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Spoke 1 - Aleph

Genesis, Isaiah, Romans

Isaiah: God declares: I AM GOD

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Isaiah 45:22 (Spoke 1, Cycle 2)

Aleph KeyWordsThe symbolic meaning of Aleph discussed above (BW book pg 125) is further amplified in the first person singular pronoun ani which means I or I am. God used this as an Aleph KeyWord in one Alphabetic Verse:

  • AV Lam 3:1 I am (Ani) the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

Ani is a short form of the more emphatic anoki which means the same thing. They express the "Aleph concepts" of individuality and selfhood which find their ultimate meaning in the Ultimate Individual, God Himself. Thus God is associated with many Aleph KeyWords such as El and Elohim (see Aleph: Symbol of God, Origins, and First Things).

In the great Book of Isaiah the Aleph Prophet (BW book pg 62) God used the emphatic doubling Anoki Anoki (I, even I) in parallel with Ani El (I am God) and two declarations of Ani Hu (I am He). No other portion of Scripture proclaims God's Selfhood with greater density or clarity. Here is an exemplary passage from Isaiah 43:10-13:

Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am He (Ani Hu): before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, (Anoki Anoki) am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I (Anoki) have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God (Ani El). Yea, before the day was I am He (Ani Hu); and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let [prevent] it?

The Doctrine of Monotheism and the primacy of God are two of the most strongly emphasized teachings in Scripture. They come together in the First Commandment which Jews reckon as beginning with the KeyWord Anoki (Exo 20:2):

I am (Anoki) the LORD thy God (Elohim), which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Ani is the origin of the Aleph Prefix which Hebrew grammarians call a "pronominal particle" because it is part of the first person singular pronoun. This is a general pattern in the language. Letters are taken from pronouns and either prefixed or suffixed to indicate who is doing what to whom. When I cause an action, the first letter of ani is prefixed to the verb. Alternately, when I am the object of an action, the last two Letters are suffixed to the verb. God displayed this for us in Matthew's record of the crucifixion when Jesus cried "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani" which means "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" The "ni" at the end of sabachthani is from the last two Letters of ani (I). This is a very useful transliteration, it also exemplifies the Yod Suffix (BW book pg 233), the Lamed Prefix (BW book pg 264), and the KeyWord El.

The Great I AM

The most significant use of the Aleph Prefix is in the Divine Name revealed to Moses, I AM THAT I AM (Exo 3:14). Ehyeh is simply the verb hayah (to be, Spoke 5, BW book pg 183) prefixed with an Aleph. It is usually translated I will be, as it is in the immediate context of its revelation when God said "Certainly I will be (Ehyeh) with thee" (Exo 3:12). It expresses God's Absolute Freedom to be what He will be and to create what He will create. This, the most exalted of all Divine Names, is formed from three Aleph KeyWords and so forms the acrostic aaa (AAA = 111), echoing the Doctrine of the Trinity (Spoke 3, BW book pg 164). It is a threefold amplification of the symbolic meaning of Aleph that emphasizes God's nature as the Triune Self-Existent One and the Foundation of Reality who upholds all creation "by the Word of His power" (Heb 1:3).

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