I shared with some people recently, some insights gleaned from the Hebrew, as set out in my Aleph Tav (eth) Cepher (Sefer) bible. It was translated from Hebrew to Engllish, while maintaining the fullest and richest depth of meaning as possible, while also maintaining exacting accuracy.
As you may remember, YAHUSHA / JESUS when speaking in Hebrew to John, in Revelation 1, said “I AM the Aleph and the Tav”. Besides being the first and last letter so the Hebrew aleph-beit, there’s a great depth of applicable meaning not conveyed to other languages, when rendered as just, “the first and last, beginning and end” such as in Greek where Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters. Seeing as YAHUSHA said “I AM” prefacing the letters Aleph and Tav, pronoounced “eth”, where it appears, (thousands of times) in the Hebrew scriptures, it’s fair to construe it as His divine autograph (i.e. initials).
Now, here’s what I shared previously:
I started reading the preface again to my Aleph Tav (eth) Cepher bible.
I thought you might find this interesting:
“Yesha-Yahu (Isaiah) 14 is well known as the only place in all of scripture where some bibles have substituted the name Lucifer, yet the name Lucifer (light bearer) does not actually appear in the original Ivriyt (Hebrew). The original Hebrew indicates there is no such name, and further that it is an extrapolation of what may actually be the name of the fallen angel.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, (hey yod lamed lamed) , son of the morning (they include here the Hebrew letters translated as son of the morning), i.e. “yawlal ben shahar“), how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations.
The term reading right to left, of the original Hebrew letters hey, yod, lamed , lamed, can be transliterated h-y-l-l or hell.
The pronunciation however places more vowels yielding heylel. (They explain that the 2 angels Michael and Gabriel, both end with “el”).
(el was used for god – my note). (Thus one could conclude, Heylel, is actually the name of the fallen angel.)
The preface also states that the passge contains another term worthy of discussion, yawlal (which is part of “son of the morning”), Apparently it is not referenced or interpreted in any other English bible, besides the Eth Cepher. It means “howling’ thus this:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Heylel! son of the howling morning! how are you cut down to ground, which did weaken the nations!”.
Some further deep insights can be gained by exploring the terms “yachiyd” and “yachad“.
Yachiyd is first referenced in Genesis with respect ot Avraham, when he was instructed to take Yitschaq / Isaac to a mountain to be offered as a burn offering.
“And He said, take now eth-your son, your eth-yachiyd eth-Yitschaq, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriyah; and offer him there upon one of the mountains as a burnt offering which I will tell you of”. Genesis 22:2
Isaac was not the first born, Ishamel was, but he was nonetheless the yachiyd son of Avraham.(Yachiyd can also refer to daughters). Thus, the yachiyd, is better understood as the beloved child, not necessarily the only or first, begotten.
“For I was my father’s son, tender and only begotten yachiyd, in the sight of my mother”. Proverbs 4:3 (written by Solomon).
Here he says he was the tender and only begotten BELOVED in the sight of his mother, ie her only begotten by David, who had other sons & daughters by other wives. Thus she beloved him as her yachiyd.
In another context, we read:
“And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of a yachiyd, and the end thereof as a bitter day”. Amos 8:10.
Remember Israel was His chosen people, to be a light to all nations and be His bride, then the other nations upon seeing His favour upon them would hopefully desire to also come to Him (even in the Tanakh / OT scripture YHWH made plain plenty of times that His desire was to accept any and all from any and all nations who desired to be joined to Him).
Here’s an accurate rendering of a familiar verse:
“For YAH so loved the world, that He gave His eth-yachiyd, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. John 3:16.
Now, let’s consider “yachad” and its rich meaning.
Yachad in its application means to BE ONE, or to become one, or to join or to unite. Yet, it appears to be a joining of YAH and echad (one). Thus it means to be joined or united with YAH.
“neither pray I for these alone, but for them also who shall believe on me throught their word; that they all may be yachad; as you Father, are in Me, and I in you’ that they also may be yachad in us; that the world may believe that you sent Me. And the glory which you gave Me, I have given them, that they may be yachad even as we are yachad.” John 17: 20-22.
I hope you not only enjoy this sharing of rich insight, but that it blesses you in furthering your comprehension of scripture.
PS: Most ‘bibles’ do not translate YAHUSHA’s words in Matthew 23 correctly. I learned from a very reputable source, that when one looks at the Hebrew Matthew, the error becomes very apparent. In most, when He and the disciples go into the temple, He remarks about the “seat of Moses” which the Pharisees claimed gave them authority in teaching from it, as if Moses was teaching.
The correct rendering instead of “whatever they tell you to keep…” referring to the Pharisees, found in most bibles, is:
“Then Yahshua spoke to the crowd and His disciples, saying, ” the scribes and the Pharisees have sat down on Moses’ seat, then all things whatever HE (Moses) tells you to keep, keep and do. But do not according to their works, for they talk and do not do”.
He was telling them to keep and do what YHWH inspired Moses, the prophets, and inspired authors of scripture, to write for their instruction, ie the Tanakh as the Jews called the “Old Testament”, the scriptures of His time on earth, and NOT to do what the Pharisees teach. He reinforced His Father’s Word, (He was / is the Word of God who became flesh), as that to be our (and their) guide, not the teachings of Man (we’re to discern by study, and Holy Spirit instruction, what others teach.).
I emphasise this requires diligent effort on each one’s part, we’re not to just go to some building and listen to some guy preach, then leave without any effort being expended to discern if it’s truth.
I will try to continue some posting this week on various subjects of interest.