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I sought Yeshua that my soul loves /Sng 3:1-4

In Song of Solomon, the book of love, we have a set of very compelling Alef Tav treasures embedded in the middle of the book, all within 4 verses. This is the witness of Yeshua that I go to first for the doubters because there are only four stand-alone Aleph Tavs in the whole book and they are all grouped together and where they occur in the verses is undeniably meaningful. Let me show you Yeshua in Song of Solomon!

At this point we have hopefully determined that Yeshua wasn’t just speaking idle words in Revelation when He repeated 4 times that He is the Aleph Tav. If you missed that blog, please see the blog entitled “the Mysterious Aleph Tav, here:

If you’re strapped in and ready to continue, let’s go! If you have your bible handy, turn to Song of Solomon, chapter 3. Verses 1 through 4 read:

1) The Shulamite
By night on my bed I sought the one I love;
I sought him, but I did not find him. 
2)  “I will rise now,” I said,
“And go about the city;
In the streets and in the squares
I will seek the one I love.”
I sought him, but I did not find him.
3) The watchmen who go about the city found me;
I said,
“Have you seen the one I love?” 
4) Scarcely had I passed by them,
When I found the one I love.
I held him and would not let him go,
Until I had brought him to the house of my mother,
And into the chamber of her who conceived me.

On the surface there is no Yeshua in sight in those 4 verses, BUT let’s take a closer look in the original Hebrew, because Solomon hid some treasures in there for us to find! Don’t you just LOVE treasure hunts? 😀

Verse one:

…I sought את that my soul loves…

Sng 3:1a

The first big noticeable difference is that the Hebrew never says “THE SHULAMITE”. We are commanded not to add words, but anyway, this isn’t Torah so I guess the translators figured they could slip that in.

Did you spot our stand-alone Alef Tav (את) in the Hebrew? Hopefully by now your eyes are getting trained to see them right off, like a ruby amongst pearls.

For verse two of chapter 3 I’ve only dealt with the last part for space’s sake since that is where we find our treasure anyway. Here is the breakdown:

נפשי = my soul

…I will seek את that my soul loves.

Sng 3:2c

It makes me wonder, since the Hebrew word for “my soul” (נפשי) is in all four of these verses, why did the translators (of the NKJV) omit it? I don’t like that. Makes me wonder what else they omit. 😕

Now for verse 3. Let’s break down the second half of the verse!

The shin (ש) in front of “I love” (אהבה) means “that”. Making “that I love”.

Take a breather. A minute to reflect and process this. Are you seeing Yeshua? I realize this is a lot to absorb but take it slow. At some point you may need to go back over this after your Helper has had a chance to really soak this nectar into your cells. Whenever you’re ready we can move on to the last verse. Verse 4, of chapter 3. The whole verse in my bible reads:

Scarcely had I passed by them,

When I found the one I love.

I held him and would not let him go,

Until I had brought him to the house of my mother,

And into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Sng 3:4

Let’s break down the first part.

Leave it to Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, to hide a witness of His Mashiach, who would later come from his own loins, in the love letter that he wrote. He knew Yeshua would be born from his lineage from promises the Almighty had given his father, David. King David had taught his son about the secret Aleph Tav, from the clues in Torah and the prophets and Solomon had hidden them for our re-generation to find. Those of us who have the testimony of Yeshua and the witness of the Word of God. Those of us scattered tribes of Israel who are returning to the paths of old. The paths of Truth. The paths of YHVH. The same path our Messiah walked.

Incidentally (or NOT), the Hebrew word “davar” (דבר) above means “word”, which means this verse also says – “It is the glory of Eloheim to conceal a word, but the glory of kings is to search out a word.” 😉 I think we’ve determined our next blog post!

There is a short youtube on this Alef Tav nugget if you absorb knowledge easier through hearing. Follow this link:

Thank you for stopping by! If you find this information enjoyable or important, feel free to share it! Israel is hungry for Yeshua!

I’m just a Hebrew gypsy exalting my Messiah Yeshua while waiting to go home. ❤


the Mysterious Aleph Tav (את)

Those two underlined Hebrew words are “Et”. As you can see, they are untranslated. The “and” under the left one is referring to the “vav” next to Et. The letter vav in front of a word sometimes means “and”, as in this case.

Before tackling this amazing subject I would like to say a prayer…

Our dear Father in heaven, please open our eyes and our minds to understand the wondrous things you have hidden in your Word. As your Son Yeshua said – Open our understanding, that we may comprehend the Scriptures. (Luk 24:45 paraphrased) Send us the Helper that you promised who teaches your people all things (Jhn 14:26 paraphrased). Thank you for hearing our prayer. B’shem Yeshua 💕

Take a good, long look at that top photo. As you see, it is Genesis 1:1. Do you notice how the underlined Alef Tav on the right is not translated? It is untranslatable. Hebrew speakers brush it off, saying that it is just a word that points to the direct object in sentences. I would ask them – Do ALL direct objects have “את” in front of them? No. They don’t.

Also, there are hyphenated Aleph Tavs (-את) and stand-alone Aleph Tavs, like the two above. See below for some hyphenated examples. I would ask Hebrew speakers – What is the grammatical difference between hyphenated and stand-alone Aleph Tavs?

(Exo 39:30-43) Blue-dotted are the hyphenated Alef Tavs while the yellow highlighted are the stand-alone Alef Tavs. Do you recognize what form the yellow את have taken? Do you see what they are pointing at? Those two words at the top highlighted in yellow say “HOLINESS TO YHVH”. Now it could be a coincidence, but I don’t believe in coincidences. 😉

Ok, now that we have built some kind of foundation and you can recognize stand-alone Alef Tavs, lets go a little deeper. At this point I should mention that there are thousands of hyphenated Alef Tavs in the older testament (Tanakh) but the occurrence of stand-alone Alef Tav are much more rare.

Let’s go to some verses spoken by Yeshua in Revelation.

“I am the Alef and the Tav, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Yeshua ~ Rev 1:8

(I have taken out the “omega” and the “alpha” from these verses because Yeshua would have been speaking Hebrew, not Greek. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew aleph beit and tav is the last letter.)

“saying, “I am the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last,…”

Yeshua ~ Rev 1:11a

“And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alef and the Tav, the Beginning and the End…”

Yeshua ~ Rev 21:6a

“I am the Alef and the Tav, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

Yeshua ~ Rev 22:13

Yeshua proclaimed that He is the Alef Tav twice in the beginning and twice at the end of Revelation, almost as if they are quotation marks! It’s like He is saying – pay attention! I’m trying to tell you something!

Now, if that is not enough, we have John’s witness in John, chapter one. If you have a shofar, now would be a good time to blow it because John gets it! He puts the icing on the cake!

John 1:1 – In the beginning (right off, he directs us back to Genesis 1:1!)  was the Word (which begs – which Word? את!), and the Word was with God (Eloheim) (Yes, the Alef Tav is right next to Eloheim!), and the Word was God (Eloheim). (Yes, Yeshua and the Father are one.) See the photo below.

Eloheim (God) is underlined in yellow. Do you see how our Et (את) is right next to Eloheim?!

Hebrew is read from right to left. Do you see how את is the 4th word? Ironically, the number 4 in Hebrew points to the Messiah! For instance, the 4th day of creation we have YHVH creating the greater light to rule the day (Yeshua) (Gen 1:14-19). The 4th millennium was when Yeshua came as a light to the world. (John 1:9, 8:12, 9:5, 12:35-36, 12:46) The 4 times Yeshua tells us that He is the Aleph Tav! 😉  The gestation period for a baby is 40 weeks, to name a few.

He wrote about Yeshua far more than I was aware of 20 years ago!

So as to not overwhelm you I will close for now but this should give you something to mull over until next time. Remember, there are no idle words in the Scripture. Especially in the original Hebrew!

I love those who love me,

And those who seek me diligently will find me.

Proverbs 8:17

Shalom, b’shem Yeshua!

P. S. – There is also a video covering this subject if you follow this link:

Danish Kringle on a Hygge Tennessee Day

Last Tuesday, October 4, 2022, I arrived at my neighbor’s house to pet-sit for their 3 dogs and 3 cats for the week.

Allie and baby Oliver

My neighbor’s daughter had been there earlier in the day working remotely at her city job. Upon entering the kitchen to set down my Trader Joe’s shopping bags filled with my necessities of green tea, black tea and assorted juices I noticed a neatly folded package of aluminum foil sitting on the counter. I unwrapped it and to my delight therein lay a cinnamon fragranced pastry of some kind. Their daughter must have left it by accident, because later, when I could stand the temptation no longer by taking a bite…oh my good Father in heaven! Maybe it came from heaven straight from Himself!! There was no way she left that hygge pastry sitting on the counter for me! A thorough search ensued. She had to have cut that piece from something and I was going to discover the source! Violá! The deep freezer was harbouring the main piece, but, uh oh. It looks like this pastry was mail ordered from Racine, Wisconsin.

Yikes. Guess I better stay out of it…mostly. Next, I felt compelled to look them up on the Internet. Big mistake! So many delectable choices of fillings.

Pecan Danish Kringle

The one I found must have been the pecan version. Delightful!

Pecan Danish Kringle

Well, each morning for breakfast I have rationalized just a little bit of the end here. Not much. Until inch by inch, step by step there is only 8 inches left! 😳 What have I done?! Uuughh. Shame on me!

The rest of this heavenly Danish is saved by the fact that this evening begins the fast of Yom Kippur (according to YHVH’s reckoning of time).

And I just confessed to my employer via text. Gotta get right before Yom Kippur! Turns out, she had set out that piece for me herself. 🙂

If you need a perfect camping pastry to eat with your coffee or hot chocolate while you’re camping out for Sukkot, check your local Trader Joe’s or even mail order yourself some Danish heaven. Trust me, it’s worth it, and then some! ❤️😇🍒🍩

Prophecy that Yeshua would be hung on a tree

This Sabbath I read a verse in Deuteronomy from this past week’s Torah portion that I had read dozens of times, but this time something jumped out at me! It was a prophecy of Yeshua (represented by the Alef Tav with a vav (which represents a nail)). Here is a short video revealing the prophecy. Be blessed!

#alefTav #AlephTav #alphaandOmega #Messiah #moshiach #hebrewGypsy #prophecyofYeshua #Yeshua

Yeshua in Proverbs 30:4

4) Who has ascended into heaven, or descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has bound the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name, and what is His Son’s name,
If you know?
6) Do not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.
- Pro 30:6

Throw Out the Leaven!

This week is the Feast of Unleavened Bread! We are instructed to clean our lives of leaven. (Exo 12:15, 19, 13:7 and elsewhere.)

Yeshua tells us in Luke 12:1 that leaven represents hypocrisy and warns us to beware of Pharisees. Honestly, I am only familiar with one, very popular, Pharisee.

Since we are cleaning out the leaven/hypocrisy in our lives this week, shouldn’t we hone in more on our Messiah and HIS teachings and toss out the Pharisaical teachings?


When is Passover, According to the Creator? Part 2

You have thought about it and now you want to follow YHVH’S commandments, beginning with Passover. But where do you start? Or better yet, when do you start? No one else on the planet wants to join you and all you have is a Bible. When to begin?

As with all things that pertain to Salvation, a little digging will be required. (We forget that fact these days because we usually just file in behind someone who we assume is “doing it right” without ever working it out for ourselves.) (It helps to come in before the wave of popularity. 😉)

The first verse that probably comes to mind, because it’s the most obvious, is Exodus 12:2:

Since the above verse is the most obvious, we can build off of it. We have YHVH telling us that there IS a first month of His year. But when do we start it? When do we transition from last year to the new year? It helps if you live an agrarian lifestyle.

Does YHVH give us any clues? Of course He does! Let’s look back at the plagues in Egypt. The seventh plague of hail, in particular. The account starts in Exo 9:18 and goes through verse 35, but our clue is verses 31 & 32, which reads:

31) Now the flax and the barley were struck, for the barley was in the head and the flax was in bud.
32) But the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they are late crops.

We have a time frame! In the spring when the barley is ripe, or nearly ripe, but before the wheat and spelt have come up (or else they would be destroyed by the hail). The only thing that bothers me is that we don’t really know how much time passes from plague #7 to the last plague, #10. Do we have any other clues? Actually, our biggest clue lies in the resurrection of Yeshua, but let’s lay the groundwork first. I’m getting ahead of myself.

Turn with me to Leviticus chapter 23 where all the moed’im (appointed times) are listed. Our Passover verses begin in verse 5. Let’s look at them first.

Now, this is where most people quick digging but following is the key. Look at verses 9-14. We don’t farm grains these days so this part is foreign to us, but it’s the most important.

I will break the verses up into more manageable pieces.

It is speaking of the first weekly Sabbath after Passover. John confirms this with his account of Yeshua’s resurrection, or actually, the day after.
Yeshua, the male Lamb, one year from His baptism (not 3 1/2), who ascended with His firstfruits offering the day after the Sabbath!

Notice how He tells Mary not to cling to Him but later He tells Thomas to feel His wounds. He had already ascended with His firstfruits offering when speaking to Thomas!

Yeshua had been gathering His omer since Shabbat had been over, after He arose after 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb as He prophecied. (Mat 12:40)(Wednesday 3pm to Shabbat 3pm!)

I have heard some people assume that the firstfruits that these verses speak of is wheat. Wheat is harvested much later, as seen in the Exodus verses above. If these verses were speaking of wheat harvest it would be late in the year until you could eat bread, or parched grain or fresh grain, after your offering. No, these verses do not refer to wheat. Verse 39 of Leviticus chapter 23 may be speaking of wheat in the seventh month, or at the Feast of Weeks, seven weeks past Passover (also called “firstfruits to YHVH” in Lev 23:17, but a different one), but not verses 10-14.

Regarding the actual beginning of new Hebrew months, see the last couple of paragraphs of “What Made the Wise Men Wise?” that I posted earlier today –

With this post and the “Wise Men” post you have the tools to determine the Creator’s calendar and not have to rely on some man who follows a Babylonian counting. Now, we do follow a group in Israel that checks the barley and sights the sliver of the new moon each and every month. This is according to the verses from Micah 4:2 and Isaiah 2:3:

"...For out of Zion the Torah shall go forth,
And the word of YHVH from Jerusalem."

…but that’s just us trying to do His will to the best of our ability.

Blessings to you and may you have a meaningful Passover. 💕 We will be doing our Seder on Sunday evening, taking off work on the High Sabbath of Monday. 😇

If you are on Facebook and are interested in aviv barley and new moon reports from Israel, go to Devorah’s Date Tree. She has a team of dedicated, timely, reliable, knowledgeable people who search each month for the sliver of the new moon.

What Made the Wise Men Wise?

Have you ever considered why the wise Men are called “wise” in Matt 2:1-2? The verses I’m referring to read:

Is it because they came to see Yeshua, the King of the Jews, after He was born? If that were the case, why weren’t the shepherds of Luke 2:16 also called wise?

Could it be that the reason that those men from the east were wise is because they could read the heavens? YHVH tells us in Genesis 1 that He arranged the heavens to help us know His “appointed times”, or moed’im – מועדים.

Comet 22p/Kopff joins the Planet Parade Apr 16-24, 2022.

YHVH gives us the signs (ot’ot) in the heavens so that we can know the appointed times that He will be celebrating and join in! As Yeshua prayed in Matthew 6:10:

The Father is going by His heavenly calendar. Shouldn’t we?!

Yeshua speaks of signs in the heavens:

We are to be looking for signs in the heavens. We are supposed to be able to read His blueprint that He set forth right above our heads but, to my shame, I was taught early on that trying to read the astronomical signs was a sin. (Who do you think that lie stems from? The enemy loves when we’re ignorant.)

Isn’t it high time we learn to read the signs? They are literally right there above us!

Oh! And about the starting of the new Hebrew months… If the moon is for a sign, and the new moon is the beginning of a new Hebrew month, how is the hidden/dark (conjunction) moon the sign of the new month when it is dark for between 1.5 – 3.5 days? YHVH is not a Creator of confusion. The re-newed month begins with the re-newed moon. When the moon overcomes the darkness. Easy! (Who do you think IS the creator of confusion? The one who loves the dark?)

Just some things to consider.

May HIS Kingdom come. May HIS will be done on earth as it is in heaven!

Shabbat shalom 💕

Slow Living | Memories of the Lost

Our trip to England.

Today, April 8th, was much cooler than it’s been and turned overcast in the afternoon, surprising us with hail. Yesterday was the 3 year anniversary of my estranged British husband, Steven Mattin’s, death. We had been apart since 2009, but he wasn’t willing to sign divorce papers, so…C’est la vie.

He is holding a Passover Seder haggadah. We were at Holly and Bill Begley’s Seder in 2007. Passover this year is in 9 short days!

It turned out that he had been born with a heart problem that was never detected. His landlord found him face-down in his apartment with his jacket still on. He was currently living in Bridport, England, which, if you’re familiar with British serials, is about 2 miles from where “Broadchurch” was set.

I drove him to Panama City, Florida, because he’d never seen the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
Panama City, Florida.

Getting older is not what I thought it would be. The older I get, the more hygge I need, so I surround myself with sheepskins and have a little cubbyhole to watch movies from in the evening in my la-Z-boy chair; sandwiched between the bed and the wall with a wrap to cuddle in. A candle within arm’s reach to kick the hygge up a notch, if need be.

Tonight as the Lord’s Day begins at sundown (also known as Shabbat!), the temperature will dip down nearly to freezing, wind whipping. A perfect night for wrapping up, drinking cocoa and spending time with Yeshua in His word by candlelight.

My white Icelandic sheepskin and smiley slippers. Candle already lit. 😊

May you have a restful Shabbat full of shalom. Remembering those who have gone too soon. From our humble home to yours. 💕