The flaming sword

The first portion of the Torah, Bereshit, has 146 verses, corresponding to the numerical value of the word, Olam, world.  At the 80th verse, we encounter the revolving flaming sword that G-d uses to block Adam’s (Man’s) reentry into the Garden of Eden, thus splitting the Torah portion into 80 and 66 verses.  It also separates those 80 verses from the rest of the Torah.  Interestingly, the letter Pe has a numerical value of 80 and there are 4805 of them in the Torah, while the entire Torah has exactly 304805 letters, meaning that if take a cue from Bereshit and the flaming sword of separation and we split off the 4805 Pes, we get 4805 and 300,000 letters. Now knowing that nothing in the Torah is coincidental we find it further interesting that when we take the Pe (80) out of 4805, we’re left with the digits, 45, which is the numerical value of Adam, or Man.

One reason for the connection to Pe, is that it is the final letter in the name of the Aleph-bet’s first letter, Aleph (ELP) signifying the beginning or seed level, and since we know that there exists a primordial Aleph preceding the Bet of Bereshit (the Torah’s first written letter), we might surmise that the primordial (or heavenly) Aleph extends to the 80th verse, and can’t go any further because of the sin of Adam and because the world after that point is a world of physicality.

This is an obviously clue for us to examine deeper the first 80 verses, etc.

Do note though that the 304805 letters of the Torah correspond to the two Hebrew letters governing the first month of the year as laid out by Abraham in the Sefer Yetzirah, Tishrei (Libra): Lamed, of numerical value 30 and Pe, represented by the 4805 Pes in the Torah. When the primordial aleph of the 3 mother (E,M,SH) is added to Lamed and Pe, it spells Aleph (ELP) which helps explain why Tishrei is the first month.  Please further note that it takes 42 rotations of the 7 letters governing the planets to return to the starting point again, but more about that in another posting.

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