אדם ADaM, Aleph-Dalet-Mem, means man, Adam, man of earth or earthling.,דמ דממה Dalet-Mem means silence [DUMB]. A +DM could mean the one species (Man) that is “NOT silent,” as the world’s only speaker.Isaac E. Mozeson and Edenics.org, E-Word: Edenics Digital Dictionary 2021, page 27
Men and women did not evolve from animals over millions of years of either random or guided-by-God evolution. Genesis 1 makes it clear that we were a separate creation from animals made in the image of God on the sixth day. Genesis 2 shows that Eve was created from Adam and they were given dominion over the plants and animals. We also learn that God spoke with Adam and Eve. In Genesis 3 we learn how the Fall happened which brought a curse on all of the universe. Counting the generations recorded in the Old Testament we can estimate when these events occurred. It wasn’t billions or millions of years ago, but only a few thousand.
After creation and the global flood a major event for our ancestors was the confusion of language at Babel (Genesis 11) making them spread around the post-flood Earth. Prior to Babel only one language was spoken (Genesis 11:1). Traditional Jewish commentators, including Isaac Mozeson, claim that the original language is best found today in Biblical Hebrew, the language in which Moses wrote the Torah.
The Origin of Language – Edenics Introductory Videos Part 1 of 4 from Edenics.
Men and women were created with the ability to use language. No other creature has that ability. Other creatures might communicate with each other and understand something of the sounds we make, but they do not communicate through language.
Our use of language has a moral component. We should not confuse this with a sense of justice we might see in the actions of some animals. By our words we will be justified or condemned according to Jesus in Matthew 12.
34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”Matthew 12:34-37 ESV
Weekly Bible Reading: Malachi and Matthew
David Pawson, Malachi, Part 60, Matthew, Part 1, Unlocking the Bible
Bible Project, Malachi and Matthew
Weekly Torah Readings
21 Tevet, 5782, Shemot: Parashat Exodus 1:1-6:1; Haftarat Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-29:23
10 thoughts on “Sunday Walk 72 – Language”
Thanks for the great Sunday morning insight. I have not thought a lot about the origin of language before. Blessings.
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I have only started thinking about it recently. Creation and the Flood seem to have dominated my interests in Genesis 1-11. Blessings!
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Such an amazing truth to be reminded of, the unique gift of language which we as God’s children exercise in the context of a covenantal relationship with Him. Our words in conversation are not “just words.”
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We take words too much for granted. You made a good point that the gift of language comes “in the context of a covenantal relationship with Him.” Thank you, Dora!
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Genesis 1 never cease to amaze me
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It has only been in the last few years that I began to see how significant Genesis is for Christianity.
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The Uncreated Light. Old Testament Apologetic @ wordpress.com
Greetings “The Uncreated Light”, the theology of Monotheism flagrantly violates the 2nd Commandment of the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. It likewise negates the “Aggaditah” of Moshe sent as an “Angel” of HaShem to judge the Gods of Egypt. It further disqualifies the oath brit that Yehoshua cut the post “g’lut” generation, following the decree that Israel endure 40 years of exile in the Wilderness. The oath brit sworn at Gilgal, punctuated by the mitzva of brit melah — that HaShem would war against the Gods of Canaan just as did HaShem war against the Gods of Egypt.
The Xtian Bible translations, one and all, an utter abomination. On par with the negative commandments of sodomy, witchcraft, and but of course the biggie – the basis for all 365 negative commandments within the Torah revelation – avodah zarah – the direct commandment of the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. When the nation of Israel heard the 2nd commandment following the first Commandment, (the golden calf, the revelation of tumah avodah zarah, Aaron the elder brother of Moshe the prophet, translated the Spirit Name of HaShem unto a word – אלהים), when Klall Yisroel heard the 2nd Commandment – they knew that they would surely die.
The 2nd Commandment of the revelation of the Torah at Sinai, it defines ‘fear of heaven’. This key Torah concept goes by another name: Baal Shem Tov. Not the person who founded Chassidus following the 1648 Cossack revolt against Polish aristocracy. No one knows the horrific death count commited by Bogdan Khmelnitsky. That רשע bears responsibility for slaughter without cause. His cossacks murdered entire Polish Jewish communities. The Jewish leader known as the Baal Shem Tov, reorganized the shattered Jewish survivors – a truly righteous man.
Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, also known by the rabbinic acronym the Besht – an abbreviation for Baal Shem Tov\Master of the Good Name. A person with fear of heaven lives his\her life fully cognizant that the reputation of a person compares to a balloon hovering over a field of cactus. Bogdan Khmelnitsky, his name – a name of infamy, comparable to Stalin and Hitler and Poop Pius xii.
Am writing a response to your opening thesis: [[[“””The Old Testament is emphatic in our understanding of God and our entire existence. The ideology that God in the Old Testament is somehow a different god than in the New Testament has it’s roots in Marcionism and Gnosticism. Such a distorted subversion of the truth has lead to this mindset as more and more commonplace today. The Old Testament is vital to the essence of Christianity, I seek to dispel this erroneous notion of different gods, refute frequent arguments for it, and show how God’s love is throughout the Old Testament and not just the New Testament. May God aid this to be edifying and beneficial to all who read it. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”””]]] Emphatically reject your Amen. אל מלך נאמן has nothing what so ever no part or portion with your absurd thesis statement.
Am an Israeli so we definitely do not know one another. But it appears to me, based upon the noise you write about “The Heresy of Gnosticism” that you’re either a Catholic or Orthodox persuasion Xtian. Gnosticism long preceded the Catholic Protestant split. That 30 year War which likewise culminated in 1648, it killed more people comparable to the carnage of World War I. That first European Civil War in the 20th Century killed the British empire. True it did not formally collapse until after the 2nd European Civil War of that Century. The good name of Europe hopefully shall never recover following the Shoah war crimes against humanity. Gone the ‘White Man’s burden’ to govern the dark skinned inferior races.
Most Xtians with whom swords have crossed, they get easily offended and erase my comments. As if criticism of their ‘holier than thou’, their presumptions of scholarship, their outright arrogant attitudes, constitutes as a personal attack upon their characters. Yidden we conclude the Shemone Esrai da’avening with
אלהי נצר לשוני מרע ושפתי מדבר מרמה וכו
Its a truly beautiful way to conclude Jewish tefillah. But Xtians as a rule think they have no reason to learn the T’NaCH in its original tongue. So shall not overly burden you by revealing your absolute ignorance.
Wrote a rather long comment on your post: Septuagint vs. Masoretic Text which you did not erase. Bravo. But I should address your slander made upon the Talmud. In that post you write:
[[[“””The Masoretic Text is the traditional Hebrew text of the Jewish bible, “This monumental work was begun around the 6th century ad and completed in the 10th by scholars at Talmudic academies in Babylonia and Palestine.” Right on the outset, the question arises why do Christians value the translation of scholars at the Talmudic academy? The Talmud that blasphemes our Lord Jesus Christ saying He is burning in hell (Gittin 57a) and that our Holy Lady Theotokos is a whore.”””]]] Honestly this business of cherry picking, taking something completely out of context merits a rebuke. This tumah slander Joseph Goebbels would applaud.
Goyim (a term of respect, contrasted by the Xtian “Pagan” term of contempt) do not know the difference between the Mishna and the Gemarah. Talmud to the vast majority of brain washed Xtians, it amounts to just another 4 letter cuss word. The Mishna, codified in about 210 CE (the BC AD time reference Jews do not give any respect. Xtianity worships other Gods). The specific Mishna in the 5th chapter of Gittin (do you know what that means?) addresses some of the consequences of the Bar Cochba revolt, specifically the fall of the fortress of Beitar. No less than half of the Jewish population living in Judea died fighting that revolt against Roman oppression. Jews endured a 2000+ year g’lut\exile as a result of this terrible defeat. Not till the 20th Century have the Jewish people suffered such a horrific extermination.
That Mishna addresses the legality of סיקריקון\SICARICON – property stolen by Roman soldiers. That misquoted Gemarah never directly condemned a mythical imaginary JeZeus son of Mary. It taught a mussar about the distinction between disgracing an Israel, even if that Israel worships avodah zarah — from disgracing a Goy, who worships avodah zarah. Have addressed this other post because Monotheism violates the 2nd Commandment of the Torah revelation at Sinai — your thesis statement which I quoted in [[[“”” “””]]] above.
Every bible translation corrupt and evil. One and all totally inaccurate. How? A reasonable question which merits an immediate response. The Talmud (the learning of Mishnaic common law as expressed by the Gemarah commentary made upon the Mishnah), the codification of Jewish law produced by Judean society before the g’lut\exile by the Romans. Rabbi Yechudah HaNassi\President wrote the Mishnah about 80 years after the fall of Beitar to the Roman legions. Rabbis Ravinna and Ashi sealed the Gemarah text commentaries made upon the Mishna about 450 CE.
Rabbis replaced the P’rushim, translated into the Greek word Pharisees in the new testament. The P’rushim taught Torah during the 110 year period where Judea ruled itself as an Independent nation. Following the fall of Judea to the Roman empire, rabbis replaced P’rushim.
The latter lead the Civil War against the Hashmonaim kings who broke the alliance made with the P’rushim, cut during the Independence War against the Syrian Greeks. After seizing the reins of government the Hashmonaim kings preferred the more malleable Tzeddukim traitors.
The Hashmonaim kings therefore broke the previous alliance with the P’rushim, and cut an alliance with the Tzeddukim (translated into Greek as Sadducees) assimilated priests\cohonim of the House of Aaron who rule as the entitled 2% of the Judea banana republic ruled by Persian and Greek empires. A long Civil War erupted immediately thereafter. That Civil War lasted approximately 100 of the 110 years the Hashmonaim kingdom ruled as an Independent nation. A complicated piece of history which you most probably know nothing about.
The fundamental distinction which separates the Talmud from the avodah zarah of Xtianity, the latter forever talks about the Gods. Whereas never once mentioned the Name of HaShem within all 20 volumes of the Talmud. Upon what scales of Justice does Israeli Independence as a free nation stand or fall? Justice Justice Pursue. The entire T’NaCH & Talmud focuses upon this single issue.
The last mitzva Moshe the prophet exercised his energies before he passed, establishing 3 of the 6 cities of refuge. No man, not even Moshe, could build 3 cities in a single day! Moshe the prophet established the small Sanhedrin federal courts of lateral common law. The T’NaCH & the Talmud both learn by means of precedents. Precedents define how common law court rooms function. All biblical translations – evil. All biblical translation expunge the order of sugiot from the T’NaCH. Comparable to removing all paragraphs from a Term research paper.
The organization of the T’NaCH Books of literature into sugiot serves as the foundation by which later scholars can compare and contrast similar sugiot; and thereby learn the mussar which each and every sugia of the T’NaCH commands unto its required k’vanna (roughly translated as “intent”).
This address has reached a bit more length than originally planned, thank you for your patience. Let’s learn. Shall not address any new testament passages because Ezra and the Men of the Great Assembly sealed the T’NaCH like rabbi Yechudah sealed the Mishna like Rav Ashi and Ravina sealed the Gemara forming the Talmud. This sealed masoret\tradition thereby became the permanent inheritance of all generations of Jews. All generations build our Torah faith based upon this shared masoret. Earlier to present generations equally share an identical masoret by which they learn the responsibility of ruling the oath sworn lands with justice … blessing or curse.
Oral Torah exists as logic. Logic respects no personal “ego this” or “I believe that”. Law represents reaching a legal decision based upon precedents. Both the study of the T’NaCH and the study of the later Talmud — both stand upon the יסוד\foundation of precedents. T’NaCH commands mussar commandments. Talmud commands halachic ritual observances woven together with T’NaCH mussar commandments. Comparable to a loom which has a warp and weft opposing threads. The יסוד\foundation of the entire Talmud, the kabbalah of פרדס chariot mysticism taught by Rabbi Akiva. All the rabbinic authorities within the Talmud, they all follow and base their legal opinions upon the פרדס kabbalah taught by Rabbi Akiva. All rabbinic opinions expressed in the Talmud obey as students – the kabbalah Rabbi Akiva taught.
This kabbalah defines the whole of the 20 volumes of the Babylonian Talmud. The Romans killed Rabbi Akiva in the Bar Kokhba war. They attempted to murder all his talmidim. Five survived from some 20,000 students of Rabbi Akiva who all died during the war against Rome. And from these 5 survivors comes the entire Sha’s Yerushalmi and Sha’s Bavli. The Gaonic Midrashim bases itself upon their kabbalah. Talmud stands upon the יסוד of פרדס, while the Siddur (over 248 prophets involved in its codification of tefillah known as the Shemone Esrai) stands upon the יסוד known as מעשה בראשית. The scholarship of the two combined kabbalot form the warp and weft known as Judaism.
Shall now learn the following based upon the rule of learning by way of precedents. (1) Deuteronomy 4:31. (2) Jeremiah 31:20 (3) Joel 2:32, no such p’suk exists. (4) 2 Kings 2:23-24 T’NaCH has no chapters and verses. Jewish scholarship upon the T’NaCH does not cherry pick verses, taken totally out of context, as does Xtian scholarship. Starting with the letters of Paul, and followed thereafter by the Books of the gospels. In sequence of the time their manuscripts first became published.
The sugia of דברים ד:א – כד.
The mussar which Moshe the prophet commands Israel on the last day before he passed from this world. Prophetic mussar mitzvot MUST derive from Torah commandments. Xtianity, big on their theology of messiah, and total silence upon which of the 613 commandments serves as the basis by which the prophet Shmuel anointed king David as Moshiach! Any attempt to impose any mitzva independent of Torat Moshe qualifies as the worship of בעל פעור — (a reference to the war with Balak and Bilaam).
The prophet then proceeds to define the distinctions between wisdom and understanding which define all Torah scholarship. Tefillah, for example – a duty of the heart. Prayer by contrast a plea to the Gods in the heavens. The prophet gives a solemn warning not to forget the revelation of the Torah at Sinai, which the biblical translations expunge. They all violate the first and second commandments of the Sinai revelation. JeZeus did not take Israel out of Egypt and has no connection to the Spirit Name of HaShem which no word can communicate. Aaron erred on this exact point when he translated the Spirit name of HaShem unto אלהים. No bible translation nor koran ever once brings the Name revealed at Sinai. Therefore all Goyim reject the revelation of the Torah at Sinai and consequently worship other Gods. All word translations of the Name: Yahweh, Jehovah, Lord, JeZeus, Allah – all exactly duplicate the sin of the Golden Calf.
Avodah zarah does not translate as idolatry. Idolatry limits the reality of the Gods to 3 physical dimensions, as does the modern scientific method which limits reality to empirical physical evidence – similar to the mistake Euclid made in his 5th axiom of geometry. But avodah zarah stands upon the Torah negative commandment: not to follow the ways of Egypt and Canaan; all Goyim which reject the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. Like as do all Xtians and Muslims.
Catholics bow down to their crucifix crosses. Protestants removed JeZeus from their crosses based upon this Torah. Why did HaShem take Israel out of Egyptian slavery? This key question defines the entire Talmud. Justice Justice pursue. Justice comes from courts of law. Justice first and foremost a domestic local issue. How does Israel not forget the brit? We remember the oaths which our forefathers swore in the Name of HaShem (the 1st commandment) and we do mitzvot לשמה. The opening Mishna of גיטין teaches that Jews in g’lut lost the knowledge how to do mitzvot לשמה.
The sages advice, learn the prophet Isaiah to grasp the prophetic mussar which defines the above פרק\sugia of Torat Moshe addressed above. A similar sugia precedent from this prophetic source: ישיעה יא:יא-יד:כז. The vision of geulah from g’lut! The empires of Babylon and Assyria utterly and totally destroyed, like the army of Par’o after the splitting of the Sea of Reeds. Why does HaShem bring destruction and g’lut upon mighty empires and unto Israel? The empires ruled with cruelty and oppression and Israel failed to rule the oath sworn lands with justice. The mussar rebuke of Isaiah defines the k’vanna of the פרק of Torat Moshe learned above. Learning through common law precedents defines the wisdom of the Torah.
All Xtian biblical translations, when they expunged the Order of sugiot from the T’NaCH lost the ability to learn the Torah by the logic of comparative sugiot. (2) ירמיה לא:כ-כא. A similar case/precedent ירמיה ו:כא. The mussar rebuke: when Israel forgets to do the commandments לשמה. The (3) ?. And lastly (4) מלכים ב ב:א-כב. The precedent sugia of similar mussar: מלכים א ב:כו-מו. Blessing contrasted by cursing. Herein the T’NaCH learns mussar, applicable to all generations of bnai brit, based upon the wisdom of precedents learned by comparing similar or contrasting sugiot. Sugiot define the Order of the Hebrew T’NaCH and like (3) ? Sugiot do not exist in any Xtian biblical translation of evil.
I think you may be responding to someone else and thinking it is what I wrote, mosckerr. I agree with you that the Old Testament is vital to Christianity. Also I don’t recall writing about Gnosticism.
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