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Authority – Hebrew: Samchut

The Hebrew word for ‘authority’ is samchut and means ‘spiritual authority’ and ‘power of attorney.’ In Strongs Concordance, the same word toqeph is used for ‘authority.’ ‘Authority’ is found 75 times in the Complete Jewish Bible.

“I will put children in authority; capriciousness will govern them” (Isaiah 3:4).

“Then Ester the queen, the daughter of Avichayil, and Mordekhai the Jew, gave full written authority to confirm a second letter about Purim. He sent copies of it to all the Jews, to the 127 provinces of the kingdom of Achashverosh, ensuring their peace and security” (Esther 9:29).

Hebrew Word Pictures

ס Samech – A Prop means ‘support.’

מ Mem – Water means ‘chaos’ or ‘mighty.’

כ Kaf – An Open Palm means ‘cover’ or ‘open.’

ו Vav – A Nail means ‘binding.’

ת Tav – Crossed Sticks mean ‘sign’ or ‘covenant.’

The Hebrew Word Picture for samchut: support might covering binding sign of covenant.

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