World Christian Ministry Association (WCMA) announced to the public yesterday of the release of its university's new web pages that revisit the history of the divine name of the Hebrew G-o-d found in the Bible. Given the longevity of the Hebrew faith traversing thousands of years from Abraham to now, the handwritten script from then to now has changed dramatically. However, Aletheia Logos University (ALU), of WCMA, purports that despite these script changes over the millennia, it did not change the original identity or pronunciation of Abraham's G-o-d.
ALU does not deny the likelihood that proper pronunciations can get lost in translation, transcription and transliteration, but notes that special care was devoted throughout history to guard the preservation of the divine's name. This is evidenced, they say, by the retained use of Paleo-Hebrew when scribes penned the divine's name amid a context of Assyrian block Hebrew script, as found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. ALU further suggests that Erasmus perpetuated erroneous translations when he used flawed manuscripts to publish his Novum Instrumentum Omne which eventually came to be known as the Textus Receptus after several revisions. It was not until the 19th century that these errors were noted when comparing the Textus Receptus with two earlier competing manuscripts, the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus. In the days of Erasmus, the Dead Sea Scrolls were not yet discovered.
ALU argues that despite these issues, the value of Holy Writ helped preserve very old documents that might have been lost otherwise. By comparing modern works with more ancient surviving manuscripts, e.g., the Dead Sea Scrolls, being the oldest to date, as late as 385 B.C.E., with the Textus Receptus, King James Version or even the Codex Vaticanus, it either supports or refutes prevailing theories. And in some cases, some prevailing theories have been disproved, especially theories that surround the Hebrew divine name.