JOY/GLADNESS: samach. (verb: 8055, adjective: 8056, feminine noun 8057). Root: שָׂמַח Sounds like: saw'mawkh (verb), saw'may'akh (adjective), sim'khah (noun) This week has not been the most joyful for our family. We lost a family friend. She went home to meet God, face to face. Shirley (Stuebing) Mandigo was the embodiment of joy on this planet.… Continue reading Samach: the Fullness of JOY
UNEXPLAINABLE/UNSEARCHABLE/UNFATHOMABLE/CANNOT EXAMINE: En kheqer. (Strong’s 2714). From verb khaqar (to examine/to search). (Strong’s 2713). Root: חֵקֶר Sounds like: (awn) kheh-ker Last week we looked at two words meaning to search. There is another word often translated as “search”, but perhaps more accurately means “to examine”. Kheqer is to examine or look at something in detail…… Continue reading En Kheqer: Examining the UNEXPLAINABLE Creator
Seek: baqash. Seeking to find or take something (Strong’s 1245). Root: בָּקַשׁ Search: darash. Searching, investigating, inquiring, requiring (Strong’s 1875). Root: דָּרַשׁ Sounds like: ba’qawsh/va’qawsh & dah’rawsh There are two main Hebrew words for seeking or searching and they often are found in the same verse. Baqash/Vaqash is to seek, but it is seeking to… Continue reading Baqash/Darash: SEEK and you will Find
END/FUTURE: acharit. Feminine noun. (Strong's 319). Root: אַחֲרִית Sounds like: akh’areet Welcome to the end of 2019 and our last blog posting of the year. We started the year off with the word “Beginning”, so I thought it would be fitting to end if off with “The End”. It is not, however, the end of… Continue reading Acharit: The END, as we know it.
OIL: shemen. Masculine noun. (Strong's 8081). Root: שֶׁמֶן Sounds like: sheh-men In case you’re not aware, Chanukkah begins at sundown tonight (December 22nd, 2019). Chanukkah means “dedication” in Hebrew. We covered the word dedication a few years ago, and you can read about it here. What many people don’t realize is that Yeshua (Jesus) celebrated… Continue reading Shemen: OIL of Joy
Blessing: barak. Verb. (Strong's 1288, 1289, 1293) Root: בָרַךְ Sounds like: ba'rahk The word blessing seems to be one of those religious catch-words that people throw into conversation, without really thinking about its meaning. According to the Oxford dictionary, “to bless” is to confer or invoke divine favour… or, it is asking God to look… Continue reading Barak: Be a BLESSING
Shepherd-pasturing: Ra’ah. Verb. (Strong's 7462). Root: רָעָה Sounds like: rah-ah This time of year many people like to recall the story of gentle shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. We think of the great angel, backed up by a heavenly choir, sharing good news to a few… Continue reading Ra’ah: The LORD is my SHEPHERD
SIGN: owt. Feminine Noun. (Strong’s 226). Root: אוֹת Sounds like: oht/oat When I was in my early twenties, one of the biggest hits of the day was a song called “The Sign” by the Swedish Europop band Ace of Base. That song went to number 1 across Europe and throughout the world, including Canada, US,… Continue reading Owt: I Saw the SIGN
PREVAIL: gabar. Verb. (Strong's 1396). Root: גָּבַר Sounds like: ga-Bar/ga-Var The dictionary indicates that to prevail means to be victorious… or at the very least, more powerful than your opposition. Basically, it’s a big “I WIN!!” We play board games at our house… it’s family time… a way we can all connect together in our… Continue reading Gabar: PREVAIL (The Big Win!)
Bearing GOOD NEWS/TIDINGS: basar/vasar. Verb. (Strong’s 1319). Root: בָּשַׂר Sounds like: bahsar Isaiah 40:8-9 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news [m-vassehret], lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news [m-vassehret]; lift… Continue reading Basar: Proclaimers of GOOD NEWS!