What’s the Secret Behind the Torah’s Numbers and Bible’s Divine Timeline? Logarithms.

There is a saying that you find what you look for? Such as the number 42, as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d. I see it in news reports everywhere and it keeps coming up for me. This could be because I’m hyper-sensitive to that number having written a book about that particular Name (The Genesis Prayer), or that I’m sending out energetic inquiries about it into the universe, or the collective consciousness as some would call it, or as some scientists would speculate, that I’m filtering out all else. Maybe it’s a little of everything.

Another example is my conviction in the date 5778 (2018 CE) because that was the date given by the tzaddikim for the geula, final redemption.  Again, I’ve written books about it and have found extensive proof of it within the context of the Torah and modern mathematics and physics, but then some skeptics would say that I would have done the same with the year 6329 or 2012 (though, I never found much to collaborate the end-of-the world thesis based on the Mayan calendar) had those been given to me.

So let’s take some of the key historic Biblical calendar dates, as The Divine Calendarillustrated in The Divine Calendar, such as 3760(0 ce), the pivotal beginning of the Gregorian (Western/Christian calendar);  -422 BCE (3338 HC), the fall of the First Holy Temple; 3830 (70 CE), the fall of the Second Holy Temple; and 5778 (2018 ce), the date prophesied for the manifestation of the tree-of-life reality, with its mirror date of 2018 HC, when G-d made His Covenant with Abraham, promising that final redemption.

Given those dates, and that the Exodus from Egypt and 10 Commandments were received in 2448 HC, exactly 66.6 jubilee years before 5778, how would the skeptics explain that the logarithm of the number of Israelites that received those 10 Commandments, (600,000 as per the Torah) is exactly 5.778151.

The number 151 is the numerical value of the Name of God, Ehyeh, the “I am” in the “I am that I am,” but that’s besides the point.

That said, how would they further explain that the logarithm of the year 5760 (2000 ce) is 3.760422, which is exactly 2000 years earlier (5760-3760 = 2000). As explained in The Divine Calendar , this special date of 3760 HC is what makes the two calendars so symmetrical with even Abraham’s birth in 1948 HC coinciding with Israel’s birth in 1948 CE, and if you recall, 3760 – 422 = 3338, the date of the destruction of the First Holy Temple.

And while they’re explaining that away as coincidence, let them tell you how the square root of 3338 being 57.78 is also meaningless.  And perhaps had they had computers and advanced mathematics 3330 years ago, maybe it would be meaningless, but would they also have known that the surface temperature of the Sun was also exactly 5778 K?

Of course, years are nothing more that the earth’s trips 365-day trips around the Sun, matching the 365 positive mitzvot (precepts)  in the Torah and the sum of all the integer logs through 365 is 778.39.

And as for the date of the destruction of the Second Holy Temple, 3830 HC, the logarithm of 3830 is 3.5832 with the 358 being the gematria (numerical value) of Moshiach (messiah), which may or may not mean anything, but we thought we’d throw it out there.

Nevertheless, we do have a clue that the Torah did indeed take logarithms in consideration of its creation, because the logarithm of the numerical value (913) of the first word (Bereshit, “In the Beginning”) of the first verse of the Torah is 2.960 and the numerical value of the last word (H’aretz, earth) of that verse is 296.

And speaking of verses, there are 5845 of them in the Torah and the sum of the logs of all the integers though 5845 is 19480.68… and 5845/1948 is nearly exactly 3.000.

It was the kabbalists, who first wrote about the 10 dimensions of the universe, the 10 sefirot of the Tree-of-life thousands of years ago, and today most physicists agree.  So it’s only natural that the logarithmic scale is designed into the Torah and the Divine calendar as with most of our mathematics today, they are all based on a base-10 system.

Here’s a tip of the hat to those 2012 doomsayers, just so they don’t say we’re too fixated on 5778 (2018). The height of the Great Pyramid in Egypt is 5775 inches and the sum of all the integer logarithms through 2012 is 5775.15. Yet either way, the sum of the logs of the 3 integers for the 3 inches from 5775 to 5778 is .778151 or the log of 6 for the 6 years from 2012 to 2018 is .778151, so there you have it.

Everyone can choose to fixate on whatever they want, but if fixating on the tree-of-life reality and the coming of Moshiach consciousness will draw that into your life, its a worthwhile pursuit whenever it occurs, B’H soon.

We’ll begin shortly a series of articles that will posit differing scenarios of what it could be like to awaken from this world of illusions that we’re currently trapped in and see reality for what it truly is.

Rav Ashlag’s Final Words and the Secret of the Final Redemption.

Rav Ashlag was the greatest kabbalist of the past century. Known as Hasulam (the ladder), he was not only the first to translate the Zohar from Aramaic to Hebrew but he wrote volumes of explanations as well and could have written hundreds more by his own account had he had the financial means to cover the pens and paper.  His legacy included several other books including The Ten Luminous Emanations, which brought new light and understanding to the study of the Tree-of-life as taught by the Arizal 400 years earlier.

Rabbi Yehuda Halevi Ashlag died at the age of 70, on Yom Kippur, 1954, and with his last divine breath uttered these 5 words , quoted from Psalm 91:16 אֹרֶךְ יָמִים, אַשְׂבִּיעֵהוּ;    וְאַרְאֵהוּ, בִּישׁוּעָתִי.

which translates to “With long life will I satisfy him, and make Him to behold My salvation.”

For 56 years now, since his passing, these words were shrouded in mystery. Yet, we have to look no further than the initials of the 5 words (Alef,Yud, Alef,Vav, Bet), whose gematria miliui (spelled-out numerical value) is exactly 666.

Now, for sure Rav Ashlag wasn’t referring to the infamous number of Revelations, but to the year that the kabbalistic proportion of .666 points to for the geula (final redemption), 5778 HC (2018 CE). After all, it was Rav Ashlag who taught it to me. (Please see The Divine Calendar or our article on the missing 222 years.)

Like the design of the Tree-of-life itself, Rav Ashlag separated the 6 millennium (6000 years) into those years dedicated to G-d (upper 1/3. or .333), and those to the self (lower 2/3, or .666), thus 2000 and 4000 respectively, giving us a base of 4000 selfish (malchut) years. Thus leaving us 2000 years to purify ourselves.

This .666 proportion by the way is not arbitrary and has deep divine origins, which we’ll explain in another article very soon.

Nevertheless, taking those 2000 years, then separated them into 666.66 (667) and 1333.33 years, he came up with a total of 5333.33 base years and 666.66 years that were left to be purified further, which not so coincidentally coincided with the death of the Arizal. These final 666.66 years he separated once again into 444.44 base years and 222.22 spiritual ones.

This left Rav Ashalg, of blessed memory, with the year for Moshiach at 5777.78 with 222.22 spiritual years set aside.  So of our 6000 year allotment, as specified by the sages, only 222 are of a higher spiritual nature, giving us a proportion of 222/6000, or .0370 percent or 1/27.01, which is why to a great extent the total numerical value of the Torah’s first verse is 2701 (See The Genesis Prayer).

The same goes for the total value of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, 3701, which is the Kabbalistic inverse of 2701 and is directly derived from that first Torah verse. Moreover, the complete gematria sofit of the 42-Letter Name equals 5778, while the final letters of each of the 7 lines of the 42-Letter Name matrix add up to 2448, the year of the exodus from Egypt and that the 10 Commandments were received at Sinai, exactly 66.6 jubilee years prior to 5778.

6000: 4000          +       2000

2000:   1333.33     +          666.67

666.67:  444.44     +           222.22

5777.78   +          222.22 =  6000

But back to Rav Ashlag’s final 5 words:

Psalm 91:16 אֹרֶךְ יָמִים, אַשְׂבִּיעֵהוּ;    וְאַרְאֵהוּ, בִּישׁוּעָתִי.

While it’s true that the 5 words with their ordinal values add up to 1998 when 1 is added for the kolel and 1998 = 3 x 666, adding the kolel for the 27 letters and subtracting that 5 words gives us 2019, the year (2019 ce) that the new era is slated to begin (see Nothing is Random in the Universe).

We can’t say whether Rav Ashlag was pointing to that when he uttered his very last words, but we know he was very well aware of the date prognosticated and that using the 2/3 (.666) proportion 3 times gets you there, as illustrated above. And we know he could have chose any final words to leave us with. So just perhaps, he wanted to make sure that those of us with whom he shared this secret would pass it on in time.

And have faith, since the sum of the first and last letters in each of the 5 words sum to 102, the numerical value of emunah, meaning “faith,”and with the kolel for the 5 words, we have 107, as in the sum of integers through 107 = 5778, the 107th triangular number.

And with the events that transpired this week, the time is now, if ever, but we’ll get into that in our next article as it appears the battle is upon us.

666 and the Mark of the Beast continued…

In our previous article we explained how the value 666 came to be associated with the beast long before Revelations was written and then we examined in depth the verse from Ecclesiastes where the origins lay, including all the allusions to Moshiach (the Messiah), Moshiach Ben David, and to the year 2018 (5778 HC), which is prophesied for the geula (final redemption).

Today, we want to briefly add a little more. In our previous article we showed 3 different ways that the simple 14 word verse hinted at 5778 (2018 ce). Here is one more.

Ecclesiastes 3:21
“מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ בְּנֵי הָאָדָם–הָעֹלָה הִיא, לְמָעְלָה; וְרוּחַ, הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ”
“Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?”

As previously stated the first 3 words numerically add up to 357 including the kolel (3) for the 3 words, Adding 1, as is common practice, gives us 358, the value for Moshiach. Similarly, the last 3 words add up to 421 plus the kolel of 3 to give us 424, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David.

When we bring those first and last 3 words together, the 6 words sum to 357 + 421 = 778, as in the year 5778, and now we can begin to understand all the superfluous prefixes of the letter “Hey(H)” of numerical value 5 that the verse contained.  Nothing is written without a reason, usually many reasons.

The symmetrical verse juxtaposes the path of Man’s spirit with that of the beast and each half contains 3 of the 6 prefixes (H). As explained by the Zohar, the letter prefix Hey (H) associated with the beast in this verse represents the final Hey(H) in the YHVH and thus the earthly realm of malchut. Meanwhile, the first 3 prefixes Hey(H) associated with Man (Adam) represent the first Hey(H) in the YHVH and thus the sefira (dimension) of Binah (Heaven/upper world).

This poetic juxtaposition is further emphasized in the first word of the verse, Mi, of numerical value 50, and thus universally associated by the sages with the 50 Gates of Binah, the 3rd of the” 3 Upper sefirot (dimensions). By contrast, the last word in the verse is L’aretz, “to the earth”, and you can’t get more malchut, more earthly, than that.

3’s and 6’s, the pattern in this verse repeats itself, just as 666 x 3 + 6.66 x 3 = 2018


Interestingly, that final word “to the earth” has the numerical value 321, and not only is this verse Ecclesiastes 3:21, but as pointed out by Volker in a recent comment, 321 x 18 = 5778.  And since the primordial mathematical constant Phi that controls natural spiraling growth in the universe, can be raised to the 18th power, as in Phi18 = 5778.000, to give us 5778 yet again, the divinity and/or divine inspiration in this verse is beginning to shine forth. That spiraling growth includes all life as well and in Hebrew it is universally known that the number 18 represents the Hebrew word chai, meaning “life.”

So G-d is trying to tell us something yet again through the verses in the Tanakh (Hebrew Old Testament).  Forget for a moment everything that you may have heard, read, or assumed about a man who knows the number of the beast.  Now, we all do.  The descending beast, the animal aspect within us will sink into the earth, while the higher (Binah) spirit of Man will ascend. When? 5778 (2018 ce). Why? Because the two natures (spirits) must separate, one weighs down the other.

What we needed and relied on, we must now bid farewell and jettison, lest it weigh us down and draw us into the earth along with it. The time of the Tree-of-life (of Binah consciousness) is almost upon us. This is the 3rd time the gates were opened for us. It’s been 66.6 jubilee (Biblical 50-year period) since the last time when we received the 10 Commandments at Sinai in 2448 HC.

And there are 6.66 years until 5778 (2018 ce). Things are heating up.

Who knew? The Mark of the Beast Really is 666.

The number 666 is infamous, made so by the phrase in the final chapters of the Christian Bible: Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

In our next couple posts, we’ll explain what this has to do with the geula (final redemption) and Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag’s last words, and separately, what is has to do with the Tree-of-life.

Meanwhile, today we’ll supply some of that yearned for wisdom: what the number 666 has to do with both the beast and the man, as given to us by the Tanakh (Old Testament), several hundred years “Revelations” was written.

The answer lies in the Hebrew and its gematria, even the English translation of Ecclesiastes 3:21, “Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?” is evocative of the much later written verse in the Christian Revelations.

TIKKUN 46 of the Tikkune Zohar brings up Ecclesiastes 3:21 in its discussion of בְּרֵאשִׁית , “In the beginning”, the first word of the Torah.  It forms two words , בָּרָא   שִׁית, meaning “created six(6)”.
The Zohar tells us that this refers to the six (6) bundled sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin (chesed gevurah, tiferet, netzach, hod and yesod), which form the central column.  It is represented by the letter Vav of the Tetragrammaton YHVH name. It is the connector between Binah (the upper world), which is the provider of the light, to Malchut (our dimension).

“From Binah came out the six days that are the element of time that create the process. Working and following the process during the six days lead us to the seventh day when we have rest and ability to connect to the Light of Binah.”

Then the Zohar, brings up the following verse from Ecclesiastes, where we also find the famous 28 Times (A time to live, a times to die, etc)

Ecclesiastes 3:21
“מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ בְּנֵי הָאָדָם–הָעֹלָה הִיא, לְמָעְלָה; וְרוּחַ, הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ”
“Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?”

So let’s understand what this verse has to do with 6 and more importantly for this conversation, 666.  The prefix Hey (H) in Hebrew is the article meaning “the” and in this case it was inserted somewhat superfluously 6 times in the verse. When we discount it, we find that the words in the verse that pertain to the beast part of the spirit that goes down (הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת) has the gematria (numerical value) of 666, and moreover, for those familiar with the apocalyptic predictions of Revelations and the 42 month period, it’s important to note that the 666 value 2 word (10-letter) phrase for beast begins on the 32nd and ends on the 42nd letter of this verse.

It’s significant that the tree-of-life is structured with 32 Paths of Wisdom, that link together the 10 sefirot, for as Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory points out, these total 42 and are associated with the 42Letter Name of G-d.

At this point we can easily say that the number and its association with the 666 had it’s origins with the writings in Ecclesiastes, but that would simply be doing a disservice to those very profound writings.

The verse clearly and symmetrically  juxtaposes the spirit of a mad with that of a beast, moving in opposite directions, one up, one down. But that’s on the surface. Underneath, we find that once again without the superfluous prefix (H), the words for Man (בְּנֵי הָאָדָם) also have the gematria value (less the kolel of 1) of 666. Literally the words state “son of the Man (Adam).

Is the verse saying we have the beast within us and that negativity will sink to the earth, while the pure spirit will rise up?

Who knows? The gematria with the kolel of the verse’s first 3 words (מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ) is 358, that of Moshiach, the Messiah. And even more surprisingly, the gematria of the last 3 words (הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ) with the kolel (3) for the 3 words is 424, the same as that of Moshiach Ben David.

Once again, the concept if time slips into the writings of Ecclesiastes, as we begin Man’s journey with Moshiach, a primordial figure and energy (consciousness) that existed before the counting of time, which began with Adam. Then our journey through physicality ends with Moshiach Ben David, after the negativity (represented by the beast) is separated out and drawn into the earth.

But When?

This verse provides several hints to the answers. It can be found in The Divine Calendarits’ 5th word, the name/word Adam (EDM), which the sages tell us is an acronym for Adam-David-Moshiach and if we make the midpoint in David’s life (2889 HC) the halfway point to Moshiach Ben David, then the date would be 5778, just Rav Ashlag suggested based on the kabbalistic calculation using the principle of 2/3 (.666). See The Divine Calendar for a fuller explanation. The halfway point coincides with the middle 6 words of this special verse whose final letters equal exactly 424, once again the numerical value of Moshaich Ben David.

The next hint is found in the total gematria of the verse, 2084 when we subtract 53 for the number of letters and 14 for the number of words in the verse as the Arizal was apt to do, and get 2017, as in the year 2017 ce, or 5777-5778 HC.

And finally, we spoke of how the first 3 words of the 14 words and the last 3 words and also the middle 6 words all add up to either Moshiach or Moshaich Ben David, but that leaves two words unaccounted for Bnei H’Adam (בְּנֵי הָאָדָם) and together they add up to in simple gematria, 107, which is curious as we know that the sum of all the integers through 107 is 5778.

And then there is the gematria sofit of the final letters in the 14 words of the verse, which the sages tell us point to the future and in this case they add up to 2028 or 10 years more than 2018 ce. Does this indicate a 10 year process for the 10 sefirot beginning in 2018. Who knows?

As for the beast…

The words used for the beast (הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת) can be permuted to form H’BrYT DM, meaning the covenant of blood or H’BrYT DMH, meaning the covenant of her blood, which is also the angel of the death level.

Ecclesiastes 3:21
“מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ בְּנֵי הָאָדָם–הָעֹלָה הִיא, לְמָעְלָה; וְרוּחַ, הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ”
“Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?”

Indeed, who knows? With the promise of Moshiach and the Tree-of-life reality upon us, we should make sure we are doing everything we can to separate ourselves from the beast within us, the klippot (negative husks) and selfish desires that weigh us down and anchor us to this earth.

As stated earlier, we’ll soon explain what this has to do with the geula (final redemption) and Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag’s last words, and separately, what is has to do with the Tree-of-life.

Armed with wisdom, may G-d bless us all with the strength to overcome our own nature.