Have you ever wondered who Y’shua really is? In our study of Torah, we can forget who Y’shua is and what He did for us. This happened to me too. I was so busy learning Torah, that I started to wonder where Y’shua fitted in. It was almost as if He got vaguer and vaguer until I realized with a shock what has happened. I realized that I have lost that joy I had in me, I have become hard inside. I asked YHVH to reveal Y’shua again to me, and it started changing. I know now more than ever that we cannot exist without Him Who redeemed us. It was almost as if something died inside me at that time, but it is alive again. That is the reason I want to share this with you, in order for you not to forget and to remain alive in Him.
This is the first part of our investigation into Bible study. We will start this journey by getting to understand exactly what it is we are reading when we read the Bible. I often hear the phrase “but what does the original text say?” I am not always convinced that the people asking this question have an appreciation for the complexity of the answer. In this article I will explain some of the detail behind this and how that impacts the translations we have. Do you know what it is that you are reading?