A few scribblings for today showing the regression of various words.
1 Tim. 1:10 – “for them that defile themselves with mankind”.
“mankind” – 733 Young’s Concordance (a sodomite:- abuser of (that defile) self with mankind. RSV sodomites, NEB perverts, JB with boys or with men, NAS homosexuals, NIV perverts. The compilers of Young’s Concordance like everyone aimed to prove a literal Christos. Comment – the correct word is “mankind” as Paul was casting aspersions on all the “dead works” of mankind (women and men) in favor of our eternal inheritance – the Christos from Melchisedec without descent, without mother, without father. To make it specific distorts the entire message which can only be comprehended once the golden thread running throughout the testaments into the book of Revelation is comprehended.
Matt. 1:1 – “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ”.
“generation” – 1074 Young’s Concordance (a generation; by implication an age (the period or the persons): age, generation, nation, time RSV genealogy, NEB descent, JB genealogy, NAS genealogy, NIV genealogy. Jesus Christ, a conjunction or composite was certainly a consolidation of types recurring down the generations of time. By the misuse of the word “genealogy” traditionalists moved from the aesthetic to a pseudo factual.
Matt. 3:7 – “O generation of vipers”.
“generation” – RSV brood, NEB brood, JB brood, NAS brood, NIV brood. Same as above bringing in concept of family (brood), progeny.
Matt. 4:1 – “Then Jesus was lead up of the Spirit” RSV by, NEB by, JB by, NAS by, NIV by. There is a vast difference in implication. Often the word Ghost (something unseen) has been changed to Spirit, also.
Isa. 7:14 – “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son”
“virgin” – 5959 (almah) Young’s Concordance fem. of 5958 elem from 5956 alam: a prim. root; to veil from sight, i.e. conceal (literal or figurative):- X any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing). Something kept out of sight, a lass, lad (young man, stripling) as veiled or private; damsel, maid virgin. In summary, the virgin was always the governance of Jerusalem that was without God (concealed). Later is Isaiah the word virgin derives from bethulah (with God), after Hezekiah, the man child, restored. In the revised edition: RSV young woman , NEB young woman , JB maiden, NAS virgin, NIV virgin give a completely misinterpretation. Virgin could be male or female, lad or lass.
Matt. 1.25 – “And knew her not till she had brought forth”
“knew her not” – RSV knew her not, NEB had no intercourse with her, JB he had not intercourse with her, NAS kept her a virgin, NIV had no union with her. One could easily surmise that western Christianity has not known the story within a story, has never opened the book, and could not give a twinkle curse. You of course could say they have had no intercourse. But by converting to the word intercourse immediately gives way to traditionalists, canon, creeds, cults, statues of a female virgin, orthodoxy and darkness for 2,000 years.
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