RE: Translational Inconsistencies
(12-27-2008 06:03 PM)Vic Wrote: Nomad Man, you only claim some knowledge in Biblical Hebrew, but you know neither Greek or aramaic/syriac ..how do you suppose you can translate passages and sources that are comprised of those languages....osmosis...direct and new revelation...which means all other translations become null and void if you are getting new and direct revelation?
I found it interesting that floating on the net recently, Michael Rood is promoting Jeff Benner's Book "His Name is One". I suppose it's not surprising that one non-scholar would promote another non-scholar
If you are not making that claim and are just guessing a best guess scenario....by whose authority are you changing the Word of God? What makes you an expert when you obviously are not expert in Hebrew and have no knowledge of the other needed languages?
Quote: Georgetown Wesleyan University of the Americas and is based in Florida. There website is http://www.gwua.net. I have been a professor with them for almost a year.
I was more than a little troubled when I accessed the gwua's application for admission and found this paragraph.
Georgetown Wesleyan University of the AmericasFreeport, Grand BahamasAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
"Georgetown Wesleyan University is a member of the Accrediting Commission International (ACI) and the International Association of Biblical Counselors. ACI is the world’s largest non-government-related accrediting association. All credits are transferable to the other 321 schools which are members of ACI. No guarantee is implied or promised for transferal of credit to any government agencies or non-ACI schools. Normally, the receiving institutions or agencies determine which courses they will accept on a case-by-case basis.
While I have shown in articles information concerning ACI--I thought you might appreciate some background from another source-- http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/dm3.html Great Moments in Accreditation: The Case of IAC, ACI, and The Three Stooges by John Bear
Since the pages concerning your being "adjunct professor" are unavailable on the gwua website, Jeff, we see on your own website some of your background > http://www.mechanical-translation.org/ > http://www.mechanical-translation.org/ab...lator.html
Quote: MT Home > About > The Translator
"...Because of the inconsistent manner in which the Bible has been translated, improper interpretations have been made. ...
I asked myself, "If one wishes to do a serious study of the Bible, how is one to sort through this conglomeration of word translations?" I realized that there was only one answer to this question, I needed to learn the original language for myself so that I did not have to rely on the translators opinions of what the text meant. "
Excellent point Jeff!!-- so we know we don't have to consider you as a translator to be listened to, right? Since it is merely your opinion about the words used versus the many involved in the translation of for example -the KJV which you use as an example of mistranslation?
Quote:"My first introduction to Hebrew came through a "Learn the Hebrew alphabet" course that was being offered at a local synagogue. Through this course, I came to acquire a deep interest in the Hebrew language and continued my studies in learning this fascinating language. "
So was this a course in Modern Hebrew or Biblical Hebrew, Jeff?
Quote:"In 1999 my wife and I created the "Ancient Hebrew Research Center" as a means of teaching the Ancient Hebrew alphabet, language and culture of the Bible. With the vast amount information that I had collected, sifted through, and compiled on the original Hebrew language of the Bible, I published my first major work in the Ancient Hebrew language in 2005, the "Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible."
With the completion of the Lexicon, it was decided that a new translation of the Hebrew Bible was needed which used the Lexicon as its foundation. Work then began on the "Mechanical Translation of the Book of Genesis" which was published in 2007. "
So you made your very own Lexicon-different than any scholar fluent in Hebrew/Greek/Aramaic and now developed your own translation based on that Lexicon---fascinating....
Umm.. Jeff, not to put down your accomplishments, but your resume is all based on your own activities, own website, own cd's, own books, newsletter, seminars, etc. Other than the claim of a "Adjunct Professor - Georgetown Wesleyan University of the Americas (2008 to present) " which you stated has only been for this past year--and quite frankly---I would be inclined to remove that "professorship" from your resume--as it surely is not a "normal" University or Bible college and not accredited by a recognised accreditation agency--no matter how ACI presents themselves.
I hate to point out about NG and your info to them--but they take anything that is new or different, so to speak...and the "Honorary Doctor of Ministry degree in Hebrew Language Studies, Georgetown Wesleyan University of the Americas (2008)" --simply means they gave you something you didn't earn by scholarly/formal education methods, and which they don't offer in Biblical languages, from what I can ascertain. Again, their endorsement really is not a flag waving event...I would not be mentioning it myself.
The endorsement of accuracy of the Hebrew Language if wanted, should come from actual scholars of Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek---since those are the languages necessary to translate the Word of God. But then, you don't have all those qualifications do you? :shameonyou:
Here is what Michael has to say about Benner's book:
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My question to Mr Rood would be, where in the Bible does it state that one is influenced by culture and language to understand God's Word? One does not have to search deep to find that the Holy Spirit reveals wisdom and truth in the written Word, not by ethnicity or language. In other words, it does not matter if one is Greek, American, French, Chinese or African - if one reads God's Word is his/her own language, the Holy Spirit will give understanding.
1Co 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
Another Great Book by Jeff Benner to add to your resources!
His Name is One
by Jeff Benner
When we read an English translation of the Bible we define the word within it according to our modern vocabulary, allowing our culture and language to influence how we read and interpret the Bible. The Bible was written by ancient Hebrews, whose culture and language was very different from our own and must be read and interpreted through their eyes. When we define the names of God using our culture and language, we lose the Hebraic meanings behind the original Hebrew names of God. Consequently, the true nature and character of God is hidden behind the veil of time and culture. By understanding the various names of God through the vocabulary and language of the ancient Hebrews, the nature and character of God is revealed to us in a new light. The prophet Zechariah described the character of God with the words "sh'mo ehhad" translated as, His Name is One. (Zechariah 14:9) This phrase beautifully describes the character of God from a Hebraic perspective that is lost to us through translation and unfamiliarity with ancient Hebrew culture.
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1Co 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1Co 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
1Co 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
1Co 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness;
1Co 1:24 But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1Co 1:26 For you see your calling, brothers, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1Co 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1Co 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:
1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
1Co 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1Co 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.
Personally, I think it's pretty pathetic that one has to have a Hebrew mind set in order to understand the "Oneness" of God. It is not "lost" to any true child of God.
Gal 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Also, please note, Paul did not state that one has to know the "true name of God" to recognize who He is. We call Him Father. Absolutely amazing
Of course Michael Rood is an alleged scholar in his own mind. There is a ton of information in several articles at the Seek God website - it will become quite clear the false teacher that he is, and what he represents ...... it's not pretty