Tag Archives: emunah

Hebrew Accounting

Moreover, they did not require an accounting from the men into whose hand they gave the money to pay to those who did the work, for they dealt faithfully.  2 Kings 12:15  NASB Dealt faithfully – Perhaps you’ve noticed some very odd things about the Hebrew community of Torah; things that seem unimaginable in our… Read More »

Grammatical Theology

Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.  Habakkuk 2:4  ESV By his faith – Paul made this verse one of the most important citations in the New Testament when he quoted the prophet Habakkuk as the summary of the letter to the… Read More »

The Road Less Traveled

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.  3 John 4  NASB Walking – This Greek word is peripatounta.  It combines two Greek words to produce the meaning, “to walk about.”  This is a Greek substitution for a Hebrew idiom that encompasses all of our activities.  “To… Read More »

Paul’s Summation (5)

“I tell you that He will bring about justice for them speedily.  However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”  Luke 18:8  NASB Faith – Recently we examined Paul’s citation of Habakkuk 2:4.  We discovered among other things that the Hebrew word for faith, ‘emunah, is a far cry… Read More »

Paul’s Summation (4)

“Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.”  Habakkuk 2:4  ESV Faith – Finally we come to the most crucial term – faith.  Once again we must turn to the Hebrew background.  The Hebrew stem is ‘aman.  It means, “to confirm, support, uphold,… Read More »

Praise and Worship Music (3)

“The Rock!  His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He.”  Deuteronomy 32:4  NASB Faithfulness – Does Moses’ next line describe your God?  Is He a God of faithfulness?  First, we need to know about this Hebrew word, emunah.  We have a… Read More »

Paul’s Shema (1)

So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17  NASB Hearing – If you were Paul, the Jewish rabbi Sha’ul, what Hebrew word would you have in mind when you wrote the Greek verb akoe (to hear)?  There can only be one obvious answer – shama.  But as soon as… Read More »