The Cepher Bible
The Hebrew word eth (את) means divine and the Hebrew word cepher means book or writing. Hence, the את Cepher is the “Divine Book.” This book claims to restore many “missing” books, phrases, and chapters to the Bible that Bible scholars have long rejected as non-canonical into their work. It claims to:
- Set forth a transliteration, rather than a substitution, of the names of the Father (Yahuah), Son (Yahusha) and Holy Spirit (Ruach HaQodesh).
- Transliterate over 3100 other Hebrew names and places.
- Restore the Aleph Tav (את) more than 1400 times; previously omitted in other English translations.
- Includes all of the 81 books previously canonized as the Bible, plus another 6 books considered to be inspired and/or historically significant: Chanok (Enoch) & Yovheliym (Jubilees) from the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as Yashar (Jasher), 4 Ezra, 2 Baruk (Baruch) and Hadaccah (Additions to Esther), for a total of 87 books.
- Restore an accurate order to the books as they were originally written.
- Correct many notorious errors found in virtually all previous English translations, such as Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 14, Zakaryahu (Zechariah) 5, and Mattithyahu (Matthew) 23.
- Restore Chapters 151-155 of Tehilliym (Psalms).
- Restore the Missing Fragment of 70 verses in 4 Ezra Chapter 7.
- Restore the 29th chapter of Ma’asiym (The Acts of the Apostles) chronicling Pa’al’s (Paul’s) journey to Spain and Britain.
The Cepher Bible, is a new translation by WND (World Net Daily). The editor Joseph Farah sells Cepher publishings 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 said, “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 teach 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.
Some of them don’t believe in the writings of Paul. Further, their teachings do not line up with Judaism and their sacred Scripture. They also believe that there is no heaven or hell. Further, they affirm that Jesus was black. And they claim that when the Messiah comes back, all Israel (black people) will be gathered back to Israel of today. They see white people as conspirators who try to persecute the black people and conceal their true identity as Israelites.
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 Biblical information.
In His service,