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

Even/Eben: A Costly STONE

STONE: even/eben. Feminine Noun. (Strong’s 68). Root: אֶבֶן Sounds like: ehven (rhymes with seven). Stone of Remembering This week in April, one year ago, I made my first trek to Alberta Canada. A week in Jasper National Park meant that I spent much of my time looking up... way up! The mountains were breathtaking; they… Continue reading Even/Eben: A Costly STONE

Nuakh: I Will Give You REST

REST: nuach (verb) (5117). RESTING PLACE:  m'nuchah (feminine noun) (4496). Root: נוּחַ Sounds like: noo'akh/m-noo-khaw We are such a busy bunch of bees… fluttering about, constantly moving, never slowing down, keeping up with the Joneses, multitasking, and marathoning. It seems to me that we have a hard time sitting still… until now, that is. Now,… Continue reading Nuakh: I Will Give You REST

Tamim: The BLAMELESS Children

BLAMELESS: tamim (adjective) (8549), tam (adjectjive) (8535). Root: תָּם / תָּמִים Sounds like: taw'meem / tawm. For many people around the globe, this is Holy Week. For Jewish and Messianic Jewish communities, this is the middle of Passover, and for many Christians this is Easter, or Good Friday and He-Is-Risen Sunday. It is normally a… Continue reading Tamim: The BLAMELESS Children

Khamor/Athon: The Needed DONKEY

DONKEY: khamor (male, masculine noun) (2543) & athon (female, feminine noun) (860).  Root (khamor): חֲמוֹר  Root (athon): אָתוֹן Sounds like: kha’more and ah'tohn. So those who know me well know that I have an affinity for donkey’s. My three favourite animals are cats (I live with three of them), skunks (we go way back), and… Continue reading Khamor/Athon: The Needed DONKEY

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