This project is enormous,
and the present work is only preliminary: it charts a direction
for language study that utilizes the traditions of kabbalah as
pathway to a return to understandings provided by Original Hebrew.
This presentation is in no way definitive, but it points to understandings
the future will require of us.
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. When we are anchored in
what has been received and transmitted from generation to generation--
when we are grounded in the stories we all know-- we are free
to stand with the priests of old in holy places, lending our
eyes to the patterns of the written word as the letters sing
in the winds stirred by the Spirit in our hearts and minds as
These pages are indexed in
alphabetical order, with the Strong's number included for each
word, and all entries are cross-referenced with hypertext links
according to apparent criteria. Word entries present sandard
Hebrew definitions passed down by the Oral Tradition, along with
the notaricon and temurah for each word form, as well as the
gematria and numerology values.
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
within the house/b; "hyssop" is concepts/a that penetrate/z during
evaluation/w of consciousness/b;
"hyssop" is also a focused/a
preparation/z to offer/pray/w
with receptivity/b. These were the first parsings that
came to mind in answer to the Spirit's work in my life. Listen
to your heart as you read the letters; for they reside within
you and are the instruments that accompany the songs of YHWH.
The seals to the Book were
broken while few were looking: not by me, but by another. And
so, the Lively Oracles of Elohim are, again, on the loose, freed
to answer the questions in the mind of any who seek guidance
by the written word as delivered by the hand of Moshe and the
prophets. This is HaShem's doing, and it is wondrous in our sight.
The Alefbet Index contains links to the sub-indexes within each letter
index; the Dictionary
Sitemap presents the
sub-indexes for all letters on a single page. Each sub-index
displays the word entries in Paleo-Hebrew, along with corresponding
Strong's Index Numbers. One of these lists of indexes may work
for you. An embedded search engine would be useful, and that
project is in the works; but it will have limitations, also.
After the first dictionary entry, pages for each word contain
lilnks for both next and previous pages, based on the alefbetical
order. To surf the dictionary by that means, click here.
This gateway to the Alphanumerics section 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.