The Hebrew language reveals the hidden God of the Bible through the concrete world around us. This single thought allows us to realize how East
(concrete) meets West (abstract) to reveal God. The original Hebrew language originates with Sumaria and the Pheonecian pictographs. From this seed
of concrete agriculturally based linguistics, we see the seed of the Western abstract thought reveal God. Rather than explain this to you, allow me
to use the language itself. Ancient Hebrew starts with the 22 letters of the alphebet, or Aleph-Bet. From these root letters the language then
morphs into two and three letter roots. These roots then branch out into other world like a tree, with each letter representing the root.
The pictograph for aleph represents the Ox. This is the strength of work and the strength of the leader of the house. This represents the chief
leader of the house. God is where the Bible starts, but Bet is the letter first used in the Bible.
This letter represents the house or tent. A tent is a temporary dwelling place. It can be seen as the tent of the nomad or the human body. The body
is the vehicle that is used to sense the wilderness of nature. The wilderness is a temporary home where work is accomplished and learning takes
The pictograph is of the foot. This is movement for the purpose of gathering. Gimel represents a group gathering at the water hole. In John 3,
Jesus describes how a person is born again. He gives two ways. We are born into the water. This is baptism into the material world. We can also be
born into the spirit. In Ancient Hebrew, water is the same as blood. Blood is where humans gather (watering hole) to live and work. Rest and
rejuvenation comes from experiencing a drink. Learning comes from drinking in wisdom.
The pictograph for Dalet is of a door. This is the opening to the tent. We can see this in the human body as the openings of the tent. A tent, if
you remember, is a temporary dwelling to survive the wilderness. Remember that doors move back and forth and they also divide one area of the tent
from the next. In ancient times, the tent door was used to gain access to the inside and outside. It is also the place that the father sat to watch
over the flock and family at the same time.
The letter Hey was used in the Bible when Abram became Abraham. The letter was added to his name and to his wife's name sari. When Abram was asked
to sacrifice what mattered to him most (Issac / Self), he willingly followed God, even if it meant killing his son. God stopped him and provided a
replacement sacrifice. Jesus is that replacement for us. In the end, Abraham received a new name for his faith and was able to keep his son. The
pictograph for Hey is of a man holding his hands out to God in faith.
Vav is the picture of the tent peg. God's name is YHWH. This is Yod Hey Vav Hey. A Yod is a hand. God's name means, "Behold the hand, Behold the
nail (Peg)." LINK
Zayin is the pictograph of the plow. This represents the work of pulling the plow by the Ox. Since the spirit of God resides in us, his work is to
plow our soul in the soil of this life. Jesus says, "You must be born again." The wheel turns as the ox pulls the cart, as Buddha says. The plow
cuts the soil so the crop can be harvested. In the case of humans, we are planted in the garden of Genesis.
Hhet is the pictograph of the wall of the tent. In ancient times, the tent was divided between the husband and wife and the family. This keeps each
hidden from each other. This can also be seen as the veil of the temple. The body is the temple of God's spirit and the veil keeps the soul from
remembering and seeing the spirit directly. This is so we live by faith and not fact. The sons live in faith that the parents are on the other side
of the wall.
Tet represents the basket. This is a basket that can be filled and holds the contents of what is harvested. The basket can represent the body of man
or the mind of man as he learns from God in the wilderness. The harvest is knowledge form the example of nature. God reveals himself in nature and
man is filled with this knowledge. Confucius said "I hear and I forget. I see and I learn. I do and I understand."
Yud is the hand. This is one of the letters in the name of God (YHWH). The hand does the work as the feet move the body.
This is the pictograph of the open hand or palm. This represent a bending of the will by guidance.
Lamed is the shepherd's crook. When this is combined with the Aleph (Ox) we get El-God
. God is
the ox (strength of the family) leading by the shepherd's staff. Father is the word that derives from Ox and the tent opening. The strength of the
father watches over the tent opening to guard the family inside.
Mem represents waves of water. The water is the blood of man. Water comprises most of the basis for life on earth. Water also represents the
cleansing force of God. This also represents the sea of life and the storms of life. The ocean is more than what we see. We see the surface and
waves only. The ocean of life is more than what is seen at the surface of the water we are baptized into.
Nun is a pictograph of the seed of life. This is the sprout that germinates and grows to unfold to its essence. DNA is the essence of all life. All
life is derived from this seed of information. Information can be saved or lost depending on how it germinates with the soil around it.
Samech is to pierce or the sharp edge of a sword. This pictograph is used to represent the consuming fire of the flaming sword of God in Genesis 3.
God cuts our pride away.
This is the eye. Seeing and watching for knowledge and wisdom.
The mouth to speak. Communication.
This is the trail or path we take in life by the leading of the spirit. Either to destruction or salvation.
The revolution of a circle. Zero as equity and -1 +1 as revolving around infinity. God and evil as the light is divided form the darkness.
The head of man.
Teeth. Sharp. Hard. To press. Anger, as in gnashing of teeth.
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