The Du Tillet Matthew: is it the correct one?

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:

Matthew 1: The answer to the question is 42 not 41!

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.

http://www.torahresource.com/DuTillet/Schonfield.pdf

“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

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Who will worship on the Holy Mountain?

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Obelisks as monuments [matzevot] – the curses of Egypt are upon us!

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

Happy Birthday YAHSHUA/JESUS!!!

Readers: Please check back as this is a study in progress.

http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/september-2000/feastoftrumpets [Scripture study on the meaning of Feast of Trumpets]

http://glclifestyling.com/2013/12/23/the-return-of-the-true-king-and-his-priceless-gift-of-270-days/

Please see the above link for the background information on YAHSHUA’S/JESUS’S birthday. YAHSHUA, my KING/SAVIOR, I know I failed in getting this out for YOU on 9/21 and I ask for YOUR forgiveness!!! THANK YOU!!! I will continue to work on improving our relationship!!!

May the whole world thank, praise, and bless YOU, YAHSHUA/JESUS, and YOUR NAME!!! [Matthew/Mattityahu 21:9; Psalm/Tehillim 118:26] Continue reading

Rabbi Kaduri had false visions, not ones from the True MESSIAH!!!

There is something big that may be happening soon. What Rabbi Kaduri revealed about visions of the Messiah before he died I believe is false. Please look at the bolded areas in the excerpts below from Israel Today. What we know from Scripture refutes these points. Continue reading

What do the FATHER/ANCIENT OF DAYS, HIS SON/WORD/MESSIAH, and HIS SET-APART [HOLY] SPIRIT look like? – part 1

I believe there is a huge problem going on that has caused sin in peoples lives for centuries. It is because of our disobedience and wanting the wide way [which is the path of destruction] and the world [satan is now the prince of this world and he deceives the world] instead of the Narrow WAY [which is the path to life] and to obey our ELOHIM [the Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] – see Mattityahu [Matthew] 7:13-14, Luke 4:5-7, Yochanan [John] 12:31 and 14:30. You love your spouse, family, friends and you can describe, if not everything, probably many things about them because of how special they are to you. How much do you know about ELOHIM? For example, what do the FATHER, SON, and the HOLY [SET-APART/QADOSH] SPIRIT [BREATH/RUACH] look like? Continue reading

Read Acts – blood is not food!

When in Israel, ABBA [Our FATHER in Heaven] opened my eyes about another way we are not obeying HIM and instead, connecting to HIS enemy. ELOHIM is LIFE, LIGHT, TRUTH, GOOD and HIS enemy is death, darkness, lies, and evil. ELOHIM is the Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT. In Scripture, blood is the life of the animal or human being and it never was to be consumed by people – it is blood not food – and it belongs to ELOHIM alone! Yechezk’el [Ezekiel] 44:7, “…My food, the fat and the blood” and verse 15, “…bring to Me the fat and the blood…”. The blood and the fat were always HIS portion! Continue reading

The truth about “holy laughter” is not the SET-APART [HOLY] SPIRIT but a kundalini deceiving demon

There is much going on in Churches that many believe is the SET-APART [HOLY] SPIRIT but it is not. Instead of the HOLY SPIRIT, people are allowing demons to use their bodies. What is shown in the video [link at bottom of page] about the holy laughter/kundalini spirit is some of what I experienced in workshops that taught new age mysticism but used the words “God/Jesus/angels” so people felt safe. However, the people who taught these workshops did not believe in the Bible as the Word of ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/SPIRIT] so their “God/Jesus/angels” were different. Christians/Believers in the MESSIAH [CHRIST] were participating in these workshops and being deceived along with everyone else. Continue reading

Joel Rosenberg – War Games: Iran, Russia, China, Syria

A friend forwarded me the information below which Joel Rosenberg posted on his Flash Traffic blog. I had read either last year or the year before on Yahoo Finance that China was starting to build its military forces and that they have many barges filled with mineral resources [coal/copper/etc] sitting at docks all around their coastline. They are also accumulating gold, large diamonds, and water. What is also interesting to me is that some translations of the Old Testament [Covenant/the Hebrew Tanakh] say “Gog” in verses like Yechezk’el [Ezekiel] 38:18 while an Aramaic translation I like says “China” [Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text – George Lamsa]. One possibility could be that Gog and Magog were ancient tribes of modern China. Continue reading

My story – part 2 – on my own

“Do not love the world or the things of the world. If someone loves the world, then love for the Father is not in him: because all the things of the world – the desires of the old nature, the desires of the eyes, and the pretensions of life – are not from the Father but from the world. And the world is passing away, along with its desires. But whoever does God’s will remains forever.” I Yochanan [I John] 1:15-17. I was 21 and looking to get out of the “emotional black hole” that was my parent’s house that I felt was sucking the life from me. I had just started dating and was naive and emotionally/socially immature because of lack of socialization and how my mother schooled me. My father had wanted me to join the Navy but I wanted to be on my own, away from authority that I did not agree with. Continue reading