Hebraic word Shêm (Eng. "Title" / "Name")

Name versus Title

The English concept of a “Name” and the Hebraic concept of a "Name" aren't exactly the same thing.

Please refer to your preferred Lexicon(s) for Hebrew Strong’s Number H8034.


In English:

• A name is a collection of phonetic sounds with no apparent meaning to English ears. There's exceptions to that like “Hope” or “Faith”, but most names come from foreign languages and mean something in a foreign language, but mean nothing in English. So English ears EXPECT to hear a meaningless string of syllables for a “name”.

• A title describes your role and/or what you do.

In Hebrew:

• A Name describes your character, your role, what you do, something about you or your life, where you were born, etc.

• A title is a name. Because a Hebraic name has meaning, there is not the same distinction between a “title” and a “name” that exists in English. Hebraic uses the word “shem” for what we would call a “name” and for what we would call a “title” in English. “Wonderful”, “Counselor” and “Prince of Peace” are called NAMES (shems) in Isaiah chapter 9.


Thus, In Hebraic mindset, A person’s "Shêm" (pronounced “shame”, ironically) is their character, authority, honor, reputation, integrity, and true self. The Messiah's "Shêm" is truth, light, king, servant … righteous, holy, love … Torah.


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