For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent.
Zephaniah 3:9 (KJV)
Language – I believe the pure language that is being referenced here is Hebrew. I believe it was the language God spoke when He created everything in Genesis. We know it’s the language spoken during the 1st century when referencing religious things (Acts 21:40), and it was the language Yeshua spoke to Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus (Acts 26:14). So maybe it’s about time I learn it more fluently myself. Continue reading “Learning Hebrew – Part 1”
[…] and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, […]
Zechariah 12:10 (KJV)
Whom – I can’t stress this enough. The translation you use is filled with biases and the predefined paradigms of those who translated it. And that’s okay when we’re reading for the milk of the word, but we need to get technical if we’re going to chew on the meat. To understand what I’m talking about, let’s breakdown this verse in Zechariah. Continue reading “Who Was Pierced?”
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.
Exodus 6:3 (KJV)
Jehovah – When we talk about God, we seldom use His name. In fact, it could be said that the name “Yehovah” isn’t known to us either. But there’s a reason for this. The pronunciation of the tretragrammaton “YHVH” was hidden away long ago. Continue reading “The Pronunciation of YHVH”
And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
Exodus 1:21 (KJV)
Houses – So did God actually come down and build a house for each of the midwives? Some translations have the word “families” instead. Maybe God gave the midwives families? Continue reading “One House for You, and Another for You”
Yet in this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God,
Deuteronomy 1:32 (KJV)
Believe – Back to our study about abstract and concrete concepts. Remember that Hebrews are very concrete in their language, so the Biblical concepts and worldviews will be rooted in concrete meanings that appeal to our senses. Greek concepts tend to be very abstract and are intangible. Continue reading “Abstract vs. Concrete – Part 2”
And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.
1 Samuel 2:35 (KJV)
Faithful – Hebrew is a language rooted in concrete meanings. Ancient Hebrew was written in ways that were tangible and touched the five senses. Greek and the Greek worldview are more familiar with abstract meanings. We see this in English translations all the time. Continue reading “Abstract vs. Concrete – Part 1”
Let’s look at the word “heart” in five different verses from the King James Bible. Continue reading “When Translations Get Out of Control”
I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
Deuteronomy 32:26 (KJV)
Scatter – YHVH prophesied of a time when Israel would turn away, and a time when He would scatter them throughout the world, to every corner. Continue reading “Hawaiian Israelites”
13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest:
14 But in the place which the LORD shall choose […]
Deuteronomy 12:13-14 (KJV)
Choose – Let’s say, back in the early 2000’s, you crafted an item that you wanted to sell to the public, and the government agreed, but passed an everlasting law that you could only sell this product outside of Borders Bookstores. And the product had to be sold by a Borders Bookstore representative who was trained to sell it. This was good news, and you began to sell your products down at the nearest Borders. Continue reading “No More Sacrifices”
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord:
Exodus 6:2 (KJV)
Spake – Scientists recognize that one of the smallest elements that make up everything in the world is the atom. An atom is formed of a nucleus with electrons that circle around it. And in between the electrons and the nucleus is a large gap of empty space. If the nucleus was the size of a penny, the space from it to the nearest electron would be about 1.5 miles away. So that means there’s a lot of empty space in everything. Continue reading “Quantum Physics in God’s Voice”