101 reasonable doubts about Mormonism
I would like to share this link and see what you think of it OP!
I disagree with Mormons.
Originally posted by shoulda taken the blue pi
Now here is the material that was shown using the embedded Self Defining Hebrew System discovered already present in ancient hebrew. This means that each word is actually a description (see their research and how to notes) and displays its own definition, preventing doctinal translations.
The founders of this are well meaning people who were troubled by things in the Bible and wanted to resolve them. The answer is "there's a missed, encoded message."
If you've studied codes at all, it's pretty clear they have no idea what makes a code. If you study linguistics, it soon becomes very clear that they don't know Hebrew, either, and didn't study other versions of these books or study other sacred literature of the Hebrews of that time period. They really work to force the code and in doing so, skip over letter combinations that would make their results come out wrong.
Real codes, to hide their meaning, do stretch across words.
1. Why was this embedded system not revealed to Smith
Because Smith wasn't looking for embedded codes. His inspiration came direct.
2. Why did God not correct the words to match the system present in the language that HE created.
You seem to think that the very first language was Hebrew. It wasn't. There are much older languages, including extinct languages.
The JST is not meant to be a literal translation, but even in a non literal conversion, the differences are beyond acceptable.
Yes, they do show a complete lack of understanding of many things (including how symbolic languages and codes work -- and in particular a real lack of understanding of Hebrew culture.)
What say YE?
I wouldn't accept their translation. As they go through the books they're going to have to keep on adding modifiers to the "code words" and ignoring a lot of letter combinations (without giving any evidence of why they ignore them other than they can't make them fit into their interpretation.)
It's keeping them amused, and you are certainly doing a job advertising for them here... but it's on par with the Book of Mormon.
Originally posted by groingrinder
reply to post by NOTurTypical
Paul did not even know Jesus. What makes him so special?