NAKED: arom. Adjective (Strong's 6174); Adjective/Masculine Noun Abstract (Strong's 5903); Feminine Noun (Strong's 6172). Arom: עָרוֹם Erom: עֵירֹם Ervah: עֶרְוָה Sounds like: ahrohm/ehrohm/air'vah Let us begin by saying… naked is not a dirty word. We all came into this world without a stitch of clothing. Nakedness is, in essence, our natural state. In shame we covered… Continue reading Arom/Erom/Ervah: NAKED and Exposed
DEEP/DEPTHS/ABYSS: tehohm. Noun. (Strong's 8415). Root: תהום / תהו Sounds like: t’home The Deep, in the Beginning Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void [tohu], and darkness was over the surface of the deep [t’hohm], and the Spirit of God was moving over the… Continue reading Tehohm: A Dive into the DEEP
HAPPY (Blessed): asher/esher (Strong’s 833 & 835 & 837). Root: אשר Sounds like: asher/esher/osher/ash’reh It could be said that the pursuit of happiness is the great obsessions of humanity. If you look up happiness quotes on the internet you are bombarded with pages and pages and pages of words. There are positive words about happiness:… Continue reading Asher: The Pursuit of HAPPY
VAPOUR/BREATH/VANITY/FUTILITY/USELESS/MEANINGLESSNESS/NOTHINGNESS: hevel. Masculine Noun (Strong’s 1892); Verb (Strong’s 1891); the name Abel (Strong’s 1893). Root: הבל Sounds like: h’vel. Psalm 144:3-4 (see also Psalm 94:9-11) O YHWH, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? Man is like a mere breath [la-hevel]; his days… Continue reading Hevel: VANITY of Vanities! Is life a Vapour of Nothingness?
FATHER: Av/Ab. Masculine noun. (Strong’s 1). Root: אָב Sounds like: Ahv I’m an only child… and I have an amazing Dad who has loved me, supported me and encouraged me throughout my life. My Dad taught me to learn something new every day, and to carefully cultivate my intelligence. He has taught me to be… Continue reading Av: Coming home to the FATHER
ORPHAN: yathom. Masculine noun. (Strong's 3490). Original word: יָתוֹם Sounds like: ya-tohm. My friend, Bishop Gerald Kwitegereza, is the founder of Alpha Orphanage Project. It started after he had moved to Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo; he had felt that God had sent him there to do something, but he didn’t yet know… Continue reading Yatohm: Bringing the ORPHAN Home
LET GO, SEND OUT: shalakh. Verb. (Strong’s 7971). Root: שָׁלַח Sound like: shawlawk We have been wanderers our whole lives and we send ourselves out constantly. We send ourselves out for groceries; we send ourselves out to go to work; we send ourselves out to garden; and, when we are able, we send ourselves out… Continue reading Shalakh: Let My People Go! SEND My People Out!
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
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
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