The Tower of Babel’s Greatest Hits

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The Companion Script to the Audio CD

This is [Al Ansley], narrating the research of Isaac Mozeson , author of The Word: The Dictionary That Reveals the Hebrew Source of English – 3rd edition, published in September 2000. Visit the website or, email .

This tape will let you hear the similarity between Edenic or Biblical Hebrew words and 100s of the English words that came from them. Obviously, those words were once Greek, Latin or Germanic after they were spun off from the language of Eden, Mankind’s original, factory-installed computing program during a neurological process which kickstarted multi-national human history. This happened several thousand years ago in a place called Babel, according to Genesis 11. The words on this tape can’t give you all the research published in The Word, but through a happy accident, these English and Hebrew words still somehow share remarkable sound and sense.

None of these word pairs will be borrowings from Hebrew, like Amen, Cherub, Jubilee or Sabbath. There are obvious borrowings if one just knows the Hebrew Alef-Bet, like Alphabet, Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta. But, as much as you think the word pairs in this tape must be historically linked, they haven’t been. They don’t appear in dictionaries, and they most often don’t serve as the most precise definitions. Even if you don’t agree that all these word pairs can be easily linked by sound and sense, they are valuable in helping the English speaker easily pick up many 100s of Hebrew words. The link of sound and sense can be heard automatically, and as a mnemonic, the new sound-alike, mean-alike Hebrew words will be absorbed much faster.

For example, it may take you 50 repetitions of a tape to learn that Hebrew LaVaN means white. It’s easier to remember that LaBHaN is white when it’s lined up with ALBINO, which means white. If you know Spanish, you can line up LaVaN with a lavanderia, a laundromat where clothes are whitened or laundered.

Hey, wait a minute! If this is so simple, why wasn’t this known a long time ago? Good question. The short answer is that the vast majority of English words require some simple adjustments before one can see how they were disguised from their original form in Edenic. Later tapes could lead listeners to those more complicated shifts, like B to F, or switching position of root letters, like MKR to MRK. But this tape is for beginners with Hebrew vocabulary and the Edenic thesis. Just the easy stuff.

First comes the English word, then its ultimate source in Edenic ( that is, Biblical Hebrew)… and then its standard meaning . Lastly, I’ll give you a Biblical citation – chapter and verse for those who want to look up the spelling, and understand the meaning of the Hebrew word in a Biblical context. For volume 2, the citations are in [brackets] and not usually narrated.

Key: First, the English word – then its ultimate source in Hebrew, with romanized spellings. UPPER CASE indicates which syllable to emphasize. The Biblical citation, or location in Tanakh, helps you see how others translated this word in context.

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(English word) ADD (from the Hebrew עוד , pronounced OWED (the Hebrew word means) "in addition" (as seen in) Exodus 11:1

AGONY יגון yah-GOAN’ great pain Genesis 42:38

ALBINO לבן la-VAHN’ white Isaiah 1:18

ANCIENT נושן no-SHAHN’ ancient Leviticus 13:11

ANTIQUE עתיק ah-TEAK’ very old First Chronicles 4:22

APPETITE or CUPIDity חפץ ha-FATES’ or khah-FATES’ desire

First Kings 9:1 (The Hebrew Het or Khet can be hard or soft.)

ASS, ASININE אתון ah-SOWN’ she-donkey Numbers 22:28 (where an ass is made of Balaam)

AT עד Uhd up to here Genesis 11:31 (of course, there are cognates AD infinitum.)

BABBLE בבל bah-VEL’ Tower of Babel’s location Genesis 11:9

בלבל bill-BOOL’ means confusion.

BALL UP בלל bah-LULL’ mix up also Genesis 11:9 (Are you confused yet? ) Oil that is mixed up with other ingredients is בלולה bill-LOOL’-ah.

BAR בריח ba-REEY’-aKH a barricade or barrier Second Chronicles 14:6

BARE באר bah-AIR’ to clear out, expose Deuteronomy 26:13

BASHFUL בוש BOSHE is to be ashamed, בושה boo-SHAH’ is embarrassment or shyness Genesis 2:25 (an ABASHED Chinese person is pah shiou)

BAUBLE בבה bah-VAH’ prized miniature Zachariah 2:12 (BABY is

related to the Modern Hebrew בבה BOOB’-ah, doll)

BLEAK בלק bah-LUCK’ empty, wasted Isiah 24:1

BLIST(ER) יבלת Ya-BEL’-et wart or welt Leviticus 22:22

BLOAT בלט bah-LAHT’ protrude, bulge from Aramaic

BOOR בור BOOR boor, uncultivated person Psalms 92:7

BOOT בעט bah-AHT’ to kick or spurn Deuteronomy 32:15

BOOTH בית Bah-YiTH’ house, interior Genesis 35:2 (as in BETHlehem, House of Bread).

BORE [spell out] בור BoaR a bore or pit Exodus 21:33

BOTH ב BETH letter and number 2 of the Aleph-Bet (seen also in the prefix BI- of bi-focals or bi-weekly).

BROOK בריכה B’RAY‘-khah pool Ecclesiastes 2:6

BUCKAROO בוקר bow-CARE’ cattleman Amos 7:14 (bah-CAR is cattle, though you’ve seen the Arabic "albacore" for the meat of tuna fish).

BURN בער bo-AIR’ burn Exodus 3:2

BY, as in "by the way" ב letter Bet as in Bah Derekh, by the way of

Deuteronomy 6:17

CABLE כבל KEV’-eL cable , strong rope Psalms 105:18

CADDY כד KUD any holder, container or KIT, the water pitcher of Genesis 24:19

CAKE ככר Kee-KAHR’ loaf - Exodus 29: 23, (רקיק / Rah-KeeK of Exodus 29:2 is translated as "cake," but it probably had influence on the word CRACKER).

CALL קול COLE the voice that calls out or "cries in the wilderness" in Isaiah 40:3

CANE כנה ka-NEH’ stalk, stem Genesis 41:5 (thus CANDY and hollow things like the CANOE or a CANAL).

CAR כר CAR riding compartment -- like the car of an elevator, or as in Rachel’s camel in… Genesis 31:34

CAP כיפה key-PAH’ skullcap (since this only developed from a Biblical word, let’s cite כובע KO’-vah, which became the modern word for hat, but was the helmet of I Samuel 17:38, this root even became the source for a head of CABBAGE.

CASE כיס KEESE a pocket, or slip case Proverbs 1:14

COAST כץ KAITS , kah-TSAH end, extremity, edge, border Genesis 23:9

COMMON כמו come-O’ like, as Genesis 41:39 (There are related prefixes in English, like COM-, CON- or HOMO-, but Spanish como, like, is a ringer.)

CORE עקר Ee-CORE’ for essence or principal, see Daniel 4:12 ;

for the CORE of an apple – Leviticus 25:47

COUPLE כפל kah-FAHL’ to double Exodus 26:9

CORONA, CORNER and CORNICE קרן KEHR’-en a ray of light, projecting point or edge - the correct, non-horny way to translate Exodus 34:30 and Leviticus 27:2

CORNUcopia or the uniCORN (horn of plenty or the horned horse) is from קרן / KEHR- en as a horn Deuteronomy 33:17 - (every CORNET, CORONET, CROWN etc. is from Latin cornu, which is from the Hebrew keren. The CORNER and CORNICE above are extensions, while the CROWN on the Statue of Liberty shows the connection between extensions of light and majestic power.)

COVER כפר kah-FAR’ to cover Exodus 26:9

CRAB עקרב ahk-RUB’ or Kack-RUB’ a scorpion in I Kings 12:11, but this word is the mother of all K-R hard creatures, from the COCKROACH and CRAYfish to the [S]CARAB beetle and the [S]CORPION.

CRACK חרק Khar-UCK narrow opening Songs 2:9

CREAM קרום Kroom crust, membrane, what covers them Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37:8

CREASE and CROSS קרס CORE-uss to bend in Isaiah 46:2, or a hook in

Exodus 26:11

CREDO, CREED חרד Khar-AID a trembling reverence Isaiah 66:5

CRY קרה Kah-RAH loudly call out Isaiah 58:1 is quite loud

CRYPT קבר KEV’-er is a grave in Genesis 23:9

(yes, GRAVE is from KeVeR, too)

CUBBY קבה KOOB’-ah compartment Numbers 25:8 (a CABANA for chickens is a COOP).

CUFF קף CUFF palm or CUP of the hand Numbers 24:10 (It isn’t hard to COP or CAPTURE related words, without resorting to FISTICUFFS).

CURB כרכב car-COVE’ ledge Exodus 27:5

CURT כרת kah-RATE’ to cut short Job 33:6 (Life is CURTAILED

In Numbers 13:23)

CUT חצה among 7 related Hebrew origins, there’s khah-TSAH’, to cut in half , at Exodus 21:35

C.Z.A.R. שר there’s SAR officer in Genesis 40:22, or, if related to כתר KAISAR and CAESAR, there’s KES’-er crown in Esther 1:11

DAD דוד DoaD or Yih-DEED loved one, later uncle or beloved friend -

Songs 6:3 or Deuteronomy 33:12. DUDE and TOOTS may sound like slang, but they have roots too and are in this Biblical Dalet-Dalet term.

DAMN דון DooN to pass judgement, or to DEEM a DOOM, as a judge or a DEAN does - Genesis 15:14 or Psalms 68:6. The name Dan means judgement. A

Dah-YAN is a judge. יום הדין Yom HaDeen is judgement day.

DASH דיש DUH-Yish to tread, thrash or trample -- Deuteronomy 25:4. True, an athlete isn’t trampling in a 100-yard dash, but the sense remains that of energetic

leg-work, and the sound is quite similar, given all the years and miles from Babel.

DEVOUR ברה VAR-ah to eat , (what VORacious carniVORes do) - Second Samuel 12:17

DIKE דיק Dah-YAKE a protective siege-wall -- Jeremiah 52:4

DIRECTION דרך Deh-REKH way or path. Genesis 16:7; He-DReeKH is to direct, while a מדריך Ma-DreeKH means a director. All roads lead to Babel. Doroga is a Russian highway, while Doro is a Japanese street, and Tori a Japanese street. Isn’t ROAD and ROUTE simply the דר Daled-Resh reversed? Yes, but here in "The Greatest Hits" we’re keeping it simple, not going off the TRACK, even for TREKIES.

DIVIDED בדד Vah-DUDD solitary, isolated as any BIT or BYTE

Lamentations 1:1 Bet-Daled BUD also means a separated limb from a tree. How else do we get a baseball BAT?

DON אדון Ah-DOAN a lord - his wife’s a DAME or MaDONNA Genesis 24:18. If a guy looks like a Don Juan, more than Don Corleone, he might be called a Greek god or an ADONIS.

DRIVE דרבן dar-VUN to spur or goad to move on, like driving sheep, Ecclesiastes 12:11

DULL דלל Dah-LUL to dilute, to weaken or weak -- like a dull pain

Isaiah 19:6 or Genesis 41:19

DUMB דמה DOOM-ah silence, Ezekiel 27:32 . There’s also the soft DIM sound,

or דממה DIM-ah-mah of Ezekiel 19:12

DUMMY דמה DOME-eh alike; a likeness as in a store dummy. DiM(ooT) means likeness in Genesis 1:26. Why does Hebrew \d DuM mean blood? WE know from DNA and genetics that the blood carries our likeness. If you’re no dummy, and are really listening to our Edenic tongue, before Babel/Babble, than you understand that all humanity has a tangible, an audible likeness from the keyboard of our Creator.

DUO or DUAL דו DOO the prefix of two-ness, like di-sect or di-chotomy or the d. i . s.- words like dissent. In Modern Hebrew דו־כנף DOO-KINAF is a biplane, with its dual canopies or wings. דו DOO is preserved in ancient Aramaic, but a Biblical Hebrew source which provides us with the T sound of number two can be heard later at the "TWIN" entry.

DYE דיו DYOWE ink Jeremiah 36:18 Yes, the Bible was pre-Clairol.

EARTH ארץ ah-RETZ land or earth; while Eretz Yisrael means the country or Land of Israel, the ar-RETZ in Genesis 1:1 means planet Earth, the dry land or any TeRRain or Territory. To get Latin terra, earth, simply read Ah-ReTZ backwards. If the TZ shift to TH doesn’t bother you, you can hear how the Dutch earth-pig is the AARD-vark.

EDDY, E.D.D.Y. אד AiD the "flow" in the Garden of Eden, Genesis 2:6.

Like a current, an EDDY can be air or water.

ECLIPSE חלף Kha-LUFF to pass on or be over Songs 2:11. Keep in mind that the Hebrew Pay, can be a P or an F. When the Greeks borrowed this letter, they used "PH" for the softer sound. Everyone admits that letters came from the Hebrew Aleph-Bet, but not, God forbid, words too.

EGRET אגור Ah-GOOR The crane or heron of Jeremiah 8:7. Discount the egret’s "ET" French ending. All three long-throated birds also echo the Edenic word for throat – גרון Gah-ROAN.

EIGHT and number 8 words like OCTogon from ח KHET, Hebrew’s 8th letter and its number eight.

ELECT לקט LECK-eT = selecting, picking, gathering or colLECTing -

Genesis 31:46

ELMHURST This place name has two elements: ELM is from אילן eel-UN’, a shade tree, Genesis 35:8, while HURST is from חרש hoe-RAISH, a thicket or small grove of trees -- Ezekiel 31:3

ENSCONCE שכן shah-KHAHN’ to reside or dwell, like the divine presence or שכינה Shih-KHEE-Nah, does in Deuteronomy 33:12. The tabernacle is the משכן


EUROPE ערב Ah-RAHV or extended to מערב M’ah-RAHV, meaning The West, in Psalms 103:12. To people in the Near East, Europe is the land of the setting sun, of evening or ERE-ev. What about the myth of Europa? This fable came AFTER the names existed.

EVE or EVENING העיב hey-EVE is to darken or become cloudy, like the עב AHV in First Kings 18:45 where "[quote] the sky grew black with clouds."

EVIL עול AH-vel injustice, wrong, iniquity Deuteronomy 32:4

EXIT and all EX- and OUT words חוץ KHOOTS the outside Genesis 24:31

EYE עין EYe-in eye Exodus 21:24 To help you hear and see this one, EYE was e-i-n and e-y-n-e in earlier English.

FIG פג FuG young fig Songs 2:13. The dictionary gives Latin ficus as the source, so maybe the Romans gave Adam and Eve fig-leaves.

FIRE הבער HEV’- er, fire, is from Aramaic, while in Exodus 22:5 a Hebrew pyre is בערה Bih-AY’-rah

FOR בעבור Bah-a-VOOR "for the sake of" or "in order that" Genesis 27:4

FRUIT פרות Fey-ROAT , fruit, as in The more common pronunciation is PEY-roat, you’ll hear that when you get to the "PEAR."

GALA גילה GEE-lah , gleeful joy and regaling Isaiah 65:18

GOAT and KID גדי GiDeeY kid of goat, Genesis 38:17

GATHER, GHETTO and GATE may be heard in גדר GAD-er, the noun meaning gate or "wall" in Numbers 22:24 and is also a verb, like to corral. Again, you can hear that T and D are identical, as are G and K. That’s why a Japanese gate is kado.

GOB (LET) גביע Gav-EE’-ah goblet, the large cup in Genesis 44:17

GOOD גד GaD fortune, success Genesis 30:11

GRADE and GRATE גרד Gay-RAID’ to scrape Job 2:8

GRAIN גרעין Gahr-EEN kernel or seed, which is post Biblical, but is close to the גרן GO-ren, granary or "threshing floor" of Genesis 50:10, and the גרגר Gar- GERE, kernel or individual "berries" of Isaiah 17:6.

GRIP אגרף EGG’-rough to clench a fist Exodus 21:18 . It’s easy to GRasP a GRouP of cognates like GraPple, GraB and GroPe.

GRASS גרש Ger-ESH’ agricultural yield Deuteronomy 33:14, מגרש MiG-rash is pasture in Numbers 35:3

GRAZE גרז gor-AHZ’ to cut Psalms 31:23

GROAN גרון Ga-ROAN throat or neck, where groans come from Isaiah 58:1

A person can CRANE one’s neck too.

GUSH געש GAH’-ush to storm in volcanic shaking, in the Hebrew of Second Samuel 22:8 , but it means to belch in Akkadian and vomit in Arabic, which is closer to a GUSHING GEISER.

HAIL (meaning, to express praise or approval) הלל Ha-LeL’ to praise, Psalms 146:1

This is merely the first syllable of the common Hebrew borrowing HALLELUJAH.

HANG הנק HeN’-NeK to strangle Nahum 2: 13

HARM הרמה HARM-ah to destroy Deuteronomy 13:16

HAVOC הפכה Ha-FAY-khah overturning, destruction Genesis 19:21

HAZE הזיז Ha-ZEEZ cloud Zechariah 10:1

HE הוא HOO the 2nd person pronoun, masculine, or HE Genesis 18:1

HEALTH חלוץ He-LOOTZ vigor or strength Isaiah 58:11 [The TZ Hebrew צ Zadi offers English a TH, like in EARTH [see ארץ AR’-etz, above] H-A-L-E היל HI-ill, vigor.

HERESY חרות Hay-ROOS freedom Ecclesiastes 10:17

HOLLOW חלל Ha-LuLL hollow, empty space Psalms 109:22. In Lamentations 2:12, a חלל Ha-LuLL is a dead body; without a soul, we are empty or hollow.

HOOK חכה HaK’-ah fishhook Job 40:25. As a verb, חכה hak-AYE means

to wait -- an occupation familiar to fishermen.

HORRID originally meant to shudder or be terrified חרד Ha-RAID to tremble or fear Genesis 27:33. The heart is the trembling organ, so חרד kha-RAID’ or Ha-RAID


HORSE, like most animal names, has no known source. In Hebrew חרש HoRaiSH means plougher Micah 3:12

HOUSE from words like חסות Hah-SOOS, חסוי Hee-SOOY’ and חסה Ha-SAH’ , meaning refuge, shelter or to give shelter. There’s Isaiah 30:3, Judges 9:15 or see מחסה ma-KHA’-seh, a pavilion, in Isaiah 4:6

HULA חיל HeeL trembling, Exodus 15:20. Miriam and the women danced a

מחלה Mi-HoL’-ah, the writhing Mideastern bellydance, at the Red Sea. (Of course the ancestors of the Hawaiians also spoke Edenic and migrated from Babel.) More then keeping a beat with a tambourine, this early hula dance also told a dramatic story.

IDEA ידיעה Yid-ee-AH’ knowledge or information Genesis 31:32

IF אף UFF then, on condition Leviticus 26:24

INCITE מסית May-SEAT inciter or enticer, root seen in Deuteronomy 13:7

INSOMNIA אין שנה AIN’ SHEY’-nah no sleep. The negative prefix אין AIN, that gave us IN- and UN- is from Hebrew אין AIN, none, not - Genesis 2:5 or 30:1. Combine this with the source of Latin somnus, sleep, which is Hebrew שנה Shey- nah, sleep Genesis 31:40

IOTA י YooD, the smallest Hebrew letter, which is just a little JOT or IOTA. The dictionaries end at the Greek letter, not acknowledging that the Alphabet is from the אלף־בית Aleph-bet. The Greek way of turning the Hebrew י YooD into a vowel, allows us to trace EON to Hebrew יום YOM, which can mean a day or a long EON.

IRE חרה HAR’-ah angry or irate Genesis 4:6

IS יש YaiSH translated "there is" in verses like First Samuel 17:46.

IT את ET "this one" or the definite accusative Genesis 1:1

JET is said to come from Latin jacere, to throw. ידה yee-DAH means to cast in Lamentations 3:53, and vsh YAD-ah is to shoot in Jeremiah 50:14. J words commonly come from a י Yod, like all the JACK words are from the original Jacob, יעקב YUCK-ov. The root of Jacob means heel, so we lift up a car with a JACK. Jacob fathered a large clan, so we have male animals like the jackrabbit.

Speaking of Hebrew names giving English words: consider JINX from Jonah, who jinxed his ship, JUDGE from Judah, who judged Tamar and whose Judeans exported the first laws, and JOVE and JOVIAL from the name of the Lord associated with love and mercy.

JUBILANT יובל yo-VEIL, the Jubilee, Leviticus 25:10 when one is full of jubilance and blows the ram’s horn or יבל Ya-VAL -- Exodus 19:13. Only JUBILEE is acknowledged as borrowed by the scholars, who aren’t stupid – just prejudiced against the Bible.

KITTEN קטן KaTaN small and young Genesis 44:12 . Way after Eden and Babel, the Egyptians miniaturized the big cats to our small, domestic cats. These little leopards happened to be named with a word for small. KITTEN came before CAT.

KEENING means wailing for the dead, from an old Irish custom and word

קנה KEEN-ah is just this kind of weeping and wailing for the dead in Second Samuel 1:17, and there are the מקוננות Mik-OWN-in-oat or "dirge singers" of Jeremiah 9:17 who are involved in professional mourning or KEENING.

KENNEL קן KAIN is one of the many cages or compartments holding the animals on Noah’s ark in Genesis 6:14.

KITE (the hawk, not the toy that glides like a falcon) Edenic עיט EYE-it, better pronounced KHEYE-it, as are all words with an ע Ayin. This is the "bird of prey" of Genesis 13:11.

KNAVE גנב gan-AV thief Exodus 22:1.

LAD is from ילד Ye-LED, a boy Genesis 21:8 . ילדה Yal-DAH is a girl. The root is לד LD throughout Semitic. Even Noah Webster knew this, but the Bible-hating scholars of the 19th century rejected data like this in favor of the authoritative phrase: "origin unknown".

LATE לאט l’UTT slow or sluggish - Isaiah 8:6. Adam and Eve didn’t have a Timex, but if someone was slow, he was late.

LAUGH – why is it spelled so funny? The given Indo-European root is kleg (to cry out or sound). The correct way to see why LAUGH is an LG term is to see Hebrew לעג

lah-UGG’ (to laugh at – Psalms 22:8). There’s also לגלג lig-LAIG, to deride or mock.

LICK – the strange spelling here too is best explained by the Hebrew, לחך lah-KHAKH, to lick. [ Numbers 22:4 ]

LOVE - love can be emotional attachment or a hotter, physical attraction. The 1st Love is the לוה - leave-AH [Genesis 29:34], as in the naming of Levi. לב , LAIV, is a heart, but the extended form in Songs 4:9 is rendered "you have ravished my heart."

LUCK חלק HEY-leck or KHEY-leck share, portion in life [Isaiah 17:14], as well as צלח tsah-LUCK, prosperity, success or luck [Genesis 24:42].

MANY and MINUS are aMoNg NUMerous M-N or N-M words of aMouNts. המון ha-MOAN, is that MANY or multitude in Genesis 17:4, while מן MEAN, is from, out of, or anything diMiNished from the whole or MINOR. To count MONEY in Hebrew, one is מנה MUN-ah or מנא min-AYE one’s ממון ma- MOAN.

The מ־נ Mem-Nun sub-root makes up a large family of amounts, found in every language, just like the מ־ד Mem-Daled family gives us many measurement terms like MODEL or MID. מדה, ma-DAH, infers measurement, size or characteristic [Exodus 26:2] like Latin modus or English MODEL. מד, Mud, means uniform. מדר Mah-DAR is to measure or METE out; מדד mo-DADE is a measuring instrument, like a METER.

MYSTERIES נסתרות Nis-TaR-OSE’ unknown things [Deteronomy 29:28]

-- as ESOTERIC is from סתר SAY’-Terr, secret.

NO נוא NOO, best seen in the acts of annulling or saying NO to vows in Numbers 36:6 and 9, words pronounced hey-NEE and yah-NEE. 'He refused' in Arabic is na’a. The common NO in Hebrew is לא, lo. There is an N-L connection, but NO complex stuff in "The Greatest Hits." The Edenic source of YES is also not a pure affirmative. יש, yaish, means to have or there is. It’s the source of IS, of course [Genesis 18:24]. The common Hebrew yes, כן , kane, sounds nothing like YES, but Edenics has little to do with words in current dictionaries.

NUMB נום NOOM to slumber. Like the Watcher of Israel who neither slumbers nor sleeps in Psalms 121:4.

ORGAN ארגון Ear-GOON means an organization in Hebrew. From Edenic ארג

ERR-egg , a loom or shuttle [Judges 16:13] , this evolved from the first organized organs or weaving machines. אורג o-RAIG, is a weaver. If you have an ear and eye for patterns, you got the source of RUG, and many forms of WORK.

OVER meaning finished in time, or across in space has 100s of spin-offs. עבר ah-VAR means the past, עבר ah-VOAR means to cross over, while עבר AY-ver means beyond – as Ever-HaYarden is Trans-Jordan in Genesis 50:10. A מעבר m’a’VAR or FORD is FOR בעבור ba-aVOOR, crossing a river [Genesis 32:23].

PACE פשע pah-SaH to march, step or pace – [Isaiah 27:4]

PEAR פרי Pi- REE’, a fruit , [Genesis 1:29] as heard in the middle of aPRIcot, or the beginning of PRune. The plural of FRUIT is פרות — pay-ROTE or fay-ROTE. The command to be fruitful or FERtile is פרו pih-ROO . Later, when you learn how fruits sometimes fall a little way from the tree, you could hear words like APPLE, PLUM or BERRY from the PR of Edenic PeRRy.

PORE and PRY - from Pay-Resh terms like פיר PEER, a ditch, פער Pah-ARE,

a gap, or verbs like פעור Pah-OOR, to open wide [Isaiah 5:14].

PSORIASIS צרעת Tso-Ra’AS the Biblical skin disease [Leviticus 14:3] that is not mere leprosy. צר Tsa’ar, pain, indicates a SORRY SORE, and צרות tsar-ROSE can be understood as STRESS. מצרים – Mitz-RA-yim or Egypt was a house of pain and stress. Not all these Greatest Hits are pleasant. Sodom and Gemorra also gave us SODOMY and GONORRHEA.

QUIET שקט SHEH-ket , quiet [Isaiah 7:4] is a good word for teachers to know, even if the SHH part of the source word seems to have gone quiet (or has it).

RAVEN ערב Oh-RAVE raven [Genesis 8:7]. This mother of all blackbirds, and source of CROW, is spelled Ayin-Resh-Bhet. The soft, Germanic rendition of ע Ayin, or the Anglo-Saxon horofin, gave English the word RAVEN. But the harsh Mediterranean ע Ayin gave Latin the CORVUS and French the Corbeau. These are pronounced with the same hard C that gave us "Crow." To be ravenous or hungry is רעב ra-AIVE, while a hunger of famine is רעב rah-AHV [Genesis 26:1].

REGULAR רגיל ra-GEEL as usual. A regularly happening occasion is a רגל

REG-el [Numbers 22:28].

RUTH(LESS) from the famously kind and generous heroine in the Biblical book of Ruth. The secular dictionary scholars haven’t read or considered רות Ruth. Why? They’re ruthless.

SCALE is now mostly a noun, but it used to be a verb of weighing. In Edenic 'to weigh' is שקל sha-KAIL [Genesis:23:16]. In Israel, the monetary unit is the שקל SHEK-el.

SCOPE שקף sha-KAPH, to look out at [Genesis 26:8]. A SCAVenger is always looking out, even if birds like the SCAUP or the שחף, sha-KHUPH (a seagull) don’t have TELESCOPES. A SKEPTIC will shrug off Edenics as mere "coincidence." This isn’t about the SKEPTIC’s logic, but psychological state. It’s about his philosophical outlook, or overview, his השקפה hash-KAPHAH. Such an emotionally blocked person will also be unable to see or hear that words like SPECtacle, SPECulate or perSPECtive are related words of vision or SCOPING out – but the SCP sequence has been modified to SPC.

Actually, SC words from Edenic שק, Shin-Koof words are in the minority. A SCHOOL of fish does come from אשכול esh-COAL, a cluster (as of grapes – Genesis 40:10). Usually, however, the S leading an SC word was added on later. For example, the added S in SCULLERY prevents one from linking it to CULINARY. Both CL kitchen words are from כלי, KAY-lee, vessel [Leviticus 6:21]. The plural is כלים, kay-LEEM. This is why a (S)CALLOP shell or a (S)CALP is from קלפה , klee-PAH, a shell or to shell and קלף KLAPH, parchment or treated hide. Without knowing about this bogus S, we wouldn’t know that SCALLOP and CALIBER, both shell words, are related.

It’s easy to see how CUP and SCOOP should be from the same source. That fundamental source, or שרש, SHO-resh, is כף, kuph. The first human CUP was the palm of the hand, as it’s translated in Genesis 20:5. But the translation as "ladle" in Numbers 7:14 takes in SCOOP.

SENILE ישן Ya-SHAN’, old [Leviticus 26:10] SENior SENators were named to be ruling elders by way of Latin senex, old. If wondering about Hebrew SH becoming a S, remember that the Hebrew letters Shin and Sin are only a dot apart, and that Shimshon and Shoshana were rendered Samson and Susanna by English speakers.

SERPENT שרף SaRaPH [Numbers 21:8] a burning snake - venom burns

SET שת SHAT, to place [Genesis 41:35], with the root meaning SEAT in

Isaiah 20:4

SIR, SIRE, or the Russian TZAR or CZAR are all from שר SaR officer, ruler [Jeremiah 17:25]. SaRah or Sara is a princess, while כתר KeSeR [Esther 1:11] (Ashkenasi or Germanic pronunciation) is the crown. שרף SeRaPH, the name of a type of attending angel, the plural is Seraphim, serve the Ultimate SaR, and probably gave us words like "Serf" and "Servant".

SPARROW comes, we're told, from the P.I.E root sper, a word meaning generic bird. The generic word for bird named by Adam is צפור, pronounced Tsee-PORE [Deuteronomy 4:17] . Is the Edenic word any more bird-worthy than what we have in dictionaries. Well, birds can either float, צפה tsee-PAH, in the air or remain hidden, צפון tsa-PHOON, in trees, and covered צפוי tsee-POOY, by feathers, where they watch and SPY out, צפה tsa-PHAH, for a chance to pounce with their צפורן, talons. Of course you can hear their whistle, צפירה tsi-phee- RAH. צפצוף tsiph-TSOOPH means chirp, what the frogs, or צפרדע tsif-are- DAY-ah, do when they take up their song at night. Morning or birdtime is צפרה TSAF-rah in Aramaic. As usual – only in Edenic – like-sounding and meaning words flock together in one big צבור tsee-BOOR (group or congregation), where many words come home to roost / root.

SPHERES ספירות SePhIRoS, which means these carefully plotted astronomical spheres. The term comes from Arabic sifr, but ultimately from ספר, sa-PAIR, to count [Genesis 15: 5]. The word for a number is מספר, mi-SPAR. If the SPR root is about numbers, why is ספר, say-PHER, a book, and why are words like DECIPHER, SPELL, spiel, and GOSPEL about letters rather than numbers? Simple. In Edenic letters ARE ALSO numbers. The 2nd letter, ב , Bet even looks like the number 2 and means much like BOTH and prefixes like BI-.

SUPER שפיר Shah-PEER fine. שפר SHEF-er is "goodly" in Genesis 49:21.

SUPERB is about excellence, not the language "scholars’" notion of superiority.

TAURUS or TORO means ox in Latin and Spanish. These words didn’t come right from Edenic, but from the neurological Tower of Babel phenomenon that changed the sounds of letters. Shin ש words in Hebrew became T ת words in Aramaic, an ancient, but not the primeval language. So the Aramaic ox is a תור, TOAR, instead of a שור, SHOAR [Deut eronomy 33:17]. Why is only one of these from the Pure Speech of Zephania 3:9 ? Isn’t this just some chauvinist bull ? No. Only the שור SHOAR is the beast created to plough with; only it makes a שורה, shoo-RAH , a row which is ישר, ya-SHAR, straight -- or a SHEER SERIES. Even venerable Aramaic is comparative babble.

TIARA עטרה ah-TAHRAH, crown [Songs 3:11]. עטר, ah-TAR is to encircle. The Ayin can be a harsh guttural sound, recalling כתר, KET-ere or KeS-ere, the crown that sounds more like it fits the head of a KAISER, CZAR or CEASAR.

THEE or THOU . OK, they’re old fashioned. Does the 2nd person pronoun or the "you" sound better in French or Latin tu ? The point is that these T-vowel words are ultimately from אתה, ah-TAH, you [Genesis 23:6]. The feminine is את, AT. The plural, אתם ah-TEM, sounds like THEM. French "we" is nous; in Edenic it’s אנו, ah-NOO. English "me" is אני, ah-NEE. Those learning Hebrew will just have to deal with היא, HE, meaning "she."

T-I-E-R ( like a level in stadium seats) is from תור, TooR, an arranged set, as the jewels in Exodus 28:17.

TOUR תור TOOR, to tour. They weren’t exactly TOURISTS, but many who read about the TOURING scouts sent to explore the Promised Land in Numbers 13:2 hear the obvious relationship. Related sound and sense is heard and seen with תור, TORE, a turn, the TIARA term above, and דור, DURE, the rim of a wheel and the source of TIRE. A round ball is like a DURE, or K’DURE, so a ball is a

כדור, ka-DURE.

TRIPE (garbage) טרף Ta-RaiPH , a torn or ripped dead animal, now any unfit food, all non-kosher food is called "TRAIF", or טרפה, TRAIPH-ah, the inedible meat of Exodus 22:30. (We also discard the CRAW of animals and the CROP of birds, which comes from קרב, KER-ev, animal innards [Leviticus 8:21]. Similarly, this Edenic KRB or V word gave us terms like CRAP and GARBAGE.)

TOWER and TURRET are tall and vertical TR antonyms, from טירה, Tee-RAH, high fortifications [Numbers 31:20]. צור, TSOOR, is a related rock or refuge. Cities like TROY or animals like the TURTLE find refuge here.

TEAM or TWIN תאום te-OAM, a twin [Genesis 25:24]. OK, a TEAM should originally refer to an identical pair of work animals, but how could te-OAM give us TWIN? The Vav could be pronounced as a consonant, not as a vowel, so that the Hebrew is like t’-VOAM or t’-WOAM, an identical twin of TWIN, TWAIN, or TWO.

UDDER דד DUD (a teat) Yes, you can say "teat;" it’s a cow’s nipple [Proverbs 5:19].

URGE ערגה err-GAH, URGENT craving [Psalms42:2]

VETO and VOID versus BET, FAITH, AFFIDAVIT and WEDDING. Things seem to be getting out of hand at the end of the alphabet! Then again,… a married person could see how a WEDDING is a BET taken on FAITH and certified by a FEDERAL court’s AFFIDAVIT, only to face a VETO or be VOID after a breach of FIDELIITY. All the key words are Bilabial-Dentals, that is, BT, FD,FT,VD,VT or WD sounds. These similar sounding words all mean something established in trust, or, the opposite, legally nullified.

Such is the sound and sense of Edenic. Now the specifics. On the plus side: בתח, BET-aKH, is trust or confidence [ Psalms 13:6], הבטיח, heave-TEE-akh, is to promise; בטחון bee-tah-KHON, is a guarantee or insurance ; both עבוט, ah- VOTE [Deuteronomy 24:10] and עבטיט, av-TEET [Habbakuk 2:6] are rendered as a pledge or to pledge in faith. ודאי, va-DIE, means certainty. Yes, VOTE is an antonym of VETO. On the negative, VETO-VOID side, בטל, vah-TAIL or bah- TAIL is to nullify or legally vitiate [ Ecclesiastes 12:3 ].

XENO(PHOBIA) is Greek, xenos, stranger. In Genesis 29:23 Leah is not "hated" as the שנואה, sih-NOO-ah, but she felt estranged and like the שני, shay-NEE, second. A real stranger or invader is the שונא, so-NAY [Proverbs 25:21].

YELL ילל yih-LAIL, to howl [ Deuteronomy 32:10].

YOUNG יונק yo-NAIK, a suckling child [Numbers 11:12]. Babies literally YANK at the breast of their mothers. Early and rougher settlers called the relatively spoiled and dainty Dutch colonists YANKEES. The verb of feeding one’s young is הניק, hey-NEEK.

ZYGOTE, the biological pair of cells at every person’s origin, comes via Greek zygon,yoke, and ultimately from זוג, ZOOG, a yoke or a pair. זוג, Zee-VAIG is to join, and a husband in Arabic is a zawg. We hope you've enjoyed this brief encounter with Edenic cellular biology.

CONCLUSION: There are many 1000s more where these came from. See the 22,000-entry dictionary, The Word, in paper or the updated version on CD-ROM. Future "Greatest Hits" recordings, just the top of the tip of the iceberg, will offer more near-identicals and introduce the simple ways to unscramble the affects of Babel-babble. A future volume could include slightly more challenging near-identicals, and introduce some of the simplest shifting of pronunciation and root-letter location which have kept most words disguised from their ultimate origin in Edenic. These include HiLL from HaR (mountain, hill Rà L), HALT from חדל Het-Dalet-Lamed (to cease), and ETeMology from אמת EMeT (truth). With help from you, CDs from other languages, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, etc. can be produced.

Sara   5/15/2012 7:35:00 AM
Your section on SPARROW refers to the Hebrew word for whistle. This is not so far away from the French word siffler, also meaning to whistle.

Rita Law   1/3/2012 12:45:00 PM
I once looked up my surname, "Law" in an "origins of surnames" book, and was surprised to discover it goes back to OE "hillock" or "burial mound." May I suggest, for your research, to get a hold of such a book. Origins of names, it seems, don't have to be politically correct or swept under the rug so much as everyday words. Regards, Rita Law

Sylvia Halpert   7/17/2011 5:00:00 AM
Thanks! I am wondering if it would work for you to include the English Bible references e g boor is in Psalm 92:7 (Eng) and Psalm 92:6 (Heb)? Just a suggestion. Thanks and Shalom (So-long), Sylvia Halpert

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