GATE: shaar. Masculine Noun. (Strong’s 8179). Root: שַׁעַר Sounds like: sha’ahr When I was a student at the University of York I fondly recall walking through the iron gates towards the Centre for Medieval Studies, housed in the King’s Manor, York, England. The building received its name because it housed British Kings while they stayed… Continue reading Shaar: The GATE is shut… until the time comes.
POWER/ABILITY: koakh. Masculine Noun. (Strong’s 3581). Root: כֹּחַ Sounds like: koe’akh There's nothing cooler in the cinema these days than a super hero... men and women who have some sort of extraordinary power. Maybe they have superhuman strength, or the ability to fly, the ability to teleport, or the ability to read minds. All of those… Continue reading Koakh: What is your super POWER?
ADVERSARY/OPPOSER/ACCUSER: satan. Masculine noun (Strong’s 7854). Verb: To accuse, to oppose, to be adversarial (Strong’s 7853). Root: שָׂטָן Sounds like: saTahn There is a large amount of misunderstanding surrounding this word. Somehow it has become the name of the Evil One, although it was never intended to be. Satan simply means adversary or opposer. It may come as a shock… Continue reading Satan: ADVERSARY is not a name
FORMLESS: tohu. Masculine noun. (Strong’s 8414). Root: תֹּהוּ Sounds like: toe-hu VOID: vohu. Masculine noun. (Strong’s 922). Root: בֹּהוּ Sounds like: voe-hu Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void [tohu v’vohu], and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of… Continue reading Tohu v’vohu: FORMLESS & VOID… or uninhabitable chaos & emptiness?
CREATE/CREATOR: bara. Verb. (Strong’s 1254) Root: בָּרָא Sounds like: bah-rah When I’m not plunking away at this blog, I’m either hanging out with my family or friends, or I’m at work. I’m a library technician at the University of Prince Edward Island. One of the most popular library trends, these days, is to host a… Continue reading Bara: being CREATION-defenders