Badad: Together All ALONE

ALONE/LONELY/ISOLATED/SOLITUDE: badad, verb  (Strong’s 909); badad, masculine noun (Strong’s 910); bad, masculine noun (Strong’s 905).  Root: בָּדָד Sounds like: ba’dawd, bawd Loneliness should be considered one of the gravest dis-eases in our world. It has terrible, and sometimes fatal, side effects. In a society that makes the ability to connect super-easy it also creates a… Continue reading Badad: Together All ALONE

Shamar: Joyful GUARDians of the Earth

Shamar, verb “to guard” (Strong’s 8104); shimmur, “a watching” or “a vigil”, masculine noun (Strong’s 8107); shomrah, “guardian/guard” feminine noun (Strong’s 8108).  [Note: There are two other Hebrew words that often get translated as “to guard”... sakak, which is a verb “to cover or shelter" (Strong’s 5526); and natsar, which is a keeper, observer, or… Continue reading Shamar: Joyful GUARDians of the Earth

Petakh/Delet: DOOR of Hope

DOOR/OPENING/ENTRANCE: Petakh, masculine noun (Strong’s 6607); Patakh, to open, verb (Strong's 6605); Delet, door, feminine noun (Strong’s 1817). Root:   דֶּלֶת & פָתַח Sounds like:  Pe'tawk & Dey'let Petakh came from the verb patakh, meaning “to open”. That made sense; a door was an opening. Another Biblical Hebrew word meaning “door” was delet. Doors don’t sound… Continue reading Petakh/Delet: DOOR of Hope

Harah: CONCEPTION- From Womb to Tomb and Back Again

CONCEIVE/CONCEPTION: Harah, to conceive, verb (Strong’s 2029); harah, one who is in conception feminine noun (Strong's 2030); herohn, a conception, masculine noun (Strong's 2032). Root: הָרָה Sounds like: haw'raw Today in Canada, and in many other countries around the world, we celebrate Mother’s Day. And to be clear, I don’t believe that motherhood depends on… Continue reading Harah: CONCEPTION- From Womb to Tomb and Back Again

Revisiting MELEK: and the Coronation of KING Charles III

King: melek, masculine noun (Strong’s 4428) and Kingdom: malkut, feminine noun (Strong’s 4438). As a Canadian, and a descendant of United Empire Loyalists, I was raised to have a great respect for the Royal Family of the Commonwealth. I grew up admiring my Queen, Elizabeth II, her loyal husband Philip, her daughter Anne, and her sons, Charles,… Continue reading Revisiting MELEK: and the Coronation of KING Charles III

Khemah: The Cup of WRATH

WRATH: khemah, feminine noun (Strong’s 2534).  Root: חֵמָה Sounds like: khay'maw As we learned last week, in the Hebrew Bible there are numerous Hebrew words that represent anger. Besides  khemah there is also kharah (Strong’s 2734, 2740), anaph (Strong’s 599), za’am/za’aph (Strong’s 2195, 2196, 2197, 2198), ka’as (Strong’s 3707, 3708), ehv’rah (Strong’s 5678), qetseph (Strong’s 7110) to name… Continue reading Khemah: The Cup of WRATH

Kharah Af: Hot-Nosed ANGER

BURNED/KINDLED WITH ANGER: kharah (Strong’s 2734, 2740), usually paired with aph/app (nose) (Strong’s 639).  Root: חָרָה Sounds like: khaw-raw' There are numerous Hebrew words that indicate anger, just like there are many English words that indicate anger, such as indignation, wrath, rage, fury, being upset, maddness, provocation, vexation. We’d like one tidy word to cover… Continue reading Kharah Af: Hot-Nosed ANGER

Putting the Words Together: Psalm 68:19

I thought this week we’d take a look at one sentence in the Bible where we’ve learned most of the words.  Psalm 68:19  “Blessed be the Lord, who carries us day after day, the God of our Salvation. Selah”.  Many of us carry heavy burdens, but God promises to carry us. He wants to lift… Continue reading Putting the Words Together: Psalm 68:19

Pesakh: The PASSOVER

To Pass Over: pasakh, verb (Strong’s 6452); “the Passover”: pesakh, masculine noun (Strong’s 6453). Root: פסח Sounds like: pa-sawk/ pey-sawk The First Passover Passover is the first feast of the Jewish liturgical year. It's a strange combination of solemnity and joy. It remembers a great loss (the firstborn of an entire enemy nation) and a… Continue reading Pesakh: The PASSOVER

Yatar/Sha’ar: The Left-over REMNANT

REMNANT/REMAINDER/THE LEFT-OVERS: To be left: yatar/watar, verb (Strong’s 3498); shaar, verb (Strong’s 7604); sh’ar, masculine noun (Strong’s 7605);  sh'erit, feminine noun (Strong’s 7611). Root:  שאר & יותר Sounds like: ya'tahr/wa'tahr & sha'ahr Remnant is one of those Biblical words that gets mentioned a lot in our churches and synagogues, but we don't often stop to… Continue reading Yatar/Sha’ar: The Left-over REMNANT