The word dabar (Hebrew: word, statement, act, thing) occurs in various contexts in the Hebrew Bible. It is sometimes used in reference to the "Divine Word": "Dabar Yahweh" or Ha-Dabar Elohim. The Divine Word brings God's message to his people, especially to his prophets. The phrase appears for the first time in Genesis 15, in which the Word of Yahweh assures Abraham of his reward.
The Hebrew for "promise"
The word promise is very distinct in English. It
has a clear and defined meaning and I thought the Hebrew word translated "promise"
would carry the same sense. So I was surprised when I searched for the word "promise"
in the Old Testament, I discovered there is no exact Hebrew equivalent for "promise"
in English. The ancient Hebrew
word for promise is dabar.
This is a word we still use in Israel today. Literally it is just the noun form
of the verb "to speak." Or simply the word means,
"word." For example, when we read in Psalm 105:42, "For
he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant." The
literal translation is "For he remembered his holy word, and his
As the hymn goes, Jesus has promised that all who follow him will share his glory. Or in the words of Genesis 22:16, 18: "By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thy only son...In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth by blessed, because thou has obeyed my voice." From here on in the inspired Bible, this is referred to as the "word" spoken to Abraham, or in our tongue, the "promise." What else is important is that Abraham is given this promise because he first had done a "thing." The word "thing" in the Hebrew is the same word translated word and promise -- dabar. Because Abraham had trust in God and had made a "promise" to God to do His will (even to sacrifice his son), God in turn made a promise to Abraham, swearing by Himself, that through his seed all nations would be blessed. Of course, it is through this that we also receive our promise by becoming part of Abraham’s seed.
Story of the bird: Overberg Long-billed Lark
We have discovered that an endemic lark on the farm and in the environment.The Agulhas Long-Billed Lark / Overberg Long-billed Lark, found only on the southern tip of Africa.
The Lark is a bird found on the ground, so a wonderful element to use to make the earth connection. We also liked the fact that the word Agulhas and Overberg published in his name.
What is so wonderful, that Larks is described as "an old world bird". "It was symbolic Merriment as the lark singing Hymns at the gates of heaven." So as old as the name Dabar.
The Lark is symbolic bird announcing the new day.Further symbolizes the Lark hope, happiness, creativity and good luck.We have an anchor placed in the mouth to create uniqueness and further strengthen the Agulhas association.
The anchor, the "Nautical" connection of the environment. The anchor is the symbol of hope.
The combination of Lark and anchor is totally unique !!