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18:06 Feb 22, 2001
English to Hebrew translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:Shalom
just the word from hebrew to english please for that word, "Shalom"
One of the first words you learn when visiting Israel is Shalom that's because it is used to say hello and goodbye to someone - somewhat like aloha is used in Hawaii. Then you think about it. to wish someone "peace" is a very nice thing. And. if shalom only meant peace, that would still be great. However, in Hebrew, Shalom has so many more meanings than the word peace in English. which simply means, freedom from strife and disorder: harmony and to be quiet.
The root of the word shalom is sheen-lamed-mem transliterated in English as SH-L-M. Its basic meaning is "wholeness or "completeness." Literally hundreds of Hebrew words are built from the root SH-L-M, and all of them have some connection to this basic meaning. For example, ShaLeM means "complete," ands also the name of the city of Melehizedek mentioned in Genesis 14:18 (transliterated in English as "Salem"]. SheLeM means "peace offering," which was part of restoring a broken relationship with God: SheeLeM means "he paid," that is, he completely fulfilled his obligation.....
One sees this with the word shalom, which is usually translated as "peace." but means more simply "tranquillity" or the opposite of war. A quick look at a number of Bible passages shows other meanings of the Hebrew word shalom - meanings that have not always been conveyed well in translations in other languages. In some of the references you may not see the connection, but the word shalom is present in the Hebrew. Lets look at a few of them: