What Does The Word Attic Stand For?

Boker or and Good morning 🙂

Attic in Hebrew is Aliyat Gag, עליית גג which means the way to rise to the roof.

While the house symbolizes the revealed and the tangible aspects of our lives, the attic symbolizes the hidden aspects of our lives, the relation to the heavens, and to infinity.

Both prophets Elijah and Elisha managed to revive dead children, by bringing them up to the attic.

And now an interesting footnote, Ancient in Hebrew is Attic עתיק, so by bringing the dead children to the attic, to the ancient one, to the source of sources, the prophets in a way connected the children to the main life source and revived them.

All the best 🙂

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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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