Besides the significance of the number 42 in the Book of Matthew/Mattityahu 1, please see this recent study: https://glclifestyling.com/2015/12/matthew-1-the-answer-to-the-question-is-42-not-41/, there is also a connection to the number 42 and how bows in the clouds are formed. This leads us to the HOLY SPIRIT! Please see below.
Ezekiel/Yechezk’El 1:26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man upon it above. 27And I saw as the colour of electrum [other translations say glowing/gleaming metal/amber/copper/brass/bronze], as the appearance of fire round about enclosing it, from the appearance of his loins and upward; and from the appearance of his loins and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness round about him. 28As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke. Continue reading
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 sites that had researched and presented their information on that manuscript, links will be included below. One site also had available 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. Below is from that book:
“In the spring of 1925 the writer purchased from a London antiquarian bookseller a small volume, dated A.D. 1555, containing the Gospel of Matthew in Hebrew, followed by a series of Jewish objections to the Gospel to the number of twenty-three, also in Hebrew. The text of the Gospel was accompanied at the end of the volume by a Latin translation. A dedicatory epistle to Charles de Guise, Cardinal of Lorraine, relates how Jean du Tillet, Bishop of Brieu, while travelling in Italy in the year 1553, found the Hebrew manuscript among the Jews, and brought it back with him to Paris, where he commissioned a Hebrew scholar, Jean Mercier, to translate it into Latin. Mercier, however, has a slightly different tale to tell. In his own preface he states that the Bishop of Brieu had extorted the MS. from the Jews of Rome for the purpose of examination. Confirmatory evidence of this statement appears in the fact that, on 12th August 1553, Pope Julius III. signed a decree for the suppression of the Talmud on the representation of the anti-Semitic Pietro, Cardinal Caraffa, the Inquisitor-General, afterwards Pope Paul IV. This decree was carried into effect in Rome with great ruthlessness on Rosh Hashanna (Jewish New Year’s Day), 9th September 1553, for not only were copies of the Talmud seized, on the plea that it was inimical to Christianity, but every Hebrew book on which the minions of the Inquisition could lay their hands. It is highly probable that the Bishop of Brieu found the Hebrew MS. of Matthew’s Gospel among the confiscated books.”
“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 sayings 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.
This is Gail: When I was in Israel I met a scholar who stated that he believed the Greek to be secondary to the Aramaic and that it could be proven through examining the translations if one knew the languages. I found out there is an Aramaic vs Greek primacy dispute between Eastern and Western scholars in regards to the original New Testament manuscripts.
Other studies on Aramaic vs Greek primacy and the du Tillet and other Matthews:
https://jesusspokearamaic.com/shop/Books/Peshitta-Comparison [Includes a download of a book comparing the Peshitta, the old Syriac, and the Greek NT/Gospels – but it is not in english. https://jesusspokearamaic.com/Libraries/Peshitta-Comparison/Peshitta-Old-Syriac-Comparison.pdf ]
“Matthew.” in George A Kiraz (ed.), Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels: Aligning the Sinaiticus, Curetonianus, Peshîṭtâ and Ḥarklean Versions. https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=matthew%20george%20kiraz&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results&ds=20
“The Four Gospels: A New Translation” (1933), Charles Torrey. Our Translated Gospels (1936), Torrey held that the four Gospels were Greek translations from Aramaic originals. https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=charles%20torrey%20%22the%20new%20gospels&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results
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
ISR – Ezekiel/Yechezk’El 5:13 ‘And My displeasureH639 shall be completed. And I shall bring My wrath H2534to rest upon them, and I shall be eased. And they shall know that I, יהוה, have spoken it in My ardour, when I have completed My wrath upon them.
KJV – Ezekiel/Yechezk’El 5:13 Thus shall mine anger H639 be accomplished, and I will cause my furyH2534 to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.
The verse above was stunning to me when I first found it. I realized that GOD/ELOHIM [FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] has to do this! HE sends HIS Wrath out to EASE HIS displeasure so HE can be comforted! That is HUGE!!! All the Biblical signs around us of HIS judgement per Scripture: storms, fires, floods, famine, pestilence, plague, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc are all HIM easing HIS displeasure, not mother nature which is just another name for spiritual wickedness/the harlot! While there are different factors that men influence in regards to the climate, GOD/ELOHIM is in complete control! AMEN!!! We are somewhere in the time of the end and per Scripture, things are going to be getting worse!
GOD/ELOHIM has to take care of HIMSELF, too! May HE do what HE needs to do because without HIM we are nothing!!! We can ask HIM to change HIS mind or for a lesser event, for mercy and compassion, and see what HE decides to do! HE needs much praise, and thanks, and blessing these days for whatever HE decides to do or not do! Remember, HE knows the whole picture, HE knows what is best! Remember too these are like the days of Noah again, when GOD/ELOHIM wanted to destroy HIS whole creation and HE did not because of one man and his family, praise ELOHIM’S NAME even all HIS NAMES!!! AMEN!!!
Strong’s H639 – ‘aph
The KJV translates Strongs H639 in the following manner:anger (172x), wrath (42x), face (22x), nostrils (13x), nose (12x), angry (4x), longsuffering (with H750) (4x), before (2x), countenance (1x), forbearing (1x), forehead (1x), snout (1x), worthy (1x).
aph, af; from H599; properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire:—anger(-gry), before, countenance, face, forebearing, forehead, (long-) suffering, nose, nostril, snout, × worthy, wrath.
nostril, nose, face
From root Strong’s H599 – ‘anaph
ânaph, aw-naf’; a primitive root; to breathe hard, i.e. be enraged:—be angry (displeased).
to be angry, to be displeased, to breathe hard
(Qal) to be angry (of God)
(Hithpael) to be angry (always of God)
Strong’s H2534 – chemah
heat, rage, hot displeasure, indignation, anger, wrath, poison, bottles
venom, poison (fig.)
burning anger, rage
From root Strong’s H3179 – yacham
to be hot, conceive
to be hot, become hot
to mate (of animals)
to be or become hot (fig. of anger)
to conceive (sexually)
to be in heat (of animals)
Exodus/Sh’mot 32:10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath H639 may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
II Samuel/Sh’mu’el Bet 22:9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, H639 and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
Job/Iyov 4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils H639 are they consumed.
Psalm/Tehillim 18:8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, H639 and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
Psalm/Tehillim 18:15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. H639
Psalm/Tehillim 21:9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, H639 and the fire shall devour them.
Psalm/Tehillim 78:49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, H639 wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
Psalm/Tehillim 78:50 He made a way to his anger; H639 he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
Psalm/Tehillim 90:7 For we are consumed by thine anger, H639 and by thy wrath are we troubled.
Psalm 95:11/Tehillim Unto whom I sware in my wrath H639 that they should not enter into my rest.
Psalm 106:40/Tehillim Therefore was the wrath H639 of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
Isaiah/YeshaYahu 5:25 Therefore is the anger H639 of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger H639 is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Isaiah/YeshaYahu 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, H639 even them that rejoice in my highness.
Ezekiel/Y’chez’kel 20:8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger H639 against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
There are big divisions in churches/congregations and with believers which are separating people. 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 believe the Biblical gifts are not being manifested anymore, others say they are but not much and wonder why, many others are way too loose and not using the Bible how they need to discern correctly.
GOD/ELOHIM has impressed upon me that during these days of great deception, we need to lift up in prayer ANYTHING involving supernatural occurrences, dreams, visions, prophesying, healing – there can be false healing too, prayers we or others pray – especially praying for something but not asking for GOD’S/ELOHIM’S Will, etc. This is to protect us from deception, the will of our flesh, pride, other people’s wills, and error in beliefs, etc. GOD/ELOHIM is not going to take something from us HE has given but HE will take away what is not of HIM if we ask for discernment and help, AMEN!
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. I believe there is much deception replacing the Truth. This is an anti-christ spirit – something replacing the Truth. The belief that tongues are languages and are only valid when someone can interpret is Scriptural and what I believe. There are many who believe that what they speak, which does not sound like a language and that no one interprets, is tongues. So what is the Truth? Continue reading
JF, was obese and had numerous cats to the point of horrible uncleanness. Both are signs of a hold of spiritual wickedness. GOD/ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD] allowed me to be at the hospital when she was getting an x-ray and I got to see it on the machine and get a copy of it later. I saw three demons in her chest x-ray: a pointed eared elf like face with a large fancy necklace with gems was over her heart/left breast [She recognized the description and said her mother battled it. Her mother taught her how to contact spirits.], a tiny face biting on her where her pain was, and a boar with a long snout in her stomach. I believe from Biblical research that unclean spirits are a type of water vapor that inhabits the voids of our bodies because of sin. More on this in another study. Continue reading
Ezekiel [Yechezk’el] 14:21 – For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome [evil/wild] beast, and the pestilence [plague], to cut off from it man and beast?
https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H7451&t=KJV [this is the definition of the ancient word “ra’ ” behind our word “noisome/evil/wild” from the verse above]
What would we do if something like the monster from the movie “Rodan” showed up here in America or elsewhere around the world? Or something like an armor plated box on telescoping legs? I had a strange dream about a creature that looked like the previous sentence then I saw/heard the name “Rodan”. Maybe ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] will have mercy and will send a baby first. Maybe HE will be less merciful and send the parent if we do not repent!
This happened last year 6/2014. “Swarms of giant moths have descended on Malaysia, invading homes and even disrupting a national football match.” ELOHIM is tired of us focusing on worldly things and not on HIM! Do you love football more than HIM? What has your spouse done to get you away from a football game? What do you think ELOHIM/GOD would do?
ELOHIM/GOD loves us and is trying to get our attention before it is too late!!! Seek HIM and ask HIM how HE is doing and work on your relationship! HE is more important than anything in this world, so please consider this if you do not believe it or are treating HIM poorly! Thank YOU our BELOVED FATHER in Heaven for YOUR mercy, graciousness, guidance, compassion, long-suffering and everything YOU, JOSHUA/JESUS/YAHSHUA and HIS LIVING WATER/the HOLY SPIRIT are doing to get our attention in these days like the days of NOACH/NOAH! May we turn and repent, may we understand, before it is too late! Thank YOU so very much for all the chances YOU are giving us because we do not know or understand and are being destroyed for lack of knowledge as it says in the book of Hoshea/Hosea! Bless YOU for the blessing of YOU and JESUS/JOSHUA and the HOLY SPIRIT!!! In the Beloved NAME of YOUR SON, JOSHUA our MESSIAH and YHWH/JESUS CHRIST the LORD! AMEN!!!
[“JOSHUA” is JESUS’S Hebrew name directly translated into English instead of transliterated into Greek and then from Greek to English which is how we got the name “JESUS”.]
May you find yourself asking questions and seeking the answers through prayer, asking ELOHIM/GOD for ONLY the Truth, and Biblical study/research! ELOHIM is the Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is our ABBA/FATHER IN HEAVEN/HA’SHAMAYIM, HIS SON JESUS/YESHUA’YAH, and HIS HOLY SPIRIT/RUACH HA’KODESH.
It is important to go to our FATHER IN HEAVEN for everything through HIS SON, our only INTERCESSOR to THE FATHER, and not go by our own understanding [Mattityahu/Matthew 6:9, 1 Yochanan /1 John 2:1, Mishlei/Proverbs 3:5-7]. I have been seeking ELOHIM’S/GOD’S Depths and am going back to the roots of Scripture to gain a deeper understanding from the original languages and root words. Jeffery Benner who created the Ancient Hebrew Research Center looks into parent roots of words, the original root of where a word comes from. I have used his and other’s work and found blessings. I also research by looking at every Scripture a word is in to see all the Bible has to say. Everything in Scripture, both the Old and New Testament, should fit together. It is a puzzle that reveals hidden things. If it does not work, that can indicate a problem. More about that later.
In order to walk JESUS/YESHUA’YAH’S WAY:
1. Learn how to obey, if you love ME you will obey/keep MY commands, and follow our GOOD SHEPHERD and prepare for our coming KING how HE would love!
2. Go by HIS ABBA’S/FATHER’S Will and not your own!
3. Learn how to be taught and comforted by the HOLY SPIRIT!
Having given my life to our FATHER IN HEAVEN to do YESHUA’YAH’S/JESUS’S work, I hope to be going wherever my GOOD SHEPHERD wants me, to follow HIM and do our FATHER IN HEAVEN Will as HE prepares me through the HOLY SPIRIT! [John/Yochanan 10:11 and Tehillim/Psalm 23].
9“And take wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt. And you shall put them into one vessel, and make bread of them. You shall eat it, as many days as you lie on your side, three hundred and ninety days.
10“And your food which you eat is by weight, twenty sheqels a day, to be eaten from time to time.
11“And drink water by measure, one-sixth of a hin, to be drunk from time to time.
12“And eat it as a barley cake. And bake it, before their eyes, on human dung.”