**There is a Biblical mystery that has intrigued man for over 2000 years, and another deeper mystery that has perplexed him even longer. The first is what Daniel meant by “Time, times, and half a time,” in his revelations about the end of days. And the second is what is Time? **

The mysterious verse in Daniel **12:7** connected to the end of days, “Time, times, and half a time,” is connected to the verse Genesis **23:1** from *Chayeh Sarah,* whose connection to the end of days has already been discussed in depth in our post *Sarah Lives, and Who else? * where we are told that Sarah lived for **127** years.

Besides the obvious **127** connection, in the Chayeh Sarah verse we also have the curious wording *Shanah, shanah, Shan’im* or year, year, and years, similar in structure to Time, times, and half a time, especially since *Shanah* can be regarded as time as well.

But 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. In that place/empty space before Creation and before the Torah the 3 Mother came into existence. But first among them was the *alef.*

*Alef* typically has the numerical value of **1** and is spelled, **ELP**, which has the numerical value of **111**. But **ELP** can also be the word *elef*, or 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.

But what is odd, is that *Shanah, shanah, Shan’im* also has the numerical value of **1110**, and thus is spiritually connected to primordial time, to the beginning before Creation.

There are many different gematria bible code ciphers the Ari used, but another extremely common one is to use the *sofit*, or** 5** final letter values in the words that have these final letters. And when we do, the expanded *Alef* (**ELP**) from becomes **1000 + 30 + 800 =** **1830**. And when we add the** 3** for the *kolel *of the 3 letters, we get **1833**, which is the value of the first **21** letters of the *Shem mem-bet*, the **42**-Letter Name through the midpoint in the **42** letters, and at the location of the secret fountain/well of living waters that we’ve discussed in other posts. And likewise previously discussed it’s in the center of where the *Brit* (covenant) of *Mashiach* is spelled out.

But speaking of **42**, it is the value of *IMA*, Mother, spelled **EME**, which the *kabbalists* tells us is really referring to the energy level/*Sefira*/dimension called *Binah. *And when we use both versions of the expanded* alef, IMA*, spelled **EME**, has the value of **1830 + 640 + 1110 = 3580**, or **10 x 358**, the value of *Mashiac*h, the Messiah in all **10** *sefirot*/dimensions.

The word *Emet*, truth, is graphically synonymous with the **42**-Letter Name of G-d in that the words *emet* (*EMT*) has the numerical value of **441**, which is **21 squared** and we know from *chazal*, that *Emet* represents the two *Ehyeh’s* (*EHYH*) each of value **21**, combined** **in the Name, “*Eyheh Asher Ehyeh*” (I Am that I Am), the source of the lower **42**-Letter Name.

Moreover, just like the word *Emet* (**EMT**) the first letter of the **42**-Letter Name (*Ana B’koach*) is *Alef* *(***E**) and the last is *Tav* (**T**) and there are **40** (**M**) letters in between.

And when we spell out *Emet *(**EMT**) using the expanded *Alef* and add **8** for the *kolel* of the **8** letters, we get **1830 + 640 + 412 +8 = 2890**, which when we double it for the two *emets* (truths) less the *kolel *of **2** for doubling, we get **(2890 x 2) – 2 = 5778**, the year prophesy says Mashiach will come.

**What about Time x Times + half a Time?:**

**21squared + 21 squared + 21 = (21×21) + (21×21) + 21 = 903**, which is the sum of all the integers from **1 – 42**, in other words, the spiritually complete **42**.

**So ***Ehyeh* = Half a Time

**and (Half a Time + Half a Time) = 42-Letter Name**

**and (Half a Time X Half a Time) = ***Emet*

**and ***Emet *= 42-Letter Name

**So ***Emet* = Time and thus

**Truth = Time in the spiritual word = the 42-Letter Name**

**and also, spiritually, addition (+) is similar to multiplication (X)**

**and (Time x Times + Half a Time) = the spiritually complete 42**

Now, the **21squared in ***Emet* is (Ehyeh x Ehyeh) or (EHYH X EHYH) and when we use the spelled out version of *Ehyeh*, we get ELP HY YVD HY which breaks down to *Alef* (*ELP*) and (*HY YVD HY*) of value **50**, representing the** 50** gates of *Binah* (understanding) that we will reach in the time of *Moshiach.*

But the full **10** letters equal **1830 + 50 + 10 = 1890**, to which if we were to add the cryptic **127** years of Sarah’s life (from Genesis **23:1**) or the digits **127** from Daniel **12:7**, we’d get **1890 + 127 = 2017 CE**, the year the *Mashiach (Binah)* consciousness is supposed to begin (**5778**, actually 5777.78).

In case we were to that that a coincidence, the sum of the 2 *Ehyehs* is exactly **1880 x 2 = 3760 HC,** which is the pivotal year “0” in the Gregorian calendar.

**Now, we can understand why ***Ehyeh*, a higher Name of G-d is called “half a Time.” And we can understand how the 42-Letter Name created by the 2 *Ehyeh* or twice half-time, can control our perception of reality to bring us what seems like miracles into our reality, as explained in *The Genesis Prayer. *And seeing as Time controls distance, now we can also understand why all Torah journeys are governed by the *Mem-Bet* (**42-Letter name).**

**What does Time have to do with the Messiah?**

Time is a journey and at the end of the journey is the Light, the Messiah.

The Bible makes that clear. If we add the** 231**, as in the **231** Gates of Wisdom described in Abraham’s *Sefer Yetzirah*, and which corresponds to Genesis **23:1,** to the **127 **from Daniel** 12:7**, we’d get **231 + 127 = 358**, *Mashiach*.

Now, the Hebrew for “Time, Times, and half a Time” (*LMVAD MVATYM* *VChZY*) reveals even more. The first **3** letters have the numerical value of **76**, as does the first letter of each of the **3** words. And we know from the Arizal, that **76** is the numerical value of the highest aspect of *Chochma* (*Av*) of the Tetragrammton (YVD HY VYV HY) including **4** for the YHVH). But even more significant is that the rest of the letters add up to **358**, *Mashiach*.

And if we take off the **10** for the **10** letters in the Tetragrammaton *(Av): (YVD HY VYV HY*), or alternatively, for the final *yud* (*Y*) in “half (*VChetzi*)” we get a total of **424 **for the phrase, which is the value of *Mashiach Ben David.*

And the final letters in the verse (*DMY*), which we know from *chazal* project the future, add up to **54**, which connects to both the letters of the month (*nun *and *dalet*) of Scorpio, according to Abraham’s *Sefer Yetzirah*, from which we’ve been told by the Zohar that *Mashiach Ben David *will come, and to the year **5778** HC because **107 **is the sum of all the positive integers through **5778 **and **5778/107 = 54**.

**So what good is knowing all this?**

Before we traveled in spiritual darkness. Now we know what can illuminate our journey and speed our way through time and toward Mashiach.

And if you still have doubts about time, know this: the Hebrew word for time used in Daniel 12:7 is *Mo’ed* (*MVAD*), whose value is **120** and whose ordinal value is **39** and thus time’s complete value is **120 + 39 = 159**, the small gematria value of the Upper **42**-Letter Name of G-d.

Take your time and digest this, but don’t take forever; there are only 9 years until **5778**.