|The Ten Commandments|
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.
“And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.
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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Ten Commandments in Ferrar Fenton Bible
Ferrar Fenton completed his translation of the Bible in 1908. It gained some popularity for a while, and is still in use and in print. You can now read his translation of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 online. When Ferrar Fenton set out to make his translation his goal was to be fluent in koine Greek and Masoretic Hebrew as if it was his native language. He then rendered his translation in modern English. The result was a unique translation that sheds an interesting light on many passages of scripture. The Ferrar Fenton translation and his numerous footnores are well worth consulting in serious Bible study.
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