It’s fun to speculate. This is true- be it for thoughts or gold. Both can be immensely satisfying. That being said, I have a source for this blog: Physicist Aryeh Kaplan in “The Book of Creation.” As a matter of fact, he was the youngest physicist ever employed by the United States government.
Kaplan explains cycles of seven in cosmic timing. For example, the 1st Temple stood for 410 years. During this period Israel observed seven jubilees. The extended jubilee period lasts 49,000 years. Seven such periods lasts 343,000 years. These are divine years. A Divine Year lasts 365,250 earthly years. Based on these statistics we have:
The total time between the initial expansion and collapse of the Universe is 125,287,500,000 years. Kaplan states this figure is very close to scientific speculation. That corresponds to approximately 125 billion years.
Using this computation, eventually human life span will be expanded to the order of eighty million years! Certainly, Ira Gershwin’s lyrics would have to be rewritten: No gal will give in to no man what’s eighty million years.
My contribution to the topic of sevens includes the 7 primary number squares. I believe at one time they structured a lost Golden Age of peace and plenty. Primary planetary number squares were numbered from 3 x 3 to 9 x 9.
The first Christians were not insensitive to number seven. Add all the numbers (1-49) in the 7 x 7 number square. They total 1225. It so happens that 12/25 is Christmas Day. Check out my internal link to read more. Please feel free to share.
Discovering Number Squares in the Shema Yisroel. First, what is the Shema Yisroel? It is an alliteration into English of the name of a key Hebraic prayer. This blog will concern itself with the opening first line.The quote below explains its extreme significance.I believe it harbors the gateway to a Golden Age Age of peace and plenty. The hidden values offer a path to a forgotten, lost universal order that was based on number squares. Wikipedia explains this first line as follows:
Shema Yisrael (or Sh’ma Yisrael; Hebrew: שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל; “Hear, [O] Israel”) are the first two words of a section of the Torah, and is the title (better known as The Shema) of a prayer that serves as a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services. The first verse encapsulates the monotheistic essence of Judaism: “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Hebrew: שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָֽד׃), found in Deuteronomy 6:4, sometimes alternatively translated as “The LORD is our God, the LORD is one.” Observant Jews consider the Shema to be the most important part of the prayer service in Judaism, and its twice-daily recitation as a mitzvah (religious commandment). It is traditional for Jews to say the Shema as their last words, and for parents to teach their children to say it before they go to sleep at night. Now to the task at hand- discovering number squares.
Discovering Number Squares in this Key Creed of Judaism
As a prelude, in Hebrew letters doubled as numbers. There were no separate numbers. The same symbol represented both. Look up the Greek word, Gematria. To double check the arithmetic in this blog , ask someone fluent in Hebrew. Also refer to the featured picture as I list the Shema’s words and the words with their numerical equivalents.
Shema has a gematria of 410. The 9 x 9 number square has a core number of 41. In antiquity, zero was not only the absence of number, it was considered to be a synthetic number. Look at the smallest number square. The 3 x 3 pictured above. Any 2 opposite numbers on this square total 10. Hence, 10 and its various powers are not their own independent single numbers. They result on this basic number square by adding any two opposite numbers on the perimeter. The 410 was taken as 41. The 9 x 9 number square was called the lunar number square.Here is the spelling of the word Shema: שְׁמַע.
Yisroel has a gematria of 541. By the rules of gematria, plus one was allowed per words in a phrase. I believe the number was 540 plus 1 for the Deity. Geometrically speaking, a pentagon totals 540° among its 5 vertices. Five is the core number on the 3 x 3 number square. It is the seed of all number squares. It ancient Greek it is the equivalent of The Grail.Here is the spelling in Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל
The next word is so important, it appears in two of the basic ancient number squares, Yahweh. This is the unutterable name of God. On the 5 x 5 number square, any 2 opposite numbers on the perimeter total 26. This square is dedicated to the planet, Mars. The Hebrew spelling is יְהוָה
Next word is Elohaynu. Its numerical equivalent is 102. Look at the 4 x 4 number square. It is the number square of Jupiter. The 12 numbers around its perimeter total 102.אֱלֹהֵינוּ
The 2nd use of the sacred 4 letter name of God refers to the 8 x 8 number square. The 8 x 8 and 5 x 5 number squares share common numbers. The 8 x 8 square of numbers was dedicated to Mercury the messenger. Any row of 8 numbers totals 260. On the 5 x 5 number square, any 2 opposite numbers total 26. Without the zero, it is the second reference to Yahweh יְהוָה
The final word, “echad” declares the oneness of God. Its numerical equivalent is 13. The number is at the core of the 5 x 5 number square אֶחָֽד
Discovering Number Squares of Higher Order in these 6 words (and the next 6)
More on Discovering Number Squares: Aryeh Kaplan was a physicist/philosopher. The book referenced here He offers the formula on page 163 for determining the row total. It is also termed the (S)ide total, for any number square:
S = (n³ + n) ÷ 2.
When the double yud spelling is substituted for the four letter name, as it is the custom in prayer books, the sum of the 6 words becomes 1106. The prayer book spelling of the six words is pictured below.
Next, take the 13 x 13 number square. Fit it to the formula: (13 x 13 x 13) + 13 ÷ 2 = 1105. By the ancient rules of gematria one may be added to the value to arrive at the prayer book gematria of 1106. Again, becomes the unity of God. Kaplan discusses how the 13 x 13 number square represents- Chesed or love on the Tree of Life. The next 6 words (see diagram below) are whispered) will be covered in future blogs. It directly points out the 17 x 17 number square. That square is dedicated to Netzach or victory on the Tree of Life. Used together, 13 x 13 magic square and the 17 x 17 display an ancient temple plan. Indeed, Victory is found in Love as all our religious teachers and prophets taught.
Measure Proves a Pre-Genesis Citadel in Mexico. This is in the site called Teotihuacan. Its Citadel with the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon are traceable to about 100 AD. However, many think the actual site and its foundations are a lot older. The unit of measure used is called the “hunab”. It was discovered by Hugh Harleston Jr. The measure is found extensively throughout Central America. One hunab = 3.41 feet. The clue of the measure is given by this same number found in references in Genesis. In a concept called gematria, letters doubled as numbers. For example in Greek and Hebrew letters and numbers shared the same symbol. For example, alpha (Greek) and alef (Hebrew) were both letter “A” and number “1”. Thought always involved words and numbers.
TRACING ANTIQUITY BACK BY USE OF MEASURE BY NUMBER NUMBER 341
The gematria of names of God were often found in the unit of measure that was used in for architecture. For example, I’ve blogged about how the megalithic yard of 2.72 feet. It totals the the pyramided names in Hebrew of Elohim (200) and Yahweh (72).
God exists forever. The name of the pre-creation God was Emesh אֶ֣מֶשׁ: “Laban said unto Jacob: The God of your fathers, Emesh, said to me…” In Hebrew “Emesh” literally means “yesternight.” Reference Genesis (31:29).
אֶ֣מֶשׁ – Alef = 1; Mem = 40; shin = 300. Total is 341.
אֶ֣מֶשׁ- The three Hebrew letters of Emesh are the the “mother” of all the Hebrew letters. They are the classification heading for the the remaining 19.
Finally, אֶ֣מֶשׁ, as explained by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan in the Sefer Yetzirah, explains how this word represents “Gloom, waste, and desolation”. His reference is to Job 30:3. This state of chaos is depicted in Genesis 1:2: Now the earth was unformed and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep...”
MY CONCLUDING POINTS
The God of Jacob’s fathers was Emesh.
Plural implies the existence of at least several previous generations of Jacob’s fathers.
Emesh has a numerical equivalent of 341 by Hebrew gematria.
The 12 inch foot measure is also of great antiquity. John Michell in the View Over Atlantis and John Berriman in Ancient Metrology are sources. Examples of the cubic inch of gold as a unit of weight are found in museums across Europe. The cube as 12 edges for a total of 12 inches or total length of one foot.
I believe that in the use of the 3.41 foot hunab, this Central American tradition goes back to Jacob’s fathers, wih reference to Genesis 31:29.
Apparently, the world was in gloom because the vessels or emanations of the Tree of Life did not interact. We as the people of our planet, need to interact, share and co-operate. That is the way to reactivate the Tree of Life. Away with gloom. Let’s have happiness and contentment.