Strong’s #2206


That there came men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with meal-offerings and frankincense in their hand, to bring them to the house of YHWH.

Jeremiah 41:5

In ancient Hebrew culture a long and white beard was a sign of age, maturity and wisdom. The verb form of this word, zaqeyn (Strongs #2204), is the Hebrew meaning “to be old.”



Strong’s #8392


Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Genesis 6:14

In Biblical Hebrew an ark is any floating vessel. Two types of “arks” are found in the Bible, the ark of Noah, a large wooden ship; and the ark of Moses, a floating basket used for holding fish alive, but used for the infant Moses when he was sent out on the Nile river.


אָמֵן Strong’s #543 amen

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: YHWH, the God of my lord the king, say so too.

1 Kings 1:36

Worldwide this is the most famous of all Hebrew words. But, do we know what it means? This word comes from the root aman (Strongs #539), pronounced ah-mahn, and means to be firmly planted in place as in Isaiah 22:23 which speaks of a “nail fastened to a secure place.” The noun form, amen, pronounced ah-mehn, is used in the Biblical text by persons who are affirming a statement. In other words, they are saying “I am firmly agreeing with what has been said.” The next time we say amen, let’s think about what we are agreeing to.



Strong’s #3605


And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.

Genesis 1:29

This word means “all” and is a very common Biblical Hebrew word appearing over 4,000 times in the Hebrew Bible. The verbal root to this word is kul (Strongs #3557) and means to sustain in the sense of providing all that is needed for sustenance. For this reason, the word kol is related to the verb akal (Strongs #398) meaning to eat in the sense of sustenance.