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Old 21st August 2011, 05:58 AM
ExCelciuS ExCelciuS is offline
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Question JHWH, Adonai, El-shaddai, Elohim, M'kadesh, Shamah, Hineni

Ron, currently I'm listening to religious songs, and some of its worlds are spoken in Hebrew I think, like:

- Adonai
- Hineni
- El-shaddai
- Elohim
- Jehova Elohim
- Jehova Adonai
- Jehova M'kadesh
- Jehova Shammah
- JHWH

Actually it's not Catholic Song, just Christian Song.

Do you have any opinion on what those words meaning? Or have links about it?

Oh, and my christian friend said that Jesus full name is Iesus Hamasiakh, is it true?

Thanks.
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Old 21st August 2011, 12:24 PM
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Adonai - a name for God in the Bible (Lord)
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01146a.htm

Hineni means 'Here I am'

El-shaddai - a name for God in the Bible (God Almighty)

Elohim - a name for God in the Bible (God or deity or divine)

Jehova - is a mistranslation of the four letter Hebrew name for God (Yahweh) in the Bible YHWH

Jehova M'kadesh - means holy God
Jehova Shammah - means God is here
JHWH - should be YHWH

Jehova is a term usually used by Protestants, esp. fundamentalists.

Iesus Hamasiakh - should be Ha Mashiach (the Messiah or the Christ)

Your friend is just throwing some Hebrew words at you from the OT.

It happens that some fundamentalist Protestants, and some Catholics as well, will learn a few words in Hebrew or Greek to make it seem as if they understand the Bible or the Faith better than other persons. They go on and on about how the true meaning of a word is only comprehensible in the Hebrew or Greek. In most cases, such persons do not actually know Hebrew or Greek, they just learned a few words in those languages.

As for me, I know Latin, but not Hebrew or Greek.
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Old 30th January 2014, 04:21 AM
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Default All Catholic seminarians must learn Greek

I don't know of a single Roman Catholic seminary in the USA that does not
require its priesthood students to learn Greek.

The reason: The earliest New Testament scripture manuscripts were all written in Greek.
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Old 30th January 2014, 01:07 PM
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I don't know of a single Roman Catholic seminary in the USA that does not
require its priesthood students to learn Greek.

The reason: The earliest New Testament scripture manuscripts were all written in Greek.

Did you check with every seminary to find out which languages they teach? What is the basis for that claim?

The NT manuscripts may have been written originally in multiple languages:
Matthew, Hebrew
Mark, Latin
Luke, Greek
John, Aramaic

Letter to the Hebrews, Hebrew
Letter to the Romans, Latin
Apocalypse, Aramaic

Most of the oldest surviving manuscripts are in Greek because that was the vernacular language in the early Church (prior to Latin).

Although some scholars think that the whole NT was written in Greek, others disagree. It is not a settled question.
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