Selah-Aleph-Tav and why we are doing this

Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.
Published: Mar 12, 2015
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News Letter 5850-051
22th day of the 12th month 5850 years after the creation of Adam
The 12th Month in the Fifth year of the Third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes, Famines and Pestilence

March 14, 2015

Shabbat Shalom Brethren,

This week we are taking a selah. And as we do this I wanted to share with you something I have recently learned in William Sanford’s The Messianic Aleph Tav Scriptures. Paleo Hebrew edition.
Allow me to set this up a little. We read in John and other verses the following;

Joh 8:58  Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I AM!

Exo 3:14  And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM. And He said, So you shall say to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.

Isa 43:11  I, I am Jehovah; and there is none to save besides Me. 12  I have declared, and have saved, and I have shown, when there was no strange god among you; therefore you are My witnesses, says Jehovah, that I am God. 13  Yea, before the day was, I am He; and no one delivers out of My hand; I will work, and who will reverse it? 14  So says Jehovah, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all of them as fugitives, and the Chaldeans, whose shout is in the ships. 15  I am Jehovah, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.

 The Apostle John was quoting Yehshua who said that before Abraham was, that He was. That Yehshua was the I AM. That Yehshua was in fact Yehovah, the creator of all things. Read again Isaiah 43:11 in the King James.

Isa 43:11  I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Now lets go back to the beginning of John’s gospel.

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Right here in verse one from the Apostle that Yeshua Loved it says that the word was God.

This word for God is;

G2316¬†¬† theos ¬†theh’-os

Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very: – X exceeding, God, god [-ly, -ward].

In other words it was Yehovah. John then goes on to say how those words which Yehovah spoke and all things were created back in Genesis then became flesh and dwelt with us. Yehovah with us is Emmanuel. God with us. By which many of us now know Him as Yehshua and formerly as Jesus.

Joh 1:11  He came to His own, and His own received Him not. 12But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to become the children of God, to those who believe on His name, 13 who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but were born of God. 14 And the Word became flesh, and tabernacle among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth.

I have gone through this little exercise to show something else you already know, but may not have drawn the obvious from. We read over and over in Isaiah, that Yehovah is the I AM of Exodus 3, to which Yehshua said He was that same person, ie, Yehovah.

Isa 44:5¬† One shall say, I am Jehovah’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall write with his hand, For Jehovah, and be named by the name of Israel.¬†6¬† So says Jehovah, the King of Israel, and His redeemer Jehovah of Hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and besides Me there is no God.

Isa 44:8  Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. 9  They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Isa 46:9  Remember former things from forever; for I am God, and no other is God, even none like Me, 10  declaring the end from the beginning, and from the past things which were not done, saying, My purpose shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure;

Isa 48:11  For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another. 12  Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. 13  Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

The first and the last, is the Aleph-Tav of the Hebrew Alphabet, which we have been studying these past 7 weeks. The Aleph Tav, ta, is the same as what is written in Greek of the Alpha Omega.

Rev 1:8¬† I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.¬†9¬† I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.¬†10¬† I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,¬†11¬† Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send itunto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Rev 1:17  And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18  I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Rev 2:8  And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

Rev 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Rev 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Rev 22:12  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward iswith me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

It is Yehovah who is the first and the last, It is Yehovah who is our redeemer and saviour. Yehovah is the word and the Aleph Tav, and He became flesh and we crucified Him. Yehovah is the Alpha and Omega.

Isa 41:4  Who has planned and done it, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, Jehovah, am the first and the last; I am He.

Isa 43:11  I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Now notice what else Yehovah says to those of us who obey and call upon the name of Yehovah. Yehovah is going to give us a name. A special name.

Isa 56:4  For so says Jehovah to the eunuchs who keep My Sabbath, and choose things that please Me, and take hold of My covenant; 5  even to them will I give within My house and within My walls a hand and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off. 6  Also the sons of the stranger, who join themselves to Jehovah to serve Him, and to love the name of Jehovah, to be His servants, everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and takes hold of My covenant; 7  even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples, 8  says the Lord Jehovah who gathers the outcasts of Israel, Yet I will gather beside him his gathered ones.

Isa 62:11  Behold, Jehovah has sent a message to the end of the earth, Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him. 12  And they will call them, The Holy People, The Redeemed of Jehovah; and you will be called, Sought Out, a city not forsaken.

Joh 1:12  But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to become the children of God, to those who believe on His name, 13  who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but were born of God.

1Jn 3:1  Behold what manner of love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God. Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2  Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be. But we know that when He shall be revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3  And everyone who has this hope on him purifies himself, even as that One is pure.

If you have an ear listen up to what you are being told. If we overcome we will be given a name. Yehovah will put His name on us. I had no idea what this meant until I began to read the Aleph Tav Scriptures.

Rev 3:12  Him who overcomes I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will go out no more. And I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of Heaven from My God, and My new name. 13He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Notice, that it is written to those who overcome. Not to those who come as they are and stay there.

We read in Genesis 1:1;

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The Paleo is read from right to left.

xrah taw mymch ta myhla arb tycarb

xrah taw mymch ta myhla arb tycarb

BUr’aShYTh BUr’a ‘aLHYM ‘aTh HShMYM V’aTh H’aUrTSh¬†¬†¬†

Notice that the Aleph Tav ta/ta  is not mentioned even though it is clearly there.

Gen 1:1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
Exo 20:11  For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day, and sanctified it.

When we go to the Paleo it shows us something else.
fore     blessed Yehovah             day         the Sabbath and hallowed it.
nk   krb  hwhy ta mwy tbch  whcdqnh
ken     berak       Yehovah             youm  hashabat       uayqadashehu

You will notice the ta is not translated. The Aleph Tav is left untranslated. And yet what you are being told in Exodus 20 is the Yehovah has put His name the ta on the Sabbath.

There are many examples of the Aleph Tav ta symbol being placed where it pertains to the importance of the subject matter regarding covenant relationship with Yehovah, regarding people persons, places or things and even rendering judgments concerning blessings or curses. For example in the life of Jacob and Esau in Genesis 25:28, both Jacob and Esau have the Aleph/Tav ta symbols in front of their names in the beginning of their life together, but the last time we see the Aleph/Tav ta symbol in front of Esau’s name is Genesis 27:1. On that day Isaac calls to Esau to ask him to hunt him some savory meat so that he (Isaac) may bless Esau. Even though Esau’s name is used another 78 times in the Torah the Aleph/Tav ta symbol continues to be only in front of Jacob’s name and NOT Esau’s, because the covenant blessing of the birthright given by Yehovah was removed from him. The reason Esau has no Aleph/Tav ta symbol in front of his name after Genesis 27:1 is explained by Moses in Genesis 25:34 for so despised Esau his ta birthright!

Another perfect example of the placement of the Aleph/Tav ta symbols is in the book of Ruth. Ruth’s name is used 12 times in the book. The first 10 times there is no Aleph/Tav ta symbol in front of her name. After she is redeemed by Boaz, the next two times her name is used, an Aleph/Tav ta symbol is in front of her name each time. These are just two examples, but it seems quite obvious that the Aleph/TAv ta symbol shows a connection of “covenant” relationship regarding Yehovah.

That was taken from The Aleph Tav Scriptures by WIlliam Sanford.

When I looked at Solomon and the Aleph/Tav ta, I see that after Solomon married the Princess from Egypt, that the ta was no longer in front of his name. And in 1 Kings 11 I can now see that the ta is changed to taz a curse. Last week we saw how the zayin z was something that cut and hurt.

Those claiming to be once saved always saved, clearly do not understand what happened to Solomon and Esau. You brethren get to choose each and every day if you will remain in covenant with ta and so long as you do He is going to write His ta name upon you.

And I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem.

Lets tie this together now.

Do you recall what Yehovah said back in Isaiah?

Isa 56:4  For so says Jehovah to the eunuchs who keep ta My Sabbath, and choose things that please Me, and take hold of My covenant; 5  even to them will I give within My house and within My walls a hand and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off. 6  Also the sons of the stranger, who join themselves to Jehovah to serve Him, and to love ta the name of Jehovah, to be His servants, everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and takes hold of My covenant; 7  even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer.

Exo 20:8  Remember ta the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

11 Therefore Jehovah blessed ta the Sabbath day, and sanctified it.

Eze 20:19  I am hwhy Jehovah your God. Walk in My statutes taw, and keep My judgments, and do mtwa them, 20  tawand keep My sabbaths holy; and they shall be twal a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am hwhy Jehovah your God. 21 But the sons rebelled against Me. They did not walk in My statutes, nor kept taw My judgments to do mtwa them; the judgments which, if a man mtwa do, he shall even live in them; they profaned ta My sabbaths and I said I would pour out My fury on them, to fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness.

Exodus 31:13-16 also has the ta before each of the Sabbaths mentioned in these verses.

The Sabbath has Yehovah’s mark¬†ta on them. And we are identified by keeping the Sabbath. When we keep the weekly Sabbath, the Holy Days of Lev 23 and the Sabbatical 7 Jubilee years, we are His and Yehovah then places His mark, His sign upon us. His name the ta.


“Passover in Switzerland”

For Passover this year I will be speaking to our French Brethren in Switzerland. It will be a French speaking group. If you know of people or you’re in the area then here is the information about the meeting. Look forward to meeting you there.
For further info please contact ‚ÄúRen√© M√ľller‚ÄĚ <>
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Monsieur Joseph DUMOND, juif messianique venant du CANADA, a une bonne connaissance des fêtes bibliques, chercheur hors du commun sur l’origine et les racines du christianisme : Il répondra à nos interrogations (partage interactif sous forme de questions-réponses et non sous forme d’enseignement) Voyez son site
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This week Eric is teaching on the Selah. A pause. And he does this right after we studied the 7th letter of Zayin last week.
Here is part one of the Selah and part two of the selah.
This week we are taking it easy. Selahing. It will give you time to continue with your deleavening of you home and cars and work places.

Exo 13:6  You shall eat unleavened bread seven days, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to Jehovah. 7  Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days. And there shall be no leavened bread seen with you, nor shall there be leaven seen with you in all your borders.


“Radio Show”

We have been on the lamb radio since January 2015. We are about to begin on Hebrew Nation Radio very soon.
You can catch all our teachings on all the radio stations we are on at this link. We need your prayers as we seek to locate other am and fm station across the nation and around the world. Some of these we will have to pay for. And we have a small team which you hear on the shows working to make this happen. We do need your prayers and we also need financial support to make this all happen as we continue to warn as many as we can about the coming war in the next Sabbatical Cycle.
We want to give as many as possible time to learn the Sabbatical years and then to keep them. But we need your help. We need Yehovah’s help so please pray about this.
At this time I want to again remind you of the third tithe year to the widows and orphans. We have a short video for you to watch on this very subject.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]Next Friday March 20 will be a Full Solar Eclipse. Then Saturday evening we should be looking for the New Moon to begin the New Year, if the barley is Aviv. We still have no word on this as we go to post.
Then the Blood moon should be visible on the evening of April 4th. So we have some exciting times in front of us.
Take your family out and look for the new Crescent moon and see who can spot it first.

“Triennial Torah Protion”

We continue this weekend with our regular Triennial Torah Reading 

Ex 33       Isaiah 66       Prov 4-5    Acts 3

Moses Intercedes for God’s Presence and Asks to See His Glory (Exodus 33)

Following the incident with the golden calf, God told Moses to go ahead and lead the people to the Promised Land, and that His angel would go before them (32:34; compare 23:20-23)‚ÄĒa statement He repeats in this chapter (33:1-2). It is not clear whether this “angel” (Hebrew malach, “messenger”) refers to the preincarnate Messiah (as He sometimes conveyed the words of the Father) or to an angel such as Michael, who stands watch over Israel (compare Daniel 12:1). In favor of the latter is God’s statement that He Himself would not go up in Israel’s midst (Exodus 33:3) and Moses’ complaint to God: “You have not let me know whom You will send with me” (verse 12). Understandably, the people having to go to the Promised Land without God’s presence is perceived as “bad news” by them (verse 4). However, if this is what God meant, He relents and agrees to accompany the people after Moses intercedes for them (verses 12-17).

Yet there is, perhaps, another explanation‚ÄĒone in which God intended to go with them all along. The Lord, we see, informs Moses that His presence would be with him (verse 14). And as Moses was leading the people, God’s presence would necessarily be going before them. The key to this explanation is God’s statement that He would not go up to the Promised Land in the midst of the people. The pillar of cloud and fire would lead them, but it would not come right down into the camp. Rather, the Lord descended in the pillar to meet Moses outside the camp. This is why Moses set up His own tent outside the camp and called it the “tabernacle of meeting” (verse 7)‚ÄĒGod, at this time, would not meet with the nation. Moses’ intercession is that it is not enough that He alone have God’s presence with Him‚ÄĒall the people needed it (verses 15-16). So God responds that He will do as Moses has spoken. Thus, we later see that the tabernacle of the sanctuary is set up right in the midst of the people‚ÄĒand it becomes known as the “tabernacle of meeting” (40:2; Numbers 2:17), where God would, in a sense, meet with the entire nation. Of course, God’s promise that His Presence would go in the midst of His people was ultimately fulfilled in the coming of Yeshua Messiah as a human being and then dwelling in His people through the Holy Spirit‚ÄĒeventually to bring them permanent rest in His Kingdom.

Indeed, Moses, the intercessor, was himself a type of Yeshua Messiah. In this chapter we see quite clearly the very special relationship that developed between this man and the Everliving One. God, the preincarnate Yeshua, spoke to Moses face to face as to a friend (verse 11). Perhaps this was similar to the way Messiah was manifested to Abraham. But Moses was allowed to see even more of God than is recorded of Abraham’s experience. When Moses requested to see God’s glory, God explained to him that no physical person could see His glory as it blazed from His face and survive‚ÄĒso He would let Moses see His back, proving that God does have form and shape, even as a Spirit Being.Indeed, God later says, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream. Not so with My servant Moses; he is faithful in all My House. I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the Lord” (Numbers 12:6-8).

Reward for God’s Servants and Indignation to His Enemies (Isaiah 66)

In Acts 7:49-50, Stephen quotes from the first two verses of Isaiah 66. They are the last words he says before exasperation takes over and he says things that directly result in his being stoned. Yeshua also referred to heaven and earth as God’s throne and footstool (Matthew 5:34-35).
The contrast between those who obey God and those who don’t continues. In verse 2, God says He is looking for those that are “poor and of a contrite spirit” (lowly and repentant in mind) and who tremble at His Word (properly fear to disobey God’s instructions in Scripture). Service, gifts and prayers to God from those of a wrong heart and attitude are actually loathsome to God (verse 3). Those who “tremble at His word” will rejoice to see Messiah appear, while those who don’t will be ashamed (verse 5). Indeed, the rebellious in heart will see their worst fears become reality (verse 4).
Verses 7-9 use an analogy of Zion in childbirth. The time of birth pangs is seen elsewhere to symbolize the period of trial and tribulation on Israel leading up to Messiah’s second coming. With that in mind, notice that the “male child” is born before the time of pain and that the rest of Zion’s “children” are born from “the earth” as a nation “at once” after she experiences the birth pangs. The “birth” here, then, appears to refer to the spiritual glorification of God’s people, resurrected from the grave to immortality. The spirit birth of the “male child”‚ÄĒMessiah’s resurrection from the earth‚ÄĒoccurred long before Israel’s tribulation. But the rest of His brethren, the Assembly, will not be spiritually born (i.e., changed into Spirit beings like Him) until the time of the resurrection of the just at Messiah’s return.

God will reward His servants and destroy His enemies. All nations will at last learn to honor God. Israelites will be returned to God from around the world by nations that have not known Him before (verses 18-21). Verse 22 is perhaps a reference to the ultimate new heavens and new earth, which God “will make” after the Millennium and Last Judgment period‚ÄĒits permanence being used to parallel the permanence of God’s redeemed people. In verse 23, “all flesh” of the Millennium and last judgment period will come to honor God according to His timekeeping scheme‚ÄĒthe new moons (which define the beginning of months on His calendar) and Sabbaths.

The end of those who continue to transgress against God will see their flesh consumed by worms (maggots) and burned up by fire (verse 24; see also Mark 9:47-48). We will consider the specific wording here further when we come to the New Testament. Says The Nelson Study Bible: “Although the Book of Isaiah depicts God’s coming salvation, it closes with a strong statement of the judgment of the wicked.” Indeed, it is a rather sobering conclusion.

Proverbs 3

This chapter is one of the most excellent in all this book, both for argument to persuade us to be religious and for directions therein. I. We must be constant to our duty because that is the way to be happy, Prov. 3:1-4. II. We must live a life of dependence upon God because that is the way to be safe, Prov. 3:5. III. We must keep up the fear of God because that is the way to be healthful, Prov. 3:7, 8. IV. We must serve God with our estates because that is the way to be rich, Prov. 3:9, 10. V. We must hear afflictions well because that is the way to get good by them, Prov. 3:11, 12. VI. We must take pains to obtain wisdom because that is the way to gain her, and to gain by her, Prov. 3:13-20. VII. We must always govern ourselves by the rules of wisdom, of right reason and religion, because that is the way to be always easy, Prov. 3:21-26. VIII. We must do all the good we can, and no hurt, to our neighbours, because according as men are just or unjust, charitable or uncharitable, humble or haughty, accordingly they shall receive of God, Prov. 3:27-35. From all this it appears what a tendency religion has to make men both blessed and blessings.

Proverbs 4

When the things of God are to be taught precept must be upon precept, and line upon line, not only because the things themselves are of great worth and weight, but because men’s minds, at the best, are unapt to admit them and commonly prejudiced against them; and therefore Solomon, in this chapter, with a great variety of expression and a pleasant powerful flood of divine eloquence, inculcates the same things that he had pressed upon us in the foregoing chapters. Here is, I. An earnest exhortation to the study of wisdom, that is, of true religion and godliness, borrowed from the good instructions which his father gave him, and enforced with many considerable arguments, Prov. 4:1-13. II. A necessary caution against bad company and all fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, Prov. 4:14-19. III. Particular directions for the attaining and preserving of wisdom, and bringing forth the fruits of it, Prov. 4:20-27. So plainly, so pressingly, is the case laid before us, that we shall be for ever inexcusable if we perish in our folly.

Acts 3

In this chapter we have a miracle and a sermon: the miracle wrought to make way for the sermon, to confirm the doctrine that was to be preached, and to make way for it into the minds of the people; and then the sermon to explain the miracle, and to sow the ground which by it was broken up. I. The miracle was the healing of a man that was lame from his birth, with a word speaking (Acts 3:1-8), and the impression which this made upon the people, Acts 3:9-11. II. The scope of the sermon which was preached here upon was to bring people to Messiah, to repent of their sin in crucifying him (Acts 3:12-19), to believe in him now that he was glorified, and to comply with the Father’s design in glorifying him, Acts 3:20-26. The former part of the discourse opens the wound, the latter applies the remedy.