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Apple of His Eye


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Psa 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

The phrase ‘apple of the eye’ is rendered כאישׁון בת־עין ‘k’ishon bat ayin’ in Hebrew. אישון ‘ishon’ means man/ little man, בת ‘bat’ means daughter and עין ‘ayin’ means eye…the little guy/girl in the eye.

From Keil & Delitzsch commentary

“The apple of the eye, which is surrounded by the iris, is called אִישֹׁון, the man (Arabic insân), or in the diminutive and endearing sense of the termination on: the little man of the eye, because a picture in miniature of one’s self is seen, as in a glass, when looking into another person’s eye. בַּת־עַיִן either because it is as if born out of the eye and the eye has, as it were, concentrated itself in it, or rather because the little image which is mirrored in it is, as it were, the little daughter of the eye (here and Lam_2:18). To the Latin pupilla (pupula), Greek κόρη, corresponds most closely בָּבַת עַיִן, Zec_2:12, which does not signify the gate, aperture, sight, but, as בַּת shows, the little boy, or more strictly, the little girl of the eye. It is singular that אִישֹׁון here has the feminine בַּת־עָֽיִן as the expression in apposition to it. The construction might be genitival: “as the little man of the apple of the eye,” inasmuch as the saint knows himself to be so near to God, that, as it were, his image in miniature is mirrored in the great eye of God.”

Israel is the apple of YHWH’s eye (The Israel of God are those who are in Messiah Yahshua/Jesus)

Deu 32:9 For YHWH’s portion is His people; Jacob is the lot of His inheritance.

Deu 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste, a howling wilderness. He encircled him and cared for him; He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.

Deu 32:11 As the eagle stirs up its nest; it hovers over its young; it spreads out its wings and takes it, and bears it on its wing.

Zec 2:8 For so says YHWH of Hosts: He has sent Me after glory, to the nations who plundered you; for he who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.

The Torah/Word of God (Yahshua/Jesus) is to be the little guy in our eye.

Pro 7:2 Keep my commands and live, and my law as the pupil of your eye.

When we look into the “eyes of YHWH” we see ourselves, when He looks into our eyes He sees the Torah, Himself. The ultimate goal of walking with YHWH God is that at the end we will look into His eyes and see the Torah as well, His image being formed in and through us.

Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Disciples/Little Guy in the Eye Connection

A look at the english word pupil connects this concept of the apple of the eye to study (of the Torah/Word).


PU’PIL, n. [L. pupilla, dim. of pupa, pupus. See Pup.]

The apple of the eye; a little aperture in the middle of the iris and uvea of the eye, through which the rays of light pass to the crystalline humor, to be painted on the retina.

PU’PIL, n. [L. pupillus, dim. of pupa, pupus. See Pup.]

1. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.

Walking as His disciples/students is seeking His Face as the apple of His eye/little guy in His eye. The word ‘seek’ comes from דרש ‘d’rash’ which means to study.

Messiah commanded His followers to disciple all nations

Mat 28:19 Then having gone, disciple* all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Mat 28:20 teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the completion of the age. Amen.


1) to be a disciple of one
1a) to follow his precepts and instructions
2) to make a disciple
2a) to teach, instruct

The root of this Greek word is:


This word was used in the Septuagint to translate the following Hebrew words:

manthano * H502 alaph {This means to be yoked to an older ox – Matthew 11:29}
manthano H3045 yada {This means to know, which is an intimate word used for relations between a man and wife…ie the seed being planted. What is the seed? The Word – Mark 4:14}

manthano H3925 lamad qal,pi {This means to goad one in the right direction Yoke}

manthano H3286 yaga {This word means to weary oneself and goes back to the root word of עף ‘aph’ meaning the wings of a bird…}

See Studying the Scripturesclick here, Studying the Wordclick here, Discipleclick here studies for more details.

The apple in the eye indicates an intimate relationship with another where you are so near one another that you can see your miniature self in their pupil. The Scriptures admonish us to seek that relationship with the Most High.

1Ch 16:11 Seek YHWH and His strength, seek His face continually.

Psa 27:8 My heart said to You, Seek my face; Your face, O YHWH, I will seek.

The Land of Israel
Num 22:5 And he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor which is beside the River of the land of the sons of his people, to call for him, saying, Behold! A people has come out of Egypt. Behold! it has covered the eye of the earth, and it is sitting next to me.
Deu 11:12 a land which YHWH your God cares for; the eyes of YHWH your God are always on it from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.


Talmud – Derech Eretz Zuta 9
‘The world is like a human eyeball. The white of the eye is the ocean surrounding the world, the iris is the continent, The pupil is Jerusalem, And the image in the pupil is the Holy Temple.

The people of Israel and the Land are connected {See Shadows of Messiah – Geology}

Deu 32:43 Rejoice, O nations, of His people; for He shall avenge the blood of His servants, and shall render vengeance to His foes, and shall have mercy on His land and His people.

Deu 32:43 הרנינו גוים עמו כי דם־עבדיו יקום ונקם ישׁיב לצריו וכפר אדמתו עמו׃

אדמתו עמו ‘admato amo’ literally means ‘His Land His People’

Isa 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

Psa 146:10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.
Psa 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Isa 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
Isa 66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

Isa 49:14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
Isa 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Isa 49:16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Isa 49:17 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.

Mat 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city situated on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Mat 5:15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under the grain measure, but on the lampstand; and it shines for all those in the house.
Mat 5:16 So let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father in Heaven.

The law/Torah is Light

Pro 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

The Messiah is the Light

Joh 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Joh 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Isa 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

The Torah and the Word of YHWH will go forth out of Zion
Isa 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Believers are the branches of the menorah
Joh 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches{G2814 κλῆμα klēma a limb or shoot} : He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Act 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:
Jer 31:6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen
{H5341 נצר natsar נצרים}upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.

The almonds of the Menorah are the the hebrew word shaqad which is the same Hebrew word for WATCH…notice the connection to the word Natsar which is translated as branches and watchmen
Exo 25:34 And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds*, with their knops and their flowers.

Isa 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch{H5342 נצר netser}shall grow out of his roots:
Isa 60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch
{H5342 netser} of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Isa 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved
{H5341 natsar} of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Mat 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
ß-Isa 11:1…Nazarene=Netser/Netserim/Natsarim/Branches

His disciplesclick here have the testimony of Messiah(Light) and keep His commandments/Torah(Light)

Isa 8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of herseed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus

His People Israel are the little guy in His Eye, those abiding under the shadow of His wings, in covenant relationship with Him through Messiah Yahshua/Jesus.

Under the Shadow of His Wings…

Mat 23:37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those sent to her. How often I desired to gather your children in the way a bird gathers her chicks under her wings! And you did not desire it.

Shadow of His Wings

Being the little guy in His eye is also associated with dwelling under the shadow of His wings.

Psa 17:8 Keep me as the pupil , the daughter of the eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings,

Deu 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste, a howling wilderness. He encircled him and cared for him; He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.

Deu 32:11 As the eagle stirs up its nest; it hovers over its young; it spreads out its wings and takes it, and bears it on its wing.

When the Scriptures speak of abiding in the shadow of His wings it is speaking of an intimate relationship were we dwell in His bosom, seeking His face where we see ourselves as a little guy in His eye. We are protected from adversity.

The other portion of Scripture that speaks of the “apple of His eye” is in Zechariah. Zechariah does not speak of eagles wings but the same concept is spoken of as YHWH will be a wall of fire AROUND us. Here it can be seen that the pillar of fire and cloud in the wilderness is associated with Him bearing us up on eagles wings.

Zec 2:8 For so says YHWH of Hosts: He has sent Me after glory, to the nations who plundered you; for he who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.

Zec 2:5 And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, and I will be for glory in her midst, declares YHWH.

Psa 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide in the shade of the Almighty.

Psa 91:2 I will say to YHWH: My Refuge and my Fortress, my God; I will trust in Him.

Psa 91:3 For He delivers you from the fowler’s snare, from destruction’s plague.

Psa 91:4 With His feathers He will cover you, and under His wings you shall seek refuge; His truth is a shield and buckler.

Psa 91:5 You shall not fear the terror of night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;

Psa 91:6 of the plague that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction laying waste at noonday.

Psa 91:7 A thousand shall fall by your side, and a myriad at your right hand; it shall not come near you.

Psa 91:8 Only with your eyes you shall look, and see the retribution of the wicked.

Psa 91:9 Because You, O YHWH, are My refuge; You make the Most High Your habitation*,

*Making the Most High our habitation; Abiding in the Almighty

Psa 71:3 Be a rock of strength for me, to which I may always go; You have given a command to save me; for You are my rock and my fortress.

The Rock is associated with dwelling under His wings as well.

Psa 71:4 O my God, deliver me out of the hand of the wicked, and out of the hand of the unjust and the ruthless.

Psa 71:5 For You are my hope, O Lord YHWH, my trust from my youth.

Psa 71:6 I have rested on You from the belly; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb; my praise shall be always of You.

Psa 71:7 I am like a wonder to many, but You are my strong tower.

Pro 18:10 The name of YHWH is a tower of strength, the righteous runs into it and is set on high.

HIS NAME=HIS CHARACTER=HIS WORD=YAHSHUA/JESUS. Dwelling in the Rock=abiding under the shadow of His wings=dwelling in the strong tower=abiding in the Word=abiding in Him.

Psa 91:10 no evil shall happen to You, nor shall any plague come near Your tent.

Psa 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over You, to keep You in all Your ways.

Psa 91:12 They shall bear You up in their hands, that You not dash Your foot on a stone.

Psa 91:13 You shall tread on the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent You shall trample under foot.

Psa 91:14 Because He has set His love on Me, therefore I will deliver Him; I will set Him on high because He has known My name. (Pro 18:10)

Psa 91:15 He shall call on Me and I will answer Him; I will be with Him in distress; I will rescue Him and honor Him.

Psa 91:16 I will satisfy him with length of days (eternal life), and will make Him see My salvation (Hebrew: ישׁוּעה ‘yeshua’ the source of the name Yahshua/Jesus).

Here we can see that those who abide in the shadow of His wings will be protected from adversity, they will be given eternal life and will see Yahshua/Jesus.

Psa 17:5 My steps have kept in Your tracks (cycles of righteousness-see Torah portion studyclick here) so that my strides have not slipped.

Psa 17:6 I have called on You, for You will answer me, O God; bow down Your ear to me and hear my word.

Psa 17:7 Set out your wonderful loving-kindness by Your right hand (Messiah), O Savior of those who trust in You, from those rising against them.

Psa 17:8 Keep me as the pupil, the daughter of the eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings,

Psa 36:7 How precious is Your mercy, O God! And the sons of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

Psa 36:8 They shall be satisfied from the abundance of Your house; and You make them drink the torrent of Your pleasures. (Referring to Eden/the Kingdom.)

Psa 36:9 For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.

Psa 57:1 To the chief musician. Do not destroy. A secret treasure of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul trusts in You; yea, in the shadow of Your wings I will make my hiding place, until the great destruction passes by.

Psa 61:2 From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart faints; Oh lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. (Again we see the Rock associated with abiding under His wings)

Psa 61:4 I will dwell in Your tabernacle* forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.

*The Tabernacle/His House = the abiding in His Wings

Psa 132:13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Under His Wings=the apple of His Eye=the Little Guy in His Eye=His covenant Bride=His Body

Psa 63:7 For You have been a help to me, and I will rejoice under the shadow of Your wings.

Psa 63:8 My soul is cleaved (clings Deu 10:20; 11:22) after You; Your right hand (Messiah) upholds me.

Abiding in the cleft of the rock = abiding under the shelter of His wings

Psa 61:4 I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah. Abiding in the Tabernacle = abiding in the shelter of His wings

Rev 7:15 Because of this they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His sanctuary. And He sitting on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.

Psa 27:5 For in the day of evil He shall hide me in His shelter (sukkah); in the secrecy of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me up on a rock.

Rock of Etam

Jdg 15:8 And he struck them hip on thigh, a great slaughter, and went down and lived in the cleft of the rock Etam.




BDB Definition:

Etam = “lair of wild beasts”

A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from H5861




BDB Definition:

1) bird of prey, a swooper

Part of Speech: noun masculine

A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from H5860

Samson dwelling in the cleft of the Rock (Messiah) at Etam (Eagles wings).


Strongs #5861: AHLB#: 1354-M (N)

The root word of עיטם ‘Etam’ is עט.


Here we see that the word Etam means an eagle’s wings in the sense of wrapping. Samsom dwelt in the cleft of the Rock (Rock = Messiah 1 Cor 10:4) in the city of Etam (wrapped in eagles wings).

It is also interesting that the word for pen/stylus comes from this same root word and is associated with the eagle’s/bird of prey’s talons. This is yet another association of the eagles wing’s with the Word.

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Abiding under the shadow of His wings = abiding in the Word/Messiah.

Dwelling in the cleft of the Rock is also teaching about intimate relationship with the Almighty.

Exo 33:18 And he said, I pray, let me see Your glory.

Exo 33:19 And He said, I will cause all My goodness to pass before your face. And I will call out* the name of YHWH (*qara is associated with the physical manifestation of YHWH on the earth, this will be addressed in a future study, Yah willing) before your face. And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy.

Exo 33:20 And He said, You are not able to see My face; for no man can see Me and live.

Exo 33:21 And YHWH said, Behold, a place by Me! And you shall stand on a rock.

Exo 33:22 And as My glory is passing it will be that I will put you in a cleft of the rock; and I will cover My hand over you during My passing.

Exo 33:23 And I will remove My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face cannot be seen.

1Ki 19:9 And he came there to the cave, and lodged there; and behold, the Word of YHWH came to him, and said to him, What are you doing here, Elijah?

1Ki 19:12 And after the earthquake was a fire, but YHWH was not in the fire; and after the fire came a still, small voice.

The still, small voice of YHWH is what we hear when we are walking intimately with Him.


Cherubim overshadowed the ark of the covenant with their wings…abiding under His wings=abiding in His Word/Yahshua. The Kerubim were those who guarded the Tree of Life. When we are abiding under the shadow of His wings we are entering back spiritually in the Garden. See PaRDeSclick here studies.


Exo 25:20 And the cherubs shall be spreading out wings above, covering the mercyseat with their wings, and their faces each toward its brother; the faces of the cherubs shall be toward the mercyseat.

Abiding in the Shadow of His wings means we are protected from adversity. This can also be seen by walking in the Torah/Word.

Psa 94:12 Blessed is the man You chasten, O YHWH, You teach him out of Your Law;

Psa 94:13 to give him rest from troubled days, until the pit is dug for the wicked.

Psa 94:14 For YHWH will not leave His people; nor will He forsake His inheritance.

Abiding under the shadow of His wings again goes back to the imagery in the Temple of the Kerubim. Abiding in His Word = abiding under the shadow of His wings = abiding in Messiah (John 15)

Under His wings = under His skirt/kanaph.

This is a term of intimacy between a man and His wife.

Deu 22:30 A man shall not take his father’s wife, and shall not uncover his father’s skirt.

Rth 3:9 And he said, Who are you? And she said, I am your handmaid Ruth, and you shall spread your skirt over your handmaid, for you are a kinsman redeemer.

Eze 16:8 And I passed by you, and I looked on you, and, behold, your time was the time of love. And I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness. And I swore to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord YHWH. And you became Mine.

His skirt also is thematically connected to the tzitzit which is a picture of His Body and is also thematically connected to the regathering of the tribes of Israel and the resurrection. {See Daily Tidbits 4/28 – Tzitzit}

May we all abide under the shadow of His wings and see ourselves as the Little Guy in His Eye, walking closer and closer with Him as each day passes.

The Bosom, the Family and Gathering at the Cross

The word father in Hebrew is associated with love, so too is the word mother. אם (mother) is the source of the Latin ‘amare,’ the French ‘amitie’ and the English ‘amity’ which mean love. One of the Hebrew words for love is דד ‘dud/dad’ which means both love and breasts/bosom. Interestingly, the English word ‘baby’ comes from the Hebrew בבה ‘baba’ which is related to the word אבוב ‘aboob’ the root of which is אב which means father but also means a pipe, as in the breast of the mother whose milk flows to give sustenance to the baby. בבה in Hebrew means the pupil, the apple of one’s eyes. As any parent has held their baby in their arms against their bosom they recognize this is the epitome of love and intimate relationship (apple of the eye/little guy in the eye).

The Hebrew word for family is משפחה ‘mishpocha’ which comes from the root שפח ‘shapach’. שפח ‘shaphach’ is the root of the word crucifixion which gathers all the family of the earth. The bosom, which represents the love of the family, also links to the crucifixion.

Messiah came from the bosom of the Father.

Joh 1:18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, that One declares Him.

He gathers and then carries in His bosom His people, linking to the crucifixion. It is through the work of Messiah on the cross that mankind is brought into His family.

Isa 40:10 Behold, the Lord YHWH will come with strength, and His arm rules for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His wage before Him.
Isa 40:11 He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; He shall gather lambs with His arm; and carry them in His bosom; those with young He will lead;
Psa 89:50 Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants, my bearing in my bosom the insults of the many peoples
Psa 89:51 with which Your enemies have cursed, O YHWH; with which they have cursed the footsteps of Your anointed.

Eph 2:8 For by grace you are saved, through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift (gift = love = bosom) of God;
Eph 2:9 not of works, that not anyone should boast;
Eph 2:10 for we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God before prepared that we should walk in them.
Eph 2:11 Because of this, remember that you, the nations, were then in the flesh (those having been called Uncircumcision by those having been called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands)
Eph 2:12 that at that time you were without Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers of the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Eph 2:13 But now, in Christ Jesus you who then were afar off, came to be near by the blood of Christ.
Eph 2:14 For He is our peace, He making us both one, and breaking down the middle wall of partition,
Eph 2:15 in His flesh causing to cease the enmity, the Law of the commandments in decrees, that He might in Himself create the two into one new man, making peace,
Eph 2:16 and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, slaying the enmity in Himself.
Eph 2:17 And coming, He proclaimed “peace to you, the ones afar off, and to the ones near.” Isa. 57:19
Eph 2:18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
Eph 2:19 So, then, you are no longer strangers and tenants, but you are fellow citizens of the saints and of the family of God,

There are multiple words in Hebrew for love, all linking back to the bosom. The most common is אהב ‘ahav’ which has the meaning of a gift and the expressions and actions of one towards the family. The pictograph meaning displays the gift of the Father to mankind of His only begotten Son. Again linking the bosom, the family and the crucifixion.

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 15:13 Greater love than this has no one, that anyone should lay down his soul for his friends.

From the root:

The Pictograph meaning of Love

The first and last letters spell out the word for Father (אב ab) and the middle letter is a picture of a man with outstretched arms (ה). The Love of the Father is revealed through the Messiah on the tree, gathering all mankind back to their Creator.

Another word for love is חשק ‘chashaq’ which has the meaning of being knit together in love. חשק ‘chashaq’ is related to the word חב ‘chav’ which means the bosom. חשק ‘chashaq is the word used in reference to the joining together of the Tabernacle, which is a shadow picture of the body of Messiah. It is no surprise that this joining together involved nails, just as in the nails used in the crucifixion (Exodus 38:17, 28; Deuteronomy 7:7; Colossians 2:2, 19; Ephesians 4:15-16).

חשק ‘Chashaq’ also can be traced back to the word חק ‘choq’

חוק / חק / חיק
chêyq / chêq / chôq
BDB Definition:
1) bosom, hollow, bottom, midst

חק ‘chuq’ is the root of חקק ‘chaqaq’ and חקה ‘chaqah’ which means to inscribe a decree or custom. It is used in reference to the Torah/Word. It is no surprise that the New Covenant, cut at Calvary is associated with the inscribing of the Word on our hearts which is contained in our bosoms (Jeremiah 31:31).

The feasts/appointed times, at which the people of YHWH gathered, are linked to this word ‘choq.’

It is no surprise then that the English word ‘hug’ traces back to the Hebrew word חג ‘chag’ which means feast.

The feasts revolved around the gathering together of the people to the Tabernacle or tent. The Tabernacle itself was called the אהל מועד ‘ohel mo’ed’ which means tent of meeting/gathering or tabernacle of congregation. ‘Moed’ comes from עד which means to see the door, as in meeting as the door of the Tabernacle.

There are two more words in Hebrew which are translated as bosom. It is חצן ‘chatsan’ which comes from חץ ‘chets’ which literally means a tent wall, as in an enclosing. Finally, the word צלחת ‘tsalachat’ which also means a bowl, as in the bowls used in the Tabernacle. צלחת ‘tsalachat’ comes from צלח ‘tsalach’ which traces back further to צל ‘tsel’ which means a shadow…as under the shadow of His wings, the little guy in His Eye.

Recall that the word in Hebrew for pupil is בבה ‘baba’ which is the source of the English word ‘baby.’ Interestingly, the English word ‘shade’ comes from the Hebrew word שד ‘shad’ which means the breast/bosom. שד ‘shad’ is the root of the word שדי ‘shaddai’ which is translated as ‘the Almighty.’ שד ‘shad’ literally means to return to the door, again linking with the feasts and the Tabernacle mentioned above.

Finally, the word דוד ‘dod’ means love. דד ‘dod’ literally means the breasts. The letter ‘dalet’ is the picture of a door, or flap of a tent which opens the way inside. The tabernacle consisted of two doors/veils which דד displays. What is the veil of the Tabernacle a picture of? The body/flesh of Messiah.

Heb 10:20 which He consecrated for us, a new and living way through the veil; that is, His flesh;

The above portion of Scripture is in context of the New Covenant which was cut at Calvary where Messiah gathered mankind into His bosom (Isaiah 40:11; Psalm 89:50).

Bosom & Faith

Num 11:12 I, have I conceived all this people? I, have I begotten it, that You say to me, Carry it in your bosom as the foster father (אמן aman) bears the suckling, to the land which You have sworn to its fathers?

The word used above for foster father/nursing father is אמן ‘aman’ which means faith. Faith comes from the same root as truth (etymology) in Hebrew מן ‘man.’

Faith and Truthclick hereare synonomous

Faith (emunah) and Truth (emet) come from the same root and as seen above are interchangeable when translating the text.

Ancient Hebrew Definition

‘Emunah’ comes from the 3 letter root ‘aman’

‘Aman’ means truly, a sure foundation and support. This is why Messiah is spoken of as the ‘Amen’ (Revelation 3:14). He is the firm foundation represented by the Tree of Life/the Word. The other tree in midst the Garden was the tree of knowledge which represents unfaithfulness/lawlessness. Man must choose between the two. The choice that one makes determines which seed/tree he will be a part of. Interestingly, the parent root for the word ‘emunah’ is מן which means ‘the blood continues.’ It is the word used in Genesis 1 for ‘kind’ or species. Recall that this is the origin of the word ‘etymology’ as well.

Faith is Biblically defined as walking in Truth who is the Word/Messiah. Faith traces back to the Garden of Eden and the two trees in the midst of the Garden. The Tree of Life which represents truth/faith and the tree of knowledge which represents unfaithfulness/lawlessness and man’s own will as to what is good or evil.

The English word faith comes from the Old French word ‘foi’ which means faith, belief, trust which traces back further to the Latin word ‘fides’ which has the same meaning. ‘Fides’ traces back to the Hebrew word בטח ’batach.’ ‘Batach’ is also the source for the English word ‘trust.’ “Batach’ means to cling to someone or something. It is pictured in the natural realm in a melon which clings to the vine. Here again the picture of the Tree of Life and the tree of knowledge is seen. Man can have faith in YHWH and cling to Him or man can choose his own way and cling to the tree of knowledge. This concept of clinging to the vine is discussed in more detail in the Biblical definition of the Olive treeclick here and the word אב ‘av’ (Father)click here.



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