Alphabetic Verses: Aleph
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise
shall continually be in my mouth.
AV Psalm 34:1
I will praise the LORD with my whole heart
AV Psalm 111:1
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall
have learned thy righteous judgments.
AV Psalm 119:7
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
AV Psalm 119:8
I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
AV Psalm 145:1
The Sovereignty of God is the divine freedom to say I will and have it be. It
is a fundamental theme of Spoke 1 (cf. The Pot and the Potter)
that God displays in these
verses. Each of the verbs - bless, praise, keep, and extol - are prefixed with an Aleph, which
transforms the root into the first person future, signifying the idea I will.
This is a fundamental grammatical function of Aleph. For example, Psalm 34.1 above opens
with (Ebarkah, I will bless), formed from
(Barak, Bless) prefixed with the letter Aleph. The examples of this in
the verses above account for five of the 21 alphabetic
passages in the Bible. It is clear that this is one of the primary meanings of the Letter Aleph.
Aleph is also used as a prefix to signify the imperitive mood - the command "Do it now!"
All these ideas integrate with Aleph as a symbol of
Father (Av) Who
created the universe by the
simple action of His Will. In this way the alphabet eternally reiterates the
fundamental Christian teaching: God First!
The meaning of Aleph as I Will is exhibited most prominently in the Divine Name
I AM THAT I AM which could be accurately rendered "I will be what I will be."
It expresses God's absolute freedom and Soveriegnty as Creator, which is a fundamental theme
of Spoke 1. It forms the acrostic
corresponding to 111 , the value of
the name of the Letter Aleph - the great self-chosen symbol of God Almighty. This is discussed in some
detail in the Gematria Reference article
on the Number 543 and in the article discussing the profound
correlation between Isaiah 43 and Book 43 (the
Gospel of John).
In the ultimate sense, Aleph represents the
Supreme Will of the Supreme Being, (Elohim, God). This word is cognate
to (Elohi, My God) used in Psalm 145.1 above. This also integrates
with the Aleph KeyWord (Ani, I) used in this alphabetic verse:
I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
AV Lamentations 3:1
All of this profoundly integrates with the position of
Aleph at the beginning of the Alphabet.
Another primary Aleph KeyWord displayed in the alphabetic verses is (Ashri, Blessed). It is found in
three of the verses corresponding to Aleph:
Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD.
AV Psalm 112:1
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
AV Psalm 119:1
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
AV Psalm 119:2
Ashri also appears as the first word in the first Psalm
which integrates this KeyWord with the chapter sequence of the Psalms.