The Word Stone or Rock in Hebrew

The Word Stone or Rock in Hebrew


Let’s examine the word stone or rock in Hebrew, it is eben and looks like this:


The Aleph, א , is the first character in the Hebrew alphabet and represents God or Heavenly Father.

The Bet, ב , combined with the Nun, ן , means Son in Hebrew or Jesus Christ.

Hence, stone in Hebrew means the Father and the Son.

So when we are told in the New Testament (Luke 6:48) to build our house on a rock and not sand, we should build them on a foundation made up of the Father and the Son.

Another example in the New Testament is when Christ tells Peter in Matt 16:18:

“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Interestingly, Peter, in Greek, means rock. Hence, the Church will be built upon a rock or upon the Father and the Son, the source of all revelation with Peter, a rock, as President of the Church, who represents the Father and the Son here on earth.

  1. pieter

    I am looking for the Hebrew word for ‘stone terrace’

  2. Jan

    Stone Terrace in Hebrew is: מרפסת אבן

  3. Mike

    Also, the threshing rock is where David envisioned the Holy of Holies of the temple. The fact that it was in the HofH over that rock that God revealed Himself to man has important meaning when Christ says to build on it and that the Church is built on it.

  4. R M Glass
    R M Glass08-11-2014

    Since Jesus was speaking in Hebrew, not Greek, what is Peter in Hebrew? Is it Eben?

  5. Jan

    During Jesus’s mortal ministry he probably spoke aramaic which was the language of the day during New Testament times. He also probably knew and spoke hebrew. Peter is Petra in Greek which means rock or stone. Eben as you have indicated means stone.

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