Hebrew Alphabet Chart Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Circa 1650
This broadside served as a pedagogical tool to enhance the education of young children learning the Holy Tongue; it is one of the earliest charts of its kind. The center panel presents various combinations of Hebrew vowels and consonants and a series of morning prayers, including the blessing recited for hand washing as well as the text of Psalm 23 and other biblical verses. The border is embellished with bold woodcuts, including a depiction of David with his sling, a variety of animated animals, and a rendering of Jerusalem as it will appear in the messianic era. This image of Jerusalem is based on the description from a vision of the Prophet Ezekiel (Ez. 48:30–34). The very same woodcut of Jerusalem is also printed on the title page of an appeal for charity sent by the Ashkenazic women of Jerusalem to be published in Frankfurt am Main circa 1650.
I wonder how angels are named in Supernatural. Because sometimes it feels like the writers threw a dart at the bible and picked the name closest to where it landed. I mean, Zachariah, Malachi and Ezekiel are prophets at least. But Naomi is the mother-in-law of Ruth! She was a pain in the ass, but I think she deserved a more impressive name than that.
Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.” ’ And they will go there, and they will take away all its detestable things and all its abominations from there. Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
Day 5/7: Recharging your perspective
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. - Ezekiel 11:19 (NIV)
This verse is apart of the message to the prophet Ezekiel from the Lord in regards to the children of Israel. We see earlier in this chapter that even though judgment was to be brought upon them, God was still going to rescue them and recreate His people. Remember that through Jesus Christ, this is possible for you, too. Even though our sin should keep us far away from God, God was gracious enough to take our sin-dead lives and allow us to be made new in Christ. In Him, we are where we are supposed to be. So remember this when your mind just starts going, and you start thinking about everything that’s not coming together in your life.
1. As a single woman
Don’t let the questions you have about your future consume your life. I know it may seem like there’s this part of you that will finally be ignited once you enter a relationship, but even though being in a relationship is rewarding, don’t let getting in relationship become your perspective. Your perspective is Christ. If you are feeling lonely or empty, don’t try to fill yourself with texting someone who isn’t even serious about you, or listening to a bunch of love songs. If you do that, “getting in relationship” can very easily begin to become your ultimate goal, when instead, it should be Christ! Find comfort in knowing that Jesus is the one you need to go to to ease your worries when you go to Him.
2. As woman in a relationship
Perhaps you’re wondering when he is going to take your relationship more seriously. Maybe you have questions for him but you don’t know how to ask. Perhaps you’ve been arguing and butting heads in everything. Don’t let what happened in the past take control over what God is fully capable of doing in your relationship today. Pray as a couple for a change in both of your perspectives in your relationship.
So, I stumbled upon this post and did a bit of research regarding the origins of this name and found out something interesting.
The name Zeke comes from the biblical prophet Ezekiel, wich means ‘May God strenghten him’ or ‘God will strenghten’. Got a nice ring to is, doesn’t it? But, the main thing is… if you’re familiar with bible stuff and things, he also revealed the destruction of Jerusalem, along with the restoration of the land of Israel. And if you keep in mind that Isayama’s got a thing with giving his characters names that foreshadow much… well, there will be something more behind all this definitely. I’m curious about what will come in the next few chapters…
I have searched a bit more and found some other things out from which I think they could maybe could hint to some foreshadowing and stuff.
First off all, I read about the original hewbrew meanings regarding the name Ezekiel. I can’t read hewbrew by myself and can’t ask others to verify this, but maybe someone reads this and can shoot my a message if it’s right. That’d be nice: :D
So, I read that the hewbrew pronunciacion goes as follows: יְחֶזְקֵאל, Y'ḥez'qel, [jəħezˈqel] (Ezekiel)
and that the roots from this name stem from:
חזק, ḥazaq, [ħaˈzaq]
which can mean ‘to fasten up’, or ‘strong’, or even ‘God’ or ‘The Almighty’.
That was the first thing. But then, I read a bit more interesting stuff. Supposedly, Ezekiel had an encounter with God himself and four of his Cherubim. Well, if you think of it… There are four titan shifters right now involved with Zeke, namely Reiner, Berthold, Annie and somehow Ymir. Or maybe it could have been Marcel, though…
I’m more and more convinced that Isayama chose this name for a very big purpose.
P.S. Thanks @kuchen-ackerman and all those others out there providing us with spoilers, translations and their ideas in general! YOU’RE THE BEST! <3