The Paleo-Hebrew / English Hypertext Dictionary









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 we read.

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.








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Under Construction

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, and are inadequate in many respects.

Any interested in joining this work of restoration can build your own dictionary by downloading the unfinished dictionary, whose html links are complete for the entire alefbet, though the entries are not. Base illustrations are included to enable full use of this format. I heartily recommend the new, triangular entry design, which can be duplicated for yet-undefined words by importing a page's source code into any html editor and overwriting text .

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