B.O.L.O. for the “waking” of the “waker” the Almond.

Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” Jeremiah 1:11,12.

Ready, shaqad; Strong’s #8245. Watching, waking, hastening, anticipating; to be sleepless, alert, vigilant; on the lookout; to care for watchfully.aarons-rod

“Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Ps. 127:1. In Jeremiah 31:28, God promises to watch over His people with an intent to build and to plant. The present reference may best be understood by noting the linguistic connection between “waking” (shaqad) and “almond” (shaqed) in Hebrew.

The almond is considered the “waker” in Hebrew thought, because it, of all trees, blossoms early, watching diligently for the opportunity to bloom. So, in verse 11,12, the linking of the vision of an almond branch and its interpretation is clear.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 01:16:59

    Very interesting, Manny. Now the almonds that I have been eating for much of my protein intake for the past year will have more significance.

    I am shaqad (watching) for the return of our Lord.


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