AN ANCIENT HEBREW LANGUAGE

by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© June 2017, L.D Wilson Consultants, Inc.

 

All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.

 

Table Of Contents

 

I. INTRODUCTION

 

II. THE FIRST SEVEN LETTERS

 

III. THE SECOND SEVEN LETTERS

 

IV. THE THIRD SEVEN LETTERS

 

V. THE VOWELS

 

VI. TIME

 

VII. EXAMPLE – THE MEANING OF THE WORD LOVE

 

I. INTRODUCTION

 

This is an unusual article that I hope does not offend anyone.  It is about a very old version of Hebrew that is rarely found on earth.  It is not the so-called ancient Paleo-Hebrew.

It is an even older version that is not found in the Hebrew Bible, because it is much older than the Old Testament of theBible.  I have not seen it on the internet, for the same reason.  Therefore, you will have to use your own judgment in evaluating this article.

I am writing about it because it correlates much better than other versions of Hebrew with some other concepts on this website, especially the 7 System and the idea of yin and yang.

 

IMPORTANCE

 

This Hebrew is much simpler than modern Hebrew and is a more powerful spoken and written language.  I am told it has been spoken for many centuries elsewhere, and it will be brought back to planet earth.

There are many forms of Hebrew:

1. Modern Hebrew is spoken in Israel, mainly.

2. Biblical Hebrew is still spoken by some people.

3. Other versions of Hebrew.  These include Phoenician, Aramaic, Paleo-Hebrew and others.

 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THIS FORM AND OTHER FORMS OF HEBREW

 

1. NUMBER OF LETTERS.  This older Hebrew alphabet has 21 letters, instead of 22 in modern Hebrew.  The letter het is not in the older version.

2.  ALPHABET ORDER.  The letters of this older Hebrew are not all in the same order as in the more modern Hebrew.

3. THE 7 SYSTEM. In this older version of Hebrew, the letters are grouped into three groups of seven.  These refer to the first three levels of the 7 System. 

The 7 system is based on the design of the human being.  There are 7 physical energy centers on the human body that help construct a human being.  Above the head are 14 other energy centers that are also very important for every human being.

The Hebrew letters in this older version of Hebrew correlate perfectly with these energy centers.  Words in the older Hebrew language also refer to these energy centers, based upon the letter they contain.  This makes this language both simple to understand, and powerful in its effects on the body.  I will explain this more as explore the Hebrew letters.

To learn more about the 7 System of energy centers, please read The Energy Centers on this website.  This site also contains numerous other articles about the 7 System such as Nutritional Balancing And The 7 System and others.

This is an extremely important difference between modern Hebrew and this older version of the Hebrew language.  Modern and even Biblical Hebrew have lost this connection with the energy centers of the human body, and its deep meaning.

4. MALE AND FEMALE.  The letters alternate - male and female letters.

5. THE SOUNDS OF THE LETTERS ALTERNATE BETWEEN HARD AND SOFT.   The male letters have a harder sound, while the female letters have a softer sound.  Since male and female letters alternate, the sounds also alternate.

6. VOWELS.  The vowel sounds are similar, but the niqqud or dots are different than the currently accepted Tiberias system of dots. 

The dots in this older version are more like one of the other dot systems that arose several thousand years ago, and was abandoned.  However, it is a much simpler system.  In this older version, letters are never used as vowels.

7. SHAPES OF THE LETTERS.  The shapes of the written letters are more squarish in this version of Hebrew.

8. DIFFERENT VOCABULARY. About half the current words are different in this older Hebrew.  This is the most confusing part of the older Hebrew language.

Many “newer” words, including words in the Torah, do not fit into the word system described below.  The old words fit into the word system perfectly.  Some day, perhaps a list of the old words will be compiled and shared here.

 

WHY LEARN BASIC HEBREW?

 

Hebrew is unique among languages because:

 

1. It is a symbolic language.  This will be explained in this article.

2. Hebrew is read from right to left.  This seems strange to us, but there is a good reason for it.  The reason is esoteric, but basically one is moving from the connection with God (RIGHT) to the secular world (LEFT).

3. It is a sacred language, which means that it has to do with the nature of God and mankind at a different level than English and most other languages.  This is unusual.

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE OLDER VERSION OF HEBREW

 

Letters.  There are 21 of these in this ancient version of Hebrew.

 

Words.  The Hebrew letters are strung together to form words, just as they are in modern Hebrew and in English.  However, one reads the words from right to left.

Words are usually made up of two or three consonants.  There are several thousand of these, just as there are in English.

The words are then arranged into sentences and paragraphs, just like in English.

No vowels.  All of the Hebrew letters in the alphabet are consonants.  There are no vowels among the Hebrew letters.  Vowel sounds are either not present, or they are written below the letters of the alphabet using a system of dots to determine which vowel sound one wishes to use.  The dot system is quite different from modern Hebrew, and is explained later in this article.

 

Types of words.  The Hebrew language contains nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.  This is exactly the same as English.  However, the formation of these different words is done differently than in English.

In English, there are separate words for a noun, a verb, and so on.  In Hebrew, often the same combination of letters are modified by the vowels below the letters to make the other forms of a word such as a verb or pronoun.

 

Paragraphs.  In Hebrew, sentences are strung together into paragraphs, exactly as in English.  However, the indentation for a paragraph occurs on the right side of the paper, not on the left side as it does in English.

 

Pages.  Hebrew is organized into pages, just like in English.  However, page 1 is always on the right, and page 2 or even-numbered pages are always on the left.  This is the opposite of English, and occurs because one reads the language from right to left.

 

II. THE FIRST SEVEN LETTERS

 

The first 7 letters of this Ancient Hebrew alphabet relate to the 7 physical energy centers of the body.  These centers are all located on the physical body of every person.  They help form and maintain the physical body, and have to do with various physical attributes of the physical person.  They go by different names in various books.

 

1. ALEPH

 

The first letter is the aleph.  This is the same as in modern Hebrew.  It is written in a picture symbol and looks a little like a large X.

Pronunciation.  In this older version of Hebrew, the Aleph is always silent, meaning it has no sound attached to it.  This is a new concept if you are used to speaking English because English has no silent letters.  However, English does have times when letters such as K are not pronounced, such as the word kneal.

In this older Hebrew, however, the aleph is never pronounced, and is always silent.

The English letter A is derived from the Hebrew letter aleph.  However, the English A is pronounced, of course.

Gender and Meaning. The aleph is a male letter because at first there was only God, who was One. The concept of One in Ancient Hebrew is always a male concept.  Woman is always a Two concept.

The letter aleph refers to the first energy center of a human being.  This energy vortex or center begins just above the perineum and extends downward between the legs a few inches.

The aleph is silent because it also means emptiness.  Ancient words starting with this letter often have to do with the void or emptiness.

The aleph is the start of the alphabet, and the start of life.  It is associated with basics, beginnings, survival and creation.  It is used in many words in Ancient Hebrew. 

Often the aleph is at the beginning of the word.  This means that the word begins with emptiness or the void.

Examples. Or is an ancient Hebrew word that means light.  It is a very important word.

Early on, the Hebrew Bible states, And God said, “Let There Be Light”.  This is metaphorical, perhaps, but it means that before light there was emptiness or the void. This is why the aleph is used in the word or or light.

Abba is the Hebrew word for father.  However, it does not just mean one’s earthly father.  It also means the Father in Heaven.  It, too, begins with an aleph because before the Father in Heaven, there was only a void.

Adonai means Lord, or the first manifestation of divinity.  It is one of the names of God in the Bible.  Once again, it begins with the aleph because it refers to the beginning, and before God there was a void or emptiness.

Elohim is another word for God used often in the Torah.  Once again, it begins with the aleph because God came first, and before God was the void.

Echad in the ancient Hebrew means one, but it also signifies the oneness of God and the unity of all things.  It begins with the letter aleph because this word refers to the void, or oneness of space.

This was before God divided the light from the darkness, the heavens from the earth, the land from the water, and created male and female.  In other words, echad refers to the time of oneness, which was the beginning of time.

 

The above are examples of how the word system of Ancient Hebrew works.  Let us now move on to the other 20 letters.

 

2. BET

 

Bet is the second letter.  It corresponds to B, the second letter in the English alphabet.

Pronunciation.  It is pronounced like a B in English, but the sound is always softer in this ancient version of Hebrew.  The bet is sometimes pronounced as a hard sound in modern Hebrew, but not in the ancient version.  Sometimes, the bet is written as a V sound in English.  The letter bet is always pronounced in Hebrew.

Gender and meaning. Bet is a female letter.  It is the second letter and twoness is always female in this ancient version of Hebrew. 

The letter bet relates to the second physical energy center.  This energy center is located 4 fingers below the navel on the midline of the body.  The second energy center has to do with emotion, and intimate relationships.

The second energy center also has to do with a second dimension of reality, sometimes called a vector in mathematics.  It has length, but no depth.  Length is a two dimensional quality.

Women add a second dimension to man.  This is in the Bible story of Genesis.  God saw that man, by himself, was not good enough.  He made woman as his companion, helper and mate.  These are just three ways that women add a dimension to men.

There are other ways women add to a man’s life, as explained in this ancient Hebrew language.  These ways are related to the eighth and fifteenth Hebrew letters, the tet and the ayin.  These also relate to twoness, but at higher mental levels.

Examples. Bereshit is an ancient Hebrew word that is the first word of the Torah.  Some prominent Hebrew scholars, including Ibn Ezra and Rashi believed the word bereshit is mistranslated in English versions of the Old Testament.

It is often translated as “in the beginning”.  However, it is the opinion of these and other rabbis, (and it is clear in this ancient Hebrew script), that the true meaning is “in a beginning”. 

In this ancient Hebrew script, if the word bereshit meant the very beginning of all Creation, it would have begun with an aleph.  Instead, it begins with a bet.

Bet, the feminine, is not the first creation.  In terms of age, the Hebrew “experiment” is less than 6000 years old, which is definitely not the beginning of life on earth.

Some scholars are horrified at this idea, but others accept it well.  It means there were other creations before Adam and Eve.  Some worked, and some did not.  Ours (the one in the Bible) has worked, so we have the Bible to refer to as a guide.

The scholars whose work I read for this article used grammatical analysis to distinguish the true meaning of the word bereshit.  If you want to read aabout it, go to: http://kehillatisrael.net/docs/dt/dt_bereshit.html

Baruch is another ancient Hebrew word that means blessed or blessed.  In this ancient Hebrew script, the bet is often used at the beginning of words that denote goodness and blessings.  The work of God to divide the heavens and the earth, the land and the sea, and the other twoness activities, is seen as a great blessing.

Bara means to create or make in modern Hebrew.  However, since it begins with bet, in the ancient version of Hebrew it really means to divide the oneness.  In other words, it means to make twoness from oneness.  This is exactly how it is used in the Book of Genesis.

Beth is a very ancient word that means a house in Hebrew.  It begins with the letter bet because a house is where a married couple lives, and is intimate together.  Also, a house is a type of crucible, nest, or womb.  This is a feminine concept.

 

3. GIMEL

 

This third letter.  It corresponds to the letter G in English.

Pronunciation. The gimel is always pronounced, and always has a hard G sound, like go.  It is not pronounced like the English word ginger.

Gender and meaning. The gimel is a male letter because the male and female letters alternate.

The gimel is related to the third physical energy center of the body.  It is located at the solar plexus on the midline of the body.  Some call it the solar plexus center.  The third center has to do with power, control, and basic beliefs.

Examples.

Gabbatha.  This word in an ancient version of Hebrew means a ridge or height.  It has been given other meanings more recently, such as a paved platform. 

However, in the ancient script, it actual refers to the solar plexus area of the body, which is at the level of the diaphram – a type of ridge in the body.  So this is a direct reference to the third energy center, to which the letter gimel is related.

Gematria.  In modern Hebrew, the meaning of this word is the interpretation of Bible verses and more using numerology and certain mathematical codes.

However, in an ancient version of Hebrew, the word gematria (related to our word geometry) means three-dimensional structure.  This, of course, is ver similar to geometry, which is the study of three-dimensional structures.

The third energy center has to do with the third dimension of space, which is structure.  Recall that the second dimension was vectors or length.  The third dimension of space is the triangle, which is the basic structure of all life.

Words in the ancient Hebrew script beginning with the gimel, or even containing it, often have to do with this third or structural dimension of life.

The third energy center of a human being as to do with the personality structure called today the ego.  So words beginning with gimel may also have to do with ego traits.  For example, let us consider another word beginning with gimel.

Gomorrah.  This is the name of a city that God destroyed because the people were evil and egotistical.  Hence the name begins with the gimel, referring to egotistical.

A more exact translation of the name in the ancient Hebrew script is “City of the fallen ones”.  In modern Hebrew, the word amar, part of the word Gomorrah, refers to a sheaf or grain that has been cut down, or is “fallen”.

 

4. DALETH

 

The fourth letter is daleth.

Pronunciation. Daleth is pronounced like our letter D, except the pronunciation is softer.  In an ancient Hebrew script, this is because it is a feminine letter.

Gender and meaning. The daleth is a female letter because male and female letters alternate in this version of Hebrew. 

The daleth refers to the fourth physical energy center.  This energy center is located in the middle of the chest, at the level of the breasts or nipples.  It is called the heart center. 

It has to do with one’s social life, family and other social relationships, and fulfilling family and work obligations.  Relationships of this kind are often a feminine-oriented subject and controlled and initiated by women.

Words in Ancient Hebrew beginning with or containing the daleth always have to do with these subjects.

Example.  Dayenu.  This is the name of a very famous song in the Hebrew language.  The song is about praising God for saving the Hebrew people from the slavery of Egypt.    The word dayenu is often translated as it would have been enough.

The song details all the wonderful things that happened to enable the Hebrew people to leave Egypt with all their animals and belongings, to cross the Red Sea, and to survive in the Sinai desert. 

In an ancient version of Hebrew, the meaning of dayenu is gratitude.  This is the essential subject of the song.  The word begins with the daleth because gratitude is a quality of the heart and the fourth energy center or heart center.  Many words having to do with the heart begin or contain the daleth.

Dagan.  This is a Hebrew name given to some babies.  In an ancient Hebrew script, it means friendly, a companion or a happy child.

It begins with the daleth because it has to do with a baby whose fourth energy center is functioning well, so the child is friendly and happy.

D.  When renting a home in Israel, if the home is furnished, there will be a letter D next to the advertisement.  This means it is more social - or furnished.

 

5. HEI

 

            This is the fifth letter. 

Pronunciation. Hei is pronounced the way it sounds.  It corresponds to the letter H in English.

            Gender and meaning. The hei is a male letter.  It corresponds to the fifth physical energy center on the body.  This center is located at the level of the throat.  It is sometimes called the throat center.

This center has to do with creative expression.  All words in Ancient Hebrew that contain this letter deal with creative expression of one kind or another.  This might be writing, speaking, singing, talking, building things, or something else similar.

              Many modern words do not follow this system, unfortunately.

Example.  Ha in Hebrew means the in English.  It announces a creative expression.

Rosh Hashanah means The Head of the Year or the new year.  It is the name of an important Hebrew holiday.

            Hasmal (or hashmal).  This is an interesting word because it first appears in the Bible in the Book of Ezekiel, where it is used to mean an apparition.  Later it was used to describe an electron, and in modern Hebrew it means electricity.

              In a very ancient Hebrew, however, the word means an electrical being or manifestation made of light.  This is the same as an apparition or ghost, in English, and correlates with the fifth energy center, which is creative expression.

 

6. VOV

 

           This is the sixth letter.  It corresponds to the letter V in English.

Pronunciation.  Vov is always pronounced, and is pronounced similarly to the English letter V.  It is a softer V sound than the letter bet, which is pronounced somewhere between a B and a V.

            Gender and meaning.  Vov is a female letter because the male and female letters alternate.  It corresponds to the sixth physical energy center.  This center is located on the forehead between the eyebrows.  It is sometimes called the brow center.

This center has to do with learning, knowledge and wisdom.  Ancient Hebrew words about these subjects often contain with this letter.

Example. Viahavta.  This ancient word means wisdom.  Notice that the letter V appears twice in this word, indicating great wisdom.  This word is used in some prayers, such as one that begins Viahavta Adonai.  It means “O Very Wise God”.

           

7. ZAYIN

 

            This is the seventh letter.  It corresponds to the letter Z in English.

Pronunciation.  Zayin is always pronounced, and its pronunciation is similar to the English letter Z.

Gender and meaning. The zayin is another male letter.  It refers to the seventh physical energy center.  This center is located at the crown of the head and extends upward from the crown of the head.  It is sometimes called the crown center. 

It has to do with a culmination, completion or return.  It also has to do with connection to the spiritual realm.  It also has to do with one’s connection to God.

Example. Zion and Zionism are Hebrew words that have been adopted into English.  Zion is another name for the State Of Israel.  Zionism was the movement to establish the State Of Israel.

These words refer to the return of the Jewish people to the land promised to them in the Hebrew Bible.  The establishment of the State of Israel was a completion and culmination of a long process of negotiation.

Zadik.  This older word means a righteous man or woman who teaches the truth to others.  He or she is the best or crowning achievement of teachers, for which reason it begins with the zayin.

            Zohar.  This is the name of one of the more esoteric Hebrew holy books.  It is about more spiritual matters, so it begins with the zayin.

           

We have now completed the first tier or first series of this form of ancient Hebrew letters. 

 

III. THE SECOND SEVEN LETTERS

 

            General meaning.  The second seven letters relate to the second octave of the 7 System. 

The second octave is associated with the eighth through the fourteenth energy centers, or energy centers 8 - 14.  All of these are located above every person’s head.  The higher the center, the further away the center is from the physical body.

These energy centers are much less well known on earth, but they are all real.  They are all more concerned with mental matters, and less concerned with the physical life or a person.  Let us examine each of these letters in more detail.

 

8. TET

 

Tet is the eighth letter.  This is not true of the other Hebrew alphabets, which have an extra letter inserted called het.

Pronunciation.  Tet is pronounced similarly to our letter T, except its sound is softer.  There is another letter in Hebrew, the tav, that is a male letter and whose sound is a harder T sound.  Female letters always have a softer sound than male letters in this ancient version of Hebrew.

Gender and meaning. Tet is a female letter.  This is because it follows zayin, which is a male letter.  Also, the eighth energy center is a feminine center on the human and animal bodies.

The eighth letter refers to the eighth energy center of the body.  The eighth center is the second octave of the first center (7+ 1 = 8), so the two are related.  Both concern basics, beginnings, survival and a previous void.  However, the second octave always has more to do with mental aspects of our being rather than physical aspects.

            Examples. Tallit.  This word means a prayer shawl in the ancient version of Hebrew and in modern Hebrew.  It begins with the tet because it is a mental exercise to put on the tallit or prayer shawl. 

It is not a spiritual exercise, as some believe, based on the spelling of the word.  It is more of a simple mental exercise that helps “put one in the mood” for prayer. 

              Tevilah.  This means a bath.  It is not a holy spiritual bath, although the term is sometimes used for a baptism.  However, the spelling would indicate that this type of bath is or was originally more for cleansing on a physical or mental level, than for cleansing on a spiritual level.

Tumah.  This mean unclean.  Once again, the spelling would indicate it is not about a spiritual uncleanliness, but rather about physical or mental filth or lack of purity.

 

9. YOD

 

            This is the ninth letter.

Pronunciation.  Yod has a hard sound, and is pronounced in a way similar to the Y in English, in most cases.

Gender and meaning. Yod is a male letter, so it has a harder sound.  The yod relates to the ninth energy center.  The ninth energy center on everyone’s body is the second octave of, and related to, the second energy center (7 + 2 = 9). The ninth energy center has to do with the mental aspect and mental coloration of the emotions and intimate relationships.

            Example. YHWH.  This is a very important Hebrew word.  In fact, some Jewish people do not even pronounce this word, considering it too holy too utter.  Other pronounce it as ‘Yahweh’.

It is one of the sacred names of God and means the living, everlasting light.  It begins with the yod, which has to do with the mental coloration of the emotions of mankind.  The reason for this is that it is a more mental and emotional name for God than some of the other names such as adonai, or elohim.

              Yotzer. This Hebrew word refers to the creator of light, another name for God.  It, too, has to do with the mental aspects of the emotional part of mankind in relation to God.  Light, as a metaphor, often refers to this level of the Hebrew alphabet.

 

10. LAMED

 

            This is the tenth letter.  It corresponds to the letter L in English.

            Pronunciation. It is pronounced the same as the L in English, in all cases.

Gender and meaning. Lamed is another female letter because it follows the yod, a male letter.

The tenth Hebrew letter corresponds to the tenth energy center.  This is the second octave of the third energy center (7 + 3 = 10).

            If you recall, the third energy center is called the solar plexus center.  It has to do with power, control, ego and beliefs.  The tenth center continues this idea, but on a more mental level.

Examples.  Elohim is a Hebrew word that means the excellence or splendor of God.  It is a very important name for God in the Hebrew religion used in many prayers and other situations.

In the ancient Hebrew language, this word has more to do with a mental construct of God, as compared to some of the other words for God in the Hebrew language.  For this reason, it begins with the lamed.

Lo is a Hebrew word that is also found in English.  It is a call or announcement on a mental level of being, hence it begins with lamed.

Hallelujah is another Hebrew word that has found its way into English.  It, too, is an announcement or call on a more mental level.

 

11. KAF

 

This is the eleventh letter.  It is not in the same order in some other Hebrew alphabets.

Pronunciation.  It is always pronounced similarly to our English letter K.  It is a hard sound, such as we use in the words cake or bake.

In English, the letter K can be silent, such as the word kneal.  In contrast, the kaf in Hebrew is never silent.

Gender and meaning.  Kaf is a male letter in this ancient version of Hebrew.

The eleventh center is the second octave of the fourth or heart center (7 + 4 = 11).  The fourth center has to do with social life, business, associates, colleagues, friends and other social relationships.  The eleventh center has to do with mental aspects of the social and business life of a human being.

Example.

Kether.  This older Hebrew word literally means a crown.  It refers to a king who rules over a large population.  Once again, this is a social concept and a mental concept (rulership), so it begins with kaf.

Kohanim.  This is the name of the highest level of priests that traveled with Moses in the desert of Sinai when the Hebrew people left the land of Egypt.

The word begins with the kaf because it refers to a social situation (leading a large group of people) and the role of this priesthood was mainly a mental role.

 

12. MEM

 

            This is the twelfth letter of this very old version of Hebrew. 

            Pronunciation.  Its pronunciation is the same as the letter M in English.  It is always pronounced.

Gender and meaning.  Mem is a very important female letter.  In fact, the M is a feminine sound in many languages.  For example, feminine English words include mother, Mary, Miriam, Martha, Margaret, Maria, Emma, Emily, marriage, multiply and maternal.  It is a soft, gentle sound that feels very good.

The twelfth letter corresponds to the twelfth energy center located above the head of every person.  This center is the second octave of the fifth physical energy center or throat center (7 + 5 = 12).

It has to do with the mental aspects of creative expression.  Often, Hebrew words beginning with mem are about a feminine creative expression.

Few women operate at this level today.  Most are too suppressed to do so.  An example of one of them was the late Mother Theresa of Calcutta, India.  This city was merely one of the first of 517 cities around the world where she set up homes for the poor, sick and dying around the world.  She was quite a remarkable power on earth.

Another woman who operated at this level was the late Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain.  She turned her nation around from a socialist hellhole to a capitalist power after World War II.  Mrs. Thatcher, in particular, has been vilified in the British press, of late, so that most people in that nation and ours have discredited her.

However, she was a woman who lived in the man’s world of politics, yet she held to her principles, she held to her actions, and she accomplished a lot for her nation.  Some of it has been undone, but her legacy lives on and will always live on.  This is one of the qualities of this level of human functioning, which also has to do also with motherhood on a mental level.  Neither Mother Theresa nor Margaret Thatcher had children, but they both had a strong “mothering” role in the world.

Examples.

Meleh. This word means a king, or really a leader.  In this older Hebrew, it does not end with the letter het, because this letter does not exist in this version.  This word refers to one who “mothers” other people, hence it begins with mem and also includes another female letter, the lamed, which refers to the social aspect of a leader.

  Melchizedek is an ancient Hebrew word that refers to a cosmos-wide priesthood that promotes goodness on all planets.  The M sound tells you it is not just for or about men.

The Hebrew Bible state that Abraham, founder of the Hebrew people, was visited by the Melchizedek priests.  The Christian Bible states that Jesus of Nazareth was also visited by and a member of the Melchizedek Order or priesthood.  Both were given guidance from this elite group of men and women.

Merkabah is another famous Hebrew word.  It translates as a chariot or sometimes as vehicle of light.  This interesting word is found in the Hebrew Bible 44 times. 

It is related to Development, an important subject on this website and in nutritional balancing science.  It is also a key to healing the body deeply. This website contains an important article entitled Merkabah Science.

Vehicles, in general, have feminine names in the ancient version of Hebrew because they hold or contain things, as does a woman’s womb. 

Merkabah is also about creative expression on a mental level.  Development of the merkabah, in fact, is the beginning of the truly creative human being.

The six-pointed star found on the flag of the State of Israel is a merkabah symbol.  It is the appearance of the merkabah at an early stage of its development in a human being. 

The IM suffix.  Hebrew has an important feminine pleural ending on many words that is pronounced IM in English.  Examples are elohim and kohanim.

 Women are always associated with reproduction and multiplication, which is the same as the idea of pleurality.  This is why pleural words may end in IM.

Different look at the end of a word. The mem is one of only four letters in this ancient script that looks different at the end of a word.

 

13. SAMEKH

 

This is the thirteenth letter.  It is in a different position in other Hebrew alphabets.

Pronunciation. Its pronunciation is the same as our English S.

Gender and meaning. The samekh is a male letter and has a hard sound.  It is connected with the thirteenth energy center, which is always located above the head of a human being.  The thirteenth center is the second octave of, and related to, the sixth energy center (7 + 6 = 13).  The sixth center, if you recall, has to do with learning, knowledge and wisdom.  The thirteenth center continues this basic theme at a higher level.

Examples.  Seraphim means the wise ones.  The word begins with the S for this reason.  Many modern Hebrew words do not fit this word system, however.

 

14. NUN

 

The letter nun is the fourteenth letter.

Pronunciation.  It is pronounced the same as the letter N in English.

Gender and meaning. The nun is another female letter.

It is associated with the fourteenth energy center.  Found above the head in everyone, this center is the second octave of, and related to, the seventh energy center on the body (7 + 7 = 14).

            The seventh and fourteenth energy centers are culminations, completions and sometimes a return at the end of a 7 cycle. 

Example. Nartoomid in this older version of Hebrew means the eternal light of God, out of which comes the creation of worlds.  It begins with the letter nun because it refers to the culmination or completion of God’s creative being or force.

Nephesh. This means soul, but a soul at a fairly low level of development.  The fourteenth energy center is the first center associated with spirituality.  In this ancient version of Hebrew, souls are generally considered the spiritual aspect of a human being.  Hence, this word for the soul begins with the nun.

(As a soul develops, it gets a different name in Hebrew, the word ruach.  This word begins with the letter resh, the nineteenth letter of the alphabet.  It always has to do with spiritual creative expression, which is the true meaning and role of the soul in a human being.)

Different look at the end of a word. The nun is one of the four letters in this ancient script that looks different at the end of a word.

 

IV. THE THIRD SEVEN LETTERS

 

            These letters have to do with the third or spiritual octave of the 7 System.

 

15. AYIN

 

            This is the 15th letter. 

            Pronunciation.  The ayin in this ancient version of Hebrew has no sound.  It is silent, like the Aleph.

            Gender and meaning. This is a male letter, having followed the nun, a female letter.

The ayin corresponds to the third octave of the first energy center (14 + 1 = 15).  The literal meaning of ayin is an eye.  However, in this ancient script ayin means something entirely different.  It means the beginning of the spiritual life.

              The third octave is all about the spiritual life, and this is the first letter of this octave.  It is silent because the spiritual life is always hidden from view.  It takes place within the mind, and in connection with guides and other beings who are not physically present.

            Example. Avodah.  In the older Hebrew version, this word means service.  It begins with the silent ayin because giving service is the beginning of the spiritual life in the Hebrew conception of life. 

Everything we do before that is done for the body or mind, which are the first two octaves.  Everything we do out of service to God is of the third octave of life, the spiritual octave.

 

16. PE

 

This is the 16th letter.

Pronunciation. Its pronunciation is the same as the P in English.  It is a softer sound, however, in some ways, than its English equivalent.

            Gender and meaning. This is another female letter.  The pe or pei corresponds to the third octave of the second energy center (14 + 2 = 16).  The second energy center has to do with emotions and intimate relationships.  On this spiritual level, words containing the pe always has to do with spiritual intimate relationships.

Words containing the pei therefore always have to do with basic, but intimate spiritual connections to the divine.

            Example. Parashah.  This word means portion.  It refers often to the weekly Torah portion that is read at each Sabbath service during the year.

This word begins with pe because reading the weekly Torah portion each Sabbath is a basic spiritual way for a person to connect with God.

Pareve.  This is the Hebrew word for neutral foods, which means foods that can be eaten with either meat or dairy meals.  It includes fish, vegetables, fruit and eggs.

This word is often found on the label of some kosher foods.  It begins with pe because in this ancient Hebrew, food is a completely spiritual subject.

Sadly, much of our food today has been ruined with chemicals and processing, even many kosher foods.  Most Hebrew people do not realize this.

Food is a spiritual subject, and one having to do with basic connections to the divine.  Hence the use of the pe in this word.

 

 Different look at the end of a word. The pe is one of the four letters in this ancient script that looks different at the end of a word.

 

17. TSADI

 

This is the 17th letter.

Pronunciation.  Its pronunciation is like a hard TS sound in English.  It is a very strong sound that is not common in English.

            Gender and meaning. This is a male letter in this older version of Hebrew.

The tzadi corresponds to the third octave of the third energy center (14 + 3 = 17).  The third energy center has to do with basic beliefs, and maintaining control and power.  At this third octave, however, this center has to do with spiritual power.

              Words that contain the tsadi  in this ancient version of Hebrew are always concerned with this aspect of spiritual or religious life.

            Example. Tsedakah.  This word is often translated as charity.  However, based on the letters it contains, this is not correct.  The correct translation is righteousness, justice or fairness.  It is a masculine word and a forceful one.  It has to do with building spiritual power by assisting others.

              Hebrew people are the most charitable people on planet earth.  This has been shown over and over in studies of charitable giving.  While they compose only about 2% of the American population, for example, about 30% of the largest donors to charity are Jewish.

            Hebrew people also do not donate only to Jewish causes, but to all types of charities.  This is also quite unique.

One reason for this has to do with the word tsedakah.  It does not mean to just be generous or charitable.  It means that giving to others and helping others is a solid (masculine) obligation or requirement.  It is literally about justice, righteousness and fairness.  No other group of people has a word like this to describe their obligation to be charitable toward all people.

Hebrew people have an undeserved reputation of being stingy or selfish.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Some other groups are very jealous of the charitable quality of Hebrew people, and choose to deny and denigrate with such false beliefs.

Jesus of Nazareth, a Hebrew, also emphasized this spiritual activity, so Christians are also a generous group of people.  Together, they cause America to be the most charitable nation on earth, much more than other nations.

            Tzadik.  This means a righteous person.  The word is often used to describe some of the prophets and leaders of the Hebrew people in the past.

It is a spiritual word, and a forceful word meaning a person with a strong spiritual outlook on life.

 

Different look at the end of a word. The tsadi is one of the four letters in this ancient script that looks different at the end of a word.

 

18. QOF

 

This is the 18th letter.

Pronunciation.  Its pronunciation is similar to the K in English.  However, it is usually pronounced more softly in this version of Hebrew.

            Gender and meaning. This is a female letter.  Hence, it is pronounced more softly than the masculine letters.

The qof corresponds to the third octave of the fourth energy center (14 + 4 = 18).  The fourth center or heart center always has to do with social aspects of life, business relationships, friends and other social contact.  In the third octave, it has to do with the spiritual side of friendship and social life.

              Thus, words containing the qof in this version of Hebrew always have to do with social aspects of the spiritual life.

This may sound a bit odd, but it is quite important.  There is a spiritual community, if one can call it that, of guides, masters, angels, and other types of beings that inhabit this world and others.  They interact and help one another, and they are friends and companions.  This is the “spiritual community” of which I speak.

            Example.

Qehillah.  This means a community, especially a spiritual or religious community.

Qodesh means holy, sacred or incorruptible.  It refers to an incorruptible spiritual heart.

Qaballah.  This word translates literally as receiving or acceptance.  These are feminine traits. 

However, the word often refers to rather esoteric spiritual teachings about the structure of the universes in ancient Judaism.  Because it is about a social concept (many universes) and it is a spiritual, it begins with the qof.

              Note that both the kaf and the qof, which sound similar, are related to  octaves of the fourth energy center.  The K sound is associated with this energy center.  This is the reason that both letters are related to the fourth center at the mental and spiritual levels.

 

19. RESH

 

This is the 19th letter.

Pronunciation. Its pronunciation is the same as the R in English.  It is a hard sound.

            Gender and meaning. This is another male letter, for which reason it has a hard sound.

The resh corresponds to the third octave of the fifth energy center (14 + 5 = 19). The fifth energy center is in the throat, and has to do with creative expression.

              At this spiritual level, it is not about speech.  It is about broadcasting or radiating energy to others and to the cosmos.

            Example.

Rosh.  This word means head or beginning.  However, when it appears in this older version of Hebrew, it always refers to a spiritual head or spiritual renewal and creative expression.  For example, an important Hebrew holiday is Rosh Hashanah, which is the beginning of the new year.

Rebbe.  This is an ancient Hebrew word meaning a teacher of truth.  It begins with resh because it has to do with one who expresses spiritual truth.

Re’a.  In the old version of Hebrew, this word translates as a friend, but a very spiritual friend.  It is a simple word because friendship is very simple.  It begins with resh because friendship, as meant in this word, is more than social.  It is one who expresses spiritual truth to you.  That is the true meaning of this beautiful word.

 

20. SHIN

 

This is the 20th letter of this ancient Hebrew alphabet.

Pronunciation.  Its pronunciation is the same very similar to a soft SH sound in English.

            Gender and meaning. This is a female letter. 

The shin corresponds to the third octave of the sixth energy center (14 + 6 = 20).  The sixth energy center has to do with learning, knowledge and wisdom.

              At this spiritual level, the sixth center has to do with learning spiritual knowledge and spiritual wisdom.  In this old version of Hebrew, words containing the shin always have to do with this subject.

Remember that some words in present-day and even Biblical Hebrew came into being later, and do not follow this concept.  So do not judge this article by that standard.

            Example.  Shabbat.  This means the seventh day or Sabbath.  Our English word Saturday is based upon it.

              Many people think of the Sabbath as just a time of rest, when we do not work.  However, in this old version of Hebrew, this is incorrect.  The real meaning, and the reason the word begins with shin is that the Sabbath is a feminine, life-affirming, and spiritual time of the week.  It is a time to live spiritually, instead of materially.  This is the real meaning of the Sabbath.

            While some will disagree violently, I believe the many rules about observing the Sabbath that some Hebrew people follow can obscure the true meaning of the day, as expressed in its spelling.  I am not alone in this belief.

According to the spelling, the Sabbath is not about following all sorts of rules in the material world.  It is about spiritual renewal and rebirth.  It is feminine because it is about a new birth of a person.

One might ask, since the Sabbath is the seventh day, why does it begin with a letter that represents the sixth energy center?  The answer is that the Sabbath is not the culmination or crown of the week.  It is, instead, a day of rest and relaxation.  The crown or culmination only comes at the end of the Sabbath experience.

              Shekinah in the old version of Hebrew, means the glow or radiance of God.  It is very special, however, because of its spelling.  It means a feminine, life-giving, loving and spiritual radiance.  This is indicated by the letter shin, with which it begins.

              Shem.  This word literally means name.  However, there are several words for a name in the ancient and in modern Hebrew.  This one means a feminine, spiritual, and very loving name.  This is based on the letters it contains.  For example, Hashem is one of the names of God.   It means exactly as we have described – a loving, mothering, totally spiritual being.

 

21. TAV

 

This is the 21st and final letter.

Pronunciation.  Its pronunciation is the same as the hard T sound in English.

            Gender and meaning. This is a male letter.  Hence, the hard sound of it.

The tav corresponds to the third octave of the seventh energy center (14 + 7 = 21).  The seventh energy center is always a culmination, integration, and often a return at the end of the 7 cycle.

              At this spiritual octave, the culmination is that one is fully integrated on this level of functioning.  This is rare in our world.  It only occurs with those who have developed themselves over years, in terms of their physical, mental and emotional health, and their spiritual knowledge and wisdom.  Words containing the tav always have to do with this theme in this ancient version of Hebrew.

            There are relatively few words in this ancient Hebrew that begin with this letter for this reason.

            Examples.  Ta’anit.  This means a fast.  Although the word is used to mean various holiday fasts such as on Yom Kippur, the use of the tav to begin the word tells us that the word is not primarily about a physical fast.  Instead, it is definitely a spiritual word.

              To fast, or to hold fast, means to hold on to something when it is difficult to do.  It is not just about food, water or anything material in this case.  The word means to hold fast to one’s principles of spiritual life.  That is the meaning in the older Hebrew script that is the subject of this article.

            Takkanah.  This mean a law.  However, it specifically refers to a spiritual rule or regulation.

Talmid.  This is the word for a student or disciple.  However, once again, the presence of the tav at the beginning of the word tells us it means the ultimate student, which is a spiritual disciple of God.

              Torah.  This is the most well-known of the Hebrew holy books.  It begins with the tav, meaning it is an ultimate spiritual text.

As some people know, this scripture details the history of mankind and the Hebrew people, from their Creation up through about 2500 years ago.

Talmud.  This is another famous Hebrew book containing mainly commentaries on the Torah by various rabbis.  The word Talmud begins with the tav because it, too, deals with ultimate spiritual material.  All holy books are of this nature, as compared with books about nature, people, engineering and other subjects.

 

 

V. THE VOWELS

 

Functions of vowels in Hebrew.  The vowels in Hebrew, unlike English, are used to:

1. Change the tense of a word

2. Change the type of word such as a noun or a verb.

3. Change the meaning of a word.

4. Provide vowel sounds, as in English.

 

              In this ancient Hebrew, the vowels are different from modern and Biblical Hebrew.  In this ancient script, the vowels are the sounds that promote the opening of the seven physical energy centers.  This is very important because this helps with Development, the goal of nutritional balancing science.

              As a result, I will describe the vowel sounds in terms of the seven physical energy centers that are on every human and animal body.

 

THE FIRST ENERGY CENTER

 

Vowel sound.  OO in English (like the word “root”).  Many words in Hebrew include this sound.

Writing:  In this script, the OO sound is written as one dot beneath a consonant.  This is different from Biblical and modern Hebrew.

 

THE SECOND ENERGY CENTER

 

Vowel sound.  AH in English (like the word “ma”).  This sound is used in many words in ancient Hebrew.

Writing.  In this script, the AH sound is written as two small dots underneath the consonant.  This is different from Biblical and modern Hebrew.

 

THE THIRD ENERGY CENTER

 

Vowel sound.  OH in English (like the word “solar” or “yellow”).  It is also commonly used in Hebrew.

Writing.  The OH sound is always written in the ancient Hebrew as three small dots below a consonant.   This is different from Biblical and modern Hebrew.

 

FOURTH ENERGY CENTER

 

Vowel sound.  AY in English (like the word “late”).  It is a hard A sound.

Writing.  In this script, the AY sound is written as four dots below the consonant.  They are arranged in a square formation.  This is different than in Biblical or modern Hebrew.

 

THE FIFTH ENERGY CENTER

 

Vowel sound.  EE in English (like the word “eat” or “green”).

Writing.  In this ancient Hebrew, it is written as five dots below a consonant.

 

THE SIXTH ENERGY CENTER

 

Vowel sound.  EH in English (like the word “let”).  It is a soft E sound.

Writing.  In this ancient Hebrew, this is written as a small T below a consonant.  This is the same as in Biblical and modern Hebrew.

 

THE SEVENTH ENERGY CENTER

 

Vowel sound.  I in English (like the word “I”).  It is a hard I sound.

Writing.  In this ancient script, it is written as one dot above a consonant.  This is not the same as in Biblical or modern Hebrew.

 

VI. TIME

 

In this ancient Hebrew language, time is arranged according to the 7 system, as follows:

Seconds in a minute = 49 (7x 7)

Minutes in an hour = 49 (7 x 7)

Hours in the day = 28 (7 x 4)

Day in a week = 7

Weeks in a month = 4

Months in a year = 14 (7 x 2)

 

VII. THE MEANING OF THE WORD L-O-V-E

 

Many meanings are given for the word love.  This website discusses several of them.  We can also learn about the meaning of love sounds of the letters and our understanding of the ancient Hebrew language.

 

THE LETTER AND SOUND OF “L”

 

The letter L in English is associated with the lamed in ancient Hebrew.  This is the tenth letter of the ancient alphabet.  This has to do with the tenth energy center on the human and animal body.  The tenth center is associated with building and announcing on a mental level.

Lamed is a feminine letter, which you will see is important later.

A common word in Hebrew is el.  It means moving toward something.  For example, the Israeli airline is called El Al.  It means toward above.

The word Allah in Arabic is somewhat similar in meaning, but it refers to power and not to love.  Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic are somewhat similar languages.

The word el in Spanish means the.  It is a pronoun that announces something, as does the L in love.  It is a masculine pronoun, which is important.

The word el in Hebrew also refers to God.  In Christian theology, it refers to all three branches of the trinity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (see the Blue Letter Bible/Don Stewart at: www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_1303.cfm.

The word el is closely related to the Hebrew word Elohim.  The word Elohim appears 2570 times in the Torah.

The Elohim are a very advanced group of souls who are builders on a mental level.  We would call them designers.  They are mentioned in the first verse of the Bible, where it says they created the world.

However, we know from the word beresheet (the first word of the Bible) that the creation discussed in Genesis is not the creation of the world (for explanation, see earlier in this article - the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet).  It means “in a beginning”, not in the beginning. 

Genesis and the whole Bible is about a specific aspect of creation – the Hebrew people.  It is not about creation itself, which is much older than 6000 years.

 

THE LETTER AND SOUND “O”

 

              O is a feminine word sound.  It always denotes an open sound, and is found in the word open, ovary, oestrogen (an older spelling), oh, and many other words in English.  Other related words in English are home and economics, originally a Greek word having to do with managing the home.

Thus the O sound is the feminine part of the word love.  It always denotes openness, helpfulness, and acceptance. 

However, it goes beyond this.  The word ore in English is a mineral deposit and a source of riches.  An oracle is a wise person or source of information.  The word ocular refers to the eyes, and o is associated with seeing.  And ode is a beautiful poem or expression of some type.  Okay means all is well. 

            In Spanish, o means or.  In other words, it denotes options and openness here, as well.  The word oro in Spanish means gold.

            In Hebrew, one can look at the word or.  It means light, and specifically the light of God.  The word olam in Hebrew means everlasting, forever, or beyond the horizon.

            The famous Sanskrit word om is the sound of a healthy heart center.  It is a sacred word in this language.

 

THE LETTER AND SOUND “V”

 

              This one is a little tricky because the letter “v” is usually associated with a vowel.  Examples of words using it are above, bovine, cover, dove, government, hover, jovial, move, novitiate, over, tov (in Hebrew means good), vov (a Hebrew letter meaning a connection or joining together) woven (meaning connected of put together), and yoval (in Hebrew, means the jubilee year in which all land returns to its original owners and debts are forgiven).

              These words all have to do with protection, peace, happiness, togetherness, and perhaps discipleship, in general.

 

THE SILENT “E” AT THE END OF THE WORD LOVE

 

            This is common in English, and has to do with how one pronounces the word.  If there were no E and the end of the word love, one would tend to pronounce it more like LAV.  The E gives it the long o sound – meaning openness, oneness, and bringing in the feminine quality.

 

CONCLUSION

 

              This word exercise is an interesting way to try to understand some of our English words in a deeper way.  I hope you enjoyed it!

 

 

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