Biblical vocabulary: מָעוֹז (Strength)

Strength and refuge The Hebrew word “maoz” (pronounced ma’oz[1]) is one of those words that can have various meanings. These meanings usually depend on the meaning of the verbal stem or noun from which a certain word is derived. In the case of “maoz”, the different meanings are determined by those of the verbs from […]

The people of Israel were treated badly as foreigners in Egypt

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Exodus 20:2). After Joseph’s father and brothers with their families had moved to Egypt, they stayed there for generations. Initially, they had a privileged position as the relatives of Egypt’s second ruler. But when […]