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The Opening of Hebrew Matthew and the Torah

The Opening of Hebrew Matthew and the Torah
by
James Scott Trimm

I want to share with you something about the beauty of the original Hebrew of Matthew which can only bee seen in the actual Hebrew, but I am going to present it in a way that you can understand even inf you cannot read Hebrew.

The very first verse to the original Hebrew Matthew has a very interesting parallel to the very first verse of the Torah.

The opening verse of Torah reads:

"In the Beginning Elohim created the Heavens and the earth." (Gen. 1:1)

בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ

While the opening verse of Hebrew Matthew reads:

"These are the generations of Yeshua, the son of David, the son of Avraham." (Matt. 1:1)

אלה תולדות ישוע בן דוד בן אברהם

Both phrases have exactly seven words.  Both phrases can be divided into two halves: The first three words form an initial phrase and the last four words give us two short phrases of two words each:

"In the Beginning Elohim created the Heavens and the earth." (Gen. 1:1)

בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ

While the opening verse of Hebrew Matthew reads:

"These are the generations of Yeshua, the son of David, the son of Avraham." (Matt. 1:1)

אלה תולדות ישוע בן דוד בן אברהם

In both cases the first word is an introductory word ("in the beginning" and "these".  The second word is a verb indicating something is being generated  or created and the third word is a noun ("Yeshua" and "Elohim").

 

In Gen. 1:1 Elohim is creating and in Mt. 1:1 Yeshua is being generated.

The next phrase also runs parallel.  In both cases we have two phrases in which an initial word points to the word following.

 

In Matthew the two phrases point to the words David and Avraham as the source of the generation taking place.

In Genesis the two phrases point to the two words "heaven" and "earth" as the object of the creation taking place.

Additionally Messiah is both the ALEF and TAV את of Gen. 1:1 and the parallel בן "son" of Matt, 1:1.

In the original Hebrew the author is presenting the inverse concept of Gen. 1:1 with parallel sentence structure (very similar to antithetic parallelism)

In Gen. 1:1 Elohim creates the Heavens and the Earth.

In Mt. 1:1 Yeshua is generated by David and Avraham.

In the opening phrase of the Torah, ELOHIM generates the creation and ironically in the opening phrase of Hebrew Matthew, the creation is generating the Messiah.

 

Yesterday my wife broke her foot.  With my wife down and out from standing up, all of the the cooking falls to me!  My wife has a ton of good crock pot recopies that I can just throw in the crock pot and let me go by themselves.... but our crock pot broke last week so we need to buy a new one, but right now we can barely afford groceries.  Help keep me in the zone producing Torah studies for you, and out of the kitchen LOL!  (seriously).

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Comment by Henri Orquera on December 29, 2014 at 4:54am

Why you did'nt copy the first page of the DuTillet mss in old Hebrew script ?

Comment by Paris on December 29, 2014 at 7:09am

Mind blown 

Comment by James Trimm on December 29, 2014 at 11:53am

I had a page of DuTilelt pre-scanned into my system for use as "clip art" already, for that purpose I had chosen a "typical" looking page, rather than the front page.

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