The very foundation of this Bible College is based on the true meaning of the Hebrew word, that we will teach and instruct all students to hear the Word of God in Spirit and in truth, allow them to discern between right and wrong, truth and false teachings and finally lead them to receive insight and understanding about the God we serve and His awesome Word. Our slogan is therefore derived from this word: “to teach with insight and understanding”.
The Word Binah is associated with the power of conceptual analysis and reasoning, both inductive and deductive and in particular with the power to grasp and comprehend the insights of “chochma” (wisdom). The “understanding” of binah also implies the ability to examine the degree of truth or falsehood inherent in a particular idea. This is expressed in Job 34:3: “the ear examines words.” The ear represents the sense of hearing and is therefore associated with binah in the following manner:
- “Hear, O Israel…” (Deuteronomy 6:4) means “listen attentively, discern, to understand….”
The Word says: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom 10:17 KJV). In order to receive the deeper insight and understanding of the Word of God, we need to receive faith through the hearing (continually) of the Word of God. To reach the deeper meanings and lessons from the Word of God, the desirable quality to be awakened in our spirit – is that of silence.
This is appropriate since it is necessary to keep quiet in order to hear, but particularly to listen attentively. It is right at this point in “Binah” where each lesson becomes established and where you learn that silence (meditation of the Word) is often a powerful weapon. You come to realize that true understanding stems from knowing what you must struggle through and what you must let go of in order to grow.