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Greek OR Hebrew? different languages and different meanings.

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Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Nov 5, 2009 at 02:45

There are many terms in Hebrew that aquire different meanings when they are translated into the Greek. This is a matter of the structure of the language and cannot be reconciled by simplistic translations. A word that is feminine in Hebrew will often be translated as masculine in the Greek creating a distortion in the metaphysical properties of the word. As well, the numerical values of the Hebrew language script cannot be translated into Greek creating additional metaphysical difficulties. If we are concerned about proper means to proper ends then we must use a congruent system of calculation. We cannot always depend upon interpreting hexidecimal in terms of duodecimal systems. There are many linguistic assumptions in the use of Greek which do not exist in the Hebrew.

The result is expressed in the great differences in the developement of the two cultures. One might rightly ask WHY did the Greeks not apprehend the Torah for them selves in the first instance? The Torah as traditionally known was not hidden but it was in plain sight for all men to see. Yet it was the Jews under Moses who first brought it to light in the world and not the Greeks. There is no trinity in the Hebrew. That is from a philosophical concept developed from the study of mathematics by my ancestors. It had absolutely nothing to do with Yeshua and it wasn't even considered until the Council of Nicea decided to include it. I believe it was Origen who first suggested it but even he was unsure. Augustine rejected it out of hand, to his credit, and for quite some time the whole thing was debated hotly amongst the scholars resulting in more than a few excommunications.


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