is interpreted as a man in submission Tet interpreted as
The ninth letter in the
is tet - ט. The
- ט has the numerical value of nine. The least common letter
in the Torah is a Tet.
In Greek it is the letter Theta
first tet -
appears in the Torah is in the word
1:4, normally translated as
but a better meaning is
There are other intepretation of tet as representing evil
presence within the creation just as when light was created
darkness was also embeded since darkenss in simply lack of
light. Hence some Kaballists represent it as s Serpent..
So it is the dialectics of creation - both good and evil.
“Tet = Snake/Surround .. objectively good but may be evil,
judgment of God.”
NINE CHORUSES OF ANGELS
There are nine choruses of angels are commonly given by
early Christian Fathers
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite in
De Coelesti Hierarchia (ca.
St. Gregory the Great in
St. Isidore of Seville in
sphere: 1. Seraphim, 2. Cherubim, 3. Thrones;
sphere: 4. Dominations (also translated as Lordships), 5.
Virtues (also trans. as Powers), 6. Powers (also trans. as
sphere: 7. Principalities, 8. Archangels, 9. Angels.
are multiple instances in the Bible that utilize the number
nine to fulfill these symbols as well. Jesus Christ died at
the ninth hour after being hung on the cross.
Paul's list fruits of the Holy Spirit number nine:
peace, love, goodness, gentleness, truthfulness, joy,
patience, kindness and self-control.
The judgments of God
In Haggai 1:11 are enumerated in nine particulars:
I called for a drought upon the land,
and upon the mountains,
and upon the corn,
and upon the new wine,
and upon the oil,
and upon that which the ground bringeth forth,
and upon men,
and upon cattle,
and upon all the labor of the hands.”
The fruits of the Holy Spirit
the fruit of the Spirit is
The Manifestations of the Holy Spirit
the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to
profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit
1. the word of wisdom;
another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
another faith by the same Spirit;
another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit
another the working of miracles;
another discerning of spirits;
another divers kinds of tongues;
another the interpretation of tongues:
all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing
to every man severally as he will.
the genealogy of biblical characters,
the time between Adam and Noah is nine generations,
and the time between Noah and Abraham is also nine
Abraham received direct word from God he was 99 years old.
Logically speaking, the original name of Habram works out to
be the number nine as well. This signifies the spiritual
completion of his life and soul.
TENS, HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS
The Numbers 10, 100, 1000
the Old Testament one direct connecttion to number 10 comes
from Ten Commandment given to Israel on the Mount Sinai.
were 10 Plagues of Egypt before God rescued Israel out of
People Raised from the Dead
Elijah raised the son of the Zarephath widow from the dead
(1 Kings 17:17-22).
Elisha raised the son of the Shunammite woman from the dead
(2 Kings 4:32-35).
man was raised from the dead when his body touched Elisha’s
bones (2 Kings 13:20, 21).
Many saints rose from the dead at the resurrection of Jesus
Jesus rose from the dead (Matt. 28:5-8; Mark 16:6; Luke
Jesus raised the son of the widow of Nain from the dead
Jesus raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead (Luke
8:41, 42, 49-55).
Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44).
Peter raised Dorcas from the dead (Acts 9:36-41).
Eutychus was raised from the dead by Paul (Acts 20:9, 10).
mention of number 10 in the Bible occurs very often.
It usually refers to the
completeness or fullness.
Number 10 in Bible is also about 10 nations who were hostile
to the Israel.
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which
have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings
one hour with the beast.
The 10 kingdoms of Revelation 17 are considered by some
scholars as enumerated in Psalms 83:6-8: These are:
Psalms 83:6: The tabernacles of
the inhabitants of
is joined with them
But in general it symbolizes a large number of surrounding
used in connection with the heavenlies it is the number of
heavenly perfection - 10 plagues, 10 commandments, 10x10
sockets of Tabernacle foundation, 10th of your earnings make
Numbers ten and it's multiples (10,100,
often illustrates the Fullness of whatever is in view,
without it "necessarily" being the totality. This is
especially true about the symbolism in Revelations and in
Parable of the lost coin:"Either what woman having
ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth
not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently
till she find it?"
Parable of the lost sheep:What man of you, having an
hundred sheep, if he lose one of them,
doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go
after that which is lost, until he find it? Luke
parable of the vines and silverings of Isaiah:"And it shall
come to pass in THAT DAY, that every place shall be, where
there were a
thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it
shall even be for briers and thorns. With arrows and with
bows shall men come hither; because All he land shall become
briers and thorns." Isaiah
A Thousand Generations:
therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful
God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love
him and keep his commandments
to a thousand generations;" Deuteronomy
ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he
commanded to a
1st Chronicles 16:15
hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he
commanded to a thousand generations." Psalms 105:8
The Number 12
Twelve spiritually points to the Congregation of God.
good example would be the twelve brothers,
the twelve sons of Jacob who
were the progenitors of the twelve tribes of Israel. This
was the Old Testament congregation, or Children of God.
Likewise, the significance is passed on after the cross as
became the New Testament representative of the congregation
or Children of God.
Another example would be the woman who had suffered many
things of Physicians, and none could heal her. God
meticulously points out that it was for twelve years..
a certain Woman which had an issue of blood twelve years.."
woman touched but the hem of Jesus garment, and was made
whole. I.e., what was unclean for 12 years was now clean.
The garment of Christ is signifying the Righteousness of
Christ. Just as scripture says we are clothed in the
Righteousness of Christ. This Woman had been made righteous,
by the virtue of Christ!
number 12 is closely associated in the Bible with
the number three, which represents the holy Trinity, and the
number four, which represents the whole material realm.
golden table was to hold 12 cakes of bread made of fine
flour. They were placed there in two rows of six, each loaf
representing one of the tribes of Israel (Lev. 24:8). the
whole called out tribes.
the last supper, Jesus Christ breaks one loaf of bread and
declares them to be the "Bread of Life," as well as his
divine body. And gives it to his 12 disciples, the nucleus
of his church.
Old Testament is also full of symbology surrounding the
number 12 and the various meanings of it.
For example, the celestial city was guarded by
12 different gates, each
of which had one of 12 precious gemstones.
The tree of life grows a different type of fruit for each
month of the year: 12 different ones.
woman is graced by 12 stars resting on her crown.
Jacob and Ishmael had 12 sons and there were 12 priests in
Elisha's altar was made from 12 stones, 12 loaves of bread
for left on a golden table as an offering, 12 names were
engraved on the pectoral, 12 branches confined Aaron and 12
explorers sought out Canaan.
book of Revelation again mentions the 12 gates, which are
each guarded by an angel so that they number 12 altogether,
that must be passed through to reach the kingdom of heaven.
THE THREE-FOLD COMBINATIONS OF A NUMBER
The tripling of a number emphasizes the characteristics of
is the number of
and it symbolises fitly, therefore, the essence of human
wisdom, and also of imperfection.
is the number or gematria of the name "JESUS."
is the number connected with
hence the numerical value of the phrase th orgh mou (tee
is 999. The same number is very prominent in the judgment on
Sodom. (See further under
The Number 40
The letter Mem is the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew
Alphabet. The letter Mem is equivalent to forty (40).
Mem is heavily connected with the concept of Water and womb.
As such it is interpreted as a period of new beginnings,
rebirth and renewals.
Elohiym said, Let the
shamayim be gathered
together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and
it was so. And
Elohiym called the
'erets [earth, our body]; and the gathering together of the
waters called he
[seas]…” - Genesis 1:9-10
Traditionally, Mem means “waters”, “people” “nations”,
“languages” and tongues.
the letter of “water” (mayim)
symbolizes the fountain of the Divine Wisdom of Torah. It is
the spiritual womb from which we rebirth into a higher world
after a period of gestation.
the whole mankind turned to selfish and when their
imaginations of their mind became constantly evil after a
period of gestation with 40 days of rain and subsequent
period of preparation Noah and his family were reborn into a
new cleaned earth.
this way almost all referrence to 40 may be associated with
newbirth to a new realm of existence.
Every time one finds the number forty in Torah, its inner
meaning is the ascent from one level to the next higher
one. In fact the human gestation period is 40 weeks.
The number forty in scripture often illustrates a time of
trial or testing a preparation for new birth
the first letter of the word
The Hebrew word for water. Mayim- מים starts with an open
mem and concludes with a closed mem. Water, a drash or
parable for Torah. The closed "mem" is used in the first
saying of Creation. The open "mem" is used in the subsequent
nine sayings of Creation. It is a womb of creation with the
the terminology of Kabbalah, this flow is from
are two forms of Mem. One open and the other closed. One
refers to the revealed secrets
God and the others closed or unrevealed mysteries.
represents the era of Mesiah.
word Mashiach (Messiah) itself begins with a
In the time of the coming of Mashiach, the earth will be
filled with the knowledge of HaShem as the waters cover the
sea (Isaiah 11:9); then, even the closed
once in the entire Torah, in reference to Mashiach, do we
find a closed
the middle of a word:
Mem-Sofit (ם)letter – EXCEPT for the only exception in all
of Scripture being in Isaiah 9:6/(7) where the closed/final
Mem is used in the middle of a word !…
"Of the INCREASE of His government…”.
In this one and only case, we see that the closed-Mem
appears in the middle of the word “increase/l:marbeh”
(לםרבה). While in and of itself, this highly unusual
exception in the midst of this remarkable passage speaks for
itself, yet early Judaic commentary adds even more
interesting observations…In Judaism, the Closed-Mem is also
spoken of as referring to the closed womb of a woman (One
example: Bahir 84-85). This then points us to this Child in
verses 9:5-6/(6-7) being of a super-natural birth, and also
points us back to this verse of Isaiah 7:14: “Therefore the
Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall
conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His Name
ImmanuEl/(El/God with us).” <<<<<<
The open "mem" looks like a square with a small opening at
its lower left corner.
Noah entered the ark it rained 40 days and 40 nights to
cleanse the earth and save the seeds.
Moses' lived forty years in Egypt as the son of Pharoah and
forty years in the desert as a shepherd
before God selected him to lead his people out of slavery.
Moses was in the mount of Sinai 40 days twice
(Exodus 24:18, 34:1 - 28)
was in the mount of Sinai with the Lord for forty days and
the Children of Israel were tried, and they failed the test
making themselves an idol. The second time he brought in the
Law that should govern the people of God.
Punishment of correction was to be one less that 40 lashed
to the guilty.
Israel in the wilderness 40 years
"And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God
led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble
thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart,
whether thou wouldest keep His commandments or no."
Only after the whole adults who left Egypt perished (except
the few God selected) they were allowed to enter Canaan.
sent out spies into Canaan for 40 days to test and see the
land before crossing over. (Numbers 13:25, 14:34).
prophet Jonah prophesied againsst the City of Nineveh, for
forty days, and they were saved.
prophet Ezekiel laid on His right side for 40 days to
symbolize Judah's sins (Ezekiel 4:6).
Elijah went 40 days and 40 nights without food or water to
Jesus was tested in the wilderness 40 days
He was there in the Wilderness forty days, tempted of
Jesus among his disciples 40 days after his resurrection.
whom Jesus showed Himself alive after His passion by many
infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and
speaking of things pertaining to the Kingdom of God." Acts
years after the resurrection Jerusalem was totally destroyed
and the temple burned by the Romans in AD 70.
Aish Rabbi Replies:
number 40 has great significance throughout the Torah and
the Talmud. The number 40 represents transition or change;
the concept of renewal; a new beginning. The number 40 has
the power to lift a spiritual state. Consider:
a person becomes ritually impure, he must immerse in a
ritual bath, a mikveh. The Talmud tells us that a mikveh
must be filled with 40 se'ahs (a measure of water).
Immersion in a mikveh is the consummate Jewish symbol of
no accident that in the story of Noah, the rain poured for
40 days, and submerged the world in water. Just as a person
leaves a mikveh pure, so too when the waters of the flood
subsided, the world was purified from the licentiousness
which had corrupted it in the days of Noah.
was on Mt. Sinai for 40 days and came down with the stone
tablets. The Jews arrived at Mt. Sinai as a nation of
Egyptian slaves, but after 40 days they were transformed
into God's nation.
According to the Talmud, it takes 40 days for an embryo to
be formed in its mother's womb.
Kabbalah, 40 represents the four sides of the world, each
side containing the ten Sefirot (esoteric powers).
a rabbinical court finds someone guilty of a crime, the
punishment is sometimes lashes, prescribed in the Torah as
"forty less one." The purpose is to bring the offender to a
point of change, transition and atonement.
are 40 days between the first day of Elul, when we begin to
blow the Shofar to prepare for Rosh Hashana, until Yom
Kippur, the end of the annual teshuva (repentance) period.
These 40 days are the most auspicious time for personal
growth and renewal.
According to the Talmud (Avot 5:26), at age 40 a person
transitions from one level of wisdom to the next. After
Moses led the Jewish people for 40 years in the wilderness,
he told them: "God has not given you a heart to know, and
eyes to see, and ears to hear, until this day" (Deut.
29:3-4). From here we see that it took the Jewish people 40
years before reaching a full level of understanding.
7:4 Noah’s flood: "For after seven more days, I will send
rain on the earth forty days and forty nights ..."
8:6 After 40 days Noah opened a window
25:20 Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah
26:34 Esau was 40 years old when he married Judith
50:3 40 days to embalm Joseph
Acts 7:23 Moses was 40 years in Egypt
Acts 7:30 Moses was 40 years in Midian
16:35 Moses and Israelites 40 years in wilderness.
Israelites ate Manna 40 years. (+ Num 14:33-34; 32:13; Dt
24:18 Moses was 40 days and 40 nights on Mt Sinai (+ Dt
34:28 Moses on Mt Sinai for second time 40 days and 40
nights (+ Dt 9:18)
13:25 Spies were in Canaan for 40 days
Josh 14:7 Joshua was 40 years old when he went in as a spy
Judg 3:11 Israel had peace for 40 years in the time of
Othniel, brother of Caleb
Judg 5:31 Israel had peace for 40 years in the time of
Deborah and Barak
Judg 8:28 Israel had peace for 40 years in the time of
Judg 13:1 Israel subject to the Philistines for 40 years
before time of Samson
Sam 4:18 Eli led Israel for 40 years before the time of
Sam 17:16 For 40 days Goliath challenged Israel each
morning and evening
Sam 2:10 Ish-Boshet, son of Saul, was 40 years old when he
Sam 5:4 David reigned for 40 years over Israel (+ 1 Kgs
2:11; 1 Chr 29:27)
Kgs 11:42 Solomon reigned for 40 years over Israel (+ 2
Kgs 19:8 Elijah ran for 40 days and 40 nights from
Beersheva to Mt Horeb
Kgs 12:1 Joash reigned for 40 years over Judah (+ 2 Chr
29:11-13 Ezekiel prophesies the desolation of Egypt for 40
Jonah 3:4 Jonah prophesies the overthrow of Ninevah in 40
Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights
Jesus 40 days to His ascension
Numeric value of = 50
50 is 5 (the number for grace) x 10 (the full manifestation
50th year was the jubilee year, when slaves were set free.
Law was given to Israel at Mt Sinai at Shavuot, 50 days
after Passover and the Exodus from slavery in Egypt.
feast of Shavuot was given to commemorate the new harvest.
23:16 You shall count fifty days to the day after the
seventh sabbath, then you shall present a new grain
offering to the LORD
Pentecost = Shavuot = Fifty days after Passover
When the day of Pentecost had come,
were all together in one place ...
Pentecost = Shavuot = Fifty days after Passover.
... noise like a violent rushing wind ...
... tongues of fire ... rested on each one
(4) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit