Thursday, July 30, 2015


YONA SABAR: Hebrew word of the week: Hekhal (Jewish Journal).
It is amazing how a word that signifies “holy of holies of the temple or tabernacle” is actually a loan word from a “pagan” language: the Sumerian word akkadian, which became e-kal or “big house, palace” (Isaiah 29:7; Daniel 1:4; 4:1).*

And let's not forget the Hekhalot literature, the mystical literature of the celestial "palaces."