Vav Word Picture: The Paleo letter Vav is the picture of a nail, tent peg, or stake. It is symbolic of something that connects two separate objects together. The letter is also a picture of a man bent over, symbolizing the humble man, a reference to the Messiah! The Messiah was the humble man nailed to the tree in order to become the connector, who would join us back to Yahweh!
Mark 10:9 – “What therefore Yahweh hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
Gematria/Numerical Value: 6
*6 = the number associated with man, on the 6th day Adam (man) was created, man is commanded to work (take care of his affairs) for 6 days and rest on the seventh, and also we see that because of the fall of Adam, the authority was usurped by Hasatan, the serpent. So the 6 that at one point was representing man in his righteous condition, then became associated with man in his fallen condition. Hence we see in Revelation the number of the antimessiah given as 666 – once again connecting for us the enemy’s attempt to usurp the role of Adam/Messiah, the Vav man. Yet because of Yahshua, who came to fulfill the Vav, we can be connected once again and the Vav can once again represent man in a right relationship with Yahweh instead of being the number of imperfection and corruption.
* Remember Aleph, with a value of 1, represented the husband, this leads us into the Bet (2), the wife that is joined to the husband to form the house, from this divine union we see the Gimmel (3), representing the firstborn son, the Messiah. We learn of the role of this firstborn in the Dalet (4), He will be the door, and the Hey (5), causes us to behold him – connecting how He, the Gimmel/Messiah would be the Dalet/Door by walking among us in the flesh allowing us to behold (Hey) Him as the restored Vav (6) Man! He would be nailed (Vav) upon the tree in order to be the connector (Vav) for fallen man.
ו as a prefix = “And”, once again the role of the vav as the connector is seen in its prefix form as it joins phrases and words together.
ו as a suffix = forms the masculine possessive ending meaning “his” when placed on the end of a noun. Example is the name of Moses’ father-in-law Jethro, in Hebrew it is Yitro יתרו translated as “his abundance” because of the Vav suffix which lends the idea of masculine possession, his.
Other Torah Tidbits:
- The 22nd letter of the Torah is the ו (found in Genesis 1:1) a significant fact because there are 22 letters total in the Hebrew Alephbet, or the language of Yahweh! The Vav is connected to the language, and it is the understanding of the language which becomes a connector that binds us to our Creator, it enables us to worship with one consent (Zephaniah 3:9)!
- In Exodus 27:9-10 it describes the hooks of silver that would hold the curtains fastened to the posts in the Tabernacle. The term for hooks is “vav”. The vav’s uphold the Tabernacle curtains. Torah Scrolls are patterened after the Tabernacle, because the Word of Yahweh is also His dwelling place. On every Torah Scroll page the words are written in columns and at the beginning of every column there is the letter vav, hooking the words to the parchment, the curtains to the posts! When we call upon the Vav Man/Messiah, the same thing happens to our hearts, His Words become connected to our tabernacles!
- In Numbers 25:12 there is another anomaly concerning the letter Vav. In the phrase “Behold I am giving to him my covenant of peace”, the term for peace or shalom שלום is written with a broken vav. It’s a powerful shadow picture of Yahshua our Messiah who would come and be broken so that we might have shalom – peace!
Practice words with the letter ו:
Vav וו Hook
Valad ולד Child
Vashtiy ושתי Vashti (“Beautiful”)