One New Man - a study in Ephesians
The Apostle Paul often taught from Torah and the Prophets when he was writing his epistles.
Ephesians 2:11 says "For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
What did the apostle Paul mean when he was discussing "one new man"? Being a Jewish Rabbi, Paul (Rabbi Sha'ul) often discussed the concepts of Torah and the Prophets in light of the work of Messiah Yeshua. In this study, we look at Ephesians as a commentary on Isaiah 57-60. Some of the topics we cover include
What is the definition of a Gentile
What is an "Adam" man and what are his responsibilities
What kind of "foreigner/stranger" is accepted into the covenant of Israel
What was Paul talking about when he said the dividing wall was removed