The Heretical Eth Cepher Bible
I really am all for people exploring and being excited about the Jewish Roots of their faith but;there is a serious lack of discernment going on in a great many people who are attracted to the Hebrew Roots movement. They just do not study its cultic roots!
Concerning the Sacred Name Bible called the Eth Cepher, this is what the head of the project has to say about one of the most prominent features of the book that is leading people astray:
So the first thing that we did we decided we are going to place the Sacred Name in the text. Well, this was easier said than done, because we werent quite sure as to how to pronounce the Name. We could read the Hebrew, but remember that the Hebrew has no vowels, its all consonants particularly before the Masoretic Text all consonants, no vowels. So, youre looking at this idea of what is the word here, and how do we pronounce it? So we spent three and a half years researching that particular topic. And, I made three trips into Israel for purposes of making this determination. And, it was very interesting what happened, how we discovered the actual pronunciation. There were several people here in the United States whose research indicated that the pronunciation of the Name was YAHUAH- YAHUAH which was the Yod , Hey , Vav and the vav would be the vowel to the Hey. Yah-hoo-ah YAHUAH. And so we sought this out when we were in the Holy Land, and it was confirmed by a woman up in the north part of the Sea of Galilee.
Brings A Closer Understanding Of The Sacred Texts
This is personally, why I find eth-Cepher Bible to be so unique.
In my experience, reading through eth-Cepher brings a deeper view into the texts as they were written.
The simple act of learning the names, as they were pronounced before the invention of the letter J, brings me more in touch with the original story.
While at first I did need to use another version of the Bible to read eth-Cepher Bible, this research brought more depth to the stories of the texts, and showed a clearer message.
Additionally, eth-Cepher Bible includes more than the canonized texts. Meaning that eth-Cepher goes above and beyond to include all of the texts that the people have a right to read, and does not limit their interpretation to their own standard of beliefs.
Rather the publishers leave it up to the reader, and their individual connection with the father.
What Is The Cepher Bible
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The Cepher ;;
The word Eth Cepher, is taken from the Hebrew words for divinity and book. This book claims to restore many missing books, phrases, and chapters to the Bible. The authors have included a great amount of material, that Bible scholars have long rejected as non-canonical into their work.;;
The Cepher includes all of the 74 previously canonized books, plus another 13 books considered to be inspired and/or historically significant such as Chanok &Yovheliym from the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as Yashar , 2-4 Ezra , 1-2 Baruk, and 1-4 Makkabiym all published in the chronological order of their writing.;
The CepherBible, is a new translation by WND . The editor Joseph Farah sells Cepher beside The Harbinger, the Mystery of the Shemitah and other questionable books. The world Net Daily is a source that Biblical Christians should be warned against.;;
A warning ;;
Marcia Montenegro who gives Christian Answers for the New Age warned, The online Christian news source, WND , is promoting the Cepher Bible. This is a Bible endorsed by the Hebrew Roots movement which has teachings denying the Trinityand in many cases, the deity of Christ. WND has long been setting its sail to the unsteady winds of the Hebrew Roots Movement, including WND owner Joseph Farah publicly stating that the now jailed Jim Staley is his pastor.;;
The Hebrew Roots Movement;
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Transliterates The Sacred Names
The eth-Cepher transliterates the names of people and places which are part of the biblical texts.
Look, rather than including the modernized names of Jesus for example, we see the original pronunciation restored in the sacred name YESHUA HAMASHIA.
This is important because becoming familiar with the sacred names, and their meanings at the time, we get a better context about their true meanings.
The Lexicon: Names and Places serves as a reference to read deeper into the texts to see their origins.
The names of the Father
Rather than the names of the Father all being the cliche; Lord, God, or Father in Heaven.
Eth-Cepher Bible restores the sacred, original names. While at first learning these names can be intimidating
I found that which were originally used to name the Father in Heaven, I get a deeper look into what is being said.
Although the Hebrew texts of the Bible generally refer to the Father as YAHUAH, there are many variations of the name that bring a deeper meaning to the texts.
For example, here are some of the names that appear in eth-Cepher Bible, and their meanings as prescribed in the Lexicon;
|The God Who Heals You|
|YAHUAH YIREH||The Lord Who Provides|
These names have been as they say, lost in translation. Eth-Cepher Bible restores these names and brings us one step closer to the original meaning of the texts.
How To Read Bible Verses In Your Own Words: The Cepher Bible
Bible verses are a great way to convey a biblical message to your readers.
The CEPHER Bible has a lot of Bible verses, which means you can use them to tell your story, and you can read them with a quick and easy to read, easy to understand look.
Here are some ways you can do it.1.
Put the verses on the page.
Most people dont have a lot in their heads about what the Bible is about.
They just read the story and then its all over the place.
If youre looking for the most relevant verses to tell you your story in a straightforward, easy-to-understand format, read the Bible verses first.2.
Many of the verses come in a series.
If the Bible verse is about a specific event, you can take that to mean its about the person who participated in that event.
For example, it could be that the verse is talking about a person who saw the miracle of John the Baptist.3.
Use the Bibles language.
Its not as hard as it looks, especially if youre a newbie to the Bible.
If theres something in the Bible that is not covered in the verses, try to find a different word that would capture that experience.
For example, if the Bible says, The people of Israel have no fear of God, for he is gracious to those who fear him, and youre like, What do you mean, the people of the Lord??
Its the word of God.
Thats what the word means.4.
Use Bible imagery.
Some of the Bible imagery in the Book of Job is actually an allegory for God.
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Sabbath Thoughts And Reflections Episode 46
Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ . Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God .
What I love about our Faith and community, that is Hebrew Roots community and Faith, is our focus on living in accordance with the principles and commandments that Father passed down to us in His Torah and through His prophets; Yshua Messiah and His Apostles. We believe that Torah is still in effect today for the would-be, discerning disciple of Yshua Messiah and that it was Master Yshua who taught us how to live Torah the way Father always intended Torah to be lived. Thus we reject man-made religion that makes up a great majority of Judaism and Christianity today.
Thoughts on the Cepher BibleA Violation of Torah?
The Cepher Bible
Needless to say I had to have this bible and eventually I made connections to secure 2-copies of this bible: one for Hilary and one for myself. I was overly excited to finally receive the bibles.
Now lets compare it to other translations: