This the sign of the levites can be seen throughout history on graves of jewish levites.
Interconnected relationshipsAs we have seen, the sacred name YAH was integrated not only within the music that was written, but was also directly connected to the instruments that were used to accompany these works and music in general. Reinforcing the importance and integration of the sacred name YAH not only within the melodies of the Psalms, but also in relation to music, a profound relationship is found when looking at some of these elements in relation to the cycle-of-5ths.1Looking at the cycle-of-5ths with the associated notes and cantillation symbols, we find that the vertical axis from D to G# corresponds to the Hebrew letters aleph and lamed, which when taken as a word, correlate to the Hebrew word for God - ël. In musical terms, the tritone D to G# is an implied E7 chord, the dominant 7th chord for the key of A minor and one which normally resolves to the minor tonic, Am (A and C). What is most profound is when we look at the specific tones to which the tritone D and G# resolve:the Hebrew word for God ël, - (G# and D)resolves to the name of God YAH, - (A and C)Another interesting relationship can be seen in relation what is called in contemporary Judaism, the priestly blessing (Numbers 6:22-27). The shape of the hands and fingers in relation to the cantillation symbols is very evident and is an easy mnemonic to these four symbols (/ forward slash = F, \ backward slash = B).Traditional Priestly BlessingEven in relation to geometry many relationships can be seen. In the two simple examples below (and there are many more), the relationship between seemly unrelated things like the Hebrew alephbet and numbers, geometry, music and God becomes more evident.The final association between the sacred name, YAH and the cycle-of-5ths is shown below in the relationship with a standard color-wheel. Positioning the colors (starting with Red) in relation to the starting point of the cycle-of-5ths (which in the key of C is the note F2), the colors associated with YAH are Blue and Violet-Red. Colors, which depending how one interprets the Hebrew, may relate to the colors used in the fabrics of the Tabernacle built by Moses (e.g. Exodus 26:1, 26:31).Reference SectionFootnotes1 The cycle-of-5ths is a fundamental tool of musicians used to explain and display the underlying harmonic and melodic flow of music and is the visual representation of the twelve chromatic tones (like those notes playable on a piano or a guitar) spaced a perfect 5th (i.e., 7 half-steps) apart. The Hebrew system omits the C#/Db and the D#/Eb from their system of notation.Filed under: Religion
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