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Love – Hebrew: Ahavah


Ahavah in Hebrew means ‘love’

The root of ahavah is ahav which means ‘to give.’    The root meaning of love is to give.

Taking that root even further is av or a part of ‘abba’ meaning ‘father.’

Hebrew Word Pictures

alef – strong, first

hey – behold or reveal

bet – house or family

hey – behold or reveal

–  first or strong revelation of the family behold

Putting it all together, love in Hebrew is the action of giving from a father and is the first revelation of a family

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