(Shalom aleykhem, Peace to you)
Welcome and thank you for visiting our little corner on the web. Let me introduce myself and my family and tell you a little about what led me to my interest in the Ancient Hebrew language and culture.
My wife Denise and I have five children, Kristina, Dallas, Josiah, Jeremiah and Jedidiah. We recently purchased property in Mississippi where we and our children will be building our log home. By profession I do contract work for an engineering company out of Chicago Illinois where I work about six months a year at different nuclear power plants around the country.
About twelve years ago I began a serious study of the Bible to learn why I believed what I believed. My first exposure to the Hebrew language was with an Exhaustive Concordance which allowed me to see the Hebrew word behind the English translation. I quickly recognized that the translators are not very consistent in how they translated Hebrew words. This caused a desire to learn how to read the Hebrew text for myself. After a couple of years I was reading the Hebrew Bible and discovered a whole new world in front me. (For more about my research into the Ancient Hebrew language, please see the AHRC About page on the web site.
In 1997 my local newspaper had an article and picture of the "Temple Ostraca." I became fascinated by this "paleo-hebrew" inscription which began my research into this subject. In 1999 I first went online and scoured the internet for information on the Ancient Hebrew alphabet and language and was surprised to find nothing. I started a small website in order to make my research available to others and this began the "Ancient Hebrew Research Center". I have also written seven books related to Ancient Hebrew including a comprehensive Lexicon of Hebrew roots and words which are available through the Ancient Hebrew Bookstore.
My latest work is the "Mechanical Translation of the Book of Genesis" and is the beginning of a Mechanical Translation of the Hebrew Bible.
I hope you enjoy the website and find that it helps you find the deeper meanings of the Bible through the study of the Ancient Hebrew language and culture.
Jeff & Denise Benner