The Albam Letter Transformation (אלבם)

Al-bam is a method of alphabetic transformation. The basic “direct” transformation pattern, wherein the alef-beit is divided into two equal groups of eleven letters which are then paired (first to first, second to second, etc) to transform one into the other.

The name al-bam is a reference to the first two of these transformation pairs: aleflamed and beitmem.

This is the alphabetic transformation whose elements correspond to the sefirot within the partzuf of chochmah–Abba.

Al-bam
alef lamed
beit mem
gimmel nun
dalet samech
hei ayin
vav pei
zayin tzadik
chet kuf
tet reish
yud shin
kaf tav

 

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