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The Explanation

Biblical Hebrew Roots to Anchor your Bible Comprehension

Hebrew Word Roots are the base of the written words of the Bible. They’re impossible to translate fully. How can they be fully understood?

Biblical Hebrew roots are impossible to fully translate. You can’t fully understand the meaning in your native language
Biblical Hebrew roots are impossible to fully translate. Therefore it is impossible to fully understand the meaning in your native language.

6. Roots are the base for the construction of Biblical Hebrew Words

Each biblical Hebrew word has a base, a common denominator on which it’s built. Here’s an English example of a family of words with a common thread: ocular, utrocular, monocle, monocular, binoculars, oculus, oculist. You might not know the meaning of all these words, but you can spot the common denominator: oculus — about the eye.

7. Biblical Hebrew Words tell Stories

These stories take us full circle back to point 1. The King James translators (and other translators for all different translated versions in all languages) ended up using MULTIPLE words in English to translate ONE Biblical Hebrew word. The result is that sometimes we end up with a jumble of ‘foreign language’ words that don’t seem to make sense.

Bonus

  1. Active — Passive Verbs
    Here’s a short example to illustrate this point: In English, we could say, the teacher taught a course to the students or learners.

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Sam Kneller

Biblical Hebrew is my passion, the basis of my writing. I ministered & reside in Paris, FR. My books reveal the Bible is a 21st C. handbook. TheExplanation.com