Tag: Fidelity or ’emeth’: the solid foundation for the covenant

Oct 2018

Jesus teaches that the weightier matters of the law are judgment, mercy, and fidelity. I have been examining the Hebrew words that lie behind these inseparable covenant qualities: mishpat for judgment, chesed for mercy, and emeth for fidelity.  Today I turn my attention to emeth. The Hebrew word emeth is sometimes translated as ‘truth’ sometimes as ‘fidelity’. The root meaning is connected with ‘solidity’.  The word ‘amen’ has the same root. So emeth (fidelity, truth) is what is solid and real, want can be counted on, what is reliable and dependable. Set......

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