Christians Ought to Examine the Previous Testament in Hebrew With Jewish Rabbis and Academics

Jesus was a Jewish Rabbi. His instructors had been Jewish Rabbis. The primary guide that Jesus studied was the Bible – the Old Testament.

For Christians, the Bible consists of the Previous Testomony. The authentic language of the Outdated Testomony is Hebrew. The best way to discover the Aged Testament Bible is to find out it from Jewish Rabbis who study the Bible in Hebrew. Of course, Rabbis are fluent in Hebrew. The Bible can make the most sense in Hebrew. in Hebrew have numerous distinct meanings. Occasionally, the Bible intentionaly uses terms with multiple meanings in buy to capture all their meanings. For instance, the Hebrew term “To-eva” is employed in the Bible in multiple locations. For illustration – homosexual interactions are described as “To-eva” (Leveticus eighteen:22 and 20:13). Most Christian English translations translate the term “Toe-eva” to be “an abomination”. This quite visceral word brings up imagries of “God throwing up” – and is portion of the reason why most fundamentalist Christians these days believe that homosexual marriage is one of the laws of the Outdated Testomony that they even now preserve. The word “Toe-eva” has four distinct meanings – as given by the Jewish translators. The most widespread translation is: “anything that must be held distant from the group”. Other translations are “an abomination”, “disliked” and “aimlessly wallowing in”. Here’s something easy you can do: locate all the locations in your English Bible that use the word “abomination”. Try out changing the word “abomination” with the phrase “disliked” or the phrase “aimlessly wallowing in”. See if that changes the indicating and texture of the verse.

Hebrew is a holy language. It is explained that God designed the universe with the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. Each and every of the letters has a shape that has specific which means. For case in point, the first letter of the Bible in Genesis is the letter “Bet”. The condition of the letter is in somewhat equivalent to the letter “C” in English. If you seem at the shape of the letter “C”, you can see that 1 aspect of it is open up and the other facet is closed. This signifies that God is expressing that there is nothing that we can know about what transpired prior to Genesis. The only aspect that is open up, is our side of historical past i.e. that which transpired after Development.

Rabbi Michael Trachtman believes that the very best way to understand the Bible – the Aged Testomony – is to research it in its authentic language and meaning. If you want to understand the Hebrew Bible and its strategies – the best way is to learn it from the Jewish people who have been finding out it for in excess of 3300 many years.