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January 03, 2009

Aleph Tav - Herald of Messiah

Aleph Tav

I want to share an exciting “discovery” about the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, they are the אֵת Aleph and Tav.

They are shown here in the modern Hebrew script, but the original ancient Hebrew script reveals the big picture so I hope you'll check out the study link below.

Believe it or not, each letter in Hebrew has a unique pictographic meaning and number. The letters Aleph and Tav אֵת portray their meaning as "the strength of the covenant."

The key to understanding Aleph Tav אֵת as the strength of the covenant is to know that Almighty God gives His teaching and instruction from Heaven for living on earth in His image because He loves us and every word is important.

In my Scripture studies I've learned that. No question every word, every letter and each jot and tittle of the book of life is important.

I'd like to share the אֵת Aleph and Tav with you and explore the significance of two Hebrew letters that provide the Aleph Tav Herald of Messiah embedded in the Hebrew Bible.

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The study focuses on the Hebrew script because it is the source code of the Bible. 

Perhaps the oldest reference to the Aleph Tav "word" on record is noted by a witness whose name is John. The disciple opens his testimony with a very unusual statement:

"In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God."

If you've read the story written by John, you likely thought that he must have read a different Bible that you have. If so you're right. There's a reason, the Hebrew Bible he read contains the Aleph Tav אֵת word that has been seen in the ancient scrolls since day one when Moses, the first scribe penned the Torah. 

Yet the word Aleph Tav אֵת has been hidden in plain sight. That's because English and all other language translations don't reveal the word nor the graphic meanings behind the ancient Hebrew.

This study digs into the mystery word that I believe John points us to. It uncovers the fact that we can learn a lot if we'll just return to the Hebrew Bible which is the same Bible Jesus read every Sabbath:
And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read. Luke 4:16
Shocker... He wasn't reading Greek.

The Hebrew Aleph Tav אֵת begins its journey through the Bible in the very first verse. 

It's there front and center in the beginning, yet its not seen by millions of Bible believers. Our issue is that we use translations of the Hebrew Scriptures. Yet, it is time that the word be seen because the אֵת serves a big purpose in the Word of God as two witnesses over 7,000 times throughout the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings known as the Tanach.

Think about that and consider this about the book Jesus read:
"If you had believed Moses, you would believe Me... for he wrote of me." John 5:46 
"It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4  
"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law [Torah] or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest jot or tittle shall pass away from the Law [Torah], until all is accomplished." Matthew 5:17-18
What's the message? Every word, every jot and tittle of the Torah, Prophets and Writings is important and we are to live by them like Jesus until all is accomplished, so we need to repent and return to them.

In 1948, a discovery in Qumran revealed bits and pieces of the original pictographic Hebrew script used by Moses and the Hebrew prophets before the exile to Babylon. They are found in the Dead Sea scrolls. 

Ancient Hebrew provides a real eye opener to see the Bible as well as the depth and meaning of each Hebrew letter.

This study will show you why you should learn as much as you can about the Hebrew language.

The reason, it's the language of the Bible and the language of Almighty God.

Hebrew can help us all better understand each word in the Scriptures that have been given to us by our Creator as His Kingdom Constitution and our instruction manual for living.

Except faithful Jewish people, most of the rest of us among the nations have only seen or read translations of the Bible that are actually translations of translations. That presents a few problems because most English Bibles are translated from "Greek" including the Septuagint which was translated from "Hebrew" manuscripts well over 2,000 years ago. 

Due to this translation “babel” from Hebrew to Greek, then to English, there is much to re-learn about God's word the herald of Messiah.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Yeshua of Nazareth taught that He had not come to abolish the Law and the Prophets; rather, He had come to fulfill them (Matthew 5:17). Then, He emphasizes the eternal nature and importance of each Hebrew stroke of God’s Word: “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Torah till all be fulfilled”

Like the old saying, “lost in translation”, the Aleph Tav אֵת has been literally lost in translation, so one goal of this study is to put an end to the lost Aleph Tav as a herald, a sign, a word that's waiting to be re-discovered and heaven and earth are the first clue.

This is important because the Aleph Tav אֵת gives us a peek at the Messiah that can be “seen“ throughout the “Word” of God since the beginning. Many Bible fans may be familiar with the “Greek” letter counterparts of Aleph and Tav, they are the Alpha and Omega found in the beginning of Revelation and the end:
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8 
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." Revelation 22:13
Most of us understand these illustrate the “beginning” and the “end,” but there is much more to be seen in the "graphic" meaning of the ancient Aleph Tav אֵת  -- the first and last letters of the Hebrew "aleph-bet."

It is important to learn as much as we can about the Hebrew language if we want to better understand the voice of God and that is what this study is all about as it points to Aleph Tav Herald of Messiah from the beginning to the end of the Bible.

There is no idle word in Scripture, every jot and tittle is important, yet these two letters are never seen except in the Hebrew Bible. They have been “hidden” there too long since the beginning of heaven and earth, so it is time to hear from the two witnesses of... אֵת. 

Below is the first verse of the Hebrew Bible.
בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ
Think of the Hebrew אֵת Aleph Tav like a computer’s “source code” which is hidden and not seen. Yet, behind the scenes, the source code gives every computer its instruction and provides the user with what is needed to complete the assigned task.

Likewise, the אֵת Aleph Tav does this throughtout the Hebrew Scriptures. 

Some of them are obvious, some not so obvious. For a "code" sampling, consider the Biblical place known as Etham. It is the second named location that Moses, Israel and the sojourners with them were led to safety by the Pillar of Fire after they left Egypt's bondage.

At Etham, both Israel and the sojourners with them entered the wilderness. In Hebrew, Etham is Aleph Tav Mem אתם .

Since each Hebrew letter is a graphic sign, ultimately composing the word's meaning from the letters we can learn something about Etham: 

Aleph א = strength, Tav ת = covenant and Mem ם = rushing water.

What really happened at Etham? 

The word Ethan gives the back story: the "strength" of "covenant" as "water rushed."

That is the hidden meaning of what happened and אתם is the source code

After all, the exodus was marked by the miracle of the Red Sea water crossing. Etham is not just any word, it shows us that each letter of the Torah scribe's pen has great significance from beginning to end in the strength and covenant of God.

This study will hopefully shed a few other lights on the source “code” of the Bible, yet there's a lot more and that journey is yours to discover, I just want to help get you started.

Moses wrote of Messiah:
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:27 
Aleph Tav אֵת is a Hebrew word code that points to Messiah as "the strength of the covenant" throughout the inspired Word of God and there's something to see about that Tav but I'll leave that for you in the study.

To begin your journey with אֵת "the strength of the covenant" just download the study and share it freely it you like because the only copyright is your right to copy. Be sure to come back and visit this page from time to time since the study may be updated with new discoveries shared by others.

Please feel free to write if you have a message about the Aleph Tav אֵת that should be included as others have.

It's time to return to God's language. There's good reason:
“For at that time
I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech,
that all of them may call upon the name of the LORD
and serve him with one accord. Zephaniah 3:9 
It's time to return to His covenant, time return to see, hear and do His word and walk in the faith of the Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving Father and He has provided the way to reveal redemption and the Aleph Tav throughout the Bible.

You can accept His gift of life חַי (Chai) and consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of any sin against God or others, ask your heavenly Father for His forgiveness and accept His redemptive gift of love through Messiah Yeshua. The living Aleph Tav.

IMPORTANT UPDATES: A reader has provided a reference to the ancient Paleo Hebrew that can be viewed and studies online at Parallel Hebrew Old Testament by John Hurt.

The Aleph Tav אֵת can now be seen in a Bible publication titled The Messianic Aleph Tav Scriptures from Bill Sanford. 

This Bible edition includes many excellent commentaries on Aleph Tav אֵת. 

Mr. Sanford kindly wrote to me a few months prior to its first publication to let me know about this new Bible after viewing this study.

You may want to visit Bill's website. There are extensive video teachings and you'll find Aleph Tav alerts and interlinears that will help you explore and see the אֵת in the Hebrew Bible.

What does this all mean? 

It's time for you to repent and return to God's voice, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment. 

It means we need to know "Who is the One Called Jesus. He is the Alpha Tav.

Consider a prayer: Please, God guide me by your Spirit as to what I should hear and do.

It's time to repent and return to God's voice, return to hear and do His words and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your assignment. 

Stretch out your hand, and take from the tree of life, and live forever.

Open a Bible, read it, listen to God's voice and do Yeshua's teaching about the forever jots and tittles. 

You can learn how the things which are written in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Psalms are concerning Messiah and you can teach others to live life like Jesus, it's love in God's way:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16-17
Today is the time, open your eyes if you're dead in your own valley of dry bones.

Look up and you'll recognize Messiah from Abraham's promise passed on to Isaac and Jacob as written by Moses in the Torah. You can see Him too in the Prophets and the Writings.

Repent and walk your Emmaus Road with Messiah. Study the Scriptures He taught every Sabbath that are filled with doing life God's way in the Kingdom, and tell others about Him. Be a gatekeeper until the house is complete.



Anonymous said...

Hi. I came across your website after googling "the hidden aleph and tav scripture". Why was I googling this. Well, last night someone had sent me an email about how they were unsure about the triune nature of God, further they didn't that Jesus was ever said to be part of this triunity as it cannot be found in scripture. I tried to sleep last night, and had verses pop in my mind that speaks of Jesus as the first and last, the alpha and the omega found in Revelation. In the book of Revelation it describes Jesus being the first and last. Also the first and last is found in Isaiah. To me this in fact proves the deity of Jesus.

I had recently seen a video about the secret hidden aleph and tav found in the Hebrew scriptures. I simply blew my mind away.

So, this morning I decided to do a little study on this and googled what I was searching for, I came to your site. I have downloaded the pdf file and I am very much interested in what you have to say.

Thanks for your hard work.


Dennis said...


You might also be encouraged from my Scripture study titled “Who is The One Called Jesus?” You can view it here by copying this URL into your browser:

Please let me know. Blessing in Messiah!

Patricia Baker said...

I'm loving the study of the Hebrews and have 21 more classes. Love my teacher.

Mike Rizzio said...

I only wish I had found this amazing teaching years ago.
GOOGLE (Image Search) Covenant Awareness Banner to see why.

I hope it is not too late for humanity.

Come Lord Jesus!