Decoding The Structure Of Truth – The Hebrew Word “Emet”

In these times of relativization, “fake-news” and “post-factual” discourse, where every discussion about “truth” eventually ends up with the question: “Whose truth?” it can be interesting to explore new perspectives through ancient sources.

Today we’re back again with yet another installment of our new “Biblical Hebrew For Beginners” series, teaching you one Hebrew word at a time. In this episode we’re looking at the Hebrew word for truth, “Emet”, its components, structure and implications.

As with each and every Hebrew word the letters tell a story through their relation and hint at an ancient world-view that expresses great wisdom in elegant simplicity, without us having to believe any slogans or take anyone’s word for anything. See for yourself:

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About Eti Shani

Eti Shani was born in Israel and has been teaching Hebrew for more than 10 years with a special interest and experience in ancient Hebrew scriptures and culture. She's also the author of a series of books for novice and intermediate Hebrew learners.

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