King David and the Messiah

All the new wires are reporting a new archaeological find that will help verify the dates and importance of King David‘s reign. Talmudic scholars already have the dates and know the importance. The Divine Calendar helps explain exactly why Kind David and Solomon were born and died precisely when they did, along with most of the other  prominent  Biblical personages and events.

This excerpt from The Divine Calendar illustrates that point perfectly. There is no doubt to when King David lived or why:

Chapter 21

King David and the Messiah

It’s a Very Divine Plan

King David‘s Birth Marks Israel’s Statehood

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he year when Israel was declared a State, 5708 HC, is exactly twice, the year that King David was born, or 2 x 2854 HC, and of course, King David is the David referred to in the title, Mashiach Ben David. Pause. With so many dates being hurled at you at the speed of the cosmos, it’s easy to miss very significant events and to pass them off casually. What we’re saying here is that the birth of King David marked the absolute midpoint from Adam (Creation) to the founding of the State of Israel, which only happened as a result of WW II, the Holocaust, guerrilla warfare, a few peoples’ dynamic persona, and a reluctant vote in spite of vehement Arab opposition by a fledgling United Nations. The Nation whose Flag carries the Magen David, the shield of David, officially became a state after thousands of years, on a date precisely double King David‘s birth year.

King David‘s Birth Marks Israel’s Statehood and Abraham’s Birth

Now, since these two dates aren’t linked in any way except divinely, how astonishing is it that 2854 HC is equivalent to 906 BCE and that 2854906 = 1948, the year Israel became a State in the Gregorian calendar. Let’s pause again. Adding those two dates gives us 3760; that happens automatically. There’s no magic there. Once 3760 HC was chose as year “0” or “1” the math will work like that for all the juxtaposed BCE dates. But subtracting them as we’ve just done; there’s no reason whatsoever that they should equate to anything other than pure chance. Now if we’d listed 200 different significant dates on our divine calendar then there would be a 1 in 20 chance of hitting one of them, but we didn’t. We only listed around 10 significant dates in total. And since the date 1948 was not only the year that Abraham was born in the Hebrew Calendar, but the matching Gregorian date to the one we’d just revealed in the equation just before it, the date Israel became a nation, the odds of this happening naturally are staggering. And the chance of any group of men organizing history to fall out this way is nil. There is only way this could happen.

And if all this isn’t sufficiently extraordinary, we must also consider that the year -906 BCE is exactly half of –1812 BCE, which once again is the year Abraham was born, but this time in the Gregorian calendar.

King David was born in 2854 HC

2 x 2854 HC = 5708 HC

Israel Received Statehood in 5708 HC

5708 HC = 1948 CE

2854 HC = 906 BCE

2854906 = 1948

2 x 906 BCE = 1812 BCE

1812 BCE = 1948 BCE

Abraham was born in 1948 BCE

King David‘s Birth and the 42 Letter Name

So it’s probably not a coincidence that 906 is the value of the seventh and final 6 letter sequence “שקו־צית” of the 42-letter Name of G-d, the line which according to the sages is specifically associated with [1]David.

Since, according to the sages of blessed memory, the 42-Letter Name (the Ana B’koach, also knows as the Genesis Prayer) is a ladder to the spiritual world and its 7 lines connecting to and representing the 7 lower sefirot (dimensions), when we factor in their 10 sub-dimensions per line, we see that the 42-Letter Name actually traverses 70 dimensions of time and space and spirit.

So taking all this into account, one may surely conclude that David‘s lifespan of 70 years and Abraham’s age at the time of his Covenant with G-d, also 70 years, are both part of a divine plan in which 70 is added to either 5708 HC and/or 1948 CE to get the year 5778 HC or 2018 CE, respectively, the year that their mutual descendant is predicted to become the Messiah.

King David‘s Life and Death Marked the Arrival of the Messiah

Another very potent way of looking at this is that when we add the year King David was born, 2854, with the year he died, 2924, we get 2854 + 2924 = 5778, the date prophesied by chazal for the Messiah. meaning that the coming of the Messiah, Mashiach Ben David, is completely marked by the life of King David from start to finish, and moreover that it also marks the midpoint from Adam to the Messiah.

King David was born in 2854

King David died in 2924

2854 + 2924 = 5778

King David‘s Life and Death Marked the G-d’s Covenant with Abraham

And if all that isn’t astonishing enough, the year King David was born, 906 BCE, when added to 836 BCE, the year he died, gives us 906 + 836 = 1742 BCE, which is the year the first exile began, the year of the Covenant of Abraham, 2018 HC.

King David was born in 906 BCE

King David died in 836 BCE

906 + 836 = 1742 BCE

1742 BCE = 2018 HC

King David‘s Life and Death Marked the Destruction of the Second Temple

Furthermore, if we take 906 BCE, the year King David was born in the Gregorian calendar, plus 2924, the year he died in the Hebrew calendar, we get 906 + 2924 = 3830, once and yet again the year the Second Temple was destroyed. And this destruction marked the beginning of the final exile, which is supposed to last 1948 years, the same amount of time the world had to wait for Abraham to come into it.

King David was born in 906 BCE

King David died in 2924 HC

906 + 2924 = 3830 HC

The Second Temple was Destroyed in 3830 HC


[1] David represent the 7th sefirah of Malchut.

article excerpted from the NY Times, Oct 30, 2008

“KHIRBET QEIYAFA, Israel — Overlooking the verdant Valley of Elah, where the Bible says David toppled Goliath, archaeologists are unearthing a 3,000-year-old fortified city that could reshape views of the period when David ruled over the Israelites.

The 10th century B.C. is the most controversial period in biblical archaeology because it is then, according to the Old Testament, that David united the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, setting the stage for his son Solomon to build his great temple and rule over a vast area from the Nile to the Euphrates Rivers.

For many Jews and Christians, even those who do not take Scripture literally, the Bible is a vital historical source. And for the state of Israel, which considers itself to be a reclamation of the state begun by David, evidence of the biblical account has huge symbolic value. The Foreign Ministry’s Web site, for example, presents the kingdom of David and Solomon along with a map of it as a matter of fact.

But the archaeological record of that kingdom is exceedingly sparse — in fact almost nonexistent — and a number of scholars today argue that the kingdom was largely a myth created some centuries later. A great power, they note, would have left traces of cities and activity, and been mentioned by those around it. Yet in this area nothing like that has turned up — at least until now.

Mr. Garfinkel says he has something here that generations have been seeking. He has made two informal presentations in the past month to fellow archaeologists. On Thursday he will give his first formal lecture at a conference in Jerusalem.

What he has found so far has impressed many. Two burned olive pits found at the site have been tested for carbon-14 at Oxford University and were found to date from between 1050 and 970 B.C., exactly when most chronologies place David as king.”

Bereshit 1:1, the 42 Letter Name and Mashiach

While in The Genesis Prayer there are dozens of integral connections between the first verse of the Torah and the 42-Letter Name of G-d and also to the numerical value of Mashiach, the Messiah, there are many others, one of which is found simply by adding the first and last letters of the verse, Bet and Zaddi sofit respectively (2 + 900). or 902.  The remaining 26 letters add up to 1799.

While the full 28 letters of the verse add up to 2701, which is the sum of all the positive integers from 1 to 73, the value of Chochma (wisdom) when we add 1 as the kolel and/or the representation of the primordial Aleph of value 1 that precedes the Bet, we get 903, which is the sum of all the positive integers from 1 to 42.

Now when we take the square root of 1799, we get 42.414620, with 424 being the value of Mashiach Ben David and 620 being that of Keter, the highest sefira (dimension).

But if we take the sofit value for those 26 remaining letters, we get 3729 and reducing it by 28, the full number of letters in the verse, we get 3701, the numerical value of the 42-letter Name of G-d.

The Torah’s First and Last verses, a cosmic continuum

The Torah is supposed to be one continuous text, never ending and cycling from last verse connected to the first, and so it is, which is why that’s the way we read the Torah every year on Shemini Atzeret

We know from Chazal that the 42-letter Name, that existed prior to the Torah, is integrated into the Torah’s first verse and so it’s interesting that the last chapter in the Torah, Devarim 33, has 12 verses and first chapter, Bereshit 1, has 31 verses, and together, if we count the last and first verse as conjoined, here are 42 verses between them.

Now, the final portion in the Torah has 41 verses and if we were to add the first verse of the Torah to that, we’d get 42 once again.

But if we add the 146 (the value of Olam, world) verses of Bereshit, the Torah’s first portion, to the 41 verses of V’Zot HaBerakha, the last portion, we get 187 verses, which conveniently corresponds to the 187 chapters in the entire Torah.

These are both extremely interesting verses and we could write books on each and many have, including The Genesis Prayer about the first verse and the 42 Letter Name of G-d, but for the moment  I’d just like to note that the 12 words of the final verse  have no special final (sofit) letters amongst them that would connect them to Malchut, the world of physicality, while the Torah’s first verse has 3 special final letters and 3 letter tavs, which as the alef-bet’s last letter also represents Malchut , making 6 of 7 words connected to malchut.  This phenomenon would be the opposite to what we’d expect to find.

Nevertheless, the final letters of the first verse total 3301 and those of the last verse total 380 (the value of Mitzra’im (Egypt/darkness), together they total 3681 and if we add 19 (kolel) for the 19 letters and 1 (kolel) for the conjoined verse we have 3701, the total gematria value of the 42-Letter Name of G-d.

As for the word Mitzra’im (darkness), if we split off its initial mem, and combine it with the bet of Bereshit, we get the value of 340, that of Shem (name) and thus cryptically, Shem Mem-Bet (the 42-Letter Name).

According to Chazal, the final letters point to the future.

As for the first letters of the last verse, they sum to 203, which it just so happens is the value of the Torah’s very first 3 letters (B,R,E), spelling Barah, created.

And as for the first letters of the Torah’s first verse, they sum to 22, as in the 22 letters of the Alef-bet.

That there are 12 words in the last verse and 7 in the first corresponds to the 12 elemental Hebrew letters (or building blocks) and the 7 double Hebrew letters (or building blocks) as Abraham spelled out in the Sefer Yetzirah. These align together through 42 turns of the cosmic wheels to form the governing letters and planets of the months, but more about that in another entry.

Even the values of the Names Devarim and Bereshit when added together are significant in that respectively they are 816 (using gematria sofit) and 913 and equal 1729, as in the 1729 times the value 26 (that of the Tetragrammaton, YHVH) appears in the Torah. And while 1729 being 12 cubed plus 1 (kolel) is significant we won’t go into it here.

One final note for now, any oddity in the Torah composition is never an oddity, but a focal point for study and understanding and the last verse has  8 letter lameds (of value 30 each, and of small gematria value 3) in it, and five of them are final letters in the words, thus 5/8 of them are final letters. This may be significant because the total, (letter, words, and verses) in the Torah is exactly 5 raised to the power of 8, 390625, which is 625 squared, and 5/8 = .625 and 625 is the value of H’Keter, “the Crown” and the highest sefira (dimension). And 358 is the value of Mashiach, the Messiah.

Israel and Abraham

The year Israel became a nation, 1948 CE, has much significance as detailed in The Divine Calender but when we add the numerical value for Israel, 541 to 1948, we get 1948 + 541 = 2489, which is 2480 + 9. The Names of the Five Books of Moses (Bereshit, Shmot, Vayikra, B’midbar, and Devarim) add up to 2480, which in itself is 10 x 248, the numerical value of Abraham, which is interesting because Abraham was born in 1948 HC and 541 years later, was 2489 HC, the year after Moses died in 2488.
As spelled out in The Genesis Prayer, 9 is a very significant number, not just because it represents Chochma, the 9th Sefira, etc, but because when we divide the number 9 by small gematria version of the 42 letter name, we get 9/.123049027395… = 73.1415777 or extremely accurately, 70 + Pi and since 73 is the value for Chochma, and there are 70 nations in the world according to the Zohar, etc and Pi is integrally connected with the Torah’s first verse it’s very fitting.
Now while 5777-5778 is the year prophesied for the arrival of Mashiach, the final letters of each of the 7 lines of the 42-Letter Name add up to 2480.