Gematria

Gematria

What is Gematria?

Gematria is an old cabbalistic method (Qabalah) of interpreting Scriptures by interchanging words whose letters have the same numerical value when added.

Gematria as a word comes from the Greek Word Geometria which means Geometry (Geo means earth and Metria means measurement). This method was very important in antiquity, especially as concerns Classical Greece and Judaism. It seems that the Greeks invented the method and the Jews optimized it.

 

Implementing Gematria in Modern Languages

Greek and Hebrew are the only two languages with which gematria can be fully implemented as a method of reading words as numbers. Theoretically, any other language can be used in the same way, including English.

 

Greek Alphabet Numerical Values

Here is a table with the value of each Greek Letter

Greek Letter

Value

Α α

1

Β β

2

Γ γ

3

Δ δ

4

Ε ε

5

(ς'

6

Ζ ζ

7

Η η

8

Θ θ

9

Ι ι

10

Κ κ

20

Λ λ

30

Μ μ

40

Ν ν

50

Ξ ξ

60

Ο ο

70

Π π

80

Ρ ρ

100

Σ σ ς

200

Τ τ

300

Υ υ

400

Φ φ

500

Χ χ

600

Ψ ψ

700

Ω ω

800

 

 

Hebrew Letters Numerical Values

Here is a table with the value of each Hebrew Letter

Decimal

Hebrew

Glyph

1

Aleph

א

2

Bet

ב

3

Gimel

ג

4

Daled

ד

5

He

ה

6

Vav

ו

7

Zayin

ז

8

Het

ח

9

Teth

ט

10

Yud

י

20

Kaph

כ

30

Lamed

ל

40

Mem

מ

50

Nun

נ

60

Samech

ס

70

Ayin

ע

80

Pe

פ

90

Tsade

צ

100

Qoph

ק

200

Reish

ר

300

Shin

ש

400

Taw

ת

500

Kaph

ך

600

Mem

ם

700

Nun

ן

800

Pe

ף

900

Tsade

ץ

 

Numerical Value of Important Hebrew Words

In Hebrew, some popular numerical values include:

1) GOD, IHVH, numerical value = 26 (10+5+6+5)

2) Man, (Adam), the numerical value of 45

3) The difference between God and Man is 19 (45-26)

4) The same value of 19 can be found by interpreting the word EVE (ChVH). That means that God = Man-Woman

 

Derivative Numerical Values

1) 2,701: 26 squared (676) plus 45 squared (2025)

2) 163 (the circumference of the circle created within)

 

» More about Gematria at Wikipedia

 

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