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## Divine Signature - 1820

Let us look at a remarkable mathematical signature hidden in the Torah.

G-d's primary Name י-הוה   has Gematria of 26.

According to the Midrash, there are 70 Names of G-d (Bamidbar Rabba 14:12, Baal HaTurim Bamidbar 11:16).

Thus, the number 1820 = 26*70 is a kind of signature of G-d in the Torah.

Here is a brief introduction to 1820 discovered largely in our computer generation.

## How Many Times Does G-d's Name Appear in the Torah?

 Instances of G-d's Name י-הוה in Torah Beresheit(Genesis) Shemot(Exodus) Vayikra(Leviticus) Bamidbar(Numbers) Devarim(Deuteronomy) 165 398 311 396 550 Total=1820

## What Number Verse has the First Commandment in the Torah?

Rashi begins his commentary on the Torah (Genesis 1:1):
Rabbi Isaac says: The Torah should have began with the verse "This month is to you.." (Shemot/Exodus 12:2) which is the first commandment that the Israelites were commanded...
This verse is the 1820th verse in the Torah.

## Letters Expansion of Genesis (Beresheit)

The Torah's opening word is "Beresheit" (in the beginning). This has Milui (letter expansion of 1820).
 ת י ש א ר ב 407 20 360 111 510 412 תאו יוד שין אלף ריש בית Total=1820

Interestingly, the Tikunei Zohar has 70 expositions on the word "Beresheit".

## First Word Instances

If we take the first instances of each word which starts with the letters of Bereisheit:

בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃ וְהָאָ֗רֶץ הָיְתָ֥ה תֹ֙הוּ֙ וָבֹ֔הוּ וְחֹ֖שֶׁךְ עַל־פְּנֵ֣י תְה֑וֹם וְר֣וּחַ אֱלֹהִ֔ים מְרַחֶ֖פֶת עַל־פְּנֵ֥י הַמָּֽיִם׃ וַיֹּ֥אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֖ים יְהִ֣י א֑וֹר וַֽיְהִי־אֽוֹר׃ וַיַּ֧רְא אֱלֹהִ֛ים אֶת־הָא֖וֹר כִּי־ט֑וֹב וַיַּבְדֵּ֣ל אֱלֹהִ֔ים בֵּ֥ין הָא֖וֹר וּבֵ֥ין הַחֹֽשֶׁךְ׃ וַיִּקְרָ֨א אֱלֹהִ֤ים ׀ לָאוֹר֙ י֔וֹם וְלַחֹ֖שֶׁךְ קָ֣רָא לָ֑יְלָה וַֽיְהִי־עֶ֥רֶב וַֽיְהִי־בֹ֖קֶר י֥וֹם אֶחָֽד׃ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֔ים יְהִ֥י רָקִ֖יעַ בְּת֣וֹךְ הַמָּ֑יִם וִיהִ֣י מַבְדִּ֔יל בֵּ֥ין מַ֖יִם לָמָֽיִם׃ וַיַּ֣עַשׂ אֱלֹהִים֮ אֶת־הָרָקִיעַ֒ וַיַּבְדֵּ֗ל בֵּ֤ין הַמַּ֙יִם֙ אֲשֶׁר֙ מִתַּ֣חַת לָרָקִ֔יעַ וּבֵ֣ין הַמַּ֔יִם אֲשֶׁ֖ר מֵעַ֣ל לָרָקִ֑יעַ וַֽיְהִי־כֵֽן׃ וַיִּקְרָ֧א אֱלֹהִ֛ים לָֽרָקִ֖יעַ שָׁמָ֑יִם וַֽיְהִי־עֶ֥רֶב וַֽיְהִי־בֹ֖קֶר י֥וֹם שֵׁנִֽי׃ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֗ים יִקָּו֨וּ הַמַּ֜יִם מִתַּ֤חַת הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ אֶל־מָק֣וֹם אֶחָ֔ד וְתֵרָאֶ֖ה הַיַּבָּשָׁ֑ה וַֽיְהִי־כֵֽן׃ וַיִּקְרָ֨א אֱלֹהִ֤ים ׀ לַיַּבָּשָׁה֙ אֶ֔רֶץ וּלְמִקְוֵ֥ה הַמַּ֖יִם קָרָ֣א יַמִּ֑ים וַיַּ֥רְא אֱלֹהִ֖ים כִּי־טֽוֹב׃ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֗ים תַּֽדְשֵׁ֤א הָאָ֙רֶץ֙

 First Words in Torahbeginning with Letters of Beresheit 203 בָּרָ֣א ב 380 רָקִ֖יעַ ר 86 אֱלֹהִים֮ א 390 שָׁמָ֑יִם ש 56 י֥וֹם י 705 תַּֽדְשֵׁ֤א ת Total=1820

## How Many Letters Until the First Appearance of G-d's Name in the Torah?

Starting from Genesis 1:2 there are exactly 1820 letters until the first appearance of G-d's Name.

What about Genesis 1:1?

To answer this, consider why is the Name "Elokim" used in the first verse instead of G-d's primary Name - Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh?

Counting from the Name "Elokim" there in Genesis 1:1 to the end of the verse = 19 letters.

If we remove all spaces between words in the Torah, there are an extra 19 instances of G-d's Name. For example:

וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ אֶת־נֵֽרֹתֶ֖יהָ שִׁבְעָ֑ה וְהֶֽעֱלָה֙ אֶת־נֵ֣רֹתֶ֔יהָ וְהֵאִ֖יר עַל־עֵ֥בֶר פָּנֶֽיהָ (Shemot/Exodus 25:37)

Thus in the Torah there are 1820 instances of G-d's Name plus an extra 19 "hidden" instances. Correspondingly, there are 1820 letters + 19 letters from the Name "Elokim" in Genesis 1:1 until the first instance of G-d's Name - Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh in Genesis 2:4.

## Words of Jacob, Rachel, and Leah

Our forefathers guarded their tongues and measured their words.
 Words Uttered in Torah Yaakov Rachel Leah 1597 107 116 =1820 total words

## Words of the 12 Tribes

and the 12 tribes..

 Words Uttered in Torah by 12 tribes Torah Portion # Words Parsha VayishlachGenesis 32:4-36:43 53 Parsha Vayeshev Genesis 37:1 - 40:23 313 Parsha Mikeitz Genesis 41:1-44:17 794 Parsha VayigashGenesis 44:18-47:27 513 Parsha VayechiGenesis 47:28-50:26 147 =1820 total words

The story of the Hagada begins with "Ha Lachma" and ends with "Go'al Yisrael".

Total number of words: 1820!

## Words in Torah

There are over 80,000 words in the Torah.

The number of unique root words = 1820

## Counts of the Jewish People

In the Torah we find the Jewish people were counted two times.

"from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred three thousand, five hundred and fifty" (Shemot/Exodus 38:26)
Total Count = 603550

The second time in Bamidbar/Numbers 26
Total Count = 601730

The difference?
=1820

From which tribes were the numbers decreased?
 Decreased Tribes Tribe Bamidbar/Numbers Shemot/Exodus ראובן(Reuven) 43730 46500 גד(Gad) 40500 45650 אפרים(Ephraim) 32500 40500 בנימן(Binyamin) 45600 35400 אשר(Asher) 53400 41500 נפתלי(Naftali) 45400 53400 Total: 261130 262950 difference: 262950-261130 = 1820

### What is special about these tribes?

 Gematria of Decreased Tribes ראובןReuven = 259 גדGad = 7 אפריםEphraim = 331 בנימןBinyamin = 152 אשרAsher = 501 נפתליNaftali = 570 =1820 Total

## 10 Commandments

The 10 commandments appear two times in the Torah.

In Shemot/Exodus (ch.19), the total Gematria of the 10 commandments including the introductory verses (from 19:1 on) = 133770

In Devarim/Deuteronomy (ch.5), the total Gematria of the 10 commandments including the introductory verses (from 5:1 on) = 70070

Total = 133770 + 70070 = 203840 = 1820*112

112 = 26 (י-הוה) + 86 (א-להים)
= the two common Names of G-d in the Torah

## 7th is Holy

The number 7 represents the inner spiritual core of every physical thing.

Beginning from the creation account of the 7th day (Genesis 2:1) and taking every 7th word:
וַיְכֻלּ֛וּ הַשָּׁמַ֥יִם וְהָאָ֖רֶץ וְכָל־צְבָאָֽם׃ וַיְכַ֤ל אֱ-לֹהִים֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔י מְלַאכְתּ֖וֹ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשָׂ֑ה וַיִּשְׁבֹּת֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔י מִכָּל־מְלַאכְתּ֖וֹ אֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשָֽׂה׃ וַיְבָ֤רֶךְ אֱ-לֹהִים֙ אֶת־י֣וֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔י וַיְקַדֵּ֖שׁ אֹת֑וֹ כִּ֣י ב֤וֹ שָׁבַת֙ מִכָּל־מְלַאכְתּ֔וֹ אֲשֶׁר־בָּרָ֥א אֱ-לֹהִ֖ים לַעֲשֽׂוֹת ׃אֵ֣לֶּה תוֹלְד֧וֹת הַשָּׁמַ֛יִם וְהָאָ֖רֶץ בְּהִבָּֽרְאָ֑ם בְּי֗וֹם עֲשׂ֛וֹת
The gematrias of the 7th words:

 אֱ-לֹהִים֙ = 86 בַּיּ֣וֹם = 58 אֱ-לֹהִים֙ = 86 ב֤וֹ = 8 לַעֲשֽׂוֹת = 806 עֲשׂ֛וֹת = 776 =1820 Total

## Pronouncing G-d's Name

 Pronounced: Written: א-דני י-הוה 65 26 26+27+28...+65 =1820 Total

## 26 in Hebrew

26 in Hebrew = עשרים שש

Expanding each letter and adding the Gematria:

 עשרים שש ע = עין = 130 ש = שין = 360 ר = ריש = 510 י = יוד = 20 מ = מם = 80 ש = שין = 360 ש = שין = 360 =1820 Total

## The Priestly Blessing

The priestly blessing contains the secret of 1820 in 7 ways.

One verse per line:
 יברכך י-הוה וישמרך יאר י-הוה פניו אליך ויחנך ישא י-הוה פניו אליך וישם לך שלום Sum of outer words=1820

Likewise in Triangle configuration:
 יברכך י-הוה   וישמרך יאר     י-הוה     פניו אליך   ויחנך   ישא   י-הוה פניו     אליך     וישם     לך     שלום Sum of outer words=1820

There are another five configurations of the Priestly blessing with 1820. See the Hebrew book "Tzefunot BaTorah" by Rabbi Yaniv.

## The Call of G-d

G-d asks us: "Behold, I am calling humanity through My signature of 1820 - why does no man answer My call?"

" מדוע באתי ואין איש, קראתי ואין עונה " - ישעיהו נ ב

"Why have I come and there is no man? Why have I called and no one answers?" (Isaiah 50:2)

Total Gematria=1820

This was a brief excerpt (with permission) from the book Hochachot by Oren Ben Ezra (part 1) page 101 (part 2 available here). See there for more or this Hebrew video.

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