Come thou fount”:

Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.

James the Just: Standing Man
There is a lost doctrine of the Sect of the Nazarenes (Acts 24:5) called THE STANDING MAN. Instead of a standing stone built into an edifice for support or a marking stone for help, the STANDING MAN was a person (and not always a man) who was considered to be so important to the commonwealth of Israel that if he fell, the entire society would be destroyed. Those of the true faith considered quite a few people as STANDING MAN, beginning with the family of Rechab, or Rechabites. Yahweh promised them that there would always be a Rechab family member STANDING BEFORE HIM. Probably the most important STANDING MAN in Nazarene lore was the brother of the Messiah, JAMES THE JUST. He was known in his day as the PILLAR (Oblias) of Israel. If that pillar were shaken, the entire world would be destroyed. “Go to James the Just,” said the Savior in the Gospel of Thomas. “For him was made both the earth and skies.” Josephus the historian tells us that the murder of James – the FALLING OF THE OBLIAS – was the spark that ignited Israel to the extent that Roman troops came down in 64 AD and destroyed everything, including Jerusalem and the Temple by 70 AD. Ten days after the Romans came (ie ten years prophetic time), Israel was done.(Rev 2:10)

For More on Standing Man, Standing Stone
There are yet STANDING PEOPLE IN OUR DAY. You may be one. We must recover this original, foundational understanding because it is LOST, yet SCRIPTURAL and ESSENTIAL TO THE FIRST NAZARENES.

For the LOST DOCTRINE OF THE STANDING MAN, click this link.

If you are interested in INCREDIBLE PROPHECY, TRY The Parable Of The Ten Standing Stones: Obscure Prophesies of Future Prophets.


This is what we will study this weekend in our Roundtables here in Vero Beach. For meeting information, manuscripts or recordings, go to http://www.YAHpop.us or reply to this mail.

In the Scripture,
Jackson Snyder



June 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

MaGoG and MisGoG

Greetings from R & B Group Vero Beach, FL (Root & Branches) (www.yahpop.us);

The group is getting together Friday evening (Erev Shabbat) for worship and study. Also Saturday (Shabbat) for Scripture Prophecy Session. If you receive this notice, you are invited. Go to http://www.yahpop.us for directions, or reply to this email. Also reply if you want off this list.

Roundup of Biblical Prophetic History
Here is where we have been in Bible Prophecy: Isaiah 9 – 19, Jeremiah 50, 51, and a few places in Revelation. We have seen that most of the Prophecies about the land and the returns have been fulfilled in some of our lifetimes. We have visited Israel, Syria, Assyria (Iraq), Babylon (Iraq), Chaldea (Iraq), Gaza (Gaza strip), Moab (Jordan) and Lebanon. We have charted history to learn in what great detail the fate of these nations had been predicted and accomplished. We will finish up with this tour on Shabbat, and we will be going on to the ominous Magog, Tubal, Meshech, Media for the excitement of Ezekiel 36 – 39. Most ‘bible scholars’ profess Magog to be present day Russia, and they predict that Russia and Iran (Media) will team up to destroy Israel, meeting their fate in the valley of Megiddo, and any day now.

GoG and MaGoG Displaced
But I have news for you. Magog is no where near Russia – Magog is Turkey! And therefore we look not to the carrot on the stick of latter day prophets, but rather to the dynasty of the Turks, who may have fulfilled the Magog prophecy centuries ago. Did you know that Turkey only lost its long-standing world status as a power in the 20th century (First World War)? Well, it’s great to see that YHWH actually demonstrates the fulfillment of prophecy to the historian instead of just allowing men and women with an agenda use the text for their future catastrophe.

Streaming Audio This Week
As Barnabas says over and over in his epistle, “Learn You!” And we are learning the ways of our Father in our roundtable discussions on Sabbath. Everyone has erudite contributions to make. Best yet, as one fellow pointed out, getting into the Word of YHWH is a high and prescribed form of worship. Oh, I mentioned Barnabas because I listened to an audio version of his prophetic letter – the one cast out of the New Testament by the Roman Church because it was too Hebraic. Anyway, this week let me offer you the chance to hear the Epistle yourself along with a short commentary explaining its secrets. (The streaming audio at the link is about an hour in length.)

The playlist is attached (malware free). While at it, here’s a link to Jesse Snyder’s (Pete’s) latest guitar release in streaming audio.

Here’s a link to the streaming audio Jesse Snyder Latest Guitar Album

Shabbat Shalom, Jackson Snyder

June 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Egypt and the Lost Years of Jesus

Hello, worshipful friends:

Shavuot / Pentecost Litany, manuscript and audio
Pentecost was a great time of praise and fellowship, as we used an ancient litany especially composed for our service. “Litany” is a technical term for a series of prayers. The Shavuot Litany is for use in your home, so it’s on the web for you at this link: Shavuot Litany Manuscript. It’s not too late for you to celebrate the feast at home or church, Halleluyah. You may also LISTEN to the Litany, streaming it from the web by clicking on the malware-free attachment. The Shavuot / Pentecost Bible lessons are also on audio. You may find them at http://www.Radio-Yahweh.com.

Prophecy Watch – Egypt / Mitzraim
No sooner to we finish the Isaiah 10 – 19 prophecy roundtable than we learn that Obama will address all Arabs from Cairo, Egypt. One of the last prophetic events needing fulfillment from 10 – 19 is a short Egyptian civil war.

Modern day Egypt is a nation of great unrest, ruled by a despot, stirred to rebellion by Muslim moderates. The last great leader of Egypt who stepped out for peace was Anwar Sadat. The peace Sadat brought to Egypt. Was rewarded by hi brutal assassination. We haven’t heard much of Egypt since. I reported on the persecution of an ancient Egyptian sect of Believers, the Copts, in my fall 1999 newsletter. Would you believe that web page is still out there? The Copts were at that time being systematically stamped out by Muslim moderates. There are not many left; however, they may have an important role to play in the 10 – 19 prophecy fulfillments. Just a few elect believers may wield the greatest power of all through PRAYER. Keep eyes on Egypt. (Read Why Do Some Muslims Hate?)

Prophecy This Week – The Mystery is History
The Yahad Scripture Roundtable will take up broad topics in The Revelation for the next two weeks, with two sessions per week. These sessions are by invitation only, but If you are receiving this email, you are invited. For directions to our new ‘digs,’ check out http://www.YAHpop.us. Erev and Shabbat this week the discussion subjects are The Two Babylons. If we get through that we will move on to unmasking The Beasts of lore and history. Both of these topics allow us once again to delve into first-century history and the historic identities the family and descendants of Yahshua Messiah, one of my favorite topics.

Audio for the Whole Family, Better than TV
Let me leave you this week with a few worshipful yet entertaining stories based on the secular history of the Messiah and his family. The following are links to streaming audio, so you should be able simply to click the link to get your media player going. And these are a series, so if you like the first one, the rest follow in sequence. If you do listen to any, let me know and we will send you a nice gift.

The Restoration of the Prophetic Word (The Story of Zacharyah the Priest)
Sabbath Showdown 2 BC (The Family of Joseph in the Nazareth Synagogue, 2 BC)
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem (The Family of Ya’aqov and MarYah travel to Jerusalem for the Feast.)
The Lost Years of Yahshua (Where was ‘Jesus’ all that time. No, not in India.)
Out From the Desert (The remarkable acts wrought by the apostles once out of the wilderness.)
The Parting of Prophets (Yash and Yoch have a falling out and go their separate ways.)
A Fishy Wedding (The miracle of Ya’aqov’s (James’) mustash.)
Miracle and Murder (Who is the victim? Hint – it is one of the Zebedyahs.)
Sabbath Showdown 28 AD (Back to the Synagogue 30 years later.)

Jackson Snyder, Root and Branches Vero Beach Yahad (Discipleship Group), http://www.YAHpop.us

June 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

The Heretic Apostle Paul Acts 21:5

Hello and greetings to you in the Sacred Name!

Eyebrows are raised at the mention of the Apostle Paul being a heretic and cult-leader last Sabbath school.

Take a look a few paragraphs down; you may agree with me!

We have been granted space at Tabernacles Ministries for our upcoming meetings. This is a tremendous blessing. We have not been able to invite other like-minded people on account of the lack of space. So now we have the River Room in the Family Life Center. This is the large prayer room at the left after entering the Family Life Center. Here is the address and map:

Tabernacle Ministries
51 Old Dixie Hwy
Vero Beach, FL 32962

Scripture Training Events This Week

We will be meeting this week on Friday evening at 7 PM. We’ll look at the prophetic and practical meaning of the baptism in holy spirit.

There will be no meeting on the date of the Sabbath commonly known as Saturday.

However, we will meet on Sunday for a short training session on Exodus 24 and the “giving of Torah,” then we’ll conduct our liturgical Shavuot at 3 PM.

This service will be entirely in English and is user friendly, so all who honor the name Yahweh are invited to attend.

Feast of Weeks, Your Place or Ours
Now we are commanded by our heavenly father to keep the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot). This is the only Feast most churches also keep.

So if you cannot attend or there are no Netzer Groups in your area, I have an excellent service for you. You may do it with family, friends, or by yourself. However you do it, keep the feast! You may find the words here. Or paste this in: http://jacksonsnyder.com/yah/pentecost/shavuot-service-for-the-home.htm.

You may find a number of services, essays, sermons and podcasts regarding Pentecost at the Snyder Bible Front Page. http://jacksonsnyder.org

SESTAINS of DESTINY available of CD
It was wonderful to share nearly six hours of Prophecy Training last week. The material was in-depth, practical, and RARE. WHAT? Current events in light of Isaiah 10 – 18, SESTAINS OF DESTINY, and the 8,000 year week of the Apostle Barnabas understood from the perspective of the Creation Story. All our teachers added their sound doctrine, and we recorded these prophecy sessions for any who would like to receive some of the best “pesher-style” exegesis attainable anywhere. You want a taste of what’s happening? Ask for a CD by return email.

A Pentecost Experience – The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Podcasts of our training in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (six hours in sections) may be streamed from this link or choose from many other messages, lost tribes, deliverance ministry, and biblical analysis from Radio Yahweh. These recorded audio events are anointed and 100% biblical.

Paste in: http://radio-yahweh.com/audio-sermons/snyder.htm

As for the heretic Paul:
The following comment is recorded about Paul in the book of Acts of the Apostles:
Acts 24:5 (GLT)
(1) For having found this man pestilent
(2) and moving insurrection among
(3) all the Jews throughout the world, and
(4) a ringleader of the Nazarene sect;
(5) who also attempted to profane the temple,
(6) whom we also seized and wished to judge
(7) according to our law . . .

Check out the Greek of the 4th line:
Prôtostatên te tês tôn nazôraiôn haireseôs
First-rank-standing (the ones) of-the Nazarene heresy

As a member of the first standing of the heresy, we can also surmise that Paul was not only a heretic, a cult-leader, and a pest!

The Heretic’s Challenge
There is a challenge in all this. Perhaps what we might consider a cult or heresy now might turn out to be a haven of truth in the future.

I leave us to identify the speaker of the above text then consider whether or not we have, in our own entire faith life,
confronted the status quo,
challenged the common folk-religion of the simple,
or moved ahead to the first rank
of those who decry the pagan idolatry and immoral culture from which we claim to have retreated.

Hey! If the likes of that genius are the ilk of the Nazoreans, we can be PROUD HERETICS, No?

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Vero Beach, FL


June 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

Ishy Pentecost

Last week I built a new computer from scratch and this is the first email I am sending by it. After having put all the parts together, would you believe it fired up the first time? What a “firing up” of self-confidence! Go build yourself something, or plant a tree. To celebrate, I have three gifts for you; you’ll find them a few more lines down in this note.

Root and Branches Netzari Yahad (read Hebrew Roots Group) will meet at Poinciana 410 Friday May 22 at 7 PM and Saturday May 23 at 2 PM. Sunday 1 PM we will meet with Tabernacles Ministries to iron out the final details of getting our new meeting place. This opportunity is exciting because Tabernacles is a HUB of excellent ministries – several congregations are there as well as other outreach ministries. And the campus is huge with lots of space. I like being in the hub – it’s like being in the center of prayer, the power source!

This Sabbath we’ll continue to look at the exciting prophecies of Isaiah 9 – 19, which culminate in the Abraham Path Initiative – a highway from Ur to Egypt on the pathway that Abraham took. (See http://www.abrahampath.org/flash/index.html) These in-depth, unique, and timely sessions are recorded. If you can’t come, you may request a CD. By next week, I will have them for stream-loading.

Pentecost is coming up May 31 (Aviv method), “The Birthday of the Church Torah” (take a look at the third gift). Perhaps you will want to keep the feast in 2009 since the enigmatic year 2012 is almost upon us. Keep it as a ‘just in case’ measure. Then if the Messiah makes his appearance public in 2012, you will be able to say you were faithful in a few things!

Below in this mail are three Pentecost gifts to help you keep it.

The first gift is a link to a dramatized streaming audio version or the biblical book Tobit I call Tevit and Tevyah The story takes place during Pentecost and features a 2nd century wedding. You will find this very helpful for your family so as to understand how people in Bible times lived and enjoyed their festivals right along with their hardships. It runs about an hour, and it has made a great story time for the 13 and over crowd in our family for a few years. To listen to Tevit and Tevyah, click here (make sure your speakers are on) or paste this link into your browser: http://www.jacksonsnyder.com/yah/m3u/tevit.m3u.

The second gift is a link to an easy home service for Pentecost, with music and all. No need to do the music, but the service does require you have two fresh baked loaves of leavened bread. Take a look at the service then fulfill the commandment. Your family will bless you. The home service is at this link, or paste this address into your browser: http://www.jacksonsnyder.com/yah/pentecost/shavuot-service-for-the-home.htm.

The third gift is the following easy family-friendly Scripture study that teaches us what Pentecost / Shavuot / Feast of Weeks is all about. Let me know how you come out.

Pentecost / Feast of Weeks: A Tiny Training Session
Answer the Questions and Think as You Peruse Scripture
See this on the web instead by clicking here or paste this into the browser: http://www.jacksonsnyder.com/yah/pentecost/pentecost-feast-training.htm.

Exodus 24:12 Yahweh said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain. Stay there, and I will give you the stone tablets, the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.”

16. The glory (kavod / radiance) of Yahweh rested on Mount Sinai and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day Yahweh called to Moses from inside the cloud.

17. To the watching Israelites, the glory of Yahweh looked like a devouring fire on the mountain top. (Like a volcano.)

18. Moses went right into the cloud and went on up the mountain. Moses stayed on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.

Exodus 31:18. When he had finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony (or Covenant), tablets of stone inscribed by the ______________ of Elohim.

a. chisel
b. finger
c. power.

Forty is special in Scripture. How many instances of this number can you remember? Forty is the number of testing (Matthew 4:1-2). While Moses and _________ were upon the mountain, what were some of the things some of the Israelites below were doing during their 40 days of testing? (Check Exodus 32:1-8)

How did Yahweh respond to what the Israelites had done? (Exodus 32:9-10)

What was he going to do with the whole people?

What was he going to do with Moses and his family?

What did Moses then ask Yahweh to do? (Exodus 32:11-13)
And what then did Yahweh do as a response to Moses’ speech? (Exodus 32:14)

Do you remember what became of the two tablets of the Testimony?

What did Moses then do according to Exodus 34:1-5?

What name was pronounced and why?

Let’s go back to Leviticus 23 and look at how the feast of Pentecost (First-fruits, Shavuot, Weeks) came to be. “Pentecost” is a Greek word that means “Fiftieth.” It comes from the Greek version (Septuagint) of the Hebrew Scriptures of

Leviticus 23:15 & 16: 15. From the day after the Sabbath, the day on which you bring the sheaf of offering (that is, the Sunday after the Passover), you will count seven full weeks. 16. You will count fifty days, to the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then you will offer Yahweh a new cereal offering.

If we were to bring a cereal offering today, which cereal would be most appropriate?

a) Cheerios
b) Frankenberry
d) Cream of Wheat
e) Honey Clusters of Oats

So fifty days from the Sunday after Passover, Yahweh proclaims an observance. What were you doing on Pentecost this year?

Pentecost is traditionally considered to be a remembrance of the giving of the Law of Yahweh at Mount _________ . Although there’s no real justification for celebrating the Law now, however tradition may have some foundation in Scripture. Look at Exodus 19:1-8!

This is what a covenant is all about. One person says he/she will do something under certain conditions, and the other party agrees.

EASTON’S: a contract or agreement between two parties. In the Old Testament the Hebrew word berith (b’rit) is always thus translated. B’rit is derived from a root which means “to cut,” and hence a covenant is a “cutting,” with reference to the cutting or dividing of animals into two parts, and the contracting parties passing between them, in making a covenant (Gen. 15; Jer. 34:18, 19).

RIDDLE: Suppose I told you that “ish” means “man” in Hebrew. What group of islands in Europe would the “covenant man” inhabit?
The Bible and our faith are all about COVENANTS between Yahweh and Creation. There are many covenants in the Bible, and we will study some later. Here, though, Yahweh promises an exceedingly great blessing if the Israelites will obey the statutes of the covenant. What does Israel do in verse 8 to “seal the deal”?

Now remember the 40 days of testing while Moses was on the mountain. Did the Israelites keep their end of the Covenant? And again, what happened? Is the covenant still in force because of the Israelite’s acts? Why or why not?

Back to the Law and the 50 days. Exodus 19:1 says it was 3 months, not 50 days, after Israel leaving captivity that the Law was given.

RIDDLE: How can we reconcile 50 days with 3 months? (Hint: Literally, Exodus 19:1 says, On the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt . . .”)

Jack Snyder

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