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Immersive Biblical Language Training in Jerusalem

Whole Word Institute trains full Bible translators and translation consultants. This one-of-a-kind training is an immersive and accelerated program for learning biblical Hebrew and provides a deep understanding of the source language, context, and culture of the Bible. Through the 9-month immersive School of Biblical Hebrew and through specialized master’s programs, individuals are equipped to translate the Original (Old) Testament directly from the biblical source language, maximizing quality, accuracy, and understanding of the Scriptures.

 why “source” language?

It can seem to take too much time, energy and resources to prepare a whole Bible translation from the original source language for a new language group. It is tempting to work from existing translations. However, as Jesus implies in the Parable of the Sower, shortcuts do not ultimately pay and the results can be a waste of resources. With the right preparation, growth will not only be better, but also faster, cheaper, and have much greater long-term benefits and results. 

“This is the best thing that has ever happened in my life– reading the Scripture from the original source and understanding things that I have missed before. Other people should see this. Even if they don’t know the Hebrew, they should be able to discover the things that I have discovered, which is why it is important to me to make a more accurate translation.” 

– Milka מילקה

“I could not have predicted the eye-popping power of the Spirit hitting me the way He did as I moved through my first classes in Biblical Hebrew. Simply put, there is now in my opinion no way to fully grasp the context of whatever Bible version you hold in your hands without studying it in the original language. There is no deeper dive into the riches of God’s love and purpose for mankind than what is revealed in what we call the Original Testament.”

–Hannah חנה