The Hebrew word barak means ‘to kneel or bow in reverence to God as an act of adoration.’ Barak also means ‘blessing.’ The first time barak is found in Scripture is when Adonai blessed the birds of the air and the fish of the sea to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:22). Barak is found 411 times in the Complete Jewish Bible, 332 times in the Old Testament.
“Barak Adonai, my soul!” (Psalm 103:1).
“House of Isra’el, barak Adonai! House of Aharon, barak Adonai!” (Psalm 135:19).
Hebrew Word Pictures
To Kneel – barak – ברך
ב Bet – A House means ‘house’ or ‘family.’
ר Resh – A Head means ‘highest authority.’
ך Kaf – An Open Palm means ‘open’ or ‘cover.’
The Hebrew Word Picture for barak: family of highest authority covered.