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Re: Isaiah 56

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:43 am
by ittai
Mariaw, good that you wrote on Rahab as innkeeper and not as something else.

By the way Maria is Mirjam, height. But what is the end, W?

Re: Isaiah 56

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:20 pm
by mariaw
Dear Attai, I'm sorry my reply took so long.
"Miriam” is from the Hebrew word Mara, meaning “bitterness."
The W on the end of Maria doesn't mean "width" unless you consider the diameter of a circle
W is the initial of my married name.
Now I'm widowed after 44 years of marriage.
The following is about turning bitterness into sweetness.

Egyptian bondage makes Israel bitter. They cannot see HASHEM'S redemptive power.
Proverbs 29:18----When there is no prophecy, the people become unrestrained.

Miriam, the prophetess, adds music, song & dance to the events at the Reed Sea.
Exodus 15:20-21---- Miriam says to Israel, Sing to HASHEM
Exodus 15:26----HASHEM'S words with His justice, commandments & decrees provide leadership & is their
spiritual food & drink.

Many times HASHEM'S purpose for Israel is hidden like well-springs of water in a dry desert.
And God's people are thirsty for lack of understanding. (Da’at Torah?)
So we journey to Mara meaning bitterness.
Moses teaches more of God's Words also known as the Tree of life
& sweetens the well-springs of their hearts.

According to Rashi:
Exodus 15:27----Israel compares to the 12 springs of water.
And the 70 date palms to the 70 elders appointed by Moses.
In other words, Torah is sweeter than date palm honey.
And HASHEM'S redemption something to rejoice about.
Brings to mind the Joy of the Water Drawing. ... -Trees.htm

Thank you, Attai, for your reply.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:07 pm
by ittai
Dear Mariaw
If מרים
is from מרה
can you find another similar construction?

Re: Isaiah 56

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:56 am
by ittai
appreciated mariaw
Please let me tell my thought on the name Mirjam.
As Midian, מדין, is from דון
the same way Miriam, מרים, is from רום
and the meaning of Miriam is height.
My special interest is the meaning of hebrew names.
For example according tomy opinion Elijahu is
not "My God is Jahu"
but is "Towards Jahu".

Re: Isaiah 56

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:16 am
by ittai
In accordiance with the translation of Miriam as "height"
we find in Shemot 15:1 and in the song of Miriam, in Shemot 15:21
"highly exalted"
literally translated "being high is high"

Re: Isaiah 56

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:27 pm
by mariaw
Dear ittai,
You are correct! Miriam means "height."
You pointed out that "height" means exhalted.
Exodus 15 has numerous examples
where Moses & Israel exhalt (lift up) HaShem's glory.

In Exodus 3:15 You find G-d's forever NAME within Israel's three fathers.
And HaShem also says this is how generations are to remember HIM.

I'm working on the construct of Isaac.
Rivkah sitting on her camel (gimmel) to meet
Isaac. I'm looking for a gimmel & dalet.
Gen. 24:67 gives us the door of the tent.
However, your mention of "height" opens my eyes to a host of other thoughts.

Gen. 24:63----Isaac lifts his eyes to see Rivkah, & Rivkah raises her eyes to
see Isaac.
The letter Gimmel also means a “benefactor” or someone who gives to others.
We know that Isaac sends Rivkah gifts as HaShem also gives good gifts to men.
Isaiah 40.26----"Raise your eyes on high, see WHO created these things."

Numbers 24:4 tells us the visions of one who has fallen "with uncovered eyes."
Can a fallen one such as Balaam see unless he lifts up his eyes?

"The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those
who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous ..." (Psalm 146:8)

The reality of Torah is to raise or open the eyes of the blind.
Isaiah 60:1-7----"Arise! shine! for your light has arrived & the glory of HASHEM
shines upon you."
(There is a camel in this somewhere.)

ittai, Thank you for sharing your most amazing view point.
I hope I have not injured this concept in any way.

Re: Isaiah 56

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:21 pm
by ittai
Dear MariaW
To day I have been rejoicing and thanking the Highest for one of his gifs: my believing wife.
We pray that one of our sons will come back.

Re: Isaiah 56

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:43 pm
by mariaw
Dear ittai,
AWESOME!!! I'm rejoicing with you!
I will also pray for your son's return.
Thank you for sharing this with me.
Rejoice in HaShem!