Gimmel Word Picture: In paleo, the Gimmel was represented by a camel and carried with it the idea of to lift up or carry. Camels were burden bearers. In the modern Hebrew the gimmel is often compared to a man walking. It is formed by combining the letter Vav and the letter Yod. The letter Vav represents a man and the Yod the hand. It is interesting to see the life of Jacob in this letter, Jacob being the heel catcher! He caught with his hand (yod) the foot of Esau who would attempt to crush him when coming out of the womb.
Genesis 25:26 – “And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob…”
Gematria/Numerical Value: ג = 3
*3 = that which is solid, real, substantial, complete, and entire. It marks divine completeness and perfection. Three is also the number of resurrection with our Messiah Yahshua fulfilling the sign of Jonah and being resurrected on the 3rd day.
*Remember that the Aleph = 1, representing the husband; the Bet = 2 continuing to build on the Aleph it represents the husband and wife joined together in unity with the express purpose of building a house! The Gimmel then builds upon these two, and now we have the firstborn son represented, a shadow picture of the Messiah who would bear the burdens.
Practice words with the letter ג:
Go’el גאל Redeemer
Gulgoleth גלגלת Golgotha
Gan גן Garden
Gibbowr גבור Strong, Mighty
Gadowl גדול Great