Introduction to the Ancient Hebrew Language|
By Jeff A. Benner
Archeology uncovers ancient tools, household objects, texts and inscriptions of the ancient Hebrews and other related cultures. Anthropology studies the culture and lifestyle of the ancient people as well as modern day Bedouin nomads of the Near East whose culture and lifestyle have remained virtually the same since the days of Avraham. Linguistics study the ancient languages, including Hebrew, and other related languages which can shed light on Biblical words. The Bible, which was written by the ancient Hebrews, also teaches us much about the ancient Hebrews.
When we combine and study the material provided by these fields of study, we open the door into their culture and lifestyle which will help us to better understand their words which they have recorded in the Hebrew Bible. The purpose of this website is to teach the relationship between the Hebrew language and the Hebrew culture, which will give us a deeper understanding of Biblical words.
Many passages of the Hebrew Bible will also provide us with insights into the manners and customs of the ancient Hebrews such as Genesis chapter 18 which depicts the nomadic lifestyle of tent dwellers, hospitality customs to strangers and family and household relationships.