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Hallow the Sabbath – A Hebrew Perspective

Do you see how the Hebrew words for “seven” & “Sabbath” are almost exactly the same? When Hebrew words share two of three of the same root letters, they are understood to be sister words. Many times the words have similar meanings, or in this case, compliment each other. As the Sabbath is the seventh day, for instance. Take a look at the root word in Strong’s entry for “seven”:

To swear, to take an oath! Feed to the full (as Shabbat is considered a “Feast of YHVH in Lev 23!).

So when we set apart our Father’s day, as He also set it apart, we are swearing allegiance to Him! We are confirming our oath to Him and His Son, who also kept His oath perfectly!

Here is the Strong’s entry for Sabbath:

On the seventh day we cease working, as Yeshua did, putting down our projects. We allow ourselves and even others to rest by not buying or selling. It is our sacred time with our Father and Yeshua. 🙏

If you would like to go even deeper, tying these concepts even tighter, take the two letters that differ in each word. We have an ayin (ע) and a tav (ת). If you put those two letters together it spells the Hebrew word for “time”. Here is the Strong’s entry for עת:

Notice how it not only means “time”, but also “evening” which is when the seventh day, Shabbat, begins!

Do you notice in the above screenshot where it says “Root Word (Etymology) from עד (H5703)? If we take a look at עד, where עת comes from, we get this entry:

Eternity! Everlasting! That bottom line that got cut off says: “more), old, perpetually, world without end.” World without end!

Hebrew is mind-boggling and it is no wonder that it is the holy, pure language that created the world!

May you be found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. 💗 And a Shabbat full of shalom to you! (Mental note: Next post should explain “shalom” for those who are craving it, not even knowing you are!) 😘


Published by Holly Hickey הדסה היקי

It's not about me, it's about my Father, His holy, unchanging Word, Yeshua made flesh! No ear tickling here. (And maybe a couple of posted recipes that I've been unable to find online elsewhere. 😉)

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