Read the Bible

The most valuable thing you can do is to actually read the bible yourself. You won't understand everything at first and some parts will seem tedious, however if you are truly seeking truth, you actually have to read the book of Truth over and over again, learning and increasing your understanding as you go.

In time you will come to see that those parts you once thought were tedious are actually alive with power and revelation.

Once you have read the bible in your favorite version, it's now time to look at language and read it again from a new perspective.

Odoo • Text and Image

Although the bible has many contributors, it's author is the Holy Spirit. It lays out God's thoughts through progressive revelation. The feature story is God dwelling with Man. It starts that way and ends that way. The God of Israel is a God of relationship.

True Names Translation over the centuries has mangled and/or hidden the true names in the Bible. Sometimes through deliberate action, other times for ease of acceptance, and other times to suit a particular theological position. Names are important in Hebrew as they have meaning and used deliberately by God to convey meaning. If we are going to gain understanding we need to start using true names. The first step is to use the true personal name of God, Yehovah. There is no longer any doubt that this is God's personal name, given to man by God to be used and understood.

Restoring connection and concepts to the scriptures. By using transliteration rather than translation, you begin to see patterns and connections between the words God used in the Hebrew bible. Hebrew is a very technical language and words are used for specific purposes in particular ways for particular reasons. Wordplay is common in Hebrew and is found throughout the scriptures. These word plays are there for a reason and are almost lost entirely due to translation.

Although not perfect, I recommend getting a copy of the Restoration Scriptures. It has over 900 transliterated words used instead of translated words. This means of course that you will need to study and look up these words as you come across them. There is a table in the back. However, what you will begin to see is a consistency of meaning right throughout both covenants.

Note: It is important to note that while the biblical text is fairly sound, the commentary should be largely ignored as the authors subscribe to a false theory called the Two House Theology. This is not reflected in the biblical text. Only the commentary. They also pronounce Yehovah with an alternate spelling of Yahuwah. However, as the Hebrew letters for Yehovah are used in the text, this is of little consequence. Also read the introductory notes as they are worthwhile in understanding the agenda of the editors.