Form Vs. Function: Part 6

Shalom to my brothers and sisters in Torah. Hope all is well with you all individually. Even though the world seems like it’s going to crumble, our hope is in Yah. Today, we will continue in Proverbs 31. I personally learned a lot studying this passage and I am overjoyed to share my findings with you. Verse 17: She girdth her loins with strength, she put on energy with her girdle. I know this probably reads different in your Bible,but this is a better translation of the verse.The Hebrew word for girdeth is “chagar“,which means”to dress”. So she dresses herself in strength. Strength does not always  constitute physical strength. For example, you can be strong in a certain area of study.She is strong in her function.So what is a girdle? A girdle is a garment worn by both men and women. In modern times, women wear girdle to shape their bodies. For example,after women have babies,they we put on a girdle to reshape their bodies. In those days,women wore girdles to put important articles in them as they went throughout their day, similar to a fanny pack. Men also put their swords and other weapons in the girdles. So in the Hebraic culture, girdles are looked at as symbols of readiness and protection.

Verse 18: She sees that her trading is profitable and her lamp does not go out at night. This passage reminds me of the parable of the ten virgins.Which let’s us know that she is a prepper. Verse 19:In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. This passage has a two fold meaning. If you are familiar with looming, which I am not(lol) a distaff is a stick or spindle onto which wool or flax is wound for spinning. But,the Hebraic word is”kasher“,which means to be proper or to succeed.Which in turn means her hand holds success. Okay,so what is a spindle? A spindle is a slender rounded rod with tapered ends used in hand spinning to twist and wind thread from a mass of wool or flax held on a distaff. The Hebrew word,”pelek” means whorl of a spindle. Which suggest she is not lazy, and she enjoys busy work that always kept her ahead of the game, seldomly lacking anything. Hope this helps anyone who is reading it. Shalom               

Suggested reading:Matthew 25:1-13

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Who is" Ms Torah Tassels"? I am a wife and a mother of two. I am 33 years old, and I have been on my spiritual journey for three and a half years. I am by no way a teacher. I am still someone learning myself., but I wanted to write this blog to do my part in spreading the 'good news'. I want to be as transparent as possible and share my continuous journey with other believers as well as those coming into the faith. I want to testify to the holy spirit's transforming powers through the obedience of Torah. My husband and I started this blog to encourage our brothers and sisters in the faith to have courage and faith in the process. The refinement does not happen overnight, but trust me in time it will change you for the better. I am amazed to see this new person in the mirror that looks like me but certainly doesn't act like me. And the crazy thing about it is that this is not the finally product, there is still work to be done. I am a regular person with regular flaws and fear alike, and I struggle with doubts like any other human being. In this blog I with share options along with thoughts on everyday life in my perspective. I will share some topics that will be disagreed by some and others may cause offense. I encourage content to be taking with a grain of salt. I look forward to talking with people of like mindedness. Shalom

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