What do heaps of frogs, a bushel basket, a donkey, and wine have to do with each other? I know, it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But these objects (and blood and mortar) are all connected by one Hebrew word. Let’s follow the clues together as we learn how this unique word describes our relationship with Messiah and with each other.
(v.)חמר (chamar) = “to heap up”
Exodus 8:13-14 And Adonai did according to the word of Moses. The frogs died out in the houses, the courtyards, and the fields. And they heaped them together in heaps, and the land stank.
חמרים חמרים (chamarim chamarim)
Psalm 46:3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah
Leviticus 27:16 If a man dedicates to Adonai part of the land that is his possession, then the valuation shall be in proportion to its seed. A homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
Genesis 22:3 So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac…
1st Occurrence of חמר
Genesis 11:3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.
חמר (chomer) = “heap /foam /donkey /omer /tar /mortar”
חמר (chemer) = “wine”
Deuteronomy 32:14 Curds from the herd, and milk from the flock, with fat of lambs, rams of Bashan and goats, with the very finest of the wheat – and you drank foaming wine made from the blood of the grape.
Isaiah 27:2 In that day a vineyard of pure wine; sing of it!
1 Peter 2:4-5 As you come to Him, a living Stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Yeshua the Messiah.
Genesis 14:10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen (חמר, chomer) pits, and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the hill country.
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