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האזינו - "Give Ear"

Weekly parashah #53: Ha'azinu

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Deuteronomy 32:1

Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.

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The Hebrew Word

Ha'azinu comes from the Hebrew verb azan (Strong's #238). It is a primitive root which means "to broaden out the ear (with the hand), that is, (by implication) to listen: - give (perceive by the) ear". It is used 69 times in 41 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time azan is used in Scripture is in Genesis 4:23.

Genesis 4:23

Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, Listen to my voice, You wives of Lamech, Give heed to my speech, For I have killed a man for wounding me; And a boy for striking me;

 

Last use in Scripture

The last time azan is used in Scripture is in Joel 1:2.

Joel 1:2

Hear this, O elders, And listen, all inhabitants of the land. Has anything like this happened in your days Or in your fathers' days?

 

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Yom Sheni, 11 Av, 5778

Monday, July 23, 2018

 

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