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Does Ellen White understand "avon" is guilt?

Q12: Studing guilt "avon" and desire "chamad"..

(20) : "Avon" : Guilt.

Hypothesis:What does "avon" mean in Ancient Hebrew ?

Introduction: There is surprisingly in the King James translation Bible, no English word for "guilt". They somehow avoid the Hebrew word "avon" as guilt and translate it "iniquity" every time. Why? Nobody seems to know?

Does the Holy Spirit record the Hebrew word "Avon" as "guilt" in Ellen White messages, proving them to be inspired, or do we see just "iniquity" instead?

Strong's 5771.

The Ancient Hebrew reads "Twistered securely across the nations"

Jeff Benner speaks of this Ancient Hebrew letter being lost, thus the meaning could become obscure. The lost letter is a pictograph of a twisted strands made into rope.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity (avon)"guilt" of us all.

{CSA 32.2} Now He was numbered with the transgressors. The guilt of fallen humanity He must bear. Upon Him who knew no sin must be laid the iniquity of us all. . . .

{CC 33.4} There were many giants, men of great stature and strength, renowned for wisdom, skillful in devising the most cunning and wonderful works; but their guilt in giving loose rein to iniquity was in proportion to their skill and mental ability.

{DA 328.5} But the Sinless One has taken our place. "The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity (avon) of us all." Isaiah 53:6. He has borne the burden of our guilt. He will take the load from our weary shoulders. He will give us rest. The burden of care and sorrow also He will bear. He invites us to cast all our care upon Him; for He carries us upon His heart.

Conclusion: There is perfect agreement, that the Holy Spirit recorded the correct meaning of "Avon" into English, as the word "guilt" proving the servant Ellen White did actually record inspired messages.

(21) : "Chamad" : "desire".

Hypothesis:Does Ellen White messages record the Ancient Hebrew meaning of "desire", not the King James translation of "covet"?

Introduction:The word "chamad" is correctly translated as "desire" by the King James for most of the Hebrew occurrances, except for the Tenth Commandment, they choose a stronger English word"thou shalt not covet", assuming this word is a stronger meaning. Why do they do this for "chamad" for only this context? One could say that "covet" is a strong meaning for "desire" and that might be correct, and seeing Hebrew word meanings are broad, this is OK. However do we find the Holy Spirit recording the Hebrew word consistently in Ellen White messages?

Strong's 2530. "Chamad"

The Ancient Hebrew reads "The outside flows into the door of your soul".

Jeff Benner translates this word as "desire". The meaning is the idea of things you see, smell or hear, that are outside flowing through the door of your soul, into your mind or heart.

Ge 3:6 ¶ And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired (chamad) to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Ex 20:17 Thou sh alt not covet "desire" (chamad) thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet "desire"(chamad) thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

The KJV translates chamad in the ten commandments as “covet” found no where else ? Why? The Hebrew word “desire” is strong enough and does not need additional strength.

{Con 14.3} Adam and Eve should have been perfectly satisfied with their knowledge of God derived from His created works and received by the instruction of the holy angels. But their curiosity was aroused to become acquainted with that of which God designed they should have no knowledge. It was for their happiness to be ignorant of sin..{DG 24.2} When she [Eve] "saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat." It was grateful to the taste, and as she ate, she seemed to feel a vivifying power, and imagined herself entering upon a higher state of existence.

Notice the powerful Hebrew word “desire” is an emotional high based on feelings and not upon evidence.

Jos 7:21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I desired (chamad) them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Pr 6:25 Lust (chamad) not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

{5T 702.1} They are only repeating that which Satan declared to Eve in Eden: "Ye shall be as gods." Satan fell because of his ambition to be equal with God. He desired to enter into the divine counsels and purposes, from which he was excluded by his own inability, as a created being, to comprehend the wisdom of the Infinite One. It was this ambitious pride that led to his rebellion, and by the same means he seeks to cause the ruin of man.

{CTr 9.2} Little by little Lucifer came to indulge the desire for self-exaltation. . . . Though all his glory was from God, this mighty angel came to regard it as pertaining to himself. Not content with his position, though honored above the heavenly host, he ventured to covet homage due alone to the Creator.

{ST, June 12, 1884 par. 5} God does not bind upon any one burdens so heavy that at every step he must complain of the load he is obliged to bear. It is the friction, and not the constant motion that wears the machinery. It is the continual worry, and not the work they do, that is killing these persons. They covet some blessing, either real or imaginary, which is just beyond their reach; but if they were to gain this cherished object, it would only excite a desire for something else.

{YI, May 14, 1884 par. 1} Be careful to follow the example of Jesus. As the sun-flower is constantly turning its open blossom to the sun, so let your heart, your thoughts, ever turn to Jesus, the Sun of Righteousness. Do not make self a center, and your pleasures and your wishes first. Seek the good of others; study to be a blessing to them, and to glorify your Creator. This is the only way to overcome selfishness. If you educate yourself to make your interest first, self-love will become an absorbing passion, and out of it will grow great evils; such as love of supremacy, and the desire to be thought very good, whe ther you deserve the good opinion you covet or not.

"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's." The tenth commandment strikes at the very root of all sins, prohibiting the selfish desire, from which springs the sinful act. {PP 309.4}

Conclusion: There is excellent undestanding the word "covet" can also mean "desire", and that the Ancient Hebrew meaning of this word is preserved in Ellen White messages.

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