Khamor/Athon: The Needed DONKEY

DONKEY: khamor (male, masculine noun) (2543) & athon (female, feminine noun) (860).  Root (khamor): חֲמוֹר  Root (athon): אָתוֹן Sounds like: kha’more and ah'tohn. So those who know me well know that I have an affinity for donkey’s. My three favourite animals are cats (I live with three of them), skunks (we go way back), and… Continue reading Khamor/Athon: The Needed DONKEY

Dakka: CRUSHED but not Defeated

CRUSHED: dakka (Strong’s 1792, 1794 (verb), and 1793 (adjective/masculine noun)).  Root: דַּכָּא Sounds like: daw-kaw.  The word dakka only shows up in 5 books of the Bible: Job, Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah & Lamentations… but it has a brilliant impact in the world of Biblical poetry. It’s expressive and metaphoric, and fittingly reflects how many of us… Continue reading Dakka: CRUSHED but not Defeated

Bakhir: Be the CHOSEN

CHOSEN/ELECT: bakhir/vakhir (Strong’s 972 (masculine noun) & 977 (verb)).  Root: בָּחר Sounds like: bakhar (verb) & bakheer/vakheer (noun).  I have very rarely promoted anything on this blog, outside of the learning and reading of Biblical Hebrew (which you should all go and do, by the way!!), but I have been captivated by a little (get… Continue reading Bakhir: Be the CHOSEN

Riv: I PLEAD my CASE!

CASE/CAUSE/DISPUTE/STRIFE/PLEAD: riv/rib (Strong’s 7378 (verb) & 7379 (masculine noun), 4808 (feminine noun)). Root: רִיב Sounds like: reeve.  From the earliest moments of civilization, we have brought trials against each other in the name of justice.  It is an aspect of community that can be both healthy and damaging. We are mesmerized by judicial cases, hoping… Continue reading Riv: I PLEAD my CASE!

Da’ag: Cast your ANXIETY

ANXIETY: da’ag (verb: anxious); deagah (noun: anxiety).  (Strong's 1672, 1674).  ANXIOUS/DISQUIETING THOUGHTS: sar’af (noun). (Strong’s 8312). Root: דָּאַג (da'ag). Root: שַׂרְעַף (sar'af). Sounds like: daw'ag & sahr'awf.  I don’t think there’s a human out there that can say they’ve never had anxiety or worries. In fact, it seems that anxiety has become a global epidemic which does… Continue reading Da’ag: Cast your ANXIETY

Regel: How lovely are the FEET

FOOT: regel. Feminine noun. (Strong's 7272). Root: רֶגֶל Sounds like: reh-ghel. How Lovely are the Feet... Feet don't often get described as lovely or beautiful, but the prophet Isaiah painted a pretty picture about feet on mountains: Isaiah 52:7 How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news [rag’leh m-vasser]… Continue reading Regel: How lovely are the FEET

Samak: SUSTAINED by the Hand

SUSTAIN/UPHOLD: samak. Verb. (Strong’s 5564).  Root:  סָמַךְ Sounds like: saw-mawk.  Psalm 54:4 Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul. [Hinneh Elohim otzer; Adonai b-som’keh naph’shi]. The word Sustain means to keep alive, but it’s more than that; it’s also giving physical and emotional support. It's sustaining something so it… Continue reading Samak: SUSTAINED by the Hand

Yashar: Leading the UPRIGHT Home

UPRIGHT/RIGHT/STRAIGHT: yashar. (Strong's 3477 (adjective), yosher  3476 (masculine noun)). Root: יָשָׁר Sounds like: yaw-shawr. There are all sorts of titles attributed to God in the scriptures, but there is one that very few people think of... YHWH is our Yashar: Isaiah 26:4, 7b-9 “Trust in YHWH forever, for in Yah-YHWH, we have an everlasting Rock… … Continue reading Yashar: Leading the UPRIGHT Home

Shaddai: Defining the ALMIGHTY

ALMIGHTY: Shaddai. Masculine noun. (Strong’s 7706). Root: שַׁדַּי Sounds like: sha'dah-eye. I think it's fair to say that most of us have heard the term God Almighty, but we've never actually thought about what the word Almighty actually means. You may be surprised to find out that it is connected to the word shadad, a verb… Continue reading Shaddai: Defining the ALMIGHTY

Shama: HEAR the Word

TO HEAR/LISTEN: shama/shema. Verb feminine & Verb masculine. (Strong’s 8085). Root: שָׁמַע Sounds like: shaw-mah.  If you’ve been blessed with hearing, (and not all of us have), you've been blessed with a phenomenal gift that is often take for granted: having ears to hear. I’m frequently surprised at what I can hear. From two rooms… Continue reading Shama: HEAR the Word