Tsedeq: RIGHTEOUSNESS- Seeking God in the Garden

Righteousness: tsedeq, masculine noun (Strong's 6664); tsedaqah, feminine noun, (Strong's 6666). Root: צדק (tsade-dalet-qof) Sounds like: tze'dek What does it mean to be righteous? For many people righteousness is assigned to people who act holier than thou or self-righteous... people who point fingers and see themselves as better than someone else. But this is not how… Continue reading Tsedeq: RIGHTEOUSNESS- Seeking God in the Garden

Chesed- An Action-packed Word without Translation

Chesed Let’s take a look at the Hebrew concept of חֶ֥סֶד (chesed). Although there is no direct English rendering it is often translated as lovingkindness.  The Hebrew three letter root of this word is חֶ֥סֶד ch-s-d (chet-samekh-dalet). Chesed is the perfect word to tie into the marriage imagery and metaphor that permeates the entire Old Testament… Continue reading Chesed- An Action-packed Word without Translation

Ahava: What is LOVE without HEART?

To LOVE: ahav. verb. (Strong's 157). Root: אהב (aleph-hey-bet). LOVE is a beautiful word that is expressed in every language. Unlike New Testament Greek which has various words expressing different aspects of “love”, (erotic, companionship, divine), Hebrew has only the word ahav/ahava, which has been translated into English as “love”. Because of this, the Hebrew… Continue reading Ahava: What is LOVE without HEART?