The Hebrew word, chesed (“lovingkindness”) (spelled: chet, samech, dalet) has three letters. The absolute or normative value of chet is 8, that of samech is 60, and that ofdalet is 4. The sum of these three figures is 72.
In Hebrew, each letter possesses a numerical value. Gematria is the calculation of the numerical equivalence of letters, words, or phrases, and, on that basis,
Gematria is one of the 32 exegetical methods used by the sages to interpret the Torah. Gematria allows us to analyze the Torah (or any
At times, the numerical value of a letter or word is given using another technique known as milui (“filling”; pl., miluim). Here, not only are the letters given
In the sciences, Mathematics manifests the sefirah of wisdom. The various methods used to translate Hebrew words into numbers are known collectively as gematria. There
Absolute value, (in Hebrew: mispar hechrachi) also known as Normative value:Each letter is given the value of its accepted numerical equivalent alef (the first letter) equals 1, beit (the second letter)