The Director's Bible - 004
The Hebrew Alphabet
Vowels are the letters which are pronounced with the plain, uninterrupted voice and are considered the essential origins of Hebrew. Those who say that Hebrew has no vowels are in error. The letters aleph, hei, vav, and yud are vowels, and the names of God composed solely of these letters are considered his essential names.
יהוה pronounced something like ‘Yawah’ or ‘Yahweh’ is formed by the breath, and is considered the personal name of God. The name uses three of the four vowels. Since it is said with just the breath or wind, it is interpreted that God is spirit. (Joh 4:24) This type of interpretation is foreign to the western mind, but you will get used to it. In Hebrew, meaning is derived not just from the sound of the word, but from the meaning of each of the letters as they combine in various orders. The rabbis say that if you don’t know the meaning of a Hebrew word it can be discerned from the hieroglyphic nature of the letters from which it is formed. Though one may find various ‘dictionaries’ for the meaning of Hebrew letters, care must be taken that what the rabbis say not be taken at face value. The scriptures speak of Jesus, whom the rabbis reject. They sometimes obfuscate things or confuse them to make it difficult to see Jesus.
Hebrew sacred writing is in the square text form. Until a few hundred years ago, it was generally believed that Hebrew was the first language, from which all other languages derived. Since it became popular to undo conventional thinking by applying the more ‘advanced’ reason of secularism, much has been done in the attempt to discredit ancient conventional wisdom. As a result you will find references that say there is an older script form of Hebrew.
There are really 28 Hebrew hieroglyphic letters. There are 22 proper letters. Five of the letters have final forms, meaning that when they are found at the end of a word, the form changes. They are still the same letter, but the hieroglyphic meaning changes. There is one letter which is not used in forming words, it is unspeakable. It is found on the garments of the priest and has a meaning of which the prophets could not speak, and though we can speak of it today, we must take great care in doing so. There is one "glyph" which cannot be written, as it represents God, and no work of man can adequately represent God.
So after reading your other chapters, I think you should explain more how you figure out the Hebrew meaning. I noticed sometimes you would use the dictionary meaning other time you used the h meaning? what is the m meaning? and what is the g meaning?
Not only do the letters have meaning, but the numbers do as well. There are four ‘voices’ of God or genres of revelation. He speaks as or through prophets, priests, kings and judges. The number four, or clusters of four things will always map back to these voices, or represent these voices in some manner. Since God speaks through these four voices, they represent his full revelation of himself to man. The four vowels are the source of all language since the articulation of words begins with breath.
The common belief that the number seven represents the fullness of something is correct. It should be no surprise that the hieroglyphic alphabet has 4 x 7 letters representing the fullness of the four voices. Everything that can possibly be said is said with letters of the alphabet. Since God created all things by speaking, all creation has a source through the alphabet. It should be no surprise then, that all the letters of the alphabet speak of or are metaphors of Christ through whom all things were made.