Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

The Aleph: א


Aleph  =  1st letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, a silent letter often transliterated with ‘ (apostrophe)

Aleph Word Picture:  In paleo, the Aleph was represented by an ox  – it was symbolic of strength, power, and the leader or head.  It represents the husband, or strong man of the house, and as such is a shadow picture of our Messiah – our husband and the source of our strength!

Psalm 18:2 – “The LORD is my rock and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

Gematria/Numerical Value: א = 1 or 1,000

*1 = Echad אחד unity, first, primacy, the beginning

א as a prefix = “I will” – example found in the name Adam, אדם I will (א) blood you (דם = blood), which actually became a prophetic declaration of what would take place.

Other Torah Tidbits:

  • There is an undersized letter א in Leviticus 1:1 – “Yahweh called Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting saying.” Called = Vayikra ויקרא
  • Revelation 1:8 – “I am the Alpha & Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

*The Greek phrase “Alpha & Omega” are the rendering of the Hebrew Aleph & Tav, the ‘Et את seen throughout the Scriptures in the Hebrew – Yahshua was identifying himself in the Torah!

Practice Words with the letter א:

God אלהים ‘Elohim

Fire אש ‘Esh

Man איש ‘Iysh

Abraham אברהם ‘Abraham