Methodology

You Prepare A Table

The goal of the AHAV Bible is to apply a methodology to reconstruct and reveal Hebraic “Kingdom of Heaven” New Testament spirituality:

1) Hebrew Tanakh and Jewish Aramaic texts provide unique language and cultural perspectives that defined Yeshua’s first century teachings.  The AHAV Bible features hundreds of examples of unique cultural values embedded within Hebrew and Aramaic language.

2) Old & New Testament Greek texts provide many Hebrew and Aramaic transliterations such as, Abba, amen, Eli, Gehenna, hosanna, qorban, mammon, kum, pascha, rabbi, sabbath, satan, shechar, talitha, etc. illustrating how Greek translations of Hebrew Tanakh and Yeshua’s culture were translated in the Greek New Testament.

3) Dead Sea Scrolls and Hebrew/Aramaic inscriptions in Israel illustrate First Century Hebrew Jewish language which can be compared with Greek New Testament language and definitions.

4) Ancient Aramaic Jewish literature and Bible commentaries (Targums) supply Hebrew to Aramaic terms and definitions for Hebrew and Greek translations.  Jewish literature was written in Aramaic to provide commentary and discussion of Biblical Hebrew concepts and provide access for Aramaic speakers

5) Prophecies in Biblical Hebrew and “Jewish Aramaic” forecast many elements of Messiah, New Covenant, Acharit haYamim (Latter Days), angels, born again, covenant, perfection of the saints, repentance, holiness, heaven, faith, spiritual warfare, etc.; providing critically important context for the Greek New Testament.  

6) Archaeological and scientific discovery confirms and validates Scripture.  Science and research illustrate elegant functions of human and earthly mechanisms that negate urban myth traditionally believed to be derived from Scripture.  The AHAV Bible provides data for readers to compare differences between superstition with reality. 

7) Equivalence of Expressions (gezerah shavah), Idioms, Law of First Mention (definitions), Word Pairs, Kal Vachomer (light and heavy), etc., are principles of interpretation embedded in Hebrew Scripture.  Scripture provides internal rules and steps to provide correct interpretation of Scripture, which are provided in the AHAV Bible. 

8) Humanistic modernism, such as Stoicism, Gnosticism, Sophism, Paganism, mythology, theology, etc., are synthetic “alien authorities” that profoundly influence translations and definitions within and projected through the Greek New Testament.  The AHAV Bible examines the effects of 1st century CE modernism in the development of the Greek New Testament.

9) Scholarly and exhaustive research papers, are published daily to help better understand  the ancient world of Abraham, his faith, Moses, David, the Hebrew Prophets and the early Hebrew and Roman Christian sects that influenced Greek New Testament narratives. 

 The Sandwich Effect

On one hand, Ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, Jewish commentary and literature (1,400 BC – 400 AD), retains terms and definitions Yeshua (Jesus) used to teach the Kingdom of Heaven.  On the other hand, the oldest Aramaic and Greek New Testament texts (200 – 400 AD) evolved from many of these original Hebrew concepts.  By comparative verse by verse analysis of Greek New Testament manuscripts, comparing equivalent terms, values, and definitions, with pre-New Testament Hebrew and Aramaic sources, we can effectively extrapolate First Century Hebraic concepts.  

The Midrash Effect  

The AHAV Bible supplies original Hebrew and Aramaic content, along with Ancient Hebrew word pictures for key words, providing deeper insights into how Yeshua (Jesus) and the Apostles provided midrash (explanation) of the Kingdom of Heaven according to Hebrew Scripture. 

Rabbis have good reason to suggest that there are 70 faces-dimensions within Hebrew Scripture, however these are organic elements within the Hebrew language itself.  The AHAV Bible investigates relationships within Hebrew language as it pertains to Yeshua and his teachings per midrash (explanation) and interpretation of Yeshua’s Hebraic teachings. 

The Faith  

Archaeological artifacts and inscriptions have, and are being discovered in Israel at such a high rate that much is yet to be catalogued and published.  The world is discovering that Yeshua (Jesus) and his original Jewish followers spoke Hebrew and Jewish Galilean Aramaic.  Age-old theories about Yeshua and the history of the New Testament are being refined and upgraded.  The AHAV Bible retains many wonderful and exciting revelations to inspire readers in the Hebraic Jewish emunah (faith) of Yeshua (Jesus).

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