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Beginning overview of the Hebrew letters

The Alphabet - Letters of the Torah

The Alphabet - Letters of the Torah

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The Alphabet - Letters of the Torah
Beginning overview of the Hebrew letters

Notes: The five letters with 'sofit' (end-of-word) forms are a later development of the alphabet; their numeric values are used infrequently.

Letter Name Num. value Other Info
א alef 1 -
ב beit/veit 2 -
ג gimel 3 -
ד dalet 4 -
ה hei 5 Written 'kei'in the Divine Name
ו vav 6 -
ז zayin 7 -
ח chet 8 -
ט tet 9 -
י yud 10 A 'dot' indicating self-nullification
כ caf/chaf 20 -
ך caf-sofit 500 -
ל lamed 30 -
מ mem 40 -
ם mem-sofit 600 -
נ nun 50 -
ן nun-sofit 700 -
ס samech 60 -
ע ayin 70 Nothingness before Creation
פ pei/fei 80 -
ף pei-sofit 800 -
צ tzadi 90 -
ץ tzadi-sofit 900 -
ק kuf 100 -
ר reish 200 -
ש shin 300 -
ת tav/sav 400 .
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karlisha monday jacksonville November 27, 2013

ayin i have a birthmark on my littliest toe that is "ayin" backwards. Do you think that means anything? Reply

Anonymous March 22, 2011

Numerical Values What does the numerical values mean? Reply

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