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January 6, 2016 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — Standing with the Lord (Ps 24:4)
Psalm 24 is a hymn to the Lord that praises him as owner of all creation because he is the creator and sustainer (vv. 1–2). The next stanza...
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November 11, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — Build or Help Build (Zechariah 6:15)?
Two of the things to look for in interpreting the biblical text is the roles of God and of people (see Grasping God’s Word, chs. 3–5 for a ...
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October 21, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — Whose Son is Zechariah?
The name Zechariah was a common name in the period of the Old Testament, belonging to 30 or more men in the OT (see “Zechariah” in the Zonde...
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September 16, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — Do Not Kill or Do Not Murder (Exod 20:13; Deut 5:17)?
Murder, defined as unlawful and premeditated killing of another person, is commonly deemed to be wrong. There are some, however, who believe...
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August 12, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — Keeping Sabbath Holy: Purpose or Means (Exod 20:8; Deut 5:12)?
In this post we will compare NASB and NIV as we did in the last, but this time it will cover the phrase modifying the command to remember (...
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July 8, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — From Where Did God Bring Out the Israelites (Exod 20:2)?
When studying the Bible, it is always useful to compare versions. Some differences, though, do not make immediate sense to readers. Two exc...
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June 16, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — The Ten Commandments: Permanent No-No’s
This post is on one simple point: the prohibitions in the Ten Commandments. I begin by analyzing some English grammar, then some Hebrew gram...
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May 15, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — Whose Eye (Zechariah 9:1)?
One of the clear indicators of a difficult passage is when the versions vary. Zechariah 9:1 is a good example. Let’s look at some popular tr...
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March 18, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — No “Yes,” But Two Nos: Zechariah 1:4
The last few posts have been a little heavy. In this post, I would like to focus on a lighter matter, which I hope you find interesting and ...
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February 3, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — Words and Emotion: Isaiah 6:5 (Part 2)
In the last post, we began looking at the question of the emotion implied in the word נִדְמֵיתִי (nidmêtî), translated “I am undone” (KJV, A...
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January 27, 2015 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — Words and Emotion: Isaiah 6:5 (Part 1)
A reader posed a question to me about the emotion conveyed in Isa 6:5 by the word נִדְמֵיתִי (nidmêtî). He had grown up with the KJV “I am u...
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December 22, 2014 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields — A Postscript and a Christmas Note
Postscript: LXX and Masoretic Text Last month’s post generated some interest from readers on the Septuagint (LXX). Some may wonder whether t...
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November 11, 2014 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields | Outlining the David and Goliath Story: Help from the LXX
Episodes and Context Modern books have chapters placed at logical places. This helps readers to break up long stories into manageable chunks...
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October 7, 2014 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields: Hebrew Verbs and Hebrew Stories
The Old Testament is full of gripping stories that are quite memorable. Understanding something of the Hebrew verbs can enhance one’s readin...
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September 2, 2014 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields: Was God Tired and in Need of Rest after Creation?
I suspect the answer to this question is obvious to most who might read this column. Hopefully, however, demonstrating the answer will prove...
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August 5, 2014 | Lee Fields
Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields: When Did “Lucifer” Become a Name Equivalent to Satan
As author Lee M. Fields showed in his last post, Lucifer” didn’t always refer to Satan. So how is this identification formed? Read on for th...
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