TRANSLITERATIONS MAY VARY, BUT NOT OUR LOVE
Hi brother Lew; I've been listening to a lot of new songs lately so I can compile a new list of anointed music to listen to (I trashed all the Christian CD's I had! Yuk!). I ran across some names they use in the titles and songs and I need your help with. I'm very cautious about non-native Hebrew people when it comes to their understanding, learning and teaching of our Creator Yahuah! Where are they getting these names? I can only guess it’s coming from a different language and hoping you may be able to clear this up for me when you have time. • • • •
Yashur’al Aluah Aluahim and such like these
REPLY: As time goes on, we are seeing more English-lettered variations in alternate transliterations for Hebrew words. Even those whose first language is Hebrew are effected (over time) by changes in certain letters, such as the second letter BETH sometimes being used as a modern letter “V”. The English letters V and W are both derived from the Hebrew letter “U” or UAU. (see video, “ALL YOU NEED IS U” on youtube, and research history of letters V and W on Wikipedia.org, linked below). The Chasidim (ultra-Orthodox form of Rabbinic Judaism) often transliterate “MASHIACH” as “MOSHIACH”. This can have a slight jarring effect for us who want to “sound” the words accurately, and there are subtle differences. Their vowels may or may not be correct. What can be annoying is the over-use of apostrophes or accent marks in the English attempt to write the Hebrew words. Some use extra letters thinking they are making it easier for new-comers. “YAHUWDAH” sounds exactly like “YAHUDAH”, but still I prefer the more simplified, knowing that in a century or two down the line there will be a little less possibility for confusion. The examples you have brought up are fine. The “Y” is more directly brought across than our English letter “I” – since our “I” is derived from the IOTA, the Greek attempt to transliterate the Hebrew letter YOD. Also, the AL rather than the EL seems viable, since the Hebrew ALEF is used in many Hebrew words we already bring out as an “A”, such as ABBA or ABRAHIM. The ending “-IM” rather than “-AM” is a more accurate rendering for the plurality in Hebrew, since the Hebrew letters are YOD-MEM.
KEEPING OUR EYE ON THE GOAL It would be ideal if we could all become more unified in our use of the English letters, but it is unlikely this will happen. We will be restored to the pure language fully one day, and all of these developments we are seeing should be exciting to see. But, often the differences are being exploited to cause divisions by those who promote their personal preferences over others. This divisive attitude is not serving the goals of Yahusha (or Yahushua), but rather the enemy, so we have to overcome the division by accepting those who use variations of spelling. Some would say this is compromise or even confusion; but the goal is not knowledge, it is love. Transliterations may vary, and the worst we can be held accountable in this is a bad accent. We have to do all we can to facilitate the restoration of the lost tribes of YISRAEL to Yahuah’s Covenant, and become overcomers of every obstacle put in our path toward that end, which is the mission we were given when Yahusha lifted up into the clouds so long ago. Even when the dragon isn’t directly the case for our division, we can produce our own stumbling-blocks through rivalry and strife by putting others down; and that is caused by pride and jealousy. We must lift up Yahusha, not our ambitions to dominate the sheep. He is now working within us to fulfill His mission of restoring the lost tribes, so let’s take on His perspective of all things, taking into account that we are all at different places in the race. We all need to remember these words as they are being fulfilled even now: Zep 3:8-20: “Therefore wait for Me,” declares “ ,יהוהuntil the day I rise up for plunder. For My judgment is to gather nations, to assemble reigns, to pour out on them My rage, all my burning wrath. For by the fire of My jealousy all the earth shall be consumed. “For then I shall turn unto the peoples a clean lip1, so that they all call on the Name of ,יהוהto serve Him with one shoulder. Footnote: 1Or language. “From beyond the rivers of Kush my worshippers, the daughter of My dispersed ones, shall bring My offering. “In that day you shall not be put to shame for any of your deeds in which you have transgressed against Me, for then I shall remove from your midst your proud exulting ones, and you shall no more be haughty in My set-apart mountain. “But I shall leave in your midst an oppressed and poor people, and they shall trust in the Name of .יהוה “The remnant of Yisra’ĕl shall do no unrighteousness and speak no falsehood1, nor is a tongue of deceit found in their mouth. For they shall feed their flocks and lie down, with none to frighten them.” Footnote: 1Rev. 14:5. Shout for joy, O daughter of Tsiyon! Shout, O Yisra’ĕl! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Yerushalayim!
יהוהhas turned aside your judgments. He has faced your enemy. The Sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, ,יהוהis in your midst1. No longer need you fear evil. Footnote: 1See v. 17, Isa 12:6. In that day it shall be said to Yerushalayim, “Do not fear, Tsiyon, do not let your hands be weak. “ יהוהyour Elohim in your midst, is mighty to save. He rejoices over you with joy, He is silent in His love, He rejoices over you with singing.” “I shall gather those who grieve about the appointed place, who are among you, to whom its reproach is a burden. “See, I am dealing with all those afflicting you at that time. And I shall save the lame, and gather those who were cast out. And I shall give them for a praise and for a name in all the earth where they were put to shame. “At that time I shall bring you in, even at the time I gather you, for I shall give you for a name, and for a praise, among all the peoples of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes,” said ( ”.יהוהtranslation: THE
We are waiting for you to gather us, our Master Yahuah! Help us to love one another, knowing others who love you with stammering lips are also under the same blood that delivers us all. ALL YOU NEED IS U: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlwv6iikjbU THE LETTER “U”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U