March 19, 2012: "Hidden Treasures From Our Hebrew Roots" - The Hebrew Letter "Lamed"
The lamed is the 12th letter of the Hebrew alephbet and has a numeric value of 30.
The number 30 represents the perfection of divine order being 3 times 10.
Genesis 41:46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt.
2Samuel 5:4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign,
Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age,
Its ancient picture was a shepherd’s staff or cattle goad and symbolically represented authority. To prod along.
It is the 12th letter of the Hebrew aleph bet.
Luke 2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
Luke 2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
Isaiah 30:19-21 Indeed, O people in Zion, dwellers of Jerusalem, you shall not have cause to weep. He will grant you His favor at the sound of your cry; He will respond as soon as He hears it. My Lord will provide for you meager bread and scant water. Then your Teacher will no more be ignored, but your eyes will watch your Teacher; and, whenever you deviate to the right or to the left, your ears will heed the command from behind you: “This is the road; follow it!”
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