What Is The Difference Between Truth And A Lie In Hebrew?

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What is the difference between truth and a lie in Hebrew, and how does the difference come to actualization in the way those two words are written?

Truth 讗诪转 Emet is written in the letters Aleph, Mem, Tav which are three letters. Aleph is the first letter in the Hebrew Alphabet, Tav is the last letter in the Hebrew Alphabet and Mem. The letter Mem is which written in the middle, Between Aleph 讗 to Tav 转, is also the middle letter in the Hebrew alphabet. When we count the letters from Aleph and so on, Mem is the 13th letter. Also when we count the letters from the End to the beginning from the letter Tav to Aleph, Mem is the 13th letter as well.

Meaning already the word itself, by the way it is written presents something that has a beginning which is reflected in the letter Aleph which has a numeral value of 1, and also has the ending as reflected in the letter Tav, which has the numeral value of 400, and stands for a full portion, and also has a strong middle point, the letter Mem, which is the 13th place from beginning or from the end, and manifests love and unity.

Truth can stand on its own feet, it is well illustrated in the way the letters are written. Aleph has two feet, meaning two anchor point with the line its written on, also the Mem, and also the Tav, its well expresses in the illustration below. The letters of the word are having shows.

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The opposite word for truth in Hebrew is Sheker, 砖拽专, written in three letters: Shin, Kof, Resh. The letters of the word lie in Hebrew are written from the end up. First is written the letter Shin, which is the almost the last letter in Hebrew alphabet, that has a value of 300, then comes the letter Kof which has a value of 100, and at last comes the letter Resh that has a value of 200. Meaning the lie starts with a great promise (300), shrinks in the middle (100) and somehow make it even in the end (200).

Plus the lie has only one foot in the ground this is why all lies fall. The Shin has only one foot, one anchor in the line, also the letter Kof, has only one foot, (this is well-illustrated by the letter Kof wearing a sock) and also the letter Resh, has only one foot On the line on which it’s written.

So what would you choose?

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About Eti Shani

Eti Shani was born in Israel and has been teaching Hebrew for more than 10 years with a special interest and experience in ancient Hebrew scriptures and culture. She's also the author of a series of books for novice and intermediate Hebrew learners.

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