The first occurrence.
And He brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and count the stars, if you are able to number them: and He said unto him: So shall your seed be. Gen 15:5
The primitive root.
Strong’s H5027 נבט nabat, a primitive root meaning, “to behold, to regard.” The 3-letter root is nun + bet + tet.
nun נ ן = the seed, thus continue, heir, son
bet ב = the house, thus house, household, family, in, within
tet ט = the basket, thus surround, contain, hold, mud
The story: The seed (nun) hidden within (bet), planted (tet, in the sense that it is hidden by its surroundings). The sense I am getting is that when the seed is planted, nothing shows to testify that it is there at first. It is “within,” not visible. But the day comes when its presence does become visible, to testify to its existence, true for both agricultural seeds (plants above ground), and biological seeds (babies within the womb). Thus, Behold!
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