Friday, February 15, 2008

Notaricon - Emet - Truth

One of the Hebrew literary tools that exist is "Notaricon." It is sometimes used to form, or understand words, the letters in a word work as an acronym.

The word in Hebrew for truth is אמת (Reading from right to left) which is known as “emet .” “Emet“ is written with three letters, the first א (Aleph), and middle מ (Mem) , and last ת (Tav) in the Hebrew alphabetical order. "The Rabbinical tradition is that these letters refer to the concept of past, present, and future.” [1] In other words, the word “truth” is made up of the letters placed at the beginning of the Hebrew alphabet, the middle of the alphabet, and the end of the alphabet. The placement of the letters in the alphabet represents the letters' meanings of past, present and future, which aligns nicely with Doctrine and Covenants 93:24:

"And truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come…”

The Greek letters Alpha (first letter of the alphabet), and Omega (last letter of the alphabet), is a name for Christ (the beginning and the end), or truth. Two posts back we discussed the Tetragrammaton, which has a meaning deciphered through Notaricon.[2]

Those who are familiar with the “learning of the Jews,” as was Nephi, see a lot going on in scriptural text. You can read a sentence and understand it’s meaning, on one level, then learn gospel principles from the words themselves on another level. Certainly there are hidden treasures of knowledge for us here.

“In notarikon letters of words are interpreted as abbreviations of whole sentences, and letters are varied or interchanged according to certain systematic rules” [3]

Here is what Wikipedia says about Notaricon: [LINK]

[1] Joe Sampson, Written by the Finger of God, Wellspring, pg. #29.
[2] “…I [Jesus] am the Spirit of truth…” Doctrine and Covenants 93:26 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. … I Jesus…” Revelation 22:13-16.
[3] John M. Lundquist, Stephen D. Ricks, By Study and Also by Faith, vol. 1, #18 Deseret Book.


Anonymous said...

what About Enochian Magick of the style of John Dee is it really Like Enoch Talking to the Angels and the sons of God?

In D&C 8: what is Aaron Rod? and is that "Gift" had and common today? Why? I want try it TOO!!

Are Seer Stones common today and do you need a Tall hat and a scribe? Can I do Seering at Home with out the Brethren's Blessing?

"Mormonism has much more kinship to Jewish Mysticism than our protestant culture, but not all Mormons are comfortable with this likeness (if they even know it exists)."


Maybe More Masonic Cabala Mysticism with a Twist of John Dee Magick than Jewish Mysticism?

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ Son of God, Holy Ghost Witness

3 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to JEWISH fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

molly said...

"The learning of the Jews." I enjoy reading these. I went to the Wiki link and eventually found myself reading about the phylosphers stone. Oh, I got out my three hole punch and got your book I print out into a three ring notebook. Then I looked over the table of contents. So I made some progress. Thank you for putting up this site and sharing a bit at a time, David. It really helps. Blessings be.

Anonymous said...

Okay toooo Much Qaballa and
the soothsayers Manley p. Hall, Niblet and Hamlet
Some how those with alphabet soup after their name are ascending above the Holy Ghost.
At least in the Minds of some and not in the minds of others.
9 And they did pray for that which they most desired; and they desired that the Holy Ghost should be given unto them.
1st Nephi 10: 19 For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the Mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
NOT Hall,Nibelet or Hamlet

Anonymous said...

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
"The Rabbinical tradition is that these letters refer to the concept of past, present, and future."
"And truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come…”
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Stephanie A. Kines Quinn said...

I love the Joe Sampson book "written by the finger of the Lord" that you footnoted. Very interesting ideas!