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One of the most important archeological finds concerning the Bible was the collection of manuscripts known as the Dead Sea scrolls. Though not all the manuscripts are texts from the Bible, those manuscripts have demonstrated that the Bible we received though the ages by way of scribal copies, have remained virtually unchanged even though many letter appear to be the same. Observe how similar these five letters appear. The process to produce a copy of scripture was so rigorous that precise rules for forming each letter were enforced through a quality inspection.
  
 
=Yod י=
 
=Yod י=
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The yod is the smallest letter. Imagine that a blank page represents God in all his perfection. God is! There is no introduction to God. He just is.<ref> The same is true of Genesis 1:1 </ref>  If we touch the page and draw on it, it no longer represents God. If we put our hand to it, in God's estimation, we pollute it. <ref>[[Ex 20:25]] And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.</ref>
  
=Vav ן=
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Now consider the blank page as representing God ''before'' he decided to create. Where can God create the universe? There is no container for God. He is too big. <ref>[[1Ki 8:27]] ... behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee;...</ref> The page that we hold up must be imagined to be infinitely wide and infinitely tall. Where can God create? There is no place which God does not fill already.
  
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The yod repesents the first thought of creation. It contains everything that God wished to accomplish. The yod not only contains all the physical elements of time, chance and matter, but it also contains the revelation of the personality and character of God, as well as the potential for every thought that has been thought or spoken.
  
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When God first started to create, he had to open a void within himself; a place to put things. There was no place else to do it. He made room for us within himself. This is represented by a yod on the page. Everything else that was created was created in and from this void.
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This first thing that springs forth from the yod is the alphabet. When formed, each letter starts by first drawing a yod. Then from the alphabet, words are formed; and using the words, God commanded all else to spring into existence. <ref> The phrase "God said..." is used ten times during creation. see [[Ten sayings of creation]]</ref>
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=Vav ו=
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The vav ו is a yod י with the lower portion extended downward to the baseline of the Square Letter Template. When used as a prefix it is translated ''and''. It is a metaphor for the first words that God spoke into the void created by the yod: "Let there be light" <ref>[[Ge 1:3]] ¶ And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.</ref>
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The vav, representing this declaration, distinguishes between the Darkness and the Light, but it also joins them the same way the word ''and'' does in English. Some say that the vav 'clarifies' things; distinguishing between two things that are associated as one. <ref>Darkness represents the love/grace of God, and light represents his holiness. They are two aspects of the one God. Notice that Darkness was not created. If darkness represent evil as so many have taught, then God dwelt in evil before he created the light. This is an indefensible position. God covers sinners with love/grace and does not destroy them. They live in a condition requiring grace. They live in darkness. God commands them to be holy, sin no more, and come into the light. Darkness, as any metaphor has multiple expressions. God IS love but in him there is nothing that requires grace, so we can say that love is not required or presumed upon in the Trinity. It just is. It is not a contradiction to say with John: [[1Jo 1:5]] ¶ This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. </ref>
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The vav is the word which was spoken into the void. That Word is Christ Jesus <ref>[[Joh 1:1]] ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.</ref>
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All of the other letter are made up of yods, vavs and corners. Corners will be examined later.
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=Final nun ן is used for the nun נ at the end of a word=
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The final nun ן is drawn as a vav extending below the lower horizontal of the Square Letter Template. It's meaning is derived by interpreting it as both an extended vav ו and a modified nun נ.
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The extension below the line is the command that he should die. <ref>[[Joh 3:16]] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.</ref>
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The nun נ, which will be examined later, is the Son of Man. As a final nun ן it is interpreted that the Son of Man died (or must die).

Revision as of 20:42, 27 September 2019

Pneumnemonic Hebrew for Beginners->PHB: Letter families->PHB: vav - Word family יוזן One of the most important archeological finds concerning the Bible was the collection of manuscripts known as the Dead Sea scrolls. Though not all the manuscripts are texts from the Bible, those manuscripts have demonstrated that the Bible we received though the ages by way of scribal copies, have remained virtually unchanged even though many letter appear to be the same. Observe how similar these five letters appear. The process to produce a copy of scripture was so rigorous that precise rules for forming each letter were enforced through a quality inspection.

Yod י

The yod is the smallest letter. Imagine that a blank page represents God in all his perfection. God is! There is no introduction to God. He just is.[1] If we touch the page and draw on it, it no longer represents God. If we put our hand to it, in God's estimation, we pollute it. [2]

Now consider the blank page as representing God before he decided to create. Where can God create the universe? There is no container for God. He is too big. [3] The page that we hold up must be imagined to be infinitely wide and infinitely tall. Where can God create? There is no place which God does not fill already.

The yod repesents the first thought of creation. It contains everything that God wished to accomplish. The yod not only contains all the physical elements of time, chance and matter, but it also contains the revelation of the personality and character of God, as well as the potential for every thought that has been thought or spoken.

When God first started to create, he had to open a void within himself; a place to put things. There was no place else to do it. He made room for us within himself. This is represented by a yod on the page. Everything else that was created was created in and from this void.

This first thing that springs forth from the yod is the alphabet. When formed, each letter starts by first drawing a yod. Then from the alphabet, words are formed; and using the words, God commanded all else to spring into existence. [4]

Vav ו

The vav ו is a yod י with the lower portion extended downward to the baseline of the Square Letter Template. When used as a prefix it is translated and. It is a metaphor for the first words that God spoke into the void created by the yod: "Let there be light" [5]

The vav, representing this declaration, distinguishes between the Darkness and the Light, but it also joins them the same way the word and does in English. Some say that the vav 'clarifies' things; distinguishing between two things that are associated as one. [6]

The vav is the word which was spoken into the void. That Word is Christ Jesus [7]

All of the other letter are made up of yods, vavs and corners. Corners will be examined later.

Final nun ן is used for the nun נ at the end of a word

The final nun ן is drawn as a vav extending below the lower horizontal of the Square Letter Template. It's meaning is derived by interpreting it as both an extended vav ו and a modified nun נ.

The extension below the line is the command that he should die. [8]

The nun נ, which will be examined later, is the Son of Man. As a final nun ן it is interpreted that the Son of Man died (or must die).

  1. The same is true of Genesis 1:1
  2. Ex 20:25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
  3. 1Ki 8:27 ... behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee;...
  4. The phrase "God said..." is used ten times during creation. see Ten sayings of creation
  5. Ge 1:3 ¶ And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
  6. Darkness represents the love/grace of God, and light represents his holiness. They are two aspects of the one God. Notice that Darkness was not created. If darkness represent evil as so many have taught, then God dwelt in evil before he created the light. This is an indefensible position. God covers sinners with love/grace and does not destroy them. They live in a condition requiring grace. They live in darkness. God commands them to be holy, sin no more, and come into the light. Darkness, as any metaphor has multiple expressions. God IS love but in him there is nothing that requires grace, so we can say that love is not required or presumed upon in the Trinity. It just is. It is not a contradiction to say with John: 1Jo 1:5 ¶ This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
  7. Joh 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  8. Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.