The Living Words – Volume 1
A study of Hebrew words and concepts from the Old and New Testament
The problem is compounded by the fact that a language is tied to the culture that uses that language. When the text is read by a culture different from the one it is written in, it loses its cultural context. A Biblical example of this can be found in the Hebrew word tsur which is translated as a rock – “He only is my rock and my salvation, he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved” (Psalm 62:2, KJV).
What is a rock and how does it apply to God? To us it may mean solid, heavy or hard but the cultural meaning of the word tsur is a high place in the rocks where one runs to for refuge and defense, a place of salvation.
“The Living Words” is an in-depth study into the Ancient Hebrew vocabulary and culture of the Bible replacing the flavor and substance that has been removed from us.