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) equals 2, and so on. The tenth letter, yud is numerically equivalent to 10, and successive letters equal 20, 30, 40, and so on. The letter kuf near the end of the alphabet, equals 100; and the last letter, tav equals 400.
In this reckoning, the letters Following that alternate form of reckoning, the Hebrew alphabet is a complete cycle. The final Noting this phenomenon, Rabbi Avraham Abulafia interprets the verse (Deuteronomy 32:30): “How can one pursue one thousand!” to mean: One, the first number, follows after one thousand in a complete and perfect cycle.
Each of the 22 letters is given an equivalent from one to twenty-two. For example, alef equals 1, kaf equals 11, taf = 22. The final kaf equals 23, and final tzadik equal 27.
Each letter is reduced to a figure of one digit. For example, in this reckoning, In both the Ordinal and Reduced reckonings, the five letters whose form changes when they conclude a word are generally equivalent to their value when they appear within a word. However, they are sometimes given an independent value. For example, the ordinal value of the final nun is at times considered 14, and is at times, 25. Similarly, its reduced value is at times 5, and at other times, 7.
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