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“Father” = Alpha Bet
The very first word, the alpha word, in the alphabetical listing of all the words of the Hebrew Old Testament is ab or “Father.” This Hebrew word may sound familiar because of the cry of Jesus, “abba, Father,” as recorded in the New Testament. (Mark 14:13; see also Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6.)
This Hebrew word for Father, Ab, is spelled aleph , bet , which are the first two letters of the 22-letter Hebrew alphabet.
Aleph is the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek alpha , which is the first letter of that alphabet as well. Aleph and Alpha are the equivalent of the first letter, A, in the Enlgish alphabet. The Hebrew Bet is equivalent to the Greek Beta which is equivalent to the English B.
Combining these languages, the Hebrew word for “Father,” Ab, spelled aleph, bet, could also be represented as the Greek alpha and the Hebrew bet, creating the English word: ALPHABET.
Therefore, another name for “Father” is Alphabet — and interesting synonym of “THE WORD.” Do not the scriptures say, “In the beginning was the word…” (John 1:1; I John 1:1; D&C 93:8.) And are not words made up of letters of the alphabet?
Indeed, in the very alphabetical sequence of the words is found a prophetic testimony of the work of the Father in these latter days. This phenomenon is what can be called Alphabetics. It holds particularly true of the words of scripture, especially in the Hebrew Old Testament, the Greek New Testament, and the English King James Bible (which was the touchstone of the original Webster’s Dictionary).