Wednesday, March 18, 2015
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
What's in a name???????????????
The name Barack (also spelled Barak, Barac, Buraq, and Baraq) represents two distinct Arabic and Hebrew given names, one derived from the Semitic root B-R-K, the other from B-R-Q.
B-R-Q in Hebrew ( ברק, Bārāq) means “lightning”. Do you remember what Jesus said in Luke 10:18?:
“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
Burāq (Arabic: البُراق al-Burāq “lightning”) is the horse that purportedly carried Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and back during the so-called Night Journey that took place 10 years after Muhammad became a self-declared prophet, during the 7th century.