Meaning of Hebrew names of OT books.

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by adonaicole, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Meaning of Hebrew names of OT books.

    God's way is so perfect. The pieces of his plan fit together wonderfully in awesome ways. I am not a Hebrew scholar, the bible that I have has a section that gives the Hebrew name of each book of the Old Testament and the meaning of that name. Not only do the meanings give insight to each book, if you put the meanings together into sentences, like I did, it gives meaning to the Bible as a whole.

    Genesis - Bere****h - In the Beginning
    Exodus - We' elleh Shemoth - Now these are the names
    Leviticus - Wayyiqra - And He Called
    Numbers - Wayyedabber - And He Said
    Deuteronomy - Haddebharim - The Words
    Joshua - Yeshua - Yahweh is Salvation
    Judges - Shophetim - Judges, Rulers, Saviors
    Samuel - Samuel - Heard of God
    Kings - Melechim - Kings
    Chronicles - Dibere Hayyamin - The Words of the Days
    Ezra - Ezra - Yahweh Helps
    Nehemiah - Nehemyah - Comfort of Yahweh
    Ester - Ester - Star
    Job - Iyyob - Repentant One
    Psalms - Sepher Tehillim - Book of Praises
    Proverbs - Mishle Shelomoh - Proverbs of Solomon
    Ecclesiastes - Qoheleth - One Who Addresses an Assembly
    Song of Solomon - Sir Hashirim - The Song of Songs
    Isaiah - Yeshaiah - Yahweh is Salvation
    Jeremiah - Yirmeyahu - Yahweh Sends
    Lamentations - Ekah - Ah How
    Ezekiel - Yehezke'l - God Strengthens
    Daniel - Daniye'l - God is my Judge
    Hosea - Hosea - Salvation
    Joel - Yo'el - Yahweh is God
    Amos - Amos - Burden Bearer
    Obadiah - Obadyah - Worshiper of Yahweh
    Jonah - Yonah - Dove
    Micah - Michayahu - Who is Like Yahweh
    Nahum - Nahum - Comfort
    Habakkuk - Habaqquq - One Who Embraces
    Zephaniah - Tsephan -yah - Yahweh has hidden
    Haggai - Haggay - Festive
    Zechariah - Zekar-yah - Yahweh Remembers
    Malachi - Malaki - My Messenger

    This is my humble effort of putting them together in sentences...

    In the beginning...
    Now these are the names, and he called, and he said, the words, "Yahweh is Salvation".
    Judges, Rulers, Saviours, heard of God, Kings.
    The words of the days, Yahweh helps, comfort of Yahweh.
    Star, repentant one, book of praises, proverbs of Solomon, one who addresses an assembly.
    The song of songs, "Yahweh is Salvation".
    Yahweh sends, ah how God strengthens.
    God is my judge, salvation, Yahweh is God.
    Burden bearer, worshiper of Yahweh, Dove.
    Who is like Yahweh?
    Comfort one who embraces, Yahweh has hidden.
    Festive, Yahweh remembers, "My Messenger".
  2. Cool, thanx !
  3. Very nice Don!:D If you use E-Sword there is a module you can install called Hitchcock's Bible Names- I find it a good reference.

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