Most people would say the Mishnah is dry and boring and to be honest I agree. What keeps me going through its thousands of pages is how it's the backdrop to the story of Yeshua. These writings came from the same world as the New Testament, and while they're not Scripture you can definitely hear the voice of your beloved and see reflections of his beautiful face if you look and listen closely. Here's one example of many. This is a takeaway from my newest Mishnah Snapshots study. We also talked about these questions: ~Do you know what the Hebrew word "Pharisee" literally mean? ~Why do Jewish people say their mission is "Tikkun Olam" and where's that in Scripture? ~Are Yeshua's "greatest/least commandments" and "weighty matters of the Law" in Mishnah also? ~What did the sages do with the 'literal six days' and 'conflicting creation accounts' controversies? ~What can the Jewish institution of discipleship teach us about our relationship with the Master? ~How did the centuries-old leadership structure in Israel change around 30 A.D., and why? ~Did you hear about the old Essene named Menachem and his prophecy to boy Herod? Watch the full lesson and check out this ongoing series by clicking through this episode or by going to holylanguage.com > Learn > Mishnah Snapshots.