Remember: Zakar. verb. (Strong's 2142). Zeker. masculine noun. (Strong's 2143). Root: זָכַר (zayin, kaf, resh) Sounds like: zah-car, ze-kehr The end of the year is a time of remembrance. We look back on what happened and we look forward to what will come. The notion of future and past is very different between Jewish and Gentile thinking.… Continue reading Zakar: REMEMBER… and pass it on.
Star(s): kokav/kokavim (Strong’s 3556) Root: כּוֹכָב (kaf-vav-kaf-bet) Sounds like: koe-kawv (singular)/kokaw-veem (plural) The star has become a mainstay of Christmas imagery. They top Christmas trees, they are made into Christmas cookies, and they are displayed on Christmas cards. But where do stars show up in the Bible? The first time stars made an appearance in Hebrew… Continue reading Kokavim: STARS- Declaring God’s Glory
Bethlehem: Bet Lekhem (Strong's 1035) Hebrew Script: בית לחם Oh little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie. Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Bethlehem is made up of two Hebrew words: Bet בית (meaning house) and lekhem לחם (meaning bread). So, Bet-lekhem means House of Bread. In fact numerous Hebrew… Continue reading Bethlehem: Oh Little HOUSE of BREAD
Dedication: Chanukkah/Hanukkah (Strong’s 2596, 2597, 2598) Root: חֲנֻכָּה (chet, nun, kaf, hey) Sounds like: (Begins with a guttural kh sound) kha'noo'kah The word Chanukkah is translated as "Dedication" and it is only used a handful of times in the Hebrew Scriptures… mostly connected with celebrating the building or rebuilding of YHWH’s Tabernacle or Temple. But the… Continue reading Chanukkah: A Celebration of DEDICATION and Light.
Shalom: Peace. Strong’s 7965 (sha-lowm) Root: שָׁלַם shin/lamed/mem The Jewish concept of peace is different than what you might think. Peace is not the absence of conflict or the opposite of war. Peace, instead, is a state of wholeness, completeness, fulfillment. It is a restored relationship… a unity with God. It denotes harmonious security and well being.… Continue reading Shalom: PEACE- Restoring a Relationship with God, Face to Face