BIN: A recently published translation of the New Testament has one glaring omission: it has excised all references to the place and the people of the Bible. Rabbi Tuly Weisz, who recently published a Hebrew-English version of the Torah, noted that omitting ‘Israel’ from the Bible is equivalent to failing to mention God.
24NYT, a Danish news service, reported on Sunday that the Danish Bible Society just published a revised translation of the New Testament. The new edition has many surprises, including a new name: the New Agreement. But even more shocking is that the “New Agreement has all but removed any references to Israel, whether it describes the land or the people.”
The new edition was reviewed by Jan Frost on YouTube who reported that the word ‘Israel’ is only used once in the “Bible 2020”, which is the name of the new edition. In all other passages, the word ‘Israel’ is either replaced with ‘Jews’, ‘the land of the Jews’, or not replaced with any alternative term.
Frost reported that the publishers justified the change by claiming that the ‘Israel’ referred to in the Bible is not the same as Israel today. Frost noted that this explanation does not apply to the term ‘Egypt’ which remains in the Bible 2020 despite ancient Egypt having significantly different borders and ethnic composition than modern Egypt. Read More …
Opinion: It is not all that shocking really. Replacement Theology churches have been denying Israel’s place in God’s plan for a very long time.
Antisemitism in the early church got its start in the 2nd century AD when Origen, the father of allegory, advanced the notion that Scripture should not be read literally.
From there, it was a short jump to Augustine (4th-5th century) and John Chrysostom (5th century) who decided that despite Gen. 12:3, 15:8; 17:6-7; Isa. 66:7-8; Ez. 37:21-22; Rom. 9:3-5, God was finished with the Jews; that all the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant had been transferred to the church.
Killers of Christ, they called the Jews.
The Dark (or early Middle) Ages ended in approx. 1453 just prior to the start of the Reformation in 517. Protestant churches that sprang up after that are separated into five groups: Lutherans, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Calvinists, and the Anabaptists where Antisemitism had old and established roots.
Lutherans, the creators of the “New Agreement“, were an apostasy in the making for all that time. The church of Laodicea now has a shiny new “bible” for the final 7 years.
“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
“These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:14-16
See “Two Trains” Israel and the Church in Prophecy here
See Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 3 “Doctrines That Divide Christians” here