There are a number of circular words; especially in the Old Testament. For instance gray only comes from dust and dust only comes from gray. What comes from that circular root is very interesting….not the subject of today’s blog.
Point being when we slog around in the words used in the KJB or any other interpretation called Bible; we circulate in the same old view point. Come up with the same old conclusions. Arrive at the same old religious myths. And do not have a clue what the voices of the original authors were trying to convey.
Remember there are no TRANSLATIONS only interpretations. Interpretations based upon the learned church fathers of their day. We have had the resource to delve deeper into the unique language. The unique language formed when combining written documents ranging from 1845BC to 70AD into one book called Bible.
Documents scribed by a variety of pens held by a variety of authors. In a variety of places. Presumably men. Maybe those men understood something; men of today do not. I assume male persons as female persons were not deemed to have the ability to think nor reason and therefore could not write.
Question is why have the learned church fathers not given us, today, the ability to truly use and understand the JSE. A rich research project in the mid 1800s that involved perhaps 100 scholars seeking to give us a new tool to use. Perhaps themselves wanting to know what the original authors actually wrote.
Now the Bible is the property of the pubic except in England where the English crown owns the rights to the Bible. I can only assume that the crown gave permission to the scholars to delve into the original text. They gave us a vast array of knowledge. It is cumbersome to use.
However in the mid 1800s the only way to document anything was by pen on paper. The documentation of their work has been around for almost a hundred years. Printed over and over again. Found in most places where the Bible is found, schools, offices, homes, churches, etc.
We have had the ability to produce a more user friendly way of using the JSE for a long..Instead of f doing that, the church fathers or their representatives simply alter the JSE by removing the number references to words they deem in their esteemed estimation are simple English words everybody understands.
For instance removing the number references to the word THIS did in fact erase a fast amount of information. Three forms of the word interpreted as THIS are in fact the three forms of words neutral, masculine, feminine. Each one appears more than 400 times in the 1940 edition of the JSE. The THIS and THIS forms function like the English word THIS. However the THIS literally means SHEEP. A vast amount of information and details about the original text THIS SHEEP is lost due to this one example.
No wonder religious followers are referred to as dumb sheep. They have no voice. Sheep follow whoever is out in front; deeming that one to know where they are going. Sheep will follow anybody even over the cliff to their death.
But of course, the promise is die and then go to heaven to nirvana to flat line. Same circular motion as dust from gray from dust from gray. Sheep following the leader, the leader following the sheep, etc. etc. etc. all going over the cliff of religious myths. The leader always starting with the English words of the Bible….a futile effort in reclaiming the voices of the original authors.
Why have the learned church fathers not given us an easy to use version of the JSE. ANSWER it would destroy the foundation upon which the church is founded’ the solid rock Petra. Which is not what the original text say…..it says upon an open pile of rocks the church is being built. That open pile of rocks is the earth itself; not some man made structure called a cathedral, church, synagogue, ashram, temple or any other man made structure.
A structure designed to exalt the leadership and divide the sheep. A wall of division built upon a sterile, impregnable rock.