Alef Tav – Beginning and End


“At the beginning I announce the end, proclaim in advance things not yet done; and I say that my plan will hold, I will do everything I please to do” (Isaiah 46:10). 

The Alef and the Tav are the beginning and ending letters of the Hebrew alphabet.  These two letters are read from right to left and say, ‘et’.  This little duo  is found dispersed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures in between words. In general, they have no specific meaning or purpose.  However, a quick look at their word pictures shows they have a hidden treasure.   The Aleph means what is first’ and ‘leader’.  The Tav  means ‘ownership, covenant, sign, joining together’.

Yeshua says in Revelation 22:13 I am the ‘A’ and the ‘Z,’ the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

Some Bible translations use the ‘alpha and omega’ however, Yeshua would not have used Greek or English letters to describe himself.  He was Jewish and spoke Hebrew. Thus, he would have said he was the ‘aleph and the tav’.  Immediately, those who read the Hebrew Scriptures would have realized that first,  he was saying he was in the Hebrew Scriptures in those thousands of places where the את appeared – the first one in Genesis 1:1 and the last in Revelation 22:19 “Pay attention!” “I am coming soon, and my rewards are with me to give to each person according to what he has done.  I am the ‘aleph’ and the ‘tav’, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

Second, they would have known and understood  that the aleph and tav together meant “sign or covenant of the leader, what is first.’  They would realize that from the beginning, Yeshua was the ‘sign of the covenant’ that God was making with Israel and the world and,  he would fulfill everything from the time of creation until the day of judgment, reward and complete eternal restoration.

©Tent Stake Ministries

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