Vav (vahv, Waw) sounds like "v" in vav or vet. It’s saying sound is "v".
Its numerical gematria value is six. Vav = 6. Six is the number of imperfection, the human number, the number of man or mankind. It is the number of labor, also man’s labor as apart and distinct from God’s rest. It represents man created on the sixth day. It is ‘physical completion’ as the physical world was completed in six days and man was last of the creation events. Man’s number is six and the number of the beast is 666. Six reflects a complete self-contained object consisting of six dimensions (above, below, right, left, before and behind; or the six directions of East, West, North, South, up and down.
In Paleo-Hebrew it means nail, hook, connector, link or ‘to make secure (attach secure).’ The literal meaning of the letter is nail or peg. It is symbolic of completion, redemption, and transformation. The vav is a letter of continuity that connects Heaven with Earth by Christ’ redemption of us as the vav held Him to the Cross.
It is representative of man being linked to the Son of God, Who is our connection to the Father’s Kingdom. Hence, the vav is the letter representing the Messiah (the Right Hand of God), who restores the broken connection between God and man through the Holy Spirit and represents today’s relationship (past 2000 years of redemptive history) between Abba and man through our Messiah. Jesus is our Intercessor and High Priest sitting at the Right Hand of the Father. He is the Head and we are the His Body - His Church of the Firstborn. As the sixth letter it sets forth the prophecy that the Messiah will bring the final judgment and establish His Kingdom upon the conclusion of the sixth Millennium.
The Hebrew word transliterates as hook. The vav is a word-hook or connector in Hebrew script. In Hebrew writings, grammatically it links or hooks words, phrases to form sentences; it is the connector of thoughts & words as the “and,’’ “or,” ‘in addition to’; it joins sentences into paragraphs within chapters; it connects one chapter to another and even unites books. Vav () is interpreted or translated as “and” which is the hallmark of Hebrew writing and translation, yet on some occasions, it is translated as other connectors such as “or,” “however,” “if,” “yet,” “so that,” “then,” “but,” “when,” “particularly,” “again,” etc. An example of the “or” usage is best seen in Jephthal’s vow (Judges 11:30-32). Here it is logically translated as "or" rather than "and" as it is aganst Torah to sacrifice a human being. Just as the vav is the stitching connector that holds the Bible together, so also is Yeshua Jesus holding all matter in the universe together. He controls entropy.
Note, the number of times the vav appears in Genesis 1:1-5 in the KJV; NIV; SCJB, NKJ, LXX, RSV, AS, RAS, ASV, Message, etc. The closer you re to the original Hebrew script in these translations, the more vaves you will count. A stiching Hebrew trade mark!
Vav represents the hook or connection of man to Yeshua Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Head of the Church sitting at the right Hand (the yod) of our Abba Father in Heaven; we are His Body on Earth. The Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) is the Lord’s agent on this Earth to redeem mankind
. Here in we see that the vav is composed of a yod with a downward extension
Note, below how God removes one of the two vavs in toldot as we see the cursed generations of man. Both are restored in the generations which leads to Mesiah Yeshua Jesus.
Zayin (Zahyin) sounds like “z” in Zayin or zebra. Thus its saying sound is “z.”
Its numerical (gamatria) value is seven (7). It is the number of spiritual perfection which is Abba’s goal for redeemed-man’s soul. It represents the seventh day (Sabbath) of Creation when all was fulfilled, complete, “very good” and perfect..and then God rested. Seven is the focal point of inner man as he is surrounded by the six directions of the world (East, West, North, South, up and down) and from this inward focal point, the soul of spiritual man battles the challenges of the world and the flesh for spiritual susisrenance. Zayin (zayin-yod-soffit nun) is the Hebrew word for weapon. The zayin looks like a battle ax, a weapon of war. Zayin is the symbol of rest, the focal point of sustenance and struggle.
Its Paleo-Hebrew symbolism means weapon, hatchet, ‘cut’, or ‘to cut off’. It stands for both sustenance and armament. It’s literal meaning is weapon as the shape of z is like a spear, a battle ax, hatchet, or ax ---indicating that man’s sustenance is obtained by his struggle. A struggle for daily bread; a struggle against his fellows in war for self-defense. It represents man in this focal point of this sustenance struggle since creation curse and the fall of Adam and Eve.
Seven is a spiritual value of God’s own essence, His Sabbath. For God created the cosmos in six days and rested on the seventh. The Sabbath remains the eternal reminder, a sign, that the vast and mighty universe cannot endure unless it is continuously permeated by the spiritual aspects of God’s own Being. The Sabbath is the world to Come, God’s Rest, the Olam Haba. The Sabbath rest is the focal point of our energy for recharging our sustenance for the other six days of the week .
Exodus 20:9-11 (KJV) Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Dalet (dahlet or daleth)
Its saying sounds is like “d” as in dog or dalet. The dalet may be written with a dagesh to emphasize the letter.
The dalet has a numerical value of four. Its gamatria is 4. Its numerical meaning is the number of the material creation and material completeness, as the 4 th day saw completion of the physical universe. Dalet represents the four directions (east, west, north, south), the four corners of the Earth, the four winds, the four’ living creatures around Abba’s throne. The fourth day of creation is also a representation of the Messiah being the 4th candle (the servant candle, shamash) of a menorah structure for the seven days of creation, wherein the greater and lesser lights of the universe were lit on that day.
The dalet is in the shape of an open doorway with the crossbar being the lintel from right to left and the vertical bar being the door post. Dalet’s meaning is door, doorway, doorpost, lintel, path, pathway, way,womb, or to enter. Its literal meaning is door in Paleo-Hebrew. Also note, that if the first seven Hebrew letters are taken as a menorah structure, then the dalet would be the servant candle showing the doorway to salvation for no one comes to the Father except through Yeshua Jesus, The Light of the World. It represents the Messiah, the Door (John 10:9).
Yes, if you just knock, Yeshua Jesus will open the door and will welcome you (Rev. 3:20). The dalet gives us a doorway for our redemption from our fallen state of we inherited from Adam/Eve. Yes, there is a door out of our sin dilemma. We are not doomed, as salvation has come through Yeshua Jesus’ redemption price that He paid for us.
Besides symbolizing entrances, it represents our journey or pilgrimage through this life; the journey from the fallen state of Adam’s sin back into fellowship with Abba (Jesus said “I am the way” (John 14:6). That door is to the Paradise of eternal life. Along life’s journey, we encounter people in desperate need. It is our opportunity to help them. Dalet is an important Jewish concept of helping the needy and showing a genuine concern for the poor and needy. (Read from Munk)
Dalet (spelled dalet-lamed-tav) is the same spelling as Hebrew word for door; while dahl (Dalet-lamed) is the Hebrew word for pauper.In a Talmudic expression (Shabbos104a) we see that he letters of the dalet and gimel stand for “be kind to the needy.” Hence their sequence in the Hebrew language portrays this relationship of helping the needy. Here the dalet alludes to a pauper who knocks on doors begging for food and who is the beneficiary of kindness. Its relationship to the gimel expresses the truth of learning lovingkindness, as we deal with one another in empathy. It reflects kindness to the needy as the dalet follows the gimel in the Hebrew alef-beit sequence of with the gimel foot extended to and the ear tittle tag of points back to hoping he will secretly offer him help as is too ashamed to ask.
Hey (Hay or he or hei or heh)
Hey sounds like “h” in hit or hey; hence it’s saying sound is “h.”
Hey has a numerical value of five. Its gematria = 5. Five is the number of grace. As five it reflects the Torah (five books of Moses).
Hey is the symbol of divinity and the creative Spirit of God (The Holy Spirit). It represents the breath or ministry of the Ruach HaKodesh. It’ Paleo-Hebrew meaning is to behold, reveal, the window, or fence. It is symbolic of divinity, gentleness, and defines God’s mercy and grace and our faith. Its literal meaning is to behold! Specificity by appearing before Hebrew words, it sets them apart as “The” such as seen in ha-shamayim, ha-eretz, or ha-Torah (The heavens, The earth, The Torah).
Yod and Hey is YAH (JAH) God’s Divine Name. According to the Jewish sages Abba created the world to come (Olam Haba) with the yod and with the hey, He created this world (the Olam Hazeh). The sound of Hey is mere exhaling of the breath. Try it .....
.......Hey....... see !!!
It requires little effort, no movement of the lips, tongue or mouth.Simply, the wind of the hey is the movement of air across the vocal cords.Observe this same Holy Spirit wind sound in Ruach HaKodesh (Hebrew name of Holy Spirit). . Try it.the Greek NT is “pneuma” (SG# 4151) and translates as Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit). Observe the same wind sound as you pronounce Ruach HaKodesh This effortless enunciation symbolizes the effortless creation of the world as in Psalm 33.6:
This effortless enunciation symbolizes the effortless creation of the world as in Psalm 33.6.
.......Ruach HaKodesh ---see!
Psalm 33:6 (KJV) “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”
God put His Spirit into Abram and Sari. He changes both Abram and Sarai's name by adding the Holy Spirit!
Abram plus hey becomes Abraham;
Sarai plus hey becomes Sarah.
Let us examine the hey's in God's Name.
The two heys in the name of God (yod-hey-vav-hey) stand for the whole of redemptive history from beginning to end (Genesis to Revelation). The Holy Spirit always hovers over the Creation even in that time of the antichrist reign. Yeshua Jesus is the Word of Creation and the Holy Spirit is the Power or might. The vav between the two heys speaks of Christ as the Right Hand of God, as the only Redeemer empowered by the omnipresent Holy Spirit of God. Likewise, the vav, in this position shows the work of Christ from the beginning of human history to its conclusion as the empowered Creator in the beginning and as the Agent of the Father through the Holy Spirit sent to the Church.
The yod-hey speaks of the Father in the Godhead (Yah, Jah), Who is the thought behind all creation as the designer. All Creation is by intelligent design brought into being by the Hebrew language of the Word thru the power of the hovering Holy Spirit as Yeshua esus spoke ythe creation into being.
Large and small heys
A small half-size hey can be seen in the Hebrew text of Genesis 2:4 immediately following the seventh day, wherein God rested ()(be-hi-bar-am). It appears to mark the beginning of world history following Creation as the text reads “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created.”
There is a large double-sized hey in Deuteronomy 32:6 ) (Ha' Le-Adonai) at the beginning of the 5,759th. verse of the Bible which appears to be marking the conclusion of six millennia. The Jewish calendar year 5760 coincides with our calendar year 2000. Both numbers stand for the conclusion of six millennium – the 5760 being a biblical number and the year 2000 being a secular number.
As the six days of Genesis stand for Creation, the following six millennia (a day is 1000 years) represent the process of redemption. The significance of the six days may be seen in the fact that there are 24 hours in a day…. making, a total of 144 hours in six days. These hours seem to represent 144 generations of human history where each one calculated by a 40-year period makes a total of 5,760 years.
Today humankind has arrived at the end of the sixth millennium of its history and is on the cusp or dawn of the seventh mellinnium. The “Great Sabbath Rest" is about to be introduced. The “Kingdom of Heaven” is at hand. The King is Coming !!! Christ will rule anf reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. "The Lion of the tribe of Judah " has taken upon Himself the work of the "Lamb as it had been slain” in fulfillment of six millennia of God’s redemptive plan.
Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness " (Rom. 4:3). The covenant of redemption, established at Calvary, was actually the same covenant made with Abraham. This Abrahamic Covenant became effective upon the "death of the testator" (Heb. 9:16). Therefore, the "Lamb as it had been slain " is the fulfillment of Abraham's lamb. "And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a Lamb" (Gen. 22:8). Hence, from 30 AD until now has been a time of fullness of the Gentiles for the Gospel to go to the four corners of the Earth. During this time most Jews have been blinded as to the True Messiah, Yeshua Jesus. However, in 1948 and in 1967, the fig tree put forth its leaves and budded (Mat. 24:32-35). The time of the end of the Gentile kingdoms is fulfilled at consummation of the Great Tribulations (Luke 21:22-24). That “last generation* to come” (last generatipon in the Hebrew is acharon S# 314) (Psalm 102:18; 48:13).
Today, by the signs of the times we who are now on planet Earth are that generation (acharon).
Learning a “dead language” in the last days Zeph 3:8-9 (KJV) Note, that Zeph. 3:8 has all 22 Hebrew letters (3:8-9 has all variant forms) and 5 soffit forms).
The purpose of this course is so that the beginner becomes familiar with the Hebrew language. We will focus on recognizing the Hebrew letters and knowing their “character.” In reading Hebrew, we will work with transliteration and Nikood vowel pronunciation, and translation into English. Likewise, we will back transliterate written Hebrew into Hebrew symbols. You will develop a limited vocabulary and will be capable of navigating a Hebrew Lexicon.
There are three common Hebrew dialects: Sephardic, Ashkenazi and Yemenite.
Ashkenazi Hebrew is the common Hebrew language spoken in Eastern Europe; it has a “street” or common variant called “Yiddish” derived from the European wanderings of the exiles throughout Europe having components of Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, French and “middle-high” German. Yemenite is used in Islamic Arabic states.
We will study the Sephardic which is the most commonly used dialect in this country and in Spain, Portugal, and Israel. In speaking Hebrew, the Ashkenazi dialect places the accent on the first syllable, while the Sephardic dialect places the accent on the second syllable. There are 22 letters (consonants) in the Hebrew alphabet and 5 final letters, called final forms or soffit forms. Hebrew is read from right to left (all languages point to Jerusalem). Ancient Hebrew scribes and some newspapers today in Israel use only the letters, with the vowels being implied. Vowels were added in 600 AD in the Masoretic texts to preserve the spoken language. The vowels are called Nikood and resemble our a, e, i, o, and u. Some Hebrew letters have a dot (dagesh) in their middle to give them a different saying sound (bet/vet, kaf/haf, pey/fey,). Also a dagesh may appear on other Hebrew script letters to draw attention to them or give them emphasis. Transliteration is our English spelling of the Hebrew alphabet word symbols into native Hebrew words. The Shin-Bet-Tav is transliterated to various spellings such as Shabat, Shabbat, Shahbaht. Much Hebrew is memorized without the nikood by learning chanting phrases. Such a cantoring chant (singing) was how the oral Torah was preserved until written-down in the seventh century AD. To give a chanting rhythm, special symbols or markings, called Ta’amim, are used to give the melodies.
Munk comments “The twenty-two sacred letters are profound, primal spiritual forces. They are, in effect the raw material of Creation. When God combined them into words, phrases, and commands, they brought about Creation, translating His will into reality as it is.” Hebrews 11:3 (KJV) " Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."
The alphabet is best learned by singing. ….. All together NOW.
Bet (Beit, Beth or Beis).....Sounds like “b” as boy. It’s saying sound is b. When written without the dagesh it’s saying becomes v instead of b.
Vet has saying sound of “v” as in vine.
The Bet has a numerical value of two. Its gamatria = 2. Its numerical meaning is a different or division as between God and man, good and evil etc. It is the first number that can divide another number.
God began the Torah with two bet in Beresheet and then Bara (two Bet witnesses to creation).
Its basic paleo-Hebrew meanings is a dwelling such as a tent or house. Other meanings are household, in, into, or family. Its literal meaning is tent, house or dwelling place. The Hebrew word Bet or Beit means “house of.” The Temple is called beit ha-meekdash and is the dwelling place of Abba Father. It is symbolic of creation of our Earth dwelling place, wherein, was the house for the Garden of Eden, which was intended as the dwelling place of peace and harmony; however, with sin the Earth, as mankind’s dwelling place, has become a place of judgment and sorrow.
In The Beginning... Beresheet.... (note enlarged Bet). This large, double-sized BET appears in the Hebrew text of Genesis1:1. It is the opening letter of the Bible’s first chapter and stands for duality of creation...the dwelling place of God and Man.
Hence, we see that Bet represents duality, for there is diversity in every part of the creation and only in the Creator Himself does Oneness prevail. It depicts the interaction between complementary or opposite qualities showing that the twin-fold nature of both positive and negative is necessary to bring the full picture of God’s redemption to its conclusion…. One must conquer darkness to achieve light and life. In representing duality we see man and woman; Heaven and Earth; good and evil; darkness and light; bitter and sweet; right and wrong. It also conveys the concept of being in or into as in-Christ and Holy Spirit in us. Since the C is the beginning of plurality, it best symbolizes the blessing of cooperative endeavor, elsewise, there is diversity.
Note that the tittle on the upper left corner, of the bet points upward toward the
Heaven, symbolically acknowledging the existence of the Creator, and testifying to the
marvelous intricate patterns of nature and the universe which did not come about by
chance, but were woven by God’s intelligent design. The base of the bet also points back
to the aleph, the letter that symbolizes God’s oneness.
* These Bet comments are from Munk: The Wisdom of the Hebrew Alphebet.
Gimel (Gimmel) sounds like the “g” in get. It’s saying sound is “g.”
The gimel has a gamatria value of three. It’s numerical meaning is three dimensional as a solid, real, substantial, tangible, complete, or entire. Three is the first of four perfect numbers 3= divine perfection; 7= spiritual perfection; 10= numerical perfection; 12= governmental perfection.
Gimel means culmination, to nourish until complete or ripe or mature, as in planting a seed and caring for it until it matures. How do you nourish or cultivate someone/ something? You do so by kindness or lovingkindness with great attention and nourishing care, kindness, gentleness, empathy, and love. With such nurturing, it grows to be completely mature and ripe such as the flourishing vegetation seen in the harvest or the matured overcomer Christian. When Abba said “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Deu.31:6,8) and when Yeshua Jesus said “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matt.28:20), the Godhead was referring to the gimel. God planted us on this earth. He watches over us with His Holy Spirit. He cares for our needs, and stays with us year-after-year as we grow in the image of Christ. The gimel refers to the development of an infant to the point that it can live without mother’s nursing.
In paleo-Hebrew,It represents the camel. It also means to lift up, have pride or an animal. Pride in the Hebrew is gay or ge-eh ). It’ literal meaning is camel. God’s greatest demonstration of His grace, mercy and lovingkindness was to give His only begotten Son as a sacrifice for our sins culminating in man’s redemption. Three is the number of the trinity (the Godhead): the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. In Gen. 1:1 the three hallmarks of the creation are time, space (Heaven), matter (Earth). Time has three components such as past, present and future. Space consists of height, length, width. Matter is solid, liquid or gas.
The shape of the gimel resembles a camel, with its long neck. The camel received its name because it is like a “weaned” child and can go a long time without drinking.
Alef (ahlef, aleph) In Hebrew transliteration, it is a silent letter; it has no saying sound but takes the sound of its Nikood vowel. When at the beginning of word, it takes sound of vowel that goes with it; in middle and at the end of word is silent, as an added unexpressed letter.
The alef has a numerical value of one. It’s gamatria = 1. In numerology one denotes unity. Unity being indivisible, and not made-up of other numbers, is therefore independent of all others, and is the source of all others. So with the Deity of Abba.
Alef is said to be the master letter, proclaiming both the Name of God and His Divinity.
Alef means ONE, the One and Only, the Eternal, the Omnipotent God. It is the Sovereignty
of God, the infiniteness of God. In paleo-Hebrew it means the leader, first, strength, head,
Creator, King, or the head of a bull appointed to sacrifice. The literal meaning of the
letter is ox or bull.
The ONE ALMIGHTY GOD is the beginning and the end (Alef-Tav). Jesus declares Himself to be the Alef-Tav. Revelation 1:8 (KJV) "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." The Alpha and Omega in the Greek is the Alef and Tav n Hebrew....The Lord is One.
Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, Hashem is ONE. Blessed is the Name of His Glorious Kingdom for all eternity.
Sh’ma Yisrael Adonai Eh-lo-hay-noo Adonai eh-chahd. Ba-rooch shame k’vode mahl-choo-toe l’oh-lahm vah-ed.
Deu 6:4-9 (KJV) 4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might, 6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.