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Elements and Hebrew

Elements and Hebrew Alphabet
Aleph, Mem,    Shin
Air,       Water,  Fire
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Then we have the letter Heh , the fifth letter of the alphabet, in general meaning universal life, clarity, the breath of existence, the act of feeling and willing, transcendental knowledge, and universal magnetism. But Heh is also part of the name of YHVH (Jehovah) in which it appears twice, and with the many meaning and attributes of these word and its letters to for example parts of the Tree of Life, the letter Heh also takes on the corresponding values. For example each letter stands for each of the four Worlds and elements: Yod for Atziluth and Fire, Heh for Beriah and Air, Vau for Yetzirah and Water, and the second Heh for Assiah and Earth. http://www.soul-guidance.com/houseofthesun/treeoflifeletters.htm YHVH Yod, Heh, Vau, Heh Fire, Air, Water, Earth Atziluth, Beriah, Yetzirah, Assiah Therefore the Hebrews say the books of the Old Testament are equal in number to the letters, so that they are an introduction to all divine knowledge, just as the letters are [an introduction] to all wisdom for those who learn. Therefore, they are quadrupled, perhaps because the elements of bodies are four. The last sentence is a little confusing. My guess is that it refers to the four acrostic poems that make up the first four chapters of the Book of Lamentations (the last chapter, though containing 22 verses, is not an acrostic). Since these four acrostics each proceed through the entire Hebrew alphabet, Origen says that Lamentations has quadrupled the alphabet. He thinks the reason for quadrupling the alphabet (i.e. letters = “elements”) is to maintain an analogy with the four physical elements (earth, water, air, fire). http://sanctushieronymus.blogspot.com/2008/07/jews-canon-and-hebrew-alphabet.html YHWH http://bellsouthpwp.net/T/i/Tiger93/kaballah/index.htm
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