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From: Eddie Chumney
To: heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Acts 10: A Hebraic View

ACTS 10: A HEBRAIC VIEW (Part 2 of 2)


The unclean animals are described in the vision in the following way:

KJV Acts 10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

When given the covenant at Mount Sinai, the children of Israel were told to NOT be like the other nations.

KJV Deuteronomy 7:1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;

KJV Deuteronomy 7:2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:

KJV Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

KJV Deuteronomy 7:4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.

However, BOTH houses of Israel disobeyed and went after the other gods of the land.

KJV 1 Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;

KJV 1 Kings 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.


Since the nation of Israle desired to be like the other nations, YHVH allowed them to be sentenced to be like the other nations. The other nations are likened to BEASTS of the FIELD.

KJV Deuteronomy 7:22 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the BEASTS of the FIELD increase upon thee.

KJV Jeremiah 12:9 MINE HERITAGE is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, ASSEMBLE all the BEASTS of the FIELD, come to DEVOUR.

KJV Jeremiah 27:6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the BEASTS OF THE FIELD have I given him also to serve him.

KJV Ezekiel 34:5 And they were SCATTERED, because there is NO SHEPHERD and they became MEATt to all the BEASTS of the FIELD, when they were scattered.

KJV Daniel 7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

KJV Hosea 2:12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the BEASTS of the FIELD shall EAT THEM.

CONCLUSION: When the nation of Israel was exiled into the nations, they were given over to there enemies who are called the BEASTS OF THE FIELD.


Since the nation of Israel desired to be like the other nations, they were sentenced by YHVH to be like them.

KJV Hosea 4:17 EPHRAIM is joined to IDOLS: let him alone.

KJV 2 Chronicles 24:18 And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves and IDOLS: and wrath came upon JUDAH and Jerusalem for this their trespass.

KJV Psalm 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

KJV Psalm 115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

KJV Psalm 115:6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

KJV Psalm 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

KJV Psalm 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

By lusting after the IDOLS of the nations, Ephraim and Judah became like the nations who are called BEASTS.

KJV Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

KJV Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise (following after their own hearts desire), they became fools (departing from Torah)

KJV Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

When you worship idols, you change the image of God into an image of birds, fourfooted beasts and creeping things.

CONCLUSION: The nation of Israel broke the covenant at mount Sinai (the Torah / image of God) and worshipped the idols of the nations desiring to be like the nations who are called the
"beasts of the field". In doing so, they bacame likened to the nations of the world who are described as being birds, beasts and creeping things.


KJV Acts 10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

This vision represented the nation of Israel (specifically the Northern Kingdom) who worshipped the idols of the other nations desiring to be like them. So, they became like them.

The Northern Kingdom in their exile into the nations are prophetically given the name JEZREEL.

KJV Hosea 1:3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.

KJV Hosea 1:4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel

Jezreel means "God will sow / scattered".

The Northern Kingdom desired to be like the other nations so they were exiled by YHVH into the nations and became like them.


KJV Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the SONS of the LIVING GOD.


KJV Hosea 1:11 Then shall the CHILDREN of JUDAH and the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL be GATHERED together, and APPOINT themselves ONE HEAD, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

This is the REGATHERING of Israel AND Judah.

However, PRIOR to be redeemed FROM the nations of the world, the Northern Kingdom is likened unto fowls, beasts of the field, creeping things.


KJV Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

KJV Hosea 2:18 And in that day will I make a COVENANT for them with the BEASTS of the FIELD, and with the FOWLS of HEAVEN, and with the CREEPING THINGS of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.

KJV Hosea 2:19 And I will BETROTH thee unto me FOR EVER;

In redeeming the Northern Kingdom, YHVH would make a COVENANT with the BEASTS OF THE FILED and BETROTH them unto Him.

This COVENANT is the NEW COVENANT which was made with the HOUSE OF ISRAEL and the HOUSE OF JUDAH.

KJV Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:


KJV Acts 10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

KJV Hosea 2:18 And in that day will I make a COVENANT for them with the BEASTS of the FIELD, and with the FOWLS of HEAVEN, and with the CREEPING THINGS of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.


KJV Acts 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

The following observation is made by Avi Ben Mordechai in his book, "Messiah: Volume 3".

When Peter was told to kill and eat, he was told to perform a "zevach shelamim korban" (the slaughter of a peace offering).

"Zevach" (the slaughter or killing of a sacrifice) in used in Genesis 31:54.

KJV Genesis 31:54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice <02077> upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

2077 < zebach {zeh'-bakh}  from 02076; TWOT - 525a; n m  AV - sacrifice 155, offerings 6, offer 1; 162  1) sacrifice 1a) sacrifices of righteousness 1b) sacrifices of strife 1c) sacrifices to dead things 1d) the covenant sacrifice 1e) the passover 1f) annual sacrifice 1g) thank offering

The "zebach" (the slaughter or killing of a sacrifice) was for the purpose of having a COVENANT meal.

The vision was about the fowls, beasts, creeping things (Northern Kingdom in exile and the nations of the world) now being in covenant relationship with YHVH through Yeshua / Jesus and Peter (representing Judah) being willing to have TABLE FELLOWSHIP with the non-Jew.

The sheet (tallit katan) knitted on four side (tzi-tzit on the corners) represented the UNION / MARRIAGE of Jew (represented by Peter) and non-Jew (Northern Kingdom in exile and the nations of the world as represented by Cornelius and the three men) who are now to be in TABLE FELLOWSHIP because Messiah has made PEACE (been made a PEACE OFFERING) between those "near" (Jews / Southern Kingdom) and those "far off" (Israel / Northern Kingdom) (Ephesians 2:13-17).


KJV Acts 10:17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,

KJV Acts 10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

The LITERAL meaning of the vision (eat unclean foods) made NO SENSE to Peter. When the three men came to Peter's house, he understood that the vision was about the THREE MEN (non-Jew).

KJV Acts 10:20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

OBVIOUSLY, Peter WOULD have DOUBTED having TABLE FELLOWSHIP with the THREE MEN without the vision.

It was a JEWISH CUSTOM (ORAL TRADITION) that a JEW would NOT go into the house of a non-Jew because they feared that the non-Jew wouldn't be keeping the SANCTITY laws of the Torah.

However, Peter understand from the vision that YHVH was telling him to call NO MAN UNCLEAN (Northern Kingdom in exile and the nations of the world) whom YHVH has made clean (through the atoning work of the Messiah).

KJV Acts 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should NOT CALL any MAN common or UNCLEAN.


The children of Israel are called MAN / MEN (Adam) in Ezekiel 34:31.

KJV Ezekiel 34:31 And ye MY FLOCK, the flock of my pasture, are MEN, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD.

Peter was told to NOT call any MAN unclean whom YHVH has made clean. The flock of YHVH's pasture are called MEN in Ezekiel 34:31.


From the vision, Peter understood that YHVH is not a respecter of persons. He received the non-Jew as well as the Jew.

KJV Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I PERCEIVE that God is no respecter of persons:

KJV Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.


From this study, we have seen that the Acts 10 vision of the fowls, beasts, creeping things etc was speaking about the condition / status of the Northern Kingdom in exile who had departed from Torah and were cast into the nations and became likened unto them as well as the nations of the world who would receive Yeshua / Jesus as Messiah and thus the Jew (represented by Peter) was commanded to receive the non-Jew and have table fellowship with them. This table fellowship is likened to a PEACE OFFERING (kill and eat) and a WEDDING (represented by the sheet (tallit katan) that had four corners (tzi-tzit or fringes on the corner of the sheet)).

This visoin had NOTHING to do with YHVH telling Peter that is was OK for him to eat unclean foods.

May YHVH continue to bless you in your studies.

Eddie Chumney
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int'l

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