Megillas Esther may be one of the shorter megillos but it contains the longest word in the Tanach. Do you know what that word is?
והאחשדרפנים (Veha’achashdarpenim) – and satraps
What does satraps mean? It seems that it referred to the governors of the provinces in the times of Megillas Esther, although I could easily be mistaken. (The second longest word is from Sefer Shemos Perek 7, Posuk 28 (chaper 7, verse 28)– Uvimisharosecha.).
The shortest word in Tanach is more of a letter than a word. It is הַ.You can find it in Sefer Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:6. There is a Masoretic notes in most Chumashim that read “Hey rabasi, v’hee teiva l’atzma” – “large hey, and it is a word unto itself”. So I guess it does count as the longest word!
Hint for the next post: What was the first book written in the History of the world?
P.S. Sorry for the hiatus between posts. Since I posted last, I started Grade 11, which is the toughest year in one’s school career, so I took time to adjust. Although having a nine hour school day is something one hardly gets used to! On top of that I was also rehearsing for my school play, which takes place next week, IY’H. But to quote my dearest mother: “A busy person is a happy person”. Baruch Hashem, I was busy with only good things.