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YESHUA MASHIACH (JESUS CHRIST) (purple letters on yellow)
The Hebrew name “Yeshua Mashiach” (yod-shin-vav-ayin mem-shin-yod-cheth), which corresponds to the English “Jesus Christ,” is found in the above matrix at an ELS of -45. It begins in Psalm 22:12 and ends in Psalm 22:1. This is the minimum ELS for “Yeshua Mashiach” in the entire Tanakh. See the text of this messianic Psalm below.
CRUCIFIED (red letters on yellow)
The Hebrew word for “crucified” (tsadi-lamed-vav-beth) is found twice in the matrix. First, it appears at an ELS of -229, beginning in Psalm 22:21 and ending in Psalm 21:11. The second occurrence is at an ELS of -58, beginning in Psalm 22:30 and ending in Psalm 22:25. Yeshua was crucified on a cross outside the city of Jerusalem.
CROSS (white letters on red)
The Hebrew word for “cross” or “crucifix” (tsadi-lamed-beth) is found in the matrix several times. It is highlighted above at an ELS -4 (Psalm 22:25), twice at an ELS of -44 (both beginning in Psalm 22:9 and ending in Psalm 22:6), and at an ELS of -135 (beginning in Psalm 22:9 and ending in Psalm 21:14). Yeshua was crucified on a cross (Matt. 27:31-32; Mark 15:20-21; Luke 23:26; John 19:16-17).
NISAN (white letters on green)
The Hebrew month of “Nisan” (nun-yod-samek-nun) is found in the matrix twice, at an ELS of 54 (beginning in Psalm 22:12 and ending in Psalm 22:17) and at an ELS of 5 (Psalm 22:25). The yod in the first occurrence of “Nisan” is shared with “Zion.” Yeshua was crucified on Nisan 14.
PESACH (PASSOVER) (black letters on orange)
The Hebrew word for “Pesach” or “Passover” (pey-samek-cheth) is found in the matrix at an ELS of -44, beginning in Psalm 22:14 and ending in Psalm 22:11. Yeshua was crucified at the same time the Passover lambs were being slain at the Temple in preparation for the Passover observance.
ZION (white letters on gold)
The Hebrew word for “Zion” (tsadi-yod-vav-nun) is found in the matrix at an ELS of -36, beginning in Psalm 22:15 and ending in Psalm 22:11. Zion is another name for Jerusalem, the city where Yeshua was crucified.
SACRIFICE (orange letters on black)
The Hebrew word for “sacrifice” (zayin-beth-cheth) appears in the matrix at an ELS of 141, beginning in Psalm 22:12 and ending in Psalm 22:21. Yeshua, who was sinless (1 Peter 2:22), became the sacrifice for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2).
DARKNESS (white letters on black)
The Hebrew word for “darkness” (cheth-shin-koph) is found at an ELS of 176, beginning in Psalm 22:1 and ending in Psalm 22:13. Starting about noon on the day of his crucifixion, darkness fell upon the land for the last three hours of Yeshua’s life (Matt. 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44).
THICK DARKNESS (white letters on dark gray)
The Hebrew word for “thick darkness” (aleph-pey-lamed-hey) is found at an ELS of -136, beginning in Psalm 22:17 and ending in Psalm 22:3. Starting at the sixth hour on the day of his crucifixion, thick darkness covered upon the land until Yeshua’s death at the ninth hour (Matt. 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44).
ELI, ELI (“MY GOD, MY GOD”) (yellow letters on purple)
The Hebrew phrase “my God, my God” (aleph-lamed-yod aleph-lamed-yod) is found in the surface text in Psalm 22:1. Yeshua cried out this phrase while being crucified (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34).
ELIJAH (light green letters on dark green)
The Hebrew name “Elijah” (aleph-lamed-yod-hey-vav) is found at an ELS of 1 in Psalm 22:9. Some of those standing near the cross mistook Yeshua’s cry of “Eli, Eli” (“my God, my God”) to be the name of Elijah (Matt. 27:47; Mark 15:35).
VINEGAR (white letters on light purple)
The Hebrew word for “vinegar” (cheth-mem-tsadi) is found at an ELS of -180. It begins in Psalm 22:21 and ends in Psalm 22:9. Yeshua was given wine vinegar to drink just before he died on the cross (Matt. 27:48; Mark 15:36; Luke 23:36). This was prophesied in Psalm 69:21.
CRY OUT (light blue letters on dark blue)
The biblical Hebrew word for “cry out” (koph-resh-aleph) is found in the matrix twice; once at an ELS of -45 (beginning in Psalm 22:4 and ending in Psalm 22:1), and again in the surface text at Psalm 22:3. Yeshua cried out just before he died (Matt. 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46).
DIED (black letters on pink)
The Hebrew word for “died” or “to die” (lamed-mem-vav-tav) is found in the matrix at an ELS of -41, beginning in Psalm 22:9 and ending in Psalm 22:4. After crying out on the cross, Yeshua gave died (Matt. 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46).
SPIRIT (yellow letters on maroon)
The Hebrew word for “spirit” (resh-vav-cheth) is found in the matrix at an ELS of -136. It begins in Psalm 22:11 and ends in Psalm 22:1, where it shares the final cheth with “Mashiach.” Yeshua cried out and then yielded up his spirit as he died (Matt. 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46).
VEIL (purple letters on light blue)
The Hebrew word for “veil” (pey-resh-kaph-tav) is found at an ELS of -34 underneath “Yeshua Mashiach.” It begins in Psalm 22:17 and ends in Psalm 22:15. This veil separated the Holy of Holies within the Temple. It was made of fine linen colored blue, purple, and crimson, and it had the artistic designs of cherubim woven into it (Exo. 36:35; 2 Chr. 3:14). This veil within the Temple was ripped in half from top to bottom when Yeshua died on the cross (Matt. 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45).
TORN (light green letters on dark green)
The Hebrew word for “torn” (nun-koph-resh-ayin) is found at an ELS of -182 in the matrix, beginning in Psalm 22:28 and ending in Psalm 22:12. The veil separating the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies in the Temple was torn in half from top to bottom when Yeshua died on the cross (Matt. 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45).
TEMPLE (black letters on light green)
The Hebrew word for God’s “Temple” (hey-yod-kaph-lamed) is found four times within the matrix; each time, it crosses the word “veil.” It is found at an ELS of -86 (beginning in Psalm 22:23 and ending in Psalm 22:15), at an ELS of -132 (beginning in Psalm 22:19 and ending in Psalm 22:6), at an ELS of -139 (beginning in Psalm 22:20 and ending in Psalm 22:7), and at an ELS of -224 (beginning in Psalm 22:24 and ending in Psalm 22:2). At the time Yeshua died on the cross, the veil in the Temple separating the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies was torn in half from top to bottom (Matt. 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45).
EARTHQUAKE (dark blue letters on light blue)
The Hebrew word for “earthquake” (resh-ayin-shin) is found in the matrix at an an ELS of 129, beginning in Psalm 22:1 and ending in Psalm 22:10. At the time Yeshua died on the cross, a great earthquake shook the city of Jerusalem (Matt. 27:51).
MARY (white letters on blue)
The Hebrew name for “Mary” (mem-resh-yod-mem) is found in the matrix twice. First it is found at an an ELS of 2 in Psalm 22:22. Next, it appears at an ELS of -137, beginning in Psalm 22:17 and ending in Psalm 22:13. Yeshua’s mother, Mary, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene were all standing near the cross at the time Yeshua died (John 19:25).
SALOME (black letters on light blue)
The Hebrew name “Salome” (shin-lamed-vav-mem-yod-tav) is found at the bottom of the matrix at an ELS of 12, beginning in Psalm 22:24 and ending in Psalm 22:26. At the time Yeshua died on the cross, Salome was standing with Mary (Yeshua’s mother) and Mary Magdalene near the cross (Mark 15:40).
1 To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Psalm of David.
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning? (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34)
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; and in the night season, and am not silent.
3 But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them.
5 They cried to You, and were delivered; they trusted in You, and were not ashamed.
6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
7 All those who see me ridicule me; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 “He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue him; let Him deliver him, since He delights in him!” (Matt. 27:43)
9 But You are He who took me out of the womb; You made me trust while on my mother’s breasts.
10 I was cast upon You from birth. From my mother’s womb You have been my God.
11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have surrounded me; strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
13 They gape at me with their mouths, like a raging and roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it has melted within me.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue clings to my jaws; You have brought me to the dust of death.
16 For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed me. They pierced my hands and my feet; (Luke 24:39-40)
17 I can count all my bones. They look and stare at me.
18 They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. (Matt. 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:24)
19 But You, O LORD, do not be far from me; O my strength, hasten to help me!
20 Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion’s mouth and from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered me.
22 I will declare Your name to my brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You. (Heb. 2:11-12)
23 You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, and fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; nor has He hidden His face from him; but when he cried to Him, He heard.
25 My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay my vows before those who fear Him.
26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.
28 For the kingdom is the LORD’s, and He rules over the nations.
29 All the prosperous of the earth shall eat and worship; all those who go down to the dust shall bow before Him, even he who cannot keep himself alive.
30 A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,
31 They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, that He has done this. (NKJV)