Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Hidden Story in the Letters of the Hebrew Alphabet

From time to time I have posted blogs showing the unique nature of the ancient Hebrew alphabet, its ancient pictographic form and the deeper meaning that is added to the scripture when we understand the original language of the Bible.  I have shown how names are important in the context of the Bible and how they relate to the broader context of the immediate story as well as to the entire Biblical narative.  See These Are the Generations: (Toldot) The Story of Our Redemption as an example (

Each letter of the Hebrew Alephbet contains a meaning and contributes to the meaning of the words that they make.  The meaning of the letters, all 22 of them, taken in order, from the Aleph to the Tav, have a story to tell.  Remember what Yeshua said to the Apostle John in Revelation:

Revelation 1:8 MKJV 8 I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Alpha and Omega are merely the Greek equivalents to the Hebrew Aleph and the Tav.  In both cases they are the first and last letters of each alphabet.  When Yeshua says that He is the Alpha and the Omega, He is using a Hebraic idiom meaning that He encompasses all of creation, all that was, and is, and is to come.  So what do the Hebrew letters tell us?  Is there a message in the Hebrew Alephbet?  Let’s find out!

Here are each Hebrew letter and It’s associated meaning:

The 1st letter is Aleph  א  Ox, bull, strength, leader, first, beginning

The 2nd letter is Beit  ב  Tent, house, household, family, into

The 3rd letter is Gimel  ג  Pride, benefit, animal

The 4th letter is Dalet  ד  Doorway, path, enter

The 5th letter is Hey  ה  Window, to reveal, behold, “the”

The 6th letter is Vav  ו  Nail, to secure, attach, “and”

The 7th letter is Zayin  ז  Weapon, to cut off, cut

The 8th letter is Het  ח  Fence, hedge, a chamber, private, separate

The 9th letter is Tet  ט  To twist, a snake, to surround

The 10th letter is Yood  י  Hand, a closed hand, to make, a deed, work

The 11th letter is Kaph  כ  Arm, open hand or palm, to cover, to allow, to open

The 12th letter is Lamed  ל  Cattle goad, staff, to teach, , prod, control, authority

The 13th letter is Mem  מ  Water, massive, chaos, ocean or sea, liquid

The 14th letter is Noon  נ  Fish, activity, life

The 15th letter is Samech  ס  To prop up, support, lift up, turn

The 16th letter is Ayin  ע  Eye, to see, know, experience

The 17th letter is Pey  פ  Mouth, to speak, open, a word

The 18th letter is zadik  צ  Fish hook, to draw, need, desire, harvest

The 19th letter is Koof  ק  Back of the head, behind, the last, the least

The 20th letter is Resh  ר  Head, a person, the highest, the greatest

The 21st letter is Shin  ש  Teeth, to destroy, to consume

And the 22nd letter is Tav  ת  A sign, a cross, to covenant, to mark or seal

So what kind of story do these letters tell?

In the Beginning, He who is the source of all creation, built a House for our Benefit.  He opened the Door and made the Way for us to enter His kingdom that we may Behold His glory in the house by Attaching ourselves to His Torah.  No Weapon formed against us shall prosper for He is our Hedge of protection Surrounding us with his presence.  His Hands have made us, He even now is holding us in the Palms of His hands.  By keeping His covenant and Teachings we have Authority to rule over the Sea of nations and all Life therein.  When He is Lifted up for all who pierced Him to See, every Mouth will be stopped as He Draws humanity unto himself, from the Least to the Greatest.  For as a Consuming fire He will destroy the wicked and deliver those whom He has Marked with His Sign!

Hallelujah!  Our God reigns!

שלום ברוך
Shalom and be blessed
Dan and Brenda Cathcart

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  1. Hi Dan and Brenda, I found your article to be very interesting. We can learn a lot just from the letters themselves. Here's a list of some articles I found to be interesting relating to some of letters (not all of them are there), including their spiritual significance:

  2. Thank you for your link. Also Pastors Mark Biltz and Art Palacek are currently engaged in a study series on the Hebrew letters on Monday nights. You can join in by watching the video recordings of these sessions for free at


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