FUTURE PROJECTS: Berea

 

Part of the dream that is Dai Mission is a concept that has come to be known as “Project Berea”, or Dai Institute: a separate learning institute dedicated to the study of the Torah, the Tanakh, the words of Christ and His followers, and other related or comparative historic, theological, or philosophical works.

Dai Mission Ministries’ council of elders has formally formulated the instructional curriculum for Dai Institute. This curriculum will exist in lessons taught at the small group level, as congregational presentations, and as online courses here at our website for distance learners. Eventually, however, we hope to incorporate Dai Institute into Dai Mission itself as a separate seminary housed on the grounds of what will become Dai Mission at Goshen.

 

Dai Institute Research Library

  • Bible Translations
    Rather than blindly trust modern translations, our council has personally vetted each of the Bible translations that Dai Institute employs for accuracy in both word-per-word translations from Hebrew and Greek into English and in transmissions of the original message from the ancient texts into the language of common people. These trusted translations will be listed here.
  • Interlinear Greek/Hebrew/English Bibles
    These Bibles are used to compare the translated Word of God to the root languages of the Holy Bible. Trusted Greek/Hebrew/English interlinear Bibles will be listed here.

  • Strong’s Concordance
    These Bibles are used to dig deeper into the meanings and etymologies of the root languages of sacred writ.
  • Masoretic Tanakh & Chumash
    These texts are used to explore the Jewishness of the Hebrew Bible, also called the “Old Testament”.
  • Septuagint
    Used as a check against the Masoretic texts to identify translational differences and manipulations in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament translations, as some discrepancies exist between the Septuagint and the Masoretic texts.
  • Aramaic Peshitta
    Used as a check for Hebrew Bible/Old Testament translations and to address translation issues throughout the New Testament.

  • Hebrew Translation of the Gospel of Matthew
    Used to study the textual integrity of the Gospel of Matthew in-depth, as the original document that serves as the basis for the Gospel of Matthew was likely written in Hebrew.
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
    Used to validate the integrity of the texts of the Hebrew Bible.
  • Torah Manuscripts J, E, D, & P (when available)
    Used to validate the integrity of Torah translations.
  • The Book of Enoch & Other Apocryphal Texts
    Used to place canonized scriptural text in its historical context.

    • Book of Enoch: PDF [1.05 MB]
      (Rev. George Schodde translation)
    • The Deuterocanonical/Apocryphal Books of the Bible: PDF [643 KB]
      (BlackMask Online Collection [defunct])
  • Gnostic Gospels
    Used for comparison in studying the qualifiers used to determine the canonicity of accepted biblical texts in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the New Testament writings.
  • The Didache
    Used to compare modern Christian church practices and modern Jewish synagogue practices to the practices of the ancient Second Century followers of the Messiah Yeshua.

    • Didache (or The Teachings of the Twelve Apostles): PDF [67 KB]
      (J.B. Lightfoot translation)
  • Ancient Sumerian & Egyptian Texts
    Used for comparison to place passages from the Books of Genesis and Exodus in their proper historic context.
  • Biblical & Secular Archaeological Works
    Used to validate the Tanakh as a whole and to place it in its proper historical context.
  • The Mishna, the Talmud, & Other Rabbinic Works
    Used to learn more about the history of the Jewish faith and the foundational concepts that formed the roots of early Christian dogma.

  • The Quran
    Used to settle and disagreements between Islam and its predecessor religions, Judaism and Christianity.
  • The Book of Mormon
    Compared with the sacred writ of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the New Testament for comparative religious studies.
  • Torah Study Guides
    Used to guide students through in-depth studies of the annual Torah parsha (portions).

 

Future Courses in Development

This is a catalog of future educational courses our experts are currently working on. In a classroom setting, the following subjects will be explored further in no particular order after an extensive study of Scripture.

  • Elohim’s Focus: Relationship with Man, Not Religion Over Man
  • Acts 15 and the Covenants of Elohim
  • The Scriptural Integrity & Corruptions in Biblical Translations
  • Ancient Historical Context of Scriptural Texts
  • Archaeology of the Biblical Source Texts
  • Tithes & Offerings in the Post-Temple Era
  • Scriptural Worship Practices vs. Modern Religious Traditions
  • The Written Law (Torah) vs. the Oral Law (Tradition)
  • The Origins of the Religious Practices of Judaism, Christianity, and Messianism
  • The Errant Doctrines of Modern Christendom
  • The Development of Spiritual Abuse
  • Comparative Theology: How Other Religions Verify Scripture
  • Prophecy and the Cycles of Time
  • The Heavens and the Angels
  • The Four Levels of Understanding the Torah
  • The Jewish Understanding of the Soul

 

 

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