We all have Theological Filters

By Jeff A. Benner A filter, such as the air filter in your car, is used to block unwanted debris, yet allow air to continue through to the engine. A theological filter works in much the same way, it is a mental filter that blocks unwanted information, yet allows the desired information to continue through to … Continue reading We all have Theological Filters

Inconsistent Translation of Hebrew Words for example “Heart”

by Jeff A. Benner https://www.ancient-hebrew.org/logo.htm I am often asked why my definitions of Biblical Hebrew words differ from all other resources available such as Strong's dictionary and why my translations of the Bible are unlike any other English translation. Most people believe that an English translation of the Bible is a fairly good representation of … Continue reading Inconsistent Translation of Hebrew Words for example “Heart”

Introduction to Ancient Hebrew

By Jeff A. Benner If you were given the choice of a fast food meal or one from a 5 star restaurant, which one would you chose? Both restaurants provide food, but I think most people would choose the 5 star restaurant as it provides, better food and a better atmosphere than a fast food restaurant. … Continue reading Introduction to Ancient Hebrew

About Hebrew Parallelism called Chiasmus

By Jeff A. Benner As Hebrew poetry is written much differently than our own Western style of poetry, many do not recognise the poetry which can cause problems when translating or interpreting passages written in poetry. Approximately 75% of the Hebrew Bible is poetry. All of Psalms and Proverbs are Hebrew poetry and many other books, … Continue reading About Hebrew Parallelism called Chiasmus

Jesus was God’s Agent

Preface by Raymond Greek (western world) and Hebrew thinking is very different in so many ways. This has led the church misunderstand many key scriptures. The church leadership has not taught their congregations on these differences. It might be in part due to antisemitic tendencies in the church as a whole. Doctrines like replacement theology … Continue reading Jesus was God’s Agent

The Meaning the Hebrew word Elohim in Genesis 1

Elohim is the Hebrew word for God that appears in the very first sentence Genesis 1:1 in the bible. This ancient name for God contains the idea of God's creative power as well as his authority and sovereignty. Jesus used a form of the name in his agonized prayer from the cross. About the ninth … Continue reading The Meaning the Hebrew word Elohim in Genesis 1

The Hebrew word Sheol shows us Dead People are Dead

The Old Testament made it clear that when a person died, he went to sheol. Neither Greek or English has a good equivalent word for sheol, because it is not a “physical place” where dead people go, like the grave, but rather it is a “state of being;” it is the state of being dead … Continue reading The Hebrew word Sheol shows us Dead People are Dead

Hebrew Names of God in The Bible

By Jeff A. Benner In our modern culture a title defines the position, or character, of an individual while a name is nothing but an identifier with no meaning. In Hebrew all names are words with meaning and represent the character of the individual. Using English as an example my name, from an Hebraic perspective, … Continue reading Hebrew Names of God in The Bible

Principles for Christians Studying the Word Of God

Introduction I have found the below principles and statements to be helpful and needed when studying and testing any old or new doctrines. If we consistently employ the below series of eight principles, we will not fall into error which many have over the years. 8 Principles to Use 1. The original Scriptures are infallible … Continue reading Principles for Christians Studying the Word Of God

Hebrew Thinking Vs.Greek Thinking

THE WAY GOD THINKS In this article, we look at the core differences between Hebraic values, which animate the Scriptures, and a Greek mentality that undergirds much of Western thought. Vacuums & Values Stepping into human history, Jesus fulfilled the first covenant (Matthew 5:17, 18), a covenant that pointed to Him, and in doing so, He … Continue reading Hebrew Thinking Vs.Greek Thinking