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  1. why to derive your Messianic way of living and worshipo from Rabbinical Judaism. There is no word in Hebrew that means Liturgy eved Adonia is a worshiper, is the one who serves God not in liturgy. Eved from Even Shishan concordance in hebrew means slave… use another concordance.

    • Thank you for your comment. I encourage you, however, to re-read what I have written. The second and third paragraphs, which are under the heading “Why Liturgy?,” demonstrate that liturgy is a Biblical concept and that the equivalent Hebrew words are part of the Torah text. Liturgy is the service of worship. In fact, the Hebrew word translated as ligurgy in Numbers 18:7 above and as service in most other translations is avodah, from the same root as the word eved you have mentioned. The worshipper of Adonai is performing service, or liturgy.

      I do not suggest that we derive our Messianic way of living and worship from Rabbinic Judaism, but rather from a Biblical pattern. This predates Rabbinic Judaism by many centuries. The actual relationship is that Rabbinic Judaism derives it’s liturgy from Scripture and the traditions of the early Hebrew worship in the Temple. This is the source for both Messianic and Rabbinic liturgy.

      For the brief liturgy I have included, all of it is from Scripture except for the Blessing of the Messiah, which certainly is not Rabbinic, and Avot from the Amidah. And even though it is not direct from Scripture, Avot is filled with Biblical phrases, such as “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob.” The phrase “the great, mighty and awesome God” is found in this week’s Torah portion, Ekev:

      For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe (Deuteronomy 10:17).

      Many things in our walk derive from both Scripture and tradition. In all things, may Adonai be honored and Yeshua lifted up.

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