The Hebrew Language
Pastor Art Palecek
The Letter “Shin”
Exodus 17:8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
Exodus 17:11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
The letter Shin naturally looks as though it’s reaching upward, petitioning God for help and sustenance.
It looks as though it could be a tree with its branches stretching out towards the sun, or a fire with it’s flame flickering.
The Shin which is a symbol of God’s Divinity and power but also a can be a symbol of corruption.
It is the 21st letter, and 2nd to last letter of the Aleph-Bet
When shin is out of order leads to sheker, which is “falsehood. Vrq
It’s numerical value is 300
Judges 7:16 And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
Judges 7:22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host:
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