Learn Biblical Hebrew

Author: Jeff A. Benner
Publisher: Jeff A. Benner
ISBN: 1589395840
Release Date: 2004-05-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Anyone interested in learning to read the Hebrew Bible in its original language will find within the pages of this book all the resources needed to begin this wonderful journey. The book is laid out in four parts. The first part teaches the Hebrew alphabet through a series of lessons. The second part teaches word and sentence structure of the Hebrew language by breaking down each Hebrew word in Genesis chapter one, verses one through five. The Hebrew text of Genesis chapter one is provided for reading and comprehension practices in part three. The fourth part of the book contains charts and dictionaries of prefixes, suffixes, words and roots of the Hebrew language to assist the reader with vocabulary definitions and comprehension. Within a short amount of time the Hebrew student will soon be reading the Bible through the eyes of the author rather than the opinions of a translator. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jeff Benner has had a long interest in the Hebrew language of the Bible and in 1996 he began researching the ancient pictographic alphabet used by the Hebrew people and other Semitic tribes. He has made many significant discoveries linking the ancient Hebrew culture with the ancient Hebrew language and alphabet. In 1999 Jeff founded the "Ancient Hebrew Research Center" to research and teach Biblical understanding through the alphabet and language to those with little or no Hebrew background. Jeff's current project is the Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible. This Lexicon defines Hebrew words of the Bible according to their cultural context revealing the original Hebraic meanings of Biblical passages and words.

Learn to Read Biblical Hebrew

Author: Jeff A. Benner
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
ISBN: 1602649057
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

After learning the Hebrew alphabet, it's time to learn Hebrew grammar, morphology and syntax. This book provides the basics to Hebrew grammar, word construction and syntax, or sentence structure. In addition, it examines each Hebrew word in the Ten Commandments and breaks down the roots, prefixes and suffixes of each word. This book will be a valuable tool for anyone interested in learning how to read the Hebrew Bible in its original language. Jeff A. Benner, founder of the Ancient Hebrew Research Center (www.ancient-hebrew.org) and the Mechanical Translation of the Hebrew Bible Project (www.mechanical-translation.org), has authored many books on the subject of the Ancient Hebrew alphabet, language and culture and speaks around the country on this same subject. Mr. Benner's goal is to teach proper Biblical interpretation by providing others with the tools needed to read and understand the Bible from its original context.

Biblical Hebrew for Beginners

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
ISBN: 0281048185
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This volume shows how to master the essentials of Biblical Hebrew in clear, simple steps - starting right from scratch with the Hebrew alphabet on to how to read passages from the Bible itself. There are simple exercises (including answers), a word list, and examples throughout.

How Biblical Languages Work

Author: Peter James Silzer
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 0825495938
Release Date:
Genre: Religion

A practical and easy-to-understand guide to the logical structure of both Hebrew and Greek. Ideal for biblical language students.

The Ancient Hebrew Language and Alphabet

Author: Jeff A. Benner
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1589395344
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The Hebrew Bible, called the "Tenach" by Jews and "Old Testament" by Christians, was originally written in the Hebrew language using an ancient pictographic, or paleo-Hebrew, script. Through the study of this ancient language and script the words of the Bible will come alive to the reader in a way never seen before. When we read the Bible from our modern western perspective the original meanings of the words within the text are lost to us. Only by understanding these words in their original Hebraic context can we read the Bible through the eyes of the original authors. This book will examine the origins and history of the ancient Hebrew language and script and their close relationship to the culture of the ancient Hebrews. Included are detailed charts of the evolution of the ancient Hebrew script as well as many other related Semitic and non-Semitic scripts. Also included are the details of the root system of the Hebrew language, and a lexicon of ancient Hebrew roots to assist the reader of the Bible with finding the original cultural context for many Hebrew words.

Ancient Hebrew Dictionary

Author: Jeff A. Benner
Publisher: Jeff A. Benner
ISBN: 9781602643772
Release Date: 2009-04
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Whether you know Hebrew or not, this book will provide you with a quick reference resource for learning the meaning of many Hebrew words that lie beneath the English translations, which will open new doors for you into Biblical interpretation. The Hebrew language of the Bible must be understood from its original and Ancient Hebrew perspective. Our interpretation of a word like "holy" is an abstract idea, derived out of a Greco-Roman culture and mindset, which is usually understood as someone or something that is especially godly, pious or spiritual. However, the Hebrew word (qadosh) means, from an Ancient Hebrew perspective, unique and is defined in this dictionary as: "Someone or something that has, or has been given the quality of specialness, and has been separated from the rest for a special purpose." With this interpretation, we discover that the nation of Israel is not "holy," in the sense of godliness or piety, but is a unique and special people, separated from all others to serve God. This Biblical Hebrew dictionary contains the one thousand most frequent verbs and nouns found within the Hebrew Bible. Each word is translated and defined from its original concrete Ancient Hebrew perspective, allowing for a more accurate interpretation of the text. In addition to the one thousand verbs and nouns, the appendices in the book include a complete list of Hebrew pronouns, prepositions, adverbs, conjunctions and numbers."

Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew

Author: Robert Ray Ellis
Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9781932792560
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This volume can guide anyone to read the Old Testament in its original language by teaching the basics of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. The step-by-step approach offers thorough illustrations by means of biblical examples, and all the basic elements of the Hebrew grammar are logically presented. This study communicates in a clear language and moves at a reasonable pace for students to learn through a deductive approach.

Ancient Hebrew Torah

Author: Jeff A. Benner
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
ISBN: 1602645949
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Religion

The first five books of the Hebrew Bible, called the Torah, are the foundation to the rest of the Bible. With this edition, the Torah can be read and studied through the original pictographic script from the time of Abraham and Moses. Each letter in this ancient script is a picture, where each picture represents a concrete idea.

Learn to Read Hebrew in 6 Weeks

Author: Miiko Shaffier
Publisher: Aaron Shaffier
ISBN: 0997867507
Release Date: 2016-09-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Miiko Shaffier has developed a fun and easy method to learn to read Hebrew. Using fun memory tricks and pictures to teach you the sound of the letters, this book will have you reading Hebrew in just 6 weeks!

A Mechanical Translation of the Book of Genesis

Author: Jeff A. Benner
Publisher: Jeff A. Benner
ISBN: 9781602640337
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Foreign Language Study

While the original Biblical text was written from an Ancient Hebraic perspective, all modern translations of the Bible are written from our modern western perspective. This traditional approach to translation does allow for ease in reading but it erases the original Hebraic style and meaning of the text. In addition, translations take many liberties by removing, changing or adding words from the text in order to "fix" the text for the English reader. The Mechanical Translation is a new and unique style of translation that will reveal the Hebrew behind the English by translating the text very literally and faithfully to the original Hebrew text. A great tool for those interested in studying the Bible who have no Hebrew background as well as for those who are learning to read the Bible in its original Hebrew language. Features: . An introduction to the Hebrew language and grammar. . The Hebrew text from the Biblia Hebraica Leningradensia. . A literal word for word translation of the Hebrew text. . A revised translation for understandability in English. . A dictionary of words defined from an Hebraic perspective. . A concordance of all words found in the book of Genesis.

The Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible

Author: Jeff A. Benner
Publisher: Jeff A. Benner
ISBN: 9781589397767
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Foreign Language Study

All previous Biblical Hebrew lexicons have provided a modern western definition and perspective to Hebrew roots and words. This prevents the reader of the Bible from seeing the ancient authors' original intent of the passages. This is the first Biblical Hebrew lexicon that defines each Hebrew word within its original Ancient Hebrew cultural meaning. One of the major differences between the Modern Western mind and the Ancient Hebrew's is that their mind related all words and their meanings to a concrete concept. For instance, the Hebrew word "chai" is normally translated as "life", a western abstract meaning, but the original Hebrew concrete meaning of this word is the "stomach". In the Ancient Hebrew mind, a full stomach is a sign of a full "life". The Hebrew language is a root system oriented language and the lexicon is divided into sections reflecting this root system. Each word of the Hebrew Bible is grouped within its roots and is defined according to its original ancient cultural meaning. Also included in each word entry are its alternative spellings, King James translations of the word and Strong's number. Indexes are included to assist with finding a word within the lexicon according to its spelling, definition, King James translation or Strong's number.

A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language for Readers of English

Author: Ernest Klein
Publisher: Carta the Isreal Map & Publishing Company Limited
ISBN: 965220093X
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A clear and concise work on the origins of Hebrew words and their sense development. Each of the c. 32,000 entries is first given in its Hebrew form, then translated into English and analyzed etymologically, using Latin transcription for all non-Latin scripts. This Etymological Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew is an indispensable source of biblical, Jewish, modern Hebrew and Near Eastern studies.,

Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar

Author: Gary D. Pratico
Publisher:
ISBN: 031053349X
Release Date: 2019-02-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar is the standard textbook for beginning Hebrew language students in colleges and seminaries. It offers a clear, understandable, and integrated approach to learning Biblical Hebrew. The third edition is significantly updated and revised to provide students with the best possible tool for learning Biblical Hebrew.