The Director's Bible - 013
The number values
The Hebrew letters are used for numbers, each letter having a numeric value. The name of the letter can be spelled out, and so the name has a number also. It is the number of the name that John refers to when John speaks of the beast. (Re 13:17) The letters are added together by their value. The name of the letter is often a word or subroot in it's own right. The word alef has a meaning coincidentally of 'one thousand' which reduces to 1. To reduce a number, add the values of the digits together. If the sum has more than one digit, then add them together until a single digit remains. The letter bet has a value of 2, a name value of 402 which reduces to 6, a dictionary meaning of daughter, and a hieroglyphic meaning of “revelation to man”.
In Ge 1:1 the heavens and the earth are distinguished and joined by the vav ו. The things we see are made by things which are invisible (Heb 11:3) The spiritual and the visible are coupled. When the scriptures speak of two things, one represents the spiritual aspect and one represents the physical aspect. Paul speaks of this dualism when he commands us to “put off the old man and put on the new”.(Eph 4:22-24) Paul is not saying that the flesh is evil, since God created all things good (Ge 1:31) but that the flesh has become the dominant driving force for man in the form of original sin. The instincts that we share with animals motivates us to put ourselves in a pre-eminent position. We must be first. This flesh has made war on the spirit, which is made in God's image and which motivates us toward love, that is, placing others first.
- Heb 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The word 'soul' means 'waxing pale'. The soul is attached to the flesh and is dieing.(Eze 18:4) but the spirit gives life. (2Co 3:6) The word 'joint' is the same as 'chariot' representing strength in the flesh, while the marrow gives life. The passing thought is of the flesh, where the intention of the heart is of the spirit.
Trinity – 3 in 1
Hebrew letters are also numbers and are also involved in riddles. . The letter א is the number one. The hieroglyphic of letter is two which are separated and joined by a third. The name אלפ alef has a value of 3. The word 'one' is chad חד with a reduced numeric value of 3. Jesus said, “I and the Father are one”. The word 'father' 'ab' אב has the numeric number 3. The word for I is 'anokee' אנכי and has a value of 9. 'I' and 'Father' added give a reduced value of 3. (12 reduces to 3 by adding the digits.) The third letter ג has the number three, and its name 'gimal' has a value of 1. It's hieroglyphic meaning is 'rich man pursuing a poor man' and it is a picture of God pursuing man. The camel is scripture represents a judge whose responsibility it was to call Israel back to God.
Six in 2
The second letter ב 'bet' has the value 2 and the meaning 'revelation to man'. It's name בת 'bet' has the value 6. John says that there are three that bear witness in heaven and three on earth. (1Jo 5:8,9) There are six witnesses in two groups. The word שמים heaven has a value 3 and the word ארץ earth has a value 3. In the same way that John used the hieroglyphics and riddles to determine his doctrine of John 1:1-4, he used the gematria of the words heaven and earth to derive his doctrine.
The candle stick made for the tabernacle had two sets of three each branches (Ex 37:18) The word 'bet' means 'daughter'. When the daughter has a child, that is when a yud, representing a new creation, is added to the center of בת becoming בית house, the value is 7. The daughter has become complete (the meaning of 7) and has become a house. All the desolate women of the scriptures were not complete until they had a child. The man's house was not 'made' until he had a son. Solomon uses this interpretation in Psalm 127:1 “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: “ This is a hidden prophecy of the virgin birth of Christ. The children of God are those who are 'born of the spirit'. (Joh 3:6) The spiritual house is born when the daughter has spiritual children. The house of the flesh is built in vain. Jesus was the firstfruits of the spirit. (Ro 8:23) and believers follow him.
The use of numbers follows the same rules for riddles and the use of metaphor.