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Elohim

M

Mem

Water

y

Yud

Hand

h

Hey

Behold

l

Lamed

Lead

A

Aleph

Strong

Look! The strong Shepard gives us passage from raging waters into still waters.

A

The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.

l

The ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to push or pull sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, or move forward.

h

The ‘Hey’ pictograph represents a man with his hands in the air trying to get someone’s attention. It suggests look, reveal, behold.

y

The ‘Yud’ in pictograph form represents an arm and a hand. The picture can mean work, throw, worship or it can simply mean arm or hand.

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews feared the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

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