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Shabbat Begins at Sundown on the Sixth Day

This is that which YHWH hath said, To morrow is the rest of the Holy Sabbath unto YHWH. Ex. 16:23 Shabbat Countdown with Yerubilee.

How much can you get done before sunset on the sixth day each week?

Is it possible to clear the desk by then?

How would it feel to put off the rest of the cleaning for 24 hours – and have a valid excuse for doing so?

Can we finish the cooking by sunset, and then relax and just eat leftovers for a day?

Seems pretty easy, actually. Why fight it?

Matthew 1:1-19 in the Aramaic

Matthew Chapter 1

1. The book of the genealogy of Y’shua the Mashiyach,the son of Dawid, the son of Awraham.

2. Awraham fathered Yitz’chak, Yitz’chak  fathered Ya’akov. Ya’akov fathered Yehuda and his brothers.  3. Yehuda fathered Peretz and Zarakh by Thamar.  Peretz fathered Khetzron.  4. Khetzron fathered Aram. Aram fathered Amminadav, Amminadav fathered, Nekhshon.  Nekhshon fathered Salmon.  5. Salmon fathered Bo’az by Rachav, Bo’az fathered Awbed by Rawth, Awbed fathered Ishai.  6. Ishai fathered Dawid the king. Dawid fathered Shlemon by the wife of Awrea.  7. Shlemon fathered Rechav’am, Rechav’am fathered Aviyah, Aviyah fathered Asa.  8. Asa fathered Yahoshapat, Yahoshapat fathered Yoram, Yoram fathered Uziyahu.  9. Uziyahu fathered Yotham, Yotham fathered Akhaz, Akhaz fathered Hizkiyahu.  10. Hizkiyahu fathered M’nasheh, M’nasheh fathered Amon, Amon fathered Yoshiyahu.  11. Yoshiyahu fathered Yochanyahu and his brothers in the captivity of Bavel.  12. And after the captivity now of Bavel, Yochanyahu fathered Sh’altiel, Sh’altiel fathered Zerubavel.  13. Zerubavel fathered Awiud, Awiud fathered Elyakim, Elyakim fathered Azor.  14. Azor fathered Tzadoq.  Tzadoq fathered Achin, Achin fathered El’ichud.  15. El’ichud fathered El’azar, El’azar fathered Matan, Matan fathered Ya’akov.  16. Ya’akov fathered Yosip, the guardian* of Maryam, from whom was born Y’shua, who is called the Mashiyach.  17. Therefore, all the generations from Awraham until Dawid were fourteen generations, from Dawid to the captivity were fourteen generations and from the captivity of Bavel until the Mashiyach were fourteen generations.  18. Now the birth of Y’shua, the Mashiyach, was like this:  While Maryam his mother was betrothed to Yosip, without them being united, she was found pregnant by the Ruach haKodesh. 19. But Yosip, her husband was just and did not desire to expose her, yet he was thinking in secret that he would dismiss her. (Matt. 1:1-19 AENT).

Genealogy of the Messiah:  Who Says Matthew Cannot Count to Fourteen?

Greek NT comes under accusation with blatant mistakes as found in Matthew 1.  Verse 17 asserts 
that the generation count must be 14, 14, & 14, and yet in Greek verses 12-16, one can only find 13 
generations, including Y’shua.  In the Aramaic Peshitta NT, the v.16 Yosip is Maryam’s father, not 
husband: Problem resolved.  Secondly, if she is attached to the Davidic line only by marriage as 
written in Greek, then her offspring cannot be the Messiah. The Peshitta (Eastern Aramaic) text of the New Testament fixes all this.

Third, the Peshitta distinguishes the first Yosip (v.16) from the second (v.19), so the contradiction 
with Luke 3:23 disappears. Fourth, see Matt. 8:9 for another usage of “gowra” as “father” rather 
than “husband.”  Lastly, note that it is inappropriate to double any name in an attempt to balance 
the Greek lists.


* The word gowra designates a protector-male or guardian; the context of this verse determines its specific meaning.  Y’shua elsewhere says “which one of gowra, if he has a son…(Mt.7:9),” obviously “father” is intended.

Complete text, with over 1700 footnotes and extensive commentary available in the Aramaic English New Testament:

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Definition: Sin

And everyone that practices sin, perpetrates iniquity; for all sin is iniquity. (1 John 3:4 AENT pg. 654).

“…all sin is iniquity.”  Sin and iniquity are equivalent according to the “New Testament,” more aptly called the  Renewed Covenant.  But what is iniquity?

The dictionary defines iniquity as “lack of justice or righteousness; wickedness; injustice.”  The page at Dictionary.com includes a usage example from the Torah (Exodus 34:6-7).  Iniquity (lack of righteousness) can therefore be described as “Lawlessness,” which is “Torah-lessness” for those who consider the Bible to be Divinely inspired by the Creator.

You therefore, my beloved, as you know (these things) beforehand, guard yourselves or else, by going after the error of the Torahless, you fall from your steadfastness.  (2 Peter 3:17 AENT pg.458).

While sin is sin, meaning that sin is Torahlessness, without compromise, keep in mind that there is a difference between the occasional lapse vs. a lifestyle of practicing sin:

Everyone that is born of Elohim does not practice sin because his seed is in him and he cannot sin because he is born of Elohim. (1 John 3:9 AENT pg.654)

Secondly, our Father in Heaven has always been merciful towards those who repent:

YHWH, YHWH El, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. (Exodus 34:6-7).

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Hebrews 12:1: Two Ways to Improve Your Race

“Therefore let us also, who have all these witnesses surrounding us like clouds, cast from us all encumbrances and sin which is always prepared for us; and let us run with patience the race that is appointed for us.” (Hebrews 12:1 AENT pg.424).

Notice here how we are encouraged to remove ourselves not only from sin, but ALSO from “encumbrances.”

Encumbrances must be somehow different from “sin:”  Why else would the writer distinguish the two using the separator “and?”  Therefore, we can improve our Race by removing (1) sin and (2) encumbrances from our lives.  Here we will focus on #2. However, the NT definition of sin may surprise you: Check here and here.

Back to “encumbrances:”  Are there things in your life which slow down your race, even if they’re not firmly in the “sin” category? Take a moment and prayerfully consider this.

Chocolate may not qualify as sin, but it could be an encumbrance; caffeine and alcohol are arguably in this same category.  With what reading material do we fill our minds?  Which TV shows, movies, music do we allow past the gates of our eyes & ears?  Which relationships hinder our walk, and which friends exhort us higher?  Our expenditures of time, money, and resources: Are these an encumbrance to our race?  It is up to the individual to decide for themselves.

Consider the witnesses who surround us who are mentioned in the previous chapter:  Hebrews 11.  Consider the shortness of this present life compared with eternity.  Are we really running our race with patience, efficiency, with a goal to actually win?

Don’t you know that they who run in the stadium, run all of them; yet it is one who gains the victory.  You run so as to attain.  25. For everyone who engages in the contest restrains his desires in everything. And they run to obtain a crown that perishes; but we, one that does not perish.  26. I therefore so run, not as for something unknown; and I so struggle, not as struggling against air;  27. But I subdue my body, and reduce it to servitude; lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should despise myself.  (1 Corinthians 9:24-27 AENT pg.514.)

May the Messiah Y’shua bless your race.


Do you find the translation of these NT verses to be attractive?  They have been translated into English directly from the Aramaic–the language spoken by Messiah Y’shua.  More info at the link below:

P.S.  The Aramaic-speaking Syrian church has always known without a doubt that the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews was Paul the Apostle.  This fact was only debated in the West, never in the East.

Pic: Sunset in Cyprus with a Lovely Ship at Sea

Ah, the romantic sight of a ship pulling into harbor for the night just as the sun sets behind the cooing passengers, back from a seaward adventure. Every cloud has a silver lining and the sky is full of gold.


Um, actually, this ship ran aground here, off the coast of Cyprus. In 1972. And it’s still sitting there. But you wouldn’t know all that just from looking at the picture.


A picture paints a thousand words. It’s just that sometimes those words are completely inaccurate.


That’s why we endorse the Aramaic English New Testament: True Words.





“Messianic Roots Reggae
from Jerusalem”

What About Christmas?

As for Christmas, I gradually arrived at the point a couple years ago where I no longer celebrate it.  In short, it is futile to try to sanctify a pagan feast.  Sanctify = “Holy-ize” = “Kadosh-ize” = “make Set Apart” and we already have the Set Apart Feasts as determined by YHWH in Leviticus 23.  Who else but YHWH has the authority to declare Set Apart Feasts?

INSERT: This isn’t as upsetting to life as it seems at first.  Biblically, we can still attend feasts if we feel it is beneficial.  See “What about Feasts” for comments on 1 Cor. 10:27.

The arguments for Christmas just don’t pan out anymore for me:  “Well, we’re not celebrating paganism, we’re celebrating the birth of Jesus.”  Ok – can anyone find ONE Biblical example of anyone celebrating the birth of Y’shua the Messiah as a commemorative yearly event?  How come none of the disciples captured Y’shua’s pearls of wisdom after He blew out the candles?


For that matter, can we find ANYONE’S birthday in the Bible?  Yes, and well, they’re all bad.  For example, on Herod’s birthday, John’s head was chopped off.  How sweet!  Put it on the frying pan with the chicken head.  So the birthday thing in general… not Biblical, but a holdover from pagan cultures which had astrological traditions.   So why celebrate our own birthdays?  Therefore, why Y’shua’s?


His death is what carries meaning for us.  The Atonement.  And that is memorialized in Passover.


Ok, so how about if people don’t get the revelation about how unbiblical birthdays are… and they really want to put up a tree and hang balls on it and kiss under the mistletoe and remember that Jesus was born in Bethlehem?  (All except the last item on that list have pagan origins).


Let me ask them this:  Why, oh why, must we remember Messiah’s birth on the VERY EXACT DAY that the pagans celebrated that the false god “Mithra” was said to have been born?


Next we go to Exodus 32 and take a look at the golden calf scenario.  Most of us grew up thinking that Israel had sunk into depraved idolatry at that point.  They had, but not like we think.  They had entered into MIXED WORSHIP.  Aaron takes a gander at the shiny new calf idol, and then proclaims a feast to YHWH!!  Verse 5.  They were MIXING the worship of YHWH with pagan practices from Egypt.  YHWH absolutely hated that.  YHWH hates mixture.


Christmas is mixture.  Birthdays in general are mixture.  We see in the Bible what YHWH thinks about mixture in Jeremiah 10 and other places.  In other words, “DO NOT imitate the ways of the pagan cultures.”


The Israel of YHWH, by contrast, rather than following pagan customs, instead follows YHWH-ordained customs, such as those in Lev. 23.  In fact, it is YHWH Himself who DECIDES which customs are SET APART unto YHWH and which customs are not, therefore, er, pagan.


In Jeremiah 16:19 the “gentiles” finally wake up and confess the sin of their “handed down” traditions.


In Ephesians 2:11, Romans 9:6-7, and Romans 2:28-29, we see that we are no longer gentiles.  We are ex-gentiles.  There are only two categories of nations in the Bible:  Israel, and Gentiles (goyim).  We are called out of the goyim (like Abraham was in the first place) and called into Israel of YAH.  We are called to leave behind out goyish pagan customs and enter into new life in Y’shua Messiah with HIS customs and ways of life.  “Come out of her my people!”  Rev. 18.  Babylon represents the ultimate in rebellion against YAH (Tower of Babel) which is paganism aka witchcraft.


1Sa 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity (lawlessness) and idolatry.



1 Peter 1:15 “as it is WRITTEN, be Set Apart as I am Set Apart”


This is a cross-reference to Lev. 11.  Find the “be Holy” section in that chapter!


Peter writes “be Holy in ALLLLLLLLL your conduct… as it is WRITTEN…”


Just to rip away the veil a little bit here… when a “new testament” writer says, “as it is written…”, he is referencing the “old testament.”  (See page 833 in the AENT, in the article “Founders of the All Gentile Church” beginning on 829 for more info on these erroneous terms “old testament”).


Also, see my facebook group “Merry Christ Life and a Happy New You,” if you haven’t already, particularly the post which includes the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpQt4LlWqPQ



The deception goes very, very deep.  But armed with Truth, we can overcome the deception:


“One basic truth can be used as a foundation for a mountain of lies, and if we dig down deep enough in the mountain of lies, and bring out that truth, to set it on top of the mountain of lies; the entire mountain of lies will crumble under the weight of that one truth, and there is nothing more devastating to a structure of lies than the revelation of the truth upon which the structure of lies was built, because the shock waves of the revelation of the truth reverberate, and continue to reverberate throughout the Earth for generations to follow, awakening even those people who had no desire to be awakened to the truth.” – Delamer Duverus


For more articles like this, my friend Harold has been doing a huge amount of thinking and writing on foundational issues related to this subject.  Check his articles, such as this one.






“Messianic Roots Reggae

from Jerusalem”


Hanukah in Cyprus



Landed fine in Cyprus, and just lit the first Hanukah candle. Blessings in Y’shua the Messiah. Y’shua celebrated Hanukah:


“Then came the Feast of the Dedication in Jerusalem.  It was winter, and (Yeshua) Jesus was walking in the temple area in Solomon’s Portico.  The Jewish leaders surrounded him and asked, “How long will you keep us in suspense?  If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus replied,  “I told you and you do not believe.
The deeds I do in my Father’s name testify about me.” (John 10:22- 25  AENT)

Philippians 3:20-21 from Aramaic Source Texts

But our concern is with heaven and from thence we expect our Life Giver, our Master, Y’shua the Mashiyach who will change the body of our abasement, that it may have the likeness of the body of his glory according to his great power, whereby all things are made subject to him. (Phil. 3:20-21 AENT)

This is a powerful, encouraging Word.  Our concern is not with earthly things, but Kingdom things and Kingdom issues.  Our earthly physical body will be changed in the end – we will be transformed – puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?  This is the GREAT HOPE.
Backing up a little to verse 17, let’s get more of the context:

Be like me, my Brothers; and contemplate them who walk after the pattern you have seen in us.  For there are many who walk otherwise; of whom I have often told you, and I now tell you with weeping that they are adversaries of the stake of the Mashiyach;  whose end is destruction; whose Elohim is their belly and their glory their shame; whose thoughts are on things of the earth. (Phil. 3:17-19 AENT)

Is your Elohim your belly?  Or rather, is your Elohim the King of kings and the Master of masters?  

Your Elohim, personally speaking, is whom you serve; it is whom you strive to please.  

If your number one priority is your own comfort, your own provision for yourself, even your own diet preferences (“I know the Word says don’t eat such-and-such, but I’ll pick my theologies according to how I want to live; all that old stuff is done away with, right?”) then the answer for you is clear.  If your choices are made according to the ways of the world (“looking out for Number One = mySELF”), then your Elohim is your own belly.  
If, on the other hand, you care to “be like Paul,” and to “contemplate them who walk after the pattern you have seen in us,” then you will not serve your belly; and you will not be “adversaries of the stake (cross) of the Mashiyach.”  
Paul said “be like me” in these other places as well:


1 Cor 4:16  (and my ways v.17) 
1 Cor 11:1,2
1Thess 4:1-7, 11
2 Tim 3:10
So, what is Paul’s “way of life?”
For direct evidence, check out these passages:
Acts 20:16
Acts 21:20-24
Acts 24:14
Acts 25:8
Acts 26:20
Blessings to you, in the name of Y’shua the Messiah.

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Video: Full Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon, Bullseye) over Israel, 2011-June-15: Latter stage

Full article here:
With my video camera on a tripod, I was able to zoom in ok.  The definition is not that clear, would have been much better with a telescope.  However, it’s still good for observing the quick transition as the moon moves out of the Earth’s shadow.  Too bad my battery was flat because prior to this I had a great view of the red-colored bullseye eclipse right from my neighborhood in Samaria (West Bank).  Hopefully someone else got some good shots.  I had one brother email me a pic, his dad had a great view from Brisbane, Australia.  That pic is up at our music page at Yerubilee.com here.  Check over there for my article on Bible prophecy and “the moon turning to blood.”


This video starts with a few short clips of the latter stages of the eclipse, followed by an inexplicable period of darkness, and then at about 0:27 the clips appear with a little bit of commentary.


Also, starting at about 0:16 that clip I imported into the computer while fast-forwarding – to speed up the change in the moon.  You can see how fast the clouds are speeding by.
The eclipse Started around 8pm June 15 2011 and finished up its cycle at about 1 am June 16 2011.  This video was shot between midnight and 1 am.  I hope somebody enjoys this sort of thing.  Check the article for more info at  here.




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