The previous study, where I first brought up about the du Tillet Hebrew Matthew/Mattityahu, included information that looked at the possibility of our present Gospel of Matthew being from a scroll written with errors in it. See link to previous study below:
I did a search on the du Tillet and found a couple of sites that had researched and presented their information on that manuscript, links will be included below. One site also had available in pdf an old book written and published about the du Tillet including translation in English called, “An Old Hebrew Text of St. Matthew’s Gospel” by Hugh Schonfield 1927. Link and quote from the book are below.
“When we turn to the New Testament we find that there are reasons for suspecting a Hebrew or Aramaic original for the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John, and for the Apocalypse.”, from Preface page vii. On the next page, Schonfield goes into information that states he believes the canonical Gospel to be an abridged edition of a larger original work with even more information then we have today of CHRIST and HIS saying and of which only fragments have survived. He further states that he believes the Judaean Christians were going to use it as the last book of the Old Testament canon. It has been referred to by the names “The Gospel”, “The Gospel of the Lord”, “The Gospel of the Twelve, or, of the Apostles”, “The Gospel of the Hebrews”, and “The Hebrew Matthew”. He believed the original to be in Hebrew and possibly Aramaic and that the Greek renderings were from it and could be proven as such. When I was in Israel I met a scholar who stated that he believed the Greek to be secondary to the Aramaic. I found out there is an Aramaic vs Greek primacy dispute between Eastern and Western scholars in regards to the original New Testament manuscripts.
In “Caesar and Christ” by Will Durant, on page 616 is this paragraph which backs up what Schonfield said above:
“The literature of Christianity in the second century abounded in gospels epistles, apocalypses, and “acts.” Christians differed widely in accepting or rejecting these as authoritative expressions of the Christian creed. The Western churches accepted the Book of Revelation, the Eastern churches generally rejected it; these accepted the Gospel according to the Hebrews and the Epistles of James, the Western churches discarded them. Clement of Alexandria quotes as sacred scripture a late first-century treatise, The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. Marcion’s publication of a New Testament forced the hand of the Church. We do not know when the books of our present New Testament were determined as canonical-i.e., as authentic and inspired;; we can only say that a Latin fragment discovered by Muratori in 1740, named after him, and generally assigned to ca.180, assumes that the canon had by that time been fixed.”
On page 556 Durant says, “Orthodox tradition placed Matthew’s Gospel first. Irenaeus describes it as originally composed in “Hebrew”-i.e., Aramaic; but it has come down to us only in Greek.” This agrees with what is stated in the preface of the “Holy Bible: Ancient Eastern Text” by George Lamsa:
“With reference to….the originality of the Peshitta text, as the Patriarch and Head of the Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church of the East, we wish to state, that the Church of the East received the scriptures from the hands of the blessed Apostles themselves in the Aramaic original, the language spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and that the Peshitta is the text of the Church of the East which has come down from the Biblical times without any change or revision.”
Mar Eshai Shimun
by Grace, Catholicos Patriarch of the East
April 5, 1957
There are big divisions in churches which are separating people as you know. I look forward to the Truth being fully known when YESHUA’YAH/JESUS returns so believers can be united again and turn from what is not the Truth, AMEN! Tongues is one area of division but remember, it is not Salvational. From what I have experienced/read about, some congregations believe the Gifts are not being manifested anymore. YESHUA’YAH/JESUS did talk about night coming when no one could work which is from John/Yochanan 9:4 and I wonder if this is why the Gifts are not being manifested as much. From what I have seen, there is much deception replacing the Truth. This is an anti-christ spirit. Other congregations believe that tongues are languages and are only valid when someone can interpret. This is Scriptural and what I believe. There are other congregations, mainly from the Charismatic/Pentecostal churches, who believe that what they speak, which does not sound like a language and no one interprets, is tongues. So what is the Truth? Who is right and who is not? Continue reading
Revelation 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
Daniel [Dani’el] 12:3And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
Based on examining what looks to be all verses concerning “morning stars”, I believe that it is mainly a special designation for a “bright” person who “shines” and “sparkles like a star” turning others to righteousness, and also is used for certain angels/messengers/hosts. I also believe that King David is the “bright and morning star” referred to in Revelation 22:16, not JESUS/YESHUA. Please examine the Scriptures below and the comments with them. Continue reading
Deuteronomy/D’varim 5:29 – Oh that they had such a heart as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever!
Much controversy surrounds Acts 15:20 and 29 and Acts 21:25. If CHRIST stood in front of you and said for you to not eat meat unless it had been slaughtered to have the blood drained from it or not to eat meat offered to idols/false gods, would you obey? What many do not understand from Acts 15 is that the Gentile believers in CHRIST were having a hard time following all of the ways the Jewish believers were following which included circumcision, not eating unclean things [pork, shellfish, fish without scales, turtles, snails, frogs, etc. – see Leviticus/Wayikra 11 and Deuteronomy/D’varim 14], not committing fornication [see links below under “root words of porneia”], not eating blood or strangled things [either not slaughtering to get the blood out or outright eating/drinking blood], not eating food offered to idols [either slaughtered to other gods or part of a celebration or altar to another god] and probably other things as well. The ways of the Gentiles was not set-apart/qadosh/holy like the Hebrews who had been given the Way of YHWH [the LORD]. Continue reading
From the links below, it looks like matzevot are used as monuments and an obelisk is one form it can take. Considering the numerous verses where ELOHIM is clear that anything pagan separates HIM from HIS people and HE commanded to be the only ONE worshiped by them, it is sad that many today [Christians and Jews] do not realize what they are embracing since the obelisk was specifically for a pagan deity, the sun god. Continue reading
Few people I have observed bless YHWH’S NAME [the LORD’S NAME] even those in leadership positions in Churches. According to King David in Psalm 134:1 and 145:10, the holy [faithful, saints, godly, loyal, servants, righteous, merciful, kind ones] bless HIS NAME. See below for the Strong’s root words/meanings of “holy” as in “the saints” and for other verses that say to bless YHWH’S NAME. Going by what King David said, blessing YHWH is a sign of spiritual closeness. Many thank and praise HIM but how many bless HIS NAME? I have even brought this up to some, encouraging them to bless HIM in addition to the thanks and praise, and the next time I heard them – again there were no blessings. Continue reading
There is so much information in Scripture that people are not listening to or understanding and some do not want to understand because there would be big changes that would have to be made in their lives. Many Churches are not teaching the Narrow Way or they have the wide way mixed in with the Narrow and are not doing the work they need to do to be completely Set-Apart to ELOHIM’S Way. The fact that FATHER/SON/SPIRIT can only be worshiped in Truth and that what is required of those in Covenant is complete obedience to ELOHIM’S Way, is abundantly clear throughout both the Old and New Testaments [Covenants].
ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD] has been through so much because of people being deceived. People give in to their weaknesses. They end up wanting what is of the enemy and do not want ELOHIM only. They end up being used by the enemy because they do not know or understand the Truth. This breaks my heart because FATHER/SON/SPIRIT deserve our complete obedience out of love for THEM not just because of THEM being ELOHIM. What many do not realize is that one day we will have no choice but to only worship and live the Way of ELOHIM, in the Set-Apart [Holy] City forever! HalleluYAH!!! Continue reading
3 years ago last week, I felt like Neo in the Matrix, waking up in the real world which was horrific compared to what he had thought was the real one. When I had my big wake up call I felt very much like I believe he did and what was shown me changed most of my beliefs! I thought I had known the truth, I was certain of it, but after dealing with a near possession for almost 4 months and spending a lot of money trying to figure out what was happening to me, I finally was shown in a way I had no doubts about that the Bible is True! It set me free from New Age and pagan worship and healing methods I had gotten involved in that connected me to demons not the real GOD who I was seeking! Continue reading
Look’s like the bill will come up again for a vote on Tuesday, July 9th unless something changes. Instead of doing another “fast and prayer”, wanted to try something different to get our FATHER [ABBA] in Heaven’s attention. So let us “thank HIM, praise HIM, and bless HIS name” and ask for HIS Will to be done!
There are some examples of this in verses at the bottom of this study. Try singing them to HIM or write your own and sing them. Also, if you have never bowed/knelt/prostrated yourself to HIM why are you waiting to bring joy to HIS heart? We will all be doing this when we are with HIM forever, so why not start now and teach others? What a wonderful gift you would be giving HIM! If you have never done it before, what a great way to get HIS attention! I also will be thanking, praising, and blessing the NAME of HIS SON, our MESSIAH [CHRIST] and KING! Continue reading