[b-hebrew] Lord - or Yahweh
osbo at hn.ozemail.com.au
Sat Feb 8 18:14:33 EST 2003
Yes, I should have used the word, transliterate not translate, however this
does not get away from the fact that the translators as declared in the
preface to the RSV have stated, "the use of any proper name for the one
and only God as though there were other gods from whom he had to be
distinguished was discontinued in Judaism before the Christian era and is
entirely inappropriate for the universal faith of the Christian Church"
(preface page 9)
This statement flies in the face of the Psalmist Psalm 82:6, Psalm 86:8,
Jeremiah 7:18, Christ John 10:34 and Paul 1Cor 8:5. We know by the
translation or if you will the transliteration of these words what is being
referred to, but this is the very reason why the angel in Exodus 3 when
representing Yahweh said, "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,
The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the
God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is
my memorial unto all generations"
Now if this is inappropriate to the Christian Church, possibly, no, more
than probably there is something wrong with the Christian Church.
It could be argued that this is off topic but in reality it is very much on
topic because here we have a group of TRANSLATORS that have failed in their
responsibility to protect the appropriateness of the universal faith of the
Christian Church. Now you also say that Christianity came from Judaism, the
memorial name given to Moses for all generations was and is fundamental to
Judaism and Christianity. Here we have TRANSLATORS that have decided for
the appropriateness of the universal faith of the Christian Church failing
to correctly transliterate and translate not only the memorial name but
also the titles of Yahweh the Elohim of Israel.
So what is the real reason why the translators in their wisdom or lack of
it did not translate or transliterate the Name and Titles of the God of
An interesting matter indeed.
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