revealed to man, in ב
|Number of the name||6|
|Meaning of the name:||house, daughter|
|Secret number||206 -> 8|
- Revelation to the living. (The horizontal vav distinguishes between those who are alive and those who are dead. Letters which descend below the line indicate death.
- Ge 1:1 ¶ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
- The first letter of the first word is bet. It is the beginning of the revelation to man.
The bet ב is a resh ר (revelation) that meets the lower horizontal bar of the square letter template at a right angle. The right angle means that the revelation was heard. In the dalet ד the right angle in the upper right corner meant that the word was spoken. The difference between the 'word' and the revelation' is the difference between the Torah and the Messiah. The Torah was the spoken word of God and the Messiah was the living Word of God.
The bet is the Messiah received by men. As a prefix to a word it is translated 'in'. This is where “In the beginning “ comes from. “In” is a good translation of the hieroglyphic meaning; it is God's desire to dwell “in” men (Ro 8:9). We receive Christ “in” us (Col 1:27) when we first believe. The revelation of God dwells “in” men”.
The way that Jewish children learn the letter is that it looks like a door to a house. The name of the letter, “bet” is the word for house. Bethlehem means “house of bread”. The door to the house is where you come in. Jesus says “I stand at the door and knock.” (Re 3:20). John didn't need a special revelation to write this. He could determine it from the hieroglyphic meaning of the letter “bet”.