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HYPOTHESIS: What does Faith mean?

Q: (5) emeth


The pictograph reads "The strong flow over the nations, towards an important mark". Strong's 571

This study looks at OT and NT occurances of "emeth" the Hebrew word translated as "truth".

There are 125 verses that use this word, in the OT, the Author looked at all of them, but presents to the reader newer contexts for consideration. Shalom

DISCUSSION: Some contexts:-

Context (1): Consider a servant of Abraham, speaking words, that God honours as support.

Ge 24:14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

Notice how GOD honours the words this man speaks.

Ge 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth (emeth) "words of support": I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.

Notice how the man witnesses how his words were supported by the LORD.

Ge 24:45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

This is a very special thing, that a servant of Abraham was also obviously a follower of the LORD, for the LORD supported his words in his heart.

Joh 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it

  • Joh 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

    Like the servant of Abraham, are there any conditions, to GOD supporting our words, and us asking anything we wish?

    The Author doesn't know, there is only relationship with GOD to consider, and how that relationship grows without missing, or sinning. The relationship is defined by love, and thus as a follower and supporter of Jesus, you must love and be loved. As your love deepens in Jesus, somethings asked for require fasting and prayer, which means a deeper relationship is required. Other than these things in a relationship with Divinity, there are no conditions to what you can ask for and GOD cannot do.

    Pr 16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

    Context (2): Consider goodly men, speaking words of judgement, that support Moses and GOD.

    Ex 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth (emeth) "whose words support", hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

  • 22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

    Again we see special men of GOD speaking words that support GOD.

    Context (3): Now consider YHWH, speaking words, that support Elohiym.

    Ex 34:6 And the LORD (YHWH) passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD (YHWH), The LORD (YHWH) God (el) "of Strong Authority", merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth (emeth) "speaking words of support",

  • 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

    Who is this YHWH, who makes words of support? Supporting whom? Those who say the YHWH is a reference to only a heavenly Father Being, how can a numerical single Being make words to support Himself? That makes no sense. Neither could a single numerical one of YHWH show love, for love requires a community effort of giving love and receiving love. A solitary Strong Authority on it's own cannot complete a circuit of love, if there is no other Beings. When Adam noticed the way each kind had another personality within that kind, Adam saw that he was lonely for his love was incomplete.

    And so Elohiym made mankind into two personalities of love, the maleness-love and the femaleness-love, each with genetic genes to multiply child like love, and fill up God's creation. There are two Hebrew words expressing this personality of loving, and thus these "love words" originate from the creation of gender male and gender female.

    This proves YHWH is Jesus-YHWH.

    Hebrew people would not write or pronounce the sacred NAME for GOD. It is often spelt as Yahwah. The word means in the Ancient Hebrew script ... "Behold ! I AM secure. Behold ! I AM active." Inside the Sacred NAME letters, is the presence of two Beings who exist .

    Ge 19:24 Then the LORD (YHWH) rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD (YHWH) out of heaven;

    Notice two YHWH's mentioned in two different locations simultaneously, one in heaven, the other on earth.

    There are some false theories of faith, that say YHWH is only one Being.

    Part of the problem the Author feels, is we see Hebrew with Greek thinking, and insist "names" are descriptions of "beings", when in Hebrew "names" are "functional descriptors of action" not "Beings per se'" For example, when Elohiym made Adam, and built Eve from Adam's side, how many Beings do we have? Only one, expressed as two unique personalities of loving.

    The term "YHWH" is a title showing functional descriptors of action, not the description of Beings. The Hebrew concept of a family is to consider the two parents as a single Being. Notice this strange verse:

    Le 18:8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.(KJV)

  • Eze 22:10 In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution. (KJV)

    Notice the "he" takes preference over the "she", and both bodies are "his". In the family the "he" includes the "she", but only the "he" is referenced in a community setting. The term "YHWH" is a title of actions in a Family in heaven, and sometimes when it is clear, the Author for convenience sake, labels some YHWH as "Father-YHWH" and some as "Jesus-YHWH".

    Ex 34:6 And the LORD (Jesus-YHWH) passed by before him "Moses", and proclaimed, The LORD (YHWH), The LORD (Jesus-YHWH) God (el) "of Strong Authority", merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth (emeth) "speaking words of support",

    Thus in this example we have shown, Jesus is supporting His Father's words, and that is what the Hebrew word "emeth" is saying in this context.

    Context (4): In this passage Israel is to consider "word of support" they hear, to ascertain if wickedness exists in a city, before destroying it.

    De 13:14 Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth (emeth) "words that support", and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;

  • De 22:20 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: (KJV)
  • De 22:20 But if words (emeth) "show words that support", and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: (Ancient Hebrew)

    Both contexts refer to words one hears: do those words support something? The first verse if the words one hears support the case the city is filled with wickedness. The second verse if the damsel has lost her virginity.

    Context (5): Israel sent spies into the Jericho to see how they might destroy the city. A "bad woman" called Rahab hid the two men in her house and lied to the King's messengers enquiring of the two men. She asks for favour from the two men, when Elohiym destroys the city, to spare her life and family.

    Jos 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token: (KJV)

    Notice how KJV changes "emeth" to different translations in English, because the context is difficult. Jeff Benner lists the words "owth" Strong's 226, as two different English meanings, the verb form as "agree" and the noun form as "mark". The Author does not like these English meanings, because both noun and verb forms should have the same basic meaning, only differences in action. To reflect this, the verb form should mean "agree" and the noun form mean "agreement". Notice how the Author tries to keep the same English word stem for both forms of the same Hebrew word stem. So since "owth" is a noun form, this meaning here is "agreement".

    And a proper true translation is:

    Jos 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I (asah) "do" kindness, that ye (asah) "do" kindness unto my father's house, and give me (emeth) "words that support" (owth) " an agreement": (Ancient Hebrew)

    Context (6): The Queen of Sheba comes to visit King Solomon.

    1Ki 10:6 And she said to the king, It was a true (emeth) "words that support" report (dabar) "words" that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.

  • 7 Howbeit I believed (amar) "spoke" not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it:

    This context shows the Hebrew word "emeth" is the concept of "support". Sheba has heard of words that support words about King Solomon, and she did not support those words until she sees the matter for herself.

    Context (7): Elijah visits a widow and her son, to eat the last meal in drought times, but God sustains the flour and oil despite her seeking more ingredients, but sadly her son dies..

    1Ki 17:23 .. and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.

  • 1Ki 17:24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth "words that support". (KJV)

    Why did the widow say this? Because Elijah said thy Son is alive again, and when she sees her son is alive again, she says your words from your mouth, support what I see and what you claimed to have done for me.

    It is sad by the KJV to translate "emeth" as truth, for it misses the context completely, and throughout many different contexts, we see "words that support" is the best basic meaning for every context for this Hebrew word.

    Context (8): Here is a parallel statement, why our Churches today do not have Jesus flowing much in them individually..

    2Ch 15:3 Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law. (KJV)

    The reader cannot see any parallel, because the translation is so fuzzy.

  • "yarah" does mean "teaching"
  • "torah" means "teachings"
  • "emeth" "words that support"

    Even scholars in my own church disagree with me and say "torah" refers to the first five books of Moses. Really? Consider this context:

    Jos 24:26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law (torah) of God,...(KJV)

    How many scrolls is the Scroll of Joshua? Number six. If one studies Ancient Hebrew correctly, the parent roots and child roots tell you words are related and thus the meanings are related too. However many websites and other Jewish scholars agree that that word "torah" means teachings, the Bible is considered by the Author as the former (OT) and latter (NT) teachings of Jesus.

    Now back to our translation:-

    2Ch 15:3 Now for a long season Israel hath been without the (emeth) "words that support" God (elohiym), and without a teaching (yarah) priest, and without (torah) "teachings". (Ancient Hebrew)

    Can the reader see the parallel now? Why has the Church been so long without words that support God? Because the Church has no teachers who teach the teachings correctly.

    Profound isn't it? Where are our Pastors, who teach the teachings with words that support God?

    Context (9): Here is a difficult context, when Nehemiah comes to the broken Jerusalem to repair the city, and set his brother as prince over the city:-

    Ne 7:2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful (emeth) man, and feared God above many (KJV).

    One could forgive the KJV for this choice of meaning...? is the phrase "faithful man" who fears Elohiym above any other" a parallel?

    Or could we also say, whose "words support" men, and who fears Elohiym above any other"? This makes for a parallel but changes the context.

    Or could we say "I gave my brother as prince, a man whose "words are supportive" and who fears Elohiym above any other", also is a parallel, but the words are rearranged for English.

    Since we are considering the Holy Writings in Hebrew, and changing them into English, the Author feels the context and meanings be preserved as the original, and allow the reader to work the sentence, not the translator. Too many translations are totally dynamic and destroys the Hebrew entirely. The King James is the only translation that is mostly mechanical in it's translation, and by far the best translation of the Hebrew into English. Jeff Benner has translated Genesis and Exodus scrolls so far, and these show being consistent in translation is possible.

    Context (10): Consider some Bible prayers..

    Ps 40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart;

  • I have declared (amar) "spoken" thy faithfulness (emunah) "support" and thy salvation (yeshua) :
  • I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth (emeth) "words that support" from the great congregation.
  • 11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth (emeth) "words that support" continually preserve me.

    Notice the many words from this "family theme of support". The Hebrew words are all different meanings, and require different English words, but the Author cannot find English words suitable for each of them, because no English words are available. For example there are over six Hebrew words describing "nudity" and "nakedness", so what English words do we use for these Hebrew words? Sometimes language translations can be difficult... in Hebrew the "family theme of support" is important, in English we have only "believe and faith" as words.

    So here is an Author attempt:

  • "emunah" "firm support"
  • "emeth" "words that support"

    Is the reader seeing the stem word and the related words for each Hebrew meaning? Thus the parallel prayer could be translated as:-

    Ps 40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart;

  • I have spoken thy "firm support" and thy "Jesus" :
  • I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy "words that support" from the great congregation.
  • 11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy "words that support me" continually preserve me.

    So what is David praying about? He is willing to support GOD because GOD supports him. If one is truely loved, the one being loved, begins to love back. The time this does not work is when pride caused by sin, breaks the love circuit. In this case the loving goes into a narcissistic black hole, and never returns.

    The Lord also loves David because his support supports the Lord's support. They both support each other. The Authors loves to write verb and noun forms in English, because the Hebrew does this in our Bibles.

    Context (11): Consider another Bible prayer..

    Ps 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD(Father-YHWH), in an acceptable time: O God (elohiym), in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth (emeth) "words that support" thy salvation (yesha) "Jesus".

    David prayers unto the Father and the abundance of mercy from heaven, thanking Elohiym for the "words that support" Jesus, our "yasha".

    Jesus is called yasha in Hebrew:-

    Mt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name YASHUA: for he shall (yasha) his people from their sins. (KJV)

    The Author shows the Hebrew spelling behind both words in this NT verse. Many spell Jesus as Yeshua or Yeshah, but that depends upon your preference for sounds. The Hebrew has vowel sounds, but between the consonants, writers write their own ideas of spelling.

    Here is the Hebrew word "yasha" as a verb form and noun form, using the same three letters. According to Ancient Hebrew the letters are spelt as "Lsho" or if the "yud" is a "y" sound, "ysho" and if you want to add your own vowel sounds, "yasho" pronounced "yar-shoo". The pictograph meaning of this word is "The active hands pressed, sees"; describes the hands of Jesus actively looking for those He rescues.

    Ps 91:4 He shall cover (cakak) "hedge" thee with his feathers (ebrah) "wings", and under his wings (kanaph) "coverings" shalt thou trust: his truth (emeth) "words of support" shall be thy shield (tsinnah) "shield" and buckler (cocherah) "unknown ?".(KJV)

    Ps 91:4 He shall hedge thee with his wings, and under his coverings shalt thou trust: his words of support shall be thy shield ...(Ancient Hebrew)

    The "he" here is the Father, notice we are protected by His words that support us, like a hedge that protects, like wings of a bird that protects, like words that protect. These are simile pictures showing how our heavenly Father supports us. Notice the first verse:-

    Ps 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High "Father" shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (shadday) "Holy Spirit".

    Making a shadow requires Two Beings, the Father as light, and the Holy Spirit blocking that light "functioning as a Medium", than a shadow allows you to dwell under the presence of the Father, and not perish.

    So in verse four, the "he" is made a simile with Holy Spirit's wings like a bird, that protects us, as the words of support also come to us via the Holy Spirit, these words is the flow of the Father's love in us, via the Holy Spirit, or Shadday.

    Those who say the "Shadday" is a part of the Father as a whole, cannot explain how we can dwell under a shadow made by the Father and not perish, nor explain the Father with wings like a bird? Such false theories of faith do not investigate all the verses of context, and all the Ancient Hebrew meanings.

    For more see

  • Shadday study
  • Shadday study by SOP
  • Holy Spirit as feminine
  • Holy Spirit study by SOP

    The Author is not sure if the Hebrew word "emeth" was translated in the NT. Next we shall study the Hebrew word "emunah" Strongs's 530, commonly translated as "faith" in the NT.

    Faith theme

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