Monday, January 26, 2009


 Ram (איל ayil, Strong's #352): This Hebrew word is usually translated as a ram but also as an oak tree. Because our modern western minds associate an object with an image we cannot comprehend how the Ancient Hebrew/Eastern mind saw these two objects as similar. The Ancient Hebrews associated an object with its function rather than its appearance. The functional meaning of ayil is "a strong one" and the ram is the strong one of the herd and the oak, the hardest of woods, is the strong one of the forest.

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