Mysteries of Aleph

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The Hebrew alphabet is not simply a collection of abstract linguistic elements, like the English alphabet is. All Hebrew letters have names and identities, and in post-Biblical times were even rendered numerical value.

It is said that they contain the precise plan of the principles of creation. Each letter (or auth) is a crystallization of one of the aspects of manifestation of the divine word. Each letter corresponds to a number

Each letter is thus connected to the creative forces in the universe.

First there are three mother letters, or Immoth: Aleph, Mem and Shin. They form the prime trinity that came from the Divine. They represent the three dimensions of space. They act as a prism which transforms

The numerical value of Aleph is 111 (Aleph + Lamed + Peh: 1 + 30 + 80 = 111). The number 111 contains the trinity; and it is also the constant of the magic square of six. 111 = 1 + 10 +100. Symbolically this means that Aleph combines the divine, the spiritual and the physical world.

In Revelation 22:13 Jesus refers to Himself as the Aleph and Tav, the First and the Last.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

In Or Torah, Rabbi Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritch, explained first words of Torah: Bereshit Bara Elohim Et (Gen 1:1). Note that et is an untranslatable word used to indicate that “a definite direct object is next” (thus there needs to be an et before the heavens and the earth). But Dov Ber points out that et is spelled – Aleph-Tav, an abbreviation for the Aleph-Bet.

Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Since God did this before creating the heavens and the earth, the letters are considered to be the primordial building blocksof all of creation.

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi stated that if the letters were to depart even for an instant, all of creation would become absolute nothingness.

Thoughts of Alexandra Jequier after reading Aleph and posted by Paulo Coelho on his blog.

What is being described, though not named, is Kabbalah, mystical Judaism.

In the first five books of the Old Testament, layers upon layers of meaning. All the Universe, as was, as will be, time and space, contained therein.

That is why Scribes were so highly regarded. Copies had to be letter perfect, the Scribe in the right spiritual frame of mind.

I am lucky. I have the first five books in Hebrew, or at least a literal translation. Much different from King James Bible and radically different from modern Bibles.

In the first few lines we can see at least one level of meaning. As order is wrought from chaos we can see this in the structure of the writing, prose changes to verse.

Christian Theology and Gaia

Greeks has their sagas, Jews the Torah. Not originally meant to be written down, to write was to set in stone. The Sagas were retold, changed, each Prophet a re-telling of what went before.

The Bible A Biography

What was of less importance was the past, did the scared texts provide answers for the present, what did they tell of the future?

Many of the writings mystical, difficult to understand, for example Ezekiel. What were the wheels with wheels?

Wheels within wheels

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Revelation 22:13

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

In the beginning the word was made flesh. Before and after, nothing.

Beauty of Mathematics

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One Response to “Mysteries of Aleph”

  1. Keith Murray Says:

    Very cool. Seems like we have a lot in common. My name is Keith also and also have a strong interest in Hebrew and numbers. Great work.

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