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  Hebrew Numerology: Gematria the Mathematics of the Torah
Hebrew Numerology: Gematria the Mathematics of the Torah
Numerology - Gematria: The Mathematics of the Torah
Gematria is the calculation of the numerical equivalence of letters, words, or phrases, and, on that basis, gaining, insight into interrelation of different concepts and exploring the interrelationship between words and ideas.
www.inner.org /gematria/gematria.htm   (241 words)

  
 Search The Llewellyn Encyclopedia and Glossary: Gematria
Gematria: Of all the ancient magickal languages, the mysticism surrounding biblical Hebrew is the best known in the West.
Gematria is the art of substituting a number value for any given word in Hebrew and finding a corresponding meaning in any other word equal to that specific number value.
Gematria is a Rabbinical Hebrew term derived from Greek roots.
www.llewellynencyclopedia.com /term/Gematria   (233 words)

  
 Gematria - Crystalinks
One fascinating application of gematria is its use by exegetes to suggest that authors of certain biblical texts were keenly aware of specific mathematical principles and properties.
However, gematria may be used to counter the argument that this verse is an example of biblical error.
Gematria is a system of recognizing a correspondence between the ten sefirot, or fires of God, and the twenty two letters in the Hebrew alphabet.
www.crystalinks.com /gematria.html   (747 words)

  
 Gematria
Gematria carried over into early Christianity which helped make the dove a representation of Jesus; the Greek word for dove, peristera, equals 801 as do the Greek letters in alpha and omega, which represent the Beginning and the End.
They used gematria as one of the chief means by which to decipher this code.
An example of this is shown in their interpretation of Jeremiah 9:9, "From the fowl of the heavens until the beasts are fled and gone".
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/g/gematria.html   (569 words)

  
 Definition of Gematria > Jesus8880
The word "gematria" comes from the Greek word geometria having the dual meaning "earth-measure" and "geometry." The word "gematria" is mistakenly equated with the word "isopsephia" (equal pebble) but gematria is actually a higher level of isopsephia.
Gematria goes way beyond adding up the numerical values of the letters in a word or pointing out that the-number of one word, phrase or verse is the same or so many times more than the number of another word or name.
Gematria combines the visual imagery and isopsephia value of Greek words with the dimensions of geometric objects such as the perimeters of circles, squares, triangles, or the lengths of symmetrical groups of lines that converge on these objects so that the imagry of the words match the appearance of the diagram.
www.jesus8880.com /chapters/gematria/gematria.htm   (451 words)

  
 Revived Qabala: Lexicon: The Gematria of Gematria: "gematria" hebrew spelling: Maaseh Bereshyt/Bereshit/Beresheet: Work ...
Regardless of the particular usage, in every case the whole point of "Gematria" is to make a connection between the alpha and the numeric, between meaning and energy, quality and quantity, semantics and syntax and ultimately, between inner and outer and Spirit and matter.
Gematria, the numerical essence of a letter, word or phrase, is spelled Ghimmel-Mem-Tayt-Raysh-Yod-Aleph (3.40.9.200.10.1).
13 is the Gematria of "one", hinting that the concepts contained in Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are found in one person, their heir, the Jewish man. This is also true for Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, and Leah, whose characteristics are found in their heir, the Jewish woman.
www.psyche.com /psyche/lex/gematria.html   (717 words)

  
 Lenowitz and Rothenberg - "Gematrai 27"
GEMATRIA is the general term for a variety of traditional Jewish coding practices used to establish correspondences between words or series of words based on the numerical equivalences of the sums of their letters or the interchange of letters according to a set system.
The numerical method — gematria per se — typically took aleph as one, beth as two, etc., through tav (last letter) as 400 — although more complicated methods (e.g., reduction to single digits, etc.) were later introduced.
This set of Gematria was first published by Membrane Press (Light and Dust) as a boxed set of cards that could be read in different orders by one or more people.
www.thing.net /~grist/l&d/lgemat.htm   (287 words)

  
 Calibrated Gematria
Gematria, also known as isopsephia, is the practice of systematically assigning numerical values to words and phrases.
Gematria based on Roman numerals does exist (Diocles Augustus = D + I + C + L + V + V + V = 666, for instance), but is unsatisfying because it completely disregards two-thirds of the alphabet.
His system is a direct predecessor to Calibrated Gematria because it "calibrates" the gematria code by testing it against a target set of words.
tycho.i8.com /gematria/cgintro.html   (751 words)

  
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Gematria is adding up the numerical values of the letters in a word (or sentence).
After calculating the gematria value of a word or phrase, this value of no real use unless you interpret it in some way.
You can use gematria to study the text in such manuscripts and seek a possible deeper meaning of the text or enhance vague text to get the exact meaning.
www.angelfire.com /space2/gematria/main.htm   (413 words)

  
 Yale University Library - Hebraica Cataloging Team: Gematria
Gematria is a Jewish form of numerology in which the letters of the Hebrew alphabet are substituted with corresponding numbers.
In addition to its use as a number system, gematria can also be used as a form of bibliomancy in order to obtain a more spiritual understanding of Biblical texts.
An example of Biblical exegesis using gematria can be found in the fifth of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12) where the Children of Israel are instructed to "honor thy father and mother".
www.library.yale.edu /cataloging/hebraicateam/gematria.htm   (261 words)

  
 Gematria
The goal of gematria, in modern use, is to elucidate and elaborate upon magickal principles.
Gematria is an art, not a science, though choosing a system of rules may lend credence or underscore the improbability of a correspondence.
The skeptic will be inclined to see gematria as nothing more than mental doodling that perhaps gets occasional eyebrow-raising results, forever doomed to see nothing more than random ideas, much like someone who cannot, however hard he or she tries, discern the image hidden in "Magic Eye" random-scatter art.
members.aol.com /AJRoberti/math/gematria.htm   (722 words)

  
 Solemnus' Gematria Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gematria is the numerical valuation of words or phrases.
Gematria is often used to hide information, using a variety of techniques collectively called "Notorikon", from those not initiated to the system of Notorikon employed.
In Latin gematria, the most common system of valuation seems to be the Latin Qabala Simplex, called that because it is quite simple: The letters are simply assigned values from 1 to 22 in the order in which they occur.
www.solemnus.org /gematria.htm   (480 words)

  
 Gematria
Gematria is the computation of individual letters, words or entire sentences utilizing their numerical equivalence.
The kabbalists employ gematria to decipher the Torah and everyday events.
Gematria is also used to interpret the Midrash and Talmud.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/Gematria.html   (283 words)

  
 Gematria
Gematria is the study of patterns in history, time, prophecies or predictions based upon numbers, the symbols/values of numbers, and the attempted reconciliation between the
Gematria has a unique system of references, meaning, and symbology that is rooted in occult teachings and occultic (and possessed) authors.
Gematria is usually an attempt to induce Christians through an interest in numbers/numerology/prophesy into a study of occult books, in order to mislead them.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /gematria.htm   (2073 words)

  
 Gematria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gematria is often used by the Maharal of Prague and hasidic Torah commentators (such as the "Sefath Emmeth" from Gur).
Some Kabbalistic uses of gematria recognize differing values for the final forms and assign multiples of 1000 for letters that are drawn larger than those adjacent to them.
Peter's Gematria Site - examines the application of gematria to the European languages from the Medieval period onwards, particularly in respect to esoteric communities, such as the Freemasons.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3DGematria%26type%3Den   (956 words)

  
 About Gematria
Gematria is a method of exegesis (critical explanation or analysis of a text) used since the time of the Second Temple to derive insights into the sacred writings, to obtain interpretations of the text, or to illustrate a secular matter.
The term gematria is based on the Greek geometria.
The Book of Revelation in the New Testament uses Gematria to disguise the name of the emperor Nero by writing the Greek form of his name in Hebrew characters, which gives it a total numerical value of 666, (Revelation 13:18).
www.dokomedia.com /gematria.html   (310 words)

  
 Hebrew Numerology: Gematria the Mathematics of the Torah
Hebrew Numerology: Gematria the Mathematics of the Torah
Gematria is the calculation of the numerical equivalence of letters, words, or phrases, and, on that basis, gaining, insight into interrelation of different concepts and exploring the interrelationship between words and ideas.
Here is a basic introduction to Gematria that discusses different systems for identifying the numerical equivalence of individual letters, how these letters can be calculated according to the implicit word-value of their names.
inner.org /gematria/gematria.htm   (241 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Gematria
This may be contrasted with the Greek 'gematria' taken from the Pythagorean motto "God is a Geometer", or in Greek ""Aei o Theos o Megas gewmetrei" which, in the length of its words just happens to encode the first six digits of Pi.
One example of gematria are the twenty-two solid figures that are composed of regular polygons.
Some Kabbalistic uses of gematria recognize differing values for the final forms and assign multiples of 1000 for letters that are drawn larger than those adjacent to them.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Gematria   (978 words)

  
 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Gematria
Gematria is numerology of the Hebrew language and Hebrew alphabet originally.
The commonest form of gematria is used occasionally in the Talmud and Midrash and elaborately by many post-Talmudic commentators.
In any case, this has no importance in Gematria, except that it must be noted that any given word may have many different meanings, according as it is pronounced.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Gematria   (470 words)

  
 Peter's Gematria Site
This is actually a rather restrictive definition because gematria was every bit as important to other peoples in antiquity, and examples of its use are more common in the culture of classical Greece than in Judaism.
Hebrew and Greek are the two languages with which gematria has been traditionally associated; until now the gematria of other languages has not been on such a secure footing.
Gematria works on the premise that the letters of the alphabet can also be used as numbers, and therefore words and phrases acquire distinctive numerical values.
www.masoncode.com   (882 words)

  
 Gematria
Gematria is the study of the numeric equivalents of Hebrew and Greek letters in order to find hidden meanings in the words.
The Greek word for "law" is nomos which has a gematria of 430.
Though it does seem that there are some very legitimate and interesting Gematria relationships found in the Bible, we can also see that Kabbalists could take the phenomena too far in their esoteric and mystical explanations of Scripture.
www.carm.org /kabbalah/gematria.htm   (444 words)

  
 Biblical Gematria, by Eighth Day Assembly
Gematria has to do with the letters of the original Hebrew and Greek words throughout the whole Bible.
If a preacher or person is telling you a word means one thing and the gematria of that word proves to be another, it is the person who is incorrect, not the gematria.
Gematria is not subject to the manipulation of interpretation.
members.cox.net /8thday/gematria.html   (1858 words)

  
 Gematria presented in Non Famous section
Gematria is an ancient form of Hebrew numerology.
Gematria is known as the “spice of Torah”;, and this tells us two things.
The Gnostics applied gematria to names of deities such as Abraxas and Mithras, equating them because both of their names equaled 365, the number of days in a year.
www.newsfinder.org /site/more/gematria   (769 words)

  
 Llewellyn Journal - Games with Gematria
Gematria was historically used as a code, however, which means that, when you get right down to it, a numerical correspondence is valid only if it was intended.
If the author was ignorant of gematria and was not using it in his/her writing, intentionally or "accidentally" (subconsciously), then playing around with words and numbers in an attempt to "prove" some particular point is a vain exercise of use only insofar as it exercises the mind.
David Godwin, born in 1939 in Dallas, Texas, and a one-time resident of Houston, Atlanta, Miami, and New York, is a student of esoteric lore, magic, and the cabala.
www.llewellynjournal.com /article/473   (961 words)

  
 GEMATRIA
Gematria - method which uses the numerical value of the Hebrew letters to find and compare with other words or verses, has been used since the time of the Second Temple to derive insights into the sacred writings, to obtain interpretations of the text, or to illustrate a secular matter.
Gematria interpreters come to the conclusion that the 318 men referred to in the verse are really only one: Eliezer, Abraham's servant.
The Book of Revelation in the New Testament uses Gematria to disguise the name of Nero, the Roman emperor, by writing the Greek form of his name in Hebrew characters, which gives it a total numerical value of 666, (Revelation 13:18).
www.biblecodesplus.com /gemsofnamcon.html   (380 words)

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