By ERIC SIEVERS
The Pure Word Project was conceived by Amanda Read and Eric Sievers as a way to better understand the intricacies of the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments.
The title itself has dual meanings. The first refers to Psalm 12:6, in which it states that “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” It is our intention to fully understand God’s Word by immersing ourselves in the Biblical Scriptures, and studying the history behind them, finding ways to apply the Word to the challenges we face today.
The second meaning refers to our ambitious attempt to learn the ancient languages (Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew) in which the original scriptures were written, thus removing the clouded lens of translation, allowing one to experience the Word as it was originally intended, in “pure” form.
Above all, we wish to have fun with this! We know that this level of commitment can be boring, tedious, and time consuming. Indeed, this is a journey that will take many years. But the Word of God need not be dour, for what greater joy and pleasure could there be than bringing Christ into our hearts and minds?