Read the apostle Paul's letter to the Romans in this translation of the New Testament into Biblical Hebrew by Franz Delitzsch. This epistle may have been written in Greek, but you'll be surprised to see how the Hebrew paradigm and rabbinic Jewish background of Saul of Tarsus shines through nonetheless.
Welcome to your Hebrew Verses lessons, reading through Romans! You're probably wondering, "why bother reading a Hebrew translation of Romans when I could read an English translation way faster and then have more time for Netflix?" Watch the first lesson for my answer to that, free!


7:1-12
~Here's what to do if you're reading Hebrew and don't know a word
~Do you have a relationship with the Bible, or the God of the Bible?
~How many reasons did God have for giving the Torah to Israel?
~It may surprise you which gender law and commandments are in Hebrew
~Do you truly believe the 613 commandments are right and good?

6:1-23
~There are three Hebrew words for resurrection and only one means that
~Let's meditate on the spiritual union we can have the Mashiach
~Here are some goofy puns to help you remember words better
~Does "not under the law" mean the Torah's been done away with?
~Izzy shares several of his near-death experiences never told before!
~What is this rarely-used synonym for Torah telling you to do?

5:12-21
~"Ben Adam" was Yeshua's favourite title for himself...why?
~You'd be surprised just how prophetic Jacob's name was in Hebrew
~Storytellers define culture, it's why I'm so passionate about Yeshua Groups
~To become embittered and to rebel are the same word, can you relate?
~Meditation on Mashiach's chesed/devotion and shema/obedience
~Why was the Law given? Was there one reason, or many?

5:1-11
~Having "shalom with God" means you can be 100% real with him
~How are Hasidic Jews a profound picture of New Testament grace?
~What's the physical action behind the Hebrew word for perseverance?
~The Hebrew word for reconciliation has so much wisdom for relationships
~Story about Izzy reading word by word through the Torah for the first time
~Story about Izzy as a Bible Quizzer memorizing books of the New Testament

4:1-25
~"Father Abraham"...what does that mean, that we're all Jewish?
~If you don't read Paul in context you'll go cray, here are two examples
~What if the conspiracy theory about Jews taking over the world is true...and good?
~How do the Jewish baptismal tank and the Israeli national anthem picture hope?
~There are three Hebrew words for resurrection, here's what each means

3:21-31
~How did the Shema influence the thinking of the apostles?
~Is it faith in Yeshua, or the the faith of Yeshua?
~What's the OT equivalent of the NT word for grace?
~Paul used "law" with several different meanings, here they are
~The story of how reading the Hebrew Bible saved Izzy's faith

3:9-20
~Yes there's one Torah for all, but which laws apply to which people?
~Translating "torah" as law is misleading, but here's why it happens
~"Holy TONGUE Institute" would be technically right, but just wrong
~The law is about waaaay more than just showing you how bad you are!
~James used the metaphor of Torah as mirror...there are two sides to that.

3:1-8
~What does "Neither Jew nor Gentile in Christ" mean? No more Jewish people?
~How can the Zionist movement and state of Israel be of God when they're secular?
~Who were the sons of Belial? Who the heck was Belial anyway?
~Why does every single translation phrase "may it never be" differently?
~Why does Scripture say that God is justified? Did he do something wrong?

2:14-29
~A rant about end-times hype versus the fundamentals of discipleship
~How justification by faith changed Izzy's grandfather's life
~"Understanding" this Hebrew word will make your relationships waaay better
~The first time praise is mentioned it's men talking about a gorgeous woman
~Example of the difference between Delitzsch and Salkinson's NT translations

2:1-13
~"Sons of man" is actually gender-inclusive in Hebrew
~Shalom means payback!
~Paul wasn't a racist, but he acknowledged a Jew/Gentile distinction
~You were created with a craving for glory, and that craving is good
~The Hebrew word for rebellious means bitter, negative, reactionary

1:16-32
~Was Paul a racist for saying "for the Jew first"?
~Mashiach means priest or king
~Save means rescue, give victory, make you win
~Jew comes from the verb to thank and praise God

1:1-15 (FREE!)
~Elephant in the room: why read the New Testament in Hebrew?
~Saul's name wasn't changed to Paul
~Calling Gentiles "saints" was a Jewish bombshell
~You can't love someone you're not listening to
~The Hebrew phrases for abunch of things


B"H