Establishing the importance of numbers in Judaism.

2012 is the year 5773

The end of an ‘age’ will come to pass on 13 Sept 2013

Representing Life :

**8**signifies new beginnings (rebirth) and the supernatural

**9**blessings of Menorah

God’s name =

**26**(Jahweh, or YHW) is a Tetragrammaton name3 X 4= 12 or a ‘union’ (half of 6)

The number

**18**(“life”) is composed of two letters whose numbers add up to 18. CHAI or HAYAIt is considered to be a “lucky number” among Jews; gifts in multiples of 18 are common among the Jewish people.

The number

**36**(multiple of 18) is significant and is also the square of 6. (More on 36 further down, see below).**6**represents physical completion. (Hence, in the Torah the sixth letter

*vav*appended to a verb forms the Past tense (from a future tense!)

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*Aveira*‘ means Sin, (and no it’s not Portuguese) of which there are 3 types: – purposeful, willingly committed (and for which a Jew is liable to excommunication)

– defiance, apostasy, excision (

*kareth*) – accidental / ignorance of Jewish laws

**‘613 Law’**

There are said to be

**613**commandments, in Kabballistic law, called ‘Mitzvot’many of which come from the books of Deuteronomy and Numbers:

207-08, 132-135, 239-242, 250-51, 326-27, 348-49 and more…

(details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/613_mitzvot )

There are in total

**48**Talmud (men) prophets plus**7**women.There are 8 ‘main’ prophets, of which 1 of the 7 women is in the top 7 men:

Abraham

Moses

**Miriam**Samuel

Isaiah

Ezekiel

Malachi

Job

David

Lifespan:

Methuselah lived to be 969

Noah lived to be 950

Adam lived to be 930

Isaac lived to be 180

Abraham was 175

Jacob 147

Moses just 120

2nd temple lasted 586 years before its destruction.

1st temple lasted 374 years.

70 years came between the two temples

The second temple was built in 70AD

(King David died at 70)

**36**is the number of offenses punishable by

*kareth*, or excision.

36 offenses, of which the first 15 relate to SEX and the final (36th) being failure to be circumcised.

36, in Hasidic Judaism, relates to the 36 righteous people on Earth at any one given time, called the

**Tzadikim Nistarim or****Lamed Vav Tzadikim. more here:****36**is a number that when multiplied by any other number always produces a quotient whose

*mispar katan*is equal to 9:

Emes = 1 + 40 + 400

= 441; 4 + 4 + 1

= 9For example: 36 x 1 = 36

3 + 6 = 936 x 2 = 72

7 + 2 = 936 x 3 = 108

1 + 0 + 8 = 936 x 25 = 900

9 + 0 + 0 = 9

36 is also basically an interesting number in mathematical terms:

- it can form both a square and a triangle (and Tridecagon in geometry)
- Archimedean solid, edges of a truncated cube (in geometry)
- semi-perfect (as are
**6**, 12, 18,**20**, 24,**28**and 30, …) - sum of a twin prime 17 & 19
- the sum of number 1 through 36 = 666
- the atomic number of Krypton-Kr (Chemistry), one of 18 noble gases
- the total number of possible outcomes in a pair of dice throws
- the number of places on a checkerboard

**36**could be representative of the Jewish Messiah in that 2 (lives) × 18 (life) represents “two lives”, or 36. http://www.neveh.org/winston/wonder36/36-intro.html

Of the 613 Commandments of Moshe (611 Mitzvot from Moses) two are ‘direct’: circumcision (no.36) and reproduction (no.?)

**39**‘melakhot’ (prohibited activities) = Offenses at Sabbath, or ‘shabbah’

39 is also the sum of five consecutive primes (3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13), whose edges

form what’s closest to a full circle, with 26 vertices. F26A

The ‘actual’ number of lashes (not 40) given by the Sanhedrin on the trial of Jesus.

Up to now, no problems (apart from the lashes). Now here’s where it gets a bit more complicated:

According to Talmud, there are

**365**veins in the human body. (Yeah, like the number of days per year, approximately). Why this number when according to modern calculations, there are ’round about 120’000 veins?According to Talmud, there are

**248**human organs in the body (*shema*)when in fact there are 78 organs. So did this figure possibly include the number of bones…?

There are a total of 206 bones in the human body, which would give us a total of 284. So, not directly…

But 365 less 248 = 36 (funnily enough, though I’m not sure this includes the funny-bone).

Moreover, the number of ‘human veins’ (365) plus the number of ‘human organs’ (248) = 613 !

Does it start to make any sense?

By the way, all three aforementioned numbers are interpreted as being ‘acronyms’ in Aramaic!

(Look it up in Wikipedia if you don’t believe me).

**Conclusion?**

**So, Gematria does play a big role in the scriptures.**

Interestingly, I found that when you divide certain numbers mentioned by 9 or 18

you get a recurring decimal figure:

248÷9 = 27.555 555 555 555 6

248÷18= 13.777 777 777 777 8

374÷18= 20.777 777 777 777 8

374÷9 = 41.555 555 555 555 6

180 (Isaac’s age) ÷ 18= 10 (Moses’ Ten Commandments’)

120 (Moses’ age) ÷ 18 = 3.33333333333333…

My conclusion, really, is in the form of a question:

Are the numbers in the scriptures meant to be taken literally or symbolically?

Isaac, is a transliteration of the Hebrew term *Yiṣḥāq,* which literally means “He laughs/will laugh”. All who come after Abraham, since Abraham fell on his face, are cursed. Isaac was asked to be sacrificed. Instead, he became old and blind.

Isaac in the Qu’ran is seen as a prophet. Isaac –> Jacob –> Joseph

NB: The name Isaac occurs 32 times in the Hebrew Bible and 15 times in the Qu’ran.

99 is not divisible by 18, but instead gives 5.5

Funny Bone.