Dakka: CRUSHED but not Defeated

CRUSHED: dakka (Strong’s 1792, 1794 (verb), and 1793 (adjective/masculine noun)).  Root: דַּכָּא Sounds like: daw-kaw.  The word dakka only shows up in 5 books of the Bible: Job, Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah & Lamentations… but it has a brilliant impact in the world of Biblical poetry. It’s expressive and metaphoric, and fittingly reflects how many of us… Continue reading Dakka: CRUSHED but not Defeated

Bakhir: Be the CHOSEN

CHOSEN/ELECT: bakhir/vakhir (Strong’s 972 (masculine noun) & 977 (verb)).  Root: בָּחר Sounds like: bakhar (verb) & bakheer/vakheer (noun).  I have very rarely promoted anything on this blog, outside of the learning and reading of Biblical Hebrew (which you should all go and do, by the way!!), but I have been captivated by a little (yet… Continue reading Bakhir: Be the CHOSEN


CASE/CAUSE/DISPUTE/STRIFE/PLEAD: riv/rib (Strong’s 7378 (verb) & 7379 (masculine noun), 4808 (feminine noun)). Root: רִיב Sounds like: reeve.  From the earliest moments of civilization, we have brought trials against each other in the name of justice.  It is an aspect of community that can be both healthy and damaging. We are mesmerized by judicial cases, hoping… Continue reading Riv: I PLEAD my CASE!

Da’ag: Cast your ANXIETY

ANXIETY: da’ag (verb: anxious); deagah (noun: anxiety).  (Strong's 1672, 1674).  ANXIOUS/DISQUIETING THOUGHTS: sar’af (noun). (Strong’s 8312). Root: דָּאַג (da'ag). Root: שַׂרְעַף (sar'af). Sounds like: daw'ag & sahr'awf.  I don’t think there’s a human out there that can say they’ve never had anxiety or worries. In fact, it seems that anxiety has become a global epidemic which does… Continue reading Da’ag: Cast your ANXIETY

Regel: How lovely are the FEET

FOOT: regel. Feminine noun. (Strong's 7272). Root: רֶגֶל Sounds like: reh-ghel. How Lovely are the Feet... Feet don't often get described as lovely or beautiful, but the prophet Isaiah painted a pretty picture about feet on mountains: Isaiah 52:7 How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news [rag’leh m-vasser]… Continue reading Regel: How lovely are the FEET