Hebrew alphabet letters point to the Messiah (2022)

Each Hebrew letter is a sign pointing to the Messiah. The Hebrew word for a letter of the Hebrew alphabet is the same as the Hebrew word for a miraculous sign from God.

Transcript of “The Hebrew alphabet – Signs” (Session 4)

The Old Testament was written in the Hebrew script. Hebrew was the language of the Jewish people before Jesus and at the time of Jesus. I can prove that through the Bible.

In the book of Acts we read about the Apostle Paul. A riot started around him in Jerusalem, and he was arrested by Roman soldiers. Paul spoke to the commander of the Roman force in Greek. Greek was the everyday language of that part of the world, and had been from the time of Alexander the Great. About 300 years before Jesus, Alexander the Great conquered all the known world, and brought in Greek culture and the Greek language. Which is the reason why we have the New Testament delivered to us in Greek.

Back to the book of Acts. Paul asked the commander for permission to speak to the Jewish crowd. Paul spoke to the Jewish crowd "in Hebrew". The Greek word in the New Testament is "Evraidi", which can only be translated as "Hebrew". Hebrew was the language of the Jews ... not Aramaic.

What happened to the language of Hebrew from then until now?

About 20 years after the events of Acts chapter 21, the Jewish people staged a revolt against the Romans. And the Romans put the revolt down and destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem.

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About 60 years after that date, the Jewish people staged a second revolt against the Romans, and this time they were crushed. The remnant – those who survived – were thrust out of the land and scattered all over the known world.

Wherever they went, they settled in the lands, and they learned the language, and Hebrew became simply a liturgical language for religious purposes. It remained that way for 1,700 or 1,800 years.

But in the late 1800’s, Jews in Eastern Europe started to move back to the land of Israel ... to what had been re-named Palestine. Among their number was a man Eliezer ben Yehuda, who became a leader of the movement behind the revival of the Hebrew language as a language of the Jewish people in the land of Israel.

Hebrew moved from having been a sacred, liturgical language to an everyday language and today it is spoken by more than 6 million people in Israel. It is the only example in history of a sacred language becoming a national language. It is a miracle, and I see the hand of God in it.

Here on the screen is a chart of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet (see Hebrew alphabet) . Hebrew is read from right to left.

The first letter is an Alef, and the last letter is a Tav. In English, we would say “from A to Z”, in Greek they would say “from Alpha to Omega”, but in Hebrew they would say “from Alef to Tav”.

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Note that Hebrew has no lower case letters. They don’t have capital letters and then smaller letters as we do in English. All letters are capitals.

Also, all letters are consonants. There are no vowel letters in the Hebrew language.

About 500 years after Jesus, Jewish scribes – the Masoretic scribes – in the city of Tiberius in the Galilee, came together to decide on a system of vowel pointing, so that the pronunciation of words could be preserved for liturgical purposes. What are called “nikud” or “nikudot” (plural) – vowel points – were developed. They indicate vowel sounds and alternative pronunciation of certain letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

Here on the screen is an example from a page of the Torah. If you were to buy a modern Hebrew reader, this is what it would look like. It is the sort of reading they do in the synagogues. They would read from scrolls or from books with this type of nikudot pointing. But the dot points were not in the original text. They were not in the Dead Sea Scrolls, which can be firmly dated to about 100 years before Jesus. They were not in the original scrolls. Also, they are not in modern Hebrew books or newspapers. But they are useful to us, so that we know what is the accurate pronunciation of those words.

Now look at this line of Hebrew letters (see Hebrew alphabet). It is interesting, when you look, that a couple of letters, at least, stand out. Because they are “outside the norm”.

The first I would note is the Yud. It is the smallest letter – the tenth letter – we might say it is suspended in the air. It doesn’t touch the lower line, and it doesn’t reach above it. It is a tiny letter.

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The twelfth letter in this line is a Lamed. It is the only letter that reaches above the line, reaching up we might say.

There are 22 Hebrew letters. That is an interesting number because there are:

  • 66 books in the Bible. 66 is 3 times 22.
  • Isaiah is probably the most important of the Old Testament prophets. The book of Isaiah is divided into 66 chapters – 3 times 22.
  • The last book of the Bible – the book of Revelation – is divided into 22 chapters
  • Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It has 176 verses, which is 8 times 22. And there is a simple reason for that, because Psalm 119 is an acrostic ... every eight verses starts with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The first eight verses, the first word of each verse starts with an Alef. The next eight verses, the first word of each verse starts with a Bet. And so on ...

Here are the names of the 22 Hebrew letters (right to left).

  1. Alef
  2. Bet
  3. Gimel
  4. Dalet
  5. Heh
  6. Vav
  7. Zayin
  8. Chet
  9. Tet
  10. Yud
  11. Kaf
  12. Lamed
  13. Mem
  14. Nun
  15. Samech
  16. Ayin
  17. Peh
  18. Tzadi
  19. Kuf
  20. Resh
  21. Shin
  22. Tav

Now there is another feature of the Hebrew alphabet. Five of the letters have a “final form” (see 5 final forms). In other words, when the letter appears at the end of a word, the shape of the letter changes.

On the screen, you will see that the shape of the letter Kaf changes when it is at the end of a word. The same goes for Mem, Nun, Peh and Tzadi. Which means that we have 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, but in 27 different forms.

Two final points.

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The first is that the Hebrew word for a letter of the alphabet is an “ot”, spelled Alef, Vav, Tav. This is interesting because it is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and then Vav in between those two letters. That is the spelling of the word “ot”.

“Ot” (in Hebrew) means a sign, or a mark, or a symbol. But, it also means a “signal from God” – a miraculous sign or event.

We first find the word in the first chapter of Genesis, where we are told that God placed the sun, moon and stars in the heavens as “signs”.

In Genesis chapter 9, after the flood, we are told that God placed the rainbow in the sky as a “sign” – an “ot” – of the promise ... the covenant that He made that He would never again destroy the earth by flood.

We find this in several other places in the Old Testament. One, significantly, would be in Exodus chapter 31, where God told the Jewish people, under the Law of Moses that He had instituted, that the Sabbath was to be a “sign” for Israel.

So it is interesting to me that the word for a “miraculous sign” from God, is an “ot”, and the word for a letter of the Hebrew alphabet is an “ot”. And it is because each letter of the Hebrew alphabet is a sign from God, pointing to the Messiah – pointing to Jesus.

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And the last thing I would say, in this seminar session, is that, if you look at the line of Hebrew letters, including the final forms, all 27 forms, and we take the first letter – an Alef. The middle letter would be Mem. And then the last letter of the alphabet would be Tav. Alef, Mem, Tav. It spells “emet” in Hebrew, which means “truth”.

And Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6)

FAQs

What do the dots mean under Hebrew letters? ›

In Hebrew orthography, niqqud or nikud (Hebrew: נִקּוּד‎, Modern: nīqqūd, Tiberian: nīqqūḏ, "dotting, pointing" or Hebrew: נְקֻדּוֹת‎, Modern: nəqudōt, Tiberian: nequdōṯ, "dots") is a system of diacritical signs used to represent vowels or distinguish between alternative pronunciations of letters of the Hebrew alphabet ...

Why does Psalm 119 use the Hebrew alphabet? ›

There is a tradition that King David used this psalm to teach his young son Solomon the alphabet—but not just the alphabet for writing letters: the alphabet of the spiritual life. The psalm comprises an entire Kathisma (division of the Psalter) in Orthodox liturgical practice.

What are the two dots under a letter in Hebrew? ›

Below: Two vertical dots underneath the letter (called sh'va) make the vowel very short. Note 1: The symbol "ס" represents whatever Hebrew letter is used. Note 2: The letter "ש" is used since it can only be represented by that letter.

What does the letter 5 mean in Hebrew? ›

Significance of He

In gematria, Hei symbolizes the number five, and when used at the beginning of Hebrew years, it means 5000 (i.e. התשנ״ד in numbers would be the date 5754).

What do 3 dots above a letter mean? ›

The ellipsis ... (/ɪˈlɪpsɪs/, also known informally as dot dot dot) is a series of dots that indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning.

What does a upside down S with a dot mean? ›

Ṣ (minuscule: ṣ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from an S with the addition of a dot below the letter. Its uses include: In the Alvarez/Hale orthography of the Tohono Oʼodham language to represent retroflex [ʂ] (Akimel O'odham and Saxton/Saxton use <sh> instead)

What is the purpose of the letter to the Hebrews? ›

Paul wrote the Epistle to the Hebrews to encourage Jewish members of the Church to maintain their faith in Jesus Christ and not to return to their former ways (see Hebrews 10:32–38).

Why is Psalm 119 so special? ›

The longest Psalm in the Bible is Psalm 119. It is 176 verses in length because of its poetic structure as an acrostic of every letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The length is appropriate for this Psalm's theme of devotion to God and His Word. It is also the longest chapter in the Bible.

Why does Hebrew omit vowels? ›

Why are vowels usually not written in Hebrew? TL;DR: Because it takes too long. Basic background: Hebrew is an abjad , albeit an “impure” one. This means that most vowels in Hebrew are marked with diacritics called niqqud .

What is the double dot on the i called? ›

Often mistakenly called an umlaut, a diaeresis (pronounced “die heiresses”; it's from the Greek for “divide,” and is devilishly hard to spell) consists of two dots carefully centered over the second vowel in such words as “naïve” and “reëlection.” An umlaut is a German thing that alters the pronunciation of a vowel ( ...

What is 2 dots over a letter called? ›

The Letter Ä With Two Dots Is an Umlaut. If you've ever wondered what those two dots above an “ä” are about, they're generally called umlauts.

What does two dots mean in Hebrew? ›

If you see two vertical dots underneath the first letter of the Hebrew word, then the vowel is a vocal shva and makes an EH sound. There's nothing more to it. However, if you find the two vertical dots under any other letter in the word, these two vertical dots act as a silent shva or STOP SIGN.

What does number 7 mean in Hebrew? ›

In Hebrew, the number "seven" has the same consonants as the word for completeness or wholeness. Tim: In Genesis 1, seven develops two key symbolic associations. One of them is that one through seven all together is a symbol of completeness.

What does 9 mean spiritually? ›

According to numerology, the 9 angel number is a divine reminder that everything in your life is progressing according to the plans of your guardian angels. It's a sign that you'll soon be able to embark upon a new journey in your life with the support of your spiritual guides.

What does the letter 6 mean in Hebrew? ›

Vav in gematria represents the number six, and when used at the beginning of Hebrew years, it means 6000 (i.e. ותשנד in numbers would be the date 6754.)

What do 3 black dots mean? ›

“Mi Vida Loca”

The three dots tattoo represents “Mi Vida Loca,” which translates to “my crazy life.” It often means the struggles of the underprivileged and the minorities. It's a way of saying, “my life is crazy, but I'm thankful for it,” or “life may be crazy, but I'm still here.”

What are the 3 stacked dots called? ›

An ellipsis (three dots) vertically aligned. It is sometimes used to communicate the continuation of a list vertically as opposed to horizontally.

What do 3 horizontal dots mean? ›

In writing. Of course, in general use, three horizontal dots is known as an ellipsis and is primarily used to represent “the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues” (dictionary.com).

What is this symbol S? ›

The grapheme Š, š (S with caron) is used in various contexts representing the sh sound like in the word show, usually denoting the voiceless postalveolar fricative /ʃ/ or similar voiceless retroflex fricative /ʂ/.

What does the ß symbol mean? ›

ß does not exist everywhere that German is spoken—the Swiss dropped it years ago. But its purpose is to help readers figure out pronunciation: A ß signals that the preceding vowel is pronounced long, instead of short, and that you should make an “ss,” not “z,” sound. It's also written to signify “ss” after a diphthong.

What does a backwards S symbolize? ›

Reversed S is very often used in languages using the Latin alphabet as a substitute for S, to simulate a young child's handwriting.

What was the main purpose of the letter? ›

The main purposes of letters were to send information, news and greetings. For some, letters were a way to practice critical reading, self-expressive writing, polemical writing and also exchange ideas with like-minded others. For some people, letters were seen as a written performance.

What is the purpose of a letter to God? ›

objectives. To make them understand the importance of faith. To make them believe that faith can move mountains. To develop such a faith in them to develop confidence in them.

What is the purpose of the letters in the Bible? ›

It was the intent of the writer of the letters that they be read aloud in the churches, because the messages contain extensive interpretations of the gospel, solutions to local problems in the churches, and advice about how the Christians were to live.

Why is Psalm 151 not in the Bible? ›

Psalm 151 is a short psalm found in most copies of the Septuagint (LAX), but not in the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Bible. The title given to this psalm in the Septuagint indicates that it is supernumerary, as no number is affixed to it. The psalm is ascribed to David.

What does Beth mean in Psalm 119? ›

Beth ב: Purity of life and meditation on God's word. Each line of this second section of Psalm 119 begins with the Hebrew letter Beth, which also means “a house.” Some have suggested that this section tells us how to make our heart a home for the word of God.

What is the shortest Bible verse? ›

"Jesus wept" (Koinē Greek: ἐδάκρυσεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, romanized: edákrusen ho Iēsoûs, pronounced [ɛˈdakrysɛn (h)o i. eˈsus]) is a phrase famous for being the shortest verse in the King James Version of the Bible, as well as many other versions.

Is Hebrew the only language that goes right to left? ›

Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi and other ancient languages have a common denominator: they are languages written from right to left. It is said that right-to-left scripts can be indicative of how ancient the language is because of the medium of writing that was used to carve these languages in stone.

Is Hebrew a dying language? ›

Hebrew is the only Canaanite language still spoken today, and serves as the only truly successful example of a dead language that has been revived.
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What was the first language Jesus spoke? ›

Most religious scholars and historians agree with Pope Francis that the historical Jesus principally spoke a Galilean dialect of Aramaic.

What is a Ü called? ›

U-umlaut. A glyph, U with umlaut, appears in the German alphabet. It represents the umlauted form of u, which results in [yː] when long and [ʏ] when short. The letter is collated together with U, or as UE. In languages that have adopted German names or spellings, such as Swedish, the letter also occurs.

What does Y with 2 dots above it mean? ›

Letter. ÿ (upper case Ÿ) The letter y with a diaeresis, usually used in old or handwritten texts as a ligature for Dutch or Afrikaans ij: lÿs = lijs, lijst (list), and also in rare French names as variant of ï, like Pierre Louÿs or L'Haÿ-les-Roses, indicating that the ÿ is to be pronounced separately.

What does an O with two dots over it mean? ›

Ö, or ö, is a character that represents either a letter from several extended Latin alphabets, or the letter "o" modified with an umlaut or diaeresis. In many languages, the letter "ö", or the "o" modified with an umlaut, is used to denote the close- or open-mid front rounded vowels [ø] ( listen) or [œ] ( listen).

What is the little mark above a letter called? ›

Diacritics, often loosely called `accents', are the various little dots and squiggles which, in many languages, are written above, below or on top of certain letters of the alphabet to indicate something about their pronunciation.

How do you pronounce the letter ï? ›

The letter “ï” is very uncommon in the English language, although it can be found in many other European language like French, etc. An example of a word using the double-dot I is — naïve . It is pronounced as /naɪˈiv/ . Hence, we can conclude that ï is pronounced as /ɪˈi/ .

What are the dots above i and j called? ›

So why is there a dot above the lowercase i and j? This diacritical mark is also called a tittle and it exists to help the reader easily distinguish them from other letterforms.

What do the dots and lines mean in Hebrew? ›

Given that the Hebrew alphabet is primarily made up of consonants alone, vowel sounds are indicated with dots and lines below, above and next to the letters. Note that these markings will change (as will the pronunciation) as a word is given prefixes or a suffix, or is inflected to a certain parsing.

What does the letter N mean in Hebrew? ›

The Modern Hebrew name is nun, a Hebrew word meaning to "continue," "offspring" and "heir." This two-letter word is the original name for the letter. The phonetic sound for this letter is "n," as it is in all other languages.

Is Biblical Hebrew the same as Modern Hebrew? ›

A question I often get asked is the difference between Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew. First, we must know that whether biblical or modern, we are talking about the same language. They are not different or separate languages.

IS 777 in the Bible? ›

According to the Bible, Lamech, the father of Noah lived for 777 years. Some of the known religious connections to 777 are noted in the sections below.

How do you write 666 in Hebrew? ›

Using gematria, Neron Caesar transliterated from Greek into Hebrew short-form spelling, נרון קסר, produces the number 666. The Latin spelling of "Nero Caesar" transliterated into Ktiv haser Hebrew, נרו קסר, produces the number 616.

What does 777 mean? ›

According to Berry, seeing 7, 77, and 777 is your guardian angel's way of telling you to stay strong and to continue moving forward on your journey — even through changes and obstacles. "The path ahead can become challenging, but the message is to keep a positive outlook in order to overcome anything," Berry says.

What do 9 9 9 mean? ›

Also, this number has a close connection with the Universe and its energy. 999 also represents change, transformation, renewed spirits, rejuvenation, and a new life. So if you're feeling like you're at a crossroads in your life, don't be afraid to take that first step forward into the unknown. What is this? Report Ad.

What does 7 symbolize? ›

The number 7 is often considered lucky, and it has a definite mystique, perhaps because it is a prime number—that is, it cannot be obtained by multiplying two smaller numbers together.

Why is the number 9 so powerful? ›

As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.

What is the meaning of 8? ›

8 Numerology Meaning

According to numerology, the 8 meaning pertains to the importance of self-love and belief in your own ability. You may have experienced a period of doubt or difficulty in your life, but through it all, your angels are urging you to remember your capability and confidence.

What is the number 4 mean? ›

Number 4 Symbolism. In terms of symbolism, the number 4 is associated with self-expression, self-fulfillment, maturity, and stability of mind. Just like nature's four seasons, your life too has a deeper feeling of meaning and purpose which changes over time.

What do dots over letters mean? ›

A diaeresis is a mark placed over a vowel to indicate that the vowel is pronounced in a separate syllable—as in 'naïve' or 'Brontë'. Most of the English-speaking world finds the diaeresis inessential.

What does the two dots above the name mean? ›

Properly speaking, only German and Hungarian words have these two dots over a vowel to indicate a change in sound (as in doppelgänger and über), but loosely, people sometimes refer to its twin, the dieresis (as in naïve) as an umlaut. The word is German and means "change of sound," from um, "about," and laut, "sound."

What does 2 dots over the letter A mean? ›

The Letter Ä With Two Dots Is an Umlaut. If you've ever wondered what those two dots above an “ä” are about, they're generally called umlauts. Particularly common in German, they're used to modify the suggested pronunciation of the letter a.

What are the 2 stacked dots called? ›

What Is a Semicolon? The semicolon is the colon's quirkier sibling. While the colon is simply two dots stacked : the semicolon is a dot hovering over a comma ; The semicolon does jobs that are also done by other punctuation marks, but puts its own spin on the task.

What is this symbol א? ›

The symbol ℵ0 (aleph-null) is standard for the cardinal number of ℕ (sets of this cardinality are called denumerable), and ℵ (aleph) is sometimes used for that of the set of real numbers.

What is the dot over the i and j called? ›

So why is there a dot above the lowercase i and j? This diacritical mark is also called a tittle and it exists to help the reader easily distinguish them from other letterforms.

What is the Ü symbol called? ›

The letter u with a diaeresis above itself. The letter u with an umlaut above itself.

What is the circle above a letter called? ›

The questioner asked about the "one circle over a vowel". It's called a ring (bet that surprised you) and it isn't actually considered a diacritic, but part of the letter itself, which is considered different from the letter it appears over, usually an A or U (Å å Ů ů).

What are the dots on Ö called? ›

Etymology. From Swedish Ö and/or its origin, German Ö, in which the umlaut (two dots) were originally a lowercase e, first placed to the side and later on top of o/O to signify fronting of the vowel via Germanic umlaut.

What are a ø Ü called? ›

When we're discussing German umlauts, you'll find there are three in use within the alphabet including Ä, Ö, and Ü. Rather than implying an accent or emphasis, German umlauts are independent characters with variations that represent both long and short sounds.

What is the letter ø called? ›

The letter o with umlaut (ö) appears in the German alphabet. It represents the umlauted form of o, resulting in [œ] or [ø]. The letter is often collated together with o in the German alphabet, but there are exceptions which collate it like oe or OE.

What does the 3 with two dots on top and bottom mean? ›

Two dots means you should use a medium heat setting and three dots indicates a high heat setting, usually for cotton or linen fabric. Lines are important, too. Lines coming from the bottom of the iron icon means that you can steam the garment. Lines crossed out below the iron means the garment can't be steamed.

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