Humility in Nun, the Letter of Life


the spelling of "nun"

the spelling of "nun"

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

There is a Hebrew letter that depicts this principle. It is the Nun, the 14th letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It is one of five letters that has a soft equivalent, depending where it is located in a word. One is short and the other is tall as seen to the left.

The word “Nun” is spelt nun, vav, nun. The first nun is bent over as a humble servant. The vav means “and”, the nail that holds things in place. The second nun is upright and tall as to stand in the place of honor.

Jesus was the humble servant who came to die for the world. It was after His resurrection that He took His seat at the right side of the Father according to verses like Colossians 3:1.

The letter “Nun” literally means “life.” In the ancient text it was said to have looked like a fish, but with todays technology it looks more like a sperm. With it’s meaning in mind, Exodus 33:11 says that Joshua was the son of Nun. In many ways Joshua symbolized Jesus. This is yet another example of that, for it literally says that he was the son of life. Jesus, too, was the son of life.

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One Response

  1. Dont forget nathan, That if we had stuck to the hebrew instead of the greek, we would be saying Joshua in stead of jesus

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