This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last-edit: May 14 2018
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
What are biblical Testaments?
I feel like laughing, humorously, every time I reflect on the OT NT realities and can't begin to fathom the impact this will have on biblical scholarship.
Will it stay afloat or sink miserably in the mud of conjecture?
Just a quick look at Old Testament / New Testament realities:
Both books have been misnamed, intentionally or not, by the early apostate church.
The phrase Acts of Exodus Israel and Acts of anointed Israel would better describe their content as in Acts of the Apostles, because neither is in fact a Last Will and Testament.
The first last will and testament* was made with Jehovah's Firstborn Son Israel*
* Hebrews 9:15 – see below
* Exodus 4:22:
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah, Israel is my son, my first-born:
It is a written document comprising just six verses: Exodus 19:3-8:
3 And Moses went up unto God, and Jehovah called unto him out of the mountain, saying,
Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:
4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.
5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be mine own possession
from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine:
6 and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words
which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words
which Jehovah commanded him.
8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that Jehovah hath spoken we will do.
And Moses reported the words of the people unto Jehovah.
All thereafter are the household rules that shall govern firstborn son and wife Israel collectively as agreed upon and celebrated with sacrifices in chapter 24.
The second last will and testament, also made with Jehovah's Firstborn Son
Israel, has no presence in writing:
Jeremiah 31 American Standard Version:
31 Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will make a new covenant with the
of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them
by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake,
although I was a husband unto them, saith Jehovah.
33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith
Jehovah: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it;
and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:
Many translations feature more than just testament according to the actual definition of the original Greek word:
A brief aside on Covenant vs Testament:
A covenant, as irresponsibly waffled with in the NWT so-called Greek Scriptures and
other translations, is usually a bilateral one, whereas a last will and testament
is a unilateral covenant, where a man makes a promise to himself to do this that
or the other when he dies.
A testator makes a covenant with the person he will be at point of death as a statement of intent.
The King James correctly features more than just testament:
* 15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament (1242) , that by
death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament
(1242) , they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament (1242) is, there must also of necessity be the death
of the testator.
17 For a testament (1242) is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength
at all while the testator liveth.
18 Whereupon neither the first testament* was dedicated without blood.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law
(3551), he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and
hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament (1242) which God hath enjoined unto you.
* Not in the original Greek
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