Thursday, April 9, 2009

Genesis 1:1 - In The Beginning, Part Four

The next two letters don’t show up in your English bible. They are the “alef”,and the “tav”, the first and last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It’s equivalent to the “A” and the “Z”. In the Hebrew language these letters are put together as the “ayth” and used in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object or subject of a verb or preposition. It comes from the root word “oth” which means (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, evidence, etc.: a sign.

Otherwise, it points more specifically to the one who’s doing the action. In this case, G-d. It’s interesting to note that in Greek, these same letters are the Alpha and Omega, a name proclaimed as belonging to Y’shua, Jesus of Nazareth. Isn’t this what John tells us in John 1:1? That Y’shua, Jesus is G-d and is responsible for creation. Could these two letters be a “beacon or a sign”, written into the text, pointing to this fact over 4000 years before Y'shua walked on the earth?

Interesting is the fact that it also appears in Zechariah 12:10:

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me "AYTH" whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

The "me" whom they pierced is the Alpha and Omega, the Aleph and the Tav, Y'shua the Messiah.

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