Posts Tagged ‘Judaism

02
Apr
09

The Ten Tribes – Jewish Eschatology

The Jews say1, that the ten tribes will never return, and that they will have no part nor portion in the world to come.”  –The John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

1. T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 110. 2.

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27
Mar
09

Gentile(s) = Talmudic Interpolation?

Has the church fallen prey to Talmudic interpolation?

“The seminal study of gôy is E.A. Speiser, ” ‘People’ and ‘Nation’ of Israel,” JBL 79 (1960) 157-63; see also R.E. Clements and G.J. Botterweck, TDOT, 2:426-33, esp. their disclaimer on p. 432 that “there is no support in the OT for the usage which emerged in Talmudic Hebrew where the sing. goy could denote an individual member of a non-Israelite nation.”

Footnote #19 on pg. 62 of “The Book of Genesis” by Victor P. Hamilton* where he had just stated:

“The ancient versions rendered gôy in this passage as “people” (Targ. Onqelos: (h’m zk’y tqtwl, “will you slay people even though innocent”) and as “nation” (LXX: (éthnos qgnooún kaí díkaiov apoleís; Vulg.: num gentem ignorantem et instam inferficies, “will you destroy an ignorantly [sinning] and just nation?”).

While reading through Judges 4 I came across, in my KJV translation, 3 instances where goy was translated “gentiles” (vv. 2, 13, 16) and it got me to wondering where else this English transliteration of the Latin “gens” (which means “nation” or “race”) – which has no etymology in either Hebrew or Greek and is arbitrarily inserted into our English translations – was used in the O.C.

The Hebrew “goy(im)” [H1471] appears 559 times in 512 verses and is variously rendered: gentiles, heathen, nation, nations or people. Sometimes it refers to nations other than Israel and sometimes it refers to Israel. Less than 10% of the time is it translated by the word “gentiles”. The only difference that I can find is an arbitrary rendering of the Text to suit a particular agenda or presupposition. The same appears to be true of the Greek counterpart “ethnos” [G1484] in the N.C.

So, has the church fallen prey to apostate Jewish, Talmudic interpolations?

*Dr. Victor P. Hamilton (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is professor of Bible and theology at Asbury College.

03
Jul
08

Hello World!

Welcome to JewsForNothing. This is my first post.  I started this blog/name because I wanted to make a comment on someone else’s blog and the name I wanted was already taken.  I read a book a long time ago with this title

Jews For Nothing

Jews For Nothing

by Dov Aharoni Fisch.  (It was subtitled “On Cults, Intermarriage and Assimilation”.)  Coupled with that book and many others that I’ve since read, have lead me to believe to believe that Judaism is a RELIGION ONLY (and an apostate one at that) and Jews, contrary to popular opinion/mythology, are NØT a distinct identifiable people group.  Thus, they are “Jews FOR Nothing”.

I don’t know if anything will ever come of this blog – if I will make regular posts/updates or if I will ever convince another living soul of my position.  I could really care less.  The truth is what it is and it is not up to me to convince you of my position.  I can only post things as I see them and let the reader interpret for themselves.  Someone once said “the masses are asses” (I don’t mean that nor do I think the speaker meant that to be used as a curse word, but rather that the majority of people will stubbornly refuse to believe anything you tell them, even if it is “hey you dumb beast, there’s water over here and you’re dying of thirst!”  While you’re pulling on it’s bridle, it’s digging in it’s hooves!)