Is It A Sin To Wear Jewelry?

On November 16, 2011, in Bible Lessons, by Milton Carnes

Let The Scriptures Speak

1 John 3:4 Sin is transgression or breaking of the Law.

The Law means Torah (the first five books of the Bible). Torah/The Law is also called the directions and instructions.

Genesis 24:22, 52-53

[22] So it was, when the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden nose ring weighing half a shekel, and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels of gold,

[52] And it came to pass, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, that he worshiped YAH, bowing himself to the earth. [53] Then the servant brought out jewelry of silver, jewelry of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Genesis 41:41-42

[41] So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt." [42] Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

Exodus 3:21-22

[21] "And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. [22] Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.

Daniel 5:29

"Then at Belshazzar's command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom

Isaiah 61:10

[10] I delight greatly in YAH; my soul rejoices in my Alahiym. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Jeremiah 2:31-32

[31] "You of this generation, consider the word of YAH: "Have I been a desert to Yashara'al or a land of great darkness? Why do my people say, 'We are free to roam; we will come to you no more'? [32] Does a maiden forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.

Song of Solomon (Shalamar) 1:10-11

[10] Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels. [11] We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.

Ezekiel 16:8-15

Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, you were at the time for love; so I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness. I also swore to you and entered into a covenant with you so that you became Mine, declares YAH Alahiym. Then I bathed you with water, washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil. I also clothed you with embroidered cloth and put sandals of porpoise skin on your feet; and I wrapped you with fine linen and covered you with silk. I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your hands and a necklace around your neck. I also put a ring in your nostril, earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your dress was of fine linen, silk and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey and oil; so you were exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty. Then your fame went forth among the nations on account of your beauty, for it was perfect because of My splendor which I bestowed on you, declares YAH Alahiym. But you trusted in your beauty and played the harlot because of your fame, and you poured out your harlotries on every passer-by who might be willing.

1 Peter 3:1-5

[1] Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, [2] when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. [3] Do not let your adornment be MERELY outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel [4] rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of YAH. [5] For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in YAH also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,

Wearing jewelry is a good thing and positive. Peter is not saying that we should not wear jewelry, Peter is simply emphasizing the importance of inner beauty coming from the inside as well.

Luke 15:22-23

[22] But the father said to his servants, Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. [23] Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate."

The Bible does not forbid the wearing of Jewelry.

1 Timothy 2:8-10

I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; [9] in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, [10] but, which is proper for women professing holiness, with good works. 1 Timothy confirms 1 Peter

Exodus 33

[1] Then YAH said to Moses, Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, To your descendants I will give it. [2] And I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. [3] Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people. [4] And when the people heard this bad news, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments. [5] For YAH had said to Moses, Say to the children of Yashara'al, You are a stiff-necked people. I could come up into your midst in one moment and consume you. Now therefore, take off your ornaments, that I may know what to do to you. [6] So the children of Yashara'al stripped themselves of their ornaments by Mount Horeb.

Question #1? Why did YAH ask them to take off their ornaments? They were stiffneck.

Question #2? If they were NOT stiffneck, could they have kept their ornaments on? Yes, because he gave it to them and told them to put it on their sons and daughters coming out of Egypt.

Question #3? Is it a sin to wear Jewelry and can it be found in Torah or Turah? The answer is NO!

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YAH’s Betrothal & Marriage Covenant

On November 14, 2011, in Bible Lessons, by Milton Carnes

Yah's Betrothal & Marriage Covenant with His Bride
by Paul Jablonowski

Yahusha celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles (Succoth) where the Scriptures record, "On the last day, that great day of the feast, Yahusha stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (John 7: 2,37).

This matter of COVENANT is very important to YAH, because covenant is how YAH operates with His people. Whenever YAH decides to move to restore a right relationship with mankind which we lost through sin, He does it by covenant. Covenant is much more than just a contract or legal document, because it is relationship based. Rather than a legalistic set of rules and regulations, true YAH ordained covenant is an organic growing process of interaction between YAH and mankind. It is based on real life situations and concrete relationship oriented commitments. The Hebrew word for "covenant" is "Brit" and means, "to eat together, to share food, to prepare a banquet," and is further defined as "an ongoing relationship with no appointed end."

The western culture and mindset does not understand this Hebraic definition of covenant. But we must start thinking along these lines of covenant if we truly desire to be a part of the Bride of The Messiah that YAH is raising up in our generation. Because the Bride of The Messiah is an organic relational body of people in the earth and not some religious organization. This ancient Hebrew mindset will also help us to understand the Bible much better. The first five books of the Bible (the Torah) are literally the marriage contract between YAH and His prospective bride! The Hebrew word for "marriage contract" is Katubah, and the ancient Hebrew katubah had five parts which coincide exactly with the Torah:

1. Genesis (the family history of bride and groom),
2. Exodus (the family history of the bride),
3. Leviticus (the family history of the groom),
4. Numbers (the story of how the bride and groom met), and
5. Deuteronomy (the bride and groom's responsibilities).

But in the full definition of covenant, this Katubah Marriage Contract was only one small part of YAH's betrothal and marriage covenant with His bride. There were four other covenants that relate to YAH's more relationship oriented aspect to His Bride which are found clearly in the ancient Hebrew wedding and in the ancient Hebrew betrothal dinner. Since Hebrew covenants are eternal and progressive building upon each other, the first three covenants were included in the betrothal dinner ceremony. The chart below shows these three covenants along with the final fourth marriage covenant which can only occur after the first three:

1. Blood Covenant includes the first Betrothal Cup of Sanctification and is a covenant of Servanthood
2. Salt Covenant includes the second Betrothal Cup of Dedication and is a covenant of Friendship
3. Sandal Covenant includes the third Betrothal Cup of Redemption and is a covenant of Sonship
4. Marriage Covenant includes the fourth Betrothal Cup of Praise and is a covenant of Brideship

There were four cups of wine taken during the betrothal & wedding ceremony. Each cup represented one of the four main Hebrew covenants of servanthood, friendship, sonship and marriage. These covenants were witnessed and experienced by the Hebrew patriarchs in the same order. Adam and Noah made covenant with YAH which resulted in servanthood. Abraham and Moses were considered "friends" of YAH with the friendship covenants they witnessed. King David was in a covenant of sonship with YAH to inherit a throne. And the third Cup of Redemption during the meal before Passover with his disciples to also inherit something - A BRIDE!

But Yahusha did not drink the fourth cup of Praise during His last meal, because He said He would not drink wine again until the Kingdom of YAH fully comes. This was a common Hebrew tradition after the betrothal dinner for the groom not to drink wine until the day of his wedding. The exciting part is that we now live in the generation that will see this final covenant of Marriage fulfilled! Yahusha will drink this final fourth cup during the Marriage Supper of the Lamb! In the ancient Hebrew wedding, this final cup of Praise was shared only between the bride and bridegroom on the wedding day. Then the cup was crushed underneath their feet to signify that no one else could share this cup except the bride and bridegroom alone.

The first two betrothal cups were shared with other family members during the betrothal dinner, but the fourth cup was shared between bride and groom alone on their wedding day to signify this ultimate covenant of intimacy. This fourth covenant can be compared to what the Bible refers to as the Covenant of Peace which was foreshadowed by Phinehas who was given YAH's everlasting covenant of peace. This covenant of peace has yet to be fulfilled! But it will be fulfilled when Yahusha consummates covenant with His Bride just like He made covenant with the Hebrew patriarchs.

So we have an incredible opportunity to participate in the outworking of YAH's final covenant with mankind! This final Marriage Covenant will fully restore our inheritance which we lost through sin. This Covenant of Peace or Covenant of Marriage only builds upon the other covenants that YAH has made with His people. Therefore, it is only wisdom to take a brief look at these earlier covenants. Then we can look at the betrothal and wedding ceremonies and see how they reflect these same four basic relationship oriented covenants.

Blood Covenant of Servanthood
1.) Adam - Covenant of Dominion, and
2.) Noah - Covenant of Preservation

Salt Covenant of Friendship
3.) Abraham - Covenant of Land, and
4.) Moses - Covenant of Law

Sandal Covenant of Sonship
5.) David - Covenant of Government, and
6.) Yahusha - Covenant of Redemption

Wedding Covenant of Marriage
7.) Bride of The Messiah - Covenant of Peace, and
8.) YAH - Everlasting Covenant

Notice how these covenants were revealed in chronological order through people whom YAH had chosen. This is because these covenants are progressive, meaning they each build upon one another. Each patriarch shown above was living out through covenant an aspect of the Messiah-like character that we all can walk in. Our lives in The Messiah will reflect the same progression. Therefore, a newborn believer does not automatically become the bride of The MNessiah. There is a maturity process that we each must live out to grow in the greater covenants with YAH. There is some content overlap in these covenants, and even some continuations such as Isaac and Jacob who confirmed the covenant that YAH made with their father Abraham. But all of these covenants find their purpose and fulfillment in Yahusha The Messiah. The shed blood of Yahusha validates all of the covenants which YAH the Father initiated with mankind to restore our relationship back to Him.

One very important truth regarding the coming Kingdom, is that there are levels of authority and levels of reward based on our obedience to the light we have walked in during our life. YAH does not make covenant with just anyone. While there is an invitation, not everyone cooperates with the covenant precepts of YAH. It is YAH's desire that all of His people would be a part of His Bride body with whom He will consummate the final Marriage Covenant. But YAH creates these covenant principles and not us. We can obey and walk in them, but we cannot change them. Since they involve issues of the heart, we cannot judge who is a participant and who is not. YAH alone chooses, but we can bear witness of the fruit in the lives of those who have obeyed and taken up their cross to wholeheartedly follow Yahusha. To whom much is given, much will be required. And YAH is the perfect judge of His people. But as individuals, how close we are to YAH is up to us and not YAH.

The first level of covenant is Servanthood. After we have accepted and confessed The Messiah Yahusha as our savior, we are offered this opportunity to become a servant of YAH. Servanthood is the foundation for the other three covenants. Friendship is the next level of walking with YAH. Then the third major level of covenant relationship with YAH is that of Sonship or inheritance. And the final major level of walking with YAH is the covenant of Marriage in becoming His bride who will rule and reign the earth with Him in an everlasting Covenant of Peace. The truth is that not many people are willing to pay the price in order to walk in this higher covenant with YAH because "many are called but few are chosen." In other words, everyone is invited to the wedding, but just like in the wedding parable of Yahusha, only few attend the wedding, much less pay the price to actually become a part of the Bride body in the wedding party.

As the writings say, those who will become a part of the Bride will not have any wrinkle or stain or any such thing: "The Messiah so loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish." (Ephesians 5:25-27). Are you willing to give up any sin, or hindrances or earthly honor or pleasure to obey The Messiah and become part of His bride body? One thing is for certain, there WILL be a bride body. The only question is: who will be a part?

Now that we have established that the main point of making covenant with YAH is about relationship and not ritual, let's take a look at the actual betrothal ceremony and wedding customs in the ancient Hebrew tradition. This will help establish and confirm what has already been said regarding the importance of covenant in the eyes of YAH.

A Hebrew Betrothal Supper was the culmination of often years of already established relationship, haggling and planning between both the families of the bride and groom. The bride had the final say in whether or not she desired to marry the groom and this was played out in the first step of the betrothal ceremony. The groom and His father would come to the bride's house on that special prearranged night and knock on the door of their home. The father of the bride would inquire who was there and then ask the bride if he should let them in. When she said, "Yes," the open door for the process of covenant had begun. This can be compared to our acceptance of The Messiah when He knocks on the door of our hearts. Revelation 3:10 reflects this beginning of the Hebrew betrothal process when Yahusha says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."

After entering the bride's house, the families sat down for a dinner meal and almost immediately the first of the four cups of wine were shared together. Wine is considered the blood of the grape and appropriately symbolizes this first Blood Covenant similar to our modern day communion cup. This Cup of Sanctification involves setting ourselves apart for service unto YAH, and likewise all the members of the families participated in drinking this cup to symbolize their commitment to serve one another as one big family. Hence the family support for the young married couple was strong and sustaining because they were vowing to help them have a successful married life together. The very word "Betrothal" means to "Be Truthful" and a coming into the place of transparency with one another. This first cup was the first step in being truthful and trustworthy. In our lives, if we prove ourselves faithful, then we will get the opportunity to move on to the next covenant.

The second Cup of Dedication was shared only after usually long and often heated discussion over the marriage contract or katubah. This cup was also called the Cup of Betrothal and was shared only between the bride and groom and their two fathers. This was the most difficult part of the betrothal ceremony and if issues of disagreement or irreconcilable differences were going to stop the wedding, then this is the point when it usually happened. This second cup represented the Salt Covenant of both hospitality and friendship. Breaking bread and having a meal together in itself is a symbol of being in covenant with one another, but the salt covenant took it one step further. Each person mixed their own bag of salt into a common dish and dipped their bread together into this dish as they ate their meal. At the end of the meal they would each take some salt back into their bag. Their grains of salt were forever mixed in each others pouches symbolizing this eternal covenant of friendship.

The third cup, the Cup of Redemption, was shared only between the bride and groom at the end of the betrothal meal. This is exactly what Yahusha did at His last Passover meal with His disciples and because of their culture, they knew He was acting out a Betrothal dinner ceremony with them. Yahusha enacted out all three of the Betrothal Covenants during this meal when He also dipped bread with them in a Salt Covenant and washed the disciples feet symbolizing the third Sandal Covenant. By washing their feet, He was saying, "I give you an inheritance in my coming kingdom." This third cup of wine sealed the marriage agreement between the bride and groom and the Betrothal dinner was pretty much finished at this point. Before drinking this last cup of wine, the scribe had already finished writing the katubah marriage contract. Once the marriage contract was signed, there was great celebration throughout the community for this engaged couple! They were legally married at this point.

The final thing that they were now awaiting before the wedding could begin was for the groom to finish building a house for them to live (John 14:2-3). And only the father of the groom could determine (from the wedding contract) when the house was ready. This would usually take about a year or two, but once the Father said the house was finished, the groom went late in the evening to get His bride who was to be ready and waiting with a lamp in her window at all times. All night long, the wedding party of bridesmaids and groomsmen would celebrate with the bride and groom. Then the bride would leave with her bridesmaids to undergo four different mikvah's or baptisms before dawn which correlated exactly with these four covenants and the four betrothal cups!

Then the next day, the community wide wedding celebration would begin with many guests and relatives invited for seven days. The bride and groom declared their marriage vows under a canopy with four poles called a chuppah (kupah/Huppah). They performed the ceremony themselves saying seven blessings over each other. The final fourth Cup of Praise (Cup of Blessing, Marriage Cup, or Cup of the Covenant) was then shared between bride and groom reminding them of the Blood Covenant. Challah (kallah) bread was also eaten and dipped in salt to remember the Salt Covenant. Finally the groom would give His bride new sandals and wash her feet to remember the Sandal Covenant (sandals were used in ancient days to mark the boundaries of land inheritance). The final symbolic event of the wedding ceremony was the exchanging of rings which symbolized the eternal union of this Marriage Covenant that they had now completed. The only thing left was to consummate the marriage in physical unity. This was done in a secluded place prepared beforehand while the community continued the celebration.

The only problem with this brideship analogy is that we ALL have been unfaithful to our heavenly bridegroom at some point, and the law requires perfection. But thanks be to YAH, there is also a way provided in the Hebrew Katubah where a kinsman redeemer can redeem his bride! The book of Ruth is just one example from the Scriptures of how Boaz, a kinsman redeemer, redeemed Ruth who desired to be a bride. The book of Hosea also tells a love story of a Hebrew man redeeming his unfaithful wife which is prophetic of Yahusha redeeming His bride: "I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, and you shall know the LORD." (Hosea 2:19-20)

The exciting part, is that we now live in the day and age when this unfaithful wife will turn from her unfaithfulness and become a cleansed bride to Yahusha for all of eternity because Yahusha has redeemed us according to the Hebrew law for an unfaithful wife! Yahusha paid the price of death for an unfaithful wife, so that we can stand as a pure virgin before YAH the Father. Yahusha has been longing to come back for His bride. He is awaiting that perfect time when the Father says, "The house is ready, go and get your bride!"

"The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely." (Revelation 22:17)

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The Vowel Points In Hebrew Were Added

On November 7, 2011, in Bible Lessons, by Milton Carnes

Masoretic Points, Vowels (Hebrew), or as the system is now called, Masora from MASSOREH ("tradition"), and MASAR ("to hand down"). The rabbis who busied themselves with the Masorah were called Masoretes.

They were also the inventors of the Masoretic points, which are supposed to give the vowelless words of the Scriptures their true pronunciation and meanings by the addition of points representing vowels to the consonants.

This was the invention of the rabbis of the School of Tiberius (in the ninth century CE/AD). By doing this they attached their understanding to the words and names in their texts of the Hebrew Bible.

The Masoretes (ba'alei hamasorah, Hebrew בעלי המסורה) were groups of mostly Karaite scribes and scholars working between the 7th and 11th centuries, based primarily in present-day Israel in the cities of Tiberias and Jerusalem, as well as in Iraq (Babylonia). Each group compiled a system of pronunciation and grammatical guides in the form of diacritical notes on the external form of the Biblical text in an attempt to fix the pronunciation, paragraph and verse divisions and cantillation of the Jewish Bible, the Tanakh, for the worldwide Jewish community. (See the article on the Masoretic text for a full discussion of their work.)

The ben Asher family of Masoretes was largely responsible for the preservation and production of the Masoretic Text, although an alternate Masoretic text of the ben Naphtali Masoretes, which differs slightly from the ben Asher text, existed. The halakhic authority Maimonides endorsed the ben Asher as superior, although the Egyptian Jewish scholar, Saadya Gaon al-Fayyumi, had preferred the ben Naphtali system, because ben Asher was a Karaite. The ben Asher family and the majority of the Masoretes appear to have been Karaites. Geoffrey Khan says that it is now believed that they were not.

The Masoretes devised the vowel notation system for Hebrew that is still widely used, as well as the trope symbols used for cantillation.

The ancient Hebrew and the Hebrew spoken by The Messiah did not have vowel points. They were added to the Hebrew (Abri) text.

Sources
Biblical Heritage Center
Wikipedia

 

The Name: “YHWH” or “YHVH” or “YHUH”

On November 6, 2011, in The Name, by Milton Carnes

The English alphabet contains these three letters U, V, & W. The SOUNDS of V & W are rather NEW. However, the letters U, V, & W are closely related to each other. They are derived from the SAME SOURCE, coming to the modern world directly from the sixth letter of the ancient Hebrew alef-beth (alpha-bet); a letter commonly expressed today as WAW/UAU/VAV.

The letters U & W are new developments, and are mutations of what began as a Hebrew letter, then transliterated into Greek, and finally Latin. The original Hebrew shape was Y; the Greek shape was also Y, and called UPSILON; the Latin dropped the stem, and it became the letter V. The sound of the Hebrew letter (UAU) is that of the English letter "U" with a double "O" (oo) as in "school".

The Hebrew letter Uau became the Greek letter Upsilon, and sounded like the "U" in HALLELU YAH.

Within the last 700 years, this letter shaped “V” with the sound of “OO” developed into our modern letters U and W.

Please verify this by using online encyclopedias and other sources. The Tetragrammaton is therefore more accurately rendered as YHUH, standing for the 4 letters YOD-HAY-UAU-HAY.

If preferred, it can be expressed YHVH, as long as it is understood that the "V" shape is sounded as our modern "U".

The rounded form U began to gain in popularity in the late 1300’s, using the rounded shape within words, but using the V-shape at the beginning of words. The “V” shape originally had the sound of our modern letter U, but the labial sound of “V” (lower lip with upper teeth) is a rather new development; “via” was pronounced “uia”.

Many sources still erroneously imagine the letter “double-U” (W) as they cite the sixth letter of the Hebrew alef-beth as “WAW”, when it should be more properly understood as the Hebrew letter “UAU”. The shape and sound of our modern “W” is not the same as the Hebrew letter, although the Hebrew is the origin of the letter UPSILON - Y - deriving from the Paleo-Hebrew letter having the same shape and sound. The Hebrew letter UAU (Y) is the source of our modern sound “U”. The letter “W” did not exist until it first appeared in certain words as a UU (double - U) during the 14th century. “Witch” was originally spelled “vvitch”.

V and W developed into their modern sounds within the last 700 years from the Hebrew UAU and Greek UPSILON, both shaped Y. The main confusion over these letters is caused by their modern shapes. What we read today as a “V” used to sound like our modern “U”.

Letters are the building-blocks of language. They are like the individual notes of music, which when properly arranged will form a familiar melody. When properly arranged into words properly sounded, letters are the foundation of our thoughts, and give meaning to our speaking and writing.

Many people are becoming aware that translators of The Scriptures have used modern, recently-invented letters to convey the sounds of words or names from older languages, and allowed the distortions of The Greek to influence spellings. Because Greek has no "SH" sound, the Hebrew word SHEMITE became SEMITE (pertaining to the descendants of Shem).

Another example is the letter "J", having appeared around 1530 CE, developing from the Greek letter, "IOTA". The use of the Greek IOTA was a desperate attempt to convey the sound of the Hebrew letter YOD. Reality must remain in contact with what we accept to be truth, otherwise our truth is not a reflection of reality.

What are we to think of the modern letter we call "double-u"?

The letter double-U (or just "dub") doesn't have a great deal of history to it. There are some who have strained to imagine this letter to have begun during the 7th century CE, when it first appeared by writers of Old English as a pairing of the letter U, (uu).

The word "witch" was originally spelled vvitch (vv). The use of the double-u certainly didn't begin to become popularized until the 13th century in any other languages. Slowly, a diphthong (dipping of the tongue) evolved in words using the combination eu (or ew), so other languages began to adopt it by writing it as vv (two v shapes).

Still, the shape of "V" was pronounced as a "U" in English, but Germanic influences began to exert pressures, so this spawned the modern letter "V" that we all know and love.

WAS THERE A LETTER "W" IN HEBREW?

The sixth letter of the Hebrew alef-beth is best rendered as a long "o" or long "u" sound. It can be heard in the phrase, "halleluYah" (spelled hay-lamed-lamed-uau-yod-hay). If we are to be consistent, we should render the name of the Hebrew letter UAU instead of WAW. If you perform a personal research on a number of Hebrew words which use this letter (uau), you will come to a fuller understanding of how it is to sound. To use a modern letter to transliterate ancient Hebrew is corrupting, and misleading.

This information is not intended to judge or bash anyone's personal beliefs, and hopefully any reader who may be disturbed by it will be challenged to do further research on the subject. The distortions of this (UAU) Hebrew letter over the centuries has caused most of the world to lose an accurate understanding of how to pronounce the Name of the Creator, and the Mashiach (Messiah) of Israel.

This excerpt is courtesy of Lew White Fossilized Customs
Kingdom-Info is not associated with nor do we support the teachings of Lew White & Fossilized Customs The purpose of this article is to illustrate a teaching on “The Name".


The best way to examine whether or not the Tetragrammaton is YHWH, YHVH, or YHUH is to examine The Name from other languages that existed during the time of The Messiah.

Let's look at the name of Judah or Yahudah in Greek.


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