The Hidden Columns of The Torah

I know we were going to discuss Jacob’s prophetic vision, but while perusing a Mashiach blog, a pearl about Jacob’s family entering Egypt and Tehilim (Psalms) that enticed me to look closer at the first verse from the VaYigash paragraphs we had just been studying in their connection to the Israelite soul root and to the chariot from Ezekiel‘s prophetic vision:

Bereshit (Genesis) 46:8

ואלה שמות בני ישראל הבאים מצרימה  “And these are the names of the sons of Israel who are coming into Egypt…”

It just so happens that the 6 initials of this phrase, the phrase that initiates the exile in Egypt (Goshen) and the beginning of the fulfillment of G-d’s Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are the very same letters that appear at the head of the 6 of the 248 columns of the Torah that are not the letter Vav (V):

B’YH ShMV

In other words, of the 248 columns of the Torah, all but six (6) columns begin with the level Vav(V), itself of numerical value 6, representing the standard level of the Torah, Zeir Anpin.  These special 6 letters, beginning with the first letter of the Torah, the Bet(B) of Bereshit,  are our connection to the higher sefira (dimension) of Binah (Understanding).

According to chazal, they spell out the phrase, B’YH ShMV, “In the Name of G-d (YH) and they have the numerical value of 363, that of H’Moshiach (The Messiah), and also of “Moses Lives (Moshe Chai)”.

Then, oddly enough, the exact phrase is repeated again in the first verse of Shmot (Exodus) 1:1. And since the letter Vav(V) is the one distinguished by these two very special phrases, it’s notable that there are 778 Vavs in the Torah separating the two verses (from Genesis 46:8- Exodus 1:1).

It’s notable because H’Moshiach is supposed to arrival, according to the tzaddikim in the year 5778, which is 222 years before the 6th millennium. And those 778 Vavs have a total value of 4668, which is 1110 or 10 x 111 (the numerical value of the first letter Alef), less than 5778.

778 x 6 = 5778 – 111 x 10

As explained in prior articles, Alef is representative of the Tree-of-life and whenever any Torah numbers are in multiples of 10, it’s also a reference to the 10 sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-life.

So obviously this phrase is very telling. It’s the beginning of the Israelite Journey. And like all Torah journeys, it’s connected to the 42-Letter Name of G-d.

So it’s not surprising that the first word of this key phrase has the numerical value 42 and that the second word is Shmot (Names), as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d, the understanding of which chazal has said will be what brings about H’Mashiach and the geula (Final redemption), or the end of days as some like to call it.  We prefer to think of it as a new beginning, the time when the 10 Sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-Life become a reality for us.

And just in case we were to doubt that these two identical verses aren’t supposed to be linked together, we should note that the total gematria of both phrases together with their ordinal values is 4240 or 10 times 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David.

424 x 10

But there’s more to these verses than just setting our course for receiving Moshiach Ben David in 5778.  The Torah’s depth and technology is infinite and the deeper we probe, the more we align ourselves with the Tree-of-life reality.

Bereshit 46:8 continues: “And these are the names of the sons of Israel who are coming into Egypt: Jacob and his sons. Reuben was Jacob’s first born.”

Simple enough, except that the Torah slipped in the word first-born (Becor, BCR) except that BRC is the root of merkava, MRCBH, which as we’ve discussed (VaYigash) is both the chariot that Joseph harassed to meet his father and complete the Tree-of-life and the one Ezekiel saw in his famous prophetic vision. We’ll explain, or rather let the Arizal explain this in a moment, but first we want to draw the parallel, to occurrence 54 paragraphs later, of the 10th plague, the killing of the first born.

This is far from coincidental as there are 54 letters in both the phrases cited above and because as we know 54 x 107 = 5778, which is not an arbitrary equation because all the integers through 107 also = 5778.

Moreover, the Torah immediately goes on to tell us that “Reuben sons were Chanoch..,” as in the 7th Man in the lineage of Adam, Chanoch(Enoch), who chazal has explained became the archangel Metatron, the angel in Ezekiel’s vision.

In our next post, we’ll be further discussing the word (root) BCR (Becor) and it’s important connection to Jacob’s prophecies and his lap (knees), BRCY, and also to the root of all blessing, BRC, as in Baruch (BRVC), etc, but right now, let’s see what the Arizal has to say about the killing of the first born of Egypt and the final plague:

“The initials of these three sefirotketer, reishit chochma, bina – spell the word for “firstborn” [in Hebrew, “bechorBCR]. This is similar to what is explained in the Zohar (Tikunei Zohar 70, pg.119b) regarding the word for “blessed” [in Hebrew, “baruch“] and the name of the River Kevar.”

The Ari is saying that these three letters (energy sources) when taken together connect to the top 3 sefirot: Keter, Chochma, and Binah.

He continues, “Chochma is referred to as “reishit chochma” (“the beginning of wisdom”) based on Psalms 111:10: “The beginning of wisdom is the fear of G-d.” Also, chochma is the first conscious sefira, and is therefore known as “the beginning”.

Please note that Wisdom is connected to 111:10 and as we saw earlier these two verses were also connected to 111 x 10. This is Wisdom, not coincidence. And likewise the Ari is connecting Chochma (numerical value 73) with reishit, the beginning, partially because the numerical value of the Torah’s 1st verse is equivalent to all the integers through 73.

And if you don’t think these 2 verses, including the very first verse of Shmot (Exodus) don’t hark back to the seed of the Torah–it’s very first word, please take note that the 6 letters word Bereshit (“In the Beginning”) itself (BREShYT) are found in each of the 6 words of these prophetic phrases.

ואלה שמות בני ישראל הבאים מצרימה

ETBShYR = BREShYT

Now we can understand why the equation alluded to by the phrase above  6000 -222 = 5778 is significant, because 222 is the numerical value not only of 2 x 111 (alef) but of BCR, the root of all blessing and the chariot that will take us there.

In Exodus 1:1 “And these are the names of the sons of Israel who are coming into Egypt…” the word used is Haba’im, meaning literally”the ones coming.” The first time the Torah dictated this phrase it made sense, but the second time it did not, since they were already in Egypt, which means the Torah must have been alluding to the future exile, which in turn means it was written for us, so that we could deal with the exile, and know our time to exodus from it.  The gates are opening.

Just to be thorough, we’d like to point out that the simple numerical value of both phrases together including the kolel for the the 27 identical letters is 3695 and the simple numerical value of the rest of that first verse (Genesis 46:8) is 2083, so combined they equal 3695+2083 = 5778.

“Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen.” (Gen. 46:29)

From the Zohar Rabbi Yitzchak began his discourse, citing the verse “There was a likeness of an expanse above the heads of the Chaya, like the color of the awesome ice, spread out above their heads from above” (Ezekiel 1:22).”

The numerical value of Chayot, the animating forces, of the Chariot is 424, so the 2 phrase that sum to 4240, or 10 x 424, take us deeper into the vision of Ezekiel and closer to the Tree-of-life.

The secrets are all in the letters; the path is through the letters.  Th numbers help guide us, but the 27 Hebrew letters are the key. Let wisdom be our guide.

The Hidden Message Within

At the end of the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus), just when we’re taught about the jubilee year, we reach a turning point not only in the Torah, but in the Tree-of-Life as well. An intricate and very important message to us was woven into the structure of the Torah. And only by taking a step back does it become readily apparent.

The final two portions of this the 3rd Book, Behar and BeChukotai have 57 and 78 verses respectively, completing the upper 3 sefirot (dimensions) —Keter, Chochma and Binah—and splitting the Torah into two portion precisely along the Phi (Golden Mean) proportions.  Followers of this blog know full well that Rav Ashlag and others have given us the year 5778 (2018 CE) as the time for the arrival of Moshiach (the Messiah) and the geula (the final redemtion), which ushers in the 3rd time we had the opportunity to achieve the Tree-of-life reality, so it’s not surprising that the Torah would once again be encoded to showcase that date.

There’s no coincidence that we’re told to count jubilee years (50 years intervals) or that we’re told to do it in the 115th chapter in the Torah (Behar, 25:1-24). Previously, we’d been told to count 50 days from Pesach to the reception of the 10 Commandments (Tree-of-Life) on Shavuot. This is called the Omer period, but kabbalistically the sages have taught us that “days,” “months,” and “years” are synonymous and that counting 50 days is also a message to count 50 years. But the message isn’t just to count 50 year intervals, which were told to do explicitly in Behar anyway. But that we’re supposed to count a specific period, we which can extrapolate to mean from the exile in 2448 HC to the reception of the Tree-of-life, which if it occurs as foretold in 5778 HC, will be precisely 66.6 jubilee years. But it would also be the 115th jubilee year from the first time we had Tree-of-life consciousness back in the Garden of Eden with Adam.

So are there hidden time codes hidden year? Of course.

In an article we wrote about the famous “End of Days” prophecy of Daniel and Time, times, and half a time, we discussed the connection to the Torah’s odd wording in the Chayeh Sarah verse “Shanah, shanah, Shan’im” or “year, year, and years,” especially since Shanah can be regarded as “time” as well.

To better understand this, we need to go to a place before time, where the primordial letter alef exists before the physical universe took shape. According to Abraham and his Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation) in that place/empty space before Creation and before the Torah, the 3 Mothers (Alef, Shin, and Mem) came into existence. But first among them was the letter alef.

Alef typically has the numerical value of 1 and is spelled, ELP, which has the numerical value of 111. Now the Tree-of-life is split into the 3 upper worlds, and Zeir Anpin, or the 6-world (dimension) ladder than takes us from our world (Malchut) to the upper ones. The Torah is akin to Zeir Anpin, this 6-dimensional channel, which is why 60% of the verses in it begin with the letter Vav (of numerical value 6) and why there are 6 letter Alefs in the Torah’s first verse, totaling 6, or 666 when spelled out. The place delineated by the final two chapters totaling 57-78 verses and that ultimately the splits the Torah into the precise Phi proportion as will be explained below also according to the sages, splits the Torah into the upper 3 sefirot and into Zeir Anpin with the start of the Book of Numbers (Bamidbar).

So since the Israelites received and blew the 2nd Tree-of-life opportunity at Mt Sinai in the 50th jubilee year from Adam and the 1st opportunity, we now have the 3rd opportunity approaching after an additional 66.6 jubilee years, and 66.6 is not only very relevantly connected to the 6 letter Alefs of Creation and representative of the numerical and all-important kabbalistic fraction 2/3, but it is also 1/3 more 50 (i.e. 66.6/50 = 1.33).

Interesting enough, the two portions whose verses total 57-78 and whose first and last verse contains the words “B’har Sinai (On Mount Sinai)” have 7 and 5 paragraphs between them, paragraphs 87-98 of Vayikra to be precise and the sum of 87 through 98 is 1110, or that of 10 letter Alefs (ELP). And in case we were to miss this, Behar is the 32nd portion in the Torah, as in the 32 Paths of Wisdom that make up The tree-of-Life and as in the value, 32, or the 4 component letters that physically make of the letter Alef (Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud).

The Arizal further explains that Alef (ELP) can also be the word elef, meaning “one thousand (1000).” Now, if we substitute, as the Arizal did, the value 1000 for the value 1, the value of alef spelled out become 1110, which is 10 x 111, or Alef expanded to cover all 10 sefira (dimensions).

So if you ever thought that the dividing up of the Torah into portions and paragraphs, etc was arbitrary, this should serve as a reminder of the depth of its encoding and technology.

Moreover, “Shanah, shanah, Shan’im” also has the numerical value of 1110, and thus is spiritually connected to primordial time, to the beginning before Creation. We wont go into again here all the technology built into that portion from Chayah Sarah where it’s declared Sarah was 127 or from Daniel 12:7 or how they both connect to Moshiach and 5778, but we will explain that Alef (ELP) is also Eluf, or “chief” and thus 1110 also represents the 10 chiefs or heads of the sefirot in unison, which must occur in order for the Tree-of-life reality to manifest in our world.

It should not be so surprising what is found at parsha Behar since Behar (BHR) has the same numerical value as “Light (Ohr)” and “secrets (Raz),” but the beautiful moment comes at the close of this 3rd Book, after the 57-78 sign, when in the first chapter of Bamidbar.

As we explain in much greater depth in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe, the primordial mathematical constant that controls the natural shaping of spirals, from the stars in our galaxy, to the petals on our flowers, to the shape of our seashells and our Trees, and to the growth of our populations is called Phi. Phi is a specially balanced proportion that exists between the two parts of a segmented whole and then to the whole itself (i.e. the short length is to the longer one as the longer one is to the entire length). Nature naturally follows this proportion at all turns, and when art or architecture does too it gives us a beautiful sense of harmony, balance, and well-being. But Phi is not only integral to the existence of the universe, but to the design of the Torah as well, as we’ll show below. Moreover, as is covered extensively in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe it is uniquely connected to the number and thus the year 5778 as well.

There are 5 Books in the Torah, all of varying length, number of chapters, words, letters, verses, etc. and it was written down by hand thousands of years ago, before anyone had ever heard of primordial mathematical constants, or calculators. So it is amazing that the Torah is actually divided into specific segments using the Phi proportion with the first chapter of Numbers (Bamidbar) being the dividing point in terms of the number of letters, words, and also verses, splitting the Torah into two harmonic portions.

Thus:

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) / (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 letters

and

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) / (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 words

and

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) / (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 verses

And conversely,

(Numbers + Deuteronomy)/(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) = .61803399 letters, or words, or verses

Also, as illustrated in The Genesis Prayer, while the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the entire Torah = 390,625, which is exactly 58, they too as a whole connect with Phi in that:

(Total Words, Letters, and Verses in the Torah) / (106 x (√1 + √2))

= 1.618022

Moreover, as is also illustrated in The Genesis Prayer:

The Words, Letters, Verses, Columns and Rows in the Torah = 248000 x 1.61803399

With 248 being the numerical value of Abraham and also of Mercy (Rachem), but also—and here is another clue—of Bamidbar (Numbers), where we find the Torah divided precisely into the Phi proportion.

Now, we mentioned earlier that Behar began with the 115 chapter of the full 187 chapters in the Torah and that 5778 occurs in the 115th jubilee year, actually at 115.56 jubilee years from Adam and the first Tree-of-life reality we were offered. So how coincidental is it that 187/phi = 115.57236.. and that 115.57236 jubilee years (Biblical 50-year intervals) = 5778.618.

Or that the last chapter in Bechukotai, the other half of the 57-78 portions, is the 117 chapter and 117/187 = .625 with 625 being the square root of 390,625, the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the Torah.

There are moments when science, religion and spirituality come together. There aren’t as many as there should be because everyone has his own entrenched beliefs. Nevertheless, this is one of those precious moments of harmony, when we can all be in awe, when we can all see and understand that the primordial underlying structure of the physical universe is the same as that of the Bible and of the spiritual world as well, and that this is in no way random.

Given all that we’ve seen, as the events of next few years unfold we need to pay close attention to the Torah, because nothing is random, and all has been foretold.

The message is that the 3rd opportunity for the Tree-of-Life is upon us, whether we’ve chosen to prepare ourselves or not.