The 3 Columns of History.

The Torah always presents information to us with great built in redundancy, so it’s not the Torah’s fault if we’re slow on the uptake.  For example, did you ever wonder why there were 70 family members who entered Egypt and began the 210 years of exile there while they grew to 600,000? Or why Moses and his siblings had to pass the Torah on to 70 Elders before it could be given to the people, also 600,000 at the time. And you probably didn’t realize that Noah’s sons had 70 named descendants in the Torah, which eventually populated the world.

Ok, so what?

So if the Torah is expressing a distinctive pattern, it’s our  obligation to try and figure out why, what he message is. This is the Sod Torah, the secret chambers of the Torah that house the deepest wisdom.

The pattern:

Noach (1) – his 3 sons – 70 descendants

Adam (1) – 3 Patriarchs – 70 family members

G-s (1) – 3 Moses/Aaron/Miriam – 70 Elders

1 -3 -70




The Tree-of-life comes to mind right away:


Binah –  Da’at – Chochma

Gevurah -Chesed


Hod -Netzach




1 (Keter)

3 Upper Sefirot

70 Subsefirot of 7 sefirot of Zeir Anpin/Malchut

By the way, the 70 sub-sefirot are naturally bundled this way; it wasn’t some convenient arrangement of ours.

Then, of course, there is 137, the numerical gematria value of Kabbalah, meaning both to receive and also parallel, as in parallel meaning and parallel universe.

As my friend Mordechai pointed out, 1-3-70 is also 1370 as in the 1370 that Chazal tells us the Moslems were to rule over the Jews in merit of their forefather Ishmael (10 years for each of the 137 of his life), which incidentally ended on June 8th, 2002, 1370 years after the death of Mohammad in 632 CE.

Then there is 1 x 3 x 70 = 210 years of exile in Egypt.

Of course, Keter is 1, but it’s also 100 and 100 + 70 + 3 = 173, as in the 173 keys that the Zohar tells us G-d gave to Moses to access Heaven, and allusion to the small gematria value of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, 173.

Let’s put that aside for the moment and see where the 3 column structure of the Tree-of-life takes us. The Arizal explains that all history is based on cycles of the coupling of Zeir Anpin and Malchut (in it’s most simplistic form, Heaven and Earth).  These cycles include the 3 times of the day (corresponding to the 3 sets of daily prayers); the 7 days of the weeks; 12 months in a year He further states that in the grand cycle, the destruction of the Second Temple in 3830 HC heralded the end of the coupling of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, which will reoccur in the time of the Third Temple. Interestingly, the Second Temple was destroyed in 70 CE, and the first Temple was destroyed in 3338 HC, or -422 CE, which is germane because 422 is the gematria value of the word seventy (70).

Now, since the 2nd of the 3 periods (columns) of history ended in 3830, if this first 2 periods were split down the middle, each would be 1915 years long.  I haven’t found any biblical events that match the year 1915, but Abraham was born 33 years later in 1948.

And similarly, 3830 + 1915 (or alternatively 1915 x 3 periods) = 5745 (1985 CE), which is 33 years before 5778, the year prophesied by Rav Ashlag, etc. for the geula (final redemption) and the arrival of Moshiach and the 3rd Tree-of-life opportunity.

Nevertheless, we know that the 70 years of King David’s life is tied into the  whole Mashiach calendar and that the midpoint of his life in 2889 HC is exactly halfway between Adam (0) and Moshaich in 5778 HC, and so we should see see how his life compares with the 3 periods of 1915 years. As it happens, half way between the first 1915 year period and the the second at 3830 is the year 2872 and half of 33 years later is 2889, alternatively David was born 33/2 years before 2872 in 2854 HC.

So why the 33 years?

Is it because it’s 1/3 of 100 (keter)? Or because it’s 1 more than the 32 Paths of Wisdom (Tree-of-life).  Or is it something deeper, some link/path/gateway that G-d wants us to find on our own. After all, the square root of 33 is 57.45, as in 3 x 1915 = 5745.

Couldn’t be, right? Square roots factoring into G-d’s Divine calendar?

Well, maybe, considering that the square root of 1370 = 37.01, and the gematria value of the 42-Letter Name is 3701. And speaking of the 42-Letter Name, whose small gematria value if you recall was 173, the square root of 3 is 1.73.

Nevertheless, 33 is 2/3 or .666 of the 50-year biblical jubilee year, which the Torah commands us (starting back in 2448 HC at Mt Sinai) to count, until the arrival of Moshiach 3330 (66.6 jubilee) years later.

Now the Divine Calendar is so designed so that Abraham would be born in 1948 HC, and Israel would become a nation in 1948 CE and that 1948 years after the destruction of the Second Temple in 3830, we’d get the 3rd opportunity for the Tree-of-life reality in 5778, which is 2018 CE, 70 years after Israel became a nation, just as it was 70 years after Abraham was born in 1948, that G-d made his Covenant with Abraham (in 2018 HC).

But if that isn’t enough, it was also so designed so that the square root of the year the First Holy Temple was destroyed, 3338 is 57.78, and moreover that the square root of 5778 is 76.0 and 76.6 jubilee years is 3830, when the Second Holy Temple was destroyed.

So G-d had a plan for us all along, and a time table, a very specific one it seems, down to the square roots, so let’s take another look at the 1-3-70 progression. And it turns out that the sum of their respective square roots is 11.1, as in the numerical value of the 1st Hebrew Letter, Alef (ELP), 111, which leads us back to 1 (One). But as for the progression and the cyclical coupling of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, the Arizal explains that the 600,000 Jewish souls at Mt Sinai can trace their soul root back through the 70 members through the 12 sons through the 3 Patriarchs to Adam, meaning:

600,000/70/12/3 = 238.095


238.095 = 1/42


The atomic weight of


These are just a few of the secrets revealed in just one of the Torah’s many chambers.  But buried beneath this chamber of history is another chamber, with deeper secrets, with clues to the 4th Period of History, he one to come.  We’ll open the seal on that chamber in our next post…


We Were Told to Count to 50!

We were told to count to 50, yet every year we count to 49, and let G-d count the 50th day for us? But that’s not what we were told to do.
As an adjunct to our last Article on the splitting of the Torah at Bamidbar (Numbers) Chapter 1 into the precise Phi proportions and to the connection to the year 5778 (2018 CE), we’d like to add a secret about the 12 tribes, actually 13, listed in the 54 verses of Bamidbar chapter 1. They appear to be listed haphazardly, but that is anything from the truth. The sages and the Zohar tell us that they are listed in a specific in order for us to connect through them to the stars and to destiny, but there is a deeper, never been reveled secret about them as well.

The 13 initials in there order of appearance are R for Reuben, then Sh for Shimon, then G for Gad, then Y for Yehuda, then Y for Issacar, then Tz for Tzebelun, then E for Ephraim, then M for Menash, then B for Benjamin, then D for Dan, then E for Asher, then N for Naphtali, then finally L for Levi.

As you may have noticed the initials M-B as in the 42-Letter Name (MB Shemot) appears in the middle of them, the Name the sages have said is necessary for bringing about the Geula (final redemption), but what the true secret is that that the first 11 Names add up to 577 and the final 2 to 80, a well-conceived allusion to 5778-0, especially considering that the prior two portions in the Torah had 57-78 verse respectively.

They are further arranged so that the 6 tribes numbered 4 through 9 would add up to 70, as in the 70 Nations, the 70 years of King David, and the last 70 years from when Israel became a Nation in 5708 HC.

In his commentaries on this portion (Bamidbar) the Arizal discusses the reason that the Levites were counted from age 30 and everyone else from age 20. In essence, it is because the Levites represent the left side of the Tree-of-Life, the side of Gevurah, which is comprised of the 5 crowns (or proto Gevurah) within the sefira (dimension) of Da’at; the 5 midot (emotional expressions) of Gevurah within Zeir Anpin that are the dimensions of Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach and Hod; and the 5 manifesting stages of Gevurah within the dimension of Yesod, for a total of 15. Since there are male and female aspects to each, the total is 15 plus 15 or 30. 30 is also the numerical value for the letter Lamed (L), the initial of the tribe of Levi.

Not coincidentally, Lamed is one of the two central letters of the Hebrew alef-bet, the other being Caf (C), nor is it coincidental that that complete numerical value (standard plus ordinal) is 42; or that the complete value of Caf(C)is 31, that of El (G-d); or that the complete value of Caf-Lamed (CL), spelling Kol, meaning “All (everyone)”, is 73, the same as Chochma (wisdom). And using a little known, but highly revelatory form of ancient gematria we see at the essence of the letters Caf-Lamed (CL): (42 x 31)/(42+31) = 26.04, the sum of the 4 letters of the Tetragreammatom (YHVH), which oddly enough is the same as 2 x (42 x 31), which is also = 2604, further emphasizing this important connection.

The Beginning

Nevertheless, the letter Lamed(L) as seen from above starts out as a point, becomes a straight line and spirals into a circle, a metaphor for the formation of the universe as described in Rav Ashlag’s Ten Luminous Emanations. It’s one of two letters that spiral; the other being the letter Pe(P), and as we’re told by Abraham, The Patriarch in his Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation) these are the two letters (PL) that control (have dominion over) the month of Tishrei, which begins with Rosh HaShannah. This is also why the sequence of the counting of the tribes begins with the word for counting (Pekudaihem) and ends with Levi, thus (PL).

Now, the letter (P) forms a more natural recognizable spiral, and thus is associated with the spiraling numerical constant Phi, as opposed to the Letter (L), which is associated with the mathematical constant Pi, as would be appropriate for a line becoming a circle.

What bother these letters also have in common is that they are both composed of the letters Caf (C) and Vav(V) as in (CV), representing the number 26, associated with the Tetragrammaton (YHVH). Nevertheless, it’s their association together within the letter Alef (ELP) that is significant to our discussion. The letter Alef (E), as prototypical energy, existed before the Torah and thus physical existence began and it was comprised of an upper and lower Yud(Y) with two Vavs(V) splitting apart the two Yuds (Y). It was from the lower Yud (Y) that a sea of energy emanated and formed the skeletal structure of out universe, and within that sea were the mathematical constants Pi and Phi (represented by L and P)to guide the currents of physicality. Thus was completed the Alef (ELP) prior to the Bet (B) of the Torah.

We spoke earlier of the 15 aspects of Gevurah (the filter of judgment) represented by the Lamed(L), but there are also 15 aspects of Chesed (loving kindness) to balance them out, making 30 aspects in total, which happens to be the ordinal value of E-L-P (the letter Alef spelled out). Now the letter Alef, (E) has a letter value 1 and the spelled out letter’s numerical value is 111, or Oneness in every sense of the word. And from that oneness came everything (kol).

In this portion of Bamidbar, Moses counted all the Israelites over the age of 20 except the Levites, which he counted over the age of 30, together they represented 20+30 or Caf(C) plus Lamed (L) making CL (kol), everyone. And 20+30 = 50, as in the 50 days which we were told by G-d to count in preparation for receiving the Torah in marriage every year at Shavuot. This is just as it was when the 600,000 Israelites counted the 50 days in the desert (bamidbar) from the crossing of the “End Sea” (Yam Suf) to the reception of the 10 Commandments and the Tree-of-life reality (10 sefirot/dimensional existence beyond physicality) at Mt Sinai.

Of course, 600/50 = 12, as in the 12 Tribes that Moses was counting.

And if you recall, Pharaoh sent and lost at sea his 600 choice chariots (governing angels) in that same sea crossing, so it’s not coincidental that 20 x 30 = 600 or that “sea” (YM) has a numerical value of 50. Nor is it coincidental that the Torah mentions the exodus 50 times יציאת מצרים, which literally means going out of the “straits of the sea” מצר ים.

A Deeper Code

A clue to the depth of the Torah encoding is further found within the word which we broke down above “straits of the sea” מצר ים, since two of the first three letters (Resh-Zaddi) represent the central core (heart) of the 42-Letter Name Matrix and the third letter Mem (numerical value 40) represents the rest of the 40 letters. This was in the same was that CL was at the core/heart of the alef-bet. And since we know from the sages and tzaddikim, including the Baal Shem Tov of blessed memory that the 42-Letter Name represents not only the 42 journeys that the Israelites made in the desert (BMDBR) but the 42 journeys we much make in life and the 42 journeys of our soul on the way to redemption, we may infer that going out of the “straits of the sea” מצר ים is also exiting through the 42-Letter Name.

Counting 50

As discussed in previous articles, the Torah repeatedly insists that we count the 50-year jubilee cycle and first tells us to do so in the first chapter of the Behar-Bechukatai 57-78 connection. Nowadays, because there is no Temple, we pretty much ignore that command. Are we making a mistake?

Should we be counting 50?

Yitro (Jethro), whose gematria value is 616, the same as “The Torah,” told Moses how to manage his 600,000 Israelites, which was an allusion to how the universe is managed from above. He told him that Moses should put leaders and sub-leaders over 1000’s, 100’s, 50’s and 10’s? Thousands, hundreds and tens is logical and is more than suggestive of how the 10 sefirot are divided and subdivided by 10’s, but why subdivide by 50 as well?

It doesn’t make sense to have someone over essentially only two people (100/50) so there must be a secret in here, a hidden message Yitro was conveying to Moses, especially since it was conveyed to Moses moments (Torah time) before receiving the 10 Commandments.

The full answer to the meaning of counting 50 lies in the spiritual dimensions of time and space itself, but there are some simpler ones that we can grasp. For instance, if we count the jubilee years (50-year intervals) from the birth of Adam to the midpoint of the 70-year life of King David (2854 HC – 2924) we get precisely 57.78 jubilee years. And from that pivotal midpoint (2889 HC) to the year 5778 HC, when the Geula is prophesized to occur, we get another 57.78 jubilee years.

Of course, 2889 HC is exactly 441 years after the Torah was received on Mt Sinai in 2448 HC and 441 is the numerical value of Emet (Truth) and 212.

And of course there are 66.6 jubilee years from 2448 to 5778 and 66.6 jubilee years from Adam to the destruction of the First Holy Temple in 3338. But all this can be found in The Divine Calendar, except this new tidbit that there are 325,077.8 sidereal days in the 17.8 jubilee years from 2448 HC to 3338 HC.

This doesn’t answer the question why we should count 50; that deeper meaning, whose answer lies in the 32 sides of the 5th dimensional hypercube, will take time to explain. But our time already seems to be marked, whether it’s the temperature of the surface of the Sun, 5778 K or 57.78 jubilee years, the year 5778 (2018 CE) is hurtling towards us. This is also why that first chapter in Bamidbar that split the Torah into the Phi proportion has 54 verses (like the 54 portions in the Torah and the 54 special letters in the Torah) because the sum of the positive integers through 107 is 5778 and 107 x 54 = 5778, and Phi18 = 5778.000

It’s been said by the sages that the Israelites, stuck in Egypt (MZR YM), were at the 49th gate of negativity and counting by 50 we see that in 2448 HC they were also in the 49th Jubilee year from Adam. It’s also been said that if we reach the Tree-of-Life reality, we will have reached the 50th Gate of Binah. Now that’s something worth counting.

Physical Coincidence

It’s probably just coincidental also that Euler’s Constant is .577215… and that when we use Euler’s Number, noted as ℮ (2.7182818…), which is the base of the natural logarithmic scale, in the equation ℮*Pi√Phi we get 5.277845, which one could argue is not 5.778 and they’d be right, but there are also 5845 verses in the Torah, as in 5.277845.

Of course, counting is just math and math is just at the core of physics, so when we ignore God’s Commandments in the Torah we are ignoring physics, not escaping them, as we would be in the Tree-of-Life reality.

Sarah Lives Continued: There’s Much more than meets the eye.

In a very simplified recap, we’ve linked the verse Bereshit 21:1 and the keeping of G-d’s promise to Abraham and Sarah, and the birth of Isaac to the coming of H’Mashiach (the Messiah) in 5778 (2018 CE) and to the Ari, Rabbi Isaac Luria, (of numerical value 211) and then we’ve linked Bereshit 23:1 to the coming of H’Mashiach in 5778 (2018 CE) and to the Ari again. Now, let’s take it further, much further.

While we saw that the phrases “The Ari lives” and “The Messiah Lives” are connected to Bereshit 23:1 and to the phrase “Sarah Lives” there are two more verses connected to this 5th portion that link with one another and bring further clarity to the generational chain of H’Mashiach, two more pieces of the puzzle if you will. They are Bereshit 24:1 and 1 Kings (Malachim) 1:1, both of which begin with the key phrases “coming with the days” commonly translated at “old age.” But “coming with the days” is a definite reference to for those that understand. Bereshit 24:1 is talking about Abraham and 1 Kings 1:1, which is from the Haftorah portion associated and read with Chayei Sarah, is about King David.

Bereshit 24:1 is the verse recited 3 times after the Hallel prayers: V’Abraham zaken Ba Bayamim V’adonai berach et Abraham bacol. “Abraham was old, well advanced in years and God had blessed Abraham with everything. We’ll show shortly how this is a continuation of the previous verse, which was also the first in its respective chapter, as are these two, and we’ll also show how they all refer to the end of days (advanced in years) and to G-d’s fulfillment of his promise, his Covenant with Abraham.

The first connection between this verse and Bereshit 23:1 is hinted at in the palindromic word VYHYV, which if your recall indicated a coming and going in two different directions and thus a doubling of Sarah’s 127 years, as in 127 x 2 = 254, which just happens to be the numerical value of V’Abraham, the first word in Bereshit 24:1. And if you recall from the posts about verse Bereshit 22:1 and 23:1, about how they reflected Moses’ 515 prayers for the Messianic age to come and moreover that that the 516th prayer would have ushered it in, thus finding that the numerical value of the 4 word phrase that begins Bereshit 24:1: V’ABRHM TzKN BE BYMYM, is 516 is quite significant.

The verse begins with 4 words phrase: V’ABRHM TzKN BE BYMYM, very similar to the verse in 1 Kings 1:1that begins V’H’Melech David TzKN BE BYMYM, substituting the name King David for that of Abraham, and just like V’ABRHM having the value of 254, or 2 x 127, the 3 letters in the word melech (MLC) King, spelled out, also have the value of (80 + 74 + 100) = 254 = 2 x 127. But we can really begin to see the connection when we notice that the phrase David H’Melech Chai (King David lives” has the numerical value of 127, as in the 127 years of Sarah’s life.

The first of the two similar verses that reflect the same thought, Bereshit 24:1 and 1 Kings 1:1, has 4 words and the second one has 5, together, 9 words, once again reflecting that theme of 9 that we saw when we were analyzing Sarah’s verse Bereshit 23:1. Since it takes two words to say “King David,” we see that while the first letters of the first 4 words of Abraham’s verse add up to 17, that of tov, good, the first letter of the first 3 words in King David’s verse add up to 17as well. This harks back to Creation when the Torah states that G-d made the Light and it was good (tov).

In case you haven’t realized yet, and I guarantee you have will by the time you finish this blog, the purpose of all this encryption is to lead us to David H’Melech (King David) and his connection to H’Mashiach. Even the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet say David H’Melech, loud and clear. The sum of the 22 letters is 1495, which visually and mathematically breaks down to 14 and 95, and 14 is the numerical value of David and 95 is the numerical value of H’Melech, thus the sum of the 22 letter represents David H’Melech.

Moreover, the various examples we have of specific words in the verses equating to 254 is more than just 127 x 2. Since the sum of the integers through 22, as in the 22 letters, is 253 and 254 is 1 more than 253, these specific words are all references to going above physicality, which is what both Abraham and King David did. This is also a hint as to what we must do both in order to see and understand all this, and to be able to see and understand what will happen in the time of H’Mashiach, “in the coming of days.” We must expand our minds, our vision, our loving kindness (chesed) beyond the physical, which means beyond ourselves, and our selfish natures. Just as we do every Elul leading up to Rosh Hashanah, but on a much grander scale, we must prepare ourselves for meeting and greeting the King.

Using the 3 Shanah (years) and the 3 linked verses and the multiple of 3 word combinations that keep leading us to astoundingly redundant messages as yet another clue, we can take another 3 word combination, such as the values of the two BYMYM from the two verses (Bereshit 24:1 and 1 King 1:1 plus the value of the word TzKN from those verse and add 2 for the kolel of the 2 verses and we get 204 + 157 + 2 = 363, the numerical value of H’Mashiach, “The Messiah.” Even verse numbers themselves, Bereshit 24:1 + 1 Kings 1:1 plus 6 for the kolel of the 6 digits = 241 + 111 + 6 = 358, the numerical value of Mashiach.

While the word V’Abraham from, Bereshit 24:1 has the numerical value sofit of 814, the same as the verse Vayikra 19:18 paraphrased as Love thy neighbor…, the word V’H’Melech “And the king,” referring to King David from verse 1 Kings 1:1, has the numerical value of 101, which is the same as the gematria atbash of Shanah (ShNH), year, from verse Genesis 23:1. And 101 is the same numerical value as the cyclical ordinal value of the 3 Mothers (E, Sh,M), and is also the simple gematria of Michael, the archangel, protector of Israel, whose numerical value of 541 is the cyclical ordinal value of the 7 Doubles (B,G,D,C,P,R,T) as revealed in the Sefer Yetzirah and as will be explained soon in another post to this blog.

But more germane to our current analysis is that the ordinal value of Sarah, Abraham, and David is 46+41+14 = 101, as well. And their numerical value, including the kolel for the 11 letters in their 3 names is 505 +248 + 14 + 11 = 778, as in 5778.

And since the first word of Bereshit 24:1, V’Abraham and the first word of 1 Kings 1:1 together have the numerical value of 254 + 101 = 355, that of Shanah (year) and/or sefira (dimension), so what better link to Sarah’s verse in Bereshit 23:1 can we ask for?

Except that when we strip away the prefixes as we often do when trying to find the essence of the matter in the Torah, we see that the spelled out sofit values for the 3 letters of the 3 words from the 3 verses, Sarah, (ShRH), the EBR of Abraham, and Melech (MLC) plus the 24 letters in the spelled out versions of these 9 letters = 2635 + 996 + 1345 + 24 = 5000 exactly. And when we couple that with the equation just above, we get Sarah, Abraham and King David = 5778.

And just in case we think this is some colossal coincidence, please note that verse Bereshit 24:1 is divided down the middle into two phrases of 5 words each: V’Abraham zaken Ba Bayamim and V’adonai berach et Abraham bacol. The second phrase “God had blessed Abraham with everything,” has the numerical value of 1995 + 18 (letters) + 5 (words) = 2018. And since we know G-d made his Covenant with Abraham in 2018 HC, it must be telling us that Abraham will finally receive everything (His Promises fulfilled) in 2018 CE, 5778 HC.

But what of the second part of 1 Kings 1:1, which is also split to two 5 word segments (phrases)? That may be giving us another version of the end of days. “YYCSHV BBGTYM VLE YChM LV” translates to “he could not keep warm even when they put covers on him.” It’s a very cold, bleak, uncomforting end.” And since the first word in that phrase has a numerical value of 107 and begins and ends in vav, like the VHYHV that began Bereshit 23:1, and because all the integers from 1 to 107 add up to exactly 5778, we need to take this warning, this possible outcome, seriously. It’s not coincidence that there are 31 verses in 1 Kings 1, just as there are in Bereshit 1. And/or that there are 31 words in all 3 verses. It’s another beginning.

But how do we know these 3 verses are really meant to be connected and that they collectively connect to the end of days? The total standard gematria of the 3 verses is 5770, plus 8 for the 8 years that we’re told by chazal that H’Mashiach will have to pass through before the brit (covenant) can be achieved gives us 5778, and also a clue that the tzaddikim of blessed memory are probably correct. And the square root of the gematria sofit value for the 3 verses is 111.848, pointing us again to the Alef, and the unity of the three ones, or columns of the tree-of-life in the end and since 848 = 2 x 424, the value of Mashiach Ben David, it’s also pointing to the 2 heads once again.

Now, going back to the 3 Shanah’s (years) from the 2nd part of verse Bereshit 23:1, Sarah’s verse. When we spell out (ShNH, ShNH, ShNYM) using the mem sofit we get 2048, a reference to Abraham (248) no doubt, but more to the point, the 2048 is the year their son, Isaac was born.  Incidentally, Sarah died when he was 37, as in the value of the first word of that verse (VYHYV), which starts out “this is he life of Sarah.” Moreover, 2048 – 27 (letters) – 3 (words) = 2018 yet again.

Of course, simple gematria of the 3 Shanahs (years) gives us a value of 355 + 355 + 400 = 1110, or 10 x 111, the numerical value of the letter alef, and also elef, the word for 1000, thus 10 x 1000, which either way, translates to the keter (crown) or head of the 10 sefirot. And if we add the ordinal value (138) to it to get the complete value, we get 1110 + 138 = 1248, a simple allusion to 1000 (keter/elef/alef) and to Abraham (248). It should be very clear by now, that this sequence and these verses are telling us about the seed level of Mashiach, of the universe, and about both the beginning and the end of it all. And that sentiment is echoed in that the 3 Shanah sequence ends in Yud-mem, representing Keter of value 620.

And speaking of first words, the numerical value of the first word in each of these three verses, not only begins with vav, making 3 vavs, or 6 + 6 + 6 = 18, the value of chai, life, but they in simple gematria they are 101 + 254 + 37 = 392 and when we add the kolel of 16 for the 16 letters in the 3 words, we get 408 as in the 408 missing composite letters from the Torah, (600,000 – 408 letters).

Incidentally, the 231 in Genesis 23:1 can be said to relate to the 231 Gates of Wisdom discussed in the Sefer Yetzirah. Nevertheless, of the 12 words in the verse, Genesis 23:1, the two-word phrase Sarah Chayeh is repeated, not only emphasizing that the Torah is talking about someone beyond Sarah, someone yet to come, someone from her spiritual lineage. It also allows us to take note that when the kolel for the 6 letters in this phrase is added to its complete word value (normal and ordinal together) we get a total of 613, as in the 613 precepts delineated in the Torah, indicating we are talking about a complete tzaddik (righteous soul).

The word TzKN repeated in each of these 2 similar verses (24:1 and 1 Kings 1:1) has value of 157 so the value of both these words together is 157 x 2 = 314, that of Shaddai Mettatron, Pi, etc. This in itself is a hint to the 3 letters of David (DVD) that have a value of 14. And speaking of Pi, the letters Shin and yud that were both repeated 9 times in Bereshit 23:1 are not only completed with the letter dalet of David to form the Shin-dalet-yud of Shaddai, but they translate through gematria atbash to Mem and Bet as in the Shem Mem-bet, and as noted in The Genesis Prayer, when we divide the number 9 by the small gematria of the Shem Mem-Bet we get:

9/.123049027395534023292943802957033870306904 =


= 70 + 3.141577

The simple equation not only yields an impossibly precise approximation of the mathematical constant Pi, but also 5777, the year 2017 CE. It’s also coupled to the all-important Biblical time span of 70 (years), including David’s lifespan, and to the number 73, the value of Chochma, wisdom, the 9th sefira, but we’ll get into Pi and its connection to 5778 a little later.

Next, the words BE BYMYM common to both verses (23:1 and 1 Kings 1:1) contains two mem-bets each, signifying the upper and lower Names, meaning redemption, Pad (PD of numerical (42 + 42) value 84, and represented by the Eyheh Asher Eyheh “I am that I am,” also known as the two heads (RESh, a permutation of Asher), which fits with the twin numerical values of the two Yud-mems of the BYMYM. and the Bet (B) which signals 2, by its value (2)/ Meanwhile, the Alef of BE, is also a sign of head, as it’s the primordial letter that comes before the Bet of Bereshit, the physical first letter of the Torah, and it’s also the head of the alef-bet. Spelled out yud-mem has the numerical value of 100 and the second one has the sofit value of 620, both representative of keter, and thus the two heads, or crowns. This also is indicative of a crown at either end, at the beginning and at the end, though that is up to interpretation.

The other head is also Sarah, as the numerical value of 3 of the first 4 words of Bereshit 23:1 subtracting her name they total (VYHYV ShRH ChYY MEH) 37 + 28 + 46 = 111, which is that of the letter Alef.

The other two heads are Sarah’s spiritual lineage and Abraham’s, the two halves of the soul that came together with G-d’s blessing to make their spiritual seeds as numerous and as bright as the stars.

Nevertheless, the word BYMYM when spelled out has the value 412 + 100 + 100 = 612, as in the value of the word Brit, Covenant, so we know that the Torah is not fooling around when it mentions “the coming of days.”

There are many different types of gematria, (established encryption decoding systems, some more common, like sofit (final letters), katan (small), atbash (reverse alef-bet) and albam, (plus 11 or middle of alef-bet) and some are much more concealed and known only to a very few people today. but all are revelatory. Nevertheless, it should be cautioned that other than very basic gematria, none of the others should be utilized unless it has already been established that the particular subject that you’re examining has significant already proven spiritual relevance. In this way, you are not imposing your own creation, but rather stripping away the layers to reveal more and more about the spirit of the subject.

Since we’ve more than established the significance of Bereshit 23:1, and indeed the name Sarah, we can see that her name may contain additional encoded information. And while the name Sarah in gematria atbash (BGZ) has a numerical of 95 as in H’Melech, “the King,” in gematria albam it is 109 as in David H’Melech , “King David.” Moreover, the the first line of the 42-Letter Name (Shem Mem-Bet) which included that letters (BGZ) and which has the numerical value of 506 (one more that Sarah, 505) has the remaining letters (EYT) and if we convert these back using atbash as well, we get (EMT) which spells the word Emet, meaning truth, commonly thought of as Torah truth. Thus the the 42-Letter Name’s first line, whose value equates with that of the Hebrew word for “Unconditional Love,” translates to “Sarah Emet.” And thus both, thN Name Sarah and the 42-Letter Name, not insignificantly, connect to David H’Melech.

The sum of the atbash values for Abraham and Sarah is 898 plus the kolel for the 8 letters in their names gives us 906, as in the value of the last line of the 42-Letter Name again, and as the value of the words Et Sarah from the Bereshit 21:1 which began our sequence of posts on this subject. Moreover, as we shall see momentarily, 906 BCE is also the year David H’Melech was born.

In relation to the 3 different year parameters mentioned in Genesis 23:1, which we know from the Zohar relate to the different sets of sefirot, 100, 20 and 7 respectively, if we follow Abraham’s advise in the Sefer Yetzirah, we get (100 x 20) + (100 x 7) + (20 x 7) + (1 x 2 x 7) = 2854 and 2854 HC is the year King David was born.

There is no coincidence here. If you haven’t read it already. I suggest you check out the blog post titled “King David and the Messiah” and also the book The Divine Calendar, but a few highlight below will illustrate my point:

King David was born in 2854 HC

2 x 2854 HC = 5708 HC

Israel Received Statehood in 5708 HC


King David’s Birth marks the Mid-point to the Founding of Israel

5708 HC = 1948 CE


Israel Received Statehood in 1948 CE

2854 HC = 906 BCE

2854906 = 1948

2 x 906 BCE = 1812 BCE

1812 BCE = 1948 HC

Abraham was born in 1948 HC


Abraham was born in 1812 BCE

and therefore

King David was born at the Mid-point between Abraham’s birth and the year “0” CE

King David was born in 2854 HC

King David died in 2924 HC


King David lived 70 years

2854 + 2924 = 5778 HC


The Mid-point of King Davids life = 2889 HC

The Mid-point from Adam to Mashiach = 2889 HC


The Mid-point of King Davids life marks the Mid-point in the Time-lime to Mashiach

King David was born in 906 BCE

King David died in 836 BCE

906 + 836 = 1742 BCE

1742 BCE = 2018 HC

2018 HC = The Covenant of Abraham

2018 CE = 5778 HC

Pretty convincing!

Now regarding the 3 sets of years again (100, 20, and 7) the value of the word used for 100, (meah) is 46 and that of 20 (esrim) is 620, which we’ve stated perviously is keter, but 620 + 46 = 666. And while the sum of the values and ordinal values of 20 (esrim) and 7 (Sheva) together is 620 + 80 + 272 + 39 = 1111, the sums of the words used for 100, 20, and 7 collectively sum to 1038 and 138 for their simple and ordinal values respectively, once again indicating the 38 years of the Ari’s life that were even more specifically indicated in the previous posting.

Also in relation to King David, who lived 70 years, we should note that the numerical value of the Ari, 211, is half of 422, the numerical value of the word seventy 70. For many more connections to this and the First Temple’s destruction in 422 BCE and the Second Temple’s destruction in 70 CE, please see The Divine Calendar.

The gematria albam of the 3 interconnected names Abraham, Sarah and David including the kolel of 15 for the 15 letters in their names is 948 as in the 948 digit in Pi where the final series 5778185778 occurs, but to really understand that and to grasp its profound significance for us we must read There’s Nothing Random in the Universe.

Before we move on to the next clue the Torah gives us, I received an email from a reader Ron A who had made a profound finding:

וַ יִּהְיוּחַיֵּי שָׂרָה, מֵאָה
“I have just noticed, that if you take out the ‘VAV‘ of zeir anpin, Yihyu, Chayey Sara Meah, take the first letter of each word and you get ‘mashiach’…”

As stated in the last posting, verse Genesis 23:1 that gave rise to all the connections from Sarah to the incarnations of Mashiach (the messiah) is the 5th portion in the Torah and it is the 55th paragraph in the Torah so how perfect is it in the grand scheme of things that this verse contains the word Shanah, year, of numerical value 355, twice, 3 times when we consider the plural version, Shanim. Why perfect? Because we know from the Zohar that the value of Shanah (ShNH) is also that of sefira (dimension), as in the 10 Sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-life, and not only is 55 the sum of all the integers from 1 to 10, but 55 is also the 10th Fibonacci number (1,1,3,5,8,13,21,34,55…), a series of numbers integrally based on the mathematical constant Phi which controls the spiraling nature of the universe and is integrally linked to the year 5778, as explained in the except below. And you may have also noticed that the consecutive 3rd, 4th and 5th Fibonacci numbers spell out 358, the value of Mashiach, while, it just so happens, the numerical sequence found at the 10th digit in PI is also 358. And it’s also perfect because when we add the kolel of 3 for the 3 letters of the word Shanah (ShNH) we get 355 + 3 = 358, Mashiach.

And of further interest here is that that the first 5 Fibonacci numbers (1,1,3,5,8,13,21,34,55…) total 18, as in chai, lives and the 3 vavs (6,6,6), and as in its connection to 2018 and 5778 as will be explained below. Also, while the first 4 numbers add up to 10 (sefirot); the first 6 add up to 31, the value of El; and the first 7 add up to 52, the value of the Tetragrammaton YHVH at the level Ban, Malchut; and the first 8 add up to 86, the value of Elohim; the first 10 equal 230, as in Genesis Chapter 23, where all this about the 10 sefirot is revealed.

Nevertheless, As we explore the relationship of 55 and 505 and 555 to the Ari, of numerical value 211 and verse Genesis 2:11, to the year of the arrival of Moshiach, it’s worthwhile to note as discussed in There’s Nothing Random in the Universe in regards to the mathematical constant Pi that the ” Small Gematria Value of the 42-Letter Name = 173 and that at 173 digits after the decimal place in Pi we find the numerical string …2110555… and 2110555 = exactly 5778.28 Sidereal Years. Moreover, we know that this isn’t an odd, yet still pure coincidence because besides the 3 statistically impossible inclusions of 5778 (2018) and also of the following year 2019, there’s yet another numerical string within these first 1000 digits of Pi and that’s 737190, which in sidereal days equates to exactly 2018.28 years.”

This excerpt from There’s Nothing Random about the Universe helps explain the connection of Phi, the mathematical constant that controls the spiraling nature of the universe to the number 18, that of the 3 vavs (6,6,6) and of (ChY) Chai, as in Sarah, Chai, Mashiach Chai, David Chai. Moshe Chai, and the Ari Chai, all definitive connections we’ve seen linked to these verses (Bereshit 21:1, 23:1 and 24:1, and 1 KIngs 1:1):

Chapter 4

And that single unique number is 5778.

For some reason beyond explanation 5778 and Phi were designed to interact, and 5778 was made to stand alone within all the numbers in the known universe.

Why would this be possible?

Why it’s possible for a number to stand out so is difficult to say and maybe not for us to say at all. But we can explain a little bit about the mechanism and the why might get clearer as you get deeper into this book.

The next series of minor revelations may shed some light though on the process by which 5778 became so unique. When we divide 5778 by Phi raised to the power of 15, or Phi15, it equates to approximately 4.24, which is the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David, the Messiah, Son of David.

Then when we divide 5778 by Phi raised to the power of 16 we get Phi2, or written as an equation, 5778/Phi16 = 2.61803399 = Phi2.

Then when we divide 5778 by Phi raised to the power of 17 we get Phi, or written as an equation 5778/Phi17 = 1.61803399 = Phi.

And finally when we divide 5778 by Phi raised to the power of 18 we get 1, or written as an equation 5778/ Phi18 = 1.0000000…, representing a singularity, an absolute oneness.

Therefore Phi18 = 5778 and the square root of 18 = 4.242640, once again the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David, the Messiah, Son of David. And this time followed by the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton, 26.

We can begin to understand that there is a dynamic occurring here and that 5778 didn’t accidentally become unique. Regardless of how we want to read this, 5778, Phi and the number 18 are integrally and dramatically linked together.

It’s interesting that 17√5 and 19√5 bound 18√5 on both sides.[1] It’s the same with dividing 5778 by Phi raised to the power of 6 less 17, and also 19. In other words we get a resultant whole number to 3 decimals places or more when with the equation 5778/(Phi6 17), and also with 5778/(Phi6 19).

It’s as if the numerical universe were zeroing in on 18 and 5778.

And 5778/(Phi-1)18= 33385284= 57782

And as we learned in The Divine Calendar, 3338 was the year the First Temple was destroyed. This also means that (Phi-1)18 = 1/5778.

5778/ Phi18 = 1.0000000

Phi18 = 5778

√18 = 4.242640

5778/(Phi-1)18 = 57782

(Phi-1)18 = 1/5778

What Does Phi18 = 5778 Mean?

The equation Phi18 = 5778 simply means that 5778 is the 18th power of Phi. And as a derivative of Phi itself the number 5778 might be expected to work out to a whole number, or nearly a whole number, at some point.

But that doesn’t answer what the significance of 18 is, or why it had to equal 5778. And it certainly doesn’t explain why 5778 in the Hebrew calendar is 2018 in the Gregorian or Western calendar. Once again 5778 and 18 linked together.

If you’ve already read The Divine Calendar you already understand why that is and don’t believe the 18 in 2018 and in Phi18 = 5778 to be coincidental. As you read this book you’ll also come to know that it wasn’t.

5778 is the 18th Power of Phi


phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi x phi = 5778

5778 HC = 2018 CE

Phi6 x Phi6 x Phi6 = 5778

6+6+6 = 18

[1] Five(5), but possibly more significant 17 and 19 are part of the exceedingly rare set of Mersenne primes, meaning that they satisfy the equation for being prime numbers such that Mn = 2n –1. They are the 6th and 7th Mersenne Primes, which is also probably significant as the dimensions of the 42-Letter name Matrix are 6 by 7, but that will be better understood in the course of this book. The prime number 67, the numerical value of the dimension of Binah (understanding), also connected to the 42-Letter Name, is another of the Mersenne Primes, a set of only 12 numbers up to n = 127, making M127 an enormously large number of 39 digits.