HELP! Picking a study bible / resources

So I want to purchase an Orthodox Jewish Bible, in fact I am about to. My reasoning is that I want a translation in which I can engage with the Hebrew words. I’ve been using the ISR Scriptures translation, which I love, but I want more Hebrew words.

Related books that came up on Amazon include Lost in Translation, and Hebrew Yeshua vs. Greek Jesus. So my question is: Has anybody read these, or other “Hebrew Roots” books? Are they good? Are they worth it? Or am I better off with the plethora of web materials available?

Thanks for your help! Shalom.

12 thoughts on “HELP! Picking a study bible / resources

  1. Hmmm… I’ve read both and learned from both, but neither book struck me as ‘awesome.’

    Knowing you are busy with school and studying, a great little book that will take you deep in two short page increments is Tsvi Sadan’s The Concealed Light. Another that is heavy reading/study material, but great/deep waters to swim in is Rabbi Itzhak Shapira’s The Return of the Kosher Pig. I have a quick overview and links to both here:

    Both cost more than the two you’ve put up, but I would argue both are books you will refer back to for years.


  2. As far as Bibles, I really like The Interlinear Bible, Hebrew, Greek, English. It has all the Aleph-Tav’s in the Tanakh (Old Testament), which represent the Mashiach (Jesus) Yeshua. It’s amazing where they show up!
    Haven’t read the books you mentioned but I’ve watched the video Nehemia Gordon put out on the “Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus” – good one!

    • Hi Catherine! Thanks for the recommendation. I think I’ll build up to that translation. I use the online version when I’m doing an intense word study. I ordered the Orthodox to help slowly introduce myself to Hebrew words, otherwise I get into study-mode versus meditating on the word, if you know what I mean.

      I’ll check out the video, thanks again!

      Blessings ❤

  3. Free for down load onto a laptop is
    E-Sword created by Rick Myers
    theWord Program by Costos Very good too All these things and more are available to study the word in Hebrew, Greek. Very good resource. Capeeche?

  4. Hi, There is one more thing I would like to say, I have found that audio is an amazing tool to really delve into Scripture. I listened to the Scripture every day until I heard the entire Scripture multiples times over the course of a year some years ago. The Holy Breath in my ear connected different books and the law together so I was able to “see” the unity of each individual book and how it completely followed the original Torah and even further how the New Testament even also was in compliance to the old and that one with out the other is actually non nonsensical. The hundreds of hours of listening on the Ipod helped me, but it is on the CD also.

  5. (Revelation 1:3) (KJV) Starting at verse:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:3, KJV)

  6. I just wanted to add a little Scriptural authority on the issue of Actually “hearing” the Word. I believe it is speaking of Actually Physical Speech that is required.

    (Hebrews 12:19) (KJV) Starting at verse:19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: (Hebrews 12:19, KJV)

    (Hebrews 4:2) (KJV) Starting at verse:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. (Hebrews 4:2, KJV)

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