Interview with Israeli Biblical Tour Guide Shlomo Ben David who was born and raised as a very young child in southern Iraq, as part of a family that lived in and took care of a historical compound that is the Tomb of Ezekiel.
On this episode of Torah on Location, we conduct an interview (PART 3) with Israeli biblical tour guide Shlomo Ben David, a close family member to international Israeli author Eli Amir who wrote The Dove Flyer, which was made into a feature film Farewell Baghdad, about the Jewish community in Iraq in the 1950s.
Shlomo, using the eloquence and knowledge of his “mother tongue” of Hebrew, opens up some deeper meanings of biblical Hebrew – the language of the prophets of Israel.
Shlomo will present to us some lessons into the root structure for the Hebrew words “END,” “BUNDLES OF LIGHT,” and “BREAD.”
We will learn about the divine concept of a harvest and about bread along with its numerous meanings in Hebrew; that Lechem (Bread) also means “To Weld.” This is what happens when grains of wheat fall into the ground, die, and come back to life as new grains that are then crushed and “welded” together and baked to bring about a loaf of bread and thus, the importance of the harvest as referenced in Jeremiah 8:20.
This program -PART 3 – continues with where we left off in PART 2 on the Consciousness of the Hebrew Language.
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