Sounds like “l” in lamed or let. Its Hebrew saying sound is “l.” It is the 12th Hebrew letter in the Hebrew aleph-bet. Lamed has a gamatria numerical value of thirty (30). In Hebrew numerology it is 3 X ten, being the product of two perfect numbers denoting a higher degree of perfection of Divine order. The shape of the lamed is consisting of a kaf with a yod roof...The composit of which forms the lamed- the tallest of all Hebrew letters. The lamed is centermost in the Hebrew alephbet.
It is the number of full maturity for a Jewish male. Yeshua Jesus was 30 years old when He began his ministry. A Levite could enter the priesthood at the age of 30; Joseph began His ministry as “savior of the world” at age 30 as vice ruler of Egypt. Ezekiel began writing his prophecies at 30 years old.
Lamed means teaching and learning. Paleo-Hebrew meanings are a staff, to prod, to go
forward, control, authority and the tongue. Its literal meaning is cattle goad. Of the
twenty-two Hebrew feasts, the lamed feast (the twelfth feast) is Passover for our learning of finding Jesus in this Jewish/Hebrew feast. The lamid is a majestic letter, towering above the other letters as a symbol of King of kings, the Supreme Ruler. The height of the lamed implies that our intellectual capacity to learn and teach is a unique gift from God and comes from the Torah, whereby we can develop human conscience, obedience to the mind of God and demonstrate spirituality. vav- lamed spellsis heart. On one side lamed is flanked by the kaf which alludes to God’s Crowning Glory, while on the other side stands mem which alludes to God’s Kingship being revealed. Together kaf-lamed-mem(melech) spells King. The King is spelled backwards in the Middle of Hebrew Aleph-Bet. Govermental perfection will only occur when Yeshua Jesus reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Mem occurs as the 13th letter of Hebrew alphabet. It also has a soffit or final form (the closed mem).
Mem’s saying sounds is “m” as in mem or met or as in mother. Mem’s gematria is a numerical value of 40. It is the product of 5 X 8 whose numbers point to grace, leading to a revival or ending in a renewal. The number, forty, has uniformity of association with probation, trial, and chastisement. There are 25 examples of 40 periods of trials in the Scriptures. Forty means trials and testing. Between the ages of 20 to 60, we suffer times of testing that may even take us to the edge of our breaking point. This time of testing is represented by of the “closed mem” as we cannot possibly understand why Abba is testing us and/or refining us ...perhaps for some future work.
The Hebrew-Phoenician meanings of the mem are water, liquid, overpowering, massive, rebellion and chaos. Its original pictorial meaning is as water expressed in the Hebrew word, mayim (soffit mem-yod-mem). Recall that during creation, water was divided by the right hand of God into two aspects, the water under the firmament, which man can explore (lakes, seas, oceans, rivers, ponds etc.) and the water above the firmament, which man could not explore until this generation (Daniel 12:4).
The open mem symbolizes the revealed and the closed mem concerns the concealed. Recall that Christ sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to teach us all truth and open our understanding of the scriptures. The Holy Spirit reveals the concealed and is the agent of the Father and Yeshua Jesus, who is our comforter and revealer of the Bible New Testament mysteries and Tanakh secrets. The closed mem means concealed, mystery, hidden, divine revelation.
Unleavened bread was hastily-baked bread in that night of the Exodus. This matzah, the bread of affliction, is pierced and stripped as it reflects Christ concealed to the Jewish people and is Christ’s propitiation as revealed to Christians. The Passover matzah is hidden as the afikomen, i.e. Messiah concealed. In Deuteronomy 29:29 we see the meaning of these mems:
Deuteronomy 29:29 (KJV)The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Thus, the mem has its two forms which are used for different hermaneutic purposes. The open form is used anywhere in a word except at the end. The closed form, is used at end of word as the final or soffit letter. The open form points upward to God’s sovereignty over us while man in a lowly posture reflects our humble discovery and recognition of God’s mercy and grace upon Believers. “For all is from you and from your Hand, it is given.” (King David 1 Chronicles 29:14). The closed mem (final) alludes to that part of the Olam Haba (eternity) that is concealed from man, but when a believer instinctually submits himself in faith, that the unseen is real, then spiritually the understanding of the Kingdom of Life eternal is revealed. But, the final mem is closed as Abba’s dwelling place is yet to be revealed to the Spirit-filled believer. The Just shall live by Faith.
Truth = emet (tav-mem-aleph).
The final mem should not occur at the beginning or middle of a word. However, it does in Isaiah 9:6-7 (KJV) as a ‘red flag’ to get our attention to the hidden Christ in the Tanach and His everlasting Kingdom. In Isaiah 9:6-7 (Interlinear Bible) SH# 4766 (l’marbeh) (spelled in Hebrew scrift as (hey-bet-reysh-soffit mem-lamed) which means to increase. In most other Hebrew lexicons the word is written (hey-bet-reysh-mem) (marbeh). This word occurs only one other time (Isa.33:23) in the Tanach and means “abundance” or “great.” The mystery of Christ (hey-bet-reysh-soffit mem-lamed) ...concealed!
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