Hebrew letter Vau stand for 6: The Greek Letter Digama stood
Digamma, waw, or wau (uppercase: Ϝ, lowercase: ϝ, numeral:
ϛ) is an archaic letter of the Greek alphabet. It originally
stood for the sound /w/ but it has principally remained in
use as a Greek numeral for 6. Whereas it was originally
called waw or wau, its most common appellation in classical
is digamma; as a numeral, it was called episēmon during the
Byzantine era and is now known as stigma after the Byzantine
ligature combining σ-τ as ϛ
understand the number six, we need to understand the vav -
ו, which is the Hebrew letter representing six. The sixth
letter of the alef-beit is the vav. The vav is shaped like a
hook (ו). or a peg. A hook is something that holds two
things together. This property of the letter vav, in its
Hebrew usage, is referred to as the vav of connection. It is
normally translated as and which is used to hook heavens and
Vav is a Nail or peg - a connector
Vav is a connecting letter. At the beginning of a word it
usually means "and".
The first Vav is in Gen 1:1. It is the 1st letter of the 6th
word, and connects heaven and earth.
Numeric value = 6
This is the number of "man"
It also indicates Jesus ─ the Son of Man.
Jesus connects heaven and earth.
Jesus connects the spiritual and the material.
Jesus connects the unseen world with what we see around us
Number 6 is A Perfect Number
Pythagoreans acknowledged number 6 to be the first perfect
mathematics a perfect number is when all the numbers
divisors (excluding the number itself) are added, the sum
equals the number itself. 1+2+3=6
addition when including the number itself and dividing by
two the result is the number itself. (1+2+3+6)/2 = 6
Perfect numbers are rare. The Ancient Greeks recognized four
perfect numbers: 6 – 28 – 496 – 8,128. Throughout history
perfect numbers have fascinated mathematicians and more
perfect numbers have been discovered.
“Six is a number perfect in itself, not because God created
all things in six days; rather, the convert is true God
created all things in six days because the number is
perfect.” Saint Augustine (The City of God)
is the number of man, for man was created on the sixth day
(Gen. 1:24-31). Man was also to labor for six days before
entering into the Sabbath rest (Ex. 20:8-11), and the Hebrew
slave was to serve for six years (Ex. 21:2).
the emphasis of the working for the length of the number
Earth and all things were created in 6 days (Gen
1:31-2:2)(Ex 20:11)(Ex 31:17).
Genesis1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and
[vav] the earth.
The connectivity of six and the vav is illustrated in the
design of an alef - א. The alef is actually made up of three
different letters: the letter yud - י above; a yud - י
below; and a diagonal vav – ו, or line suspended in between.
The upper yod represents the upper world and the lower yod
represents the lower world. The vav connects these two
This vav, the first letter of the sixth word, serves to join
spiritual and physical, heaven and the earth, in creation.
This teaches us a very significant lesson regarding the
meaning of six.
The world was created in six days, the six days of creation.
The first word in the Torah is Bereshit (In the beginning)
which itself is composed of six letters .- בראשית.
Furthermore the Torah clearly states: God created six days.
There are also six alefs – א, in the first verse of the
Torah. The first letter vav in the Torah is found at the
beginning of the sixth word (v’et). So creation is connected
to the number six.
Creation was completed in six days
God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very
good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
The Number of Man
number six is symbolic of man.
Man was created on the sixth day.
Men are appointed to work for six days and after six days of
labor, they are to rest on the seventh day.
The sixth commandment prohibits the murder of man.
666 - the triple 6 represents the very best human system
of governance that mankind can produce without God under
human wisdom and logic or Yetser Hara and Yetser Hatov.
The number 666 relates to the carbon atom, and man. Carbon-12;
one of 5 elements in the human DNA is composed of 6 protons,
6 electrons and 6 neutrons, which equates to 666. Carbon-12
is the most abundant of the two stable isotopes of the
element carbon, accounting for 98.89% of carbon. Carbon
forms the major part of human body and DNA encodes life.
Oxygen is the life giving component.
is synonymous with life. Its central role is due to the fact
that it has four bonding sites that allow for the building
of long, complex chains of molecules. Moreover, carbon bonds
can be formed and broken with a modest amount of energy,
allowing for the dynamic organic chemistry that goes on in
Lucifer is another word for phosphorus. The
Latin word corresponding to Greek Phosphorus is “Lucifer.”
Phosphorus (Greek Φωσφόρος Phōsphoros), a name meaning
“Light-Bringer”, is the Morning Star. When phosphorus is
combined with the other elements and carbon, it forms our
Six as period of labor
days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord Thy God: in it
thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy
cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore
the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it."
Six signified the completion of work days. i.e., in six
days, work was complete.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the
host of them.
was created on the 6th day (Gen 1:26,31).
flooded the whole world when Noah was six hundred years old
Abraham interceded on behalf of the people of Sodom 6 times
had 6 sons (Gen 30:19-20)(Gen 35:23).
Israelites were to gather Manna for 6 days (Ex 16:5,22,29).
6th Commandment is "thou shalt not murder" (Ex 20:13)(Deut
Hebrew slave was only to work 6 years and then be released
(Ex 21:2)(Deut 15:12.18)(Jer 34:14).
Hebrew slaves were released at the end of six years
made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought
them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of
bondmen, saying, at the end of seven years let ye go every
man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee;
he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free
The land receives rest at the end of six years.
Exodus 23:10 "And
six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the
fruits thereof: But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest
and lie still; that the poor and the needy shall eat."
commanded the Israelites to give their land a Sabbath rest
after 6 years of farming it (Ex 23:10-11)(Lev 25:1-7).
glory of the Lord covered Mt. Sinai for 6 days (Ex 24:16).
gold lampstand in the Tabernacle (which signified Jesus) had
6 branches coming out of its sides (Ex 25:32-35)(Ex
onyx stones, each with 6 names of the sons of Israel were
put on the ephod of the High Priest (Ex 28:9-12).
were 6 "cities of refuge" in the land of the Levites (Num
The Walls of Jericho and the Number Six
in chapter six,
that God gave Joshua and Israel this command regading the
conquest of the city of Jericho.;
shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the
city once. You shall do so for six days.
seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams’ horns
before the ark;
then on the
seventh day you shall march around the city seven times,
the priests shall blow the trumpets. It shall be that when
they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you
hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout
with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down
flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead”
Jephthah judged Israel 6 years (Judg 12:7).
the Ark was being brought to Jerusalem, after the Levites
took 6 steps, David sacrificed sheep and oxen (2 Sam 6:13).
was a giant that had 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on
each foot (2 Sam 21:20).
Solomon's throne had 6 steps (1 Kin 10:19)(2 Chr 9:18).
remained in Edom 6 months until he had killed every male (1
Queen Athaliah's reign was 6 years (2 Kin 11:3)(2 Chr
gave Ruth 6 ephahs of barley (Ruth 3:15,17).
Seraphim angels have 6 wings (Isa 6:2)(Rev 4:8 ?).
6 days, Jesus took Peter, James, and John up the mountain
for the Transfiguration (Mt 17:1)(Mk 9:2).
the 6th month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, the angel Gabriel
appeared to Mary to announce she would give birth to Jesus (Lk
Jesus' first miracle, He changed 6 waterpots into wine (Jn
anointed Jesus' feet 6 days before Passover (Jn 12:1-3).
about the 6th hour, Pilate said to the Jews, "Behold your
king" (Jn 19:14).
Peter received his vision from God opening the door to the
Gentiles, it was the 6th hour (Acts 10:9).
number of the Antichrist (or beast) is 666 (Rev 13:17-18).
Jephthah (in the East) served six years as a Judge of Israel
Bible mentions six earthquakes (Exodus 19:18, 1Kings 19:11,
Amos 1:1, Matthew 27:54, 28:2, Acts 16:26).
was accused six times of being demon possessed (Mark 3:22,
John 7:20, 8:48, 8:52, 10:20 and Luke 11:15).
day of the week, at the sixth hour, Jesus was nailed to the
bought our redemption with His sacrifice. He was the perfect
man, brother of Man, the second Adam
Six people,declared that Jesus was innocent of all the
charges leveled against him.
Prefect of Judea Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:14),
Herod (Luke 23:15),
Judas Iscariot (after the devil left him - Matthew 27:3),
Pontius Pilate's wife (Matthew 27:19),
one of the thieves on the cross near Christ's (Luke 23:41)
the Roman Centurion who was at the crucifixion (Luke 23:47).
Six is either 4
i.e., man's world (4) with man's enmity to God (2) brought
in: or it is 5
the grace of God made of none effect by man's addition to
it, or perversion, or corruption of it: or it is 7
man's coming short of spiritual perfection.
In any case, therefore, it has to do with
it is the number of imperfection; the human number; the
number of MAN
as destitute of God, without God, without Christ.
Six represents connection, exemplified by the angels in
Isaiah’s vision, who had six wings each
Isaiah 6:1-3 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also
the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his
train filled the temple. 2 Above it stood the seraphims:
each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and
with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is
HaShem of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
six orders of the Mishna.
Six also represents the six orders of the Mishna. Through
learning Torah, one connects with HaShem. The six orders are
dealing with prayer and blessings, tithes and agricultural
pertaining to the laws of the Sabbath and the Festivals.
concerning marriage and divorce, some forms of oaths and the
laws of the nazirite.
dealing with civil and criminal law, the functioning of the
courts and oaths.
Kodashim ("Holy things"),
regarding sacrificial rites, the Temple, and the dietary
Tohorot ("Purities"), pertaining
to the laws of purity and impurity, including the impurity
of the dead, the laws of rituals
Six and The House of David
Six is a number that is uniquely associated with the Jewish
people, in the star of David (Magen David – The Shield of
David), a six pointed star:
existentialist commentary on the Star of David was advanced
by the philosopher Franz Rosenzweig in the Star of
Redemption, which he wrote on postcards during World War I.
Rosenzweig described two interlocking triangles — the
corners of one representing
creation, revelation, and redemption;
corners of the other representing
Man, the World and God.
There seems to be an intimate connection between the number
six and the house of David.
Thus a vav was added to Nahshon, hinting that
six righteous men would come forth from his tribe,
each of whom was blessed with six virtues.
is written, That is skilful in playing, and a mighty man of
valor, and a man of war, and prudent in affairs, and a
comely person, and the Lord is with him (I Sam. XVI, 18).
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah it
is written, Youths in whom was no blemish, but fair to look
on, and skilful in all wisdom, and skilful in knowledge, and
discerning in thought, and such as had ability to stand in
the king's palace (Dan. I, 4).
six virtues are recorded: And his name is called, Wonderful,
Counselor, Prince, Mighty, Everlasting father, Prince of
peace (Isa. IX, 5).4 Of Daniel it is written, Forasmuch as a
surpassing spirit, and knowledge, and understanding,
interpreting of dreams, and declaring of riddles, and
loosing of knots, were found in the same Daniel (Dan. V,
12). Finally, of the
it is written, And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon
him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of
counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear
of the Lord (Isa. XI, 2)
Midrash Rabbah - Numbers XIII:11 Another reason why
‘attudim’ is written in full and the other word with a
superfluous vav. It alludes to the
six sons descended from Nahshon who
were possessed of six blessings. They are the following:
David, the Messiah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
As we shall see, Ruth, as the progenitor of David, is also
intimately bound with six and it’s multiples.
Six In Space
We do know that the number six represents the physical
world. The Torah describes the creation of the universe as a
six part, six day, process.
The Maharal indicates that six: Connotes being one in the
sense of being whole and all encompassing, rather than being
part of something else. The concept is illustrated by the
six sides of an object (right, left, front, back, top, and
bottom) that fully encompasses it:
6 sided cube
Sefer Yetzira of Father Abraham describe the universe as
emanating in six directions: north, south, east, west, up,
down, from a central point. All physical space and all
physical objects have these six dimensions. Six represents
completion, because something that is surrounded on all six
sides: north, south, east, west, above and below, is
6 AS IMPERFETION IN MAN
Hebrew and Christian sources believe six indicates
"imperfection," "man", or "evil." or Man without the
Spiritual connection of the Seven. For Christianity, this
occurs preeminently in the Book of Revelation. Some
Christians believe that 666 is the Number of the Beast. 666
is triple attempt to be perfect by man or creation of its
own effort. The significance of three 6s shows eternal
imperfection of Lucifer. In the historical context of
history of the period of Revelation evidently Nero the
persecutor of Christian was ponted to as 666. But its
extension to later history is a projection.
There are other referrences to 6, 60, 666 in
the Bible all of them indicates trend in gold, money, and
also idolatory trends:
wealth included an annual income of 666 talents of gold (1
a remnant returned from captivity to Jerusalem, they
included 666 from the people of Adonikam (Ezra 2.13).
Adonikam was a noble sent from Babylon to rebuild the Temple
- a false priest given to idolatry.
number 666 is strongly inferred in Nebuchadnezzar's image of
gold (Dan 3).
Its dimensions were 60 cubits high and 6 cubits wide, and
when the people heard the sound of 6 instruments (Dan 3.5
KJV, NASB) they had to fall down and worship the image.
Those who did not were to be killed. So in Nebuchadnezzar's
image we see 666 is associated with gold, idolatry and
enforced worship on pain of death.
Finally, the world in its current state will exist for six
Sanhedrin 97a The Tanna debe Eliyyahu teaches:
The world is to exist six thousand years.
In the first two thousand there was desolation;
two thousand years the Torah flourished;
and the next two thousand years is the Messianic era,
but through our many iniquities all these years have been
Talmud, the Midrash, and the Kabbalistic work, the Zohar,
state that the 'deadline' by which the Messiah must appear
is 6,000 years from creation. According to tradition, the
Hebrew calendar started at the time of Creation, placed at
The current (2016/2017) Hebrew year is 5777.
According to classical Jewish sources, the
Hebrew year 6000
(from nightfall of September 30, 2239 until nightfall of
September 17, 2240 on the Gregorian calendar)
marks the latest time for the initiation of the Messianic
the Midrash in Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer comments:
eons for going in and coming out, for war and peace. The
seventh eon is entirely Shabbat and rest for life
Kaballah considers every 1000 years from creation as a day
which will end up in the seventh day Sabath during the
seventh 1000 years when the Kindom will be re-established as
the following table shows
the 600th year of the sixth thousand, the gates of wisdom on
high and the wellsprings of lower wisdom will be opened.
This will prepare the world to enter the seventh thousand,
just as man prepares himself toward sunset on Friday for the
Zohar explains further:
redemption of Israel will come about through the mystic
force of the letter “Vav” [which has the numerical value of
six], namely, in the sixth millennium…. Happy are those who
will be left alive at the end of the sixth millennium to
enter the Shabbat, which is the seventh millennium; for that
is a day set apart for the Holy One on which to effect the
union of new souls with old souls in the world (Zohar,
tradition teaches that the seventh day of the week, the
Sabbath day of rest, corresponds to the seventh millennium,
the age of universal 'rest' - the Messianic Era.
belief that the seventh millennium will correspond to the
Messianic Age is founded upon a universalized application of
the concept of Shabbat—the 7th day of the week—the
sanctified 'day of rest'.
The Whole Armor of God
(Ephesians 6:10-12) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the
Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor
of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of
the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual
wickedness in the heavenly
above passage describes six
manifestations of Satan's influence over man:
"the devil's schemes,"
"flesh and blood,"
"powers of this dark world," and
"spiritual forces of evil."
also contains three admonitions
"put on," and
"take your stand".
6+3 = 9 If
you add three (Gimel, "important
ideas") to six (Waw,
in his sinful nature"),
you get nine (Teth, "new