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The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is DALET.
The numeric value of DALET is four.
The pictogram or symbol behind the shape of the letter DALET is a doorpost and lintel. The word “dalet” in Hebrew is spelled DALET LAMED TAV.
The word for a door or gate in Hebrew is “delet” – also spelled DALET LAMED TAV – the same Hebrew letters, the same spelling as “dalet”, but pronounced “delet”.
So the idea on view with this fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is clear. It is a door, or gate. Not just an entranceway, but a barrier, that can be opened – and must be opened in order to enter.
When you open the door or gate, you pass through what was a barrier. You leave one area – you “cross over” – and you enter another area. Two separate spaces, and the barrier – the openable barrier between the two separate spaces – are on view.
Dalet is the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. On day 4 of creation, God created the sun, moon and stars. “God placed them in the heavens to give light on the earth ... and to separate the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:17-18).
On day 1, God had created light. God separated the light from the darkness.
On day 2, God had separated the waters below from the waters above.
On day 3, God had commanded that the waters below be gathered into one place ... separated from dry land.
But on day 4, God commanded that the sun, moon and stars be set in place in order to “separate the light from the darkness”.
In this idea of separation of one space from another, you are either in one space, or in the other. You cannot see what is on the other side, but you can see the means of crossing to the other side. You have to approach the door, and reach out and open it. When it opens, you can cross over into the other space. You choose to recognise the door, and you choose to approach the door.
Jesus said: “I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved.” (John 10:9).
Jesus was not speaking randomly. He was saying plainly, that He is the means of crossing over from dark to light, from death to life. He is the door.
Jesus – a Jew – the Jewish Messiah – was alluding to things written about in the Old Testament.
When Israel came out of Egypt, they had to take some of the blood of an innocent, sacrificed lamb, and apply the blood to the doorposts and lintel of the houses where they lived (see Exodus 12:7). When the Angel of Death saw the blood, he passed over the house, and the Israelites inside – under the blood – were spared (see Exodus 12:23).
Psalm 118 is a Messianic Psalm. It speaks of Jesus. Verses 19 to 21 say: “Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous will enter through it. I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me, and You have become my salvation.” (Psalm 118:19-21).
“Salvation” in Hebrew, is “Yeshua”, the Hebrew name of Jesus.
Now... do you see the sun, moon and stars in the heavens? God placed them there as a sign. “Sign” in Hebrew is an “ot”.
The sun is overwhelmingly our main source of light. The sun specifically separates the light from the darkness, the day from the night.
Do you see the moon? The moon does not produce light. The moon reflects light. God raised up Israel to reflect His light. The Word of God came to us through the Jewish people – through Israel.
Do you see the stars? They are like the sun. They are balls of fire. But they are far away from our sun. When the sun is shining, you cannot even see the stars. But when it is dark, you do see them. And the darker it is, the brighter they shine.
There are billions of stars. Billions of believers, created in the image of Jesus.
So, the sun, set in place on the fourth day, is a sign, pointing to Jesus.
Malachi was the last of the Old Testament prophets. “Malachi” means “My messenger” in Hebrew. His final writings say: “Behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day is coming that will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of hosts. “But for you who revere My name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in His wings, and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.” (Malachi 4:1-2).
It is time to recognise Jesus. He is the Sun of Righteousness. It is time to come to Jesus. He is the Door.
With understanding of Hebraic thought and awareness of design elements in the Scriptures, we take you on a journey of growth in Christ Jesus.
The seminar “Bringing sons to glory” starts with Session 1: “You are gods” What did Jesus mean? ... and continues through the Psalms of Ascent.
This series will increase your knowledge of biblical Hebrew.