Chukkah in Hebrew means ‘statute, custom, ordinance’ from God. The word ‘statute’ or ‘regulation’ occurs 73 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. ‘Statutes’ make up the way of life as outlined by God. In Torah the regulations are considered permanent or perpetual ‘statutes’ throughout all the generations of God’s people.
“All this is because Avraham heeded what I said and did what I told him to do — he followed my mitzvot, my regulations and my teachings” (Genesis 26:5).
“This will be a day for you to remember and celebrate as a festival to Adonai; from generation to generation you are to celebrate it by a perpetual regulation“ (Exodus 12:14).
“You are not to eat bread, dried grain or fresh grain until the day you bring the offering for your God; this is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live” (Leviticus 23:14).
“My servant David will be king over them, and all of them will have one shepherd; they will live by my rulings and keep and observe my regulations” (Ezekiel 37:24).
Hebrew Word Pictures
ח Chet – A Fence means ‘protect.’
ק Kof – Back of the Head means ‘what is behind.’
ה Hey – A Window means ‘reveal’ or ‘behold.’
The Hebrew Word Picture for chukkah: protect what is behind the revealing.
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