What does Aleph mean in the Bible?


Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Aleph
ALEPH . First letter of Heb. alphabet, and so used to introduce the first part of Psalms 119:1-176 .
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Aleph
א , the name of the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet, from which the alpha of the Syrians and Greeks was formed. This word signifies, prince, chief, or thousand, expressing, as it were, a leading number.
Chabad Knowledge Base - Aleph
the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Chabad Knowledge Base - Aleph-beit
The: the Hebrew alphabet

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A - In Hebrew, it is called Aleph, in Greek, alpha, the last letter in the Greek alphabet being omega. Both the Hebrews and Greeks used their letters as numerals; and hence A (aleph or alpha) denoted one, or the first
A - Aleph, thefirstletter in the Hebrew alphabet
Alpha - The first letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding to Aleph, the first Hebrew letter
Sheshach - It is formed by the method called Atbash, that is a substitution of lau for Aleph, shin for beth , and so on
Alpha And Omega - Alpha was the first, and Omega the last letter of the Greek, as Aleph and Taw were the first and the last of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Talmud, ‘From Aleph to Taw’ meant ‘From first to last,’ including all between. 1 (on Ezekiel 9:6 ): ‘Do not read “My Sanctuary,” but “My saints,” who are the sons of men who have kept the whole Law from Aleph to Taw
Bottle - In Psalm 33:7 many modern scholars and translators emend the Hebrew text by adding an unhyprohynounced Hebrew letter (aleph) to read “bottle” or “jars” (NIV, NRSV), but the traditional reading “heap” following the Hebrew text finds support in the parallel statement of Exodus 15:8
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Acrostic - Thus in Psalm 119:1 the first eight verses begin with Aleph , the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet; the next eight with beth , the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and the pattern is continued through Psalm 119:169-176 , which each begin with taw , the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Letters - The most considerable of these is Psalm 119:1-176 , which contains twentytwo stanzas of eight verses each, all acrostic; that is, the first eight begin with Aleph, the next eight with Beth, and so on. ...
The first half of the verse begins in the Hebrew with Aleph; the second with Beth
Lamentations of Jeremiah - ...
Every chapter, with the exception of the third, contains twenty-two verses, corresponding in number with the letters of the Hebrew alphabet; and each verse commences with a different letter, the first with Aleph, the second with beth, the third with gimel, &c. This peculiarity may be seen in Psalm cxix; the first eight verses in which commence with Aleph, the next eight with beth, &c, till the whole alphabet has been consecutively taken
Queen of Heaven - The Massoretes evidently took the first word as m e le’kheth (‘work,’ ‘creation’) supposing that the silent Aleph (’) had been omitted and considered the expression a synonym for ‘Host of Heaven’ ( ts e bhâ’ hash-shâmayîm , Jeremiah 8:2 ; Jeremiah 19:13 , Zephaniah 1:5 , Deuteronomy 4:19 ; Deuteronomy 17:3 etc
New Testament - But the oldest MSS, existing, Codex Sinaiticus ('aleph) Codex Vaticanus (B), Codex Alexandrinus (A), are not older than the fourth century. ...
Tischendorf has added to our Greek manuscripts Codex Sinaiticus ('aleph), which he found on Mount Sinai in 1844 and rescued from papers intended to light the stove in the convent of Catherine. Codex Sinaiticus ('aleph) puts Hebrew after 2 Thessalonians, Acts after Philemon, the universal (general) epistles after Paul's letters and the Book of Acts. 'aleph, B, fourth century; A, C, Q, T, fragments, fifth century; D, P, R, Z, E2, D2, H3, sixth century; theta, seventh century; E, L, lambda, xi, B2, eighth century; F, K, M, X, T, delta, H2, G or L2, F2, G2, K2, M2, ninth century; G, H, S, V (E3), tenth century. In the Gospels 'aleph, A, B, C, D, and the fragments Z, J, N, gamma, P, Q, T, are of primary authority; the uncial manuscripts are of secondary authority, and mostly agreeing with these, are L, X, delta; there are cursive manuscripts - 1, 33, 69 - which support the old manuscripts. In Acts, the oldest manuscripts are 'aleph, A, B, C, D, E; G, H, and the F(a) fragment have a text varying from the oldest manuscripts; the cursives 13 and 31 agree with the oldest manuscripts. In the universal epistles 'aleph, A, B, C, G; the uncial J differs from these oldest manuscripts. In the Pauline epistles 'aleph, A, B, C, D (and E Sangermanensis, its copy), and H; the cursives 17 and 37 agree with the oldest manuscripts. In Revelation 'aleph, A, C; B Basilianus (not Codex Vaticanus), a valuable but later uncial; cursives 14 and 38 agree often with the oldest manuscripts. Codex Sinaiticus ('aleph), see above. Manuscripts of Acts, besides 'aleph, A, B, C, D. Manuscripts of the universal epistles, besides 'aleph, A, B, C, G. Manuscripts of Paul's epistles besides 'aleph, A, B, C, D (delta in Lachmann), Claromontanus, Greek and Latin, in Royal Library, Paris; came from Clermont, Beza had owned it; all Paul's epistles except a few verses; Tischendorf published it, 1852; sixth century. Manuscripts of Revelation besides 'aleph, A, C
Alpha And Omega - ‘Aleph to Tau’; Eng. expression ‘Aleph to Tau,’ of which the Talmud and other Rabbinic writings furnish many examples
Acrostic - All these are of a simple type, and are so planned that the initials recurring at fixed intervals follow the order of the Hebrew alphabet; thus the first section of the poem begins with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph ; the second with the second letter, beth ; and so on down to the twenty-second and last letter, taw
Sychar - ) a town spelt’ Ischar (with initial Aleph) is referred to, ‘apparently near Shechem’ and the same as Sychar
Version - The fifth (called Aleph) is the Sinaitic manuscript
Number Systems And Number Symbolism - The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph represented one; beth , the second letter represented two, and so on
Ugarit - The new script, used to inscribe texts in the Ugaritic language, was in alphabetic cuneiform consisting of thirty-one signs, twenty-eight of which were consonants and three of which indicated the letter Aleph as used with three different vowels
Lazarus - Eleazar scribitur, absque Aleph, R
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - The older Gesenius Lexicon edited by Tregelles hypothecated that the noun "prophet" came from the verb naba [1], in which the original final letter, ayin , was softened into an Aleph ( naba [1]); this verb meant "to bubble up" or "boil forth