Hebrew names have meaning. You may have heard me mention that fact if you’ve seen many of my blogs. For instance, “Yeshua” means “salvation” (like the Angel mentioned in Matt 1:21), “Abraham” means “Father of many nations” (as YHVH states in Gen 17:5), “Bethlehem” means “house of bread”, etc. So when I come to a stand-alone Aleph Tav next to someone’s name in scripture I have to stop and look up what the name means. This blog is centered around one such example. The verse we will be looking at is 2 Kings 15:37, and it reads in English (with the Aleph Tav reinserted):
Notice how this stand-alone Alef Tav has a vav (ו) in front of it. As I’ve mentioned before, it seems that the unhyphenated Alef Tav that have an attached vav refer to Yeshua’s second coming with a sword 🗡️ (ו), as opposed to the unhyphenated Alef Tav without the vav which seem to be fulfilled (filled full of meaning) by His life 2,000 years ago. But that theory could be totally wrong. Yeshua will set me straight soon enough! 😉
But back to our verse. What I had to do was look up Pekah’s name in my blueletterbible app to see what his name means. It looked like this:
At face value, his name means “opened”, but I want to go to the root word to dig deeper so I clicked on (H6491), which came up like this:
1) to open (the eyes)!
The simplest form (Qal) means to open the eyes and/or the ears! The last example is “to be opened”.
What I glean from all of this is that when Yeshua comes back He will open everyone’s eyes and ears to the Truth! Here are a couple of examples:
Isa 35:4 - Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
With the recompense of God;
He will come and save you.”
5) Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
What an amazing day that will be!
Thank you for stopping by. Here is the YouTube version if you’d like to see it in video form: https://youtu.be/7ndoqaXxK6I
Have a blessed day!