Introduction to the Eth-CEPHER
Welcome to the home of the Eth Cepher! We are very excited about your joining us here at our virtual home, and we are hopeful that we might be able to deliver to you new and exciting things in scripture.
We are a group that has been seeking to discover as many things as we can about the ancient writings we call scripture and those writings which accompanied the scrolls that would eventually end up in a single book!
We have looked and looked, and dug into many different places and sources to discover what we think are the essential manuscripts for the believer in the quest to find the true meaning of our existence on this place we call earth.
The team at Eth Cepher has worked hard to bring new life to the ancient words, by doing things like restoring the actual names of the people and places found in the scriptures as they are actually pronounced (we call it transliteration). We have restored over 3100 names just like this, and although some are a little tricky to pronounce, once you get the hang of it, it brings a sense of adventure!
We offer our flagship, the Eth Cepher, as the centerpiece of our work.
This collection features not sixty-six books, or even eighty-one books as found in the Authorized Version of the King James Bible, but eighty-seven books! One thing the KJV guys did not have when they were working back in 1611, and that was access to the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in 1948! We figured the text could use a little updating as a result!
Of course, the Cepher isn’t our only work, as we have gathered some of the other writings which typically do not appear in any single collection of sacred scripture: writings like the Shepherd of Hermas, the Didache, the Ascents of James, the Books of Adam and Eve, the Testimony of Moses and so on. We thought many of you would like to have these books in hard print, and so we created (and are creating) the Eth Cepheriym Library. These books make for a great collection of works that are often otherwise published separately and of course in different sizes and shapes. Now, you can find them in one place!
The Eth Cepher, unlike other manuscripts, does not dilly-dally when it comes to setting forth a pronunciation of the tetragrammaton. Most modern-day texts really hedge their bet when it comes to the name, often giving it in the Hebrew or even Paleo-Hebrew form. That is great of course, but the reader comes away still not knowing how to pronounce it! We solve that by giving it to you in English. We are convinced that the Eth Cepher is a comprehensive restoration of sacred scripture in the English language, but some of our teams insists that it is really mostly in the English language. Ain’t it the truth!
Either way, you will find exciting new discussions concerning the age-old stories you might remember: stories about the sacrifice of Isaac (Yitshaq), or the loss of Joseph (Yoceph), the dream of Abraham (Avraham), or the work of Ezra in securing the word. In addition, because the Eth Cepher includes the books of the Maccabees (Makkabiym) you can also see what happened to the prophecy given in Daniel 11.
Of course, we all remember the crazy questions which no one could answer; questions like who did Cain marry and so on. The book of Jubilees comes in and answers those questions with details that will surprise you. Once you’ve read it, you will have that sense of satisfaction that now, you finally know the answer!
The Eth Cepher is also a great family collectable. At the back of the book, there are many Maps which for the first time show the true location of Mt. Sinai and Mt. Horeb, the true location of the “Red Sea crossing” and the true route of the Exodus. Many of the maps include the migration of the lost tribes of the house of Yashar’el. You may find those very interesting. And, at the back of the book, there is plenty of space and provision to write in your family history, back seven generations or so.
Please take the time to go through our website, and don’t forget to leave a little comment on the forum. If you have additional questions, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.