One of the Hebrew words for praise is yahdah (Strong’s 3034). A very similar Hebrew word for praise is halal (Strong’s 1984). It means to boast and give thanks clamorously to the Lord. When you add the Hebrew letter “tav” to each word you get the words towdah and thillah. The pictogram for the letter tav is a cross. Towdah and thillah literally mean the sacrifice of praise or thanksgiving. Today, we no longer offer bulls and goats as our sacrifice. Instead we offer the sacrifice of praise.