Heb 1:5 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? (KJV)
The writer of Hebrews asked rhetorically to which angels God ever expressed the above-quoted verses. The assumption that the uninformed reader of Hebrews gets is that the above statements were said to Yeshua and that God had not even spoken them to angels.
Answer for yourself: Is the above true; did God speak this to Yeshua before the foundation of the world, or has the writer of Hebrews taken completely out of context a quote from the Psalms and changed the meaning of the intended author because he knew his uneducated Gentile readers would never know he had altered the verse; besides it supported his "personal" theology? Little has changed today with the august ignorance of the Jewish Scriptures in Christendom.
Indeed, God did not say these words to angels. The Tanakh made it clear that the promises were addressed to David and Solomon and to their heirs. There is neither mention nor hint of Yeshua or of a genetic kinship between God and any human, ruler or otherwise.
Quotations from Psalms flow one upon the other throughout the letter of Hebrews. These quotations are applied to Yeshua despite their complete lack of association with him in their original setting and are repeatedly taken out of context by the writer
The pro-Pauline author claimed in Hebrews 1:6...
when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, 'Let all God's angels worship him.'
This, allegedly, is a quotation from Psalm 97:7 but in reality it is not! The alteration from the word "gods/Elohim) to "angels" is characteristic again of Gnosticism and reflects the background of the Hebrews writer.
The correct phrase is from Psalms as taken from the Jewish text in the Stone Edition Tanakh is as follows:
Humiliated will be all who worship idols, who pride themselves in worthless gods; bow to Him (YHVH), all you powers
The Hebrew word used for "powers" is
Answer for yourself: What word is added by Paul or whoever wrote Hebrews in Hebrews 1:6 that is not in the original verse from Psalms which gives an entirely different meaning to the quote than was originally intended? The word angel.
The word 'angel' does not appear in this psalm which is a hymn to the glory and power of the YHVH over all creation. The particular verse in question spoke of the shame accruing to idolaters (people) whose gods must prostrate themselves before God. Obviously, the psalmist did not believe in heathen gods but used the popular language.
Answer for yourself: Do you see a slight difference between the worship of God by these false gods and idolaters and the Angels of God worshipping Yeshua, especially when Yeshua says in Luke 4:8 that it is written that Thou shalt worship the LORD (Yahweh, the Father) Thy God, and HIM ONLY shalt thou serve (worship)? The writer of Hebrews has changed the subject of the Psalm from worshipping YHVH to worshipping Jesus which is idolatry. Such is the irony in this verse but which leads millions into the by product of Essene sun-worship and these are the powers behind these traditions concerning Jesus we find in the New Testament. Later the Gentiles will come along with their own forms of sun-worship and take up and elaborate upon these rudimentary Essene principles. All you ever wanted to know about his tragic turn of theological events attached to Jesus can be found at:
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So, in conclusion, no angels were summoned in this psalm that has been so misquoted to worship Yeshua. Rather all heathens were told that their gods would down before the Supreme Being...YHVH. Again this pro-Pauline writer misquotes the Hebrew Scripture for his personal agenda.
The author of Hebrews continued to quote numerous verses from Psalms and to introduce them as though they were written about Yeshua which they were not.
Let me take time to re-affirm my trust and faith in Yeshua, but I do take issue to those who misquote the Hebrew Scriptures and make Yeshua into something God never intended he be or do. I take issue in making Yeshua more that what he really is and making him any less than what he is supposed to be. In other words, I strive diligently to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth as Yeshua suggested in John 4 and you should as well, and that means that I dont confuse the two as that would be idolatry! It is way past time that you devote your life and part of your time to recover the truth about Yeshua/Jesus before it was altered and changed down through history!
We must be careful not to read Yeshua into every passage of the Bible, yet at the same time not fail to understand which verses refer to him and thereby correctly understand his purpose and message. The Psalter consists of 150 poems or songs of praise by different composers, beginning probably with David and were collected over a period of centuries. The last of these lyric poems was written at least two hundred years before Yeshua in the Maccabean period. The subject matter runs the gamut from praise of God, the Torah, Zion, David and his dynasty to the suffering of the nation of Israel; from the question of ethics and the right way to live to the problem of evil and the triumph of the wicked.
To suggest that the many authors were not writing about their feelings and reactions concerning events in their time but about a person born long after their deaths is to disregard their implicit messages and to ignore the historical circumstances in which they lived.
It has been said, and a wise man will ascribe to this axiom, that all the Bible was not written to me but all the Bible was written for me. Likewise not all the Bible is written with a hidden Yeshua behind every vowel and syllable, but we should study to show ourselves approved, rightly interpreting the Bible. That means, when the passage possibly refers to Yeshua we should understand such, but not read him into every passage and thereby loose the original meaning God intended we have. This is easier said than done since so much purposeful misapplication and misquotation of the Jewish Scriptures occur in the New Testament (on purpose). We literally have to compare each verse with any possible passage from the Jewish Scriptures when possible. Over time the picture will become clear....we have been deceived!
Furthermore, to assume that what these writers in Psalms said about their contemporaries fulfilled" the beliefs of an era and time foreign to them [the age of Yeshua] is to remake them all into unconscious soothsayers. All of this stretches credibility beyond the breaking point.
The psalmists were talented people, but they were not clairvoyants or supernatural creatures. While much of their wisdom has application to our time, as does the Tanakh in general, that is characteristic of classical literature. It is true of Shakespeare also. Their insights sometimes have a modern ring. But neither they nor the psalmists wrote, for the most part, about people or events after their time.
Also, later application of a literary work has validity only when its passages are quoted correctly and when they have a relevance to the correct situations to which they apply.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS....HUNDREDS OF MISQUOTATIONS AND MANIPULATIONS OF THE JEWISH SCRIPTURES WERE MADE IN NEW TESTAMENT IN ORDER TO PRESENT JESUS TO THE GENTILES AS A GOD...THEY ALREADY HAD MANY...ONE MORE WOULD NOT HURT....2000 YEARS AGO SUCH CONCEPTS OF GODMEN WERE COMMON..SO TODAY WE FAIL TO REALIZE SUCH FALSIFICATION OF THE TEXTS HAS OCCURRED OR THE PURPOSE BEHIND IT OVER THE LAST 2000 YEARS
BUT ANYWAY YOU LOOK AT IT TODAY IT IS IDOLATRY SO SAYS GENESIS TO MALACHI....THE BIBLE JESUS USED AS WELL AS HIS FAITH...BIBLICAL JUDAISM WHICH HAS A PLACE FOR THE NON-JEW IN A DIVINE ETHICAL MONOTHEISM