Notes on Shem Tov’s Hebrew Matthew The 14th century polemical treatise Even Bochan [Isaiah 28:16] written by Shem-Tob ben-Isaac ben-Shaprut Ibn Shaprut], a Castilian Jewish physician, living later in Aragon. http://books.google.com/books/about/Evangelium_Secundum_Matthaeum.html?id=sWxEAAAAcAAJ, Munster's Hebrew Bible --New Translation (into Latin) is at this link, http://books.google.com/books?id=UPOkxZJ1gOIC&source=gbs_similarbooks, Isaiah's Servant Poems According to the Septuagint -- table of contents at books.google.cm, "Isaiah Quotations in the NT," Companion to KJV -- table at page 117. Tarif Khalidi, The Muslim Jesus: sayings and stories in Islamic literature (Harvard University Press, 2001). Id., at 730. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway. If God clothes the straw which is left in the standing grain, that is, penon, which is fresh today and tomorrow is dried up and is placed into the oven, so much the more (will he clothe) (you) who are little of faith. The apparatus that I offer in my synopses is in no way intended to be as complete as in a standard critical edition of the gospel texts. Dillinger, - carefully details Jerome's words, and shows he speaks only of one original Hebrew instead of an Aramaic and Hebrew. According to Nehemia Gordon, a Karaite Jew, more than 27 Hebrew manuscripts of the Gospel of Matthew exist. This mentions some details about Jerome's encounter with them and the Hebrew Matthew: St.Jerome wrote that Matthew, the tax collector and later an Apostle, composed his gospel near Jerusalem for Hebrew Christians. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? Whoever is not with me is against me. In Hebrew Gospel Pearls #6 (Matthew 3:1-6), Nehemia and Keith discuss Baptism from a Jewish perspective, the surprising connection between John the Baptist and Christopher Columbus, and what led medieval rabbis to read the New Testament. Hello Erwin. Hugh J. Schonfield suggested the Hebrew or Aramaic origin of Matthew, Mark, John and Revelation in his introduction to his translation of the Du Tillet version of Matthew. v . Matt 4:10 -- Deut 6:13 reads as Septuagint, not as Jerome reads the Hebrew scripture. Reply. [Which then connects this verse with the previous verse in the meaning that the haughty cities did not repent as YHWH chose to soften the hearts of the dwellers of lesser cities. Even before this, I have never found him anything but scrupulously honest. A 1695 work by Jerome's modern compiiler details the Italian Latin vulgate variances which often match the Gospel According to the Hebrews by Matthew. Thy kingdom come. 2426 for the rest of the gospel. What profit is there for a man if he should gain the whole world [but] lose his soul forever; what good exchange does the man make if for present things that are spoiled he should give his soul to the judgment of Gehenna? [Shem Tov’s Mt. texts. It was written after 894 A.D., which is when they started using the vowel pointing. It should also be mentioned that two Hebrew Matthew manuscripts have been found by Jewish textual scholar Nehemia Gordon which say here that this genealogy is of the "father" of Mary. And he answered, Be anxious for (no) man and do not chastise them, and be pleased w. ith your lot. 26964 for chapters 1:1-23:22; and JTS Ms. 2426 for 23:23-end. For a defensive discussion, see http://messianic.nazirene.org/gospel_comentary.htm (No Aramaic text was ever published to allow scholars to examine the claims). In 1690 Richard Simon mistakenly identified Shem-Tob's Matthew with the version sof Münster and du Tillet. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: Difference: “fringe” is translated from “ציצית” (tassels called “tzitzit”) which is the commanded by YHWH to be worn so as to remember the commandments (Numbers 15: 38-40): He said to them: Go outside all of you and stop weeping because the girl is asleep and not dead. That is an example of a pun. Nicholson, The Gospel of the Hebrews (1879) at, Text Excavations - breakdown of each by designation and source - see this, Text excavations - Nazareans Gospel -- at this, Justin Martyr [120 AD] The Sayings of Jesus in Justin Martyr (ed.  in the hebrew gospel of matthew of du tillet and in the hebrew gospel of matthew of munster is written “amon” instead of “achim”. But he is without root and is (in) confusion and when a little trouble and distress [humiliation, embarrassment] come to them, Satan causes (them) to forget from their heart. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. See http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Gospel_of_the_Nazaraeans. Where it says 'Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,' the Hebrew is pronounced, 'Shalu shalom Yerushalaim.' The Gospel of Matthew, in Hebrew translation, manuscript scroll on vellum [Central Europe, eighteenth century] 4 membranes (together 1675mm. As for the lazy servant, cast him into the darkness of the lowest places, there shall be for him weeping and gnashing of teeth. List of the manuscripts extant for the four canonical gospels, those of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. (There are eunuchs made by man) and there are self-made eunuchs who subdue their desire for the sake of the kingdom of heaven; these are (those who enter) into great prominence. For example, the Greek New Testament always says “amen” (A Hebraism) for “truly”, as in Matt 5:20, while the Shem Tov Matthew says “in truth” (b’emeth).". On this page we will focus on Hebrew manuscripts of the gospel of Matthew. Two women shall begrinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. The fact they did not (and in over 100 years since nothing more was produced) shows again those who perpetuated this claim in 1870 were frauds. These 5 quotes are not often mentioned elsewhere The "Variations are so trivial and the verbal identities so striking" that only prejudiced deny the relationship. As for the thirty, this is the one sanctified in matrimony, in body and in heart. [Which is likely an addition since all the rest of the NT passages indicate baptism in the name of Yeshua.].  Jerome adds that Matthew's gospel was called the Gospel according to the Hebrews or sometimes the Gospel of the Apostles, and was used by the Nazarene communities. See Ross Nichols, "The Seat of Moses: A Note on Matthew 23:2-3 According to Shem Tob’s Hebrew Matthew,", "Jewish Christian Gospels" with great links at, Washingtonianus 1906 -- Dr. Lee Woodard uses it to date Matthew to 37 AD and Mark to 68 AD. B'sorot Matti, The Good News According To Matthew, From An Old Hebrew Manuscript. ?? At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Gibbon, Rise and Fall -- Hebrew Matthew preserved original teachings but "unaccountably" lost -- 778. Papias defended. In Christ, Matt Ervin. Preach to them that the kingdom of heaven will be fulfilled. Contrary to the Shem Tov Matthew these Gospels do not diminish but rather assert that Yeshua is Messiah. But I cannot find any solid early evidence that this was the case aside from what supports the Hebrew Matthew. They will not deliver you up in their congregations and houses of assembly. It should also be mentioned that two Hebrew Matthew manuscripts have been found by Jewish textual scholar Nehemia Gordon which say here that this genealogy is of the "father" of Mary. While no ancient Hebrew manuscripts of the New Testament exist today, it is possible that they did exist at one time, which poses two other questions. 163 163. He who loves his father and his mother more than me, I am not suitable for him. 2 The manuscript uses Kamatz and Patach interchangeably interchangeably and does the same thing with Tsere and Segol. Everything you wish that men should do to you, do to them; this is the Torah and the words of the prophets. In my opinion, the GOHT was a sophisticated hoax, using many of the 42 patristic era quotes of the Gospel according to the Hebrews. -- discusses at 122 the GATHM osianna in Hebrew. However—due to immense criticism from almost all other New Testament scholars—when he re … Jerome was battling Augustine's demands that Jerome "employ" the Septuagint to render Matthew's Greek version of the Hebrew Bible when quoted. Beware of men. For use with the synoptic project. And also because in 1690, Richard Simon in Histoire Critique des Versions du Nouveau Testament, [Rotterdam R.Leers, 1690, p.231] mistakenly identified the Hewbrew Matthew in Shem-Tob's work with the Hebrew Matthew in Munster and du Tillet. While that translation manuscript was lost, over 49 quotes of that OGM were made by the early patristic commentators including over 20 by Jerome. Post Office Box 471, Hurst, Texas 76053. Hebrew, a sister language to Aramaic, was predominately used by Jews in the 1st century AD for both religious and secular writings, as attested to in the Dead Sea Scrolls. To date, such reports have proven false. France, Gospel According to Matthew - makes similar comment that Septuagint is used in Greek Matthew used only when it matches Mark. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels (…). As for the hundred, this is the one purified of heart and sanctified of body. It is a literary fraud. But if so, it would point to a Hebrew language Q. However, the nine accessible manuscripts based on which George Howard published a book suffered from interpolations and therefore they … Edward Gibbon, History of Christianity at 185 - says Eusebius affirms 6x existence of Hebrew Matthew, and all the early 'fathers mention.' If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! These ancient manuscripts of the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew are the "Dead Sea Scrolls of the New Testament". From his days until now the kingdom of heaven has been oppressed (and senseless ones) have been rending it. As a matter of fact, not two manuscripts agree ex actly, even in dealing with the Greek New Testament. All of them answered that he should be hung. Immediately when he came up from the water, the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God coming down as a dove and she ministered/attended upon him. December 2002 Topics: Jewish astronomy, Jewish calendar, Rosh Hodesh, New moon, Manuscripts, Hebrew. However—due to immense criticism from almost all other New Testament scholars—when he re … For the Shem-Tov's Hebrew Matthew, the two closest manuscripts to the original Matthew in the Aibreet language are the British Library Manuscript and Manuscript C. There are 23 known manuscripts including the St. Petersburg Manuscript, the Breslau Manuscript, lettered ones (A, B, D to F), and 14 unpublished ones. If he is the king of Israel let him come down from the tree and we will believe. Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. Online Truth - mentions Panteus brought gospel to India in Hebrew form. It too is believed to contain much from the original Hebrew Matthew. This is not to be confused with the Sebastian Münster (1537; dedicated to Henry VIII under title The Torah of the Messiah); or Jean du Tillet (1555) versions of Hebrew Matthew. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. When you pray do not raise your voice and do not be like the sad hypocrites who love to pray in the synagogues and in the comer of the courtyards and pray with haughty speech that men might hear and praise them. Variant list in Wikipedia from patristic references to Gospel of the Nazarenes. 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