About the Shamar.org Website ...

"If you make your ear attentive to wisdom and your mind open to discernment; if you call to understanding and cry aloud to discernment, if you seek it as you do silver and search for it as for treasures, then you will understand the awesomeness of Yahweh and attain knowledge of God. For Yahweh grants wisdom; knowledge and discernment are by His decree. (Proverbs 2:2-6)

The goal of this website is to separate myth, traditions, pagan practices, and man-made stories from the truth of the Scriptures — the basis by which all things are judged, and from which all truth is derived. Many people believe that because something has been written, taught, or practiced for decades, or even centuries, it must be scriptural. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Time does not necessarily prove the validity of something.

One of the most important paths in understanding the truth is to return to the original writings of the Scriptures (as far back as we can), and understand them in their original Hebraic setting, with a Hebrew mindset. In doing so, we are better able to understand the original intent of what Yahweh brought forth in these writings, rather than a Western-based, Greek-influenced interpretation, which may or may not have a preconceived agenda. But in all things, including the writings here, I encourage you to thoroughly search out the information given to make sure it is within the bounds of Scripture.

Some people may find many of the articles on this website difficult to read. For many people it's hard to let go of teachings we received many years ago, given by people we believed to know the truth.

My name is Lee Underwood. I am neither a Christian, a Jew nor a scholar; rather, I am a Gentile who seeks to do the will of Yahweh. I seek only to glorify Him by helping others as He has given me wisdom and understanding to do, by utilizing the gifts He has given me as a writer and a teacher. Feel free to use this website in any way that glorifies the Lord. Do not hesitate to send me your comments, questions, and suggestions.

May Yahweh bless you in all that you do and may all that you do glorify Yahweh.

Scripture Version

Unless otherwise stated, all Scripture is taken from Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures, Copyright ©1985 by The Jewish Publication Society. (Changes to allow for the proper use of the name of the Holy One — Yahweh — are done by me.)

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1. Tanakh is an acronym from the initial letters of the Hebrew words Torah, meaning "teaching" or "instruction," Nevi'im, meaning "prophets," and Ketuvim, meaning "writings"). [return]