Translation Issues


Translation Issues

There are those that raise the awareness concerning the Sacred Names of YHWH / Yahweh (the Father) and Yahshua (the Son). I full well support this effort. Still this is one of those areas that we would do well to hear the words of Yahshua.

This you should have done without leaving the other undone.

The Names issue certainly is a glaring problem with the KJV and others. And they take liberties confounding other issues as well.

But then there is a problem with many of the scripture versions that seek to restore the Name yet also take variant liberties confounding other issues just the same.

For instance replacing every mention of ‘law’ as ‘Torah’ with no further definition than that.

What I will say about the Apostle Paul is that he is an equal opportunity offender. He is not completely flattering to the status-quo Christian theology of the Christian Church. Oh; I know they pick-a-mix and ignore the rest, but when the whole counsel of Paul is allowed to weigh in; that error is revealed for what it is. He is not completely flattering to the Pharisaic – Rabbinics of Bible-period and post-modern Judaism. Messianics (Judaism & Israel) and Hebrew Roots, Nitzarim Israel, etc. also have their own stealth and vested interests for doing so when quoting selected and tailored Pauline snippets. Other Messianics and other quasi-Torah observant groups ignore Paul and his New Testament evidences of Torah account contribution of assessments all together. This would certainly include all the various factions inclusive of Rabbinic, Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Karaite Judaism, etc.

First; If I walked up to you and said ‘let’s talk about law’. With nothing else said would you know what to think? No, you would not. You would not know which ‘law’ or which category of law was being addressed until it was either initially identified or we started speaking. There are many types of ‘law’; Corporate, Civil, Criminal, Common, Canon, Maritime, Municipal, State, Federal, Gravity, Physics, Math, etc. Paul identifies 16 of 19 categories of law in your New Testament – The Law of; Rom.3 faith, works; Rom.7 [marriage v:1-4], (YHWH), my members, the mind, sin, death; Rom.8 the spirit; Rom.9 righteousness; 1Cor.9 Moses; Gal.9 (Christ/Messiah); Eph.2 commandments contained in ordinances; Heb.7 under the Levitical Priesthood (v:11), carnal commandment; and Jms.1 throws in the perfect law of liberty and; Jms.2 ‘the royal law’. Of course Yahshua at Mat.19 identifies keeping the commandments and that along with Paul also indirectly identifies another ‘law’ – Covenant Law (Heb.10:29). – So believer; when the church correctly but non-specifically says; ‘we’re not under the law’ – which one are they talk’n about? –

Acts 17:11 is usually mis-quoted or sloppily butchered; it reads –

“These (Berean Jews v:10) were more noble than those (Jews v:1) in Thessalonica, for they (the noble Jews v:10 ) received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so”

With the Biggest and most timely issue being the difference between Levitical Book of the Law (Gal.3:10; 19 / Ex.24:12-Dt.31:26) and Melkizedeq Law (Gen.1:1-Ex.24:8) included in the Melkizedeq Book of the Covenant (Ex.19:5-24:8) – Both are law distinctions contained in the same Torah.

Ezk 20:24 Because they had not executed my (Melkizedeq) judgments, but had despised my (Melkizedeq) statutes, and had polluted my (Melkizedeq) sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ (pagan) idols.

25 Wherefore I gave them also (Levitical) statutes that were not good, and (Levitical) judgments whereby they should not live;

Both during the time of Torah.

Ps 95:7 ¶ For he is our Elohim; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

Ps 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Ps 95:8 speaks of Ex.32 – the breaking of the Melkizedeq ‘Book of the Covenant’; that thrust Israel under the Levitical priesthood – both during the time of Torah.

Then there is the issue of saying ‘Adonai’ (&/or Lord) when Moses (and others) wrote YHWH; but that is addressed in the article ‘In The Name of’.

A ‘ready’ mind is not a closed mind; neither is it a gullible mind. Neither is a ‘ready’ mind already made up. Search the scriptures daily, to see if things are so. Weigh the evidence; study this out – add to your faith; understanding – add to your understanding; knowledge – add to your knowledge; wisdom and to your wisdom; resolve (Eph.4:14).



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