T’ehnah: The Sweet FIG TREE/FIGS

FIG TREE/FIGS: T’ehnah, feminine noun. (Strong's 8384). In Hebrew lettering: תאנה Sounds like: t'eh'nah. The Bible is full of garden metaphors: seed, spring growth, fruit, and harvest. Symbolically, in the Scriptures, humans are like trees. We are planted seeds; we sprout and grow with God’s love and guidance. When we are healthy children of YHWH… Continue reading T’ehnah: The Sweet FIG TREE/FIGS

No Words

Every week I love sharing a Hebrew word with you. This week I have no words. Kevin, my husband of 23 years, passed away on Friday September 10th, at the age of 50. Things happen in an instant. Life changes in a moment. But as the writer of the book of Hebrews announced, Jesus the… Continue reading No Words

Revisiting Kippur: ATONEMENT

At sunset on Wednesday begins Yom Kippur... the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar. Yom means "day" and Kippur means "atonement"... although it can also be read as ransom or covering. It is the day to ask for atonement, for all that needs forgiving over the past year. *** Although there are a lot… Continue reading Revisiting Kippur: ATONEMENT

Ugah: Let them eat CAKE!

CAKE: Ugah. Feminine noun. (Strong’s 5692). The most generic Hebrew word for cake/loaf was ugah, but there was also many specific cakes mentioned, including: Raisin cake (A’shishah: Strong’s 809); Fig cake (D’velah: Strong’s 1690); Offering cake (Khallah: Strong’s 2471); and Pagan cake (Kavvan: Strong's 3561). Root: עגה Sounds like: oo-gah Today is bitter-sweet for me.… Continue reading Ugah: Let them eat CAKE!

Revisiting SHANI (Scarlet)

About twelve years ago I woke up one morning and my face felt very tight. When I looked in the mirror I was as red as a lobster. I had contracted Scarlet Fever. Thankfully, a strong antibiotic was able to clear me of the disease. This is what I think of when I hear the… Continue reading Revisiting SHANI (Scarlet)

Shuwt: ROAMING, to and fro, with Intent

ROAMING TO and FRO: Shuwt. Verb. (Strong’s 7751). Root: שוט Sounds like: shewt In the Bible wandering and roaming are two different things. People who wander aren't necessarily lost, but they are a little bit directionless. People who roam have a purpose.  Shuwt is not wandering aimlessly; shuwt is roaming around with intent. When you… Continue reading Shuwt: ROAMING, to and fro, with Intent

Revisiting KHESED (Loving Loyalty/Lovingkindness)

Khesed: Rethinking LOYALTY/LOVINGKINDNESS Although there is no direct English rendering of khesed, translators have “given it a go” with such words as: mercy, grace, graciousness, favour, loyalty, covenant loyalty, believing loyalty, loving loyalty, strength, devotion, steadfast love, unfailing love, lovingkindness, kindness, compassion and faithfulness. Truth be told, it’s none of those words specifically and all… Continue reading Revisiting KHESED (Loving Loyalty/Lovingkindness)

Boosh: SHAME (Not) on You!

SHAME: Boosh, Verb, (Strong’s 954); Bushah, Feminine Noun, (Strong's 955); Boshet, Feminine Noun, (Strong's 1322). Root: בוש Sounds like: boosh, boo'shaw, bow'shet This is the 200th post of HebrewWordLessons! For 200 consecutive Sundays in a row we’ve taken a deep dive into various Biblical words. Clearly, I love word studies, but word studies are only… Continue reading Boosh: SHAME (Not) on You!

Revisiting SEFER (Book)

I love books! I'm a library technician and I'm surrounded by books at work. My desk is piled high with books that need my attention... and that just makes me happy. To call the Bible a book doesn't give it justice, even though the word Bible comes from the Greek word for book (biblio). It's… Continue reading Revisiting SEFER (Book)

Yeriah, Paroket, Masak, Masveh: Tearing Down the CURTAIN/VEIL

CURTAIN/VEIL: Yeriah, tent curtains (Strong’s 3407); Paroket, curtain as divider (Strong’s 6532); Masak, entrance veil, hanging, screen, covering (Strong’s 4539); Masveh, wearing a veil (Strong’s 4533). In Hebrew: Yeriah, (ye'ree'ah) יריעה; Paroket, (faro'ket/paro'ket) פרכת; Masak, (ma'sahk) מסך; Masveh, (mas'vey) מסוה. I like curtains. They're decorative and they have a purpose: they keep the sun out and the nosey neighbours from… Continue reading Yeriah, Paroket, Masak, Masveh: Tearing Down the CURTAIN/VEIL