Love by the Numbers

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What does the name Job mean and what does it have to do with the Hebrew word LOVE?  This question and more will be answered, coming right up.


The Story of Job

Part 9

Love by the Numbers




Beyt        Vav    Yood    Aleph

What does JOB mean?

There are at least three popular conventional meanings for the name of JOB that are proposed by Hebrew Bible Scholars.

  • As we discovered in the previous article, some believe the name JOB signifies one who is hated and counted as an enemy.
  • Many Hebrew language scholars disagree and believe the name of Job was an expression of the love and desire that his parents experienced when Job was born.

We have already explored the Hebrew word for enemy as a possible meaning and in our last article, we examined the Picture meaning of LOVE as we asked the question….What does Job Mean?

The four-letter Hebrew word JOB is spelled Aleph, Yood, Vav and Beyt.




Beyt        Vav    Yood    Aleph


When we put the pictures and the numbers together we discover the following revelation in the name of JOB:

ALEPH – God the Father is going to 
YOOD – Accomplish a mighty deed ordained in Heaven
VAV – In order to secure for man
BEYT – A heavenly home that is fashioned by the Son of God.

In our last article, we explored the Picture meaning of Love as we explored the idea that Love was one of the keys to understanding the meaning of the name of Job.


Hey      Beyt     Hey    Aleph

5           2            5          1


Ahavah, the Hebrew Word we translate as Love in English is Spelled:

 Aleph – Strong Leader – First – God the Father   OX

 Hey – Reveal – Look – Holy Spirit   Behold

 Beyt – House – Tent – Son – Family – Son of God   Tent / House

 Hey – Reveal – Look – Holy Spirit   Behold


We explored two possible Picture meanings of the Hebrew word Love. The one that is the most likely translation is as follows:

God the Father reveals Himself to us through His Only Begotten Son. (John 5:20)

John 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.


Now we are going to explore the Numeric Meaning of LOVE and how it relates to the Messianic Message embedded in the name of JOB.



Hey      Beyt     Hey    Aleph

5           2            5          1


The numbers in the Hebrew Word LOVE are:

1  Aleph Deity – Unity – Sufficiency – Independence – The First – One is Indivisible – God the Father

5   Hey    Unmerited Favor – God's Goodness – Pentateuch – Divine Strength – The Fifth – Grace

2  Beyt    Difference – Good or Evil – Division – Living Word – Second To Come Alongside for Help – God the Son

5     Hey    Unmerited Favor – God's Goodness – Pentateuch – Divine Strength – The Fifth – Grace


The obvious Number meaning is easy to understand; it is the abundance of GRACE freely ordained by the Father and GRACE freely offered by the SON OF GOD.

If you combine the Picture and Number meaning of LOVE, what do you get?

Behold the Gracious Plans of the Father

Behold the Gracious Divine Deed of the Son


Love is not an idea; it is a Person. God is Love!
How is this Love expressed? How did God SO love the world?
The answer is not found in the sentimental meaning, a wishful thinking of LOVE. John 3:16 is not about HOW MUCH God Loved the World, it is About The Way that God loved the World.
And what was that Way?

John 3:14-15
 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.


THIS IS THE WAY GOD loved the world. He gave His only begotten Son as a sacrifice for our sin so that whoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

What does this have to do with the meaning of the name of JOB? The answer is simple!

Job’s name is a prophetic Harbinger that promises that in the end Job is going to end up in the household of his Heavenly Father.
Job himself prophesied how this was going to happen and we can read it in Job 19:25-27:

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

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