Yeshua, Humanity, and Divinity

Written by Joshua Lessard on . Posted in Yeshua

The New Covenant’s Use of the Tanakh in Revealing the Messiah

Abstract:  An interesting feature that runs throughout the New Covenant Scriptures is the application of passages from the Tanakh onto Yeshua. Though the various writers of the New Covenant portray various emphases and levels of theological development, this practice was used by many of the writers to consistently affirm two truths: Yeshua is God, and Yeshua is the Suffering Servant.

Joshua Lessard
is a fully ordained rabbi through the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues.  He is the rabbi of Tikvat Ami in Tallahassee, Florida where he lives with his wife and two children.  In addition to rabbinic and biblical training through the IAMCS yeshiva, The Center for Biblical Studies, Netzer David International Yeshiva, and The King’s University, Rabbi Joshua also holds degrees in classical guitar and music composition. His passion is to participate in a colorful, growing Messianic movement that is grounded on a solid biblical foundation and that stokes the flames of the Spirit-filled revival that started the movement.  Many of Rabbi Joshua’s teachings can be found at

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