“Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One,” is one possible translation of the Shema. This page provides all possible translations of the word Truth in the Hebrew language. אמת Hebrew Discuss this Truth English translation with the community: Big mistakes have big consequences, and any philosophy that is blind to God is blind to everything. Take away God from truth, and you get death. The first letter, aleph, represents the number one; the second letter, bet, represents the number two; etc. Search and learn to pronounce words and phrases in this language (Hebrew). If the whole twenty-two letter alphabet were listed out plus the five final forms of the letters that have one, there would be twenty-seven characters. The word for real is אֲמִתִּי (ah-mee-TEE). Pronunciation: [PRAHV-dah] Part of speech: noun (feminine noun) Rank: #202 (see frequency list) Example sentences: Это правда. All the words in all the languages pronounced by native speakers ... Hebrew pronunciation dictionary. With the God Who Is, we can make sense of everything we experience and that by which we experience everything else: our very selves. The one lesson that I will never forget was our professor’s explanation of the Hebrew word emmet, which means “truth.” But it means “truth” in a very specific sense. This Biblical Hebrew word therefore encompasses the gamut of reality. certainty, honesty, faithfulness, sooth. Copyright © 2020 EWTN News, Inc. All rights reserved. Include God, and even things as ordinary to us as words have more meaning than we know. By examining the construction of the words, deeper meanings and relationships between terms could be extracted. This Biblical Hebrew word therefore encompasses the gamut of reality. As I said, I was a Bible Christian at the time, having discovered in college a personal relationship with Jesus, Who is the Truth. As so many other converts and reverts have said, I discovered the fullness of the truth in the Catholic Church, but this realization came only after doing everything I could to disprove all Romish claims to truth. But my faith had to be refined. אֶמֶת. Some of the Hebrew letters have two forms: a form for when the letter appears at the end of a word and a form for when the letter appears any other time. As a Christian, I see symbolized in that word the miracle that when God unites Himself with us in our death, we see the full truth of God’s love for us. As a student of philosophy, I can see the decomposition of emmet played out in the history of ideas. Reproduction of material from this website without written permission, or unlicensed commercial use or He returned to the Catholic Church in 2008. Make God the beginning of truth, and everything else is illuminated. He was as quirky as any professor could be, but he was full of stories and experiences that related directly to what he was teaching. Emmet means the whole truth: beginning, middle and end, and this meaning is based on the word itself and its relation to the Hebrew Alphabet. Truth is not just one piece of the truth, but the whole thing, beginning, middle and end. Unfortunately, we can only see according to the lenses that we wear, and if our philosophy has rendered us unaware of the importance of God, then we are unaware of the importance of God. Yochanan 17:17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. No other society has been as vehemently monotheistic as the Jews. The class was taught by an orthodox Jewish professor of computer science. At the same time, in my study of Catholic philosophers I see the unity and beauty of emmet in, most especially, the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.