And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters lessened; Gen 8:1.
The Primitive Root
Strong’s H2142, זכר zakar, a primitive root meaning, “to remember.” The ancient pictographs are zayin + kaph + resh:
zayin ז = the mattock, thus tool, food, cut, nourish
kaph כ, ך = the open palm, thus bend, open, allow, tame
resh ר = the head of man, thus head, first, top, beginning, man
The story being told is of the covenant cut (zayin) wherein the open palm (kaph) of blessing was laid upon the head of the man (resh). The pictographs specifically identify that the remembrance is tied to the covenant.
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