BLOSSOM, BUD, SPROUT, FLOURISH: parakh/farakh. verb. (Strong's 6524) & perakh/ferakh. masculine noun. (Strong's 6525). Root: פָרַח Sounds like: pa-rawk or fa-rawk This past week Jewish, Messianic Jewish and some Christian congregations celebrated Shavuot (the Feast of Weeks). Shavuot celebrates the first fruits of the harvest, given to us from God (in particular, the wheat harvest).… Continue reading Parakh: BLOSSOM, BUD, SPROUT, FLOURISH

Atarah & Nezer: Two CROWNS, One King

CROWN: Atarah- Feminine Noun. (Strong’s 5850). Nezer- Masculine Noun. (Strong’s 5145). Root: עָטַר and נֶזֶר Sounds like:   a'tawraw and neh'zer Two-hundred and one years ago (24 May 1819) a little girl was born at 4:15 am in Kensington Palace, London. She was named Alexandrina Victoria, and she would later become known as Victoria Regina, Queen… Continue reading Atarah & Nezer: Two CROWNS, One King

Qohl, Raam & Baraq: The VOICE of THUNDER and the flash of LIGHTNING

THUNDER/VOICE/SOUND: qohl. Masculine Noun. (Strong's 6963) TO THUNDER: raam. Verb. (Strong's 7481). LIGHTNING: baraq. Masculine Noun. (Strong's 1300); Verb (Strong's 1299). Root: qohl קוֹל /raam רָעַם /barak בָּרָק  Sounds like: koal, rah-awm, barawk Thunder, Lightning & Creation I think it's safe to say that most humans are mesmerized by thunder and lightning. They are incredible forces… Continue reading Qohl, Raam & Baraq: The VOICE of THUNDER and the flash of LIGHTNING

Em: Happy MOTHERS Day!

MOTHER: Em. Feminine Noun. (Strong’s 517). Root: אֵם Sounds like: ehm (“my mother” is pronounced, eemmee) It is true. I am my mother’s daughter. I often recognize my mother in me… a turn of phrase, the words I say to encourage my daughters, the amused look I give them when they do something ridiculous; the… Continue reading Em: Happy MOTHERS Day!

Qohelet: The Words of the PREACHER

PREACHER: Qohelet. Noun masculine. (Strong’s 6953). Original word: קֹהֶלֶת Sounds like: kohelet The Hebrew word Qohelet only shows up in the book Ecclesiastes, which is fitting considering that the title of that book is actually a Latin transliteration of Qohelet. Ecclesia, in Latin, means church and ecclesiastes, a preacher/announcer/evangelist. Ecclesia was borrowed from the Greek word… Continue reading Qohelet: The Words of the PREACHER