JE! BIBLIA NI MANENO YA MUNGU?

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Hili ni swali ambalo huulizwa sana na marafiki zangu waislamu, wakitaka waoneshwe neno BIBLIA kwenye maandiko yaliyomo ndani ya BIBLIA, maana wamesoma Biblia ya Kiswahili, hawajaliona ndani, wakasoma Bible napo neno BIBLIA hawakuliona, kwa hivyo mashaka yakawaingia, wakaona BIBLIA ni Title tu ya nje ndani haimo.

roho hiyo ikawavaa Jamaa zangu wa Siloamu, bila kufanya utafiti wa kina wakakurupuka na kuchana ganda la juu lililoandikwa ‘BIBLIA’ Walileta madai hayo hayo ya Waislamu kwamba ndani ya maandiko neno BIBLIA hakuna.

Leo imempendeza Mungu niwaletee somo hili ili kuwafumbua macho watu wasiojua waweze kuelewa kuwa BIBLIA ni maneno hakika ya Mungu muumba wa mbingu na aridhi.

NENO BIBLIA: siyo neno la lugha ya kiswahili wala kingereza, ndiyo maana wanaosoma BIBLIA ya kiswahili, and English Bible, neno hilo hawalikuti ndani ya maandiko, kwa kuwa ni neno la lugha ya kiyunani Greak language…

Kama Waislamu na Wafuasi wa Siloamu wangesoma Biblia ya lugha ya kiyunani basi wasingepata tabu wala swali hilo wasingeuliza tena, maana humo limo kwani NENO BIBLIA kwa kiswahili ni mkusanyiko wa Vitabu, in English books.

Daniel 9: 2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

Hapo Daniel alisoma vitabu vya Mungu na kujua mwaka ambao neno la MUngu lilimjia Yeremia. hapo kumetajwa books (Vitabu vya MUNGU)
Ukisoma kwenye kiyunani unakutana na BIBLIA (βιβλία) kama kuna 
mwenye kujua kiyunani asome hapa.

Daniel 9: 2 κατά τον πρώτο χρόνο τής βασιλείας του, εγώ ο Δανιήλ εννόησα μέσα στα βιβλία τον αριθμό των χρόνων, για τους οποίους έγινε ο λόγος τού Κυρίου στον προφήτη Ιερεμία, ότι θα συμπληρώνονταν 70 χρόνια στις ε

Humo ukiingia neno BIBLIA unalikuta, kwa sababu wao wayunani Vitabu, wanaviita βιβλία,

Na kitabu kimoja wanakiita Biblos (βιβλιου)
Ukisoma kitabu cha ufunuo 22:18-19 Utakutana na onyo kwa watu wasiongoze wala kupunguza maneno yaliyomo kwenye kitabu hicho cha unabii, kwani atakaeongeza ataongezewa mapigo yaliyoandikwa kwenye kitabu hicho….. sasa hapo kwenye kiswahili kuna kitabu, kwenye Biblia ya Kiyunani utakuta neno BIBLOS.

Ufunuo 22: 18 συμμαρτυρουμαι γαρ παντι ακουοντι τους λογους της προφητειας του βιβλιου τουτου εαν τις επιτιθη προς ταυτα επιθησει ο θεος επ αυτον τας πληγας τας γεγραμμενας εν βιβλιω τουτω 
19 και εαν τις αφαιρη απο των λογων βιβλου της προφητειας ταυτης αφαιρησει ο θεος το μερος αυτου απο βιβλου της ζωης και εκ της πολεως της αγιας και των γεγραμμενων εν βιβλιω τουτω.

Kingereza utakuta Book, swahili Kitabu, kwa kiyunani βιβλου, sasa ngoja tuiangazie BIBLE.

Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Tena hata vitabu vya Mungu ambavyo vinaandika matendo yote ya wanadamu ambayo siku ya mwisho Mungu atawahukumu kwayo wanadamu, Kiyunani ni BIBLIA, kingereza books.

Revelation 20: 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works

KIYUNANI:-

Ufunuo 20: 12 και ειδον τους νεκρους μικρους και μεγαλους εστωτας ενωπιον του θεου και βιβλια ηνεωχθησαν και βιβλιον αλλο ηνεωχθη ο εστιν της ζωης και εκριθησαν οι νεκροι εκ των γεγραμμενων εν τοις βιβλιοις κατα τα εργα αυτων.

Pia vitabu ambavyo viliandika habari za Yesu (INJILI)

Mathayo
Marko
Luka
Yohana.

Navyo pia Kiyunani vinaitwa BIBLIA…. Maana kiswahili ukisoma Yohana 21:25 inasema.

“Kuna mambo mengine mengi aliyoyafanya Yesu kama yangeandikwa moja moja, basi yasingetosha kwa vile Vitabu ambavyo vingeandikwa”

KIYUNANI INASOMEKA HIVI.

Yohana 21:25 εστιν δε και αλλα πολλα οσα εποιησεν ο ιησους ατινα εαν γραφηται καθ εν ουδε αυτον οιμαι τον κοσμον χωρησαι τα γραφομενα βιβλια αμην

BIBLIA KATIKA AGANO LA KALE ILIANDIKWA KIEBRANIA, NA AGANO JIPYA ILIANDIKWA KIYUNANI…. pengine unaweza kujiuliza ni kwa nini iandikwe katika lugha ya Kiyunani wakati Yesu yeye alikuwa anaongea Kiaramu? (Aramic)?

Ni kwa sababu Kiyunani ilikuwa ni lugha kubwa na yenye kuongelewa sana, na hata Wayahudi kwa kipindi fulani walikuwa chini ya Utawala wa Kigiriki, kabla ya Warumi kutawala Israeli.

Kwa hivyo mtu awaye yote asiulize neno BIBLIA kwenye Biblia iliyoandikwa katika lugha ya kiswahili au kingereza, bali atafute GREAK BIBLE, ataona kwa wingi.. kwani kuuliza kwenyE BIBLIA ya kiswahili ni sawa na kumuuliza mwarabu asiyejua kiswahili unamjua Mungu? atabaki anakushangaa maana ni neno geni kwake, ila ukimtajia اله (Ilahi). mtakuwa mmeelewana. maana Mungu wanamwita اله Sisi Waswahili tunamuita Mungu, wanaotumia Lugha ya kingereza wanamwita God, na yote inamaana moja, tofauti ni lugha tu.

MWISHO: NENO BIBLIA NDANI YA BIBLIA ILIYOTAFSIRIWA KISWAHILI, AU KINGEREZA HUWEZI KUPATA.. BALI KUNA VITABU, BOOKS AMBAPO KIYUNANI NI BIBLIA… ukitaka neno Biblia nenda kwenye Biblia ya kiyunani utalikuta.

Abel Suleiman Shiliwa

12 thoughts on “JE! BIBLIA NI MANENO YA MUNGU?

  1. Shalom wajoli wa Bwana?
    Nimefurahishwa na mada hii nikaona nitupie haka kadogo…
    How the Bible Got Its Name

    “IT was my privilege recently to visit the town that gave the Bible its name. Few Christians know how and from where the Bible received its name. The word “Bible” means “the Book, and it is certainly well named, for there is no book in the history of the world that has been so important. It has not only been the most loved and the most hated of all books, but also no book or collection of books in the history of mankind has had such attentive reading. Has had such a wide circulation, or has had such diligent investigation as have the Old and New Testaments. This wonderful Book has survived the extinction of the ancient world and the Roman Empire; it was the first book printed by movable type; its sale has increased all the time, even in the times of business depression. In fact, as we shall notice, even its very enemies circulated it and they bear witness to its truthfulness and its power. This Book has not only altered individual lives; it has even changed empires. It is well named THE Book, the Bible. Now, this Book, the Bible, receives its name from the little town of Byblos, an ancient city of Pheenicia. It lies about seventeen miles to the north of the present town of Beirut in Lebanon. Some 2,000 years before Christ it was the principal city of the Pheenicians. It was the center of their worship of the sun. Some authorities claim it is the oldest city in the world. Long before the time of Sidon or Tyre, Byblos was a great commercial center, and the sacred city of the Pheenicians. The Biblical name of this ancient city is still preserved in the name of the city that occupies the site. If you open your Bibles at Psalm 83: 7 you will read there of Gebal. That is the ancient name of the town that became known as Byblos. You see, the Greek people were unable to pronounce the letter ‘g,’ and so instead of Gebal they called it Bebal, or Bebaal, for it was there that Baal worship, or sun worship, found its center among the ancient Phoenicians. Later on the Egyptians captured Bebal.

    Now the Egyptians are said to be the first people to manufacture and use writing paper. It was made from a reed that grew in abundance along the marshes of the delta of the Nile. From the Greek names of this plant ‘papyrus’ and ‘byblos’ the words ‘paper’ and ‘Bible’ have been derived. The fibrous inside lining of the plant was cut lengthwise in thin strips and laid side by side. Over these were laid at right angles another layer of these strips. After being treated with a gum solution, the sheets were pounded and pressed, dried in the sun, and became the famous writing paper of ancient times. While these paper reeds were still growing in abundance along the Nile delta a remarkable Bible prophecy was made. You will read it in Isaiah 19: 7: “The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.” True to this remarkable prediction, the paper reeds have long since * disappeared from Egypt. When the Egyptians captured Bebal they planted the papyrus reeds there, and they grew very well. Later on, because of political upheavals, the export of the paper reeds from Egypt was cut off, and the Greeks had to receive it from Bebal. The paper that they received from Bebal became known as “Bebal,” or “Byblos” and hence the word “Bible,” the Book, The Bible.

    You will notice in Psalm 83 and verse 7 that Gebal is mentioned as one of the enemies that were uniting against the people of God and His truth. They were determined to wipe the name of the God of Israel from the face of the earth, but they themselves were ultimately destroyed. The tongueless ruins of the cities of these nations mentioned in this scripture, namely, the Edomites, the Moabites, the Ammonites, and the city of Tyre, are but mute and amazing testimony to the truthfulness of the Bible. I have visited these places and seen Bible prophecies fulfilled to the very letter. Even the enemies of the Bible witness to its God-inspired message. Truly as it says in Psalm 76: 10: “Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee.” Gebal or Byblos, one of the enemies seeking to destroy God’s name, has provided the name of God’s Book. Byblos once was also the center of sun worship, the great counterfeit of the truth of God. I saw there the ancient altars on which human sacrifices were offered to the sun. Today they are but curios. Yes, the Bible, Byblos, THE Book, is more than a Book, it is the greatest of books; it is the Book of the ages; it is God’s Book; it has weathered the storms of the ages and overthrown all its enemies. While the dust of over thirty centuries lies upon its pages, still this precious old Book, the Bible, lives. It speaks today to the sons of earth in over eleven hundred different languages-from the highlands of New Guinea to the side-walks of New York. It tells to all the, same sweet story, the story of a love that led Christ to die for man.

    As the Bible, the Book, transcends all others, it reveals our Lord Jesus Christ who likewise transcends all others. While He appeared to die in weakness, He affected this world more by His death than any other man did by his life. This so impressed the great Napoleon that he exclaimed: “You speak of Caesar, Alexander, of their conquests, of the enthusiasm they kindled in the hearts of their soldiers, but can you conceive of a dead man making conquests with an army faithful and entirely devoted to his memory? My army has forgotten me while living. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself have founded empires, but on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, and at this hour millions of men would die for Him. I have so inspired multitudes that they would die for me, but, after all, my presence was necessary-the lightning of my eye, my voice, a word from me-then the sacred fire was kindled in their hearts. Now that I am on St. Helena alone, chained upon this rock, who fights and wins empires for me? What an abyss between my deep misery and the eternal reign of Christ who is proclaimed, loved, adored, and whose reign is extending over all the earth.”

    And so it is, a public life that lasted but three and a half years ended with a death of shame at the early age of thirty three, yet even today, nearly 2,000 years later, it is swaying a world’s history and destiny. Why? Because He was God manifest in the flesh. (1 Timothy 3: 16.) He became the Savior of the world, the only Savior, as we read in Acts 4: 12: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” What a wonderful Book is the Bible! What a wonderful Savior is Jesus! What a wonderful salvation He offers! Just recently I had the privilege of visiting many ancient countries. I want to tell you more of the remarkable way that Bible prophecy has come true. Holy men of God spoke as they were moved to write the pages of Holy Writ. (2 Peter 1:21) The ancient peoples, who were so opposed to the righteousness and the teachings of our God, have been used to confirm the truthfulness of the Bible they opposed. For today Edom, Moab, Ammon, the land of the Philistines, the old city of Tyre, are in the exact condition that the Bible 2,500 years ago said they would be in. The stones cry out in confirmation of the truthfulness of the Bible, and Gebal, one of those powers in opposition to God, He has taken and used to provide the name for His wonderful Book, the Bible.

    Like the Bible, the written Word which “lives and abides for ever” (1 Peter 1: 23), Jesus is the One who is “alive for evermore.” (Revelation 1: 18.) Yes! He is a living Savior. In 2 Corinthians 5: 17 we read: “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.” He has a new life from our living Savior. How does Christ do it? I don’t know, but I do know it works. There is so little we do know about the wonders of our God. No one can explain how it is that a black cow can eat green grass which makes white milk that produces yellow butter. Or consider the remarkable transformation that takes place when a caterpillar encases itself in its own home-made casket and is changed into a beautiful butterfly. Its hair is changed to scales, a million to the square inch. The many legs of a caterpillar become the six legs of a butterfly, the yellow becomes a beautiful red, and the crawling instinct of the caterpillar becomes the flying instinct of the butterfly. Or consider how God can take common and unattractive sandy material, and through natural processes transform it into a beautiful fiery opal. And so our Savior can take the life of a sinner and transform it until it glows with the beauty of our Lord and is fragrant with the graces of Christ”. BURIED EVIDENCE (1950) by GEORGE BURNSIDE.

  2. Ni vizuri lingetumika Neno la Kiswahili kama vile KITABU CHA NENO LA MUNGU lakini kwanini iitwe kwa lugha ya Kiyunani wakati lugha iliyotumika ni Kiswahili?

  3. Kama lugha iliyotumika ndani ya kitabu ni Kiswahili kwanini nje ya ganda isitumike lugha ya Kiswahili na kikatumika Kiyunani? ni vizuri ingetumika lugha ambayo tunaelewa.

  4. kuchana karatasi la juu la biblia ni kukosa uelewa na maarifa ya kawaida tu.,.kila kilichoandikwa JUU ya kitabu fulani sio lazima ukikute directly ndani kitabu hicho,.@sungura umefafanua vizuri sana
    ila point ya msingi ni kwamba kama hilo neno la biblia hawaliamini na kuamua kuchana ganda la juu,..
    kwanini wasitumie kabisa hiko kitabu(biblia),.ni jambo la kushangaza eti huamini ktk chapisho la juu la kitabu fulani then ukaamini machapisho ya ndani yake,.ni maajabu…ni bora wakaacha kutumia tu kabisa hao sloamu kama wasivyoamini islams……….
    nikisoma 2timotheo 3;16-kila andiko lenye pumzi ya MUNGU lafaa kwa mafundisho,na kwa kuwaonya watu makosa yao na kuwaongoza na kuwabadilisha ktk haki,………huwez kuamini haya wakati andiko la MUNGU linapatikana katika biblia ambalo umechana ganda la juu kwa kutokuamini neno biblia,ni bora usiamini biblia nzima sasa,…ambalo si jambo jema
    mbarikiwe.

  5. nimeelewa! kumbe maana ya mkusanyiko huo wa hivyo vitabu unaoleta jina biblia kiyunani …ili mkusanyiko huo uwe wa neno la Mungu unategemea hicho kilichoandikwa ndani ya huo mkusanyiko, ya kwamba….vitabu vya habari za Mungu vimeitwa “Biblia neno la Mungu ” kutokana na huo ujumbe wake unaotoka kwa Mungu…si ndio wana?….Then hii itamaanisha pia, wayunani wakikusanya vitabu vya waganga na na wachawi kwa pamoja….wataviita biblia neno la waganga na wachawi!!!!. au kuna mawazo tafauti wana…..

  6. upo sawa, lakini ungefafanua zaidi. sasa hebu tufahamishane jambo la msingi…Biblia ni mkusanyiko wa ” vitabu vya Mungu” au ni mkusanyiki wa vitabu vyovyote” katika hicho kiyunani?…kama ni mkusanyiko wa vitabu vya Mungu pekee nitakuwa sijakuelewa…ila kama maana yake ni mkusanyiko wa vitabu vyovyote ila ni tafauti za lugha ndio tatizo, basi nitakua nimekuelewa kulingana na maelezo na mifano yako uliyoitoa.

  7. Mpendwa Abel Suleiman Shiliwa
    katika aya ya pili kutoka mwisho, haimaanishi kuwa wanachoabudu watu wa Biblia ni sawa na watu wa Quran, naamanisha Yehova na Allah ni vitu viwili tofauti.

    Yehova aliyeko kwenye biblia si Allah aliyeko kwenye quran.

  8. Bwana asifiwa wapenda, Kwa maoni yangu Bblia ni nemo la mungu kwani kila mwandishi wa vitabu huwa anaweka title ya kile ambacho anafikiria kukiandika
    Baada ya kupata wazo hili imebidi nami niangalie kitabu cha hao ndungu sijaona neno Quan ndani ya hicho kitabu chao
    Hivyo basi Biblia ni title ya kitabu ambacho ndani yake tunapata hilo neno la mungu
    Barikiwa ,

  9. Shiliwa,
    Asante kwa mada nzuri ya kitafiti.

    Mimi nikuombe jambo moja kwamba, utuambie pia kitabu ambacho si biblia wayunani wanakiita nini!

    Maana naamini, si kila kinachoitwa kitabu maana yake nu. Kama kuamini kwangu hwamba neno biblia halina maana ya Neno la Mungu, bali ni kitabu/ vitabu ambavyo ndani yake yameandikwa naneno ya Mungu.

    Kwamba Biblia(The Bible) ni mkusanyiko wa vitabu ambavyo ndani yake vina Neno la Mungu lililoandikwa( The written Word of God)

    Wanaotafuta neno ‘ biblia’ kwenye maandiko ya Neno la Mungu, na wanaochana gamba la Biblia lililoandikwa ‘ biblia’ wote wanasumbuliwa na ujinga wa kielimu ya kawaida tu.
    Maana si kila ‘title’ ya kitabu fulani lazima iwe imeandikwa pia ndani ya yaliyoandikwa ktk hicho kitabu.
    Eg; Ukikuta kitabu kinaitwa(title) ‘Song of Lawino and Ocol’ si lazima ndani yake ukute maneno Song of Lawino and Ocol.

    Lakini na sisi tunaokomaa kusema kuwa neno biblia linamaanisha neno la Mungu kuna kitu tunapungukiwa vilvile. Maana kilicho Neno la Mungu kwenye Biblia ni kile ambacho kimeandikwa ndani ya vitabu (Mwanzo, Waamuzi,Mthayo n.k) vilivyo kwenye Biblia.
    Ambapo hata title ya kitabu eg; Mwanzo haimaanishi kuwa ndo neno la Mungu,ila neno la Mungu kwenye hicho kitabu huanzia kwenye haya maneno ” Hapo mwanzo Mungu aliziumba mbingu na nchi ……..” Hayo maneno ndo sasa Neno la Mungu!

    Mbarikiwe

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