כָּתַב Strong’s #3789 katav

And Moses wrote all the words of YHWH, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the mount, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

Exodus 24:4





Several methods of writing were used in ancient times. Wet clay was written on with a stylus, a pointed stick. Papyrus and leather were written on with reed pens using ink. Rocks were written on with chisels. Wood was written on with sharp objects.


אִשָּׁה Strong’s #802 ishah

And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Genesis 2:23


The Hebrew word for woman is ishah, derived from the masculine noun ish (Strongs #376) by adding the “ah” suffix, which is often used for feminine nouns. It is interesting to note that just as the word “man” is found in the English word “woman,” it is also so in the Hebrew language.


יַיִן Strong’s #3196 yayin

And thou shalt bestow the money for whatsoever thy soul desireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul asketh of thee; and thou shalt eat there before YHWH thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou and thy household.

Deuteronomy 14:26


The Hebrew word yayin means “wine” and may possibly be the origin of the word “wine.” The phrase “fruit of the vine” (see Matthew 26:29) is an idiom meaning “wine.” The Jewish blessing for the wine is “barukh atah adonai eloheynu melekh ha’olam borey periy hagafenmeaning “blessed are you O Lord our God, creator of the fruit of the vine.”


רוּחַ Strong’s #7307 ru’ahh

And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:2




In Hebrew thought the wind can be many things. It is the wind that blows in the sky, it can be the breath of man or animals and it is also the breath of God. In Hebrew thought your breath is your character or essence; it is what makes you, you. The breath, or wind of God, is his character or essence. In the same way that our breath is like a wind, God is like a wind. God is not an individual person that exists as we do; he is everywhere just like the wind is everywhere. Many times the Hebrew word ru’ahh is translated as “spirit,” but this abstract term takes us away from the real concrete meaning of the Hebrew word. Rather than looking at God as a spirit, we can read the text more Hebraicly if we replace the word “spirit” with “wind.”


מִדְבָּר Strong’s #4057 mid’bar

And YHWH said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mountain of God, and kissed him.

Exodus 4:27




For forty years Elohiym had Israel wander in the “wilderness.” Insights into why Elohiym had chosen the wilderness for their wanderings can be found in the roots of this word. The root word is davar (Strongs #1696) and is most frequently translated as “speak,” but more literally means to “order” or “arrange” words. The word midbar is a place existing in a perfectly arranged order, an ecosystem in harmony and balance. By placing Israel in this environment, he was teaching them balance, order and harmony.