“THE WORD OF GOD
‘In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.’ John, 1st Chapter.
‘W. O. R. D.’ This combination of letters does not mean, in its first and original sense, voice, sound or speech. Physiologically speaking, it means a precious substance. Therefore, as mankind must be ‘placed on their feet’ physically before the same condition can exist mentally and spiritually, we must get down to fundamentals, and give the physiological meaning of W. O. R. D.
The Hebrew alphabet consists of 22 letters, each letter having a concrete meaning. In the formation of Hebrew characters, letters were chosen, which, when combined, indicated plainly every phase of that idea which they wished to express.
Let us now take W. O. R. D., dissect it, and understand the meaning of each letter.
There is no letter ‘W’ in the Hebrew alphabet. That which they used to designate our letter ‘W’ was VV (double V), which is also used in our modern French. Its meaning is “hook.” The arm and legs are the hooks of the body.
VV, then, or double V, is the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and the characters which they used to express that letter, were written thus: TZADDI, almost unpronouncable. This letter is also, as we write it, the eighteenth in our alphabet. Its number has a great significance. As the ninth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, ‘Teth,’ represents the equilibrium of the father and mother the perfect balance of the male and female, or positive and negative forces, as manifested in the perfected or completed human being, so the eighteenth letter, Tzaddi, or double V (VV), is the representation of the fall of spirit toward the material world or the material body and its passions. In astronomy it corresponds with the zodiacal sign, Aquarius.”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 39, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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