Tet is interpreted as a man in submission  Tet interpreted as snake




The ninth letter in the Hebrew alefbet is tet - ט. The letter tet - ט has the numerical value of nine. The least common letter in the Torah is a Tet.
In Greek it is the letter Theta

 The first tet - ט that appears in the Torah is in the word tov of Genesis 1:4, normally translated as good, but a better meaning is beneficial. 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.”







 There are nine choruses of angels are commonly given by early Christian Fathers  


Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite in De Coelesti Hierarchia (ca. 5th century):
St. Gregory the Great in
Homilia (6th century)
St. Isidore of Seville in
Etymologiae (7th century) etc.

· First sphere: 1. Seraphim, 2. Cherubim, 3. Thrones;

· Second sphere: 4. Dominations (also translated as Lordships), 5. Virtues (also trans. as Powers), 6. Powers (also trans. as Authorities);

· Third sphere: 7. Principalities, 8. Archangels, 9. Angels.

There 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.

 St. 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:
“And 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

"But the fruit of the Spirit is








gentleness, and


The Manifestations of the Holy Spirit

But 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;

2. to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

3. To another faith by the same Spirit;

4. to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit

5. To another the working of miracles;

6. to another prophecy;

7. to another discerning of spirits;

8. to another divers kinds of tongues;

9. to another the interpretation of tongues:

But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.


In the genealogy of biblical characters,
the time between Adam and Noah is nine generations,
and the time between Noah and Abraham is also nine generations.
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.





The Numbers 10, 100, 1000

In the Old Testament one direct connecttion to number 10 comes from Ten Commandment given to Israel on the Mount Sinai.

There were 10 Plagues of Egypt before God rescued Israel out of Egypt.

People Raised from the Dead


1. Elijah raised the son of the Zarephath widow from the dead (1 Kings 17:17-22).

2. Elisha raised the son of the Shunammite woman from the dead (2 Kings 4:32-35).

3. A man was raised from the dead when his body touched Elisha’s bones (2 Kings 13:20, 21).





4. Many saints rose from the dead at the resurrection of Jesus (Matt. 27:50-53).

5. Jesus rose from the dead (Matt. 28:5-8; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:5, 6).

6. Jesus raised the son of the widow of Nain from the dead (Luke 7:11-15).

7. Jesus raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead (Luke 8:41, 42, 49-55).

8. Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44).

9. Peter raised Dorcas from the dead (Acts 9:36-41).

10. Eutychus was raised from the dead by Paul (Acts 20:9, 10).



The 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.  
Revelation 17:12: 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
Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
Psalms 83:7:
Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Psalms 83:8:
Assur also is joined with them
But in general it symbolizes a large number of surrounding nations.

 When 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 the tithe.   

The Numbers ten and it's multiples (10,100, 1000) 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 parables:

The 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?" Luke 15:8 

The 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 15:3-5

The 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 7:23 

A Thousand Generations:

"Know 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 7:9

"Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations," 1st Chronicles 16:15 

"He 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.

A 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 the twelve apostles 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..

Mark 5:25 

· "And a certain Woman which had an issue of blood twelve years.."

This 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!

 The 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. 

The 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.

At 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.   

The 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.

 A woman is graced by 12 stars resting on her crown.

 Both Jacob and Ishmael had 12 sons and there were 12 priests in the Chronicles.

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.

 The 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 tripling of a number emphasizes the characteristics of the number:


· 666 is the number of man, and it symbolises fitly, therefore, the essence of human wisdom, and also of imperfection.

· 888 is the number or gematria of the name "JESUS."

· 999 is the number connected with judgment, hence the numerical value of the phrase th orgh mou (tee orgee mou), my wrath, is 999. The same number is very prominent in the judgment on Sodom. (See further under Nine.)


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.


“And אלהים Elohiym said, Let the מים mayim (waters) under שמים shamayim be gathered

together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so. And אלהים Elohiym called the

dry [land] ארץ 'erets [earth, our body]; and the gathering together of the waters called he ים yam

[seas]…” - Genesis 1:9-10


Traditionally, Mem means “waters”, “people” “nations”, “languages” and tongues.

The mem, 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.

When 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.


In 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 letter Mem is the first letter of the word Mayim – 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 Holy Spirit.

In the terminology of Kabbalah, this flow is from keter (“crown”) to chochmah (“wisdom”).

There are two forms of Mem. One open and the other closed. One refers to the revealed secrets

of God and the others closed or unrevealed mysteries.

ם - The closed, Final Mem, represents the era of Mesiah. 

The word Mashiach (Messiah) itself begins with a mem. 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 mem will be revealed.


Only once in the entire Torah, in reference to Mashiach, do we find a closed mem in 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).” <<<<<<

מ - The open "mem" looks like a square with a small opening at its lower left corner.  


After 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)
Moses 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."
Deuteronomy 8:2
Only after the whole adults who left Egypt perished (except the few  God selected) they were allowed to enter Canaan.


Moses sent out spies into Canaan for 40 days to test and see the land before crossing over. (Numbers 13:25, 14:34).


The prophet Jonah prophesied againsst the City of Nineveh, for forty days, and they were saved.


 The 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 Mount Horeb.

Jesus was tested in the wilderness 40 days
"and He was there in the Wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan." Mark 1:13 

Jesus among his disciples 40 days after his resurrection.
"to 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 1:3 

40 years after the resurrection Jerusalem was totally destroyed and the temple burned by the Romans in AD 70.


 The Aish Rabbi Replies:

The 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:

When 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 spiritual renewal.

It is 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.

Moses 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.

In Kabbalah, 40 represents the four sides of the world, each side containing the ten Sefirot (esoteric powers).

When 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.

There 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.

  Periods of 40

Gen 7:4  Noah’s flood: "For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights ..."

Gen 8:6  After 40 days Noah opened a window

Gen 25:20  Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah

Gen 26:34  Esau was 40 years old when he married Judith

Gen 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

Exo 16:35  Moses and Israelites 40 years in wilderness. Israelites ate Manna 40 years.  (+ Num 14:33-34; 32:13; Dt 2:7)

Exo 24:18  Moses was 40 days and 40 nights on Mt Sinai   (+ Dt 9:9)

Exo 34:28  Moses on Mt Sinai for second time 40 days and 40 nights (+ Dt 9:18)  

Num 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 Gideon

Judg 13:1  Israel subject to the Philistines for 40 years before time of Samson

1 Sam 4:18  Eli led Israel for 40 years before the time of Samuel

1 Sam 17:16  For 40 days Goliath challenged Israel each morning and evening

2 Sam 2:10  Ish-Boshet, son of Saul, was 40 years old when he became king

2 Sam 5:4  David reigned for 40 years over Israel   (+ 1 Kgs 2:11; 1 Chr 29:27)

1 Kgs 11:42  Solomon reigned for 40 years over Israel   (+ 2 Chr 9:30)

1 Kgs 19:8  Elijah ran for 40 days and 40 nights from Beersheva to Mt Horeb

2 Kgs 12:1  Joash reigned for 40 years over Judah  (+ 2 Chr 24:1)

Eze 29:11-13  Ezekiel prophesies the desolation of Egypt for 40 years

Jonah 3:4  Jonah prophesies the overthrow of Ninevah in 40 days' time

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 of)


 The  50th year was the jubilee year, when slaves were set free. (Lev 25:10)

The Law was given to Israel at Mt Sinai  at Shavuot,  50 days  after Passover and the Exodus from slavery in Egypt.

The feast of Shavuot was given to commemorate the new harvest.

Lev 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


Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place ...

Pentecost  =  Shavuot  =  Fifty days after Passover.

(2)  ... noise like a violent rushing wind ...    

(3) ... tongues of fire ... rested on each one

(4) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit