All Hebrew root words are concrete. Even the most abstract, joy, love, faith, can be observed around us. They are either brought back to something agricultural or something biological. Hebrew root words are comprised of three letters.
Lets start with Torah:
From *H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch: – law.
A primitive root; properly to flow as water (that is, to rain); transitively to lay or throw (especially an arrow, that is, to shoot); figuratively to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach: – (+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach (-er, -ing), through.
Look at H3384. Torah is from the root word ירה In its most primitive form: properly to flow as water (that is to rain) This can be observed agriculturally.
I invite you to come with me… This gets interesting!
So we are talking about RAIN the root word of Torah. Now lets look at the word SEED. The Bible speaks of seeds in several places. And seeds need rain to grow don’t they?
From *H2232; seed; figuratively fruit, plant, sowing time, posterity: – X carnally, child, fruitful, seed (-time), sowing-time.
A primitive root; to sow; figuratively to disseminate, plant, fructify: – bear, conceive seed, set with, sow (-er), yield.
I submit to you that the sower is our Creator. Our Creator is sowing the seed. The Torah is the rain that helps the seed to grow.
Mar 4:14 The sower soweth the word.
Uh oh… we forgot one. Word must have a root also! Let’s take a look.
Word – Greek : logos – Hebrew : dabar – arrange, order back to
From *H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) of thing; adverbially a cause: – act, advice, affair, answer, X any such (thing), + because of, book, business, care, case, cause, certain rate, + chronicles, commandment, X commune (-ication), + concern [-ing], + confer, counsel, + dearth, decree, deed, X disease, due, duty, effect, + eloquent, errand, [evil favoured-] ness, + glory, + harm, hurt, + iniquity, + judgment, language, + lying, manner, matter, message, [no] thing, oracle, X ought, X parts, + pertaining, + please, portion, + power, promise, provision, purpose, question, rate, reason, report, request, X (as hast) said, sake, saying, sentence, + sign, + so, some [uncleanness], somewhat to say, + song, speech, X spoken, talk, task, + that, X there done, thing (concerning), thought, + thus, tidings, what [-soever], + wherewith, which, word, work.
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue: – answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give, name, promise, pronounce, rehearse, say, speak, be spokesman, subdue, talk, teach, tell, think, use [entreaties], utter, X well, X work.
This arrangement, to order back to the source, specifically a food source. As a side note that I found interesting: The word bees comes from this same root. Bees look for the food source, go back to the hive and tell the other bees where to find the source.
The seed is the word. Amos says:
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
And what is happening to the bees?! Hmmmm…..
I submit to you, there are good seeds and bad seeds is there not? There is a sower of light and a sower of darkness.
We were speaking of arrangement….
The first Hebrew letter in the Torah in Bereshit (Genesis) is Bet ב. The last letter in the Torah in Devarim (Deuteronomy) is Lamed ל. These two letters are images of a hook and a shepherd’s staff.
When these two Hebrew letters are put together ב ל (remember Hebrew is read right to left) It spells the word LeV. LeV means HEART!
The TORAH is the HEART of YHVH
Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Yeshua is the Word made Flesh
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth
Yeshua came to order us BACK TO THE GOOD SEED. He came to fulfill (which actually means BRING LIFE TO) and not abolish (TO DESTROY) When a teacher stood up to teach the Word of YHVH. The people would respond by saying he fulfilled the Word or destroyed it. It was a figure of speech! The person either gave life to the Word or destroyed it! Yeshua (the Word made flesh) GAVE LIFE TO IT! He ordered us back to the food source!
Praised are you, YHVH our God, King of the universe, who gives the Torah of truth and the Good News of salvation to his people Israel and to all the peoples (grafted in) through his son Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord!
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