Original Art of the Aaronic Blessing

A colorfully complex work created by Marla Jean Clinesmith depicting the Ancient Hebrew letters that we know as the Aaronic Blessing from Numbers 6:22–26.

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’”


The acrylic paint with metallic accents on paper artwork is 17.5″ x 23.5″, matted under glass in a beautiful gold painted 28″ x 34″ antique wooden frame.

19. Since many of the letters have multiple meanings, how do you determine which to use?

Just like in English where words can have several meanings, it’s all about context. How is it used, where is it used, who is using it, etc.  The more we study the ways and times of the people who wrote the letters, the better we understand what they were trying to communicate using the letters.

Original Art of Sin #1

Original Pastel Art by Marla Jean Clinesmith. Art is 5″x7″ matted under glass in a 9″x11″ frame.

Explanation

Sin


a

Aleph

Strong

J

Tet

Surround

C

Chet

Fence

Sin is a fence that surrounds strongly, holding us captive, and preventing us from moving in the right direction.

C

The ‘Chet’ depicts a fence that would divide, protect, or make private the inside from the outside.

J

The ‘Tet’ shows a basket that means contain or surround but sometimes means snake .

a

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

Mysteries of the Red Sea Crossing

The miraculous crossing of the Red Sea by the children of Israel as God delivered them from their bondage in Egypt is one of the most captivating stories in all of Scripture. Generation after generation have relived the story of this epic battle as Moses represents the one true God against the Pharaoh’s efforts to keep the rag tag nation of shepherds and slave brick makers under his cruel command.

Now through the renewed application of the pictographs of the Ancient Hebrew Aleph Bet, Pastor Jim Woodard demonstrates a side of the story that has been a quiet but critical mystery for centuries.

Through the use of select Ancient Hebrew Word Pictures from this classic account, the reader will discover that while there was indeed a physical conflict between the desires of God and the Pharaoh, there was simultaneously a cosmic confrontation of epic proportions between God and the rebellious forces of the heavenlies.

As a special bonus the Ancient Hebrew pictographs will reveal a special guest present at the battle in a way never before seen.

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Sin

Sin


a

Aleph

Strong

J

Tet

Surround

C

Chet

Fence

Sin is a fence that surrounds strongly, holding us captive, and preventing us from moving in the right direction.

C

The ‘Chet’ depicts a fence that would divide, protect, or make private the inside from the outside.

J

The ‘Tet’ shows a basket that means contain or surround but sometimes means snake .

a

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

Print of Yeshua Crown

Yeshua CrownPrint is mounted under a white mat (not pictured online) with a backer. Size shown is for the outside of the mat and fits the common frame size.

Explanation

Salvation

Yeshuah (yay-shoo’-ah)

hEvsy

ישועה

yThe ‘Yud’ in pictograph form shows an arm and a hand. The picture can mean to work, throw, worship, or it can simply mean an arm or hand.
sSThe ‘Shin’ may be depicted differently depending on the time period, but represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.
vThe ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure, attach, or hook together. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.
eEThe ‘Ayin’ appears as an eye. It relates to the function of the eye, understanding, or knowledge.
hThe ‘Hey’ pictograph represents a man with his hands in the air trying to get someone’s attention. It suggests look, reveal, behold.

As pictographs, the letters combine to mean ‘see how a hand will save or separate by a nail.’ But it is actually a compound word consisting of ‘Ya’ (God) and the root word ‘shua’ (to rescue). Yeshua is the one who secures our rescue or salvation. There are several alternate spellings and this one finishes with the ‘Hey.’

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Woman of Valor

Studying Proverbs 31 inspired Artist Marla Jean Clinesmith to create a beautiful work of art about the woman of valor.

Woman of Valor

Eschet Chayil (aish-et khah’-yil)

LyC hsa

אשה חיל

aThe ‘Aleph’ represents the head of an ox means strong.
sThe ‘Shin’ represents two front teeth that would tear, separate, destroy, or devour.
hThe ‘Hey’ illustrates a man with arms up to get attention, like saying look or behold .

Eschet is a form of the Hebrew word for woman—Eesha. It contains a root word (sa) meaning “strong devourer” or “fire.” Add the (h) meaning “to look” with the root word of “fire” and the interpretation is “look, the one who comes out of fire.” That may initially sound odd to equate a woman with the result of fire, but not if you realize that precious metals, like gold, were of great value after being refined by fire which recognizes the importance of a woman.

CThe ‘Chet’ represents a fence that surrounds or protects or contains.
yThe ‘yud’ appears like a hand or arm and indicates work.
LThe ‘Lamed’ illustrates a shepherd’s staff that shows authority.

Chayil is used in the Old Testament many times, typically in reference to men as warriors portraying force or might. The few times chayil is used in reference to women it is always in a special godly sense. Chayil (valor) appears to be connected to grace — the place God provides where we are empowered to do what He has called us to do. Valor is using the authority He gives us to accomplish His work to benefit the Kingdom. It is a measure of what we do with grace. In other words, how well do we maximize His grace in our lives? May you be valiant for the Kingdom!

Eschet Chayil — The one who comes out of fire (is refined) and takes authority in her sphere of influence to be productive for the Kingdom.

Love — Stretched Canvas

While the Faith, Hope, and Love triptich are extra stunning when displayed together, these canvas prints are available individually. The original art was oil pastel of the Ancient Hebrew pictograph letters for each word.
• Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
• Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base
• 20.5 mil (0.5 mm) thick poly-cotton blend canvas
• Canvas fabric weight: 13.9 oz/yd2(470 g/m²)
• Fade-resistant
• Matte finish coating
• 1.5″ (3.81 cm) deep
• Mounting brackets included

Explanation

Since the beginning mankind has, consciously or subconsciously, been on a quest to discover and master love. The elusive secret to capturing the ability to give or receive love is safely concealed in the ability of the Ancient Hebrew pictographs to graphically unveil this ongoing universal mystery. The key to unlocking this enigmatic pursuit has been hidden in plain sight for all who have discovered the character of their Creator God. To master true love in any relationship, simply reproduce and share God’s character traits.

Love

Ahav (aw-hav’)

aHB

אָהַב

aAThe ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.
hHThe ‘Hey’ pictograph represents a man with his hands in the air trying to get someone’s attention. It suggests look, reveal, behold.
BThe ‘Bet’ shows the floor plan of a tent. It means home, inside, or family.

The root word ‘Aleph Bet’ means ‘Father or strong leader of the tent.’ Insert the letter ‘Hey’ and the word means ‘Reveal the Father.’

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Ancient Hebrew Teachings, Art and Jewelry to Stir Your Spirit

Learning modern Hebrew is difficult, but the ancient language is easy. It’s pictures! Almost certainly Moses, and possibly even Abraham, used a simple pictograph language of 22 picture letters for written communication.  Each letter portrayed a familiar concept, and when combined with the other letters, illustrated the meaning of a word as a WORD PICTURE.

You can see it here!

Did you know that Ancient or Paleo Hebrew may very well be, at the same time, the simplest and most sophisticated language system in history. The secret to this unique ability of Ancient (Paleo) Hebrew lies in its power to use word pictures which not only form common words, but also express its definition.

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You can start learning the ancient AlephBet right now, right here! It’s EASY! In 2-3 minutes you can have an understanding of how it works; in 15 minutes you will vividly see the value of your study; and in an hour you will feel compelled to dig deeper.

Now that you have a basic understanding of how it works, you can enjoy Marla Jean’s art and jewelry created from it. Here is a small taste. Go ahead and take a look. Can you already recognize some of the letters?

Love

Animated gif of Ancient Hebrew letters in Love

Bless

Grace

Portrait of Marla Jean Clinesmith
Artist Marla Jean Clinesmith

My personal mission is to be an artist who is “creatively significant!” I don’t intend to just paint pretty pictures to compliment decorator designs. I want to find irresistible ways to share spiritual concepts that go BEYOND ART. My desire is that YOU, the viewer, will be given the opportunity to Expand your spiritual understanding and Experience the deep, deep well of God’s Word through the Paleo Hebrew pictographic language — in color! When you put one of my works of art on your wall, I want you to enjoy it for art’s sake, but go even deeper and be able to Engage your guests in a spiritual conversation par excellence!

Pastor Jim Woodard

To me Ancient / Paleo Hebrew is a captivating language system. The secret to Ancient (Paleo) Hebrew’s unique ability lies in its capability to “draw” Word Pictures in the cultural context of the original authors. My objective is not to change the definitions of Biblical words, but rather to allow the pictographs to provide the modern reader with functional and useful insight as originally expressed in ancient nomadic, agrarian, and Semitic cultural context and settings. My desire is to see Ancient Hebrew equip today’s Bible reader with the ability to discover the vast array of Hebraisms and insights that reveal the Heart of our Heavenly Father in a way translation in modern languages struggle to do.

We are a team consisting of Pastor Jim Woodard and his wife, Claudia, and artist Marla Jean Clinesmith and her husband, Trent.

HWP Partners
Jim, Claudia, Marla Jean, & Trent

We absolutely love all of our prints.  We love to share the Meaning of the Hebrew words.  We have them scattered around the house and on all the walls of our office. It just surrounds us with the living words of the Lord.  

I treasure my paleo jewelry you designed!  Each piece is so meaningful to me.  As with the prints; each piece reminds me of our Faithful God.

All of the above has come to life and been built on the classes George and I took under Jim’s Paleo Hebrew teaching.  God’s Word now has even deeper meaning.  Even our trip to Israel was so much more meaningful as a result of Jim’s teaching.

Diania Marshall

Wearing God’s grace ring on my finger reminds me I can’t earn it and that it is given unconditionally. It keeps me humble and also prompts me to provide grace to others. I had the heart of love (A’hav) bracelet made into a necklace. Wearing God’s love as a symbol around my neck is a powerful reminder of His promises. I am hopeful these pieces will be noticed and spark conversations about the symbols, their meaning to me, and what they could mean for those that don’t know or have a relationship with Him.

Jan Rice

I have several of Marla’s originals, as well as many prints. The prints are as beautiful as the originals…very true to color. They will enliven both the space they are in and grace your life with a deeper meaning of God’s eternal Word.

Elizabeth Goodgion

This is what the Lord says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look,
Ask for the ancient paths,
Ask where the good way is,
and walk in it,
And you will find rest for your souls.”

Jeremiah 6:16


The prophet Jeremiah tells us that there is something we should SEE and SEEK out of the ancient paths.  Pursuing an understanding of the ancient Hebrew language reveals a wisdom that is tried and tested so that we can secure God’s blessing and find rest for our souls.

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Guilt

Guilt

Asham (aw-shawm’)

Msa

אָשָׁם

aThe ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.
sThe ‘Shin’ looks like two front teeth of an animal and means press, rip, or destroy.
MThe ‘Mem’ resembles waves of water and to the ancient Bedouins, that appeared as chaos.

Aleph-Shin is a root word meaning ‘fire’ or the ‘strong devourer.’ Fire could be good or bad depending on how it was used, but adding the Mem results in ‘the fire of chaos’ which defines ‘guilt.’ When sin comes into our life and we don’t deal with it properly, it can get out of control, just like a fire, and it brings guilt.

 

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Blessed

There are precious few ways for man’s relationship with God to be reciprocal. To “bless” may be the most powerful example of that rare opportunity. The Ancient Hebrew pictographs give us a clear and achievable formula for not only receiving blessings from God but giving blessing to God by doing exactly as He does.

Blessed

Barak (baw-rak’)

krB

בָרַךְ

BThe ‘Bet’ shows the floor plan of a tent. It means home, inside, or family.
rThe ‘Resh’ symbolizes a head, man, chief, highest, top, beginning, or first.
kThe ‘Kaf’ represents a palm or open hand, like to invite another into our home with a sweeping motion of our open palm.

Together the pictographs mean to ‘give access to my house.’ When we are blessed by the Lord, it is much more than receiving simple physical treasures, He gives us access to Himself.

Armor of God Poster (Gold/Black)

Poster of a six-piece artwork set by Marla Jean Clinesmith. The grouping depicts the Armor of God as listed in Ephesians 6:10-20 using the Ancient Hebrew letters for each word.  At the bottom is a listing of the armor pieces.

.: 265 gsm fine art paper
.: For indoor use

Explanations

Helmet of Salvation (Yeshuah)


h

Hey

Behold

E

Ayin

Look

v

Vav

Nail

S

Shin

Separate

y

Yud

Hand

As pictographs, the letters combine to mean ‘Behold, see how a hand will save or separate by a nail.’ But it is actually a compound word consisting of ‘Ya’ (God) and the root word ‘shuah’ (to rescue). In the Armor of God, the Helmet of Salvation is Yeshuah, the one who secures our rescue or salvation.
yThe ‘Yud’ in pictograph form shows an arm and a hand. The picture can mean to work, throw, worship, or it can simply mean an arm or hand.
sSThe ‘Shin’ may be depicted differently depending on the time period, but represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.
vThe ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or hook. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.
EThe ‘Ayin’ appears as an eye. It relates to the function of the eye, understanding, or knowledge.
hHThe ‘Hey’ appears as a man waving his arms. It relates to pay attention, hehold, reveal.

Breastplate of Righteousness (Tsedek)


Breastplate of Righteousness

q

Quph

Follow

D

Dalet

Journey

F

Tsade

Seek

As part of the Armor of God, the Breastplate of Righteousness represents seeking a journey that follows God.

F

The ‘Tsade’ represents a man searching or seeking and means hunter, catch, or desire.

D

The ‘Dalet’ represents a tent flap or door as going in and out of a door or a journey.

q

The ‘Quph’ character appears like the back of man’s head or a sunset and means last, behind, following, revolving or cycle of time.

Belt of Truth (Emet)


belt of truth

t

Tau

Covenant

M

Mem

Water

a

Aleph

Strong

The Belt of Truth is an important item in the Armor of God used in spiritual warfare. The Aleph and Mem together create the word “Mother,” the strong water that nurtures and holds a family together. The word “Truth” means to nurture the covenant.

a

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

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews feared the waves or waters of the seas, so the letter often meant chaos, mighty, or blood. On the other hand, water sustained life and in this instance, it carries that meaning.

t

The ‘Tau’ is used as a man’s mark, either like a signature on an agreement or even a crossed sticks on the ground to mark a boundary point. Either way, it is associated with an agreement or covenant between two people or between man and God.

Shoes of Peace (Shalom)


M

Mem

Chaos

v

Vav

Establish

l

Lamed

Authority

s

Shin

Destroy

Destroy the authority that establishes chaos. In this illustration as part of the Armor of God, the Shoes of Peace indicate we need to to be walking or pursuing. If we do the walking, God will destroy the chaos ahead of us.

sS

The ‘Shin’ represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.

l

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

v

The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or hook. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

Shield of Faith (Emunah)


H

Hey

Behold

n

Nun

Life/Heir

v

Vav

Secure

M

Mem

Water

a

Aleph

Strong

The pictograph portrays getting our attention, ‘Behold’, the root of Em (mother or giver of life) who seeks to establish continual life or activity in us. Faith is the actions of our life that reveal our relationship with the life giver. Our faith brings a life that has purpose. When our actions come into agreement with the Lord, the enemy’s weapons cannot penetrate the Shield of Faith.

a

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

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.

v

The ‘Vav’ pictures a tent peg or nail. It means to secure, connect, or establish.

n

The ‘Nun’ represents a seed or sprout and gives us the meaning of continuing to a new generation. It can have the meaning of continuing, perpetuating, sustaining, offspring, or heir.

hH

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

Sword of the Spirit – The Word (Debar)


r

Resh

Man

B

Beyt

Home

D

Dalet

Door

The only offensive weapon is the Sword of the Spirit, which is The Word of God (Debar). Words, in the ancient thought process, had substance. Sentences were an ordered arrangement of ideas that ordered lives. The Word of God makes the enemy back down. The more a person is in command of the Word, the more effective soldier he will be.

D

The ‘Dalet’ represents a tent flap or door. It can also mean back and forth movement as in going in and out of a door or a journey.

B

The ‘Beyt’ depicts the floor plan of a tent. It means home, inside, or family.

r

The ‘Resh’ symbolizes a head, man, chief, highest, top, beginning, or first.

Armor of God Posters (Large White)

Poster of a six-piece artwork set by Marla Jean Clinesmith. The grouping depicts the Armor of God as listed in Ephesians 6:10-20 using the Ancient Hebrew letters for each word.  Under each picture is printing of the Ancient Hebrew letters, the transliteration, and the English words for the armor.

.: 265 gsm fine art paper
.: For indoor use

Explanations

Helmet of Salvation (Yeshuah)


h

Hey

Behold

E

Ayin

Look

v

Vav

Nail

S

Shin

Separate

y

Yud

Hand

As pictographs, the letters combine to mean ‘Behold, see how a hand will save or separate by a nail.’ But it is actually a compound word consisting of ‘Ya’ (God) and the root word ‘shuah’ (to rescue). In the Armor of God, the Helmet of Salvation is Yeshuah, the one who secures our rescue or salvation.
yThe ‘Yud’ in pictograph form shows an arm and a hand. The picture can mean to work, throw, worship, or it can simply mean an arm or hand.
sSThe ‘Shin’ may be depicted differently depending on the time period, but represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.
vThe ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or hook. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.
EThe ‘Ayin’ appears as an eye. It relates to the function of the eye, understanding, or knowledge.
hHThe ‘Hey’ appears as a man waving his arms. It relates to pay attention, hehold, reveal.

Breastplate of Righteousness (Tsedek)


Breastplate of Righteousness

q

Quph

Follow

D

Dalet

Journey

F

Tsade

Seek

As part of the Armor of God, the Breastplate of Righteousness represents seeking a journey that follows God.

F

The ‘Tsade’ represents a man searching or seeking and means hunter, catch, or desire.

D

The ‘Dalet’ represents a tent flap or door as going in and out of a door or a journey.

q

The ‘Quph’ character appears like the back of man’s head or a sunset and means last, behind, following, revolving or cycle of time.

Belt of Truth (Emet)


belt of truth

t

Tau

Covenant

M

Mem

Water

a

Aleph

Strong

The Belt of Truth is an important item in the Armor of God used in spiritual warfare. The Aleph and Mem together create the word “Mother,” the strong water that nurtures and holds a family together. The word “Truth” means to nurture the covenant.

a

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

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews feared the waves or waters of the seas, so the letter often meant chaos, mighty, or blood. On the other hand, water sustained life and in this instance, it carries that meaning.

t

The ‘Tau’ is used as a man’s mark, either like a signature on an agreement or even a crossed sticks on the ground to mark a boundary point. Either way, it is associated with an agreement or covenant between two people or between man and God.

Shoes of Peace (Shalom)


M

Mem

Chaos

v

Vav

Establish

l

Lamed

Authority

s

Shin

Destroy

Destroy the authority that establishes chaos. In this illustration as part of the Armor of God, the Shoes of Peace indicate we need to to be walking or pursuing. If we do the walking, God will destroy the chaos ahead of us.

sS

The ‘Shin’ represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.

l

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

v

The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or hook. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

Shield of Faith (Emunah)


H

Hey

Behold

n

Nun

Life/Heir

v

Vav

Secure

M

Mem

Water

a

Aleph

Strong

The pictograph portrays getting our attention, ‘Behold’, the root of Em (mother or giver of life) who seeks to establish continual life or activity in us. Faith is the actions of our life that reveal our relationship with the life giver. Our faith brings a life that has purpose. When our actions come into agreement with the Lord, the enemy’s weapons cannot penetrate the Shield of Faith.

a

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

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.

v

The ‘Vav’ pictures a tent peg or nail. It means to secure, connect, or establish.

n

The ‘Nun’ represents a seed or sprout and gives us the meaning of continuing to a new generation. It can have the meaning of continuing, perpetuating, sustaining, offspring, or heir.

hH

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

Sword of the Spirit – The Word (Debar)


r

Resh

Man

B

Beyt

Home

D

Dalet

Door

The only offensive weapon is the Sword of the Spirit, which is The Word of God (Debar). Words, in the ancient thought process, had substance. Sentences were an ordered arrangement of ideas that ordered lives. The Word of God makes the enemy back down. The more a person is in command of the Word, the more effective soldier he will be.

D

The ‘Dalet’ represents a tent flap or door. It can also mean back and forth movement as in going in and out of a door or a journey.

B

The ‘Beyt’ depicts the floor plan of a tent. It means home, inside, or family.

r

The ‘Resh’ symbolizes a head, man, chief, highest, top, beginning, or first.