☽ WHEN does the NEW MOON START? ONE WORD can SETTLE the ARGUMENTS ONCE and for ALL. The ANCIENT HEBREW PICTOGRAPHIC MEANING of CHODESH (New Moon) (H2320) Is 'TWO JOINED SHARP POINTS' (Crescent Moon). The ancient Hebrew pronunciation of CHODESH was CHUDaSH [choodash].
☽ EXPLANATION of CHART—Step by Step
1) THE ANCIENT HEBREW HET is a TENT WALL PICTOGRAPH named CHaTS [chats]—that is pronounced as [ch]. From ABOVE, the PLANE of the TENT WALL looks like an EDGE. (All of the ancient Hebrew pictographic letters with their descriptions, meanings and pronunciations can be found on my article called—Ancient Hebrew Alphabet Chart. Below is the most important image from that article.)
2) THE ANCIENT HEBREW DALET is a TENT DOOR PICTOGRAPH named DaL [dal]—that is pronounced as [d]. From ABOVE, the PLANE of the TENT DOOR also looks like an EDGE.
3) THE ANCIENT HEBREW BET is a TENT-FLOOR-PLAN PICTOGRAPH named BaT [bat]—that is pronounced as [b]. This letter is NOT in the word CHUDaSH (New Moon)—but it really HELPS us UNDERSTAND the word.
4) IN the TENT FLOOR PLAN pictograph BaT there is a SHARP POINT where the TENT WALL EDGE and TENT DOOR EDGE MEET, at a right angle—when viewed from ABOVE.
5) SIMILARLY, there are TWO EDGES of a SWORD that meet at a SHARP POINT.
6) WHEN we ADD the THE TENT WALL and TENT DOOR TOGETHER on a BLUEPRINT PLAN they MEET at a SHARP-POINT. Thus the ANCIENT HEBREW TWO-LETTER PARENT ROOT WORD CHaD (CHaTS-DaL) [chad] means SHARP-POINT.
7) THE Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible (AHLB) by Jeff A. Benner states that the root HET-DALET (CHaD) can mean, "SHARP: The two edges of a sword that meet to form one point" (AHLB#: 1165 A [Nm]; H2297, H2298 and H2299)". This is an ALMOST correct translation.
8) THE ANCIENT HEBREW VAV is a TENT PEG PICTOGRAPH named UU [ooh ooh]—that is pronounced as [ooh]. This usually means: ADD, SECURE, HOOK. In this case it means JOINED.
9) WHENEVER the TENT PEG pictograph UU letter is ADDED to the MIDDLE of a PARENT-ROOT word, it means the ADDING, SECURING, HOOKING or JOINING of the parent root's MEANING (Benner). So, when we ADD the UU pictograph to the MIDDLE of the parent root CHaD we get the THREE-LETTER CHILD ROOT word CHUD (CHaTS-UU-DaL) [chood]. This means JOINED SHARP POINT.
10) THE ANCIENT HEBREW SHIN is a TWO FRONT TEETH PICTOGRAPH named SHaN [shan]—that is pronounced as [sh]. This usually means: SHARP, PRESS, EAT, TWO. In this case it means TWO.
11) WHEN we ADD the TWO FRONT TEETH pictograph SHaN to the END of the child root word CHUD we get CHUDaSH (CHaTS-UU-DaL-SHaN) [choodash]. This means TWO JOINED SHARP POINTS. The Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible DOES NOT GO THIS DEEP—however it HINTS at this from it's ENTRIES correlating to H2320 and H3161. The AHLB states that H2320 means, "New moon: The first crescent of the moon as the renewal of the moon, the first day of the month." (AHLB #: 2151 [g]). Also, the AHLB CORRECTLY REVEALS that there is a MISSING VAV in the word STRONG's lists for H2320 (Chodesh; New Moon).
12) TWO JOINED SHARP POINTS is the PERFECT DESCRIPTION of a CRESCENT MOON. The phrase "TWO JOINED SHARP POINTS (CRESCENT MOON)" is the CONCRETE ancient Hebrew MEANING of the word CHUDaSH. (There are THREE different MEANINGS for EACH ANCIENT HEBREW WORD: CONCRETE [an object], ACTION [a function] and ABSTRACT [how the word applies to people] [Benner]. In ancient Hebrew times the CONTEXT of a word determined its MEANING—NOT its VOWEL-POINTS [nikkud]. This is because THEY DID NOT HAVE VOWEL-POINTS).
13) The ACTION MEANING of CHUDaSH is RENEW because the FUNCTION of the CRESCENT MOON is to RENEW the MONTH. The Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible states that CHaDaSH (het-dalet-shin)—without the UU (vav)—means RENEW in the ACTION sense (AHLB #: 2151 [g]). However, this shorter word CHaDaSH is most likely a corrupted shortened version (misspelling) of the original word CHUDaSH. This is because the idea of RENEWAL HINGES UPON the NEW MOON RENEWING ITSELF. (In ancient Hebrew the CONCRETE meaning GAVE RISE to the ACTION meaning. Then the ACTION meaning GAVE RISE to the ABSTRACT meaning.)
13) The ABSTRACT MEANING of CHUDaSH is NEW because it can be APPLIED to HUMAN-NATURE when they are MADE NEW from being RENEWED, RESTORED, or REPAIRED. The Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible states that CHaDaSH (het-dalet-shin)—without the UU (vav)—means NEW in the ABSTRACT sense (AHLB #: 2151 [g]). However, this shorter word CHaDaSH is most likely a corrupted shortened version (misspelling) of the original word CHUDaSH. This is because the idea of NEWNESS HINGES UPON the NEW MOON RENEWING ITSELF. (In ancient Hebrew the CONCRETE meaning GAVE RISE to the ACTION meaning. Then the ACTION meaning GAVE RISE to the ABSTRACT meaning.)
☽ ALL these ARGUMENTS—When all We Need to do is EXAMINE ONE WORD
Article Last Updated Dec 24, 2015.
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