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Words of the Parashah - Amar

Hebrew Word of the Week

Based on the Weekly Torah Portion


The Hebrew word of the week is amar ("to speak, say"), taken from the weekly Torah portion called Emor. Derivatives of this word appear in the first verse of the portion (i.e, Leviticus 21:1):

Leviticus 21:1

Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them...

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Amar is a root word (Strong# 0559; TWOT #118) that means "to say, speak, answer, think, or intend." The verb appears in the Tanakh over 4,330 times. Other words that use this root include:

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Scripture Passages:

Genesis 1:3

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)

Psalm 2:7

I will declare the decree: the LORD said unto me, Thou art my Son;
this day have I begotten thee.
(Psalm 2:7)

Proverbs 7:4

Say to Wisdom, "You are my sister,"
And call Understanding a kinswoman.
(Proverbs 7:4)

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