לֶחֶם Strong’s #3899 lechem

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Genesis 3:19

The dough is placed on the table and kneaded by hitting it with the fists, rolling it back and forth, picking it up and turning it over, and… Kind of sounds like a fight, doesn’t it? Actually, the Hebrew noun lechem means “bread” and comes from the verbal root lacham (Strongs #3898), and means “to fight.” The place called Bethlehem is actually two Hebrew words: beyt (Strongs #1004) meaning “house” and lechem meaning “bread.” Together they mean “house of bread.” In Genesis 3:19 we read, In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread. Could this be because we have to fight (till and weed) the ground to bring up the crop, fight (thresh and winnow) the grain to remove the husk from the seeds, fight (grind) the seeds to turn them into flour and fight (knead) the dough to make the bread?

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