Hebrew and French Fries

rehoboth ppt

If you go to Rehoboth Beach, you can get some of the best french fries.  Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is not as commercialized as Ocean City, Maryland.  Rehoboth Bay was discovered by a man who knew some Biblical Hebrew from Genesis 26.  Let’s look at the passage in context:

When Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well with fresh flowing water there, the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water belongs to us!” So Isaac named the well Esek because they argued with him about it. His servants dug another well, but they quarreled over it too, so Isaac named it Sitnah. Then he moved away from there and dug another well. They did not quarrel over it, so Isaac named it Rehoboth, saying, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will prosper in the land.”

  “has made room for us” is the meaning of Rehoboth.  Isaac was so happy to finally have a peaceful place where no one was arguing with him.  There is a place in Israel called Rehoboth too.  Hopefully, you are living at your Rehoboth, where there is lots of room for you.

In Hebrew, the H in Rehoboth is pronounced with that sound that comes at the end of Bach’s name–that hard H.  And there is no “th” in Hebrew, so you just say the “T”  Re-Hoe-boat

In Modern Hebrew, one of the words for street is “re-Hov.”  So in a way you could say that Rehoboth means boardwalk, where you can buy the fries. One of the best places to get french fries is at Boardwalk Fries at Bethany Beach–and that biblical name is for another E-Vreet blog where we are never too far away from food.

Boardwalk fries in Bethany Beach, another beach in Delaware with a biblical name.
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