Hebrew is a concrete language and the language of the Bible. We need to understand how beautiful this language is and how concrete and logical it is. Biblical Hebrew is known as a dead language. No one speaks this way. It is only read or prayed. However, The Lord wants to resurrect His language. He desires that all would truly learn His word.
There have been many who "suddenly" desires to want to learn Hebrew and go to Yisrael. This is amazing because it is only by the Spirit of God that this desire is moving through so many. I have never seen so many messianic Jews on Christian television and I have not seen so many African Americans like Reggie White who played football with the NFL for the Green Bay Packers from 1993-98 and was known as the minister of defense. He pressed until he got to see the aleppo codex. NO one got to see that in person and I mean no one. But God made a way for him to see it. There is one place in Yisrael where you can see one on display, but only the 2 top pages are real and that was not good enough. He wanted to see the authentic book. He also purchased a few. He has gone on to glory in 2004 and he can say his eyes have seen the beautiful language of God. He studied the language because he wanted a better understanding of the word of God. There are so many translations that on can get confused as to which one is the best translation.
The King James Version has beautiful poetry, but it is still not Hebrew. Many have a version that they are comfortable with, but it is still not Hebrew. We do not know exactly how much we miss by not really seeking the origin of the word of faith by which we say we love.
I began to study in 2004 and I think that it is a beautiful language and I have learned that it is much more than that. It draws you closer to Yehovah. I have had so much more information that just reading all these different versions. Even our New Testament Bibles are thought to be Greek originated, but it was not. It also is written originally in Hebrew.
All these "versions" are derived from Hebrew. We have to look at the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Aleppo Codex and the Leningrad Codex.
Look, you start with the 22 letters of the Hebrew alef bet. Then you learn to sound out words and the next thing you know you are reading! I encourage you to not give up and to press and pursue for HIS truth and not be satisfied with a version of the truth.
Nabiyah Baht Yehuda Mattocks © 2014