Gathering Manna: Hebrew Alephbet

Samech סמך = the 15th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it forms the “s” sound and can be transliterated as either an “s” or “c”. Samech Word Picture: In Paleo Hebrew, the Samech is the picture of a prop, or support. It represents something that is a support structure. It …

Gathering Manna: The Hebrew Alephbet

Nun = 14th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it forms the “n” sound and is transliterated as “n”.  It has two forms, the regular נ and the final nun sofit ן that comes at the end of a word. Nun Word Picture:  In Paleo Hebrew, the Nun is represented by …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Mem מם is the 13th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet and if forms the “M” sound.  It has two forms, the normal “open” Mem מ or the final or “closed” Mem, also known as the Sofit Mem, ם. Mem Word Picture: The Mem in Paleo Hebrew is represented by water.  …

Gathering Manna: The Hebrew Alephbet

Kaf כף is the 11th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, and it forms the “k” sound, it can be transliterated as a “k”, “ch”, or “kh”. Kaf Word Picture:  In Paleo the Kaf is represented by either the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot.  Because of …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

  Yod יוד = 10th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it can operate either as a consonant forming the “y” sound or as a vowel taking on the “I” or “ey” or “ei” sound. Yod Word Picture:  In Paleo, the Yod is represented by a right hand or right arm, making …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Tet = 9th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it operates as a consonant forming the “t” sound.  Tet Word Picture: The Paleo letter Tet is the picture that almost looks like a snake coiled inside a basket.  But if we look a little closer we can also see the Paleo …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Chet = 8th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it operates as a consonant forming a guttural sound from the back of the throat.  It is done by scraping the back of the throat while making the “h” sound.  Because of this sometimes it is transliterated as a “ch” or as …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Zayin = 7th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it operates as a consonant forming the “z” sound. Zayin Word Picture: The Paleo letter Zayin is the picture of a weapon or a sword.  Because of this it carries with it the meaning of to “to cut” and it becomes connected …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

 Vav = 6th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it can operate as either as a consonant forming the “v” sound or as a vowel as the “o” or “u”. Vav Word Picture:  The Paleo letter Vav is the picture of a nail, tent peg, or stake.  It is symbolic of …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Hey = 5th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it is translated as the “h” and forms the sound of one releasing a breath. Hey Word Picture:  The Paleo letter Hey resembles a man with his arms raised, as if beholding something or in worship.  The letter carries with it the …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Dalet = 4th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, this letter forms the “d” sound Dalet Word Picture:  In paleo, the Dalet is represented by a door, and it looks similar to a hanging tent door.  Doorways play an important role in Covenant, because at the doorways we have the threshold.  …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Gimmel = 3rd letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, this letter forms the “g” sound 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 …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Bet = 2nd letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, this letter can form 2 sounds, if there is a dot inside the Bet it will form the “B” sound and without the dot this letter will form the “V” sound. Bet Word Picture:  In paleo, the Bet was represented by a …

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 …