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The Ancient Hebrew Alphabet
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Lessons From the Hebrew Language
The Hebrew language brings a deeper and richer meaning to the reading and study of Scripture. The following will be a series of devotionals using common Hebrew words. My prayer for you is that your Scripture reading be enriched and be blessed by God’s holy language. The first Hebrew word in the series is “Amen.” It is not always thought of as a Hebrew word; however, understanding the Hebraic meaning gives it you deeper insights.
Using the word “Amen” אמנ indicates agreement or confirmation of another’s words as well as expressing a wish for the issue of another’s vow or predictions. In Jeremiah 28:2-6 Yahveh יהוה proclaims what He will restore that which was lost and those taken captive to Babylon to which Jeremiah responds in verse 6 an affirmative “Amen” indicating agreement with Yahveh’s proclamation.
In Psalms 41:10-13 David pours out his heart, prays for mercy and Yahveh’s help and concludes with praises to Yahveh. Here David ends with “Amen, Amen,” emphasizing David’s praises and confirmation of Yahveh’s faithfulness and agreement.
Scripture for further study: Ps. 72:10, 89:52, 1Ki. 1:36, Num. 5:22, Deut. 27:15, Neh. 313, 8:6, and 1Chro. 16:36, always remember to read for context.
As you listen to praise songs, or prayers, when you hear the word “Amen,” remember you are standing in agreement not just closing your thoughts.
Lesson From the Hebrew Language
By: Rev. Kathryn S. Patterson M.Min., BCCC