Stand Alone Aleph Tavs in Ki Tasa

March 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

In the Torah, according to my search in e-sword, there are 223 occurences of the stand alone Aleph Tav in 215 verses. In this weeks Parasha, Ki Tasa, I will show where they are.

1.  Exodus 31:6  ואני הנה נתתי אתו את אהליאב בן־אחיסמך למטה־דן ובלב כל־חכם־לב נתתי חכמה ועשׂו את כל־אשׁר צויתך׃

“And I, look I have appointed with him Oholiaḇ son of Aḥisamaḵ, of the tribe of Dan. And I have put wisdom in the hearts of everyone who is wise-hearted, and they shall make all that I have commanded you:

The AT occurs between “with him נתתי אתו and Oholiab אהליאב” This is a name meaning “Father’s tent”

2.  The next occurence is the very next verse and it shows to be the very first word.

Exo 31:7  את אהל מועד ואת־הארן לעדת ואת־הכפרת אשׁר עליו ואת כל־כלי האהל׃
The next two words are אהל מועד ohel moedah or the tent of meeting.

3.  There is not another stand alone AT until chapter 33 verse 11:

Exo 33:12  ויאמר משׁה אל־יהוה ראה אתה אמר אלי העל את־העם הזה ואתה לא הודעתני את אשׁר־תשׁלח עמי ואתה אמרת ידעתיך בשׁם וגם־מצאת חן בעיני׃
Exo 33:12  And Mosheh said to יהוה, “See, You are saying to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not made known to me whom You would send with me, though You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favour in My eyes.’

Here it is between “Bring up to me ” and “this people”.

4.  Then we go to the next chapter.
Exo 34:11  שׁמר־לך את אשׁר אנכי מצוך היום הנני גרשׁ מפניך את־האמרי והכנעני והחתי והפרזי והחוי והיבוסי׃

(Exo 34:11)  “Guard what I command you today. See, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Kena’anite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hiwwite and the Yebusite.
In this verse, the AT is right at the first of the verse. Between “Guard” and “what I command you”

5.  So far we have, Father’s tent, dwelling, guard, bring up and people ….

Exo 34:28  ויהי־שׁם עם־יהוה ארבעים יום וארבעים לילה לחם לא אכל ומים לא שׁתה ויכתב על־הלחת את דברי הברית עשׂרת הדברים׃

Exo 34:28  And he was there with יהוה forty days and forty nights. He did not eat bread and he did not drink water. And He wrote on the tablets the Words of the covenant, the Ten Words.

In this verse, the AT is between the tablets and the words.

6. Now He has introduced the tablets and the Words (or Commandments)
Exo 34:32  ואחרי־כן נגשׁו כל־בני ישׂראל ויצום את כל־אשׁר דבר יהוה אתו בהר סיני׃

Exo 34:32  And afterward all the children of Yisra’ĕl came near, and he commanded them all that יהוה had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.

This time the AT is between “he commanded them” and “all that He had spoken”

7.  The final stand alone Aleph Tav reiterates and ties together what I think is the message we should glean from finding these.

Exo 34:34  ובבא משׁה לפני יהוה לדבר אתו יסיר את־המסוה עד־צאתו ויצא ודבר אל־בני ישׂראל את אשׁר יצוה׃

Exo 34:34  But whenever Mosheh went in before יהוה to speak with Him, he would remove the veil until he came out. And when he came out he spoke to the children of Yisra’ĕl what he had been commanded,

Here it is between “the children of Yisrael” and “what had been commanded”.

Isn’t that amazing? Yeshua, the Aleph and the Tav is standing between the children of Israel and the Commandments!!!

He is not blocking us from doing the Commandments. No NO No  … a thousand times NO! He is helping us and guiding us as we do them as best we can.

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