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Shabbat Shalom

Feb. 3, 2007 - 11th month Sh'vat, 14th day

Zech.1 [1] In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, [7] Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat שְׁ בָט


Seems like these verses are relevant each time we meet.

Deut.4 [ 2] Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Deut.12 [ 32] What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Prov.30 [ 6] Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Pss.12 [6] The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.[7] Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.


a made-up new year

Judaism - Tu B'Shevat -Leviticus 19:23-25 -

Tu B'Shevat, the 15th day of the 11th month called Sh'vat, is a holiday also known as the New Year for Trees. The word "Tu" is not really a word; it is the number 15 in Hebrew.

Tu B'Shevat is the new year for the purpose of calculating the age of trees for tithing, Judaism says.

***Tu B'Shevat is not mentioned in the Torah.

Only one reference to this is it in the Mishnah, and the only thing said there is that it is the new year for trees, and there is a dispute as to the proper date for the holiday (Beit Shammai said the proper day was the first of Shevat; Beit Hillel said the proper day was the 15th of Shevat. As usual, Judaism follows Beit Hillel.

There are few customs or observances related to this holiday. One custom is to eat a new fruit on this day. Some people plant trees on this day. A lot of Jewish children go around collecting money for trees for Israel at this time of year. That's about all there is to it.

God has "One" New Year

Exod.12 [2] This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.


Corrupt Bible version

Complete Jewish Bible

David Stern

What's wrong with these two sentences?

"He contradicted himself"

Pg. XIII - 3rd paragraph, last line:

I certainly had no special expertise in biblical Hebrew that would justify my trying to translate the Tanakh.

Pg. XIV - 3rd paragraph:

I translated the Hebrew of the Masoretic text myself.


He decided to paraphrase the entire JPS Tanakh into modern English...


...the books of the New Covenant are my translation from the original Greek ( ??? )

***No one today has the "original Greek". The survival of the original NT Greek is a dream!

Does David Stern speak or read Koine Greek? I doubt it.


Jewish New Testament - There are many things wrong. Here is one important error below:

pg. 634 - 2nd paragraph

What Torah requires Gentiles is not the same as what it requires Jews.... ( Wrong )

Exod.12[ 49] One law ( torah ) shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you

תּוֹרָה אַחַת , יִהְיֶה לָאֶזְרָח, וְלַגֵּר, הַגָּר בְּתוֹכְכֶם

Num.15[ 16] One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.

[29] Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.

Jas.4[ 12] There is one lawgiver...

Num.9[ 14] And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.

Num.15[ 15] 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.


Men that have been silenced

Job.12 [20] He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

The following is from New Age Bible Versions, G.A. Riplinger, pp. 446-449.

The Living Bible: Kenneth Taylor

The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things. Psalms 12:3

The popular press has made note of author, Kenneth Taylor's, loss of ability to talk. Time magazine, July 1972, states:

Mysteriously half way through the paraphrase Taylor lost his voice and still speaks in a hoarse whisper. A psychiatrist who examined him suggested that the voice failure was Taylor's psychological self-punishment for tampering with what he believed to be the Word of God.

New American Standard Version - Philip Schaff

Let the lying lips be put to silence. Psalm 31:18

Also silenced was Philip Schaff, collaborator on the New Greek Committee and director of the American Standard Version, which formed the foundation of the New American Standard and The Living Bible. Paralleling Taylor's pathology, Schaff's son finds the same "frog" in Philip Schaff's throat. Even as early as 1854, the warning was given, "his voice so affected that he could not speak in public so as to be heard." Finally by 1892. . .

the power of articulated speech gone.
(David S. Schaff, The Life of Phillip Schaff (New York: Charles Scribner's Son's, 1897), pp.171, 446)

A friend corresponds to Schaff, "It is with great sorrow that I have learned of the affliction which has befallen you." This malady followed his activity with Westcott and Hort on the RV committee and his American Standard Version. Still in 1893 his pathoses "deprived him of the power of speech." (Ibid., p.492)

'New' Greek Text: S.P. Tregelles

Schaff himself writes of S.P. Tregelles, author of a 'New' Greek Text which preceded and strongly influenced the Westcott and Hort revision. Of Tregelles Schaff writes, he was "scarcely able to speak audibly." (Ibid., p.246)

Westcott and Hort Greek Text:

(RV, NRSV, NIV, NASB, CEV, New Century Version, Good News for Modern Man, Jehovah Witness bible, The Book, The Everyday Bible, All Catholic bibles et al.)

Westcott's biographer cites that in 1858 "he was quite inaudible" (Life of Westcott, Vol. I, p. 198) and by 1870 "His voice reached few and was understood by still fewer." (Ibid., p.272)

The New Testament in Modern English: J.B. Phillips

[The forward tongue shall be cut off. Proverbs 10:31

J.B. Phillips tells in his own autobiography, "I was still doing a fair measure of speaking in schools and churches until the late summer of 1961. And then quite suddenly my speaking, writing and communication powers stopped. I was not in panic but I was certainly alarmed, and when a few weeks rest brought no improvement I cancelled all speaking engagements for the rest of the year (age 55)." The Price of Success, the title of his autobiography, is apropos. (J.B Phillips, The Price of Success (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1984), see pp. 163-196)

speechless sphinx syndrome can even happen to a believer, as is did to Zacharias, because ". . . thou believest not my words"

His mental illness is chronicled in his autobiography, The Price of Success. It began as what he calls a "nervous illness," after his ordination to the priesthood of the Church of England. Phillips describes his "clinical depression" in detail.

I found the mental pain more than I could bear and I went as a voluntary patient to a psychiatric clinic. I was at the point of breakdown... which is in popular parlance is called a nervous breakdown...The hardest thing of all to bear is what

I can only describe as a nameless mental pain, which is, as far as I know, beyond the reach of any drug and which I have tried in vain to describe to anyone. One of the psychiatrists asked me to write down as far as I could the nature of the almost intolerable pain. Here lists his condition as follows:

1. There is a slow but ineveitable diminution of the self and it is apparently leading to self-extinction

2. Familiar things become somehow touched with horror ... The sense of alienation means that one is not in one's own country or has strayed into a strange country by mistake.

3. Roaring galloping torrent of condemnation is directed against the self's achievements. With remoresless energy this particular 'demon' rushes to and fro up and down in one's mind and with savage ecruelty exposes everything that the self has done as being useless and worthless.
(Luke 1:20).


Should we use the wisdom of this world or God's wisdom?

1Cor.2[ 5] That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. [6] Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: [7 ] But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:


1Cor.3[ 19] For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God . For it is written , He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Job.5 [ 13] He taketh the wise in their own craftiness:


1Cor.1[ 19] For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise , and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Isa.29[ 14] Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

Pss.33[ 10] The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.


back to 1Cor. 1

[20] Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? [21] For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.[22 ] For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:[ 23] But we preach Messiah / Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;[24 ] But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Messiah / Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.[25 ] Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

2Tim.3 14] But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of , knowing of whom thou hast learned them ;
[15] And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures ,( TaNaKh ) which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Messiah Yeshua / Christ Jesus.

[16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God , and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: [17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

2Pet.1[ 20] Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.[21] For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.


Matt.18[ 1] At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?[ 2] And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,[3 ] And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matt.19[ 13] Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. [14 ] But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven .[15 ] And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

Come as a child? - not any more, did you get all the books, CDs, DVDs or whatever?

Who needs the Spirit of God for revelation, let's use "our wisdom".

Now let's come as Einstein:

Hermeneutics the science of interpretation ( of the Scriptures ) the branch of theology that deals with the principles of Biblical exegesis

Exegesis - an extensive and critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text of the Bible.


Isogesis - an erroneously reading into the scriptures

Eisegesis (from the Greek - to lead in - is the process of interpretation of an existing text in such a way as to introduce one's own ideas. This is best understood when contrasted with exegesis. While exegesis draws out the meaning from the text, eisegesis occurs when a reader reads his/her interpretation into the text. As a result, exegesis tends to be objective when employed effectively while eisegesis is regarded as highly subjective . An individual who practices eisegesis is known as an eisegete, as someone who practices exegesis is known as an exegete. The term eisegete is often used in a mildly derogative fashion.


Homiletics - art of preaching; the branch of practical theology - homilies or sermons.



PaRDeS - The Four Levels of Scripture Interpretation

In order to properly interpret Scripture one must understand the four levels of Scripture interpretation. ( Judaism says )

Judaism says the proper methods of Scripture interpretation as developed by the Jewish sages over the centuries . Used to discover your Hebraic roots.

The pashat, remez, drash and sod. These four words form the acronym PaRDeS.

The initial letters of these four words form the acronym 'PaRDeS' = garden or walled garden or through the wonders of translation, Paradise.


(simple)The literal meaning of the text. In pashat one seeks to understand the simple, literal, plain meaning of the text. Pashat is the foundation of interpretation. It is also the easiest level of interpretation. During Concept #3 you will learn how to use the interpretive tool entitled Thematic Connections. The Thematic Connection interpretive tool uses the pashat level of interpretation to teach you many concepts that are not explicitly stated. It is a powerful interpretive tool and you will see how important the pashat is.


(hint)Remez, the second level, is an implied meaning of the text. With remez, the Scriptures may “hint” at a deeper meaning without stating so explicitly .


(search)Drash is the third level of interpretation. In this method of interpretation, the text is given an allegorical, typological or homiletic meaning, which is not readily apparent from the pashat reading. This is done by noting similarities between the themes associated with the Scripture under consideration and the typological, allegorical or homiletic application.

aggadic level; called midrashic or interpretation via the derash level

Ag·ga·dah - the nonlegal or narrative material, as parables, maxims, or anecdotes, in the Talmud and other rabbinical literature, serving either to illustrate the meaning or purpose of the law, custom, or Biblical passage being discussed or to introduce a different, unrelated topic .


(hidden)The fourth and deepest level of interpretation is sod. This level usually requires knowledge of Hebrew and an understanding of the gematria (numbers of the letters) of words.


The wall around the garden is what kabbalists have referred to as the malbush or garments of the text, almost always in reference to the Torah.

Kabbalists -

These four levels of meaning are directly linked to the four universes of creation, the so-called ABYA:

Peshat, the literal meaning, is related to the World of 3/2/07, the World of Actions, in which we live.

Remez, the allegorical meaning, is related to the World of 3/2/07, the World of Formation, the angelic realm.

Derash, the moral or homiletic meaning, is related to the World of 3/2/07, the World of Creation, the archangelic realm.

Sod, the mystical meaning, is related to the World of 3/2/07, the World of Archetypes or Emanations, the realm of the Divine Names.

In the kabbalistic linguistics :

Sod = Atzilut = Nouns, Pronouns, Nominals and Pronominals

Derash = Briah = Adverbs and Adverbials

Remez = Yetzirah = Adjectives and Adjectivals

Peshat = Assiah = Verbs and Verbals

The kabbalah divides itself metaphorically into two systems: those based on linguistic imagery [the 3/2/07 is the prime example] and those based on light symbolism [the Bahir and the 3/2/07 are the principal examples of this type]. So, creation is presented as a process either of the uttering of Divine Words or the emanation of Divine Light.

The 12th century Franco-German school of Rashi [Rabbi Solomon Itzhaki] concerned itself primarily with distinctions between the contextual and philological level [peshat] and the rabbinic exegitical level [derash].

Spanish commentators and mystics and those influenced by them emphasized allegory in order to bring scripture into congruence with rational or philosophical truth, culminating in 1291 with the masterful fourfold commentary of Bahya ben Asher.

Christian fourfold interpretation -has its origins in rabbinic hermeneutics as understood by the Fathers of the Church and mention how it was applied in the Christian cabala.

All this above has replaced the Spirit of God

Prov.2[ 6] For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding .

Eph.1[ 17] That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:


Onto other Judaism made-up ( adding to the word ) stories;

Praying in the Bible

1Thes.5 [17] Pray without ceasing.

1Tim.2[ 8] I will therefore that men pray every where , lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting .

Rom.12[ 12] Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Eph.6[18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Phil.4[ 6] Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Col.4[ 2] Continue in prayer , and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

1Thes.3[ 10] Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face

Acts.3[ 1] Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. ( approx - 3 pm )

Acts.10[ 9] On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: ( approx. -12 - noon )


Prayer Services?

Judaism says:

An outline of the order of the daily services:

Evening Service (Ma'ariv)

Morning Service (Shacharit)

Afternoon Service (Minchah)


Click on these links below

Do you think God preformed Lashon Hara - Evil Tongue by naming names of people that did evil? NO!!!


The word Shekinah ( fem.) is not found in scripture in its noun form.

Just be aware of the made up doctrines like the Queen of Heaven, the Shekinah ( female counterpart of God ) or the Sabbath Queen doctrine.

Please do not add or diminish from the Word of God!!!!

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