Nun or noon
Nun’s saying sounds is like “n” as in nun, net and now. The nun is in two forms: the bent form) to be used at the beginning and middle of a word and the elongated form to be used at the end of a word (soffit or final form). The nun is the 14th letter in the total Hebrew alefbeit of 27 letters; hence it is the middle letter with 13 letters on each side. Why would God make the nun His center point? --- Read on! Nun has a gematria numerical value of fifty (50). As fifty, it represents the fullness of counting the omer (50 days from Resurrection to Pentecost or 7 Sabbaths weeks plus one day). Fifty is the number for the Jubilee (redemption & deliverance). Fifty is (7 X 7 +1) and points to liberation and rest that follows as the result of the perfect consummation of time. The bent form of nun symbolizes humble man in reverence of the Father while the upright form is the Bride of Christ as the priesthood of Melchizedek, standing before Abba’s Throne as Priests and Kings. Also, the bent form symbolizes Abba sitting on His Throne, while the straight form represents the angels standing before Him in worship singing -- HOLY, HOLY, HOLY--KODOSH, KODOSH, KODOSH. Yes, the nun is the centerpoint in God's creation being the humble man comissioned through Jesus to do the will of the Father so that he may stand upright in the Throne Room and hear the Father say "well done good and faithful servant." The earth was created to be inhabited so that Father could through His Son call-out a people unto Himself.
The bent nun’s Hebrew Paleo-Hebrew meaning is fish, life, activity of life, our downfall & rising again, Faith, faithfulness; the standing nun means up right, rising, “quickening,” receiving new life, salvation, and our final rise to the Olam Haba (eternity). Nun is the symbol of faithfulness, soul and emergence. Nun represents faith in all its aspects, whether we are on the mountaintops or deep within the valleys of life’s course. Its major theme is the downfall and rising again of the faithful. It represents that the course of faithfulness is always marked by trials and tribulations. Our faithfulness is to be a mirror image of Christ because Abba’s faithfulness and unconditional love continues for believers without interruption as our trustworthy, everlasting, eternal Father. With Christ-in-you, you emulate His unconditional love. Thus, the nun, as applying to man, is one who submits himself humbly to God’s will by bending before Him, like the bent nun, but he will be stand upright, like the soffit nun, when he eventually faces the final Day of Judgment in the righteousness of Yeshua Jesus. He will put on white robes and a crown of righteousness. Rabbi Rashi (1040 –1105 AD) once wrote “that on the Day of Judgment a person’s own soul will testify against him before God as it is written: “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inner parts of the belly””(Prov. 20:27). The soul of the believer is released by death, and returns to its original home, where it rises --like the straight nun-- to praise and glorify God in worship.
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (KJV) 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
In Numbers 10:34-36 there are 2 inverted nuns in verses that are out of order. They are about the Holy Ark. In Psalm 107 in the Hebrew script of the Tanach we find 7 inverted or reverse nun’s (beginning of verses 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 40). Hebrew scribes refer to these as Nun menuzaret. These verses refer to pending judgment, a nation’s downfall. The theme in Psalm 107 is water and are similar and to Ezekiel 27:24-27 or the interlude Judgment of Babylon in Revelation 18:15-19; Jeremiah 51:4; or Luke 21:24-25. Are these 7 inverted nuns, the 7 bowl judgments the tribulation time as the 7 bowls being poured upon the earth (Revelation 16)? Is this Daniel’s prophecy that the end will come with a flood due to drastic climate changes (Daniel 9:26).
Samech or samek
Samech has a saying sound like “s’ in samech, set or sun. Its gematria numerical value is sixty (60). Note, it forms a complete enclosure. The samech’s Hebrew-Phoenician meaning is a prop, support and pillow; rest, to turn, or twist. The enclosure offers the concept of Divine support, protection, a protected enclosure (kindness), a foundation, and completeness. Its protective nature identifies it with the Holy Spirit. Other meanings are abundance and memory or memory aid. It is symbolic of the Divine presence and Divine support. It stands for the Holy of Holies in the Temple, as the samech is likened to the Tabernacle where God’s Glory resided during Israel’s wilderness wanderings. They were a protected nation being covered and led by the Shekinah, as a cloud by day and enclosing them; by night God’s Shekinah was a pillar of fire giving them encompassing light. Formed as a “circle,” this letter is very symbolic of God’s protective enclosure. Hebrew scholars say that the roundness of the samech alludes to the never-ending, eternal existence of God, and the space it surrounds represents our being protected as by a “wall of fire” (Zech. 2:5). This closed circle of the samech indicates that God protects his children and upholds them in this present world (Olam Hazeh) and in the world to come (Olam Haba). Abba provides Divine support to man and man who rely on God for provision and sustenance. There is an enlarged samech (pey-cholem vav- samech) (pronouncd sof) in Solomon’s writings of Ecclesiastes 12:13 to summarize all aspects of support, protection and memory.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
The term conclusion (pey-cholem vav- samech) is a translation of the Hebrew term "sof" meaning the “sum” of the matters. This enlarged samech emphasizes the fundamental requirement of our
reliance on Abba’s support and protection. It is there as a memory aid to help us remember the “sum” of the matter--the whole duty of man.
Tav-Samech-chet-alef are the the octaves of the samech: Where Alef is the Creator and the work of our Creator; Chet stands for new beginning, a new level above this physical plane to the
metaphysical level offering eternal life; the Samech stands for a third level of Divine support and protection; the Tav stands for that fourth level leading us into the realm of an eternity of truth and of perfection in the Olam Haba. The samech on this third level has the Holy Spirit leading and empowering us. The Holy Spirit dwells within the Throne Room of our soul, our Holy of Holies. He is our teacher who guides us into all truths and aids our memory in the study of Scriptures.
The Samech is further identified with memory as the tool of simaniu, which means memory-aids or a prop. Talmud (Shabbos 104a) states “Make yourself simaniu (as study-aids and memory-aids) in the Torah and thereby acquire it.” These memory-aids are to help us understand scripture by comprehending and remembering what we study. Such devices are the gematria, acronyms, end letters, alphabetical acrostics, proverbs, parables, allegories, notation, catchwords, and grouping concepts.
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