The practice is often unavoidable and necessary. But do we understand the importance of learning how to identify these and how to study the Bible for ourselves in judging the relevance and accuracy of translator supplements?
“Grace to you and peace from God [']our Father and Lord['] Jesus Christ”
In the beginning ELOHIYM ALEPH א TAV ת (FIRST LAST) created the heavens and the earth
Even spaces between letters and words are translator supplements. The original Bible texts have no spaces.
How important are spaces? One example is the Hebrew letters ALEPH א and TAV ת, which are present in Genesis 1:1 as stand-alone words, but few beyond scholars know this. The two letters remain untranslated in virtually every Bible. And in lexicons, are printed without a space between them, causing them to appear as a two-letter word. Only they are not a word. Hence, they do get translated.
But these two letters should be included in translations/Lexicons and with a space between them--separated as two words--ALEPH א and TAV ת.
Why? Because it is the presence of the first and last letters of the Hebrew alephbet, contained as they are within the first verse of every Bible, that run in an unbroken line and come full circle in identifying Jesus [the Alpha and Omega of the Greek Apokalypsis--The Revelation], as Yahweh Elohiym of Genesis 1:1.
The scriptures say, that all the fullness of the Godhead dwells within Jesus in physical form. Jesus—the Word—Is God. Jesus is The Mighty God. Jesus is The Everlasting Father. All of these clear references to Jesus as THE GOD, refute the idea of hierarchy within the Godhead. In light of this, translator supplements that under-gird theology that teaches otherwise should be discarded.
The Hebrew "ELOHIYM ALEPH א TAV ת" of Genesis 1:1, is one and the same with the Greek ALPHA and OMEGA of Revelation 1:8. It is the ALEPH א TAV of Genesis who is the One Who Was and Is and Is Coming Again!
Jesus is YHWH, and no accurate translation of either the Hebrew or Greek scriptures says otherwise.
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