Amazing Facts About The Hebrew Alphabet

It is written:

“Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.” (Psalm 119:18)

The Bible is one of the great evidences of God in this world of darkness. One example of this comes from the complexity of Holy Scripture, especially as viewed in its’ original languages.

Writing of the Hebrew Old Testament, one rabbi has pointed out:

“There are an estimated 3,000 languages (not counting dialects) and more than 66,000 letters which make up the alphabets for these languages. Only one language and one alphabet is Divinely created, the letters having been formed and shaped by G-d alone. That language isLashon HaKodesh, biblical Hebrew. It is no wonder, then, that the Hebrew letters are multifaceted. The letters of the Hebrew alphabet, thealef-beis, are so rich with meaning that even Judaism’s greatest scholars had to engage in lengthy study to understand why G-d made them as He did. Traditionally, Hebrew letters possess: 1) Design—the specific way each letter is formed. This form represents the Divine energy within each letter. 2) Gematria—each of the letters of thealef-beisrepresents a certain number, e.g., alef = 1, beis = 2, etc. 3) Meaning—each letter has many meanings, e.g., the letteralefstands for chief, to learn, wondrous, and much more.Beismeans house, etc. 4) Nekudos( vowels)—most letters have a vowel that tells us how it is to be pronounced. 5) Crowns—some letters in the Torah have crowns—little lines drawn on the top of Hebrew letters—which add strength to the letters, e.g. . Rabbi Akivawas famous for his expositions upon them. The crowns have their own special meanings beyond the scope of this work. 6) Cantillation—each word in the Torah has a musical note.” (Rabbi Arron L. Raskin, Letters Of Light, 68-88 (Kindle Edition); Brooklyn, NY: Sichos In English)

The complexity of Scripture never ceases to amaze me.

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