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Toledoth - Hebrew Full and Defective Spellings
« on: July 14, 2015, 06:11:48 PM »
I want to pass on something that might possibly show a purposeful design behind the way certain words are spelled in the Hebrew text...what is called 'full spelling', when every letter in pronouncing the word is used, and 'defective spelling', when certain letters are missing, most often a waw or yod.

The word I want to examine is Toledoth, which refers to genealogical histories. It occurs 39 times in the Tanahh. 37 of those times it is missing one of the waws, either spelled תולדת or תלדות.

Here is what is interesting to me. The very first time it appears is in Gen 2:4, and it is spelled in full, תולדות. This happens to be before Adam sinned.

As we move on from there, every other appearance of the word occurs as one of the two defective spellings, until we get to Ruth. However, back in Genesis there is one defective spelling (the only one) in which BOTH waws are gone. It is found in Gen 25:12, where it is spelled תלדת. This is the most defective spelling of the word, and it happens to be the genealogical histories of Ishmael, the son born of the flesh from Abraham; a son who would grow to become the great desert dwellers of the Middle East, and enemies of the Hebrew people. Apparently the unique spelling of the word here shows us a low point in the genealogical histories.

As I said, this continues until we get to the book of Ruth, where once again, we find the only other time this word contains the full spelling תולדות. This is a clue that what is happening with Ruth here contains some important significance. What is very fascinating about the context is in the one starting this genealogical history:

And these are the genealogical histories of Perez. (Rth 4:18)

Stay tuned for my next article which will share why...

Ronen
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Re: Hebrew Full and Defective Spellings
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 06:49:26 PM »


Amazing , you find such deep mysteries of God   Ronen !

 Gen 2:4, and it is spelled in full, תולדות. This happens to be before Adam sinned.


  This was even before Adam was made   from the dust  even  huh?
Gen. 2:4-7.

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens
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 5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth,

 and there was not a man to till the ground. 6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

 7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
 
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Hebrew Full and Defective Spellings
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 07:16:31 PM »
Yes it was Rose.  :dsunny: This first toldot is the only one that is not connected to humanity, for it is 'of the heavens and the earth.' It is connected with God himself, and this also provides a tie in with the reasoning behind the only other full spelling usage of the word connected with Perez. I will hint that all of this shows a depiction of why univeral reconciliation makes sense, but it will need more than a couple of postings to keep things readable.

Ronen
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Re: Hebrew Full and Defective Spellings
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 08:05:03 PM »

 
 Thanks Ronen !     I love this stuff , but not good at it  at all ..lol
 
  I believe there are 42 generations to the  genealogies of Jesus Christ
   I read some Bill Britton    years ago about the 42  generation   article   ..

 I know numbers have as much significance as the letters in Hebrew     , but I sure could be  wrong about that ..
 
 Gods   Blessings  always !!
 
 
Jesus is the reward  !!

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Re: Hebrew Full and Defective Spellings
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 10:31:15 PM »
Is it really a defective spelling or another word entirely?
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Re: Hebrew Full and Defective Spellings
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 11:14:40 PM »
Yes, what is called 'defective'. It is based on the word ילד, referring to the worked action of being led down or through, speaking of birth. תולדות would therefore be birthings. The exchange of the י for the ת changes the nuance of the root to something completed.

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Re: Hebrew Full and Defective Spellings
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2015, 09:10:43 PM »
Continuing on with the next part, why would the birthing record found in the book of Ruth start with Perez? I believe it had to do with the ancient custom of יבם (Yabam). If you look up the word in Strong's concordance (H2992), it will say that the word is of doubtful origin. However, in my research, the few words sharing this root all convey the action of exaltation; whether literally (such as Behemoth), or figuratively (a raising up from a lower state).

It is the figurative meaning that is intended here, as Deu 25:5 indicates:

If brothers dwell together, and one of them die, and have no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in to her, and take her to him as wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother (ייבם) to her.
(Deu 25:5)

This custom was a provision made for a woman where, if her husband died, either the husbands brother, or nearest kinsman, would take her to be his wife, care for her, and raise up children in the name of the father, thus continuing the family name, which was very important to do, for no one wanted his lineage ended. This, rather than being a 'duty to perform', was actually an 'exalting' of the bereaved woman.

Ruth is an entire book devoted to just such a custom. However, there are 2 examples of this practice taking place found in the book of Genesis:

1. Lots daughters, who laid with their father to continue the family line. This was a warped performance of Yabam, because...
 
    a. The father ended up being the one performing this act. (While warped, this fact is important to know)

    b. They were virgins, never having known a man. (Keep this in mind, for this is an important piece of the puzzle as well)

2. Tamar, who lost a husband named Er when God put him to death, then properly had yabam performed for her by Ers brother Onan, who refused to provide the seed to continue the family line of Judah and was struck down by God as well. Judah had a 3rd son, yet kept him from Tamar because he was afraid he would lose him as well. Tamar then deceives Judah her father in law into thinking she is a prostitute and he lays with her and unknowingly ends up performing yabam with her. Tamar knew how important it was to continue the family line, which Judah admits when he finds out what happened.

In both instances, it is a father who is performing yabam, one in which virgins are involved, and both acts being done outside the bounds of what was considered normal yabam.

When we get to Ruth, we see a third example of yabam, where a man named Boaz performs yabam for her, which would normally mean that the line of her first husband, Chilion (Rth 1:2), was being preserved.

Yet, I ended my last post with the question of why it was that Perez was chosen to start the list of the lineage line. (Rth 4:18)

Perez was the child born to Tamar, continuing the line of Judah back in Genesis 38. We now have a link between these 2 actions of yabam being performed. The first event also can be linked, because the first child born to Lot from his daughters was named Mo'ab (From Father). He became the father of the Moabites, and this was where Ruth was descended from. I think this is a good spot to end this post. I will pick it up in the next one.

Ronen

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Re: Hebrew Full and Defective Spellings
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2015, 11:37:39 AM »
Perez was the result of the yabam unknowingly performed by Judah with Tamar his daughter in law.

Remember from the last post that there were two major differences from the yabamim of the daughters of Lot and Tamar from what is normal. They were done by virgins (in the case of Lot's daughters) and fathers (in both cases).

The common link both share is that of the source of yabam...by means of a father.

Let us now see how this all connects to the birth of Yeshua.

The lineage of Yeshua given by Luke traces his lineage through the line of humans all the way back to Adam, the first human. However, he goes one step further back than that, when he says:

...Adam, the son of God...(Luk 3:38).

God is the original Father of all humanity. Keeping in mind the law of begettings, which says that kind produces after its own kind (cats produce cats, dogs produce dogs, etc, including its characteristics), Adam sinned before any children were born to him. Therefore, any children he had would be after his kind (born in a dead condition, as God said...'in the day you eat of it you will surely die').

Adam had no other male next of kin through which the righteous Messiah (the seed of the woman) could come, since every male born could only produce children in the same dead condition as he.

Our original Father however, left us clues in the events of Lot's daughters and Tamar as to how he would go about bringing an untainted Messiah through the line of fallen humanity.

Just as Lot and Judah, as fathers, continued their respective family lines through their daughters, so to our Father would do the same through his daughter Miriam.

Just as Lot's daughters were virgins, so to would Miriam be a virgin.

Just as the first born to Lot through one of his daughters was named Moab (from father) and Ruth, coming from that line of peoples, continued the line through which Messiah would come, so to would the Messiah be 'from Father', the original Father, our Creator.

That he is the original Father of Adam, and thus, all humanity, we can see how Messiah would affect every human from Adam on.

God himself became the one who performed yabam with Miriam, in yet another set of unusual circumstances, which were hinted at all the way back in Torah. It the spiritual fulfillment of what was shown physically in Genesis.

This needed to be done, if you remember, because Adam (due to sin) was left unable to continue the birthings (תולדות), filling the earth with offspring bearing the image of God.

Ruth, in her circumstance, with the only other instance of the word in its full spelling, shows us how that image would be restored.

It would have to be done by the Father himself by means of a virgin. I will say it again...this was spoken of and verified back in the Torah. Yeshua was the first true son of Adam (as he called himself on more than one occasion), and also the restoration of the true image of God. God's purpose of filling the earth.

Matt 1:1 in the Aramaic reads:

The book of the birthings of Yeshua the Messiah; son of Dawid, son of Abraham

כּתָבָא דִּילִידוּתֵה דּיֵשׁוּע משִׁיחָא בּרֵה דּדַוִיד בּרֵה דַּאברָהָם

Here we see, once again, in full spelling, the Aramaic equivalent to toledoth. It is yalidutheh, which I underlined.

Thus the 1st century writings continue tracing these birthings from Creation...to Ruth...to Yeshua. There are no other instances of the word, meaning that in Yeshua the original birthings are realized for all humanity.

In such a way, Yeshua, by his life, restored the original image of God lost by Adam, and by his death and resurrection, restored that same image to all humanity who died in him by killing that humanity in his body on the tree.

Ronen
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Re: Toledoth - Hebrew Full and Defective Spellings
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2015, 09:09:19 PM »
 :cloud9: I see it. God bless you and your diligent heart.  :HeartThrob:
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