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When we read an English translation of the Bible we define the words within it according to our modern vocabulary allowing our culture and language to influence how we read and interpret the Bible. The Bible was written by ancient Hebrews whose culture and language was very different from our own and must be read and interpreted through their eyes. When we define the names of God using our culture and language we lose the Hebraic meanings behind the original Hebrew names of God. Consequently the true nature and character of God is hidden behind the veil of time and culture. By understanding the various names of God through the vocabulary and language of the ancient Hebrews, the nature and character of God is revealed to us in a new light. The prophet Zechariah described the character of God with the words "sh'mo ehhad" translated as His Name is One (Zechariah 14:9). This phrase beautifully describes the character of God from a Hebraic perspective that is lost to us through translation and unfamiliarity with ancient Hebrew culture.
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I thought this is a Jewish book. but it wasn't Jul 6, 2008
His name is One ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The name does mislead the Jewish reader. I thought he would write about One God. But in the end it was a "messianic Jew" a Christian. For him Jesus (Yeshua) was God too. That comes to two. It is allright for him. I threw the book away and kept only one page, the ancient letters. Thats what I do not like at this site. I can never know, if it is really a Jewish book. As I am interested o n l y in Jewish books. Jeff Benner is good! For the right reader this book is very good
Truly, the Habraic meaning takes us deeper in God! May 11, 2008
I would like to thank the author for this wonderful work which helped me better understand the covenant relationship and the name Shepherd along with other names. In particular I would highlight the meaning of the commendment "thou shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain",it is not just saying the name in vain, it is actually not representing His character in vain, since we are made in His image and His likeness and thus His character must be represented. This truth changes everything because we must show Him to the people, and when we don't we thus violate this very commandment. God bless you all.
jrholder's review of His Name Is One Jan 21, 2008
An outstanding presentation of why we of the western civilization do not understand the Scriptures. While this is directed at the meaning of one's name in the Hebrew culture, it opens the door to understanding Sematic thought and how that culture saw the world about them.
A 'Must have it 'if learning Biblical Hebrew Jul 7, 2007
In spite of its rather coarse presentation, this book is an eye opening experience when learning biblical Hebrew. Benner explains in a simple way what theologists and other adepts do not tell us about the sacred names of God, making us want to delve deeper and deeper, be it the culture, the Hebrew language or Kabbalah. His explanations and examples are cristal clear, even if one doesn't have any previous knowledge about Semitic languages. Now, The Bible, when reading a compared version (Hebrew-English) makes much more sense than before. Excellent work.
Off with the Greek and on with the Hebrew...at last Aug 31, 2006
Jeff A. Benner's book, His Name is One, proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that learning Hebrew reveals gems within the Scriptures that will never be unearthed if one continues to cling to the sanitised NIV or King James English Versions.
Potentially volatile issues such as the oneness of the Father and the Son and the trinity dissipate into obscurity when one becomes unshackled by Greco-Roman thought and dons a Hebrew mindset.
A must have book for anyone who wishes to immerse themselves in a whole new world that is at best only hinted at in mainstream Christianity.
Jason C.N. Jordan - Author of "All Lights on in the Master's House"