Hebrew is Hebrew, right? The scroll is thought to have been penned by the scribe between the late 2nd-century BCE to … 4. 8. 9. a. For international customers: The center is staffed and provides answers on Sundays through Thursdays between 7AM and 6PM  " Paleo-Hebrew" is a simplification of the Hieroglyphic Hebrew text from which it had its origin. Regardless, Alan’s material also can be found on YOUTUBE and he has his own website: Okay, so: What’s the big deal? Fax: 972-3-561-3699 Accordingly, some people say “gimmel” originally represented: "a man’s foot" and other people say that the letter “gimmel” means: "camel". Ancient Hebrew Modern Hebrew English Translation Strong's Number Ancient Hebrew Dictionary - Indexed by Ancient Hebrew Word (1000 Most Common Hebrew Words in the Hebrew Bible) By Jeff A. Benner אָב av Father A man who has begotten a child. At the very least they made the meanings less clear. So, if you are a Christian, you might find the videos and website of Brad Scott interesting (If you are Jewish they are also interesting, but you just have to close your eyes during the Christian parts). it is a little picture, similar to Egyptian hieroglyphics). YAHAWADAH = יהודה = JUDAH. 5.

Alan Horvath thinks that there was an even older language which he calls: “Aramaic/Hebrew” and indeed there are slight differences in the pictures and, of course, the meanings. the ox and the tent) you can at least make a guess as to the meaning of the word. Help Support Our Work. I have a heavy American accent and most of the time I prefer to read and write in English which doesn’t help much.

In Paleo-Hebrew this letter looks like the head of a ox. With the Aramaic letters, as with English letters, there is nothing in the shape of the letters to indicate the meaning of the word. Just to start, I would like to make it very clear that I don't speak Hebrew well. So, let’s just give an example of ambiguity which can also be found in Paleo-Hebrew. Jeff then concludes that the father is: “the tent pole of the family” (i.e The father maintains the home with his strength). ZABAWALAN = זבולן = ZEBULON. Hebrew then advanced to two letter roots, which one can read about in the book: “How the Hebrew Language Grew” by Ed Horowitz. To sum up: the study of Paleo-Hebrew, whether you agree with every interpretation or not, certainly opens up an entirely new perspective to the study of the Torah. The result of these searches is that I am exposed to various interpretations of words which many people are totally unaware of because these meanings were in common use only two or three thousand years ago. So, to give just a quick example of one of these differences: In “Aramaic/Hebrew” the letter “gimmel” is a picture of a foot. Finally, Hebrew eventually progressed to the three letter root which most people identify with Modern Hebrew. RAAHWABAN = ראובן = REUBEN. In Paleo-Hebrew the letter has been flipped over and looks like the hump of a camel. etc. Ahayah. Nevertheless, one of the advantages of speaking Hebrew badly is that it forces me to consult the dictionary quite often for words that the average Israeli takes for granted he understands. AHPARYAM = אפרים = EPHRAIM. Basically, what all these websites have in common is the belief that when the Hebrew scholars in Babylon decided to adopt the shapes of the Aramaic alphabet, they unintentionally also changed the meaning of the words. In short: the people who study Paleo-Hebrew have developed a little network of their own, as well as a distinct philosophy about both Judaism and Christianity. In Paleo-Hebrew the letter for “bet” looks like the floor plan of an ancient tent (“bet” means “house” in Hebrew). The center is staffed and provides answers on Sundays through Thursdays between 07:00 and 14:00 and Fridays only handles distribution requests between 7:00 and  This does not mean that Paleo-Hebrew is perfectly clear and that now we can understand everything that is written in the Torah. The provider and support to the household. Brad Scott’s videos can be found on YOUTUBE, but he also has a website: Another teacher of this subject is Alan Horvath, but here the message is heavily Christian, so if you are Jewish and sensitive to these types of things, then maybe it might not be so good for you. Individual alphabet letters became standardized under the new Paleo-Hebrew script around the time of King David. Dedicated to researching and teaching the Biblical Hebrew text of the Bible based on the Ancient Hebrew culture and language. Hebrew clearly developed from one letter roots such as: “ayin” (eye), “peh” (mouth) “dalet” (door) etc. In Aramaic, once again, we just have a shape for the letter, which is distinctive, but which does not convey any meaning. Paleo Hebrew Language School 1. The answer he gives is: the tent pole.

LAWAYA = לוי = LEVI. Father = Ah-Ba in Paleo Hebrew. 13:00 MANASHAH = מנשה = MANASSEH. The Ancient Hebrew Reseach Center, which is run by Jeff A Benner, leans towards the Paleo-Hebrew source. The difference between the two languages is that when you look at the two pictures of Paleo-Hebrew (i.e. I took the book I made, BDB Reconstructed Dictionary, also called Ancient Hebrew Dictionary, and took every three-letter Hebrew word and separated it out into the three possible two-letter sub words. So, Alan Horvath believes that the ox’s head (aleph) should be interpreted as: “being yoked together”. My personal feeling is that the head of the ox represents: "intellectual strength" because of the reference to a heifer and ploughing a field found in the story of Samson's riddle which I discussed in a previous article: Thus: although I have not seen Alan Horvath’s interpretation of the word “av”, Jeff A Benner then goes on to ask: What is the strength of the tent? Nevertheless, it does introduce a new  perspective to the language and it certainly challenges everything the “rabbinout” (religious authorities in Israel) claim about the Torah (i.e. Telephone: *2421 * Extension 4 Jerusalem Post or 03-7619056 Fax: 03-5613699E-mail: subs@jpost.com The Jerusalem Post Customer Service Center can be contacted with any questions or requests: 2. The two letters together spell “av”, which is the Hebrew word for “father”. SHAMAIWAN = שמעון = SIMEON. Although I can’t remember the exact chain of events, about five years ago I came across a website and a series of videos of: The Ancient Hebrew Research Center: This was really great for me, because the definitions of the words were so different that now I was like everyone else in Israel. Resources include the Ancient Hebrew alphabet, Paleo-Hebrew inscriptions, dictionary, translations, root word studies and learn Biblical Hebrew course. Yet, even when there is agreement about the picture, there is still disagreement about the interpretations. Whereas Jeff A Benner feels the head of the ox simply represents: “strength”. GAD = גד = GAD. In Aramaic, it is simply a shape which conveys no meaning what so ever. Paleo-Hebrew Leviticus scroll, known also as 11QpaleoLev, is an ancient text preserved in one of the Qumran group of caves, and which provides a rare glimpse of the script used formerly by the nation of Israel in writing Torah scrolls during its preëxilic history. The fragmentary remains of the Torah scroll is written in the Paleo-Hebrew script and was found stashed-away in a cave at Qumran, showing a portion of Leviticus. Telephone +972-3-761-9056 This book was the very first theory test on the Paleo-Hebrew vocabulary. Toll Free number in Israel only 1-800-574-574  It is impossible to understand what is written in the Torah without the teachings of the rabbis).

First off: there is even an argument as to whether or not Paleo-Hebrew was the original language of the peoples of the Middle East.

3. 6. In Paleo-Hebrew the letter for “bet” looks like the floor plan of an ancient tent (“bet” means “house” in Hebrew).

It was faster and easier to use than Hieroglyphic Hebrew with identical sounds for each of the 22 letters of the alphabet. I didn’t understand the language called Paleo-Hebrew and neither did they …. If you would like to donate to this cause and help support my form of work, then please do so, if not it's ok as well. 3.

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Much appreciated and thank you for helping me to continue bringing this information out … – opinion, Reviewing the legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, warts and all. The ancestor of a family line. E-mail: subs@jpost.com, Illustration: Sample of Ancient Hebrew Alphabets. BANYAMAN = בנימן = BENJAMIN. b. So, let’s take for example the letter “aleph”.