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.

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