Parsha Ekev עֵקֶב is the forty-six parsha in the annual reading cycle. It is the third reading in Dueteronomy (Devarim). As per Rabbi Sacks, this parsha contains the Stipulations – the General Provisions.
Ekev עֵקֶב is translated as “as a result“. JPS translates is as “because“. BDB provides four definitions (1) as a consequence of, (2) because, (3) reward, or (4) end. 1
In English, Ekev can be spelled 6 ways: (1) E-I-K-E-V, (2) E-K-E-V, (3) E-K-E-B, (4) E-Q-E-V (5) A-I-K-E-V, AND (6) E-Q-E-B
Ekev עֵקֶב is the second word and the first distinctive word in verse 12. See the Hebrew text below.
- The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon 2012, Hendrickson Publishing, Massachusetts, pg 784, S# 6118 ↩