PHB: zayin - Bride family טמםס

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All of the members of the Bride Family are formed with a kof כ as the Son of God, and a zayin ז as the Bride of Christ. Since there is already a family for the kof כ, I have named this grouping after the bride. Observe two things: where the Son and bride are connected, and the shape of the corners.

Mem מ The Father

The mem מ is formed by connecting a kof כ and a zayin ז at the top. It is a symbol that the Father arranged a marriage for the Son and chose his bride. [1] [s 1] [q 1] [a 1] This was done in heaven before the foundation of the earth. [s 2] This is the promise of God, and the focus is on the promise and the Father. [s 3]

Mem מ means water as does the word mee מי, and the Father is represented as the 'waters above the firmament' (to the right of the yod). [s 4] [2]

Mem מ or מם also means blemish. The bride, that the Father chose for the Son, was blemished, and it grieved him that it was so. [s 5] [v 1]

Tet ט a marriage

The tet ט connects the kof כ to the zayin ז at the bottom, signifying that the marriage was consummated on earth, with the focus on the marriage and the Son. [s 6] [q 2] [a 2]

"Tet" טת means fasting. [v 2] [q 3] [a 3] Christ took his bride on earth, but then left her when he died. [s 7] The fast was broken in his resurrection. His revelation was completed in the spontaneous praise of his people ת. [q 4] [a 4]

Final Mem ם and Samech ס

Both the final mem ם and the samech ס connect the kof כ and the zayin ז at the top and bottom. They both signify that the promise was fulfilled, with the focus on the fulfillment.

The final mem ם uses square corners signifying that the promise was fulfilled in the flesh. The samech ס uses rounded corners signifying that the promise was fulfilled in the spirit.

The final mem ם also means water as does the word eem ים which is the 'water below' being to the left of the yod י. It's focus is on the Son, also known as the Word. [v 3]

Samech סמח means support. When the marriage is consummated, the bride becomes the help-meet, the support, of the man. [v 4]

מט slipping

The gate mowt מט means to be moved or slip. By formation it is --from מ the marriage ט. You get the sense of someone falling away from the marriage. [v 5]

The opposite tam טמ means to narrow or stop. It is used of closing your ears, or your lips. The reversal is in a movement away vs. the stopping of that movement. [v 6]


  1. In an arranged marriage, the bride is a gift to the son. What is the first reference to this?
  2. Discuss the meanings of laqach ךקח found in Strong's <03947, 03948>
  3. If eating is a metaphor for learning, then fasting is a symbol of the absence of learning. What happens if you don't break your fast?
  4. Why do we eat bread in remembrance of the fast [his death]?


  1. Consider the story of how Abraham chose a bride for Isaac.
  2. Since holiness is expressed as separateness, the Father is the most Holy since he cannot be seen nor heard.


  1. Ge 24:4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
  2. Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
  3. Heb 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
  4. Ge 1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so.
  5. Ge 6:6 ¶ And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
  6. Mt 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
  7. Joh 7:34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find [me]: and where I am, [thither] ye cannot come.


  1. mem מ or מם - water, blemish, m. the Father, the promise of the Father
  2. tet ט or טת - fasting, f. marriage ט
  3. final mem ם - water below, f. creation finished by the Son ם, his people ים, the Son
  4. samech ס or סמח - support, f. The will of God fully completed ס by the Son ם
  5. mowt מט - slip, move, f. from מ the marriage ט.
  6. tam טמ - stop, narrow.


  1. Ge 2:18 ¶ And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.>
  2. Marriage also means doctrine or teaching
  3. You die spiritually. Lu 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. It is not the memory of the cross that gives life, but living according to his word IS life.
  4. It is breaking the fast in a symbol of his resurrection as we 'remember' and prepare to learn.