(ner) Plow / Light
Pictograph: The pictograph is a picture of a seed, the is a picture of the head of a man representing the top or beginning of something. Combined these mean “seed beginning”.
Definition: Rains in the mountainous areas cause a flooding of the rivers. The rivers swell causing the water to flood the land next to the river. This is the only water that the land will see and is necessary for crop production. After the flood season, the land is plowed by the use of a plow attached to the yoke of the oxen. The surface of the soil is dry but, when the soil is turned up it glistens in the sun from the water remaining in the soil. This water is necessary for the seed to begin germination.
Strong’s #: 5214 – 5215 – 5215a – 5215b – 5216
(bar) Feed / Grain
Pictograph: The pictograph is a picture of a tent but also represents the family which resides inside the tent. The is a picture of a head. Combined these have the meaning of “family of heads”.
Definition: The plant families of grains such as wheat and barley have a cluster of seeds at the top of the stalk called “heads”. These grains were used for food for both man and livestock.
Strong’s #: 1247 – 1248 – 1249 – 1250 – 1251
(rabh) Rule / Master
Pictograph: The pictograph is a picture of a head, the is a picture of the tent representing the family. Combined these mean “head of the family”.
Definition: Each family has a master that rules all cases, trials, conflicts and contests. This person was the representative for the whole tribe, one abundant in authority and wisdom. (see Exodus 18:25).
Strong’s #: 7227 – 7227a -7227b – 7228 – 7229