Today's trivia ~ because I'm like that:
Hebrew is a conceptual language, as oppossed to the rest of the world's languages, which are languages of agreement. Thus it works a little differently & each Hebrew letter is also a number, has it's own inherent meaning & is also a musical note. Thus nouns in Hebrew describe the concept of the thing named.
I became aware of this when our prayer leader mentioned she is a dog person & that the Hebrew for dog is kelev ~ all heart. I don't think she got it quite right. Kelev is composed of two words: Ke & lev = as/like a heart.
Now I'm not a dog person. It's not that I dislike dogs; I just prefer cats & I was curious as to what cat was in Hebrew. Cat in Hebrew is Chatul comprised of the Hebriac roots chet, tav & lamed, meaning to wrap around. How appropriate! It also forms the root of our English word cuddle.
I also suffer from a weakness for short pithy comments that contain a world of wisdom ~ hence the quotes I subject you all to! We are doing *Redemptive Realities* via DVD with Mark Hankins, a faith teacher, who is incredibly funny & both easy & interesting to listen to though I can get lost in the waffle & miss his point. However he producted 2 gems today I though worth sharing with you:
We need the reality of Redemption , not just the rhetoric
You cannot love principles more than people.
Ok, sadly I also have homework so ho~hum, it's off to work I go....