There are many cases of ambiguous Hebrew and Aramaic words which the Greek translator seems to have mistranslated. This type of mistranslation is very common and a clear evidence that a document has been translated. The reason this occurs is that a translator often works much like a typist, translating word for word without actually comprehending the context of the words. This often, but not always results in the translator choosing the most common meaning of an ambiguous word despite the fact that another meaning was intended. This problem is compounded when translating from Hebrew and Aramaic which anciently had no vowels, thus increasing the number of ambiguous words.
A good example is found in a proclamation made by Yochanan, then Yeshua and then his Talmidim, throughout the Gospels:
In those days came John the Baptist,
preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
And saying, Repent ye:
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(Mt. 3:1-2 KJV)
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say,
Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand
(Mt. 4:17 KJV)
And as ye go, preach, saying,
The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(Mt. 10:7 KJV)
Now after that John was put in prison,
Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.
In these passage we read a proclamation by Yochanan, Yeshua and the Talmidim that the "Kingdom" is "Near at Hand". Yet it has been 2,000 years and the Kingdom is still not here. Were they all false prophets? Of course not!
The word that appears here for "near at hand" in the Hebrew is KARAVAH which can refer either to something that is "near at hand" or to something that is "offered". Yeshua was not proclaiming that the Kingdom was "near at hand" but that it was being OFFERED!
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