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.
Learning the Hebrew language can be both fun and exciting. Upon completing this course you will be reading Hebrew, building a Hebrew vocabulary and even begin translating Biblical passages for yourself.
- There are no prerequisites or prior knowledge needed by the student before taking this course. This course will start from the beginning by learning the Hebrew alphabet and then teach you Hebrew vocabulary, how sentences are constructed and then teach you how to translate the Hebrew text of the Bible for yourself.
- Identify the Hebrew alphabet and vowels and pronounce them.
- Read the text of the Hebrew Bible with some basic comprehension.
- Understand the fundamentals of the Hebrew language.
- Be able to look up any word in the Hebrew Bible and determine its meaning.
Mr. Benner first began learning Hebrew in 1995 and soon found that most instructions in Biblical Hebrew were missing a key ingredient, a cultural background to the language. After much research on this subject he founded the Ancient Hebrew Research Center in 1999 to share his research into the Ancient Hebrew alphabet, language and culture. Mr. Benner has written well over 500 articles for the Ancient Hebrew Research Center website, which receives about 500,000 visits a month and he has also produced over 200 videos. He has authored 13 books including; The Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible, The Torah: A Mechanical Translation and His Name is One.
Jeff lives in Mississippi with his wife Denise and their five children where they are developing their 2 acre homestead growing vegetables and raising chickens and occasional livestock. They live in a log house that they built with the trees from their property.