Hebraic Studies – The Sopherim-Changed the Tanach - with Dr. Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avaraham.

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Doctorates are as follows:

1. of Literature, 2. of Philosophy, 3. of Hebrew Literature/Letters.

4. of Hebrew Studies. 5. of Hebrew (Jewish) Studies.




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Please Note: on this page and site I will be showing the most blessed four letter *“Memorial Name” of our beloved Creator in Ivrit - Y-H-V-H, blessed be His Sanctified Name, which we usually pronounce as “Adonai” or “HaShem” prior the destruction of the Second Temple. However at all times please treat the most blessed Name with great Sanctity, and when we even see the Holy Name, we should say, , “Blessed be His Sanctified Name.”


*“This is My Name forever, and this is My Memorial to all generations.” Shemot - Exodus 3:15. (JPS version of the Torah).


Throughout the site I will use a version based on the “Jewish Publication Society” (JPS) of the Torah/Tanakh (Torah - Law/Nevi’im-Prophets/Ketuvim Writtings).


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The Sopherim

 How our Ivrit ~ Hebrew Texts were

Altered by our Levite Scribes


It is vital that we understand what the alteration to the original - Ivrit - Hebrew texts were undertaken by the Sopherim and what it actually means to us today, for what these men have done so long ago is that they sinfully removed the most Sanctified (Holy) “Memorial Name” of YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, from many parts of the original texts on the actual Torah Scrolls and substituted it in certain places with either Adonai” which means “LORD” and they even substituted ’s - Attribute or the Title of who He actually is, and in Ivrit it is “Elohim” and not that pagan word now commonly used as god. God is reveakedin our blessed Tanach as a pagan name, and we should have never used it. We only commenced to use it whilst we were living in Europe, such as Gut, or its equivilent God, and now the Chabad-LubavitcherMovement rabbis claim that G-d is the holy name” thus the removal of the “o” andreplacedby a 'dash' “-”. Are they kidding, that is a name, but it is it’s a PAGAN name related to Baal just as Elohim, blessed be He, predicted!

What did Elohim; say about the priests of the Second Temple, I know the He was very angry with them! An d beloved you will be absolutely shocked what you are going to read in our beloved Torah and Tanakh!

And now, this Commandment is for you, O ye priests. If ye will not hearken, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto My Name, saith of hosts, then will I send the curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings; yea, I curse them, because ye do not lay it to heart” Malochi – Malachi 2: 1-2 (A version based on the “Jewish Publication Society” (JPS) of the Nevi’im).

The truth is that the priests were very clearly warned many times by Elohim, blessed be He, never to touch His Sanctified Name, and He also spoke very clearly what would happen, for He spoke through Yirmyahu - Jeremiah; and I am sure that you will be shocked by what is shown! And I will now reveal the incorrect spelling of the blessed Name.

Let us view just view several verses:

“Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith . I have heard what the prophets have said, that prophesy lies in My Name, saying: ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed. How long shall this be? Is it in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, and the prophets of the deceit of their own heart? That think to cause My people to forget My Name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers forgot My Name for Baal”. Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 23: 24-27 (JPS version of the Nevi’im/Prophets) with some minor updates.

Please Note: I will show the true spelling of the Sacred Name, blessed be His Sanctified Name, only on this page, just to clarify what the priests and the rabbis have done tdeleting HIs Name as much as possible and adding a pagan name!

I did have had a rabbi write me quite some time back and he told me that there was never and aleph under the Yud; I am not one to boast, but I go have five Doctorates, and three in Hebrew & Jewish Studies, he has none! The truth is that we juist have to do is look at many of the names of the prophets and others in the Torah and the Tanakh, and you will find that many are clearly named with the Name of YAH in their name! For instance there is; Yeshayahu (YAH is deliverance) , Yirmyahu (the YAH exalts), Eliyahu (My Elohim is YAH), Zecharyah, (YAH remembers), Tsephanyah (hidden by YAH), must not forget Ovadyah (servant of YAH). And that tabbi is the very first pat of Elohim’s Name, Blessed be He! But you will just keep on going believing what your Best has taught, and you will get nowhere. Read this study, and Elohim willing you may return to your true faith!

Throughout the scriptures the most Holy Name of , Y-H-V-H in Ivrit was deliberately altered and was purposely incorrectly spelled wrong as can be seen above. Note the Yod, He, Vav and He, thus constancies are right, BUT the priest chanced the Blessed Name of our Elohim by changing the vowel under the Yod. Yet we should wise enough to know that our beloved Elohim, blessed be He, is also clearly known as ‘YAH’, Blessed be His Sanctified Name! Even though the priests wiped most of the blessed Name out like all some of the others, including ‘’, ‘YAH’ Blessed be He.

How did the pagan god Baal come into our beloved Faith: 

I am now going back to how that name of god came into our beloved Faith!

What amazes me, those evil priest and rabbis that with that god thing it was them that introduced it, and with it there came into our beloved faith a direct mention of “Baal”. For now our faith uses the pagan name related to Baal every day. I know you will be shocked, but you can easily remedy this, for all we have to do is use the correct Ivrit word ‘El’ or ‘Elohim’, Blessed be He, always in a sacred manner, Elohim, blessed be He, is His official attribute, His Title!

Earlier we clearly read that the evil priests and the false prophets were already and most deliberately had began to eliminate the precious and most Sanctified “Memorial Name” of Elohim and already the practice had began of establishing the substitution of - which had to be pronounced as “Adonai” and later it became “HaSHem” instead of the true Name of , and the commenced to also use 'the Lord', or 'the LORD' anything but using the precious Name of our beloved Elohim, blessed be He!

The problem is that when you eliminate the blessed and Sanctified Name of our Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, and as soon anything else is used in its place, the truth is that people will forget who our true Elohim really is

Believe it or not, we are the only faith on earth that has a Creator, however, we are the only belief who do NOT have a correct tribute or a Name for our BELOVED Elohim! The truth is if you do not know His ATRIBUTE or HIS NAME, you really have NOTHING TO HOLD ONTO!

So tragically that is just what has occurred. For the most beautiful and loving “Memorial Name” has been eliminated by those priests as well as the Rabbis – “to cause My people to forget My Name”.

The worst offence then was that they simply substituted the most evil influences. Note how the priests new words about our beloved Elohim did not have a single of Torah based spiritual value!

The words “Adonai” – “HaShem” - “the LORD” and “God” are in no way related to our Creator, for ‘Lord’ just means a ‘master’, boss, and a person of importance, and any pagan ‘god’ as well. As that is an whole other story, but the worst thing is that ‘god’ is the name of a evil pagan ‘god’ as described in the Tanakh, and we MUST not to use it. The pagan god was well known as “Gad(the Syrio-Babylonian god of fortune) Yeshayahu - Isaiah 65:11. (JPG). And he is also known originally as Baal-gad” in Yahushua - Joshua 11:17. (JPS). The word god is obviously a spin off from the name gad, but it is still a title attributed to Baal-gad, the god of fortune, etc!

BELOVED WE MUST NOT EVER USE God, GOD OR EVEN G-D, ETC, FOR IT IS THE NAME OF A PAGAN DEIETY! He is no different that the other pagan deities such as these god’s from Europe India and China; Austron, Saxnot, Odin, Siva, Buddha, Brahma, Vishnu, Chang'e, Changxi, Dianmu, Doumu. and countless other pagan whatever’s around the globe, all being made up gods by men and all of false pagan religions.

But they all have a name, Yet thanks to our cursed priests, we were left out with the most beautiful Name of Elohim, pronounced as YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified NAME!

Although I can keep on going for they all have the Names with our beloved Creator Yah”, blessed be His Glorious Name and each as we have seen has a full and a wonderful meaning.

Now let us see what the “Jewish Publication Society” has done to another altered verse in Yeshayahu – Isaiah. It Read as follows:

“Behold, Elohim is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for (in the English Version it dais God not ‘YAH’ as in the Ivrit) my strength and song; and He is become my salvation’ Yeshayahu - Isaiah 12: 2. (JPG).

Thus as always an incorrectly spelled name of YHVH Always as seen here - the correct spelling is as follows - .

But when you view the Jewish translations and have a change to be able to view the ancient te3cxts in Jerusalem, you will find what we have hare bassically on the same van, yet the priests have remove he Sacred Name of our belobed Elohim in sa many polaces which is so very evil! Thus the general translation can be partially in error, but if you can read Ivrit, you should be able to pick some pick of it up.

Did you note that if you read in the (JPG) it actually reads; “for Elohim the LORD my strength and song”, there is something very wrong with it, for the words “the LORD” looks perfectly fine, but in - Ivrit - Hebrew text it is actually, .

“Trust ye in for ever, for the Yah is the Lord, an everlasting Rock” Yeshayahu – Isaiah 26: 4.

But in JPG it actually reads:

“Trust ye in for ever, for Yah (not the LORD) is (not the word God), an everlasting Rock”.

Thus there are there two words that are very, very wrong with the priests and rabbis as they altered our blessed Tanakh and the purposely removed so many of the Names and added other forms of our Beloved Creator, blessed be His Sanctified Name!

And of course the word ‘Lord’ of any kind can also be attributed to any person of a high ranking, such as royalty, or another high ranking person, who received a title, etc. It is meaningless!

Be assured it was an evil conspiracy to eliminate the blessed Name of Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, thus our Elohim cursed the Priests and the Rabbis as we saw above!

The question begs why did they make so sure that the we would not know the Name of our Elohim, blessed be He, and thus ensured it was hidden by our very own Sopherim and the it eas later fully supported by our rabbis who then changed our faith to “Rabbinic Judaism” and wrote books which they claimed was the ‘oral law of God’, which was an evil and a complete lie!

How does the "Jewish Publication Society" state the verse that said Elohim’s Memorial Name, etc. You will find it is very different from the original.

Shemot - Exodus 3:15 very clearly states;

First I will reveal an ancient original text which has been translated by the best and un-bias scholars, and it is followed by a “Jewish Publication Society” version, which looks similar but very different when it comes to the names!

“Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Avraham, the Elohim of Yitzchak, and the Elohim of Ya’akov, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations’” (A translation from and ancient original text in Jerusalem).

Now the Traditional version we tend to use:

“Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: , the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you; this is My name for ever, and this is My memorial unto all generations” (“Jewish Publication Society” of Shemot- Exodus 3: 15).

You will note the deliberate wrong spelling of the Sacred Name and the continual use of that pagan god, and that was why Elohim, blessed be He, cursed the priests, and rabbis for that matter!

Did you also notice in the part of the verse … “this is My Name for ever”, they even wrote the most sacred and blessed word of the Holy “name” (for anything related to our Heavenly Father is Sacred!) is shamefully written in a lower case, like as it is without any value, and of course the Pagan god seems to take pride of place at all times that is totally disgusting. Believe me I will explain he Baal-God fully shortly from our very own Tanakh!

Tikkune Sopherim:

Early rabbinic sources, from around 200 CE, did mention that certain passages of Scripture in which the conclusion is inevitable that the ancient Scriptures obviously differed from that we have in the present Hebrew text. The explanation of this phenomenon is given in the expression … “Scripture has used euphemistic language,” (i.e. to avoid anthropomorphism and anthropopathy).

Rabbi Simon ben Pazzi of the third century called these readings:

“Emendations of the Scribes (Tikkune Sopherim; Midrash Genesis Rabbah xlix. 7), as the Scribes actually made changes. This view was adopted by the later “Midrash” (oral laws were obviously written and added by men) and by the majority of Masoretes.

However, what does Elohim have to say about His Word and what we can do with it?

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from itthat ye may keep the commandments of   your Elohim which I command you” Devarim - Deuteronomy 4:2 (JPS version of the Torah).

Ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. Ye shall walk in all the ways which  your Elohim hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you” Devarim - Deuteronomy 5:28-29 (JPS version of the Torah).

And Elohim, blessed be He, repeats the above in chapter 28;

“ … thou shalt hearken unto the Commandments of thy Elohim, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them; and shalt not turn aside from any of the Words which I Command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them” Davarim - Deuteronomy 28: 14b-15 (JPS version of the Torah).

What does all of this the really mean? Man simply cannot change any of Elohim’s Word’s and change them of his own will and make them mean whatever they decide them to mean, even if he desires to do so for some misguided righteous reason. Changing the Word of Elohim will have its consequences and billions of lives have been lost, because of their misguided meddling changing the Word, and sadly due to their meddling Yisrael has not only been able to completely fully understand all of our beloved Torah Scriptures, but we do not even know who our Creator is anymore, yet he told Moshe that His Name was to be ...

This is My Name Forever (Le’Olam), and this is My Memorial to all generations” Shemot – Exodus 3: 15 (JPS version of the Torah).

Below you will find a number of Proof’s:

By now you will know that the Sopherim actually removed the most Sacred Names of (YHVH) from the original Scriptures and in many places they replaced with His Attribute (Title) “Elohim” or with the pagan name of God. That was one of the greatest sins of all time, but they certainly did not stop there, they just kept going!

For example if you will look at Tehillim - Psalms chapter 53 you will note that in the English it mentions “God” many times, although in Hebrew of course it is “Elohim” and we in any of our writings do not use the word “God” for it is a pagan name! However, it was the Sopherim who changed it from - YHVH to - Elohim or God, a great deal of this was done in Tehillim.

Let me ask you, who gave them the right to have the gall to change the Tehillim, as well as many other writings in the Torah and throughout the Tanakh? We all know they did not have the authority from  our Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name! Now let us look this Tehillim as just one of the countless examples!

Tehillim - Psalms 53: 1-7:

“The fool hath said in his heart: ‘There is no God’ (originally read - YHVH); they have dealt corruptly, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none that doeth good. God (Should be - ) looked forth from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God (). Every one of them is unclean, they are together become impure; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. ‘Shall not the workers of iniquity know it, whoeat up My people as they eat bread, and call not upon God?’ (Should be Yah). There are they in great fear, where no fear was; for Elohim hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee; Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath rejected them. Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God turneth the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

As we can see above, not only have they changed and removed the most Holy Name of the Almighty, Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, but replaced it on the actual Sefer Tehillim with just His Attribute “God.” However there is more, for every time we see the words “the LORD", that is also one of their replacements of the “Memorial Name” - - YHVH! Thus, not only were there changes as shown above, but there were four more, making a total of seven alteration made in one Tehillim - Psalm alone!

These Sopherim were obviously NOT inspired by the Spirit of Elohim, but they were working on their own poor human intellect, and sadly it seems that their intellect was certainly not that great either, for did Elohim, blessed be He, not forbid any change, to the left or the right of His word, yet they worked so hard in rubbing his Word out …

“My Name forever (Le’Olam), and this is My Memorial to all generations”.

This section will provide absolute proof that God is a pagan Deity!

I believe that they were men filled with evil doings, for they not only misguided B’Nei Yisrael, but believe it or not somehow they even sent the Christian world into paganism.

Beloved it is not just the Scriptures I have shown above, for it goes so much further than this, for the removal of the most blessed “Memorial Name” of our Creator has meant that much of our Hebraic world, as well as the Christian world all of whom are praying to a false pagan deity they are calling ‘god’ or G-D, and most have no idea that this may be used as a title but it is actually a name of an evil pagan god which is so clearly described in the Tanakh.

For those who really know the Torah & Tanakh, will know that there were countless pagan gods around in ancient times, including one who was known as “Gad” also pronounced as Gaad,” “Gawd and also “God.” We can read about this pagan god in Yeshayahu - Isaiah chapter 65, where Elohim warns His people Israel as follows;

“But you are those who forsake , who forget My holy mountain, Who prepare a table for Gad (the Syrio-Babylonian god of fortune), and who furnish a drink offering for Meni (the god of destiny)” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 65:11.

Remember that Gad is the very same name as God, just as names have variation so does these hideous gods! So beloved, PLEASE stop using it, and instead use the Invrit word’s “El”, or “Elohim” as our loving Attribute for our Beloved Creator!

The evil name of a “Baal-gad” is also mentioned in Yahushua - Joshua 11:17.

It is for that reason we should NOT use the pagan name god and only use El or Elohim, Who is LOVE, for that is what our Creator is.

We can also use His actual “Memorial Name” according to the Scriptures, but only when in prayer, reading His Word from the Torah and elsewhere in the Tanakh, and it is correctly pronounces as ,YaH’VaH”, or as the Vav we all know may also be pronounced as “YaH’WaH,” blessed be His most Sanctified Name! But again, I stress we should only use Elohim’sblessed Name in Study, Prayer and reading His beloved Sacred Words during services, etc. Not just as part of any casual conversation, etc.

But please ensure at all time that you NEVER, never take the Sanctified Name in vain, and thus we should obviously be very careful with it and always only, use it for Dovening be it at home or at services, and studies etc, but not to be used for any other reasons!

Believe it or Not the Church Followed Judaism:

When those erroneous Sopherim changed the blessed Word of our beloved Elohim amazingly the Christian churches followed our leading and took on the same pagan name of Baal-Gad or God as their title for their Creator, but worse still as they went to Greece and Rome they ended up changing his perfectly good Hebrew Name from Yahushua to an evil ancient pagan name of Iesous and of course “Sous,” “Seus” are actually directly related to the name of the Greek god “ZEUS.” Thus we were not the only ones that went so far astray.

I pray that this article will have you desiring to return our old and original faith “Beit Yisroel” for Elohim is calling us to RETURN;

Return again unto Me saith The Lord Elohim, and I will Return again unto you!” 3: 7 (JPS).

For beloved that is His call to you right at this very moment.

“Return ye now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers, for ever and ever; and go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke Me not with the work of your hands, and I will do you no hurt.'Yet ye have not hearkened unto Me, saith ; that ye might provoke Me with the work of your hands to your own hurt. Therefore thus saith of hosts: Because ye have not heard My words, behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith , and I will send unto Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 25: 5-9. (JPG version of the Nevi’im-Prophets).

Beloved below is one of my favourite two verses for they are so meaning full to all of us;

Know therefore that thy Elohim, He is Elohim; the faithful Elohim, who keepeth Covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His Commandments to a thousand generations; and repayeth them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them; He will not be slack to him that hateth Him, He will repay him to his face” Davarim - Deuteronomy 7: 9-10, (JPS version of the Torah, with certain alterations).


May … “ bless thee, and keep thee;

make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;

lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace”

Be’midbar – Numbers 6: 24-26 (Version of the Torah).

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And thou shalt love thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Davarim - Deuteronomy 6:5-8. (Based on the JPS version of the Torah).


The actual Name of our Blessed Elohim, but use it only during sacred prayers and reading of the Torah, etc!

His Name must be Praised at all times with, blessed be His Sanctified Name!

PLEASE NOTE: The blessed Sanctified Name will be shown ON THIS PAGE ONLY, for it is sacred, please do not print this page out for we must treat the Name as HOLY at all times!

And remember our motto seen above: “The More Torah, the More Life”, for Elohim, , blessed be His Sanctified Name, is the one who gave us our Life!”

May the Shalom of Elohim, - blessed be His Sanctified Name, fill you with His Love, and also your family and your home!

HaShem-The Name

Is the word Elohim” a name? No it is not, for it is both a word, it is in fact an “Attribute” of who our beloved heavenly Father Note also covered in this study is the four letter Sanctified *“Memorial Name -  (Y-H-V-H) the Tetragrammaton. Please, always use the blessed Name with holiness and whenever you even see the Name or hear it, please say; , Blessed Be His Sanctified Name!

PLEASE NOTE: I will only use the precious and the Sacred Name of Elohim ONLY ON THIS PAGE ALONE, thus I seek you in the Name of our Heavenly Father, Blessed Be His Sanctified Name, NOT to print this study out. Just read it online please, for I will never use the full name on any other page only the for letters such as , Praise His Holy Name.

May you and your loved ones, be blessed as you live in His beloved Torah!

Dr. Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham.









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