||Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins and how their form and meaning have changed over time. The origin of the word Etymology is late Middle English, from Old French ethimologie, via Latin from Greek etumologia, (etumon), meaning "true sense", and (logia), meaning "study"; from etumologos "student of etymology," from (Logos), meaning "word, speech, account, reason."
"The Logos" was first known as the active "Reason" pervading the universe and animating it. These ideas were part of the "Stoic" philosophy which was begun by Zeno of Citium around 300 BC. The school of Stoicism maintained that destructive emotions such as greed, anger, envy, jealousy could be overcome by becoming a clear and unbiased thinker, allowing one to understand the "Universal Reason", The Logos.
The Stoic philosophy further revealed that the improvement of an individual's ethical and moral well-being and Virtue consists in a will which is in agreement with Nature and The Logos, its supporter. These logical conclusions further led to the accepting of all people as equals because all alike are the children of God, thus happiness is achieved through surrender to ones destiny that is brought about by the Divine Nature of the Logos. (summary of definitions found on the web)
When Yeshua came onto the scene 300 years later, He became known as the "Living Logos".
The master took down from the wall a scroll on which was written down the number and the name of every attribute and character.
He said, The circle is the symbol of the perfect human, and seven is the number of the perfect human; The Logos is the perfect word; that which creates; that which destroys, and that which saves.
This Hebrew master is the Logos of the Holy One, the Circle of the human race, the Seven of time. And in the record book the scribe wrote down, The Logos-Circle-Seven; and thus was Yeshua known. (Aquarian Gospel ch. 48:1-5)
In the beginning was the Word (Logos) and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made...........And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father , full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-4 & 14)
The most common word in the Hebrew Bible is the word את (ET). The first letter " א " is called the Aleph, and is the first letter of the Hebrew Aleph-Beit. The second letter in the word את (ET) is " ת " and is called the Tav, which is the last letter of the Hebrew Aleph-beit. These two letters are the "first and the last," the "beginning and the end" and the "Aleph and the Tav. Together as " ET " they signify the entire Aleph-Beit from beginning to end, the The Word or Logos of God.
He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people;
They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation.
Neither shall they learn war anymore. (Isaiah 2:4)
The word "plowshares," in the passage above, is the Hebrew word את (et). A plowshare is the metal point of the plow which digs into the soil creating a furrow for planting seeds. When we examine the pictographic script used in ancient times to write Hebrew, we can see a clear connection between the letters of this word and its meaning.
The modern Hebrew form of the letter aleph is א, but is an evolved form of the pictograph ￼, a picture of an ox head. The ancient pictographic form of the letter ת is ￼, a picture of two crossed sticks which are used as a marker. When these two pictographs are combined we have the meaning "an ox toward the mark."
Fields were plowed with a plow pulled behind an ox (or pair of oxen). In order to keep the furrows straight the driver of the ox would aim toward a mark, such as a tree or rock outcropping in the far distance. As we can see, this meaning of driving the ox toward a mark, can be seen in the letters of the Hebrew word את (et). (Ancient Hebrew Research Center)
In Revelation 1:8, Yeshua says to John: " I Am the Aleph and the Tav, the Beginning and the End ".