Psalm 119 is the most prominent and well-known of the alphabetically structured passages. It consists of twenty-two stanzas, each having eight verses that begin with the same Hebrew letter for a total of 176 (= 8 x 22) verses. The first eight verses each begin with an Aleph KeyWord, the next eight with a Bet KeyWord, the next eight with a Gimel KeyWord, and so forth. Its alphabetic structure is transparent in many Bibles such as the King James Version which prints the name and form of the corresponding Hebrew letter above each eightfold stanza. The digital photograph shows the first nine verses of Psalm 119 as found in my personal copy of the King James Bible. See Chapter 7 of the Bible Wheel book for a further explanation of the Hebrew alphabet, the meaning of the letters, and how they are connected with the Bible Wheel.
|The Alphabetic Verses|