Alef Tav – The Sign of Messiah

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“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 two Hebrew letters above are the alef and tav and are read from right to left as ‘et’.  This little word  is found dispersed את between words throughout the את Hebrew Scriptures. In general, they את have no specific meaning or את purpose.

“I am the ‘A’ and the ‘Z,’ the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:13). 

As a Jew who spoke Hebrew, Yeshua would never have used Greek or English letters to describe himself.  A more correct translation would be: “I am the alef and the tav, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” as the alef and the tav are the first and last letters of the Hebrew alef-bet; not the ‘alpha’ and ‘omega’.

Those who read his words in את Hebrew to John would have immediately understood the hundreds את of places in the Hebrew Scriptures where the alef and the tav appeared between words את for no apparent reason.  Again, the ‘alpha’ and ‘omega’ are not in the Hebrew Scriptures.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

Bereshit bara elohim et ha’shamayim v’et ha’eretz.

This is the opening verse of the Bible. Notice the two את – ‘et’ – in the English transliteration from Hebrew. This is ‘proof’ that Yeshua who is the את was in the beginning at creation; and he is considered, God.

“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 ‘alef’ and the ‘tav’, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:12-13).

In the Hebrew of Revelation, the את is used between the words ‘my’ and ‘rewards’ supporting that the ‘rewards’ are his to give. The correct Hebrew letters are also used ‘alef’ and ‘tav.’

Hebrew Word Pictures

א alef is a letter picture of an Ox and means ‘strong’ and ‘first.’

ת tav is a letter picture of Crossed Sticks and means ‘covenant’ and ‘sign.’

The Hebrew word picture for et: first strong sign of the covenant

The Hebrew letter picture for et means that Yeshua is the ‘first strong sign of the covenant.’ From the very beginning, Yeshua is the promised ‘Seed of woman’ who would fulfill everything from the beginning of creation until Eternity and the giving of rewards.

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