Man is restricted in the comprehension of the mechanics of things outside of time. This inability requires a marker of the beginning of time and end of time to establish the order of all things known and seen, as well as a hope for what lies beyond. Responding to that very dilemma, the writer of the book of Hebrews tells us: “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus (Yeshua), the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2) That author and finisher prophetically initials His love letter to mankind thousands of times throughout the Old Testament by inserting the Aleph-Tav pictographs.
Beginning and End
|The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader. It is the first letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet and therefore is also used as first or beginning.
|The ‘Tav’ represents a sign, mark, covenant, or cross. As the last letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet, it also means last or end.