Hebrew Bible translation Courtesy Hebrew for the Nations

Hebrew for the Nations

Instruction shall go forth from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. It’s never been more true than it is today.

by Ariel Rudolph

A second group of 11 local Israeli Hebrew-speakers recently graduated their course having been trained in Biblical Hebrew Teaching. These young Israelis are preparing to train and assist Bible translators active in bringing the Scriptures into local languages around the world, on a volunteer basis.  Training in Biblical Hebrew is a major bottleneck to complete whole Bible translations.

Courses in Biblical Hebrew to be taught by these latest graduates are being planned for Kenya and the Ivory Coast in the near future. Contacts for further courses have been established in the Solomon Islands, Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Spain.

Dr. Samy Tioyé, in his address at the graduation of the second group of Biblical Hebrew teachers, said, “We have many people that are well versed in New Testament Greek Bible translating around the world. Increasingly, Christians are realizing that the New Testament is based on the Hebrew Tanach (Old Testament) and we do not have enough knowledge or experience in Hebrew translating. The Bible translating field, from Hebrew, is ripe and desperately needs people that...


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