Topics Hebrew Roots & Words
By Jeff A. Benner
(abh) Stand / Tent Pole
Pictograph: The pictograph represents strength, the represents the tent. Combined these mean "the strength of the house".
Definition: This can be the tent poles which hold up the tent, the house, as well as the father who holds up the family, the household.
Strong's #: 1
(ahh) Protect / Hearth
Pictograph: The pictograph represents strength. The is a wall. Combined these pictographs mean "strong wall".
Definition: In Hebrew thought, a wall is more than a vertical barrier but anything that separates or divides. The hearth around the fire protected the house from the heat and embers of the fire.
Strong's #: n/a
(el) Yoke / Ox
Pictograph: The pictograph is a picture of an ox head and also represents its strength. The is a picture of a shepherd staff and also represents the authority of the shepherd. Combined these two pictographs mean "the strong authority" and can be anyone or thing of strong authority.
Definition: The yoke is understood as a "staff on the shoulders" (see Isaiah 9:4) in order to harness their power for pulling loads such as a wagon or plow. Hence, the two pictographs can also represent "the ox in the yoke". Often two oxen were yoked together. An older, more experienced ox would be teamed up (yoked) with a younger, less experienced ox. The older ox in the yoke is the "strong authority" who, through the yoke, teaches the younger ox.
Strong's #: 410
(eym) Bind / Glue
Pictograph: The pictograph represents strength. The is water or any other liquid. Combined these pictographs mean "strong liquid".
Definition: Glue was made by placing the hides and other animal parts of slaughtered animals in a pot of boiling water. As the hide boiled, a thick sticky substance formed at the surface of the water. This substance was removed and used as a binding agent. This word also means "mother" as the one who binds the family together.
Strong's #: 517
(an) Produce / Fig
Pictograph: The pictograph represents the ox. The is a picture of a seed (plant, animal or man).
Definition: The male searches out the female and approaches her for reproducing (see Jeremiah 2:24). This can also be a search for the purpose of producing something.
Strong's #: 575
(eysh) Press / Fire
Pictograph: The pictograph represents strength. The is a picture of teeth and imply pressing as one does with the teeth to chew food. Combined these pictures mean "a strong pressing down".
Definition: A fire is made by firmly pressing a wooden rod down onto a wooden board and spinning the rod with a bow drill. Wood dust is generated from the two woods rubbing together and is heated by the friction creating a small ember in the dust. Small tinder is then placed on the ember and is blown ignited the tinder.
Strong's #: 784
(et) Plow / Mark
Pictograph: The pictograph is a picture of an ox. The is a picture of two crossed sticks used to make a sign or mark. Combined these pictures represent "an ox moving toward a mark".
Definition: When plowing a field with oxen, the plowman drives the oxen toward a distant mark in order to keep the furrow straight. A traveler arrives at his destination by following a mark. The traveling toward a mark, destination or person. The arrival of one to the mark. A "you" is an individual who has arrived to a "me". The coming toward a mark. A standard, or flag, with the family mark hangs as a sign. An agreement or covenant by two where a sign or mark of the agreement is made as a reminder to both parties.
Strong's #: 853, 854, 885
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