Origin of English word BEMA

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English Word

BEMA

Edenic Word

BahMaH

Hebrew Word

במה

Transliteration

Bet-Mem-Hey

Pronounciation

BAH-MAH

Conversion

[BMH]

Meaning

high place, stage, mountain or altar

Roots

BEMA (step, seat, raised platform in Greek) is another big fat Greek “borrowing” that is originally from Proto-Semitic, long before the ancestors of the Greeks existed. 

Edenic   במה BahMaH is a high place, stage, mountain or altar (ISamuel9:12).

The BEMA in a church or synagogue is a chancel or enclosure around the (raised) altar or ritual staging area.  This pulpit or raised stage is spelled Bet-Yod-Mem-Hey,   בימה BeeYMaH, in Hebrew.


Branches

The Israeli national theater (stage) is thus called Habima . Trees are the naturally high platform or stage for much wildlife. Baum is a tree in German.  Platforms were made with the wooden BEAMS of  such trees. A similar bilabial-Nasal word,  a nasal shift away,  is   בניה BeeNYaH (building, structure) and the Bet-Noon building family seen at BONE.


Bible Verses

I Samuel 9:12 ותענינה אותם ותאמרנה ישׁ הנה לפניך מהר עתה כי היום בא לעיר כי זבח היום לעם בבמה׃

“And they answered them, and said: 'He is; behold, he is before thee; make haste now, for he is come to-day into the city; for the people have a sacrifice to-day in the high place.


Strong

(1116)

Related Words

BONE



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