The number one means
Numerical Oneness. Organic Onenes
first letter in Hebrew alphabet which its numerological
value of 1 is Aleph.
has no sound and it is the beginning of everything.
This is God.
In India we have clear teaching of Nirguna Brahman and
God is unknowable because he cannot be interacted in His
fulness by any human. Hence even though he is all
properties, humans will not be able to understand or
comprehend and define God. The concept is inherent also in
Caballah which is adopted by the Christian Caballists as God
defined as Ein. Ein means nothing or meaning unknowable. It
is not that God is nothing, but we can know nothing about
God. They call it neti, neti meaning - not this, not that.
It is only when God expresses himself within the realm of
human existence we can know God and then again that will not
be the essence of God. God in his essence is unknowable.
God makes himself knowable as he creates realms within
himself and we know God’s emanations or energies within that
realm of interaction. In Eastern Churches we distinguish
between God’s Essence and God’s Energies.
Nothing is the definition as best as we could define God. If
we want to assign an essence itself we have to go beyond
nothingness - which are defined by the Caballists as Ein Sof
and Ein Sof Ahr . Ein Sof is explained as infinite - which
implies fulness of all properties, EinSof Ahr implies
infinte Light with Character. Only when God reveals himself
we have diversity and hence sees Him as an organic unity.
This is Saguna Brahaman - the first appearances of God.
This cannot be unity nor His essence. This is the basis of
Christian Trinity argument.
first letter or number one Alef has no sound, yet in Hebrew
it is written as a Person “the Great I AM”. This represents
the Ein - the Nirguna Brahman which extends to Ein Sof as
the root of all realities . Since Alef has no sound, the
first reality is expressed by the first and the second
letters of Hebrew together which is the word Ab or Av which
simply means Father. God is defined as the father of
everything both the material and spiritual world. Ab hence
is the Ain Sof Aur - the infinite, light and Abba the
This unity has two aspects. Primarily it indicates numerical
oneness. One - no more and no less.
this oneness may be more organic so that there is a unity
is what the numerology describe it.
Original, Individual, Master, Creator, Leader, Pioneer,
The Beginning 1 gives birth to all other numbers.
However, that being said, Jungian psychology places
1 as a symbol of unity.
Like the old saying there is no "I in T-E-A—M" when people
work together as one, and have 1 individuals among them, the
changes that result astound.
can see these reflected in the Biblical numerology:
first thing that brings to mind is the Shema of Israel:
fact the basis of monotheism is that God alone exist.
Everthing else are emanations of God’s energies which form
the cosmos. It is not part of the essence of God.
that sense even the cosmos is in existence within God and
forms part of the oneness of God.
represents numeric oneness which has no components. One
Alone. This is represented in the case of God as “I AM” or
Echad on the other hand is an organic oneness of many
components forming unity. This is represented the case of
God as Elohim where the plural is used.
Hebrew there is duality word for the singular El as Elah.
In the Shema of Israel, God is not Yachid but Echad.
God is not homogeneous but hetrogenious and is potentially
The word YACHID, which always means one and ONE ALONE (not a
unified one) is NEVER used of God ANYWHERE in the Old
the New Testament, the greek word corresponding to Yachid
is Hen. See John 10:30; Matt. 19:5; Mk 12:29. There is a
corresponding word for Yachid in Greek which is Monos - One
Only. See Matt 24:36; 1 Tim 1:17. Two examples can be shown
which makes it clear.
Organic oneness concept is seen in the prayer of Jesus:
I pray also for those who will believe in me through their
message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you
are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that
the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given
them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we
are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be
brought to complete unity. This is the echad of 1
from the defining of God as one, we have referrences to
One or First
is called the firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15)
Jesus is called the firstborn from the dead (1:18)
Jesus is called the firstborn among many brethren (Romans
Jesus is called the "first of the firstfruits" (1Corinthians
15:20, 23), indicating the immortal humanity through the
Jesus is called the FIRST or Alpha (the first letter of the
Greek language) and the Last or Omega (last letter of Greek)
(Revelation 1:11, 17, 22:13).
Greek Alef- Tau (Hebrew forms: pictograph to
Notice Tau was a Cross
Christianity entails one hope, one faith, one baptism, one
Lord and Savior and one Father (Ephesians 4:4 - 6). Alef in
the ancient pictograohic writing was the head of an ox
indicating power and authority while, Tau the last letter
was indeed a cross which indicates total redemption back to
the beginning of all creation.
any language or culture around the globe, the number one
It is of great importance no matter where you go. One has a
dual nature, as do most numbers, in that
it represents both primacy – being first – and unity – being
singular thing. The number one is self-sufficient; it stands
alone, indivisible by any other numbers, as the primary
source of all numbers after it. By its very nature the
number one leaves out any differences that may exist between
numbers. It is neither in conflict or harmony with any.
organic unity is particularly clear in the concept of
husband and wife who become one flesh,
and in exactly similar way in the concept of the Church as
prayed to God that his followers
“that they may all be
just as you, Father, are in union with me
and I am in union with you.”—
17:21; Matthew 19:6.
absolute unity, or uniqueness, an
It occurs only twelve times in the Old Testament (3x22),
viz: Pentateuch, 3 timess and Rest of Old Testament 9 = (32) times.
22:2, "Take now thy son,
thine only son
22:12 and 16, "Hast not withheld thy son,
thine only son."
11:34, "She was his
22:20, "Deliver...my darling" (marg.
25:16, "I am
35:17, "Rescue...my darling (marg.
from the lions."
68:6, "God setteth
the solitary in
4:3, "I was...tender and
in the sight of my mother."
6:26, "Mourning as for an
8:10, "I will make it as the mourning of an
12:10, "As one that mourneth for his
These are all the occurrences of the word
and here therefore we see the meaning of the word.
But this is not the word which is used in Deuteronomy
6:4, and it is never used of Jehovah.
It is used of the Lord Jesus as the only begotten Son; but
never of Jehovah—the self-existant One (- Echad). <<<<<