Ya'aqov ben Yisrael
Ya'aqov ben Yisrael
Let us assume then, that the Hebrew language "evolved" from other languages by associations with concepts, ideas, persons, places, things, etc.. Right? So by this method, Hebrew is nothing more than just another language. At first glance, this seems reasonable.
But, if we do indeed believe God is real, and is in control of things, then let us assume (and I take that very lightly, since we are still trying to see this from a different perspective) that God CHOSE Hebrew to be "His" language for the message He wanted to send US.
Fast forward to Greek now. Hebrew and Greek are very similar in nature, and express ideas in much the same way. Would it not be possible, for God to choose Greek as the language for His next message to us?
And what about today? Is God restricted by our language? Can't He reach down and show us His wonderful love and care, regardless of our speech? Is anything beyond God?
Sincerely think upon these things, lest we forget who we serve!
John 10 (KJV)
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
Hebrew as a language developed in the times of the early Israelite Kings. Prior to this it was just another Canaanite dialect. God spoke to the Hebrews, as it is evidenced in the Hebrew Text, in Aramaic and Hebrew. He spoke to the Egyptians in Egyptian, to other peoples in their tongues. He needs no one specific language.
However, today we have either Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek as original languages of the Bible. This being the case, we can only understand the Bible in relation to these languages. We must utilize the Grammars of these languages when making exegesis or interpretations. None of these languages worked in the way of pictographic alphabets which is being promoted by some. If the Bible were is Swahili, it would make no difference. Even if the Bible were written in Hieroglhyphs, still it would not work in a pictographic nature, even though all can see the picture alphabet of the Egyptians.
I am merely trying to help others understand how the Biblical languages really worked as opposed to the psuedo s Hebreew of some ignorant educators.
I've been beating my head against the wall ( I don't know how to make the brick wall face) for a long time struggling with where hebrew started, which lettters are correct, which bible translation, pictograps, etc... I don't have words to explain how your initial post has affected me. Outstanding work!
It has been quite a while since I have posted. I have been very busy; sometimes life gets in the way. I am pleased that you found my posts informative. It really saddens me to know many people are being misled in Biblical interpretation via these pseudo-Hebraists. Many of them have ulterior motives. Most claim some inner meaning of certain passages which prove some point that exists only in their minds. It has been my project for the last five years or so to bring a correct understanding of the Biblical Text into the consciousness of new Bible students. I have no problem with anyone's belief in whatever it is they wish to believe, I only desire it to be based upon reality, Text, and study.
I am finishing my exams at school and after that I am heading out of the country. I will be in Europe for a few months and then in Jerusalem in July. I will return to the States July 31st. I only mention this because I may not be able to reply quickly to further posts until I return.
Shalom to Everyone,
Yaaqov ben Yisrael
Y'varech echa Adonai v'yish m'recha.
If Satan can keep us busy swinging our swords at one another, there is no hope of a united attack on the kingdom of darkness. KJV, NIV, ESV or ABCDEFG; there is no time to bicker over such things. We'll devour each other if allowed to continue. We should grab the marching orders written in the way we best understand and get to work.
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