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Throw, Cast – Hebrew: Yarah


Yarah in Hebrew means ‘to throw, to cast, direct, teach, instruct’ 

“But I will teach (yarah) you the good and right way” (1 Samuel 12:23).

This is the root of the word Torah and suggests that Torah is like a target.  As we try to throw or ‘shoot an arrow’ toward the target and miss, this is known as sin.  From this understanding comes the definition of sin as ‘missing the mark.’

Hebrew Word Pictures

Yod – ‘Closed Hand’ means ‘finished work’

Resh – ‘A Head’ means ‘authority or leader’

Hey – ‘A Window’ means ‘reveal or behold

yarah – finished work of the leader revealed

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