Discussion in 'Christian Fellowship' started by Sharpened, Nov 13, 2017.
Strong meat here! She goes into the depths of Hebrew words and concepts:
Since Yah is no respecter of persons, meaning favoring one over another, anyone can have a part of His Word. I care not for religion, but if someone has what I need at that moment, regardless of faith, I learn and keep it moving.
This is from her website: http://www.herroyalroots.com/truth
Emet/AmetThe way that words are defined have subconsciously shaped how we deal with life and those around us. When a word is ambiguously defined it leaves room for the interpretation of the individual, and the interjection of bias. When it comes to the definition of “truth”, there are more ideas about its meaning than we would even dare to entertain. Below we will look at the English definition, we will explore the Greek translation, and then finally we will conclude with the concrete Hebrew meaning of the word “Truth.”
Merriam Webster defines truth as :
: the truth
: the real facts about something
: the things that are true
: the quality or state of being true
: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true
What we see above is a bunch of words added to the word “true”, while still never defining the word. We are still left with the question, what is truth? Is truth just what it means to me? Is truth something I can achieve on my own? While we are still without proper understanding or a concrete definition, lets move along.
In many Judeo-Christian churches the definition of truth is based upon statements made by new testament authors and the messiah. In the greek the word for truth is ἀλήθεια (alētheías). This word is in the feminine. The definition according to The Complete Word Study Dictionary is: true. Truth, reality; the unveiled reality lying at the basis of and agreeing with an appearance; the manifested, the veritable essence of matter. Even in the Greek language we still do not receive the revelation or the concrete understanding of what truth is and what it requires of the believe. Truth in the greek is still abstract and relative and gives no real “truth”.
Finally we will look at the hebrew word for truth. The hebrew word is what is underneath all of these words that we previously looked at. The hebrew thought and the culture is the driving force behind all of the translations of scripture and it is only when we understand the hebrew that we get to the action that “truth” compels.
In Hebrew the word truth is Emet/Amet. The word is spelled Alpeh/Mem/Tav (אמת). The numerical value for this word is 441 (see below). The word translates as “truth” 92 times, “true” 18 times, “truly” seven times, “right” three times, “faithfully” twice, “assured” once, “assuredly” once, “establishment” once, “faithful” once, “sure” once, and “verity” once. 1 firmness, faithfulness, truth. 1a sureness, reliability. 1b stability, continuance.
While that gives us a little more revelation, it is still not concrete. It is not until we look at the actual letters that make up the word that we get the meaning of truth. We find out that truth is not antiquated or fulfilled. We find that truth was, is, and is to come.
There are 22 letters in the hebrew alphabet (Aleph-Bet). The three letters that make up the word Emet are the beginning (א), middle (מ), and the end (ת) of the Hebrew alphabet. This means that TRUTH is all of scripture. Truth is not just the parts that we choose. Truth is not just what we want to accept but truth is all of scripture. If you take away the first letter of truth which represents Yah, then you have the word (met) which means death. There is no truth without Yah and there is no truth without ALL of scripture. The WORD is TRUTH!
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 1:25 (KJV)
Yahshua saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6 (KJV)
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Psalm 119:160 (KJV)
Be cautious of those teachers, pastors, and prophets who tell you that you don't need all of scripture because a little bit of omission is awhole lot of a lie. Take the whole word and mold your life and your understanding to the truth. Take the language, culture, and context and make that a imperative part of your understanding. Leaving out any portion of truth is a fast way to place you right back into bondage to the sin and death that comes with misinformation and disobedience.
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:31-32 (KJV)
Some extra nuggets for the nerds!
I mentioned the numerical value of the word Emet as 441. This number is achieved by adding the numbers of all of the individual letters together (Hebrew letters are also numbers).
The sum of these numbers means:
firmness; certainty; faithfulness; truth; true heartedness.
"Yah Hears” from within, to turn aside
Anyone who turns his ear away from hearing the law--even his prayer is detestable.
I watched the video about faith. Very edifying. TFS.
Regarding word meaning. Yes. Words are pointers to meaning, and the connection between word and meaning is not permanent, like some people think. Still, meaning gets across. If I pray, study, and rightly divide the word -- if I say, "Show me YOUR meaning as I study, read, and meditate on the Word, God," then I have faith He means me well, is powerful enough to do it, and will!
The Epistle writers had a dilemma: how to convey the Hebrew understanding of the OT along with what Yahshua taught to former pagans who mainly spoke in common Greek. In hindsight, they did an admirable job. The problem came when those still espousing the Greco-Roman mindset and philosophies took over and began to shove the Jews and their millennia of experience out of the Way.
The Hebrews language is very dynamic (showing action) and each letter, which was once and still is a hieroglyphic, had a specific meaning. This means each word is a sentence itself. Thank the Lord He preserve this information over all this time. I have complained about the Greco-Roman mindset before in this forum, but now I got confirmation I can show others.
I realized years ago something was amiss and had no trust in all the popular meanings and catch-phrases most believers used. Like you, I put my trust completely in the Father to teach me what I needed to know. Sometimes, it was through people and other times, it was through Him directly. I sought confirmation and correction constantly, praying that He keeps me from deception. I recall listening to someone and some of the stuff dude was saying was frowning me all up. A picture of an enema bag popped up in my mind. I laughed and stopped listening, message received. He had wanted me to listen to one item dude had and move on.
I agree, the Greco-Roman mindset is a dangerous one...
Ok so the nerd in me is still trying to figure out how the word Emet has a value of 441? Looked at the picture above and added the numbers but don't get 441, can anyone explain? I've always been intrigued about the use and significance of numbers in the bible.
א = 1
מ = 40
ת = 400
Here is a site with the same definition: http://www.billheidrick.com/works/hgm3/hg0440.htm
As for what Abba Father led me to see about numbers, I default to the ones used often in Scripture, and they each have a positive and negative connotation. For example, 3 can indicate the end of one thing along with the beginning of another. Do a Bible search on the phrase "third day" and see for yourself.
In her example, I would add up the numbers and get 9, the number of judgment (correction). Truth is another name of Yah, therefore He has the final judgment (or correction).
@Sharpened, thanks for this chart I thought she was using the one above, this was very helpful.