GOLAH: An exile, feminine noun (Strong’s 1473). GALAH: to be exiled, verb (Strong’s 1540). Root: גלה Sounds like: goh-lah / gah-lah Isaiah 24:11b-12 All joy turns to gloom. The joy of the earth is banished exiled [galah גָּלָ֖ה]. Desolation is left in the city and the gate is battered to ruins. Exile was a horrible… Continue reading Golah: Wandering in EXILE
Yeshua’ti: My SALVATION
My Salvation: yeshua’ti and yish’i (from Strong’s 3468) Root: ישע Sounds like: y’shoo-ah’tee and yeesh’tee Here’s a question that occasionally surfaces: why write Yeshua instead of Jesus? Truth be told (and to my surprise), I rarely get asked this question, but when I do, here’s my response: HebrewWordLessons is primarily a teaching blog. It does… Continue reading Yeshua’ti: My SALVATION
TURNED OVER, OVERTURNED: hapak, verb (Strong’s 2015) and ma-h’pekah, feminine noun (Strong’s 4114). Root: הפך Sounds like: haw-fawk/haw-pawk Things that are overturned, or turned over, sometimes make us uncomfortable. For the most part, we don’t like change. But change is what has kept history moving forward, for better or worse. When it comes to the… Continue reading Hapak: OVERTURNED!
My husband, Jeremiah 10:10, and Dr. Michael S. Heiser
Today is my husband’s birthday. He would have been 52. It’s hard to believe another birthday has gone by without him. I miss him dearly. But we won’t let the day go by without a little celebration. I’ll be having a birthday donut from Halo Donuts, and a Pepsi, in his honour! I have great… Continue reading My husband, Jeremiah 10:10, and Dr. Michael S. Heiser
Raphah: RELAX, and Let Go
RELAX: Raphah, verb, (Strong's 7503). Root: רפה Sounds like: Rah-fah A friend asked me a question last week: Hi Sarah- I recently read an Instagram post about the Bible text "Be still and know that I am God". They said that the original Hebrew word that is often translated as 'rest' or 'be still' actually… Continue reading Raphah: RELAX, and Let Go
Nashaq: the Family KISS
KISS: nashaq, verb, (Strong’s 5401); neshiqah, feminine noun, (Strong's 5390). Root: נשק Sounds like: naw’shawk This week, love takes centre stage for many of us. We are exposed to images of red and pink hearts, warm hugs, sweet chocolate treats, flowers and passionate kisses. St. Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday which celebrates love, primarily… Continue reading Nashaq: the Family KISS
Mahn: MANNA- What is it?!
MAHN: manna= What is it?! Masculine Noun, (Strong's 4478). Root: מן Sounds like: mawn Manna is one of those Bible story words that is very familiar to anyone who attended Sunday School. As the story goes, when the Hebrew people fled Egypt and went into the wilderness they were on the verge of starvation, but… Continue reading Mahn: MANNA- What is it?!
Saba: A SATISFYing Life
Saba: to satisfy, to provide abundantly, to saturate. Verb (Strong’s 7646). Root: שבע Sounds like: sah'bah/sah'vah How's life? Are things okay? Are you satisfied? These are questions that we often get asked. You may even ask yourself those things. Are you happy with the way things are in your life? Would you call yourself, "satisfied"?… Continue reading Saba: A SATISFYing Life
L’venah & Khomer: Building with BRICKS & MORTAR
Mortar, Clay, Cement: Khomer, masculine noun (Strong’s 2563); Bricks: L’venah, feminine noun (Strong’s 3843); Making bricks, white: Lavan, verb (Strong’s 3835). Root: חמר (khomer) & לבן (lavan) Sounds like: khoe'meyr & la'vahn Yesterday I turned 50. That’s a milestone, they say (whoever “they” are). I’m excited for what the future holds. Yes, my body has… Continue reading L’venah & Khomer: Building with BRICKS & MORTAR
HaShem: Bearing the NAME
Name: shem, masculine noun (Strong’s 8034). Root: שם Sounds like: shem (rhymes with them) This is My Name Exodus 15:2-3 (Song of Moses) “YHWH is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. YHWH is a… Continue reading HaShem: Bearing the NAME