As a Muslim attacks a Jew, he cries out 'Allahu Akbar' in victory but the Jew cries out 'Shema Yisrael' in fear. It was meant to be the triumphant, powerful, and resounding cry of the Jewish victory and the Omnipotence of the G‑d of the Jews; instead, it has become a thin, small, quiet voice in the desert, a death chant.
Many people believe that regathering of a Jewish remnant to the land of Israel in 539 bce was prophesied in Scripture. If that's true, how does it relate to what Yahweh has stated in Scripture? If it wasn't the regathering, then what was it?
Almost since it was given, people have formulated many different meanings to this commandment. Some say it means to not use Yahweh's name (actually they mean the word "God", and not Yahweh, His actual name) when swearing or using curse words. Others say it means to not swear by His name, again, using the word "God" and not His actual name, Yahweh. This article seeks to understand what the actual Hebrew says and not what word the translators have assigned.
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