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The Worst Use of Hebrew Ever?

November 11, 2010

What are you going to get this Christmas for that biblical studies student or professor who already has everything? Say hello to PraiseMoves Alphabetics:

Move through the Letters of the Hebrew Alphabet during this unique workout. Laurette has created 22 postures which beautifully mirror these ancient characters.

Several workouts complete the video – Psalm 119 and Proverbs 31.

Both of these are acrostic passages of Scripture. An acrostic is a poem or psalm in which each sentence  begins with a certain letter. In Psalm 119, the longest  psalm, every 8 verses begin with a different letter of  the Hebrew alphabet – in order alef through tav.

Likewise, the last 22 verses of Proverbs 31 (verses 10-31, about the Virtuous Woman), follow the same progression alef through tav, each verse beginning with a different letter.

Bonus Section: The Lord’s Prayer Scripture Sequence in English AND Hebrew!

You certainly don’t have to understand Hebrew to enjoy this PraiseMoves workout!

HT: UF

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  1. November 11, 2010 11:36 am

    And the worst bastardization of yoga as well!

  2. November 11, 2010 11:45 am

    Frank,

    I think it’s been well-established by multiple commenters here that YOGA IS FROM DE DEBBIL.

    “Worst bastardization,” you say? I say “best sanctification.”

    • November 11, 2010 1:20 pm

      Oh crap, now you tell me. I’m all stretchtastic and everything!

  3. TheTexasGuy permalink
    November 11, 2010 2:36 pm

    C’mon guys, get off her case – after all, isn’t this why Jesus went through the unspeakable cosmic horror of the crucifixion event – so that we could use the religion started in his name to create multiple small business opportunities and produce more and more useless and embarrassing crap?

    This kind of entrepreneurial spirit is what will save America from the GFC (and maybe the SBL as well!)

  4. November 11, 2010 4:18 pm

    there’s now a qumran hebrew version that introduces a new position: curl up in a ball four times to make the 4 dots that take the place of the tetragrammaton.

    but beware: after doing the qumran poses, some scholars show up and say you’re not really from where you think you’re from…

    • November 11, 2010 5:13 pm

      Lol, nice… maybe they can incorporate that in part two along with the Masoretic pointing!

    • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
      November 11, 2010 5:33 pm

      How can you be in two places at once
      When you’re not anywhere at all?

  5. November 12, 2010 10:43 pm

    Cool!
    I study n teach aleoh beit yoga and otiyor hayot. Stephen rapp n yudit goldfarb respectively. Good stuff. N I wanna come up with my own also.
    Yay for learning language through movement

    • November 13, 2010 10:51 am

      Creative spam! WTF?

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