Ezer Kenegdo

So glad that I decided to finally get this tattoo on my 30th Birthday trip! Here’s an explanation in case you’re interested. It comes from Genesis 2:18, “Then the LORD God said, it is not good for man to be alone. I will make a “helper suitable” (the original Hebrew word is “ezer kenegdo”) for him.”

The Hebrew word “ezer” in English has the complex meanings of strength, power, to help, and to rescue in battle. It’s used all over the Old Testament to describe God as our helper, saving His people from desperate circumstances and battles. This brings a much fuller meaning to Eve being called Adam’s “helper” and the identity God instills in all women when He creates us. We are strong ezers, and our debut on the scene of humanity via Eve was rescuing Adam out of his aloneness, the only thing by the way, that God called “not good” before the fall. Continue reading “Ezer Kenegdo”