Shin or Sheen and Sin
The Sheen has a dagesh or a dot on its right-most prong and is pronounced “sh” as in shin, sheen, snow, or shape. The Sin with the dagesh or dot on the left-most prong is pronounced “s” as in sin, sun or set.
Sheen has a gamatria numerical value of three hundred (300). It is the number of Israel, Ephraim, Judah, and Jerusalem. Sheen is symbolic of Divine power, provision and protection. Its Hebrew-Phoenician meaning is teeth (molar tooth), to consume, to destroy, or the power of God’s wrath. Also the three pronged molar tooth (wisdom tooth), which crushes food in its three sharply edged cusps, has the power to crush or destroy. This three prong symbol tells of man’s apostate attempts by idolatry to corrupt, drag down or destroy God’s image, as we see in Israelite history and in today’s world as apostate times are happening- a falling away from our God-given moral values.
Sheen, as El Shaddai, stands for the Name of God; yet even the loftiest of all can be dragged down if men corrupt God’s image. The sheen also denotes falsehood, or lies ….. as in the Hebrew word, sheker (reysh-kof-sheen). In sheker or falsehood (reysh-kof-sheen), note the usual alefbet sequential order of the kof and reysh and the deceptive notion of a permissive evil order given …. when sheen is moved ahead of reysh. In reality, this falsehood is a symbolization or a distorted order of reality in the world, a deception or lie that evil is no longer bracketed by God’s essence, the unlimited power and authority of God as seen in the proper alephbet sequence of letters (sheen-reysh-kof) over His creation.
Note, that the sheen and tav are at the end of the alefbet occurring after the wicked reysh. The reysh is preceded by the kof (the Holy ONE of Israel) and followed by the sheen (El Shaddai) and tav (Torah/Truth) as alefbet instructions in righteous living and symbolic of God eternal plan.
Is this a clue to Abba’s plan for Salvation wherein He is bringing unto Himself a people of His own that He might be their God: A creation beginning; His Torah and Son as we preceed from the aleph to the Kof; then comes the wickedness- the reysh - as the 7 year Tribulation of the wicked prevailing in God’s plan. A time of spiritual darkness with the rule of the “man of perdition.” Such darkness as the world has never before seen! This time of spiritual darkness and wickedness (i.e. the 7 years of Tribulations), shall be followed by the goodness of God…the Sheen and Tav (Jesus’ millennial reign).
Sheen is the sacred letter for as the Names of God, it stands for the two names of God: El Shaddai (yod-dalet-sheen), and Shalom (peace) (sofit mem-vav-lamed-sheen). El Shaddai is called the Maker of Peace. The three prongs of the sheen represent the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, i.e. the Godhead - The Trinity. Every Jewish home has God’s Name attached to the right door-post as the Mezuzah, which contains the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Lev. 19:18).
As a tripartite structure, the sheen forms a menorah structure with Yeshua Jesus as the center candle, the Shamash. The three-pronged sheen represents this world, the messianic Kingdom of Christ, and the world to come- the Olam Haba; it also represents the body, soul and spirit of man; it represents the three sanctities of this world (The all sufficient God, the Sabbath, the holiness of God’s sanctified remnant; it represents a rope of three strands- the family- father, mother and God or the husband , wife and God; It represents the three primary colors of red, yellow and blue (green).
An enlarged Sheen is seen in the Song of Songs 1:1 (KJV) The of songs, which is Solomon's song (Shi’yr or Sheer) (reysh-vav-sheen), which means Song. It is the Song of Songs. (Sheer ha’Sheeim). This is the holiest song of the Bride of Yeshua which depicts in loving words, the eternal echad bond between the Godhead and the Bride of Christ.
The sheen is seen in the aerial map of Jerusalem. This sheen was shown to Abraham. Genesis 22:2 (KJV) 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
Observe that the Temple mount is a sheen!
Tav, Taw, or Tahv
Tav has saying sounds like the “t” in tav or tip. Its gamatria numerical value is four hundred (400). Four hundred is a composite number (50 X 8) consisting of the Jubilee (50) and a new beginning (8); both represent a restoration or renewal. Note, the Hebrew-Phoenician tav is in the form of a cross, a prophecy of the crucifixion and our way to the eternal kingdom. Tav is symbolic of Truth and Perfection. It also means a covenant, to sign or to seal. The Almighty Father and Yeshua Jesus are ONE, being the aleph and omega in the Greek language or in Hebrew the aleph and tav (Revelation 1:8). Tav-aleph is the Word and that Word is The Word of Creation. Jesus said “I Am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Tav stands for truth, emeit , (tav-mem-aleph) . Note, that in truth the tav is the last letter of emeit. As the last letter of emeit and of the alephbet, the tav brings closure/completion into God’s perfection. The power of truth lies in its results upon the beholder. The tav in its pictorial view above, appears to have its foot that steps toward the left where there is no continuity or continuing letters. Just as if it is leading us into the region of the unknown, and telling us that there is something there….Something else for us……Just beyond…which we cannot see! Eternity awaits the end of our mortal existence. Eternity with the Father only comes through the narrow path of His only begotten son, Yeshua Jesus.
The tav is the 22nd letter in the Hebrew alephbet. The 22nd chapter of Genesis reads “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.” (Genesis 22:8 (KJV).
The 22nd chapter of Psalms is about Jesus’ crucifixion.
Noteworthy, Queen Esther is the last of the twenty-two saintly women in the Tanach (Old Testament). An enlarged tav appears in Esther 9:29 (KJV) “Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority, to confirm this second letter of Purim. And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth,” Then Esther wrote "Va' tich'tov Esther" as it reads in the Hebrew but as rendered in the English "Then Queen Esther" Yes, she took decisive action engaging in spiritual warfare to eradicate the Jews.
Also an enlarged tav appears in Deuteronomy 18:13 (KJV) “Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.” Perfect in Hebrew is “ta’ mim" (tav-yod-mem-enlarged tav)---(perfect you shall be).
For man to attain perfection (talmidim) amongst men he must fervently study Torah, continue in praise and worship and talk to God in prayer. Then in perfection man will see God’s Glory. Jesus said “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48 ).
Remember that in falsehood, sheker (reysh-kof-sheen), it begins with a sheen. The sages ask “Why is falsehood, reysh-kof-sheen, composed of near consecutive alephbet letters while the word truth, emeit, (tav-mem-aleph) is composed of letters that are scattered over the whole Hebrew alephbet? This indicates that falsehood clusters while truth is uncommon and must be sought. Note, how Truth’s letters are spread through-out i.e. The aleph and tav are the first and last letter and mem is the middle alephbet letter spelling….tav-mem-aleph…..emeit …truth!
Why in falsehood is the reysh (reysh-kof-sheen) standing on one foot or pivot point, while truth,tav-mem-aleph, all the letters have a brick-like solidity? Truth stands firm while falsehood may topple at any time. Each letter of truth has a solid foundation having two feet for support. Our foundation in Truth is Torah.
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