The Paleo-Hebrew / English Hypertext Dictionary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project is enormous, and the present work is only preliminary: it charts a direction for language study following the traditions of kabbalah via return to the original Torah Hebrew. It is in no way definitive, yet it points to ultimate understandings.

So far as Biblical Hebrew is concerned, Jewish etymology is remarkably faithful to the glosses that spring from parsing the Sinatic hieroglyphs known as Ancient Hebrew. Ketav Levonah-- The Letters of Light-- comprise the lively oracles of Elohim. Anchored in what has been received and transmitted from generation to generation-- grounded in the stories we all know-- we are free to stand with the priests in holy places, lending our ears to the voices of the written word as the letters are stirred by the Spirit in our minds.

These pages are indexed with both individual word indexes and Strong's number indexes for each letter of the alefbet, and all entries are cross-referenced with hypertext links. These pages present sandard Aramaic definitions, notaricon definitions, and temurah for each word form, as well as gematria and numerology tables.

To give an example of the usefulness of the approach taken in this study, what follows is the notaricon for bwza, the word-form translated in the King James Versuib as "hyssop." Whether Torah's hyssop is the same plant as the species bearing that name in this present day is a matter of conjecture. Even should we identify the right plant, however, we would gain little insight about what Torah is telling us concerning its use in the offerings. The notaricon definition, however, greatly enriches our understanding of the various texts: "hyssop" is growth/a with roots/z fixed/w withn the house/b; concepts/a that penetrate/z during evaluation/w of consciousness/b; focused/a preparation/z to offer/pray/w with receptivity/b. These were the first parsings that came to mind. What was once open only to the mysticis, by means of this approach, opened to common-sense undertanding and utilization through study.

The seals to the Book were broken while few were looking. The Lively Oracles of Elohim are, again, on the loose. This is HaShem's doing, and it is wondrous in our sight.

The Alefbet Index will allow you to surf the Torah dictionary by the Hebrew word forms or by their corresponding Strong's Index numbers, which are included with the word forms listed in the indexes of the alefbet letters.

This gateway to the Alphanumerics partition facilitates surfing of word forms that share common numerical values. Links to number ranges are provided at the bottom of the page. You may prefer to go directly to the Number Indexes, as the links to other number ranges follow the index of this first range of numbers, from 3 to 300.

To make use of these pages, you will need to download and install the Paleo-Hebrew font appropriate to your machine. Please select the version you need for your platform by clicking your browser's download-to-disk option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The work has resumed with the revision of existing pages. There are significant improvements in notaricon in the new pages, which begin at ba. The pages in the 4-square design are a first draft, inadequate in many respects.

It's good, that the work continues. You can build your own dictionary by downloading the unedited pages, whose html links are valid for the entire alefbet. Base images are included to enable full use of this format. I heartily recommend the new design, however, which can be duplicated by importing a dictionary page's source code into any html editor.

 

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