The Bible speaks in words and phrases that come from a very different culture, place and time. Sometimes its Hebraic ideas and images sound foreign to our ears, but when we enter the minds of its authors, we discover wonderful new depth and meaning. Come with us as we learn from the Bible's rich phrases and imagery, and gain new insight on its words for our lives.
Listening to the Language of the Bible is a guide for discovering the richness of the Scriptures in their Hebraic setting. Using the tools of language and culture, it unearths beautiful nuggets of new meaning from the Bible's ancient words. From seemingly odd phrases, it shares rich insights that do not translate well from culture to culture. The book examines many topics from the perspective of the ancient writers, including prayer, family and the promised Messiah. It also looks at the powerful sayings of Jesus in light of the Jewish culture of his time.
The book contains more than 60 brief, illustrated devotional articles that unpack the meaning of a biblical word or phrase for our lives. It is intended both for personal reflection or small group discussion. With many additional references, and topical and scripture indexes, it will be useful as a continuing reference for Bible study.
Listening to the Language of the Bible was designed and written by our directors, Lois Tverberg and Bruce Okkema, and published entirely by the En-Gedi Resource Center. It would make a lovely gift for a friend, or to share with a group of study partners.
An excerpt from the introduction:
To order online for $11.99, use this button:
A review from Halvor Ronning, Member, Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research; Director of the Home for Bible Translators, Jerusalem, Israel:
En-Gedi Resource Center, Inc. All rights reserved. This
copyrighted and may not be redistributed without the express written consent
of the ministry, PO Box 1971 Holland, MI 49422 • www.egrc.net