Beerglass with Hebrew writing on it
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here is a glass I found with some Hebrew writing on it but Im not sure the translation. There is a guy I know that has some Native Israeli friends and they dont know what it says. I know the Latin on it means "light and truth" but if you know the translation of the Hebrew on the "book" in the middle of the imprint let me know. I mean no dispect when I says its interesting to have a glass with Hebrew words on it because Hebrew has the word "brew" in its name. Of course the word "brew" is often associated with beer. And one of the cities in Isreal is Beer-Sheva, it makes you wonder.So I investigaged. The following is from the www.ancient-Hebrew.org emagazine 2004 Abraham is the first person called a Hebrew (Genesis 14:13) in the Biblical text. What does the name Hebrew mean and where does it come from? Abraham's G,G,G,G,G Grandfather was Ever (or Eber) "And Arpakshad bore Shalach who bore Ever" (Genesis 10:24). The Hebrew spelling of the word Hebrew is עברי and the Hebrew spelling of Ever is עבר. When the letter י is placed after a name it means "one belonging to the family of ..." and in this case a Hebrew is one who belongs to the family of Eber. By definition, a Hebrew is one who is descended from Ever and this would include Abraham as well as his brothers Nahor and Haran. While the lineage's of Nahor and Haran seem to disappear, probably absorbed into other cultural groups, only Abraham and his descendents remain Hebrews to this day. The root עבר means to "cross over" or "pass through". As names play a very significant role of the ancient peoples of the Near East, this name and its meaning is indicative of Abraham and his descendents. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were nomads who by definition are ones who travel or pass through many lands on their nomadic journey. In Genesis 12:6 we read (From the KJV) "And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land." The phrase "passed through" is the Hebrew verb עבר (the same word as the noun/name Eber).