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Aleph-Bet Chart

The evolution of the Ancient Hebrew Pictographic alphabet to the Modern Hebrew

By Jeff A. Benner

Alphabet Chart


The letters of the Hebrew Alefbet have numerical values.  There is a Jewish discipline known as Gematria devoted to finding hidden meanings in the numerical values of words.  For example 18 is the numerical value of Chai (meaning Life)

ALEPH (OX): {ah,eh} The dual principle, in the mind of the All Powerful, Wise and Understanding Creator, that represents an image of all that exists and all that does not exist, the positive and the negative, life and death.

BETH (HOUSE or TENT): {b,bh} The symbol of all habitations (places where things live) and receptacles. It is the symbol of anything that “contains.”

GIMEL (FOOT):{g} The activity or the motion of contained, limited existence or nonexistence. It is ALEPH in BETH.

DALETH (DOOR): {d} The archetype of physical existence. The conceptual planned prototype of physical existence. “I am the door. whoever enters through me will be saved.” John 10:9

HE (ARMS): {h,e,ah} The principle or concept of universal life. The female principle behind creation. The arms hold or bind, as in a covenant or as in love.

VAU or WAW (PEG): {w,o,u} is the archetype of male fertilization that is required for creation.


ZAYIN (MATTOCK): {z} The completed fertilizing act. Creation follows. Actually the proto-Hebrew is more of a “plow” which prepares the soil to accept the seed. Conception.

CHETH (WALL): {hh} The enclosure of all unevolved cosmic energy (like the mind or consciousness.) “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is.”

TETH (BASKET): {th} The symbol of the initial female energy. That gives birth to the creation.

Physical and Spiritual Creation

YOD (HAND): {y,i,ee} The opposite of Aleph where Aleph represents concepts that could change, YOD is a symbol of what exists in a steady state, continuity.


CAPH (PALM of the hand): {k,kh} The archetype or prototype of receivers, or containers, from which other containers are copies.

LAMED (STAFF): {l} The principle of the conscious connecting link. For example, it is the shepherds staff with a hook.

MEM (WATER): {m} The archetype of the maternal creative principle. The womb, where the creation waits for birth. (Born of Water)


NUN (SEED): {n} The archetype of all individual existences. All physical life comes from a seed or sperm and from the egg. All Spiritual life comes from spiritual conception.

SAMEKH (PROTECT): {s} The archetype of male fertility or sperm and the protective gonads.


AYIN (EYE): {silent} The illuminating principle behind the act of conception. That life either physical or spiritual comes from the same process. The (mystical) union between male and female.

PE (MOUTH): {p,ph} The opening from which comes all unevolved cosmic energy. “For out of the mouth come evil thoughts.”

TZADDI (SIDE): {ts} The symbol of womanhood. The female “side” (mistranslated “rib” ) was taken from Man leaving Man with only the male side.

The Final Manifestation of Life

QOPH (HORIZON): {q} The exalted state of Aleph. The end of death and the negative. Ancient Hebrew letter pictures a sun splitting the horizon line. The sun sets on death and rises on Life.


RESH (HEAD): {r} The archetype of universal cosmic containers. The English word “raise” comes from this word. The symbol of a head that has been raised up to contain full knowledge.


SHIN (TEETH): {sh} The Spirit of Elah. Some say the “Teeth Shine.” But the face does shine, when full of joy and peace and the set-apart Spirit. A full smile causes the teeth to show.


TAU (MARK or SIGN): {t} The copies of All cosmic existence. They carry the likeness of their Father. “He that has seen me has seen the Father.”


Final CAPH (PALM of the hand): {gh} The final attainment of individual existence as conceived at the beginning. Like the ARMS above that grasped at the time of conception, the PALM of the Hand now holds what was dreamed about, and waited in the womb, and is now manifested in Reality.

Final MEM (WATER): {m} The cosmic state of fertility in Man, both in mind and body. The Father as the Conceiver of Eternal Life. Androgynous Man becomes a cosmic creator. Note the change of emphasis from 6 and 60.

Final NUN (SEED): {n} the interplay between cosmic energies (symbolized by male and female) leading to greater creation.

Final PE (MOUTH): {p,ph} Like Pe[80] and Cheth[8] from the mouth eternal words forever shape the future.


Final TZADDI (SIDE): {ts} The eternal force or archetype of womanhood as part of future creation [the ruach or Holy Spirit is the Mother]. Physical men and woman are born-again as individual “Sons” in the final manifestation. The two “sides” of the “proto-Man”, like the two loaves of the Wave Loaves Offering, remain separate and equal “Sons” in the eyes of their Family [Elahim]

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