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Balak: A Hollow Curse – The Wonders of the Holy Tongue

Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg

Founding Director, Editor-In-Chief at Veromemanu
Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg is the Founding Director and Editor-in-chief of Veromemanu and it' website BiblicalHebrewEtymology.com.

Yehoshua is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain and currently lives in Israel with his wife and children.

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Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg

Num. 22:11 - Behold! The people coming out of Egypt has covered the surface of the earth. Now go and curse (קבה) them for me; perhaps I will be able to make war against them and drive them away. The word קבה, which means 'to curse', appears 10 times in this week's Parsha. According to … Continue reading Balak: A Hollow Curse – The Wonders of the Holy Tongue

Balak: A Short but Revelatory Article ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg

Founding Director, Editor-In-Chief at Veromemanu
Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg is the Founding Director and Editor-in-chief of Veromemanu and it' website BiblicalHebrewEtymology.com.

Yehoshua is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain and currently lives in Israel with his wife and children.

To partner with Veromemanu consider a secure donation at: https://bit.ly/2QrDWRd
Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg

Numbers 22:32 - And the angel of the Lord said to him, Why did you strike your she-donkey these three times? Behold, I went out to withstand you, because your way is perverse (ירט) before me.   The word is nearly unique in Scripture. Rabbeinu Yona (Ribag) and Radak both included it in one entry … Continue reading Balak: A Short but Revelatory Article ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

Balak: Doubt, hitting, abundance/satiation ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg

Founding Director, Editor-In-Chief at Veromemanu
Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg is the Founding Director and Editor-in-chief of Veromemanu and it' website BiblicalHebrewEtymology.com.

Yehoshua is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain and currently lives in Israel with his wife and children.

To partner with Veromemanu consider a secure donation at: https://bit.ly/2QrDWRd
Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg

Someone sent me the following question: Anyone knows why do doubt and satisfaction, ספק וסיפוק, share the same Hebrew root? Answer: very appropriate this week, because the word appears in the Parshas hashavua: במ' כד:י - וַיִּחַר אַף בָּלָק אֶל בִּלְעָם וַיִּסְפֹּק אֶת כַּפָּיו וַיֹּאמֶר בָּלָק אֶל בִּלְעָם לָקֹב אֹיְבַי קְרָאתִיך The meaning there is … Continue reading Balak: Doubt, hitting, abundance/satiation ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

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