His Name is One: An Ancient Hebrew Perspective on the Names of God

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When we read an English translation of the Bible we define the words within it according to our modern vocabulary allowing our culture and language to influence how we read and interpret the Bible. The Bible was written by ancient Hebrews whose culture and language was very different from our own and must be read and interpreted through their eyes. When we define the names of God using our culture and language we lose the Hebraic meanings behind the original Hebrew names of God. Consequently the true nature and ...
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When we read an English translation of the Bible we define the words within it according to our modern vocabulary allowing our culture and language to influence how we read and interpret the Bible. The Bible was written by ancient Hebrews whose culture and language was very different from our own and must be read and interpreted through their eyes. When we define the names of God using our culture and language we lose the Hebraic meanings behind the original Hebrew names of God. Consequently the true nature and character of God is hidden behind the veil of time and culture. By understanding the various names of God through the vocabulary and language of the ancient Hebrews, the nature and character of God is revealed to us in a new light. The prophet Zechariah described the character of God with the words "sh'mo ehhad" translated as His Name is One (Zechariah 14:9). This phrase beautifully describes the character of God from a Hebraic perspective that is lost to us through translation and unfamiliarity with ancient Hebrew culture.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781589394575
  • Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 337,649
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2003

    Great Book

    The Hebrew language as well as the Scriptures are breathing with life and 'His Name Is One' does a wonderfull job of spreading the Word. In order to understand Hebrew as a living language, one must bridge the gap between Western thought and Eastern concepts. Mr. Benner does this through researching the various names of God within Scripture. As a result, I have come to see that Hebrew is more of a multi-dimensional language in which the character of Yahweh, Yahshua and the Ruach are intertwined. Within each chapter a different name is discussed along with the meaning of each letter, both modern Hebrew and the ancient Paleo-Hebrew. It is in this context that the letters and words come to life. Reading this book was quite an enriching experience. I highly recommend 'His Name Is One' to anyone seeking a richer meaning to Scripture and a deeper spiritual connection to the Almighty whom we serve.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2011

    A must for everybody

    Very informative and eye opening brings a great understanding to the names of god. Truly a good book for anybody and everybody

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