dedicate this work to God, the giver of all wisdom and every
perfect thing. In whom there is no respect for persons,
and will give understanding to every man that seeks with
a single heart. He reveals His secrets to his people (Amos
3:7-8), and in the last days everyone will have the ability
to Prophesy (Joel 2:28) And the heart of those that are
ready, will understand knowledge (Isaiah 32:2-4)
TO YOU THE READER
are now getting ready to embark in a whole new area of life.
you ever see the classic movie The karate Kid?
was a movie where a boy wanted a Japanese man to teach him
his family's ancient Karate moves. He agreed and then put
him to work waxing his car, using both hands in two different
famous line Wax on, Wax off was what this movement
of his hands was called, which he had to learn first:
first hand in one direction and second hand in the other,
doing it over and over again. The boy complained and was
about to give up!
thought to himself many times that he was being abused and
did not understand that waxing the car had anything to do
with his actual Karate teaching.
was until the Japanese man knew he was ready and said to
him Wax on as he moved forward to hit him.
was a sudden instant reaction and motion from the boy to
block the punch and again without time to think Wax
off and another successful block with his other hand
that happened so naturally and automatically.
blocks all came so naturally because he had learned the
moves, even-though it was without realizing it while he
was waxing the car.
will be you!
will learn and exercise your Aleph-Bet, Dagesh, Vowels and
more, which will program you and make you ready for the
understanding that will come after.
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for
our learning, that through patience and through comfort
of the scriptures we might have hope" (Romans 15:4
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" (Deuteronomy
"O how love
I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through
thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for
they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all
my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand
more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. I have
refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep
thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou
hast taught me. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea,
sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get
understanding: therefore I hate every false way" (Psalms
"The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him;
and he will shew them his covenant" (Psalms 25:14)
wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is
in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. I thank
thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast
given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now
what we desired of thee: ...He that reveals secrets makes
known what shall come to pass... But as for me, this secret
is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than
any living... (Daniel 2:21-30)
"And I will
give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of
secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which
call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel" (Isaiah
"Oh that I
were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved
When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light
I walked through darkness; As I was in the days of my youth,
when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; When the
Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;
you are interested in learning Hebrew?
you might want to ask yourself why God has brought you this
far, and look forward to the possibilities of where this
journey can lead you.
Do you envision yourself conversing with others in the Hebrew
Do you see yourself reading Biblical Hebrew and understanding
Do you think of yourself studying or translating older more
ancient historical writings and tablets?
maybe you never even thought that you could soon experience
God speaking to you in revelations of Holy letters and words
constructed by His wisdom and knowledge, which no other
language or syllabic form of writing could even start to
matter where your journey is leading you, you will need
to understand some of the simple basics found in this work.
you only plan on speaking Hebrew for general communication
purposes, my work will provide much more then would be needed.
simplicity as a method is always good. Using the methods
outlined in this work will bring you understanding that
will help you to visualize, which in turn will help you
to retain more information and help many of your endeavors
much more fruitful.
you start out thinking this journey is going to be hard,
it will be.
if you take a moment to first realize it is as easy as when
you first learned your ABC's, you will see it is not hard
at all and you will love learning through each step.
you complete each step and become more and more proficient,
you will also begin to comprehend the vastness of God in
every letter and each assembled word!
SHOULD YOU EXPECT IF YOU COMPLETE THESE 9 STEPS?
proceeding through and learning all of the steps, you will
end up with many of the tools needed to understand Godly
revelations in the Language that the Bible was written in.
This knowledge will also set you on equal ground and the
same playing field as those mentioned by Isaiah(1)
in ancient times.
he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand
not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart
of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut
their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with
their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert,
and be healed" (Isaiah 6:9-10)
mentioning now also is the fact that when messiah came,
those that heard him, were astonished at his doctrine(2
only did he talk about letters such as a jot and tittle(3),
he claimed to be actual letters of the Aleph-Bet!
Now if you learn the Aleph-Bet, you will also be able to
see many other idioms that can only relate spiritually to
messiah. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think
ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of
I am of the school that believes that not only every word
testifies to him, but also every letter!
If you have already allowed the Word of God to convert your
heart, you will now have the ability to comprehend what
you have been learning by the Spirit of God through the
New Testament (Brit Hadasha). You will be able to see what
had been laid out in front of many during ancient times,
that had been ignored or maybe just not able to be seen
by them yet as a nation.
For example the first Hebrew letter Aleph that
messiah claimed to be (Greek Alpha), had been constructed
of two Yod's and a Vav (two hands and a nail),
long before he was ever born a man on this earth!
This was an actual prophecy in the letter that
messiah would come a perfect man and be a sacrifice. The
last letter of the Aleph-Bet (he also claimed to be) is
a Tav (Greek Omega). The Tav has always been a two beamed
cross (meaning covenant) in ancient hieroglyphics.
In ancient we see the Aleph as a Red Heifer (Ox or cow with
horns), that is also depicted as a man with two hands, being
nailed (Vav) to the Tav (Cross). These facts can only point
to Yeshua HaMashiach(5)!
Most Jewish people today are not ignorant of these facts!
They know how to construct the letters and they already
know what I am telling you. How blind and hardened would
someone need to be, to not see this? I know from first hand
experience; some Jewish people are going to feel really
dumb when their eyes are finally opened(6).
When messiah said I AM the Truth,
he was saying he was the Emet! (which is also the Hebrew
word for truth)
Truth from (7)
Heaven (Mem is also a prefix meaning from).
is how you spell manna; and he said I am the bread
The final form of the Mem is taught to be a virgin womb.
Emet (truth) is the first letter, last letter and exact
middle letter of the Aleph-Bet, which means that our messiah
is the beginning the end and the middle, the one prophesied
to come from heaven
through a closed womb, to be a sacrifice/covenant for our
This is the truth of the Gospel in a nut shell.
knowledge will also put you on equal ground and the same
playing field, as those that have gone before you. I am
speaking of Noah, Abraham, Job, David, Jeremiah, Isaiah,
Daniel, Messiah, The Disciples, Paul, etc..
Your fulfillment of scripture will be:
the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears
of them that hear shall hearken. The heart also of the rash
shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers
shall be ready to speak plainly" (Isaiah 32:3-4)
Finally, if you learn these steps and do as this work teaches,
your life and thought processes will change.
HAS BEEN RESTORED JUST FOR YOU!
you know that there is only ONE place found in the ENTIRE
Bible, where all 22 Hebrew letters (including all 5 of the
specially formed Hebrew Sofit letters) are found in a single
the very next verse right after showing EVERY single Hebrew
letter in existence, God has Zephaniah say:
then will I turn (Hebrew haphak: turn, return, restore)
to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon
the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent
God wanted the world to know that this pure language is
and always will be Hebrew!
about this fact: If I had 5,000,000 words in my language
and you only had 10,000 words in yours. How can you know
things that I know? How can I teach you, without teaching
you some of my language?
Hebrew is God's language. There are things that you can
only understand if you learn Hebrew. You can know them in
your spirit, but you will never be able to express them
out loud, or to yourself, or anyone else, without hearing
and understanding them in His language. The EVERYTHING that
you seek, can ONLY be found in the fabric and essence of
could be like a bride from another land that gets married
without knowing His pure language. Lets say that you have
a translator helping, but what kind of close relationship
would you have if you REFUSED to learn even only a few words
of His language. How do you think he would feel about such
a bride, keeping in mind that there are only 10,000 words
in your language for him to communicate to your understanding?
This should bring more understanding to: I would rather
speak five words with my understanding... then 10,000 words
in an unknown tongue. Also With men of other
tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and
yet for all that will they not hear (Shema)
me, saith the Lord 1 Corinthians 14:19,21)
IT YOURSELF HEBREW
yourself Hebrew is a must, no one can do it for you!
However sometimes in the beginning, we all need that spark
to show us what is possible.
Trust the leading of the Spirit and work hard learning these
simple steps. By the time you are done, you will be soaring
on your own and equipped with everything that you need to
bring you revelation and Godly understanding.
During and for each step, you will need to tell yourself that
this is something that I AM going to do:
am going to learn my Hebrew Aleph-Bet"!
practice it until you know it as good as you know your ABC's
and then (and only then) go on to the next step.
Learn to Love the letters and every Word that they make up.
Let them be your meditation all day! After all, God our father
is every Historic Vowel(10)
that makes up and connects every word together.
is all and in all: one God and Father of all, who is
over all, and through all, and in all (Ephesians 4:6)
Pay attention to your progress. Watch as you learn the first
few steps. You will begin to see the results. In fact keep
your eyes open for the Lord to start using this knowledge
as a another method of communication with you.
Do not set your goals too high too fast. Learn one step at
a time and then add more to it later. Do not try and rush
things. Learn each step well. Then revisit steps making sure
that nothing is lost.
Do not expect to understand everything right away. Concentrate
on finishing your tasks in these steps as your primary goal.
As you learn more about the letters and how they work, you
will not only begin to see and understand, but you will also
come to see and be blown away with your own personal revelations.
TO RECITE THE BASIC LETTERS
are all different, but I will share what has worked for us.
First we learned to recite the Aleph-Bet. My wife found some
Hebrew Aleph-Bet songs on YouTube and we used those together
at first too. (Here
is a popular one, and Here
is one that includes both the sav and tav). We also sought
out others with the desire to learn and practiced with them
as well, until we could all recite the Aleph-Bet perfectly.
I also challenged myself with saying and reciting it faster
and faster without making mistakes.
After knowing it well (even now) I still help others all the
time, helping and encouraging them to recite and helping them
with errors until they no longer slip up.
We all need to find a use that will keep it all fresh in our
mind, or we will loose it. In my home growing up when I was
young, my step-father (from age two) mostly spoke Arabic.
He wrote often and spoke Arabic everyday in fellowship with
his immediate family. I heard it around the house on an everyday
basis. Later after we moved out of State and away from his
family, he eventually became more "Americanized"
and after many years had passed by with hardly no communication
at all, he had forgotten his own native tongue.
This is nothing new, there are many immigrants that can no
longer speak their own native languages.
If you are not doing SOMETHING with it, you WILL loose it!
Teach others that have a desire to learn
Use it frequently in your own biblical studies
Meditate on it all day and night (as you meditate on
Sing it to yourself in psalms and hymns and songs
Keep on keeping on. Do not let anything slip that you learn.
to move forward. Be like the tree planted by rivers of water!
After you are done with these steps, keep learning new words
be on the lookout for new personal revelation and communication
to recite the letters with dagesh:
This task can be easily accomplished by taking on five or
six letters at a time before going on and then incorporating
a few letters or sometimes (depending on your ability) another
group at a time.
All you really need right now is the word for each letter,
but I will include both the book print and block print letters
below, for those that will learn better picturing something
Shown in this section are 22 Hebrew consonant letters (without
dots in them) and 4 Dagesh letters 
(with dots in them). Not shown in this section and what you
will learn more about later are: 3 more (what some believe
lost Dagesh sounds) 
and 2 Mappiq .
You will also learn in another lesson about letters that change
their form when found at the end of a Hebrew word. These are
called the 5 Sofit letters 
(Kaf, Mem, Nun, Pey and Tsade). The Aleph-Bet is a basic 22
letters, but then it moves and breathes which is evidenced
in Vowels, Dagesh/Punctuation, Mappiq, Sofit Letters, Letter
Forms, Numbers, Mathematics, and much more. For now we will
learn only the basic sounds, letters and forms. Remember Hebrew
is read from right to left, so I will try to get you use to
this from the start.
including Dagesh (letters with a dot inside)
is a quick check list for reciting the basic letters
thing that makes learning Hebrew so easy, is that the sounds
of the letters always start with the sound of the name for
each letter. Even after you learn vowels, the letter sound
comes first and then the vowel sound is added to it.
Things, thoughts and ideas to exhort and build you up:
1. Avoid Confrontations
one of the things I would advise are confrontations to shun
and cast down. Ezekiel needed to set his face and forehead
as flint, so that he was not confused or "dismayed"
(Ezekiel 3:8-9). This was also witnessed by Isaiah, so that
he was not "confounded"
(Isaiah 50:7). So should you not be confused by all of the
different ways, cultures and traditions of pronunciation in
existence still today.
There are MANY different "schools" out there, so
please allow God to lead you and be your guide!
In this world, I do not care what it is, there will always
be someone to disagree. Do not be tossed about by others,
always dig for your own truth and know and understand why
it is that you believe. Learn what matters and does not matter.
When it comes to EXACT
pronunciation, don't worry in the beginning as you will develop
and learn as you go. You will find that there are many that
use Dagesh and vowels differently. Hebrew language in Jewish
culture has been mixed with other languages, which has in
effect has also created a diversity of dialects.
There are also many different teachers out there. For example
on the net there are many YouTube teaching videos and Aleph-Bet
songs put out by many different people all wanting to help
you learn. In many of these you will see differences in pronunciation
and spellings, in translations and transliterations. Learn
these lessons for now and fine tune yourself later. Do not
be held back by people that want to tie you up into their
ways. There is a lot of time to learn without prejudice and
sort it all out as you progress. I do not believe that ANYONE
is "all right" when it comes to how words are pronounced.
You may be able to pronounce something PERFECTLY according
to a tradition (such as Ashkenazi, Sephardic or Yemen) but
you must also leave room for a margin of error when some traditions
differ. Is one 'Right" and the other dead wrong? Or are
all right and we should communicate the differences? Remember
or take notice that it was at the tower of Babel that God
"confounded" their language. This lack of communication
was also seen in the enemy ranks in Joshua 10 when the Lord
"discomfited" or confused the enemy.
If you remain open to let God teach you, you will begin to
notice that it is not at all about how to pronounce a word
correctly, but rather what the meaning of the word is. Before
you can determine the true meaning of many Hebrew words, you
will need to learn some things (including the many different
meanings of the letters themselves).
2. How to meditate during the day.
Lets say for now that we are simply learning the first row
of letters, "Aleph-Bet-Vet-Gimmel-Dalet-Hey". See
how that rolls off your tongue? Easy! Say it again and again:
"Aleph-Bet-Vet-Gimmel-Dalet-Hey"! Write it down
on a piece of paper: "Aleph-Bet-Vet-Gimmel-Dalet-Hey",
pull it out and look at it every now and then to remember,
until you can do it all the time without looking. After you
can recite fluently, then start on the next row.
If you keep reciting the first row too, then you should only
add a couple or few letters to it. I find that it works best
to learn a first row, then learn a second row and now be able
to recite two at once and then go on to a third row. If you
are reciting everything even while learning a new row, I would
suggest only adding a few letters to the larger recitation.
Another thing we have found to work well, is to incorporate
the learning along with something that you are already doing.
For example if you are learning different prayers in Hebrew
and you give thanks over our meals, so why not do it in Hebrew
and English? A great way to learn! Say the blessing over bread
every time you pray over your food! After you learn this,
say the blessing for juice, etc., until you learn it well.
How this method came to light was during Hebrew class. At
that time I would introduce things and give homework. A couple
people were excelling, while it seemed like others were falling
behind. Then I asked, do we all pray over our food? Yes! So
I asked that everyone recite the first prayer each time along
with their meal prayers. All agreed and as testimony everyone
in the class could recite both prayers within a couple weeks.
Dedication is good! I was to teach a spiritual gifts class
last year. I must admit that this is nothing new. Since I
had done it so many times before, I could do it without any
preparation at all!
Only this time I felt a strong word from the Lord. It impressed
on me that unless I memorize 1 Corinthians chapters 12, 13
and 14 before teaching it this time, I would not be fully
ready. I learned a lot in the process not only about the topic,
but memorization as well. One exercise I did was to place
a card at my computer with a few verses and a heart promise
to try and say it (without looking) every time I would glance
over and notice it there. I would feel the conviction burn
inside if I even had one thought of not reciting. The feeling
of JOY after each recitation and knowing the levels of progress
and total victory in the end is an amazing exercise.
I ask you the reader a question: How can you meditate
on scripture, unless you commit it to memory first?
OK, you have your first task and a few days or a week of homework!
Learn your Aleph-Bet and come back to go on to the next section!
Learn them so that you can quickly recite them
without errors :- )
Note: Notice that I did not say to "Learn them forward
and backwards"? I said this once during my class and
to my amazement one of my students (Charlie) came back the
next week and did just that! I will put no extra burdens out
there, but if you want to excel in this way knock your socks
TO IDENTIFY THE LETTERS
job at learning to recite your Aleph-Bet! I know you are pleased
with yourself, only let us keep pressing forward and add to
know your task now: You are going to learn to identify the
Hebrew letters and be able to think of their shapes when you
hear the name of it, or even say the letters name when you
see it in it's written form.
If you have an iPad, tablet or smart phone, you might want
to practice identifying the Hebrew Letters on an app. (visit
your app store).
are many different apps out there, so see what you can find
and what best suits you. My suggestion for this task would
be "HEBREW FLASHCARDS". This app has a blue Icon
that says Hebrew Flashcards on it with a Hebrew Aleph and
Bet in squares with a white font.
app will display the Aleph-Bet and there is a Practice and
a Quiz mode. It also has font options for block, book and
ancient proto-semitic fonts. The quiz mode will keep score,
so it is almost like learning while playing a game. Learn
and have fun at the same time.
am going to assume that you are learning the book and block
prints for now and coming back to learn the ancient pictures.
However, if you can learn to ID all of them together this
is OK. It all depends on you and what you feel you can do.
A Hebrew Flashcard Kit comes with my book to help you learn.
Everything should line up perfectly to be able to read front
and back. Shake the cards up, pull one out read one side and
guess what is on the other until you know them starting from
either side of the card. If you decide to learn the proto-semitic
at the same time, I provide cards for them as well.
would suggest only using a small group of cards at a time
until you are familiar with all of them.
Some people also during the end of this stage can write them
out in repetition to help learn to ID them. Write them in
order over and over again until you can do it without looking
at the cards. Note that if you are writing most people use
the manual print (the hand writing font). If you are already
experienced with calligraphy feel free, but you should still
learn to print manually too so that you can quickly teach
and write the letters and words out for someone.
you are doing this, it will give you great joy as you reach
the accomplishment of being able to write out the entire Aleph-Bet
in both Hebrew and the proto-semitic hieroglyphic pictures!
- See how much progress we are making here?
On the next page is a chart that will help you identify the
standard Hebrew letters in three different Hebrew fonts.
This is what you would expect to find in a Hebrew printed
book such as a Bible, or other Hebrew printed scholarly work.
This is the calligraphy font / print that you would expect
to see in a Torah scroll or a kosher parchment in a Tefillin(12)
or a Mezuzah(13).
This is basic Hebrew handwriting. If a teacher was to write
on a board, he can quickly write out Hebrew words and letters.
This is the form that you will learn to write in another step.
IDENTIFYING THE LETTERS
TO IDENTIFY THE ANCIENT HEBREW LETTERS
have also added the proto-semitic fonts (hieroglyphic pictures)
to the Flashcard Kit as well.
fun and see you right back here when you have accomplished
you only worked on the regular Hebrew, now use the flashcards
to learn the hieroglyphics, and come back to the next step
When looking at the hieroglyphic letters, note the first word
only for the hint at the picture name and meaning. You do
not need to learn all of the meanings for each letter right
now, but the more you learn the better understanding you will
have both now and later. Each letter has many different meanings
and you will learn even more when we learn about prefixes,
shapes, etc.. Including the hieroglyphic picture:
hieroglyphic Flashcards should be all that you need to complete
this task. However, since we are all unique sometimes more
are reasons that we do things. We learn the Hebrew pictures
for our memory. Our brain stores visual in it's own segment,
which has also been designated in a long term memory area
of the brain.
Shown above inside the ( )'S you will see the Hebrew Letter.
Next to that is the Ancient pictograph's down through time
(15 BC) for each letter. Most of these have been found engraved
on stone at different archaeological dig sites and have been
studied for hundreds of years now. Some of the symbols and
their true meanings have been good guesses, while others are
more clear cut.
free to use your creativity here as that is what others have
already been doing since ancient times. Whatever helps you
to understand or remember is a real good thing!
when you surf the net add too your knowledge and list of possible
meanings, as anything could be an open door to some Godly
revelation later. Also be aware that these picture meanings
are only the beginning. You will learn more meanings to the
letters as we progress. You will have the word meaning of
each letter, the pictograph meaning, the prefix meaning, sofit
meanings, and numerical additions or confirmations, mappiq,
might all sound a bit complicated to some of you right now,
but trust me that as you learn each step this will all come
together in the end to signs and wonders. The English letter
"A" is only an A
A has no meaning in itself.
say "letter" in Hebrew you say "ot" (sounds
like oat as in oatmeal).
This translated means "a sign and a wonder".
Hebrew letter "Aleph" has so much meaning you could
write volumes on it.
beginning of meaning being taken out of the letters, started
with what some know as Paleo Hebrew and Phoenician. This began
as a part of a spiral downward through Greek, Latin and English.
Where I am sure that you can back up through these alphabet
systems and find meaning, I perceive the task as something
more fruitless in only seeing where they went wrong. People
today learning Paleo only need to trick their brain into seeing
pictures. Also they loose the make up of the letters in the
absence of learning Hebrew, which did come first before the
flood and before Babel. Only those rebels at Babel had their
languages divided, cut up and then spun together.
THE SOFIT LETTERS
can you believe that you made it this far? You should now
be able to recite the Hebrew Aleph-Bet, recognize not only
the letters, but also the ancient hieroglyphics! Some of you
are also writing the letters in manual print and hieroglyphics
already. Can you believe
you have come this far? Look back and see what you have learned
in such a short time! Amazing isn't it?
can't stop here, there is a little bit more to learn before
I set you loose and point you towards the deep water.
will prove to be the most unique and insightful letters of
the Aleph-Bet when it comes to understanding so many spiritual
matters. However, for now we will just learn what they are
and how they work.
a general introduction there are five special letters which
word Sofit in Hebrew means "end" or suffix.
letters are also many times called "finals".
most interesting thing about these letters is that there are
rules which place these letters at the end of a word (with
a few minor exceptions in textual anomalies).
is interesting is that the sofit does not change the sound,
grammar, punctuation, etc. of a word.
now you must ask yourself the question for example why are
there two M's in the Hebrew Aleph-Bet?
can you know this without going all the way back to the source?
Ancient Rabbi's teach many things about this, but all of the
teachings are spiritual and have nothing at all to do with
sounds or grammar.
example: Concerning the Mem we learn that there are two. One
is open and one is closed. One is taught to be an open womb
and one a closed womb.(14)
They also symbolize oceans and lakes for the closed Mem and
rivers and streams (living water, wells and springs) for the
open Mem. In yet another teaching the open Mem can be both
male and female, while the closed Mem only male(15).
the above without getting too deep we can see the virgin birth
in the fabric of the Aleph-Bet and prophecy.
any Hebrew word ends with a Kaf, Mem, Nun, Pey or Tsade you
must use the sofit letter form at the end of the word:
Please notice and remember that with all of these letters
except the Mem, it is like a trap door opening.
bottom part of the letter simply straitens out and drops below
the writing line.
the line can symbolize the earth or sometimes below the earth
knowledge can be significant for example the Nun (seed) being
planted, sprouting, etc..
normal reciting you would want to place these letters after
their current order. For example after you learn them well,
you would incorporate them: Kaf, Chaf, (Sofit Kaf), Mem, (Sofit
Mem), Nun, (Sofit Nun), Pey, Fey, (Sofit Pey) Tsade, (Sofit
Tsade) as shown here:
you are using Mispar Katan or Mispar Gadol numbering, in which
case you would recite them all in order after the letter Tav.
Note: There are different forms of Hebrew math. The method
shown above is called Mispar Ragil that places each sofit
letter next to each one's counterpart.
In this case it would also cause the numerical values of these
letters not to change, which we will cover in the next step.
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1. Also Messiah in the Brit Hadasha (New Testament) Matthew
2. Matthew 7:28, 22:33, Mark 1:27, 11:18, John 7:16, 7:17,
3. Matthew 5:18 The Jot is the smallest Hebrew letter Yod,
and the tittle is smallest point on the Yod (some believe
this to be a tag single line from tagin in the Hebrew
4. John 5:39
5. Jesus The Christ/Messiah
6. Romans 11:25
7. How you spell Mem in Hebrew
8. John 6:51
9. Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against
us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way,
nailing it to his cross; (Colossians 2:14)
10. God's name ()
is not just made up of ONLY vowels, but EVERY Historic Hebrew
11. Note that there are as many as four styles of this font
depending on different traditions
12. Tefillin also called called phylacteries (from the Greek)
are prayer boxes containing scrolls and worn strapped to the
forehead and hand during morning prayers
13. A portion of Torah kept in a Mezuzah box and nailed to
a door post to bless those that enter.
14. Babylonian Talmud Mas. Sanhedrin 94a and 38a
15. In Sefer Yetzirah 3:6, the Mem is referenced as the womb.
In the Sefer HaBahir (1st-Century Jewish writing) we see yet
another example of why there is two mems and again it has
to do with a womb and a virgin birth (being a womb from above)
Sefer HaBahir 84-85