Jots & Tittles

Jots & Tittles

A series of Hebrew Word Studies

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  • Into Silence (5/15/2017) - Follow Chaim on his journey with God on his silent retreat on twitter at @intosilence4 Chaim will be journaling his experiences while on his silent retreat beginning this coming. Saturday that will have additional information to his daily devotions . To view  please sign up at twitter. We will also be posting some pics on FaceBook […]
  • FREE COPY OF CHAIM’S NEWEST BOOK (10/30/2016) - FREE COPY OF CHAIM’S NEWEST BOOK FOR WHOM MY SOUL LOVES   With the purchase of Hebrew Word Study Revealing the Heart of God At 40% off when purchased on Amazon.com  Click Here to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Hebrew-Word-Study-Revealing-Heart/dp/1629116971/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477883227&sr=1-3&keywords=chaim+bentorah   After purchase send an email to chaimbentorah@gmail.com with an address and we will send you a free copy […]
  • New Book (10/17/2016) - AMAZON #1 New Release Please consider supporting this ministry buy purchasing a book for yourself or as Christmas gifts. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, hitting the like button, commenting and sharing with friends and family is so helpful to us! Click here to view and/or purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Whom-My-Soul-Loves-Understanding/dp/1539124169/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1476758284&sr=8-9&keywords=chaim+bentorah Perhaps you are going through a […]
  • FOR WHOM MY SOUL LOVES (10/16/2016) - https://www.amazon.com/Whom-My-Soul-Loves-Understanding/dp/1539124169/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1476673538&sr=8-10&keywords=chaim+bentorah Here’s Chaim’s newest release. As always we appreciate your support in buying Chaim’s books, reviewing them on Amazon, following us on Facebook, and spreading the word by sharing with friends and family. Perhaps you are going through a period when you did not feel the presence of God in your life. Maybe you feel […]
  • Free Book (8/1/2016) -   Hello Everyone, Chaim would like to offer a free copy of his previously released book “God’s Love for Us”  for anyone who goes to Amazon and writes a review for his most recent release “Hebrew Word Study: Revealing the Heart of God”(click here to write review or to purchase book) https://www.amazon.com/Hebrew-Word-Study-Revealing-Heart/dp/1629116971/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470110923&sr=1-1&keywords=chaim+bentorah. Reviews are very important to […]
  • Important Update (7/6/2016) - Hello Everyone, We’re so excited and blessed that Whitaker House has published Chaim’s most recent Hebrew word study book.  It is essential that the book sells well because though we may have a lot of books on the market, they have been self published and the ministry makes very little money from them. Quite frankly […]
  • God’s Love for Us (3/4/2016) -   Hello Everyone , Chaim’s new book is now available on Amazon…we hope you take a minute to check it out on Amazon, thanks :-)     click here to view and/or purchase http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Love-Us-Explores-Relationship-ebook/dp/B01C3MFDOA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1457073250&sr=8-2&keywords=chaim+bentorah HEBREW WORD STUDY DEVOTIONAL God’s Love for Us: A Hebrew Teacher Explores the Heart of God through the Marriage Relationship Because God […]
  • NEW BOOK (2/8/2016) - As an instructor in both ancient Hebrew and Aramaic, Chaim Bentorah is convinced that there are powerful truths buried in the original language of God’s Word that most Christians have never been exposed to. The Word of God is like the heart of God: it is a well that never runs dry. In this book, […]
  • A POEM FOR GOD (1/16/2016) - Note, I often set the timer on my watch to allow myself five minutes to write a prayer to God.  Under that  limitation I have no time to worry about rhyme or meter, I can only speak my heart. I often do not share these little prayers as they tend to be corny and cheesy […]
  • Update (12/4/2015) - Hello Everyone, We’re back :) Our website was recently maliciously attacked (I think that’s what you would call it??) Though this problem posed no danger to others who clicked or try to open our page however, we did need to update our website. Though it is still in the design process, it is up and running […]
  • Bet (ב) (10/27/2015) - Last week I shared from Psalm 119 (which is arranged in an acrostic style) with a verse that starts with the letter Aleph (א) and this week I’m going to continue with the letter Bet(ב). Psalm 119:10 With all my heart I have sought Thee; Do not let me wander from Thy commandments What’s interesting about this first word with all (בכל)  is that though it means […]
  • MY TEARS BECAME HIS TEARS (9/8/2015) - THIS STORY IS FICTION My old roommate from Bible College, Davy Ballard told me this amazing story recently. Had anyone but Davy told it, I would have said they were a bit off key, but not Davy, he has always been the down to earth type.   You see Davy is the lead singer for […]
  • Personal Chemistry: “Yada” ידע (8/15/2015) - There’s a Hebrew word “Yada”  ידר that is rendered as “knowing” and it is also used (though not always) to indicate a sexual relationship or intimacy, ie: Gen.4:1 Now Adam “knew” Eve his wife, and she conceived…So “Yada” means an “Intimate knowing” You don’t love someone for their looks, their clothes, or their fancy cars…but […]
  • INTRODUCING CHAIM’S NEW BOOK (7/22/2015) -   Hebrew Word Study: Ancient Biblical Words Put into a Modern Context with the Help of the People Who Ride My Bus Hebrew Word Study Ancient Biblical Words Put Into A Modern Context is different from other Hebrew word study books as this book takes a specific passage of Scripture and analyzes it with respect […]
  • CHI CARGO (6/21/2015) -   As everyone is aware in the year 4012 AD our Archaeologist dug up the ancient city of Chi Cargo in the land of Usa.  About 2,000 years ago some unknown catastrophe, most likely nuclear, destroyed the land of Usa and left it buried in many feet of radioactive dust and debris.  Only a few […]
  • IF I HAD ONE WISH (5/29/2015) - Just grant to me one wish Lord Just one wish if you may Forever let your presence Rest upon me each and every day And when sunshine comes to your heart I will be one of those rays. – Chaim Bentorah   oops…just ignore the Amazon link with this post as the book is selling […]
  • {Lessons from the Almond Tree} (5/7/2015) - Jeremiah 1:11-12 The word of the Lord came to me saying “What do you see Jeremiah?” And I said I see a rod of an Almond (saqed  שָׁקֵד) tree. 12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching (soqed שֹׁקֵ֥ד, same root word as Almond) ) over my word to perform […]
  • SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT (4/9/2015) - Hello Everyone, We are happy to announce that our new book Hebrew Word Study For Today is now for sale on Amazon for pre-order.  This is a 90 day devotional book with each day covering a specific passage of Scripture and an analysis of key words in that passage in the original language. If you […]
  • {After the Rain Comes the Flowers} (3/4/2015) - The word “winter” חָרַף when spelled in reverse is פָּרַח and is a word for “blossoming“. It is a reminder that there is purpose to every season and that in the end of its cycle, there will be flowers that blossom and fruit that yields! Song 2:10-12 My beloved responded and said to me, ‘Arise, my […]
  • FEBRUARY SALE (1/4/2015) - Hello Everyone, We have had a great response to the sale on the Hebrew Word Study Manual that we decided to extended the sale  through February.  The set includes an 80 page manual, 3 teaching cd’s, a Hebrew letter bookmark with their meanings and a free copy of a Hebrew Interlinear and Lexicon (free copy […]
  • CHRISTMAS SALE (12/1/2014) - Hello Everyone, In celebration of this Christmas season, the Hebrew Word Study Manual will be on sale throughout the month of December. The set includes an 80 page manual, 3 teaching cd’s, a Hebrew letter bookmark with their meanings and a free copy of a Hebrew Interlinear and Lexicon (free copy comes on a disk […]
  • IN THE CATSKILLS – A SHORT STORY (9/28/2014) - BETTY’S CAFE   On my journey through the Catskill mountains I stopped off in a little one horse town  where I had lunch in Betty’s Café.  As I sat down I was greeted by my waitress, a young woman of about college age.  I noticed on my right was about three tables grouped together and […]
  • {Let Your Heart be Your Compass} (9/8/2014) - Last week I shared from Psalm 119 (which is arranged in an acrostic style) with a verse that starts with the letter Aleph (א) and this week I’m going to continue with the letter Bet(ב). Psalm 119:10 With all my heart I have sought Thee; Do not let me wander from Thy commandments What’s interesting about this first word with all (בכל)  is that though it means […]
  • NEW E BOOK: BEYOND THE LEXICON (7/27/2014) - We are happy to announce Chaim Bentorah’s new book   “HEBREW WORD STUDY: BEYOND THE LEXICON”  Now in Digital Format, click on line above to view book and its reviews Already ranked by Amazon as a Best Seller!   In His new book “HEBREW WORD STUDY: BEYOND THE LEXICON” (click on title to view or to […]
  • MY DREAM (6/18/2014) - Last night I as I went to bed I made my request known unto the Lord. In fact I have been faithfully making this same request for 6 years and have never seen an answer to that prayer. I found myself adding a little footnote to my petition that went something like this: “Well, Lord, […]
  • BEYOND THE DALETH – A WEARY SOUL (3/15/2014) -   Jeremiah 31:25: “For I have satiated the weary soul.”   “Sometime exhausted with toil and endeavor, I wish I could sleep forever and ever. But then this reflection my longings allay, I shall be doing it one of these days.”  Piet Hein   Satiated the weary soul. I am not too sure what it […]
  • {It’s a Good Thing} (7/21/2013) - The letter “teth” ט  is shaped like a womb and is the number 9 which parallels the 9 month gestation period where new life  develops  while being nourished and protected. The letter “teth” also represents inner reflection. Psalm 119:71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes. The word […]
  • { Lovesick For God } (7/14/2013) - Psalm 119:58 I sought Your favor with all my heart; Be gracious to me according to Your word. While choosing a verse for the letter chet, the word sought “chalah” (חלה) caught my attention because one of its meanings has the idea of being lovesick. I also believe it is a  play on words with  Kallah (כלה) “Bride” […]
  • { God’s Heart My Home } (7/7/2013) - Continuing in Psalm 119 with the letter Zayin ז Psalm 119:54 Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage. Statutes is the Hebrew word  “chaqaq” (חקק) and means to engrave, prescribe, a law and it also has the  idea of boundaries, and limits. The Lord has prescribed in His laws, boundaries for righteous living. He […]
  • { Forever and Ever } (6/30/2013) - The letter Vav (ו) is the 6th letter in  the Aleph Beit and as a prefix to a noun, Vav means “and” . It is a letter of connection and  can represent the continuity and unification of both time and space. In this role, vav inverts time, connecting and transmitting past and future. When Vav […]
  • { Into the Wilderness } (6/23/2013) - I just returned home from a retreat at a Monastery in Iowa (pictured above) where I lived alone in the “Guest House”, located on 650 acres of managed woodlands. What a gift  I was given to get away with God in the wilderness…so quiet and peaceful. Which brings me to this weeks study from the […]
  • { My Soul Weeps } (6/16/2013) - Continuing in Psalm 119 with the letter “dalet” ד which is shaped like a door or a man bent over in humility. Dalet is spelled דלת and has two possible root words. Some of its meanings are: door, gate, doors to heaven such as a portal, and also to be delivered from prison. Other possible usages are: […]
  • {Ripe for the Picking} (6/9/2013) - Continuing in Psalm 119 with the letter ‘Gimel‘ ג.  Psalm 119:17  Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. The words deal bountifully is the Hebrew word ‘gamal’ גמל and is same root word for the spelling of the  letter ג  itself.  It has the idea of being nourished until completely ripe as in grapes or other fruit. […]
  • {Hitting the Bullseye} (5/25/2013) -   Psalm 119 is one of my favorite Psalms and its theme is  love for the Word of God. It is an acrostic poem and has 176 verses. These verses are divided into 22 stanzas. One stanza for every letter of the Hebrew alphabet, for example: The first word of the first 8 verses start […]
  • { Bearing Eternal Fruit } (5/12/2013) - I love a post I recently saw on Face Book “Proverbs 31 stresses me out”. I decided to look at a verse from this chapter and see what I could find for myself in the original Hebrew. Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. The word “call” is not […]
  • { The Colors Of Our Life } (4/29/2013) - “For I know the plans (cashab) that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 The word “plans” in Hebrew (cashab) has its origins in the idea of a weaver of fabric. Here we have a picture of Jesus thoughtfully and lovingly […]
  • Events Calendar (2/7/2013) - OUR SCHEDULE February 2          Charis Bible College-Bensenville, Il (Classes Filled) February  9        Charis Bible College– Bensenville, Il Classes filled) February 16        Charis Bible College- Bensenville, Il (Classes Filled) February 23        Charis Bible College-Bensenville, Il (Classes Filled) March 2 Charis Bible College-Bensenville Il (Classes Filled) March 23             Charis Bible College-Bensenville Il (Please contact us to register […]
  • Events Calendar (2/7/2013) - OUR SCHEDULE February 2          Charis Bible College-Bensenville, Il (Classes Filled) February  9        Charis Bible College– Bensenville, Il  Classes filled) February 16        Charis Bible College- Bensenville, Il (Classes Filled) February 23        Charis Bible College-Bensenville, Il (Classes Filled) March  2              Charis Bible College-Bensenville Il (Classes Filled) March 23             Charis Bible College-Bensenville Il (Please contact us to register for class) March 16              Aglow […]
  • Devotional 1Kings 17:7 (12/14/2012) - Good Morning Yamon Ki Yesepar and Nevim Arith Hayomin; I Kings 17:7: “And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.” This morning I read a story in People Magazine about the former president of MGM, a young, multi-millionaire who worked his […]
  • {Word Study} Good Shepherd (12/13/2012) - WORD STUDY: GOOD (SHEPHERD) John 10:11: “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd gives his life for his sheep.” Good: Greek:  kalos – beautiful, fine, excellent, blameless, high moral character. Aramaic: tawa’ – A relationship with someone or something that is harmonious and in sync. Jesus calls himself a good shepherd.  There are a […]
  • {Word Study} Pass Through (12/12/2012) - WORD STUDY – Pass Through Exodus 12:23: “For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.” Pass […]
  • {Word Study} Come “Karav” (12/10/2012) - WORD STUDY – Come Exodus 3:5: “Draw (come) not nigh hither” God said: “Put off thy shoes from thy feet, for the place whereupon thou standest is holy ground.” Come (draw) – Hebrew: Karav – to draw near, to come, approach, heart Practically every Christian commentary I’ve read seems to agree (which is unusual for […]
  • Devotional Exodus 33:14 (12/9/2012) - Good Morning Yamon Ki Yesepar and Nevim Arith Haymon: Exodus 33:14: “And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.” The other night was a warm, beautiful December evening.  It was late at night and I was in Southern Illinois on my way to Terre Haute, Indiana.  I walked […]
  • {Word Study} Bread To Eat (12/8/2012) - WORD STUDY:  BREAD TO EAT Genesis 28:20-21:  “And Jacob vowed a vowed and saying, If God will be with me and will keep in this way that I go and will give me bread to eat and raiment to put on, so then I come to my father’s house in peace,  then shall the Lord […]
  • Devotional Mark:14:68 (12/7/2012) - Good  Morning Yamon Ki Yesepar and Nevim Arith Hayomin: Mark 14:68: “But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest.  And he went out on the porch; and the cock crew.” General Joshua Chamberlain, the hero of the Battle of Little Roundtop during the Civil War, told the story of an […]
  • {Word Study} Besought “Chalah” (12/6/2012) - WORD STUDY – BESOUGHT II Chronicles 33:12: “And when he was in affliction, he besought the Lord His God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his Fathers.” Besought – Hebrew: chalah – to seek favor by being pleasant If you go II Chronicles 33 and II Kings 19-21 you find a very interesting […]
  • {Word Study} Satisfy (12/4/2012) - WORD STUDY – SATISFY Jeremiah 31:25:  “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” SATISFY – Hebrew: mala – satisfy, fill, to insert into or fill as the setting of precious stones into a bracelet, necklace, or crown. Jeremiah is speaking of the future restoration of Judah after going through captivity.   He talks of […]
  • Christmas Sale (12/3/2012) - We are offering a Christmas special throughout the month of December 20% off all merchandise Which includes all books, teaching manuals and cd’s any of which would make a wonderful Christmas or grab bag gift. Order early to receive your purchase before Christmas. Sale prices are an exclusive offer to all those on our mailing […]
  • {Word Study} Agreement (12/3/2012) - WORD STUDY – AGREEMENT Matthew 18:19-20: “Again I say unto you that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in […]
  • {Word Study} Take, Seize “Lakach” (11/29/2012) - WORD STUDY – TAKE, SEIZE I Samuel 4:3: “And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the Lord smitten us today before the Philistines?  Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of Shiloh unto us, that when it cometh among us, it […]
  • {Word Study} Comforter “Paraqleta” (11/27/2012) - WORD STUDY – COMFORTER John 14:16: “And I will pray the Father and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” Comforter:  Greek – paracleton: Counselor, advocate, helper, comforter, guide. Literally from para for alongside of and cleton to summon or call. Comforter: Aramaic – paraqleta: Comforter, one who saves […]
  • {Word Study} Works “Erga” (11/24/2012) - WORD STUDY: WORKS John 14:12:  “Greater works than these shall you do because I go to the Father.” Works: Greek – erga:  Activity, deed occupation. Aramaic – abad:  Work product, result of an activity.  A works ultimate impact. I remember when I was a pastor in a liberal denomination, one that really did not concern […]
  • {Word Study} Murmur “Yalan” (11/21/2012) - WORD STUDY – MURMUR Exodus 17:3:  “But the people thirsted there for water and they murmured  against Moses and said: Why, now, have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” Murmured: Hebrew: Yalan – to worry, grumble, complain, fret. The people of Israel had just […]
  • {Word Study} My Lord My God (11/19/2012) - WORD STUDY:  MY LORD AND MY GOD John 20:28: “And Thomas answered and said unto him: My Lord and my God.” My Lord and My God – Hebrew: adoni alei,  Aramaic: dari alahi.  Idiomatic expression of endearment – My dearest. The passage in John 20:27-29 does not say that Thomas did touch the nail prints […]
  • {Word Study} Yea (Yes) (11/17/2012) - WORD STUDY – YEA (YES) Matthew 5:37: “But let your communication be Yea, yea; Nay nay for whatsoever is more than these comes of evil.” Yes – Aramaic: ‘iy,  Yes. When I read the Aramaic I transliterate it from the Aramaic Script to the Hebrew Script to make it easier to for me to read […]
  • {Word Study} To See “Nihzon” (11/15/2012) - WORD STUDY – TO SEE Matthew 5:8: “Blessed are those who are pure in heart for they shall see God.” To See: Aramaic – nihzon: experience, to see beyond normal perception. To see colors of emotions. God has no body and is invisible, so how can we “see Him.”   “Seeing God” is a Hebrew idiom […]
  • {Word Study} Poor (In Spirit) (11/13/2012) - {WORD STUDY} – POOR (IN SPIRIT) Matthew 5:3: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Poor – Greek: ptochos from the root ptoeo or pipto – a beggar, one who is destitute, a pauper, Spiritually poor, humble, devout. Aramaic – Miskaneh:  Aramaic idiom for one who voluntarily gives up […]
  • {Word Study} Insight “Bin” (11/11/2012) - WORD STUDY – INSIGHT I Chronicles 12:32: “And the children of Issachar which were men that had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred and all their brethren were at their command.” “Many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose quills.”   Shakespeare – “Hamlet.” Insight: […]
  • {Word Study} Wicked “Rasha” (11/9/2012) - WORD STUDY: WICKED Isaiah 5:23: “Which justify the wicked for the reward and take the righteousness from the righteous from him.” Wicked – Hebrew: rasha – A term used for merchants who use false balances The NIV probably has the clearest rendering for Isaiah 5:23: “Who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice […]
  • {Word Study} Spiritual Watch (11/7/2012) - WORD STUDY: Spiritual Watch I Samuel 18:9:  “And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.” Eyed: “avan oyan”  Allow you spiritual eyes to inhabit the behavior of another, to watch someone to discover spiritual secrets. Many translations of I Samuel 18:9 renders this as Saul casting a “jealous” eye on David.  This is based […]
  • {Word Study} Path “Arach” (11/4/2012) - WORD STUDY – PATH Psalms 25:4: “Show me your ways, O’Lord, teach me your paths.” Path –   Hebrew: arach – A method of travel down a way, path or road. King David was living in a world of uncertainty,  he was at an age where he knew disease could strike him down any minute, radicals […]
  • {Word Study} Afraid “Yagar” (11/2/2012) - WORD STUDY – AFRAID Job 9:28:  “I am afraid of all my sorrow, I know thou wilt not hold me innocent.” Afraid – Hebrew:  yagar – To fear for one’s own safety or wellbeing. First let me point out that this word for fear is not the fear used for “fearing the Lord.”  That word […]
  • {Word Study} Bind, Loose “Asar” “Hitir” (10/31/2012) - WORD STUDY:  BIND, LOOSE Matthew 16:19: “And I will give to you the keys to the kingdom of heaven and whatsoever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatsoever  you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” In Matthew 16:19 Jesus gave the keys to the kingdom to Peter and told […]
  • {Word Study} Strong Donkey “Chamor Garem” (10/29/2012) - WORD STUDY – STRONG DONKEY Genesis 49:14: “Issachar is a strong donkey, crouched down between two burdens.” Strong Donkey – Chamor Garem – Idiomatic expression for a bitter medicine that cures through cleansing the body. There is a sort of play on words here. Issachar comes from the root word “shacar” which means reward, gift, […]
  • {Word Study} Faint “Da’avah” (10/26/2012) - Jeremiah 31:25:  “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Faint – Hebrew: da’avah – To flow away with anxiety and/or distress Jeremiah is speaking of the future restoration of Judah after going through captivity.   The word “refresh” in the Hebrew is “ravah” which is very hard to define.  You really need to experience […]
  • {Word Study} Hold “Chazak” (10/23/2012) - WORD STUDY – HOLD Isaiah 41:13: “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Hold – Hebrew: chazak – Strengthen, confirm, restore. Various translations will say that God “upholds” your right hand, some will say he “takes” your right hand and some will […]
  • Word Study: Wise Heart (10/21/2012) - WORD STUDY – WISE HEART Exodus 35:10: “And all the wise hearted among you shall come and make all that the Lord hath commanded.” Wise – Hebrew:  Hacam – teachable, skillful, knowing. Heart – Levav – Heart in the physical sense, life, reasoning, understanding, will, judgment, design, affection, love, hatred, courage, fear, joy, sorrow. Wise […]
  • Word Study: Tittle “Keras” (10/16/2012) - WORD STUDY:  TITTLE Luke 16:17; “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle to the law to fall.” Greek: Keras – Tittle, stroke Most of our modern translations translate the word “tittle” as either “stroke of the pen,”   “a comma” “a pronunciation mark (which it is not),”  “the smallest letter (which […]
  • Word Study: Turn Captivity Captive “v’shavti veyish’vu” (10/13/2012) - HEBREW WORD STUDY:  I WILL BRING BACK MY EXILED PEOPLE Amos 9:14: “I will bring back my exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them.  They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit.”  NIV Ephesians 4:8: “Wherefore he said, when he ascended […]
  • Word Study: Sin “Avoni” (10/11/2012) - WORD STUDY – SIN (AVONI) I Kings 17:18: “And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God?  Art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?” Sin – Hebrew:  Avoni – Sin, to make crooked We are familiar with the […]
  • Word Study: Sin “Chata” (10/8/2012) - WORD STUDY – SIN Job 1:22: “In all this Job sinned not, nor charge God foolishly.” Sin: Hebrew – chata:  To  stumble or fall short of the mark We tend to think that Job did not sin by not blaming God.  Yet, when you look at the syntax in the Hebrew, it is clearly indicating […]
  • Word Study: Curse (10/6/2012) - WORD STUDY – CURSE Jeremiah 17:5: “Thus said the Lord; ‘Curse be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm whose heart, departeth from the Lord.” Curse – Hebrew: ‘aror – Curse, to remove the influence of God. Thank goodness this verse was written in Hebrew and not English. Just because some […]
  • Word Study: Crown/Diadim “Nezer” (10/4/2012) - WORD STUDY – CROWN Revelations 2:17: “To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receives it.” Crown – Hebrew: nezer – gemstones of a diadem, to make unique, […]
  • Word Study: Place “Qom” (10/2/2012) - WORD STUDY – PLACE Genesis 28:16 “When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he said surely the Lord is in this place and I was not aware of it.” Place – Hebrew: qom – awaken, arise, place of awakening or arising The word for “place” is “qom” which has a Beth and Mem in front of […]
  • Word Study: Cup “Kavas” (9/30/2012) - WORD STUDY –  CUP Psalms 16:5 “The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup, thou maintains my lot.” Psalms 23: 5b “Thou anoints my head with oil, my cup runneth over.” Cup – Hebrew: kavas – cup, pelican or stork The word “cup” in Hebrew is “kavas,” which has a double meaning, […]
  • Word Study: Hiss “Sharak” (9/28/2012) - WORD STUDY – HISS Hiss – Hebrew: sharak – hiss, whistle, signal. Zechariah 10:8: “I will hiss for them and gather them for I have redeemed them.” This is really a curious passage.  The word “hiss”  is “sharak”  in Hebrew.  You may find it translated as “whistle” or “signal”.   Sharak is used about 7 times […]
  • Word Study: Zebulon (9/25/2012) - WORD STUDY – ZEBULON Isaiah 9:1 “Nevertheless her dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when  at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulon and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.” KJV […]
  • Word Study: Sleep “Yishenah” (9/23/2012) - Sleep – Hebrew:  yishenah – sleep, to repeat, to change, to understand, divine revelation. Song of Solomon 5:2 “I sleep but my heart is awake, it is the voice of my beloved that knocks.” The word Yishenah comes from two possible root words.  The first is Yishen which simply means to sleep.  The second is often overlooked […]
  • Word Study: Eat “Alakam” (9/21/2012) - Word Study – Eat Eat – Hebrew: alakam – eat, consume, kidney, inward parts, (as a metonymy  inward secret parts of the soul) Jeremiah 15:16: “Your words were found and I ate them and your words became for me a joy, and the delight of my heart, for I have been called by your name, […]
  • Word Study: Feet Swell “Regal” “Basak” (9/19/2012) - WORD STUDY – FEET SWELL Feet – Hebrew: Regal – foot, to go about, to spy. Swell – Hebrew: Basak – to swell, soft, doughy Deuteronomy 8:4:”Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee.  Neither did thy feet swell these forty years.” For forty years Israel wandered in the wilderness, not allowed to enter the Promised […]
  • Word Study: Liberty “Darar” (9/18/2012) - WORD STUDY – LIBERTY Liberty – Hebrew : darar – to flow freely, to fly away, freedom, liberty Isaiah 61:1: The spirit of the Lord is upon me; because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek, He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the […]
  • Word Study: Remember “Zacar” (9/17/2012) - Word Study – Remember Zacar – Keep in mind, mention, remember Genesis 40:14:  “Only keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh, and get out of this house.” For 15 years Joseph  kept Jehovah on his lips as he moved from a […]
  • Word Study: Fulfill “Gala” (9/15/2012) - WORD STUDY – FULFILL FULFILL – Hebrew: gala – to make complete, to fill up to completion Psalms 20:5: “The Lord  fulfill all your petitions.” The word “gala” (fulfill)  raises an issue that no one seems to question.  “gala” does not mean to answer, or to grant.  It means to make compete, to fill up […]
  • Word Study: Weeping “Bakah” (9/13/2012) - WORD STUDY – WEEPING Weep – bakah:  Weep, mourn, lament. II Kings 8:11: “And the man of God wept.” John 11:35: “Jesus wept” The Hebrew word bakah has its origins in the picture of dropping or dripping of water as in tears flowing from one’s eyes. What made Elijah and Jesus weep was the knowledge […]
  • Word Study: Gird “Azar” (9/11/2012) - WORD STUDY – Gird Gird – Hebrew: “azar” – To bind, to gird, girdle, belt Psalm 18:32: “It is God that girdeth me with strength, and makes my way perfect.” If you are following my “cliff hanger” adventure series: Through the Daleth on the Chaim Bentorah Facebook page, this word study  may make more sense […]
  • Word Study: YHWH (God) (9/10/2012) - WORD STUDY – YHWH YHWH – Hebrew: God Jehovah The word YHWH expressing the name of God in Hebrew is built on three words; hayah which means “was,” hoveh which means “is” and yiheyeh which means “will be.”   This is to say that  God lives in the past, present and future simultaneously.  Albert Einstein, a […]
  • Word Study: Willing (9/8/2012) - WORD STUDY – WILLING Willing – Hebrew: ‘avah – willing, incline, desirous, wishing. Isaiah 1:19: “If you be willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land. “One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.”  Dietrich Bonhoffer The word for “willing” is “’avah” which is spelled “Alep, Beth, Hei.”  Jewish literature […]
  • Word Study: Gold (9/6/2012) - WORD STUDY – GOLD (ORNDAMENTAL GOLD) Gold – Hebrew Pazaz:  refining, purifying, refined gold, refined gold used for jewelry or ornamental purposes Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is quick, powerful, sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, […]
  • Word Study: Wait (9/3/2012) - WORD STUDY – WAIT Isaiah 40:31: “But they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.” Wait – Quavah: to bind, to wind, twist, to be strong, a strong cord or rope. […]
  • Word Study: Dominion (8/30/2012) -   WORD STUDY – DOMINION Dominion – Yiredu:  To come down, descend, to lower oneself Genesis 1:26: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness and let them have dominion over fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the […]
  • Word Study: Seek (8/27/2012) - WORD STUDY – SEEK Seek – Hebrew: Daresh – To seek, visit, frequent, search, inquire, consult, to promote, apply oneself to something. Isaiah 55:6: “Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon Him while He is near.” The word for “seek” is “daresh” which has the idea of visiting frequently or in a […]
  • Jots and Titles: Give (8/23/2012) - Word Study – Give Give – nathan Nathan means to give, to grant, a present or gift. Nathan is spelled Nun, Taw Final Nun.  The Nun represents fertility, growth, and prosperity, the Taw represents a completion of a cycle.  The final Nun; which represents fertility, growth and prosperity,  has no foot on the bottom of […]
  • Jots and Tittles: Fear (8/21/2012) - Word Study– Fear Exodus 14:31: “And Israel saw the great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians and the people feared the Lord.” Fear – Hebrew : Yara’ To fear, to reverence, to respect, to honor, to behold as wonderful and marvelous. This verse would suggest that the people of Israel were terrified of […]
  • Jots and Tittles: Rest (8/18/2012) - Word Study – Rest Psalms 55:6: “And I said, Oh that I had the wings like a dove, for then would I fly away and be at rest.” Rest – Hebrew – eshekonah Eshekohah comes from the root word “shakan” which means to dwell, make a habitation, abide and lie down. The word carries a […]
  • Jots and Tittles: Refuge (8/16/2012) - Word Study – Refuge Psalms 9:9 “The Lord will also be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” Refuge – Hebrew: shagav – A high place, to be raised up, set in security, to make powerful, to strengthen, strong place. In ancient times when an invading army approached a town the people […]
  • Jots and Tittles: Good (8/14/2012) - WORD STUDY – GOOD Proverbs 18:22 “Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor of the Lord.” Good – Hebrew: Tov Sounds like finding a wife is like finding a decent used car.  Good in Hebrew is much more than just something being decent or on the low end of the good, […]
  • Word Study: Sing (8/12/2012) -   WORD STUDY – SING Exodus 15:1: “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord.” Vs. 2: “The Lord is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation.” Sing – Sur – to sing, n. song The lexicon and Hebrew dictionaries are of little help as it tells […]
  • Jots and Tittles: Worship (8/10/2012) - Word Study – Worship Psalms 29:2: “Worship the Lord” Worship – Hebrew Shachah and/or Sachah The Masorites  in 700 AD pointed the first letter up as a Shin by putting a dot to the right of the letter.  This gives a meaning of bowing down or laying prostrate.  The Masorites were not inspired by the […]
  • Jots and Tittles: Discouragement (8/8/2012) - Word Study – Discouragement Numbers 32:9  “They discouraged the heart of the children of Israel” Discouragement – Hebrew  “Nu'” Nu’ –frustration, hindrance, restraining, prohibit, refuse, discouragement. This word has its roots in the idea of not getting something you want.  When we do not get what we want we get discouraged.  Israel became discouraged not […]
  • Jots and Tittles: Light/Shine (8/6/2012) - Word Study – Light/shine Light/shine– Hebrew – “‘or” Numbers 6:25: “The Lord make his face to shine upon you.” The word “’or” (light/shine) in Hebrew has many usages. When we say that the Lord makes his face to “shine” upon us we are saying that the Lord causes His face, which means His presence, to […]
  • Jots and Tittles: Way (8/4/2012) - WORD STUDY – WAY Proverbs 16:25: “There is a way which seems right unto man but the end thereof is death.” Way – Derek Way, path, to tread forth, to tread upon (like a winepress). The question is, where does this way or path lead. Every word in the Hebrew explains itself. Derek is spelled […]