News messages and new articles

Note:Hebrew text in the articles below is represented best when you have installed one of the following fonts: SBL Hebrew or Cardo. (The latter is enclosed with the free Bible-software theWord, which I recommend.)
March 2021:
Mar. 28 / Apr. 2-4Chag Pesach sameach! - A joyful celebration of the liberating death and resurrection of Yeshu‘a ! He reconciled us with YaHUaH again! Hallelu YaH ! Praise YaHUaH, the living and saving God of Isra’el! See also the articles about this feast.
Mar. 13Long awaited, this new article in the series The Significant Name of God: (22) The riches of the Title אֵל רַחוְּם - ’El Rachum
 
  
     
  
 
December 2020:
Dec. 22The rich blessing of YaHUaH be with you, this Christmas and thoughout the new year !
Full of joy and anticipation we look forward to what He will do in 2021, and to the glorious return of Yeshu‘a as the great Bridegroom and King ! Let us prepare ourselves for that !
July 2020:
July 25New updated release out, of the Research Report:
The magnificent and most lovely Name of the God Who was there, Who is there, and Who will be there.pdf document, extensive Accede! / Hallelu-YaH study (71 pages), by André H. Roosma, July 2009; this edition: 20 July 2020.
June 2020:
June 21For the moment the last article in the series The Significant Name of God: (21) Why Christianity often ignored The Name YaHUaH
June 19Again another article in the series The Significant Name of God: (20) YaHUaH - the true God of the Bible - is involved!
June 17And still another one in the series The Significant Name of God: (19) What is the meaning of the Name אֵל שַׁדַּי - ’El Shaddai
June 14And again a worthwhile article in the series The Significant Name of God: (18) Why Rabbinic Judaism refuses to mention THE NAME
June 12Another worthwhile article in the series The Significant Name of God: (17) What we learn from Jesus’ temptation in the desert
June 10Two more articles of the series The Significant Name of God:
(15) Also non-Israelites knew and used the Name; and
(16) Also non-Israelites knew and used the Name (2)
June 7A worthwhile article in the series The Significant Name of God:
(14) The myth of the missing vowels
May 2020:
May 30Still another article in the series The Significant Name of God:
(13) Yeshu‘ah on the relevance of names
May 30A blessed Chag Shabhu‘ót - Pentecost, where God gave The רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶש - the Ruach ha-Qodesh – The Holy Spirit to be with us, comfort us, empower us...
May 27Again an article of the series The Significant Name of God:
(12) Still used by the Jews in the sixth century BC
May 26Another article of the series The Significant Name of God:
(11) The unique ‘BEING’ of God – by nature we cannot comprehend it
May 20Another article of the series The Significant Name of God:
(10) The mysery when no one calls on God’s Glorious Name
May 14Another article of the series The Significant Name of God:
(9) The Bible mentions important persons by Name
May 12Two more articles of the series The Significant Name of God:
(7) The Hymns of Praise of Mariam and Channah and
(8) Consequences of knowing and invoking the precious Name
May 11Two more articles of the series The Significant Name of God:
(5) The meaning of God’s glorious Name יהוה - YaHUaH; and
(6) Salvation in calling on the Name
May 8Two more articles of the series The Significant Name of God:
(2) To be proclaimed everywhere and not to be kept secret!; and
(3) Names that referred to the great Name
May 7On my Dutch website, I have a series of articles about the significant Name of God, YaHUaH. I have decided to translate those into English as well. The two I translated now are the first and the fourth one:
The Significant Name of God (1) - His Presence in the temple built by Solomon
The Significant Name of God (4) - Call on God’s glorious Name יהוה - YaHUaH; where do I find that in the Bible?
The rest of the series I hope to translate in the coming weeks or months, God willing.
April 2020:
Apr. 8Chag Pesach sameach!
A good celebration of the liberating death and reseurrection of Yeshu‘a !
Hallelu YaH ! Praise YaHUaH, the living and saving God of Isra’el!

See also the articles about this feast.
 
  
     
  
 
December 2019:
Dec. 25May YaHUaH bless you richly this Channukkah and Christmas and in the new year !
Eagerly and full of expectation, we look forward to what He will do, and to the return of Yeshu‘a !
February 2019:
Feb. 2A new article: חֲנַנְיָה - Chanan-YaH – (the) grace and mercy of YaHUaH
 
  
     
  
 
December 2018:
Dec. 22May YaHUaH bless you richly this Christmas and in 2019 !
We look forward to what He will do,
and to the return of Yeshu‘a !

Are you prepared, to meet the Great Bridegroom?
March 2018:
Mar. 28They are approaching rapidly again: the feasts of Pesach and Unleavened Bread that were foreshadowing the awesome exchange Yeshu‘ah offered us, as the perfect Pesach Lamb, as He took suffering and death upon Himself in our place, and gave us His Life.
Read more about these festivals in the articles:
Pesach (1) God separates His own, has them escape death, and pulls them away from Egypt’,
Pesach (2) God opens the way to life’,
Pesach (3) Yeshu‘ah fulfills Pesach’,
Matsot – Fast, nourishing food for a long journey on foot’,
Matsot (2) – Fleeing all that alienated us from God, in order to receive His new Life’,
The עמר ghomer or ‘omer – measure of the abundance that God gives’.
January 2018:
Jan. 1May YaHUaH bless you richly in 2018 !
We look forward to what He will do this year,
and to the return of Yeshu‘a !

Are you prepared, to meet the Great Bridegroom?
 
  
     
  
 
September 2017:
Sept. 25We have celebrated it last week: The Feast of Trumpets - Zikhron Teru‘ah – A very special day! (updated article).
And soon approaching is Yom Ha-Kippurim – the great Day of Atonement – Another very special day! (29/30 Sept. 2017; updated article)
August 2017:
Aug. 6There's a new reaction to: The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism.

March 2017:
Mar. 13

[Photo © Hallelu-YaH; original: Wanda Simmermans, Soest NL, 2017.]

January 2017:
Jan. 25There are two new reactions, one to: The Original Aleph-Beth; and one to: The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism.

Jan. 1

May YaH bless you richly in 2017 !

we look forward to the second coming of the Anointed One!
 
  
     
  
 
December 2016:
Dec. 24Celebrating the first coming of the Messiah – big!

October 2016:
Oct. 22There is a new reaction to: The Script that went Ahead – How YaHUaH prepared the way for the Gospel in Greece and Rome already at the time when Isra’el diverted from Him – Part I..

September 2016:
Sept. 3There are two new reactions to: The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism.

April 2016:
Apr. 9, 18There’s a new reaction to: The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism.

March 2016:
Mar. 19There’s a new reaction to: The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism.

Mar. 18A note added to: Tsitsit – A sign of flourishing, to remember the blessing and reigning hand of YaHUaH. The addition concerns the tsits as name for the golden diadem on the forehead or turban of the High Priest.
January 2016:
Jan. 31‘Immanu-’El – God is with us – and more
Jan. 25A new reaction to: Yirme-yahu (Jeremiah) 31: 22 – A wonderful prophetic reference to Yeshu‘a and to how God created something entirely new, using Mariam’s receptive attitude
Jan. 24A new reaction to: The Light of the World
Jan. 1one year has ended, the next has just begun
but God YaHUaH neither ends nor begins
He was there, He is there, and He will be there, forever

God’s rich blessings in 2016!

may you taste a lot of His grace-full and loving presence!
 
  
     
  
 
December 2015:
Dec. 25Great news from Israel Today: Orthodox Rabbis Bring Jesus Home for Christmas (by David Lazarus, 24 Dec. 2015)

There’s also a new reaction to: The Shema‘ – the First Testament declaration of faith (1)

November 2015:
Nov. 21Yirme-yahu (Jeremiah) 31: 22 – A wonderful prophetic reference to Yeshu‘a and to how God created something entirely new, using Mariam’s receptive attitude
September 2015:
Sept. 22Yeshu‘a – The Source; For who is thirsty... (updated article)

There’s also a new reaction to: The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism.

Sept. 21Yom Ha-Kippurim – the great Day of Atonement – Another very special day! is soon approaching (22/23 Sept. 2015; the article is updated and extended)
Sept. 12Tomorrow evening, Sept. 13, it starts again: The Feast of Trumpets - Zikhron Teru‘ah – A very special day! (updated article)
Sept. 9I stumbled upon a Ph.D. dissertation on paleography/epigraphy, surely to be added to my literature list on the Paleo Hebrew script – that of Israel at the time of David and the later kings: G. van der Kooij, Early N.W.Semitic Script Traditions - An archeological study of the linear alphabetic scripts upto c.500 B.C.; ink and argillary, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Leiden, Netherlands, 1986.
August 2015:
Aug. 17A new reaction to: The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism
Aug. 11The Script that went Ahead – How YaHUaH prepared the way for the Gospel in Greece and Rome already at the time when Isra’el diverted from Him – Part III (final).
Aug. 7The Script that went Ahead – How YaHUaH prepared the way for the Gospel in Greece and Rome already at the time when Isra’el diverted from Him – Part II.
Aug. 4The Script that went Ahead – How YaHUaH prepared the way for the Gospel in Greece and Rome already at the time when Isra’el diverted from Him – Part I.
July 2015:
July 12A new reaction to: The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism
July 10The Character of Godחסד ואמת - chesed we ’emet - grace and truth/faithfulness
July 4A new reaction to What God YaHUaH says about Himself – the Message of Exodus 34: 6-7
June 2015:
June 23A new reaction to The Shema‘ – the First Testament declaration of faith (1)
June 18Two days ago, at Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah, Israel, an inscription was revealed from the time of King David. See the news articles at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Israel Antiquities Authority, or at LiveScience, with photo’s. The inscription is a fine example from the time of transition when the old West- Semitic (aka Canaanite or Sinaitic) script with pictographic features from the time of the patriarchs developed into the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet script used at the time of the Israelite kings.
June 13Two articles received new reactions:
- The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism; and:
- The Torah (1) A series of laws and commandments?
April 2015:
Apr. 5Hallelu YaH ! Yeshu‘ah, the Anointed One, our Saviour and Lord, is risen! He lives!
Apr. 3Besides the articles below (at Mar. 29) these are also relevant for the season, three Hallél Psalms: Psalm 113 – The first, Psalm 117, and Psalm 118 – the last one is a wonderful, prophetic-Messianic Hallel Psalm.
And The Lamb Who was slain, and Who rose again after three days: His Name is Jesus / Yeshu‘ah.
March 2015:
Mar. 29They are approaching rapidly now: the feasts of Pesach and Unleavened Bread. Read more about these in the articles:
Pesach (1) God separates His own, has them escape death, and pulls them away from Egypt’,
Pesach (2) God opens the way to life’,
Pesach (3) Yeshu‘ah fulfills Pesach’,
Matsot – Fast, nourishing food for a long journey on foot’,
Matsot (2) – Fleeing all that alienated us from God, in order to receive His new Life’,
The עמר ghomer or ‘omer – measure of the abundance that God gives’.
February 2015:   (I am catching up on translating materials published in Dutch in 2014)
Feb. 19Research at Stanford Graduate School of Business, part of Stanford Univer­sity, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, confirms the great value for our daily life of what I wrote in Sept. 2012 in:
ah: figure with raised hands and bent knees - Aah!, or: Wow! – The essential art to wonder and rejoice
In their article ‘Awe Expands People’s Perception of Time, Alters Decision Making, and Enhances Well-Being’ (Psychological Science 23, Oct. 2012; p.1130-36), Melanie Rudd, Kathleen D. Vohs and Jennifer Aaker explain that. Awe – the “Aah!” experience – even has a stronger positive effect than that of happiness.
Feb. 18A follow-up on an old series: The Shema‘ – the First Testament declaration of faith (6)
Feb. 16Cultivating Life – Does the Christian life revolve around choosing between good and evil?
Feb. 13We Want to Know – The urge to have control over everything versus child-like trust in a good God
January 2015:
Jan. 21At YouTube there is a noteworthy talk that Christine Darg had with the Karaite Jew Nehemia Gordon about Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence, which is also the title of a recent book by Nehemia Gordon. In both, he deals with the rabbinic prohibition on speak­ing the glorious Name of God and the devastating effect it had on Jewish history. (Note that Nehemia and I differ in view on what the original pronuncia­tion of the glorious Name was; Nehemia gives a good reasoning on what the pronun­cia­tion was at the time of the Masoretes.)
Jan. 2God bless you richly in this new year 2015!
  
   
  
December 2014:
Dec. 13The big document on the glorious Name of God gave reason for an additional Appendix: This study of the glorious Name of God provides a powerful invalidation of the Documentary- or Sources-hypothesis .pdf document. The Torah has just been written by Moses! Various ways in which God was addressed or mentioned reflect differences in the experienced relationship with Him. And other traces of a latere date can be explained sufficiently by the redaction of the text at the time of ‘Ezra’ (or briefly after that), when the text was transferred from Paleo-Hebrew into the Aramaic script and some redactional notes were added.
Dec. 2New updated edition of the extensive Accede! / Hallelu-YaH study:
The magnificent and most lovely Name of the God Who was there, Who is there, and Who will be there.pdf document, by André H. Roosma (71 pages).
November 2014:
Nov. 18Early development of the West-Semitic languages - Linguistic history according to science and the Bible .pdf document
October 2014:
Oct. 23Yeshu‘a – The Source; For who is thirsty...
September 2014:
Sept. 24Last year I wrote already about it, and tonight it’s again time to rejoice: The Feast of Trumpets - Zikhron Teru‘ah – A very special day!
Sept. 11This Summer my research on the old Biblical script has been quite fruitful. As a result, I can present again a new, considerably stretched update of the living research docu­ment: ‘The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the pictographic roots and basic notions in the under­lying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document; (with some modifications reflecting improved insights, a different presentation of the letters, and many additional examples of words and names; 112 pages).
July 2014:
July 30Two articles added to the old series on The Palm Tree in the Bible: ‘Part (6) - Pole and Palisade’ (written already long ago in Dutch, now translated) and ‘Part (7) - More on the word Tamar and a very young Palm Tree’ (‘fresh’)
July 17The רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶש - the Ruach ha-Qodesh – The Holy Spirit - God Himself
June 2014:
June 10Again a new update is available of the living research docu­ment: ‘The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the picto­graphic roots and basic notions in the underlying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document; (with some minor modifications reflecting improved insights, an additional section in the introduction on early word formation, and additional examples of words, names and references; 93 pages).
April 2014:
Apr. 22The עמרghomer or ‘omer – measure of the abundance that God gives
Apr. 19Matsot (2) – Fleeing all that alienated us from God, in order to receive His new Life
Apr. 16Matsot – Fast, nourishing food for a long journey on foot
January 2014:
Jan. 25Additional study again led to an update of the living research docu­ment: ‘The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the pictographic roots and basic notions in the underlying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document; (with an extended inventory of old letter shapes, and still more examples of words and names; 90 pages).
  
   
  
December 2013:
Dec. 31A good end of the year and God’s rich blessings in 2014!
Dec. 27Due to illness and family circumstances – a.o. my mother (89) getting sick and passing away in November – few new posts have appeared here during the Fall of 2013. In the Spring of 2014 I hope to increase the frequency again. Here is an article that I wrote earlier this year already in Dutch, translated now into English:
THE Masoretic Text does not exist – Some facts about the original Hebrew text of the First Testament
October 2013:
Oct. 5Additional study led to an extended edition of the research document:
The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the pictographic roots and basic notions in the underlying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document; with more background & examples (89 pages).
September 2013:
Sept. 13Yom Ha-Kippurim – the great Day of Atonement – Another very special day!
Sept. 6Feast of Trumpets - Zikhron Teru‘ah – A very special day!
August 2013:

Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority / Clara Amit

Aug. 25A 2,700-year-old Hebrew inscription found in Jerusalem (The Times of Israel; also at ANN)
July 2013:
July 13Shard with Semitic Script found in Jerusalem - probably from 11th century BC, predating king David
July 4New extended edition of the research document:
The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the pictographic roots and basic notions in the underlying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document; with more background, and more examples (85 pages).
May 2013:
May 8From the news at large:
Hyksos buildings are the latest ancient discovery in Tel Habuwa

In Egypt, archeological digs have unearthed a great many grain silos ... that could store more than 280 tons of grain from the time of the Biblical Joseph, as well as remains of military campaigns by a king Ahmose (or prince Mosheh?), about 1550-1525 BC.
I am fascinated how archeology keeps on affirming the trustworthiness of the Bible! (In the comparison, note that the old Semitic / Hebrew script puts the ah: figure with raised hands and bent knees; awe, worship, joy (áh) sign of joyful reverence at the end of the name of mu: water, abundanceshad: breasts, well/source, bulging, coming forwardah: figure with raised hands and bent knees - Moshah / משׁה - Mosheh, Egyptologists studying the Egyptian sources put the same sound and notion at the beginning: Ahmose. And, by the way, on those Hyksos, I once discovered some remarkable peculiarities as well.)

April 2013:
Apr. 6,7New extended edition of the research document:
The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the pictographic roots and basic notions in the underlying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document; with more background, and more examples, checked with more old M.E. language examples (esp. Akkadian, Sumerian, Proto-Semitic), identification of the ghayin variant of the ‘ayin (mainly from Arabic roots), and more attention for the phonology (82 pages).
March 2013:
Mar. 19New updated release of the research document:
The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the pictographic roots and basic notions in the underlying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document; revised, with more background, and more examples, checked with more old M.E. languages (a.o. Akkadian, Sumerian) (74 pages).
January 2013:
Jan. 8On Vimeo, I came across a remarkable presentation by a Karaite Jew, Nehemia Gordon, on the Hebrew origin of the Gospel of Matthew, on the ‘Our Father’-prayer Jesus taught, and on using the glorious Name of God
  
   
  
December 2012:
Dec. 31A good New Year’s Eve and God’s rich blessings in 2013!
Dec. 17New updated release of the research document:
The wonderful and lovely Name of the God Who was there, Who is there, and Who will be there.pdf document, extensive Accede! / Hallelu-YaH study (66 pages), by André H. Roosma (first release: July 2009).
November 2012:
Nov. 19New edition of the research document:
The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the pictographic roots and basic notions in the underlying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document; revised, with more background, and more examples (68 pages).
Nov. 7Psalm 113 – The first Hallél Psalm
Nov. 4The glorious Name of YaHUaH in the prophecy of Tsephan-Yahu
October 2012:
Oct. 7Torah (8) The essence of the Torah according to Proverbs 3
September 2012:
Sept. 10
ah: figure with raised hands and bent knees - Aah!, or: Wow! – The essential art to wonder and rejoice
August 2012:
Aug. 28ΞΥΛΟΝ – Xulon – the Cross or Tree of Calvary
Aug. 3The big research document: ‘The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the pictographic roots and basic notions in the underlying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document, has been revised again in a new edition with more background, improved terminology and more examples (64 p.).
July 2012:
July 7Holiness – What was it originally all about?
June 2012:
June 25Of the big research document: ‘The Written Language of Abraham, Moses and David – A study of the pictographic roots and basic notions in the underlying fabric of the earliest Biblical script.pdf document, a new release is out (59 p.), with several additions and improvements.
June 10Our Father / אבינו - ’abhinu
May 2012:
May 16His Name is Jesus / Yeshu‘ah
May 13The Light of the World
May 4Psalm 117 – Another wonderful Hallel Psalm
May 2The Palm Tree in the Bible (5) - The ‘language’ of the palm tree
April 2012:
April 28Tsitsit – A sign of flourishing, to remember the blessing and reigning hand of YaHUaH
April 22Psalm 118 – A wonderful, prophetic-Messianic Hallel Psalm around Pesach
April 15As a consequence of external circumstances, fewer articles will be published here in the coming weeks/months. Please let us know, if you are interested to receive an e-mail update when we have news or new articles.
April 8Pesach (3) Yeshu‘ah fulfills Pesach
April 6Pesach (2) God opens the way to life
April 4Pesach (1) God separates His own, has them escape death, and pulls them away from Egypt
March 2012:
Mar. 30Torah (7) Chag Shabhu‘ót - The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost
Mar. 29Torah (6) Yeshu‘ah and the Ten Words
Mar. 23Torah (5) The Ten Words – a special beginning
Mar. 20Torah (4) Jesus / Yeshu‘ah and the Torah
Mar. 17Torah (3) Absolutely delightful!
Mar. 13Torah (2) Throughout the First Testament
Mar. 10Torah (1) A series of laws and commandments?
Mar. 6Zakhar beShem YaHUaH – to remember/glory in the Name of YaHUaH, from Psalm 20
Mar. 2The Shema‘ – the First Testament declaration of faith (5)
February 2012:
Febr. 28The Shema‘ – the First Testament declaration of faith (4)
Febr. 25The Shema‘ – the First Testament declaration of faith (3)
Febr. 21The Shema‘ – the First Testament declaration of faith (2)
Febr. 18The Shema‘ – the First Testament declaration of faith (1)
Febr. 14Some old Hebrew dictionaries added to the Bible page Menorah (palm tree!) with 7 big flames on top, symbol of God's presence
Febr. 14The great golden Menorah – Sign of God’s Presence
Febr. 10What to boast in – the Message of Yirme-Yahu 9: 23-24
Febr. 7New updated release out, of the Research Report:
The wonderful and lovely Name of the God Who was there, Who is there, and Who will be there.pdf document, extensive Accede! / Hallelu-YaH study (64 pages), by André H. Roosma, July 2009.
Febr. 6A tav: cross Mark on their Forehead – the Surprise of Ezekiel 9: 4-6
Febr. 3The Palm Tree in the Bible (4) Moses and the Big Fire in the Palm-Top
January 2012:
Jan. 31The Palm Tree in the Bible (3) Sign of God’s presence and speaking
Jan. 28The Palm Tree in the Bible (2) Full of Rich Symbolism
Jan. 22more ripened than new, and certainly recommended:
John Piper, Hallowed be Thy Name: Eight Sermons on the Names of God * (both text and audio) on the Desiring God website, Sept./Oct. 1984; (including a very sound & clear exegesis on the grace-based covenant of God with Israel, in the 7th.)
Jan. 20What God YaHUaH says about Himself – the Message of Exodus 34: 6-7
Jan. 19The Palm Tree in the Bible (1) Symbol of the Tree of Life
Jan. 16A Brief Note – on the Etymology of the Word ‘Note’
Jan. 14The Original Aleph-Beth
 
September 2011:
Sept. 9
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New Research Reveals: At Least 4000 Year Old Pictographic Script Sheds Surprising New Light on the Bible
April 2011:
Apr. 17After Release of the Dutch Website in January, now also the English Website: www.Hallelu-YaH.nl is on-line!
 
Items marked with an * are articles or materials at other websites.
  
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