In the Bible, in the Book of Revelation, we read:
“I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, says YEHOVAH ELOHIM [The Lord God], Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, YEHOVAH of Hosts.” (Revelation 1:8)
“I was in the Ruach [Spirit] on the day of YEHOVAH, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a shofar [ram’s horn trumpet], saying, ‘I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last.'” (Revelation 1:10-11a) (the speaker of Yehoshua/Jesus)
“And He said to me, ‘It is done. I am the Aleph and the Tav, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 21:6a)
“I [Yehoshua] am the Aleph and the Tav, teh beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Revelation 22:13)
That is what the Greek translations of the book (on which our English translations are based) says. In the original Hebrew and its Aramaic translation, the verses clearly say, “I AM the Aleph and the Tav”. The Aleph and the Tav are the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet – similar to how the Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet (and replaced the Aleph/Tav in the Greek translation).
As stated above, the Aleph and the Tav is symbolic of the beginning and the end. And it is clearly representative of Yehoshua (Jesus). But would it surprise you to know that the Aleph/Tav – those two letters together, alone, with no translation – appear THOUSANDS of times in the Old Testament? It is left out by almost every English translator, as no-one could work out what it means. Because they only had Greek New Testaments.
The Aleph/Tav – pictured above – is the representation of Yehoshua the Messiah (ha’Mashiach) throughout Scripture, revealing the His divine presence from before the beginning of creation – and proving His pre-existence, and refuting the blasphemous notion that He was created. In Genesis 1:1 we read:
“In the beginning created ELOHIM Aleph/Tav the heavens and Aleph/Tav the earth.”
This is clearly stating that Yehoshua was an important part of the Creation process – that He was co-Creator!
This important proof of Yehoshua’s Messiahship – something the Jewish people sorely need – is sadly missing from almost every English translation of our Bible. However, Bill Sanford (who made the above video) has prepared a translation called the Messianic Aleph Tav Scriptures which inserts the Aleph/Tav everywhere it appears in the “Old Testament” (Tanakh). The Cepher (pronounced sefer), another translation, also restores the Aleph/Tav. And my own Restored English Translation (RET), which I am preparing, also restores this symbol.
Actually, the following website can explain the symbol much better than I can (I intended to, but realised this man can do that much better):
The following is another interesting article:
And one more:
This article certainly didn’t turn out like I had expected, but I hope it – and the other articles (and the video) I linked – are convincing enough.
Much shalom (Hebrew for peace)