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Zephaniah 3:8-9 (KJV)  Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of  YEHOVAH to serve him with one consent.



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 Using The New Reading Hebrew booklet by Dr. C. Castberg and L. W. Adler. Pastor Laurel takes you through each of the 16 lessions. 


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Paleo-Hebrew Concordance

A Paleo-Hebrew summery of alphbet  (includes both early Phonenician-Hebrew & gamatria meanings)           

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 Aleph= Ox .. bull, strength, king, first, head, Leader, Father, Lord, master, our Abba Father, unity, one, echad, God Almighty, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

 Bet = Tent/House  ..  household, amongst, within, inside, duality, good and evil, choices, the balance between God and man, family.

 Gimel=Camel .. culmination, produce, to nurture, mother,  kindness, pride, lift-up, raise-up, to do good, covenant.

 Dalet = Door... doorway, lintel, path, pathway, journey, to enter, womb, way of life,  and when standing alone dalet  means Abba Father  or Messiah(narrow path)

 Hay/Heh = Behold/ "the" ..Window,breath or Spirit of God, Holy Spirit, Ruauch HaKodesh, grace, faith, mercy, to show, reveal, “the” is feminine when used at the endof a word.

 Vav = Nail/Peg .. hook, link, redemption, transformation, completion, it is done (tetelestai), connector (“and, or ,but”), Jesus and Body of Christ, the Church, to add, to secure, join together, being bound, attach, Jesus (Son of Man),  mankind, number of man, 6 spatial directions.

 Zayin = Weapon .. dagger, battle ax, focal point, rest, Sabbath, to cut, to cut off, perfect Plan of God, struggle.

 Chet = Fence/Inner Room .. chamber, enclosure, to enclose, to encompass, transcend, new beginning, cloche in God’s  Glory, divine grace+ life,  be separate, cut-off, protect, private.

 Tet =  Snake/Surround .. objectively good but may be evil, judgment of God.

 Yod= Closed Hand/Arm .. Right hand), completion, ‘full circle’, infinite, work, a deed, to make, persistence, metaphysical presence (Yah), physical or ordinate  perfection, power.

 Kaf = Open Hand/Palm  .. wing , crowning accomplishment, cyclic to cover, allow, permit, according to, to open, [(Final Kaf(sofit).. final crowning of the over comer that awaits us in the next world, inside,into.]

 Lamed = Cattle Goad .. staff, a rod, teaching and learning, purpose, control, authority, Ghe tongue, knowledgeable.

 Mem =  Water .. liquid, waters of the ocean, massive, revealed,  divine revelation, chaos, overpowering rebellion, [(Final Mem (sofit) ..concealed, mystery, hidden].

 Nun = Fish .. life, to sprout, activity, action, downfall and rising again,  to spread, faith, faithfulness [(Final Nun(sofit )up right or rising, final rise to Olam Haba (eternity)].

 Samech = Prop .. support, a foundation, protection, protected enclosure, pillow, kindness, memory, turn, twist slowly, to assist, help.

 Ayin = Eye .. sight, look,  to see, appearance, know, experience, insight, “mind’s eye,”  understanding, to experience, watchman, still soft voice of Holy Spirit.

 Peh/pay = Mouth .. to speak, a word, wisdom,  closed mouth ,a well. Fey .. open mouth, to open  [(Final Pay (sofit) to open, open mouth and praise God, victory].

 Tzadi/Tsade = Fishhook .. righteous, humility, catch, desire, need, to pull towards, something inescapable, to desire, harvest. [(Final Tsade (sofit) ..righteousness, stand before God to see His Face].

 Kof = Back of head .. behind, last, the least, final,ax, holiness, HOLY ONE, growth cycles.

 Reysh/resh = Head .. head of man, a person,  the highest, leader, the beginning, what is most important, choose between greatness and degradation, wickedness.

 Shin and Sin = Teeth .. divine power, to consume, destroy, something sharp,  to devour, molar tooth, three pronged strength, protection.
 Tav = Sign/ The Ctoss .. truth, perfection, to seal, your word (signature), to make you mark, to make covenant, the cross.


Sheen-Sin & Tav

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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!



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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.


Kof and Reysh

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Kof (Qoph, Koof, Koph, Qof or Kuf)

Kof’s saying sounds is like the “q” in Qoph or Quick or “k” as  in Kof or Kitty.  The Kof has a gematria numerical value of one hundred (100), a perfect Kingdom number. The Kof’s  Hebrew-Phoenician meaning is back of head which symbolizes that  which is behind or what is the “last”; what is final or what is the least? What follows behind the kof is wickedness. Also Kof has a primary meaning of holiness and growth cycles. God is supremely Holy for “Holy shall you be for Holy am I” (Lev.19:2 ). God is Holy--- God is Kadosh, spelled in the Hebrew hey-sheen-vav-dalet-kof or as sheen-vav-dalet-kof. When God said “yea shall be holy,” it  is for us to be in His Righteousness (Kadosh). Note, that God’s Holiness, Kadosh, contains the vav which stands for the spiritual connection between Heaven and Earth, namely the Messiah. Christ sanctifies us (separates us unto God’s Holiness). God’s Holiness is exalted as God is unlimited, boundless and formless. His Spirit and presence penetrates the entire universe. 

Holy...Holy...Holy...Kadosh....Kadosh...Kadosh…is His praise in the Throne Room. The term “Holiness of God” conveys the message that He is supremely exalted. He is unlimited; He is neither obligated nor related to anything existing. He has no resemblance to anything or anyone; He is boundless and formless. Since He is boundless, His Spirit and Presence penetrates the entire universe. His Holiness is removed from all other matters; NO BEING HUMAN OR SPIRITUAL BEING CAN BE COMPARED TO HIM. 

Kof also refers to the cycle of life, the cycle of nature, the weekly Sabbath cycle with its renewal of life forces, the rising and setting of the sun, seasons, and new moon calendar cycles. Kof can represent a summary and judgment at the end of life’s cycle. In this consideration, the millennium fulfills the meaning of Kof. All these demonstrate and teach a pattern of intelligence creation, of purpose to the universe, of an orderliness of God’s perfection.

The Kof stands between the Tzaddi (righteousness) on its right and the Raysh (wickedness or sinners) on its left. Remember that  tzadi refers to the righteous person, a tzadik. The kof stands for God’s Holiness (El Shaddai). The reysh represents the wicked or those who are lost. Note, the opening in the “back of the head” of the kof; it is through this opening in the kof that provides or maintains a standing  invitation for the wicked to repent and enter to become righteous. Hence, the kof has its back to the reysh for the opportunity for holiness is always available for the wicked, sinful man who is not able to be holy without The Almighty God. We have to be endowed with God’s Holiness thru Jesus Christ.

At His Second Coming Yeshua Jesus will reward the righteous, placing them on His right side and judge the wicked, which will be sent to His left side for eternal damnation.

The octaves of the Kof (God’s Holiness) are the Hey (Breath of God) and Lamed (God’s Name: El; El Shaddai; Elohim) and the person of God the Kof.


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Raysh, Reysh, Resh or Reish

Raysh’s saying sound is like “r” as in reysh, rent or robin. The Raysh has a gematric numerical value of two hundred (200), meaning redemption. The Raysh’s Hebrew-Phoenician meaning is head or a person. As Rosh (head, beginning, head of Year-Rosh HaShanah), it is the highest. Hence, this was its original  meaning in the ancient Hebrew Paleo-Hebrew alephbet until the Babylonian captivity when it took on the meaning of "wickedness" or one who is the leader or “head” of a race of the fallen people—evil doers. The reysh does not denote wickedness of some inanimate object, or even of an animal, but of man himself---depicting the rebellious nature of the only entity in the universe that has a free choice between good and evil. Raysh is symbolic of choosing degradation over greatness. It is stands for the wicked or wickedness. This applies to man, whose rebellious nature is such that by his free-will, he chooses evil over good.

Note, that the wickedness of man shows-up near the end of the Hebrew alephbet, rather than at the beginning.  All prior alephbet letters were of goodness and righteousness (even the tet which means that which looks evil is good).  All these preceding Paleo-Hebrew instructions were given for righteous living wherein man might know goodness, kindness, love, patience, long-suffering, gentleness, joy, humility, meekness, faithfulness and self-control that he may not choose the easy way of self-centeredness. The wicked will sin no matter whom they may hurt. Adam was knowledgeable of God’s desires- he walked with God- yet he deliberately sinned… For God’s people sin, just as Adam/Eve’s, is not due to a lack of knowledge, as we have the Holy Scriptures and the Holy Spirit.


By the Raysh, we are shown that there are times when we must condemn destructive conduct and shun those who exhibit it. But remember that even the wicked retain the potential to repent and when they do, we must accept them into the Christian community. Look at the wicked person, rashah (ayin-sheen-reysh) for the spark of goodness is in everyone. Rashah is the wicked one. Wickedness (unrighteous) is reeshoot (tav-vav-ayin-sheen-reysh). Bad is  ra or ra’ah (ayin-reysh).

Note, the Father desires that no one be lost to wickedness as He puts the ayin or Spiritual Insight of the Holy Spirit into each of these Hebrew "wicked words," such as wicked one, rashah (ayin-sheen-reysh). There is an enlarged raysh in Exodus 34:14 (KJV) “ For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:” The enlarged raysh appears in  akhair (enlarged raysh-chet-aleph) translated as “other god.” This is the most wicked thing one can do.

 Are we not all sinners brought unto salvation under Abba’s grace and mercy thru Jesus Christ? We cannot refuse to help our brother. If Abba can forgive us, then we likewise can forgive others. It is never too late to repent and be forgiven. Eternal life waits. Quickly repent! Adam should have repented.

Pey (Fey) and Tzadik

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                                        Pey      Fey        sofit Fey

Pey and it varient forms.

Peh (Pe or pey)  Fay (Fey)   sofit Fey

Peh’s saying sounds is like “p” in pey or pet, or people. Fey’s saying sound is “f” as in Fay or food or “ph” as in phone. Peh”s gematria numerical value is eighty. The Peh’s Hebrew-Phoenician meaning is mouth, word, to speak or to open. Peh is symbolic of speech and silence. As a mouth, it has a closed form (pey with dagesh) and an open form (fey without dagesh) and a sofit or final form upright open form. Our mouth should sometimes be open and sometimes be closed. Our answers should be “yea and nea,” least we gossip with a wide open gasping mouth. The sofit fey is standing upright near the ayin praising the Lord, as when we stand in His presence in the end of days. Note that the  pey and  ayin are in sequence, being adjacent to each other in the Hebrew alphabet. The ayin stands for the eye, while the peh stands for the mouth, for with the eye one must perceive before the mouth can express a thought. Seeking goes before speaking.  

Peh stands for our vocal declaration of fact, specifically a declaration of God’s truth. From a realistic point of view, the mouth should be used only to praise God and bring good fellowship amongst men. It is said that which begins as insight (ayin) is brought into concept by speech (pey). A fitting word pronounced at its right time and properly applied to a given situation brings about inner fulfillment.

Proverbs 15:23 (KJV) A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

There is a time for silence and a time for speech. Sometimes it is best to keep the mouth closed rather than have an “evil tongue” of gossip (lashon hora). The utterance of the mouth usually is in harmony with the feeling of the heart. Munk writes “Through speech man can articulate the soul’s insights and concepts, and communicate them to others; therefore intelligent speech is the basis of all humanity and civilization. Anything that happens, whether spiritual, emotional or physical, can be transformed into action only after it finds expression in words whether or not they are verbalized.”

The Peh, the 17th Hebrew alephbet letter, corresponds with the 17th book of the Old Testament according to the original Tanach arrangement, which is Solomon’s Song of Songs. It opens with “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth”

The Peh or 17th Book of the New Testament is Titus in which the apostle Paul tells Titus “There are many unruly and vain talkers,  whose mouths must be stopped”

 Psalm 17 begans “ Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.”

The pey portion of Psalm 119:131 (KJV) reads  “I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.”

In Genesis chapter 17 God spends the entire chapter talking to Abraham.

In the Gospel of John the entire chapter 17 is Jesus’ Intercessory prayer talking to the Father in our stead.




Tzadi, Tsadik, Tsade, Sade, tzaddi or tzadik

Tzadi’s saying sound is like "tz” or “ts” as in tsade or that end-word sound of mets or nuts. It is one of the Hebrew letters that has a sofit or final form. Tzadi has a gametric numerical value of ninety (90). In the hermeneutics language evolution or ontology, there is no English or Greek counterpart for this letter. It does have modern Samaritan, Arabic and Syric equivalents. As the eighteenth Hebrew alphabet letter, it stands for bondage and suffering.  The tzadi’s Hebrew-Phoenician meaning is fishhook, but also means to catch, to desire, or to need. Additionally, it means harvest, righteousness and humility. Tzadi is the symbol of righteousness and humility; the righteous is kneeling with his hands raised toward God as in bent form of the Hebrew letter or standing righteously, as he appears in the sofit upright form of the Hebrew letter. The bent tzadi is humility and the upright tzadi is the righteous person in the Kingdom to Come (Olam Haba) cleansed in the blood of Yeshua Jesus to see the Face of the Father and to stand righteously before Him.

The letter symbolizes the righteousness of God and righteousness of His devout human beings. Remember, God is the only truly righteous One. Man’s righteousness is only a reflection of God’s righteousness.  In the Present age (Olam Hazeh), true righteousness exists only in God and is an integral part of Him.

Tazdi is also applied to those human beings, who emulate God’s righteousness by conducting themselves with integrity, truth, and justice. Noah who started the world anew after the flood is called a tzaddik (Gen. 6:9). Abraham was righteous by his faith. A “just” or “righteous” person is called a Tzaddik. The Jewish sages write that the tzaddik is the “Light of the World.”


John 1:4 (KJV) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Jesus said in John 9:5 (KJV)  "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

Yes, Jesus was a righteous and just Torah-observant Jew, a Tzaddik, Who as the spotless “Lamb of God” Who took away the sins of the World. The Messiah’s suffering was to atone for our sins. Every wicked sinner can be saved unto everlasting life through the blood of Jesus as Salvation is available to all mankind as a free gift. We enter the narrow road by the sinner's prayer and by baptism when we die to our old self and become a new creation in Christ Jesus. We become a tzaddik by the mercy and grace of Abba through the narrow pathway of His Son. Jesus is the only way to the Father and eternity in the Olam Haba.


Note, the Kof (the Holy One, God Almighty) is positioned between the Tzadi and the Resh (the wicked). Wickeness by entering the narrow opening into the Kof becomes a righteous tzaddik. The head of the Kof points to righteousness and the backside of the Kof is turned-away from the sinner.



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Ayin (Ahyin)
The ayin, like the aleph, is a silent Hebrew letter and takes on the sound of its nikood (vowel). It has a gamatria numerical value of 70. It’s Hebrew-Phoenician meaning is eye,  to see, to know, to understand or to experience. The ayin represents sight and insight (a perception of complex thoughts and concepts derived from integration of knowledge, understanding, wisdom). As  eye it means, perception, or spiritual insight. The utmost insight is to know that all God’s Commandments are reduced to love. In the Hebrew, ayin is spelled  soffit nun-yod-ayin and closely resembles mayin (water)(soffit nun-yod-ayin-mem). Does not the eye tear from insight of both joy and grief? In the Hebrew, chayim mayim means “living water” or the Holy Spirit? Through the narrow eye, the entire universe is brought into focus.

Proverbs 3:7 (KJV)  “Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”

Ayin, like man’s two eyes, has two prongs on top representing the Father and Son, while the silent nature of the ayin represents the Holy Spirit (“that still soft voice”). The eye is the window to the brain, since it is through the sense of sight that man perceives the external impressions of the environment that he internalizes and thus is enabled to understand the creation more thoroughly. The eyeball symbolizes the world or planet earth; the white sclera represents the ocean or sea of mankind; the iris is the land masses or the Promised Land of Abraham; the pupil is Jerusalem, the Holy city of Zion; the image received on the retina is the Heavenly Father’s dwelling place, the Temple or His Holy Word, the Scriptures. As you look into someone’s pupil, it may reflect their soul. In Genesis 3:7 (KJV) Adam and Eve became aware of their sin in both physical and spiritual sense as they were now separated from God and naked. 

Genesis 3:7 (KJV) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that   they were naked; and  they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves   aprons.

In the first day of creation, light prevailed over darkness, for by His primordial light, God proclaimed the first day as “good.” After Adam’s fall, God concealed this Shekinah Glory from the unworthy and hid it in His Torah as the ayin, as in the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 6:4 (KJV) which exhibits an enlarged-elongated ayin  in the Shema:

Deuteronomy 6:4 (KJV
) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Here in the Hebrew text we pobserve that Hear (Shema) is spelled elongated ayin-mem-sheen. 

Lamentations 3:36 (KJV) exhibits a diminished ayin.

Lamentations 3:36 (KJV)  To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Subvert (tav-vav-diminished ayin-lamed) is written with a diminished ayin to denote the lack of insight in being so foolish as to subvert the will of God.

Job 38:13 (KJV) has an ayin lifted above the line.

Job 38:13 (KJV)  That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

Here "wicked" is rashim (soffit mem-superscript ayin-sheen-reysh), where the ayin demonstrates the wicked are being shaken out of the earth. The wicked have no spiritual insight. It is the Holy Spirit that seals the believer and removes spiritual blindness and deafness, but the Holy Spirit will only lead in our understanding the scriptures on a “need to know” basis, depending on the sincerity in which we pursue biblical knowledge. In this quest the farther along we advance, the more satisfying and stimulating is our Christian life. 

The octaves of the Ayin are ayin-tet-bet.  In the bet we see dualism such as good and evil or two eyes for sight. The tet, drawn like a serpent, stands for objective good but underlying evil or evil looking as good. The ayin is insight to discern between this good and evil.

Nun and Samech

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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.

Lamed and Mem

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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!


The Yod and Kaf

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Yod (Yud  or Youd or yood)

Yod is pronounce like the “y” in yod or yet. It’s saying sound is "y."

Yod has a gamatria numerical value of ten (10). In Hebrew numerology, it is one of the four perfect numbers (3= Divine perfection; 7 = Spiritual perfection; 10 = ordinate perfection; 12 = Governmental perfection). Yod represents the perfection of Divine order, or geometric perfection (log rhythm base 10), completeness or a full measure and confidence in God.

In Paleo-Hebrew it is symbolic of a strong right arm, work, a deed, or to make. Its literal meaning is a closed hand. As the tenth Hebrew letter, it symbolizes the supernatural or  metaphysical as seen in the Sod (yod) level of Scriptural interpretation.

Patach yod or Hey-yod is the Divine Name of God (Yah  or Jah).


Bhis is found in Psalm 68:4.

Psalm 68:4 (KJV) Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Both the Names of the Father and Son start with a yod. The tetragramaton (hey-vav-hey-yod) is the Name of Abba Father. To the Orthodox Jew, it is an ineffable Name (not to be pronounced). Instead, Hashem or Adonai is used. (Guidelines fromTanach or Chumash).


Yasha (ayin-sheen-yod)(SH# 3467); Yeshua (ayin-shurek vav sheen-yod)(SH# 3442 or SH# 3443); Yahoshua (ayin-shurek vav-sheen- cholem vav- hey-yod) (SN 3091);  yeshuah (hey-ayin-shurek vav-yod)(SH# 3444). In the Hebrew, Yahoshua  is "Yah is Salvation." Yod-yod is Adonai (Ah-do-nai) (Lord) even if you want to sound-out the Hebrew letters it is always read as Adonai ( page 87 in primer Reading Hebrew).

Yod is the symbol of the character of God:  God’s creativity; His spiritual influence on believers; His purpose in creation and redemption; and His unseen Hand in action in daily life. It is the divine letter meaning hand (the Right Hand of God). We consider Yeshua Jesus as God’s strong Right Hand, His human Agent, Who walked amongst us and as man died that we might live. As the Right Hand of God Jesus is our High Priest and Intercessor to the Father in our behalf. At the Right Hand of the Father He is being prepared to return to planet Earth to rule and reign (Psalm 110).

 Psalm 110:1-7 (KJV)(A Psalm of David.) The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.  (2)  The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.  (3)  Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.  (4)  The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.  (5)  The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.  (6)  He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.  (7)  He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

God The Father is Spirit, an unseen God; He is One and invisible. Yod has three parts: a prong pointing upward to God, a prong downward to man, and the middle connecting Heaven and Earth. Hence, the invisible Hand of God connects Heaven and Earth. The Talmud explains that God created the universe with the letter  and  which form His Divine Name; with the Yod He created the “world to come” (Olam Haba) while with the hey, He  created this World (Olam Hazeh). Yod is used in Torah as eternal life to come.


Yod is the smallest of the Alef-Bet, implying greatness through humility; in this similarity also is Israel, the least of all nations. Yod is the 1st letter in the spelling of Jacob, Israel, Judah and Jerusalem.




      Kaf (Kahf)  Haf (Chahf)  Soffit form Kaf  



 Kaf has three forms: one with the degesh; one without the dagesh (see above).  The Kaf is the first of the five alef-beit soffit or final forms. The soffit kaf which is that symbol form used exclusively at the end of a  Hebrew word. Note, it extends below the line (see above). Pronounced Kaf  (Kahf, Kaph or Chof) with dagesh and haf (chahf) without dagesh.


 Kaf is pronounced with a “k” sound as in kaf or keep. The saying sound for kaf is “k” and for haf is “ch” similar to the “ch” sound of the Chet. Recall Chanukah, Chaim, challah. The curved form represents man knelling (humility); the final form is standing-- an exhaultation-- of the humble saint in the day of judgment -- standing as Priests and Kings. King in the Hebrew is melech (soffit kaf-lamed-mem).

Kaf’s gamatria numerical value is twenty (20). Its numerology significance is that it is 2X ten (twice ordinate perfection but on short of spiritual perfection (7 X 3 = 21) and stands for disorder and judgment. Kaf is the symbol of crowning accomplishment which is best seen in the finished work of Christ on the Cross.

 Its Paleo-Hebrew meaning is palm of hand, wing, open hand, to cover, allow, or personal strength. However, its basic pictorial meaning is palm (open hand). Calvary was Yeshua’s crowning accomplishment to defeat Satan and become the sacrificed Lamb of God, Who took away the sins of the world. His sacrifice provided for our individual salvation. On the cross He wore a crown of thorns, but when He returns He will wear many royal diadem as He is King of kings Lord of lords.

There are three crowns: the crown of priesthood, the crown of kingship and the crown of the Torah...but a fourth one, the crown of a good name, is superior to them all. ( Mishnah Pirkeh Avot 4:13). Crowns are the rewards given to the overcomer at the Bema Seat Judgment as we press on for the prize (Philippians 3:13-14)

  • There are 7 New Testament Crowns for Believers:
    1. Victor’s Crown (1 Cor. 9:25-27)
    2. Soul Winner’s Crown (1 Thes.2:18-19)
    3. Crown of Righteousness (Salvation) ( 2 Tim. 4:7-8)
    4. Service Crown ( 1 Peter 5:2-4)
    5. The Tribulation-Martyr’s Crown (Revelation 2:10)
    6. Crown of Perseverance (James1:12; Rev. 3:11)
    7. Crown of Redemption (Rev. 4:4)


Chet and Tet

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Chet  (Heth or Ches)

Chet sounds like “ch” in loch. Its saying sound is ‘ch’ as in Chet, Chanukah (Hanukkah), Cheim or chahlah.

The gematria of Chet is the numerical value of eight (8). Its numerical meaning is superabundance.

Chet represents Transcendence, Divine Grace and Life.

Its Paleo-Hebrew meaning is Fence, an enclosure, to enclose, encompass, or to separate or be private. Its initial literal meaning is fence or inner room.

Chet also symbolizes new beginning; new life; new birth or first of a new series; and as a metaphysical letter indicating a level above this existence to the Divine. As such it transcends our physical existence, going to a plane above nature existence to the metaphysical of the Divine. The number eight symbolizes man’s ability to transcend the limitations of physical existence to the spiritual, a realm of eternity. Chet being represented by the number 8, it is endless as eternity, just as the circle is endless in Western thought. Hebrew has no zero value and their concept of eternity is symbolic of the 8.



There are 8 varieties of spices, 8 musical instruments of Levites accompanying reciting the Psalms, on the  eighth day is male circumcision,; there are eight threads in tzitzit. The one day oil supply on Chanukah lasted eight days. The eight branched lamp of the Hanukkah menorah with center servant lamp. The “ eight day” referrs to the special day following the seven days of Sukkot. Messiah is spelled with the Chet as chet-yod-yod-mem (read right to left). The Chet denotes perfect and complete redemption. Life as Chai is  spelled in Hebrew yod-yod-Chet(read right to left).  Grace as Chen is spelled in the Hebrew as Soffit nun-Chet (read right to left) See how Chet stands for new beginnibng, life and eternity.


 Tet (Teth or Tes)

Tet sounds like “t”  in tet or tip. It has a “t” saying sound.

Tet has a gamatria numerical value of nine (9). Tet’s numerical meaning is finality, judgment or judgment of God. It is the last of the digits, marks the end, and signifies the conclusion of matter, the end of man and his accomplishments. It is a number held in reverence by those who study the occult sciences.

Its Paleo-Hebrew pictorial meaning is as a serpent/snake. Other literal meanings are “to surround” or deception.

However, in the Hebrew language Tet is the symbol of Goodness meaning objectively good or the good that appears evil (“evil that turn out to be for our good, our benefit”??). Such appearance of evil is for our improvement for by trials/tribulations upon the sinner he is returned back into fellowship with his Creator Father. It is to purge the sinner in repentance to restoration.

Trials/Tribulations come upon the sinner 1. to restore or 2. To refine him!

Trials by fire has a twofold purpose: First disobedience brings sin into your life and puts you under God’s curses not his blessings (Deu. 28). His “tough love” is for your own good to show you the error of your ways through counsel of the Holy Spirit. These trials/tribulations are to return you to fellowship with the Father.  Second A “Job thing” where no sin is involved but Satan is allowed to test your faith with devastation and disease.  Abba is preparing you for a higher calling (removing the dross). To whom much is given much is expected.

 Trials/tribulation (evil as good) allows man an opportunity to convert his misdeeds into merits. God accepts repentance as an act of supreme goodness (Restoration is as if sin had never been done).

The tet represents God’s judgment, that comes in ways that are difficult to understand, such as the curse on fig tree appears evil but is actually good in God’s plan (it indicates the prophetic restoration of the  of Israel and the establishment of  the Messianic Kingdom).

Its form, , reminds us of the serpent, who tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.


 We can see the meaning of “objective good” through the conflict between the “seed of the woman” and the “seed of the serpent” The serpent’s seed bruised the heel of the woman’s seed at Calvary, but it’s outcome is our salvation secured through the death of the Messiah, Yeshua. Satan was defeated at Calvary… a crushing blow to his head.

 The first tet to appear in the Torah is tov (good) (spelled right to left vet-cholem vav-tet) . All He created was good (Gen.1:31, Psalm 118:1). 

We are going to compare the Hebrew with the Aramaic (Chaldean) writtings. Sin in Hebrew is --alef-tet-chet- while in the Aramaic it is spelled  yod-tet-chet (reading from right to left) The sacrifice for sin in Hebrew is tav-alef-tet-chet and in the Aramaic is alef-yod-tet-chet.