Hebrew Voices #108 – My Search for Hebrew New Testament Manuscripts

In this episode of Hebrew Voices, My Search for Hebrew New Testament Manuscripts, Bible Scholar Nehemia Gordon speaks with Shannon Davis on Omega Man Radio about the impetus of his search, reveals how many Hebrew New Testament manuscripts he has found to date, and shares  examples of how his discoveries have brought important clarification to the New Testament.

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24 thoughts on “Hebrew Voices #108 – My Search for Hebrew New Testament Manuscripts

  1. Great interview! Interesting that Nehemiah the prophet mentions Yeshua the Angel! The NT writings tell us that he was the 1rst to rise from the dead, the 1rst of many more to come!

    So,… now I want to know more about this prophet Nehemiah!

    I recently was looking at the Vatican’s website and they have posted some information stating that in 1794 (I think it was) that the French conquered them and hauled off their entire archives! Then in 1824 (don’t quote me on that) they were able to get most of it back but, had to auction off bundles of manuscripts to raise funds to ship the rest of it back. They estimate they lost between 1/4 to 1/3 of their archives at that time. They made no mention if they kept any records of who the buyers of these manuscripts were.
    The French might have records but, they were heavily bombed in WW II and those records may not exist now.
    Have the French opened up their archives to the public?
    It might be worth a look.
    Then again there were museums robbed and pillaged during those WW wars.
    I suppose these ancient manuscripts could literally pop up in some very unlikely places.

    I saw on TV a family in Pennsylvania found an old helmet in the attic of a rental house. They said the kids used to play with it out in the yard. Turns out it was an original Viking Helmet, one of only 6 known to exist. It was worth $250,000! The woman almost passed out when she found out what it was worth!

    Who knows what you may find in your own backyard Nehemia.
    Jerusalem is a very old city.

    Keep treasure hunting, and I can’t wait to see what else you find!

    Shalom Friend

    • Because Apollo’s sister was Artemis of the Ephesians and everybody knows her great statue came down out of the heavens from the gods!

  2. Shalom Nehemia

    Thank you once more for your persistent digging into the manuscripts. I studied Hebrew Matthew and invested time on the Hebrew Yeshua vs Greek Jesus. The revelation from just this research is amazing and I am aware there is a lot to be done. I can imagine the fear of some from what you are doing on the New Testament manuscripts for any possible areas where there might be a need tor adjustments.

    Thank you for the passion to search for the truth.


    • Joe, thank you for your blessing of relentlessly sharing the information with others and supporting Nehemia’s efforts!! You are a blessing to us!

  3. A word to the wise: One owes oneself a more complete reading of all that Epiphanius has to say about this book. There is much more that is not being revealed here. Please look into The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis.

  4. WOW!! What a mother lode of revelations! And how ironic this be posted on Dec 25–as if to say, “Here you go, you mainstream Christians! Here’s the ultimate present for you –wake up and pay attention before it’s too late!!” So now I’m forced to get the book The Hebrew Yeshua in order to answer the burning question: What was the change in Matthew that altered the meaning of Yeshua’s statement that the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat, meaning we must obey the priestly authority (whether rabbis or pastors/ministers/priests)??? What did Yeshua actually say, when taken from the Hebrew?? Inquiring minds are dying to know…….more, and more, and more…..

    • It’s in the Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus, and related youtube – but if you want ‘desert first’, He said to do what HE (meaning Moses) says, whereas all greek mss say to do what THEY (meaning Pharisees) say. Yeshua supports Torah … “not one jot or tittle of the Law shall pass …” “If you love me keep my commandments” , etc.

  5. Nehemia, Your podcasts/interviews are ALWAYS so interesting, want to listen to them over and over to be sure one grasps every small detail, as they are extrememly informative. Per NT writings, you obviously have been given the gift of knowledge from the Ruach HaKodesh. When it comes to truth, I tend to feel that the Ruach can/will guide us into all truth, if we trust Him to teach/guide us. In essence, the truths of God are revealed to us as we diligently search for truth, and can be usually understood no matter what words are used in translation.

    For example, from KJ. Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Ask most any preacher in Christianity and they will say this is speaking of anti-christs coming and claiming themselves to be Jesus. Yet, false christ’s performing wonders do not come until Mt. 24:24. There is a another way to look at 24:5. “For many shall come in my name (meaning many pastors & preachers,) saying, I (Jesus/Yeshua is the Christ, and they willl lead many astray. Jer 50:, My people hth been lost sheep, their shepherds have led them astray.

    I guess what I am saying is that no matter what words the translators chose to use in translating any verse, if one is truly seeking God’s truths, God can and will open their minds to see the truths in the verse. Or so I believe.

    Be blessed.


    • J.W. You owe it to yourself to not just accept the one quote by Epiphanius that is referred to on this site.The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis has much more to say about Hebrew Matthew. Let me just leave it at that.
      I pray the Holy Spirit enlightens you.

  6. Nehemia, I watch your every episode and its interesting to hear all the Hebrew words of Yehovah and how the Gospels were written.

    Could you please send me the Hebrew way how it’s written The Model Prayer (Lord’s Prayer) Matthew 6:9-13). I want in English.
    Thank you.

  7. Thank you for an amazing revelation Nehemia. May your efforts help many to turn from error to truth. I had no idea you were still working on shem tov’s matthew. Finances have looked up lately, I plan to resume contributing to your foundation. The fours be with you… 44444444444444444444444

    • ps, “live long and prosper”. This might take incorporating just a bit of hemp or cannabis into your diet, as well as much more raw whole plant material. My nephew Al dies just a couple years ago, about your age and physique. Take good care of your image of yhwh. See Raphael Mechoulam research for the value of the weed.

  8. I can’t wait until Keith E. Johnson, or You Nehemia come out with the Complete Gospel of Hebrew Matthew. “A Prayer to Our Father” only made me arrested by the Ruach/Spirit, and left me wanting more Heavenly Bread. Please!! Oh Please!!! Come out with a Complete Copy of the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew!!!
    Jeffery Roger Justice D.D.

  9. That was a really good interview! Thank you to you and Shannon. I always love hearing updates on your work. It is exciting to hear what is happening regarding the finding and translating of Hebrew manuscripts. Thank you and stay encouraged! Shalom!

  10. Well that was a good one.

    Now you have some of us chomping at the bit as they say ..what’s in the rest of Chapter 2

  11. The Apostle PAUL road to Damascus encounter may or may not be a part of your destiny! Yet, we must have the RAUCH HAKODESH ? on our hearts to believe! Shalom

    • Respectfully, how do you explain Acts chapter 19? Believers when first meeting Paul, he asked them if they had rec’d the Ruach Kodesh, they said No, they never even heard of it, so Paul laid hands on them and gave them the Spirit.

  12. What I’ve read and believe is that Jewish believers had a gospel of Matthew which did not include the first two chapters.

    Really, we do not find the virgin birth of Jesus being taught until around the middle of the 2nd century, when Justin Martyr writes about it.

    • Here are a couple more
      “This Virgin Mother of the Only Begotten of God, is called Mary, worthy of God, immaculate of the immaculate, one of the one.” – Origen, Homily 1(A.D. 244).

      “He was the ark formed of incorruptible wood. For by this is signified that His tabernacle was exempt from putridity and corruption.”– Hippolytus, Orations In illud, Dominus pascit me (ante A.D. 235).

      Jerty, I think you are correct in your belief that there was an original Hebrew Matthew but there is no way to prove what we little we have of it today is not a corrupted version.

  13. Nehemia, I am interested in a statement you made on this video about the book of Acts in Hebrew and how it would change the world. I thought you said you had it on your website. Do you have it here or have it translated somewhere?

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