hebrew word for evil

However, if you’re a Christian then you know that’s not the case. The root of this word is tza•fan, which means code, encode, cypher (or cipher). “-Isaiah 30:15. magan- to shield; to rescue; to hand over safely. Thank you for reading this Daily Word Study. bad 23, bad* 2, badly 1, deadly 1, defamed* 1, defames* 1, defect* 1, destroying 1, displease* 1, displeased 1, displeasing 1, distressing 1, evil 124, evil man 3, evil men 4, evil things 4, evildoer 1, evildoers* 1, evils 1, great 1, grievous 4, harm* 1, harmful 3, man 1, miserable 1, misfortune* 1, sad 4, selfish* 1, serious 1, severe 2, sore 2, threats* 1, treacherous 1, trouble* 1, troubled 1, ugly 6, unpleasant 1, what is evil 2, what was evil 5, which is evil … Gd created some things not to be used but as a contrast: what NOT to do. Thanks & Blessings, it means a lot to me! The root of this word is tza•fan, which means code, encode, cypher (or cipher). I will get the word woe a little later but first, let’s examine this word evil. Used hundreds of times, this word has a wide umbrella of … Do we see history repeating itself right now? But if we compare the use of the word רע where God is talking about good and evil, as He is in Isaiah 45:7, we find that רע must mean "evil." Dalus= poverty. Strong's Number H7451 matches the Hebrew רַע (ra`), which occurs 663 times in 623 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV Page 1 / 13 (Gen 2:9–Num 13:19) So, both letter reish & letter ayin can at times convey the ideas of poverty: Reish can mean poor, poverty, something missing or isolated, LACKING (rish), or HEAD ”rosh”, and letter ‘ayen’ (ani) can mean ‘a poor, lacking, humiliated, LACKING person’, or ”answer” Both can be used POSITIVELY & Negatively. because the letter ‘dalet’ conveys the sense of connecting two differing states of being, bringing two concepts together- drawing water, opening a door or a lid, lifting up a bucket etc; while the letter ‘ayen’ conveys a sense of response & humility- maybe because if one is ‘full of oneself, s/he cannot really ‘see’. Several demons have then-evil names starting with "A" which are commonplace in our own time, such as Ariel and Amy (although both were male beings). If anything is viewed in isolation of its intended purpose, it can become poison. If our answer FAILS to address the situation, if we have a ‘reish-ayin’, a poverty of answer, it is truly evil. From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah), which was probably derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le'ah) meaning "weary". How come the same two letters reish-ayen refer both to FRIEND & to EVIL? The Hebrew word can refer to moral evil, and often does have this meaning in the Hebrew Scriptures. How come the same two letters reish-ayen refer both to FRIEND & to EVIL? The general rule of thumb to get the third letter is to just repeat the last letter. Thank you for reading this Daily Word Study. if we see others as part of Hashem’s plan in the world, as a ‘part of a unified, meaningful whole’, they become ‘rayahho-your fellow man’. (Perhaps the root ‘ayin-nuun-nuun’-anan-cloud conveys the idea of covering, just as a glance of an eye covers a certain area…???). (the shape of the letter ayen seems to convey two eyes focused on a common point, similar to the letter ‘y’… ), So the root ‘dalet”ayen is the combination of an idea of convergence of two states of being [dalet] & an act of regard (‘eye-balling’ and potentially ‘answering’ [ayen]. The Greek term appears 21 times in the New Testament in the context of demonic possession. Any time we do the will of Hashem, there can be no evil. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. And ayin, an eye which sees, really SEES something or someone (and responds accordingly, because if we REALLY see something and fail to respond, we haven’t really seen anything!) Contact Us. But sometimes we need to deal with issues by nullyfying their influence or by avoiding it. Incidentally, on the eve of this Shabbos, I prayed at a resting ground of a righteous Tzaddik (a saintly rabbi and teacher). To understand the words "good" and "bad" from a more Hebraic understanding, these words should be understood as … What constitutes ‘evil’ ? Lashon is generally the Hebrew word for "tongue" or "language." Hi there! Many times the bad is physical; it may have been occasioned by the sins for which the people of the nation were responsible, or it may have come, not as a retribution, but from accident or mismanagement or causes unknown. The root of the word teruah is ‘reish-ayen’, or ‘reish-vov-ayen’, meaning ‘to shout’ (in alarm). Thoughts about the word ‘daas’- knowledge: The root is dalet”ayen, which means ‘to know’. For example, awon may also be used to describe social evil. He knew it wasn’t God’s fault but he could not put his finger on what was wrong so he asked God to audit his heart and instruct him in what was wrong. Learn how to say evil in Hebrew and a lot of other related words. —So perhaps this was a lesson that the Torah wanted to convey by using the root ‘Rah’ relating to our fellow man: You shall love others, because they are important to Hashem, they are a part of your nation, your extended family, and an integral part of Hashem’s plan. …so an eye which responds with compassion is GOOD. -Why is the Hebrew ROOTword for evil – ‘rah’ רע (reish-ayen) used as well for ‘your fellow man’- as in ‘ve’ahavta le’rah‘yehha ka’mohha’ (you shall love your fellow man as yourself)? “`The word ‘TOV’- GOOD, is spelled tess-vov-beis. evil might be DISTANCED/ but ultimately everything draws its sustenance from Gd. http://shlomozalman.xanga.com/771695151/secret-of-the-biblical-snake/, Shlomo Zalman ben Chana, Chof”Gimmel Shvat Motzey Shabbos of Parshas Yisro 5773. (Vayikra parshas Kedoshim 19:18). They were after all the oppressed and they had a right to destroy and commit acts of violence against those who oppressed them. How could I not do a study on this verse? So, when Moses tells Israel they can eat any meat as long as the blood is not in it, he is not telling them that armadillos, porcupines, pigs and human meat is okay to eat, only meat that was created by God as food – which of course is just the kosher meats. -What makes something ‘evil’? Of course it does not say that the TREE was bad. noun רַע. A head is only a ‘head’ if it’s connected to the rest of the body. It seems that every time the word ‘rah’  is used, it has a connotation of ‘a series of small parts (??? SO, how can the word ‘RAH’ be used in connection with Hashem, or in a positive context, as in ‘reiahho’ – your fellow man??? When it’s USELESS, disCONNECTED from its Source, from its sense of purpose. Is that the fate of the United States? Then instead of beeing ‘ro’oh- feeding, pasture, delight, it becomes- ‘re’ee’ -worthless sweepings, droppings without value, excrement. Also very interesting is the Hebrew word for meat or flesh which is Basar and the fact that Hebrew didn’t have a word for body. The word woe in Hebrew is hoy which is an interjection that is onomatopoetic. ( Log Out /  (RAH vs. ROHEH)? The … dal as a poor person needs to ‘draw’ sustenance from others. Please try again. Ezekiel 7:5: "GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come." The root of the letter ‘tov’ is ‘TIV’-SPINNING, which conveys the idea of CONNECTING thin, weak strands into one strong thread. so to ‘know’ means to see the connection, and to understand the way to respond to this connection, i.e.- to put this connection of  forces into practice. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Job 1:1 NASB Fearing God – We are familiar with the Hebrew verb yārēʾ. About. Skip Moen. What is the connecting concept of all these instances of using the root •רע• reish/ayen in all this different situations, both positive and negative? Why, because he says so and he does not believe in a God who sets a standard. There will arise leaders who oppose Israel just as there arose kings in Persia who would eventually oppose Israel. Hebrew words for evil eye include עַיִן רַעָה and עין רעה. evil translation in English-Hebrew dictionary. It should be sharply distinguished from the second word for “evil,” rasha’ – “wickedness” or evil in the moral sense. “ For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not. Yes, we need to take a stand against evil in this day. But people who burn God’s Words, how do they determine what is evil and good? In the very same chapter of tehillim, ch.23 verse 4, it is written: ‘lo yeero roh, ki ato eemodi’ -”I shall not fear evil, because You Hashem are with me” ? Hashem is the OPPOSITE of evil, how can the verse refer to Gd using the same letters as used in rah-evil??? There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. We have God’s word to back us up on that. The letter ‘beis’ means, An answer to Miko Peled’ antisemitic blog, http://shlomozalman.xanga.com/771695151/secret-of-the-biblical-snake/ . Plain and simple, anything that is not in harmony with God is evil. Evil has become such an evil word. The letter ‘vov’ in itself conveys ‘connection’. Otherwise, we are no different than that radical who says that busting a window and helping yourself to the loot to feed your family is good. Ultimately it is ra’a which is worshipping another god. The term is drawn from the phrase "the imagination of the heart of man [is] evil" ( יֵצֶר לֵב הָאָדָם רַע ‎, yetzer lev-ha-adam ra ), which occurs twice in the Hebrew Bible, at Genesis 6:5 and 8:21. Or it can be used in a negative sense: graf shel reya, sweepings of no value, for they have no purpose. The only way to argue is to show someone Scripture, but of course, they are burning that. The letter Ayin can mean ‘eye’. But before we take our stand, we need to study Scripture and have a Scriptural basis for what is evil. Evil is unmasked, there is no denying the evil that is out there, it is blatant. Odd that if man turns back to God, He will repent of His shepherding, friendship and consuming passion . Ask Chaim Bentorah Any Bible Study Question. If  we view any concept, item or person as meaningful and useful, it becomes a ‘head’, but if we fail to see the godliness or usefulness in something, it becomes ISOLATED, & THEREFORE A SOURCE OF MISERY. Value of evil in Gematria is 734, Online Gematria Calculator with same phrases values search and words. ( Log Out /  The root of the letter ‘tov’ is ‘TIV’-SPINNING, which conveys the idea of CONNECTING thin, weak strands into one strong thread. So, I am going to through my hat in the ring and wave my flag in some overt fashion. But, interestingly, the word ‘ano’ -ayen-nuun-hei, can  also mean ‘to answer, to oppress, to afflict, humiliate; The word ‘ani’, ayen-nuun-yod, means a poor person. Perhaps we can say that we haven’t humiliated a person until we SAW him/her & FAILED TO RESPOND- hence ayen-nuun-yod means ‘a poor, humbled person’. Shouldn’t we learn the reason for it?). In the midst of an election year, riots, righteous indignation, and flagrant hypocrisy how could you not preach a sermon on Isaiah 5:20? ? (Including feminine … I have resisted adding my voice to this verse but I heard something on the local news today that was just too good (I mean good in the sense of good sermon material) to pass up. How often do we decide what is good and what is evil without going to the Bible, it just seems right in our own eyes? This will break out the verse in Hebrew with the english beside it the Strong’s number is also available for each Hebrew word. [[ Of course the letter LAMED means ‘to learn’. In the words of our sages, “No evil descends from heaven”—only two types of good. These are the same people who burn Bibles as well as our flag and they feel they are on high moral grounds and should be called heroes for ridding the evils, as they define evil, in this world. It is also translated into English as spirit of impurity or more loosely as "evil spirit." Feminine raaah; as … Is there a connecting concept which would connect all those usages??? Visit our website and master Hebrew! The word tza•fon is more than just a mere direction. It can mean ‘an answer’, like Hashem answering our prayers. Alternatively it might be related to Akkadian littu meaning "cow". Lust is a world that’s closely linked and associated with sexual desires, usually those that are not godly. The Aseres HaDibros, the Ten Utterances we heard from Go’d at Mt.Sinai contain the word ‘rayacha’ (רעיך) in relation to our fellow man, which, strangely enough, has the same root  ‘rah’ •רע•- as ‘evil’ in the Holy language!!! Job 1:1 NASB Fearing God – We are familiar with the Hebrew verb yārēʾ. The Hebrew word for evil (i.e., ra’: רַע) also means sad or “heartbreaking.” We must learn to discipline ourselves to think good thoughts since that brings us before the light and blessing of the Father of Lights (אֲבִי הָאוֹרוֹת) from which every good flows (James 1:17). Home. I just had to come up with an answer. The root word could be one of ten possible Hebrew words. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Change ). How would it apply to the verse ‘VeAhavta le’Reyahha komohha’/ Love your fellow as yourself? In Judaism, yetzer hara (Hebrew: יֵצֶר הַרַע ‎ yēṣer haraʿ) is the congenital inclination to do evil, by violating the will of God. Found 229 sentences matching phrase "evil".Found in 3 ms. ( Log Out /  ]], The letter ayen means ‘eye’ (in a broader sense: regard, answer, response [also notably -humility]), So the root ‘dalet”ayen’ which signifies ‘knowledge’ might perhaps convey that meaning. In fact the word ‘vav’ means ‘hook’, which was used in the mishkan to attach the courtains. -conveying the idea that the ‘eye’/ayin comprehends the ultimacy and the urgency of the ‘rosh’…). They are frequently paired with synonyms with other words denoting persecution, wickedness, rebellion, violence, and evil. -conveys the idea of ‘portioning, sustenance’. But if he fails to tend to his flock, it becomes ‘rish-ayin’: a poverty of response, or a misery and poverty: rah/evil, and not a roye/shepherd. Vaguely defined as "Evil tongue" or "Evil speech." This second time the word evil is used it is associated with God and is a different word for evil in the Hebrew which is ra’ah which is the word for shepherd or friend, or a consuming passion. In English translations of the Bible, unclean spirit is a common rendering of Greek pneuma akatharton, which in its single occurrence in the Septuagint translates Hebrew ruaḥ tum'ah. (RAH vs. ROHEH)? It can mean ‘sin’ since the eyeball hints at a cursory  WARPED (CURVED) BIASED glance= lacking in perspective, lacking in due consideration something deserves. The letter ‘ayin’ usually means ‘eye’ . That’s why I want to take a look at what the word hate means in Hebrew and Greek. English Gematria, Hebrew Gematria and Jewish Gematria and Numerology It should be noted that the English word "evil" has no Ancient Hebrew equivelant, while most English translations will use the word "evil," it is usually the Hebrew word ra, which is also often translated as "bad." Chaim Bentorah has his own personal view on these ra words. ), For example, it might be a series of short sounds, like in Te’RUAH, or in graf shel re’ah, sweeping of unwanted °pieces°. The word ‘TOV’- GOOD, is spelled tess-vov-beis. noun רֶשַׁע. The word hate is a very strong word. And substituting darkness for light. One of the rioters was interviewed on local news and justified their looting, violence, and destruction by saying people have a right to eat and since the government was not feeding them they were going to take what they could to eat. ( Log Out /  -Perhaps if we see an idea or a person as removed from Hashem, as ISOLATED&therefore a use-less ‘CHUNK’ -it becomes truly ‘graf shel raya- a sweeping of refuse, an irritant. Demons' evil names can be found in modern language - the word "Wrath" has possible roots in "wraith," the ancient Scottish word for "ghost." More Hebrew words for evil. TWOT 2191. Learning Hebrew? In fact the word ‘vav’ means ‘hook’, which was used in the mishkan to attach the courtains. All the ra words express some form of evil. Well, it says in Judges 17:6 that everyone did what was right in their own eyes. —The first time the word ‘evil’ (rah) appears in the Torah is in Bereishes 2:17 ‘…and from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (rah) you shall not eat’. Intimacy With God Whom My Soul Loveth Bundle. Perhaps we can say that the ‘badness’ of the tree was the fact that eating of it was against Hashem’s will. That is a word whose meaning is found in its pronunciation. (the root reish-ayen also shows with different vowels as in rehee-pasture, feeding / graf shel re’ee- sweeping of unwanted pieces, refuse- so we see that this particular root can be used in a positive sense of ‘friendship -reius, pasturing& feeding- royeh, and in a sense of worthlessness or evil, as in rah and in graf shel reya). (If we reverse the letters, we’ll have Ayin-Reish= to awaken!!! We, however, believe in a God who sets a standard and we must fully understand his standard and not make up our own. Log In. Micah 2:4 HEB: יָמִ֑יר אֵ֚יךְ יָמִ֣ישׁ לִ֔י לְשׁוֹבֵ֥ב NAS: How He removes it from me! There was an error while trying to send your request. yasha-save; saviour; deliver; help; salvation; preserved. It can signify the ACTION of drawing, or of SWINGING/SWIVELING as a DOOR on a hinge, or as a BUCKET on a rope. If we do an act which is not according to Hashem’s will, we are separated from Hashem. What lesson is intended in using the word ‘rei’ah‘ (fellow man) which is perhaps less clear? By that time, Persia was no longer a world power. Skip, what is the Hebrew word for evil? To the apostate KJV: of my people: how hath he removed [it] from me! How to Say Evil in Hebrew. This results in believing that what is right is anything you believe is right. So here it is Isaiah 5:20. Perhaps once we form an opinion about something, it becomes ”poorer” through not being able to be some OTHER things…. Usually, in the Old Testament the Hebrew word ra` is employed to denote that which is bad. It is right because I say it is right and who are you to argue. Wraiths were similar to Banshees: when sighted, their appearance was considered an omen of impending death. Which one is the evil of Isaiah 5:20? the flower fades; The word in Hebrew used here for seeing is ra’ah spelled Resh Aleph Hei. Chaim Bentorah will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Find more Hebrew words at wordhippo.com! evildoing, wrong, harm, iniquity. Hebrew Translation. The letter ‘beis’ means house, enclosure. Yesterday I did a study on Psalms 139:23: “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts:” David realized that something was wrong in his relationship with God. 23 the word ‘my shepherd’ -as relating to Hashem himself – spelled ‘reish-ayen-yod’ ? The root word could be one of ten possible Hebrew words. Therefore, I wanted to look up what the word lust means in Hebrew and Greek. With the deeper Hebraic understanding of what "Ra" means, we would more accurately translate "Lashon Ha-Ra" to mean "the- destroying tongue." Few pastors in American have not preached on this passage in the past few months. So we see the the Hebrew word for ‘goodness’ conveys in its every letter the idea of CONNECTION & Unity with Hashem, who is the Ultimate Goodness.“`. But if we fail to see others as such, they become ‘rah’-evil’, which SEPARATES us from Hashem, the Source of all the Goodness in the world. for an attempt to address the root ‘ayen-reish’ as pertaining to both concealment and revelation of truth, see my other blog on biblical snake.http://shlomozalman.xanga.com/771695151/secret-of-the-biblical-snake/  Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Woe to those who call evil good? The letter reish can mean ‘head, leadership’ or ‘poverty, misery, lack & isolation’. For instance, the third letter could be a Beth for ra’av which is an evil of hunger and starvation. Yep, that is where that verse is found alright. Obviously the Tanach (Jewish Bible) is written in Hebrew so the word 'evil' is not present in the text. Dal can mean ‘less’ or ‘a poor person’. Now that is as good a definition of chaos that I have ever read. Ra’al is an evil … If we understand that the root ‘rah’ relates to the idea of a series of small pieces, then it depends on the context: if those pieces are used to gradually make something stronger (as a shepherd feeding his flock with appropriate PORTIONS), or as viewing our fellow as a connected to us and to the Klal, and therefore a valuable human being, or as a series of sounds of a shofar, which collectively serve to awaken us to teshuvah. ZALMAN SLOWIK   MOTZEI SHABBOS PARSHAS YISRO, FEB.2, 2013. someone had asked me if it.s possible for evil to exist independently from Gd?i think that there is purpose for everything created/ sometimes just to provide a contrasting backdrop for pure godly goodness. I am sure if you didn’t know where it was found you have been looking for it. Woe for a cry of grief or pain. We all know what evil is, it is bad the opposite of good. Hi there! It’s our nature “the evil inclination” is egoism. Other common words for evil include the nouns awel, awla, ... Usually, in the Old Testament the Hebrew word ra` is employed to denote that which is bad. Can I ask a favor? When the Lord says (in the King James Version), “I make peace, and create evil,” the Hebrew word employed is ra’ah. So ‘reish-ayin’ can convey the ideas of =  reish  as : ‘head’, but also ‘misery, poverty. (Incl. Separating ourselves from the will of Hashem. The root of the word teruah is ‘reish-ayen’, or ‘reish-vov-ayen’, meaning ‘to shout’ (in alarm). For example "goodness" is light and salt and when abstracts are used they shape a concrete like "good soil", "good seed" or "good fruit" which are very simple concepts to understand. he is also ‘swinging’- as far as his situation is not certain or established. >>> if we view something as ‘evil’, as ISOLATED & NOT A PART OF HASHEM’S PLAN, it is evil- because it becomes (in our eyes) as a meaningless ‘graf shel raya’ (a worthless sweeping), because of our viewing it as DISCONNECTED from Hashem, from a meaningful whole of Hashem’s plan. The Latin equivalent is spiritus immundus. It seems to me that the main idea of the letter dalet is the concept of connection of two states: as a verb it conveys the action of drawing water or swinging , opening/closing, being lowered or uplifted. And conversely, if we manage to see the goodness in the world, we create GOODNESS- TOV, by binding the person or idea to Hashem’s plan. (interestingly, the very first time the expression ‘not-good’ is used, it refers to Adom being ALONE: ”It is not good for a man to be alone” Bereishis 2:18). In my study on our Learning Channel, I go into details on the ten different ra words used for evil in the Old Testament. Yes. Evil translation in English - Hebrew Reverso dictionary, see also 'each time',enjoyment',each person', examples, definition, conjugation Ra’al is an evil of drunkenness and causing confusion. There are about ten words in Hebrew that begin with Resh Ayin and each has a different ending letter. It seems that those ideas express and convey the essence of ‘knowledge’ rather well. If the head is isolated, it is merely an ‘impoverished’ loner. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The letter ‘vov’ in itself conveys ‘connection’. This is a bible study about the meaning of the Hebrew word שָׂטָן, 'satan' translated 'Satan' in the Old Testament, and gives every verse where the Hebrew word "satan" appears. That third letter could be a Daleth for ra’ad which is an evil that causes you to lose control. Showing page 1. By following Hashem’s directive to NOT EAT FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE would be GOOD. While that remains true today, there are some other meanings for this word found in the ancient languages. Used hundreds of times, this word has a wide umbrella of … Besides, the insurance companies will pay for all the damage (as a former insurance investigator I know that is not true). The tree was not bad. A shepherd puts the benefit of his charges in his mind, hence he is a ‘rosh-ayin’ -a lead responder’/ or the `head supervisor`, to the needs of his flock. turning away INT: exchanges How … Many Hebrew words are used for both cultic and social evil. The letter ‘reish’ can connotate ‘rish’- (reish-yod-shin)poverty, lack, misery (Mishlei 31:7) as well as ‘rosh’=head, leader. At Deut. Blog. Many times the bad is physical; it may have been occasioned by the sins for which the people of the nation were responsible, or it may have come, not as a retribution, but from accident or mismanagement or causes unknown. Only by REMOVING &separating ourselves from Hashem’s will we bring evil to ourselves. Would you like Chaim Bentorah as your personal Hebrew teacher? Origin: Hebrew, literally “evil tongue,” slanderous speech prohibited in the Torah. Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”. Like bang for a gunshot or boom for an explosion. Dal used as a verb can mean to draw water, to irrigate a field, to swing on a rope, to swivel on a hinge…. I wasn’t going to do a study on this verse but I live in Chicago which has and is seeing it’s share of riots, violence, and destruction. Great tool to bookmark for study! It sounds almost identical to the word ra’ah spelled Resh Ayin Hei which is the word for evil. Well following the traditional rule of thumb it would be ra’a which is an evil paying homage to another god. In the Ancient Hebrew mind there is no such thing as an "evil" person or thing. Are we supposed to learn something from the fact that ‘rahyehha’ and ‘rah’ have exactly the same shoresh (root) of letters reish & ayen? Only the ACTION OF EATING FROM THIS PARTICULAR TREE was considered evil- because it was against Hashem’s will. Why is that? KJV: an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; INT: which cannot remove in it your necks. Even its shape conveys a connection of two directions. -Why is the Hebrew ROOTword for evil – ‘rah’ רע (reish-ayen) used as well for ‘your fellow man’- as in ‘ve’ahavta le’ rah ‘yehha ka’mohha’ (you shall love your fellow man as yourself)? The letter beis used with another word means ‘together, within, inside of something’. Sometimes we are just as guilty of evil as those radicals. The letter lamed at the beginning of a word, when not a part of the word itself, means ‘for, for the sake of, to,- like ‘l’cho= to you, for you=yours. Every time we do rotzon Hashem, we are connecting ourselves to Him. Sign Up. -One of the names for Rosh HaShana is ‘Yom Teruah’ -in fact the Torah in parshas Pinhhas, Bamidbar 29:1 refers to Rosh HaShana as the Day of Blowing (of Shofar). HEBREW WORD STUDIES on רוּחַ 'ruach' meaning 'Spirit' Strong's 7307 Genesis to Esther. The gemorah teaches us that there are three distinct types of blowing: te°ruah, tekiya, shevarim. It is the word ra in Hebrew. If we do an act congruent with Hashem’s will, we are CONNECTED to Hashem. The Hebrew lexicon is Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon; this is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." It is a loan word from the Middle Egyptian which is only two letters and just happens to be the name of Egypt’s chief God – Ra. -Why is the Hebrew word for a shepherd ‘roheh’ (reish vov ayen hei) – in Tehillim chapt. H7451 - רַע raʻ, rah; from ; bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral):—adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, displease(-ure), distress, evil((-favouredness), man, thing), exceedingly, great, grief(-vous), harm, heavy, hurt(-ful), ill (favoured), mark, mischief(-vous), misery, naught(-ty), noisome, not please, sad(-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked(-ly, -ness, one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. Is it someone who did us favor in the past, to whom we owe gratitude? so these two letters can mean ‘a lack of response’ , : in a way of a leader who is isolated from his subjects, so he, in effect, humiliates them, instead of RESPONDING to his subjects. -When is something ‘bad’? Hebrew is an extremely concrete language so it's no surprise that the Hebrew/Aramaic influenced parts of the bible have concrete concepts of good and evil. In the same sense, the use of the word ‘roye’/ shepherd, relating to Hashem (either spelled ‘reish-vov-ayen-hey’ or ‘reish-ayen’ like in tehillim 23). just saw a blog about this issue treated in a very different manner but at the end he quotes rabbi hirsh who seems to give opinion which validates my thoughts http://www.marbitz.com/essay/evil.html. ANTOINETTE (Canada) August 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm. Hashem is the source of all goodness in the world. wrong, bad, wicked, wickedness, maleficence, inferior, trouble, unkind, noxious, woe. We will see how it is related to the action of smashing. Note that this is opposite to the word tov which we render as good but actually means to be in harmony with something or someone. The first is a “blatant” and obvious good—a good which can be experienced only as such in our lives. God will defend His standards and those who break them have a woe against them. To EAT from the Tree of Knowledge would be BAD. There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. It is very likely that the closeness between the Hebrew word, ‘e•veel,’ and the English word, ‘evil,’ is the culprit for the mistranslations in the Bible. Generally, that other god is oneself. 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