I am the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
(Hebrew Names Version)
The picture above is the actual hebrew letters Aleph and Tav, the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
Clearly, Aleph Tav is a code name for Yeshua (Jesus).
According to Strong's Concordance (853) the actual "word" Aleph Tav occurs 11,050 in the Hebrew text but because it is an "untranslatable mark of the accusative" it cannot be shown in the English text.
This means there are 11,050 references to Yeshua (Jesus) in the Old Testament that I have never read!!!!
Let me share with you just one powerful example in Genesis 1:1. Here is the Hebrew rendering of this verse:
7225 בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית In the beginning
1254 בָּרָ֣א created
430 אֱלֹהִ֑ים God
8064 הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם the heavens
776 אָֽרֶץ׃ the earth.
So, a more literal rendering of this verse might be:
'In the beginning created God Yeshua the heavens Yeshua the earth.'
Or, taking the fact that Yeshua is the word for salvation in Hebrew, our verse could also read:
'In the beginning created God, Salvation the heavens, Salvation the earth'.
Perhaps this was what the Apostle Paul had in mind when he gave us the following description of Yeshua (Jesus):
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.