AN ENCYCLOPEDIA

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FREEMASONRY

and

Its Kindred Sciences

by

Albert G. Mackey, M.D., 33°

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA

of

FREEMASONRY

and

Its Kindred Sciences

by

Albert G. Mackey, M.D., 33°

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(א- Aleph) In the Accadian, Greek, Etruscan, Pelasgian, Gallic, Samaritan, and Egyptian or Coptic, of nearly the same formation as the English letter. It originally meant with or together, but at present signifies one. In most languages it is the initial letter of the alphabet not so, however, in the Ethiopian, where it is the thirteenth. The name of the Hebrew Aleph, signifies ox from the resemblance of the letter to the head and horns of that animal. The Divine name in Hebrew connected with this letter is (אהיה - Alef, He, Yod, He).

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