“The Study of theology in translation is like kissing your bride through the veilHayyim Nahman Bialik ‘On nation and language’ (על “אומה ולשון” )
Because translations of the Hebrew Bible/OT are well translations and interpretations. The Hebrew Bible was of course composed in classical Hebrew with a few sections in the related Aramaic language. Therefore it is logical that it is to those languages that serious students of the Hebrew Bible will turn to if they are honestly committed to Ad Fontes.
Prof. Elizabeth Groves on the Importance of Biblical Languages Pt. 1 (Westminster Video Library)
Prof. Elizabeth Groves on the Importance of Biblical Languages Pt. 2 (Westminster Video Library)
Why Study Hebrew with Peter Watts