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Life (Chai)

y

Yud

Work

C

Chet

Fence

Illustrates a fence around or containing one’s work or deeds.

C

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

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.
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Grace

n

Nun

Life/Heir

C

Chet

Fence

Illustrates a fence surrounding and protecting the action of life. God’s grace is a spiritual concept of a place or setting where God offers protection, provision, and empowerment for life.

C

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

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.
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Faith

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 then is the actions of our life that reveal our relationship with the life giver. Our faith brings a life that has purpose.

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.

h

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