List of Hebrew Roots: [AA – YZ]


AB – Strength of the house i.e. pole; provides strength, support and structure. Is pointed at one end so that it can be thrust into the ground and can double as a weapon against an enemy. The father of the family also provides strength, support and structure to the household. He fulfilled many functions, as was the commander of the family army, provider of offspring to continue the family line, the priest and teacher. A desire is what one stands in support of.

AD – Strength at the tent door i.e. smoke; the cooking fires of the family were located at the door. A large amount of smoke could accumulate at the door causing discomfort to the family. A fire poker is used to turn, arrange and gather the wood in the fire to reduce the smoke. A thought is turning over and bringing together.

AH – A strong breath i.e. a sigh, as when looking at a great sight; can be a sigh as when searching  for a person, place, time, event, or thing e.g. an ox would let out a snort when they desired food; It can be a sigh in exclamation out of a desire [woe, alas]

AZ – String harvest i.e. time; the farmers year revolved around the harvest. The times of the harvests were at specific times according to the solar calendar.

ACh – Strong wall i.e. hearth around the fire protected the house from the heat and embers of the ire. Th brothers of the house are the protectors by surrounding the house to protect it.

ATh – Ox contained i.e. tame; the ox, as the strongest of the livestock, needed to be corralled so that it may be tamed/controlled in order to be trained to do work e.g. they were put into an enclosure formed by a circle of wagons for defense against attack during an encampment. [See BS]

AW – Adding something out of desire; what is good or bad that is desired [alternatives, options]

AL – Ox in a yoke i.e. muscle; Oxen the strongest of the livestock, were placed in a yoke [carried  staff on the shoulders [yoke – Isaiah 9:4] which harnessed power via pulling loads [wagon, plow]]. Often two oxen were yoked together. A older more experienced ox would be teamed up with a younger, less experienced ox. The elder is the strong authority who via the yoke, teaches the younger ox. It refers to power i.e. one holding authority over others such as a chief, judge, God. A treaty  or covenant binds two parties together through an oath [yoke]. The oath included blessings for abiding by the covenant and curses for breaking the covenant [see Deuteronomy 28]. The God of the Hebrews was seen as the older ox who is yoked to his people in a covenant relationship

AM – Strong liquid i.e. glue; was made by placing the hides of animals in a pot of boiling water. As the hide boiled, a thick sticky substance formed at the surface of the water. This substance was removed and used as a binding agent. The arm is seen as glue as it encircles and holds together [a cubit was the length of the arm from the elbow to fingertip]. The mother of the family is the one who binds the family together by holding in her arms and by the work of her arms. The tribe is the larger family bind  together by blood relation.

AN – Ox seed i.e. produce; the male searches out the female and approaches her for reproducing [Jeremiah 2:24]. A search for someone in order to produce something. A ship searches through the sea for a distant coastline [of an island or mainland] in search of the produce for trade. The fig tree produces fruit that is desirable and prolific, since the fig is green and blends in with the leaves, the fruit must be searched out. The searching may result in success or failure.

AP – Ox mouth i.e. nose; the nostrils of the ox flare when snorting just as a man does when he breathes heavily through the nose when in passion or anger. The heat of passion or cooking.

ATs – Ox side i.e. press; an ox will often lean or press on something such as a fence, tree, or person causing it to move

AQ – Wild goat

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.

ASh – Strong pressing i.e. fire; is made by firmly pressing a wooden rod down onto a wooden board and spinning the rod with a bow drill. Wood dust is generated from the to woods rubbing together and s heated by the friction creating a small ember in the dust. Small tinder is then placed on the ember and is blown to ignite the tinder. The pressing down of the soil to form a firm and flat surface. The pressing together of soil by God to form man [Genesis 2:7].

AT – Ox to the mark i.e. plough; the plough point is used to cut a deep furrow in the ground for planting seeds. When ploughing a field with oxen, the plough man drives the oxen toward a distant mark in order to keep the furrow straight. A traveller arrives at his destination by following a mark. The travelling, coming toward or arrival at a mark, destination or person. A ‘you’ is an individual who has arrived to a ‘me’. A standard, or flag with the family mark hangs as a sign. An agreement or covenant by two where a sign or mark of the agreement is made as a reminder t both parties.


BA – The action of filling of an empty space, void [See BH, BY].

BB – Great inside i.e. pupil; the eye is the window into the soul

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.

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 [See BA, BY].

BZ – House harvested i.e. plunder; an enemy would plunder a household for goods to supply the troops. Disrespect and scorn are a plunder of the heart.



BY- inside the hand i.e. an empty hand that desires to be filled [See BA, BH].


BL – A flowing of substance; to come to nothing when effort is given

BM – High; anything that is tall

BN – House continues i.e. tent panel; he 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.

BS – House of thorn i.e. corral; a pen constructed of thorn bushes to hold the livestock inside. The ground inside is heavily trampled by the livestock. [See ATh]

BAy – Swell; a gushing over or swelling up as an eruption or a fountain. An overwhelming desire

BTs – In the side i.e. white clay; on the sides of the swamps and marshes, a white clay is gathered. It was desirable for making pottery.

BQ – Bottle; a container for storing and pouring out a liquid. A lesion that pours out liquid

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.

BSh – Wither; a drying up of a land, stream, plant etc. Shame is one who has failed or dried up. The smell of a dried up marsh.

BT – Tent mark i.e. house; a family takes the name of the father or ancestral father which the family is descended from. This name becomes the mark of the family such as the ‘house of Israel’.


GB – Lift the inside i.e. dig’ digging is performed by the work of the bent back.Wells pits and cisterns are dug inside the ground and the dirt is lifted out. A locus with a long back that cuts leaves.

GG – Great lifting i.e. roof; the wall and roof of the tent are one piece of cloth that is lifted up onto the poles, which support it

GD – Gather the door i.e. slit; when one enters the tent, the door is opened by parting the door. making a slit for passing through. An attacker slices through the ranks making an opening for them to enter in. Any cut or furrow made for making an entrance. A troop or band of people. The water rushing by the riverbank undercuts a furrow inside the bank. The animals tendon is used for making bowstrings and cords. The tendon is removed by making a slit in the flesh and entering for its removal.

GH – Lifter reveals i.e. back; used for lifting. A valley is surrounded by hills as the back of the landscape. Pride is lifting up of ones self. A healing as a lifting of an illness

GZ – Lift the harvest i.e. sheer; sheering and removal of the wool fleece from the sheep. The cutting or sheering of grass. A stump as a tree sheared. The back and forth sweeping action of a sickle cutting grass.

GCh – Lift the wall i.. belly; when crawling into the tent, other than through the front entrance, one must lift the wall and slide in on the belly like a snake

GL – Round; Something round, or a second coming around of a time or event. A pond as a round pool of water. Redemption is the buying back of someone or something. A dancing in a circle.

GM – Walking to the water i.e. gather; the watering well or other place of water is a gathering place for drinking men, animal and plants. Men and animals may walk great distances for these watering holes while plants grow in abundance in them. Any  gathering of people, things or ideas. The reeds of the watering holes were made into ropes.

GN – Gathering of seeds i.e. garden; a place for growing crops and is surrounded by a rock wall or hedge to protect it from grazing animals. A bowl s a container enclosed by walls

GAy – Lifting the eye i.e. gasp; when taking a difficult breath such as in gasping or in death, the eyes roll up

GP – Close

GR – Walking man i.e. traveller; one travelling through his non-native land is a stranger to the people and culture. Because of the unknown territory, bandits and wild animals, he is often in fear. The native is responsible for providing and protecting the stranger according to Ancient custom. The throat is the place where fear is felt. When a stranger meets anther he lays prostrate in homage to the other.

GSh – Grope

GT – Foot marked i.e. wine press; after the grapes are placed in the wine vat, treaders walk in the vat to crush the grapes freeing up the juices. Their feet and lower parts of their clothing are stained red, a sign of their occupation. [See PR]


DB – Door of the tent i.e. rest; the door of the tent was the place of relaxation for the father. Here he would watch his family, livestock and the road for approaching visitors [see Genesis 18:1]. A relaxing in a quiet place. A slow walk due to a sorrow or loss.

DG – Moving foot i,e fish; the tail of a fish moves back and forth to propel itself through the water. A net full of fish is an abundance or increase, A net as a tool for catching fish.

DD – Two danglers i.e. breasts; the part of the female body invoking heat of passion and love. A loved one. The gentle walk of a woman. A pot used for boiling liquids

DH  – Back and forth movement i.e. dart; back and forth rapid flight of a bird

DCh – door of the all i.e. push; pushed aside to enter. A thrusting of something

DK – Movement in a cup i.e. mortar; seeds are placed in a stone bowl called a mortar, the stone pestle is used to crush the seeds into  powder. A trampling to crush

DL – The door on a staff. The tent door was hung down as a curtain, covering the entrance to the tent from a horizontal pole. The door was then moved to the side for going in and out of the tent. Can mean poor or weak as the they person hangs their head in poverty and hunger.The hair hangs from the head; Anything dangling down swinging back and forth i.e a bucket, branch from a tree or door.

DM – Movement of water i.e. blood; the grape plant takes water from the ground and moves it to the fruit where the water becomes the ‘blood’ of the grape. The blood of man is also water, which moves though the body. When blood is shed, the man, animal becomes silent. Blood, man and the earth,the colour red all similar Hebrew words. A son from the blood of his father resembles his father.

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.

DAy – Door of the eye i.e. see; through the eyes one experiences the world and learns from it. One who has knowledge is one who has experience.

DS – Myrtle

DAy – Door of the eye i.e. see; through the eyes one experiences his world and learns from it. One who has knowledge is one who has experience.

DPh – Door opened i.e. pushed aside

DTs – Movement to the side i.e. leap

DQ – Way out of the sun i.e. roof; the tent roof provides protection from the hat of the sun

DR – Movement of man i.e. circle; a man is born, comes to maturity, marries, gives birth to sons, repeating the cycle of life. A circling around as the flight of a bird or a dance. Each generation expands the size of the family. The repetitious rhythmic running of a horse.

DSh – Back and forth pressing i.e. treading out of the grain for removing the hulls from the grain. What comes from the grains.

DT – Enter a mark i.e. covenant; when two parties agree to follow the terms of a covenant, a mark is given as a sign  of continued allegiance.


HB – Behold the house i.e. gift; one does not choose the household which one is born into, including the tribe, parents, children and wife [as marriages were often arranged by the father], it is a gift from God. These gifts are seen as a  privilege and are to be cherished and protected. The expressions and actions toward the family that one was privileged with

HG – Great burden i.e. meditate; a murmuring or soft speech for the removal of a burden

HD – Shout; when shouting the hands are put up to the mouth. A splendour as something that shouts out

HH – Arms extended out i.e. look; when one sees a great site close by or in the distance, he extends his arms out and sighs as if saying ‘ah, look at that’. A looking toward a breath taking sight or action. A sigh of desire or pain. He or she as one who is pointed at.

HZ – Dream

HW – one who looks at a great sight with his hands raised letting out a moaning sigh from disaster and evil

HL – Looking toward i.e star; A looking toward something, such as a light or great sight in the distance. The stars have always been used to guide the traveller or shepherd to find his home or destination. When the shepherd has been out in the wilderness with his flock all day and is returning home in the dark, he can see his tent from a great distance because of te glow of the fires, he knows that here is comfort safety and love of the family as well as food and water. To cause a shining of one by praising or giving thanks to another or to ones self.

HM – The water i.e. sea; a large body of water seen as a place of chaos because of its storms, turbulent surf and the commotion of the waves. An uproar. An abundance of something

HN – Heavy; abundant in wealth

HS – Still

HR – The head i.e. hill; a mountain or hill as the head rising up above the landscape

HT – Break in


WW – Two tent pegs; a ‘y’ shaped wooden peg, which is driven into firm soil. The tent ropes were attached t these pegs, the shape prevents the rope from slipping off


ZB – Food of the house i.e. yellow; the yellow grain is the main staple of the house used for making bread. Any yellow thing such as gold or an animal. Pus as yellow discharge

ZG – Harvest by foot i.e. grape skin; the juice of the grape is removed/harvested by treading on them in a vat leaving the grape skins behind

ZD – Food at the door i.e. soup; the tent fire near the door is used for boiling water and making soup

ZH – This; something that sands out or is pointed out

ZZ- Great harvesting i.e. wealth; the sickle,a harvesting tool, is swung back and forth cutting the stalks of grain. The stalks are gathered together and stored for future use. A moving back and forth from a fixed location

ZCh – Loose

ZK – Glass; without impurities, transparent and pure

ZL – To cut the staff i.e. shake. A staff is made by cutting a branch from the tree, this green branch shakes and bends easily until it is hardened [See Isaiah 18.5]. A shaking out for removal. The neighing of a horse usually accompanied with the shaking of the head.

ZM -Harvest chaos i.e. a plan. The thoughts and plans that bring about chaos.

ZN – Mattock of the seed i.e. harvest; one of the many agricultural tool was a hoe or mattock. This implement had a wide blade for cutting a plant stalk at the roots. The crops were harvested for a supply of foods which were stored in jars. Any implement or object that is broad. The broad ear for picking up sounds. A good supply of food from the harvest will keep the family nourished.

ZAy – Harvest experience i.e. tremble; the hard work of the summer harvest brings sweat and exhaustion, trembling. Furthermore, a weapon seen. The agricultural tool associated with weapons, it signifies fear or an enemy.

ZPh – Tar as a pitch used to seal boats

ZQ – To bind i.e. the arms and feet with chains. The binding of different metals to form alloys.

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.

ZT – Harvested marker i.e. an olive. The oil from the olive fruit was used as an anointing oil for those to hold a kingly or priestly office. The oil is also used as a medicinal ointment.


ChB – Wall of the house i.e. refuge. The walls of the house enclose the home as refuge for the family. A refuge function as a place of hiding from any undesirable person or situation. Wall of the house. The meaning is a bosom and action is hiding hence what is cherished is held clos to the bosom, and also one finds comfort and refuge in the bosom.

ChG – Surround and gather i.e. festival The participants would gather and dance in a circle.

ChD – Wall door i.e. unite. A wall separates the inside formt he outside. Only through the door can one enter or exit unting the inside with the outside. Auniting together. A parable is a story which brings unity between the hearer and the listener, but the actual meaning is not understood causing a division between the two hence some may merely listen to it, and only a few may actually hear it.

ChH – Wall reveals i.e. life. The family camp is comprised of many tents, which are laid out in a circle forming a wall of tents. One approaching this wall knows that there is an abundance of life within.

ChZ – Wall of the harvest i.e. watch. The crops are enclosed by a wall which is watched and guarded against intruders. The family carefully watched and guards the property, livestock and crops.

ChCh – Great wall i.e. thistle. The wall around crops or livestock was constructed on thistle or rocks with thistles laid on top. The thorns prevented intruders from entering. A hook as a sharp point.

ChTh – A cord, which is used for binding as well as measuring. Also used as a measuring device by placing knots incrementally. The cords is stretched between two points to measure and the knots are counted.

ChK – Wall of the cup i.e. a pallet. The curved roof of the mouth is divided by a ridge or wall. When the mouth is dry the tongue sticks to the roof of the mouth causing the speaker to wait to speak i.e. a meaning to tarry.

ChY – ?

ChL – A hole is drilled with a tool called a bow drill. The string of the bow is wrapped around the drill. By moving the bow back and forth, and firmly passing down, the drill spins around drilling the hole. The drilling takes patience as the process takes time. Rust – bores trough metal. Sick – a spinning of the insides. Joy – spinning around. Army – bores through the enemy by strongly pressing in.

ChM – separate water i.e. cheese; made by placing milk in a bag made outof animal skin. Th bag was hung out in the sun annd pushed back and forth. The skin of the bag contained an enzyme that when heated and heat caused the milk to sour and the skin of the bag contained an enzyme that when heated and shaken caused the milk to sour and separate into two parts, fat [as curds, cheese] and water [as whey]. The whey could be drunk and the curds eaten or stored for future consumption.

ChN – Tent wall continues i.e. a camp. A nomads camp consisted of many family tents, which make up the clan camp. The camp can have a many as fifty tents or more in it. The tents are placed in a circular configuration forming one continuous wall surrounding the camp. Within the wall is the family clan, a place of freedom, compassion and beauty. An encampment of tents. The tent is supported by the poles. The beauty of the camp. To give/show beauty, grace mercy or favour to another.

ChS – Wall for holding i.e. support. The fabric of the tent walls are supported by the ropes and poles,  just as one person who is weak is supported by [leans on and trusts] another who is string. One is supported by his family line.

ChPh – Wall opened i.e. cover; The tent is opened to allow one into its covering for protection; anyone entering a tent will be protected at all costs by the owner. A secret is something that is covered and hidden; a haven as a place covered over for protection. Innocence is one whose actions are covered.

ChTs – Separation of sides i.e. a tent wall which divides or separates the inside from the outside. Here the family resides in privacy and protection from the elements. An arrow divides the flesh.

ChQ – Separation and coming together i.e. appointment; the time between the present and an appointment is a wall of time, the closer one gets to the appointment the smaller the wall gets. The appointment is inscribed also that both parties have a reminder of the coming event. The writing is fixed to the tablet as the event is fixed in time.

ChR – Outside man i.e. heat; a man in the desert becomes pale and hot. Rather than work in the heat, one waits until the breeze of the day. The wages earned for the work. Anger as a hot emotion. A bleaching by the sun

ChSh – Wall presses i.e. hurry; the wall an army or other attacker, advances for destruction, A stillness in the midst of turmoil]

ChT – Terror


ThB – Surround the hose i.e. good; the house is surrounded by grace, beauty, love, health and prosperity

ThD – Thorn

ThH – Basket seen i.e. broom; the fibres of the broom plant were coarse and strong and used to make brooms. The fibres were also woven and spun into other product such as baskets

ThCh – Contain the wall i.e. grind; limestone was ground to powder which was mixed with water to be used as a strong and durable plater for coating walls and floors. It was also ingested to calm an ups stomach

ThTh – Contain i.e. basket; the basket or bowl made of clay or wicker, as used for storing foods and other supplies in the nomadic tent. Clay as a common material for constructing  baskets, pots and bowls is clay

ThL – Dew; a covering over  of an area. The spots that cover a lambs fleece. The hammering of a metal into a sheet to cover wood, an overlay

ThM – Container of water i.e. unclean; a bowl of water is used to wash off dirt

ThN – Basket continues i.e. weave; a tapestry or basket as woven items

ThAy – Wander

ThP – Trip;  tripping around like children

ThR – Surround man i.e. a wall that surrounds one for protection or as a jail. The closing of the doors to the wall

ThSh – Pounce


YB – Cry

YD – Hand moves i.e. work; the hand is part of the body that enables man to perform many works. With is he can throw away or grab hold, kill or heal, make or destroy. A shout is done by throwing the hands up to the mouth for amplifying. The throwing out of the hand for throwing, praising or thanking.

YL – ?

YM – Working water i.e. sea; the Hebrews saw one day as being the period when the Sun appearing over the horizon of the sea [Yam] and setting when it became erev [evening]. The sea or other large body of water is the place of storms an heavy surf, considered a place of chaos and terror

YN – Wine; also to mire i.e. an area of wet, soggy, muddy ground;; a disadvantageous or difficult condition or situation

YAy – Shovel

YR – Hand of man i.e. throw; a flowing of water in a river. A throwing of the finger to show a direction to walk or live. The throwing of an arrow; the throwing down of water in rain. Awe or fear where one throws himself at the foot of one in authority

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