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Form versus Function (5 of 6)

Shane Willard

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Vav is a nail or a hook, and it means: to ‘fasten to’, or to ‘hook to’ something. By itself, vav just means ‘and’.

Zayin is a weapon, or it could be a harvester, harvesting supply; and it means to ‘cut’, or ‘cut off’.

Chet, which has a 'ch' sound, is: a fence, a hedge or a chamber, and it meant: ‘private’, or ‘to separate’.

Tet is a snake, which ultimately, we always conotate that with evil - but it didn't mean that in this day. The snake, or the ‘twist’, meant: to ‘surround’ something.

Yud is a closed hand; or it is this image: to lift your hands up to God. It's the first letter of the word praise (yuda), so this kind of image.

Chaf is an arm, or a wing, or an open hand over a head. That's where we get the word ‘cover’ from. The word Kippur (atonement), the first letter of that word is ‘cover’.

Lamed is a cattle goad, or a staff. It means to ‘prod something along’.

Mem is water - moving water, and it means ‘massive’ or ‘powerful’; or it can mean ‘on occasions to be from something’ - from something.

Nun was fish-moving; or fish-multiplied.

Samech was a prop, like a cane, to support something, or to turn something.

Ayin is an eye, which obviously means to see.

Pe or Fe - they get used interchangeably. Pe (or Fe) is an ‘open mouth’, which means ‘to speak’.

Tzadi is a fish hook with bait on it, and it means: the desire of one's heart. It has to do with ‘what lures you’.

Kof is the back of the head, which means behind, or humble, or the least.

Resh is a giant head, and it just means: the head honcho, the highest person, the person in charge.

Shin is teeth, but over time it started to mean this (Spock’s hand-gesture from Star Trek) - the Duchening. Spock was a devout Jew. When the writers of Star Trek asked Leonard Nimoy: what do you want the sign of Vulcan to be he said: this.

If you trace that out, it looks like the Hebrew letter ‘Shin’, which means (by itself): name. So when the priests would bless the people at the end of a service, at the end of the priestly blessing it says: (in Numbers 6) “and he will put my name on them”.

So what he would do is, he'd stand before the people, and he'd do this, and he'd say: let the name of God rest on you now, hovering, hovering. Now don't walk around Hastings doing this to each other, they'll think you're a cult. Or you can - it doesn't matter what they think, just do it!

Tau is the last one. Tau was a cross, and it meant covenant.

So what does this have to do with me? Well, when you study your Bible, if you just have a Strong's Concordance, or if you just have Crosswalk.com, or a Bible software, e-Sword, something like that, when you put your cursor over the word in e-Sword, it'll give you the Hebrew spelling.

So you can come to the Hebrew word, and you can look up the spelling, which means you can see the pictures, which means you'll see the comic strip, okay? Every non-serious Bible study student just yawned, but for those of us who like that kind of stuff, let me show you what this can do to the Bible okay.

The word iniquity for instance: Avon, and it was three letters. ‘Ayin’, ‘Vav’, and ‘Nun’. Using the chart, you can look up: Ayin=Eye; Vav=Fish-hook; and Nun=Fish-multiplying. Iniquity is: “whatever your eye hooks-to multiplies”

How about the word ‘atonement’, which is Kippur? Chaf, Pe, Pe, Resh ( plus the vowels that are inserted for pronunciation). Chaf=Open hand over the head. Pe=Open-mouth; but if they write it twice, that means: yelling/shouting. Resh=A head (a giant head). So Atonement is read: “Covering, is being spoken loudly, out of the mouth of the head-honcho”

Who proclaimed atonement in the Old Testament? The high priest - he's the head honcho - the highest person. Who proclaims atonement in the New Testament? Jesus - He's our High Priest. So Kippur: covering is still being proclaimed, loudly, from the mouth of the highest person.

How about this Hebrew tongue twister from John 1:14? “and the word became flesh, and dwelt among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father”.