[b-hebrew] Re: Hebrew Words

Jason Hare jhronline at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 20 14:44:40 EDT 2003

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> I am working on a paper on Jewish spirituality, and
> would like to insert as section headings some Hebrew
> words.  I am not very familiar with biblical Hebrew,
> and I am having difficulty determining the best
> words to represent particular concepts.  I would be
> very grateful if someone could suggest appropriate
> biblical Hebrew terms to represent the following
> concepts:   
> Faith - as in the covenent, or pledge, between G-D
> and the people of Israel.  Is there one word that is
> particularly associated with the bond made between
> Moses (and Jews) and G-d on Mt. Sinai?

Emunah (alef mem nun heh) = faith (trust, belief,


Khesed (khet samekh dalet) = lovingkindness,
faithfulness, mercy, love

> Integrity - as in adherence, loyalty, purity?

Emunah (again)

> Love - as in love for humanity or the world?

Ahavah (alef heh bet heh) = love (in general)

> Life - as in daily life or in a more spiritual
> sense?

Khai (khet yud) = life (in general)


Nephesh (nun peh shin) = soul, life (earthly life)


Neshamah (nun shin mem heh) = spirit, soul, life

> Learning - specifically Torah learning?

Talmud (tav lamed mem dalet) = study, learning


Torah (tav vav resh heh) = instruction, law

> Hope - as in future?

Tikvah (tav kof vav heh) = hope, expectation


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