Category Archives: The Hebrew Language

Ezer Kenegdo – a helper meet for him (Gen 2:18)

Recently, within a two-day period, I heard the Hebrew phrase “ezer kenegdo” mentioned on two different occasions.   It really caught my attention, and I took that as an indicator that Abba wanted me to understand this term, so I began studying the phrase – and what an eye-opener!  Continue reading Ezer Kenegdo – a helper meet for him (Gen 2:18)

Messianic Musings – Wisdom is the Principal Thing….

got wisdomRecently, a Christian blogger that I follow with great delight (Stressless with Jesus) published an excellent post about her desire to be led by YHVH’s wisdom. The Spirit used her article to remind me that ‘wisdom’ is spoken of constantly in the Tanakh (Old Testament) as well as in the NT, so it might be helpful to do a word study and figure out precisely what scripture is speaking of when it refers to ‘wisdom.’  This turned out to be a very interesting study! Continue reading Messianic Musings – Wisdom is the Principal Thing….

The Just Shall Live by Faith

habakkuk boxThe second half of Habakkuk 2:4 (…the just shall live by his faith) is quoted three different times in the New Testament epistles: Rom 1:17Gal 3:11 and Heb 10:38.  That makes it a pretty important verse – one that every believer  should take pains to understand.  Continue reading The Just Shall Live by Faith

So what’s so great about Hebrew?

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The Name of God, YHWH, in modern Hebrew

Hebrew is a truly fascinating language! There are lots of concepts that are unique to Hebrew, but one facet of the language that really ‘grabs’ me is the fact that the letters used to write a word convey not just the sound of the word, but even its root meaning!

Hebrew is unique in this.  Modern alphabets convey sound, not meaning.  When we read the word ‘father’ in English, the letters tell  us how to pronounce the word, but they tell us nothing about what the word means.  We have to learn that from some other source.  Not so in Hebrew!   Continue reading So what’s so great about Hebrew?