APPENDIX B

Hebrew Definitions


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Hebrew word
Hebrew Definition
asah
to do, make (applies to man or God--reworking existing material)
adam
a man, human being
badal
to separate
bara
to prepare, form, fashion, create (applies only to God.  Fiat creation--a miracle)
barak
to declare blessed
behemah
cattle, beast
bohu
emptiness
boqer
morning
chai
living, alive, lively
chaiyah
living being
chaiyah, cheva
a living creature
chamishshi, chamishi
fifth
choshek
darkness
dagah
fish
dasha
to cause to yield tender grass
demuth
likeness
deshe
tender grass (lichen, algae, etc.)
echad
one, first
elohim
God, (plural--implies power of God)
ereb
evening
erets
earth, land (refers to functional planet--648 uses in O. T.)
eseb
herb (naked seed--fern--gymnosperm)
ets
a tree, wood, timber, stick
gadol
great
hinneh
see
kabash
to subdue
kakab
a star
kalah
to be completed, finished
kanaph
a wing (as covering and protecting)
layelah, layil
night
male (Eng. fill)
to fill, complete (not to refill)
male (Eng. replenish)
to fill, be full
maor
light giver (or light holder)
mashal
to rule
maqom
a place of standing (or bowl)
mayim
waters, water
melakah
work
memsheleth
rule, dominion
meod
might, very
min
kind (broad term not equal to the scientific word species.  See 1 Cor. 15:39)
miqveh
collection
moed
an appointed time or season
nathan
to give
nephesh (Eng. life)
living (or life) breath
nephesh (Eng. creature)
breathing creature
neqebah
a female
oklah
what is eaten, food
oph
fowl
or
light (Gen. 1:3, 4, 4, 5, 18) (See maor not used here)
or
to cause or give light (Gen. 1:15, 17)
oth
a sign
panim
face
parah
to be fruitful
peri
fruit (angiosperm, see zera)
qadesh
to separate, set apart
qaton
little, small, young
qavah
to be gathered, bound together
raah
to be seen
rabah
to be many, abundant
rachaph
to move, shake
radah
to rule (be responsible for)
raqia
expanse (interface--zone of change)
rebii
fourth
remes
a creeping creature, close to the earth (sheep, goats, smaller mammals--Jews could eat them)
reshith
first, former (absolute beginning point)
ruach
Spirit, wind
shabath
to cease, rest, keep sabbath
shamayim
heavens, (heaved up things referring to space)
shanah
a year, repetition (identifiable cycles)
sharats
to swarm
shebii
seventh
shelishi
third
sheni
second, other, again
sherets
a teeming thing (implies a group of animals--all kinds)
shishshi
sixth
tachath
under, beneath
tannin
a great sea monster (implies any great sea creature)
tavek
middle, midst
tehom
deep place, the deep (sea)
tob
good
tohu
a ruin, vacancy (implies there was some thing to vacate)
tsaba
host, warfare, service
tselem
image (likeness of some kind)
uph
to fly
yabbashah
a dry place (as opposed to land that was not dry--swampy, under water)
yam
sea, lake, pool
yereq
green herb, greenness
yom
day (or time, forever, etc.  See Deut. 10:10)
zakar
male
zera
seed, seed time, progeny (true seed plant--angiosperm)

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11/29/2007