עֵץ Strong’s #6086 eyts

And out of the ground made YHWH God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:9

When we think of a tree, an image comes to mind; but when the Hebrews, who wrote the Bible, thought of a tree, an action came to mind. This is one of the foundational differences between Ancient Hebrew and Modern Western thought. The Hebrew word eyts represents a tree, but embodies more the action of lifting up with support that is the function of the trunk and branches of the tree. Other related words also have this same “active” meaning. The word atseh (Strongs #6096) is “the spine,” eytsah (Strongs #6098) is a “council” and etsem (Strongs #6106) is the word for “bones.”

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