One of the things they did was to divide the OT into 22
books and then they divided each book into sections and that was used later to make verses.
The Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew aleph bet the and the Tav is last letter of the aleph bet.
The aleph-tav symbol literally means on the strength of the Fathers Promise or Covenant.
That is why it is said to be the signature of the Messiah.
EXO 20:8, Remember the (AT) Sabbath day, keep it Holy.
ZEC 12:10, ”And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they will look upon (AT) me (the LORD Jesus Christ) whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son.”
REV 1:8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the
LORD GOD, “Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty.”
GEN 2:3-4, Then God (this is the Hebrew word Elohim the trinity the GOD head) blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, He rested (HE is not in the original) from all His (His in not in the original) work which God (Elohim) had created and made.
YHVH is known as the sacred tetragrammaton.
The sacred four letters.
From these four letters comes Yahweh and Yahuvah just 2 of the names we use for GOD.
In the Hebrew Aleph Bet
Yod = the hand
Hey = behold
Vav = nail
Hey = behold
YHVH the name of the LORD in the OT.
Ok, next: was Jesus really born on December 25?
Each year the question comes up and each year the answer is the same: NO WAY.
JER10:1-5, listen to what the Lord has to say to you. Do not start following pagan religious practices. Do not be in awe of signs that occur in the sky even though the nations hold them in awe. For the religion of these people is worthless. They cut down a tree in the forest, and a craftsman makes it into an idol with his tools. He decorates it with silver and gold. He uses hammer and nails to fasten it together so that it will not fall over. The tree must be carried because it cannot walk.
Lambs that were to be the sacrificial lambs for Passover were mostly from the area around Bet lech em (not all obviously). During Passover there would be about 200,000 lambs sacrificed.
In ancient Israel, the lambs were born only in the spring. I mention that simply because the LORD was most likely born in the spring.
MIC 4:8, “As for you, tower of the flock (Migdal Edair), Hill of the daughter of Zion,
To you it (the Messiah salvation) will come…”
The Emperor Constantine, was not a Christian but was a sun worshipper.
There are traditions that say he converted on his death bed. Constantine tolerated Jesus as being an earthly manifestation of the sun god.
All named after false gods. Constantine himself named SUNday and MOONday. The rest were added shortly after, all false gods.
Paul in 1 CO said the Jews want signs, well they got sign after sign after sign after sing.
Everything the Messiah did was to fulfill scripture and or was in accordance with scripture.
There may have been many towers but the search would have quickly led them to the Messiah.
Astrologers/astronomers maintained that when there was a conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the constellation of Pisces, the Messiah would come.
In ancient Jewish astrology, the constellation of Pisces was known as the House of Israel, the sign of the Messiah. Jupiter was the royal star, the king planet or star. Jewish astrologers also said that Saturn was the protecting star of Israel, the Messiah’s Star.
Jesus was sinless and had no need of cleansing. So why did HE do it not just do it but in fact HE demanded it.
Even John was surprised at the request of Jesus.
MAT 3:13-15, Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”
Although there were 200,000 or more lambs sacrificed for Passover, there was a sacrificial a single lamb that was selected to represent the nation as a whole, for all the people.
Well John’s role now takes on an added dimension when we consider that John was of the tribe of Levi and a direct descendant of Aaron.
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
His perfect righteousness would fulfill all the requirements of the Law for sinners who could never hope to do so on their own.
Finally in our story although the story of course is far from over it is olam forever.
By the high priest placing his hands on the head of the goat and confessing the sins of Israel, the priest symbolized the transference of the people’s sin to the goat.