Thursday, February 17, 2011

See Nail, See Hand

Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet has a meaning. Looking at the letters in the name of YHWH:

Yod, Y = hand
He, H = see
Waw, W = nail

Reading the letters of the name YHWH, right-to-left as in Hebrew (HWHY), we have:

see nail see hand
But [Thomas] said to them, " "If I don't see the mark of the nails in His hands, ... I will never believe!" - John 20:25
YHWH tells us to see...

1 comment:

Chyntt said...

I made a major gaffe in this post. The name would never be read right-to-left in English, only in Hebrew, and then, the order is still the same: Y, H, W, H. It's never H, W, H, Y.

So the word order would be:

hand see nail see

I suspect the significance still stands, but it's not as slam-dunk as it first appeared.