“SARA AND ABRAM (Sarah or Saria) (Abraham) WHY was the letter ‘H’ added to Sara and Abram? Heth (cheth) is the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and means ‘a field,’ something perceived, or that can be cultivated in short, spiritual perception.
In the story of Sarah and Abraham we find the marvelous truth that age imposes no limit or barrier to the birth of the ‘Incorruptible Seed’ (Peter) for it is eternal life.
Sara, at the age of ninety, is told by an angel that she will give birth to a child. Abram, at the age of one hundred, received information that he would be the father of an offspring.
Immediately following these revelations, the letter ‘H’ was added to both names. See 16th and 17th chapters of Genesis.
Abraham and Sarah now find Isaac, which in Hebrew means laughter or happiness.
‘Thy seed shall be as the sands of the sea.’
‘Unto Abraham and his seed was the promise given; and unto thy seed, which is Christ’ Paul.
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Noah, David, Solomon, Isaiah, etc., etc., are not historical characters. Pontius Pilate, Darius, Pharaoh, Herod, are names of ruling offices, or functions, not certain individuals, no dates being given to any so-called transaction in the Scriptures, or to any of Paul’s Epistles, nor to the Acts of the Apostles.
Pilate means ‘Dart; javelin; a giving up; death.’
Pontius means ‘Sea; the open sea.’ ‘Marine.’
He-rod means ‘Heroic.’
Darius, ‘Coercer, conservator’ (see presidency, judgeship, etc.).”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 38, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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