Find out what is actually written* in the Hebrew Bible

Using the helps found on internet websites

How find the correct meaning(s) for the Hebrew words in various Hebrew Bible passages:

1). Go to  Next


2). Find the ‘search bar’ and type in the passage you want to check out, click search. (I like to use the CLV (Concordant Literal Version) as my start point. In my opinion it’s the most accurate Bible translation. Why are they all so different? Aren’t they all accurate translations? No? Which one is accurate? Let’s find out.


3). Read the passage you entered as translated by the CLV. Then let’s check their translation. – Next.


4). In the ‘search bar’ find the “Interlinear Hebrew Old Testament” and click search. – Next.


5). When the passage shows, will have numbers on the top of the words in the passage. This number was assigned many years ago by Strong’s Dictionary for all the Hebrew and Greek words in the Bible. Go to 6).


Note:  Strong’s Dictionary numbers have over years become the standard designation for various Hebrew and Greek Bible words. However, Strong’s uses a vowel pointed Hebrew to translate Hebrew words. The problem, Hebrew was not written with vowel pointing and this pointing has lead to a liberal (loose) way of translating Hebrew words by assigning many meanings to the same word simply by using different vowel pointing marks. It is our opinion, that this has given way too much liberty to translators. The Hebrew word should only be translated as used in context, most often by simply using the basic ‘root meanings.’ - Next


6). Record the number above the particular Hebrew word you want to search, write down or draw the Hebrew letters (for later). Click the number to highlight it, and wait a moment for the definition(s) to show up, now you can see the word as used in various Bible passages.


7). The page you are on gives many definitions for the same Hebrew word; it also shows the many ways the word has been used in English Bible translations. The problem - not all these definitions are accurate, many are just opinions. It does show the liberty of the vowel pointing system (using Strong’s Dictionary). This has clouded many basic Hebrew word meanings. To discover the true meaning you need to go further - THE NEXT STEP.


8). THE NEXT STEP, Go to  - Next


9). Using the index page number block, click the group that would contain your recorded number. Find and click that number. Read the definition of the word that has the closest Hebrew spelling using the Hebrew letters you copied under the number of the word (even if you don’t know Hebrew) also the Standard definition. These new definitions are not vowel pointed words but based on the root definition of the word in the sentence you are studying. See [1] Note: Read all the definitions at the end of the paragraph (following the KJV letters), observe how many ways the KJV of the Bible has translated that word in their translation. All of the KJV definitions have been used by Bible translators, but they may or may not all be applicable, and some may not even convey the true Hebrew meaning. The true meaning is waiting for YOU - by taking these steps!

*Hebrew began as a pictographic language that has over time developed into its present form, no originals exist.


[1] Many times, Hebrew will use ‘prefix letters’ in front of a researched word, and/or ‘suffix letters’ following a word.  Suffix and prefix letters modify or add to the Hebrew word. Modifiers, where they exist must be defined to determine the correct meaning of the word if the exact spelling is not shown in a dictionary. Most Hebrew Dictionaries do have a chart for prefixes and suffixes.