(el) Yoke / Ox
Pictograph: The pictograph is a picture of an ox head and also represents its strength. The is a picture of a shepherd staff and also represents the authority of the shepherd. Combined these two pictographs mean “the strong authority” and can be anyone or thing of strong authority.
Definition: The yoke is understood as a “staff on the shoulders” (see Isaiah 9:4) in order to harness their power for pulling loads such as a wagon or plow. Hence, the two pictographs can also represent “the ox in the yoke”. Often two oxen were yoked together. An older, more experienced ox would be teamed up (yoked) with a younger, less experienced ox. The older ox in the yoke is the “strong authority” who, through the yoke, teaches the younger ox.
Strong’s #: 410 – 411 – 412 – 413
Abba Father is the strong authority. We are yoked to His headship. He has all strength and power. He is the leader and teacher of His flock. We are His disciples. We are also yoked to our brothers ans sisters. We have to disciple ‘the younger in belief’ brothers and sisters that Abba Father has yoked to us.