Hebrew Word of the Day: Create, Ruler

To create is defined as:

  1. make: cause to be or to become
  2. bring into existence
  3. pursue a creative activity
  4. produce: manufacture a product

Existence always existed, it was not created [i.e. there was no acquiring of materials in the beginning to make the heavens and the earth]. Created things have a beginning, existence does not.

Hebrew Roots

BR – House of heads i.e. grain; the plant family of grains such as wheat and barely have a cluster of seeds at the top of the stalk called ‘heads’. These grains were used for food for both man and livestock. Livestock are fattened on grain to prepare the for the slaughter. The stalks of the grains were burned to make potash for making soap. What is clean with soap becomes white or bright. The fowl, fed on grain, becomes strong for the long flight. A ‘covenant’ involves the cutting of a fat animal prepared for slaughter.

The Hebrew word, bara’ is translated as created, but actually means ‘filled’. Just as grain was fed to the livestock to make them fat and so is was that Yahovah fattened or filled the heavens and the Earth. Man was also filled with life.

For your information, the Hebrew word for create is qanah [thus requires the acquiring of materials].

Other Related Hebrew Words

Bow’ [Beit, Vav, Aleph]


BA – The action of filling of an empty space. Close relation to:

BH – Inside revealed i.e. empty; an empty space needing to be filled. To come or go into a space to fill it. A void within oneself that desires to be filled; a box.

BY- inside the hand i.e. an empty hand that desires to be filled

The filling of a space by entering it. A void within oneself that desires to be filled. Understood as to come or to go hence entering a place. Does Yahovah have a voice like you and me? We know he is the word, he is light, so it may be that him entering the dark void is what caused enlightenment and the ordering of the confusion. Whether the spirit hovered, there was enlightenment.

Tbuw’ah [Tav, Beit, Vav, Aleph, Hei]

Income i.e. produce; fruit, increase, revenue; filling

NB. Bohuw means an empty space needing to be filled. This was the word used to describe the state of the Earth. Tebah means box which is what Noah and Moses both ‘filled’. TB – Sign inside i.e. longing desire to follow after something. Notice the root BH in both these words show a need to be filled, in the latter two cases we know that these ‘boxes’ were fundamental to the progression of mankind and the former to their beginning. These men had ‘righteousness’ in common and mankind also longingly desired to follow this straight path of righteousness. Considering the rue that we reap what we sow, by following the straight path, one would reap fruit.

Abah [Aleph, Beit, Hei]

To breathe after i.e. figuratively to consent [Ready to accept something without protest]; be willing; longing, desire; Box

A filling of a void e.g. an empty container  of an action. To be willing to go somewhere to do something. NB. Abiy means fatherly; a need being a void within oneself that desires to be filled. ‘Abowy means sorrow which is the pain of desire. When you need or desire something, you my consent to thing because of it, for example, Yahowshua has been with us since the beginning, he knew he would have to become flesh. Due to his desire for us, and his need to protect and provide for us, he consented/was willing in fact longing to save us.


Owr [Aleph, Vav, Resh]

Light, bright – comes from the Sun, Moon, Stars, Candle etc

AR – Strong beginning i.e. light; the day begins with the rising of the sun in the east. Additionally, the first day of creation was the creation of light. The light brings order. Boxes are used for storing items to put them in order. NB. Arah means gathering i.e. the gathering up or plucking of something to place them in a box or container. Arown is any box shaped object. No we see more how Yahovah filled the Earth with enlightenment and order, thus ridding it of confusion, darkness, chaos and bringing about things of light. This can be paralleled with what Yahowshua did.

We should be aware that the Universe is in complete darkness. The only thing allowing us to see is the light from God and the Sun without it, we’d see nothing [see post on Genesis 1 translation].

Creation of man

Note that man [Adam] was created [Bara’] from the dust [Adom] on the ground [Adamah]. Chavvah [Life] however was built [Yiben]. Yiben comes from:

Biyn [Beit, Yud, Nun]

To separate mentally; to be prudent; to distinguish, discern; have intelligence, understanding, wisdom; knowledge;

BN – House continues i.e. tent panel; The tent was constructed of woven goat hair. Over time the sun bleached and weakened the hair necessitating their continual replacement. Each year a new panel, approx 3inches wide and the length of the tent, was made by the  women. The old panel was removed [recycled into a wall or floor] and the new strip is added to the tent. Since the tent is only replaced one small piece at a time, the tent lasts forever. There are many similarities between building a tent out of goat hair panels and the building of a house out of sons [See Genesis 30:3]. Just as the tent panels are added to continue the tent, sons are born to the family yo continue the family line. Just as the tent is continually being renewed with new panels, the family is continually being renewed with new sons. When building more permanent structures, the hair strips are replaced with stones as the major building material. Man made stones were made by mixing clay and straw to from bricks. The tent was usually divided into two parts, one for females, one for males. The wall makes a distinction between the two sides. The thumb as the part of the body understood as the builder by the Hebrews. The planning and building of a house, structure or family.

Man was created to cultivate Gods creation [the land], working to serve him [abad – Ayin, Bet, Dalet]. This was how man would be of service to him [now called worship]. Woman in turn was built to help [ezer – ayin zayin, resh] man serve God. Note that the ruach [spirit] is feminine and the holy spirit also helps man serve Yahovah.

Abad – [Ayin, Bet, Dalet]

To work; serve; to cause to be slaves i.e. keep in bondage; worship

  • Obadiah – serving Yah

AyB – Experience the tent i.e. dark cover; the tent is made of a covering of thick and heavy black or dark brown goat hair.

BD – Tent door i.e. separate; The father of the tent often sat alone at the door of the tent. Here he could receive shade from the sun, watch over his household and watch the road for approaching strangers. Many things are separated from the whole. A branch is separated from a tree. A lie or liar is separated from the family or causes separation due to  careless words. A wanderer is alone or lost. A place separate from people is a place of ruin.

Man has always been Yahovahs servants/slaves. This shouldnt be deemed a negative thing as back then servants were well treated, they were essentially a part of the family. Yahovah was the master and ruler [Adon – Aleph, Dalet, Nun] i.e. the base, foundation of a column or pillar thus supporting the structure as a ruler supports a community. The first place of man was in Eden.

Eden [Ayin, Dalet, Nun]

Pleasure; delight

AyD – See the door i.e. a witness; as a coming to a tent a tent of meeting and entering in. An appointed place, time or event that is repeated. A testimony is a repeating of an account.

AyN – Continue the eye i.e. watch; the nomadic agriculturalist carefully watches over his livestock and crops by keeping a close eye on them as they are something of importance. The furrow formed between the eyes when intently looking or from depression. A cloud as a covering that provides shade. It was common to construct a shelter consisting of a roof on four posts, as a shelter from the glare of the sun. The eye reveals the heart of a person; a spring or fountain is the eye f the ground.

DN – Door of life i.e. rule/judge; the goal of one who rules or judges is to bring a pleasant and righteous life to the people i.e. he  A quarrel requiring the need of a ruler or judge to mediate the incident. A deliverer as one who restores life to the people.

Adam had dominion over the land including the animals and the crops and of course, the Lord had dominion over him and the land. Just as Yahovah wanted to bring order to his man and land, man wanted to bring order to the land. NB. Diyn means judge. Mdiynah means a province as being a jurisdiction, district ruled by a judge. Furthermore, Adam was one of the only people who witnessed Yahovahs presence again and again, another being Yahowshua who told us of him witnessing the great light.
As for Chavvah:

Ezer [Ayin, Zayin, Resh]


AyZ – Know a weapon i.e. bold; a refuge as a place for making a firm and fierce stand i.e. as a place of strength such as a mountain, fortress, rock. A goat stands firm in its strength

AyR – Watch a man i.e. naked; when the enemy is captured, he is stripped of his clothes to the skin and carefully watched

ZR – The harvest of heads i.e. winnow. The action of spreading. After the grain has been harvested and the heads of grain have been broken open, the heads are thrown into the wind where the chaff  is blown away and the seed fall to the ground where they can be gathered; Refers also to the span of the hand with the fingers spread out; a scattering over a large area.

This word comes from ‘azar’ which means to surround i.e to protect or aid. Chavvah wasnt simply there for Adams pleasure, she was there to back him up, to be his strength and support by surrounding and protecting him. She may have been the fleshly form of the spirit as spirit is a feminine Hebrew word. NB. ‘Oz [Ayin, Zayin] means strength, boldness, power, majesty, all things which the holy spirit is. Perhaps she was ‘built’ so she could use her understanding to help Adam not be misguided but her flesh and ignorance overcame her.

In the end, Yahovahs creation is about filling voids with his discerning holy spirit and his word [i.e. Yahowshua] to make them whole with the truth, and in their completeness, man may return to him.


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