God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ “This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation.” — Exodus 3:14-15
Hebrew, the original language of the Old Testament dates back millennia in time and consists of 22 consonants only. It is also read from right to left. Vowel points were added sometime between 600-900 AD by the Jewish order of Masoretes to help in an easier pronunciation of the text.
In addition, each of the individual twenty-two consonants has its own name and meaning. For example, the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet is Aleph, and it means, “ox.” The second letter is Bet, meaning, “house.” The third letter is Gimel, which means “camel,” etc.
Now here is something that is not only very interesting but is considered by many to be the first prophecy in the Old Testament Scriptures that points to the cross of Christ.
The personal name of God in the Hebrew scriptures consists of the four Hebrew letters, YHWH (called the tetragrammaton and featured above) and is commonly pronounced Yahweh. It is literally translated, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). But the individual letters themselves put together have an equally deeper meaning which many consider to be prophetic. Here’s why:
The letter Y pronounced Yod, means “hand.” The letter H, pronounced Hay, means “behold.” The letter W pronounced, Wav or Vav, means “nail.” The last letter H is Hay, again meaning, “behold.” When you put them all together it translates out, “Hand, Behold, Nail, Behold.”
I’ll let you take it from here. — Maranatha!
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