Exploring the meaning of the Hebrew word for Truth (Emet) goes a long way in increasing our understanding of the meaning of Truth. Let’s take a look at how and why Truth shall set you free.
The Etymology of Emet – The Truth Shall Set You Free Indeed
1. Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.Websters 1828 Dictionary
“Truth and faith are husband and wife in the eyes of YHVH. There are a handful of scriptural terms that are called truth, not the least of which is Torah. Torah, erroneously translated as law, actually means teaching and instruction. It is in Torah that we find the origin and root of truth. This is why the study of etymology is so important. There can be no true faith without receiving and embracing the truth.”Brad Scott, Wildbranch Ministries
The Hebrew word for Truth is Emet. In Hebrew, from left to right, Emet is Alef, Mem, Tav. Hebrew is an amazing set-apart language that holds within each word, indeed, within each letter profound information. Learning the Truth about Emet shall set us free.
We here at The Weightier Matters are by NO means Hebrew scholars or experts. But, we do have reverence and love for this awesome language of YHVH. With that said, here is our simple understanding of the Hebrew Truth/Emet.
The Hebrew Letters Tell Why & How Truth Shall Set You Free
Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alef-bet, while Tav is the last and it is interesting to note is that Mem is the middle letter. Thus Emet is all-inclusive, there is no such thing as a half-truth. There is an eternal nature to Emet; with a consistent, beginning to end; foreverness. The Truth will never be done away with.
- Alef – Echad – One – Adonai
- Mem-Flow (as in water) Truth flows, beginning to end.
- Tav-Messiah, the goal
- He is the Beginning and the End
Death from Truth?
Only if you are missing the Alef from the Hebrew Word for Truth
Only if you take out Alef from Emet! Without the Alef, Emet becomes Met or Dead/Death/End. Alef keeps eternity in Truth. Truth is never to be done away with. Emet, the Hebrew word for truth creates a profound picture of what being set free is.
Set them apart for holiness by means of the truth — your word is truth.John 17:17
Is Truth relative? Not according to Scriptures.
While you consider these verse, keep in mind the depth of the Hebrew word for Truth, Emet.
Buy the truth, don’t sell it, also wisdom, discipline and discernment.Proverbs 23:23
Your righteousness is eternal righteousness, and your Torah is truth.Psalm 119:142
Yeshua said, “I AM the Way — and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me.John 14:6
With a Greek mindset, when discussing a definition we usually start with our understanding or beliefs. We are very concerned and protective of our viewpoint. In Hebraic thinking, we need to set self aside and consider differently.
Yah will be at the center of our consideration, instead of self. With this thinking, we can see that Emet is center around our eternal Yah (Alef), Messiah(Mem) and Faith(Tav).
Spirit & Truth
“The key point of this whole thing that I believe we must take into consideration is that Spirit and Truth must go together. In fact, the two are inseparable, especially as it relates to our worship of and relationship with the Almighty.”Rod Thomas, The Messianic Torah Observer
Is being set free important? The Truth Will Set You Free
Yahshua stated that the Truth Shall Set You Free. Was He referring to servants or freemen?
Being a servant to sin is being in bondage – thus, the term servant is all-inclusive.
As all have sinned, we all need to be set free.
The Truth is what sets us free from the bondage of sin.
- Messiah=truth=freedom=His instructions
- “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” 1 John 3:4
- sin=transgression of law=lawlessness
Keep Emet (the Hebrew word for Truth) close to your heart. Abide in Emet. Walk with Emet. Love Emet. Embrace Emet.
Seek Truth in His written word, with His Ruach ha Kodesh leading you in wisdom and understanding. The more you know Him, the more you understand Truth.
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