of the TaNaKh and the B'rit Chadashah

A Hebrew Beginner's Primer


This version of the Bible, based on the World Messianic Bible (a Hebrew Names version) is intended to give those who are interested in learning the Hebrew language a starting point without a large investment in time.  After reading this page, please go to the

To understand the Bible as it was intended to be understood by the writers, we must have some idea of their lives and times.  The 21st century is far removed from the agrarian and nomadic lifestyles of most of the peoples of 2000 BCE (before the common era, i.e. BC), the time of Abraham, until 100 CE, the approximate time of the writing of the last book of the Renewed Covenant ("New" Testament).  The people about and to whom the Bible was written, those who believed in one God, and later the advent of his only begotten son, were, for the most part, very involved in the Judaism of their day, even the new "Notzrim" (Nazarenes, Christians).  Their lives revolved around the Temple in Jerusalem and local synagogues.  They were spiritually minded, observing God's feasts and festivals - "mo'edim" (appointed times ) - which were on a cyclical basis from year to year.

Since the 4th century and the institution of the Catholic church, worship has changed drastically from first century ways.  God's Holy Days have been replaced with secular holidays, and everyday life has drifted away, to a large extent, from the "church."

It's hoped that coming closer to the words of the writers will bring you closer to God and his will for our lives.  For instance, "God" is a title, not the Creator's name.  "Elohim" (literally "mighty one[s]") created the heavens and the earth.  "Emet (truth) and "emunah" (faith) are closely related linguistically.

I pray that this study will be a blessing to you in your walk with Adonai (Elohim, El Elyon, El Shaddai), our Master, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and his son, Yeshua ha-Mashiach ("Jesus" the Messiah/Christ) of Nazareth.


House of The Way
Acts 9:2; 19:9,23; 22:4

20 October 2014
Last update 25 January 2020