After learning about this awesome gem concerning the ancient Hebrew language, I had to learn more.

Aleph and Tav (right to left)

Hebrew is a very rich language. The only other language that has a similar depth of complexity is chemistry. If I write H2O or NaCl you would say they are water and table salt. If you have enough understanding of chemistry to identify them by their chemical annotations, then you also know that H2O has an electrical charge, a weight, a shape, and consists of three atoms, two hydrogen and one oxygen, and that they individually have properties worth exploring.

The Jews believe that the first thing God created is alef and tav (את), the first and last letter of the Hebrew alphabet (alef-beyt). Each letter has a meaning all its own. When combined with other letters they paint a picture of the meaning of the word. Here is a list of some of the meanings of the letters and what they looked like (click to enlarge):

“Alef” has the image of an ox head and has the meaning of “sacrifice, leader, first,” and of course “ox”. “Beyt” looks like a floor plan (other images have it look like a “tent”) and means “in” or “house”. Bethlehem (בית לחם) means “House of Bread”, Bethel (בית אל) means “House of God” (reading right to left).  Notice that the last letter, “Tav” means “mark, sign or covenant”.

Now the first (Alef א) and last letter (Tav ת) together have no English meaning, but Hebrew scholars says it’s used to link an object to a verb. The first time it’s used in Scripture is found in Genesis 1:1 and is the fourth and sixth word of the sentence.

Here is Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew.






















the earth


the heavens



In the beginning

The gem and Spiritual explanation isn’t really understood until you get to the book of Revelation when Jesus states He is the Alpha and Omega ΑΩ, being the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, the Beginning and the End. If you were in the Genesis 1:1 sentence looking at the reader, the את is on the right hand of God (אֱלֹהִים)! Who is seated on the right hand of God?a Jesus, the Alpha and Omega, the Alef and Tav!

Mark 16:19 “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.”

In this first verse of Genesis you see that “את” surrounds the word for “Heavens” and there’s that vav in the second “את” and is translated as “and” because it “hooks” Heaven and Earth together. Jesus is the “Connector”, the vav, the Man, between Heaven and Earth, even testifying to the manner in how the connection would be done – via the cross! Since God “spoke” everything into existence it’s an amazing picture image within the written text that Jesus, the Alef and Tav (Alpha and Omega), the Beginning and the End, is the Creator. It is the hint of what was to come when the Word would become flesh, indeed the Word of God made flesh. In Genesis 1:1, the letter vav combines with Alef and Tav to show the Sign of the Lord of History, the One Mediator, the Man Christ Jesus, the Living Word – to connect Heaven and Earth in the most literal sense. The culmination of all history revealed in the Final Book prophesied in the pattern of Hebrew letters in the first verse of the First Book! Hebrew used to use pictographs like the Egyptian hieroglyphics. See the end to view a chart of each letter in paleo-Hebrew.

Here’s the pictograph form of those two letters (right to left):

The symbols have the meaning of: an ox head and a cross; a sacrifice on the cross; a strong mark; first covenant. Twice in the first verse of Scriptures, you have the plan of salvation! Scripture is replete with signs, gems, and guides you to Jesus; you just have to search them out! When we were kids and we wanted to make a pact, we’d spit in our hands and shake. In Hebrew Covenant is (brit – בּרית) and reveal is (ע) which when combined is עבּרית and that is the word for Hebrew or in paleo-Hebrew Covenant Revealed!! Wait! There’s still more. Let’s look at the paleo-Hebrew letters for the word Hebrew (עבּרית):

 “See (ayin ע), in (beyt בּ), man (resh ר), hand (yod י), mark (tav ת)”

Whose hand is marked that we need to see!? Jesus – the Savior! A new covenant revealed!

Jeremiah 31:31 (KJV) “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: “

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