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THE HEBREW MEANING OF OFFERING


THE HEBREW MEANING OF OFFERING

By Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg


The Hebrew word often translated “offering” is קָרְבָּן (pronounced: korban). It is a fascinating word, full of rich meaning. There are many words in Hebrew with this root קרב (karav). For example, the verb “to offer” or “to sacrifice” is להקריב (pronounced: lehakriv), while the verb to “draw near” or to “come close” is להתקרב (pronounced: lehitkarev).


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