An introduction to the letter Mem transcribed by me (the numbers in parenthesis are the minute marks on the video)
from Eric Bissell’s Paleo Hebrew You Tube series- http://youtu.be/womeUgBxQXY?list=PL57C1D34A83076741
Eriktology Lesson 13 Mem Disc 1
Mem – shofar blast –
The thing about the mem is that it’s chaos but it’s also smooth clean water. That staccato bit of a trumpet blast – the shofar- is an alarming cry. So if you study enough books about what the Mem means sometimes they will simply say chaos. If your going to draw a wave you draw the chaotic part of the wave (zig zag on top) and then the smooth part (the long dropped curve) and if you show a wave crashing over and then the tube of the wave down here it’s kinda that same effect so the way to draw the Mem in Paleo – the way that I draw the mem which is on the chart… which we don’t have here, it is actually in the back room… I point to this thing which isn’t there but uh its basically a couple (demonstrates on white board) like a Shin c like a (W shape) the staccato-ness and then this wave underneath it – similar to the Mem is the NuN it’s the two letters that have this kind of a tail the Nun has one shape and then this. You’ll find though that if you look at paleo Hebrew scrolls that sometimes the KaF which might be drawn like that (with a long tail) sometimes the Pey or the Bet is written like that – it’s just a scribal sort of effect it’s like some people write in English and put these big loops on their Y’s or their other letters it’s the same type of a thing.
There is this one scroll that I saw a copy of which had three lines (///) – well one of them was just simply it might have been three lines with a fourth line and one had a couple of lines and a line this way and that way (basically a bunch of forward slashes with the bottom one being longer) and there is no way to really know that was a Mem because there was no…There was an Aleph I saw they drew it like:(like an I with a long lower tail) maybe it was like that which is very similar to a zayin z- and it’s like why do these guys do this? It’s that the scribes have their own handwriting and some of them maybe are sloppy, some of them may have learned form this teacher vs. that teacher maybe they learned by chipping into a rock or carving them into a a piece of wood or maybe their pen was goofing up so it’s not a matter of what’s the “real way” to draw it – someone asked me and um…this person might be from Ireland I don’t recall they sent it on an e-mail they said why do I use what is known as the Mid-ancient instead of the most ancient design of these letters?
Well if you look at um.. Jeff Benner’s Website which is Ancient Hebrew I think it is .org or maybe .com Ancient Hebrew, he draws his Mem like this /\/\/\ and it’s like well, it’s water – Mem simply means water, so if you look at the Modern Mem it’s like this – m well that’s pretty similar- to our English Mem: the letter ‘m’, our letter “n” is closer to that, but you see that in the modern that this has the piece that comes underneath – but then, there is something in Hebrew that is called a sofit letter.
So part of this class is: I am talking to you here so you people that have decided to show up to the class every week – I don’t know how much you know so some of this stuff might be like “hey we learned that a long time ago”, but some people maybe don’t know anything about this. So I am trying to cover a few basics. But there is also people watching over this camera around the world and some of this may linger for the next ten years maybe! who knows? and people may stumble across this who don’t have access to the information that we have right here – and so maybe some of this is brand new.
So part of what I am trying to cover is some things that will cover this full range so that every body gets something out of this and also try to go places where I have never seen anyone go before. So part of what I am doing in this class just to kind of bring people up to speed a little bit is to say this is the modern letter and they have this thing called a sofit which is shaped like this – kind of square – this is the modern English letter and the Greek letter almost looks like a U shape – that’s a whole different thing were not talking about Greek but its on the chart its called a Mu. This is the ancient paleo but you might find these other various shapes like that one or that one and you think,” How is this a Mem? ”
So that the shofar blast that I did in the beginning – this staccato which is like a war signal and then kind of a longer smooth thing – I am trying to…there was someone who was telling me that “You give so much information – people can’t grasp it all! ” – if you can’t grasp it all hopefully you’ll grasp something and then if you watch these tapes a year from now- five years from now you’ll go back and you’ll go Oh! Now that you have learned a few things based on what you learned originally you’ll be able to pick more things out of watching the same class so hopefully this is not a class that is just for beginners and you’ll never have to access it again um so what I am trying to do is show you what the letters look like so if you can pick up a torah scroll and recognize the letter Mem this is an element of success!
And if that is ALL you get out of the class – Hey I recognize the letter Mem and I know what it means this person who’s telling me that’s enough!
It’s like – so I could spend ten minutes and make sure you understand the letter mem and give you a piece of paper to practice drawing on it and if you then end up the class and recognize the letter mem know it means water – then in a certain way of measuring success this will be a successful class.
You’ll feel good, you will have learned something and that’s OK but I am also trying to take this further and maybe you’ll maybe you have noticed I have been doing this with each letter.
I’ve been trying to show you what the letter looks like in modern – there are two shapes of this letter which I will address in a minute- compare it to the modern English letter, show you the different variations of it in paleo and again for the record -that’s how I draw that. The Paleo, remember it’s a combination of the Shin shape m which in paleo the letter shin is a W in modern it’s like that: c some people even, in one of the fonts is to draw it like that or square it off like: W
Never the less the point is that shape with this wave action. Within what I have been trying to do is in this later half – the second half of the meetings – the second hour is to show you Mem concepts – so I have been trying to show you in the scriptures where the concepts of these letters are you might say buried or passively spoken
so the week of the letter Hey – h I made a point that there were two voices – there was the whisper and then there was the shout – and so I had the neon – like the traffic signal safety jacket and then I pointed to a bouquet and said can you hear the voice of the bouquet? These colors, what are they saying? What message did the Almighty the creator embed into this bouquet of flowers? – they say what do I mean by that?
Well that’s part of the mystery is what does that mean? What does that silent voice, that whispered voice?
Of course I believe it was in um Elijah went on the mountain – Mt Sinai and he was running from Jezebel and he saw there was an earthquake and the wind there was a storm but the voice that he was trying to hear was not in that and then there was the still quiet whisper – and it said “what are you doing here?”.
That is a different way of rendering two different voices. But the concept that each letter has at least these two different voices is this Bet (b) concept meaning: two
This dy – namic this du-ality two; dy; bi; that is all meaning: two – so right off the bat from the Aleph to the Bet it seems like YHVH set up this duality of nature of His expression so every letter has a couple different ways to regard it – the Mem -m happens to show a picture of the chaotic and a picture of the kind of the smooth.
So if you understand what the letters mean – then as you are reading through scriptures you can look for those concepts embedded in the writing. so now, for example because Mem means water – and you say: well how do we know Mem means water? I mean here this paleo- it kind of looks like water but here it doesn’t look like water!
Well you could say the word mayim spelled MYM: literally is water. actually the word YM means sea. Or actually western sea it points to the west because from Israel to the west is the Mediterranean sea – the great body of water.
The fact that that mayim means water is almost incidental to the letter itself, but the fact that the letter mayim has to do with water then, we’re also looking at where in the sequence of the chronology of the Aleph Bet you find each particular letter- in this case the mayim – Mem. So part of the class is to say by observing the order of the aleph bet- you see; in English you could say, why is it that it goes a-b-c-d-e-f-g? The letters don’t mean anything. it seems be an arbitrary random placement of order that somebody somewhere way back when stuck it in there and that is where it falls. And by habitual use over the years we just keep it that way for ease of reference so you can catalog things in a library or a dictionary. You know where to read it but the letters don’t mean anything. so again, it is just an arbitrary reference – other than making it easy to find things (12:00)
Part of the hypothesis of this class is that the letters mean something so specifically that if you know what these letters mean, if you have all the letters jumbled up sitting in a pile and no one told you what order they were in if you really thought about it you could find and place the letters in the proper order -that is quite a stretch to say that that can be done but to say that it could be done means that the letter Mem has to fall between the Lamed and the Nun because of what all the letters mean – it couldn’t be anywhere else. Now if the sequence of the letters –
(white board) The sequence of the letters – now – I am going to write them Hebraically right to left instead of the other way around – how’s that?
The first time I started writing up this chart that blue that big chart that I have.
I started with the letters on the left hand side like in English – and my friend Leo said “what are you doing?” I said well it doesn’t matter really…it’s like what do you mean it doesn’t matter?! Of course it matters! It’s like oh Of course it matters! So here:
<— that is what we have done up until now
Mem then NuN Samech Ayin Pey Tzadi Qof Resh Shin Tav
Earlier someone was asking about sequence so just to go back over them so just to so you could say okay – just to recap a little bit about what we were saying previously is that the word Minyen Mem Yod Nun – is a group of ten also Men Nun is where we get the word for Money which is – to count. So when the hand was writing on the wall where the kingdom of Babylon was about to fall to the Midians and the Persians the handwriting was Mene, Mene, Teqel, Upharsin it was like – what is going on? What does this mean – they couldn’t read it so they called in Daniel and he was able to read it. So the question was… (15:00)
Was it written in paleo letters? – how is Daniel able to read and interpret and then identify what these letters were referring to? it wasn’t in Babylonian… modern Hebrew didn’t exist yet – but anyway the point is it was Mem Nun – but Mem Nun is not one of the first ten letters even though the word Ten is ..we talked about that the other day I think it is Ayin Shin Resh is “ten” which doesn’t mean ten…I mean..it means ten but the Yod is the tenth letter – so anyway a minion the first ten letters here: Aleph is a prefix means I will or basically I am. It has to do with the meaning of the Aleph a which is the author the architect the one who initiates the whole thing – and Yod y as the suffix is the last letter in a word say if this is the word – it means “my” so part of my observation of the working of the aleph bet in its natural sequence is that the almighty Creator Himself identifies something about what He is and what He is going to do in these first ten letters – now – as a um it’s… were going to do this in a couple of weeks I’m getting something printed up that people at the printing office are just taking a long time because they are busy – just to show you where I am going with this, what I’ve done is I have made a chart I think I showed people once before at the very beginning but I’ll reiterate- if you take the natural word spelled ab its Father – and then you can take abg and then you can take bg then bgd gd gdh dh dhw you can ..you can read you can just write down a chart of what those words are and find them in a dictionary.
In Hebrew those letters mean something! In English you can’t spell ABC it doesn’t spell anything. DEF that doesn’t really spell anything unless it is the first half of a band you know? DEF Leppard or something but what I am saying is they don’t REALLY spell words. GHI that doesn’t spell a word but in Hebrew they do – they spell words! And so part of one of the things I was studying is like without reshuffling the letters and putting them in to other forms what is the natural message in this sequence of the letters as their found all by themselves?
It was interesting, plus you can do it backwards too you can say the word spelled Tav-Shin,
Tav-Shin-Resh, Shin-Resh , Shin-Resh-Qof, Resh-Qof, Resh-Qof Tav
So I think for the week of the Pey p right around then as soon as I can get it back from the printer I will hand that out and you can look at it its just pretty interesting I think. but my point is if this is I will – these two letters as a word Kaf-Lamed (KL) means ALL- now we talked about this last week the last two weeks with the letters K L and now according to the chart we don’t have it on the screen anymore – the k and l were the purple letters- if you read this word this direction K-L it means ALL but if you read the word this direction (backwards) L-K it means to You – or it also means for Yourself.
So when you have a parasha that is titled Le lecha its translated as Go For yourself because lecha also can mean simply the word GO – so in other words the translators come up with these different things because there isn’t one way to translate it so there are three different ways to translate Le Lecha right there -the question is what does it really mean? and so I suggested last week that used as a suffix Kaf as a suffix means you and lamed is a prefix means unto so that’s where they get unto you it like unto you – but the lamed is the Shepherds staff of authority so it is like the authority given unto you – reading it this way Kaf as a prefix means like or as – and lamed as a suffix doesn’t mean anything as a suffix so you have to say what is the meaning of the Lamed? – of authority it’s the shepherd’s staff, so you could say like the shepherd? or like the authority? or I mentioned like the Kaf is like the constitution of the kingdom and the Lamed would be like the supreme court, in the supreme court interprets how the instructions are to be carried out , the application or proper use (20:00) -so you could say like the authority has demanded that the constitution be applied – that would be K-L – All Completely so
Now here is the chart -thank you Mark!
Just for what it’s worth these blue letters up through here we have mentioned this before but it says the dead sea scroll font I have a copy of the book showing the Leviticus scroll written in paleo letters and these are the different lettering styles right through there. You could say well is it all one author or did different scribes write in that scroll? Nobody knows but if you were looking for the font that I used which is in red – it looks so much different some times from these ones that are in blue its hard to figure out the only way I could figure out what some of these letters were is if the other scholars said this is a certain passage, so I took the modern Hebrew Tanakh and I found the passage and they don’t tell you which one they just say: Lev 12
So you sit there and you read through and find what looks like – oh there it is! And then you look, letter by letter word by word, and it takes a bit of intensive study. But then you find the stuff so what I am trying to give you in this class the product of many hours of my own time because I find it interesting I found it to be challenging and I found it to be very productive and so Gordon was just saying earlier that he stumbled across some things which he found to be thrilling – the discovery is thrilling and I happen to think so too – so hopefully I am trying to give you tools you might say it would be great fun to get a shovel and a pick and to go out monument in dinosaur valley in Utah or something and find a real dinosaur bone! I mean that would be a thrill to actually find a dinosaur bone! A new one that’s never been discovered and you dig it and I mean it’s just the thrill of the discovery – well that’s what this is and you could say well what do you do with it? Well what do you do with a dinosaur bone – you go: HEY! Look what I found! You stick it one the shelf it collects dust you have to dust it off now and then maybe you sell it for a few bucks- it’s the thrill of the discovery and this sense of what it does to you inside! So part of this is that.
And what Gordon found was like wow just this one word that broke apart many different ways three letters spelling a word. I’ve done many hours of that – I find things that are just invigorating to find – you know its mental charge in the spiritual injection of adrenaline you might say you know its great to find and what’s even better is that (23:00) when you find verses where YHVH says I m going to hide my face and see what they’re going to do…and it’s like, how does he hide his face? and then you find other words where it says there’s numerous words for the word mystery secret hidden concealed – I heard someone say once well God does not hide things I don’t know who which God your talking about, but the one that I read about in the scriptures hides stuff all the time! I heard a guy, a preacher on the radio, quoting something in the book of Luke where Yeshua was being questioned right near the end before his crucifixion by the Pharisees they are saying hey you know, what have you been up to? and he said listen everything I said was in public in the synagogues at the temples at the place where nothing I said was hidden that’s really interesting when he came to making a spectacle of clarification he hid nothing but when you look at the OT and he says I am going to hide stuff the question is why what did he hide, why and for how long? Well were talking about the letter Mem and the letter Mem has to do with hidden things you see the… if kaf and lamed line up with the instructions okay? so the constitution the supreme court this is the instruction, this is all you should regard, this is the shepherds staff the authority given to you if you regard these instructions with authority you will be given the authority of the instructions – in other words you might say -if you had a teenager who is going to learn how to drive the car you say listen I am going to tell you the instructions on how to drive the car – when you see a stop sign, you stop. A red light you stop. You don’t step on the gas. That’s a yellow light, you step on the gas. Just kidding the red light means stop – (25:00) but if the kid won’t regard the authority of the red light you are not going to give him the authority of driving the car – he’s going to kill somebody! You just can’t do it – it doesn’t work that way so the supreme court is like the traffic laws which say a red light means you stop. the instructions are: you might say here is a red light separated form a green light making a distinction between them. now the question is well what do you do with these things? It all depends on how these letters find their meaning as to why we can say what we are saying about this so in other words if you look at some ancient writing about the aleph bet and I read this one book where its says nobody, people who have studied linguistics for years – no body knows where the Phoenician Alphabet came from or where they got its meanings of the letters. (26:00) All they know is that this is what the letters mean and we’ve done this before but I’ll say it again. You’ll find this from Frank Seekins book of Hebrew word pictures and you’ll also find it on Jeff Benner’s site Into Hebrew and any of the books you’ll find
I’ll go through it for the sake of reference:
aleph is an “ox”, a
beth is a “house”, b
gimel is a “camel”, g
dalet is a “door”, d
heh is a “window”, h
Vav is a “nail or a hook”, w
zayin is a “weapon or plowshare”, z
cheth is a “fence”, j
teth is a “snake or a full basket”, f
yod is a “working hand”, y
kaph is an “open hand”, k
lamed is a “shepherd staff”, l
mem is “water”, m
nun is a “fish”, n
samekh s is a “prop” there is two words for prop on is like a trellis something which props something up like a rose trellis and the other is a propeller and you may say well they didn’t have propellers back in the ancient days I think that maybe they did but never the less it can actually be seen as both.
ayin is a “eye ball”, u
peh is a “mouth”, p
tzade “something that sprouts”, x some say it is a hunter but that is another story
qoph is the “back of the head”, q
resh is the “head”, r
shin is “teeth or fire or that which consumes”, c
tav is the “mark or a sign” t like you sign your name at the X or this is the end of the contract, do you agree? OK sign here at the X and if you agree you can just simply sign an X – OK.
That’s the simple meaning so nothing I am saying is in contradiction to any of that but if that’s all you see then when you read these letters if you end up at kaf and say ok I know that that’s what these letters mean – you can’t do very much. But you can do some things for example one thing that frank seekins said – which some people like – is the word Shalom –
Shin lamed vav mem ok? he says letter shin – means to destroy well its teeth are fire which consume which mean to destroy –
lamed is an authority ok?
vav is a nail or a hook or something which holds something together so he uses this concept of this establishing or something held together and
then mem he says means chaos – so he says the words – this is written on his book Hebrew word pictures-
Shalom means, that which destroys the authority that establishes chaos.
And I know some people that have had that and they have a little picture and they think that’s wonderful that does something for them I’m not trying to take that away at all.
Its good that they get something out of that. I am trying to take that now further –
And the places that taking it further is not on the basis of the simple meaning of the letters it is bases of the mishkan pattern which is what this chart is about- so for what is worth Kaf and Lamed as Jamie mentioned, that Mem is in the middle of the aleph bet let me to clarify that if you look at the word for “truth” its: Aleph Mem Tav and the letter mem is in between the aleph and tav and aleph is the first letter and tav is the last letter so you might say the truth is aleph meming until it reaches the tav.!
The aleph is the plan and purpose and tav is the completion and mem is …. Is like you take a picture of a book and you’ve got all these pages, that flip past from the beginning to the end right? so here you’ve got a picture of that one version of the paleo mem these different pages flipping just like pictures in your mind right? a wave staring to swell and then pt-th-t-hd-dd like a deck of cards flipping past. that is a meming concept and (30) when I call it meming I am blending Hebrew and English – heblish meming ok? we are playing around with the language here so some may take offense at what I am saying if they are strict grammartarians you might say.
But never the less I am trying to make it easy for you to understand. but going back to the chart here, there’s 22 letters in the aleph bet- Kaf is #11 if you see it’s drawn like a hand and it even shows you the two letters like the number 11 in the middle of the kaf – see that the number 11? k that is an easy way to remember it Kaf sometimes I draw the Kaf like this just to make it easy it’s still a hand just missing the thumb same letter or it’s drawn like that or the letter K . Lamed is number 12 there’s 12 apostle 12 tribes 12 princes of Ishmael this authority and principalities well the stars put in the sky as you might say houses of constellations in Hebrew known as mazarot 12 months -those are like jurisdictions or houses of the sun so again the principalities so this letter lamed which is 12 the shepherds staff is the authority of the house.
So you could say this concept of principalities is 12 – that’s another way to remember it. But if there is 22 letters then the real break in the middle of the aleph bet is between 11 and 12.
In each case you could look at this package with this 11 letters here and then you could write the lamed down here and say this is the second package of 11 letters if the first aleph through yod is the minion of ten meaning : this is my stuff and the Kaf meaning you or like – now its change of thought saying: if this is my stuff then you are supposed to be like… your supposed to be like what? So, you could look at the message of the rest of the aleph bet and say like what? Well if there is an authority and again here I am trying to address the sequence of the letters so that you’ll see why the Mem is where it is and what we can then do with the Mem. And other books don’t necessarily do this quite the same way, and I’m going to compare it to the mishkan pattern here in a moment – if you could say You, remember this means Unto: you unto Mem Nun… well if you come back to the chart here and this is where I am trying to make this easy by this pattern – if Kaf and Lamed are the purple colors – which is why I was wearing purple colors remember? I had the 10 commandments written in purple on the shirt and I wore purple last week with the lamed purple heartwood staff with the ten commandments written on it.(33:00) Well this week the mem and nun are both in red.
And if you look down here at this picture it’s a picture of the Laver and I happened to write it in red with blue water which is why I’m wearing this and just to go back to what other people…I’m not trying to do a fashion show I am trying to show you colors and images that will stick into your mind so that when you look at the chart you remember “Oh! That’s right!”
Why is it red and blue? On one hand it’s kind of arbitrary but it’s also not. Here’s the Laver:
The laver is drawn in red and it’s got blue water – so here’s the blue shirt like water and the red is just to say ok this is in the color sequence of the red – the Mem and Nun and if the purple.. if you look back at the colors of the mishkan and again I am really
readdressing things we have talked about before.. the colors of the mishkan itself were Blue Purple Red & White Linen that was the embroidery and then there was Gold thread.
So we were talking about how the blue is the cHet Tet and Yod which is the name or the authority of the creator: this is His kingdom. Kaf and the lamed so his identity as the creator that’s like Yod Purple which is Kaf and Lamed which is is the instructions of the Torah which are the protocols of His Kingdom, the constitution and supreme court of the kingdom of heaven Yahweh the Creator. That’s the Hey – His- the yod’s expression, Purple His royal decrees. well, the next color in sequence in the book of Leviticus when ever they mention the colors of the embroidery it’s always Blue Purple Red and then white linen. Well what’s the red? Well the word red in Hebrew is “Dalet – Mem” which is the word for Blood- adam – Aleph Dalet actually is a word meaning vapor – so vapor and blood is what man is: Ad-am so man is he comes from red earth like breath and blood that is where the life is: breathing and the circulatory system.
But you could say well if YHVY was going to express himself to his creation and there’s four letters in the name YHVH what is he saying? Remember last week I said there is a message in the pattern as well as a message in the words and the message in the letters? What’s the pattern of YHVH? Well if you look at these colors and you relate them to the letters YHVH and you relate them to this chart laying it all out in the sequence of the alephbet what it says is:
yfj The fence – sealed – which is to say branded – claimed by the creator – which is the king of everything which is his – (36:00) who is that? that’s the blue of the creator that’s the Yod and then his decrees just because he is the monarch of the eternal universe – Is the purple of the Kaf and Lamed lk which happens to line up with the altar of sacrifice drawn like this : _ like a BBQ grill kind of like the Kaf and lamed – right inside the fence of the Chet which is the chet tet and yod drawn like this o
so here you have the blue – the purple well what’s the red? So you have the creator made the heaven and earth that displays his glory, then you have the torah which is his expression which is the k (Kaf) and l (lamed) – then you have this red. what’s the red? if you look at the mishkan now, I’m trying to explain the mishkan pattern you’ve got the mishkan fence. Right inside the gate was the altar of sacrifice, _ half way between the altar of sacrifice and the tented area inside the fence halfway between you’ve got the laver – the laver! |
This picture here it was a cup, a big bowl, of water. What’s that got to do with anything?
Red, the color red and the laver? well if you go to day three – lets go back…
Day One let there be light compared to the darkness – that’s like the big white fence, that’s like pesach they were in slavery and YHVH set them free – that’s like the big white fence
Day 2 that’s like the festival of CHag Matzots (unleavened bread) separating – separating like a filter – separating leavened from unleavened that’s like Day Two separating water from water
so you go to day three – festival three is Shavuot, now Shavuot literally means counting it means counting the 49 and on the 50th day is the day we call Pentecost – cause in the greek penta means 50 and cost means count so Pentecost (38:00) literally means count 50
So the third festival being Shavuot is counting for 49 days and then celebrating on the 50h day the third day remember the second day first he says let there be light, then he separated water from water, and on the third day he took the waters underneath, he ignored the waters above for the time being – took the waters underneath and he made another separation. He separated the water from the land. he brought fourth the land but that’s not all he did – he spoke into the land plant life. He spoke life into the soil as the mechanism by his word of planting seed. now there is a picture its not just that what he did ok that’s a historical note. Picture what he did : his word put seeds into the soil that was separated (39:00) out from the water on day 3. now if you read in genesis chapter two: this account of creation is in Genesis chapter 1; genesis chapter 2 it starts off saying: now nothing had sprouted yet because there wasn’t any rain and there was no man to till or work the soil and yet we have a picture in our minds of the garden of eden being this lush place of vegetation where the man was running around in it and everything was fully grown -its like I don’t know if that is the case if you read it really what it says- it says that the man was supposed to do something towards making the garden develop but that the potential for life had been spoken into in the first week.
What does that got to do with the laver? well this interesting thing about the mishkan pattern is that the laver was made out of the mirrors of the women – (40:00) the mirrors of the women made the laver which is this round pool of water that life was spoken into, but wasn’t just into the water, it was in the soil that was into the water it was in the waters underneath so here you have these pictures going on- well you could say, what is the third way that the almighty chose to create to reveal himself? if you go back to this pattern – the first way was just in the heavens and the earth he made the universe that was how he revealed himself – he gave us the torah instructions that is like the purple decrees that’s how he revealed himself. what’s the third way that he reveals himself? he sent the sent one revealed as a man – Abba – manifested in – gimmeled sent to dalet which is the number four which speaks of earthy ness – we talked about that a few weeks ago. Revealed: Hey as Vav: the man – well see, Vav also means nail and hook – what is the nail or hook? It something which attaches – so a bridge can be a vav it attaches this side to that side. how can a man be that? Well number 6 and its says #6 is #10 but man is supposed to attach the concerns of earth to the concerns of heaven man is a unique creation and in that that’s his job – so you could say well if he revealed himself in these two ways and then he revealed himself as the messiah as the vav man – red must speak of the moshiach somehow… it must speak of the messiah somehow…red and the laver and the counting of Shavuot on the third day separating the water and speaking fourth plant life has something to do pictographically with the coming of the messiah Then the fourth color (42:00) white Hey – if you look back on this. has to do with samach ayin and pey – which lines up with micah 6:8 He has shown you oh man what is good and what Yahweh requires of you : do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your elohim -these three things and in the song we say: Shema-Shomér: Together, one Shema means hear believe and do and Shomer means watch keep and guard. Watch keep and guard what? Doing justly and loving mercy. What is justice and mercy have to do – it goes back to the instructions which is justice which is righteousness that the instructions. what about mercy that has to do with the mem and the nun – which has to do with compassion which has to do with chesed: tender loving kindness which has to do with a mother mothering what’s in her womb and then if you go back to the (43:00) modern letter mem shape – there is a picture of a womb an interior space with an opening here and then what they call the closed mem shape which is the sofit letter – I’ll address that in a minute – so you have the closed mem as what they call the sofit which means the ending letter and then you have the open womb of the mem of the modern normal shaped mem the point is its generally accepted that the mem has to do with the female form – the female letter you might say – that which nurtures something which is hidden until it breaks forth in a flood of water to be revealed- its something hidden which is then revealed as another study of words probably dealing with Latin it has to do with the concept of history – in modern English (44:00) that’s like well that like History that is something that is right out there to read but: Mystery- M-Y-S- mystery has to do with the hidden thing- again the female sort of concept masculine and feminine work even in those letters with the mysterious – you know women have this way of being kind of emotional you know kind of like they have a feeling they have a sense of something going on and men are like what? what are you talking about? you know we men have to have it mechanical you know drive out there and where do the nuts and bolts go? That’s the way their designed there is these two different dynamics-
The point is: this stuff is embedded into our consciousness embedded into the form of what the bodies look like that the letters look like and it working into all different languages this is not just me making something up or some esoteric Hebrew stuff. this is like standard – so these things that we’re talking about is almost stating the obvious. (45:00) But when we get to the laver and say ok what’s this thing about red? well, yeshua came as ben adam he called himself the son of man well man is vapor and blood. So here is mem being blue and red – vapor is kind of like gaseous particles which turn you have liquid and solid right so here you have liquid and blood. So these colors of blue and red- they are kind of arbitrary but they are keyed to: blue purple red white YHVH the colors of the embroidery- and aleph and tav are both written in white because that’s like white light contains all the other colors broken up by a spectrum I’m trying to go through all of these things that are going on through studying this so you will have this stuck in your mind, so what you could say here, is that according to this that Mem and Nun have something to do with revealing the messiah so if you have the word for truth which is A-M-T keyed to the mishkan pattern M is not just water but M is the hidden mystery revealed and there’s an aspect of chaos going on but also there is this smooth aspect of saying he came to just make everything clear but he came with great turbulence and trauma because the people didn’t want it to be clear – the ones that knew the secrets and wanted to keep them secret wanted to put him to death for squealing and making a loud noise about the stuff they were trying to hide and use as their power base. but he just came and said hey! look it! I’m just telling you the way that it is.
There’s a bunch of other words which well get into in the next session we’re a couple minutes away from this of taking a break but the point of trying to show you this the word for Amen or faithfulness or steadfast fidelity stalwart I am going to keep what I was told is the word AMN where we get the word Amen
Aleph again is a prefix meaning I will mem nun – I will nurture all that he gave unto me with the authority it rightly deserves and I will cause it to Nun from me – be birthed- you see the counting of the 49 days is like pregnancy, incubation, a period of gestation, the plant developing in the soil before it sprouts – the nun that comes out of the mem is another life form. it is not the mem it is that which grows within the mem. And so there’s other pictures here we’ll have to get into the next half but the idea about this is what does A-M-N mean? if you knew what the letters mean it basically means I will nurture what has been given to me and in order to bring forth an energized active life form (48:00) that I- my job is to incubate – interestingly enough just the word AM as in Amen and AM in the word AMT which means truth is the word for mother also in metropolis and the nation or that place like a factory where resources are brought in and they develop until you put out a product it’s the process of taking what your given doing good with it in order to bring forth a product which is you might say is more that what it you taken in the raw products you put out a product and that industrious energy applied with nurturing compassion the way a mother does of the child embryo with in her is what A-M is…
So this letter mem (49:00) being before the nun is the environment that the nun grows in and the mem has as what it uses for the resources that are given to it the K and the L whatever you put into yourself is the only resources which becomes that thing which is nunned so hence if you bring in bad stuff you are going to put out a bad product. Women that don’t take care of themselves psychologically or physically while they are pregnant are going to put out an injured harmed debilitated child – if we don’t bring into our beings the stuff of Yahweh that he has given to us we will not produce …what comes after, which is this.. and we’re up against a break here so that’s what were going to get into in the second half is where in scripture it shows this let me put one other thing here part of mem being water is concepts. Clean? that’s a concept anything you find in the scripture that talks about being clean in Isa 1 & Isaiah 3 hopefully we’ll get into that also the concept of baptism? That has to do with a mem thing being dunked into the water – but notice it’s not outside the fence! you don’t get clean outside to come in – you don’t get baptized outside in order to come in – coming in getting clean or getting baptized is AFTER you learn the instructions – there is a picture here- in other words what are you getting baptized unto if you don’t know the instructions you’re wasting your time! You’re doing form without substance! But if you learn the instructions and then say oh yes! I am now going to go, as it were under the water, to be reborn unto new life – again there’s different ways to read these letters but its after you’ve regarded the instructions you can’t possibly do that from the
(51:00) outside not knowing what this is about- so if you follow the letters of the sequence there’s the message in the form and so part of what we’re trying to do here is identify some of these different patters so you can pick these things out as you read through scriptures and say oh that’s a mem concept! even though you don’t see any letter mem if you can identify these things that you might say the creator embedded within the sequence of the letters you will read the scriptures in a different way with a different set of lenses.