If you are like me, you are anxious to get on with this treasure hunt. Today we will wrap up our dig by looking at the first pictures or pictographs of the Hebrew letters, the Hebrew letters today, and their meanings.
First let’s see the pictographs:
Here you have a taste of not only the letters but their definitions. As I’ve studied different resources over time, I’ve created my own Definition Sheet for the letters. I continue to add to this sheet as Holy Spirit shows me more. Here it is as it stands today:
Aleph 1= God – Echad – Unity, Unique (no other like it) Means: Ox head—Strength or Leader, Most Important, First – The Strength and Power of the leader
Bet or Vet 2 = Divide or Division Means: House/Family; God’s word, God’s dwelling place (Temple)
Gimmel 3= Divine perfection Means: Camel, Generous Rich man, To Lift up, to Give, to Benefit, to Toil
Dallet 4 = Earth or creation. Picture: Doorway. Means: Door, Gate, Impoverished man, to come from indicates a pathway, a place of decision, or an entrance to life or death.
Hey 5 = Grace. Picture: (this is the pictograph–a man holding up his arms in amazement.) Means: Revelation – 5 is the number of Torah, Behold, Give Attention – (at the end of a word: comes from letter before)
Vav 6 = Man. Picture: Nail or Hook. Means: to Secure, Pin together, Connect -Yeshua
Zayin 7 = completeness, Perfection, Fullness. Means: Sword of the Spirit, Dagger, Weapon or Seed
Chet 8 = New Beginnings. Means: Fence, Gate, Tent wall to Separate, Protect, Cut off. Torah
Tet 9 = Judgment. Picture: a snake in a basket. Means: Choice, Basket, Snake, Surround or Twist
Yod 10 = The outcome, the completion of something. Means: Hand, Right Arm, Power – Right hand of God’s power, a Deed Done, to Work, to Cover, Allow, Hollow, Open Hand, also refers to the Holy Spirit as it always hangs in the air overseeing
Kaf 20 = Anointing of the hand on the head, Redemption. Means: To Bend Down, Surrender, Palm of the Hand, Wing – Good works with our hand in Yeshua
Lamed 30 = Blood of Messiah, Dedication to a task. Means: Staff, Goad or Stick, to Teach or Instruct, Authority, to Control, Urge Forward, a Tongue
Mem 40= Trial, Testing, Tribulation. Means Womb, Water from the womb, Cleansing water, flowing water that brings life, Mighty, Massive Chaos, Humility, taking the low place, hidden relationship with God, Cleansing water, flowing water that brings life.
A closed Mem (always appears at the end of a word) 600 = Means: Hidden Truth
Nun 50 = Restoration, Holy Spirit, Jubilee. Means: Life or Action
Final Nun (appears at the end of a word) 700
Samekh 60 = Pride, Conceit, Earthly. Picture: A Tree propped up by a piece of wood. Means: To Lean Upon, a Prop or Aid, Hold, Assist or Support – the heart of God
Ayin 70= Completion of time. Means: Eye, to See, Understand, Experience, or to be Seen, Window of the soul-good or bad (made of a Zayin and Yod—Word and Spirit)
Pey or Fey 80 = New Governmental Order. Means: Mouth, to Speak, Open or Beginning.
Tzade 90 = Humility. Picture-Fishhook. Means: Righteousness, to pull toward, Desire, Trouble, Harvest
Qof 100 = Election of God’s chosen ones, set apart as holy. Means: Holiness, Consecrated, Divide, sun on horizon, Back of the Head, to Follow, Make a Complete Circle, End of a Cycle, Final, Behind, Dome
Final Pey 800
Resh 200 = Insufficiency, Poverty. Picture: Head Means: Head, Chief, Beginning, Highest, Most Important, a Person, Human Reasoning vs. Obedience. (When we allow human reasoning to be our master, our head, poverty of the Spirit results.)
Shin 300 = Victory of good over evil, Holy Spirit. Picture: Teeth, Fire. Means: Teeth, Fire, the Fire of God to consume all His enemies, Devour, Destroy, Something Sharp.
Tav 400 = the Outcome of Trial and Testing. Picture: A Rough Cross. Means: Cross, Covenant, Seal, Mark, a Sign, Ownership, Finished or Complete.
And here are what is called SOFIT LETTERS: (Some letter shapes change when they appear as the last letter of a word). Here is a picture of all of them:
Now, if you are up for it, let’s look up a word. I am going to pull one from my files complete with pictures. We are going to look at the word WAIT — Keep in mind, there are more than one Strong’s numbered definitions for this word, so I had to look it up in connection to the scripture I see it in.
That particular morning when I went to Abba and asked Him what He wanted me to see, He led me to Habakkuk 2:2-3
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.” NKJV
The word that stood out like a road sign was, “WAIT.”
I knew He wanted me to dig into it and discover the treasure. Here is what I found.
I prayerfully searched out the definition and the letter meanings. I submitted my findings to the Holy Spirit and listened for Him to lead me on how to put it together. Here is what I wrote in my notebook and then went on to illustrate it.
This is our final lesson on finding treasure in Hebrew. I hope you have discovered, as I have, that the letters that were chosen to write a word–in most cases–define the word. While men have claimed that the Bible was written by men without any divine influence, the odds of that being true are beyond comprehension. The Bible is God’s word and from beginning to end. Though there were 40 writers, His truth is woven through every word and it never changes. There is no other language like it and I hope you will use these tools to discover rich treasure in His Word.