The first occurrence.
And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. Gen 15:6
(In the Scripture Picture: And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good … Gen 50:20)
The primitive root.
Strong’s H2803 חשב chashab, a primitive root meaning, “to think, meditate, to purpose, to plot.” The 3-letter root is chet + shin + bet.
chet ח = the wall, thus outside, divide, half
shin ש = two front teeth, thus sharp, press, eat, two, again
bet ב = the house, thus house, household, family, in, within
The story: When a problem or concept is weighed, considered, analyzed, reckoned, worked out, it is first divided (chet) into its components, and then chewed on (shin) within (bet) the heart and mind.
Excellent. Was looking for some insight into the word from Gen 50:20. Strongs initially describes it as computing and thinking and meditating. But then also refers to Arabic in the weaving of colors…I just found that to be remarkable as historically speaking, most of the world recognizes Joseph for his coat and nearly nothing else. Thank you for giving me something to “shin” on.
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