The kabbalists were right?
"We realize now that the secret was almost revealed by the 13th-century Torah commentator Rabbeinu Bachya, who makes note of every four-word cluster in the Torah whose rashei teivot, or initial letters, spell out the Tetragrammaton in reverse."There is an article floating around the Internet about a Reform Rabbi that thinks that the YHVH should be read backwards, at which point God's name would become an androgenous combinations of Hebrew pronouns "he" and "she".
Read the whole article for the details, but to me the most interesting paragraph in the article was:
"If this interpretation is correct, it says that the Torah is a mystical or esoteric text," he said. "The mystics have been saying all these years that the text conceals more than it reveals. It is structured with different levels of meaning and reveals itself over time. We're talking about one tradition that goes all the way back."