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10th Letter

based on a Hebrew video by Oren Evron here (with permission)

The 10th Letter in the Torah is א and appears at the head of G-d's Name: אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים
 
ץראה תאו םימשה תא םיהלא ארב תישארב
28272625  242322  2120191817  1615  1413121110  987  654321

Genesis 1:1
בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ
913 203 86 401 395 407 296

אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים is the first word in the Torah where the letter א appears at the head of the word.

Thus, there is a special connection between א and אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים (the first time a letter appears in the Torah as head of a word teaches on a special connection between that letter and that word. This is so for all the Hebrew letters in the Torah).

Aleph consists of two Yuds and a Vuv.

This adds up to: 10 (י) + 10 (י) + 6 (ו) = 26

26 is the Gematria of G-d's Primary Name - the Tetragramaton:
 
ה ו ה י
56510
=26

Thus there is a connection between אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים and י-הוה through the letter Aleph (א).

Note that G-d's primary Name י-הוה does not appear in Genesis 1:1 nor does it appear in any of the 31 verses of Genesis chapter 1.

The Kabalistic explanation is to read the verse: "Beresheit created Elokim", i.e. Beresheit, i.e. G-d created this order called by the Name "Elokim"[1] - which means "Baal Hakochot Kulam" (Master of all powers). Through this "order", which we call the "laws of nature", He created the universe and sustains it every second.

Interestingly:
אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים=86
הטבע
(nature)
=86

Thus, the Name Elokim (אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים) represents the Master of all powers. G-d is behind all powers in the world and all the laws of nature. Elokim rules over nature with the infinite precision of mathematics.

This is the intent one should have when reciting this Holy Name as brought in the Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law) - Elokim = "Baal Hakochot Kulam" (the Master of all powers)

The Hebrew word for "Power" כח = 28 and this is the secret of the 28 letters in the Hebrew alphabet which represent all the powers (for the creation was "spoken" into existence by G-d through the Hebrew letters).

The Hebrew alphabet consists of 22 letters and 5 end letters.
 
אבגדהוזחט
123456789
יכלמנסעפצ
102030405060708090
קרשתךםןףץ
100200300400500600700800900
א = 1000
(Aleph Rabati = 28th letter)

To complete the circle to 1000, the first letter Aleph אָלֶף can act as either 1 (Aleph) or as 1000 (Aleph Rabati - large Aleph) - the sublime 28th letter - the First like the Last, just like G-d who is "First and Last" (Isaiah 44:6).

Interestingly, by changing vowels, Aleph אָלֶף also spells Eleph אֶלֶף which means 1000 in Hebrew.

Thus, the full circle of Hebrew letters comprises 27+1 letters, like the Gematria of כח (Koach=power).
(indeed, the entire creation is called "The power of His works - Koach Maasiv.." Tehilim 111:6 as brought in Rashi on Genesis 1:1 and Siftei Chachamim. The hidden meaning is the 28 letters).

And in Isaiah 44:6
Thus says י-הוה, the King and Redeemer of Israel, the L-ORD of Hosts: "I am the first and I am the last, and there is no אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים but Me" - Isaiah 44:6
As we saw previously, there is a connection between אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים and י-הוה through the א which adds up to 26.

Interestingly, THE 26TH LETTER in Genesis 1:1 is also א
ץראה תאו םימשה תא םיהלא ארב תישארב
28272625  242322  2120191817  1615  1413121110  987  654321


Let us look at the other appearances of א in Genesis 1:1

We see the letter א appears exactly 6 times (interestingly, according to the Baal HaTurim, the 6 Alephs hint to the 6000 years of the Jewish calendar, the maximum time before the Messianic era).

ץראה תאו םימשה תא םיהלא ארב תישארב
28272625  242322  2120191817  1615  1413121110  987  654321

ADDING THE 6 POSITIONS OF א in Genesis 1:1 gives:

26 + 23 + 15 + 10 + 9 + 3
= 86 = the Gematria of אֱ-לֹהִ֑ים

Image of G-d

The Torah teaches that man was created in the "Tzelem Elokim" (image of G-d). This means G-d has granted man vast divine powers - just like Elokim, as explained in the book Nefesh HaChaim 1:13.

These powers are primarily through Torah study as explained there and many other places. Through Torah study man draws down divine energy which sustains the entire creation.

The gematria of Genesis is 2701 = 37*73

Both 37 and 73 are Gematrias of חכמה Chochma = wisdom

חכמה means כח-מה , i.e. the power of man (Tikunei Zohar, Hakdama).

מה = 45 = אדם (Adam).

By learning the wisdom of Torah, man sustains the creation and becomes like G-d.

Letter Expansion of חכמה (wisdom)
ה מ כ ח
י ם ף י
ת
15 80 100 418
Total=613

Thus, true wisdom refers to a man who strives his best to study and fulfill all the 613 commandments of the Torah.

If we focus only on the hidden letters of חכמה (wisdom) according to the secret of the end letters, like one who seeks to know the inner secret of wisdom:
 
Hidden Letters of חכמה (wisdom)
(full gematria of end letters)
ה מ כ ח
י ם ף י
ת
10 600 800 10+400
Total=1820

1820 is the gematria of 70*26 = סוד י-הוה (the secret of G-d)

This refers to a person who goes beyond the superficial and strives to know the Sod (secret), i.e. deeper meaning in the Torah.

And in the Talmud (Shabbat 88b): "The Torah is a double edged sword. For those who veer to the right side, it is an elixir of life..." Rashi: "to toil with all of your strength to understand it's 'sod' (inner meaning)".

1820 is also an amazing signature of G-d in the Torah as we saw previously.

The letter "Aleph" is also associated with "wisdom" as the verse וַֽאֲאַלֶּפְךָ֥ חָכְמָֽה (Job 33:33). Interestingly, when the torah speaks of the dulling effects of eating non-kosher foods, it says וְנִטְמֵתֶ֖ם בָּֽם without the Aleph. The Talmud (Yoma 39a) says this refers to a losing of one's wisdom, a hint that wisdom comes from the Aleph. This matter is extremely deep (heard from R.Shlomo Yehudah, haYenukah)[2].

Torah - 50 Skip Letters Pattern

The Midrash (Genesis Rabbah 1:1) opens saying G-d first created the Torah and then "gazed into it to create the world". So too, when man gazes into the Torah, he creates supernal forces like Elokim. And in Genesis 3:5 "you will be like Elokim, knowing good and evil", Rashi there brings the Midrash: "Like Elokim - creating worlds".

As known, the Torah was given in the holiday of Shavuot after a 50 day counting of the Omer.

"You shall count until the day after the seventh week, [namely,] the fiftieth day" (Vayikra/Leviticu 23:16)

Amazingly, if we count the 50th letter from the ת in בראשית, we get a ו (vuv).



If we continue to count every 50th letter, we get the word תורה.



Amazingly, this exact same pattern occurs if we count every 50th letter starting from the first ת in the book of Exodus/Shemot, the book recording the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people.


Interestingly, the Lifnei (previous letter) transformation of בראשית has Gematria of 611 (same Gematria as "Torah") as we saw in the "Pi and Genesis" section.

The 2nd Lifnei of בראשית which digs to the root has Gematria of 400 just like the letter ת.

Yisrael

Our sages teach the world was created for Yisrael. For only they would accept on themselves to fulfill the 613 commandments in G-d's Torah.

Interestingly, on the Torah's account of the 7th day of creation, i.e. the Sabbath (end of Genesis 1) which is recited on the friday night Kiddush, the world "Yisrael" is encoded in a 7 letter skip.



The same opening words also have G-d's Name encoded in Roshei Teivot (first letters).



1820 Letter Skip
Another interesting skip discovered by Matityahu Glazerson[3]:

In the final "yud" of the verse: "you shall guard the Sabbath for it is holy..." (Ex.31:14), an 1820 letter skip gives (1820 is a very special number associated with holiness):
יום שבת תשמור (you shall guard the Sabbath)
And just below there on the Yud of G-d's Name:
כל מצות י-הוה (all the commandments of G-d).
This highlights the Talmudic teaching that the Sabbath is equal to all the commandments.

These skip-letter "torah codes" are a huge field. There is most definitely an intentionally encoded message hidden in the Torah. Yet, we cannot use it to predict future events or the like. We cannot say anything other than that the Torah was clearly written by G-d.

Yud and Elokim

The Name of G-d that corresponds to "wisdom" (chochmah) is the Name "Elokim". The judgment and Judge of Heavens and Earth, the Controller and Creator of all math and accurate logic, matter, energy, etc, etc, it is all under "Wisdom" of the Name "Elokim".

As we saw previously, the Hebrew letter which corresponds to "Wisdom" is the letter "Yud". The "Yud" of "Elokim" is also the center letter in the triangle formation of the 28 letters of Genesis 1:1.

Some interesting facts:
  • The Gematria of Genesis 1:1 = 2701 = 37*73
    The Triangle Gematria of Yud (1+2+3..+10):
    = י = 55 = exact midpoint between 37 and 73
     
  • The Triangle Gematria of Yud spelled out:
    = יוד = 10+21+55 = 86 = Gematria of Elokim.
    i.e. (1+2+3+4) + (1+2+3+4+5+6) + (1+2+3..+10) = 86
     
  • The Triangle Gematria of "Elokim" = 1201
    1201 is the location of the central point of 2701 in a formation of a Triangle of 73 - counting from any of the corners towards the central location!!

     
  • The Triangle Gematria of G-d's Name - "E-l" (Aleph-Lamed) = 401 - same as the center word of Genesis 1:1
     
  • 1201 is the 45th SUPER-PRIME (1201 is the 197th prime and 197 is the 45th prime). This hints that man was given divine powers like Elokim and is the center of creation.
     


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Footnotes

  • [1] Zohar, Beresheit Hakdama return to text
  • [2] And in the Ramchal's "Path of the Just" ch.11: This is because the forbidden foods bring in Tuma (spiritual contamination) in a person's heart and soul so that the holiness of G-d, blessed be He, departs and withdraws from him. This is also what they stated (Yoma 39a): "'becoming defiled with them' (Vayikra 11:43) - read not ve-nitmetem (that you will be defiled), but ve-nitamtem (that you will become dull-hearted)". For sin dulls a man's heart, causing to depart from him true knowledge and the spirit of wisdom which the Holy One, blessed be He, bestows to the pious, as written "for G-d grants wisdom" (Mishlei 2:6). Thus he is left animal-like and material, sunk in the coarseness of this world. End quote. Regarding the Yenukah on Aleph see the lecture הינוקא הרב שלמה יהודה - 'אאלפך חכמה' - תיקון הבריאה באותיות התורה available online. return to text
  • [3] from the video "Secret Number 1820 in Bible Code" by Matityahu Glazerson at 6:47 https://youtu.be/coxhCscuGeA?t=414 return to text


 

 
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