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Secrets of the Hebrew Alphabet



This is just a taste of the depth of God's WORD.

The Hebrew Alphabet started as a picture-based language., It developed into letters, so each letter reflects a picture that is based on. It also has a name. An example is the Hebrew letter that has a "B" sound, it has the name, Bet and the Bet is a picture tent or house. Each letter also has a numerical value, the Bet has the number 2. Adding letters together gives you a new sum number an example is - the word for "Life", in Hebrew is made up of only two-letters, the first letter, named "Hey", and the other Hebrew letter, is named "Yod", it the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, so it has the numerical value of 8 and the other letter has the name "Yod" and it is the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, so it has a numerical value of 10, so the total equals18. Eighteen is considered a very lucky number because it is the number of "life".

Almost all Hebrew words are built on 3 letter roots, with letter prefixes or suffixes added to the root word to build new words, so you can get a sense of what a word means by its root. Most prefixes are only one letter, but represent a separate word that is attached to the "root word". An example is the word "spirit", In Hebrew, the word is "Ruach", it has only 3 letters but sounds like five letters but because in Hebrew the vowels are not written, so it is written "Resh-Vav-cHet", But, if you add a prefix, the Hebrew letter "Hey" to the root word, the new word is "Hey-Resh-Vav-cHet" which means "the Spirit".

You may get confused about translation differences, I was until I learned that each language has its own integrity. You can't easily use word-for-word translation because of the differences in meaning applied to words, by each language. An example could be saying "Good Luck" in Hebrew is actually "Good Stars". If someone said Good Stars to you, would you understand what they meant?

As noted each letter has a name, a sound, and actually two numbers, a place number, and a counting number, known as "gematria. Hebrew letters, similar to Roman numerals, can be used to count with.


Most Hebrew words are not random letters. They are a group of letters, with each letter adding something to the, "root word" in their meaning. By examining the letters you get the essence of their meaning. The word for "Abba" in Hebrew is "AB or AV" because the "Bet" can have a "B" sound or a "V" sound. The Hebrew word "AB" is the letters "Aleph-BET. The pictograph for Aleph is an Ox which is the "Leader" and "Bet" pictures a tent or house, together they say "leader of the house". In Genesis 17.4 a "Lamed" is added to "A-B" to become "Lamed-Aleph-Bet" which means leading father, referring to Abraham as the "father of the faith". When you read a verse in English you may see many words but in Hebrew, many of those words are in Hebrew one word. Genesis 1 is a good example. In English, it says "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth". In Hebrew, there is no separate word "in" in the single Hebrew word "Bersit", which is the 3 letter root "Resh-Aleph-Shin" which means "head" as in Rosh Hashanah. The "B" is a prefix that means in but it's built onto the root word. The suffix "Tav" means "did" Also in Hebrew the word "the" is always a prefix, so "the heavens" has a prefix "Ha" added and "Heaven" also has the suffix "Yod-Mem", pronounced "Im" which makes a word plural.

Another interesting thing about no vowels

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There are no written vowels, it's like always on short-hand, They need them but they are invisible. It's like with God, We Need Him but "He" is invisible and like the vowels that give the consonants character and completeness. GOD gives completeness to each person, adding to his or her own unique gifts. And just like each group of letters make a word, each group of people equal a family, all are needed. There is a saying by the Rabbis "when the messiah comes, He will explain even the spaces between the words. God is very economical, He doesn't waste space! Every word is there, by God's design.

The original Torah uses a unique style of Hebrew Script. In it certain letters have a feature called "tagin". Tagin are little spikes on top of special letters, thought of as crowns. One example would be the letter called Zayin which has the Z sound. It has a crown on top. The picture associated with it is a Sword, and the number value is 7. One view of The Zayin with the tagin or crown-lets is a picture of God crowning the sword that brings peace. Aleph gets its sound from the invisible vowels associated with it. There is endless meaning to all the letters and what is hidden within them, but all of it is meaningless without a relationship with the Creator and God wants us to learn and appreciate Him.

A secret revealed

The two letters, you will find through the Old Testament, "Aleph-Tov" is untranslated. Why? Because nobody knew what they meant, so they only figured they were just a mark. Curious, As noted earlier a prefix is attached to a word, But in Genesis 1.1 the prefix meaning "and" is attached to the "mark" making it "Vav-Aleph-Tav", In the book of Revelation, Jesus said I AM the "Aleph-Tav", ending the confusion.

This is not about knowledge, it is about loving God and knowing we are loved by Jesus. May this spur you on into Him. John 1 "In the beginning was God --- and the Word was God".

Genesis 1

Jesus the Aleph Tov

Jesus the Aleph Tov

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