When Messiah Yeshua testified that He is the ALEF and the TAV (תא), the First (rishon) and the Last (acharon), and the Beginning (rosh) and the Ending (sof) in Revelation 22:13, He was making a direct reference to three verses – Isaiah 41:4, Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 48:12 – where Adonai explicitly says that He is the First and the Last and there is no other god beside Him. As it is written in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God (ALEF-TAV) created the heavens and the earth” (Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz). Not only is Messiah Yeshua the Beginning and End of all creation, He is also the Creator and Sustainer of all things: “For by Him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him: And He is before all things and by Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:16-17).
Let us first discuss the sixth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet – VAV – then delve deeper into ALEF-TAV. Our focus in this Hebrew Living Letter ™ series is how they each portray the essence of the Messiah.
VAV (ו) is the sixth letter of the Hebrew Living Letter ™ Alef-Bet; and therefore, has the numerical value of 6. The pictograph for VAV looks like a tent peg or nail. VAV represents joining together, making secure, or becoming nailed (bounded).
VAV (ו) is 6. The number six is known as the number of man because:  Man was created in God’s own image on the sixth day of creation (Genesis 1:26-31).  Man works for six days and rests on the seventh (Genesis 2:2-3).  The number of the beast coming out of the sea with ten horns, ten heads, and ten crowns with blasphemous names is the number of a man “666 – a completely selfish man (Revelation 13:2,18).
The first VAV in God’s Word is in Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and (VAV) the earth.” This first VAV in Scripture sets precedence. The first VAV is the sixth word in Scripture and the twenty-second letter of Genesis 1:1, which alludes to VAV’s power to connect all the Hebrew Living Letters™ from ALEF to TAV.
How profound that the first VAV has the power to connect all the Hebrew Living Letters ™ from ALEF to TAV and this first VAV was used during creation to join heaven and earth. When we combine this with VAV being the number for man, we see some intense truths about the God-Man Messiah Yeshua (Son of God and Son of Man). Thus says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God” (Revelation 3:14). Please note that we were made in His image. “
The Hebrew Word “et,” which is spelled out ALEF-TAV, not only represents the entire Hebrew Alphabet, but also to Messiah Yeshua: “I am the ALEF and the TAV, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:13). The pictograph for ALEF-TAV communicates the Strength of the Covenant, or the One who comes in humble silent strength (ALEF) who bears the sign of the true covenant (TAV), or the One who bears the Cross.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the hidden meaning behind ALEF-TAV (et) in the first verse in the Bible. “In the beginning God created ALEF-TAV the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1) reads in Hebrewבְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ – Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz. Throughout Scripture there are random references to ALEF-TAV that have been largely disregarded when Jews read their Bible, or when Scripture has been translated into other languages, including English. So far, it seems that mainly Jewish mystics have tried to delve into the reason why those random ALEF-TAVs exist in the written word. Perhaps these scholars have overlooked the Messianic reference in Isaiah 44:6 – “Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: I am the first [ALEF] and I am the last [TAV], and there is no God besides Me.” Please recall that Yeshua declares in Revelation 1:8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega… who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Yeshua is the ALEF-TAV.
Recall that not only is Messiah Yeshua the Beginning and the End, but the Creator and Sustainer of all things. This goes along with the Hebrew Sages interpretation of the word “et” in Genesis 1:1. They say that “et” includes all the various objects of creation present within heaven and earth, which began when infinite light filled all-in-all (all reality). A single ray of light was the beginning of creation and is the secret of the Hebrew Living Letter ™ VAV. Although the ray of light was singular, it permeated and saturated every dimension of heaven and earth. The first VAV is said to join matter and spirit, or in other words, heaven and earth.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ VAV. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.
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Written July 4, 2021 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!
Originally published 12 September 2015 with modifications.
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ART: “Power to Connect Heaven & Earth – VAV” by Robin Main
Created on 24 August 2015.