Friday, May 11, 2012

When does a letter equal a number? When it is Hebrew!

cum purgando ad Romanos
or  עם התנצלויות לרומאים
or maybe  מיט אַפּאַלאַדזשיז צו די רוימער   

Gematria is the practice of looking at the numbers that are represented by the Hebrew letters.  Aside from its ancient pictographic meaning, each Hebrew letter represents a number.  The first letter is the Aleph and represents 1, the second is the Beit and represents 2, etc.  Here is something interesting for your consideration in the gematria
Consider that there are 360 days in the Biblical calendar year; 12 months of 30 days each based on the cycles of the moon. An extra month is added every so often to make up the missing days in the solar cycle and keep the months from drifting around the year.  So remember 360 and we will come back to it soon.

The name of God which first appears in the Book of Genesis at the creation of man is
יְהוָה which is commonly translated in your English Bibles as LORD in all capital letters.  Let’s take a look at its numerical value.

The first letter is the Yod,
י which is the number 10
The second letter is the Hey
ה and is the number 5
The Vav ו is next and is the number 6
The last letter is another Hey
ה and is another 5

So add these up together and you get…10 + 5 + 6 + 5 = 26

Now let’s look an another important name, the Hebrew name of Jesus which is Yeshua,
Again the fist letter is the Yod י which equals 10
The Shin
שׁ is 300
The Vav
ו is 6
And the Aiyin
ע is 70

So what is the numeric value of Yeshua?    10 + 300 + 6 + 70 = 386

Now if we spend 360 Days a year (remember the length of the Biblical calendar year) seeking for the truth from God the Father,
יְהוָה which equals 26, the creator of Heaven and Earth, what do we find?  We find none other than Yeshua, ישוע which equals 386!  360 days seeking God the Father plus 26 leads us to Yeshua, 386!

Just something fun to think about while counting the Omer.
שלום ברוך
Shalom and be blessed
Dan and Brenda Cathcart
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Ps:  This material was first suggested and posted by a friend on Facebook