Hebrew Worldview Compared to the Greek

We live in a Greek-based society under a Greek-structured government and taught according to the Greek-model of education. It’s no wonder that we view the world from the Greek paradigm. This effects every facet of our lives, and directly influences our interpretation of scripture. But did you know there’s a Hebrew world view? There’s a mind … Continue reading “Hebrew Worldview Compared to the Greek”

6 Factors for Interpreting Scripture

When interpreting Scripture, these are the 6 factors that I endeavor to keep in focus at all times. Unlike personal, private, spiritual enlightening which can only truly effect the person who experienced such an event, this method is obtainable by everyone. It is a guideline that can be shared by all which ultimately leads to … Continue reading “6 Factors for Interpreting Scripture”

Abstract vs. Concrete – Part 2

Yet in this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God, Deuteronomy 1:32 (KJV) Believe – Back to our study about abstract and concrete concepts. Remember that Hebrews are very concrete in their language, so the Biblical concepts and worldviews will be rooted in concrete meanings that appeal to our senses. Greek concepts tend … Continue reading “Abstract vs. Concrete – Part 2”

Abstract vs. Concrete – Part 1

And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever. 1 Samuel 2:35 (KJV) Faithful – Hebrew is a language rooted in concrete meanings. … Continue reading “Abstract vs. Concrete – Part 1”

And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. — Leviticus 26:12 Today’s Dichotomy The 21st century Christian perspective is not the same as a 1st century Jew. Our modern-day culture, our language, and our preconceived paradigms all influence our interpretation of Scripture. We’ve been raised in … Continue reading “”

Fudging the Numbers

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. Matthew 1:17 (KJV) Fourteen generations – I know Matthew, chapter 1, is a pretty boring chapter. It details the genealogy … Continue reading “Fudging the Numbers”

Paul, a First Century Jew

The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. 35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 … Continue reading “Paul, a First Century Jew”

No “I” in “team”

so there are many of us, and in union with the Messiah we comprise one body, with each of us belonging to the others. Romans 12:5 (CJB) Belonging to the others – This verse is a difficult one to translate. Have you ever read it in the KJV, or the NASB? It doesn’t quite make … Continue reading “No “I” in “team””

Understanding the Truth

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17 (KJV) Truth – This is the classic example of Greek vs. Hebrew thought. What is truth? Or more importantly what is Yeshua’s implication when He declares that God’s word is truth? We’ll quickly recognize the differences as we break down the word truth in … Continue reading “Understanding the Truth”