Joseph Shulam January 2017

Lamdeni found Joseph Shulam willing to teach in 2017. This will be the intensive course:

Yeshua and Paul, the differences in their teaching in the light of the time and location of their teaching arena.

The course will be taught in the city of Amsterdam, Veluwelaan 20.
The data of this course will be: 18, 19 and 20 of January 2017.
Times: 12 – 6 p.m.

Contents of the course

  1.  Yeshua of the four gospels is rather neglected these days in most evangelical circles.  Paul and salvation by grace is the popular preaching and teaching these days in most of the western church.  The main objective of this study is to restore the teaching and the character of Yeshua in the curriculum of the church in general and more specifically among evangelical and messianic brothers.
  2.  To restore Paul back into the context of his apostolic mission and reconcile his message with that of Yeshua and the Torah by pointing out the similarities and differences between Paul’s message to the gentiles and Yeshua’s message to the nation of israel.  (as you know well that Yeshua did not really preach to the gentiles and the few meetings that he had with gentiles did not look to us so gracious or even very kind).
  3.  The third aspect of these lessons will be to understand the differences between Paul and Yeshua in light of the time and place of their teaching arena.


part i:  what does Paul know about?

a – does Paul know about the birth of Yeshua?

b – does Paul know about the resurrection of Yeshua?

c – does Paul know about Yeshua’s teaching on obedience to god’s commandments?

d – does Paul know about the a return of Yeshua and the events of the last days?

e – where does Paul receive his information about Yeshua?

this is in light of Paul’s statement in galatians that he did receive his faith directly from the lord and not from other men.

Paul has some sources for his information about Yeshua:

direct revelation on the Damascus road and “I received from the Lord.”

he learned from Hananniah in Damascus.

Luke says that he has several written sources in the prologue to his gospel of Luke.  Luke was Paul’s disciple – he must have shared his sources with Paul.  Understanding Luke’s gospel gives us a glimpse of what material Paul must have encountered when he was visiting the disciples in the land of Israel.

f – how does Paul understand the role of Yeshua as the messiah and Saviour? what is the difference between how Paul understands Yeshua the messiah and how the gospels present Yeshua as a Saviour and Lord.


part ii:

a – What is the essential good news of Yeshua for the people of Israel (Torah observant community of faith in the land of Israel)?  i say this because Yeshua’s teaching was 99% all about the Jewish people and the relationship to the Torah.  Paul’s audience was none Jewish and in the diaspora!  Is there an essential difference between the message of Yeshua to the people of Israel and the message of Paul to the Jews?  is there a difference in the attitude of Yeshua to issues like the torah and grace and attitude toward the keeping of God’s commandments?

b – why is there a difference in essence between the teaching of Yeshua and the teaching of Paul?

c – how does Paul’s life style bridge the gap between his teaching to the gentiles and Yeshua’s teaching to Israel?  looking at the prophetic expectation upon which Paul builds his ministry to the gentiles in order to understand why Paul is teaching the gentiles a different message than he is teaching the Jews.  This we will do by examining two of Paul’s messages – one in acts 13 in the synagogue of Antioch and one in acts 17 to the judges of Athens on the Areopagus.

  1.  does apostle Paul present a true biblical (Torah and the prophets) to his audience in the diaspora?  can we understand the teaching of Paul and Yeshua to be the same message of salvation presented to two different groups of people in different geographical constraints and in two different cultures – to be in conformity to the message of the Torah and the prophets?

e – in conclusion how and why does Paul end his ministry after he returns to Jerusalem?  (see acts 18:21, and chapters 21 forward to the end of the book of acts.)  how does the meeting of Paul and jacob in jerusalem and the demand of the leadership of the Jerusalem church from Paul fit into the general scheme of Paul’s message and mission to the gentiles?

  1.  do we think that Yeshua and god are pleased with the work of the apostle Paul among the gentiles and why would they be pleased?