September 15, 2009

Lesson 3: Hebrew Alef & Tav


During our first two Hebrew lessons, we learned about the first and last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the Alef and the Tav. Yeshua is the Alef and the Tav, the beginning and the end, according to the text of Revelation 22:13.

According to the apostle John, Yeshua was in the beginning. Let's read John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim (God), and the Word was Elohim. He was with Elohim in the beginning.

Where can we find Yeshua in the book of Genesis? Where in the Old Testament is he mentioned as the Alef and Tav? This is the exciting because this is the one of the most important reason why we must learn Hebrew!

Let us take a look at Genesis 1:1:
In the beginning, Elohim (God) created the heavens and the earth.

Let us now take a look in Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew from the interlinear Bible. There are 7 Hebrew words in Genesis 1:1. You don't have to know the full Hebrew alphabet. The 1rst line is the Hebrew, the 2nd line is the transliteration (pronounciation of the Hebrew), the 3rd is English. All you have to do is find the Alef and Tav! Can you see the Alef and the Tav? (Remember to read Hebrew in reverse from the right to left.)

בראשית ברא אלהים את השמימ ואת הארץ
the earth. and the Heavens --- God created In the beginning

If you are unable to read the Hebrew above go to this link: (This interlinear Bible link is read as normal, from left to right.)

In the beginning, God(Elohim) created the heavens and the earth. That's right, it is the fourth word in the color purple! Now you know where the Alef and the Tav is mentioned in Genesis! You would never have been able to find it if your Bible says "the Alpha and Omega" which is Greek alphabet. Alpha is first letter of the Greek alphabet and Omega the last letter. Nor would you have been able to understand it if your Bible reads "the A and the Z"!!! With the Hebrew letters את, we understand how John 1:1 and Revelation 22:13 makes more sense!

(Alef Tav) is the fourth word of the first Genesis verse. Why the fourth word? Because Yeshua was from the tribe of Judah, who was the fourth son of Jacob! And also because Yeshua was THE SIGN given to us some 4,000 years after the creation. The number 4 is THE SIGN of Yeshua because Elohim created the sun, moon and stars as SIGNS on the 4th day! (Genesis 1:14-19) The amazing thing about the word את is that there is no translation for it. According to the ancient Hebrew sages, the purpose of את is to serve as a sign!

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Adonai(Lord) Himself will give you a sign:
Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son,
and she will call His name Immanuel. (Elohim with us)

Yeshua is also called the "WORD." Why is that? Because את represents the Hebrew alphabet: the entire range of sound vibrations. Before Elohim could create the universe, He had to speak it first! Sound is power. Notice את is before 2 words: heavens and earth. Yeshua, the את, the fourth letter in Genesis 1:1 comes before the fifth and seventh words, the heavens and the earth. Therefore, Yeshua was there before the universe was created.

1 Peter 1:20
He was foreknown before the creation (foundation) of the world, but on the other hand, he was revealed in these last days for your sake.

Sound vibrations from Elohim is what created the universe. Scientists are just beginning to discover this. Elohim always spoke first before he created everything. Notice each part of creation:
Genesis 1:3 Then Elohim SAID, "Let there be light"; and there was light..... and it was so.
Genesis 1:6 Then Elohim SAID, "Let there be .... water." .... and it was so.
Genesis 1:9 Then Elohim SAID, "Let the ... dry land appear"; and it was so.
Genesis 1:11 Then Elohim SAID, "Let the land produce vegetation" ... And it was so.
Genesis 1:15 Then Elohim SAID, "Let there be lights in the sky" ... And it was so.
Genesis 1:20 And before Elohim created the fishes and birds, He also spoke first!
Genesis 1:24 And before Elohim created the earth animals, He also spoke first!
Genesis 1:26-30 Then Elohim SAID, "Let us make man in our image"... and it was so.

WOW!  Adonai is awesome!!! He planned all of this from the beginning! Praise Him! Rejoice in Him! Halleluyah!

In review, we learned about the letter א Alef and ת Tav, the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, is the foundation for all the sounds that created the universe. Elohim (God) spoke and it was. We also learned that את is the Word of Elohim, Yeshua the Messiah, the sign given to us from Elohim. He was there in the beginning when the universe was created and He will return at the completion of the ages! He is את, the beginning and the end, the first and the last! Halleluyah!

The Word became flesh and lived among us. We have seen His glory, the kind of glory that the Father shares with his unique Son, full of kindness and truth. ~John 1:14

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