The Hebrew word Solel means “pathfinder,” or “trailblazer.”
The word Solel is not actually found in the Bible. Several words are derived from the same Hebrew root letters: samekh, lamed, lamed.
The most famous instance is in Isaiah 57:14.
V’amar solu-solu panu darekh harimu
Mikh’shol miderekh ami
Make a path! Make a path! Clear the way!
Remove all obstacles from the path of My people!”
The original context of the verse is Isaiah calling for the Israelites to leave idolatry behind. He is calling on them, symbolically, to clear a path up Mount Sinai so they can return and receive God’s law again.
In the time of Yeshua, John the Immerser also went into all the country of Judea, preaching repentance for the forgiveness of sins in fulfillment of Isaiah 40:3-5.
Clear the way for YHVH in the wilderness;
Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
Let every valley be lifted up,
And every mountain and hill be made low;
And let the rough ground become a plain,
And the rugged terrain a broad valley;
Then the glory of YHVH will be revealed,
And all flesh will see it together;
For the mouth of YHVH has spoken.
The Apostle Paul was given a similar commission by Yeshua, in Acts 26:16-18.
But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you; rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.
At Solel Sabbath Fellowship, it is our purpose to clear the path (Hebrew, solu) and make disciples for Yeshua who are obedient to the commands of God and will go out to make more disciples.