Monday, 19 September 2011

Some Restored Name Versions

While the HalleluYah Scriptures is based on the 1993 version of Dr. Chris Kostner "The Scriptures", the IRS or Institute for Scripture Research in 2009 updated their 1998 version of the same basic work.They tried to have some Improvements to the text - seeking a yet closer equivalent to the literal meaning of the original language. Hebrew names of Book Titles they now placed on right hand pages with corresponding traditional English names on the left hand pages - making it easier for you to find the place, and easier to learn the Hebrew titles. (Hebrew names are also used where possible for annual festival days, as well as being used, minimally, for ambiguous words).
The books in the Tanakh are arranged according to the original order of the Hebrew Scriptures, the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings.Words and names, as far as possible, have been corrected in order to eliminate any names of idolatrous origin.

The Hebraic Roots Version Scriptures HRV => The HRV Scriptures formerly known as the Hebraic Roots Version Complete Messianic Study Bible is published by the Institute for Scripture Research.

The new Messianic Bible

"The Ketuvim Netzarim" ("Writings of the Nazarenes") => a Messianic Sacred Name Edition  translated from the original Aramaic and Hebrew.

The Word of Yahweh <= The basic text of the Word of Yahweh is based upon standard English language versions of the scriptures, which in turn are built upon the oldest available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts. This version has retained much of the old English grammatical structure used by many English translations.
The personal name of the Heavenly Father, Yahweh, was inspired into the Hebrew and Aramaic texts of the Old Testament nearly 7000 times. This includes 134 instances where the Masoretic scribes admittedly changed Yahweh to the more common Hebrew adonai. In all instances where Lord, or God was substituted for the Sacred Name in the English text they have properly inserted Yahweh. In addition to the many times the Father’s name is rendered as Lord or God, there are many more instances where these terms were used as translations of the Hebrew words elohim and adonai. Because there is no accurate translation of elohim they have transliterated that title into the English. As for adonai, sovereign or master serves as an adequate translation in most cases.

The Scriptures is by some presented as an exciting new literal translation of the Bible in English. This translation differs significantly from most common English translations in that it has restored the original book order of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and arranged them according to the original order of the Hebrew Scriptures, the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings.
The traditional rendering of the word "Law" has been restored with "Torah" throughout the translation, retaining the richness and full meaning of this word in the Hebrew language.
Words and names, as far as possible, have been corrected in order to eliminate any names of idolatrous origin.
The Names of all the books in the Tanakh and the Messianic Scriptures are now restored to the original Hebrew names, including the books of the Torah: Bereshith (Genesis), Shemoth (Exodus), Wayiqra (Leviticus); the books of the Nevi'im: Yeshayahu (Isaiah), Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah), Zakaryah (Zachariah); the books of the Kethuvim: Tehillim (Psalms), and Mishle (Proverbs); and last but not least the books of the Messianic Scriptures: Mattithyahu (Matthew), Yohannan (John), Kepha (Peter), and many more.
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In the article I go deeper in on the difficulties of using the Hebrew signs and wonder how far we do have to go in a Bible translation to stay true to the original.

Do you think we have to use all the Hebrew names everywhere for all the persons and book-names? Do we also have to go so far to take out all the heathen or describing words when there is the one Hebrew word? To use Ruah for Spirit looks all right but Shabbatoth for weeks?


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