Hart has become a popular name in the last few years, making the Biblical name Lev a perfect for those searching for an alternative lovable name. Both are names ares straightforward, and strong, but the beautiful biblical significance behind Lev definitely gives it our seal of approval! (We even used this name for one of our sons!)
Although it’s not used as much as a first name in Israel, Lev is a common Israeli surname.
Original Language + Form: Hebrew לב
Range of Meanings: Heart
Concept: The Israelites spoke of the heart as the center of a person—the place inside us where we experience thoughts, desires, and emotions.
References or Context: One of the most beautiful place we see Lev in the Bible, is in the “Shema” in Deuteronomy 6:5, ” You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart…” The Shema is a daily recitation and even considered to be the most important prayer in Judaism, as the Torah commanded the Israelites pray it both morning and evening.
No one has covered this word in it’s entirety better than The Bible Project, so be sure to check out their video HERE. Seriously, don’t miss it!
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
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