The Faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Prepared by P. R. Reid, a bond servant of Yeshua Ha Mashiach
December 12, 2022

We will employ the following hermeneutical tools in this article:

  1. The Rule of First mention
  2. The Rule of Complete mention
  3. Covenant language i.e. “keep my commandments”
  4. His perfect will for creation
  6. Ancient Hebrew pictograph
  7. Simple gematria

The four levels of interpretation are called: Pashat, Remez, D’rash & Sud. The first letter of each word P-R-D-S is taken, and vowels are added for pronunciation, giving the word PARDES (meaning “garden” or “orchard”). Each layer is deeper and more intense than the last, like the layers of an onion. (

Heb. 7:4: “Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils.”

“The Faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”

Part One

There are twenty generations from Adam (Ge. 2:7) to our father Abraham. YaHaVah called Abraham into faith in Ge. 12:1 – 3: “Now the LORD had said to Abram: ‘get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I
will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’”

The question is this; what was it about Abraham that caught the attention of YaHaVah?

Jasher 8:1 – 4: “And it was in the night that Abram was born, that all the servants of Terah, and all the wise men of Nimrod, and his conjurors came and ate and drank in the house of Terah, and they rejoiced with him on that night. And when all the wise men and
conjurors went out from the house of Terah, they lifted up their eyes toward heaven that night to look at the stars, and they saw, and
behold one very large star came from the east and ran in the heavens, and he swallowed up the four stars from the four sides of the heavens. And all the wise men of the king and his conjurors were astonished at the sight, and the sages understood this matter, and they knew its import. And they said to each other, ‘this only betokens the child that has been born to Terah this night, who will grow up and be fruitful, and multiply, and possess all the earth, he and his children for ever, and he and his seed will slay great kings, and inherit their lands.’”

8:35 – 36: “And Terah took Abram his son secretly, together with his mother and nurse, and he concealed them in a cave, and he brought them their provisions monthly. And the Lord was with Abram in the cave and he grew up, and Abram was in the cave ten years, and the king and his princes, soothsayers and sages, thought that the king had killed Abram.”

9:12 – 19: “And the Lord gave Abram an understanding heart, and he knew all the works of that generation were vain, and that all their gods were vain and were of no avail. And Abram saw the sun shining upon the earth, and Abram said unto himself ‘surely now this sun that shines upon the earth is God, and him will I serve.’ And Abram served the sun in that day and he prayed to him, and when evening came the sun set as usual, and Abram said within himself, ‘surely this cannot be God?

And Abram still continued to speak within himself, who is he who made the heavens and the earth? Who created upon earth? Where is he? And night darkened over him, and he lifted up his eyes toward the west, north, south, and east, and he saw that the sun had vanished from the earth, and the day became dark. And Abram saw the stars and moon before him, and he said, ‘surely this is the God who created the whole earth as well as man, and behold these his servants are gods around him:’ and Abram served the moon and prayed to it all that night. And in the morning when it was light and the sun shone upon the earth as usual, Abram saw all the things that the Lord God had made upon earth. And Abram said unto himself ‘surely these are not gods that made the earth and all mankind, but these are the servants of God,’ and Abram remained in the house of Noah and there knew the Lord and his ways’ and he served the Lord all the days of his life, and all that generation forgot the Lord, and served other gods of wood and stone, and rebelled all their days.”

Abraham was gifted by The Father with “binah,” an understanding heart which enabled him to deduce the following:

  1. The sun was not the creator.
  2. The moon was not the creator.
  3. The stars were not the creator.
  4. The gods carved by men, gods of wood and stone were also not
    the creator.

Therefore, there must be a creator above creation itself, that being the Supreme Being.

Abraham was the progenitor of the Hebrew people group. In fact, his original name of Abram means “exalted father.”

We are told in Ge. 14:13 that Abraham was an “ivri,” a Hebrew: “Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, for he dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner; and they were allies with Abram.”

This Scripture is the “first” mention of the word Hebrew. “Ivri” means “one from beyond.” We can ask the question, beyond from where? Possibly, from spiritually beyond the land of idol worship.

Ge. 11:26 may help explain “the where”: “Now Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.”

Seventy is a number that represents “the nations.” Abraham was called by The Father from beyond Jerusalem, the center of the earth,
from the nations of Mesopotamia. A land filled with pagan deities into a covenant relationship with the One True Living Elohim.

The agreement between The Father and Abraham was for “land” and “descendants,” or seed.

Ge. 13:14 – 18: “And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: ‘lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.’ Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to the LORD.”

Land and descendants!

The Father had made promises to Abraham of “land” and “seed” but his question was how does he know that YaHaVah will keep His
promises. The answer to his question was the Covenant of Pieces.

Ge. 15:9 – 11: “So He said to him, ‘bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.’ Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.” **If we count each piece we will find there are eight pieces, therefore, eight is the number of covenant. The Father agreed and Abraham agreed to this covenant arrangement!

What exactly was their agreement?

The Fathers promise to Isaac: Ge. 26:3 – 4: “Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands (אֶת־כָּל־הָֽאֲרָצֹת ), and I will perform the oath ( אֶת־הַשְּׁבֻעָה ) which I swore to Abraham your father. And I will make
your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.”

Abrahams promise: Ge. 26:5: “Because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”

My charge: מִשְׁמֶרֶת which means guard, charge, function, obligation, service or watch. **Abraham kept and guarded The Fathers

My commandments: מִצְוָה or מִצְוִת which means a commandment or precept of Yah. **Abraham followed the precepts of Yah.

My statutes: חֻקָּה or חֻקּוֹתַי which means that which is established or defined. **Abraham obeyed all that had been established by Yah.

My laws: תּוֹרָה which means law, direction or instruction. **Abraham obeyed and followed the Fathers laws. If Abraham is our “father”
then we must follow his example.

Ge. 17:1 – 9: “When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am Almighty God; walk before
Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.’ Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: ‘as for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name (אֶת־שִׁמְךָ ) be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant (אֶת־בְּרִיתִי) between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.

Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. And God said to Abraham: ‘as for you, you shall keep My covenant (אֶת־בְּרִיתִי ), you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.”

If we keep His covenant then we are the “seed” or “descendants” of Abraham. The capstone of the Abrahamic covenant is the Ten
Commandments which are found within the perimeters of the Book of the Covenant, Ex. 24:11, extending well beyond the Book of Malachi, in fact we see the mention of Abraham well into the Brit Chadasha. The transition is found in Jer. 31:31.

The restored Abrahamic covenant

Jer. 31:31 – 33: “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new (חֲדָשָֽׁה meaning to refresh, to be new, renew or
repair ) covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah—not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers
in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

It is not the covenant that is being restored because we read that it was an “everlasting covenant.” Rather, it is the location. It will no
longer be necessary for the Ten Commandments to be contained within the Ark of the Covenant rather the Ten Commandments will
now be located in our minds and hearts.

We just read that the restored covenant would not be given to the Gentile people groups, it was to be given to the House of Israel and the House of Judah. Once the Gentile people group came to faith in the completed work of Messiah Yeshua, they were to follow the regulations outlined in Acts 15:20 – 21.

Acts 15:20-21: “But that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and
from blood. For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”

The Gentile people group was supposed to abstain from the four mentioned items then go to the Synagogue every Shabbat and learn the “rules of the kingdom.”

As they were learning the “rules of the kingdom,” the grafting in process would begin (Rom. 11). I think we can all agree that there is a period of discipleship, a period of set apart time to learn.

Abraham and the covenant he made with YaHaVah remains in tact throughout the Brit Chadasha, that is the “restored broken
Abrahamic covenant.”

The Patriarch Abraham is mentioned 73 times in the Brit Chadasha. Mt. 8:11 reads: “And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.”

If the covenant made with Abraham was now set aside as some believe, there would be no need to even mention him much less the
oath or promises.

Act 13:26: “Men and brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the word of this salvation has been sent.” **If the Gentile believer is not grafted into the “family of Abraham” he cannot receive the “word of salvation.”

Rom. 4:13 – 14: “For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but
through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the law (Book of the Law) are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect.” **The righteousness of faith by obedience.

Gal. 3:7 – 8: “Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would
justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, ‘in you all the nations shall be blessed.’” (Also
fund in Acts 3:25)

Gal. 3:16 – 17: “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, ‘and to seeds,’ as of many, but as of one, ‘and to your Seed,’ who is Messiah. And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Messiah, that it should make the promise of no effect.” **It follows then, that when we come to faith in Messiah Yeshua, then follow the Acts 15:20 – 21 protocol we are grafted into the House of Israel and become the “seed” of Abraham.

Gal. 3:18: “For if the inheritance is of the law (Book of the Law), it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.”

Gal. 3:28 – 29: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in
Messiah Yeshua. And if you are Messiahs, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Heb. 2:16: “For verily he (Yeshua) took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” KJV

Heb. 11:8: “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”

Consider that Abraham was invited into a covenant relationship with YaHaVah. He had a choice, certainly! He went out, following and
walking in obedience to the will of YaHaVah, to receive his promised inheritance.

Keep in mind that an inheritance only belongs to the “firstborn.” Abraham was the “firstborn” of the Hebrew people. His inheritance
would have included the leadership, or kingly position, and priestly positon of the tribe. Notice he was the only one offering a sacrifice to the Almighty.

In conclusion of Part One, we can clearly see that Abraham established the standard, the “gold” standard, for his descendants.

His example was faith, which was accounted to him as righteousness, along with obedience to everything that YaHaVah commanded.

Additionally, Abraham was born in the 20th generation from the Ge. 2:7 Adam. Was his birth, under the unique star, simply an accident of birth or was Yahs’ timing as perfect as ever?

The Faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Part Two

As I stated in Part One, Abraham wasn’t the firstborn son of Terah. Question: Gen. 11:26-32; 12:4. How was Abram but 75 when he left Haran? Terah lived to 205. If Abram was born when Terah was 70, would not this make Terah live 60 years after Abram went to Canaan? H.B.

Answer: The difficulty is due to supposing that Terah’s eldest son was Abram. Gen. 11:25, 27, does not give the order of birth, but names Abram first from his superior dignity, as is common in Biblical genealogy.

Acts 7:4 is express that Abram came into Canaan only after Terah’s death, who was 205 years old. Deducting 75 years (Abram’s age at that epoch) we have 130 as the years of Terah’s life when Abram was born. Haran was really the eldest; Nahor, the second son of Terah, married Haran’s daughter Milcah, his own niece; and Abram was youngest of the three. Lot was Haran’s son, as Sarai (or Iscah) was his daughter. (

Abrahams birth order may seem unimportant however, it follows right along with the “second son” pattern. Haran was the eldest who
would have received the status of the “firstborn” dies in Ur. Nahor was second in order who would have moved up to the status of the “firstborn” after the death of Haran leaving Abraham, third in order, moving into the “second son” position.

With Abraham having been born in 1948 B.C., twenty generations from Adam (Ge. 2:7) we have an immediate connection to the letter
Bet, the second letter of the Hebrew Aleph Bet. The ancient meaning of the Bet is a house, tent or family all of which speak to the promises given to him from The Father. Furthermore, the numerical value of the Bet is two which also follows right in line with the “second son” pattern.

We can add yet one more dimension to the timing of Abrahams birth in that he was born 20 generations from Adam ( Ge. 2:7). The 20th letter of the Aleph Bet is the Resh, ר. In its ancient form the Resh is the back of a head and means first, beginning or head. Abrahams birth was ordained from the reshit, the beginning.

Now we have the letter Bet, ב , and Resh, ר. Placed together they form the word “bar,” בר. Now, adding the divine spark of The Father, the Aleph, א, we have formed the word “create,” ברא.

Isaac, the son of Abraham

Isaac is the “second” born son of Abraham. In Ge. 15:4 The Father promised Abraham an heir. As time moves forward, a son is born to
Abraham however, this was not the promised heir.

After Abraham shared the promise of an heir to Sarah she thought she would help their situation by offering Abraham her handmaid,
Hagar. Ge. 16:1 – 5: “Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was
Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, ‘see now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.’” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.

Then Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes. Then Sarai said to Abram, ‘my wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace; and when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes. The LORD judge between you and me.’”

This is a good life lesson for all of us. When YaHaVah makes an oath or promise he doesn’t need our help in order to bring it to pass. He needs our patience and our trust in Him, that He is able to bring his oath to fruition.

Hagar gives birth to Ishmael. He is the physical “firstborn” son however, he is not the heir of promise.

In His own appointed time, Sarah gives birth to Isaac, the “second son.” Ge. 17:19 – 21: “Then God said: ‘no, Sarah your wife shall bear
you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.’”

At long last, Abrahams’ heir is born, Isaac. Chapter 22 of Genesis speaks of the tenth trial of Abraham, the “binding of Isaac ”also known as the Akedah.

22:1 – 13: “Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘here I am.’ Then He said, ‘take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.’ So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said to his young men,

‘stay here with the donkey; the lad (Isaac is 37 years old at this point in time) and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.’ So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together. But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, ‘my father!’ And he said, ‘here I am, my son.’ Then he said, ‘look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?’ And Abraham said, ‘my son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.’ So the two of them went together. Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.

And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ So he said, ‘here I am.’ And He said, ‘do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.’ Then Abraham lifted his eyesאֶת־עֵינָיו ) ) and looked, and there behind him was a ramאֶת־הָאַיִל ) ) caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.”

On an aside, you can take this narrative and search out words that also apply to Yeshua.

In Ge. 26:1 – 5 YaHaVah is speaking to Isaac: “There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar. Then the LORD appeared to him and said: ‘do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.’”

The Covenant of Pieces was transferred to the “second son” of promise, Isaac. Ge. 25:5: “And Abraham gave all that he had to

Isaac was born in the 21st generation from Adam (Ge. 2:7). The 21st letter of the Aleph Bet is the Shin which means consume, destroy, sharp or divine presence.

We just read through several Scriptures detailing the near sacrifice of Isaac, a type and shadow of Yeshua.

  1. His conception after the circumcision, the sign of the covenant.
  2. His “second son” status became the “firstborn” status.
  3. His willingness to be a sacrifice, walking in obedience to his own father.

Recall the name of Abraham is used 73 times in the Brit Chadasha while the name of Isaac is used only 20 times.

Mt. 22:32 reads: “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” **YaHaVah is informing the reader that He is indeed the God of all three men. This shows us that all three patriarchs believed in the God of creation and walked with Him in covenant obedience.

Rom. 9:7: “Nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, ‘in Isaac your seed shall be called.’”

What is it about Isaac that is so significant?

  1. The heir of promise.
  2. Conceived after the “sign” of covenant, circumcision.
  3. The second son of Abraham but the firstborn son of the bride of promise.
  4. A type and shadow of Yeshua.
  5. An example of covenant obedience.
  6. Jacob, the son of Isaac

Isaac weds Rebecca and after years of bareness she conceives twins, Esau and Jacob. There is a war raging within her, two sons, one of darkness and one of light.

Ge. 25:23 reads: “And the LORD said to her: ‘two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; one people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger.’” **This is a prophetic picture of the supremacy of
Jacob/Israel over the sons of darkness. Jacob is the “second son” born to Isaac.

Esau is born first which means he would have the elevated status of the firstborn. Esau had no use for such a prize and sells it to his
younger brother Jacob.

25:29 – 34: “Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, ‘please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.’ Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, ‘sell me your birthright (אֶת־בְּכֹֽרָתְךָ ) as of this day.’ And Esau said, ‘look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?’ Then Jacob said, ‘swear to me as of this day.’ So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.” **Jacob loved the firstborn birthright while Esau despised it.

We just read how the birthright is connected to the “strength of the covenant.” Jacob will be the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. The Father reaffirms His covenant with Jacob in Ge. 28:13- 15: “Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: ‘I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.

Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south;
and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go,
and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.’”

28:20 – 22: “Then Jacob made a vow, saying, ‘if God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God. And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.’”

Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were faithful in their covenant loyalty. Jacob was born 22 generations from Adam, Ge. 2:7. There are 22
letters in the Hebrew Aleph Bet which tells us that The “Faith of our Fathers” is intertwined with His Word.

The Book of Jubilees, chapter 2:2 provides even more information on this topic. I will break down the week of creation according to this chapter.

Day 1: The abyss, darkness, evening, night, light, dawn and day = 7

Day 2: The expanse = 1

Day 3: The lower waters, seed and sprouting things, fruit bearing
trees and Gan Eden = 4

Day 4: The sun, moon and stars = 3

Day 5: The leviathan, fish and fowl = 3

Day 6: The Behemoth, animals, the male and female = 4

Total = 22

2:23: “There were twenty-two heads of mankind from Adam to Jacob and twenty-two kinds of work were made until the seventh day, this day is blessed and holy, and the former is also blessed and holy, and this one (the seven-Shabbat) serves with the one (the twenty-two items of creation) for sanctification and blessing.”

The twenty-two letters of the Aleph Bet that are sanctified and blessed are served by the Sabbath Day, the Shabbat. This is a very
small piece of a teaching presented by Stephen Pidgeon called 22, a Divine Mystery.

22 = the Aleph Bet

7 = divided by the Shabbat

= 3.142857142 which is Pi

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conclusion, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are often referred to in Scripture as the Patriarchs. Their obedience to The Fathers Word
established the foundation of our faith, hence, The Faith of Our Fathers. They walked in covenant loyalty throughout their days.
Their loyalty was rewarded by the covenant renewal.

Something Extra!

Hazak Hazak Ve-Nit’Hazek

Be Strong! Be Strong! And may you be strengthened!

This is a phrase that is used at the end of each of the five books of Moses. These words appear as follows:

חזק חזק ונתחזק

In order to understand their meaning, we must have some

understanding of what each letter means in its ancient form.

Hazak is spelled with the letters, Chet, Zayin and Quph.

The letter Chet (fence) is 8th in order and means divide, separate and private.

The letter Zayin ( weapon) is 7th in order and means to cut or cut off.

The letter Quph (the back of the head) is 19th in order and means behind, last or least.

In its ancient form Hazak would read: Keep yourself separated and cut off from world thinking while facing Jerusalem.

This word is used twice emphasizing its importance in the statement. It is vital in our walk with YaHaVah to maintain a spiritual
separateness from worldly thoughts and actions. It does take some effort on our part not to behave like the world behaves.

The numerical value of Hazak is 115; 1 +1 + 5 = 7.

Hazak is used the third time in conjunction with “v’nit,” and may you be strengthened. V’nithazak is spelled with the addition of the letter Vav, Nun and Tav.

The Vav (tent peg or hook) is the 6th letter and means to add or secure.

The Nun (sprout or seed) is the 14th letter and means life, heir or continue.

The Tav (crossed sticks) is the 22nd letter and means mark, seal or covenant. We will add this new information to what we have already learned.

In its ancient form V’nithazak would read: Secure yourself to the heir, the One who ratifies the covenant and seals you as His own. Keep yourself separated and cut off from world thinking while facing Jerusalem.

The numerical value is 571; 5 + 7 + 1 = 13; reducing to a single digit, 1
+3 = 4.

Four is a number well associated to Yeshua. The bottom line for us then, is to stay close to the heir, the life who is Yeshua and his Word. This is how we stay strong.

Jn. 15:7 – 9: “If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers. Such branches are gathered up,
thrown into the fire, and burned. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples.…

חזק חזק ונתחזק

And there you have it!