Another way looking at a language
18. The Church
The second biggest teaching in Scripture is that our Creator and Saviour are building a “Set Apart Nation” (“church” never occurs in Scripture!) never heard of in modern Christianity before, called “YAsarel” (Almighty YAH Reigns)! It may be a chock to some not to find anywhere that there shall be build for God a “Roman Holy Catholic Church”.
Church is the word used in most English versions as a rendering of the Greek “ekklesia.” The Greek word means “a calling out,” “a meeting,” or “a gathering.” Ekklesia is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew qahal, which means an assembly or a congregation.
The origin of the word “church” is kuriakon or kyriakon in Greek. The meaning is a building (the house of Kurios, or Lord). In ancient times there were the houses to pray to Baal. The temples of the Lord (not our God, but Baal) were known as House of Kurios or the church, and therefore we should try to avoid the use of that word.
Dictionaries give the origin of “church” as the Anglo-Saxon root, circe. Circe was the goddess-daughter of Helios, the sun-deity. The word circe is related to “circus,” “circle,” “circuit,” and “circulate.”
Circe ( /ˈsɜrsiː/; Greek Κίρκη Kírkē “falcon”) the ‘loveliest of all immortals,’ according to Homer‘s Odyssey, was originally a Greek goddess whose name was written and pronounced as Kirke and was the daughter of Helios, the god of the sun, and Perse, an Oceanid, and the sister of Aeetes, the keeper of the Golden Fleece, Perses, and Pasiphaë, the Wife of King Minos and mother of the Minotaur. The word “church” is known in Scotland as kirk, in Germany as Kirche, and in Belgium and Holland (the Netherlands) as kerk and as such indicating to the Germanic godess Kerke or Kirke.
The unity for the church is the unity of the believers who can come together to meet in ecclesiae. Their “church” should be the ecclesia of the community of believers in the Most High Elohim Hashem Jehovah YHWH and in His Son Jeshua, known to most as Jesus, the Messiah or Maschiach/Mashiyach.
19. Original-language Scriptures
There are 13,000 “Original-language Scriptures” in AbraUW (Paleo-Hebrew), IbraUW (Aramaic-Hebrew), Syriac, Coptic and Greek which are 50-75% trustworthy and basically agree. Some Aramaic words are still in use by many churches. We are all familiar with the words “Alleluia”, “Amen”, “Abba”, “Hosanna” and “Sabaoth” which are still in common usage in the western liturgy. Sometime in the last two centuries BCE the Samaritan alphabet began to diverge from the Jewish one. Unlike the Jews, the Samaritans have continued to use this script for writing both Hebrew and Aramaic texts until the present day. A comparison of the earliest Samaritan inscriptions and the medieval and modern Samaritan manuscripts clearly indicates that the Samaritan scriptis a static script which was used mainly as a book hand.
The Paleo-Hebrew script has been recently revived for specific use in several Sacred Name Bibles: including Zikarown Say’fer, The Besorah and the Halleluyah Scriptures. These translations use it for writing the Tetragrammaton and other divine names, incorporating these name written in this script in the midst of the English text.
The Aramaic English New Testament (AENT) is considered by some the most definitive Aramaic to English translation that has come forth in nearly 2,000 years, while other see also other renewed translations like The Word of YAH -The Kings Covenant also translated from the Original Scriptures. We shall use this year the 4rth Edition of the AENT which has as the 3rd edition of 2010 the Aramaic text in Hebrew letters with modern vowel pointing so making it easier to follow. It comes directly from Aramaic…
Please do find more:
The only Chair of both Hebrew and Aramaic world-wide is at Leiden University’s Department of Hebrew and Aramaic. Bachelor in Hebrew and Aramaic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies (with Hebrew) or a related study (see http://www.mastersinleiden.nl). + MA in Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Culture > Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures
In the Aramaic Languages and Cultures specialisation, you will explore various Aramaic languages and literatures, including Syriac, Targumic Aramaic and Imperial Aramaic. You have the possibility to study various Aramaic languages, both individually and against the background of their 3000-year history.
+ a.o.: The historical grammar of Hebrew and the development of the Tiberian tradition, which also lies at the heart of Modern Hebrew
With effect from September 2012, this programme will be offered as a specialisation within the Classics and Ancient Civilisations programme.
You can find the inspirational articles for this series:
Idol Worship (Jewish Encyclopedia)
All idolatrous cults are condemned by the Biblical insistence on worship of Yhwh only. The Decalogue begins with the command to reverence the one true God and to recognize no other deities. On this theme the Pentateuch dilates from every point of view, and the efforts of the Prophets were chiefly directed against idolatry and against the immorality connected with it. To recognize the true God meant also to act according to His will, and consequently to live a moral life. The thunderings of the Prophets against idolatry show, however, that the cults of other deities were deeply rooted in the heart of the Israelitish people, and they do not appear to have been thoroughly suppressed until after the return from the Babylonian exile. There is, therefore, no doubt that Jewish monotheism was preceded by a period of idolatry; the only problem is that which concerns the nature of the cults (comp. the articles Adrammelech; Anammelech; Asherah; Ass-Worship; Astarte Worship Among the Hebrews; Atargatis; ba-al-and-ba-al-worship” href=”http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/2236-ba-al-and-ba-al-worship” target=”_blank”>Ba’al and Ba’al-Worship; Baal-peor; Baal-zebub; Baal-zephon; Bamah; Calf, Golden; Calf-Worship; Chemosh; Dagon; High Place; Moloch; Star-Worship; Stone and Stone-Worship; Tammuz; Teraphim; and Witchcraft).
- Anther way looking at a language #1 New Year, Books and Words (christadelphians.wordpress.com)
- Another way looking at a language #4 Ancient times (christadelphians.wordpress.com)
- Another way looking at a language #5 Aramic, Hebrew and Greek (christadelphians.wordpress.com)
- The Bible and names in it (christadelphians.wordpress.com)
- Hebrew (earthpages.wordpress.com)
Classical Hebrew is the ancient Semitic language of the Hebrews in which the Torah was written. A modern form is used in synagogues, but Jewish prayer and study usually involves classical Hebrew. Both old and new forms of this ancient language are used by the Samaritans.
- ^UR Targum Job from Qumran – 4QtgJob Tar (rosary2007.wordpress.com)
Targum Job from Qumran is an Aramaic translation of the Hebrew book of job found in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- The Language Of The Bible (vidblogdotcom.wordpress.com)