This is for those who are interested in learning about the Hebrew letters:
The Hebrew Alphabet: "Judaism has always regarded Hebrew as a sacred language, the medium of divine communication. For millennia, the sages and mystics have taught that the letters are no ordinary expression. The very word for "letter" in Hebrew--Ot--means sign or wonder; that is, a heavenly revelation. The more we learn about the letters through both study and meditation, the greater becomes our inner development". Edward Hoffman
The 22 Letters, And No Vowels The Hebrew language is comprised of 22 letters, five of which are known as double (or mother letters, as they have two distinct forms: when beginning a word and when placed at its ending). These letters are Kaf, Mem, Nun, Pei, and Tzadi. They were originally known only to the righteous such as Abraham, and later, to Moses, Joshua, and the Seventy Elders of Israel under their leadership. They brought the knowledge of these special Hebrew letters to the Holy Land, where through the Prophets, the entire Jewish people came to use them.
The Hebrew language originally contained no vowels, though the Ayin or Aleph were sometimes utilized for that purpose. Vowel signs were developed during the second half of the first one-thousand years.
Dating back to Talmudic times, the Hebrew letters have not only been celebrated as holy, but also venerated as an actual tool for spiritual mastery. Traditionally, the two most preferred techniques have been gematriyah and notarikon. In gematriyah, words with dissimilar meanings but equal numerical values (since each Hebrew letter also has a number associated with it) are probed for their hidden linkages.
In notarikon, words are broken down into sentences composed of initial letters. Thus, the first word of the Ten Commandments, ANoKhY ("I Am") alludes to the sentence Ario Nafshoy Katovit Yahovit ("I have written and given myself to you in this book").
Hebrew can be seen by examining the names of the individuals appearing in the early chapters of Genesis. All are Hebrew! Adam means "red" or "ruddy." Eve (Heb. Chavah) means "life," or "lifespring." Just look at the names of other Old Testament personalities and you will see that they all have Hebrew meanings. http://www.remnantofyhwh.com/Hebrew%20T … nguage.htm
However after the flood many things may have been lost. So Abraham may have been the first after that.
I really have no idea except that the Hebrew language was the language spoken to create...let there be light etc.
Thanks for sharing this, Deborah...some of this I knew, and some I didn't. One thing I have trouble with is the pronunciation of the Hebrew letters, which of course leads to trouble pronouncing words. Can you recommend a good source for learning about this?
I clicked on the little box in "edit my profile" that allows people to contact me. I don't know what's going on. I will look again, or else email you so you can respond. Sorry for all the confusion, Deborah.
Many religions state that because Moses was raised by Egyptians, that Moses spoke the language of hieroglyphics .which are pictures and symbols.
Scholar Dr. Ashraf points out that
The Hebrews lived in Egypt for about 400 years.
"Moses lived in the 13th century BC, whereas the first written recording of the Old Testament was by Ezra in the middle of the 5th century BC. That means that the Jewish Torah was passed by oral tradition for 8 centuries."
The Egyptians were unwilling to share their language and its hieroglyphics, which was associated with their religion and their gods, with the Hebrew immigrants. The result was that the Hebrews preserved their own Canaanic language for their entire time in Egypt. It was the written language used by Moses and other literate Hebrews. There is absolutely no scientific, historical, or archeological evidence that, as claimed by some, "the Torah was revealed to Moses in hieroglyphics".
Moses did exist, bu for me Prophet Moses is none other than A'aferti Ankh-Aten or Ankh-Aton because his god, religion, life, believes and events do have a strong correlation with the bilical Moses and most of the Hebrew Patriarchs have strong correlation with the A'afertis "Pharaohs" and gods of Egypt.
Look at what Judeo-Christianity teaches, you can find it in the ancient religions of Egypt!
Would you please provide the full name of the "Scholar Dr. Ashraf" you've mentioned? A couple of works or articles by the scholar that I might look for? I'm interested in finding out more about this history. Is this a historian? Theologian?
I was aware of the long-term oral tradition regarding the Jewish Torah, but have felt the need to brush up on this information and I'm not certain which books provided me with this information in the recent past. I must take better notes from now on.
Just a short info first hand about "Adam". Yes, it means "red" and more than this. Several Hebrew words have the same root: Adom- red, Dam- blood, Adama- earth.
Adam was made from red dirt (earth). This made a complete sense to me after I lived in Israel. The earth in Israel is really red dirt. If you step into wet red dirt, oh, good luck cleaning it of.... it is very sticky.
The word "people" in Hebrew is "bnei adam", literally "sons of Adam", and in singular (a person, a man) is "ben adam"- son of Adam.
Deborah, thank you for educating people. And please, don't pay attention to miserable and angry.
Sorry I missed your post. You are right. Of course you are you speak Hebrew . There are those who want it all to have happened in their country under their spiritual codes..but it happened in Israel and Adam does mean exactly as you have stated.
Are the people living in Israel today practicing what they practiced nearly three thousand years ago? (minus the animal sacrifice) What of the ancient Hebrew culture has been lost, recovered, and what remains unaltered?
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