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Spoke 1 - Aleph

Genesis, Isaiah, Romans

The Symbol of God, Origins, and First Things

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Isaiah 8:20 (Spoke 1, Cycle 2)

Spoke 1: The Law, Prophets, and Epistles

The singular perfection of the first Spoke is one of the greatest signs of the divine design of overall structure of the Wheel. It is here that God aligned the first books of three primary divisions of His Word. The first Spoke holds the first books of the Law and the Prophets and so exemplifies the description of the Old Testament found in the New (BW book pg 59). This means that God designed the First Spoke on the self-descriptive pattern of the Bible found in the Bible. This reveals an extreme depth of reiterative self-reflective integrity that is further amplified by its integration with the meaning of Aleph as the Symbol of Beginnings.

Aleph: God's Initial Declaring His Unity, Love, Light, and Truth

Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Isaiah 44:6 (Spoke 1, Cycle 2)

As the first of the letters, Aleph is a natural Symbol of First Things, chief amongst them being God Himself. It is the first letter of the first divine name Elohim revealed in the first verse of the Bible. As such, we can truly say Aleph is God's Initial. This coheres with His own symbolic use of the corresponding Greek Alpha in the first chapter of the last book:

I am Alpha and Omega (ΑΩ), the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:8

He engraved these Letters in His Capstone Signature ΑΩ/את which declares by its very nature that it is an eternal miracle = את (ot) = A Sign (ת) from God (א)! The obvious link between Aleph and God has also been handed down in the Jewish tradition, as explained by Rabbi Munk in his book The Wisdom of the Hebrew Alphabet:

Aleph represents the One and Only, the Eternal, the Omnipotent God. It is the symbol of God as the Creator and Master of the Universe. ... Even the name aleph because it is related to alluph [master] alludes to the sovereignty of God.

Aleph KeyWords

I touched upon the KeyWord alluph in relation to the First Spoke in Part I of the Bible Wheel book (pgs 60, 124), and discuss its etymological link to the name of the First Letter in Aleph: The Leader of the Alphabet. Rabbi Munk, in his exposition on Aleph, reviewed many of the KeyWords listed in the table. They represent several primary attributes of the One True God:

  • God is One (Echad), Deut 6:4, Eph 4:6
  • God is Love (Ahavah), I John 4:8
  • God is Light (Aur), I John 1:5
  • God is Truth (Emet), John 14:6, Isa 65:16
  • God is Lord (Adon), Zech 4:14
  • God is First and Last ΑΩ/את, Isa 44:6, Rev 1:8

This is the beginning of the knowledge and understanding of God as revealed in the Bible. Meditation on these KeyWords and their relation to Aleph will lead the soul into the highest truths and greatest glories of God Almighty.

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