Thursday, May 9, 2019

What exactly was the “cock” referenced in Matthew 26?

Matthew 26:34 Y'shua said to him, Truly I say to you, that in this night before the cock crows y u will deny me three times. (CJB)

When I was still a "baby Christian," I once listened to an entire, wonderful sermon by a Christian pastor who talked about how the rooster was the only one who did what God wanted him to do on that day.

Well…. Did you know that Matthew wasn’t talking about a “roster” at all? He was talking about the “gaver” (Hebrew for "cock" or "rooster"), which was actually slang for the "temple crier" – the person who was responsible for opening the temple before dawn and calling out loudly, two or three times to announce the early morning services.

Can you see why some things in the "New Testament" don't make any sense?

Let’s take a look at another mistranslation:

Mathew 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (KJV)

Did you know that this verse refers to a ROPE, instead of a camel? It's true. translators such as King James and many others, totally missed the point! Let's take a look at the original Aramaic:

Matthew 19:23. Y’shua then said to his disciples, Truly I say to you that it is difficult for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. 24 . And again I say to you that it is easier for a rope to enter into the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of Elohim. (AENT)

You see, the Aramaic word "Gamala" refers to a "heavy rope" rather than a "camel" which is also spelled gimel-meem-lamed-alap. Greek scholars puzzled over a camel passing through the eye of a needle, which is a physical impossibility.

Y'shua is clearly not saying a rich man can't enter, or he would not "love" this one! The "heavy rope" lesson teaches about a rich man entering into heaven, after he "unravels" his fortune strand by strand as Y'shua instructs.

If his wealth was bound tightly and strong like a rope, it is to be unwound like threads which will pass through the eye of the needle! Careful attention is required to thread a needle; so are the rich obligated unto YHWH for how their wealth is acquired and dispersed.

Theological attempts to "prove" the eye of the needle to be a geographical location have utterly failed. (Source: AENT)

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