Welcome! This blog is dedicated to studying the Ancient Hebrew Scriptures (The Old Testament) and the New Covenant Scriptures (The New Testament) in an effort to separate God’s Truth from man’s traditions. Not an easy task, but an extremely rewarding one!
I follow some general practices in each article:
- The scripture quotes used in these essays are mostly taken from the Blue Letter Bible Online, and in most cases are taken from the King James Version, so that the original Hebrew words used could be researched using BLB’s online version of Strong’s Concordance and other study helps. Once in a while I did the research using the KJV version, but quoted the NIV or another commonly accepted translation, in order to give a more easily understood or more accurate rendering of the verse.
- Scripture quotations generally appear in blue italics, but I have followed the convention of putting Y’shua’s words in bold red, for easy reference. When I propose a modernized paraphrase of Y’shua’s words, I put it in bold italicized maroon. When I add a note or definition to a verse, [I use navy blue print in brackets].
- The word Grace has been written in bold red to remind us that it is only through the Grace of YHVH that we are able to have any relationship with Him. The red reminds us of the Blood of the Lamb, which covers our sin and opens the door to the Holy Place.
- Whenever the English translation has removed the original wording (YHVH, Elohim, El, etc) and replaced it with some other word (The LORD, God, etc.), I have restored the original wording without comment. In the New Testament quotes, I have also replaced the words Jesus and Christ with Y’shua and Messiah, again without comment, in an attempt to draw attention to the Hebraic Covenant roots of our Master and His Kingdom.
As I find web sites, books and videos that are particularly helpful and which evidence a genuine attempt to be fair and careful in their presentation of information, I will list them on my “Recommended Links” page.
Be forewarned! As Aldous Huxley said: “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you mad.”  It can be devastating to find out that so many of the ‘truths’ we have built our lives around are actually exactly what God warned about in His Word: …the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. (Jer 16:19)
We are seeing this prophesy fulfilled, but that is a good thing – the lies are being ferreted out and replaced with the Savior’s Truth! (Don’t despair: The anger fades as the Real Truth really sets you free!)
May the Father bless you in your search for His Truth! Here is His promise to genuine Truth Seekers:
The secret [Heb סוֹד – intimate counsel] of YHVH is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. (Psalm 25:14)
 Huxley was an Englishman. To an Englishman, the word ‘mad’ does not connote anger but rather insanity! So while Huxley was actually saying, ‘You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall drive you insane!”, we are borrowing his statement and applying the American English meaning of ‘anger’ to it: our apologies to Mr. Huxley…!