HebrewTerms

 

A FEW IMPORTANT HEBREW WORDS THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR IN OUR WORSHIP SERVICE:

 

  • HEBREW ISRAELITES/MESSIANIC ISRAELITES—Hebrew Israelites (also called Black Hebrews, African Hebrew Israelites, and Hebrew Israelites) are groups  who believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites. Hebrews adhere in varying degrees to the religious beliefs and practices of both Christianity and Judaism. 
  • GENTILE – Anyone who is not of Hebrew descent
  • MOST HIGH – The Only True God
  • ABBA – Means ‘father’
  • YHWH, YAHUAH, YAH (JAH), YHWH, YAHAWAH, YAHUWAH – NAME OF GOD
  • AHAYAH (sometimes transliterated Ehyeh) -I AM
  • YAHUSHA, YAHUSHUA, YAHSHUA, YAHAWASHI, YAHOSHUA, YESHUA - MEANS HE SAVES
  • YASHIYA, YASHAYA = Son of God or God is My Savior.
  • BESORAH = Good News, Gospel, Glad Tidings
  • CHRIST - English Transliteration of the Greek word Khristos / Christos which means anointed
  • CHRISTIANOS - Greek title, applied to the 1st century Messianic Believers, by the pagan populace. It means "the smeared ones", the English word Christian is derived from Christianos.
  • RUACH – Means ‘Spirit’ from Hebrew for ‘wind, breath, air, strength, breeze.’
  • RUACH haKODESH, RUACH haQODESH—The Holy Spirit
  • MESSIANIC - Those who believe in a Messiah, Particularly those who believe Yahusha is the Messiah
  • NONE MESSIANIC - Those who do not believe in a Messiah, particularly those who don't believe in Yahusha as Messiah.
  • MASHIACH/MESSIAH – Messiah
  • HA-MASHIACH – The Anointed One
  • TETRAGRAMMATON - Greek word meaning FOUR LETTERS, many believe this to be associated to the name of our creator YAH. The Tetragrammatonsí is read from right to left, and consist of the Hebrew Letters Yod, Hey, Wav, Hey which is equivalent to the English letters of Y, H, W, H.
  • IEOSUS/JESUS - The name of a Greek Goddess, Meaning the name of our lord. Meaning “Hail Zeus”. Jesus is derive from IEOSUS.
  • SALVATION -   "THE ACT OF SAVING OR BEING SAVED...DELIVERANCE FROM SIN AND ITS CONSEQUENCES...A PERSON OR THING THAT SAVES".
  • SHOFAR – Ram’s horn, also translated ‘trumpet’ in some bibles.
  • TZITZIT – Fringes Yahuah commanded be attached to the corners of garments.
  • TORAH – Means ‘instruction’ and refers to the books of Moshe — the ‘law’ comprised of the books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. ‘Torah’ is also used loosely to mean all the Scriptures.
  • TESHUVAH – Means ‘return’ as in ‘return to G-d; teshuvah is the way to repent: to stop and turn in the direction of Yahuah.
  • TANAKH – An acronym that identifies the Hebrew Bible (a.k.a. Old Testament). The acronym is based on the initial Hebrew letters of each of the text’s three parts: * Torah–meaning “ composed of the “five books of Moses”, also called Pentateuch in Greek. * Nevi’im - “prophets”. * Ketuvim - writings
  • TALLIT – Prayer shawl with tzitzit (fringed edges), based on the command in Numbers 15:38 and Deuteronomy 22:12 that men wear Tzitzit on their garments.
  • SABBATH/ SHABBAT – means Sabbath — Yahuah blessed and sanctified the seventh day of the week as a day of rest.
  • SHABBAT SHALOM – Means ‘peaceful sabbath’ — a common greeting when Shabbat is approaching.
  • SHALOM – Means ‘peace’ but also used as a greeting to say hello or goodbye.
  • SUKKOT – Means ‘booths’ — this is the festival of tabernacles which commemorates Yahuah’s protection on Israel when she lived in tents under His protection.
  • SHAVUOT – Means ‘weeks’ — known in Greek as Pentecost
  • YOM KIPPUR – Day of Atonement, holy day occurring ten days after Rosh Hoshana (Blowing of Trumpets). “It shall be a holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto YHVH.” Leviticus 23:27 “Soul affliction” is interpreted by many to mean fasting.
  • PESACH (Passover)
  • MENORAH – The seven-branched lampstand. Yahuah commanded the Israelites to make and to provide light inside the Tabernacle and later the Temple.
  • DIASPORA – The dispersion of the black Hebrew people to lands outside of Israel.
  • APOSTOLIC WRITINGS – aka New Testament
  • BARUCH – Means blessed (Blessings begin with “Baruch atah…”)
  • TEHILLAH – Means to sing; sing a new song
  • ZAMAR – To sing accompanied by a musical instrument
  • KARAR – To whirl or dance
  • BARAK/BARUCH – To kneel to pay respect or to worship
  • SHABACH – To shout with loudness
  • HALAL – To show grand and eloquent words to praise (HallaluYah)
  • HALLELIYAH – I Praise Yah
  • HALLELYAH – Praise Yah
  • TODAH/TOWDAH –To lift up hands to offer thanks; thanksgiving.