# Beth

Beth

Beth ( בית) is the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet . In modern Hebrew, Beth is spoken at the beginning of the syllable after the consonant and at the beginning of the word as [b] (in dotted notation with a point ( Dagesch ) in the middle of the letter), otherwise as [v]. It has the numerical value  2. The Torah begins with the letterב.

## history

The beth is a consonant that is derived from the stylized representation of the floor plan of a house (beth = house). The Greek beta was developed from this Aramaic letter, although it was aligned to the right by changing the direction of the writing . This in turn created the Latin B .

## Examples

1. בית לחם Bethlehem : "House of Bread"
2. בנימין Benjamin : "Son of my rights"
3. בעל Ba'al : "Lord", "Owner"
4. ברוך Baruch , male first name: "Blessed"
5. ברק Barak , male first name: "Blitz"
6. בר־תלמי Bartalmai , Bartholomäus , Aramaic loan word: "Son of Talmai"

## Use in math

With designated Beth number is in the set theory to enumerate certain cardinal numbers used. ${\ displaystyle \ beth}$

## Character encoding

 Unicode codepoint U + 05D1 Unicode name HEBREW LETTER BET HTML & # 1489; ISO 8859-8 0xe1

## Web links

Commons : Beth  - collection of images, videos and audio files