What is Biynah?
Firstly, Biynah is the Hebrew word for, 'to understand'. The Old Testament and significant parts of the New Testament were originally written in Biblical Hebrew. Reverting back to the original language of the Bible plays an important role in understanding the meaning and message of Scripture.
Secondly, Biynah is the name for this 'platform' from which a contribution towards a better understanding of the Bible, and ultimately the teachings of Jesus, is made.
It is not possible for any one individual or institution to lay claim on possessing complete knowledge and understanding of the Bible, but the sum of the individual and cooperate efforts together, contributes towards a result of magnified clarity.
The mission of this platform is to teach insights about the language, culture, and history of the Biblical world. With this knowledge we are equipped to do a better interpretation of the Bible narrative and message, within its proper cultural, historical and linguistic context. This will be done through on-line teachings, listed under ‘Courses ’ available for download from Udemy, other useful resources which can be obtained from suggested links and websites, and articles made available on the Biynah website. Live courses can be presented on request.
The Biynah Values
- the faith and knowledge of every believer, layman and scholar, who seeks to contribute towards the task of a better understanding of the Bible.
- opportunity for learning made available for all people who seeks to learn more about the Bible, through modern media.
- all 'Church Dogmas', regarding them valuable for learning, but do not seek to single out one particular dogma to adhere to. The Bible and its authors have prime authority over what they wanted to communicate and the Bible must be allowed to speak for itself.
- working closely together with the entire community of Biblical faith, both Jewish and Christian and seeks to learn from those who are presently part of this community as well as those who have gone before us.
- the entire canon of Scripture, regarding it as "God breathed, useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work", which is life in the kingdom of God. (2 Tim. 3:16). Every word in Scripture holds truth and meaning, fundamental to human life through all ages.
- conversation and debate, founded upon increasing, sound Biblical knowledge, rather than adherence to unchallenged traditional truths, set as undeniable laws of tradition.
- the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the firstborn Son of the God revealed in the Bible, in whom all Scripture finds fulfillment and meaning.
- the power and authority of the Holy Spirit, who leads those who believe, into all truth communicated through Scripture.