Category Archives: Hebrew language

What’s In A Name: Adam

In biblical Hebrew, like English, proper nouns almost always appear without a definite article (the). So, for example, when we refer to someone by name we never say “The Sharon” or “The Richard”1)I can think of only one exception – can you … Continue reading

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Being Human

Genesis 2:7 is rightly famous for revealing that the human was created from the dust of the earth. But, there is so much more that I never realized until I was rereading the text in preparation for next week’s class. … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation

My two latest column titled, “Lost in Translation I and Lost in Translation II” are now available. For previous articles you can look here. As you read these, think about what you’ve learned about the seventh day of creation as … Continue reading

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The Aaronic Blessing

Numbers 6:22-27 יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ יָאֵר יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וִיחֻנֶּךָּ יִשָּׂא יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם May the LORD bless you and keep you; May the LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; … Continue reading

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