Ancient Matthew Epistle

A copy of Matthew in an ancient form of Hebrew not written today, was found back in the 15th century. It is said to be the oldest known copy of Matthew and it is thought that it was written even before the epistle was translated into Greek. It is known as Shem Tov’s Hebrew Matthew. The photo above shows a small clippet of Matthew, chapter 1, verse 25.

…”And he called את His name Yeshua.”

Matt 1:25b
The quote is from the last line in this photo.

Here is a copy of the page with the two “Yeshua” highlighted in yellow:

Matthew 1:18-25. From the middle of the page, where the writing is large, to the end of the page is commentary.

Now let’s break down the first instance the angel says “Yeshua” from Matthew 1:21.

The red underlined words are broken down here:

The yellow underlined words are broken down here:

If the Father wants His son to be called Yeshua then that’s what I will call Him! 😉 Since the angel of YHVH told Joseph to call the Messiah, Yeshua, then, by golly, that’s what I will call Him too! Because He saved (y’hoshia יהושיע) me from my sins!


Published by Holly Hickey הדסה היקי

It's not about me, it's about my Father, His holy, unchanging Word, Yeshua made flesh! No ear tickling here. (And maybe a couple of posted recipes that I've been unable to find online elsewhere. 😉)

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