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Head of the Year — 5780

The Hebrew year 5780 ushers in the decade of “pey” named from the 17th Hebrew letter. The letter itself means “mouth” and the focus of 5780 is on the power of what comes from our mouth — our words.

The “5780” artwork (pey,hey)translates to mouth as seen in Psalm 119:131. “I opened my mouth and panted, for I longed for your commandments.” In Paleo Hebrew the “pey” represents an open mouth meaning to express, and the “hey” appears like a man with arms raised trying to get attention and means to look or behold. During 5780 we should “Behold what is the expression from our mouth.”

“Finally, brother, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21

THINK ON EXELLENT THINGS AND SPEAK LIFE TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS!

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Passover

c

Chet

Protect

u

Samech

Turn

P

Pey

Spirit

The word is specific to the event in Exodus 12.  Simply it means to crossover or leap.   The pictographs give us the idea that the Spirit (God’s spirit since the word is first used when God is talking) will turn death away from your walls or protect your walls.

P

The ‘Pey’ represents an open mouth means speak, open, blow, or apart.

u

The ‘Samech’ represents a thorn bush that would prop up, support, twist, turn, or snare.

c

The ‘Chet’ illustrates a fence surrounding and protecting the action of life.
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Israel

L

Lamed

Authority

a

Aleph

Leader

r

Resh

Man

s

Shin

Destroy

y

Yud

Work

The ‘Aleph’ and ‘Lamed’ form the root word ‘El’ which means God or strong controller. Together the letters in Israel mean “Men (the nation) whose work is to press/turn others towards El (God).”

y

The ‘Yud’ in pictograph form shows an arm and a hand. The picture can mean to work, throw, worship.

s

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

r

The ‘Resh’ symbolizes a head, man, or chief.

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 exercise authority over his sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, or move forward.
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Shabbat Shalom

M

Mem

Chaos

v

Vav

Establish

L

Lamed

Authority

s

Shin

Destroy

t

Tav

Covenent

B

Bet

House

s

Shin

Separate

Together the words signify “to separate to the house of the covenant where the authority that establishes chaos has been destroyed” and “Rest in the Lord in peace”

s

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

B

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

t

The ‘Tav’ represents a sign, mark, covenant, or cross.

s

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 his sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, or move forward.

v

The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or establish.

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.
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Spirit (Ruach)

C

Chet

Within

v

Vav

Establish

r

Resh

Man

Spirit is the expression of man that is established from within, commonly portrayed as breath or wind.

r

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

v

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

C

The ‘Chet’ depicts a fence that would contain, divide, surround, protect, or make private.
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Loving Kindness

d

Dalet

Door

U

Samech

Assist

C

Chet

Protect

Door of mercy and protection. When such loving kindness is extended to one another, a common journey through life takes place.

C

The ‘Chet’ depicts a fence that would contain, divide, surround, protect, or make private.

U

The ‘samech’ represents a thorn bush that supports, assists, or shields.

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.
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Yeshua

e

Ayin

Look

v

Vav

Nail

s

Shin

Separate

y

Yud

Hand

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.
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.
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Torah

h

Hey

Look

r

Resh

Man

v

Vav

Nail

t

Tav

Mark

Vav-Resh-Hey create a root word that means ‘to point the way.’ Adding Tav means shoot toward a mark or target. So the Torah helps point the way, but simply combining the literal definitions of the pictographs seems to reveal Christ in ‘Look what comes from the man nailed to the cross.’ WOW!

t

The ‘Tav’ represents a sign, mark, covenant, or cross. As the last letter of the Hebrew Aleph-bet, it also means last or end.

v

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

r

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

h

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

h

Hey

Behold

l

Lamed

Control

U

Samech

Support

What comes from lifting up something of value.
A musical term—lifting of sound.

U

The ‘samech’ represents a thorn bush that supports or shields.

l

The ‘lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used his staff to push or pull sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach or 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.
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Righteous

q

Quph

Follow

d

Dalet

Journey

f

Tsade

Hook

The desire to be hooked on a journey that follows God.

f

The ‘Tsade’ represents a fish hook and means hunter, catch, or desire.

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.

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.
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Repent

B

Bet

Home

v

Vav

Attach

s

Shin

Destroy

Destroy the home where [sin] attaches [to you] so it cannot return.

s

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

v

The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to attach, secure, or establish.

B

The ‘Bet’ shows the floor plan of a tent. It means home, inside, or family.
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Redeem

L

Lamed

Authority

a

Aleph

Strong

g

Gimel

Lift up

Authority used to lift up or restore to an original position.

g

The ‘Gimel’ is the picture of the upraised head of a camel and means walk, carry, lift up, or pride.

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.
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Peace or Shalom

M

Mem

Chaos

v

Vav

Establish

L

Lamed

Authority

s

Shin

Destroy

Destroy the authority that establishes chaos.

s

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.
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Name

s

Shin

Destroy

m

Mem

Chaos

What destroys chaos. In Ancient Hebrew, everything was in the name because it described the character of a person. God revealed Himself through His name.

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.

s

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