A Simple Summary of OT Hebrew Words & Vowels (Schwab)

 I understand that not all Christians are interested in biblical Hebrew.  It's certainly not a requirement that if you want to be a Christian you must learn Hebrew.  We should never make it seem like someone is a "better" Christian if he or she knows Hebrew (or Greek for that  matter).  However, since the OT… Continue reading A Simple Summary of OT Hebrew Words & Vowels (Schwab)

The OT, Hebrew, and Ugaritic Studies (Williams)

 Around the 18th century BC to around the 12th century BC there was a region 200 miles North of Israel called Ugarit.  It probably existed before the 18th century BC, but most of the information archaeologists have found about this area sheds light on the time period between the above two dates.  It's a very… Continue reading The OT, Hebrew, and Ugaritic Studies (Williams)

He Gives to His Beloved, Sleep (NET)

 As I've mentioned here before, the NET Bible has been a helpful resource in my Bible studies.  Even though I might not agree with every single translation choice or footnote wording, the NET Bible is one that I use daily.  I especially like the translators' notes which explain why they chose the translation they did.… Continue reading He Gives to His Beloved, Sleep (NET)

A Useful Hebrew Syntax/Grammar Abridgement

 I learned Hebrew in seminary using Mark Futato's helpful resource called Beginning Biblical Hebrew.  In my view, it was very good and I still go back to it from time to time for a refresher.  I also try to keep up my Hebrew in other ways: primarily by studying the Hebrew Bible text itself but… Continue reading A Useful Hebrew Syntax/Grammar Abridgement

Principles for Productive Word Study (Walton)

 Word studies are a helpful tool in the exegetical toolbox.  There is a lot more to studying Scripture than doing word studies, to be sure, but word studies are helpful in determining the meaning of a text or texts.  Now there are wrong ways to do word studies.  There are exegetical fallacies that are quite… Continue reading Principles for Productive Word Study (Walton)