|For Hebrew and Arabic, please read from the right to the left|
|א,א בראשית, ברא אלוהים, את השמיים, ואת הארץ.|
بََرأَ – بَرَا
|Capital letters= Consonants Letters between brackets: vowels
[B(a)R(a)] The word B(a)R(a) with all its derivatives, has a wide range of meaning:
As a verb:
-I- Simple three-letter verb
A- El Wasit Dictionary: https://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-ar/برا/
1-[B(a).R(a).] بَرا: فعل = (Infinitif and past) – [Y(u).B(a).RR(i).] (Present and future)
3.- [B(a).R(i).A(a)]:(Infinitif and past) – [Y(a).B.R(a).U] (Present and future)
S/he distanced himself from a bad friend or relative.
Also in another location: https://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-ar/برئ/
[B(a).R(i).A(a).]: رِئَ / برِئَ من يَبرَأ ، بَرْءًا وبُرْءًا وبَراءً وبَراءةً ، فهو بارِئ وبريء
-II- Expanded Verb:
B- Other Sources
1-To recover, recuperate; fatten; heal, cure. 2-to create, make, form. 3-to clear (forest) , cut, fell (trees) 4-to clear from an offence; to render one innocent.
5- to be good, charitable, honouring to one’s parents, etc. (p.tense=barra, p.tense=yabirru, Noun = birrun, Doer = barron)
As a noun:
1- all land that is not covered by the sea and ocean is barr.
2- [El barria] retrieved from the same root. The creation; all humanity, all what was created.
3- [El barria] the wild country. [birri] is an adjective that describes a wild animal as oppose to a tamed one.
[B(a)R(a)] is an Aramaic word full of meaning. It’s primarily a verb that could have been initially made of three or more letters: [B(a)R(a)] or [B(a)R(a).A(a)]. Due to the lack of niqqud in the old Aramaic, this cannot be confirmed, especially that the meaning of the two verbs is very similar.
I believe that before the meaning of creation came to be, [B(a)R(a)] always has a two-way meaning that reflects a vertical relationship between two non-equal parts or individuals. The first meaning reflects a relationship where the Subject (doer) is higher than the Object (receiver). Within this relationship, [B(a)R(a)] refers to healing, acquitting and waiving debts on one hand, and making a hole-ring (which means imposing obedience) on another. These actions reveal the wonders that God provided the ‘created’ from the moment of creation.
The second meaning reflects a relationship where the Subject (doer) is lower than the Object (receiver). Within this relationship, [B(a)RR(a)] refers to being obedient, truthful and trust worthy, all of which are qualities expected to be found in a believer’s heart towards his/her God.
Why then, [B(a)R(a)] came to mean the creating power of God?
The answer could be found in the possibility that the act of creation itself bore those very qualities described in the first meaning and anticipated the same reaction towards the creator as found in the second meaning [B(a)RR(a)].
Creation could even have taken place through the waving of debts (forgiveness of sins), the act of acquitting (the gift of righteousness in Christ) and the act of healing from sins.
See also this study: