until now you have been gleaning some understanding a
little here and a little there(1).
However now it has become time to start on some more solid
food, and understand some spiritual parallels. Also, now that
you know most of the basics, you are ready to start exercising
what you have learned and come to some spiritual understanding.
Do you remember I explained how that every letter is a word?
What this knowledge does, is helps you to understand more
about the usage of God's word.
There are meanings, lots of different meanings. Without the
Spirit of God, there would be a maze of possibilities without
ever arriving to the truth(2).
witness this happening in the first century in the Brit Hadasha
as well as many other even more ancient Jewish writings. Knowing
that in ancient Hebrew writing the vowels themselves were
not yet invented or introduced, you can witness the rabbi's
during a debated discussion simply answer say not
(this word), but this(3).
In most cases, this would stop the debate. Since the vowels
were not yet written, each Hebrew word could have multiple
normally could be a choice of as many as four or five different
vocal pronunciations for each Hebrew root word, which would
lend to slightly different conclusions as to what was meant
when the verse was written.
people would find it hard to think in that many directions
at once, but they seemed to pull it off so well. It seems
that the rabbis that were more open minded, would reap the
benefits of wisdom and deeper Godly understanding.
cover this topic and the vast meanings of the Hebrew letters
in my Understanding Hebrew book, in the Aleph-Bet
Meaning section, but there is still SO MUCH more!
Let God teach you His wisdom!
will share one example that has to do with what we are learning
in this section, combined with another section that you will
learn later (the construction of the letters).
TESTIMONY ABOUT THE LAMED
years ago I was tutoring a Jehovah's Witness woman in Hebrew.
She was learning so fast, it was impressive and truly amazing.
She was reciting so well, but with only one glitch. Each time
she would recite, she would skip over the Lamed!
had taught her many spiritual revelations, one of which was
the make up and construction of the Lamed. The Lamed is made
of a Kaf and a Vav. This pictures a man standing on a wing
(or palm of a hand(4)
and being lifted to Heaven. The Lamed is the only letter that
rises above the writing line and teaches an allegory of rising
to the heavenly.
day I was able to help her. I asked her Who
is the Lamed?
She answered after thinking for a minute:Jesus.
I said very good! Now, don't forget the Lamed!
For almost a year after she still said taking a breath before
reciting: I will not forget the Lamed.
was my word for her, but one day it brought me a revelation.
It just came to me one day. Let me first tell you that I thought
that I would never in my lifetime ever use Psalm 110:1 with
a Jewish unbeliever! Some Christians might feel smart using
it because 2000 years ago messiah quoted it in Luke 20:42
to some Jewish scribes. However, the point here is that they
are now ready and waiting for the question and they have had
2000 years to think about it. In fact, they might even think
something like: That's all you got after 2000 years, nothing
I had just got a revelation that morning and later that evening
went to a function and somehow, kind of accidentally
found myself sitting next to a retired rabbi. We talked for
hours and really had a good time. However I found myself having
to reveal my new understanding, which did make him think (and
I know after that night will never be the same for either
one point it just fit into the conversation. I asked what
about Psalm 110?
He quickly answered, oh, that is a missionary verse!
I said yes, I know, but did you ever notice that here in Psalm
110 that Adoni uses Lamed as a prefix? (La-adoni) He answered,
yes, so, 'to' the Lord...and very common. I got
to share that while the prefix may be common, the use of it
with Adoni was not so common being only 14 times in the entire
Tanakh. And then I got to ask him and
who is the Lamed?
now for you:
We know that Lamed is a prefix meaning to, but
there is also a picture in the construction of the letter
Lamed itself. This is because rabbis in many places teach
that The letter Vav is a Man. They also teach that the letter
Kaf is a hand (or in ancient a wing). Rabbis also teach that
anything that goes above the Hebrew writing line, goes to
Heaven. The Lamed is made up of a Kaf (wing) with a Vav (man)
standing on it! The Lamed is the only letter that goes above
the Hebrew writing line.
the Lamed itself is a Hebrew word that means teach and teacher,
it is pictured and taught as many things. However the very
construction and makup of the letter is pictures a man being
lifted to heaven.
In the verse:
Psalm of David. Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my
right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool"
(Psalms 110:1 [ASV])
Psalms 110:1 [Aleppo Codex]:
here that in Hebrew the word is not just the regular
word for Lord Adoni (),
it uses the prefix
attached to the word Lord/Adoni ().
So what we see if we look at it pictorially is a man that
has been lifted to heaven, here called "Lord" or
now understood with the lamed prefix as:
saith unto my risen Lord, Sit thou at my right
hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool".
is in heaven right now, waiting until his enemies are made
do you think this is? Who fits this picture?
you learn more about how Hebrew is written, you will see that
this is all much more then mere coincidence.
Hebrew is written within a Hebrew root system, using prefixes
JOHN 1:1 AND GENESIS 1:1
example if you were reading a Hebrew Bible you would start
in Genesis 1:1 and see the word Beginning (
ra-sheeth) with a Hebrew letter Bet attached to the word.
now makes it In Beginning (
ba-ra-sheeth), because Bet is a prefix meaning In
we end up with the understanding IN the beginning.
This can make more sense then you know, since the prefix Bet
can also mean In, With and By.
John taught this in John 1:1-2. IN
the beginning was the word, The word was WITH
God all things were created BY
You will also notice that John was teaching Genesis 1:1 when
you see that Genesis 1:1 has what scholars call an UN-translatable
that shown above for "created" that there are two
Hebrew words? 
is created and 
is an untranslatable word because it is not a word.
is the FIRST LETTER and the LAST LETTER of the Aleph-Bet!
In other words the entire Aleph-Bet (or the WORD(5)
that John was teaching).
in learning prefixes, we learn that the heavens and the earth
were both created by the word. Notice that the Hebrew letter
Vav is also a prefix meaning And.
So now you can see and Aleph-Tav 
also created the earth
can take on and expand into different meanings, when used
of the 22 letters of the Aleph-Bet exactly half (11) letters
can be used as prefixes, taking on or adding more meanings
to these letters and words.
this step you will learn these letters. I have added some
flashcards to the Flashcard Kit as with the other steps, but
unlike the other steps this one will start making you much
more aware of some spiritual meanings.
METHODS FOR LEARNING THE PREFIXES
I found it easy myself in the beginning to recite the Aleph-Bet
and quickly and simply identify whether or not the letter
could be used as a prefix.
would simply count as I recited the aleph-bet and as long
as I got to 11 at the end, I knew I probably did not forget
2. Later, I would try to name them when I stopped at a Yes.
My thoughts that helped me to remember some of them.
can come up with your own ways to remember.
I added a pocket size chart of the prefixes to the Flashcard
Learn these well and come right back for the next step.
that there are a few other prefixes and more understanding
to come later on suffixes. In a nutshell for now learn these
suffixes / word endings:
is masculine plural,
is feminine plural and
is feminine singular.
References (click the
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1. Isaiah 28:10 references the Aleph-Bet and
this type of learning when he reminds them how they were taught
as children here a little and there a little
2. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge
of the truth. (II Timothy 3:7)
3. In relation to a Bible verse that was quoted in support,
but not yet understood to be the answer when thinking of the
conventional interpretation. Change the word, change the meaning
4. Wing in ancient proto-semitic and hand in Hebrew fonts
5. Messiah said that he was the first letter and the last
letter of the Aleph-Bet
6. John 1:1-2 "IN the beginning was the word, The
word was WITH God all things were created BY him.
7. In my Fathers house are many mansions; if it were
not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place
for you. (John 14:2 [ASV])
8. John 14:23 "...and we will come unto him, and make
our abode with him"