CLAPPING HANDS IN WORSHIP – 4 Hebrew Roots


There are 4 Hebrew root words describing the clapping of hands:

Macha–To smite hands together in exaltation. Ps 98:8; Is 55:12.

Nakah–To strike, to give wounds, to kill, to beat, to smite, to cast forth, to punish, to make a slaughter, to murder. 2 Kings 11:12.

Saphaq–To clap, to smite, to strike, to wallow, to punish, to give grief, to deride, to have indignation. Job 27:23; 34:37; Lam 2:15,

Taqa–To clatter, to thrust through, to blow a trumpet, to smite, to strike, to clang on an instrument. Ps 47:1; Nahum 3:19

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