La Shone ha Qodesh | The Holy Language: Do I Need to Learn Hebrew?
by Alan Horvath
The devil's abilities for blinding the world from receiving the Father's Word are truly astounding. His craftiness and skills for deception are beyond reason ... to say the least! But his greatest area of trickery lies in what he has done with languages. The first thing he did was to get the world away from the Father's original Aramaic/Hebrew language by getting them to worship the Nephilim (fallen angels). Consequently, YHWH turned everyone over to seventy Nephilim and gave them seventy languages of darkness, which befuddled their understanding from that point forward (Genesis 11).
The ancient King of Macedon, Alexander the Great, conquered every part of the known world. He was undefeated in battle and is considered to be one of history's most successful commanders. But he didn't conquer through violence and/or slavery ... he conquered by changing peoples' languages. He knew that when you change a peoples language, you change their culture and concepts completely ... and that, my friends, is the very strategy of Satan.
When we read the Father's Word in English or any other language, His intended understanding is masked by abstract notions and ideas that have been delivered to the world through those languages of darkness noted above. And what's even more surprising, is that even today's modern Aramaic/Hebrew language has adopted the Western abstract way of thought. So if you're thinking about learning Hebrew to help you understand the Word more clearly, forget the idea altogether ... it won't help you in the least.
It is unfortunately true that all the Aramaic/Hebrew dictionaries, along with Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, offer nothing more than inaccurate, abstract definitions, which have all been influenced by the Westernized mindset. For example, take the English word faith ... research that word in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible and you'll find the reference number for the original Aramaic/Hebrew root word to be H539: aman (say "ah-mahn"), which they tell you means "belief" ... or you'll find the reference number for the original Greek word to be G4102: pistis, which they tell you means "conviction" and "belief." But what does faith or conviction or belief mean? These are abstract terms which may have different meanings to different people.
But Be of Good Cheer!
When our beloved Messiah said, Be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world!, He sure wasn't kidding! For those of us who have a heart to know Him and for those of us who are dilligently seeking Him out, He has guarded His Word in the most simple and amazing way! It is not through the Aramaic/Hebrew words that we discover His truth, but through the letters themselves! HalleluYah! No matter what form of Aramaic/Hebrew we look at ... be it Modern Hebrew, Ancient Paleo Hebrew or the most ancient of all Aramaic/Hebrew Pictograph letter forms ... each of the twenty-two letters of His alephbet have concrete, non-abstract meanings, which can not be distorted or misconstrued!
This will be explained in greater detail through my next installment titled, The Otiot; click the button below.