The short phrase, “anathema maranatha” is found once in Scripture at 1 Korinthians 16:22.
It is a firm warning, almost a curse, upon anyone that did not love Yahusha.
The word maranatha without the associated word "anathema" began to be used by Christians in recent times.
Maranatha (Maran + atha) means "master comes."
Correctly understood, the phrase anathema maranatha means “forbidden; Master comes!”
Those making it clear they are opposed to Yahusha are “off-limits” to us, so we say “anathema maranatha” pertaining to any close relationships with them, especially Scripture studies. We are still sent to those who may have been misled by former teachers, but we are not to destroy the reputations of those former teachers as we see so many doing today with the Internet.
(KJV concordance numbers used for illustration purposes):
1Kor. 16:22: If any man1536 love5368 not3756 the3588 Lord (Master)2962 Jesus (Yahusha)2424 Christ (haMashiak),5547 let him be2277 Anathema331 Maranatha.3134
Note the Greek text says ANATHEMA MARANATHA - these must be taken together to properly understand the meaning of the sentence.
DON'T BE CAUGHT BY SURPRISE WHEN HE COMES
The word “anathema” is equivalent to the Hebrew word HEREM, and means off-limits, or forbidden. This word is used for the harem of a king, a group of concubines guarded by a cohort of eunuchs. Maranatha is the component of the phrase that means judgment is coming to execute vengeance. “Maranatha” in this case should not be isolated from the word used before it, anathema, to be properly understood in context.
OVERLAPPING WORD ROOTS?
OVERLAPPING WORD ROOTS?
Another common mistake with new teachers involves what I call “changeling words.”
MARYA means master, yet some create a changeling word when they add their ideas to it. When a word sounds like "yah," some force-out the real root and insert their new spelling. The Hebrew word for the name of the city known as Jerusalem is IRSHALOM, composed of the two words IR (city, foundation) + SHALOM (peace, completeness); thus we have the meaning of "city of peace." When we see it spelled "Yahrushalom," it is inserting another meaning, although with a noble intent. The word begins with yod-resh, not yod-hay, so it is a changeling word. This is done in many words by new teachers with shallow training.
Teachers are mixing roots with the word YISHARAL. They are confusing YASHAR and ASHA in the word YISHARAL.
The root is SHAR (ruler). The prefix YOD refers to continuing.
The suffix AL refers to ALAHIM. To rule with ALAHIM is the meaning. It's not associated with YASHAR (straight) or ASHA (woman).
Another example of this is the word MARYA being spelled MARYAH, as if the Name Yah is a component of it. This is how we can be misled; so word roots need to be left as they are without embellishments added to them.
HEBREW ROOTS, NOT GREEK ROOTS
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