You need BOTH the Word of God (Elohim/Aloha) and the Testimony of Yeshua (Jesus) (Revelation 1:2,9; Revelation 6:9; Revelation 19:4)! It is certain that the envoy (apostle) John knew the name of THE (Hebrew) Scriptures! The word “scriptures”, all by itself, simply means anything in writing. While coining the term “the Testimony of Yeshua (not really the New Testament), John mentioned the proper name of the Inspired Scriptures by name—in the same breath, typically translated in English as “the Word of God” (Revelation 1:2 & 9). In Aramaic, it would be the Word of ‘Aloha’, and in Hebrew, the Word of ‘Elohim’. The Word of Aloha is used 44 other times in THE Testimony, tho it, just as the word “Word”, sometimes refers to Yeshua Himself (1 Chronicles 17:3, Luke 3:2).
The Jews particularly wanted to differentiate “their” Scriptures from the writings about the Nazarene, so they created the acronym Tanak, from three Hebrew consonants. “TaNaK” stands for the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings. Tertullian, the “Father of the Latin Church”, and inventor of the term “Trinity”, is credited (or blamed) by some for coining the supersessionist term “Old Testament”, in reference to the Hebrew Scriptures, tho contemporaries Clement or Hippolytus etc. may have coined it.
In the introduction to the Testimony of Yeshua. I explain that John used “the Testimony of Yeshua Messiah” twice to describe the collective words of Yeshua in Revelation 1, thereafter he simply called it the Testimony of Yeshua (four times). Biblical canonization didn’t take place centuries later, as so many uninspired scholars have led so many to believe. Overwhelming evidence for “Apostolic canonization”, rather than Catholic, can be read in Ernest Martin’s online book: Restoring the Original Bible.
Virtually no one understands that “the Word of Elohim” (God) simply means what is commonly referred to as the “Old Testament” and that “the Testimony of Yeshua” (Jesus) is the correct name for the so-called “New Testament”. Presumably, I could copyright both of the true inspired names for my own versions of each, but I prefer to use “the Word of Elohim, Gabriel Bible” for my “Old Testament” and “The Testimony of Yeshua, Gabriel Bible” for my “New Testament”, because there are scores of translations of these, but none of the translators knew or cared about the inspired titles!
The very verses in Revelation that designate the name for the writings of Yeshua, also point out the true name for what Christians brand the “Old Testament”, and what the Jews refer to as the “Tanak”. The Texts in Revelation use the title—“The Word of Aloha” (Elohim/God), but they also point out the formal title to the Scriptures. Every time that the phrase “Word of God [Elohim/Aloha]” is referenced in your Bibles, it is referencing either the living “Word of Elohim”, (the living Scriptures), or the written Tanak! And Incidentally, all 51 times that the word “Scriptures” is used in the Testimony of Yeshua, it is referencing the Tanak—the very Word of Elohim—in contrast to the Testimony of Yeshua! Contrary to Christian doctrine, neither Yeshua or His disciples ever had a negative word to say about the Word of Elohim/Tanak/“Old Testament”. Every statement about the Word of Elohim in the Testimony of Yeshua implies an absolute necessity for understanding the Scriptures. Here is a primary example:
2 Timothy 3:14-16 I’m writing these things to you, even tho I hope to come and see you soon, 15 but in case I’m delayed, I want you to know how you should conduct yourself in Yehovah’s house, which is the assembly of the Living Aloha—the pillar and the foundation of the truth. 16 The mystery of righteousness that was revealed in a ‘human body’ is truly great: ‘He’ was made righteous in the spirit, seen by spirit Messengers, proclaimed among the nations, acknowledged by the world and taken up to Heaven in splendor. —The Gabriel Version
So if we add what Timothy was “taught from the dedicated Scriptures” with “believing that Yeshua is the Messiah”, we can “obtain eternal Life”!
Were the, in essence, Word of Elohim/Scriptures really nailed to the cross, as false teachers preach, then you would expect to find references to that effect in the Testimony, rather than hundreds of supportive quotations from it!
Of course Timothy was taught from the “Tanak” from his “infancy”, while the Testimony wasn’t even written yet.
When Yeshua mentioned the “Word of Aloha”, He was referencing the (Hebrew) Scriptures as well, and all of His listeners knew it.
Mark 7:9 & 13 He added, “Despite your pretenses, you reject the Commandments of Yehovah in order to establish your own traditions!... 13 You reject the Word of Aloha for the sake of the traditions that you hand down. And you do many other things like that.”
Luke 4:4 Yeshua replied, “It is written in the Scriptures, ‘No one can live on bread alone, but by everything Aloha has spoken.’”
Luke 5:1 As a crowd gathered around Him to hear the Word of Aloha, He ended up standing on the bank of the sea of Gennesaret.
Luke 8:21 He answered, “My mother and My brothers are those who hear the Word of Aloha and obey it.”
Luke 11:28 He replied, “Blessed are those who hear the Word of Aloha, and obey it.
I am convinced that in all forty eight instances where the “Word of Elohim”, or “Word of Aloha”, is mentioned in the Bible, it excludes the Testimony of Yeshua, tho the Testimony is a very valuable and inspired separate book!
Revelation 1:2 He was a witness to the Word of Aloha and to the Testimony of Yeshua Messiah about everything he saw.
Revelation 1:9 I John, your Friend and your partner in the tribulation and suffering that are ours in Yeshua Messiah, was on the island called Patmos, because of the Word of Aloha and the Testimony of Yeshua Messiah.
Revelation 20:4 I saw thrones, and those who were seated on them, and judicial authority was given to them, and I saw the bodies of those who were beheaded for THE TESTIMONY OF YESHUA [the ‘NT’] and for THE WORD OF ALOHA [the ‘OT’]. These are the ones who hadn’t worshiped the predatory beast or his icon, nor had they accepted his mark on their forehead or on their hand. They lived and reigned with their Messiah during those thousand years.
Not to be overlooked is the fact that in His preincarnate state, He commissioned the Word of Aloha to be written:
1 Corinthians 10:4 and they all drank the same spiritual drink because they drank from the spiritual Rock that attended them, and that Rock was the Messiah.
 The Greek says dipped (bapto, as in baptize—totally immersed) instead of sprinkled. A prototype of blood on garments, such as lamb’s blood from the wave sheaf offering, representing Yeshua returning to His Father after the resurrection in Leviticus 8:29-30, is sprinkled, not dipped. Was this a deliberate move to break the Lamb/Wave Sheaf connection?
The Tanak doesn’t even use the word Scripture/s, except for once in the KJV where it means book. The 51 usages of the word “Scripture/s” in the Testimony always refers to the “Old Testament”, as it had for centuries. Only one usage is even questioned as to which texts are in question, that being a reference in Second Peter:
2 Peter 3:16 He writes about these things in all his letters, tho they are somewhat difficult to understand, which those who are ignorant and unstable pervert, as they do with the rest of the Scriptures to their own destruction.
If the Scriptures were to suddenly be greatly expanded, would it make sense for it to happen only incidentally, in passing, in a single comment that is questionable at best? doesn’t it make more sense that Peter was saying that people were twisting Paul’s commentary on the Scriptures, just as “those who are ignorant and unstable, twist ... the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction?” Peter was simply stating what should have been becomming common knowledge among the converted, rather that announcing that the words of the envoys were becoming “the rest of the Scriptures”!
The Scriptures not followed by an abbreviation, such as NKJV, in Mysteries of the Everlasting Kingdom, and other things I have written, are from (the Word of Elohim) and refer to my own version of the Hebrew Scriptures, with most of that only existing on my computer.
Originally, I only intended to update the Murdock Translation of “The Testimony of Yeshua”, the so-called “New Testament”, in my Gabriel Version, and use the World English Bible for all of my quotations from the Word of Elohim on this site, since copyright restrictions were hampering my objectives. I had been substituting the WEB’s use of the name “Yahweh”, with Yehovah in brackets [ ], but this alone accounts for over 6,000 changes to the text of the WEB. The WEB website requests that if any changes are made to their public domain text, that it not be called the WEB, so I have replaced virtually all of the WEB quotations on this site. My “Word of Elohim” (the so called Old Testament) was based on the WEB, but now has tens of thousands of word processed changes and many other changes. Passages with italicised verse numbers were given special attention, as they were being retro fitted into the chapters of my four books, shown here, as well as anything else that I have personally written on this site.
While I like the WEB version, it still has a considerable KJV flavoring, that is not exactly “modern English”. So, for example, the word “shall” (and “shalt”), that hasn’t been used since General MacArthur said, “I shall return”, was changed to “will” 6,044 times! Many other rewordings update the English, or enhance the meaning, as illustrated by the live lexicon links that were made (as I needed them). Also noted are many other interesting findings that I have come across in my studies.