The Word Revealed in the Hebrew Script
(K'tav Ivri and Succos)

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Words Have Life
The testimony of Genesis 1 and John 1 is that words become life when those words are uttered by the voice of God. When God was on Sinai, the people not only heard the sound of God, they saw His voice.
Sound Can be Seen. And all the Nation saw the voices and the flames, and the sound of the Shofar, and the mountain smoking, and the nation was afraid, and they trembled, and they stood far away. (Exodus 20: 18)
The Jews have also believed that the alphabet is sacred. Since it is the visible sound of God, I believe that it must testify something about God. So I examined this alphabet after I heard that the last letter was shaped like a cross and the first letter was an animal with horns.

When I researched the Hebrew alphabet, I did not see a cross in any of the letters, but I learned that each letter has a meaning. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew language and about 5 styles of writing these letters. Each letter has a specific numeric value. Since Hebrew is read from right to left, the alphabet is presented in that order.

  1. K'tav Ashuri (Assyrian Script). This is the square script currently used to write the sacred text.
    » STA"M (Sifrei, Torah, Tefillin, and Mezuzos). This is special style of Ashuri with crowns above some letters that is actually used to write the sacred text in the Mezuzah, Torah and Tefillin.
    The evidence is that the Assyrian square script was adopted in the days of Ezra after the Babylonian captivity around 590 BC. It was only at the directive of the Talmud, which was written after 600 AD, that this was designated as the chosen script for biblical writings.
    Other modern styles are related to the Ashuri square script.
    » K'tav Rashi. Rabbinic commentary on a text may be written in this script.
    » Printed Book. Most printed books use this script that is basically a style of the Ashuri.
    Book Print
    » Cursive. This is the common script. It is a recent innovation which has existed for about 200 years.
    In all scripts except Ivri, five letters have a special letter (a final form) that replaces them when they are used at the end of a word. We have colored these letters (Kaf, Mem, Nun, Pe, Tzadi).
  2. K'tav Ivri (Ancient Hebrew Script). This is the style of writing that existed during the time of Moses. It does not resemble the current style, but the letters had the design features for which I was searching.
  3. Other Related Scripts.
    » Phoenician Script. This script may be the root of Hebrew, Aramaic, Samaritan, Arabic, Greek and Latin.
    » Aramaic Script. Ivri is similar to the Aramaic script that was prevalent in the region.
    » Samaritan Script. This script was used by the northern tribes who returned from captivity.
    » Neo-Punic. This language was spoken in Carthage and parts of North Africa as late as the fourth century AD. Three letters have two different forms (Tet, Samekh and Tau).

The Plan of Salvation in the Ivri Script.
Although the letters of all scripts seem to have the same meaning, numerical value and order, we will look specifically at the IVRI script which was in use at the time of Moses and the first sanctuary. These letters visually and in meaning prophesy about the Plan of Salvation so some important religious significance has been lost in the picture meaning of the letters given by Babylon.
The letters appear to be grouped in four sets which catalogue Jesus Christ's journey from heaven to earth for the purpose of executing the Plan of Salvation and fulfilling the covenant with Adam and Eve and Abraham.
Note Psalm 119. This Psalm is grouped in alphabetical order. Individually, only some seem to reflect the meaning of the letters. However, the groups of letters tell the story of a righteous man who loves the law of God and is afflicted.
Giraffe Noah. Apparently, this is the same plan that was followed by Noah as he preached to a perishing world.
Sanctuary The Feast of Tabernacles (Succos). The alphabet tells the story of the Bull who left heaven on the feast of Tabernacles to tabernacle with humans while He completed all the works of salvation. The explanation we give below presents Christ as going to the temple as built by Moses to be offered as the sacrifice.

The Mark Of God.
The high priest is consecrated by anointing with the special anointing oil made by Moses (Exodus 30: 22-33).
According to Jewish tradition a small amount of the oil is poured on the one being consecrated and applied on the forehead between his eyes by a finger drawing the form of a particular shape. This tradition proves that the Ivri script was in use from Moses to David because the Ashuri script does not have these shapes.

The Messiah is the "anointed one". When He was baptized in the Jordan at the beginning of His ministry He was also baptized by the Holy Spirit. However, He also closed His ministry with another baptism and anointing.
The Self-Sacrificing Anointed One. He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. (Matthew 27: 42)
However, Jesus could not come down from the cross if He was the Priest-King of Israel. He must receive the mark of God - the cross and the crown. Those who receive the mark of God will be loyal and will obey God to the bitter end.
Courage. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. (Matthew 10: 38-39)
Self-Sacrificing. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Matthew 16: 24)

If you take up your cross, you will be worthy and you will wear the crown as a child of God.
Royalty. And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5: 10)
Children Of God. And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. (Revelation 14: 1)
Receiving the mark of God belongs to those who are obedient, but it is so much more than just believing in God and keeping the Sabbath. The priest were concerned about keeping the Sabbath while they orchestrated the crucifixion (John 19: 31). The devils also believe and tremble (James 2: 19).
Those who are worthy of receiving the mark will lay down their lives for the honor of God.
Is there a name of God that includes these two letters?

The Letters In The Sanctuary.
Het: Fence (Fence Around the Sanctuary Complex)
Het: Fence Bet: Tent, House (Sanctuary Tent) Outer Court
Mem: Water
Aleph: Ox
Nun: Fish (Sinners)
Zayin: Weapon, Cut off (Knife)
Tzadi: Fish Hook (Hooks)
Lamed: Teach, cattle goad (Prod)
Gimel: Lift up (Lift offering)
Het: Fence

Dalet: Door

Het: Fence
Bet: Tent, House Most Holy Place
He: Window
Window into heaven
Pe: Mouth
Altar of Incense
Shin: Teeth, Consume
Table of Shewbread

Holy Place

Ayin: Eye

Dalet: Door
Bet: Tent
Het: Fence
Kof: Back of head, circuit The people make a circuit around the temple.
Christ as the alpha and the Tau
Some symbols are seen in the actions of the high priest. Tet: Snake, twist Yud: Closed hand Kaf: Open hand Resh: Head Samech: Support Jesus Christ Tau: Sign, covenant
Tau: Sign, covenant The Tau was seen on the last day of the sacrifices when the perfect sacrifice came.

The Alpha And The Omega
Alef Alpha Hebrew Period (Abraham to Yeshua) Tau The End Omega
At the time of Christ, the Romans were in power but they had absorbed the Greek culture, language and religion. Many of the people, including the Jews, spoke Greek and wrote documents like the New Testament in Greek. So when Jesus gave the vision to John why did He use the "alpha and Omega" and not the "Aleph and Tau" as the letters to symbolize His role as "the beginning and the end", especially when the Tau is so rich with meaning?

The Final Form Of The Word At The End Of Time
Although the Jews have settled on the Ashuri script as being the official one, yet for two symbolic and practical reasons I must believe that the Hebrew/Aramaic script is the holy script used at Sinai and they changed to Ashuri after the Babylonian captivity. First, God would never let them take something taught by His arch enemies Babylon and Assyria, especially since the script is sacred. He did not want them to be corrupted by their false gods, religion or culture. The purpose of exile is to remember YHVH, not fall in love with false gods or the ways of the Gentiles.
Second, the fact that this was the common script used by Moses is proof for me.
The Jews get around this fact by concluding that the Ashuri script was given on Mount Sinai, but because they sinned God changed to the Hebrew script. Part of their reasoning is based on oral legends about events at Sinai that makes sense with the Ashuri script and not the K'tav Ivri.
Submissive Form (The Suffering Messiah)   Resurrected Form (The Conquering Messiah)
Rejected in His Human Form Samech Samech Cross
2000 Years Accepted in His Final Form Final Mem
Lifted Up on the Cross Above The People Jesus is Preached to the World
Ivri Kaf Ashuri Kaf Ivri Mem Ashuri Mem Ivri Nun Ashuri Nun Ivri Pe Ashuri Pe Ivri Tzadi Ashuri Tzadi Witness to Gentiles Final Kaf Final Mem Final Nun Final Pe Final Tzadi
Open hand Water Fish Mouth Fish hook Prop Open hand Water Fish Mouth Fish hook End of Word
Wave Serpent Dragon No Fish WaveArk Fish Fish Fish
Israel Rejected the Prince Rapture   Kingdom Restored to Israel Rapture
Revealed Prophecy Sealed Prophecy
There are two legends associated with these letters. I am going to assume that the legends are correct.

The Feast of Tabernacles
This prophecy was about God coming to tabernacle with men to bring peace. During this seven day feast, 70 bulls were sacrificed. Starting with thirteen bulls, each day one less bull was sacrificed until only seven remained on the seventh day. Now that I know the meaning of the symbols, the practice called Gematria (adding the numerical value of the letters) shows more insight into the meaning of the sacrifices of this feast. They predict the last seven days of His life.

Rembering that a beast is the symbol of a power or nation, and if the nations on the first seven days represents the time before the Second Coming and the eighth day represents the nations after He comes, then this is the possible meaning.

98 Nations: Tabernacles In The Time Of Ezekiel. We teach that Ezekiel's temple is a description of the interaction between Christ as the High priest in the heavenly sanctuary and His imperfect church on earth. If He gave the offerings for tabernacles at the crucifixion, then we will have a change in Ezekiel to represent that we have moved forward in time since the first day of the offering.
Passover. ... he shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering. ... during the seven days he shall provide as a burnt offering seven bulls and seven rams ... and a male goat daily for a sin offering.
Tabernacles. In the seventh month on the fifteenth day of the month, at the feast he shall provide like this, seven days for the sin offering, the burnt offering, the grain offering and the oil.
(Ezekiel 45: 12-13)
Ezekiel represents the burnt offering of 98 lambs as 49 bulls and 49 rams. There are still seven goats in this time because the seven headed beast is still alive.
Who are these 98 nations? They are the people who make petitions to the High Priest. After the crucifixion Jesus combined the two groups of Israel and Gentiles into one group. So they are probably the 70 nations, 24 elders and 4 living creatures who come before the throne with prayers (Revelation 5: 8, 11). But it is probably the sacrifice for the seven churches during this period. Each church has one lamb for each of the 14 tribes.

Special Words And Numbers.
Can we gain additional information for important concepts by looking purely at the meaning of the letters used?

The Word Of God.
... For You have magnified your word above all your name. (Psalm 138: 2)
This is not a coincidence. It is no accident that Jesus is called "The Word of God". If I gave you five words to identify a famous story it would be very easy to do. Some of you would even identify the story with one or two words.

Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2: 15 Time: 70 minutes
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This was given to me by the Holy Spirit. All I knew was Aleph and Tau, and that Aleph means ox and Tau is shaped like a cross.
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