image courtesy Associates for Biblical Research
Proto-Hebrew is defined as:
“The Paleo-Hebrew alphabet was used between about 1,000 BC and 135 AD to write Ancient Hebrew in the Biblical regions of Israel and Judah. It developed from the Proto-Canaanite script, which was used in Canaan (the Levant) during the Late Bronze Age. Paleo-Hebrew is also known as the Proto-Hebrew or Old Hebrew script.
The earliest known inscription in Paleo-Hebrew was found on a wall in Tel Zayit in the Beth Guvrin Valley in southern Israel in 2005. It dates from about the 10th century BC. By the 6th century BC the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet was gradually replaced by the Imperial Aramaic alphabet, which developed into the Hebrew square script. The Paleo-Hebrew alphabet continued to be used for some texts of the Torah, and also on coins, until the the 2nd century AD.” https://omniglot.com/writing/paleohebrew.htm (correction mine of misspelled Torah).
Proto-Hebrew is a term created to link an older concrete based language or a dominant language of the Levant with the newer Hebrew Masoretic invention of the 10th century based from Greek, Latin and French. Primarily French as the rabbi’s at Montpellier France, notably Solomon ben Abraham and the most famous writer Rashi, determined the new Hebrew language based from Masoretic text.
The phrase “Proto-Hebrew” attempts to connect the Masoretic language to etymology of 2,000 B.C., which naturally is ridiculous.
The language breakdown of YHWH word preservation will fill volumes of books and certainly the Talmud is the newest form of written critique of the Bible developed in France between the 12th and 14th century A.D. and finally to be printed by Daniel Bomberg in Germany, where Yiddish (75% German) and a whole new religion emerged for those who consider themselves “Jewish”.
“The defixio came to light in December 2019 when Scott Stripling, ABR’s Director of Excavations and the Director of the Archaeological Studies Institute at The Bible Seminary in Katy, Texas, led an ABR team to wet sift the discarded material from Adam Zertal’s excavations (1982–1989) on Mt. Ebal.” link
What they discovered is the ancient spelling of Elohim name which can be viewed at the link above. The symbology, if examined similar to hieroglyphic, appears to be a man holding a staff and stomping on a snake. The very thing Jesus HaMashiach did.
“The ancient Hebrew inscription consists of 40 letters and is centuries older than any known Hebrew inscription from ancient Israel. Stripling formed a collaboration with four scientists from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and two epigraphers (specialists in deciphering ancient texts): Pieter Gert van der Veen of Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and Gershon Galil of the University of Haifa. The scientists employed advanced tomographic scans to recover the hidden text.” 2
The professors do not know how all the words translate and this proves that all newer modern systems of translation, especially Masoretic, are very late attempts at best to understand God’s word.
What we do know is that Ekhad preserved His word through Greek and Aramaic as spoken by Jesus, the rest are mere copy-cats at best.
At first glance you will recognize the Chaldean and Egyptian hieroglyph mix. If we are going to break down development of language from the Levant as overall then we can sum it up with the word leaven, which you are all familiar with from Pesach or Passover.
Would it surprise you to know that the word Levite is a French word from Latin developed in Europe? Many of you believe this to be from Tanakh, when in reality these are all newer invented words from the 15th century onward…
What all this translates to is that Proto-Hebrew is merely the farce of connecting a newer developed lanaguage, modern Proto-Hebrew from 10th century A.D., to the Late Bronze Age.
The Jewish community believes many of the fictions applied to ourselves until we educate our minds to abominable European narratives laden about our necks.
The Masoretes developed Proto-Hebrew in Europe/Asia rather than where Jesus lived and walked amidst Beit Mikdash during the time of the Romans in AD 30 Jerusalem. The Masoretic language was developed over 700 years after Jesus; invented and codified in Europe.
Here is a dating chart for those who understand reality:
|Ancient Texts of Tanakh|
|Name||Language||Date Translated||Date oldest extant complete copies|
|Septuagint (LXX)||Greek||250–100 BC||4th cent. AD (late 300s)|
|Peshitta||Syriac||AD 100’s||6th-7th cent. AD (500s–600s)|
|Vulgate||Latin||AD 382–405||8th cent. AD (mid-700s)|
|Masoretic Text (MT)||Proto-Hebrew||Not a translation; standardized AD 700-1000||11th cent. AD (c. 1000)|
As any amateur can see, Masoretic is the last in line of all language development concerning Biblical extant manuscript. The Islamic Quran is older although many like to argue that both text developed on a similar timeline.
“Jacob ben Hayyim ibn Adonijah, having collated a vast number of manuscripts, systematized his material and arranged the Masorah in the second Bomberg edition of the Bible (Venice, 1524-25). Besides introducing the Masorah into the margin, he compiled at the close of his Bible a concordance of the Masoretic glosses for which he could not find room in a marginal form, and added an elaborate introduction – the first treatise on the Masorah ever produced. In spite of its numerous errors, this work has been considered by some as the “textus receptus” of the Masorah (Würthwein 1995:39), and was used for the English translation of the Old Testament for the King James Version of the Bible.” 3
What we do know is that the phrase Proto-Hebrew is used as deception to sway opinion and belief.
The hard truth for Christians and Jews alike is to realize in the midst of all the propaganda for group power that the languages used in understanding the word of YHWH is based in chronologic order:
to Aramaic, to Greek, to Latin and Arabic (9th century A.D.)
then to Masoretic, to French, to German (13th- 15th century A.D.)
and onto English and the King James Bible as you know it.
The Masoretes also changed some of the consonants and created entirely new words, one of the most common changes being the divine name YHWH
which they replaced with the Greek loan word (from the pagan god Adonis), ‘Adonai‘, meaning ‘Lord’ or ‘Master’ which I will not include a picture of.
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran (DSS) in 1947, containing the oldest samples of the Tanakh (Old Testament) hitherto known, has rocked the scholarly world and many denominations. By contrast, the Masoretic Aleppo Codex dates from 920 AD and the Leningrad Codex from 1008 AD, a thousand years into the Christian/Messianic era! Only Greek translations of the Tanakh (Old Testament) were known to be older than these two Masoretic works making the DSS find of monumental importance. The Qumran cache contained all the books of the Tanakh (Old Testament) except the Book of Esther, believed by this ministry to be a later Pharisaic forgery (see materials on Purim and Origin of the Canon: 1. The Tanakh (Old Testament)). The Isaiah scrolls from Qumran are known to date between 150 BC and 70 AD, making them a millennium (1,000 years) older (and therefore closer to the original autographs) than the Masoretic text with its evident anti-Christian biases.” 4
The manipulations are numerous from both Christian and Jewish scribes battling for their proselytes and as the age draws nigh to YOM YHWH, Ruach HaKodesh reveals the deceptions.
One can read the passages for yourself and see the clear difference in thinking and the changing of God’s word to fit one’s ideology or more to the point, one groups rejection of their Mashiach, or anti-Jesus stance.
As humanity hurls forward to the culmination of the great deception which deceives the entire world and all humanity, rich and poor alike, Elohim salvation for all men and women will remain unchanged and received ONLY through Jesus of Nazareth. The Messiah for all Israel and all who trust in YHWH is through Jesus alone, ben Elohim. Deliverance of sin and the final death and the receiving of the Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh is only through Jesus the Messiah, the true Israelite King of Judah who lived there, not a fake rabbi who lived in Egypt, France, or Germany. No one can talk their way into, pay money, or bribe G-d to receive salvation.
Melech HaOlam has offered redemption through Mashiach Jesus who you refer to as Yeshua as mockery, and all shall bow before His feet and receive the light of Torah, rather than the lies and deception currently proffered to those who seek rest in His covenant.
Jerusalem will be restored says the Lord of Hosts and He shall cleanse His land of the briers and thorns, the Jezebel’s and Baal’s, and separate the chaff from the wheat.