The Alphabet/Aleph Beit/Alef Bēt.
The English language has been very interesting to me with it being used in more countries than other languages, almost like the people who had a connection to it were scattered among the nation’s and is worth a closer look.
The number Twenty-seven is a very interesting number that shows up in a variety of places, there’s 27 books of the modern New Testament, 27 letters of the alphabet and it’s an age attributed to the demise of many “Stars”, but that’s for another discussion. 27 breaks down to 9, which is an interesting number itself. By now i’m sure you’re saying wait, there’s only 26 letters in the alphabet, but this is where English and Hebrew get interesting. The English alphabet has 22 consonants just like the Hebrew with 22 characters without vowel characters. If we add the vowels to the English alphabet we arrive at 27 with A, E, I, O and U. In Hebrew if the vowel markers also known as diacritics, or נִיקוּד (nikud) we also have 27 characters. They represent the five vowel sounds in Hebrew: A, E, I, O, and U, and they are pronounced after the consonant that they’re written above or below.
On a side note did you ever look closely at the word Vowel? Vow-El, a vow to el (God). Maybe that’s something to consider.
You’re probably still wondering about that 27th. letter, this is a letter that is a staple in our speech, it’s the letter &, also referred to as Ampersand. This is also derived from et, as in et al which means “And others”, & is used for “Also” in the most common sense.
Looking closer at vowels markers placed by Hebrew, or Masoretes, also called jots or tittles to the characters of words as a reminder of the vowel sound that’s supposed to be used, and yes, the Jot is also the 10th. character in Hebrew, the Yod. Do these sound familiar? “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”. Matthew 5:18 These vowel points were added much later by the Masoretes showing how even that language has evolved with time just like English with the Ampersand. Hebrew is also unique to other languages in that each character is threefold in nature, a trinity if you will. Each character is a symbol, has a numerical value & holds it’s own definition. So you can take a single word, look up those definitions, and find a story within a single word. This is very fascinating when this is done with a name of a person or a city.
When i started writing this i didn’t want to add my research because it could be taken the wrong way, but now i think it could encourage others to do their own research. My Dad was insistant that my name be spelled a particular way, Bryan instead of Brian. In learning about Hebrew i decided to see if a story or meaning existed within the name gifted to me, and here’s what i found.
B, beit or house. R, resh a head or beginning. YA, to exist, depicted as a hand. N, continue & giving.
So to create a story or definition of my given name it looks like this: A house that from the beginning existed to continue giving.
Maybe this has given something to you.
Hopefully this has been found interesting and helps to view letters and words in a different light.