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Vaetchanan: Beware of Different Kinds of Guarding – 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

Only beware  (הִשָּׁמֶר) for yourself and greatly beware  (וּשְׁמֹר) for your soul, lest you forget the things that your eyes have beheld  (Deut. 4:9). The verse contains two words —  הִשָּׁמֶר and שְׁמֹר — which are both derived from the root 'שמר', yet their Aramaic translations are entirely different, with Onkelos using 'אסתמר'  and 'טר', … Continue reading Vaetchanan: Beware of Different Kinds of Guarding – Wonders of the Holy Tongue

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