Understanding Hebrew words, or words based from a Hebrew word,  is crucial to our understanding of the New Testament. Below I have listed some key words that will hopefully enhance your study.  These teachings are great as devotionals also. Check back often as the list will continue to grow.

November 9, 2019

In Hebrew heaven is shamayim. The word is always plural. The Scriptures seem to indicate that there are three heavens by which may be referred to in writings: the immediate atmosphere of the earth, the area above that of the stars, moon, sun etc, and the outer area whe...

September 30, 2018

There are a couple of Hebrew words which denote light. In Genesis we can learn the meaning of both of the words for light. In Genesis 1:3 we read:

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

These were the first words spoken by God at creation. The primary w...

May 14, 2018

Whenever we read the word "peace" in the Bible we should render it as the Hebrew word "shalom". 

In Hebrew the word "shalom" can mean hello or goodbye but the meaning of the word goes much deeper than that.

In John 14:27 Yeshua says "peace I leave you; my peace I give yo...

August 6, 2017

The Gospels attest to the fact that Yeshua wore tassels on the hem of His garment.

 

(All scriptures from the KJV unless otherwise stated)

 

Matthew 9:20 - “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem o...

May 11, 2017

First let's lay a little ground work. Please read: Leviticus Chapters 13 and 14.

In most English versions of the Bible the Hebrew word, tzaraat, is translated as leprosy. However, this is not a correct translation of this skin disease at all. This is a mistranslation of...

March 31, 2017

The word church is never found in the Bible until the New Testament. The English translators chose to use this word instead of the true meaning of the Greek word, ekklesia.

In the Greek language ekklesia means "assembly, called out". It corresponds to the Hebrew word ka...

March 14, 2017

Much confusion has occurred over these words. Christians claim that Rabbi means teacher and Jews know that the word for teacher in Hebrew is “moreh”. So, where does the confusion come from and what do these different words actually mean in their correct historical cont...

January 23, 2017

This word occurs 3 times in the New Testament and is of Semitic (Hebrew) origin.

Mark 14:36 - “ And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt”. 

Romans 8:15 - “ For ye have not r...

January 19, 2017

All Scripture is KJV unless otherwise noted.

Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

This is the first scripture in the Bible to use the word “soul”. This word a...

December 26, 2016

All scripture is from the KJV.

This word is found only one time in the New Testament (Brit Hadashah) and that is in Mark 7:11. However, it is found more than 80 times in the Old Testament because this word is of Hebrew origin, as is well documented in Christian commenta...

November 10, 2016


The word raca is used only once in the New Testament – Matthew 5:22. The word is of Aramaic origin. Aramaic is a Semitic language as is Hebrew. The two languages are very similar. Raca is likened to the Hebrew word rak (H7386). The word means “empty, worthless, vain,...

November 8, 2016


In the New Testament there are two words which are translated in our English Bibles as Hell. Much confusion has been caused by this general translation. These words should both be understood from their Hebrew equivalent. Let's examine these two words and their origins...

November 6, 2016


The word hosanna is found 6 times in the New Testament: three times in Matthew (21:9, 15), twice in Mark (11:9,10), and once in John (12:13).


This word is of Hebrew origin. In the Greek (Strong's G5614) it indeed states that the word is of Hebrew origin. The Hebrew wo...

November 4, 2016

When we think of the word baptism we generally think of John the Baptist. I would venture to say that most Christians believe that the idea of baptism began with him. However, the concept of baptism is not a new thing that started with John the Baptist. Baptism was bei...

November 3, 2016


This word is spoken all over the world, in every language, by Christians and Jews alike. The word is of Hebrew origin. It is the combination of two Hebrew words, Halal and Yah. Ha-lal in Hebrew is a word which means: to be clear, to rave or boast, to make a show, to a...

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