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June 12, 2019 | Lee Fields
Just Hearing or Really Listening: Exodus 5:2 (Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields)
וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה מִי יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר אֶשְׁמַע בְּקֹלוֹ לְשַׁלַּח אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵללֹא יָדַעְתִּי אֶת יְהוָה וְגַם אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא אֲשַׁלֵּחַ...
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April 23, 2018 | Lee Fields
Of Heroes and Hearsay - Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields
Recently I heard on a Christian radio station a one-minute devotion on Gideon. The speaker began by pointing out the popularity of various c...
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February 12, 2018 | Lee Fields
Translating the Name of the Lord (Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields)
One of the many benefits of knowing a little Hebrew (and Greek!) is that it can help readers understand their English Bibles better. Underst...
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August 2, 2017 | Lee Fields
Something to Brag About: Jeremiah 9:22–23 (Part 3: Articles, Particles, and Verbals, Oh My!) - Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields
This month’s post concludes a post begun June 2017; please see that post for an explanation of versification. As mentioned there, this post...
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July 6, 2017 | Lee Fields
Something to Brag About: Jeremiah 9:22-23 (Part 2: Adjectives, Gender, and Number) - Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields
This month’s post continues from last month. Please see the June 2017 post for an explanation of versification. As mentioned there, this pos...
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June 7, 2017 | Lee Fields
Something to Brag About: Jeremiah 9:22–23 (Part 1: Conjunctions) – Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields
My daughter shared with me a verse she decided to memorize as she was reading through Jeremiah. It is a great verse for God’s people to kno...
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March 8, 2017 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields - Gen 1:2: A Disjunctive/Offline Clause
In last month’s blog, we looked at different ways Gen 1:1 can be understood with respect to the following verses. In this blog, we want to l...
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February 8, 2017 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields - Is Gen 1:1 a Subordinate Idea or a Main Clause?
The creation stories in Genesis are fodder for the arguments of Bible believers and skeptics alike. Even Gen 1:1, one of the Bible’s most fa...
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January 4, 2017 | ZA Blog
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields - Hebrew Poetry and Isaiah
According to Duvall and Hayes in Grasping God’s Word , more than one-third of the Old Testament is written in the form of poetry. (373) Mode...
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October 19, 2016 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields - Understanding English Ps 37: Part 2
This post concludes a post begun last month on the verbs from the root חרה. Of interest is Ps 37 where it is translated three times with fre...
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September 14, 2016 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields - Understanding English Ps 37: Part 1
Fret is not a word people use very often, but in Ps 37 it appears three times: vv. 1, 7, 8. Most major versions use the word fret in Ps 37 ...
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August 10, 2016 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields - Can a Person Change or Not? Jer 13:23
A friend of mine read Jer 13:23 in the NIV and in the Amplified Bible and wondered about the apparent contradiction. This gives an opportuni...
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July 6, 2016 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields - The Timing of the Lord’s Return to Jerusalem in Zech 1:16
The Setting Zechariah and Haggai were prophesying when the Jews had returned from Babylonian exile and were supposed to be rebuilding the te...
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June 1, 2016 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields - Swirling Tenses in Ps 2:1–3
The Forms and Translation The NIV, as do all the most common versions, render all the verbs of Ps 2:1–3 with the English simple present. Th...
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March 16, 2016 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — The Tree of the Knowing Good and Evil (Gen 2:9)
  This well-known verse describes the situation in the Garden of Eden before the fall. There is great theological import in all of thes...
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February 17, 2016 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — When Does What Happen? Verb Shifts in Ps 24:2–6
There is debate about the nature of Hebrew verbs. Are they primarily tenses, moods, or aspects? I follow the view that aspect is not the mo...
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