Y'Shua is YHWH Part 6
by Rabbi Ian Kalev Michaels
The Aleph and the Tav
The Messiah Y’shua said He was the Aleph and the Tav, the First and the Last, and the Beginning and the End. When Y’shua said this, He was making direct reference to Isaiah 41:4, 44:6 and 48:12, where YHWH Himself says that He is the First and the Last – and explicitly declared that there is no other “god” beside Him. Please get a hold of the implication here; Y’shua of Nazareth was claiming that He was the one to whom the references in Isaiah pertain. He is the “direct object” of which the Scriptures speak. Interestingly, Aleph and Tav form a unique word that functions as a “direct object marker” in both Biblical and modern Hebrew: As it is written in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, Elohim (Aleph/Tav) created the heavens and the earth.” השמים ואת הארץ בראשית ברא אלהים את Considered this way, Y’shua is the Direct Object of the Universe, the End of all of creation. And not only is Y’shua the End of all creation, but He is the “Beginning of the Creation of Elohim” [Rev. 3:14], or as that verse reads in the Aramaic Peshitta, “the Source of the creation of Alaha.” He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things:
For by Him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:all things were created by Him and for Him: and He is before all things and by Him all things consist.” [Colossians1:16-17]
This word that serves as a Direct Object marker (the Aleph and the Tav) is placed directly in the verse at the right hand of Elohim, the very place we know Messiah is seated with the Father (Psalm 110:1, Matthew 26:64). Also, using the ancient pictographs of Paleo Hebrew, we can see that Y’shua is the “Strong Sign” from YHWH. א =Strength (the numeric value of ONE , representing the One true Elohim). ת = A Sign. (the figure of a Cross).
Lest this escapes us, a further implication is hidden here. The Aleph is a three stroke letter that represents YHWH. Two Yods and a Vav are the components that form the Aleph. The numerical value of these components equals 26. (A yod =10, a Vav = 6, therefore two Yods and and one vav = 26). 26 is also the total numerical value of the 4 letters that comprise the Sacred Name, יהוה. The three-part Aleph with a numerical value of ONE represents the GodHead bodily (Col. 2:9) who goes to the Cross. Y’shua is the One True Elohim (1 John 5:20) who comes in humble, silent strength (Aleph) bearing the Sign of the true Covenant (Tav). Special thanks and credit to John J. Parsons www.hebrew4christians.com