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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2018, 12:30:52 pm »
Agelbert NOTE:
I am guilty ;D of the bold highlighted below in the quotes from Wikipedia. My purpose here is to point out that the scholarly level of knowledge of Greek, that Dr. Spiros Zodhiates possessed, enabled him to spot, and correct, mistranslation errors from Greek to English. These mistranslations cause misconceptions resulting from reading the English Translation of the New Testament (which was originally written mostly in Greek).

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Zodhiates was born of Greek parents on the island of Cyprus. His father first brought the family to Port Said, Egypt and then Khartoum, Sudan, looking for work. Spiros's brother, Argos Zodhiates, was converted to Protestant Christianity after hearing an evangelical preacher and brought this witness to his mother and brother, who also became convinced of its truth.

After neglecting to kiss a Greek Orthodox priest's hand
, Zodhiates was expelled from school. A lady named Katherine took pity on him and volunteered to teach the boy English. After completing his Greek education, he attended the American University in Cairo, Egypt, received his Th.B. degree from the National Bible Institute (later Shelton College, which closed its doors in 1990) in New York City, and his M.A. from New York University. In 1978 he earned his Doctor of Theology degree from Luther Rice Seminary of Jacksonville, Florida. He was also the recipient of several honorary doctorates.

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Dr. Spiros Zodhiates (Greek: Σπύρος Ζωδιάτης; March 13, 1922-October 10, 2009) was a Greek-American Bible scholar, author, and ministry innovator.

Agelbert NOTE: The videos below are examples of the in depth knowledge of Greek that aids all of us in understanding the Gospels. In future posts I will provide quotes by Dr. Spiros Zodhiates from his edited Hebrew-Greek Study Bible. I have learned much from him. I hope you give him the benefit of the doubt and  carefully and seriously ponder what he says. This man knew his Greek. IOW, it was NOT 'all Greek' to him. 😀

A word of Scriptural advice to those who dismiss, mock or otherwise disdain the wisdom of Dr. Spiros Zodhiates in regard to mistranslations of Greek to English (in the Christian Bible New Testament) without serious consideration of what he says in this post and all the posts I will subsequently make:

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Proverbs 15 KJV

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility
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In the videos below, the first important lesson we learn is that, in Greek, there are TWO words for anger, but a SINGLE word for both the Greek words is used in the English Translation of the New Testament. The (justified or unjustified anger) difference communicated by the TWO Greek words for anger is extremely important for all of us.

Justified & Unjustified Anger 1-3




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Published on Nov 17, 2012

From the "New Testament Light" television program, produced by AMG International, which aired in syndication in the 1980s and early 1990s. The program features the teaching of the late Dr. Spiros Zodhiates, longtime president of AMG International, from the original Greek New Testament text.
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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2018, 02:21:13 pm »
Dr. Spiros Zodhiates' Funeral Service Part 4 - Philip Zodhiates Son


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Published on Nov 3, 2009

Philip is the third child of Spiros and Joan Zodhiates. Philip and his wife, Kathie, live with their six children in Virginia. Philip and Kathie are the owners of Unlimited Response, Inc.  Philip is the President of the company.
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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2018, 01:10:45 pm »
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Hebrews 13:10-16 King James Version (KJV)

We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2018, 12:03:58 pm »
Explanatory note on Colossians Chapter 3 verses 5 and 11 from the Hebrew-Greek Study Bible (compiled and edited by Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D.):

Colossians 3:5
This verse combats Gnosticism (a Heresy) which taught that the body is evil, and since it is evil in itself and cannot be redeemed from its evil ways, it might as well do whatever it wants . This is the reason Paul says, "Mortify therefore, the members of your body." Bring them under control. Treat them as if they were dead. Your spirit should have them under subjection because the two, the spirit and the body, are interrelated and the body behaves only as the spirit commands it. The evils of the body which Paul lists are material expressions: porneia, "fornication," including all sexual sins among unmarried or married including adultery, homsexuality, incest, etc.; akatharsia, uncleanness of all kinds that defile the body; pathos, passion which here is translated "inordinate affection"; epithumia, "desire," which in this instance is similar to "lust" because it is coupled with the adjective kakē, "bad" or constitutionally evil (these two words are translated as "evil concupiscence" which actually means lustful desire); pleonexia, "coveteousness or greediness,"  desiring to have more than one has , not because it is insufficient but because others have more. Such desire  is called "idolatry."


Colossians 3:11
The Scythians were a tribe of nomads and warriers from west Siberia inhabiting the Caspian area of the Black Sea from about 2000 B.C. In the late eighth century they moved into northern Persia. Their initial advances to the southwest were checked by Sargon II of Assyria (727-705 B.C.). Paul is using them as an example of barbaric people (e.g. ) who were constantly at war.

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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2019, 01:03:08 pm »
Too many people these days have been lured into embracing evil by the carrots and sticks that demons wield in this Valley of Tears. The "Christian" mega-churches in the USA are an excellent example of depraved humans who embrace all things ANTI-Christian, no matter who is hurt and no matter what the Holy Scriptures say, all so they can "prosper" economically.

The Apostle Paul accurately described the true motive of these heretics and contrasted it with the true motive of a Christian:

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Philippians Chapter 3:18-21

18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

The bold faced heretics in these prosperity preaching mega-churches often quote Philippians Chapter 4:19, ignoring the message in the verses above and, more importantly, WITHOUT mentioning the even clearer message delivered in some verses (Philippians Chapter 4:11-13) a little before Philippians Chapter 4:19:

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Philippians Chapter 4:19

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Notice that the what God promises to supply to the believer is your NEED, not your GREED or your WANT. Often this NEED is not a material item at all, but some ADVERSITY and/or the LACK of material goods for the purpose of making your spirit grow. But, too many people are blinded by the clever (greed based) claim that hey, God is a really, really rich dude, so if I am promised according to HIS "riches in glory", that is a lot of MATERIAL PROSPERITY!

Now look at verses 11-13  🧐

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Philippians Chapter 4:11-13

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

You need to be strengthened if you are in adversity. Therefore the "all things" Paul is referring to are even more applicable to bad times than to economic prosperity.

In the light of the above, the true context of verse 19 becomes clear:

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Philippians Chapter 4:19

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

When these heretics prosperity preach about "doing all things in Christ", remind them that SUFFERING and ADVERSITY and WANT and HUNGER are OFTEN part of DOING ALL THINGS IN CHRIST. Who knows? It might even rip the money and power loving satanic blinders they wear with such hypocritical pride off of them.

If anyone still harbors doubts about what Paul means when he makes mention of how, and why, God uses His "riches in glory" (see: "glorious power") to strengthen Christians, Colossians Chapter 1, verse 11 should make it crystal clear that economic prosperity is NOT included. God strengthens us during, as well as through, adversity so we grow spiritually. The fruit of that growth is good works, NOT the accumulation of wealth.

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Colossians Chapter 1:10-11

10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

ANYONE who tells you that God wants you to be rich is engaging in demonic mendacity. Reject their Prosperity Preaching Heresy. Economic wealth is one of the biggest snares that Lucifer uses to prevent you from obediently serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


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