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a'-lef ('): The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It is nearly soundless itself and best represented, as in this Encyclopedia, by the smooth breathing ('), but it is the direct ancestor of the Greek, Latin and English "a" as in "father." In either case this beginning of the alphabet happens to be near the very basis of all speech-in one case the simple expiration of breath, in the other the simplest possible vocal action-the actual basis from which all other vowels are evolved. It became also the symbol for the number one (1) and, with the dieresis, 1,000. It is the symbol also for one of the most famous of Greek Biblical manuscripts, the Codex Sinaiticus. For name, written form, etc., see ALPHABET.

E. C. Richardson

Strong's Hebrew
8040. semovl -- the left
... Or smosl {sem-ole'}; a primitive word (rather perhaps from the same as simlah (by
insertion of the aleph) through the idea of wrapping up); properly, dark (as ...
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Psalm 119 Aleph, the 1St Part.
... Psalm 119 Aleph, The 1st Part. 8,6,8,6. ^1Blessed are they that undefil'd,.
and straight are in the way; Who in the Lord's most holy law. ...
/.../anonymous/scottish psalter and paraphrases/psalm 119 aleph the 1st.htm

A Second Time the Master Zachyas, Doctor of the Law...
... And as soon as He went in He held His tongue. And the master Levi said one letter
to Jesus, and, beginning from the first letter Aleph, said to Him: Answer. ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of pseudo-matthew/chapter 31 a second time.htm

The Dialect of the Galileans, Differing from the Jewish.
... "R. Abba said, If any ask the men of Judea, who are exact about their language,
Whether they say Maabrin with Ain, or Maabrin with Aleph? ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 87 the dialect of.htm

Synagogues in the City; and Schools.
... from R. Hoshaia, saith, Four hundred and eighty synagogues were in Jerusalem, according
to the arithmetical value of the word full" [mem, lamed, aleph, tav, yod ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 36 synagogues in the.htm

Consciousness of Messiahship in the Mind of Jesus. --Jesus among ...
... from Irenaeus, on the childhood of Jesus, taken out of an apocryphal Gospel originating
in Palestine: "When the teacher told the boy to pronounce Aleph, he did ...
/.../section 23 consciousness of messiahship.htm

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases
... Psalm 116. Psalm 117. Psalm 118. Psalm 119 Aleph, The 1st Part. Psalm 119 Beth,
The 2nd Part. Psalm 119 Gimel, The 3rd Part. Psalm 119 Daleth, The 4th Part. ...
// psalter and paraphrases/

The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy of the Saviour (Nt Apocrypha)
... They therefore took Him to the master; and he, as soon as he saw Him, wrote
out the alphabet for Him, and told Him to say Aleph. ...
/.../the arabic gospel of the infancy of the saviour/the arabic gospel of the.htm

What is to be Said of the Sea of Apamia.
... (Note Shin changed into Ain; note also, in the word Bozor, 2 Peter 2:15, Ain changed
into Shin.) Jonathan reads it Apamia, with Aleph: for "From Shepham to ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 68 what is to.htm

Brakel and Comrie.
... He w/segol Aleph w/hataf segol Mem w/hiriq Yod Nun, KAf w/qamats Mem w/patah lamed,
other text ) are translated not only to believe,' but to trust,' to entrust ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xxxvi brakel and comrie.htm

Psalm CXIX.
... St. Augustin on the Psalms. Psalm CXIX. Aleph. 1. From its commencement,
dearly beloved, doth this great Psalm exhort us unto bliss ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxix.htm

Aleph (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ALEPH. a'-lef ('): The first letter of the Hebrew
alphabet. ... EC Richardson. Multi-Version Concordance Aleph (1 Occurrence). ...
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Acrostic (2 Occurrences)
... Text. The initials of 9:1, 3, 5 are respectively 'aleph, beth, gimel; of
9:9, 11, 13, 15, 17 waw, zayin, cheth, Teth and yodh. Psalm ...
/a/acrostic.htm - 15k

Alphabet (2 Occurrences)
... in the same sense that in English one says "a to izzard." Alpha and beta are themselves
derived from the Semitic names for the same letters ('aleph, beth) and ...
/a/alphabet.htm - 24k

Omega (3 Occurrences)
... God blesses Israel from 'aleph to taw (Leviticus 26:3-13), but curses
from waw to mem (Leviticus 26:14-43). So Abraham observed ...
/o/omega.htm - 9k

Apostles (79 Occurrences)
... The manuscripts give the title in several forms. Aleph (in the inscription)
has merely "Acts" (Praxeis). So Tischendorf, while Origen ...
/a/apostles.htm - 62k

Alpha (3 Occurrences)
... God blesses Israel from 'aleph to taw (Leviticus 26:3-13), but curses
from waw to mem (Leviticus 26:14-43). So Abraham observed ...
/a/alpha.htm - 9k

Asenath (3 Occurrences)
... It is possible that these four letters represent the Egyptian name Sn-t (so Lieblein
and others), though the 'aleph (') must then be explained as 'aleph...
/a/asenath.htm - 8k

A (102073 Occurrences)
... from the Greek Alpha, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (/)
of the Phoenician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew Aleph, and itself ...
/a/a.htm - 9k

Acts (271 Occurrences)
... The manuscripts give the title in several forms. Aleph (in the inscription)
has merely "Acts" (Praxeis). So Tischendorf, while Origen ...
/a/acts.htm - 101k

Samaritan (8 Occurrences)
... Genesis 27:36 shows 'aleph (') and he (h) interchanged, he (h) and cheth (ch) in
Genesis 41:45, cheth (ch) for `ayin (`) in Genesis 49:7, and 'aleph (') and ...
/s/samaritan.htm - 42k

Bible Concordance
Aleph (1 Occurrence)

Psalms 119:1 ALEPH Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to Yahweh's law.



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