Awaken Your Soul
Ancient Hebrew Teachings, Art and Jewelry to Stir Your Spirit
Learning modern Hebrew is difficult, but the ancient language is easy. It’s pictures! Almost certainly Moses, and possibly even Abraham, used a simple pictograph language of 22 picture letters for written communication. Each letter portrayed a familiar concept, and when combined with the other letters, illustrated the meaning of a word as a WORD PICTURE.
Did you know that Ancient or Paleo Hebrew may very well be, at the same time, the simplest and most sophisticated language system in history. The secret to this unique ability of Ancient (Paleo) Hebrew lies in its power to use word pictures which not only form common words, but also express its definition.
You can start learning the ancient AlephBet right now, right here! It’s EASY! In 2-3 minutes you can have an understanding of how it works; in 15 minutes you will vividly see the value of your study; and in an hour you will feel compelled to dig deeper.
Now that you have a basic understanding of how it works, you can enjoy Marla Jean’s art and jewelry created from it. Here is a small taste. Go ahead and take a look. Can you already recognize some of the letters?
My personal mission is to be an artist who is “creatively significant!” I don’t intend to just paint pretty pictures to compliment decorator designs. I want to find irresistible ways to share spiritual concepts that go BEYOND ART. My desire is that YOU, the viewer, will be given the opportunity to Expand your spiritual understanding and Experience the deep, deep well of God’s Word through the Paleo Hebrew pictographic language — in color! When you put one of my works of art on your wall, I want you to enjoy it for art’s sake, but go even deeper and be able to Engage your guests in a spiritual conversation par excellence!
To me Ancient / Paleo Hebrew is a captivating language system. The secret to Ancient (Paleo) Hebrew’s unique ability lies in its capability to “draw” Word Pictures in the cultural context of the original authors. My objective is not to change the definitions of Biblical words, but rather to allow the pictographs to provide the modern reader with functional and useful insight as originally expressed in ancient nomadic, agrarian, and Semitic cultural context and settings. My desire is to see Ancient Hebrew equip today’s Bible reader with the ability to discover the vast array of Hebraisms and insights that reveal the Heart of our Heavenly Father in a way translation in modern languages struggle to do.
We are a team consisting of Pastor Jim Woodard and his wife, Claudia, and artist Marla Jean Clinesmith and her husband, Trent.
We absolutely love all of our prints. We love to share the Meaning of the Hebrew words. We have them scattered around the house and on all the walls of our office. It just surrounds us with the living words of the Lord.
I treasure my paleo jewelry you designed! Each piece is so meaningful to me. As with the prints; each piece reminds me of our Faithful God.
All of the above has come to life and been built on the classes George and I took under Jim’s Paleo Hebrew teaching. God’s Word now has even deeper meaning. Even our trip to Israel was so much more meaningful as a result of Jim’s teaching.Diania Marshall
Wearing God’s grace ring on my finger reminds me I can’t earn it and that it is given unconditionally. It keeps me humble and also prompts me to provide grace to others. I had the heart of love (A’hav) bracelet made into a necklace. Wearing God’s love as a symbol around my neck is a powerful reminder of His promises. I am hopeful these pieces will be noticed and spark conversations about the symbols, their meaning to me, and what they could mean for those that don’t know or have a relationship with Him.Jan Rice
I have several of Marla’s originals, as well as many prints. The prints are as beautiful as the originals…very true to color. They will enliven both the space they are in and grace your life with a deeper meaning of God’s eternal Word.Elizabeth Goodgion
This is what the Lord says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look,
Ask for the ancient paths,
Ask where the good way is,
and walk in it,
And you will find rest for your souls.”
The prophet Jeremiah tells us that there is something we should SEE and SEEK out of the ancient paths. Pursuing an understanding of the ancient Hebrew language reveals a wisdom that is tried and tested so that we can secure God’s blessing and find rest for our souls.