CHESED=Grace

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Wed Jan 16 13:57:15 EST 2002


Yes, lovingkindness or mercy

Exactly

shoshanna


>
> The understanding I have of the word chesed is that it is translated as
> grace, mercy or lovingkindness.
> >From "The Place of Faith and Grace in Judaism" by David R.Blumenthal.
>
> Christine Bass
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Athas" <gathas at hotkey.net.au>
> To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 5:52 AM
> Subject: CHESED
>
>
> > > The second question might refer to a different word
altogether--khesed,
> > > which is notoriously difficult to translate into English but probably
> gets
> > > rendered both as "righteousness" and "charity" in English versions. It
> is
> > > often understood as something like "covenant faithfulness," but I
don't
> > > know that that really captures the sense either.
> >
> > It's not that hard to translate CHESED into English. I go for either
> "commitment" or "devotion".
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > GEORGE ATHAS
> > (Sydney, Australia)
> >
> >
> >
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