Dan Black is correct, the Hebrew word קהל (kahal, Strong's #6951) is translated in the 2,000 year old Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew with the Greek word ekklesia. Both kahal (Hebrew) and ekklesia (Greek) meaning "meeting." Interestingly ekklesia is derived from the Hebrew word kahal, notice they both contain the ancient KL root.
The Hebrew word kahal is also translated in the Greek Septuagint with the Greek word synagogue, a Greek word meaning "gathering."
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Interestingly, the english word we now use as "church" doesn't have the same meaning as kahal in Hebrew or ekklesia in Greek.
Many words we now use in the Scriptures, doesn't match the original words in Hebrew or Greek and this is one of them.
William Tyndale used the word "assembly" or "congregation" to match "kahal" and "ekklesia". Most of Tyndale's work was used by King James and he replaced the word congregation for the word "church". He also renamed the Book of James after himself. Most of the leadership in Scotland and England were into the occult.
We all have been indoctrinated to think a synagogue or church is in reference to a building. We all are familiar with buildings of worship by Judaism and what is called "christianity" and refer to them as synagogues and churches whereas the original intent was in reference to the people come together to congregate.
The etymology of the word "church" comes from the Scottish word "kirk" which when traced back had to do with the worship of the Queen of Heaven. She was known by various names throughout history and in the Agean Sea area, her name was Circe, pronounced with a "k" sound, which is where the Scottish word "kirk" comes from. The circle is one of her symbols and is found throughout history and places like Stone Hendge were used to worship Circe. The eight spoke wheel is famous throughout history and is found in many prominent places today. The Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, which is the dynasty of the Pharaoh Akhenaten famous in the Exodus and the destruction of his army and priests. It is the only dynasty that had eight spoke wheels according to Zawi Hawass head of Egyptian Antiquities, and these were found at the crossing between Nuwieba and Saudi Arabia were the Exodus crossing took place.
Our English word "circle" and "circus" is derived from the name Circe.
Most groups who call themselves a "church" have no idea the origin of this word and they have King James to thank for the switch. Most other English translations following the King James Version used this erroneous word.
When the real Jews disobeyed the Almighty YaHWeH and returned to Egypt, not only were they worshipping this Queen of Heaven, they told Yerem-YaH (Jeremiah) and YaHWeH they wouldn't stop [Jer. 44:1-28]. YaHWeH then took HIS NAME from their mouths [verse 26].
This Queen of Heaven is the mother/wife of the Mighty Nimrod [Gen. 10:8-9] who took over the building of the Tower of Babel and throughout history was worshipped as the Sun God and refered to as Baal. His mother/wife was known as Venus and the Moon goddess, who is honoured in the day Monday. She is also known as Easter. Each day of the week has been renamed in honour of these two rebels. One religion on this earth has the crescent moon and the "star" Venus on their flag. She is Baal-alah.
The tall obelisks from Egypt tapering off to a point is in reference to Nimrod and the eight spoke circle where the obelisk sits in the hub, is in reference to Shemiramis, a blond haired woman married to Cush the father of Nimrod . Nimrod married his mother and this started the "mother and child" worship.
For more information read the following on the word "church"....
Seeker of the Truth: Welcome back Ali! Even though I joined this forum after you left it, I saw some of your older threads and posts, and I am very interested in your knowledge on the languages. Hope to speak to you soon on them! Shalom
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zecheriyah: Ali, welcome back. Many blessings to you and yours!
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Ali: Seeker of the truth, Zach: Thank you for the warm welcome.
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mikeloveoftruth: Just started a new thread "Ancient Hebrew Bible"....
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keefa: Shalom everyone![br]I have a two part question:[br]I wanted to know which is more beneficial to learn Biblical Hebrew or Biblical Greek? I wanted to take some classes online? Any suggestions.[br]
Jan 10, 2015 14:03:28 GMT -5
MattD: Shalom Keefa. From my perspective, both are great to learn, but since Greek ultimately came from Hebrew, that is probably a good start. There is a handy book to accompany your studies by Mr.Benner called New Testament Greek to Hebrew Dictionary.
Jan 10, 2015 15:08:00 GMT -5
MattD: ^^^just to clarify my perhaps weird wording above ... I meant it is good to start with Hebrew, since it is the original that Greek was derived from...sorry , i typed too fast....
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noodles: I am learning Biblical Hebrew with eTeacher Group on-line and can highly recommend them to anyone. They also offer courses in Modern Hebrew. Hope this helps.
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tonykern: I have one problem that I need addressed by Hebrew scripture .. 1 Corinthians 10:13. Hebrews 4:15 and john 6:37 and 2 timothy 2:13 im being raped andtorturedwithoutsin and without cause, by a spirit that hurting me against GOD I promise to YHWH read pleas
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daughterzion: Hidden within the scriptures exists a treasure map that leads to salvation. The answers contained therein, however, as foretold millenniums ago, The Father obscured the Truth until the end of days. Read IS 29:9-14 & 44:18,Amos 8:11,MT 11:25-26, JN 9:39 etc
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Seeker of the Truth: Hi Duds. The Shoutbox does not contain much room for conversation. If you would like, make an introduction in the Introduce Yourself file, and start posting on the Hebrew language!
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maz: Looking for some help. I downloaded the Ancient Hebrew fonts in my PC in addition to some other package to recognize Hebrew writing (right-to-left). When selecting the ancient Hebrew from the list, ancient Hebrew is not there, only modern Hebrew fonts
Jan 24, 2015 18:35:57 GMT -5
maz: Can someone give some guidance on how to make the ancient fonts work? Please, email your reply to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
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