Secrets of Genesis: Genesis uses the 1st two number squares; being 3 x 3 and 4 x 4. The number squares are pictured below as a point of reference. They have been extensively described by author John Michell whose books have been my constant companions for decades. Whereas our civilization tends to look for differences, older civilizations stressed similarities. In a nutshell, looking only at differences leads to war while looking for similarities leads to peace. These two opposite tendencies label the two pillars on the Hebraic Tree of Life.
In ancient times the 3 x 3 number square was assigned to a planet, Saturn. The square represented limits, boundaries and the law. The 4 x 4 number square was assigned to Jupiter and represented expansion, business growth and success. In my blogs I have already discussed the Greek word, gematria. It is the use of the same symbol to represent both a letter and a number. Letters and numbers in Middle Eastern languages enjoyed a grand unity so that every letter, word or even phrase had an assigned numerical value.
In Genesis, as God created the Earth, the Torah states about His creation, “and God saw that it was good.” “Good” has a Hebraic gematria of 17 (pronounced “Tov”). On the 4 x 4 number square associated with Jupiter and creation and expansion pictured below, any two opposite numbers total 17: as 4 and 13; or 7 and 10; or 8 and 9 etc. When creation was finished God said it was “very good.”. In Hebrew this is pronounced Tov meh-ode. The word Meh-ode ( very) has a gematria of 45, which totals the numbers from 1 to 9 on the 3 x 3 number square of Saturn. To invoke the sum total of the numbers on the smallest number square, of the limiting planet of Saturn, says work is done, enough is enough. It’s time to rest.