PRECIOUS/costly: yaqar. (Verb: 3365, Masculine Noun: 3366, Adjective: 3368). Root: יָקָר Sounds like: ya’car Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy gets watched at our house a LOT… like, multiple times a year. So naturally the word “precious” immediately conjures up an image of Gollum possessively desiring the One Ring. The Ring, to Gollum, was the most… Continue reading Yaqar: Life is PRECIOUS
MOUNTAINS: harim. Masculine noun. (Strong’s 2022). Root: הַר (singular: har). Sounds like: hareem This week I find myself in the beautiful town of Jasper Alberta for a library conference, so it seemed apt to choose the word mountains… because WOW these mountains are amazing! Jasper is a place of mountains… glorious, awe-inspiring, “look-way-up!” mountains. And being… Continue reading Harim: MOUNTAINS of the Most High
Redeem: ga’al. Verb. (Strong’s 1350). Root: גָּאַל Sounds like: gaw-all The word redemption often comes up during the week of Passover or, for some, Passion week. We know we are redeemed, but does that really mean? In Hebrew the word ga’al (to redeem) means to “buy back”. The laws of Leviticus refer to being bought back… Continue reading Ga’al: I bought you back. You are REDEEMED.
WINE: yayin. Masculine Noun. (Strong’s 3196). Root: יַיִן Sounds like: yah-yeen. I have a sensitivity to alcohol and am unable to drink wine, but I’m told by many friends that there’s nothing like a glass of wine after work to sooth the soul. Certainly our culture has connected wine with relaxation and decadence. The cup… Continue reading Yayin: the WINE of our Salvation
LIFT/CARRY/BEAR: nasa (verb). (Strong’s 5375). Root: נָשָׂא Sounds like: naw-saw. This week’s Hebrew word is near the top of my list of favourites, because it is central to the entire Biblical story. In an attempt to save time here’s the Bible in a nutshell: In the beginning humans made a terrible choice and in doing… Continue reading Nasa: Lift, Carry, and Bear the Weight
CUP: kows (feminine noun). (Strong’s 3563). Root: כּוֹס Sounds like: koce Much of the world will be celebrating New Years Eve tomorrow, where a cup is raised to remember a year gone by and to honour the start of a new beginning. The Cup is often associated with remembering, but the first time we come… Continue reading Kows: Remember the CUP
Accuser– satan- שָׂטָן (Strong’s 7854) Adversary– satan- שָׂטָן (Strong’s 7854) Almighty– Shaddai- שַׁדַּי (Strong’s 7706) Angel– malak- מֲלְאָךְ (Strong’s 4397) Anointed– mashiach- מָשִׁ֫יחַ (Strong’s 4899) Appointed times– moed- מוֹעֵד (Strong’s 4150) Atone/Atonement– kippur- כִּפֻּר (Strong’s 3722, 2724, 3725) Awesome– gadol- גָּדַל (Strong’s 1419, 1431) Behold– hinneh- הִנֵּה (Strong’s 2009) Beginning– resheet- רֵאשִׁית (Strong’s 7225) Bethlehem– bet-lechem- בֵּ֥ית לָֽחֶם (Strong’s 1035) Birth– yalad- יָלַד (Strong’s 3205) Blameless– tamim- תָּמִים (Strong’s 8549, 8535) Blessing– barak- בָרַךְ (Strong’s 1288, 1289, 1293) Blossom– parakh- פָרַח… Continue reading Word List A-H