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Bible Myth #11: Gold bells and pomegranates in the Holy of Holies

admin : September 19, 2017 14:16 : Bible Myths, Blog

The idea that the High Priest wore a robe with bells and pomegranates in the Holy of Holies, and had a rope tied around his ankle is a Myth.

That robe was not even worn when he went in the Holy of Holies. The myth that he went into the Holy of Holies with a rope tied around his ankle is not true.

2. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Speak to Aaron your brother, so at all times he does not come into the Holy Place within the veil before the cover, which is on the Ark, so he does not die: for I shall appear in the cloud upon the cover. 3. Thus will Aaron come into the Holy Place with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. 4. He will put on the holy linen tunic and he will have the linen breeches upon his flesh and will be girded with a linen belt and he will be attired with the linen turban. These are holy garments, therefore he will immerse his flesh in water and so put them on. Leviticus 16:2.

There was no use for a rope around his ankle because he would not be wearing the robe with the bells and pomegranates, and no one would know if he fell. If he had not prepared himself and went in with sin, he would have died when one of his feet touched the threshold of the Holy Place, the entrance of the Sanctuary. A priest or Levite without sin could grab his ankle and pull him out. There is no record of any priest dying because of sin on entering the Holy Place as all these commands were taken very seriously.

The making of the Robe is described in Exodus 39:

22. And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue. 23. And there was a hole in the middle of the robe, as the hole of a coat of mail, with a band around about the hole, so it would not tear.

This garment was made like a poncho, only narrower. It was open on the sides and had no sleeves, so it was like a narrow prayer shawl. Notice the band around the hole for the head so the garment does not tear. God thinks of everything, does He not?


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Bible Myth #10: Gentile

admin : September 12, 2017 10:33 : Bible Myths, Blog

Gentile is a Myth because it is the Latin word for Heathen. If you say you are a Gentile, you are saying that you are a heathen.

Gentile is a word that is not used in The One New Man Bible because the Greek word often translated gentile means heathen. Gentile is actually the English spelling of the Latin word for heathen, gentilis, so other translators have for centuries chosen the politically correct term, gentile, instead of what the authors wrote, heathen. The Latin word was used because the earliest English translations were made from the Latin Vulgate text. Those early translators chose not to translate the Latin word, gentilis, instead just spelling the word in English.


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Bible Myth #9: Today’s First Fruits Offerings should be money

admin : September 5, 2017 15:55 : Bible Myths, Blog

First Fruits Offerings are now to be in the form of money

First Fruits is not money

First Fruits is not money

This is a myth because all First Fruits offerings are to be in crops—none in animals and none in any other form.

Deuteronomy 8:7 “For the LORD* your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; 8. a land of wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey; 9. a land in which you will eat bread without scarceness.”

The crops in bold are the ones to be offered, with the important distinction of being the first of each crop. This is the entirety of the First Fruits offering.


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Bible Myth #8: Every word in the English Bible is God’s Word

admin : August 29, 2017 16:01 : Bible Myths, Blog, Uncategorized

“Every Word of an English Bible is God’s Word” is a Myth because English was not even a language when the Bible was written.

The King James Bible

The King James Bible

The Biblical languages were not even used for the first English translations; Latin was the language used. Some Latin words are still in many English Bibles, like Gentile, the Latin word for heathen. Ark is the Latin word that translated the Hebrew for Tevah, meaning box and for Aron, meaning chest.


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Bible Myth #7 Esther was Mordecai’s Niece

admin : August 22, 2017 12:33 : Bible Myths, Blog

Esther is Mordecai’s niece is a Myth because they are actually cousins.

Mordecai and cousin Esther

Mordecai and cousin Esther

Esther 2:5. Now in the Shushan palace there was a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair the son of Shimei the son of Kish, a Benjamite, 6. who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away. 7. And he brought up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother and the maid was pleasing and beautiful, whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

(editor’s note) The widespread misconception that Mordecai was Esther’s uncle originated in some ancient historical interpretations (e.g. Josephus) and has been perpetuated through popular traditions.


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Bible Myth #6: David was a teenager when he killed Goliath

admin : August 16, 2017 10:53 : Bible Myths, Blog

That David was barely a teenager when he fought Goliath is a Myth,

although he is shown in many illustrations as very young. That comes from the Latin text which calls David a child, a miss-translation of the Hebrew, which calls him a young man.

David was at least twenty-seven, maybe twenty-eight, when he fought Goliath. The key to David’s age is the two years of Saul’s reign and the seven and a half years that David was king over Judah while he was in Hebron. David was thirty when he began his reign in Hebron, which came immediately after Saul’s two-year reign.

(See 1 Samuel 13:1. See Timeline in the Hebrew Texts chapter of the One New Man Bible Companion.)


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The Battle for Control

Morford : August 15, 2017 15:16 : Blog

This is War, Powerful War for Control of the United States! Either the People Will Control, or the Elite Will Retain Control. Under Elite control the US middle class has lost millions of good paying jobs, while wages in the country have been stagnant for the last few years. It is not just the U.S., the world is now in a power struggle of Godly versus ungodly, the People (Populists) versus the Elite, the powers in government, business, media, and education; also called globalists. Those are the ones who want all free trade, a loss of national borders, a dumbing down of education, and government control of all aspects of life. Their model is George Orwell’s book, 1984. Vice President Joe Biden, in his final speech as VP to the business leaders stated that the World Order is at risk and may be lost. We the People hope and pray that the World Order is lost!

Psalm 2:1. Why are the nations in an uproar (Rev. 11:18) and the people imagine a vain thing? 2. The kings of the earth set themselves and the leaders take counsel together against the LORD* and against His Anointed.

The leaders who have overseen the abolishing of borders and the loss of middle class jobs are not Godly, and have fostered the appointment of judges who agree with ignoring the Constitution and the erasing of the Ten Commandments and prayer from public places. They are like Pharaoh in ancient Egypt who saw the loss of his control:

Exodus 14:15. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Why are you crying to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward, 16. and lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and di­vide it, and the children of Israel will go through the midst of the sea on dry ground. 17. And I AM, be­hold, I shall strengthen the hearts of the Egyptians and they will follow them and I shall get honor for Myself from Pharaoh, and from his whole army, his chariots, and his horsemen. 18. And the Egyptians will know that I AM the LORD*, when I have gotten Honor for Myself from Pharaoh on his chariots and his horsemen.”

The LORD* is now just beginning to get Honor for Himself!                  

There can be no doubt that this is War. Never has there been so much obscene, threatening language as the losers of the US 2016 election attack President Trump and all his policies. This means the end of the rule of the Globalists, Humanists, and the New World Order with all its forces, which are:

  1. Politicians preparing for totalitarian government, controlling every possible aspect of our lives. Politicians, both Democratic and Republican are in this:
    1. They refer to the “New World Order”
      1. When President George H. W. Bush spoke of the New World Order, that had a nice ring to it, like thoughts of world peace and prosperity throughout the world. That was in the late 1980s, but now our hindsight shows the results of that movement: a steady loss of manufacturing with a steady decline of the U.S. middle class, which is now one third smaller than it was then. In early 2017 the U.S. had 95,000,000 who had given up looking for work. So the prosperity was not for the U.S. workers, but it was for the wealthiest few in the U.S. and the world.
    2. Agenda:
      1. maintain power,
      2. gain personal wealth
    3. Enabled by Lobbyists
      1. Banking and Pharmaceutical companies are among the biggest, most numerous lobbyists, but big business has many companies and trade groups involved, who ply our political leaders with gifts, vacations, stock tips and other favors.
      2. President Trump has plans to curtail lobbying.
    4. International Business: wanting business without borders to bring into the US ever cheaper labor and moving production to wherever production costs, labor, and taxes are lowest.
      1. Agenda:
        1. Maximize profit
        2. Minimize taxes
  • The US has the highest corporate income tax of the industrialized nations, so many U.S. companies have built factories in other countries and moved offices to other countries, avoiding high U.S. taxes.
  1. Media, going along for the control over what news it fed to the people, controlling news.
    1. Agenda:
      1. Support those who are Globalists
      2. Manipulate news to achieve their agenda
        1. Under-report news that undercuts their agenda
        2. Ignore the standards of past generations when the media held to a standard of impartial reporting
        3. Exodus 1. “You will not heed a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness! The main stream media routinely ignore this command, reporting only the parts of news report that supports their agenda. See Article titled The Media, below.
      3. Education, happy to dumb down education, teaching students to be pliable and failing to teach self-reliance.
        1. Agenda:
          1. Support Globalism
          2. Promote a policy of no moral standard, especially no Judeo-Christian standard, supporting homosexual lifelstyle
  • Making all religions equal, that different moral standards are acceptable.
  1. In lower grades, teach;
    1. Distorted, manipulated US history,
      1. removing truth about religious strength of our foundation
      2. making the US just an ordinary nation
    2. Do not even teach Cursive handwriting
  2. Allow no child to fail, promote all regardless of actual grades.
  3. At college level, have safe places so no student will be shamed or required to listen to contrary opinions.
  • Do not allow opposing political views to be heard. The recent, 2016 political campaign showed clearly an extremely biased control over campus political speech.

All the above lists barely scratch the surface of the forces that are now fighting against our return to a moral standard, a standard that will favor US workers and bring back our middle-class jobs and incomes.

The Media, this article was copied from Breitbart News, February 25, 2017:

“As Business Insider reported five years ago, six corporations control 90% of the media in America, which puts a huge amount of power in the hands of a very few people. That number is down from 50 companies back in 1983.

“Who runs things? A ranking of the world’s largest media companies of 2015 says that Comcast Corporation is the largest media conglomerate in the U.S., with The Walt Disney Company, Twenty-First Century Fox, and Time Warner in the second, third, and fourth slots.

“The members of the media, the “opposition party at the back of the room,” are really just cogs in this machine — the front-line foot soldiers who’ve been put through a rigorous program of indoctrination in journalism school. These members of the progressive left not only face corporate pressure to conform to certain narratives, but members of the modern American media have also been taught that they possess a moral superiority and are on a mission to help make the world a better place.

“This combination of corporate overlords and leftist propaganda is what allows the media to avoid the inherent contradictions in the system that they defend. It’s why the media can spread the message of “open societies” and a world based on “love, not hate” that is being directed by billionaire funders like George Soros and his multimillionaire allies like the Clintons and Bushes.

“Now add in the internationalist factor at an ownership level, even with fundamentalist Muslim countries like the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“As Forbes reported, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia and the company Kingdom Holding have stakes in media ventures like Twitter and even the parent of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

“The Saudi Prince owns about 1% of the company, plus 6.6% shareholding in 21st Century Fox Inc. worth about $1.7 billion. Kingdom Holdings also has substantial shareholding in Time Warner, the parent of CNN.

“This is just one small example of the complex world of globalist media that the Trump administration is facing and part of the reason that more and more people are turning to new media upstarts like Breitbart News to get real information. As former executive chairman of Breitbart, it’s a world that Steve Bannon sees clearly.”

The above are all Globalists, working hard to bring about a One World Government. Their goal has been tried in the past, but God intervened, breaking them up.

Genesis 11.1. And the whole earth was of one language and of few words. 2. And it was, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and they stayed there. 3. And they said one to another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone and they had slime for mortar. 4. And they said, “Come, we will build a city and a tower for ourselves, whose top may reach to the heavens and we will make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” 5. And the LORD* came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. 6. And the LORD* said, “Behold, the people are one, and they all have one lan­guage. And they begin to do this and now nothing will be restrain­ed from them, which they have imagined to do. 7. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so they will not understand one another’s speech.”

In verse 1 the reference to “one language and of few words” speaks of this being the mother of all languages, but God intervened and confused the language to force the creation of thousands of languages. We are truly made to be individuals, with different personalities, talents, desires, so each individual can develop his or her potential. We are not to be automatons, to be used by the government as the government sees fit.

The forces listed above are very desperate because they know that if they lose this war, their plans will never again be so close to success. This desperation shows in the many violent protests, death threats, obscene threats, and so much biased reporting from the main stream media. Those are signs of the desperation of the losers of these battles.

All those are losing their grip on the people. The People are now referred to as Populists, forming a new political movement of ordinary people, people who treasure freedom and abhor government control. That restores the US to its Judeo-Christian Roots. The term Populists is meant by the previous leaders as a derogatory term, but we wear that label as a point of pride, since it refers to having the common people in charge, having government as public servants, in office to serve the people. Our federal, state, and local officers are to serve the truck drivers, mechanics, clerks, nurses aides, and all of us common people. The Republican and the Democratic Establishments in the US have had the attitude that people exist to serve the government. Now we have a chance to return the country to the people, as the Constitution states.

The Preamble of the Constitution is clear, this is to be a government of the people:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

President Trump’s inauguration address spoke frequently of “We..” that this is a government of the people. The power has been returned to us. However, there are senators, congressmen, and bureaucrats who will fight for the old corrupt system.

In recent decades the middle class in the US and other western countries has declined as a percentage of the population. In the 2016 election campaign politicians talked about that decline and all said they would change that, but the establishment in both parties are the ones whose policies caused that decline, promoting trade pacts such as NAFTA and TPP that only made matters worse. Only one candidate, a non-politician, promised to undo those failed policies, the man who won, President Donald J. Trump. His Inauguration speech emphasized that the power belongs to the people, not to government. That speech had many uses of the pronoun “We” emphasizing the power has now been returned to the people.

The establishment is not giving up without a fight, because when this battle is won by us, the Populists, the establishment will be finished and will not recover in our lifetimes.

Jeremiah 1:10. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down and to destroy and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

The LORD is tearing down the Elite, Establishment government of the powerful groups that want to keep all power and authority; keeping the faceless masses in a subordinate role. The LORD is now building a new power of the people, in which the people are not faceless, but are like a snowflake, each one having his or her own identity, each one having a personal dream with the authority to live that dream. For some the dream may be of working as a team member in some industrial plant, another dreaming of some small business, still another of having a farm. There are hundreds of thousands of dreamers in America who are just now being empowered, no longer to be among the faceless masses.

Our Heavenly Father said: My princes will no longer oppress My people, from Ezekiel 45:8. This is a parallel to the War of Gog and Magog: Our current war should have the same end as the War of Gog and Magog.

Ezekiel 39.1. Therefore, you son of man, prophesy against Gog and say, Thus says Adonai, the LORD*, Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal 2. and I shall turn you back and lead you astray and will cause you to come up from the north parts and will bring you upon the mountains of Israel 3. and I shall strike your bow out of your left hand and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand. 4. You will fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your allies and the peoples who are with you. I shall give you to the ravenous birds of every sort and the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5. You will fall upon the open field for I AM has spoken: the word of Adonai, the LORD*. 6. And I shall send a fire on Magog and among those who dwell carelessly in the isles, and they will know that I AM the LORD*. (Rev. 20:8) 7. So I shall make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel and I shall not let them profane My holy name any more, and the nations will know that I AM the LORD*, the Holy One in Israel. 8. Behold, it has come and it is done: the word of Adonai, the LORD*. This is the day of which I have spoken, 9. and those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go forth and will set on fire and burn the weapons, the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows and the handstaves and the spears, and they will burn them with fire for seven years 10. so they will take no wood out of the field, or cut down any out of the forests, for they will burn the weapons with fire and they will plunder those who plundered them and rob those who robbed them: the word of Adonai, the LORD*.

Ezekiel 39:11. And it will be on that day, that I shall give Gog a burial place in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea and it will stop the passengers and there they will bury Gog and all his multitude and they will call it, The valley of Hamon Gog. 12. And the House of Israel will be seven months burying them, so they can cleanse the land. 13. And all the people of the land will bury them, and it will be to their honor, the Day that I shall be glorified: the word of Adonai, the LORD*. 14. And they will separate men for continual service, burying those who passed through the land that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it. They will search after the end of seven months. 15. And any of the pass­ersby who go through the land, when one sees a man’s bone, then he will set up a sign by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon Gog. 16. And also the name of the city will be Hamonah (Multitude). Thus will they cleanse the land.

Ezekiel 39:17. And, you son of man, thus says Adonai, the LORD*, Speak to every feathered fowl and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves and come. Gather your­selves on every side to My sacri­fice that I AM sacrificing for you, a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, so you can eat flesh and drink blood. 18. You will eat the flesh of the mighty and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs and of goats, of bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan. 19. And you will eat fat until you are full and drink blood until you are drunk, of My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. 20. Thus you will be filled at My table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war: the word of Adonai, the LORD*. (Rev. 19:18,21) 21. And I shall set My glory among the nations, and all the nations will see My judg­ment that I have executed and My hand that I have laid upon them. 22. So the House of Israel will know that I AM the LORD* their God from that day and for­ward. (Rev. 20:9) 23. And the nations will know that the House of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity. Because they trangressed against Me, therefore I hid My face from them and gave them into the hand of their enemies, so they all fell by the sword. 24. I have done to them according to their uncleanness and according to their trans­gressions and hidden My face from them.

House of Israel Restored

Ezekiel 39:25. Therefore thus says Adonai, the LORD*, Now I shall bring back the captivity of Jacob and have compassion upon the whole House of Israel and will be jealous for My holy name, 26. after they have borne their shame and all their wickedness by which they have been treacherous against Me when they lived safely in their land and no one made them afraid. 27. When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and I am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations, 28. then they will know that I AM the LORD* their God, Who caused them to be led into captivity among the nations, but I have gathered them in their own land and have no longer left any of them there. 29. Neither will I hide My face from them any longer, for I have poured out My Spirit upon the House of Israel: the word of Adonai, the LORD*.

Just as the LORD* will pour out His Spirit on the House of Israel, He will pour out His Spirit on the countries of the world as each country takes control of its destiny. The Populists are rising.

Ezekiel 44: 21. Neither will any priest drink wine when they enter the inner court. (Lev. 10:9) 22. Neither will they take for their wives a widow, nor she who is divorced, but they will take virgins of the seed of the House of Israel, or a widow that is the widow of a priest. 23. And they will teach My people the difference between the holy and profane (Rom. 2:18, Heb. 5:14), and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. 24. And in conflicts they will stand in judgment and they will judge it according to My judg­ments and they will keep My teachings and My statutes in all My appointed times and they will sanctify My Sabbaths.

The war in which we are engaged is like that with Magog versus Israel, a war to the death. When this war is over either we will have the people in charge with the Godly atmosphere in this country like it was after the Revolution or the Elite will be in charge with oppression and the Isaiah 5:20 atmosphere, Woe to those who call bad, good and good, bad, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Ezekiel 45:8 My princes will no longer oppress My people.

Our leaders have oppressed us for too long. Now it is the people’s turn to rule.

The Book of Ezra is a parallel to this War:

Ezra 4 and 7 Fought Battles We Are Fighting Today battles that relate to the Powerful War now going on.

Ezra 4.1. Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building the Temple to the LORD* God of Israel, 2. then they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the families and said to them, Let us build with you, for we seek your God, like you do and we have been sacrificing to Him since the days of Esar-haddon king of Assyria, who brought us up here. 3. But Zerubbabel and Yeshua and the rest of the heads of the fam­ilies of Israel, said to them, You have nothing to do with us to build a House to our God, but we ourselves together will build to the LORD* God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us. 4. Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the peo­ple of Judah and troubled them in building 5. and hired counsel­lors against them to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cy­rus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia. 6. And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, they wrote an accusa­tion to him against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.

Ezra 4:7. And in the days of Artaxer­xes; Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia and the writing of the letter was written in the Aramaic tongue (alphabet) and interpreted in the Aramaic language. 8. Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king in this sort, 9. then Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe and the rest of their com­panions; the Dinaites, the Aphar­sathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Susanchites, the Dehavites, and the Elamites, wrote. 10. And the rest of the nations whom the great and noble Asnapper brought over and set in the cities of Samaria, and the rest who were on this side of the River, and so forth.

Ezra 4:11. This is the copy of the letter that they sent to him, to Artaxerxes the king:

Your servants, the men across the River, and so now: 12. Be it known to the king, that the Jews who came up from you to us have come to Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city and have fin­ished its walls and joined the foundations. 13. Be it known now to the king that, if this city is built and the walls are finished, they will not pay toll, tribute, and custom, and the revenue of the king will suffer loss. 14. Now because we have maintenance from the king’s palace and it was not right for us to see the king’s dishonor, there­fore we have sent and made it known to the king, 15. so a search could be made in the book of the records of your fathers, so you will find in the book of the records and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same from old times, for which cause this city was destroyed. 16. We certify to the king that if this city is built and its walls finished, by this means you will have no portion on this side the River.

That is what some in Congress are doing in 2017 to thwart the Trump agenda.

4:17. Then the king sent an an­swer to Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe and to the rest of their companions who lived in Samaria and to the rest beyond the River,

Peace and so forth. 18. The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me. 19. And I com­manded and a search has been made and it is found that this city of old time has made in­surrection against kings, and rebellion and sedition have been made there. 20. There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, who have ruled over all the countries beyond the River, and toll, tribute, and custom was paid to them. 21. Now give a commandment to cause these men to cease and this city not to be built, until another commandment will be given from me. 22. Take heed now that you do not fail to do this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?

The Good Guys Win/ The Bad Guys Pay

Ezra 7:14. Since you are sent by the king and his seven counsellors to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God, which is in your hand 15. and to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered to the God of Israel, Whose habitation is in Jerusalem, 16. and all the silver and gold that you can find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people and the priests, offer­ing willingly for the House of their God, which is in Jerusalem. 17. So you can buy speedily with this money bulls, rams, lambs, with their meal offerings and their drink offerings and of­fer them on the altar of the House of your God, which is in Jerusalem. 18. And whatever will seem good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, do that after the will of your God. 19. The vessels also that are given to you for the service of the House of your God, deliver those before the God of Jerusalem. 20. And whatever more will be needful for the House of your God, which you will have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king’s treasure house. 21. And I, Artaxerxes the king, make a decree to all the treasurers who are beyond the River that whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of Heaven, will require of you, it is to be done speedily, 22. to a hundred talents of silver and a hundred cors of wheat and to a hundred baths of wine and to a hundred baths of oil, a salt without prescribing much. 23. Whatever is commanded by the God of Heaven, let it be diligently done for the House of the God of Heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons? 24. Also we certify to you that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, gate keepers, Nethinim, or ministers of this House of God, it will not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom upon them.

Ezra 7:25. And you, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God, Who is in your hand, set magistrates and judges, who can judge all the people who are beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God and teach those who do not know them. 26. And whoever will not do the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it is for death or banishment or to confiscation of goods or to imprisonment.

The People Fasted, Prayed, Believed for Safe, Unescorted, Travel

Ezra 8:21. Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, so we could afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of Him a right way for us and for our little ones and for all our substances. 22. For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horse­men to help us against the enemy on the road, because we had spoken to the king saying, The hand of our God is upon them all for good for those who seek Him, but His power and His wrath is against all those who forsake Him. 23. So we fasted and sought our God for this and He was entreated for us.

 When Ezra in verse 21 says they afflicted themselves that meant that they all fasted and interceded to be sure all those going to Jerusalem would have safe travel with no fear of attacks by robbers or those seeking to capture slaves; that also all the children and weak would not have any sickness or weakness.

 

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Bible Myth #5: The Ark was carried for all to see

admin : August 11, 2017 09:52 : Bible Myths, Blog

The Ark of the Covenant is shown being carried in public for all the world to see, but the Ark had to be covered when it traveled.

(Numbers 4:4) This will be the service of the sons of Kohath in the Tent of Meeting, about the most holy things, 5. and when the camp sets forward, Aaron and his sons will come and they will take down the covering veil and cover the Ark of Testimony with it, 6. and will put on it the covering of badgers’ skins and will spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and will put in its poles.

There are many pictures of the Ark being carried, but not even the Levites who carried the Ark were permitted to look at it. Only Aaronite priests could see the uncovered Ark, and only on Yom Kippur or when the LORD* ordered the Tabernacle to move. There is no mention of covering when the Ark was in the house of Abinidab, and then the house of Obed Edom, or on its travels before being placed in the tent in the City of David. There is no way of knowing if the sons of Eli covered the Ark before taking it to the battle, or if it was covered when sent back to Israel by the Philistines. In 1 Samuel 14:16 Saul called for the Ark to come to the battle, but there is no way to know if the Ark was taken to the battle, because of the element of panic immediately following the call for the Ark.

(1 Samuel 14:18) And Saul said to Ahijah, Bring the Ark of God here. For the Ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel. 19. And it happened, while Saul talked to the priest, that the noise that was in the army of the Philistines went on and increased and Saul said to the priest, Withdraw your hand.


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Bible Myth #4: Amen Means “True” or “So Be It”

admin : August 11, 2017 09:24 : Bible Myths, Blog

This a myth because “Amen” is not a Hebrew word.

Amen is an acrostic and is not from any Hebrew root word. The acrostic is: El Melekh Ne’eman, meaning, “God is a Faithful King.”

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Bible Myth 3: All of Judea was taken to Babylon

admin : July 25, 2017 15:22 : Bible Myths, Blog

The Flight of the Prisoners: James Tissot

The Flight of the Prisoners: James Tissot

All the People of Judea were taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in the Captivity is a common misunderstanding.

Jeremiah 24:1. The LORD* showed me and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the Temple of the LORD*, after Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.

All the leadership was taken and certain skilled artisans, but the bulk of the population was not taken. Shopkeepers, clerks, farmers, and others stayed behind.

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103 Comments

  1. Please give information on how I can receive your Bible called Revealing Jewish Roots and Power. You sent me this Bible years ago and I would like to receive another one for family member.

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    • Hi Betsy,

      Thank you for writing. We are happy to have this request. Please call 864-836-4111.

      Blessings, Bill

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  2. Why in Acts 8:16, is the Holy Spirit translated as it, and not He. We believers know that He is the Spirit of the Lord. He is the one who gives us power.

    Thanks,
    Jim Z

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    • Hi James,

      Acts 8:16 is one of the few verse from the Greek text that tradition kept the original Greek pronoun.

      Blessings, Bill

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    • Hi James,

      Acts 8:16 was translated from the Greek text, which is neuter. and tradition has kept it there. Other passages were translated from Latin, with masculine pronouns and tradition has kept them in the translations.

      Blessings, Bill

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  3. Dear Mr. Morford,

    Thanks so much for your efforts, and for your incredible patience when answering questions.

    Regarding John 15:2, if the word translated “removes” in your version and “taketh away” in the KJV is indeed the Greek word “airo”, would it not more consistently exemplify the patience and love of the Father by being translated “lifts up” as it is elsewhere in the NT? I have heard that in a real vineyard vines laying on the ground will not bear and are raised up in order to produce fruit.

    Thanks,

    Carl

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  4. Good day:

    I was studying the Lamentation book and understand there was 66 verses in chapter 3 but notice in the ONM bible, after 3:65 next verse was 3:67. Not sure if this is done on purpose if there is error in numbering ?

    Junnie
    Singapore

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    • Hi Junnie,

      Thank you for writing. You found a typo; there is no verse 67, so that should be verse 66. No words are missing.

      Blessings, Bill

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  5. Got in trouble with my Bible Teacher, who knows Greek, Hebrew, & Aramaic when I mentioned Tabitha and the prayer shawl. He claims all original document do not use prayer shawl but rather (Talitha cumi”; which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” ) He point out also the rendition in Luke that was in conflict with your proposed explanation. I let him read the passages in your One New Man Bible and the notes on prayer shawl in your glossary, and it did not change his mind at all. What do I say to him now. You should have been consistent in notes to all mentions of Tabitha. I got egg on my face. Help

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    • Hi Archie,

      Thank you for writing. There is no point in arguing with someone whose mind is already made up. I am convinced the One New Man Bible explanation is correct. For one thing if he knows Aramaic, he also knows that Talitha is a very poor transliteration of Talyetha, but an acceptable transliteration of Talit.

      Blessings, Bill

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  6. Hi to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of this webpage; this weblog consists of remarkable and in fact excellent
    material in support of readers.

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    • Thank you. We are pleased you like this site.

      Blessings, Bill

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    • Studying Numbers, I discovered Numbers 16 does not go to verse 50 as do other translations? What’s the deal?

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      • Hi Vivian,

        The reason is the verse numbering in the One New Man Bible is from the Masoretic Hebrew text, while most Christian bibles use the numbers from the Greek or Latin text. All the verses are there, so just read on into chapter 17:1-9. See Chapter and Verse Numbers in Glossary.

        Blessings, Bill

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        • God bless you. Thanks so much. I’m in Bible Study Fellowship International and I’m so thankful for your translation – only recently came to appreciate our Jewish Roots – am a former member of The Children of God cult where David Berg leaned toward The Replacement Theory.

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          • Hi Vivian,

            Thank you for writing. The truth of our Jewish heritage really is enlightening and heart-warming.

            Blessings, Bill

  7. Hi! I have read and watched at youtube of sidroth program… i have learned about this one new man bible… i live in the philippines but seems to have difficulty to buy one coz its not available here. What we have NAB, NJB, KJB, NIV, etc but not one new man bible. I love to read scripture that is faithful to the original manuscripts and what it actually written. How could i purchase? Thanks.

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    • Hi Jabong,

      One possible way is to get the E-book and read that in your copmuter, but your request is being sent to the publisher who might know how to get the print copy in the PI.

      Blessings, Bill

      Reply
  8. Greetings,

    How come Ezekiel 28:13 and so on is totally different from other translations? The others read “you were” etc. Your translation says “have you been in Eden…?”…

    God Bless, Benjamin

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    • Hi Ben,

      That whole verse is a series of questions.

      Blessings,

      Bill

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      • hi Bill, im eager to find out the translation of Isa. 43:5.
        THANKS BLESSINGS

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        • Hi Crystal,

          “Do not be in awe! For I AM with you. I shall bring your seed from the east and gather you from the west.”

          Blessings, Bill

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  9. Thank you for your labor of love in this better translation of Yehovas word to us.
    I was so looking forward to having it in my hand and reading it with more understanding because it is a better translation. I am disapointed only that the wonderful name of our God is not spelled out for us. God after all does not say much since it is used for all idols too. So I pray that you will soon put into a revision of this precious Holy Bible the matchless name with an explanation of the meaning of the Name. With love and appreciation, Heidi

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    • Hi Heidi,

      Thank you for your comments. A partial answer to your request is in the Preface, for more, time will tell.

      Blessings, Bill

      Reply
  10. Hi Dr. Morford,

    Is the One New Man Bible more accurate than the New American Standard Bible & the Conplete Jewish Bible?

    Note: This is a relative question, however, a general answer can be provided.

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    • Please disregard a repeat of the question.

      Thanks for your response.

      —Mark

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  11. Hi Dr. Morford,

    Generally, in comparsion, which Bible version is the most accurate to date, the New American Standard Bible or the Complete Jewish Bible or the One New Man Bible?

    Note: This is a relative question, however, “in general” which is the most accurate version overalll?

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    • Hi,

      Easily, the One New Man Bible is the most accurate, mainly because of Rabbi Ben-Yehuda’s work. He has noted Hebrew words that have rarely been translated properly. These include Ts’dakah, Anochi, Yare, Tevah, and others. As the grandson of the restorer of the Hebrew language, Rabbi Ben-Yehuda PhD, is an amazing scholar who rendered numerous difficult passages.

      Blessings, Bill

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  12. In Isaiah 55:1 The First Word Is “Ho” is this a misprint. Should it be “Go”.Page #605

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    • Hi Dave,

      Thanks for asking. Ho is correct, an interjection.

      Blessings, Bill

      Reply
  13. Dear Mr. Morford,
    I appreciate the One New Man Bible and its Hebrew understanding. Can you bring any clarity on Prov. 8 for me? Is wisdom referring to the Holy Spirit?
    Thanks,
    June

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    • Hi June,

      This is a very good question and relates to Book Order in the Glossary. The proverb definitely speaks to us about the Holy Spirit all the way through the chapter. To Solomon most of the chapter, if not the whole chapter, was intellectual, human wisdom.

      Blessings, Bill

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  14. Shalom to you,
    Thank you for your work, I will probably buy The One New Man Bible because it seem to me that it is translation of precision. But why do you use in Lord’s prayer words: You must…
    I hope that it will be blessing to me and my neighbours

    Shalom aleichem

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    • Hi David,

      Thank you for buying the One New Man Bible.

      The word must in the Lord’s Prayer is there because that is what is written the Greek text. When your bible arrives, check the Glossary titled “Lord’s Prayer.”

      Blessings, Bill

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  15. I am writing to ask permission to use some scriptures from your NEW MAN BIBLE. Of course, reference it properly. I love and use it as my daily bible. Thank you
    Cindy Christensen
    Greeley CO
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    • Hi Cindy,

      The policy on quoting, set by the publisher, is on the back of the title page. If you will be quoting more than 500 words you should email the publisher at info@tppress.com for peermission, less than that with referencing does not need permission.

      Blessings, Bill.

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  16. Mr Morford is matthew 5:17 a paraphrase its way longer than the normal verse and u didnt place it in italic

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    • Hi Hosea,

      There are eight words italicized in Matt. 5:17, but other that it is literal.

      Blessings, Bill

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  17. Were the people you studied under Christian? If not, they would have lied to you. That is why apostate bibles exist. Either tainted scrolls or teachers corrupt God’s word. No non Christian should be trusted, unless God is using him or her. I will not stress it enough the KJV does not deviate from the originals.

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    • Hi April,

      All were Christian except Rabbi Ben-Yehuda, who is Jewish and knows Hebrew better than other translators. He was born and brought up in Israel where his grandfather’s life work was writing the Hebrew dictionary that is the most complete in existance. His father actually completed the four volumes of the sixteen the the grandfather had not completed. My quest is for Truth, not tradition, and finding the correct translations of the Hebrew is absolutely essential for understanding Scripture. Because of Rabbi’s help, the One New Man Bible is more accurate than any other English translation.

      Blessings, Bill

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  18. Hello, brother Morford

    I’m quite interested to know why you choose to use the Masoretic texts as your base for translating the old testament. The new testament texts almost always quote from the Greek Septuagent solely, which was translated from much earlier sources (200 BC) than the earliest existing masoretic texts from from approxomatelythe 9th Century AD. An example of a slight but PROFOUND corruption would be found in Psalms 40:7-9 in relation to Hebrews 10:5-7. As a direct quote from the Septuagent, Hebrews reads:

    “On account of which, when He came into the world He said, ‘You did not want sacrifices or burnt offerings, BUT YOU DID MAKE READY A BODY FOR ME: and you did not take pleasure in a whole of burnt offering on behalf of sin. Then I said, Behold! I come, in the roll of a scroll which has been written about me, to do Your will, O God.'”
    (Hebrew 10:5-7 // ONM Translation)

    C. L. Brenton’s translation of the Septuagent follows the reading in Hebews:

    “Sacrifice and Offering Thou woldest not; BUT A BODY HAST THOU PREPARED ME: whole-burnt-offering and sacrifice for sin Thou didst not require. Then I said, Behold! I come; in a volume of the book it is written concerning me, I desired to do Thy will, O my God…”
    (Psalms 40:6-8 // C. L. Brenton: Septuagent)

    The ONM translation dirived from the masoretic text reads:

    “You did not desire sacrifice or offering. YOU HAVE OPENED MY EARS: You have not required burnt offering and sin offering…”
    (Psalms 40:7 // ONM Translation)

    Other slight changes like this can be found all throughout the Masoretic texts, all one has to do is do a little research. And many if the changes are in direct opposition to Messiah. I would like to think that God’s own people wouldn’t do such a thing, but, through research, it seems as though they have…

    A quick study will prove that the Masorites had altered many verses in reference to our beloved messiah, as well as prophecies… I would hope you investigate these claims… We all want the purest form of Gods word.

    BUT, on a lighter note, thank you so much for the awesome translation of God’s Word and all the precious time spent bringing out our Hebrew Roots!

    Shalom,
    William

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    • See the answer below.

      Blessings, Bill

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  19. Hello, brother Morford

    I’m quite interested to know why you choose to use the Masoretic texts as your base for translating the old testament. The new testament texts almost always quote from the Greek Septuagent solely, which was translated from much earlier sources (200 BC) than the earliest existing masoretic texts from from approxomatelythe 9th Century AD. An example of a slight but PROFOUND corruption would be found in Psalms 40:7-9 in relation to Hebrews 10:5-7. As a direct quote from the Septuagent, Hebrews reads:

    “On account of which, when He came into the world He said, ‘You did not want sacrifices or burnt offerings, BUT YOU DID MAKE READY A BODY FOR ME: and you did not take pleasure in a whole of burnt offering on behalf of sin. Then I said, Behold! I come, in the roll of a scroll which has been written about me, to do Your will, O God.'”
    (Hebrew 10:5-7 // ONM Translation)

    C. L. Brenton’s translation of the Septuagent follows the reading in Hebews:

    “Sacrifice and Offering Thou woldest not; BUT A BODY HAST THOU PREPARED ME: whole-burnt-offering and sacrifice for sin Thou didst not require. Then I said, Behold! I come; in a volume of the book it is written concerning me, I desired to do Thy will, O my God…”
    (Psalms 40:6-8 // C. L. Brenton: Septuagent)

    The ONM translation dirived from the masoretic text reads:

    “You did not desire sacrifice or offering. YOU HAVE OPENED MY EARS: You have not required burnt offering and sin offering…”
    (Psalms 40:7 // ONM Translation)

    Other slight changes like this can be found all throughout the Masoretic texts, all one has to do is do a little research. And many if the changes are in direct opposition to Messiah. I would like to think that God’s own people wouldn’t do such a thing, but, through research, it seems as though they have…

    A quick study will prove that the Masorites had altered many verses in reference to our beloved messiah, as well as prophecies… I would hope you investigate these claims… We all want the purest form of Gods word.

    BUT, on a lighter note, thank you so much for the awesome translation of God’s Word and all the precious time spent bringing out our Hebrew Roots!

    Shalom,
    William

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    • Hi William,

      This a good question, one that is also easy to answer. The Masoretic Text is the oldest complete Hebrew text we have, a text that has been held to the hightest standards by the scribes who copied it down through the centuries. The scribe counted each use of each letter on each line as he copied, checking to verify the correct order of each use. If the scribe made a mistake on the last letter of the last line (or any line) the scroll was destroyed although the scribed may have worked on it for many months. The oldest Masortic scroll still in existance is from the 9th century. This is the best Hebrew text available.

      Blessings, Bill

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      • I do realize the Masoretic text is the earliest Hebrew text available, but scripture found among the dead sea scrolls match up closer with the Septuagint (200 BC) than with the Masoretic text (900 AD). How can the text be trusted if our new Testament, written in Greek, contains passages taken directly from the Septuagint that are in opposition to the (acclaimed un-altered) Masoretic text? Can the Masoretic be wholly trusted? I’m curious, did you use both the Septuagint and Masoretic texts while translting the Old Testament, or simply the Masoretic texts? If we assign ourselves the position that the Masoretic texts are unblemished, as the Mesoretes claim, we must in turn deny our New testament, because it uses the (“flawed”) Septuagint, seeing as it derives doctrine and prophecy from versus that are not found in the Masoretic texts, or have seem to have been altered. In your eyes, which text holds a more accurate and ancient depiction of God’s word? How can one hav both the septuagint, and also at the same time, look to the masoretic texts? The Mesoretes see the Septuagint as a great sin, as a completely flawed scripture. How can we, as Followers of Messiah, accept their claim? If we do, we in turn deny the New testament revelation of God to Mankind… I could never do this. Where’s the middle ground, if there is any?

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        • Hi,

          The Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest Hebrew scrolls, but are not the complete Hebrew Bible.

          Blessings, Bill

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          • Ok , I know that, but are they not more ancient than the Masoretic texts? Could you please answer my other questons pleas, the questions regarding the differences seen in NT greek references to the Septuagint compared to the Masoretic text?
            How can such a high view of the Masoretic text not cause us to reject our New Testament, seeing as it referencs veres in the LXX
            that are not in the acclaimed “Un-altered” Masoretic Texts. A full explanation would be much appreciated.

            Thanks

          • Hi,

            The dead Sea Scrolls are older than the Masoretic Text, but they are not complete and are not readily available. The Masoretic Text dates from about the 3rd century or earlier, though there are no copies from those years, but the Masoretes were very accurate in their copying, so that the differences from the Dead Sea Scrolls are few and not extensive.

            Regarding Septuagint reverences in the New Testament Greek, those are few and far between. Some of those quotes claimed to be Septuagint are not. See Memorization in Glossary.

            Blessings, Bill

  20. Mr Morford can you give me hte list of books with chapter and verse differences compared with the other english bible? ill need that list so that I can use the one new man bible for bible study effectively

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    • Hi Hosea,

      It is easy to understand your desire to know the differences, but there are so many that compiling the list would be a daunting task. Very often the tense and mood of the verb is incorrect in tranditional translations and many words are not translated literally, but traditionally. An example is the Priestly Blessing, which is “The LORD will bless you,” not “May the LORD bless you.” Every verb in that is future and the last verse is “The LORD will lift His countenance to you and establish in Shalom.” It is not to give you peace. There are more than 4,300 footnotes and a 137 page Glossary.

      Blessings, Bill

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      • Mr Morford ,im sorry that list that I was asking is the difference in masoretic verse and chapter numbering system, and if possible the difference between masoretic rendering and dead sea scrolls, which I hope will be in your footnotes someday, example (matthew 12:21 And heathens will hope in His name) which is in isaiah 42:4(the isles will wait for His instruction) ,psalms 22 “like a lion” and etc, and so many other verses that clouded the prophecy of yeshua the messiah

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        • Mr Morford your translation is the best for me, but im in the philippines, we use our christian bibles ,with its verse and chapter divisions, im not asking you to change the numbering on the masoretic text, u can send me the list of the books with different chapters and verse numbering so that I can write it down and mark it on the onm bible.

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        • Hi Hosea,

          This too would be daunting task, to go through one traditional Christian translation side by side with the One New Man Bible comparing verse and chapter numbers. The biggest number of differences are Psalms, where the Hebrew uses the preamble as the first verse. Malachi has no 4th chapter in Hebrew, just extending the 3rd chapter. Joel has some changes and there are a few scattered differences, but finding them would be a lot of work.

          Blessings, Bill

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          • ok thanks! ill just use David Stern’s Complete Jewish bible, to seek out the differences cause He places parenthesis to compare the verses with traditional Christian bibles, im not going to compare you to Him but He really gave the time and effort to do that for the convenience of all.

            God bless you!

  21. Hi Mr Morford! why is it that matthew 28 verse 17 says they pay homage but (they) and not (some) of them only who doubted, and verse 19 parts were omitted

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    • Hi Hosea,

      Thank you for asking. The Greek text of verse 17 has ‘they doubted’, not ‘some doubted’. The words missing from verse 19 are explained in the Glossary article, Matthew 28:19.

      Blessings, Bill

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  22. Hi Mr. Morford, how can u tell if nomos is translated as torah or legalism or law, does it have a definite article in greek? or just by context?

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    • Hi Hosea,

      The translation of Nomos, meaning “that which has been established” is by context. Do not forget tradition as one of the meanings.

      Blessings, Bill

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      • Thanks Mr.Morford!

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  23. Helo, Mr. Morford

    I really enjoyed your section in the glossary titled, “God Incarnate.” God has been revealing similar things to me lately and it has troubled me because many say unless one believes in the doctrine of the trinity, one cant be saved. I was curious, from your studies of the Greek, do you see the “Word/Logos” in John 1:1 as being seperate from the father or the faher himself? Do you believe the scriptures point to a pre-incarnate Son of Man/Son of God? Do you believe the father is incarnate in Y’shua? You’re insight would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Shalom

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    • Hi Wayne,

      Relating the Trinity to salvation, look at Acts 3:19. “Therefore you must immediately repent and you must return to God at once for your sins to be wiped out..” Repentance and turning to God, to Y’shua, is the key, man’s doctrines not withstanding. Logos becomes a mute point when you read John 17:20. “I do not ask concerning them only, but also concerning those who believe in Me because of the disciples’ message, 21. so that all would be one, just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also would be in Us, so that the world would believe that You sent Me. 22. And I have given them the glory which You have given to Me, so that they would be one just as We are One: 23. I in them and You in Me, so that they would have been brought into unity, so that the world would know that You sent Me and You loved them just as You loved Me.” Your other questions are answered in the Glossary article.

      Blessings, Bill

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      • Thankyou Very much for the quick reply!

        I also was intriged by this article and thought that you may be interested in reading it. It is very VERY interesting. It seems as though there are some amazing doctrinal implications of the Eastern Peshitta’s Aramaic. Things that prove Y’shua is Yahweh in the Flesh! Found Below:

        http://aramaicnttruth.org/downloads/outside/9_Doctrines.pdf

        The article above states:

        “While the Greek says “logos”, “the Word”, the Aramaic says “Miltha”. Miltha is one of those words that are best left untranslated, as it has no equivalent in English. Some of its possible meanings include “Word”, “substance” or “manifestation”. The latter reading would seem to support the theory of the Oneness believers, as a manifestation can be “separate” and “same”, simultaneously.”

        I’d love to see a translation of the Eastern Aramaic Pashitta (Not the PashittO_ which I’m sure you know was translated from the greek into the Aramaic.) This article shows that Aramaic words were mistranslated into the greek due to the absence of vowels and (most likely) lack of knowledge or mistakes by translators…

        Heres a list of contradictions cleared up in the Eastern Peshitta (Not Western PeshittO):

        http://aramaicnttruth.org/downloads/outside/8_Contradictions.pdf

        Heres an in depth explanation of why the Eastern Peshitta is thought to predate the Greek translations:

        http://aramaicnttruth.org/downloads/Peshitta%20Matthew%20and%20the%20Gowra%20Scenario.pdf

        Eastern Peshitta seems to retain idioms, Poetry, and it even clears up issues with the greek text, such as the shortened geneology found in in Matthew (Where in the greek there are only 13 generations mentioned, and in the Eastern Peshita, all generations are accounted for.)

        I dont know if you’ve researched this at all. I would highly suggest the read. It is very interesting. I havent found one trustworthy english translation of the Eastrn Peshitta yet. I would love to see you work on a translation of the Eastern Peshitta.

        Well, I hope you find the info at these links interesting. I’d like to know your opinion as well.

        God Bless You, Brother Milford

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        • Hi Wayne,

          Thank you for your comments and for this lengthy explanation of the Peshitta. However, I disagree with that conclusion. The synoptic Gospels were almost certainly written in Hebrew, then quickly translated into Greek to reach the Roman Empire outside Israel. There really is no evidence that any of the New Testament was originally written in Aramaic. The oldest Peshitta did not have the books of 2 Peter, 2 & 3 John, Jude, and Revelation, so if the Eastern Peshitta has those books it is not original. The Peshitta was written in Syriac, not Aramaic. There is also and Old Syriac, which was probably translated from the Greek by 200 BC, but it contained only the Gospels. The website you recommended is interesting, but obviously did not change my mind, no matter how good the Aramaic text is. There is also a supposedly original Hebrew book of Matthew that many like because of the very good Hebrew and Hebraic idioms, but that contains verses and other passages that are known to have been added in the fifth century, so it cannot be original. So far, the Greek New Testament is best we have.

          Blessings, Bill

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  24. could it be possible that you can translate and replace the word hell to sheol in the old testament?

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    • Hi Hosea,

      Yes! The word most commonly translated ‘hell’ is sheol, so simply not translating sheol would work for you.

      Blessings, Bill

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  25. Mr. Morford will the update to the kindle version be this year? is it soon?

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  26. Mr. Morford in Luke 2 where it says inn should be translated “guest room”

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    • Hi Ivan,

      The Greek text has “katalumati” which means inn or lodging place. Guest room is not an appropriate translation.

      Blessings, Bill

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      • Ok anyways base on what ive known is “pandocheion” means inn and “katalumati” means guest chamber or guest room, im studying the manners and customs of the bible so guest room would be appropriate ,anyways its ok lets continue to keep the tradition that we know hehe

        God bless!

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        • Ivan, there are a number of word books that are not accurate, so be careful to use only lexicons that have high approval, like New Thayer and Bauer, Arndt & Gingrich.

          Blessings, Bill

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          • ahh ok ,anyways hopefully the kindle version will be fix soon, bec I use ur bible for in depth study, its one of a kind, and also it retains the original words like “Gird your loins ” and etc while most bibles today ,chose to interpret the meaning, I like to interpret it myself through the ancient eastern mind, and the bible simply comes alive!

            God Bless!

          • Mr Morford , the word “fan” is misleading, “winnow” is the proper word , they use winnowing forks in those times, its important that we understand the manners, culture, customs of the bible to interpret and translate scriptures. anyways thanks for a great work!

            God bless!

          • Hi Ivan,

            Isaiah and Jeremiah both speak of the fan as used in winnowing. You will have to take up the issue with them when you have a chance. My job is to translate what they wrote. After all, fans were used and still are used in primitive societies to facilitate winnowing.

            Blessings, Bill

          • Ok, Thanks Mr. Morford!

  27. Hi, in Genesis 3:22 says “Behold, the man has become as one of us…(who is this referring to? Coz “us” the “U” is not in capital letter. Is jis God or someone else? Some one might have ask you this. I can’t find it though. Thank you. Lila Penrose. Jakarta. Indonesia

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    • Hi Lila,

      Thank you for ointing out this typo. God was speaking so it should be Us.

      Blessings, Bill

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      • Thank you sir for quick reply. Also in Gen11:7, I guess “us” also God?

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        • Yes! Thank you.

          Blessings, Bill

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  28. Good day Mr. Morford.

    My name is Etienne Beaurain. I am from South Africa in the province of Mpumalanga in the city Nelspruit, best known for the Kruger National Park.
    I just bought you translation through Amazon on the internet.
    The total Price for your Bible comes to about $116.27 US shipping included. I would like to find out if an opportunity is available to order directly from your supplier at a better price and better shipping rates. Most people in South Africa would not be able to afford this remarkable translation and I believe they should be able to.
    Thank you for being obedient to our Father and allowing us to understand His Word better.
    God Bless you.
    Etienne Beaurain

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    • Hi Etienne,

      Thanks for writing. For information on better prices and lower shipping costs, please email the publisher at info@tppress.com

      Blessings, Bill

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  29. Mr. Morford I love your bible! but the problem is the kindle version is bad, u guys have plans to upgrade ur kindle version? we need the table of contents enabled, its really hard to use for bible study, we cant go to certain books, chapters,verses easily, please update ONM bible is my favorite bible!
    esv version from crossway is a good example, there kindle version is great!

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    • Hi Ivan

      Thanks for writing We know the problem and it is being worked on. When completed, the Kindle ONM will be state of the art, but I do not have a firm date on that.

      Blessings, Bill

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    • Ok thanks Mr. Morford, anyways can u list the books with chapter and verse difference from other christian bibles in the tanakh? the cjb version places it in parenthesis so that we can determined the verse and chapter differences, will u guys implement this also?

      anyways God bless u all for this marvelous work!
      Glory to God!

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  30. Lola i bought the new man Bible, I love it,i want to get one for my schlor pastor, Dr, degreed in new testament word from Union in new york

    I WANT TO KNOW IF THE BOOK ON YOUR NOTE 2 IN THE SONG OF SONGS PAGE 1033,THERE IS A jEWISH TEACHING FROM THE 11TH CENTURY RELATING THE BOOK AS A TALE BETWEEN ISREAL AND God
    can I buy it?is it reprinted? how can I get it?it sounds wonderful,
    lola

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    • Hi Lola,

      Thank you for writing. You have a very good question, so good that I cannot answer it. What I have is taken from a Jewish book with very tight copyright control. The 11th century author is Rashi, but I do not know if his works have been translated from Hebrew into English. Try Google and let me know by email, wjm@thepowernewtestament.com if you succeed.

      Blessings, Bill

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  31. I purchased your One New Man Bible but have been unable to locate the book of St. James. What happened to this important book of the Bible?

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    • Hi D M J,

      The book other translations call St. James is named Jacob in both the Greek and Latin texts. In those it is spelled Iacob, which comes into English as Jacob, so where other bibles have the book of St. James the ONM Bible has the book of Jacob.

      Blessings, Bill

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      • Thank you for the lessons!

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  32. Hello Bill, I just received my ONM Bible and stayed up till 4am jsut randamly reading, WOW what new insight. I have a question. I found that your Hebrew to english translation uses different spelling of english words and some of the meanings realy differ and thats ok.
    Example you spell Eve, Hava, most other books spell it Hawwah, why is that and what do you consider the best hebrew to english dictionary if one exist. For study reasons I want to be on thwe same page as you with having to take out a bank loan for books. Thank you for your hard but blessed work

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    • Hi Michael,

      Thank you for your comment, which is a great blessing.

      The Sephardic Hebrew spoken in Israel, and in which the Bible is written, has no “W” sound. The transliteration charts I have used have no “W” in them, so the correct spelling is Havah. For biblical words a lexicon is needed and the most authoritative is the Brown Driver Briggs Gesenius. The print version is needed because the ones I have seen in online programs are incomplete.

      Blessings, Bill

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  33. Dear Dr. Morford,
    Thank you very much for the One New Man Bible translation!
    I love your indication stating King Saul reigned only two years, which means David’s season of persecution by Saul was much shorter than I had always presumed. Even some of the scripture seems to contradict itself, stating Saul’s son to be 40 years old when King Saul died after battle. I am having difficulties in understanding exactly how you reached this conclusion, although I am not doubting it in any manner. I am actually quite delighted in it. My research on David always indicates him being a very young youth when he fought Goliath.
    Would you help me understand this? I am hopeful and overjoyed in this revelation, yet I cannot “connect all the dots”!
    Thank you,
    Kellie Fore

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    • Hi Kellie,

      Those ages are very clear in 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel, with 1 Sam. 13:1 stating “In the first year of Saul’s reign, after he became king, and he reigned two years over Israel.” David was 30 when he bagan to reign in Hebron, 2 Sam. 5:4. Since Saul reigned for two years (we don’t know the exact dates) and David was 30 when he began to reign, he could not have been less than 27 when he fought Goliath. The myth of his being a child probably comes from the first English translations which were made from the Latin text which which uses the word puer in 1 Sam. 17:33 in describing David. The Latin word means boy, child, or servant. The Hebrew word in that verse means young man and can refer to late teens or twenties. It is used several times for men in the army. There is no contradiction when Ish Bosheth is described as 40 years old soon after Saul’s death. Saul’s age is never given, but he obviously had grown children. Hopefully, this will clear up the contradiction for you. Nowhere does the text say David was quite young. If you still have questions, keep writing and I will try to clear things up.

      Blessings, Bill

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      • Thank you very much for your time. I will go over all these things and I appreciate your offer to help if I have further questions!
        Kellie

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  34. Are there any plans to publish a pocket version?

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    • Karl,

      If and when to publish a pocket version is up to the publisher. Write info@tppress.com

      Blessings, Bill

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  35. Dear Mr Morford

    Thank you for the website. I do enjoy the commenting. 🙂 It is one way to know if there are still brothers out there in this lonely becoming world, even though I’m still young of age, in comparison, for me being only of 29.5 years of age.

    I still have a hunger for more truths and therefor want to order 2 ONM-Bibles. I did e-mail the publisher but since the flock has become smaller and the pack bigger I have come to the conclusion that you are the only one to make it possible for me to receive one. I am willing to pay $500 for 2 ONM-Bibles with the necessary air courier included to Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Looking forward hearing from you.

    Reinier Nicolaas van Deventer

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    • Dear Mr. van Deventer,

      I’m sorry to hear of your problem, so I called the publisher. The publisher will be in touch with you shortly to expedite the shipment. Due to the time difference it will more likely be Monday when you hear because it is now 4 PM here on Friday afternoon, which is probably after midnight in Johannesburg.

      Blessings, Bill

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      • I did not say that I had a problem. I cannot take the risk of paying and never receiving my order. I hope you will make a plan getting the ONM Bible in our many christian bookshops in South Africa like Cumbooks and Gospeldirect. Thanks for your politeniss, please read my first comment again if you understand what has happened over the last year or more.

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    • Hello Reinier,
      We are the publisher of the One New Man Bible. Please check your e-mail (December 4) for our instructions regarding receiving the One New Man Bible in time for Christmas. The message may have ended up in your SPAM folder. We sent the message again today.
      Thanks again for your interest. The One New Man Bible is an excellent holiday gift.

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  36. Our Web site is not completed yet
    Question: I have the the power new testament, Do I still need the one new man bible, if so why?
    Your power N.T. Has opened a whole new chapter for me in understanding His word and Glory.

    IHS
    Pastor Michael

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    • Hi Michael,

      I think you will find in the ONM Bible a whole new opening of a new chapter for understanding His word and glory.

      Blessings, Bill

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