The only thing that I will assume is that you love The Father and want to respect, honour, and obey Him. Because my calling is to bring The Truth to the leadership, for most are far from Elohim, and as you are the many whom leadership is to minister & teach, I feel that this Blog/Post is appropriate. But before I begin, let it be known that I have not espoused to any belief that invalidates the scriptures; Tanach or B’rit Hadashah, whereby seeking other means for His Holy Word. Nor do I find ANY need to EVER question The Torah, given to us by יהוה himself, but I feel the need to point out a few translations that I now call Biblical Discrepancies that scripture has led me to mention. And as II Peter 3:15-16 instructs us to be Torah knowledgeable before reaching for the B’rit Hadashah, ie. page 1 before page 2, my suggestion is to be well studied from the entire book before reaching for select verses to make or validate your point.
So, the points that I will present are, 1) His Name Immanuel, 2) His Holy Name we’ve come to know as I AM, 3) Mark 15:25, 4) Friday (dynamic translations), and 5) One Torah / Two Expression Theology. Attentiveness will prove the absence of Paul’s mention, but II Peter 3:15-16 is appropriate here as well.
Anyway, the free encyclopedia, Wikipedia, defines Biblical inerrancy as the doctrinal position that the Bible is accurate and totally free of error, that "Scripture in the original manuscripts does not affirm anything that is contrary to fact." Some equate inerrancy with infallibility; others do not.
Conservative Christians generally believe that God inspired the authors and redactors of the Bible. Hence, they wrote material that was error-free. Advocates of biblical inerrancy take the position that although none of the original manuscripts currently exist, scholars are able to produce a product that is as near as possible to the original and that it can confidently be said to be the authoritative Word of God. They base their conclusions on scholars' comparison of the many thousands of good copies that have (such as The Dead Sea Scrolls) been found, and by examining the thousands of citations of Scripture in the writings of the early Church Fathers. [End-of-Wikipedia]
1) The Name Immanuel
But, has anyone ever wondered why the Name Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us’, given to Miriam by the Angel Gabri’el to name her Son, The Son of God, has never been used? Isaiah 7:14 KJV “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Although many Bible Versions have this and similar wording the only other accounts of this story are found in Chapters 1 of Matthew and Luke respectively.
Matthew 1:18 Speaks of Mary found with child of the Holy Spirit when she was espoused to Joseph. [20-21] The Angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him Mary’s pregnancy was given directly by The Holy Spirit and to Name the Boy JESUS. [22-23] The foretelling of this Prophecy is now given by Isaiah, “and they shall call his name Emmanuel.” Being obedient, Joseph took Mary to be his wife. Yet to reckon with;  “he called his name JESUS”.
Luke 1:26-31 KJV Describes the Angel Gabriel delivering a message to Mary from God saying, “thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.“
Readers, let’s get serious. We know that satan has been diligently at work doing anything to discredit The Father, even to changing His Holy Name. Jesus, some contrived & derived ‘word’ that couldn’t possibly have been His Name, even for the simple fact that the letter ‘J’ wasn’t even in existence until the 14th century. And it certainly does not mean God Save His People or SALVATION!
Notably the words Jesus and Jehovah are not present in the original 1611 King James Bible Version. Instead, Messiahs Name is written as ‘Iesus’, pronounced Yay-shu, having a closer phonetic sound to the Hebrew name of ‘Yehoshua,’ and is pronounced by some as (Yeh-shu’-ah, Yah-shu’-ah or Yahu’-shu’-ah), with many minor variations in vowel-sounds. Many opinions why Messiahs Name was changed, then we notice that the adversary’s name has not, hmmm!
2) The Fathers Holy Name
As well, we find His Holy Name, a name above each and every name, a Name with unfathomable power, majesty, and meaning; written 6828 times in the Tanach, the Hebrew Scriptures, those writings we have come to understand as almost The Original; but not found even once on the opposite translated page nor anywhere in The Bible? Replacing His Holy Name we find ‘The Lord’, ‘HaShem’, ‘Adonai’, ‘God’, and other characterization descriptions, even JAH and Jehovah instead, none of which are His Holy Name.
I partly understand some of the controversy, where many of the Hebrew people think it wrong to say His Name while others believed it reasonable not to say it because of language. Some even believe that it’s wrong to use it for fear of mispronunciation, that they could be calling names of Ba’al instead. That may sit well for some but, isn’t this the first time that a Biography has ever been constructed without the main characters name visible even once? Considering that this Book is most incredible story ever contrived or written, does that not seem odd, even blasphemous? Considering that these are the most important words & instructions that ever existed, given from Our Designer & Maker for the betterment of our existing lives and lives to eternally exist, does that not give you pause? For those who believe that He knows who you’re speaking to no matter what name you use, why would the exact pronunciation then be so critical?
Meanwhile, I think of all the scripture from I AM, our Elohim Hiself, that tells us that we will know and use His Holy Name. But how can we if we don’t even know His Holy Name, the Name above all and every name. A Name so holy and powerful that its simple use could create the most incredible blessing mankind has ever witnessed. While on that thought, think of the consequences for disobedience of non-usage.
Reading Exodus 15:3, Isaiah 42:8, Isaiah 47:4, Isaiah 48:2, Isaiah 51:15, Isaiah 54:5, Jeremiah 10:16, Jeremiah 16:21, Jeremiah 23:6, Jeremiah 31:35, Jeremiah 32:18, Jeremiah 33:2, Jeremiah 50:34, Jeremiah 51:19, Amos 4:13, Amos 5:8, Amos 9:6, and Luke 1:49, that’s 18 places in scripture that I find it to now saying, ”the LORD is his name”, “I am the LORD: that is my name”, “the LORD of hosts is his name”, “and they shall know that my name is The LORD”, “and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS”, “The God of hosts, is his name”, and “holy is his name”. How do you sign your name? Man, human, Mr.?
Picture the Priestly Blessing, Aarons Blessing; the prayer we’ve come to know as The Aaronic Benediction: Elohim tells Moshe to put His Holy Name [1 Chronicles 16:10, 35, Psalm 33:21, 103:1, 105:3, 106:47, 145:21, Ezekiel 20:39, 36:20, 36:21, 36:22, 39:7, 39:25, 43:7, 43:8, Amos 2:7], “a Name which is above every name” [Philippians 2:9], upon His People that He could Bless them [in that order!], spoken of in Numbers 6:22-27.
Think of the very Blessing The Father tries to bestow on us that we’re missing, because we choose instead to acknowledge and receive blessing from the evil one using any of the replacement words, like LORD (Ba’al), Adonai (derivative of the Greek god Adonis), HaShem (which just means The Name), God (English word whose exact history is unknown, however, never used in any of the ancient Judaeo-Christian scripture manuscripts written in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin; and although used for the Supreme Being, it has a very pagan origin and used by many different religions referring to their deity or “invoked one.”), etc.. Yes, there are those who adamantly believe that it just doesn’t matter, that The Father knows who we’re talking & praying to. But, is that what scripture says? We’ll get to that, meanwhile I find the answer is an emphatic NO!!!
I believe we should collectively apologize to The Master and bring His Holy Name back as He Commands, showing due respect. First issue, what is His Name? Private, Public, and Web Hebrew Studies could provide invaluable, even eternal, important information on this subject. And as there is much good information out there, the opposite is also true. Because scripture says, ‘WE WILL KNOW AND USE HIS NAME’, not because of any personal belief that I have, I will suggest the only study I believe is correct that we could move forward: Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-c7mMYvdHo&feature=email
then select ‘Nehemiah Gordon Teaching’ from the screen listing.
Fast forwarding; in Hebrew it is יהוה, the so-called unpronounceable name, because there are no vowels. From right to left the characters are Yud-Hey-Vav-Hey. I now know, from Hebrew Instruction the more correct, if not T.H.E. correct pronunciation. Yahovah, not Jehovah! So wherever you see the spelling יהוה you now can more correctly say it. After all, He did say, ‘you will know My Name’. Let’s look at one such corrected biblical error:
יהוה (Yahovah) said to Moshe, "Speak to Aharon and his sons, and tell them that this is how you are to bless the people of Isra'el: you are to say to them,
‘Y'varekh'kha יהוה (Yahovah) v'yishmerekha.
Ya'er יהוה (Yahovah) panav eleikha vichunekka.
Yissa יהוה (Yahovah) panav eleikha v'yasem l'kha shalom.
[May Yahovah bless you and keep you.]
[May Yahovah make his face shine on you and show you his favor.]
[May Yahovah lift up his face toward you and give you peace.]'
"In this way they are to put My Name on the people of Isra'el, so that I will bless them." Numbers 6:22-27 CJB
Please read 11 of the hundreds of verses that יהוה gave us concerning His Holy Name:
Leviticus 24:16 And he that blasphemeth the Name of יהוה, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the Name of יהוה, shall be put to death.
Psalm 79:6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known Thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon Thy Name.
Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto My Name, saith יהוה the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
Ezekiel 39:7 So will I make My Holy Name known in the midst of My People Israel; and I will not let them pollute My Holy Name any more: and the heathen shall know that I AM יהוה, the Holy One in Israel.
Jeremiah 12:16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of My
People, to swear by My Name, יהוה liveth; as they taught My People to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of My People.
Psalm 91:14 Because He hath set His love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name.
Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of יהוה shall be saved.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Joel 2:32 and Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of יהוה shall be delivered/saved: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as יהוה hath said, and in the remnant whom יהוה shall call.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If My People, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Amos 2:7 do not profane My Holy Name:
Everyone of us is in error of this very important issue. The christians changed His Hebrew Name to Jesus and refused to recognize His Hebrew Identity, I believe spear headed by satan himself. The Jewish People still believe that His Name is too Holy to pronounce despite scripture telling us that ‘we will know and use His Holy Name’.
Absolutely no one can accurately describe His Holy Name’s Importance, Proper Usage, and pronunciation, but since He commands His Children to use it I don’t believe we should disobey. Why do we instead blaspheme Him with titles that sources say have satanic or mythological origins? Adonai (probably from Adonis but some say the ‘d’, ‘n’, and ‘i’ were added to the YHVH to make Adonai), HaShem (THE NAME), LORD (nobility: however BA’AL means master, possessed and ‘Lord’; so lord will also mean possessed, master, and BA’AL!), GOD (Norse/Thors)).
To actually think to change His Name is unconscionable. And the nerve that we have to criticize those who call Him Jesus when we have many names of questionable origin ourselves!
His Name defines His Character. His Name means provider, He is our covering, He is El Shadai, Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty One, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, Our Advocate (1 John 2:1), Lamb of God (John 1:29), The Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25), Shepherd and Bishop of Souls (1 Peter 2:25), Judge (Acts 10:42), Lord of Lords (1 Timothy 6:15), Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3), Head of the church (Ephesians 5:23), The Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4), High Priest (Hebrews 6:20), The Door (John 10:9), Living Water (John 4:10), Bread of Life (John 6:35), Rose of Sharon (Song of Solomon 2:1), Alpha & Omega (Revelation 22:13), True Vine (John 15:1), Messiah (Daniel 9:25), Teacher (John 3:2), Holy One (Mark 1:24), Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5), The Beloved (Ephesians 1:6), Good Shepherd (John 10:11), Light of the World (John 8:12), Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15), The Word (John 1:1), Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20), Servant (Matthew 12:18), Author and Finisher of Our Faith (Hebrews 12:2), The Almighty (Revelation 1:8), Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6), Shiloh (Genesis 19:10), Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5), I AM (John 8:58), King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15), Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15), Only Begotten Son (John 3:16), Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6), Immanuel (Matthew 1:23), Son of Man (Matthew 20:28), Dayspring (Luke 1:78), The Amen (Revelation 3:14), King of the Jews (Mark 15:26), Prophet (Matthew 21:11), Redeemer (Job 19:25), Anchor (Hebrews 6:19), Bright Morning Star (Revelation 22:16), The Way, The Truth and The Life (John 14:6), There is No other Name under Heaven!
After The Father gave His Holy Name 6828 times the confirmation was, “I will put My Name upon the children of Israel, People who are called by My Name, People who know that they can call upon His Name.” Genesis 12:8 & 13:4 From many verses including Numbers 15:15 which says, ‘There is Only One God, One Law, and Only One People’, the children of Israel, and those who are called by His Holy Name; mean YOU! YOU means any and all those who wish to attach themselves to Our First Love, Elohim.
Ezekiel 43:7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and My Holy Name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
3) Mark 15:25 “And it was the third hour, and they Crucified Him.”
Yes, this verse has some falling prey to a belief that the Messiah Died at 9am, when, in fact, three of the Gospels; Matthew 27:45, Luke 23:44, and Mark himself at Mark 15:33, describe the sky over the entire land/earth being darkened between the 6th and 9th hours, indicating The Father being unsettled at the treatment of His Son; AND, the Gospel of John who writes that at the 6th hour Messiah was still in The Judgement Hall where The Chief Priests, Elders, and some scribes vehemently demanded His Death by Crucifixion. At this time the account describes Emperor Pilate ‘found no fault’ in Him but pronounced His Execution, at which time they led Him off to Golgotha for The Slaughter.
It is obvious from the reading of the Gospel Accounts that His time on the cross/tree was three hours. I surmise and conclude that Mark 15:25 was a mistranslation whose original meaning said, ‘it was three hours for His Crucifixion’.
I don’t mean to suggest that you reference or primarily use any of the four bibles listed below, I do only want to make you aware, despite your understanding, that the translators did not have any right to form that Friday Crucifixion & Sunday Resurrection Belief, for is it ‘The Gospel Truth’??
Some of us know the times of His Crucifixion & Resurrection from having read the concerted Gospel Accounts and applying important principles learned from the Commandments of Exodus, Leviticus, the Jewish & Gregorian Calendars, and even ‘in the midst of the week He will be cut off’ Daniel 9:27.
Having said that see for yourself the liberties that some writers have taken:
Mark 15:42 & 47 and Luke 23:54 [New Living Translation], Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:54, John 19:24 and John 19:31 [God’s Word Translation], Luke 23:54 and John 19:31 [Good News Translation] all say that it was a Friday Crucifixion.
5) One Torah / Two Expression Theology
Call it, express it, or believe it however you want, but according to the following 38 verses, and there are more, there is Only One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all; He has Only One Law, One Faith, One Spirit, One Baptism; and He has Only One People, which includes the sojourner or stranger, Tanach says proselyte, anyone who wishes to attach themselves and follow The Holy One.
Exodus 12:49, Numbers 9:14, Numbers 15:29, Jeremiah 31:34, Mark 12:32, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 4:1-6, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 8:8-11, Isaiah 56:6, Isaiah 64:9, 2 Chronicles 6:32-33, Genesis 17:12, Exodus 12:48, Exodus 12:49, Exodus 20:10, Exodus 23:12, Exodus 29:33, Leviticus 16:29, Leviticus 17:8, Leviticus 17:10, Leviticus 17:12, Leviticus 17:13, Leviticus 17:15, Leviticus 18:26, Leviticus 20:2, Leviticus 22:18, Leviticus 24:16, Leviticus 24:22, Numbers 9:14, Numbers 15:14-16, Numbers 15:26, Numbers 15:29, Numbers 15:30, Deuteronomy 5:14, Hebrews 8:10, and Romans 11:17; 37 Verses that mimic Numbers 15:15-16 which says, “One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD. One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.” Numbers 15:15-16
6) The Passover
I, like many of you, were taught that The Passover was a seven (7) day Feast in Israel and an eight (8) day Feast in the Diaspora. But, is that true? How can a Feast of The Father be different depending on where you live? One Law, remember?
Without the exhausting detail of its history I will just say that from the Days of Luke the Passover and The Feast of Unleavened Bread, two separate feasts, have been mentally combined and referred to as one Feast, The Feast of Passover, and probably because of their similarities and close proximity in time, but in fact, they are two separate Feasts. Luke 22:1 “Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.” See also Luke 22:7 and John 19:14 for other reference descriptors, “then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.”, “And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!”
Passover: [Exodus 12:3 & 6, Leviticus 23:5, Numbers 28:16, 2 Chronicles 35:1, Ezra 6:19, and Ezekiel 45:21] is commanded on 14 Abib where The Feast of Unleavened Bread [Leviticus 23:6-8 and Numbers 28:17] is commanded on 15 Abib, a seven day feast whose 1st and 7th days are Sabbath Days. Please make note of this as many view & treat The Pesach as a Sabbath (not bad) but while ignoring the two days of The Feast of Unleavened Bread which ARE Sabbaths (extremely bad!). Also Note: whether you knew it before or not; The Feast of Unleavened Bread is the ‘high Sabbath’ that was approaching within hours why Messiahs Body had to be taken down & buried.
Again, many people believe that none of this is important, that only Salvation matters. I fear for thee who believes that for if Messiah will say, ‘depart from Me, I never knew you’, I believe that also means ‘depart from Me, YOU never knew Me!’ As well, in four separate places The Father tells us NOT to add nor diminish from His Holy Word, or else! Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 12:32, Jeremiah 26:2, and Revelation 22:18-19.