Torah and Science

137 Allusions

Word or
Reference to gematria in our book, 137: The Riddle of Creation
1371קַבָּלָהKabbalah1, 14, 29, 87, 128, 165, 188, 190, 193, 204, 206-207, 212, 239, 261, 273, 320, 321, 334-336, 348
1371אוֹפָןWheelI Kings 7: 32-33
Isaiah 28:27
Ez. 1:15-16; 10:6-10
Nah. 3:2
Prov. 20:26
27-28; 43; 123, 125; 193; 226; 232; 238; 321
1371מוֹצָאOriginNum. 30:13
Deut. 8:3; 23:24
II Kings 2:21
Jer. 17:16
Job 28:1
II Chron. 32:30
129, 165, 193, 206, 257, 264, 279, 285-286, 321, 351
1371מוֹצָאMotza [Biblical name]I Chron. 2:46; 8:36; 9: 42257
1371בְּקֹלָהּHer voiceGen. 21:12188, 190, 204, 211, 336
1371בִּקְהָלIn the congregation [of God]
1371מַצֵבָהMonumentGen. 28:18, 21; 31:13, 45; 35: 14, 20
Ex. 24:4
Deut. 16:22
Hos. 3:4
1חָכְמָה-נְבוּאָהWisdom-prophecy17, 27, 239, 252, 273, 321. 354
(א]לף [ה]י [ו]או [ה]י[)
filling letters of the "Goodly" Name, Akvah (אהוה)32, 75, 204, 349, 351
1371יא סִיוָן11th SivanA date in the Hebrew calendar
(five days after the festival of Shavuot)
1371כא כִּסְלֵו21st KislevA date in the Hebrew calendar (four days before the beginning of the festival of Chanukah)
2742מָרְדֳכַיMordechaiEsther throughout,
Ezra 2:2,
Nechemiah 7:7
37, 315
2742לֵאָה רָחֵל Leah RachelGen. 29:16, etc.125, 127, 192, 203, 205, 206, 207, 209, 261
2בָּלָק בִּלְעַםBalak BilaamNum. Chs. 22-24Balak was king of Moav. He hired Balaam to curse the Jewish People. God turned his curse into a blessing. Balaam and Balak are diametrically opposed to the spiritual archetypal souls of of Leah and Rachel
והתועדויות תשע"ב ד, p. 292,
מעין גנים במדבר p. 88
2742הוי' אַבְרָהָםHavayah Abraham Gen.18:13; 17 etc.21
2742הַגְּדֻלָּה וְהַגְּבוּרָהGreatness and mightI Chron. 29:1131This is a reference to the first two emotive sefirot - chesed-loving-kindness (greatness) and gevurah-might
1371 לַילָה וָיוֹם
(יוֹם וָלַילָה)
Day and night (night and day)1 Kings 8:29,
Is. 27:3,
Est. 4:16
(Gen. 8:22)
25, 55
137 Reduced1וּמַרְאֵיהֶם וּמַעֲשֵׂיהֶם כַּאֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה הָאוֹפַן בְּתוֹךְ הָאוֹפָןAnd their appearance
and their workings were as a wheel
would be within a wheel
4113יֵשׁ מֵאַיִן
(ׁאַיִן מִיֵשׁ)
Something from nothing
(nothing from something)
27, 33, 56, 63, 65, 96, 170, 209, 299,
1,64412וְאָהַבְתָּ אֵת הוי' אֱ-לֹהֶיךָ בְּכָל לְבָֽבְךָ וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁךָ וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶֽךָAnd you shall love Havayah your
God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might
Deut. 6:531“With all your heart” corresponds to malchut, “with all your soul” corresponds to tiferet, “and with all your might” corresponds to binah
1,64412בִּינָה תִּפְאֶרֶת מַלְכוּתbinah tiferet malchut (understanding beauty kingdom)31These are the names of three of the ten sefirot
תַּעֲנוּג רָצוֹן חָכְמָה בִּינָה דַעֲת חֶסֶד גְּבוּרָה תִּפְאֶרֶת נֶצַח הוֹד יְסוֹד מַלְכוּת
[the thirteen names of the ten sefirot with the three heads of keter]31This array of the ten sefirot together with the three heads of keter serves as the basis for the entire wisdom of Kabbalah
1,78113כֶּתֶר תִּפְאֶרֶת יְסוֹדketer tiferet yesod (crown, beauty, foundation)31These are the names of three more of the ten sefirot
1,2339חֶסֶד תִּפְאֶרֶת יְסוֹדchesed tiferet yesod (loving-kindness, beauty, foundation)31
4113בְּקַדְמִין, מִן אַוְלָא בְּחוּכִמָא"Before," "In the beginning," "With wisdom"33These are three Aramaic translations of Bereishit, בְּרֵאשִׁית
4113ג-ד-ז-ח-ט-כ-נ-ס-ע-פ-ק[11 letters of the Hebrew alef-bet]34These are the eleven letters of the Hebrew alef-bet that do not appear in the first verse of the Torah
4113ּתֹּהוChaosGen. 1:2 etc.35-40, 42, 44-45, 53-56, 58-72, 75-79, 81, 84-87, 96, 101, 111, 133, 149, 152, 170, 187-189, 196, 265, 266, 274-275, 295, 299-300, 318, 322, 347, 348, 367-368The average numerical value of each letter of this word is 137
(הי דלת ריש)
Hadar Gen. 36:39,
I Chron. 1:50
36Hadar is the eighth Edomite king
1,096(א = 1,000)8מְהֵיטַבְאֵל MeheitavelGen. 36:39,
I Chron. 1:50
36The wife of Hadar, the eighth Edomite king
1,370fill.10יוד הא יוד אלף וו יוד הא יוד אלף וו ריש
[יהי אור ויהי אור]
'Let there be light' and there was lightGen. 1:337
[אלף יוד הא]
[הא יוד אלף]
Gen. 18:9 etc.38, 39, 44, 121, 203
1Gen. 139Number of 3 lettered words in the account of creation
2Gen. 139the total number of four, five and six lettered words in the account of creation
1Gen. 139Number of letters in the two,
seven and eight lettered words (108 ┴ 21 ┴ 8)
in the Bible
1Gen. 25:17,
Ex. 6:16; 20
Chapter 7137 is the most common lifespan in the Bible, relating to Ishmael, Amram and Levi
137initial letters1ק-ל-ו-א
קָרָא לַשֶּׁמֶשׁ וַיִּזְרַח אוֹר
"He called upon the sun and light shone forth"41Phrase from Kel Adon liturgical poem in Shabbat morning prayers. This poem is mentioned in the Zohar.
137letter count1Gen. 142Total number of letters in the three verses that begin "Let there be" (6 ┴ 34 ┴ 97)
1,0968אִׁשָּה מַשְׂכָּלֶת"An intelligent woman"Prov. 19:1442, 126, 192, 203, 208-215, 242, 267-268
1371הַנֹּגַהּ סָבִיב"The surrounding glow"Ez. 1:2842-43
1,233back and front9א או אור אור ור ר
ח חי חיי חיים חיים יים ים ם
א אה אהב אהבה
אהבה הבה בה ה
(אוֹר חַיִים אֲהַבָה)
"Light, life, love"44The sum of the regular numerical values of these three words is 288, alluding to the 288 sparks that must be redeemed from their fallen state
8226השַָּׁמַיִם הָאָרֶץ
יוֹם לַילָה
"The heaven, the earth, day, night"Gen. 1:1, 553
9597תֹּהוּ בֹּהוּ חֹשֶׁךְ אוֹר"Chaos, void, darkness, light"Gen. 1:2, 553
411initial letters3תֹּהוּ בֹּהוּ חֹשֶׁךְ אוֹר"Chaos, void, darkness, light"Gen. 1:2, 553-54
8226טוֹב רַע חֹשֶׁךְ אוֹר"Good, evil, darkness, light"Gen. 2:9; 1:5
(Isa. 45:7)
54In the verse from Isaiah, "peace" is used instead of "good"
קָצִיר קֹר חֹם קַיִץ חֹרֶף יוֹם לַיְלָה
“seedtime, harvest, cold, heat, summer, winter, day, night”Gen. 8:2255These five word pairs correspond to the ten sefirot
8226הִתְהַווּת"Coming into being"56The spelling of this word is composed of the letters of "chaos, chaos" (תֹּהוּ תֹּהוּ), the numerical value equals 2 times "something from nothing"
1,371with the kolel10סוֹף מַעֲשֶׂה בְּמַחְשָׁבָה תְחִילָה“The result of an
action is [inherent] in the initial thought”
61This phrase is from the Lecha Dodi song, traditionally sung on friday evening before the Shabbat prayers
137midpoint1אֲרְבָּע"Four"66The numerical value of the word is 273. Absolute freezing point is -273 degrees Kelvin (p. 60)
1,0968אֲרְבָּע אוֹתִיות"Four letters"66This phrase relates to the four letters of the essential Name of God, Havayah. When the ten letters of this idiom are
divided equally into two sets of five ( ארֲבְעָּא
וֹתִיות ), the numerical value of the first set
of five letters is 274 (2 times 137) and the
numerical value of the second set is 822
(6 times 137)
4113שֵׁם מָלֵא"The Complete Name"67This idiom relates to the combination of the two Names of God, Havayah and Elokim
137filled letters1א)לף (ה)י (ו)או
Akvah75Akvah is the Divine Name referred to as "The Goodly Name"
549with the kolel4חֹמֶר צוּרָה"Matter, form"The additional unit alludes to
the fact that matter and form are only
perceptible to human consciousness when
they are together
137initial, final letters1עוֹלָם חֶסֶד יִבָּנֶה"Forever will it be built with kindness"Ps. 89:3The numerical value of the initial letters and the final letters of the three words is 137. The numerical value of the middle letters is 37
411combined3 עוֹלָם חֶסֶד יִבָּנֶה"Forever will it be built with kindness"Ps. 89:3Sum of numerical value (285), ordinal value (105), reduced value (15) and integral reduced value (6)
137initial letters1טוֹבָה חָכְמָה עִם נַחֲלָה"Wisdom is good with a heritage"Ecc. 7:11See also here (in Hebrew):
1371אַפְאֵיהֶם"I will split them away"Deut. 32:26
10968הֵא לָכֶם זֶרַע וּזְרַעְתֶּם "Here is seed for you and you shall sow [the land]"Gen. 47:23
548The "face" of "appearance" (דמות)4ד דמ דמו דמות"In Our image and like Our appearance"Gen. 1:26When written in the same form, the numerical value of "Image" (צ צל צלם) is 370, which is 10 times 37, the companion of 137

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