The word Eth Cepher, is taken from the Hebrew words for “divinity” and “book.” This book claims to restore many “missing” books, phrases, and chapters to the Bible. The authors have included a great amount of material, that Bible scholars have long rejected as non-canonical into their work.
The Cepher includes all of the 74 previously canonized books, plus another 13 books considered to be inspired and/or historically significant such as Chanok (Enoch) & Yovheliym (Jubilees) from the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as Yashar (Jasher), 2-4 Ezra (Esdras), 1-2 Baruk, and 1-4 Makkabiym (Maccabees) – all published in the chronological order of their writing.
The Cepher Bible, is a new translation by WND (World Net Daily). The editor Joseph Farah sells Cepher beside The Harbinger, the Mystery of the Shemitah and other questionable books. The world Net Daily is a source that Biblical Christians should be warned against.
Marcia Montenegro who gives Christian Answers for the New Age warned, “The online Christian news source, WND (World Net Daily), is promoting the Cepher Bible. This is a “Bible” endorsed by the Hebrew Roots movement which has teachings denying the Trinity and in many cases, the deity of Christ. WND has long been setting its sail to the unsteady winds of the Hebrew Roots Movement, including WND owner Joseph Farah publicly stating that the now jailed Jim Staley is his pastor.”
The Hebrew Roots Movement
The beliefs and practices of Black Hebrew groups differ greatly among its sects. In general, they don’t believe in the Trinity nor the deity of Jesus. They also believe that there is no heaven or hell. And they claim that when the Messiah comes back, all Israel (black people) will be gathered back to Israel of today. They also that the Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha (especially the Book of Enoch and the Book of Jasher) are inspired by God even though they contradict the Bible. And they affirm that Jesus was black. They see white people as conspirators who try to persecute the black people and conceal their true identity as Israelites. Some of them don’t believe in the writings of Paul. Thus, their teachings do not line up with Judaism.
The Cepher is a non-scholarly book based on information provided by its own publishers. The authors added the books that were not part of the Bible which contradicts the truths of the Scriptures. Thus, the Cepher is a mix of inspired and non-inspired material. Therefore, it is not a reliable source of information.
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