Initially this group was formed to examine the culture, history, religion and of course, the language with which Elohim communicated His books of instructions to mankind. However such expertise is not available right now, SO THIS GROUP IS DEDICATED TO LEARNING THE HEBREW LANGUAGE: How to READ, UNDERSTAND AND WRITE HEBREW!
Historical records do indicate that the ancient Egyptians had, among their many gods, a god called Amen (the presumed personification of air or breath, represented by a ram or goose). However, no evidence can be found, linking the word amen (Hebrew: “truth”, “so be it”) to this, or any other, pagan god.
The problem is AMEN IS NOT HEBREW!
That phrase, and the last word more specifically, is very familiar to millions of English-speaking Christians, Jews and Muslims worldwide. Prayers of these three major monotheistic religions are typically closed with the word, "amen."
For many the word amen means, "so be it," or "it is so." In the Western world of religion the credit for the word is given to the Hebrew texts of the Old Testament, or Jewish Torah. Christians adopted the word, as well as the Muslims. But the adoption of the word "AMEN" is not of a Hebrew origin.
Mattithyahu (Matthew) 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Christians have a tendency to not care about many of the commandments of Yahweh and virtually NONE OF TORAH, but WE SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY! Saying the name of another god violates Torah and the Word of Elohim.
The origin of the word is under contention. It does not, says one Elizabeth City State University professor, trace its roots back to the Hebrew people; rather, the word can be traced to pre-dynastic Egypt, in the region of Africa known as the Sudan, to be more specific. THIS MEANS IT IS NOT OF YAHWEH AND IS PAGAN!
Shemoth (Exodus) 20:1 ¶ And Elohim spake all these words, saying,
2 ¶ I am YHWH thy Elohim, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 ¶ Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
And even if we do not attribute the word AMEN to the Pagan Egyptian god, it is still not a word of agreement!
Mattithyahu (Matthew)18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
WE SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY AT ALL! For how shall one agree if they are not saying the same thing?!? You notice that not only are we to agree but WE MUST AGREE WITH YAHWEH! WE MUST AGREE ON THE "NAME" OF YAHWEH! WE MUST AGREE WITH HIM THAT HIS NAME IS YAHWEH! AND WE MUST AGREE WITH YAHWEH THAT HE NAMED HIS SON YAHUSHUA AND NOT jesus! And upon seeking to agree WE SHOULD NOT USE "AMEN". It is a pagan god or, at the most, DOES NOT MEAN "TO AGREE", "SO BE IT" OR "IT IS SO"!
Song of Songs 2:15 ¶ Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Again I know that christian dogma has not taught us to TAKE EVERYTHING THE WORD SAYS seriously, nor does christianity prepare people to positively respond to TRUTH. But these things which seem to be so small do add up!
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13 But the word of YHWH was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
YOU SEE? IT ALL ADDS UP! SO DON'T TAKE IT LIGHTLY!!!
Zefan'yah (Zephaniah) 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of YHWH, to serve him with one consent.
The perfect and mathematically flawless language of Hebrew is where we find the most appropriate salute for agreeing and/or calling it to be! AMAN! Meaning "BELIEVE"! This is the word I use to agree or to say, "so be it" or "it is so". Many other disciples in the TRUTH of the LIGHT of THE WAY might use the Greek translated word AMEIN, meaning "believe it is so". In either case IT IS MUCH BETTER THAN AMEN!
AMAN AND SHALOM