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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hebrew vs Greek Education

As I was pondering on something that a few of my Facebook Friends and I had been talking about over the past few days, I was led today to an old website that I am all too familiar with. I have used this website over the years for home school resources, and for more information on G-d's Holy Feast Days.

Heart of Wisdom is a website that speaks of the Hebrew mindset vs. Greek mindset. This website tell us about the life of Y'shua and how He is the fulfillment of the Law. It also talks about G-d's Holy Days vs. the pagan rituals and days being celebrated in the Christian Church Today. It talks about how the Hebrews lived and taught their children vs. the way of the world/Greeks.

As believers in the Messiah/Christ, we must look to Him and come to Him, the way He chooses; not the way the world perceives Him, or the way our ancestors taught us. I pray that Ruach Ha Kodesh, (the Holy Spirit) will give you revelation as only He can. He is Ruach Emet, (the Spirit of Truth) and if you seek the Truth, you will find it, and it shall set you free.


Please view the following chart from Heart Of Wisdom
http://heartofwisdom.com/biblicalholidays/?p=852







Ancient Greek Education

Ancient Hebrew Education


Goal

Prepare individuals to serve the state. Prepare individuals to serve God.

How
Accomplished

1) Memorize the laws of Lycurgus, the Spartan lawgiver.
2) Memorize selections from Homer.
3) Develop physical excellence through games, exercises, and the pentathlon (running, jumping, throwing the discus, casting the javelin, and wrestling)
1) Transmit knowledge and skills from generation to generation.
2) Increase knowledge and skills.
3) Concretize cultural values into accepted behavior
Teach students to trust the state.
Teach children to trust God in everything.
Prepare for the state. Prepare for eternity.
Examine the world by classifying whole things into parts by removing them from the Creator. Redefine knowledge: Final reality is impersonal matter or energy, shaped into its present form by impersonal chance.
Look at God’s world as a whole—interconnecting—revealing God in every area. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmaments sheweth his handywork (Psalm 19:1).
Immerse students in literature written by ancient Greek philosophers. Teach children to love learning so they will become self-motivated, lifelong learners.
Focus on self-esteem, emotional adjustment, and external training of the body. Develop endurance, resourcefulness, and physical prowess. Discover a child’s God-given gifts and talents, and develop them to their fullest potential. Focus on spiritual training.


Result

Self-centered: “My will be done.” Violence, corruption, pornography, racial tension, promiscuity, abortion, infanticide, etc.
God-centered: “Thy will be done.” Authority with responsibility. Literacy, strong family ties, love of learning, security, independent thinking, high morals and values.


Curriculum

Subjects

Humanism
Evolution
Social Studies
Bible
Creation Science
“His Story” (true history)
Character
Self-government (internal obedience to God)


Curriculum

Content

Trivium, the three stages:
  1. Grammar
  2. Logic (Dialectic)
  3. Rhetoric
The three main orders of study in ancient Israel consisted of:
  1. Religious education
  2. Occupational skills
  3. Military training
with the basis of all knowledge being the fear of the Lord (Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:7).


Curriculum Text

Books by Homer, Aristotle, Virgil, Pliny, Cicero.
God’s Word. Orthodox schools did not study subjects derived from Classical tradition.


Heroes

Homer, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Epicurus, Zeno
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joshua and David (Old Testament)


Philosophy

Lawlessness:
To each his own.
Look out for Number One.
There are no absolutes.
Lawfulness:
Love one another.
The last shall be first.
Deny thyself.
Obey God’s Commandments.
That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord (Isaiah 30:9).
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well (1 Peter 2:13–14).

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3 comments:

  1. Sarah,
    I am a homeschool mom and have just been recently exposed to the Hebrew Mindset. I would love to get connected and ask you some questions.

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  2. Hello Kat,
    Thank you for visiting us. I would love to connect with you. Feel free to contact me. You can also post your questions below, if you like. YWVH bless you & your family, as you all seek to learn of Him and His ways.

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  3. Hello Sarah,

    I will be beginning to raise my 3 small children alone while working a full time job. If possible I would like some advice as how best to balance as my son is now 4 and his twin brother and sister are just turning 1 recently. I feel it is imparitive for them to learn torah but I have no clue how to manage this alone. Please advise. My name is Lawrence Cox aka TzemachleYah I can be reached @ lawcox@live.com.

    Todah

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