Messiah in Yom HaBikkurim Chapter 15

  1. The Resurrection
  2. The Disciples commissioned
  3. The Resurrection
  4. The Road to Emmaus
  5. And they approached the village where they were going
  6. Other appearances
  7. The Ascension

#2. The Resurrection Account of the Second Face of Ezekiel
(The Ox, Servant) from the Besorah of Markos.

וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר עָבַר יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת וַתִּקְנֶינָה מִרְיָם הַמַּגְדָּלִית וּמִרְיָם אֵם יַעֲקֹב וּשְׁלֹמִית סַמִּים לָלֶכֶת וְלָסוּךְ אֹתוֹ בָּהֶם׃ וּבְאֶחָד בַּשַּׁבָּת בַּבֹּקֶר הַשְׁכֵּם בָּאוּ אֶל־הַקָּבֶר כַּעֲלוֹת הַשָּׁמֶשׁ׃ וַתֹּאמַרְנָה אִשָּׁה אֶל־אֲחוֹתָהּ מִי יָגֶל־לָנוּ אֶת־הָאֶבֶן מֵעַל פֶּתַח הַקָּבֶר׃ וּבְהַבִּיטָן רָאוּ וְהִנֵּה נִגְלְלָה הָאָבֶן כִּי הָיְתָה גְּדֹלָה מְאֹד׃ וַתָּבֹאנָה אֶל־תּוֹךְ הַקָּבֶר וַתִּרְאֶינָה בָּחוּר אֶחָד ישֵּׁב מִיָּמִין וְהוּא עֹטֶה שִׂמְלָה לְבָנָה וַתִּשְׁתּוֹמַמְנָה׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶן אַל־תִּשְׁתּוֹמַמְנָה אֶת־יֵשׁוּעַ הַנָּצְרִי הַנִּצְלָב אַתֵּן מְבַקְשׁוֹת הוּא קָם אֵינֶנּוּ פֹה הִנֵּה־זֶה הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר הִשְׁכִּיבֻהוּ בוֹ׃ וְאַתֵּן לֵכְנָה וְהִגַּדְתֶּן לְתַלְמִידָיו וּלְפֶטְרוֹס כִּי הוֹלֵךְ הוּא לִפְנֵיכֶם הַגָּלִילָה וְשָׁם תִּרְאֻהוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר אָמַר לָכֶם׃ וַתְּמַהֵרְנָה לָצֵאת וַתְּנוּסֶינָה מִן־הַקֶּבֶר כִּי אֲחָזָתַן רְעָדָה וְתִמָּהוֹן וְלֹא־הִגִּידוּ דָבָר לְאִישׁ כִּי יָרֵאוּ׃

The Resurrection:

When the Shabbat day had passed, Miryam HaMagdalit, Miryam the mother of Ya’akov, and Shlomit bought spices with which to go and apply oil to Him. On the first day of the week, early in the morning, they came to the tomb as the sun rose. They said to one another:

“Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb for us?”

But when they looked intently, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, for it was very large. They came inside the tomb and saw a certain young man sitting to the right, clothed in a white robe; and they were astonished. He said to them, “Do not be astonished. You are seeking Yeshua the Notzri (Nazarene), who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here. Look—this is the place where they laid Him! But as for you, go and tell His disciples and Petros, that He is going ahead of you to the Galil, and there you will see Him, as He said to you.'” They immediately went out and fled from the tomb because trembling and bewilderment had seized them, and they did not tell a word to anyone because they were afraid.

וְהוּא כַּאֲשֶׁר קָם מִן־הַמֵּתִים בְּאֶחָד בַּשַּׁבָּת נִרְאָה בָרִאשֹׁנָה אֶל־מִרְיָם הַמַּגְדָּלִית אֲשֶׁר גֵּרַשׁ מִמֶּנָּה שִׁבְעָה שֵׁדִים׃ וַתֵּלֶךְ וַתַּגֵּד לָאֲנָשִׁים אֲשֶׁר הָיוּ עִמּוֹ וְהֵם מִתְאַבְּלִים וּבֹכִים׃ וְכַאֲשֶׁר שָׁמְעוּ כִּי חַי וְנִרְאָה אֵלֶיהָ לֹא הֶאֱמִינוּ לָהּ׃

But when He rose from the dead on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Miryam HaMagdalit, from whom He had driven seven demons. She went and told this to the men who had been with Him, who were mourning and weeping. When they heard that He was alive and had appeared to her, they did not believe her.

וְאַחֲרֵי־כֵן נִרְאָה בִּדְמוּת אַחֶרֶת לִשְׁנַיִם מֵהֶם בַּדָּרֶךְ בִּהְיֹתָם יוֹצְאִים הַשָׂדֶה׃ וְהֵם הָלְכוּ וַיַּגִּידוּ לָאֲחֵרִים וְגַם־לָהֶם לֹא הֶאֱמִינוּ׃

Afterward, He appeared in another form to two of them on the road when they were going out to the field. They went and told the others, but they did not believe them either.

The Disciples commissioned:

וּבָאַחֲרֹנָה נִרְאָה לְעַשְׁתֵּי הֶעָשָׂר בִּהְיוֹתָם מְסֻבִּים לֶאֱכֹל וַיְחָרֵף חֶסְרוֹן אֱמוּנָתָם וּקְשִׁי לְבָבָם אֲשֶׁר לֹא־הֶאֱמִינוּ לְרֹאָיו וְהוּא נֵעוֹר מִן־הַמֵּתִים׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם לְכוּ אֶל־כָּל־הָעוֹלָם וְקִרְאוּ אֶת־הַבְּשׂוֹרָה לְכָל־הַבְּרִיאָה׃ הַמַּאֲמִין וְנִטְבָּל הוּא יִוָּשֵׁעַ וַאֲשֶׁר לֹא־יַאֲמִין יֶאְשָׁם׃

Finally He appeared to the eleven as they were reclining to eat. He reproached their unbelief (lack of faith) and the hardness of their heart, that they did not believe those who saw Him and that He had been awakened from the dead. He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Besorah (Good News) to all creation. One who believes and is immersed (cleansed in the mikveh) will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be made guilty.

וַיְהִי אַחֲרֵי אֲשֶׁר־דִּבֶּר אִתָּם הָאָדוֹן וַיִּנָּשֵׂא הַשָּׁמָיְמָה וַיֵּשֶׁב לִימִין הָאֱלֹהִים׃ וְהֵמָּה יָצְאוּ וַיִּקְרְאוּ בְּכָל־הַמְּקֹמוֹת וְיַד הָאָדוֹן הָיָה עִמָּהֶם וַיְחַזֵּק אֶת־הַדָּבָר בָּאֹתוֹת הַבָּאוֹת אַחֲרָיו אָמֵן׃

After He had spoken to them, the Master was lifted up to heaven and sat at the right of hand of the Almighty (HaElohim). But they went out and proclaimed everywhere, and the hand of the Master was with them, and reinforced the word with signs that came after them. Amen.

#3. The Resurrection Account of the Third Face of Ezekiel
(The Perfect Man) from the Besorah of Lukas.

וּבְאֶחָד בַּשַּׁבָּת לִפְנֵי עֲלוֹת הַשַּׁחַר בָּאוּ אֶל־הַקֶּבֶר וַתְּבִיאֶינָה אֶת־הַסַּמִּים אֲשֶׁר הֵכִינוּ וְעִמָּהֶן נָשִׁים אֲחֵרוֹת׃ וַתִּרְאֶינָה וְהִנֵּה הָאֶבֶן גְּלוּלָה מִן־הַקָּבֶר׃ וַתָּבֹאנָה אֶל־תּוֹכוֹ וְלֹא מָצְאוּ אֶת־גְּוִיַּת הָאָדוֹן יֵשׁוּעַ׃ וַיְהִי הֵנָּה נְבֻכוֹת עַל־הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה וְהִנֵּה שְׁנֵי אֲנָשִׁים עָמְדוּ עֲלֵיהֶן וּלְבוּשֵׁיהֶם מַזְהִירִים׃ וַיִּפֹּל פַּחַד עֲלֵיהֶן וַתִּשְׁתַּחֲוֶינָה פְּנֵיהֶן אָרְצָה וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֲלֵיהֶן מַה־תְּבַקֵּשְׁנָה אֶת־הַחַי בֵּין הַמֵּתִים׃ אֵינֶנּוּ פֹה כִּי קָם זְכֹרְנָה אֵת אֲשֶׁר־דִּבֶּר אֲלֵיכֶן בְּעוֹדֶנּוּ בַגָּלִיל לֵאמֹר׃ כִּי צָרִיךְ בֶּן־הָאָדָם לְהִמָּסֵר לִידֵי אֲנָשִׁים חַטָּאִים וּלְהִצָּלֵב וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי קוֹם יָקוּם׃

The Resurrection:

On the first day of the week, before dawn, they came to the tomb and brought the spices that they had prepared. There were other women with them. They saw that the stone had been rolled from the tomb! They went inside it, but they did not find the body of the Master Yeshua. They were confused about this matter, but then two men were standing over, and their garments were brilliant! Terror fell on them, and they bowed down with their faces to the ground. They (“the two men”) said to them:

“Why do you seek the Living One (הַחַי-HeChai) among the dead?

He is not here; for He has risen. Remember what He had spoken to you while He was still in the Galil, saying, “For the Son of Man (בֶּן־הָאָדָם-Ben HaAdam) must be handed over to sinful men and be crucified, but on the third day He shall surely rise.”

וַתִּזְכֹּרְנָה אֶת־דְּבָרָיו׃ וַתָּשֹׁבְנָה מִן־הַקָּבֶר וַתַּגֵּדְנָה אֵת כָּל־הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לְעַשְׁתֵּי הֶעָשָׂר וּלְכָל־הַנִּשְׁאָרִים׃ וְאֵלֶּה הֵן אֲשֶׁר הִגִּידוּ אֶל־הַשְּׁלִיחִים אֶת־הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה מִרְיָם הַמַּגְדָּלִית וְיוֹחָנָה וּמִרְיָם אֵם יַעֲקֹב וְהָאֲחֵרוֹת׃ וְדִבְרֵיהֶן הָיוּ כְּדִבְרֵי־רִיק בְּעֵינֵיהֶם וְלֹא הֶאֱמִינוּ לָהֶן׃ וַיָּקָם פֶּטְרוֹס וַיָּרָץ אֶל־הַקֶּבֶר וַיַּשְׁקֵף וְלֹא־רָאָה כִּי אִם־הַתַּכְרִיכִים מֻנָּחִים שָׁם וַיָּשָׁב לִמְקוֹמוֹ מִשְׁתּוֹמֵם עַל־אֲשֶׁר נִהְיָה׃

They remembered His words. So they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and all the rest. Here are the ones that told the schlichim (הַשְּׁלִיחִים-sent ones) these things: Miryam HaMagdalit, Yochanah, Miryam the mother of Ya’akov, also the others. But their words were like nonsense in their eyes, and they did not believe them. Petros arose and ran to the tomb and peered in, but he did not see anything but the burial garments resting there [His kittel, tzitzit, and shroud; with the prayer shawl that was laid on His head neatly folded], so he returned to his place, astonished about what had happened.

The Road to Emmaus:

וְהִנֵּה שְׁנַיִם מֵהֶם הָיוּ הֹלְכִים בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה אֶל־כְּפָר אֶחָד הַרְחֵק מִירוּשָׁלַיִם כְּשִׁשִּׁים רִיס וּשְׁמוֹ עַמָּאוּס׃ וְהֵם נִדְבְּרוּ אִישׁ אֶל־רֵעֵהוּ עַל־כָּל־הַקֹּרוֹת הָאֵלֶּה׃ וַיְהִי הֵם מְדַבְּרִים וּמִתְוַכְּחִים יָחַד וְהִנֵּה יֵשׁוּעַ עַצְמוֹ נִגַּשׁ וַיֵּלֶךְ אִתָּם׃ וְעֵינֵיהֶם אֲחוּזוֹת וְלֹא יַכִּירֻהוּ׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם מָה הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם נֹשְׂאִים וְנֹתְנִים בָּהֶם יַחְדָּו בַּדָּרֶךְ וַיַּעַמְדוּ וּפְנֵיהֶם זֹעֲפִים׃ וַיַּעַן אֶחָד מֵהֶם וּשְׁמוֹ קְלֵיוֹפָס וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו הַאַתָּה לְבַדְּךָ גָּר בִּירוּשָׁלַיִם וְלֹא יָדַעְתָּ אֶת־אֲשֶׁר נַעֲשָׂה בְתוֹכָהּ בַּיָּמִים הָאֵלֶּה׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם וּמָה הִיא וַיַּגִּידוּ אֵלָיו מַעֲשֵׂה יֵשׁוּעַ הַנָּצְרִי אֲשֶׁר הָיָה אִישׁ נָבִיא גִּבּוֹר בְּפֹעַל וּבְאֹמֶר לִפְנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים וְלִפְנֵי כָּל־הָעָם׃ וְכֹהֲנֵינוּ הַגְּדוֹלִים וּזְקֵנֵינוּ הִסְגִּירֻהוּ לְמִשְׁפַּט־מָוֶת וַיִּצְלְבֻהוּ׃ וַאֲנַחְנוּ קִוִּינוּ כִּי זֶה־הוּא הֶעָתִיד לִגְאֹל אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵל וְעַתָּה זֶה שְׁלשֶׁת יָמִים הַיּוֹם מֵאָז נַעֲשׂוֹּ אֵלֶּה׃ אֶלָּא שֶׁגַּם־נָשִׁים מִקִּרְבֵּנוּ הֶחֱרִידֻנוּ אֲשֶׁר־קִדְּמוּ בַבֹּקֶר לָבֹא אֶל־הַקָּבֶר׃ וְלֹא מָצְאוּ אֶת־גְּוִיָּתוֹ וַתָּבֹאנָה וַתַּגֵּדְנָה כִּי רָאוּ גַּם־מַרְאֵה מַלְאָכִים הָאֹמְרִים כִּי־הוּא חָי׃ וַיֵּלְכוּ אֲנָשִׁים מִשֶּׁלָּנוּ אֶל־הַקָּבֶר וַיִּמְצְאוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר אָמְרוּ הַנָּשִׁים וְאוֹתוֹ לֹא רָאוּ׃

Two of them were walking on that very day to a certain village named Amma’us (Emmaus) about sixty ris (seven miles) away from Yerushalayim. They were speaking to one another about all these events. As they were speaking and arguing together, Yeshua Himself approached and walked with them! But their eyes were blocked and they did not recognize Him. He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging (“taking and giving”) together on the road?” They stopped, their faces dejected. One of them whose name was Kleyofas (Cleopas) answered. He said to Him:

“Are you the only one residing in Yerushalayim that does not know what happened within it in these days?”

He said to them, “What is it?” They told Him, “The incident of Yeshua the Notzri, who was a prophet mighty in works and in speech before Adonai (HaElohim) and before all the people. But our high priests and elders arrested Him for a death sentence and crucified Him. We had hoped that He would ultimately redeem Yisra’el, but today it has been three days since these things happened. However, some of the women among us have alarmed us, in that they rose early to go to the tomb, but they did not find His body. Then they came and reported that they also saw a vision of angels saying that He is alive. So two of our men went to the tomb and they found it just as the women had said, and they did not see Him.”

וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם הוֹי חַסְרֵי דַעַת וְכִבְדֵי לֵב מֵהַאֲמִין בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר־דִּבְּרוּ הַנְּבִיאִים׃ הֲלֹא עַל־הַמָּשִׁיחַ הָיָה לִסְבֹּל אֶת־כָּל־זֹאת וּלְהִכָּנֵס בִּכְבוֹדוֹ׃ וַיָּחֶל מִמּשֶׁה וּמִכָּל־הַנְּבִיאִים וַיְבַאֵר לָהֶם אֶת־כָּל־הַכְּתוּבִים הַנֶּאֱמָרִים עָלָיו׃

He said to them, “Alas, you who lack knowledge and whose hearts are too heavy to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Mashiach have to bear all these things and be brought into HIs glory?” Then He began with Mosheh and all of the Prophets and explained to them all of the Scriptures (the Tanakh) that spoke about HIm.

And they approached the village where they were going:

וַיִּקְרְבוּ אֶל־הַכְּפָר אֲשֶׁר־הֵם הֹלְכִים שָׁמָּה וַיָּשֶׂם פָּנָיו וַיְהִי כְּהֹלֵךְ לוֹ לְדַרְכּוֹ׃ וַיִּפְצְרוּ־בוֹ לֵאמֹר שְׁבָה אִתָּנוּ כִּי עֶת־עֶרֶב הִגִּיעַ וְנָטָה הַיּוֹם וַיָּבֹא הַבַּיְתָה לָשֶׁבֶת אִתָּם׃ וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר הֵסֵב עִמָּהֶם וַיִּקַּח אֶת־הַלָּחֶם וַיְבָרֶךְ וַיִּבְצַע וַיִּתֵּן לָהֶם׃ וַתִּפָּקַחְנָה עֵינֵיהֶם וַיַּכִּירֻהוּ וְהוּא חָמַק עָבַר מֵעֵינֵיהֶם׃ וַיֹּאמְרוּ אִישׁ אֶל־רֵעֵהוּ הֲלֹא בֹעֵר הָיָה לְבָבֵנוּ בְּקִרְבֵּנוּ בְּדַבְּרוֹ אֵלֵינוּ בַּדֶּרֶךְ וַיִּפְתַּר־לָנוּ אֵת הַכְּתוּבִים׃ וַיָּקוּמוּ בַּשָּׁעָה הַהִיא וַיָּשׁוּבוּ יְרוּשָׁלָיִם וַיִּמְצְאוּ אֶת־עַשְׁתֵּי הֶעָשָׂר וְאֶת־אֲשֶׁר אִתָּם וְהֵם נִקְהָלִים יָחַד׃ וְאֹמְרִים אָכֵן קָם הָאָדוֹן מִן־הַמֵּתִים וְנִרְאָה אֶל־שִׁמְעוֹן׃ וַיְסַפְּרוּ גַּם־הֵם אֵת אֲשֶׁר קָרָם בַּדָּרֶךְ וְאֵת אֲשֶׁר הִכִּירֻהוּ בִּבְצִיעַת הַלָּחֶם׃

They came near the village to which they were going, and He set His face as if He were continuing on His way. They urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for the time of evening has arrived, and the day has stretched on.” So He entered the house to stay with them. When He reclined with them, He took the bread, made a brachah, broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, but He turned aside and passed from their eyes (He vanished from their sight). They said to one another:

“Were our hearts not burning within us as He spoke to us on the road, and interpreted the Scriptures?”

They arose that hour and returned to Yerushalayim and found the eleven and those who were with them. They were assembled together, saying, “Surely the Master has risen from the dead and appeared to Shim’on!” They also told what had happened to them on the road and that they recognized Him in the breaking of the bread.

Other appearances:

עוֹדָם מְדַבְּרִים כַּדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה וְיֵשׁוּעַ עַצְמוֹ עָמַד בְּתוֹכָם וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם שָׁלוֹם לָכֶם׃ וְהֵמָּה חַתּוּ וְנִבְעָתוּ וַיַּחְשְׁבוּ כִּי־רוּחַ הֵם רֹאִים׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם מַה־לָּכֶם כִּי תִבָּהֵלוּ וְלָמָּה תַעֲלֶינָה מַחֲשָׁבוֹת בִּלְבַבְכֶם׃ רְאוּ אֶת־יָדַי וְאֶת־רַגְלַי כִּי אָנֹכִי הוּא מַשְׁשׁוּנִי וּרְאוּ כִּי רוּחַ אֵין לוֹ בָּשָׂר וַעֲצָמוֹת כַּאֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם רֹאִים בִּי׃

They were still speaking words like this when Yeshua Himself stood among them. He said:

“Shalom to you!”

But they were shocked and terrified and thought they were seeing a spirit. He said, “What is it to you that you are alarmed, and why have such thoughts come up to your hearts? Look at My hands and My feet, for I am He! Feel Me and see, for the spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”

וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֶת־הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה הֶרְאָה אֹתָם אֵת יָדָיו וְאֵת רַגְלָיו׃ וְהֵם עוֹד לֹא הֶאֱמִינוּ מִשִּׂמְחָה וַיִּתְמָהוּ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם הֲיֵשׁ־לָכֶם פֹּה אֹכֶל׃ וַיִּתְּנוּ לוֹ חֲתִיכַת דָּג צָלוּי וּמְעַט צוּף דְּבָשׁ׃ וַיִּקַּח וַיֹּאכַל לְעֵינֵיהֶם׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם אֵלֶּה הֵם הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתִּי אֲלֵיכֶם בְּעוֹד הֱיוֹתִי עִמָּכֶם כִּי הִמָּלֵא יִמָּלֵא כָּל־הַכָּתוּב עָלַי בְּתוֹרַת משֶׁה וּבַנְּבִיאִים וּבַתְּהִלִּים׃

As He spoke these words, He showed them His hands and feet. They still did not believe out of joy and amazement. [Initially the disciples were so highly reactive emotionally  that they could not reason out, believe, what was actually happening. So the Mashiach settled His disciples down by asking them a very natural, simple, ordinary question.] He said to them:

“Do you have any food here?”

They gave Him a portion of fish and a little honeycomb. He took and ate before their eyes. He said to them, “These are the tings that I spoke about while I was still with you. For every scripture about Me will surely be fulfilled in the Torah of Mosheh (תוֹרַת משֶׁה), in the Prophets (נְּבִיאִים), and in the Tehillim” (תְּהִלִּים).

אָז פָּתַח אֶת־לִבָּם לְהָבִין אֶת־הַכְּתוּבִים׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם כֵּן כָּתוּב וְכֵן נִגְזָר אֲשֶׁר יְעֻנֶּה הַמָּשִׁיחַ וְיָקוּם מִן־הַמֵּתִים בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי׃ וַאֲשֶׁר תִּקָּרֵא בִשְׁמוֹ תְּשׁוּבָה וּסְלִיחַת הַחֲטָאִים בְּכָל־הַגּוֹיִם הָחֵל מִירוּשָׁלָיִם׃ וְאַתֶּם עֵדֵי הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה׃ וְהִנְנִי שׁוֹלֵחַ לָכֶם אֵת הַבְטָחַת אָבִי וְאַתֶּם שְׁבוּ בָּעִיר יְרוּשָׁלַיִם עַד כִּי־תִלְבְּשׁוּ עֹז מִמָּרוֹם׃

Then He opened their hearts to understand the Scriptures.

He said to them, “Thus it is written and decreed that the Mashiach will be afflicted and will arise from the dead an the third day, and that teshuvah will be proclaimed in His name and the forgiveness of sins among all the nations beginning with Yerushalayim. You are witnesses of these things. See, I am sending you what is promised by My Father. As for you, remain in the city of Yerushalayim until you are clothed with strength from the heights.”

The Ascension:

וַיּוֹצִיאֵם אֶל־מִחוּץ לָעִיר עַד־בֵּית־עָנְיִי וַיִּשָּׂא אֶת־יָדָיו וַיְבָרֲכֵם׃ וַיְהִי בְּבָרֲכוֹ אֹתָם וַיִּפָּרֵד מֵעֲלֵיהֶם וַיִּנָּשֵׂא הַשָּׁמָיְמָה׃ וְהֵם הִשְׁתַּחֲווּ־לוֹ וַיָּשׁוּבוּ לִירוּשָׁלַיִם בְּשִׂמְחָה גְדוֹלָה׃ וַיִּהְיוּ תָמִיד בַּמִּקְדָּשׁ מְהַלֲלִים וּמְבָרֲכִים אֶת־הָאֱלֹהִים אָמֵן׃

He led them outside the city as far as Beit-‘Anii (בֵּית עניא-Aramaic, “Poor Person House,” “House of Misery and Affliction”):

And He lifted His hands and blessed them.

As He blessed them, He was separated from them and lifted up to heaven. They bowed down to Him and then returned to Yerushalayim with great joy. They were continually in the Temple praising and blessing Adonai (HaElohim). Amen.

NEXT, THE RESURRECTION ACCOUNT OF THE FOURTH FACE OF EZEKIEL…

Messiah in Yom HaBikkurim Chapter 16 >>