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Bethsheba Ashe

Author of 'Chariot' - a book exploring the true biblical gematria of the Tanakh. Student and researcher of the Jewish Merkabah. See my website for more information.

There's a lot of misinformation out there about the Merkabah and the Gematria of the Tanakh. These are the correct values for biblical gematria:

א 1 ב 2 ג 3 ש 3 ד 4 ת 4 ה 5 ו 6 ז 7 ח 8 ט 9 י 10 כ 20 ל 30 מ 40 נ 50 ס 60 ע 70 פ 80 צ 90 ק 100 ר 200

Note: final letters have ordinary values because Paleo-Hebrew has no final letters in the script.

Gematria QED: Genesis 1:1-3

‎1In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth. ‎

‏1 בראשית 220 ברא 203 אלהים 86 את השמים 98 ואת הארץ 296׃

‎220 In the Beginning + 86 Elohim + 98 Heavens + 296 Earth = 700 for the 7 days (100) of Creation. ‎86 Elohim + 98 Heavens + 296 Earth = 480 (See David Miano on the significance of 480 to an Era).‎

‎2Now the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of ‎God hovered over the face of the waters.‎

‏2 והארץ 302 היתה 24 תהו 15 ובהו 19 וחשך 37 על 100 ־ פני 140 תהום 55 ורוח 220 אלהים 86 מרחפת ‏‏332 על 100־ פני 140 המים 95׃ ‎3‎ויאמר אלהים יהי אור ויהי־אור׃ ‏

‎140 the face of + 55 the deep – 37 and darkness + 207 light = 365 (days a year). ‎

Please don't quote Kieran Barry at me. He was using the wrong Gematria and he's not an expert on the Hebrew Script (whereas I am).

I also recommend the following paper: A Mesopotamian Background for the So-Called Aggadic 'Measures' of Biblical Hermeneutics?

STEPHEN J. LIEBERMAN Hebrew Union College Annual Vol. 58 (1987), pp. 157-225 https://www.jstor.org/stable/23508256

Note - active contributors to academia.edu may request to be added to an open session I have on 'Chariot' (and thus read and comment on it) by sending me a PM on the site.

Thank you.

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