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An Open Response to Brad Scott 



Part 2: Pure Language & Sacred Name


B= Brad, and in quotes.


B: " I would now like to take issue with you on your 'movie review' style of  comments on my teaching of the Hebrew language. Again, you have  misrepresented what I teach and have drawn conclusions without presenting any evidence. Let me begin with your very first statement. "The false teaching that Hebrew is the pure language and heavenly language is noteworthy." I can appreciate anyone disagreeing with me that Hebrew is the pure language. I would like to know if you have some kind of direct connection with the Creator of the universe to be able to make a statement that can only be substantiated by being the Creator yourself. Can you prove to me that Hebrew is not that language? How can you prove a negative like this? But you or anyone else can hardly prove that it isn't! "It is up to people like me who do believe that Hebrew is that language to prove that it indeed is." 

The point is, Bradford, that I can prove by the Scriptures that God is going to put a pure language into all those who belong to Him, AFTER, His wrath is poured out. You, however, are speculating and adding to the Word of God via that speculation with regard to what that pure language will sound like or that it must be Hebrew, and in fact would be known now. You, in fact, cannot prove what is not said in those Scriptures. Therefore, I do not have to prove anything with regards to my statements, as I did not add to the Word of God. You, however, did.

Proverbs 30:5 

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

B: "It is my passionate belief that ancient Hebrew is the pure language that was spoken before that language was diluted into the nations. I produced that series to present some of the evidence of why I believe that. I am not alone in this belief. Some of the most well known 'Christian' teachers and authors hold the same view. Do you actually think that I just presented evidence off the top of my head? The view that the ancient Hebrew is the language spoken of in Zeph 3:9 is a well taught view. Where have you been? Do you read? I will gladly produce a bibliography for you if you wish."

Brad, I'm pulling together some of your thoughts on this from a bit further on, where  you also said,

B: "Using your evaluation techniques, all those who pray would also be kabbalists, because kabbalists pray. You also draw conclusions with details that I did not teach or mention. I never said that Hebrew is the 'heavenly language'. If you asked me what words YHVH used to create the universe I would say that I believe He spoke the universe into existence using the ancient Hebrew articulation and letters. But that is my opinion. An opinion shared by many who know and teach this language. [meaning Hebrew] If God is speaking to the angels in the heavenlies right now, I would not have the slightest clue what language He is speaking. I do believe that God in the end will restore His people back to the paradise He placed them in, in the beginning. I also believe and teach that the language they spoke will also be restored, and that God is preparing His people to return to that language He created them with."

Lets recap what you have said. God used Hebrew -- the "pure Hebrew" you promote as the pure language -- as the language used to create the universe and you say it is also the language used by Adam and Eve and that pure -- and what can be deduced, heavenly language, since God used it before creating the earth and people, is the one that must be "restored." It is in fact being restored through people like yourself. 

I would like to pose a few questions based on some of your thoughts. If Adam and Eve communicated with God in this language, what happened after they were removed from the garden? Did Noah speak it? Did one special group of people get it passed on to them at the tower of babel? We are told that Abraham spoke Chaldee, so I am wondering how he missed it. Some scholars believe that Moses, who was named and raised by an Egyptian princess, was originally educated to speak the Akkadian language. This also brings to mind what language the Hebrew slaves spoke after four hundred years in captivity.

Many scholars have stated that Jesus and the apostles probably spoke Aramaic as a common language, Hebrew in the Temple, and that Paul and others also spoke Greek. Recorded in Scripture, we find instances of Paul speaking Greek to the centurion [Acts 21:37] addressing the Greek Stoicks in Athens [Acts 17:16-34] where he even read an inscription about the "unknown god" which most likely was written in Greek. 

Scripture tells us that Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles, so we can be fairly sure that he did not speak to or teach them in Aramaic or Hebrew. Paul authored thirteen or fourteen books of the New Testament which were letters to assemblies, many of which were located in areas comprised of a large Gentile population, and all were part of the Roman empire, so they would be written in Koine Greek [common Greek], the language established by Alexander. It is also of interest to note that that archaeologists have found burial ossuaries of Jews from that time period that have Greek inscriptions on them as well as the Greek inscriptions found on Jewish synagogues. I was wondering what language the apostles addressed the Greeks in. [John 12:20-23]

I am also very curious as to what language Jesus spoke to Pilate in, since Greek was the language of commerce at that time [Matt 27:11]. Scripture has no mention of Paul, who was a Pharisee and the son of a Pharisee, or any of these other great men of the Scriptures, and even God manifest in the flesh, speaking any special "heavenly language."

John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

New means New, not "known", Brad. God will create something New.

Isaiah 43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

"a new thing" <chadash> 02319. vdx chadash, khaw-dawsh'  from 2318; new:--fresh, new thing. ..." [Strong's]

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

In my actual email response, which you protest too much against, Brad, I quoted this promotion of you, from your own website and sales page:

Hebrew: Restoring the Pure Language

Brad takes a fascinating journey into the history of Hebrew, the pure language of Adonai (Tz'fanyah 3:9), the language that created all things. Brad proves through the dynamics of the Hebrew language that this heavenly tongue is the Mother Tongue and is being restored in these last days. This series covers the use of gematria, equidistant letter sequencing, and many other fascinating aspects of Hebrew to show that this language is revived today to be the foundation of bringing Adonai's people back together to serve Him in one consent. Through the restoration of Hebrew, many long-held, erroneous, religious doctrines are being exposed. The true followers of Yahshua are being revealed and unity is being re-established in the latter days. Brad concludes this series with a lesson on how to research and discover the wonderful truths of Adonai contained in the Hebrew text. [bolding, underline and red added]


Instead of referring to only verse 9, you might wish to put your Scripture into context of verse 8 and 9:

Zephaniah 3:8-9

"Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent."

Brad, you said in your email, in response to my information, and I quote, "I was absolutely appalled at the 'research' you have taken it upon yourself to  conduct concerning our ministry."; "Again, you have  misrepresented what I teach and have drawn conclusions without presenting any evidence. Let me begin with your very first statement. "The false teaching that Hebrew is the pure language and heavenly language is noteworthy." 

And most importantly, Brad, you clearly said: "You also draw conclusions with details that I did not teach or mention. I never said that Hebrew is the 'heavenly language'."

Brad, Let's compare carefully your own writing from your own website concerning Hebrew and 'heavenly language." "...history of Hebrew, the pure language...Brad proves through the dynamics of the Hebrew language that this heavenly tongue is the Mother Tongue and is being restored in these last days...."

In this promotion, which one can assume that you are more than a little familiar with, the pure language is also referred to as the heavenly language. What you are saying is that gematria and the kabbalist interpretation of Hebrew is the pure language of God. You are saying Hebrew is the heavenly language that is being restored by studying gematria. Gematria and the kabbalah will be addressed a bit further on. Since you cannot prove what heavenly language sounds like, this is truly an incredible belief. Brad it is speculation and teaching a doctrine you do not know is true or right. 

Others also call Hebrew the 'pure language' and the 'heavenly language' because they believe that is also what God speaks and what all will speak. In fact, referring to the 2house, Union of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations, which you, Brad, are a current member of, in the Biography for Board member Tom Mitchell, we read:

"....Currently, Rabbi Tom is studying Hebrew to get a deeper grasp if the Heavenly Language...."

That means that Hebrew as the "heavenly language" belief is also held by Moshe Koniuchowsky, Ed Nydle and others. In fact a perusal on the internet reveals many hold that belief, but not one can Scripturally prove what is not in the Scriptures.

God happens to be fluent in all languages, since He created them. Jesus said He was going to prepare a place for us. We will be in New Jerusalem and there is no mention of going "back" to anything. Your speculation and teaching is about things you cannot prove and adds to the Word of God.  

B: "It is up to people like me who do believe that Hebrew is that language to prove that it indeed is."

So the question goes to you, Brad, that you asked of me, since you are setting yourself up as the authority on these un-Scriptural and extra-Biblical teachings...

Do you visit heaven in order to learn this new known and pure language or was it given to you by direct revelation?  Are we to assume that only you and those in agreement with you, have the knowledge in order for the less "learned" to even begin to comprehend the "true meaning" of the Scriptures? 

Are we to believe, Brad, all is lost unless we embrace what you, in your scholarly knowledge, would impart to us? 

Are we to understand, all is lost unless we know that the 'pure language,' promised by God AFTER His wrath is poured out against those who reject Him, must in fact be disclosed and taught by you now, and is in fact Hebrew? 

Since I speak English, and others speak in French, German and so on, are we at a disadvantage, or have less of a communication with God, if we do not embrace or learn this language from you? Assuming, in your eyes, that we belong to Him of course. 

You said Brad, "this language is revived today to be the foundation of bringing Adonai's people back together to serve Him in one consent." Does knowing this language of Hebrew, confirm we belong to God?  I've been looking for some Scriptures that support this concept, but can't find them. 

1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Can you please provide the Scriptures, actual verses, that support the fact that the "New" and "Pure language" to be created and given by God, AFTER His wrath is poured out, is indeed a known language to be learned today?

Brad, with all due respect, I don't tend to waste my time with speculation about beliefs that cannot be proven by the Word of God. There is enough to study and things to learn about in regard to sound doctrine, without fanciful and ego driven speculation, and the adding to or subtracting from the Word of God. It's enough to know that God is going to give a pure language to those who belong to Him in order to praise Him, as one Body. 

I do not want it to appear that I am responding to your question rudely Bradford, but if I couldn't read, there wouldn't be much point for you to have written to me, nor for me to have a website where I research and write about ministries like yours. However, your question about, "Do you read?" reminded me so much of when your friend Tom Mitchell wrote me and was abusive and ranted about my "alleged mind." 

I say friend, Bradford, because Tom Mitchell is on the Board of "The Union of Two House Messianic Congregations," now renamed Union Of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations, whose president is Marshall Moshe Koniuchowsky. The other board member of the organization is Ed Nydle. 

Union Of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations is one of the organizations you, Brad, are a member of, which apparently, according to your email, is slanderous to discuss. However, you have asked me to review you and your teachings and ministry. You are listed in that online Directory, as well as a member of Angus and Batya Wooten's Messianic Israel Alliance [MIA]. You are also listed in the Association of Independent Messianics [AIM] And that is all posted to public web sites.  

That means, Brad, you are actually holding membership with three separate factions of the 2house, or "Ephraimite," "Restoration of Israel," "Two-Covenant Israel," "Two House," or Ephraimite/Judah/lost tribes theology. "Mainstream" Messianics consider these beliefs and groups to be the 'fringe'.

Just a note, Moshe Koniuchowsky and the Wootens originally started the MIA together.  [hotlinks removed] 

[Messianic Israel Alliance {Allies}]

UTAH, Vernal (Way Station)

Wildbranch Ministry Brad Scott 435-789-3713 Erev Shabbat 2381 East 5000 South, Vernal, Utah 84078 Call for directions. Website: email:

Note: the WS means that Brad's organization is "A Way Station," which means it is a distribution center for "Messianic Israel materials." The Friend status means among other things, being a financial supporter of the Alliance.

You are also listed in the Directory of AIM or the Association of Independent Messianics.

You are also listed in the Speakers Bureau at that organization.

From the UONYC member directory: 

Union Of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations

Union Membership Directory
All Listings  US Only  International

All Countries Are Listed In Alphabetical Order.


Wildbranch Ministries
PO Box 97
Vernal, UT 84078
United States
phone: 435-789-3713
Leader: Pastor Bradford D. Scott

Meeting Erev Shabbat at sundown. Yom Rishon/Son Day 7PM. All Feasts and New Moons. Meeting in various locations statewide. Call for location near you.

Just as a reminder, "Rabbi" Tom Mitchell as he prefers to be called, is a close friend of Marshall Moshe Koniuchowsky, James Trimm, and Avi Ben Mordechai, and others mentioned in various articles.  

For more on kabbalist Avi ben Mordechai, also a member of the "2 House Union," see: Avi ben Mordechai & Millennium 7000

See also: Tom Mitchell, Board member of Union of Two House Messianic Congregations, Respondsfirst email; email #3

See: Marshall Moshe Yoseph Koniuchowsky and Marshall Koniuchowsky & Moshe Koniuchowsky, who also promotes James Trimm and works with Michael Rood, Eddie Chumney, Jeff Weiss, etc...some of whom, Brad, you also clearly work with, and speak at the same functions with, because of being in theological agreement or part of the organization. 

In Mainstreaming the Fringe and The Spreading Hebrew Roots series, many of these various people are discussed, including Ralph Messer, who underwent the 'conversion' with the Detwilers, to become Jewish. He has also been speaking at the same functions as you, via the two house conferences.

On Eddie Chumney etc, see also MJAA Inroads of The Hebrew Roots Fringe. Eddie Chumney and Monte Judah, who you work with, met with Dan Juster to attempt to bring the "Two House" into acceptance of the "mainstream." 

From Two House advocate Monte Judah's Lion and Lamb site, examples of the links he endorsed, we saw David Hargis's MBI listed, as well as Don Doherty, who is on their faculty, a Sacred Name website, and many others. To be listed, to the now removed Trib Trooper links, one had to apply to Monte Judah and be accepted. That page has been eliminated since the posting of The Spreading Hebrew Roots series. 

It's also noteworthy that you say that you are not aware of David Hargis, or his Messianic Bureau, and any of the others written about. That is in spite of what your own webpage history would indicate. However, we see in the very organizations that you have been a part of, and despite the schisms and distancing of various ones due to disagreements, these various people have been in and out of fellowship and agreement for several years. For example:

From: Eddie Chumney
Subject: Conference Information

                 AMI (My People) 1999

ORLANDO, FLORIDA ---- (September 3-6, 1999)
Our conference... with greetings from Angus and Batya Wootten and Rabbi Moshe Koniuchowsky.... sessions will be conducted by Messianic Israel Alliance leaders and teachers: David Barski, Rene Bloc, Eddie Chumney, Steve Costello, Scott Diffenderfer, Randy and Lori Dryer, Ephraim Frank, Davis Hargis, Hale Harris, Monte Judah, Ralph Messer, David Pavlik, Mordechai Silver, Terry Swedlund and others.

For Union Of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations, board member Ed Nydle, some quotes are appropriate with regards to some of his teachings, since you, Brad, are in membership in the organization he is in co-leadership of. 

From MJAA Inroads of The Hebrew Roots Fringe:

...Taking a brief look at Ed Nydle's teachings and website, reveals a deep promotion of kabbalistic teachings, kabbalah websites, including the Chabad Lubavitch and quite frankly some of the most blatantly wicked writings this writer has read in quite some time. 

From denigrating the Name of Jesus Christ to such wickedness that can hardly be related, and is found in his articles such as his two part series, "Was Satan/Helel/Venus "Married" to Yahweh? (2) ",  and  "Was Satan/Hillel/Asherath "Married" to Yahweh Pt 2  (3)  

"Rabbi's" Ed Nydle, Koniuchowsky and others apparently believe that the answer to that question is yes. In part 2, Nydle quotes his 'brother in arms', Koniuchowsky and also Eddie Chumney and states,

"...Let me quote from a recent e-mail listing the NEW tape series from Rabbi Moshe Koniuchowsky dated Tuesday July 18, 2000: B-8-YAHWEH’S FALLEN BRIDE!...." 

Nydle goes on and states, "The purpose was to show you that the idea of Ashterah/Lucifer/Hillel being Yahweh’s consort is NOT a NEW concept or teaching,...Brother Eddie Chumney also hints at this idea in his book "Who is the Bride of Christ"...." 4

Ed Nydle also wrote, which is the common theology of those within the Union, in his article, "Who is the "Abomination that makes Desolate?" By Rabbi Edward "Levi" Nydle"

"....The answer to the question who is the abomination is: Satan/Hillel/Ashtorah/Zeus/Baal-zebul/Tammuz/SHIQQUS (BAAL) SHAMEN-LORD of HEAVEN or OIL= IESOUS (Jesus)! Satan/Hillel has pulled off the greatest deception of all time. He has set himself up as the LORD of HEAVEN/..." 

Update: Newsflash regarding the changing of URLs and removal or change of articles from quoted websites or source documents.

For an in-depth discussion from a reader about the various Names, please see: Yahshua, Yehoshua, Y'shua, Yeshua, Iesous, Iesus, or Jesus The Sacred Name or True Name or Taking the Name, The Mark & the Number

The above is Leadership of the then named Union of Two House Congregations which is openly anti- Christian, against the Name and person of Jesus Christ and pro-sacred name movement. They are speculating and speaking about things concerning God that they have no knowledge of, including sourcing the prophecies in Daniel and Revelation for their speculation. That is adding to the Words of God and forbidden by God Himself through the very Torah they say they honor. ..." end quote

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

These quotes are all most interesting, because aside from many other issues, in the July 16, 2003 email from you Brad, you said this about James Trimm and the people I have written about.

B: "I am fully aware of James Trimm and his, shall we say, lack of credentials. I have no association with any of these people you are writing about."

However, James Trimm posts to Marshall Koniuchowsky or Moshe Koniuchowsky's Your Arms To Israel (YATI) newsletter, and posts articles including his kabbalist teachings, to the YATI website. And Koniuchowsky heads the Union of Nazarene Yisrealite Congregations.

In joint announcements, James Trimm's "SANJ organization" joined with Union of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations, which you, Brad, are a current member of, even as of January 20, 2004.  And you work and speak at the organizational affairs put on in connection with and by these various people and groups, from Eddie Chumney, Monte Judah, Ed Nydle, Tom Mitchell and so on. 

In case you missed it, Brad, this writer did a Newsflash on this very issue:

James Trimm of the Society of the Advancement of Nazarene Judaism (SANJ), representing his Union of Nazarene Jewish Synagogues (UNJS) and Marshall Moshe Koniuchowsky, of Your Arms to Israel (YATI) and  representing the Union Of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations (UONYC), which until late October, was called Union of Two House Messianic Congregations, have released statements of their proposed "Cooperation and Pact". They are now redefining their followers as the common term, NETZARIM.

...Based on mutual understandings and a common desire for Nazarene brotherhood and effectiveness, the Union Of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations and the Union of Nazarene Jewish Synagogues have agreed to work together in some limited but tangible ways for the benefit of all NETZARIM. Here are the steps we have agreed upon:

a.. Exchange of listings so that more people can be reached
b.. Exchange of conference speakers by invitation
c.. A yet to be determined in person meeting of both boards to
evaluate stances on various issues and common held beliefs.

...Moreover both organizations will recognize the entire list of
mutual affiliation, so that UONYC and UONJS are both considered associate member affiliates of both groups...."

You are listed on James Trimm's 2004 UONJS website, as a member of UONYC, due to the shared memberships, and have been since 2003.


UONYC:Wildbranch Ministries
PO Box 97
Vernal, UT 84078
United States
phone: 435-789-3713
Leader: Pastor Bradford D. Scott
Meeting Erev Shabbat at sundown. Yom Rishon/Son Day 7PM. All Feasts and New Moons. Meeting in various locations statewide. Call for location near you.

Copyright UNJS, 2003

So Brad, despite your assertions you are not connected with the people that I have written about, including James Trimm, you are in fact united with these people as a member of the above organizations. 

That means either ignoring their teachings, such as the ones by Nydle and Trimm, which is Biblically unacceptable, or being in agreement with them. Simply put, one cannot ignore the teachings or behavior of these people. To do so would be to disobey far too many Scriptures. The question is, do you, Brad, ignore the teachings or agree with them? Either way, you err. 

Being a member of the organization suggests very clear agreement. Those teachings by Nydle for example, "Who is the "Abomination that makes Desolate?" with,  "The answer to the question who is the abomination is: Satan/Hillel/Ashtorah/Zeus/Baal-zebul/Tammuz/SHIQQUS (BAAL) SHAMEN-LORD of HEAVEN or OIL= IESOUS (Jesus)!" is about blaspheming Christ. 

It cannot be ignored by someone who claims to belong to Jesus Christ. Yet you are a member along with many others.


Yeshua or Yahshua


Brad, you said, "The true followers of Yahshua are being revealed. " In your web site biography, you claim, "In 1978, he began his studies in the Greek language ... He soon began to learn the Hebrew language, and sat at the feet of Rabbinical scholars... Having been trained that the Brit Chadashah (New Testament) was written in Greek, Brad discovered ... that the New Testament may well have been written in Hebrew. He has been teaching the Hebrew language and culture since 1983..." 

In other words Brad, based on the above stated credentials we can assume that you are fluent in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. If this is correct we are puzzled by something and would like to clarify it.

Tom Mitchell also claimed to be studying Hebrew, under the direction of Moshe Koniuchowsky. From the online biography,  "Currently, Rabbi Tom is studying Hebrew to get a deeper grasp if the Heavenly Language. He began his Hebrew studies in the late 1970s."

But, Brad, in the correspondence with Tom, he said this in his email #3,  and we see where he had the Shin and Ayin in the wrong order while trying to explain the Hebrew spelling of the Messiah's Name to me, stating:




Tom Mitchell's YAHSUHA, and the Hebrew presented, is not listed in any sacred name, Hebrew roots or messianic rendering. Tom was also wondering what the Name of my God was, as he was denigrating the Name of Jesus and also the use of Lord, a term of deep respect. So you can understand my skepticism and questions.

In AIM's [Association of Independent Messianics] statement of beliefs, which was mentioned above, in which you are a member and promoted speaker, you agree that you, "...2) Are Messianic Believers in Yeshua, promote Torah Observance and the unity of the Two Houses of Israel." 3) Agree with the Statement of Belief of AIM...."

In their statement of faith, Brad, it says, "Salvation is a free gift of God available to all who acknowledge Yeshua the Messiah as Lord and confess and repent of their sins."....The original name of our Messiah, Yeshua/Y’shua, is also being revealed to the Father’s people. Yeshua is what Messiah was known by to His early followers and this Hebrew name means “Salvation.” We encourage Believers to use Yeshua, but also recognize that many have come to faith through the English name Jesus Christ."

In your own statement of faith, you say, "that Yahshua haMashiach is the Word of YHVH manifested in the flesh." Wildbranch Doctrinal Statement

At the bottom of your AIM speaker promotion, you have, "The grace and peace of Messiah Yahshua be with you all."

Note: Since the original posting of this article, which was actually Saturday, January 31, although it did not get put into my website indexes until Monday February 2, the AIM speakers page referenced above, with all Brad's Apostle Paul information, which mirrors information from Brad's own site, has been removed, as well as the quote referenced. It was removed by February 3. I did, however save the original page with the quote in the event it may be needed for future reference. It is also noteworthy, that many of the people I have written about, have subsequently installed a text so that their web sites will not be crawled for future reference, therefore changing or eliminating a record of what has been taught in the past.

Back to my response: Might we inquire as to why you refer to the Messiah's Hebrew Name as "Yahshua," in the AIM speakers promotion and Apostle Paul promo, on your website, in your teachings and in this letter, when the names referred to in the Hebrew Scriptures are Yehoshua and Yeshua? Further, how can you have taught that both Yeshua and Yahshua is the real Hebrew name of Messiah? 

The long form of the name Joshua is written in the book by that name, and earlier books as yod-hey-vav-shin-ayin or also as yod-hey-vav-shin-vav-ayin [3091], which the Jewish scholars transliterate as Yehoshua utilizing the vowel pointing's from the Masoretic text. [# from Strong's] 

You can view the Yehoshua spelling of the Name in the Jewish Publication Society Bible which can be found at:   

The majority of the Old Testament is written in Hebrew. There are only four books with isolated parts that are written in Aramaic, which accounts for a small percentage of the total texts. This brings up the question, that if Hebrew is the pure language, why did God choose to have part of
His Holy Scriptures written in Aramaic?

The books that include some writing in the Aramaic language are Genesis, Ezra, Jeremiah, and Daniel. The amount of Aramaic ranges from a few words or sentences, to large parts of some chapters, Daniel and Ezra being the two books with the most Aramaic. 

In the Aramaic portion of the book of Ezra 5:2, we find the name Yeshua or Jeshua transliterated from the Aramaic letters Yod-Shin-Vav-Ayin [3443] These same Aramaic letters were also found on a recently discovered first century ossuary, which is claimed by some to be that of James, brother of Jesus.

The inscription reads: "Ya'akov bar Yosef akhui di Yeshua" which translates as "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus."

To view the inscription:

In the Hebrew portion of the book of Ezra, you will find a name written in Hebrew as yod-shin-vav-ayin [3442] which the Jewish scholars transliterate as Yeshua or Jeshua. [# from Strong's] 

For example:

Ezra 2:2 "Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua , Nehemiah , Seraiah ...."

The names Yehoshua and Yeshua are the two which are commonly accepted by Jewish believers today, as the Hebrew / Aramaic Name of the Messiah. 

If you go to the Hebrew Scriptures or attend a service in a traditional Jewish synagogue on certain Holy Days such as Yom Kippur, you will hear Yeshua, not YAHshua, spoken in the service. Yeshuah means salvation. Also, in Scripture, the God of Salvation is known as El Yeshuah.

It has been alleged by many that the name YAHshua was created by the sacred name movement in the 1930's to promote a specific doctrine. They have presented all sorts of pseudo-scholarship to back up their claims, but upon close examination it is quite easy to expose. 

Many use John 5:43 to validate their errant claims: "43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." 

Many try to rationalize, that if Jesus came in His Father's Name, and if the only Name that His Father had was YHVH, as the sacred name movement claims, then His Name would have a part of the Fathers Name in it. This is why they call the Messiah [Jesus] YAHshua. As proven, this name is not found in the Old Testament writings in Hebrew.  

Since you believe Brad, that the New Testament was written in Hebrew, let's first go to the Hebrew Scriptures and look at some examples there. David was quoted in the Scriptures as saying in 1 Samuel 17:

45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD [YHVH] of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. 

You will notice in David's name, which in the Hebrew is written Dalet-Vav-Dalet, that no where are the letters Yod-Hey [YH], even though David stated that he came in the Name of YHVH. 

This also brings us to another point that we need to explore, which is the Hebrew term B'Shem, or "in the Name of". This term means more than just a proper Name. It can also mean fame, renown, representation, attributes, authority, etc. 

Let's look at some Scriptural examples of how the Hebrew word shem [name] is used:

Ezekiel 23:10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.

Please note that the bolded word famous is written in the Hebrew as shem and is translated in The JPS TeNaKh as: "and she became a byword among women," which means of notoriety.

Proverbs 21:24 Proud [and] haughty scorner [is] his name, who dealeth in proud wrath. 

Esther 2:22 And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told [it] unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king [thereof] in Mordecai's name.

1Samuel 25:5 And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:

Now the questions that I have to ask are: Did the ten men take on part of David's name as their own? Did Esther then change her name to have part of Mordecai's name in it?

Let's take a look at the Greek, with Jesus speaking: John 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. From Strong's:

in [1722] en ; my [3450] mou ; Father's [3962] pater;  name, [3686] onoma

Mark 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

in [1722] en;   my [3450] mou;   name [3686] onoma

If the sacred name explanation of John 5:43 was correct, and YAHshua was His true Name, based on this, then wouldn't it be true, that everyone who gave a brother or sister a cold cup of water, would have Yod-Hey in their name as well?

1 John 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.


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