Israel Demands A King

1 Samuel 8

Israel Asks for a King

1 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges for Israel.

21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”
Then Samuel said to the men of Israel, “Everyone go back to his town.”

2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Read more of this post

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Hebrew Word of the Day: Love

Hebrews Word

Ahav [Aleph, Hei, Beit]

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

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 Read more of this post

Hebrew Word of the Day: Burden, Debt, Redemption

To redeem is defined as:

  1. Exchange: to turn in one thing and receive something else
  2. To recover ownership of something by paying a sum
  3. Ransom: i.e. under threat: liberate by exchanging or recovering something  for money
  4. Save, rescue: To set free by force
  5. Atone: release from debt or blame; Restore the honor or worth of

Hebrew Words

They all have this root in common

MSh – Draw out i.e. to touch

Mashal [Mem, Shin, Lamed]

to rule, have dominion, reign over; to represent, liken, be like; to speak in Read more of this post

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