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The Way of YHWH

One of many peoples favorite past times is hiking through the peace and quiet of the wilderness. Before setting out on a hike there is one essential that no hiker should be without, a map.

The map identifies the landmarks and directions of the trail you are taking and without it one can easily become lost.

You might ask, what does hiking have to do with “the way of Yahweh?” Everything! It is the core teaching of God’s word.

We view the Bible from a western abstract perspective and view such Biblical words as law, commandments, righteousness, wickedness , judgment and repentance from an abstract point of view. But what will be presented here is a Biblical Hebraic point of view for these words which are the very same concrete concepts as taking a hike in the wilderness.

We will begin this investigation with the Hebrew word מדבר (midbar), usually translated as wilderness.

Because the Hebrew language is a root oriented system where all the words from any given root are related in meaning, it is beneficial to examine the root of any given word, as well as the other words that are derived from that root. In the case of the word midbar, the root is the three letters dalet-beyt-resh, davar, a Hebrew root meaning word. At first glance, their does not seem to be any connection between midbar meaning wilderness and DBR meaning word, that is until we dig a little deeper.

All three letter Hebrew roots, such as DBR, are themselves derived out of a two letter root or parent root. The parent root of DBR is the letters dalet and resh, DR, meaning a circle which is a symbol of order (it is interesting that our word order includes this ancient parent root). From DR come several three letter roots, each having to do with order.
GDR – To encircle or enclose to keep order
SDR – To set in order
AhDR – To arrange in order
DBR – To combine in order

Several words are derived out of the root DBR, each having to do with a combined order.
DaBaR – as a noun it means word, which when combined in order with other words, sentences are formed.
DaBaR – as a verb it means speech, a combination of words.
DeBoRah – is a bee, a colony of combined insects living in perfect harmony/order.
miDBaR – a place of harmony/order, the wilderness.

To see the Hebraic understanding of the wilderness as a place of harmony, we can contrast it with its understanding of a city, which in Hebrew is עיר (iyr). This word is derived out of the parent root ער (ar), meaning “enemy” and from this parent root is derived other words, each conveying the idea of chaos, the opposite of order.
Or – Blind
Ya’ar – Forest, a dark place
Sa’iyr – Goat, from its black hair
Erev – Evening, from its darkness

Anyone who has hiked in the wilderness has experienced its harmony and anyone who has walked the busy streets of a city has experienced its chaos.

As a people who live in the wilderness, the Hebrews are, by necessity, a nomadic people. A nomad survives on his livestock, usually sheep and goats, which supply him with hair and hide for his clothing and tents and meat and milk for his food. To sustain his livestock, and in turn himself, he must migrate from pasture to pasture.

This nomadic lifestyle is the foundation to the entire Hebrew language. Almost every word in the Hebrew language is rooted in this nomadic culture and without understanding the culture properly, misinterpretation and misunderstandings of the text are the result.

Proper Biblical Interpretation through the study of the Ancient Hebrew alphabet, language, culture and the Bible. This video discusses the relationship between the Hebrew words of the Bible and the Ancient Hebrew culture.

Presenter: Nehemia Gordon

An astonishing realization has recently gripped the Christian world: “Jesus Christ” was not a blond-haired, blue-eyed Gentile. Yeshua of Nazareth was raised in an observant Jewish family in a culture where the Torah (five books of Moses) was the National Constitution. Yeshua’s teachings, which supposedly form the basis for Western Christianity, are now filtered through 2000 years of traditions born in ignorance of the land, language, and culture of the Bible.

The issues over which Yeshua wrestled with the Pharisees are simply not understood by modern Christians; nor are his most important instructions followed by those who claim to be his disciples. Former Pharisee, Nehemia Gordon, a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and Semitic language expert, explores the ancient Hebrew text of the Gospel of Matthew from manuscripts long hidden away in the archives of Jewish scribes. Gordon’s research reveals that the more “modern” Greek text of Matthew, from which the Western world’s versions were translated, depicts “another Jesus” from the Yeshua portrayed in the ancient Hebrew version of Matthew. Gordon explains the life-and-death conflict Yeshua had with the Pharisees as they schemed to grab the reins of Judaism in the first century, and brings that conflict into perspective for both Jew and Christian alike.

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Debariym (Deuteronomy) 28:9 – The Path to YAHUAH

The purpose of this website is to promote the truth of Yahuah.

We are a Messianic congregation, [meaning we believe in the Mashiyach (Messiah) and his name is Yahusha]that has come and will return again.

Our foundation is in the Torah, the writings, and the Prophets.

We believe that the Brith Chadashah (New Testament) is a witness that the Tanak (Old Testament) is true.

Our objective is to be one with our brothers and sisters who are walking in the same belief, or want to learn about this walk.Every teaching that is put out through this website is to be used as a learning or teaching tool, to help those that are looking for Truth.

We do not profess that we have all the answers, for ourselves are constantly growing. We are seeking unity with other congregations, and to help gather ourselves back together just like the days of Nehemyah, and Ezra. We eagerly wait for the Mashiyach’s return.

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 28:9 Yahuah will establish you as a set-apart people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you guard the commands of Yahuah your Aluah and walk in His ways.

History of Israel: Books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles

This is a time period that Israel was a nation under Kings. Before this they were under judges.

Joshua was the first judge.

I Samuel 17 David Kills Goliath, Abner end of 17 (Saul’s commanding general introduce David to Saul) 18 Chapter they sing Saul kills thousands, David’s kills his 10,000. David becomes commander of Saul’s guard. David must have been a very strong, valiant youth to take that position.

David was tough as nail when he went up against Goliath, he was not some scrawny kid. He was tough and under the hand of God. Chapter 19 Saul starts a campaign to kill David.

20+ years were of military age. Joshua and Caleb were the only two that God allowed to survive that were 20 years+

Judges — Ehud (Israel said that anyone that was left handed was evil, left is the word sinis in Latin -we get the word sinister from it), Deborah.

Judges 1 thumb and big toe cut off. If you cut off the thumb you ant hold a sword or spear. Cut off big toe, no balance, and would could not lead men into battle.

Sinai – Horeb (same name) this is where they get the law of God and this is the law they are to be keeping. If they did not then the four judgments of God was sent against them.

722 BC Assyria carries Northern Israel away. ; Southern Judah 586 BC carried away into captivity.

Go to the end of the books, 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles you will find the end of Israel history. These two book give you a synonymous viewpoint of the end of their history. Chronicles is looked at through the viewpoint of the priest. 1 & 2 Kings are the viewpoint of the kings of Israel. These two are the anointed ones, the two witness of Revelation 11. IT takes 2 witness according to Jewish law.

Gideon sent to annihilate in Judges. Judges 2 Joshua dies and they (Israel) goes back to pagan worship, Baal (tree and grove worship).

Samuel is the larder, the mouth of God for Israel. 1 Samuel 8 they ask for a king and Samuel warns them not to do this. Chapter 9 God elects Saul as their king. Chapter 16 David becomes king. Chapt. 13-15 Saul does not keep God commandments. Chapt. 14 Jonathan has the mind of Caleb and Joshua, Saul was against God. Deut 28 God promises that no matter how many, God would destroy their enemies. In chapt. 14 Saul takes credit. Chapt 15. Saul was told to destroys all, and Saul refuses. This is where God tells him his kingdom is finished. Saul is of the tribe of Benjamin, and the King must come form the tribe of Judah.

Chapt 16 – 31 David is the king in the eyes of God. 16-31 Saul is the king in the eyes of the people. c.17 kills Goliath, 18 David is made the guard

Joab is a killer and a murderer.

2 Samuel 24 David is numbering Israel. He is taking credit for all his victories. 1.8 million men that is his fighting force and that is why he is winning. He took credit for what God has done for him. This was a major mistake by David. IT was God that delivered David, not David.

I Kings is full blown Baal and grove worship.

I Kings – II Chronicles. Learn these chapters, you will understand most of what the rest of the bible is about.

I & II Kings and Chronicles. This is why they were scattered and brought back May 14th 1948.

Joseph sold into bondage in Egypt. They were in bondage for 400 years.

Jacob was Joseph father, Jacobs name was changed to Israel.

Isaac was Jacob Father, goes back to Abraham and the covenant was given to Abraham. The land of Israel was given to Abraham if they obeyed God. When they didn’t the four judgments of God was brought against them.

The Church today is spiritual Israel, the kingdom of God as the kingdom of God is now within you.

Moses was 40 when he killed an Egyptian (Ex 2). Ex 1 the Jews in Egypt were multiplying at a great rate, that the new Pharaoh said this must stop as the Jews were taking over.

586 B.C. Babylon takes away the Jews. 538 B.C. First decree given to rebuild the temple. They are being released.

Gen 15, Ex 7 400 years in bondage. Stephen tells the Sanhedrin the history of Israel.

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Scriptures rendered in ancient pictograph Hebrew from aleppo codex, with sopherim changes reverted back to original readings.

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An examination showing the relationship between: know, knowledge, witness, testify, festival, again by Ronen Gregory

A unique way to understand the Hebrew prefixes Aleph and Yod, showing how God is involved in all.

In my flesh I shall see God – Job 19:26 (Hebrew Lesson) Part 1

Brad Scott reveals how the design of the Hebrew Language is found embedded in all of God’s creation. The dynamics of Biblical Hebrew woven through agriculture and biology is a clear second witness to the supernatural revelation of the Word of God in our Bibles. Brad Scott discusses how the structure of the Word of God (linguistics) is found in agriculture and written on our DNA

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Revelation 21:6

King James Version (KJV)

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

From Aleph to Tav

The most common word in the Hebrew Bible is the word את (et). The first letter is the א, called an aleph, and is the first letter of the Hebrew alephbet. The second letter in the word את (et) is the ת, called a tav, and is the last letter of the Hebrew alephbet. These two letters are the “first and the last,” the “beginning and the end” and the “Aleph and the Tav” (which is translated as “the alpha and the omega,” the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, in the book of Revelation).

Joel 3:10

King James Version (KJV)

10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

The word “plowshares,” in the passage above, is the Hebrew word את (et). A plowshare is the metal point of the plow which digs into the soil creating a furrow for planting seeds. When we examine the original pictographic script used in ancient times to write Hebrew, we can see a clear connection between the letters of this word and its meaning.

The modern Hebrew form of the letter aleph is א, but is an evolved form of the original pictograph , a picture of an ox head. The ancient pictographic form of the letter ת is , a picture of two crossed sticks which are used as a marker. When these two pictographs are combined we have the meaning “an ox toward the mark.” Fields were plowed with a plow pulled behind an ox (or pair of oxen). In order to keep the furrows straight the driver of the ox would aim toward a mark, such as a tree or rock outcropping in the far distance. As we can see, this meaning of driving the ox toward a mark, can be seen in the letters of the Hebrew word את (et).

The word את is also used very frequently (over 7,000 times) in the Hebrew language such as can be seen in the very first verse of the Bible.

בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ׃

Because the word את has no equivalent in the English language, it is not translated, but to demonstrate its meaning in this verse I will translate Genesis 1:1 into English, but retain the word את in its correct position.

In the beginning Elohiym filled את the sky and את the land

The word את is used as a grammatical tool to identify the definite object of the verb. In the example of Genesis 1:1 the verb is the Hebrew word ברא (bara), meaning “to fill,” and the definite objects, the ones receiving the action of the verb, are the sky and the land. Just as the “ox” moved toward the “mark” when plowing, the word את (the plowshare) plows the path from the verb of a sentence (the ox) to the definite object (the mark).

Just as the phrase “heaven and earth” is an idiomatic expression meaning “all of creation,” the phrase “aleph and tav” is an idiomatic expression meaning “the whole of the alephbet.” It is the mission of the Ancient Hebrew Research Center to search out the history and meanings of the Ancient Hebrew alephbet, as well as the roots and words which are created out of them.

In the beginning was את…”

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God Has Chosen

Romans 8:29-30 – “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”

  • Foreknow – to have a personal intimate relationship beforehand.

God predetermined that all who belonged to him before the foundation of the world were to “conform” to the word of God in obedience to Christ.

All that were predestined were “called”, “justified”, and “glorified” (past tense verbs). These were fixed in the mind of God before the world began. (Ephesians 1:4Acts 13:48II Thessalonians 2:13). The election of the saints is unto accountability (I Peter 1:2).

The majority of the protestant church held to this doctrine during the reformation. It is the foundation of “The London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689”.

You Baptists are supposed to be believing it and you’ve discarded this precious doctrine of Grace !!!

The history and evolution of the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the letter beyt – ב.

A chart of the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet is available through the Ancient Hebrew Research Center –

The name of the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet is beyt. Beyt is a Hebrew word meaning house, home or household as can be found in Gen 7:1 – And Yahweh said to Noah, Come to the ark, you and all your house.

4,000 years ago, this letter was written in several different forms, all representations of the outline of a tent. Much of the Hebrew pictographic alphabet, as well as its language, revolves around the agricultural lifestyle of the ancient Hebrews. In this form you can see the outline of the tent with the entrance here. This is the wall inside the tent that separated the women’s side from the men’s side, with the entrance into the women’s side here.

This letter represents the house, but also with and ‘within’ as the family resided within the tent, and also family.

This letter has a b sound as in bed, which sounds similar to beyt, or a v sound when it follows a vowel as in the word stove.

Some Hebrew words that begin with this letter are ba meaning come, which is spelled with the letter beyt and the aleph learned in the last lesson. Ben meaning son, binah meaning understanding and beriyt meaning covenant.

Early form
The ancient hebrew beyt can be seen in this inscription found at Serabit el-Khadim in the Sinai Penninsula, which was inscribed about 1500 BC.

Middle form
Around 1000 BC the Hebrew alphabet evolved into a simpler form that usually called Paleo-Hebrew. This form can be seen in the Tel Dan inscription that dates to about 850 BC.

This form of the letter was adopted by the Greeks and became the ancient Greek letter beta, note the similarity between the Hebrew name beyt and the Greek name beta, but also note that the letter is written in reverse. This is because Hebrew is written from right to left, while in Greek the letters are written from left to right, so the letter is written in the opposite direction as Hebrew. This Greek beta later formed into the Beta we are familiar with today.

Late form
Around 400 BC this letter evolved again, as it appears in this scroll fragment found in the Dead Sea Caves dated to the first century BC or first century AD.

This letter, the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet became the number 2.

ʾĀlep is the reconstructed name of the first letter of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, continued in descended Semitic alphabets as Phoenician Aleph Phoenician aleph.svgSyriac ‘Ālaph ܐ, Hebrew Aleph א, andArabic ʾAlif ا.

The name aleph is derived from the West Semitic word for “ox“, and the shape of the letter derives from a Proto-Sinaitic glyph based on a hieroglyph
which depicts an ox’s head.

A chart of the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet is available through the Ancient Hebrew Research Center –

The name of the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet is aleph. Aleph is a Hebrew word meaning ox as can be found in Ps 8:7 – all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,

4,000 years ago, the Hebrew alphabet was written with pictographs. The original form for this letter was a picture of an ox head.

This letter represents the ideas of strength and power, the characteristics of the ox. This pictograph may also represent a chief or other leader.

This letter has an ah sound as in the word ox, or an eh as in the word elk.

Some Hebrew words that begin with this letter are el meaning mighty one, but often translated as god, av, meaning father, aniy meaning I, and adon meaning lord.

Early form
The ancient hebrew aleph can be seen in this rock inscription found at Serabit el-Khadim in the Sinai Penninsula, which was inscribed about 1500 BC.

Middle form
Around 1000 BC the Hebrew alphabet evolved into a simpler form that usually called Paleo-Hebrew. This form can be seen in the Tel Dan inscription that dates to about 850 BC.

This form of the letter was adopted by the Greeks and became the letter alpha, note the similarity between the Hebrew name aleph and the Greek name alpha.

Second Middle form
The aleph was also written in a slightly different form and this form can be seen on the Moabite Stone which is also dated at about 850 BC.

This letter, the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet became the number 1.

Late form
Around 400 BC this letter evolved again, as it appears in this scroll fragment found in the Dead Sea Caves dated to the first century BC or first century AD.

This letter is very similar to the Modern Hebrew letter as can be seen in the Aleppo Codex dated to about 1000 AD.

Al (Aleph)
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History & Reconstruction

The original pictograph for this letter is a picture of an ox head –  representing strength and power from the work performed by the animal. This pictograph also represents a chief or other leader. When two oxen are yoked together for pulling a wagon or plow, one is the older and more experienced one who leads the other. Within the clan, tribe or family the chief or father is seen as the elder who is yoked to the others as the leader and teacher.

The Modern name for this letter is aleph and corresponds to the Greek name alpha and the Arabic name aleph. The various meanings of this root are oxen, yoke and learn. Each of these meanings is related to the meanings of the pictograph . The root aleph() is an adopted root from the parent root el () meaning, strength, power and chief and is the probable original name of the pictograph .

The  is a shepherd staff and represents authority as well as a yoke (see the letter Lam). Combined these two pictographs mean “strong authority”. The chief or father is the “strong authority”. The  can also be understood as the “ox in the yoke”. Many Near Eastern cultures worshipped the god , most commonly pronounced as “el” and depicted as a bull in carvings and statues. Israel chose the form of a calf (young bull) as an image of God at Mount Sinai showing their association between the word  and the ox or bull. The word  is also commonly used in the Hebrew Bible for God or any god.

The concept of the ox and the shepherd staff in the word  has been carried over into modern times as the scepter and crown of a monarch, the leader of a nation.

These modern items are representative of the shepherd staff, an ancient sign of authority, and the horns of the ox, an ancient sign of strength.

In Modern Hebrew this letter is silent but was originally used as the vowel “a” as well as a glottal stop. The Greek letter “alpha” derived from the “aleph” is also used for the “a” sound.

The Early Semitic pictograph  was simplified to  and  in the Middle Hebrew script and continued to evolve into the  in the Late Hebrew script. The Modern Hebrew letter א developed out of the Late Semitic. The Middle Semitic was adopted by the Greeks to be the letter “A” and carried over into the Roman “A”. The Middle Semitic script  became the number “1” we use today.

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