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Parsha Korach – Apostolic Readings, Commentary, and Videos

New Testament passages to study with Torah portion Korach (Numbers 16-18) along with links to related commentary and videos. Torah study for Christians.

Readings

  • Numbers 16
    • Mark 15:6-15
    • Luke 23:32-41
    • Hebrews 5:1-6
    • Jude 1:8-23
    • Revelation 20:1-3
  • Numbers 17-18
    • Matthew 15:16-20
    • Romans 15:14-21
    • 1 Corinthians 9
    • 2 Timothy 1:13-18
    • Hebrews 5:7-14

Additional Reading

Videos Related to Parsha Korach

  • Korah’s Half-Truth: All the People ARE Holy! – Korah wasn’t content with the great honor that God had already given him, and rebelled against Moses. He wasn’t entirely wrong, though, when he justified his mutiny by saying that all the people are holy.
  • How Does Salt Lose Its Saltiness? – Salt is salt. The only way it can lose its saltiness is if it becomes NOT salt, like sodium chlorite, a highly toxic chemical, instead of sodium chloride. But salt can also become useless by being defiled by blood or other impurities. Since Yeshua was talking to his disciples and not to unbelievers in Matthew 5:13, there is a very important lesson in this for us: Don’t become a toxic or defiling substance in the Body of Christ or his immune system will toss you out eventually.
  • Tares in the Kingdom of Heaven, Matthew 13:24-30 – The Kingdom of Heaven includes both wheat and tares. The master’s men are to do what they can to protect their fields, but some weeds are inevitable and even part of God’s plan. God has reasons for allowing false teachers to infiltrate his people, and he’ll sort it all out in the end.
  • Proverbs 5:5-6 and the Forbidden Teacher – In context, this passage is talking about an adulterous woman, but the principle applies more broadly. Many people whose feet are leading them down a destructive path believe that they are doing right. The problem is that they are trusting in their own innate sense of right and wrong, when the advice of our own hearts is always tainted by an evil inclination. We need an external, objective standard to keep our consciences in line.

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