There are also single Hebrew letters used as suffixes with the Aleph/Tav את Character Symbol which have just as much profound significance as the prefixes. All these words only substantiate that the free standing Aleph Tav את is a mark of the “divine hand” of the Yah-head our Elohim.
Let us begin with the first letter of the Aleph-bet, the “Aleph” (א) as a suffix. The Aleph/Tav/Aleph (אתא) Word does not appear in Paleo-Hebrew but does appear in Aramaic in the book of Ezra twice and speaks very profoundly. The Aramaic Aleph/Tav/Aleph (אתא) Word in Ezra is translated “came” in verse (5:3) and is speaking about governor Tatnai who “came” and was responsible for writing a letter to the king of Babylon who ultimately issued a decree to help the men in Israel to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and the temple by providing money, supplies, equipment and man-power. The second time the word is used is again translated “came” in verse (5:16) speaking of governor Sheshbazzar who “came” and laid the foundation for the temple. The Aramaic word “came” is normally spelled Bet/Aleph (בא). So, obviously Ezra is implying these men “came” by the divine hand of providence for without them the work would have never been completed. This becomes even more insightful when we understand the letter Aleph means “strength”.
Moving along in the Aleph-bet, there are no Aleph/Tav/Bet (אתב) words, no Aleph/Tav/Gimel (אתג) words, and no Aleph/Tav/Daleth (אתד) words. The next single Hebrew letter suffix is the Aleph/Tav/Hey (אתה) Word, translated 536 times in the Tanakh as the pronoun “you”, and 110 times as the pronoun “her”. The English pronoun “you” is used a total of 1372 times in the Tanakh and the English pronoun “her” is used a total of 1690 times. What is interesting to notice is how many pronouns have incorporated the Aleph Tav. I do not believe this to be coincidental but completely logical since man is created in the image of Elohim, and consequently, in the image of the Aleph Tav. Therefore, it should not surprise us that Moses and the Prophets spelled pronouns incorporating the Aleph Tav and this relevance should not be underestimated.
An example of the Aleph/Tav/Hey (אתה) word is the first time it is used in Genesis 3:11 And Elohim said, Who told you that אתה (you) were naked? The word implies that this individual (male/adam) is a product of the Yah-head/Elohim, את Y’shua, and created in His image. This Hebrew word is also used to describe Elohim dozens of times as in Genesis 3:12. The Hebrew word Aleph/Tav/Kaph/Mem (אתכם) is also translated “you” 297 times and “with you” 48 times. The Hebrew letter Hey means to “reveal” or “behold”.
Moving along in the Aleph-bet, the next Hebrew letter used as a single letter suffix is the Aleph/Tav/Vav (אתו) Word. It is translated into the pronoun “him” 439 times and “with him” 154 times. The pronoun “him” appears 4200 times throughout the Tanakh. Again, this becomes even more special when you learn the word “him” is commonly spelled Lamed/Vav (לו) in Hebrew over one thousand times in the Tanakh.
The sixth letter Vav (ו) in the Aleph-bet primarily means to “bridge” or “connect” and also is a letter which represents “man”. A good example of the Aleph/Tav/Vav אתו word is the first time it is used in Genesis 1:27 So created Elohim אֶת־ Adam (man) in His own image, in the image of Elohim He created אתו (him), male and female He created אתם (them). This word is also used to describe Elohim dozens of times as in Genesis 15:10 but the deeper meaning of this word, could also be implying, by the use of the Vav, that “man” is “connected” to his maker, the Yah-head.
Now, here is something even more interesting regarding the Aleph/Tav/Vav (אתו)Word. Genesis 2:3 states; And blessed Elohimאת Day, the seven and sanctifiedאתו(it). The last word translated as “it” in the KJV is the Aleph/Tav/Vav (אתו) Word, generally translated as him over 400 times in the Tanakh with the same vowel punctuation. The Interlinear Scriptural Analyzer interprets the word as “him” in Genesis 2:3. The only logical conclusion of what Moses was trying to say is that Adam, who was created on the 6th day, was actually sanctified and set apart, at this time, as with all creation through covenant on the 7th Day Sabbath. Exodus 31:16 states that the 7th Day Sabbath is actually an everlasting covenant and all those who honor the Sabbath properly will be blessed.
The only logical reason the Aleph/Tav את Character Symbol is used in these pronouns when describing covenant males or females (people) is because mankind was created in the image of the Elohim/Yah-head and consequently, the Aleph/Tav (את) Character Symbol can also represent humanity.
Moving along in the Aleph-bet, there are no Aleph/Tav/Zayin (אתז) words, no Aleph/Tav/Heth (אתח) words, and no Aleph/Tav/Teth (אתט) words. The next single Hebrew letter used as a suffix with the Aleph Tav is the Aleph/Tav/Yod (אתי) Word, which appears as the pronoun “me” 81 times and as “with me” 53 times. The pronoun “me” is used a total of 3252 times throughout the Tanakh and is generally spelled Lamed/Yod (לי) over 700 times and Aleph/Vav/Tav/Yod (אותי) is also translated “me” only 36 times.
The first time the Aleph/Tav/Yod (אתי) word is used is in Genesis 4:14 You are banning אֹתִי (me) today from the land and your presence and I will be a fugitive wandering the earth; and everyone that finds me will want to kill me. This word is describing Cain after he murdered his brother Abel. This Hebrew word is also used to describe Elohim hundreds of times as in Genesis 6:13. The Hebrew letter Yod means “hand”, “work”, or “create”. The Hebrew word “me” is generally spelled Lamed/Yod (לי) 751 times in the Tanakh.
Moving along in the Aleph-bet, the next single Hebrew letter used as a suffix with the Aleph Tav is the Aleph/Tav/Kaph (אתך) Word, which is again translated into the pronoun “you” 49 times and “with you” 80 times throughout the Tanakh in some very interesting places. If you are getting the feeling that there is more to the meanings of these Hebrew words than what the translators can provide in English, join the club! The fact is, more often than not, Hebrew is much deeper than the English language can translate. As mentioned above the Hebrew word Aleph/Tav/Kaph/Mem (אתכם) is also translated “you” 297 times and “with you” 48 times. Also Aleph/Tav/Kaph (אתך) is translated “you” 49 times, “with you” 80 times, and Aleph/Vav/Tav/Kaph (אותך) is translated “you” 29 times “with you” 12 times. Also Hey/Aleph/Tav/Hey (האתה) is translated “you” 10 times and Aleph/Tav/Hey (אתה) is translated “you” 536 times.
For example, the first time we see Aleph/Tav/Kaph (אתך) word used it is translated “with you” twice in the same verse. In the same verse we see the Aleph/Tav/Hey (אתה) word also translated “you” in Genesis 6:18 But I will establish אֶת־ My covenant אִתָּךְ (with you); וּבָאתָ (and you will enter) into the Ark, אַתָּה (you) and your sons and your wife and your son’s wives אִתָּךְ (with you). Seeing how predominate the Aleph Tav is both as a free standing “mark” and also when it is incorporated into Hebrew words is not only magnificent to behold but you begin to realize the depth that is incorporated into the various meanings of words in the Hebrew language when associated with the Aleph Tav. When we understand that the Hebrew letter Kaph means “open hand” it seems to indicate a further willingness by Elohim to establish the covenant. That is the beauty of the Hebrew language that is missed in the English translation.
Moving along in the Aleph-bet, there is no Aleph/Tav/Lamed (אתל) word. The next single Hebrew letter used as a suffix with the Aleph Tav is the Aleph/Tav/Mem (אתם) Word, which is translated into English as “them” 282 times, and again as “you” 213 times, and into “with them” 39 times in some very interesting places. Another Hebrew word translated “them” is the Aleph/Vav/Tav/Mem (אותם) 173 times and this same Hebrew word is also translated “with them” 12 times throughout the Tanakh.
One of the first times we see the Aleph/Tav/Mem (אתם) word used is in regard to Adam and Eve in Genesis 1:22 And Elohim blessed אֹתָם (them) saying, Be fruitful and multiply…27 Male and female He created אֹתָם (them). Hebrew is the language of the Yah-head, which is believed to have spoken all creation into existence and consequently, it is a set apart and sacred language to Elohim. Therefore, because the Aleph Tav represents the entire Aleph-bet (22 letters) and all creation, it is only logical to assume this is the reason the Aleph Tav is incorporated into pronouns, even more so, when describing covenant children.
Notice at the end of the verse in Genesis 1:27 the Aleph/Tav/Mem (אתם) word is translated as “them” to describe both male and female together. The Hebrew letter Mem means, “flowing” as in “water.” Could Moses have used this letter in association with the Aleph/Tav את Symbol to describe how we are created in the Yah-head’s image, from the flow of the Water of Life as Father breathes His Ruach (spirit) of life into every soul?
Moving along in the Aleph-bet, the next single Hebrew letter used with the Aleph Tav as a suffix is the Aleph/Tav/Nun (אתן) Word, which is translated as the phrase “I will give” 78 times throughout the Tanakh. There are other ways to spell “I will give” in Hebrew. It is interesting to note that this word is used when speaking or inquiring about an oath or promise, whether it is regarding man or Elohim. Such as in Genesis 26:3 Live in הַזֹּאת (this) land and I will be with you and will bless you; אֶתֵּן (I will give) to you and to your seed אֶת־ all these countries and I will perform אֶת־ the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
The Hebrew letter “nun” means to give or impart “life”. Do you see how beautiful this word is in regard to the Aleph Tav being associated with the letter “nun” in regard to making or giving an oath or promise which is actually creating a covenant. What better way to express this than to incorporate the Aleph Tav who is the giver of all life! And by the way, every time the Aleph Tav is incorporated into the word curse or oath is when יהוהFather is declaring it…usually “oath” is spelled Aleph/Lamed/Heth (אלה) 370 times and “curse” is spelled a variety of ways as (ארור) 32 times, (קללה) 7 times, (לאלה) 4 times, (קבה) 3 times, (חרמי) 2 times, (חרם) 2 times and (אאר) 1 time…just think of what we are missing in the English translation…amazing!
Moving along in the Aleph-bet, there are no Aleph/Tav/Samekh (אתס) words, no Aleph/Tav/Ayin (אתע) words, and no Aleph/Tav/Pe (אתף) words. The next single Hebrew letter used as a suffix is the Aleph/Tav/Tzadi or Sadhe (אתץ) Word, which is only used ONE time and is translated as “I will break down” as in a vow made by Gideon to the men of Peniel in Judges 8:9 And he spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in well-being, אֶתֹּץ (I will break down) אֶת־ this tower. It is not surprising to see a Aleph Tav incorporated into a vow or promise made by either man or Elohim.
The Hebrew letter Tzadi or Sadhe was shaped like a fish-hook in Paleo-Hebrew and meant to “hunt” or “capture” and just knowing the original meaning gives us more depth to what Gideon was saying and what he vowed to do to the men of Peniel. It is further interesting to note that my Hebrew translator says “I will break down” is actually spelled (אני יהיה לשבור) in Hebrew…that is not surprising either.
Moving along in the Aleph-bet, there are no Aleph/Tav/Qoph (אתק) words, and the next single Hebrew letter we see as a suffix is the Aleph/Tav/Resh (אתר) Word, which is only used TWICE with this 3 letter Hebrew spelling in Aramaic and is translated “place”. Where it is used is amazing! The English word “place” in Hebrew is actually spelled Mem/Qoph/Vav/Mem (מקום) in Hebrew and is used 84 times throughout the Tanakh. You will again see just how special the Aleph/Tav/Resh (אתר) word is when you see what “place” it is describing. Apparently the English word “place” was the best the translators could do, but this hardly describes the relevance and importance that can only be seen in Hebrew!
Let me first set the stage by explaining that the Hebrew letter “resh” (ר) in Paleo-Hebrew can mean “head” or “face” and we see this word used in the opening sentence of a decree made by King Cyrus of Babylon in Ezra 6:3 In the first year of Cyrus the king, Cyrus the king made a decree: Concerning the House of Eloah at Jerusalem, let the house be rebuilt, in the אֲתַר (PLACE) where they OFFER SACRIFICES and let the foundations there be strongly laid. Even in Aramaic we see a beautiful word picture in the Aleph/Tav/Resh (אתר) word describing the only PLACE on the planet designated for animal sacrifices where Elohim has turned His face towards and placed His name…the most sacred and set apart piece of real estate on earth, the TEMPLE Mount!
The second place the Aleph/Tav/Resh (אתר) word is used is in Daniel as he is giving the interpretation to the king’s dream and the final destruction of the ten nations when the Messiah returns, represented in the ten toes made of clay and iron in Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver and the gold, broken in pieces together and became like the chaff of the summer threshing-floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no אֲתַר (PLACE) was found for them: and the stone that defeated the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. What this word confirms to us is the fact that all these nations were predestined by Elohim to come into fruition and rule; and only when the Messiah returns will this “place” on earth be revoked for ever more!
Moving along in the Aleph-bet, there is no Aleph/Tav/Shin (אתש), and the next and final letter in the Aleph-bet is the Aleph/Tav/Tav (אתת) Word, which is only used ONE time and is translated in English as “signs” in Nehemiah 9:10 And show אֹתֹת (signs) and wonders upon Pharaoh and on all his servants and on all the people of his land. This is a strange translation and again, possibly the best the translators could do at the time; but the Hebrew letter Tav (ת) means “covenant” or “mark” and also, since it is the final letter it also means “judgment”. Could Nehemiah have been more accurately implying that the plaques upon Egypt were extraordinary judgments by Elohim? Again we see a beautiful word picture by incorporating the Aleph Tav with the final letter “Tav”. If Nehemiah had wanted to spell the word “sign” in Hebrew, it is actually spelled 17 times as Aleph/Vav/Tav (אות) or even Hey/Aleph/Tav (האת) 3 times.
It is also interesting to note all the 3 letter Hebrew words that use a single Hebrew letter between the Aleph and Tav. Keep in mind that although there are only 8 words from the entire 22 letter Aleph-bet that accomplish this, these words form only a base to build other Hebrew words from by adding Hebrew letters both before these words and at the end, as well as multiple letters between the Aleph Tav.
1. Aleph/Bet/Tav אבת translated pronoun fathers 2 times in Exo 12:3/20:5
2. Aleph/Vav/Tav אות translated sign 22 times
3. Aleph/Heth/Tav אחת translated one, first, or once 175 times
4. Aleph/Mem/Tav אמת translated as truth 47 times and faithfulness 7 times
5. Aleph/Nun/Tav אנת translated pronoun you 10 times
6. Aleph/Resh/Tav ארת translated herbs 1 time 2 Kings 4:39
7. Aleph/Shin/Tav אשת translated woman or wife 98 times
8. Aleph/Tav/Tav אתת translated sign 1 time Neh 9:10
Conclusion: Truly the Aleph Tav is used to create words that are the backbone to pronouns and phrases in the Tanakh when speaking of either man or Elohim. Again, it is important to become familiar with the original Paleo-Hebrew meaning of each letter used as suffixes at the end of the Aleph/Tav את Character Symbol in order to grasp a possible more profound understanding of what the author was trying to express.
1. Aleph/Tav/Alephאתא Word 2 times: came…Aleph means strength or first fromאת.
2. Aleph/Tav/Heyאתה Word 661 times: you or her…Hey means to reveal from את.
3. Aleph/Tav/Vavאתו Word 595 times: him…Vav means to connect or bridge to את.
4. Aleph/Tav/Yodאתי Word 147 times: me, with me or you…Yod means hand,create or make from את.
5. Aleph/Tav/Kaphאתך Word 129 times: you or with you…Kaph means open hand or filter from את.
6. Aleph/Tav/Memאתם Word 535 times: them, with them or you…Mem means to flow or birth from את.
7. Aleph/Tav/Nunאתן Word 81 times: I will give…Nun means to impart life from את.
8. Aleph/Tav/Tzadi אתץ Word 1 time: I will break down…Tzadi/Sadhe means hunt or capture byאת.
9. Aleph/Tav/Reshאתר Word 2 times: place…Resh means head or face or exaulted man from את.
10. Aleph/Tav/Tavאתת Word 1 time: signs…Tav means sign, mark,covenant or judgment from את.
The words with single Hebrew letter prefixes and suffixes (above) represent a substantial base to pronouns and phrases but are an extreme minority, for there are thousands of words that incorporate the Aleph Tav with 2 or more additional letters that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase on this cover, “the Aleph Tav is the HOLY GRAIL of the Scriptures”. The reason words like these are important is because they reveal the divine protocol of the Yah-head and His relationship with man, for man is also divine, as is all creation. Just as the Tetragram can symbolize both Father and Son, the Aleph Tav את Character Symbol can symbolize both man and the Yah-head and all that is created, and its usage in the Hebrew text prove this. The Aleph Tav is representative of both Elohim and man and for this reason is incorporated into Hebrew words and phrases because they are either pronouns or descriptive adjectives or adverbs. This short list below represent a small example of additional Hebrew words incorporating the Aleph Tav and that are revealed in this edition of MATS. Note from the English translations that there are, apparently, several ways to spell pronouns. For a more thorough list see Glossary in back.
Aleph/Shin/TavאשתWord: translated as woman or wife 98 times
Aleph/Shin/Tav/Vav אשתו Word: translated his wife 66 times
Aleph/Shin/Tav/Kaph אשתך Word: translated your wife 12 times
Aleph/Nun/TavאנתAramaic Word: translated pronoun you 10 times in in Daniel
Aleph/Tav/Kaph אתך word: translated pronoun you 49, with you 80 times
Aleph/Tav/Hey אתה Word: translated pronoun you 536, pronoun her 110, with her 12 times
Hey/Aleph/Tav/Hey האתה Word: translated pronoun you 10 times
Aleph/Tav/Kaph/Mem אתכם Word: translated pronoun you 297 times and with you 48 times
Aleph/Vav/Tav/Kaph אותךWord: translated pronoun you 29 times with you 12 times
Mem/Tzadi/Aleph/Tavמצאת Word: translated you found 8 times
Aleph/Mem/Resh/Tavאמרת Word: translated you said or you say 36 times
Bet/Aleph/Tav/Mem באתם Word: translated you come or you came 9 times
Shin/Nun/Aleph/Tav/Mem שנאתם Word: translated you hate 3 times
Aleph/Hey/Bet/Tavאהבת Word: translated you love or love of 12 times
Aleph/Hey/Bet/Tav/Yod/Kaph אהבתיך Word: translated I love you 3 times
Aleph/Hey/Bet/Tav/Yod אהבתי Word: translated I love 18 times
Vav/Aleph/Tav/Hey ואתהWord: translated and you 199 times
Vav/Aleph/Tav/Mem ואתם Word: translated and you 70 times
Aleph/Heth/Zayin/Tav/Kaph/Mem אחזתכם Word: translated your possession 4 times
Mem/Aleph/Heth/Zayin/Tav/Vav מאחזתו Word: translated his possession 3 times
Aleph/Bet/TavאבתWord: translated pronoun fathers 2 times in Exodus
Aleph/Bet/Vav/Tav/Mem אבותם Word: translated fathers of them or their fathers 42 times
Aleph/Bet/Vav/Tav/Yod/Kaph/Mem אבותיכם Word: translated your fathers 32 times
Aleph/Bet/Tav/Mem אבתם Word: translated fathers of or their fathers 44 times
Heth/Teth/Aleph/Tavחטאת Word: translated sin or you sinned, etc 58 times
Heth/Teth/Aleph/Tav/Yod חטאתי Word: translated I sinned or my sin 36 times
Heth/Teth/Aleph/Tav/Yod/Kaph חטאתיך Word: translated your sins 4 times
Heth/Teth/Aleph/Tav/Vav חטאתו Word: translated his sin 21 times
Aleph/Vav/Tav/Yod אותי Word: translated me 34 times and with me 2 times
Aleph/Tav/Yod אתי Word: translated pronoun me 81, with me 53, and pronoun you 5 times
Yod/Resh/Aleph/Tav/Yod יראתי Word: translated I feared or fear of me 5 times
Yod/Resh/Aleph/Tav/Vav יראתו Word: translated His fear 1 time Ex 20:20
Aleph/Yod/Lamed/Tavאלית Word: translated you cursed 1 time Jud 17:2
Aleph/Lamed/Tav/Yodאלתי Word: translated my oath 1 time Ezekiel 17:19
Aleph/Tav/Vav אתו Word: translated pronoun him 439, with him 154 times
Mem/Aleph/Tav/Vav מאתו Word: translated from him or for him 13 times
Aleph/Tav/Mem אתם Word: translated pronoun them 282, pronoun you 213, with them 39 times
Aleph/Vav/Tav/Mem אותם Word: translated pronoun them 173, with them 12, themselves 3 times
Aleph/Tav/Nun/Vav אתנו Word: translated pronoun us 29 times and with us 28 times
Aleph/Heth/Vav/Tavאחות Word: translated sister 19 times
Aleph/Heth/Vav/Tav/Kaph אחותך Word: translated your sister 10 times
Mem/Tzadi/Aleph/Tav/Yod מצאתי Word: translated I found 39 times
Nun/Shin/Aleph/Tav/Yod נשאתי Word: translated I accepted (agree) or I lifted (bear) 19 times
Aleph/Mem/Resh/Tav/Yod אמרתי Word: translated I say or I said 82 times
Resh/Aleph/Yod/Tav/Yod ראיתי Word: translated I see or I saw 88 times
Resh/Aleph/Yod/Tav/Mem ראיתם Word: translated you see or you saw 13 times
Aleph/Mem/Vav/Tavאמות Word: translated I die or I shall die 13 times and cubits 88 times
Shin/Nun/Aleph/Tav/Yod שנאתי Word: translated I hate or I hated 14 times
Vav/Aleph/Kaph/Lamed/Tav/Yod אכלתי Word: translated I ate 11 times
Tzadi/Bet/Aleph/Vav/Tavצבאות Word: translated host 286 times, as in the Host of יהוה
Aleph/Daleth/Mem/Tav אדמת Word: translated land of 26 times