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Matthew 16:24 'staff' v 'cross'

  • MarkJerde
    4 posts

    Hello. Last May I blogged about translations, and made much of the CEPHER's use of 'take up his staff' in Matthew 16:24.

    https://markjerde.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/take-up-your-walking-stick-and-follow-me/

    I see that now 'staff' has been changed to 'cross'.

    Then said YAHUSHA unto his Talmidiym, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. MATTITHYAHU (MATTHEW) 16:24 ?? CEPHER

    I browsed a while on this site looking for a change log or other explanation, but found none. Sorry if I missed the obvious. I'm interested to know about changes in translation in general, and Matthew 16:24 in particular.

    Thanks!

    Mark

  • CycloManiac
    80 posts

    Mark, the Greek word in the text is "stauros". We researched and dug into the Aramaic Peshitta to find that the Aramaic word means "staff". A staff can also mean a pole.

    The "stauros pendiculem" is the "cross beam" the Romans used to nail those who were being crucified. We decided to revisit this and because of the overwhelming evidence of the Greek text and the historical practices of Rome, we restored the word "cross" to the text. The cross is a symbol of self-denial and willing to suffer for the name of YAHUSHA as he suffered for us on the cross.

  • MarkJerde
    4 posts

    CycloManiac said:

    Mark, the Greek word in the text is "stauros". We researched and dug into the Aramaic Peshitta to find that the Aramaic word means "staff". A staff can also mean a pole.

    The "stauros pendiculem" is the "cross beam" the Romans used to nail those who were being crucified. We decided to revisit this and because of the overwhelming evidence of the Greek text and the historical practices of Rome, we restored the word "cross" to the text. The cross is a symbol of self-denial and willing to suffer for the name of YAHUSHA as he suffered for us on the cross.

    Thanks, I appreciate knowing that. Is a list of these changes maintained on the site?

    Mark