On 'New Sight' (and what it may be)

This black & white TV picture may be likened to the scriptures
- as they appear when 'translated' to Latin, English ,etc.

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- and then point it in the gap below this text ...

There is more to scripture than the literal message. For scripture is configured to be a 'mystery' - and in its original languages (Hebrew & Greek) there is very much more to be seen (including the keys to the mystery itself).

This page makes it possible for you to identify a little of it
- in Greek.


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The Field is the World ... [Mt.13:38]

 Now with scripture there is always much to learn 
 - provided you read in 'colour' (by which I mean either in Greek or in Hebrew). 
 First for some definitions ... 

Gn.3:1 :
But the
serpent was the most sagacious of all the beasts ...

o de ofis hn fronimwtatos pantwn twn qhriwn...

Rv.20:2 :
And he seized the dragon - the ancient serpent which is a devil and Satan - and bound him (for) a thousand year(s)

kai ekrathsen ton drakonta o ofis o arcaios os estin diabolos kai o satanas kai edhsen auton cilia eth

 So there we have the 'serpent' defined. 
 But ... it is the habit of serpents to lie concealed. 
 We stand accused of defective vision [Is.6:9-10 : see text below]. 
 Then where shall we direct our eyes ? 
 Where has that 'serpent' been hidden ? 
 Can we see him 'with the eyes' ? 
 Can we hear him 'with the ears' ? 
 Remember that in Greek his name reads 'ofis
 - and when accused (ie. accusative case) he sounds like 'wsin'. 
 He has been 'bound' into the text 
 - but you, the reader of scripture, can now 'unbind' him for yourself. 
 Try letting your mouse wander over the Greek texts below ... 
 Colour vision offers many advantages. 

 Here Abraham has a vision - but just what did he see ? 
 Let your mouse wander a bit ... 

Gn.22:4 (& 22:13) :
The third day - and Abraham, looking up with the
eyes ...

th hmera th trith kai anableyas abraam tois ofqalmois ...

 Now the prophet Isaiah has a remarkably similar vision ? 
 Let your mouse wander a bit ... 

Is.6:5 :
Then said I "Oh, I am wretched - because I have been stupefied. Because of being a man and having unclean lips - in the midst of a people having unclean lips". I was there - and the lord king sabaoth I saw with my (own)

kai eipa w talas egw oti katanenugmai oti anqrwpos wn kai akaqarta ceilh ecwn en mesw laou akaqarta ceilh econtos egw oikw kai ton basilea kurion sabawq eidon tois ofqalmois mou

 Here we both 'see' (once) - and we 'hear' (six times) 
 Let your mouse wander over the second verse ... 
 This key passage is repeated verbatim in Matthew's gospel - and in Luke's 'Acts' 

Is.6:9 (repeated at Mt.13:14; Ac.28:26) :
And he said "Go and say to this people : Hearing, you will hear, but not understand : Seeing, you will see, but not perceive

kai eipen poreuqhti kai eipon tw law toutw akoh akousete kai ou mh sunhte kai bleponteV bleyete kai ou mh idhte

Is.6:10 (repeated at Mt.13:15; {Jn.12:40}; Ac.28:27) :
For the heart of this people has grown fat. And with their
ears they heard heavily and they half-closed their eyes : lest they should perceive with the eyes and should hear with the ears and should understand with the heart : and they may turn and I may heal them"

epacunqh gar h kardia tou laou toutou kai toiV wsin autwn barewV hkousan kai touV ofqalmouV autwn ekammusan mhpote idwsin toiV ofqalmoiV kai toiV wsin akouswsin kai th kardia sunwsin kai epistreywsin kai iasomai autouV

 Later in 'Isaiah' ... just confirms what we know already. 
 Let your mouse wander again ... 

Is.44:18 :
They do not know how to think. For they have been darkened for seeing with their
eyes and for understanding with their heart

ouk egnwsan fronhsai oti aphmaurwqhsan tou blepein tois ofqalmois autwn kai tou nohsai th kardia autwn

 Again in the 'Letter to the Hebrews' 
 Let your mouse wander ... 

Heb.4:13 :
And it is not a creature invisible in its countenance - but all things (are) naked and have had (their) neck twisted (round) to the
eyes of that which (is) for us the logos

kai ouk estin ktisis afanhs enwpion autou panta de gumna kai tetrachlismena tois ofqalmois autou pros on hmin o logos

 ... and in the First Letter of John. 
 Let your mouse wander ... 

1 Jn.1:1 :
That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our
eyes, that which we perceived, and our hands touched, concerning the the logos of Life

o hn ap archs o akhkoamen o ewrakamen tois ofqalmois hmwn o eqeasameqa kai ai ceires hmwn eyhlafhsan peri tou logou ths zwhs

 In Greek satan is 'satanas'. 
 Here the spelling of this word is 'adjusted' to give 'anastas
 - concealed within the word for 'resurrection'. 
 Let your mouse wander ... 

Jn.11:25 :
I AM the Resurrection and the Life

egw eimi h anastasis kai h zwh

 Now it is Paul who has just had a vision ! 
 Let your mouse wander a bit. 
 You may spot 'kain' (Cain) in the 'house
 - as well as that 'serpent', clearly 'the one who appeared to Paul in the way' ... 

Ac.9:17 :
But Ananias departed - and entered into the
house. And placing (his) hands upon him, he said "Brother Saul, the lord (has) sent me - Jesus, the one who appeared to you in the way which you came, so that you may look up and be filled with a holy spirit"

aphlqen de ananias kai eishlqen eis thn oikian kai epiqeis ep auton tas ceiras eipen saoul adelfe o kurios apestalken me ihsous o ofqeis soi en th odw h hrcou opws anableyhs kai plhsqhs pneumatos agiou

 The 'mystery' of scripture is beginning to resolve ? 
 Like Isaiah before him, Saul (Paul) now takes the rôle of 'deluded prophet'. 

 Finally, look at the gospel attributed to Matthew 
 - where Jesus refers twice to himself as 'the bridegroom

Mt.9:15 :
And Jesus said to them "Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, insofar as the bridegroom is with them? But (the) days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them - and then they will fast

kai eipen autois o ihsous mh dunantai oi uioi tou numfwnos penqein ef oson met autwn estin o numfios eleusontai de hmerai otan aparqh ap autwn o numfios kai tote nhsteusousin

 By this device the author has Jesus identify himself as 'the serpent'. 
 But 'the serpent' is 'a devil' and 'Satan' [Rv.20:2]. 
 Is that clear ? 

 Then the time has come for 'the bridegroom to be taken away from them'. 
 This lesson is now completed. 

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