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What does WITNESS mean?
The word Eid, “witness,” is found in many different contexts, particularly in the Bible’s extensive laws concerning testimony in a court of law.

אַתֶּ֤ם עֵדַי֙ נְאֻם־יְהֹוָ֔ה וְעַבְדִּ֖י אֲשֶׁ֣ר בָּחָ֑רְתִּי לְמַ֣עַן תֵּ֠דְע֠וּ וְתַאֲמִ֨ינוּ לִ֤י וְתָבִ֙ינוּ֙ כִּֽי־אֲנִ֣י ה֔וּא לְפָנַי֙ לֹא־נ֣וֹצַר אֵ֔ל וְאַחֲרַ֖י לֹ֥א יִהְיֶֽה׃

My witnesses are you —declares Hashem— My servant, whom I have chosen. To the end that you may take thought, And believe in Me, And understand that I am He: Before Me no god was formed, And after Me none shall exist—

a-TEM e-DAY n'-UM a-do-NAI v'-av-DEE a-SHER ba-KHA-r'-TEE l'-ma-AN tay-d'-U v'-ta-a-MEE-nu LEE v'-ta-VEE-nu KEE a-NEE HU l'-fa-NAI lo-no-TZAR AYL v'-a-kha-RAI lo yi-HE-yeh.

Isaiah 43:10

לֹ֥֖א תִּֿרְצָ֖͏ֽח׃ לֹ֣֖א תִּֿנְאָ֑͏ֽף׃ לֹ֣֖א תִּֿגְנֹֽ֔ב׃ לֹֽא־תַעֲנֶ֥ה בְרֵעֲךָ֖ עֵ֥ד שָֽׁקֶר׃

You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

lo-tir-TZACH. lo-tin-AF. lo-tig-NOV. lo-ta-a-NEH ve-re-a-KHA ed sha-KER.

Exodus 20:13

Description about WITNESS
The word Eid, “witness,” is found in many different contexts, particularly in the Bible’s extensive laws concerning testimony in a court of law. In fact, one of the Ten Commandments obligates us not to bear false witness, highlighting the seriousness of speaking only words of truth, particularly when they impact another person. In almost all situations, Jewish courts require the testimony of two witnesses and will not accept the testimony of a single individual. This is to ensure that more than one perspective is taken into account as the court strives to reach the fairest verdict possible. As human beings created in the image of God, we are charged with the task of bearing witness to God’s creation of heaven and earth. While we can and should do this every day of our lives, Shabbat, the holy day of rest, is set aside as a day of bearing witness to God’s act of creation. In the Jewish prayer book, Shabbat is called “a remembrance of the creation of the world.” In Judaism’s most important prayer, the Shema, we also bear witness to the existence and oneness of God. The two Hebrew letters that make up the word eid appear in the words of the Shema itself. To highlight this connection, in the section of the Hebrew Bible where the Shema appears, these two letters are written larger than the other letters, ensuring we remember to bear witness to God as we recite the holy words of the Shema.
Attribute of WITNESS
Where is WITNESS in the Bible?
Isaiah 43:10, Exodus 20:13
What did WITNESS do in the Bible?
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