The HalleluYah Scriptures
Never in history has there been a translation of the Word that has been done in accordance with the Torah combining all the features listed below. This aims to be a literal translation of the Scriptures in English.
The following is a list of noticeable differences from other traditional translations in English:
The Name of the Almighty
Although there are a number of Messianic Scriptures available with the Name of the Creator restored to It’s rightful position, the majority have used the modern Hebrew – . This version will use the ancient — sometimes called paleo Hebrew letter forms of — the form which it is believed wrote His Name on the Ten Commandments in stone.
This practice is used in the “Dead Sea Scrolls” which are written in the modern form of Hebrew yet the Name of retains the form of the ancient Hebrew.
The Name of The Son
To maintain consistency the same form of paleo Hebrew is used in the written form of the Name of the Son .
The names of individuals throughout the Scriptures have been transliterated phonetically to match the Hebrew pronunciation rather than the traditional: i.e. Yeshayahu (Isaiah), Dawiḏ (David), Yahoshua (Joshua).
Although the English language is replete with words derived from pagan deities, this translation has attempted to remove most, if not all of these words when attributed to the Almighty, His Son or His people. In a number of cases this requires the restoration of a number of Hebrew terms that have no comparison in English: e.g. qodesh (holy), mishkan (tabernacle), kohen (priest).
An explanation of terms is found at the back. All those involved in this project are in agreement that our Creator is so qodesh that it would be blasphemous to use words derived from pagan deities in an attempt to honor Him.
Order of Books
The order of Books in the First Covenant has followed that of the traditional Hebraic TaNaḴ and the order of the Renewed Covenant has been arranged chronologically giving better insight to the letters of Sha’ul (Paul) in their historical context.
This aims to be simply the Word of alone with no doctrinal footnotes or so-called “explanatory” notes added. To do so would be in violation of the Command:
“Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it” Deuteronomy 4:2
The Word of is self explanatory and informs us that His Spirit teaches us in all matters:
“But the anointing which you have received from Him stays in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you.” 1 John 2:27
The purpose of this vision is primarily two-fold:
- HalleluYah Scriptures are NOT FOR SALE
- HalleluYah Scriptures are FREE to EVERYONE who CANNOT AFFORD TO BUY THEIR OWN- Supported by those who can afford for this is the heart of the Father and His Word.
The costs of printing the HalleluYah Scriptures is not given for any other reason other than giving a comparison of the price others are placing on obtaining a copy of the Word.
For example, many websites are demanding anywhere from $30 – $80 for a restored Name Scriptures. The way we see this vision — if you CAN afford to buy the Word at such a price, then please consider that if you donated that amount to HalleluYah Scriptures you could order a copy for yourself… and be able to help a number of others who would be greatly blessed with a FREE copy of His Word!
This idea is best summed up in The Word itself:
“And the group of those who believed were of one heart and one being. And no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had all in common.” — Acts 4:32
Also take note of the Torah which commands not to make profit on food given to the poor:
“And when your brother becomes poor, and his hand has failed with you, then you shall sustain him, and he shall live with you, like a stranger or a sojourner. Take no interest from him, or profit, but you shall fear your Elohim, and your brother shall live with you. ‘Do not lend him your silver on interest, and do not lend him your food for profit.’ ” — Wayyiqra 25:35-37
We believe that our Spiritual “food” — His Word — is at least, if not more important than physical food, and if we are not to give food for profit according to , then we would obviously not make a profit on the Scriptures!
Since this website has been going we have received hundreds of messages from believers not only in 3rd world countries, but in the U.S. and elsewhere where many have lost their jobs in the worldwide recession or similar situations who struggle to get by. What a blessing if you can afford to gift someone a copy of the Word of !
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also. — Mat 6:19-21
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Another issue that has been raised
Rather than order ten copies to give away yourself, we encourage you to send people to the website in order that they take the small effort of ordering a free copy for themselves. This is more of an act of commitment on behalf of the recipient than just handing out free copies randomly — with the potential of having them sit on a shelf while others who are truly in need go without.
We must be good stewards of what has blessed! There are of course exceptions as there are a number of missionary types out there who may need a small bundle of copies. Just keep in mind… sensibility is necessary in this age where there are some who would take advantage of the generosity of others.