Galilee International Ministries (SA), is pleased to introduce BINAH Advanced Bible College to all current and future visitors to our website and potential students.
First of all, the name of our Bible College is BinaH – Advanced Bible College (B -ABC) and the overall focus will be on the “advanced/higher” level of learning and insight into the Word of God and the application of the Word in context. The word is pronounced as in “been-ah” (some resources describe it as “bee-naw”).
BinaH – is a Hebrew word which basically means “understanding”. But this Hebrew word is far more complex than just one single meaning and according to various Hebrew scholars, the Strong’s Concordance, Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible and other biblical resources, the root of this word is also from another Hebrew word “beyn”; “bin”; “biyn” – different spelling according to different sources – which means the following:
- To discern between, perceive, observe, pay attention to, to be intelligent, to comprehend, knowing, to heed to, make intelligent, to instruct, to teach and to be prudent.
- The primary meaning is insight and understanding and discernment is a closely-related idea as the word inculcates the concept of distinguishing between right and wrong. It is specifically noted from the meaning of this word, that it does not refer to the mere accumulation of data, but more to the acquisition of superior knowledge.
- The word implies the ability to distinguish between the true and the false, the right from the wrong and proper understanding comes from rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15) since we are given knowledge and insight of the One God through His Word (2 Tim 3:16);
- Other scholars also refers this word Binah to the analytic and distinguishing aspects of God’s thought and it is symbolized as part of the Shekinah.
Seeing that this word Binah has such a powerful meaning and also refers to the ability to “discern’ and “to have insight”, other mysticism groups such as the Jewish Kabbalah and even New Age groups have also applied the word in their specific theories and practices. However, Galilee Ministries and our BinaH Bible College does not have any relationship or connection to their teachings.