Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet was first a picture with a purpose, a drawing with meaning. Yes, there are codes in the Bible. They go back to the beginnings, to Egyptian hieroglyphs and to Phoenician, Middle Eastern and Hebrew alphabets, from which most languages emerged. For seekers or anyone interested in origins, alphabets or the Bible, Hebrew for the Goyim is the book for you. Pat Hutchens is an audacious talent, ermously creative and a life-long learner. This book is one of her finest accomplishments. Dr. Orley Herron Critically acclaimed author and former President of National Louis University, Evanston, Illiis Pat Hutchens book is valuable for the library of scholars, students or anyone fascinated by the literature and life of ancient Israel. Hebrew for the Goyim is carefully researched, informative and a lot of fun. William L. Armstrong President, Colorado Christian University United States Senator, 1979-91. Pat Mercer Hutchens, from Winnfield, Louisiana, began Hebrew studies in Jerusalem, Israel. She studied at Wheaton College with the famous Dr. Barton Payne and was elected to the National Scholastic Hor Society in Hebrew Studies, at Fuller Theological Seminary where her husband graduated, and in Tel Aviv, Israel, where for two years the family immersed themselves in the Hebrew language, culture and religion of Judaism. Returning to Chicago, Pat graduated with an MFA from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illiis, where she began intensive studies of Hebrew letters as an early art form. Pat earned an MS from National Louis University and recently a PhD from Louisiana Baptist University in Theology and Biblical Studies, with a concentration in Hebrew. Pat andher husband co-authored a book, Guilty, Keeping God's Covenant of Love with Israel. She writes bi-monthly articles on the Hebrew letters for The Jerusalem Connection, International (www.tjci.org) in Washington, D.C.