Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet is a word picture. When word pictures are put together, unique meanings to words appear. Here are the word pictures for the name of God – yod hey vav hey and Yeshua – yod shin vav ayin.
The name of God – yod hey vav hey or YHVH (Exodus 3:14)
The yod י is a picture of a closed hand and symbolizes a ’finished work’. The hey ה looks like a window and signifies ‘behold’ or ‘look to’. The vav ו is a picture of nails and suggests ‘binding’. The word pictures of YHVH would mean -
Look to the finished work of the binding (nails), Behold.
or more literally -
Behold the hands, behold the nails.
Then name of Yeshua - yod, shin, vav, ayin or the Hebrew word, salvation.
The yod י once again is a closed hand and symbolizes a finished work. The shin ש picture is a tooth and means to cut or destroy. The vav ו again pictures a nail and means ‘to bind’. The ayin ע means eye and means ‘to see’ as in understanding.
The finished work of the cutting and binding of the nails is seen.
or more literally, salvation is -
See and understand the nail cut hands.