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Words of the Parashah - Noach

Hebrew Word of the Week

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The Hebrew word of the week is nacham (to comfort), which is the shoresh (root) of the name Noah in parashat Noach:

Genesis 6:9 (BHS)

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and blameless in his generations, and Noah walked with God. (Genesis 6:9)

The great patriarch Noah was named by his father Lamech, who said of his son, "This one shall comfort us concerning our work":

Genesis 5:29 (BHS)

And he called his name Noah, saying, This one shall comfort us concerning our work (Genesis 5:29)

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Scripture Passages:

Isaiah 40:1 (BHS)

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. (Isaiah 40:1)

Psalm 23:4b (BHS)

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4b)

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