WHAT EXACTLY IS THE GLORY OF YAH?
According to Strong’s Dictionary, the Hebrew word for “”GLORY” is: “KABOD”. The transiliteration for this Hebrew word in English is as follows:
bosom (1), glorious (8), glory (147), honor (33), honorable (1), honored (1), riches (1), soul (2), splendid (1), splendor (2), wealth (3).
According to Wikipedia, The Hebrew word kabod (K-B-D) originally means “weight” or “heaviness.” The same word is then used to express importance, honor, and majesty. Greek versions of the Hebrew Bible translated this concept with the word δόξα, which was then used extensively in the New Testament as well.
Natural Objects. When used in reference to natural objects “glory” may refer to the brightness of heavenly bodies ( Acts 22:11 ; 1 Col 15:41 ), the fruitfulness of a forest ( Isa 35:2 ; 60:13 ), the awesomeness of a horse’s snorting ( Job 39:20 ), or the ornateness of expensive clothing ( Luke 7:25 ).
Human Beings. The glory of human beings is spoken of in reference to a number of external manifestations and conditions, aspects of internal character, and the inherent condition of human nature. As applied to external manifestations and conditions of human beings, glory may refer to position, possessions, strength, or length of life.
In Exodus 16:7 we read “and in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD” (RSV). What is the “glory” of YHWH? First we must recognize that the “glory” is something that will be seen. Secondly, the word “glory” is an abstract word. If we look at how this word is paralleled with other words in poetical passages of the Bible, we can discover the original concrete meaning of this word. In Psalm 3:3 the kavod of Elohiym (God) is paralleled with his “shield” and in Job 29:20, Job’s kavod is paralleled with his “bow.” In Psalm 24:8 we read “who is this king of the kavod, YHWH is strong and mighty, YHWH is mighty in battle.” The original concrete meaning of kavod is battle armaments. The meaning “armament” fits with the literal meaning of the root of kavod, which is “heavy,” and armaments are the heavy weapons and defenses of battle. In the Exodus 16:7, Israel will “see” the “armament” of YHWH, the one who has done battle for them with the Egyptians.
There are two main DESCRIPTIONS OF THE GLORY OF YAH namely,
- GLORY unto YAH
- GLORY OF YAH
Isaiah 60:1-2 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Arise, Shine, O Zion
60 Arise, shine, for your light has come!
The glory of Adonai has risen on you.
2 For behold, darkness covers the earth,
and deep darkness the peoples.
But Adonai will arise upon you,
and His glory will appear over you.
Isaiah 60:1-2 talks about YAH’S GLORY. Note that YAH’S GLORY is YAH’S DIVINE PRESENCE among HIS people. YAH’S GLORY / DIVINE PRESENCE also known as “SHKINYINYAH GLORY” is the “HOLY SPIRIT / RUACH HA KODESH”.
So whenever we sing Worship Songs that are inviting YAH’S GLORY, we are actually inviting the “HOLY SPIRIT / RUACH HA KODESH”.
EXODUS 13:21-22 COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLE (CJB)
21 Adonai went ahead of them in a column of cloud during the daytime to lead them on their way, and at night in a column of fire to give them light; thus they could travel both by day and by night. 22 Neither the column of cloud by day nor the column of fire at night went away from in front of the people.
Note that the “COLUMN / PILLAR OF CLOUD” during the daytime and the “COLUMN / PILLAR OF CLOUD” during the night time was actually “YAH’S GLORY / DIVINE PRESENCE among the Israelites” hence “HOLY SPIRIT / RUACH HA KODESH”
Luke 2:8-14 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Shepherds Witness Angelic Praises
8 Now there were shepherds in the same region, living out in the fields and guarding their flock at night. 9 Suddenly an angel of Adonai stood before them, and the glory of Adonai shone all around them; and they were absolutely terrified.
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! For behold, I proclaim Good News to you, which will be great joy to all the people. 11 A Savior is born to you today in the city of David, who is Messiah the Lord. 12 And the sign to you is this: You will find an infant wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly a multitude of heavenly armies appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth shalom to men of good will.”
It is recorded in the HOLY SCRIPTURES that during The FEAST OF SUKKOT / SUCCOT (in English, TABERNACLES, BOOTHS, IN-GATHERING), YAHUSHUA, our MESSIAH was born in a SUKKAH (singular for SUKKOT). This word “SUKKAH” was translated as MANGER in our English Bibles hence loosing the meaning of the special event.
It is further recorded that when MESSIAH YAHUSHUA was born in David’s Town called BETHLEHEM, YAH’S HOLY ANGELS appeared in the sky to some Shepherds who were in the field with their flocks by night. The GOOD NEWS was announced to the Shepherds after which they went to visit MESSIAH YAHUSHUA as a baby at the time.
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