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Shefa Tal, Hanau, 1612. Hebraic Section, Library of Congress.

These hands are divided into twenty-eight sections, each containing a Hebrew letter. Twenty-eight, in Hebrew numbers, spells the word Koach = strength. At the bottom of the hand, the two letters on each hand combine to form יהוה, the name of God.

It is also worth noting that the position of each hand in this image forms the Hebrew letter shin ( ש ), the first letter in Shaddai ( שדי ), the name of God that refers to Him as a protector. This is likely the root of the Vulcan greeting from Star Trek, in which one forms the same shape with one's hand and confers a wish of security and prosperity upon the person being greeted.

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