Righteousness: Seeking God in the Garden

Tsedeq- Righteousness Hebrew 3 letter root: צֶ֫דֶק (tsade-dalet-qof) This is a time of Harvest when we bring in the goods of our garden and prepare for the lean months of winter. Hebrew scripture is overflowing with farming metaphor of the garden and the gardener. It is interesting to note that the Biblical metaphor of gardening… Continue reading 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

What is LOVE without HEART?

Ahava Let’s take a look at the Hebrew concept of  LOVE. The Hebrew word for love is אהבה AHAVA. (awe-h’VA). The root of this word is: אָהַ֤ב (aleph-hey-bet). Unlike New Testament Greek which has various words expressing different aspects of “love”, (erotic, companionship, divine), Hebrew has only the word ahava, which has been translated into… Continue reading What is LOVE without HEART?