What Is The Hebrew Word For Oil?

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Oil in Hebrew is Shemen שמן, which is written in the letters: Shin, Mem, Nun. The Numeral value of the word Shemen is 390, for the letter Shin equals 300, the letter Mem equals 40, and the letter Nun equals 50.

Also, the word heavens in Hebrew, שמים, Shamaim, which is written in the letters Shin, Mem, Yod, Mem, has the numeral value of 390. For the letter Shin equals 300, the letter Mem equals 40, the letter Yod equals 10, the other letter Mem equals 40, so together they equal 390.

What does this equation tell us? When we want to draw heavenly feeling into our lives we use oil. This is why traditionally kings and queens used to be anointed by oil.

Interestingly, the Shamen who is considered to be a healer uses oil in the process of healing, this is why he is named Shamen from the Hebrew word Shemen which refers to oil.


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Eti Shani was born in Israel and has been teaching Hebrew for more than 10 years with a special focus on Hebrew/Aramaic scriptures, mythology and symbolism.
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