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In the standard version of gematria, each letter is given a numerical value between 1 and 400, as shown in the following table. In the Mispar gadol variation, the five final letters are given their own values, ranging from 500 to 900. It is possible that this well-known cipher was used to conceal other more hidden ciphers in Jewish texts. For instance, a scribe may discuss a sum using the ‘standard gematria’ cipher, but may intend the sum to be checked with a different secret cipher. If you have implemented the Full Reduction Gematria, then it should be clear to you that the Reverse Full Gematria is completely a reverse to the Full Reduction Gematria. You can find the value of any word by the gematria calculator, as it is simple to understand the code. Another form ofgematria, termed the reduced value system, is based on the decimal system, where every letter of ten and above reduces to one digit, its numerical lowest common denominator. The fact that mathematics itself is based on the decimal system of ten is of course extremely important. The number ten is highly symbolic and significant in Torah and appears in virtually all manifestations of Jewish tradition. One of the most important of the thirteen rules by which we interpret the Torah isgezerah shavah, which loosely translated means that similar words in different contexts are meant to clarify one another. This device is used literally hundreds of times in the Talmud to shed light on issues ranging from Jewish law, to the alluded, allegorical and mystical meaning of the text. Quite simply it is the way we “connect the dots” of Torah and life itself. Gematria is the process by which numerical values are assigned to the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. And so many gematrias in widespread use are as trite as that joke. When you enter two words or phrases that have the same gematria value ‘Matches detector’ will tell you about that with sound and colors . Also, you have a comparing system that lets you compare your input to common inputs from our database or to the Bible. It’s not just calculator words you can give a number and get a list of words equal to that number. Despite Naḥmanides’ attempt to limit its use, gematria found its way into the biblical commentary. The Pane’aḥ Raza by Isaac ben Judah ha-Levi and Ba’al ha-Turim by Jacob ben Asher (c. 1270 to 1340) both make frequent use of gematria. Indeed, gematria became a staple element in kabbalistic literature.

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