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    In some cases, the Hindu-Arabic numeral system is used instead of the Arabic numeral system. The Hebrew alphabet has 22 letters, with the numeration varying from one to 400 for aleph, and 400 for tet. There is an app for learning more about gematria, which has four base ciphers and a world where you can find other clues that may lead you to believe something is suspicious. When calculating a name’s numerical value, add the letters in the name to each number. If a total number is double-digit, you can use those two numbers to give you a single digit. If a name has a numerical value of 21, for example, it has a numerical value of three. Thus, the alef equals 1, but so do the yod and the kuf, which equal 10 and 100 in the absolute or normative value system. In these last two systems, the five letters that have final forms are usually given the same value as the standard form of the letter. It is now widely accepted that geometry, a centuries-old practice of assigning numerical values to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is the most important factor in determining the meaning of certain words and phrases. This practice, also known as gematria, is used to gain insight into the meaning of a text. Total numerical values can be calculated by adding up the numerical values of the letters that make up a word or phrase. This 1 – 900 series, plus the subdivision of the 27-letter series into three enneads of nine sequential letters, is the same as the Greek alphabet. (Unlike Hebrew, Greek has 27 letters but no final forms). Hence some think Jewish gematria was modelled on Greek isopsephia. Even the position of a Hebrew letter in the alphabet can be significant. Its numerical value is 90, but its ordinal position is 18. The gematric nomination for 18 is chet plus yud, which spells chai, or ‘life’.

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