Numbers In Torah

By Rabbi Dr. Hillel ben David (Greg Killian)

 

 


In this study I am trying to understand the patterns found in numbers. These patterns are true for all sets of numbered items. Whether the numbers are found in the human body, the Torah, Tanakh, or the oral law. The following are the patterns that I have seen so far.


 


Earth

Heaven

The seven which are revealed (Revelation of Power)

The three which are concealed (Justice)

This was brought on by G-d

A universal G-d

HaShem’s Providence

HaShem's Existence

Water is turned into blood. Shemot  7:20

Frogs

 

Shemot 8:5

Dust becomes gnats.

Shemot 8:17

Beasts

 

Shemot 8:24

Livestock all dies.

Shemot 9:6

Festering boils.

 

Shemot  9:10

Hail mixed with fire.

Shemot 9:23

Locusts everywhere. Shemot 10:13

Darkness.

 

Shemot 10:22

Death of the firstborn. Shemot 12:29

Meturgeman

Moreh (Teacher)

Zaqen (Elders)

Masoret

Evangelist

Sheliach

Angel of the Church

Bishop

Chazzan

overseer

Darshan

Magid

(Preacher)

Parnas

Pastors

Deacons

Parnas

Pastors

Deacons

Parnas

Pastors

Deacons

3rd of the bench of three

3rd Ruler of the synagogue

2nd of the bench of three

2nd Ruler of the synagogue

Chief Hakham of the bench of three

Ruler of the synagogue

Left Thumb

Left Index finger

Left middle finger

Left Ring

finger

Left Pinkie finger

Right Pinkie finger

Right Ring finger

Right middle finger

Right Index finger

Right Thumb

Shemini Atzeret

 

Festival Shabbat

Succoth

first day

Festival Shabbat

Yom HaKippurm

Festival Shabbat

Yom Teruah

 

Festival Shabbat

Shavuot

 

Festival Shabbat

Pesach

seventh day

Festival Shabbat

Pesach

first day

Festival Shabbat

Fasts?

Lag B’Omer?

Rosh Chodesh

Shabbat

Purim

Chanukah

Succoth

Yom HaKippurim

Yom Teruah

Shavuot

Pesach

 

 

 

Zebulon

Issachar

Asher

Gad

Naphtali

Dan

Judah

(Kings)

Levi

(Priests)

Simeon

 

Benjamin

Reuben

(Firstborn)

Joseph

Aromatic bark

 

 

 

(three maneh)

Costus

 

 

 

(twelve maneh)

Saffron

 

 

 

(sixteen maneh)

Spikenard

 

 

 

(sixteen maneh)

Cassia

 

 

 

(sixteen maneh)

Myrrh

 

 

 

(sixteen maneh)

Frankincense

 

 

 

(seventy maneh)

Galbanum [chelbena]

 

 

(seventy maneh)

Onycha

 

 

 

(seventy maneh)

Balsam

(seventy maneh)

 

Cinnamon

(nine maneh)

Tevet

Kislev

Heshvan

Tishri

Elul

Av

Tammuz

Sivan

Iyar

Adar

Nisan

Shevat

Malchut

Kingdom

Yesod

Foundation

Hod

Majesty

Netzach

Eternity

Teferet

Beauty

Din / Gevurah

Judgment / Power

Chesed

Mercy

Daat

Knowledge

Binah

Understanding

Chochmah Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malchut

Kingdom

Yesod

Foundation

Hod

Majesty

Netzach

Eternity

Teferet

Beauty

Din / Gevurah

Judgment / Power

Chesed

Mercy

Binah

Understanding

Chochmah Wisdom

Keter

crown

The Seventh Day

 

 

God Rested.

The Sixth Day

God created animals.

 

God created men.

A Fifth Day

God created birds and fishes.

A Fourth Day

God created the sun, moon, and stars.

A Third Day

God created dry land

 

Hashem created plants

A Second Day

God separated waters above from waters below.

One Day

God created the heavens and earth and separated light from darkness.

 

 

 

Seventh Millenium

Mashiach’s day.

Sixth Millenium

The time of the Gentiles.

Fifth Millenium

The time of the Gentiles.

Fourth Millenium

Temple times

Third Millenium

Patriarch’s and Tribal day.

Second Millenium

Noach’s day.

First Millenuium

Adam’s day.

 

 

 

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.

 

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

 

 

Thou shalt not steal.

 

 

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

 

 

Thou shalt not murder.

 

 

Honor thy father and thy mother

 

 

Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.

 

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy G-d in vain

 

 

Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

I am HaShem thy G-d, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

G-d said, It is not good for man to be alone, I will make a fitting helper for him

 

 

Bereshit  2:18

And G-d said, Let us make man in our image

 

 

 

 

Bereshit  1:26

G-d said, See I give you every seed bearing plant

 

 

 

Bereshit  1:29

G-d said, Let the earth bring forth every kind of living creature

 

 

Bereshit  1:24

G-d said, Let the waters bring forth swarms

 

 

 

 

Bereshit  1:20

G-d said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky

 

 

 

Bereshit  1:14

And G-d said, let the earth sprout vegetation

 

 

 

 

Bereshit  1:11

G-d said, Let the water ... be gathered into one area

 

 

 

Bereshit  1:9

And G-d said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, that it may separate water from water Bereshit  1:6

And G-d said: Let there be light

 

 

 

 

 

Bereshit  1:3

Ghedi

Qashot

 

 Aqurav

Eagle

Winter Solstice

Meoznaim

 

Bethulah

 

Arieh

Lion

Autumnal Equinox

Sartan

 

Teomaim

 

Shaur

Bull

Summer solstice

Dagim

Toleh

Deli

Man

Vernal Equinox

Violet

Indigo

Blue

Green

Yellow

Orange

Red

White

Gray

Black

Establishing courts for justice

 

Noachide

Refrain from eating flesh cut from a living animal

Noachide

Refrain from robbery

 

 

Noachide

Refrain from bloodshed

 

 

Noachide

Refrain from adultery

 

 

Noachide

Refrain from idolatry

 

 

Noachide

Refrain from blasphemy

 

 

Noachide

 

 

 

Yom HaKippurim

Yamim Noraim 9

Yamim Noraim 8

Yamim Noraim 7

Yamim Noraim 6

Yamim Noraim 5

Yamim Noraim 4

Fast of Gedalia

Shabbat Shuva

Rosh HaShanah

Rosh HaShanah

Devarim

Book of summary and conclusion

Bamidbar

Book

of

confrontation  / containment of evil.

Vayikra

Book of sacrifices; avodah

– service to HaShem

Shemot

Book of redemption; descent

into exile and redemption

Bereshit

Book of creation

 

 

 

 

 

Yachida

(Singular)

Chaya

(Life [force])

Nesahama

(Breath)

Ruach

(Wind)

Nephesh

(Rest)

 

 

 

 

 

Connection point

Back

Front

Left

Right

Bottom

Top

 

 

 

Succoth

Shavuot

Pesach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yaaqov

Yitzchak

Avraham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel

Leah

Rivka

Sarah

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chessed

Avodah

Torah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ketuvim

Neviim

Torah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make a fence for the Torah

Bring up many students

Be deliberate in judgement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moshe Rabbenu broke the Luchot.

 

 

Tammuz 17

The sheep supply for the sacrifices ran out as a result of the siege.

Tammuz 17

The outer walls of Jerusalem were breached during the Second Temple.

Tammuz 17

Apostramus  burnt a Torah scroll.

 

 

Tammuz 17

An idol was erected in the Beit Hamikdash.

 

 

Tammuz 17

 

 

 

 

 

The Temple HaShem’s possession

Israel

HaShem’s possession

Abraham.

HaShem’s possession

Heaven and earth.

HaShem’s possession

The Torah.

HaShem’s possession

 

 

 

 

 

The Roman general Turnus Rufus plowed under the Temple area and its surroundings.

Tisha B’Av

The Bar Kochba revolt was crushed by Roman Emperor Hadrian.

 

Tisha B’Av

The Romans, led by Titus destroyed the Second Temple.

 

 

Tisha B’Av

The First Temple was destroyed by the Babylonian's fire.

 

 

Tisha B’Av

Jews in the desert accepted the slanderous report of the 12 Spies.

 

Tisha B’Av

 

 

 

 

 

Toharot

Qodashim

Neziqin

Nashim

Mo'ed

Zeraim

 

 

 

 

and the study of Torah is equivalent to them all

bringing peace between man and his fellow or between a man and his wife

absorption in prayer

escorting the dead

providing for a bride

visiting the sick

hospitality to guests

early attendance at the house of study morning and evening

acts of kindness

the honor due to father and mother

The name of the Messiah

Existed before the creation.

The Temple

 

Existed before the creation.

Israel

 

Existed before the creation.

The Patriarchs

 

Existed before the creation.

The Throne of Glory

Existed before the creation.

The Torah

 

Existed before the creation.

 

 

 

 

The world was created by compassion

The world was created by lovingkindness

The world was created by judgment

The world was created by righteousness

The world was created by might

The world was created by rebuke

The world was created by strength

The world was created by reason

The world was created by understanding

The world was created by wisdom

I commanded the lions not to harm Daniel

Midrash Rabbah - Genesis V:5

I commanded the fire to do no hurt to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah

I commanded the fish to spew out Jonah

I commanded the heavens to open before Ezekiel

I commanded the ravens to feed Elijah

I commanded the sun and the moon to stand still before Joshua

I commanded heaven and earth to be silent before Moses

I commanded the Sea of Reeds to split apart for Israel

 

 

Remember: The keeping of the Sabbath

Remember: The punishment of Miriam

Remember: The Israelites' struggle in the wilderness

Remember: The evil of Amalek

Remember: The revelation of the Law at Mount Sinai

Remember: The Exodus

 

 

 

 

the Property of the priest: The added fifth

Property of the priest:The principal

Property of the priest: The firstfruits

Property of the priest: The [terumah of the tithe of] dem'ai

Property of the priest: The dues

Property of the priest: The first of the fleece

Property of the priest: The dough-offering

Property of the priest: The terumah of the tithe

Property of the priest: The Terumah

 

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The opening of the earth's mouth to swallow up the wicked

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The opening of the ass's mouth

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The cave in which Moses and Elijah stood

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The sepulchre of Moses

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The Tables

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The writing instrument

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The writing

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The rainbow

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The manna

Created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight: The well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This study was written by

Rabbi Dr. Hillel ben David

(Greg Killian).

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