The Alaph and Tu (Tau)

Who is He?

 

If one should begin at Barashyth (Genesis) chapter 1 examining the Scriptural text whether from the original scrolls or via an interlinear script such as is available via http://interlinearbible.org/genesis/1.htm; then one would soon see beginning in verse 1 of chapter one that there is a set of characters that goes un-translated or transliterated. Going further you will find that this group of characters in their varied forms {אֶת־; אֵ֥ת; וְאֵ֖ת; - SH853} is not found just in this verse but is actually quite ubiquitous throughout the scriptures.  It is seen almost everywhere. Its appearance in all its forms numbers over 9,000 occurrences. 

 

It is this unrepresented group of characters that have some today teaching and believing that there is Yahuah and then there is “Yahuah AT,” hereby saying that there are 2 Yahuahs; but is this so, is that what the existences of these un-translated characters tell us? The answer is No.


Lets then examine first off the premise that this incorrect teaching is based on. Those who teach this are quick to point to Yahuah’s title “Alahym.” They will tell you that Alahym means Mighty ones, and it does, but is that what it means when used in relation to Yahuah? You see, Alahym is a title that is not just limited to Yahuah but is also used in relations to any perceived mighty ones. Meaning, anything that is worshipped or esteemed is an Aluah or in the case of more than one are Alahym. The works of man’s hands have become a mighty one to them. Their hope is in that thing whose power comes only from the one who created it. They have mouths but speak not, ears but hear not, eyes but see not, and feet, yet they have to be carried. These are the Alahym of the Heathens.

 

As we look at this title Alahym it is also important to point out that this is the title found throughout the Scriptures in reference to Yahuah and also in reference to the perceived mighty ones of the nations. The translators however, out of their insidious passion to esteem their pagan mighty ones went about replacing this title with the word “God” and “god,” but it is important to note that that title does not appear, and does not belong in the places we find them as we read from the severely flawed translations of the Scriptures called the Bible.


The book, the Bible got its name from a pagan sun deity called Byblos by the Greeks, but she was really Isis of Mytsraym (Egypt), and later renamed Astarte by those very Greeks, and she is also known as Asharah (Asherah) in the Scriptures, and also by several other names over time and in different cultures. It should be noted also, that throughout history we find that the sex of these idols would change. In other words, there were periods when they would be female and then for other periods of time we would find them represented as male; but it is really the same host of characters just changing roles.

 

Dictionary.com along with many other sources confirms the fact that the book was named:


 “(after Býblos, a Phoenician port where papyrus was prepared and exported).” Now that sounds quite innocent at first glance, but let’s take a closer look. Whenever you see the word “Phoenician,” we have come to know from studying the scriptures coupled with history and geography that it should raise a red flag. Phoenicia was deeply immersed in idolatry. As a matter of fact, the very title “God” that many use is that of the Phoenician deity Meini (YashaYahu/Isaiah 65:11) and is absolutely not a title of Yahuah or any of the other mighty ones of the Heathens. Gad the Abry word from which God was derived is the Phoenician deity of fortune.

 

Dictionary.com tells us that the book got its name from the Phoenician city called Byblos, so what else do we know about this city that can clue us in on the real intent of the book being given this name? How did the city get its name? For whom was it named, and by whom? Why is this important to the subject at hand, and the omission of “AT” or “Alaph and Tau” throughout the translations in spite of its prevalence in the original writings? We will seek to answer these questions moving forward.

 

We are told that Byblos was a port city in Phoenicia. It was The hub for the import of Papyrus coming from Egypt, the paper on which writings at that time was transcribed. According to historians, the city’s name which originally was Gabhal (Gebhal) or Gabhul (Gebhul) of Heb. Origin; was changed by the Greeks to Byblos in honor of the city’s deity. Ancient History Encyclopedia records this narrative concerning the city:

 

“Byblos was the Ancient Phoenician port City of Gebal (called Byblos by the Greeks) on the coast of theMediterranean sea in what is, today, Lebannon. According to the Historian Durant, “Byblos thought itself the oldest of all cities; the God El had founded it at the beginning of time, and to the end of its History it remained the religious capital of Phoenicia. Because papyrus was one of the principal articles in its trade, the Greeks took the name of the city as their word for book - biblos – and from their word for books named our Bible - ta biblia - which means 'the books’. Byblos is among the Cities listed as candidates for the distinction of `oldest city in the world’ as it has been continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years.

The city began as a small fishing village called Gubal or Gebal while the coastal region of the land which the Greeks named Phoenicia was known to the inhabitants as Canaan. By 3000 BCE the little village had grown to a prosperous city through trade. The cedars of Lebannon were highly prized by other countries for use in construction and Byblos became the single most important shipping port for timber to Egypt and elsewhere. It was primarily through Trade with Egypt that Byblos grew so incredibly wealthy. The Egyptians flooded Byblos with material wealth but also with aspects of their Culture and religion. In the famous Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris, Byblos is cited as the place where Isis located the body of her dead husband in the trunk of a tree which had grown around him after his murder by his brother Set. The Phoenicians of Byblos also exported their own tales concerning Religion and it is thought that the stories surrounding War in the heavens and an eternal battle between a great god of good and another deity of evil grew out of the Phoenician myths concerning the eternal war between Baal (god of the sky) andYamm (god of the sea). So closely knit were the ties between Egypt and Byblos that some historians and scholars have claimed that Byblos was almost an Egyptian colony.

The Amorites burned the city in their invasion of 2150 BCE. After subduing the populace they re-built and settled in the area. Their control of the region ended in 1725 BCE with the invasion of the Hyksos people who ruled until they were driven out by the Egyptians in 1580 BCE. The Egyptians then lay claim to the coast of Canaan. It is during the Period of Egyptian occupation that the Phoenicians developed arguably their most important contribution to the world: their Alphabet of 22 characters which replaced Cuneiform in written communication. Through trade, the Phoenician alphabet traveled first to Greece around 800 BCE and then spread to other countries through Greek merchants.

 

Between 1100 and 725 BCE Byblos declined in importance as her sister city, Tyre, grew. After the Conquest of the region by Alexander the Great, and the destruction of Tyre, Byblos again prospered and became completely hellenized, adopting Greek culture, dress, and language. During the Hellenistic Period (330-64 BCE) Byblos became most famous for the production of papyrus which would give it its Greek name. In 64 BCE the region was conquered by the Roman general Pompey the Great and continued as a RomanColony from 64 BCE - 395 CE. The Romans, as usual, improved upon the city they found, ordering the streets and building large templesbaths and civic gardens. After the fall of the Roman Empire, theByzantine Empire controlled Byblos from 395-637 CE when the Muslim invaders took the region and drove the Byzantines out. Under Muslim rule, Byblos steadily declined in wealth and importance. Now known as the city of Jbail, the Muslims considered it of so little importance that they did not even bother to re-build the defences they had destroyed in taking the city. The great port was virtually ignored for centuries and provided an easy target for invading Crusaders in 1098 CE. Once the Crusaders had been driven out, the Muslim rulers continued to neglect the city, busying themselves with rule further inland. Byblos was forgotten for centuries until the work of the French historian Ernest Renan brought the city back to light in 1860 CE.”

 

What we learn from this narrative is that the Phoenicians sought to blend paganism with truth. They make reference to “AL” (El) the Creator yet quickly ascribe to him the work of men’s hands. Dictionary.com brings further clarity by telling us that Byblos means: “Lit,” as in light from the Sun; in honor of the Sun deity Baal. Baal would soon become known by the Greeks as Byblos, making the male Sun deity of the city female, but a Sun deity nonetheless.

 

It is from this information back-drop that we can begin to understand why those who translate the scriptures into this book named after this deity would do what they did with the Scriptures. They are pagans seeking to blend Yahuah’s Truths with their pagan way of living.


With that clarified let us now go back to the word Alahym. We discussed previously, the fact that those who present the false teachings on the Alaph and Tau to mean that there are 2 Yahuahs, do so in part because they do not attribute the correct definition to the title that they should in its referral to Yahuah. To get an understanding of what that definition is perhaps it would be a good idea to start with the first Command:


“Listen Yashar’Al, Yahuah your Alahym is Achad (One).” {Dabarym/Deut. 6:4}.

 

Some seek to suggest that One here means two and even three; but One means 1. Yahuah is saying that “He” is 1, there is None with Him, beside Him, before Him, or after Him; which is what Alaph Tau also means. If we consider when, where, and why this command was given, it is made clear again there also, what the True definition of Alahym is in respect to Yahuah. The children of Yashar’Al were getting ready to cross over into Kanaan and so Yahuah was keen to warn them not to fall into the trap of the Heathens all around them. What was that pitfall you ask? The pitfall of the Heathen was this: They have a different mighty one for every situation. They had one mighty one for rain, another for fire, another for fertility, another for the crops, another who controls the sun, another who controls the Moon etc. etc. However, Yahuah wanted them to know that He the One Yahuah, does all these things.

 

So what then does the title Alahym mean as it relates to the One Yahuah? Contrary to these Duality and Trinitarian Teachings, Alahym as it relates to Yahuah does not mean that there is a family of many mighty ones that govern and take care of us; but what it speaks of is the One Yahuah who possesses many Attributes. He is Yahuah Yarah (our provider),Yahuah Tsadaqanu (the one who makes us righteous), Yahuah Al’shady (Our Everything – All-in-All), Yahuah Yahusha (The One who saves, redeems, restores), etc. etc. The One Yahuah does all these things. We do not cry out to one mighty one for healing, and then another for protection and preservation, and then another for shalum, and then another for rain; no, we cry out to the One Yahuah who does all these things. Again, Alahym in regards to Yahuah speaks of the many attributes of the One Yahuah.


How then can the One Yahuah do all these things and be present in millions of places and in the midst of billions of people even individually all at once? He is Omnipotent. That means that He is All Powerful; there is Absolutely nothing impossible for Him to do. Because of His Omnipotence He can be and is Omnipresent; meaning that He, Yahuah is present Everywhere at the same time. At this very moment as you sit reading this lesson, Yahuah is there with you; you are in His presence, and however many people, no matter how scattered, at this very instant the One Yahuah is there with them where ever they are. That puts him in far more than two or three locations all at the same time. So why do these individuals seek to use Barashyth/Genesis 19:24 to make a case for this idolatrous teaching of two Yahuahs; Yahuah and “Yahuah AT” in the following verse?


“And Yahuah rained sulphur and  fire on Sadum and Amurah, from Yahuah out of the heavens.”

 

What this verse validates is the Omnipotence, Omnipresence, and Omniscience of the One Yahuah, yet some are rejecting that truth and teaching that here we see One Yahuah standing on the earth in the presence of Lut, and then another Yahuah in the heavens raining down sulphur. The Trinitarians also twist this verse to their demise. However, the truth stands sure. Yahuah who is limitless in power and possibilities stands on the earth in flesh, in the form of a man while existent at the same time in His invisible fullness as Father.  Yet He stands in appearance on the earth as a Messenger, just as He did when He came and redeemed his people back to Himself at his death on the tree (stake).


Let’s turn our attention now to what “AT” or Alaph and Tau means:

 

Alaph means First or Beginning. Tau means Last, End, or Ending. The propagators of this teaching say that the “AT” is Yahuah’s signature and that the signature is the other Yahuah who is Yahusha. In other words then, Yahusha is the First and the Last separate from Yahuah. Though they deny this next fact that cannot be separated from that declaration, what they are saying is that “Yahuah AT” aka Yahusha was before the other Yahuah and will be after him once he is gone. Do you hear just how ridiculous that sounds? They deny that that is what they are saying but let me ask this question: How many people can claim to be “The First and The Last”? The answer is: Only One. No two people can claim to be the First and the Last. It simply is impossible for any two people to make that claim.

 

They teach that the other Yahuah did not create, but the second Yahuah did, when in fact, what we have is the One Yahuah who, through himself as Servant Yahusha created all things.

 

The fact that the “AT” or Alaph and Tau have not been represented by the translators in the bible has been used as a ploy to exploit people into buying into this damnable doctrine of two Yahuahs; but I suspect that the reason why the translators omitted this text is because it is a constant reminder that Yahuah is One and He is the First and Last, which means there is none before Him, none beside Him, and none after Him. Such a reminder destroys their doctrine of a Trinity, and by all means the man-made doctrine must be preserved. Hence they omit this beautiful Truth.


Let’s keep in mind also the 1st and 2nd Command in the list of 10:

“I am   your Alahym, who brought you out of the land of Mytsraym, out of the house of slavery. Worship no other Alahym beside Me.”

If there are 2 Yahuahs and Yahusha is not Yahuah taking on the form of a man as the scriptures tells us in (Eph. 2: 5-11) for example, then Yahuah contradicts himself, and we break the command not to worship any other mighty ones beside Him.

Shalum.

 

Written by: Myka'Al Wright-Yashar'Al

Edited by: Achuthy Alyzabyth Yashar'Al.

 

Cited:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bible?s=t

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/byblos?s=t

Joshua J. Mark, published on 02 September 2009 under the following license: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike / http://www.ancient.eu.com/Byblos/

http://interlinearbible.org/genesis/1.htm

The Scriptures 1998 - http://www.eliyah.com/thescriptures/