Blue Water, Green Earth, Red Fire, Yellow Air

Blue Water, Green Earth, Red Fire, Yellow Air

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Meaning of the Titles to the Books of the Old Testament

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Brief List of the Books of the Old Testament and their Word Meanings

GENESIS: Origin, beginning, creation
EXODUS: A mass departure
LEVITICUS: Related to the Levites
NUMBERS: same as ‘Numbers’ in English
DEUTERONOMY: Second Law
JOSHUA: God is salvation
JUDGES: same as ‘Judges’ in English
RUTH: Appearance, friendship
1 SAMUEL: Heard of God, His name is El, name of God
2 SAMUEL: Heard of God, His name is El, name of God
1 KINGS: same as ‘Kings’ in English
2 KINGS: same as ‘Kings’ in English
1 CHRONICLES: Historical record
2 CHRONICLES: Historical record
1 EZRA: Help
2 EZRA: Help
TOBIT: Good, my God
JUDITH: Jewess, praised
ESTHER: Star
JOB: Persecuted
PSALMS: Sacred song, hymn
PROVERBS: Saying, adage, maxim
ECCLESIASTES: Congregation
(SONG OF) SOLOMON: Peaceable
WISDOM: same as ‘Wisdom’ in English
ECCLESIASTES: Congregation, gathering
ISAIAH: God is salvation
JEREMIAH: The LORD (YHVH) casts forth, the LORD hurls
LAMENTATIONS: Expression of grief or sadness
BARUCH: Blessed
EZEKIEL: God will strengthen
DANIEL: God is my judge

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HOSEA: Salvation
JOEL: The LORD (YHVH) is God
AMOS: Strong
OBADIAH: Servant of God
JONAH: Dove
MICAH: Who is like God?
NAHUM: Comfort
HABAKKUK: Embrace
ZEPHANIAH: Hid, or hidden, of the LORD
HAGGAI: Festive
ZACHARIAH: Whom the LORD (YHVH) remembered
MALACHI: Angel, messenger
1 MACCABEES: Hammer
2 MACCABEES: Hammer

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God bless and Shalom.