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Shalom friends:
 
We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and blessings through this difficult time and we very much appreciate your support. We also wanted to update you all on the situation. Our son was found unconscious in the middle of the street and taken to the hospital where he was listed as a John Doe for almost a week. Once his identity was established we were notified and we were told that he suffered severe brain trauma. We were initially told that he would be in a semi-vegetative state the rest of his life, but since then, thanks to all your prayers and the support of his family, he has progressed well. He is able to recognize people, say short sentences and take a few steps. The doctors anticipate that he will completely recover over the next year or two. We expect to be returning home next week. Because of our son's condition he will be staying in California as he is not able to travel and he will get the care and treatment he needs and we will return when he is able to travel home. Please continue to keep him and us in your prayers. We appreciate every single one of you.
 
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Ancient Hebrew Dictionary by Jeff A. Benner

This Biblical Hebrew dictionary contains the one thousand most frequent verbs and nouns found within the Hebrew Bible.

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Whether you know Hebrew or not, the "Ancient Hebrew Dictionary" will provide you with a quick reference resource for learning the meaning of many Hebrew words that lie beneath the English translations, which will open new doors for you into Biblical interpretation.

The Hebrew language of the Bible must be understood from its original and Ancient Hebrew perspective. Our interpretation of a word like "holy" is an abstract idea, derived out of a Greco-Roman culture and mindset, which is usually understood as someone or something that is especially godly, pious or spiritual. However, the Hebrew word קדוש (qadosh) means, from an Ancient Hebrew perspective, unique and is defined in this dictionary as: "Someone or something that has, or has been given the quality of specialness, and has been separated from the rest for a special purpose." With this interpretation, we discover that the nation of Israel is not "holy," in the sense of godliness or piety, but is a unique and special people, separated from all others to serve God.

This Biblical Hebrew dictionary contains the one thousand most frequent verbs and nouns found within the Hebrew Bible. Each word is translated and defined from its original concrete Ancient Hebrew perspective, allowing for a more accurate interpretation of the text. In addition to the one thousand verbs and nouns, the appendices in the book include a complete list of Hebrew pronouns, prepositions, adverbs, conjunctions and numbers.

http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/bookstore/book_ahd.html
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Shalom and greetings Jeff I caught you last night with Teddy from Craigmont I want to thank you as a teacher and author I have owned and used your Lexicon for two years along with your thousand most used Hebrew verbs and nouns it is an excellent resource thank you thank you for your service in the name of Yahweh Baruch Hashem
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How to use a Bible Dictionary and Concordance

A concordance and dictionary is the most important tool for any student of the Bible. A Bible concordance is an alphabetical index of the principle words found in the Bible. There are concordances for most of the major translations of the Bible, but the most common is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance which is keyed to the King James Version. The Concordance is divided up into two major parts; the concordance, which lists every English word in the Bible, with the exception of pronouns, articles and prepositions and the dictionary, which provides a definition to the Hebrew words behind the English translation.

A concordance and dictionary can be found in both book and electronic form. The following tutorial is designed for using the book form of a dictionary and concordance, but the methods used here can also be used with electronic versions such as e-sword.
Read the entire article... http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/bible_concordance.html
With a Bible Concordance and Dictionary, such as Strong's, one can easily see the Hebrew words behind the English translations, allowing for a deeper understanding of the text.
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IN A LAND NOT THEIR OWN FOR 400 YEARS

And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years. (KJV, Genesis 15:13)

From the above passage, it is assumed by most that this means that Israel would be in the land of Egypt for four hundred years. However, this creates a problem as according to the Biblical text they were in the land of Egypt for only three generations (Levi - Kohath - Amram - Moses).

Note that the prophecy of Genesis 15:13 does not specifically say that his seed would be in "Egypt" for four hundred years, instead it says they will be in a land that does not belong to them. The land that Abram lived in was not his and technically, Abram's children would not have a land that belonged to them until they entered the land of Israel after the 40 years of wandering. How long did Abram's children live before entering the land of Israel?

If we call the year of Ishma'el's birth "0," as he is Abram's first seed, we can then use various passages to calculate how many years from then until Israel entered the land of Canaan.

Birth of Isaac: Abraham is 100 (Gen 17:17; 21:5) and Ishmael is 13 the year before Isaac's birth (Gen 17:25)

Continue the article... http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/articles_400years.html
The Bible states that the descendants of Abraham would live in a land that was not their own for 400 years. Is this how long the Israelites were in the land of Egypt, or does it mean something else?
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Messiah
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The Hebrew word משיח (mashiach/mah-shee-ahch - where the "ch" is pronounced hard as in the name Bach - Strongs #4899) is usually transliterated as Messiah. Let us first examine how this word is transliterated and translated. In the Tenach/Old Testament this word is usually translated in the English as "Anointed One" and occasionally transliterated as "Messiah". In the Greek Septuagint (LXX) this Hebrew word is translated with the Greek word "christos" which is transliterated as "Christ".

The root word of meshiyach is the verb mashach (Strong's #4886) meaning "to anoint". In the ancient Hebrew culture it was customary to pour oil on the head of one who is being given a position of authority. This practice is called "anointing". One of the most common misunderstandings about meshiyach is that there is only one, but the Tenach identifies several. The word is used 39 times and just a few of these are listed below.

Leviticus 4:3 If the anointed (mashiyach) priest (kohen) sins bringing guilt to the people....

1 Samuel 24:6 And he (David) said to his men, YHWH forbid me if I should do this thing to my lord (Saul) the anointed (mashiyach) of YHWH

1 Chronicles 16:22 Do not touch my anointed (mashiyach), my prophets do not harm.

I chose these three passages for one reason, it demonstrates, from an Hebraic perspective, who are mashiyach. The Priests, Kings and Prophets of Israel are the mashiyach of Israel, they are the ones who are anointed as men of authority.

While the original meaning of the word mashiyach is applied to one who is actually anointed with oil, it by extension can also refer to anyone who holds an office of authority whether they were anointed or not. The Tenach identifies Cyrus, the King of Persia as a mashiyach.

Isaiah 45:1 Thus says YHWH to his anointed (mashiyach) Cyrus (the King of Persia)...

Without going into the controversy about who the coming mashiyach (Messiah) was, is or will be, our purpose here is to understand the Hebraic concept of who and what a mashiyach is. This will give us a foundation within or our own studies concerning the mashiyach.
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I would like to know because it is interesting and very deep subject ,thanks for sharing this with us , Amen 
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Video: Textual Criticism

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Denise and I had to make an unexpected trip out to California due to a family emergency. Please keep us in your prayers. I have not been able to check my emails, social media or other communications for the past week so if you have been trying to contact me I apologize and will get back to you as soon as possible.
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lord almighty be with you and your family

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My new course on how to do a Hebrew word study is now available at Udemy.

https://goo.gl/ENq7Tv
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this sounds interesting but how?
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PARENT ROOTS OF HEBREW WORDS

When we wish to find the definition of an English word we go to a dictionary. While this is also true with Hebrew words, there are additional methods of determining the meaning of a Hebrew word. One such method, which has been previously demonstrated, is to examine its roots which provide additional insight into that word.

Read the article... http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/vocabulary_parent.html
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Keep up with the informations, Learning a lot may YHVH Elohim blesses you and family
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excellent!
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A woman hiking in eastern Galilee has discovered 2,000-year-old gold coin that bears the face of a Roman emperor. Only one other such coin is known to exist.
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Teaching style of Yeshua (Jesus)

Yeshua was what is known as an itinerant Rabbi, meaning that he was not the Rabbi of a community, but instead traveled the land with his students and teaching in the countryside and towns. We can assume that Yeshua healed, met with the Pharisees and taught his students throughout his ministry. However, when the authors of the Gospels recorded their recollections of the events, they did not record them in linear chronological order, but in blocks according to their relativity.

Read the article... www.ancient-hebrew.org/nt_teaching.html
The Rabbi Yeshua had a very unique style of teaching, that when understood, completely changes ones understanding of the Yeshua's methods of teaching his students and followers.
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Jeff A. Benner, founder of the Ancient Hebrew Research Center (www.ancient-hebrew.org) and the Mechanical Translation of the Hebrew Bible Project (www.mechanical-translation.org), has authored many books on the subject of the Ancient Hebrew alphabet, language and culture and speaks around the country on this same subject. Mr. Benner’s goal is to teach proper Biblical interpretation by providing others with the tools needed to read and understand the Bible from its original Hebraic context.

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