 # Gematria Examples

 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. Thus, the integral reduced value is 9.Similarly, the ordinal value of chet is 8, that of samech is 15, and that of dalet is 4. The sum of these three figures is 27. Thus, the integral reduced value is again 9.Finally, the reduced value of chet is 8, that of samech is 6 and that of dalet is 4. The sum of these three figures is 18. Again, integral reduced value is 9.Another example: the word chen, "grace," (spelled: chet, nun) is often used as an appellation for the Kabbalah. Its absolute value is 58 (chet equals 8, nun equals 50), or 708 when nun is given an independent value of 700. Its ordinal value is 22 (chet equals 8, nun equals 14), according to the normal reckoning, or 33 when the nun is assigned a value of 25. Its reduced value is 13 (chet equals 8, nun equals 5), or 15 if the nun is assigned an independent value. Its integral reduced value is 4 or 6.

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