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Baby!?, Who Runs Your House and Home!?

2012/01/23

Jeffy God!?  Just try to be mad or sad when you say it like that.  “Jeffy” may explain how he looks on us much better than how we could ever see him, but it still connects us with him thru childlike gladness.  When we know how he looks at any one of us, we know how he sees all of us!

Anyone can easily read-in their own favorite flavor, even when reading and speaking, but Jeffy is a lifelong discovery, and the origin of all my transliteration studies (~ages 10-50).

Jehovah is an early English rendition, but was using the vowel points from another word (Heb=adoni/Eng=lord), literally by mistake.  Even Yahweh, using the “correct” vowel points, still makes the mistake of using them at all (they were neither in the original ancient text, nor used in modern Hebrew, but were only used by “educated scribes,” and only for a season).

Most existing English translations note the name in their introductions, but then proceed to insert the English title, “The Lord,” with no further attempts to render the actual name as it remains recorded.

In some ways the Olde English (courtyard-style formality tradition) even survives the translation better than any name (Jeffy/Jehovah/Yahweh) could convey (at least to strangers), but it also ignores him as The Groom who demonstrates his love, in every way, for our own benefit and understanding…

(Genesis 2:1) Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. (2) And on the seventh day Allegiance ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (3) Allegiance blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which Allegiance created and made.

(4) These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Jeffy Allegiance made the earth and the heavens, (5) And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for Jeffy Allegiance had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. (6) But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. (7) Jeffy Allegiance formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

(8) Jeffy Allegiance planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. (9) And out of the ground Jeffy Allegiance made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

(10) And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. (11) The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; (12) And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. (13) And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. (14) And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

(15) Jeffy Allegiance took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (16) Jeffy Allegiance commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: (17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

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(18) Jeffy Allegiance said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (19) And out of the ground Jeffy Allegiance formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. (20) And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. (21) Jeffy Allegiance caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; (22) And the rib, which Jeffy Allegiance had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (23) And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (24) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (25) And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

[Genesis 2, KJV, except as annotated for EEV edition]…

Names of God transliterated instead of translated…
[all] Allegiance (Heb/Eng combo) instead of Elohim(Heb)/God(Eng)
[all] Jeffy (Heb/Eng combo) instead of Yahweh(Heb)/The-Lord(Eng)

[else KJV-based, as a free and public domain starting point, along with existing concordances and other existing study tools, and with no charge for any proposed updates or refinements]

[This transliteration is an early work in progress. General patterns are more important than any of the particulars, and each level of participation can be indexed separately. The shortest-term are the Alpha versions, or the day-dated blog entries, which will usually cover about a single chapter. The above is 2012/01/23alpha, or 2012/01/23a. Adding verse-by-verse or general comments will be closed upon any further refinement of the chapter, but can still be found by chapter or permalink]

[Reader contributions are automatically dated in their comment posting, but should always be re-posted by the permalink, which contains the date of the version they were improving upon. Most highly-rated refinements will be posted into future alpha and beta editions, with such additional credits also remaining on the record, or even eventually adopting you as an editorial contributor for one or more of the official yearly editions, yet the whole idea is that only God has any original credit]

[Thus, hopefully by November 2012, the first full edition will simply be e2012, or eev, for the latest English release of the Electronic Editors Version, with continued refinement as normal and as needed. For this 2012 rendition, the main focus is on transliteration of proper nouns, especially names of God]

[Techno-short-and-sweet, or So Tweet, will be the main focus for e2013, serving as frosting and first candle. Continuity between various books and editors for e2014. First intentionally stabilized edition e2015. First Study Bible edition e2016. All November / All free]

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(Comment suggestions for this post:  Genesis 2, Jeffy Allegiance, Does your family center around the newest member?  Please explain more either way.)

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