Meaning_of_the_Hebrex1947EC - Meaning of the Hebrew...

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Meaning of the Hebrew Alphabet. Page 1 of 5 ARIE UITTENBOGAARD Hub Copyright Bookstore — Name Vault — The Hebrew Alphabet Jesus' family tree (a 501 kB .xls worksheet) The Hebrew Alphabet —On the meaning of the Hebrew Alphabet— The Hebrew alphabet is not simply a collection of abstract linguistic elements, like the English alphabet is. All Hebrew letters have names and identities, and in post-Biblical times were even rendered numerical value. All letters alternate with some others during the history of the language, but in the name chase, we usually don't see more than waw s turning into yod s and vice versa, or he s and aleph s do the same, and occasionally shin s and samek s. Some letters have a different, longer (final) form when they occur at the end of a word. The formation of the proto-Canaanite alphabet (around Abraham's time; the 19th century BC) was an incredible leap in understanding language. Before the alphabet, words or phrases were represented wholly, as little pictures, and the idea that all the many words consisted of a minute group of smaller 'atoms' was brilliant. The Hebrew alphabet is among the oldest in the world, and it was either derived of, or equal to the original Phoenician alphabet (even the word alphabet comes from the first two Hebrew letters: aleph and beth). In his wonderful book In the Beginning - A Short History of the Hebrew Language (see ad to the right), Joel Hoffman Ph.D. even states that ". ..most of the reading and writing that goes on in the world today can be traced back to the Hebrews' experiment with vowels." Contact See below for a treatment per letter. In the Beginning Joel Hoffman Best Price $11.50 or Buy New $13.26 Privacy Information cal names As told by Joel M. Hoffman, the Hebrews were the first to incorporate vowels in their written text, and by doing this the previously esoteric art of writing and reading became available to the masses. The seemingly casual command to 'write' something on doors or foreheads included the invention of a writing system that could be learned by everybody. A very big deal, and resulting in the most powerful tool of data preservation up to this common age. Hebrew theology is by far the most influential ever, and this is in part due to the Hebrew invention of vowel notation. This power (this theology) contrasted others by use of the vowel notation, using symbols that were already used and until then only represented consonants: the letters ( waw ), ( yod ) and ( heh ), and to give an example: the word is either the word dod , meaning beloved (and the is a vowel), or it is the word dud , meaning jar (and the is again a vowel), or it is the word dawid , which is the name David (and the is a consonant). These letters became markers for both the Hebrew identity and
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