(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