Most Christians would be aware that the Hebrew word Shalom means peace. However, this is only a small part of the real meaning.
Strong’s Concordance defines it’s meaning as ‘completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord‘ – phew!
The root of Shalom is Shalam, meaning to be safe or complete. Related words are Shelem (to pay for) and Shulam (to be fully paid). Thus, when we refer to Yeshua as Sar Shalom (Prince of Peace), we can see the relationship – He ‘fully-paid’ the price for our redemption!
Similarly, when we ‘Pray for the Peace (Shalom) of Jerusalem’, we are claiming much more than peace, we are asking that she be completed.
YAHWEH bless you and keep you. YAHWEH make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. YAHWEH lift up His face upon you and give you SHALOM. In the name of SAR SHALOM (the Prince of Peace). Numbers 6:24-26