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The Living Words-Volume 1: A Study of Hebrew Words and Concepts from the Old and New Testaments: v. 1 Jeff Benner

The Living Words-Volume 1: A Study of Hebrew Words and Concepts from the Old and New Testaments: v. 1

Jeff Benner

Published January 8th 2008
ISBN : 9781602641143
Paperback
160 pages
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 About the Book 

Reading a translation of any book is just not the same as reading it in its original language and is adequately stated in the phrase lost in the translation. When-ever a text is translated from one language to another it loses some of its flavorMoreReading a translation of any book is just not the same as reading it in its original language and is adequately stated in the phrase lost in the translation. When-ever a text is translated from one language to another it loses some of its flavor and substance. The problem is compounded by the fact that a language is tied to the culture that uses that language. When the text is read by a culture different from the one it is written in, it loses its cultural context. A Biblical example of this can be found in the Hebrew word tsur which is translated as a rock - He only is my rock and my salvation, he is my defence- I shall not be greatly moved (Psalm 62: 2, KJV). What is a rock and how does it apply to God? To us it may mean solid, heavy or hard but the cultural meaning of the word tsur is a high place in the rocks where one runs to for refuge and defense, a place of salvation. The Living Words is an in-depth study into the Ancient Hebrew vocabulary and culture of the Bible replacing the flavor and substance that has been removed from us.