Hebrew Word Study – Calamity – Part II

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There is one Hebrew word found in Deuteronomy that reveals a great mystery and contains the essence of the Song of Moses including both the judgment and the glorious end-times deliverance of the Children of Israel.  Surprisingly the mystery is revealed in the Pictures and Numbers hidden under the three Hebrew letters that is translated into English as Calamity.





Dalet   Yood  Aleph




Let’s begin our journey into the exploration of the Hebrew Word Calamity.


Calamity in Hebrew is spelled Aleph, Yood, Dalet.


Pictorial Meaning of Calamity 

The first letter in the Hebrew word CALAMITY is ALEPH  Aleph is pictured as an OX.  The Ox is the picture of the Strong Leader. The First, the head of the family and it is also often the one letter that stands for God the Father.  God is the Strong Leader, The First, the One who has no beginning but has begun all things.

The Second letter in the Hebrew word Calamity is YOOD. Yood  is the picture of a Hand.  It is a hand that is at work and very often at work doing a Mighty Deed that accomplishes a divine purpose.

The Third letter in the Hebrew word Calamity is DALET. Dalet is the picture of a Doorway or Gate that leads to a pathway.  It is the picture of a Place of Decision.  It is often pictured as the Entrance to Life or Death – it is at the door to the pathway that we see man moving into something new.  It can be something good or something evil.  The point is that the path is a place where the journey of man is decided.



Pictorial Translation of Calamity 



Strong Leader
Head of the Family
The Beginning
God the Father




To Work
A Deed Accomplished
Arm and Hand
Accomplishing a Purpose
A Mighty Deed
A Divine Deed
To Make



Place of Decision
Entrance to Life or Death
Moving into something
Moving out of something
To Open up
A Place where Change
Takes place


On the face of it, the Pictorial meaning seems pretty obvious and clear.  Aleph, the Strong Leader that represents God, is going to do a Yood or mighty deed with his hand connected with the Dalet or pathway that leads to life.

Actually, this is not the picture message embedded in the Hebrew word picture of the Hebrew word translated Calamity.

The picture language underneath the Hebrew Words is not just about the meaning of each picture, it is also about the placement of those pictures in relation to one another. 

In order to understand the Picture meaning of Calamity, we need to understand the way God communicates through pictures.  It is really very amazing and very simple.

I will demonstrate how this works with two Hebrew word Pictures.  The First Picture is the Picture of the Aleph and the Lamed.  Do you recognize this Hebrew Word and do you know what it means? 



 Aleph  1

Strong Leader – Leading – Strength – Aloof – Separate 
 Gentle   Head of the Family – First -The Beginning 
 God the Father  



 12  Lamed  30



Control – To Shepherd
To Have Authority – To Urge Forward
The tongue – The Voice of Authority


Most of you immediately recognize that these are the first two letters in the name ELOHIM, the name of God.

Aleph is the Strong Leader.
Lamed is the Voice of Authority.

The picture Translation is simple. 

The Strong Leader who is the Voice of Authority.

And who is the Strong Leader who has the Voice of Authority? 

In the ideal picture meaning it can only be one person.  That person is GOD the Creator. 

So we all understand that in the Conventional Hebrew that EL is an abbreviated name of God.

In the Picture Language we understand that the Name EL is emphasizing that God is the Voice of Authority, the One voice we should listen to for direction and instruction as we live our lives. 

What happens if we reverse the name of GOD?

What happens when we put the Lamed before the Aleph?

The picture changes completely.  You now have in the picture language another voice of authority that is a head or in place of God.

Is there a Hebrew word that reverses the Aleph and the Lamed?

The answer is YES.

Lamed Aleph in the Conventional Hebrew is the word of NOT.  We run into these words almost a dozen times when we read the Ten Commandments in Hebrew.  It is the Hebrew word that is translated into English as THOU SHALT NOT.

So by reversing the two Hebrew letters, we go from a picture of God who is the Authority to replacing God with another authority.  Putting another strong leader in place of and in front of God. 

Do you see how the placement of the very same Hebrew letters can change the picture meaning of a word?

I will give you one more example that will immediately reorient you to the true picture meaning of the Hebrew Word Calamity.

The mystery is solved in the Conventional Hebrew word for “WHERE.”  To be clear, this is the word that is a question, the question is “where”.  For example, “Where did I put my car keys” or to keep the historical context “where is my donkey?”   

In Conventional Hebrew, the Aleph and Yood () means “where”.

The question that arises is “why does the picture of the Father (Aleph) and the Hand (Yood) () translate into the word where”? 

What Picture did God have in mind when He revealed the meaning of the word Calamity?


The answer is profound and once understood explains many of the other Hebrew words that begin with Aleph Yood ().  It also helps us understand how God uses the picture of His Hand (Yood) to communicate both the positive and negative aspects of His Redemptive plan. 


This is worth investigating and the mental effort in order to understand the secrets that God wants His children to understand.

The Hebrew Word for Anger is the Picture of the Father (Aleph) and Son (Beyt) () with the Yood in the middle.  The picture is simple.  The Son is separated by a Hand (Yood) () from the Father.

The Hebrew Word Picture for the word Anger is The Son separated from the Father.  Or to put it another way, ANGER is pictured by the Son ( Beyt) crying “Where is my Father?”  (  ) 

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  1. Cindy Edwards says:

    Wow! Amazing. Layers and layers of confirmation, over and over again of the Father and Son and Holy Spirit in the Hebrew language. I love these studies! Thank you guys, very much!

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