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The “Frontlets between thine eyes

The King James Version reads thusly in: Exodus 13:16 “And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.” The Masoretic Hebrew word translated “frontlets” is Strong’s #H2903, transliterated “towphaphah.” The definition given reads: “from an unusued root meaning to go around or bind; a fillet for the forehead:–frontlet.” It is translated consistently in Deuteronomy 6:8, and 11:18.

Deuteronomy 6:8
“And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.”

Deuteronomy 11:18
“Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.”

However, turning to a superior version of the Old Covenant scriptures, the Septuagint (LXX), gives us much more information on the word. In the Septuagint, Exodus 13:16 (LXX) reads: “And it shall be for a sign upon your hand, and unshaken before your eyes. For by a fortified hand the Lord led you out of Egypt.”

The word translated “unshaken” corresponds to “frontlets,” in the Masoretic. It is Strong’s #761, transliterated asaleutos. The Lexical definition in the Apostolic Bible Polyglot reads: “Unshaken, unagitated.” The other two occurrences of asaleutos in the Old Covenant read:

Deuteronmy 6:8 (LXX)
“And you shall affix them for a sign upon your hand, and it shall be unshaken before your eyes.”

Deuteronomy 11:18 (LXX)
“And you shall put these words into your heart, and into your soul, and you shall affix them for a sign upon your hand, and it shall be unshaken before your eyes.”

Asaleutos is also found twice in the New Covenant Scriptures, in Acts 27:41, and Hebrews 12:28. The King James translates asaleutos as “unmoveable,” and “cannot be moved.”

Acts 27:41
“And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.”

Hebrews 12:27-29
“And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire.

Understanding the true meaning of frontlets, as unshaken, or umoveable, dispels the Jewish fables we are warned about. It is not a box to put the law into and tie to your forehead as Jewish tradition teaches.

Titus 1:14
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

Clearly our minds are to be fixed on the law and the covenants, Just as David expressed countless times in the Psalms.

Psalm 119:97-98 (LXX)
How I loved your law, O lord; it is my meditation the entire day. Above my enemies you made me wiser by your commandment; for into the age it is to me.”

The Septuagint version of the commands

The Septuagint is the oldest copy of the Old Covenant (or Testament) available today. It predates the Masoretic Hebrew by over 1000 years. Complete manuscripts of the Septuagint still exist from the 4th center A.D., as well as fragments from 1st and 2nd century B.C. In addition to being older than the Masoretic Hebrew text, Jesus and the Apostles quoted exclusively from the Septuagint, verifying it for our use today.

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Revelation 2:8-11

8 "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write,
‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:
9 "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death."'


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