Today’s verse brings to light the tremendous importance of educating our children and imparting them with the wisdom carried throughout the generations from father to son, mother to daughter, since time immemorial. Perhaps the most crucial piece is also the most basic; learning the ancient language native to the Jewish nation: Hebrew. Understanding the beauty behind the Hebrew language is a skill that will undoubtedly deepen your connection to the Holy Land of Israel, and bring you closer to our Biblical ancestry. Through the power of technology, the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies has discovered unique methods to weave both ancient and modern together, as they encourage you to discover the Hebrew expert within!
The Bible is a universal text with timeless lessons, but it is also full of specific stories that took place in specific times in specific places. For this reason, the spiritual meaning of the Bible can only emerge once you have thoroughly mastered the literal understanding.
“There is a lot of evidence that Christopher Columbus was a man of faith seeking to help his brethren escape certain death or conversion in Spain and even that he dreamed of rebuilding the third holy temple in Jerusalem.”
The Israel Bible includes many unique and special features to heighten your Bible study experience. One of these fantastic features is the Hebrew letter chart. This chart will introduce you to and teach you the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. With some practice, you will be able to read the verses from the Bible in their original Hebrew. Moreover, many of the verses in the Bible are transliterated to help you read along in Hebrew! In comparison to other editions of the Bible, the Israel Bible will help and teach you what you need to know to get to the original Biblical text. Check it out for yourself!
A photo of the city of Haifa by Ilan Rosen. Haifa is a contraction of the two Hebrew words Hof Yafe – beautiful shore. Indeed situated on a rounded bay, at the meeting place of mountain, valley and sea, Haifa does enjoy magnificent scenery.