The law of Aleph
Aleph in ancient Hebrew is a picture of an ox. It is the first letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet and is a silent letter.
Aleph is the first letter that represents YAH.
Have you noticed that YAH/God is silent?
Why would YAH want to be represented by an ox?
Two of the most notable characteristics of an (male) ox is their strength and leadership. The leadership of an ox comes more in the form of training and development. Much, if not most of the time that two oxen are yoked together there is an elder ox yoked with the younger ox. This gives the picture of leadership/training and developer.
Another outstanding characteristic of an ox is their humility. This humility is unlike what is taught in religion. When applying humility to an ox confidence is a synonym of humility.
Let me explain.
These three things equal confidence.
1. Knowing who they are
2. Knowing what their purpose is
3. Having a sense of direction and goal
Humility should be a disposition rather than a act. For oxen, humility is a disposition. YAH’s humility/confidence is a disposition forever on display.
Also, oxen are very resilient. YAH is resilient.
Can you see a person/ox not worried about the outcome of something? They take no thought for tomorrow? Does that seem like confidence? Does that fit humility? The characteristic of Aleph places its hope of the future in its offspring. YAH places his hope of the future in his offspring.
Aleph = author or founder as in father of the house.
Alef as a command
The numerical value of Aleph is 1. The first commandment is:
Aleph. You will not have no other god before me. Meaning YAH/father/God.
The commandment is in the letter Aleph.
The judgment is the statement that you won’t have no other gods (things that rule over you or control you) as long as you are yoked to Aleph.
I have shared that the Hebrew letter Aleph is a picture of the head of a ox. It means strong leader as in a father.
ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.Psalm 119
2 Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in His ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us to keep Thy precepts diligently.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep Thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned Thy righteous judgments.
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
Happy are the whole or complete (meaning healthy) on their journey, who walk in the Torah of YAH/father.
One of the words that stands out in this verse is Law/Torah.
As the son ox is yoked to the father ox, what would the context of torah be?
Torah is unspoken law. It is the law that is defined only by love. It only exists in an intimate relationship, as opposed to an affectionate relationship. Torah is more a state of being rather than a act.
It would say, “I don’t cheat on my wife because I am constrained only by love.” Torah means that wrong can only exist outside of love/ charity.
That may be a hard concept to grasp for some.
Aleph gives a picture of two oxen yoked together that makes them one. “I and my father are One” said Yeshua (Jesus). That is the primary law of torah, oneness.
You will not have no other gods before me!
Happy are they that guard his testimonies and seek him with the whole heart.
The Hebrew concept to keep or guard is to add or to multiply. To guard is to always be on the offensive. Stagnation or complacency jeopardizes the testimonies.
Testimony is a result or evidence of value. Good health testifies of the work or value that was put into something.
In order to keep the value and quality of something you must continue to reproduce the same value and quality or it will lose value.
Aleph: you will not have no greater value/god before the the Most High!
They do no iniquity; they walk as he walks.
The most direct way to explain iniquity is when someone becomes independent from god and makes themselves a god themselves.
In behavior it is when a person makes others serve them, as in slavery. God is not their provider, they find a way of providing for themselves through their own ingenuity. If not corrected it will reproduce itself over and over again thus becoming a god, just as YAH will reproduce but from a healthy reproduction.
If one walks as he walks there will be no other gods before the highest of quality.
There is no rival to YAH but man makes himself a rival to Yah. That is the meaning of devil.
All other commandments/letters are dependent on the letter Aleph and are interdependent one to another.
There is way more to these verses than what I have shared. There can be a a large volume book written just on the one letter, as well as all of the other letters.
The law of Aleph: The strength and confidence of an ox/father!
Written by: Tracy Anderson
aleph-bet: referring to the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet–aleph and bet. This is where the Roman alphabet (used in English) gets it name–originally.
2 thoughts on “The Universal Law of Hebrew: Aleph”
This got me “To guard is to always be on the offensive. Stagnation or complacency jeopardizes the testimonies.” The old saying “if you stay ready you won’t have to get ready.” too many times we wait to get ready when things have hit the fan. But as a leader we have to be ready.
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Yes! Absolutely! It makes so much sense when we think about how “easily” Israel was swayed or misstepped. I think it’s always connected to a lack of being on the offense and guarding his commands.