Etymologies of Phrases, Words, Alphabets

showing the origins of Biblical (and other) words in Hebrew (OT) and Greek (NT) and the way the meanings have changed through time

Regarding the etymology of the word etymology it is made up of two words "Etymon" — Origin / True Sense / Essence and "Logoi" — Words. The modern Greek word is "Eteos" — True, Real, or Genuine. In the Greek New Testament neither Eteos nor Etymon can be found, but two closely related Greek words are Etos — Years / Cycles (since the Origin of Adam) from which we get the modern word veteran and Eimi — translated as "I am" or "Essence of Being".
This word "Etymology" was Latinized by Cicero as Veriloquium — a true speech (translation). Brings to mind Pilate's words "What is truth i.e. not hidden?"

Jesus’s reply is of course not recorded and Pilate having had the last word, walks out. And he answers his own question in his next word to the Jewish leaders “I find in him no fault at all” and after Jesus has been scourged "Behold the man".

John 1:14 And the word “logos” became flesh (weak, exposed, and subject to the ravages of the years “etos”) and dwelt, encamped among us (where men and women could see him as he is “eimi”). And we have beheld his glory, his splendour, the splendour of the only-born of the Father, full of grace (favour) and truth (unhidden).

True, like a Tree, a vine tree, through many years, He is the vine, we are his branches. His words bring total protection, as long as we stay joined. The enemy’s fibs frequently involve shortcuts, bypass the time that God says is necessary for genuine fruit.

A close derivative of truth-speaker is "sooth-sayer" from "soo" — related to the Latin / Italian verb "sono" — the old English word "sinner" → In truth I am (guilty), In truth I am (judged) — I come up short, in debt. To miss the goal and prize in Greek, also in Hebrew. To stumble - peccare in Latin, French, Italian.

Similar and related English / Germanic words to guilt, under obligation that evolved around 1200-1400 were "yield" — Make payment or service, "gild / gilt" — Provide yellow, golden covering, "guild" — Become the governing body in a town, having different members but having the same trade / tread in life (and death).

10 Dimensions

Aleph Bet — Ancient Hebrew with a modern day pronunciation guide.

Alphabets — Ancient Hebrew and the various scripts that developed from it: Greek and Latin and Cyrillic, Devanagari, and Arabic. Over in the far east Chinese Japanese and Korean on the other hand developed from an early, syllabic, cuneiform script.

Amazed — Being Beside Yourself (or nuts)

Amber — Fossilized tree resin, the appearance of the Lord, and "absolutely electric"

Angels (and kings)

Aramaic — from Aram, son of Shem, and its relationship to Hebrew and Arabic

Armenia — also from Aram, son of Shem

Baptism — Dipped in water

Basis — Authoritative place — Bema

Bible Timeline — reconciled with Jewish Calendar and James Ussher

Biblical Criticism — A Jewish Rabbi on Moses cf Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632-1677 and Julius Wellhausen

Bishop from "episkopos" — to oversee

Blessing and Cursing — first mention in scripture

Book(s) —(a) Parchment and Papyrus (Pre flood)
(b) Wax Tablets using stone and boxwood (Moses and the Prophets)
(c) Codex Bound Pages in a single unit by the time of Julius Caesar and the New Testament
Bind them (strips of parchment) to your fingers and write them on the (soft) tablets of your heart Proverbs 7:32

Book of Jude — some thoughts

Book of Judges and Samuel — Saul and David. Includes a list of judges, a link to a list of high priests, and a reconciliation beween Paul's "450 years of judges" in the Book of Acts, and the Old Testament's "480th year" from the Exodus to Solomon "beginning to build the Lord's house"

Buddha, Confucius, Seth and Larry — words/last words

Caesar Augustus decree made about 1 BC for the Jewish customs, their holy days, and their "highest god"

Cain and Abel, Enoch and Enosh, Iysh and Ishshah, Adam and Adamah

Calendar History

Catholic from two Greek words "Kata" (about) and "Holos" (the whole thing) i.e. universal teachings

Chapel and Chaplain from the French word for "cape" — story of Martin of Tours, a Roman soldier who cut his cape in two to give to a shivering person and heard the Lord "you have clothed me"


Chosen (Forever Young)

Chuck Missler (Chuck Smith, Maranatha Music)

Cities of Refuge — Asylum — Sanctuary

Classes (in Rome and in France) and Political Parties (in UK, US, and Australia)

Consecrated Life — prayer time with Tony McLennan from Bible League Australia

Creeds up to the Apostles Creed

Crimson Grub

Cromwell and Princess Henrietta Maria and Adolf Hitler

Diocese from "dia-oikos" — a managed region

Dispensation — Resources meeting Needs. Basic Economics. Stewardship

Drinking and Watering cf Blood cf Holy Anointing Oil

Early Creeds

Early Marriages in scripture, from Adam and Eve to Abraham and Sarah

Early Numerals and Measurements

East West North and South

Ecclesia — Citizens Assemblies and Early Church — Kyrie and Lord's House — and Peter

England — and English

Epipipto — Holy Spirit Embrace

Eternity and Thoughts on 1 John 5

Eucharist from "eucharistia" — to give thanks (in response to being "well-favoured")

Evil — Two words for "evil" in New Testament "Kakos"-kakky injury and "Poneros"-painful punishment

Favorite Key Verses

Feasts — Feast (literally Appointed Time) of Trumpets

Fellowship — Good old 1 Corinthians

Fire — Purity — Salted with fire — Esh (Hebrew) and Pur (Greek)

Foreknowledge vs Fortune Telling

Four Horsemen, Simon the Pharisee, Judas, and Paul's attitude to taking up a collection

Four Living Creatures, four main tribes (around the tabernacle), and the four points on the Hebrew compass: east (towards the sunrise), south (strong hand on the right), north (hidden covering on the left), and west (the roar, the Mediterranean Sea behind)

Garden Tomb, Calvary, Maps of the old city and Modern Jerusalem

Genealogies of Jesus

Genesis 2 and 3 — Nakedness, Smoothness, and Shame

Glory, Weight, Gravity — Law of Relativity and Four Forces in Physics

God's 7 Day Week vs Blind Evolution

Greatest Commandment — Love God with Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength

Greek History — Solon's Democracy to Alexander the Great

Happening — stuff that happens to happen to people

History of Calendar

History of Money

Homosexual, first used as a word about 1880

Host from "hostia" — holy victim/stranger/sacrifice
contrast with the other meaning of "Host" — from "hospes" — showing hospitality to strangers or guests

Humour, from Latin humor ‘moisture’, 'bodily fluids' changing in the late 16th century to its modern meaning where "humoring someone" means "providing amusement, teasing and sport"

Hur, Bible men in the Background

Inflation — its History

Jealousy — Zeal — Envy — Qanna (Hebrew) and Zelos (Greek)

Jeremiah 29 and living in Babylon

Jesus's Family — Cousins,Aunties

Jesus Life on Earth 2 BC — 31 AD

Jesus Pre-Existence

Jubilee Years

Keep — Guard — Being responsible — Shamar

Kisses and other interesting subjects

Let's Go Dancing — Choros

Love and Truth and Marriage (and soul and spirit)

Makeup of Man

Male and Female

Mammon and Babylon

Marriages in early scripture, from Adam and Eve to Abraham and Sarah

Marriage, and "official" church groups, in modern Israel

Mass from "Dismissal" — Go forth

Money — its History

Monk from "monakhos" — Solitary / pilgrim

Mt Sinai — The Law, and That Fellowship Issue - Good old 1 Corinthians

Music — its pentatonic, diatonic and chromatic scales, Chinese musicology, and A440 — the audio frequency reference presently used for orchestra tuning. What does all that mean ?

Numbers and Measurements

Numbering God's People

Nun from "nana" — a term of family affection for an older lady

Offerings — Five Offerings in Leviticus

Paradise and the Third Heaven

Parish from "para-oikos" — just visiting a region

Passion — Suffering — Feeling Under Pressure — Pascho and Pascha

Paul Brand and "Granny" Brand (and pain and Cain and Abel)

Paul's Missionary Journeys one per map plus a full map with original Bible names

Peace — Irony — Shalom (Hebrew) and Eirene (Greek)

Pneumatikos vs Psuchikos — Spiritual vs Natural

Praise and Worship

English word "Priest" from Greek word "presbus" — "Pres" (Front) and "Bu" (ox) — (an Ox) leading the way, Senior, Elder, Ambassador

Jewish word for Priest (in Greek) is "Hiereus" from "Hieros" — Points out the Way to Connectedness or Wholeness (Holiness), see Hierosolyma — Jerusalem from Hebrew words "Yara" and "Shalom".

Jewish word for Priest (in Hebrew) is "Kohen" — Officer (of God) conferred on Aaron and his descendants.

Priest — Christ in Hebrews 5 — Actions of Piety

Psalm 137:9 (Dashing little ones upon the rocks)

Rabbis and Princes and Scribes and Pharisees — The Jewish Council — protecting the Law and all the Traditions of Judaism over the past 2,000 years

Rapture and Mysteries

Religious Affiliations 2011 ABS

Repentance — A Changed Worldview — Nacham (Hebrew) and Metanoia (Greek)

Reprove and Rebuke — in a definition of Faith — the substructure of things expected (hoped for), the reproof of things not seen.

Righteous among the Nations — the story of Miep Gies (and Anne Frank)

"Risen" — the movie

Sacrifice from "sacred" and "facere" — to make sacred for God
in Greek "thusos" — smoke and fire

See — five shades of meaning

Seeking God and the Four Living Creatures

Seven Churches in Revelation

Swearing an Oath — Shaba (Hebrew) and Horkos (Greek)

Table of Nations Josephus and World's Nations Today


That Letter J

The World and Thoughts on 1 John 5

This Generation

Urim and Thummim

Wisdom vs Knowledge and James 4

World Religions — Colossians 1&2, Romans 1:28 and Apollos


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