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1:21  The great sea monsters, and all the living creatures of every kind that creep, which the waters brought...

Genesis 1:21

1:21  The great sea monsters, and all the living creatures of every kind that creep, which the waters brought...

1:21  The great sea monsters, and all the living creatures of every kind that creep, which the waters brought forth in swarms Fish are highly symbolic creatures in Judaism. On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it is customary...

 13:24 did not know how to speak Judean Nechemya bemoans the fact that in seventy years of exile the Jews...

Nehemiah 13:24

 13:24 did not know how to speak Judean Nechemya bemoans the fact that in seventy years of exile the Jews...

 13:24 did not know how to speak Judean Nechemya bemoans the fact that in seventy years of exile the Jews of his generation forgot how to speak Hebrew. The situation was even worse in the modern era after 2,500 years...

 Ezra 7:6 A scribe expert in the Teaching of Moshe Ezra was known as a sofer (סופר), a ‘scribe’ who reintroduced the...

Ezra 7:6

 Ezra 7:6 A scribe expert in the Teaching of Moshe Ezra was known as a sofer (סופר), a ‘scribe’ who reintroduced the...

 Ezra 7:6 A scribe expert in the Teaching of Moshe Ezra was known as a sofer (סופר), a ‘scribe’ who reintroduced the Torah to public life in Jerusalem following the Babylonian exile. According the Talmud (Bava Kama 82a), he instituted public reading...

 2:17   It was about an ephah of barley Barley, the second of the special agricultural products of the Land of...

Ruth 2:17

 2:17   It was about an ephah of barley Barley, the second of the special agricultural products of the Land of...

 2:17   It was about an ephah of barley Barley, the second of the special agricultural products of the Land of Israel (Deuteronomy 8:8), looks similar to wheat but is a smaller grain, and is surrounded by long, hair-like strands. This...

 12:22   He draws mysteries out of the darkness The Hebrew words for “He draws mysteries” are m’galeh amukot (מגלה...

Job 12:22

 12:22   He draws mysteries out of the darkness The Hebrew words for “He draws mysteries” are m’galeh amukot (מגלה...

 12:22   He draws mysteries out of the darkness The Hebrew words for “He draws mysteries” are m’galeh amukot (מגלה עמוקות). The word m’galeh comes from the root legalot (לגלות), which means to reveal or discover. The same Hebrew letters...

 3:9  Pure of speech The prophet describes how in the future, all the nations of the world will have...

Zephaniah 3:9

 3:9  Pure of speech The prophet describes how in the future, all the nations of the world will have...

 3:9  Pure of speech The prophet describes how in the future, all the nations of the world will have ‘pure speech,’ safa b’rurah (שפה ברורה). Ibn Ezra, among other commentators, maintains that the pure speech that Tzefanya promises is...

 But the righteous man is rewarded with life for his fidelity With these words, Chavakuk asserts that it is...

Habakkuk 2:4

 But the righteous man is rewarded with life for his fidelity With these words, Chavakuk asserts that it is...

 But the righteous man is rewarded with life for his fidelity With these words, Chavakuk asserts that it is the faith of the righteous person that grants him life. Israel’s acclaimed national poet, Chaim Nachman Bialik, a pioneer of...

 1:17 But on Tzion’s mount a remnant shall survive. Ovadya uses the same Hebrew word, playta (פליטה), ‘remnant,’ that Yaakov originally...

Obadiah 1:17

 1:17 But on Tzion’s mount a remnant shall survive. Ovadya uses the same Hebrew word, playta (פליטה), ‘remnant,’ that Yaakov originally...

 1:17 But on Tzion’s mount a remnant shall survive. Ovadya uses the same Hebrew word, playta (פליטה), ‘remnant,’ that Yaakov originally used to describe his confrontation with his brother: “If Esau comes to the one camp and attacks it, the other...

 62:7   And give no rest to Him The Hebrew word for rest in this verse is damee (דמי), which...

Isaiah 62:7

 62:7   And give no rest to Him The Hebrew word for rest in this verse is damee (דמי), which...

 62:7   And give no rest to Him The Hebrew word for rest in this verse is damee (דמי), which also means ‘silence.’ Interestingly, the same Hebrew word, dam (דם), means ‘blood.’ Commentators explain the connection in light of Ezekiel...

 14:14   I will match the Most High The Hebrew word for ‘man’ is adam (אדם). Rabbi Yeshaya Horowitz, who...

Isaiah 14:14

 14:14   I will match the Most High The Hebrew word for ‘man’ is adam (אדם). Rabbi Yeshaya Horowitz, who...

 14:14   I will match the Most High The Hebrew word for ‘man’ is adam (אדם). Rabbi Yeshaya Horowitz, who lived in Prague in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and is better known by the acronym of his important work...

Genesis 1:21

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