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Offline James  
#151 Posted : Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:19:14 PM(UTC)
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Dowd wrote:
Dear Yada

It is glaringly obvious to me that the two people contributing to the Shabat Towrah study in an extraordinarily substantial way are both involved in doing their own translations.

While both Kirk and James have supportive wives, I can no longer simply study what you have written and come along for the ride.

In today’s Towrah study, a sentence turned a light on for me. You said ‘We are not fooling around and neither is Yahowah’. We have so little time to awaken Yisra’el and Yahowdah and call them home.

Dowd’s words inspire me and he wasn’t fooling around either.

This is the most important undertaking we can involve ourselves in and very serious work from Yahowah’s perspective.

To study the nuances of every jot and tittle of the Hebrew language requires dipping my toe in the water. I need to start translating myself.

Can you suggest the essential initial books I require to begin my translation journey through the Towrah?

Dowd


Yada wrote:
Dowd, my dear friend and brother. I was actually thinking about you as I shared those thoughts because, knowing you, I'm convinced that you'll contribute enormously to the family. You remind me a lot of your namesake. It isn't something that you have to do, but it is something that you'll enjoy and benefit from doing as will others based upon what you learn.

I came to the conclusion that led to the statement last night the day prior when I was led to translate portions of Solomon's speech dedicating the Temple. I've attached the unfinished version of that chapter for you to consider. It was shocking to me.

The fastest and easiest way to get started is using QBible.com (http://www.qbible.com/hebrew-old-testament/genesis/). It has its limitations and while I can't rely on it for the books, it's a reasonably good tool. The best tool is one that has become a bit pricey, and is now very Christian, and that is Logos. The original language version I once recommended no longer exists, so I don't know if Bronze or Silver will be sufficient for translations. https://www.logos.com/compare-packages The versions are now Silver at $600, Gold at $900, and Platinum at $1200. You could start at the lower end and then buy the upgrade if it isn't sufficient. In their favor, the tool is very easy to use and their service is great. And you can run it on as many pcs as you'd like. You can also build a Logos suite ala-carte. For that see JB's recommendations on www.YahowahBeryth.com.

I'll ask JB and Kirk what they are using.

Like you, I had an unsupportive wife. But since I was retired, I escaped from her while translating. Now that I'm divorced, I'm actually dating a Covenant member so life is filled with Towrah.

Yada
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Offline James  
#152 Posted : Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:23:29 PM(UTC)
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X wrote:
Hello Yada.

My name is X, from South Africa. Please excuse my poor usage of the English language as I am Afrikaans speaking and are not used to using the English language.

I have read "An Introduction to God" en also a bit of Yada. I also read Richard McCord's website blessyahowah.com

I realy find it interesting and agree with most everything. I still differ from the calander as using the moon is inconsitent with Baraseyth 1:14 to 16 but more on that at a later stage.

I made the statement on a facebook page that the Hebrew name Yisra'el comprises three Hebrew words Yish, Sarah an El and the meaning of these three put together. Many facebook readers want to stone me for making such a statement and they want to know which credible source did I use.

Is there a dictionary / interlinear that actually spells it out like this? It makes perfect sense but I cannot find it like that in the Strongs, BDB ect.

Kind regards
X


Yada wrote:
X,

Of all things to oppose, I'm surprised it was Yisra'el. There are a thousand more controversial conclusions. With Yisra'el, the only issue open for contention is 'ysh, and not sarah or 'el - leaving us with the name its meaning. If you discount the Y the definitions remain either : to contend, struggle, and strive with God or to engage, endure, and be empowered by God.

While they are among the worst in defining important words due to their religious heritage, Strong's at least makes an attempt to identify roots, although they are wrong a considerable percentage of the time. For example, they transliterate beryth / covenant bariyth and then contradict themselves with their pronunciation, ber - eeth. They claim it is from barah - to eat, when the obvious and rational conclusion based upon the etymology and usage is that it is from beyth - family. And other than Strong's, the other lexicons don't even make an attempt at finding roots. The same is true with compound words. With the occasional exception of the TWOT, only Strong's makes an attempt.

Further, all of the lexicons, after attempting to justify established English Bible translations, rely on the Masoretic diacritical markings as if there weren't 5 vowels among the 22 letters - yet another thing that cannot be found in the lexicons. So I routinely look for similar letter patterns when defining words.

Many, if not most of the words that I define or elaborate upon based upon roots, compound elements, or the same letter patterns apart from the Masoretic markings, are observational and contemplative. Such an example would be the recognition that the ma/mi/my prefix before words like miqra' encourages us to ask the who, what, why, how, and when questions regarding the word which follows. This insight isn't presented in any lexicon but was instead deduced from the text after translating for 18 years and pondering why a ma, mi, or my, the interrogatives in Hebrew, preceded so many important terms.

In the case of Yisra'el, Strong's correctly reveals the obvious, that it is a compound of sarah and 'el. Sarah means to "persist and endure, to persevere and be set free, to contend and engage, to exert oneself and to be empowered, and as the name of the mother of the Covenant, Sarah means to become noble - all in connection with God. Strong's doesn't mention it, but in the context it was introduced, sarah also conveys the ideas of striving, struggling, and wrestling in a contentious manner.

The only question then is the Y, which if at the end would have indicated either the pronoun my or show the plural form, but in the beginning of the name it begs definition. The TWOT suggests the Y means "He" Contends with God, but he is from huw'. The most contextual and etymological deduction, one that has a very small influence on the meaning, and is a very small shift from the more universally accepted idea of "he," and is also more inclusive, is 'ysh, meaning individual. So whether the Y is there for unknown and unknowable reasons, to denote "he," or it is reasoned to be 'ysh, the definition of Yisra'el is either He, Individuals, or ? who Contend and Struggle with God or those who Engage and Endure with God.

In that one became twelve who became millions, I prefer individuals to he, and thus 'ysh to huw'. But I would not argue with anyone who found a more reasonable and revealing rendering of the "Y."

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Offline James  
#153 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2019 1:45:24 PM(UTC)
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DBY wrote:
Hi Yada/Yada

I made a cursory search on both websites and found copious references to the ‘Ma’aseyah Yahowsha’ in both volumes.

Given that Dowd is obviously Yahowah’s Mashyach/anointed, there is considerable work to do in rewriting both volumes to edit out the now obvious error.

It is not enough to simply remove the references, as, with the passages referring to Yahowsha’ as the Ma’aseyah, much of the commentary supporting this argument needs to be rewritten as well.

Perhaps we can all assist in this process although the sheer pace of new discoveries in Dowd’s Mizmowr and Yasha’yah probably dictates we wait until the OFOT volumes are complete and make wholesale changes to the existing books altogether at the same time.

Yahowah’s blessings Yada/Yada/Gowy

DBY
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#154 Posted : Monday, September 16, 2019 8:02:25 AM(UTC)
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DF wrote:
Good day Yada,

I recently discovered your extremely interesting rigor in regard to the language of scripture. Much of it I have, in my own engineering and not philological-scholar way, independently discovered, but there is one or two items which I would like to bring up:

1. The word Gentile - have you read Ted Weiland's book, The Mystery of the Gentiles? According to Weiland and others, it came from the Latin gentilis, referring to those who were not citizens of Rome. So Paul was not a gentile but Yahowsha was. And further, that the words goyim in Hebrew and ethnae in Greek both mean nations, which could either be Israelite nations (Yahowah to Abraham: I will make you the father of many goyim ...) or non-Israelite nations. So in view of this, I have quit using Gentile since it appears nowhere in scripture.

2. I have read elsewhere that the Druids in the Britons converted en masse to become followers of Yahowsha, in part because they knew the name "Yesu" 150 years before the appearance of Yahowsha. How this relates to pagan Druidism's use of Gesus is an interesting loose end for me; have you pursued it?

Upward,

DF


Yada wrote:
DF,

If we stop using Latin and Greek based words with dubious histories, we are going to be speechless. We wouldn't be able to communicate with anyone who isn't literate in Hebrew. The Hebrew word gowy or in the plural, gowym, describes those who are not ethnically, culturally, or geographically associated with Yisra'el. It is negative most of the time, especially when encouraging Yisra'el to avoid the ways of the gowym.

There are times that Yahowah applies gowym to Yisra'el, just as Yisra'el has a positive and negative meaning. Yisra'el was often more into the ways of the gowym than of Yahowah.

To suggest that gowym is defined by Latin isn't rational, just as is saying that a Latin word has no textual basis. Hebrew is a thousand years older than Latin.

Yahowsha' was not a gowy - nor was Sha'uwl even though Paul acted and wrote like one.

If we limit ourselves to transliterating every Hebrew word, then there would be no translation into English, the most universal language in the world today. So while I respect your inside knowledge regarding the Latin basis for gentile, 99.9% of those reading it and hearing it in conjunction with a translation of the Hebrew text will understand that it represents nations and people estranged from Yisra'el. Further, based upon this realization, it is highly likely that gentilis was transliterated from gowy, and carried much of the same meaning, albeit with regard to the wrong nation.

the Druids did not follow Yahowsha'. They, like all of those influenced by Roman Catholicism, and who blended their old religion into the new, were hopelessly misled. They were not Towrah observant, which one would have to be to follow Yahowsha'.

The Druid connection is telling because theirs is the first known use of a god's name resembling the Christian "Jesus," a name first used in the early 17th century CE. The Druids worshiped "Gesus" as the son of the "Horned One" who was the father of the gods.

I appreciate your letter and I hope you read Yada Yah and Questioning Paul.

Yada
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Offline James  
#155 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2019 8:14:10 AM(UTC)
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WO wrote:
Hi Yada-
By way of introduction, my name is WO and I recently heard your interview with Jeff Rense and was floored. My story is quite long and beyond the scope of this email. Bottom line I’m turning away from Christianity and moving toward Yahowah and his Towrah. I realized Yom Kippurim is upon us and I do not know how to aprropriately observe this Feast despite the fact that I now own Introduction to God and read quite a bit at Yada Yah. The information is voluminous and I’m wading through it as quickly as I can! Please offer some insight. Thank you sincerely. WO


Yada wrote:
Welcome, WO.

You will find that walking away from Christianity to be like taking a shower after having lived in a pigsty. Good riddance. It's a pile of lies. Walking to and with Yahowah through His Towrah is life's ultimate blessing. You'll enjoy every moment.

Most everything I've learned about the Mow'ed Miqra'ey, including Yowm Kippurym - the Day of Reconciliations, is found in the Invitations Volume of Yada Yah (http://yadayah.com/Yada_Yahweh-Invitations_to_Meet_God-Qara'-An_Invitation_to_Meet_God.YHWH). As a new arrival, it's actually best if you come to understand and accept Pesach, Matzah, and Bikuwrym before attempting to celebrate Yisra'el's reconciliation with Yahowah - which is the purpose of Kippurym. So I'd begin at the beginning.

And speaking of beginnings, you'd be best served to start reading in Volume 1 of Yada Yah. Without express knowledge of the Covenant, the Miqra'ey aren't helpful. They are a package deal.

Also, if you are looking for some help along the way, consider the Yada Yah Forum and the Facebook page Shamar Towrah. You can also go to YahowahBeryth.com for archives of the ten thousand or more radio programs I've done over the past 20 years.

Yada
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