Shalom Family! I am happy to bring to you another part of our Proverb 31 series. Again, I appreciate your patience as I study these concepts. We are really close to the end. You may think the topic I am about to discuss is off the subject. But, it is relevant to verse 30. I am going to break down this verse in three separate parts, so please have patience with me. This requires a great amount of study.
First, we must understand the Hebraic meaning of these words. The word’s English definition for”charm”, varies. 1.A charm is a magical spell or an object that brings luck: it’s also a quality of being attractive and pleasing. 2. To charm someone is to attract them. The Hebraic picture of to charm or a charmer, is to subdue or domesticated. For example, a snake charmer, can make a snake dance or not strike. So, what does that mean? A charmer can convince the snake not to act as it does naturally and resist its function. Snakes don’t dance naturally nor does it not strike when provoked. So what does the charmer do to make the snake acted against its will?
Okay, hold that thought, and let’s talk about deceit, first. 1.deceit: the act of causing someone to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid. 2. the quality of being dishonest or misleading. Now, the Hebraic definition of deceit is 1. anything that is high or lifts up. 2 .to bend one’s will. 3. a rope made of twisted cards for suspending something. To understand how all these definitions coincide, we must go back to the garden, to Eve’s encounter with the serpent. The Hebraic word for serpent also means “to hiss” or someone who goes around sowing discord. The serpent acted as a charmer to cause, Eve ignores her natural function to obey Yah. The serpent used half-truths to convince Eve, by making her think that there was a reward in disobeying Yah’s commands. He twisted the cords to the rope of assimilation, that Eve hung herself with. As the scripture says, Pride comes before the fall. So back to the snake and the charmer, so how does the charmer do this? First, the snakes are hypnotized by playing and waving around an instrument called a pungi; therefore altering its state of consciousness. I hope this was made sense and helped Zion on our journey to rediscover Yah’s ways with new eyes. We will be expanding on the charm and deceit the masses are feeding to women. Shalom
Reference : Genesis 3, Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible