October 29, 2012      30 Comments

Fringes Law: On the Entire Extremities of your Garments NOT THE CORNERS ONLY!!!


When understanding Scriptures, you need to study the original Hebrew Text to get a full understanding what the original authors were trying to covey.





Revelation 7:1

And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners(Kanaph =  כָּנָף ) of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

Isaiah 11:10-12

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that YHWH shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners (Kanaph =  כָּנָף ) of the earth.

“Perhaps no phrase in Scripture has been so controversial as the phrase, “the four corners of the earth.” The word translated “corners,” as in the phrase above, is the Hebrew word, KANAPH. Kanaph is translated in a variety of ways. However, it generally means extremity.”

“Some have tried to ridicule the Bible to say that it teaches that the earth is square. The Scripture makes it quite clear that the earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22).”

Some have tried to say there are four knobs, or peaks on a round earth. Regardless of the various ways kanaph is translated, it makes reference to EXTREMITIES.

“There are many ways in which God the Holy Spirit could have said corner. Any of the following Hebrew words could have been used:

  • Pinoh is used in reference to the cornerstone.
  • Paioh means “a geometric corner”
  • Ziovyoh means “right angle” or “corner”
  • Krnouth refers to a projecting corner.
  • Paamouth – If the Lord wanted to convey the idea of a square, four-cornered earth, the Hebrew word paamouth could have been used. Paamouth means square.

Instead, the Holy Spirit selected the word kanaph, conveying the idea of extremity.

Instead, the Holy Spirit selected the word kanaph, conveying the idea of extremity.” http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-c017.html


The earth does not have 4 corners. The authors of the bible did not believe that the earth was round.

Four Corners = North, South, East & West Extremities


Deuteronomy 22:

[12] Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters (Kanaph =  כָּנָף ) of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself. – KING JAMES VERSION

Quarters is translated from the word Kanaph in Hebrew

If we read the text with the correct translation, we would understand that this verse isn’t saying for us to put fringes on 4 corners, but the extremities of our garments.

The Ancient Hebrews Wore their fringes all throughout the EXTREMITIES of their coverings or garment, not solely on the corners.  I am not surprised because Kanaph doesn’t mean Corners, it means Borders or Extremities.


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Kanaph = כָּנָף means Wings or Extremity not Corners as Translated


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30 Comments so far:

  1. Zabach Kani says:

    Shalam, good article! The fringes on just the four corners never made since to me! The scripture is clear though it says Borders. Numbers 15:38! Which would be the extremeties! Common Sense!

  2. Payed To Click says:

    Sorry but that's not entirely true they can be worn both ways the fact that is says "FOUR" LETS U KNOW THAT.

  3. There is a commandment for decorative Tzitziyot (fringes) in the entire hem, but it is for the Meil ( A Shawl ) a Tallit Katan like garment for the Cohan HaGadol (High Priest) which is decorated with pure gold bells and Sheshiy (Flax Linen) tzitzit in the shape of pomegranates and it is here where we find the word Shuwl Strngs Heb #7757 -(entire hem) for the location of this decoration, Sh’mot (Exodus 28:31-34,) All the Images of Yisrael depicted is of them in captivity in Assyrian Tzitziyot, just think of it like this. look at how Romans depicted the Mashiac (Messiah) as a European.

  4. Bayadwa Bahtyah says:

    Payed To Click – Thanks for our response, but you didn't read the article. "Four cours" doesn't mean Four, it is a Hebrew Idom, that means all around or North, South, East & West. As the Israelites were scattered to the "Four Corners" of Earth. (earth doesn't have corners). We are commandmended to wear fringes on the "Four Corners" of our Garments, (Garments don't have to have 4 corners) It means all around the Extremities.

  5. Very informative debate. Nice work.

  6. interesting, but as a follower of Jesus I am free from condemnation to not follow this law, in what way would people think this law is applied to Christians? to go into endless debate over clothing or the exact name of Christ is pointless.

  7. i am going to be ordering from your site soon. to me i agree that the idea of wearing four tzitzit on the four coners is not what is commanded, but rather tzitzit on the extremities of the garment. the command does not specify as to how many tzitzit should be worn. so, to me four fringes with techelet would be the minimum. but you can most certainly put as many as you wish on the borders.

  8. Kalev Ben Yisrael · Torah and Faith studies.

    i am going to be ordering from your site soon. to me I agree that the idea of wearing four tzitzit on the four coners is not what is commanded, but rather tzitzit on the extremities of the garment. the command does not specify as to how many tzitzit should be worn. so, to me four fringes with techelet would be the minimum. but you can most certainly put as many as you wish on the borders.

    if as your saying the command is the entire boreder must be covered, then to me your not even doing that, because the border could also be considered the armholes, and the neckline. just a thought.

  9. Its all about DNA : eternal string of life: does that have "corners"? No, it is circlular.

  10. Danyae Bat Yahuwah says:

    Payed To Click,

    It looked like to me it is recently painted and I will not trust to it. I would rather to look at on the stones that can not paint at all. And look at those pictures before they entered Egypt which there is no fridges and border there. So, they came out of Egypt with Moses is when Yahuwah commanded them to do.

    Natalie Hidalgo,

    "Jesus" was a Hebrew and didn't he told us to follow in his step? We are to be exactly like Him, not like as American. Free from condemation to not follow this law? What did book of Hebrew mean by this….

    Hebrews 10:26-29 For if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins, but some fearsome anticipation of judgment, and a fierce fire which is about to consume the opponents. Anyone who has disregarded the Torah of Mosheh dies without compassion on the witness of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment do you think shall he deserve who has trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was set apart as common, and insulted the Spirit of favour?

  11. AWESOME! Todah achioti. The Spirit has been "on" me for a while now regarding my clothes and tzitzit. thank YAH I found you! barak bat ELyon.

  12. Aza AAyah says:

    Thanks for sharing sis

  13. Aza AAyah says:

    Even the stone carvings of the Ancient Hebrews in Assyria shows fringes all around their garments.

  14. L.J. Mitchell says:

    Correct! As a follower of your abstract interpretation of Jesus, you do not have to follow any law contained in the bible, because you have your own man-made laws outside of it. So called main stream Christians do not have to keep the commandments. You are very right.

  15. The Stone carvings show the Ancient Hebrews in a submissive posture, bowing down before the King of Assyria, assimulating into Assyrian Culture, wearing Assyrian garments, We can't pretend there is only one depiction of the Ancient Hebrews, there are depictions of them with only four Tzitziyot as well, one per corner, We as Hebrews have to understand that the Torah is the minimum requirement of our Culture, not the maximum, We are commanded to put a minimum of four Tzitziyot one per Kaw'nawph, this is the Torah, if you can afford to fill your whole hem with Tzitziyot, that is your liberty as well, but the P'til Techelet is commanded to be put in the Tzitzit in the Kaw'nawph, not a Techelet ribbon put in the Shuwl Strngs Heb #7757 -(entire hem), Look at the Lemba Hebrews, The Igbo Hebrews, uninterupted culture shows this fact, even The African Hebrews Of Jerusalem have both or just four, they all have a minimum of Four or more, even the the Tallit Gadol, the Jewish Prayer Shawl has both. Selah

  16. Bayadwa Bahtyah says:

    Malakyahu BenYisrael show me the picture, send to my inbox.
    As proof of what your saying. Scriptures says hem (Kanaph does not mean corners) your debating pictures, with no picture to show. Your case falls to the ground

  17. Bayadwa Bahtyah says:

    wing is another word for Kanaph. Hem, border, extremities and wing means Kanaph. Wing is the outer extremities. back in the day, the more fringes you had, the more royal you looked.

  18. Bayadwa Bahtyah says:

    L.j. Angela Mitchell yes, your a Christian would be YOUR understanding as you do not keep the commandments. If you were true Christians you would follow in "Jesus's" steps cause he kept the laws and Sabbath, you're really Paulians, Paul spoke against keeping the laws and focus his energy on grace and those who are against Yahuwah (God) and his laws naturally are rebellious to all his commandments. Especially Num. 15:37, so I would NOT expect you to wear Titzits or even teach others to.

  19. Bayadwa Bahtyah says:

    Who said they were wearing Assyrian garments? Abraham's father was an Assyrian so if they had similar clothing, it shouldn't be much of a surprise. Israelite fashion traveled the word I am sure, as you see it happening today. Different cultures or nations, take from each other and do modifications to suit themselves. Either way, the law says to wear Titzits on the Kanaph of the garments.

    Kanaph means hem, border or extremities. Believe what you will though, I will am not the commandment police. I just don't want people who want to follow as it is truly written to be misled by the fake Jews in Israel (sometimes they do wear it all on the hem of garment though) etc..

  20. Bayadwa,
    Women are not to teach men puts you in violation of Torah and 1Timothy 2.

  21. Kalev Ben Dawid of Torah and Faith studies see http://www.spiritandtorah.com taught by a man /not a woman.

  22. Paul Hicks says:

    But Abraham's father Terah was a wicked idolatrous priest who manufactured idols and didn't walk after the ways of Yahuah. So what does it matter what he wore or where he was from…Abraham was called out of that way of life and told to move away by Yahuah. Torah has been handed down from the beginning of creation we are just told about it in the later Books. Either way I wear them both ways, all around my garment and 4 corners.

  23. Paul Hicks says:

    John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments

    John 14:21 He that hat my commandments, and keepth them,he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and i will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

    John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

    1John 2:3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

    1John 2:4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

    1John 3:22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

    1John 3:24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

    1John 5:3 For this is the love of Yahuah, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous.

    Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnat of her seed, which keep the commandments of Yahuah, and have the testimony of Yahusha the Messiah.

    Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of Yahuah, and the faith of Yahusha.

    Now you have no excuse for not seeing that we should keep the Commandments. Unless you are one of the ones that have been sent a strong delusion because you believe not the Truth.

    2Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause Yahuah shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    I pray that you stop telling others to walk in the ways of Lawlessness and start walking in Torah which means (Law)

  24. Paul Hicks Not at all. You strain at the letter of the law yet deny the power that I have in Christ. The only law Jesus quoted was the ten commandments not the Talmud. Yahuah? I have never heard that variation of the name. So many get freaked out by English people saying Jesus. Some think our soul is in danger of eternal damnation because I say Jesus and not Yeshua, Yahashua, Yahuah, or some other vowel combination. I know and have seen spiritual warfare in the name of Jesus so I will abide in that. As for pulling up every verse that has the word commandment in it I find it not convincing. Jesus spoke to Jews and non Jews, Romans, Greeks and numerous other races and at no time did he give a list of rules from Moses for them to follow. You burden others and condemn them because they choose to not be under your bondage. I know my Jesus who is the Author and finisher of my faith and I will stand before him only. Liberty is not Lawlessness for I walk in the spirit Who many times convicts me in the behavior He wants to correct to change me into the likeness of Christ. Your walk is not what he has led me to. You have a different walk than I do and I am glad that you find joy in those tenants of faith that you deem necessary for Salvation. Aside from that doctrinal difference I hope that we both agree that Jesus,(how ever you say his name) is Lord and that He is able to present us spotless before the Father to his glory.

  25. LJ Angela Yisrael You do not have the same spirit that I walk in and I am sorry that for you the road to Salvation is not one of liberty. I walk in the spirit and have a deep abiding love for Christ. If wearing these garments is for you to glorify Christ then amen sister. I do not neglect the law. I abide in Christ who became sin so that I can be Justified to the glory of the Father. This walk is joyful and full of hope and in no way do I feel the directing of the Holy Spirit to embrace your walk. Grace be to you in Jesus Name.

  26. Bayadwa Bahtyah Why are you so angry? Jesus was a Jew but he spoke to many peoples and at no time did he try to convert them to Judaism. I have never heard the name Yahuwah. Interesting. It seems many people have many ways to say his name. Its so awesome that the Lord is full of grace and mercy. I am glad that you desire to glorify the Lord by making these garments but please understand that to follow Jesus is not to become Jewish. We are not called to "walk as he walked" in the sense of culture. We are called to walk in the spirit. The Holy spirit is so near and dear to me. Daily He leads me to truth. I am so happy and full of hope and yet in no way is he leading me to embrace your walk. We may have the chance to have lots of time in Eternity to talk this over. Thrilling eh? I cant wait for the Lord to return.

  27. I do not sin for wearing the garments that I do. I do not look with fear standing before my Lord. It doesn't say that believers in Christ were to convert to Judaism. I will not die without mercy and I do not disregard the Law. The law proved me to be dead in sin. Praise the name of Jesus that he saved me and I am alive in him.



  29. Bayadwa, finding this article this morning was a great blessing to me. I am teaching myself to sew and was looking online for patterns for making Scriptural garments and found your site. I have studied this word kanaph soooo much in so many "other" areas and concepts in Scripture, and so my position is that you are correct here. Thank you for opening my eyes to this concept concerning the fringes and where they are to be. Along with the ribbon of blue. Wow. I am looking forward to making my correction in the garments I shall make. His great blessings be upon you. Shalom.

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