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Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2002 11:21 PM
Subject: Faked Hebraic-Aramaic New Testament
Dear Darrell and
Grace to you and
peace from Yahweh, Yahshua ha Messiah, HalleluYah!
Thank you for your
response. I know what you stand for and I am glad that you have remained
level headed and have not become an Extreme Exclusive Sacred Name Movement
(EESNM) adherent. You have quoted James Trimm and supported his theory
that the New Testament was originally written in
Dear Paul and Echadone Forum,
Their is one statement in Paul's
statement I would like to clarify. The original New Testament in the Aramaic
and Hebrew contains the name of Yahshua. The Book of Hebrews recently found by
James Trimm contains the longer form Yahushua.
Trimm have all done extensive research into these Aramaic and
Hebrew text showing them to be authentic and containing missing parts of the
New Testement record.
First of all I want to admit
that I am not a Bible scholar by any stretch of the imagination. I have
not made any extensive research on Aramaic and Hebrew scriptures. I do not
get intimidated by bible scholars that do because I am not discussing Aramaic
and Hebrew scriptures with them. I just want to discuss the issue of
whether or not the New Testament was originally written in Greek or
I have known the work of Dr.
Trimm through other forums and found out that he teaches the Jewish occultic
studies in Kabbala. In order for him to teach his heresy he first has to
uproot a Christian's faith in the New Testament that is translated from the
There are no known and valid
Hebrew-Aramaic texts of the New Testament that are in existence. If there
is one, you can be sure that all the Bible scholars in the world would have
clamored for it and publicize it like they did when they discovered the "Dead
Sea Scrolls." There is a New Testament that is supposed to be translated
from the Aramaic text but most Bible scholars discount its genuity. Some
facts will show that Dr. Trimm's Hebraic-Aramaic New Testament is
I want to show you a very
basic and simple logic why Dr. Trimm is in deep error when he claims that the
New Testament was originally written in Hebrew-Aramaic. Let me start with
the Acts of the Apostles. Read the first verse. "The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus
began both to do and teach." (Acts 1:1) The physician Luke was
writing to his friend Theophilus, a Greek name that means "friend of God."
The former account refers to Luke's earlier book in which he also wrote to the
same person (Lk. 1:3). Luke refers to him as "most
excellent Theophilus". In all probability Theophilus was a
high official, a governor or even someone who was very powerful and
influential. There is no ryme or reason that Dr. Luke would write to his
Greek friend in Hebrew-Aramaic. It is like me writing to you Darrell in
Chinese. It does not make any senseat all.
During that time Greek was
the lingua franca in that part of the world, just like what English is today in
the United Nations. A very simple logical question will show that Dr.
Trimm's claims are absolutely wrong. Would Luke write such an important
document such as the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the History of the
Christian Church in an obscure and unknown language? Aramaic is a dialect
that was spoken mainly in Galilee and not spoken widely anywhere else. If
the New Testament were written in Aramaic then very few people would be
able to read it.
When Jesus was
crucified the inscription was written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin (Jn.
19:19-20). Why? Because those were the official languages in Israel
at that time. There is no mention of Aramaic at all. Remember that
Israel was under the rulership of the Roman emperor at that time. Most
educated people read and write Greek or Latin. Hebrew was a sacred
language used in religious circles but not widely. You can check up all
these facts in the Bible encyclopaedia or dictionary.
Let us take a look at the
other books of the New Testament. Paul wrote the book of Romans "to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints."
(Rom. 1:7) Paul had used a secretary/writer named Tertius to
write the letter to the Roman Church (Rom. 16:22). It is possible that
Romans could have been originally written in Latin because the Romans spoke
Latin at that time. It is preposterous to even suggest that the Roman
epistle was originally written in Hebrew-Aramaic. Dr. Trimm is a
charlatan. He knows the facts but he still wants to sell his translation
knowing full well that it is not based on the truth. Let me go
The apostle Paul wrote
thirteen epistles, some to the Gentile churches in Rome, Corinth, Galatia,
Ephesus, Philippi, Colosse, Thessalonica and some to Timothy, Titus and
others. If all those epistles were originally written in Hebrew-Aramaic
which is not well known in the Roman and Grecian territories how would anyone
Paul wrote two letters to Timothy whose father
was Greek and his mother a Jewess (Acts 16:1). He lived in Lystra, a Roman
colony in Greece. Paul instructed Timothy how to teach the Ephesian
Christians. Paul's letters to Timothy were in Greek. So are his
letters to Titus and Philemon. There is no reason for Paul to write those
letters in Hebrew-Aramaic.
Let us go to the Book of Revelation to
prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that it was originally written in Greek and
not Hebraic-Aramaic. The Lord Jesus Christ said: "I
am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,' says the
Lord, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." (Rev. 1:8)
the first letter and "Omega"
the last letter in the Greek Alphabet. The apostle John wrote the book of
Revelation in the Greek island of Patmos and it was written in the Greek
language. How do we know that? The Lord Jesus Christ told him:
you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to
Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to
Laodicea." (Rev. 1:11) All
these seven churches speak, write and read Greek and the name of
JESUS in the book of Revelation is in the
Greek language and definitely not Hebrew/Aramaic as claimed by Dr.
Trimm. If anything is proven it is this that Dr. Trimm is either a very
ignorant Bible scholar or he is a very bad liar.
There is absolutely no truth that the New
Testament was originally written in the Hebrew-Aramaic language. Show me
the evidence of the original manuscripts of the Hebrew-Aramaic texts and let
the well-known biblical research institutes examine whether or not they are
genuine. If they are genuine then Darrell, write to me with the
proof. I want proof, not hearsay. If any respectable biblical
research institute makes a thorough investigation of James Trimm's book, I am
not surprised they will discover he had actually translated his supposedly
Hebraic-Aramaic New Testament from either the English or Greek Bibles.
Where else can he get the research material which is non-existent?
Dr. James Trimm attempted to
take control of one of the ARK Forum groups
I have had an extremely bad
experience with Dr. James Trimm. He had tried to take control of the
ARK Forum in June 2001. He jammed my e-mail system by joining all the 17
Yahoogroups in the ARK Forum and sending his bulky and lengthy newsletter to
promote his book "Hebraic-Aramaic NT Roots". I had to delete all his
emails because they all came at the same time and it jammed the Outlook Express
system in my computer. I removed him from all my lists because I
consider him overaggressive in his promotion. He was very
insistent. He got back into the ARK Forum, this time he joined just one of
my e-mail groups. I let him join and distributed about 15 of his
e-mails. When he sent his 15th e-mail I sensed something was wrong.
I prayed and the Lord told me that this man was trying to take over the group
that I allowed him to join. Sure enough, when I checked on my Yahoogroup
system I was shocked. James Trimm had made himself a moderator in that
group that he belonged in the ARK Forum. I removed his name
completely from the ARK Forum. I wanted to have nothing to do with that
man. He just wanted to impose his will on other people without receiving
what others want to share with him.
A few weeks later my sister Nornie in
Toronto, Canada wrote to me about Dr. James Trimm's newsletter in her Yahoogroup
list. I warned her about this man and his ill-reputation on the Internet
circuit. He is a cyber-predator that seeks to prey on innocent Christians
in order to corrupt Christianity on the Internet. I wouldn't want to quote
Dr. James Trimm for your support if I were you. He is the type of strange
bedfellow that you do not want to be associated with.
May Yahweh bless you and your
Your servant in Yahweh, Yahshua ha
Dear Paul and Echadone Forum,
Their is one statement in Paul's statement I
would like to clarify. The original New Testament in the Aramaic and Hebrew
contains the name of Yahshua. The Book of Hebrews recently found by James
Trimm contains the longer form Yahushua. The Western scholars insist it was
Greek but there are many problems with this statement. The New Testament
Assembly started in the Jewish Synagogues where Hebrew and Aramaic were
taught, read, and fluently spoken in the 1st century throughout the Roman and
known world including Alexandria, Egypt where their were many Greek speaking
Jews and where the Greek Septuegent of the Old Testament was in use. The
Septuegent was never accepted in the land of Yahudea/Judea since they used the
Vorlage text of the Old Testament ( from which the Septuegent is translated)
as is found among the Dead Sea scrolls,and is used by the Samaritains to this
day, which is the unaltered text that was later corrected by the Jewish Rabbis
in Jamnia about 100 AD because they wanted to edit the Messianic passage
contained there in that were being used by the Apostles and early believer in
Yahushua of Nazareth to preach the evangel/glad tidings of salvation through
the Messiah. Victor Alexander, Herb Jahn, and James Trimm have all done
extensive research into these Aramaic and Hebrew text showing them to be
authentic and containing missing parts of the New Testement record. One is in
the Greek New Testament text of Matthew there are only 13 names mentioned but
14 generations claimed . The Hebrew text of Matthew contains the missing name
in this geneology, Matthew 1:1-7. There are supposed to be 3 sets of 14 names
while in the third set in your King James Version there is only 13, which the
Hebrew text has in the 13 verse ["and Ahiud begat Abner: and Abner"] begat
Eliakim... This shows a translator from the Aramaic into Greek missed this
phrase and incorrectly recorded.
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