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The Hebrew Letters

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    Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago

    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").

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      paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi friend Deborah Sexton

      Do you mean that Abraham was the founder of the Hebrew language? Hebrew started with Abraham?

      Thanks

      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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        Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No, no..I said such as Abraham.

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          paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          paarsurrey wrote:

          Hi friend Deborah Sexton

          Do you mean that Abraham was the founder of the Hebrew language? Hebrew started with Abraham?



          Hi friend Deborah Sexton

          Do you think Adam was a righteous person?

          Thanks

          I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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            Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            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.

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              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              LOL

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Human_language

              You guys (and girls) are funny. LOL Evolution people - evolution.

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                Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                And?

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                  Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  You wouldn't understand apparently. wink

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                paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Hi friend Mark Knowles

                We are discussing things when Darwin was not yet evolved and come to the scene.

                We will discuss it later.

                Thanks

                I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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                  Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Don't get into this with him..Not here please.

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                  Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Aww - So sweet. The religionista are both attacking the atheist. LOL

                  Proto humans - no Darwin, no YWHYHYYYY ALLAH GOD no Muslimists.

                  200,000 years before the god nonsense.

                  Ciao. No need to understand or educate Usmanali Or Sexton.

                  Sorry - I mistook this for a none religion thread. I thought ot was about language - my mistake.

                  Now it seems I should leave you to fight over which language GOD sed to ADAM when he was naming the Kangaroo.

                  What did God tell Adam to call the Kangaroo? lol

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                    Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I gave that to indicate that old manuscripts from ages ago were written in Hebrew..so the beginning of time.

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                    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Hi Mark Knowels

                    Rest assured; we are only discussing; we won't fight; we understand.

                    I think it is heavy a burden for your backbone; the Skeptics are perhaps flesh without a backbone. Are they?

                    You remain here; you are an interesting person.

                    Thanks

                    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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                    ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    lol

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              paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hi friend Deborah Sexton

              Any idea where Adame lived; I mean in what courtry in the present era?

              Thanks

              I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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                Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Actually, it is my belief that Adam was a word used to represent mankind..not one man.
                Male and female were called Adam..
                I have no idea and neither does anyone else, where they lived.

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                  paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Hi friend Deborah Sexton

                  You mentioned that in hebrew even names depict something; and Adam means "red" as you stated. Does it signify the land he lived; in your opinion? If it does not signify; then why he was named "red".

                  Anybody with any guess; it is a discussion between all of us, of course.

                  Thanks

                  I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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                    Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I guess because they came from Red Dirt. I have no idea where.

                    Where do you say they came from.

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      paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi friend  Deborah Sexton

      Who fixed numerical value of the letters? Was it YHWH or Abraham?

      Thanks

      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    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?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I will email you.
      Also in the future I will create a hub to give correct pronunciation.
      Thank you for your interest.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Your profile gives no way to contact you.

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        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        that's weird! I thought it was set up to email me...I'll see if I can fix it.



        ETA: Okay, it should be fixed now. Sorry about that!

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          Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I still can't find any way to contact you.

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            TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to 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.

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    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    Wouldn't this be better as a hub?

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    Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago

    OK, I started this thread for those interested in becoming familiar with the Hebrew language.
    It was not meant to be a fight between evolution and creationism. I believe in both.

    Yet now it is fading like all other threads.
    I thought the forums would offer the info to more people instead of a hub.

    I am so weary of fighting with rude people so I am gone from here.

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      paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi friend

      I won't fight; I was happy that a very intelligent friend knowing Hebrew has started this thread. I wanted to know some Hebrew starting from the word "Adam".

      Please don't be angry.

      Thanks

      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    Okay, I think I understand...I didn't do it right the first time. It should be fixed now, and you can email me through HP at will.

    Thanks. smile

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      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OK, I was able to email it to you.

      If you have any question just ask.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry about that.
      I sent you another email.

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        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Deborah...I'll go get them now. I appreciate your taking the time to do that. smile Sorry about the mix up. I'm glad you alerted me.

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    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    This is an awesome resource, Deborah, thank you smile

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      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just be careful with the teachings..They are Christian though they speak Hebrew.

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        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I understand. smile

        I will be careful.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago

    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".

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      Beelzedadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Isn't it also such that there is no scientific, historical or archaeological evidence that Moses even existed?  smile

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        Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Many ancient manuscripts have record of Moses.

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          Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I am not saying there is any proof of Moses (really Moshe) outside the oral and written tradition of the Hebrew people.

          There were many things written about this in different writings such as the Jewish apocrypha and others

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        Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I can't resist your pretty smile. smile

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        Neferkaptahposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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!

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      mythbusterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Deborah Sexton,

      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.

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    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    I thought we agreed that everything was invented by the Greeks and that Moses came from Athens??

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      Beelzedadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's what I thought, too, except wasn't Moses from Ios, now the party capital of the world?  smile

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        Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That was Sodom (no.. on second thought, I think he was from Mykonos)

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          Beelzedadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Mykonos? Moses was gay? I'm shocked!!!

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            Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            no.. Sodom was from Mykonos.. or at least he spent the summers there

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              Beelzedadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Ah yes, I may have noticed him there walking around feeling up the behinds of all the drunken Swedes. smile

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      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We did?

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        Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think there was a vote or something smile

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    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    Hi friends

    Moses existed; Quran has testified it and his life account which is very inspiring is there in the Quran. Who could be a more authentic than the Creator- God Allah YHWH?

    Thanks

    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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      Beelzedadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      In other words, a mythical being existed because your book of myths confirms it. Very logical. smile

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    ReuVeraposted 7 years ago

    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.

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      paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi friend ReuVera

      But for that you shall have to first prove that Adam was born from the clay of Jerusalem.

      I think that Polish people are red colored.

      Siri Lankans say that Adam was born there.

      Thanks

      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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        Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It doesn't mean the people are red and polish people are the same color as other people..they aren't red. I know of no red people.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry I missed your post. You are right. Of course you are you speak Hebrew smile.
      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.

      Thank you for your words of encouragement.

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    djbramanposted 7 years ago

    I love this hub, how informative, and I look forward to reading more!

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      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.
      I started it to inform, but it has gotten off track.

 
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