The Lord Is One

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!

This is known as the “Shema,” the first part of the central prayer (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) ¬†of the Jewish prayerbook. It is often the first scripture that a jewish boy will learn.

In these six Hebrew words there are two enlarged letters, one in the first word and the second in the last word. The two letters are “Ayin” and “Dalet.” These two letters form the word “ed” which means witness, suggesting that this prayer is a witness of God.

Second, the word for one is the Hebrew word “echad” which means unity in diversity. Ezekiel used this word to represent two sticks reunited into one (Ezekiel 37:19). In Exodus 26:6 this word was used to describe all of the parts of the Tabernacle making up one Tabernacle.

Could this be another example of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit being One?


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