Testimony – Hebrew: Edah


Edah in Hebrew means ‘testimony or witness.’ There are 36 references to ‘testimony’ and 145 references to ‘witness’ in the Complete Jewish Bible.

May this pile be a witness, and may the standing-stone be a witness, that I will not pass beyond this pile to you, and you will not pass beyond this pile and this standing-stone to me, to cause harm.” (Genesis 31:52, Complete Jewish Bible).

“Your testimonies are fully confirmed; Holiness befits Your house,
O Lord, forevermore”
(Psalm 93:5).

“These are the testimonies and the statutes and the ordinances which Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, when they came out from Egypt …” (Deuteronomy 4:45).

Hebrew Word Pictures

ע Ayin – An Eye means ‘see’ or ‘understand.’

ד Dalet – A Door means ‘pathway.’

ה Hey – A Window means ‘reveal’ or ‘behold.’

The Hebrew Word Picture for edah: see the pathway revealed.

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