The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
The Greek name for Aleph was, according to the older tradition of R. Ishmael (Sheá¸²alim, 3:2; see compare Aleph), used as a mark for the first of the shekel boxes in the Temple. According to Men. 9:1-6, Alpha designated the first quality of the flour used in the Temple (Alphabet).
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Alpha'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/a/alpha.html. 1901.