Primary Conventional Usage
The Hebrew word for Mother is Am (or Em). This Hebrew word occurs 25 times in the Scriptures in this base state (Em), and nearly 175 more times in variations (their mother, our mother, his mother, etc.), all of which are translated as "mother" in English. (Note: Deuteronomy 22:6-7 translate in the King James Version as "dam" instead of "mother." In middle-english, this word was used to describe a female creature.) It is highly interesting to note that where a personal pronoun is used (his, her, my) in conjunction with mother, the transliteration becomes "Emma" (or "immi") in the English. This is not too dissimmilar to the AB/ABBA discusion where we discuss the variation between AB and ABBA.
First use of Hebrew Word Em (Mother) in Scriptures
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Genesis 3:20
In the conventional English text of the Hebrew scriptures, we have a definition of Eve as "the mother of all living." But what does "the mother of all living" really mean? Many have attempted to spin a story that there were humans created before Adam and Eve using poor exegetical exercises and stating that "man" was created in Genesis 1, and Adam and Eve were created later in Genesis 2. This view is in error, and we will not take the time to explore all the numerous problems this creates, but simply looking at Genesis 2:5 to see that there "was not a man to till the ground" should be a stong clue that Adam was the first man, and Eve his wife was the first woman. Thus, Eve truly is "the mother of all living" in every sense of the meaning.
Pictorial Meaning of Am (Mother)
Aleph – OX
Strong Leader – First – God the Father
Mem – Waters
Liquid – Water
Pictorial Translation of AM (Mother)
God the Father
Aleph is the first letter in the Hebrew Aleph-Bet and the literal picture is that of an OX. The meaning would have been clear to the ancient Hebrew; as the Ox was the symbol of both position, strength and leadership. The Ox leads the cows and calves in its herd to safe pastures and protects them from predators.
Mem is the thirteenth letter in the Hebrew Aleph-Bet. The ancient Hebrew picture is that of waves of water and can either mean life-giving waters, or chaotic, destructive waters.
When you place these two letters together, you have the First or Strong Water-GIver. The Mother is the first one to give life. Think about the birthing process for a moment. A child grows and develops in the water held in the womb of the mother. Life is in this water, and many necessary compounds such as proteins and carbohydrates are absorbed by the child during development. Without these, the child would not grow, and would eventually die. The mother provides life-giving water to the new child, and even after birth this process continues as the child is nursed with the mother's milk.
Numeric Meaning of AM (Mother)
Diety – Unity – Sufficiency – Independence -The First Indivisible – God the Father
Trials – Probation, Chastisement but not Judgment Action of Grace Resulting in Revival – Magnified Renewal An Extended Period of Rule or Dominion – Grace multiplied by Renewal (5 x 8) Probationary Period that results in Renewal
Numeric Translation of AM (Mother)
Theological and Prophetic
The First Indivisible
God the Father
Recall that the Hebrew method of numbers would adds the value of the numbers together. So in Hebrew the Number 1 (Aleph) and the Number 13 (Mem) is the sum of both numbers. 1+13=14.
Am as a number is the number 14, the number of the letter Noon, which means life!
Final Summary Numeric Translation of Am/Em (Mother)
Conventional – Mother
Pictorial – First or Strong Water-Giver
Numeric – Life