Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Tav - 400 - 22 - Mark - End


~ ת TAV ~

Psalm 119

169 -  Let my cry come before You, O Lord;

Give me understanding according to Your word.

 Let my supplication come before You;

Deliver me according to Your word.

 My lips shall utter praise,

For You teach me Your statutes.

My tongue shall speak of Your word,

For all Your commandments are righteousness.

 Let Your hand become my help,

For I have chosen Your precepts.

 I long for Your salvation, O Lord,

And Your law is my delight.

 Let my soul live, and it shall praise You;

And let Your judgments help me.

 I have gone astray like a lost sheep;

Seek Your servant,

For I do not forget Your commandments.

Tav (also spelled Taw) is the twenty-second [22] and final letter
of the Hebrew alphabet

Numerical value: 400
Sound: "T" with a dagesh (dot) and "S" without (among Ashkenazim)
Meaning 1. Truth 2. sign 3. life or death

400 years the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt

Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years14But I will judge the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will depart with many possessions.c 15You, however, will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a ripe old age. 16In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”

Genesis 15

God Makes a Covenant With Abraham, Part 2

Hebrew Pictograph / Letter Meaning

The twenty-second [22] and final letter of the alef-beis is the letter tav.

"From aleph to taf" describes something from beginning to end,

the Hebrew equivalent of the English "From A to Z."

8420. tav: marksignature, my (written) mark (in attestation) – Hebrew תָּו

https://biblehub.com/hebrew/8420.htm - Ezekiel 9:4

8427. tavah: to make or set a mark – Hebrew תָּוָה


Ezekiel 9:4 depicts a vision in which the tav plays a Passover role similar to the blood on the lintel and doorposts of a Hebrew home in Egypt. In Ezekiel's vision, the Lord has his angels separate the demographic wheat from the chaff by going through Jerusalem, the capital city of ancient Israel, and inscribing a mark, a tav, “upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.”

Go throughout the city of Jerusalem,” said the LORD,

and put a mark on the foreheads of the men

sighing and groaning over all the abominations committed there.”

Ezekiel 9:4

I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God,

who is and was and is to come— the Almighty.

Revelation 1:8

Tav ~ Taw


Tav - 22nd letter in BOTH Hebrew and Greek alphabets. 

Greek: Tawtav, or taf is the 22nd and final letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician TāwHebrew Tav תAramaic Taw Taw.svgSyriac Taw ܬ, and Arabic ت Tāʼ (22nd in abjadi order, 3rd in modern order). In Arabic, it is also gives rise to the derived letter ث Ṯāʼ. Its original sound value is /t/.

The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek tau (Τ), Latin T, and Cyrillic Т.


More Hebrew Letter / Number Studies:

  40 - https://tammyjdub.blogspot.com/2020/03/psalm-40-set-apart-by-god.html
  50 - https://tammyjdub.blogspot.com/2019/08/50-jubilee.html 
  60 - https://tammyjdub.blogspot.com/2021/07/60-samekh-hebrew-15-th-letter-of-hebrew.html
100 - http://tammyjdub.blogspot.com/2020/03/100-years-psalm-100.html
153 - https://tammyjdub.blogspot.com/2020/03/153-fish-force-shame.html
300 - http://livingwordin3d.com/discovery/2017/02/27/hebrew-word-study-the-number-300-sheen
400 - https://tammyjdub.blogspot.com/2020/10/tav-400-22-mark-end.html
2020 - https://tammyjdub.blogspot.com/2020/02/2020-deliverance.html

Recent 400 Anniversaries

                    Aug. 20, 1619 - 400th Anniversary of Slavery in America

Arrival of "20 and odd" Africans in late August 1619, not aboard a Dutch ship as reported by John Rolfe, but an English warship, White Lion, sailing with a letters of marque issued to the English Captain Jope by the Protestant Dutch Prince Maurice, son of William of Orange.
Note: August 21 – 2nd anniversary of the Great American Solar Eclipse over Seven Salems.

400 Years of African-American History Commission Act

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth (KJV)
Hebrews 11:13 - Aramaic Bible in Plain English
These died in faith, all of them, and they did not receive their promise, but they saw it from a distance and rejoiced in it and confessed that they were foreigners and nomads in The Earth. 
Greek 3581 xenos: foreign, a foreigner, guest
Greek 3927 parepídēmos – a sojourner (foreigner) – literally, someone "passing through"
Greek 3941 pároikos (from 3844 /pará, "close beside" and 3624 /oíkos, "house") 
Hebrew 167 ahal: to move a tent (from place to place) - Original Word: אֹהַל
Hebrew 1481 guwr: abide: גּוּר
Genesis 12:10
Hebrew 1616 ger: a sojourner: גֵּר
Genesis 15:13 - Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years.
Genesis 23:4, Exodus 2:22, Exodus 22:21
Ephesians 2:19
Therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household,
Acts 7:6, 7:29, Hebrews 11:13
Pilgrim's Progress

400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

The U.S. Postal Service issued a new "Mayflower" stamp which went on sale September 17, 2020.
At last the over-full and hitherto baffled Mayflower was ready for the third trial. This final voyage would be successful. On September 26, 1620, the gallant little craft slipped out to sea. 

November 11/21, 1620 - 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower
The Mayflower Compact was signed aboard ship on November 21 [O.S. November 11], 1620. Signing the covenant were 41 of the ship's 101 passengers while the Mayflower was anchored in Provincetown Harbor within the hook at the northern tip of Cape Cod.

400 Years are Over - Mayflower 1620 - November 21, 2021

December 21, 1620  Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what becomes known as Plymouth Rock, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The Mayflower lay in New Plymouth harbor through the winter of 1620–21, then set sail for England on  
April 15 [O.S. April 5], 1621. 
Mayflower made excellent time on her voyage back to England. The westerly winds that had buffeted her on the initial voyage pushed her along on the return trip home. She arrived in London on 
May 16 [O.S. May 6], 1621, less than half the time that it had taken her to sail to America."

What a difference 400 years makes! AI 'Mayflower' will make groundbreaking crew-less crossing of Atlantic next month powered by solar energy: Craft will chart same 3,000-mile route taken by ship that brought 102 Pilgrims to America in 1620. An autonomous version of the historical Mayflower ship that's powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is set to make is maiden voyage across the Atlantic next month.
On April 19, Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will depart from Plymouth, England and arrive at Plymouth, Massachusetts about 3,000 miles and two weeks later.
The original ship, which transported 102 passengers known as the Pilgrims, took 10 weeks to reach its destination in the autumn of 1620.

England - https://www.historicharwich.co.uk/mayflower-400
Massachusetts - https://www.plymouth400inc.org/our-story-exhibit-wampanoag-history

The 400th Countdown

Tav 400 (20 x 20) 400 & 800 years ago - Jupiter & Saturn conjunction (last time in the sun)

12-21-2020 - For the first time in 800 years, the "Star of Bethlehem" will be visible in the night sky. During the upcoming winter solstice on Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will align to create the bright star of wonder. 
Jupiter And Saturn Will Appear Closest In Sky For 800 Years This December
What makes this year’s spectacle so rare, then? It’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other in the sky, and nearly 800 years since the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter occurred at night, as it will for 2020, allowing nearly everyone around the world to witness this “great conjunction.”

Abraham's 400 Years

Genesis 15:13  And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them 400 years

Genesis 23:15 - The Death and Burial of Sarah
…14Ephron answered Abraham, 15“Listen to me, my lord. 

The land is worth  four hundred shekels of silver

After the 400 years of slavery and the 40 years in the desert the Israelites crossed the Jordan.

Jordan River Crossing Miracle into Promised Land, Baptismal Site of Jesus, Qsar al Yahud, Jericho

Tav = 400 (20 x 20 / 2020) (50 x 8 Jubilees)

Time = Hebrew et (tav - ayin) -
6256. eth עֵת https://biblehub.com/hebrew/6256.htm
Genesis 8:11 - HEB: אֵלָ֤יו הַיּוֹנָה֙ לְעֵ֣ת עֶ֔רֶב וְהִנֵּ֥ה
INT: about the dove [in] toward evening and behold
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Pray, Deliver, Praise

פָלַט palat: to escape, deliver

פָלַל  palal: to intervene, interpose, pray

הָלַל halal: shine, praise

NOTICE! Only one letter difference with DELIVER and PRAY, plus PRAY and PRAISE

List of 400's!

400 years of Hebrew slavery in Egypt
400 years of freedom for black African slaves in the USA
400 years since Mayflower brought Pilgrims to American soil
400 years since Saturn and Jupiter conjunction (day time - not visible)
800 years since the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter in the night (visible)

10-02-2020 - Philadelphia - 400 dead birds collected after hitting skyscrapers
12-17-2020 - Washington State Park loses 400-year-old Pacific Yew tree
01-13-2021 - Reference 400-pound white tiger attacks Roy Horn at Mirage hotel in Las Vegas
01-19-2021 - 400 Lights, For 400,000 Dead, Illuminate Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
01-24-2021 - COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 400 for first time
01-24-2021 - 400 Hollywood customers without electricity. As of 4:00 p.m.
01-25-2021 - Delta [4] Air Lines To Bring Back 400 Pilots

1620 (MDCXX) was a leap year on the Gregorian calendar 

More 400's not detailed above!

January 7, 1610Galileo wrote a letter containing the first mention of Jupiter's moons.
January 28, 1621  Pope Paul V (b. 1552) dies - appointed Galileo

1620Francis Bacon publishes the Novum Organum (beyond Aristotle's Organon) on logical thinking.
The title page depicts a galleon passing between the mythical Pillars of Hercules that stand either side of the Strait of GibraltarThe Latin tag across the bottom – Multi pertransibunt & augebitur scientia – is taken from Daniel 12:4. It means: "Many will travel and knowledge will be increased".
Francis Bacon’s 400-year-old list of scientific foibles holds lessons for modern scientists

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Sir Francis Bacon and the scientific method.
Boston, MA - https://blogs.sciencemag.org/books/2020/03/17/novum-organum

Oct 2, 2020 - Philadelphia - Up to 1,500 birds flew into some of Philly’s tallest skyscrapers one day last week. The slaughter shook bird-watchers. He collected 400 birds between 5 and 8 a.m. in the radius he regularly covers roughly spanning 17th to 19th Streets between Market Street and JFK Boulevard — an astonishing number, according to an Audubon Pennsylvania official.
Image: Some of the 400 birds Stephen Maciejewski collected in Center City Philadelphia Oct. 2, during what Pennsylvania Audubon says a rare event with from 1,000 to 1,500 birds crashing into buildings in a small three block area. He said the last big bird kill of this scope happened 72 years ago when a massive flock struck what was then the PSFS Building at 12th and Market Streets, now a Loews hotel.

Jan 13, 2021 - Siegfried Fischbacher, half of large-animal magic team Siegfried & Roy, dies at 81
Mr. Fischbacher and his longtime partner, Roy Horn, were inseparable throughout their career, which lasted more than 40 years. They began working together as teenagers and ended up as headliners at their own 1,500-seat theater at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas. Their act came to an abrupt end on Oct. 3, 2003, when a 400-pound white tiger locked its jaws on Horn’s neck and dragged him from the stage. Horn almost died of blood loss, had a stroke and never fully recovered. He died in May of covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Jan 19, 2021- Inaugural Ceremony - 400 Lights, For 400,000 Dead, Illuminate Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Jan 24, 2021 - 400 Hollywood customers without electricity. As of 4:00 p.m., 
LADWP pushed back the expected restoration time to 11 p.m. Monday night.

July 29, 2021 - The renewed restrictions will apply to both indoor and outdoor events with over 100 participants.

Israel "Tav Yarok" – Green Passport / Tav last letter + Green


July 29, 2021 - The renewed restrictions will apply to both indoor and outdoor events with over 100 participants.
Starting Thursday, July 29, gatherings with more than 100 participants will start functioning under the Green Pass outline, but children under 12 will be exempt, the coronavirus cabinet decided
These Green Pass rules will stay into effect until August 8, 2021.
The individual must take a PCR test within 72 hours of visiting the location and present a negative result upon entry along with a photo ID.
8/8 - Return to school
The reports come as the Health and Education ministries are expected to publish their proposals for the upcoming school year on Sunday. Most schools return at the end of August, but ultra-Orthodox schools start on August 8th.

Vaccine effectiveness in preventing serious illness falls to 80% – Israeli study Hebrew University research also says Israel’s severe COVID cases could reach 400 by mid-August, urges new restrictions
Israel is calling the Green Passport 'TAV YAROK'. 
It's interesting that the Pale (green) horse in Revelation Chapter 6 is associated with pestilence.
In the book of Revelation Jesus calls Himself the Aleph (beginning) and the Tav (ending).
Revelation 22:13 KJV - I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Isaiah 41:4 KJV - Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
Isaiah 44:6 KJV - Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
Isaiah 48:12 KJV -Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

Tav is the 22nd and final letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Numerical value: 400
ת TAV ~ Psalm 119

8420. tav: mark, my (written) mark (in attestation) – Hebrew תָּו
8427. tavah: to make or set a mark – Hebrew תָּוָה

July 30, 2021 - Starliner liftoff on Friday, Boeing’s second uncrewed flight for its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on an Atlas V rocket. The mission, called Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), will depart from Space Launch Complex-41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Among other objectives, the spacecraft will carry more than 400 pounds (200 kg) of NASA cargo and crew supplies to the space station.  https://earthsky.org/space/watch-boeing-starliner-oft2-launch-july30-21

Additional themes related to our 400 study in recent news:

Israel’s top song pick for this year’s competition has finally been “Set Free.
Eden Alene to become first Israeli of Ethiopian descent to represent Jewish state at international singing contest in May; last year’s event was canceled by pandemic
Used to be your treasure now I'm gone forever
Think I'm going back in time - https://youtu.be/SphPN46n7Ow

Genesis 47 - Israel's pilgrimage in Egypt begins!!!  
v7 Jacob blesses Pharoah
Jacob in Egypt, Part 1 & Part 2


"From aleph to taf" describes something from beginning to end,

the Hebrew equivalent of the English "From A to Z."