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« on: September 13, 2012, 08:04:30 AM »
what does the word "SELAH" means in psalm84 of the bible?

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 08:59:46 AM »
what does the word "SELAH" means in psalm84 of the bible?

The word “Selah” occurs seventy-three times in the Psalms, and is found also in Hab 3:3,9,13. The exact meaning of the word is unknown, but it’s believed by many scholars to be a musical term that means to pause, or reflect. For example, in Psalm 32:5 we read:

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“Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”– and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah”

So when we see “Selah” it means we should pause and reflect on these words.


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«We were the lowest of all people and then Allah gave us glory by Islam, and if we seek glory in anything other that what Allah has given us, Allah will disgrace us.» Umar ibn Khattab

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 06:31:17 PM »
SELAH According to wikipedia, Another interpretation claims that SELAH comes from the primary Hebrew root word SALAH which means "to hang". the significance of this term was apparently not known even by ancient bibilical commentators. It is also reported in various cities in the middle east that the SELAH originates in syrian Aramaic word reserved for prayer as a praise that is used exclusively for praising God and is the highest form of praise man is able to give. Additionally, this word means prayer in modern Arabic.  ....As such, perhaps most instructive way to view the use of this word, particularly in the context of psalms, would be as the writers instruction to the reader "to pause and exalt the Lord.   - After series of definitions, the general conclusion in the context of psalm is to "pause" and "exalt" the Lord. - Therefore, to PAUSE means to temporary stop or silence. And EXALT means special form of praise dedicated to the most high especially GOD. - In this case I can reach into conclusion that SELAH is SALAH which could means in Islam "Temporary stop (or standing) to offer a special form of praise to the most high GOD ALMIGHTY ALLAH. - By this definition SELAH in psalm84:4-6 is nothing but the muslims SALAH which is changed or distorted so as to change the meaning in order to hide the real truth as it has been their habitual profession. - Lets read psalm84:4-6. Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, they will continue praising thee. selah. Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways to (pilgrims). As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it pools.

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 04:58:09 PM »
"The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings" (3:96)
«We were the lowest of all people and then Allah gave us glory by Islam, and if we seek glory in anything other that what Allah has given us, Allah will disgrace us.» Umar ibn Khattab

 

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