Weekly Group

This class is about the Hebrew text and its meaning in the original setting from as much as one can find from the Hebrew and ancient world.

Sundays: $10 per lesson

The class is done in a virtual classroom with multiple participants.  

We meet on Sundays at 11:45am US eastern, or 6:45pm Israel time.  

You do not need to know Hebrew for this class, and you also receive a recording of the classes every month.

Format: I usually give an introduction to the chapter (we usually do one at a time) and then we go over the Hebrew verse by verse to highlight the important issues at hand.  We cover some words, syntax and background information on history, linguistics and so on.  Every once in a while I check for questions or remarks and comment, and then leave time at the end for questions.  The class is for people of all walks of faith, and we avoid any religious arguments. 

 

Why should you learn the Bible in Hebrew?

Though you can comprehend most of what the bible says, a translation is always a commentary on the material.  A translator puts into the text his own culture and thoughts, and does not have the ability to comprehend all that was intended.  Hebrew is not only a language, but also a culture which cannot be understood without the cultural context of the time.  We find with the usage of specific words that relate to other languages in the Semitic family, frozen forms, concentric structures and so on which are specific to the language and are untranslatable without creating an appendix.

The other problem is that many of the translators who do understand some of these points also fail in comprehending the way Hebrew works due to a technical problem that has to do with the origins of Linguistics.  The usual issue is that Hebrew is compared to English or other Indo-European languages which do not use the same constructs as Hebrew.  Most linguists use Greek-Latin constructs to explain Hebrew, which in many cases do not fit.  Hence when they work on the Hebrew they will commonly mistake a form to mean one thing when it is another, due to their over-technical approach and isolated recognition of elements in a text.

 

Why should you learn Hebrew from me?

As a man of faith I approach the text as a truth of the word of the Creator, and teach it in a way that brings the intent behind the words to life.  I have been studying the material for almost two decades, and have combined understanding of Hebrew as Hebrew speaker and training in Biblical Hebrew, Biblical studies and History as part of my degree in the field.

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The class is done in a virtual class room with multiple participants. We meet on Sundays at 11:45am US eastern, or 6:45pm Israel time. You do not need to know Hebrew for this class, and you also receive a recording of the classes every month. For the link and how to join, click the More Info Button to email us.