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Words of the Parashah - Beshalach

Hebrew Word of the Week

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The Hebrew word of the week is the verb shalach ("to send"), taken from the weekly Torah portion Beshalach (בשלח). The Piel infinitive construct form of this verb appears in the first verse of the parashah (i.e., Exodus 13:17):

Exodus 13:17a BHS

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. (Exodus 13:17a)

Shoresh-Related Words

Shalach is a root word (Strong# 7971; TWOT #2394) that occurs in 790 verses in the Tanakh. Some words that share this root include:

Related Words

Parashah-Related words:

Other words in parashat Beshalach that merit study and attention include:


Scripture Passages:

Psalm 105:26

He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen (Psalm 105:26)

Psalm 20:2

May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion! (Psalm 20:2)

Psalm 43:3

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me (Psalm 43:3)

Gal 4:4b HNT

God sent his Son (Gal 4:4b, HNT)

1 John 4:9 HNT

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. (1 John 4:9)

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