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A Cultural and Linguistic Excavation of the Bible

The Bible is an Ancient Near Eastern text, which was written millennia ago within a time and culture that is vastly different from our own. The authors of the Bible had a perspective on life and the world around them that was steeped with their own traditions, customs and thoughts. When reading and studying this text we cannot interject our own cultural perspectives into the text, to do so would bring about interpretations and conclusions that are far removed from its intended meaning. But if we read the Bible from the perspective of those who wrote it and study their language, philosophy and culture from within its original context, the Bible will spring to life in ways you never thought possible. (332 pages)

This is a deep dive with so much information...
-- The Viking

Bringing Ancient Hebraic understanding of scripture to modern day enthusiasts.
-- David Johnstone

Excellent study material.
-- Jim Gramm


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Benner's Commentary on the Torah

Mr. Benner shares his over 20 years of research and studies of the Torah. This work explains the linguistic and cultural background of many verses, topics, names and words in the Torah. When the Torah is understood from the perspective of an Ancient Hebrew, rather from a Modern Westerner, the text comes to life and new revelations are discovered throughout the text. (368 pages)

All I can say is WOW! This is a must-have for anyone who seriously desires to understand the Hebraic-ness of the Torah.
-- Jenna Caruthers

Great companion when trying to learn the BIBLE better.
-- Tammy Lewis


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Benner's Translation of the Torah

Jeff A. Benner's translation of the Torah, based on his ground-breaking work with The Torah: A Mechanical Translation, brings a fresh and unique look at the Torah. All the names in the translation are transliterated from the Hebrew (Ya'aqov instead of Jacob) and the text is heavily footnoted, bringing insights into the text from the Hebrew language. (392 pages)

This is definately five stars. Very enlightening.
-- Robert W.

It's great! I love it!
-- Gabbie


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The Living Words

Whenever a text is translated from one language to another it loses some of its flavor and substance. In addition, when the text is read by a culture different from the one it is written in, it loses its cultural context. This work will introduce Biblical concepts that have been "lost in translation," but are now revealed in light of the original language and culture. (160 pages)

I have no words to express how awesome this book is if you would like to understand the Old Testament.
-- yonatan


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His Name is One

When we define the names of God through our modern culture and language, we lose the original Hebraic meanings behind those names. But when we understand them through the vocabulary and language of the ancient Hebrews, the nature and character of God is revealed to us in a new light. The prophet Zechariah described the character of God with the words sh'mo ehhad, which translates as, “His Name is One” (Zechariah 14:9). This phrase beautifully describes the character of God from a Hebraic perspective that is lost to us through translation and unfamiliarity with ancient Hebrew culture. (132 pages)

I recently came to realize how much I have missed as a Christian for the last 47 years by not understanding the scriptures from the Hebrew original meanings.
-- HealthByChoice Mom

This is the best book I have ever read that helped me to better understand the bible.
-- gladfox


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How to do a Hebrew Word Study without Knowing Hebrew
How to do a Hebrew Word Study without Knowing Hebrew
Self-Paced On-line Video Course

A translation of the Bible is a translator's "interpretation" of the text. The translator's doctrines and beliefs will often influence how the text will be translated and anyone using his translation is seeing it through his eyes rather than through the eyes of the original authors. Only by studying the original language of the Bible can one see the text in its original state.

If you are serious about understanding what the Bible is saying, then take this course.
-- Jerry Adams

Great class packed full of information that completed the dots... This put a lot into perspective.
-- Michael Neuhaus

This course goes deep into the Hebrew of the Bible yet remains very easy to follow.
-- Matthew Baker


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Learn to Read Biblical Hebrew
Learn to Read Biblical Hebrew
Self-Paced On-line Video Course

When most people do a word study they will open up Strong's dictionary, look up the word they are studying, read that definition and then move on. But there is much more to a thorough study of a Hebrew word, which will open up a whole new world to the reader. This course will teach you how to dig deeper into the meanings of the words of the Bible to uncover the more in-depth understanding of the words in the Bible. Even if you do not know any Hebrew, the resources and tools available to you will provide you with a wealth of information.

This is the first Hebrew course I've tried where i actually learned.
-- Lora Young

I absolutely love this course. It is interesting, challenging, and profitable for anyone who wants to study The Word for themselves.
-- Nekita Smart

Mr. Benner's explanations are excellent. He makes learning Hebrew easy.
-- Joseph Washburn


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