The Aleph: א
Aleph = 1st letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, a silent letter often transliterated with ‘ (apostrophe)
Aleph Word Picture: In paleo, the Aleph was represented by an ox – it was symbolic of strength, power, and the leader or head. It represents the husband, or strong man of the house, and as such is a shadow picture of our Messiah – our husband and the source of our strength!
Psalm 18:2 – “The LORD is my rock and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”
Gematria/Numerical Value: א = 1 or 1,000
*1 = Echad אחד unity, first, primacy, the beginning
א as a prefix = “I will” – example found in the name Adam, אדם I will (א) blood you (דם = blood), which actually became a prophetic declaration of what would take place.
Other Torah Tidbits:
- There is an undersized letter א in Leviticus 1:1 – “Yahweh called Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting saying.” Called = Vayikra ויקרא
- Revelation 1:8 – “I am the Alpha & Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
*The Greek phrase “Alpha & Omega” are the rendering of the Hebrew Aleph & Tav, the ‘Et את seen throughout the Scriptures in the Hebrew – Yahshua was identifying himself in the Torah!
Practice Words with the letter א:
God אלהים ‘Elohim
Fire אש ‘Esh
Man איש ‘Iysh
Abraham אברהם ‘Abraham