- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing (January 5, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1589395344
- ISBN-13: 978-1589395343
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ancient Hebrew Language and Alphabet: Understanding the Ancient Hebrew Language of the Bible Based on Ancient Hebrew Culture and Thought
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Origins of the Hebrews, the Hebrew language and the alphabet. An in depth history of the Ancient Hebrew pictographic alphabet, the relationship between the pictographic letters and word definitions and extensive script charts. Lessons to learning to read the ancient pictographs. The Ancient Hebrew Parent Root dictionary with cross reference to Strong's numbers.
About the Author
Jeff Benner has had a long interest in the Hebrew language of the Bible and in 1996 he began researching the ancient pictographic alphabet used by the Hebrew people and other Semitic tribes. He has made many significant discoveries linking the ancient Hebrew culture with the ancient Hebrew language and alphabet. In 1999 Jeff founded the "Ancient Hebrew Research Center" to research and teach Biblical understanding through the alphabet and language to those with little or no Hebrew background. Jeff's current project is the Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible. This Lexicon defines Hebrew words of the Bible according to their cultural context revealing the original Hebraic meanings of Biblical passages and words.
Top Customer Reviews
I am a borderline agnostic with a sincere interest in Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, early Phoenecian scripts, etc. I don't care about anyone else's religious beliefs and I don't care if the occasional prejudice slips through between the lines now & then when I am reading the works of authors with a passion for their faith, as long as I am learning something in a subject of interest.
Sure, I disagreed with a few of Mr. Benner's opinions here and there but in the end I have to say that this is the single best book I have seen that teaches introductory 'Ancient Hebrew 101' in such a clear, readable, and most importantly, learnable fashion. Now I can order Mr. Benner's other books with confidence that I will actually learn a good deal of the subject matter rather than fall asleep trying to stay focused on the dry, boring, dull treatment of ancient scripts given by snobbish academians whose obvious priority is trying to impress their peers rather than actually teach the neophytes.
Another good book on ancient scripts is "Mysteries of the Alphabet" by Ouaknin.
If you are interested in the Torah - even though you might not know Hebrew nor want to learn to read or write it - you will love this book just on the Hebraic thought and culture.
THIS BOOK ANSWERS THOSE QUESTIONS, and more!
This book explains the origins of Hebrew, and allows you to see what each of the ancient letters MEAN. I had been wondering how the sages made determinations of the "real" meanings of Hebrew words by looking at the letters that make them up, and now I know! This book will open a window to the Hebrew Language that will "turn you on" to how the language works, and how it affects the Jewish Faith. Their earliest beliefs about G-d will become very clear...just by studying the letters they used to spell his name.
I have one question, though: Was any part of the bible written in Ancient Hebrew? Writing was well evolved in Abraham's and Moses' time, but I think I might have a book here that isn't relevant to the Bible. For example, have any Bible books.chapters been found at Qumran, etc. in Ancient Hebrew? I thought the earliest were all Paleo-Hebrew (or sometimes called Paleo-Canaanite)...
Don't get me wrong, Ancient Hebrew existed, but all I can find are examples of books/verses in Paleo-* ...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful book. Mr. Benner clearly shows how Hebrew was the language that made the shift from a pictographic language to a phonetic alphabet. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rabbi Danyiel
Anybody who is remotely interested in ancient Hebrew should own this book. It packs a lot of very useful information into a small package, and it is very inexpensive and gets... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jack Hornbeck