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Eastern (Hebraic) Philosophy

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Most, if not all, of the modern day translations of the Bible are written from a very westernized perspective and have erased the original Hebraic, Eastern, perspective of the original words in the text. For the Hebrews, who were a nomadic people of the "Near East", their language is closely connected to their nomadic culture.

Hebraic refers to: being of the Hebrews (both Jewish (Israelite) and Abrabic (Ishmalite)) seed of Abraham.

(Social Science / Peoples) (Linguistics / Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Hebrews or their language or culture.

Hebraic- Anything related to the culture and/or language of the Hebrews.

"Eastern philosophy includes the various philosophies of Asia, including Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Iranian philosophy, Japanese philosophy, Korean philosophy, Arab philosophy and Jewish philosophy. The division is not purely geographic but also stems from general hermeneutic and conceptual differences that lay between Eastern and Western traditions." Eastern philosophy - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_philosophy

"Jewish Philosophy refers to philosophical inquiry informed by the texts, traditions and experiences of Judaism (as opposed to just any philosophical writings which happened to be written by Jews)."

"Philo of Alexandria (20 B.C. - A.D. 40) was a Hellenized Jewish philosopher born in Alexandria, Egypt. He tried to harmonize the wisdom of the Ancient Greek philosophers with his Jewish religious beliefs, and thereby justify and defend those beliefs. In practice, however, he chose selectively those tenets of the Greeks which served to justify the points he wanted to make, and conveniently ignored the rest." The Basics of Philosophy - http://www.philosophybasics.com/general_eastern_jewish.html

 

Philosophy, Qabbala and Vedanta: Comparative Metaphysics and Ethics, Rationalism and Mysticism, of the Jews, the Hindus and most of the Historic ... of one chain of Universal Philosophy [Paperback]

In his first lecture on the 'Vedanta Philosophy,' the late Professor F. Max Mueller, of the Oxford University, a scientific representative of the nineteenth century, recently demised, after a long, glorious career, introduced his subject with the following timely remarks (Ibid,. p. 1): "I am fully aware of the difficulties which I shall have to encounter in trying to enlist your interest and, if possible, your sympathy, for an ancient system of philosophy.

Philosophy, Qabbala and Vedanta: Comparative Metaphysics and Ethics, Rationalism and Mysticism, of the Jews, the Hindus and most of the Historic ... of one chain of Universal Philosophy

 

The Living Words-Volume 1

Reading a translation of any book is just not the same as reading it in its original language and is adequately stated in the phrase "lost in the translation." When-ever a text is translated from one language to another it loses some of its flavor and substance. The problem is compounded by the fact that a language is tied to the culture that uses that language. When the text is read by a culture different from the one it is written in, it loses its cultural context. A Biblical example of this can be found in the Hebrew word tsur which is translated as a rock - "He only is my rock and my salvation, he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved" (Psalm 62:2, KJV). What is a rock and how does it apply to God? To us it may mean solid, heavy or hard but the cultural meaning of the word tsur is a high place in the rocks where one runs to for refuge and defense, a place of salvation. "The Living Words" is an in-depth study into the Ancient Hebrew vocabulary and culture of the Bible replacing the flavor and substance that has been removed from us.

The Living Words-Volume 1

 

 

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