9.10.2010

names

A few people have asked "why Judah?" when we tell them the English name we are giving our Chinese son. So I thought I'd share why Judah, and why Micah.

J U D A H
The Hebrew word for Judah is Yehudah.
It means praised.
What Leah said about the 4th son she bore to Jacob: And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “This time I will praise the LORD.” Therefore she called his name Judah. (Gen 29:35)


M I C A H
The Hebrew word for Micah is Mikayehu.
It means who is like God?
Micah, the prophet, said: Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever,
because he delights in steadfast love.
(Micah 7:18)

And, not to mention, Jesus is from the tribe of Judah--and, Micah prophesied about Jesus' birth.

1 comment:

Adrianna said...

B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l Alisa.

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