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Messianic Bible Translations?

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ancientpaleohebrewHey Christian friends, the Greek New Testament brought the Word of God in the common language resulting in many translations. While the Hebrew Old Testament brought the Word of God to mankind. There are many “Messianic” churches arising, bringing Christians to a better understanding of our Hebrew roots thus giving new insights of the Word of God with both, the Old and New Testaments, since the New Testament was written in a Jewish time period and arose out of Judaism. I have recently discovered three new translations that you might find interesting in this regard: 1) HalleluYah Scriptures or HS (, 2) Orthodox Jewish Bible or OJB (, and 3) Aramaic English New Testament or AENT (  These translations contain the Old and New Testament with the Hebrew flair with an emphasis on the names of God. Both can be obtained free on-line or purchased.  (On the subject of names, here is an article on the Hebrew name for Jesus.)  Allen Horvath does an interesting introduction to this way of understanding the Scriptures, that you can check out on YouTube: . I certainly wouldn’t chuck out other valid translations nor claim these are superior; however, these translations give unique insights into the Word of God.

For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language,
That they all may call on the name of the Lord,
To serve Him with one accord.  Zephaniah 3:9

Ancient Hebrew

Then, there is the transliterated version where you can read the Hebrew pronunciations of the words in English and view the pictographic script all along the English version for even deeper meaning.  Book titled: Hebrew Word Pictures Transliterated Bible – Ancient (O.T. only) (  Furthermore, there is this Interlinear version on-line:

In addition, there is now The Messianic Prophecy Bible or MPB, that emphasizes the prophecies concerning the Messiah.  Lastly, this is an online parallel Old testament with the Paleo-Hebrew inscriptions:

heb_otiotIn English words have meanings, whereas, in ancient Hebrew, you can understand the origin of a word because each letter of a word has a meaning in the form of pictographs.  Understanding of pictographic script (sometimes called ketav Ivri or otiot) is actually relatively easy: .  Book titled: Hebrew Word Pictures (  Also, a link to Allen’s book:


The Pronunciation of the name (YHWH):

Language of the ancient hebrews:





An interesting observation…


Credit for the annotated graphic goes to Professor Sarah Heist of Marygrove College.




Written by johnsbibleblog

November 18, 2014 at 2:04 AM

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  1. I love the way you started your article…. With Love….My husband and I just finished our 1st children’s book. It is to reach all, but particularly ages 6 – 12. We are working on a series called “Exploring the Way”

    and The 1st book is “He Told Us His Name So Why Don’t We Use It?” In ancient Paleo Hebrew YHWH

    They can be purchased here on Paperback Book or on Kindle Book
    Available on Kindle for only $0.99
    Create Space e-store

    Our 2nd book is still in the making and will be called “Shabbat Shalom Welcome To My Home!” We also have a Paleo Hebrew coloring Book coming out soon. YHWH willing!!!!! Our daughter is 9 and our grandson is 1 month and there is very little teachings out there targeted for children…… Grumpaw really has a way with teaching the kiddos… LOL 🙂 our web-site is up and running, please check it out and feel free to give us some advice…
    If there is anything we can do to help out please let us know…. Also please pray for us and our journey in teaching children. 😀


    Jeremy & Jennie Scheiner

    January 7, 2015 at 10:34 AM

  2. Good stuff here John. Do you know if the otiot can be typed onto an html page?



    March 19, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    • Yes, there is a way. Its called custom fonts in CSS. Your CSS needs to be modified, and you need to upload those fonts (True Type Font .ttf or Open Type Font .otf) to your website in the root directory.

      The CSS required for this is:

      @font-face {
      font-family: ancient-hebrew;
      src: url(‘ancient-hebrew.otf’);
      url(‘ancient-hebrew.eot’); /* IE, notice the .eot extension */

      Then apply the font-family accordingly to your text.

      Here is a link you can get the fonts at:
      Note: for some of the fonts you will need to use upper and lower case on you keyboard.

      Another way, if your text is short, is by creating and using an text image.

      Liked by 1 person


      March 20, 2015 at 12:26 AM

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