Understanding Paleo-Hebrew

The ancient more proper Hebrew alphabet is called in these latter days "Paleo-Hebrew". The letters on top of the Menorah, located to the right of this section, are the ancient letters in Paleo-Hebrew for Yahweh. The letters from right-to-left are yod or yothe, he, waw, he, or YHWH (from our English left-to-right). These letters together are also called in scholarly terms, the Tetragrammaton.

One may ask "Why use that outdated ancient language?" The answer is simple, to use the earliest known form of a language is like drinking the purest, cleanest water you can get. Changes in letter formations also change meaning of words in some languages. In Paleo or Pictograph Hebrew, the letters are not only representations of sound, they also represent pictures or symbols. The reader of Paleo or Pictograph-Hebrew can gain a richer, more in-depth meaning of words. This enhances interpretation of Scripture.

Why use the menorah underneath the Tetragrammaton? Many believe, among several interpretations, that the menorah symbolizes the true congregation, Israel, with the Spirit of Yahweh guiding us... In other words it is Yahweh's Light that shines through us as we follow Yahshua's example of walking in His ways.

Isaiah 42:6-7 6 “I, יהוה, have called You in righteousness, and I take hold of Your hand and guard You, and give You for a covenant to a people, for a light to the gentiles, 
Isa 42:7 to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house. 

Zec 4:1 And the messenger who was speaking to me came back and woke me up as a man is awakened from sleep. 
Zec 4:2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” So I said, “I have looked, and see: a lampstand all of gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven spouts to the seven lamps. 
Zec 4:3 “And two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.” 
Zec 4:4 Then I responded and spoke to the messenger who was speaking to me, saying, “What are these, my master?” 
Zec 4:5 And the messenger who was speaking to me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my master.” 
Zec 4:6 And he answered and said to me, “This is the word of יהוה to Zerubbaḇel, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ said יהוה of hosts. 

Mat 5:14 “You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city to be hidden on a mountain. 
Mat 5:15 “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it shines to all those in the house. 
Mat 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, so that they see your good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.

Rev 1:20 “The secret of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are messengers of the seven assemblies, and the seven lampstands which you saw are seven assemblies. 

It is in Yahweh we put our trust. It is through Yahshua and Him all things are possible...

If you would like to research the Paleo-Hebrew language in more depth please go to the AHRC website and read Jeff Benner's book on the subject. As with all external links, we may not agree with everything being taught, but his book has a vast amount of info on the subject. 
Jeff Benner
Ancient Hebrew
Research Center

Eric Bissell