The Old Testament portion of the Bible was written in the Hebrew language, and the New Testament was written in the common form of the Greek language from the first century. I have prepared a single list of Hebrew and Greek words below to help you explore the vocabulary of both languages.

Each word will come with one Bible passage where the word is used, and I have included reference notes for Strong’s Concordance numbers for both languages on each entry below as well. I have arranged them this way to help you prepare lessons to share with people in your area.

This list will be updated as time allows.


#2. Poiema = Worksmanship

Poiema is a word that would be used to describe the results of a skilled craftsmanship. This is the kind of word that would be used to describe Leonardo DaVinci’s famous painting, Mona Lisa, one of William Shakespeare’s plays, or Beethoven’s music.

This word is used in Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) which says “For we are his POIEMA, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

(Poiema is number G4161 in Strong’s Concordance).


#1. Chosek = darkness.

Chosek is the kind of darkness you would find if you went deep underground in a cave and turned off all the lights. Chosek is used in Isaiah 9:2 when it says “The people who walked in CHOSEK have seen a great light.”

(Chosek is number H2822 in Strong’s Concordance).