An Ox Moving Toward a Mark









( את ) Action: Plow Object: Plow, Mark, Entrance Abstract: Arrive, Agree Definition: When plowing a field with oxen, the plowman drives the oxen toward a distant mark in order to keep the furrow straight. A traveler arrives at his destination by following a mark. The traveling toward a mark, destination or person. The arrival of one to the mark. A “you” is an individual who has arrived to a “me”. The coming toward a mark. A standard, or flag, with the family mark hangs as a sign. An agreement or covenant by two where a sign or mark of the agreement is made as a reminder to both parties. Ancient Hebrew: The pictograph is a picture of an ox. The is a picture of two crossed sticks used to make a sign or mark. Combined these pictures represent “an ox moving toward a mark”. >>> Read More

A Strong Pressing Down









( אש ) Action: Press, Shine Object: Fire, Foundation, Pillar Abstract: Despair, Pressure Definition: A fire is made by firmly pressing a wooden rod down onto a wooden board and spinning the rod with a bow drill. Wood dust is generated from the two woods rubbing together and is heated by the friction creating a small ember in the dust. Small tinder is then placed on the ember and is blown ignited the tinder. Ancient Hebrew: The pictograph represents strength. The is a picture of teeth and imply pressing as one does with the teeth to chew food. Combined these pictures mean “a strong pressing down”. >>> Read More