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"....
russ: The God of the bible known as YHWH IS the Canaanite high God El... just worshiped differently.. all the other gods you know mentioned in the bible were his elohim... Marduk and Baal... they were all the elohim of El in ancient mythology... they were in the
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russ: Someone stated the above to me and I was wondering of the truth to it and if not how to respond to this guy. Can anyone assist?
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danblack: hello russ .... you ask a good question ... if you would like a response, post your question more formally in one of the boards above, preferably the "hebrew bible" board.
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mrrhee: Does anyone know what this vowel is? It won't copy, so I'll describe it. It's a vertical line on the left-side of a Qamets. I first encountered it in the text of Job 37:18, the last word in the Hebrew text, mutsaq. Genesis 2:1, last word.
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pauljab: I am looking to put some Hebrew letters in my HTML website newsletters. I have found the page where I can download the fonts to use on my computer and in Microsoft Word, but how do I get Hebrew fonts to work in my HTML documents
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MattD: pauljab: check this out Paul: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7873290/hebrew-text-in-html-files
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MattD: mrrhee: whenever you see the Qamets vowel mark you should assume that it is pronounced 'ah'. However, sometimes, a vertical mark(called a Meteg mark} appears just to the left of the Qamets to indicate that it is an open syllable pronounced 'ah' not 'o'.
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MattD: Shalom benharuach, see if this helps if you haven't seen yet: http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/hebrew_type.html
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shevet: could anyone help with the pluralization of seven in hebrew. How is written "the seven constructions" in hebrew ? habinyanin hasheviym ????????? and in hebrew caracters ???? toda rabah
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kamina: Hi All, Im a graphic designer and have a client that is wanting a bible verse in English as well as in Hebrew, please can I ask someone to translate it for me. but my client is wanting it in the Hebrew text.
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shmuel2yacobi: To rightly understand the ancient texts of any people, one need to live with those people and observe the nuances of the language, idioms, applications and usages. Mechanical learning is not enough to fully understand the ancient texts.
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shmuel2yacobi: We have found that the Ereb Rab people that followed Israel and came out from Egypt during Exodus times, passed on many Hebrew words - cultural customs - habits to their children. We found the descendants of such Ereb Rab Talmulic people in South India.
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shamirah: Does anybody know if there are any Hebraic acrostics in the New Testament? (I realize that the Scripture would have to be in Hebrew, but it was Hebrew people who wrote it, so wondering). There are some Hebrew translations of the Gospels.
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