Why Christians Should Study The Bible With Jewish Rabbis And Teachers?

There are many reasons why you should study the Bible with Jewish Rabbi who studies the Bible in the original Hebrew bible:

  • Rabbi is fluent in Hebrew, the language of the Bible.
  • Hebrew words often have multiple meanings. English translations often focus on just one.
  • Hebrew is a holy language. The shape of the letters has meaning. A Jewish rabbi can teach you about the "geometric meaning" of the Bible. You can get more information about the bible genealogy timeline online at https://amazingbibletimeline.com/free-genealogy-of-jesus-christ-e-chart/.
  • If you want to know God's intentions in the Bible – Old Testament, then you have to learn with people who have studied it most – namely the Jews and their teachers – Rabbi. The Jews still practice the Bible every day of their lives.

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  • Sometimes God says much in just one or two words. The real meaning of it passed down in the oral tradition from one generation to the next Rabbi. For example, the Bible says (Deuteronomy 6: 8) – "You shall bind them (word of God) as a sign on your arm, and as an ornament between your eyes". 
  • The meaning of these verses and how God wants them to be made have been passed from God to Moses to rabbis from all generations. The pair of religious prayer items called "Philactories" in English. 
  • Some Hebrew words acrostics of other words. For example, "Jerusalem" means "City of Peace". The first part of the name "Jerusalem" is composed of the prefix "Yeru" which is a variation of the Hebrew word "Ir" meaning "city". 
  • The second part of the name "Jerusalem" is the word "Salem" with "shalom," meaning peace. A good translation of Jerusalem is "Peaceville". Reading the Bible in English was not going to get you that. Another meaning of the word "Salem" means "whole" or "perfect". So Jerusalem could be translated into either "Peaceville" or "Perfect Town".
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