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Romans 3
What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?
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Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God.
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John 8:6
8 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”
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Deuteronomy 9:10 The Lord delivered to me two tablets of stone written with the finger of God. and on them were all the words which the Lord had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly. 10 .

000 “laws” or rules used by scribes to prepare a kosher scroll. Special inks are used and whenever a scribe writes any of the seven Names of God. The laws of writing a Torah scroll are called soferut. There are over 4. For instance. he must say a blessing (l'shem k'dushat Hashem) and dip his quill in fresh ink.804 well-formed letters in 248 amudim (columns). the Torah must contain exactly 304. Each yeriah (sheet of parchment) must come from the hide of a kosher animal that has been specially prepared for the purposes of writing.A Torah Scribe is called a Sofer. .

064 63.723 11.294 79.892 304.530 54.790 63.368 14.847 Letters 78.Letters and Words in the Torah Words Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Total 20.805 .512 16.950 16.529 44.

109 15.032 28.805 ‫ל‬ ‫מ‬ ‫נ‬ ‫ס‬ ‫ע‬ ‫פ‬ ‫צ‬ ‫ק‬ ‫ר‬ ‫ש‬ ‫ת‬ Letters 21.Letters in the Torah Letters ‫א‬ ‫ב‬ ‫ג‬ ‫ד‬ ‫ה‬ ‫ו‬ ‫ז‬ ‫ח‬ ‫ט‬ ‫י‬ ‫כ‬ Total 27.833 11.078 14.109 7.570 25.802 31.949 .592 17.960 304.805 4.052 30.694 18.198 7.057 16.107 1.509 2.244 4.052 4.187 1.344 2.522 11.

Pen snake open hand closed hand ox-goad /to teach and instruct sea fish tent peg eye / foundation The Mouth fish hook back of head face of man tooth signature / mark Proto-Canaanite Pictographs + .Aleph Beth / Bet Gimel / Gimmel Dalet Heh Vav Zayin Chet Tet Yod / Yud Kaph (a curve) Lamed Mem / Mehm Nun Samekh Ayin / Eye-in Peh Tzaddi Qoph Resh Shin Tav Bull / Ox house camel door window nail / hook sword the fence enclosing.

Pen snake open hand closed hand sea fish tent peg eye / foundation The Mouth fish hook back of head face of man tooth signature / mark Proto-Canaanite Pictographs ox-goad /to teach and instruct + .Aleph Beth / Bet Gimel / Gimmel Dalet Heh Vav Zayin Chet Tet Yod / Yud Kaph (a curve) Lamed Mem / Mehm Nun Samekh Ayin / Eye-in Peh Tzaddi Qoph Resh Shin Tav Bull / Ox house camel door window nail / hook sword the fence enclosing.

The Phoenician Script The Phoenician alphabet developed from the protoCanaanite alphabet. . which was created sometime between the 18th and 17th centuries BC.

. Slay utterly old and young. through the midst of Jerusalem. Ezekiel 9.. and set a TAV + mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. and begin at my sanctuary. both maids.TAV And the LORD said unto him.4f . Go through the midst of the city. and little children.. and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark [Tav] .

the Aleph.The First Letter of the Hebrew Aleph Bet is the Silent Letter. This letter is composed of two other Letter Aleph letters. . the vav and the yod.

The Yod is the symbol of a open cupped hand! The Torah pointer is a Yad a hand used to point to the Torah. Letter Aleph .

Vav the symbol of a peg or nail is a picture of Man Since Vav represents the number six. . Man works for six days of the work week o 3. There are six millennia before the coming of the Messianic Kingdom. Man was created on the sixth day 2. it has long been associated as the number of man in the Jewish tradition: 1.

This letter is composed of two other letters. the vav and the yod. the Aleph. Letter Aleph .The First Letter of the Hebrew Aleph Bet is the Silent Letter.

rv.Aleph and the Divine Names There are a number of divine Names that begin with the letter Aleph. including the following: Elohim Eloha M‹¹†¾L½‚ μDŸL´‚ Ehyeh asher ehyeh Adonai hy<h]a.a} hy<h]a. ‹´’¾…¼‚ M´LŸ” ‘Ÿ…´‚ Adon Olam .

a} hy<h]a. indicating the One Letter Aleph and only God who is the Master of the universe. Note. . This is also demonstrated in Exodus 3:14-15. (I AM THAT I AM) to Moses. This is the same number as the sacred Name YHVH. however.The Gematria of the Parts of Aleph The basic gematria for Aleph is one. rv. also indicating a link between the Aleph and God Himself. where the LORD reveals His Name hy<h]a. that the gematria for the parts of the letter Aleph add up to 26 (Yod+Yod+Vav).

Vav is diagonal since it is humbled in the face of God’s mystery and His revelation. or hook. peg. far and near. (ein sof . whose meaning is “nail. The two Yods also indicate the paradox of experiencing God as both hidden and close. The Vav.In Rabbinic literature. whereas the lower Yod represents the revelation of YHVH to mankind. the upper Yod (meaning an open hand) represents the hidden aspect of YHVH.“without end”).” shows connectedness between the two realms. since Adam was created on the sixth day. Vav is also thought to represent humanity. .

And since Yeshua is the Aleph and the Tav. Aleph represents Yeshua the Mashiach as our Intercessor and Kohen Gadol. . The two Yods represent outstretched arms or hands reaching both to mankind and to God. his His humility.Aleph is a picture of Messiah’s Intercession From a Messianic point of view. the letter represents His divinity. The diagnonal Vav (Nail) represents the sacrifice of Yeshua on our behalf.

took upon himself the form of a servant... the First and the Last. connected by the humility of the body.” (Phil 2:9-11). in Revelation 22:13 Jesus refers to Himself as the Aleph and Tav.Aleph is a picture of the God-Man As One who is composed of both the upper realm of heaven and the lower realm of the earth.. Aleph is a picture of the GodMan unity that is Yeshua HaMashiach.as a man. Moreover. being in the form of God. “Who.... and thereby told us directly that the Hebrew Alphabet would provide revelation about Him: .

the Beginning and the End.ALEPH I am also the Last. the First and the Last. and My reward is with Me. And Israel.Moreover. to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega. in Revelation 22:13 Jesus refers to Himself as the Aleph and Tav. the First and the Last. I am the First. My called: I am He. O Jacob. I am coming quickly.” ISAIAH 48:12 “Listen to Me. TAV . and thereby told us directly that the Hebrew Alphabet would provide revelation about Him: 12 “And behold.

to give to every one according to his work.” :‘Ÿš¼‰μ‚´†¸‡ ‘Ÿ[‚¹š´† •ŸNμ†¸‡ [‚¾š´† ‡´Uμ†¸‡ •¶L´‚´† ‹¹’¼‚ . the Beginning and the End. and thereby told us directly that the Hebrew Alphabet would provide revelation about Him: 12 “And behold.Moreover. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega. the First and the Last. I am coming quickly. and My reward is with Me. the First and the Last. in Revelation 22:13 Jesus refers to Himself as the Aleph and Tav.

And My right hand has stretched out the heavens. I am also the Last. O Jacob. 13Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth. 48:12 “Listen to Me.When I call to them. I am the First. Isaiah 48:12 .They stand up together. And Israel.This is a direct reference to Isaiah 41:4. My called: I am He. 44:6.

so there are three Persons to the Godhead. . and Pey=80). yet God is absolutely One. but Aleph is One (echad). Lamed=30. or hashilush hakadosh.Aleph is a picture of Oneness in Unity Aleph also is a picture of three-in-one. Just as there are three parts to Aleph. The gematria of the word Aleph is 111 (Aleph=1.

Aleph explained that since he was silent. In the story. he had nothing to say.and to be honored as the letter of the first word of the Ten Commandments: År.There is a midrash (fable) that asks why Aleph was not selected to be the first letter of the Torah. But the LORD honored Aleph’s humilty and declared him to be the first of all the letters -.a} òyh.all. all of the letters come before the LORD giving reasons why they should be the first letter . When the LORD asked why.me òytiaxe/h rv.l¿aÔ hw:hyÒ ykinœa. .a. that is. except for the letter Aleph.

År.B.h. taewÒ µyIm'V.a.tae µyhil¿aÔ ar.År.h' . taewÒ µyIm'V.h' tae µyhil¿aÔ ar.a.h. tyviare ] .B. tyviareB] 1 .

h.År. tyviareB] 1 The enlarged tet in tov (Ex. In dispute.h' tae µyhil¿aÔ ar. tyviare ] .a. 2:2) refers to the infant Moses 'When she (Yochaved) saw that he was a goodly child. taewÒ µyIm'V..h.År.' leading commentators to remark that Moses was even then perceived as special with a more than natural 'goodness' and Rabbi Meir said that Tov was Moses' real hebrew name. taewÒ µyIm'V..tae µyhil¿aÔ ar.a. .h' .B.B.

and the womb. creation.In Rabbinic literature. beginning. Bet represents otherness. paradox. a dwelling place. duality. ALEPH sits silently behind while the BET IS THE LETTER DOING THE CREATING! ALEPH BET Aleph Bet has a FATHER SON RELATIONSHIP ba FATHER .

which points to the Son of the Father(Aleph) as creator.The word for “create” the word for son is arb rb (bar). a rb (bar Aleph). (bara). .

Belly of the Torah An oversized Vav marks the “center” of the entire Torah (Leviticus 11:42): 1. The [B'r]a'Al[' Jle/h lkowÒ ÷ jG:Al[' Jle/h lKo Appropriately enough. meaning “belly.” / . the word in which this Vav occurs is gachon.

that is. However.e.” . broken. the laws concerning the scribal arts of writing Sefrei Torah) requires that all Hebrew letters be well-formed . there is a strange exception to these rules regarding the Vav that appears in the word “shalom” Numbers 25:12: Behold.The Broken Vav Soferut (i. no letters can touch other letters and no letters can be malformed. I am giving to him my covenant of peace.. or otherwise illegible.

From a Messianic point of view. On account of Phineas’ act. What is the significance of this broken Vav? The story in Numbers chapter 25 is about Phineas (the grandson of Aaron the priest) and his zeal to remove evil from Israel by driving a spear through a man who was fornicating with a Moabite woman. . we can see that Phineas is a type of Yeshua.1. since it is written that “he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the people of Israel” (Numbers 25:13). God stopped the plague and Israel was delivered from destruction.

1.another picture of the Messiah Yeshua and His ultimate deliverance for us. the broken Vav represents a man that is broken. Recall the Vav also represents a nail or a peg. What is the significance of this broken Vav? On a “sod” level we can further think of this broken Vav as picture of the brokenness of the Messiah for our ultimate deliverance. In this particular pasuk (verse). the man has been broken for the sake of a covenant of peace that brought atonement to Israel . since Vav represents the number of Man. How so? Well. .

It is not Jehovah or Yaweh! Jewish text substitute HaShem or Adonai. Christian bibles make the distinction with the word in all capital letters. It is derived from the phrase ‚Ÿƒ´‹¸‡ †´‹´†¸‡ †¶Ÿ†μ† Haho-veh V’Ha-Yah V’YaVo. . God’s Personal name is not pronounced.Yod Hay Vav Hay is God’s Personal Name. LORD.

jIhsou`" IESVS .

.The Gospel in the Hebrew Names of our ancestors. from Adam to Noah.

the son of God. 38 the son of Enosh. the son of Lamech. the son of Jared. . the son of Adam. the son of Enoch. the son of Heli. the son of Seth. being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph.Luke 3:23 Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age. …… the son of Noah. the son of Cainan. 24 the son of Matthat. 37 the son of Methuselah. the son of Mahalalel.

Adam Adam's name means "man. ." As the first Man. that seems straightforward enough.

"For God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel.Seth Adam's son was named Seth. which means "appointed. whom Cain slew." Eve said." .

grief. used of a wound. which means "mortal. woe." or "miserable. or wickedness. to be incurable. sickness. ." It is from the root anash. It was in the days of Enosh that men began to defile the name of the Living God.Enosh Seth's son was called Enosh." "frail.

" ." or "wandering nomad. which can mean "sorrow.Kenan "Cainan" Enosh's son was named Kenan.

one of the many names of God. ." Often Hebrew names include El. which means "the Blessed God.Mahalalel Kenan's son was Mahalalel.

" (Some authorities also tie this to the "Sons of God" corrupting the daughters of men. meaning "shall come down. resulting in the Nephilim of Genesis 6.Jared Mahalalel's son was named Jared.) . from a verb yaradh.

dealt with the Second Coming of the Messiah. the earliest recorded prophecy was by Enoch. amazingly enough.Enoch Jared's son was Enoch. In fact. and which." He was the first of four generations of preachers. which means "teaching. (It is quoted in the Book of Jude in the New Testament): .

the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints… .Jude 1:14-15 "And Enoch also. the seventh from Adam. Behold. saying. prophesied of these.

The year that Methuselah died.Methuselah Enoch was the father of Methuselah. . and was told that as long as his son was alive. the flood would be withheld. Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah. Thus His name means “His death shall bring!” Apparently. Enoch received the prophecy of the Great Flood. the great flood came.

") That's how Methuselah can be the oldest man in the Bible. never died. "raptured. he was translated.Enoch. yet he died "before" his father! . (If you'll excuse the expression. of course.

. (While a similar root can mean "strength.Lamech Methuselah's son was named Lamech." This same root also seems to lie behind our English word lamentation." this name is linked. through traditional Jewish sources. with the Lamech in Cain's line. which means "despairing. who inadvertently killed his son TubalCain in a hunting incident.

of course.Noah Lamech. is the father of Noah. which means "comfort." .

Rest.His death shall bring Lamech – Despairing Noah .Adam – Man Seth – Appointed Enosh – Mortal Kenan – Sorrow Mahalalel .Shall come down Enoch – Teaching Methuselah . . or comfort.The Blessed God Jared . His death shall bring (the) despairing rest. the Blessed God shall come down teaching. Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow.

Their Messiah .