Hebrew Word Study by Chaim Bentorah
A Hebrew Teacher's Search for the Heart of God

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There is a growing interest in the Christian community to study the Hebrew language. Many Christians have expressed a deep feeling that there is much more to the Old Testament than one experiences in a first reading. There is a growing hunger among Christians to study the biblical languages to gain this deeper insight.
As a Christian who was raised in an evangelical Christian environment, I am convinced there are spiritual lessons in the Old Testament that we as Christians never experienced. As a Hebrew teacher who has studied the Hebrew language from both a Christian and Jewish perspective, I am convinced that there are truths buried in the Old Testament that have never been exposed to us. A day rarely passes that I do not discover something new and exciting about God and my relationship with Him that I have never realized in a lifetime of walking with God.
I have learned that the Old Testament is like the heart of God; it is a well that will never run dry. In this book, you will discover things about God and your relationship with him that you may never have considered. Perhaps you have considered such things but found no biblical reference to confirm it. Ultimately, what you will be discovering is God revealing His heart to you through the depths of His Word as shown through the ancient Hebrew.
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About Chaim Bentorah

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Chaim BentorahI received his B.A. degree from Moody Bible Institute in Jewish Studies and his M.A. degree from Denver Seminary in Old Testament and Hebrew.nbsp; He is presently working on his PhD in Biblical Archeology.nbsp; His Doctoral Dissertation is on the ldquo;Esoteric Structure of the Hebrew Alphabet.rdquo;nbsp; He has taught Classical Hebrew at World Harvest Bible College for thirteen years and also taught Hebrew for three years as a language course for Christian Center High School.nbsp; He is presently teaching Biblical Hebrew and Greek to pastors in the Metro Chicago area.nbsp; His book is a Hebrew Word study highlighting thirty Scripture verses and presented as a daily devotional book.nbsp; This is not the usual type of Word study which Christians are familiar.nbsp; nbsp;He leans very heavily upon Jewish teachings and their use of the Esoteric Hebrew. Chaim Bentorah attended undergraduate and graduate school during the time that the New International Version of the Old Testament was being translated.nbsp; Every Hebrew instructor he studied under was involved in the translation process.nbsp; His classes focused on the methods of translation and the particular passages that these instructors were assigned by the NIV translation committee.nbsp;nbsp; He was one of two students who were involved in an advanced Hebrew study under Dr. Kalland at Denver Seminary whom Chaim Bentorah considered to be his mentor.nbsp; Dr. Kalland was on the executive committee for the translation of the NIV and it was in this study that Chaim Bentorah was exposed to the inner workings of the translation process. He remembers becoming very discouraged over the lack of depth in many of the renderings and as a result his teacher encouraged him to seek out Jewish rabbis and discuss their theories of translation.nbsp; Chaim Bentorah managed to have discussions with orthodox and esoteric rabbis and from them he learned that you could translate the Hebrew not only word for word, but letter by letter. nbsp;Although he never incorporated their methods of study and translation in his own teachings while he served as an instructor in Classical Hebrew at World Harvest Bible College, he did spend the last thirty five years reading and translating from the Talmud, Mishnah and other Jewish sacred books the methods of study that rabbis through the centuries have recorded from Jewish literature. About four years ago he began to send out daily devotionals through e-mail to about 150 of his former students.nbsp; Each devotional took a passage of Scripture and did a study on the key words of each verse.nbsp; In these studies he began to use the tools he learned from his research and discussion with rabbis translating letter by letter for many words he was studying. He would often spend six to eight hours a day in such studies. Chaim Bentorah found this was so well received by his former students that He was encouraged to put many of his studies into a book.nbsp; This book consist of thirty such Hebrew word studies put into the form of a thirty day devotional book. If this book is well received Chaim Bentorah will expand it to cover 365 days or one year.nbsp; He will also put together a manual for those who wish to do their own word studies, but have no background in the Hebrew language. Chaim Bentorah is am presently devoting his time researching his dissertation and writing daily word studies.nbsp; He may be reached through New Wine Skins Ministriesnbsp; atnbsp; cminchcminch@yahoo.com.
Published May 10, 2012 by WestBowPress. 115 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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