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Stones of Remembrance – Rock/Stone/Pillar/Mountain/Altar

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Stones of Remembrance – Rock/Stone/Pillar/Mountain/Altar

Okay, here is your second assignment, should you choose to accept… 

Find the definitions for each of the Hebrew and Greek words listed below, and then make a note of all the Bible addresses where each is found.  What is the most common word used for “stone” in Hebrew (and Greek). Can you find every place in the Bible where a stone/rock/pillar/altar is mentioned?

I did not include it in my spreadsheet, but also look up the word MOUNTAIN and make a note of all of the mountains as well. What is the Hebrew word for mountain? Is there more than one? What is the Greek word for mountain, and is there more than one? What is the definition of each, and where are all found in the Bible? When a mountain has a name, list the names and what each one means. Go deeper…find if there is any history or mythology related to any of them. This website might be useful to you: (https://www.abarim-publications.com/NaLi/Mountains_Bible.html)

I love a good game of hide-and-go-seek. I love an Easter Egg hunt. I love a good mystery. How about you? Funnzies! Let’s dig.

BTW: You are free to print out these pages so you can write your research on them and tuck them into your book. To print: highlight all of the text, then right click on your mouse, and choose print.

Here is a great website to help you in your research of Old Testament Hebrew: 

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary: (https://www.studylight.org/lexicons/eng/hebrew.html)

Hebrew words for

Stone(s)

Strong’s #Hebrew wordDefinition
68eben 
6697tsuwr 
5619caqal (saqal) 
7275ragam 
6872tsrowr 
1496gaziyth 
8068shamiyr 
810eshek 
6344pachad 
2789cheres 
5553cela 
2106zaviyth 
2687chatsats 

Rock(s)

5553cela 
4581mauwz (maowz) 
2496challamiysh 
3710keph 

Greek words for

Stone(s)

Strong’s #Greek wordDefinition
3034lithazo 
3035lithinos 
3036lithoboleo 
3037lithos 
2642katalithazo 
2991laxeutos 
4074Petros 
6344pachad 

Rock(s)

4073petra 

Here is a terrific website to help you in your research of New Testament Greek: 

New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary: (https://www.studylight.org/lexicons/eng/greek.html)

Hebrew words for Altar

Strong’s #Hebrew wordDefinition
4196mizbeach 
4056madbach 
741arieyl 

Greek words for Altar

Strong’s #Greek wordDefinition
2379thusiasterion 
1041bomos 

Hebrew words for Pillar(s)

Strong’s #Hebrew wordDefinition
4676matstsebah 
4678matstsebeth 
4690matsuwq 
4552micad (misad) 
547omenah 
5982Ummah 
5324natsab 
5333netsiyb 
8490tiymarah (timarah) 

Greek word for Pillar(s)

Strong’s #Greek wordDefinition
4769stulos 

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” Proverbs 25:2