Hebrew Nuggets, Lesson 12: menorah (Part 1)

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Menorah is one of the many Hebrew words that have entered the English language.

Revised: 29-Sept.-2015

The Hebrew word מְנוֹרָה (me·no·RAH) is spelled with four consonants and three vowel symbols. One consonant and two vowels of the word menorah have been learned previously. The remaining vowel and consonants are new and will be introduced in this and the following two lessons.

Hebrew Nuggets

We begin the study of the Hebrew word for lampstand, מְנוֹרָה (me·no·RAH). me·no·RAH is a feminine noun. It appears thirty-six times in the Hebrew Scriptures in the singular and another six times in the plural. me·no·RAH is one of many Hebrew words that have entered the English language. Therefore, we can refer to this word by its English spelling, “menorah,” rather than by its transliteration, me·no·RAH.

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In our next lesson we will learn more about the sounds contained in מְנוֹרָה. To read the next lesson, click here. For the transliteration system used in this series, click here.
This article originally appeared in issue 12 of the Jerusalem Perspective magazine. Click on the image above to view a PDF of the original magazine article.

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    David N. Bivin

    David N. Bivin is founder and editor of Jerusalem Perspective. A native of Cleveland, Oklahoma, U.S.A., Bivin has lived in Israel since 1963, when he came to Jerusalem on a Rotary Foundation Fellowship to do postgraduate work at the Hebrew University. He studied at the Hebrew…
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