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Biblical Gematria: 220
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WordTranslation & MeaningTransliterationStrong's Number
ארידתאMeaning: Aridatha, a son of Haman. Usage: Aridatha.ARIDThA743
אשוריMeaning: an Ashurite (collectively) or inhabitant of Ashur, a district in Palestine. Usage: Asshurim, Ashurites.AShVRI805
בחירMeaning: select. Usage: choose, chosen one, elect.BChIR972
בחרותMeaning: youth (collectively and abstractly). Usage: young men, youth.BChRVTh979
בריחMeaning: a bolt. Usage: bar, fugitive.BRICh1280
בריחMeaning: a fugitive, i. e. the serpent (as fleeing), and the constellation by that name. Usage: crooked, noble, piercing.BRICh1281
בריחMeaning: Bariach, an Israelite. Usage: Bariah.BRICh1282
גבירהMeaning: a mistress. Usage: queen.GBIRH1377
גזריMeaning: a Grizite (collectively) or member of a native tribe in Palestine. Usage: Gezrites.GZRI1511
חבריMeaning: a Chebrite (collectively) or descendants of Cheber. Usage: Heberites.ChBRI2277
טהורMeaning: pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense). Usage: clean, fair, pure(-ness).THVR2889
טהורMeaning: purity. Usage: pureness.THVR2890
יבחרMeaning: Jibchar, an Israelite. Usage: Ibhar.IBChR2984
יותרMeaning: properly, redundant; hence, over and above, as adjective, noun, adverb or conjunction. Usage: better, more(-over), over, profit.IVThR3148
ירושאMeaning: Jerusha or Jerushah, as Israelitess. Usage: Jerusha, Jerushah.IRVShA3388
יתורMeaning: properly, what is left, i. e. (by implication) a gleaning. Usage: range.IThVR3491
יתרוMeaning: Jethro, Moses father-in-law. Usage: Jethro. IThRV3503
כרMeaning: a ram (as full-grown and fat), including a battering-ram (as butting); hence, a meadow (as for sheep); also a pad or camels saddle (as puffed out). Usage: captain, furniture, lamb, (large) pasture, ram. KR3733
כרMeaning: properly, a deep round vessel, i. e. (specifically) a cor or measure for things dry. Usage: cor, measure. Aramaic the same.KR3734
מפיץMeaning: a breaker, i. e. mallet. Usage: maul.MPITs4650
מפעלMeaning: a performance. Usage: work.MPOL4659
מצץMeaning: to suck. Usage: milk.MTsTs4711
נפץMeaning: to dash to pieces, or scatter. Usage: be beaten in sunder, break (in pieces), broken, dash (in pieces), cause to be discharged, dispersed, be overspread, scatter.NPTs5310
נפץMeaning: a storm (as dispersing). Usage: scattering.NPTs5311
נקעMeaning: to feel aversion. Usage: be alienated.NQO5361
סנסןMeaning: a twig (as tapering). Usage: bough.SNSN5577
סעיףMeaning: a fissure (of rocks); also a bough (as subdivided). Usage: (outmost) branch, clift, top.SOIP5585
ספףMeaning: to wait at the threshold. Usage: be a doorkeeper.SPP5605
עמיקMeaning: profound, i. e. unsearchable. Usage: deep.OMIQ5994
ענקMeaning: to collar, i. e. adorn with a necklace; figuratively, to fit out with supplies. Usage: compass about as a chain, furnish, liberally.ONQ6059
ענקMeaning: a necklace (as if strangling). Usage: chain.ONQ6060
ענקMeaning: Anak, a Canaanite. Usage: Anak.ONQ6061
עקןMeaning: Akan, an Idummaean. Usage: Akan. OQN6130
צלקMeaning: Tselek, an Israelite. Usage: Zelek.TsLQ6768
צנףMeaning: to wrap, i. e. roll or dress. Usage: be attired, × surely, violently turn.TsNP6801
צפיםMeaning: Tsophim, a place East of the Jordan. Usage: Zophim.TsPIM6839
צפןMeaning: to hide (by covering over); by implication, to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk. Usage: esteem, hide(-den one, self), lay up, lurk (be set) privily, (keep) secret(-ly, place).TsPN6845
קססMeaning: to lop off. Usage: cut off.QSS7082
רחבותMeaning: Rechoboth, a place in Assyria and one in Palestine. Usage: Rehoboth.RChBVTh7344
רךMeaning: tender (literally or figuratively); by implication, weak. Usage: faint((-hearted), soft, tender ((-hearted), one), weak.RK7390
רךMeaning: softness (figuratively). Usage: tenderness.RK7391
שרביהMeaning: Sherebjah, the name of two Israelites. Usage: Sherebiah.ShRBIH8274
תרביתMeaning: multiplication, i. e. percentage or bonus in addition to principal. Usage: increase, unjust gain.ThRBITh8636
תרשישMeaning: a gem, perhaps the topaz. Usage: beryl.ThRShISh8658
תרשישMeaning: Tarshish, a place on the Mediterranean, hence, the ephithet of a merchant vessel (as if for or from that port); also the name of a Persian and of an Israelite. Usage: Tarshish, Tharshish.ThRShISh8659
בראשיתIn the beginning; the first word of the Bible and the Hebrew title of the Book of Genesis. BRAShITh7225
התורהThe Torah ~ the Five books reputedly written by MosesHThVRH8451
My UnveilingFrom Liber Al Legis 1-5מי ונוהילינג0
קדש וקדשMeaning: Holy of Holies.QDSh VQDSh0
meaning allFrom Liber Al III:16.מהאנינג אלל0
יהוהThe reverse biblical gematria value of the name of God: YHVH.YHVH0
Λογος + αΛMeaning 'Word + God'. From John 1:1 ~ This number is gotten from the reversal cipher. Note that the reversal cipher of יהוה (YHVH) is also 220, which is also the total of בראשית meaning 'In the beginning'. In John 1:1 he writes the famous cryptic words 'In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and God was the word.' αΛ or אל is the Hebrew spelling of the word 'God' rather than the Greek spelling, which is Θεὸς, and I have found that it is extremely common for scribes to intend their readers to swap the Greek names of God for Hebrew ones. Perhaps they felt the Hebrew names were more holy than the Greek ones since there were so many Greek God's and Goddesses in ancient Greek lands all using the Greek appelations for diety?LOGOS + AL0
sub figura CCXXLiber AL vel Legis, aka The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley, is represented in part by the number 220, and has a total of 220 verses in it. The accompanying handwritten manuscript of the Book of the Law is sub figura XXXI which are the Roman numerals for 31.sub figura 2200
H O Jesus thFrom the Book of the Law 3:51 which says 'With my Hawk's head I peck at the eyes of Jesus as he hangs upon the cross'. The head of a word is its first initial so we take the H from Hawk. The pictogram of the letter ayin is an eye, and we see this menonmic used in the Tanakh too. The cross is the letter Tav in Paleohebrew.ה ע יהסוס ת0
ישב בסתר עליון בצל שדי יתלונן ~ with the Genesis Order. From Psalms 91:1 meaning: He who dwells in the secret place of the most high in the shadow of Shaddi will abide.IShB BSThR OLIVN BTsL ShDI IThLVNN0
οδον ιεϝεMeaning: Way of YHVH. From John 12:3.ODON IEFE0
ThIShARBIt is the Hebrew word BraShiTh written backwords. Its also a title of one of Crowley's papers. The full title of this Liber is: Thisharb viae memoriae which has a gematria value of 613.תישארב0

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Every letter of the alphabet has a number, and thus each word (in Hebrew, Greek or English) has a numerical value, but for a code to qualify as gematria it must have a few other features. It must have words (usually verbs) reserved to indicate addition, subtraction, multiplication or division in the calculation.

I often tell people that “there is no guesswork involved in Gematria”. Just like any mathematician today, the scribes of the Bible expected that their peers would be able to reproduce a sum they had written down and arrive at the exact gematria number the author had intended them to. This is very different to numerology where guesswork is everything. Gematria is so accurate that it can be used to solve textual corruptions in the bible.

The practise of numerology allows a person to explore their own subconscious mind. It is like reading the tarot cards or throwing the I-Ching. Whereas the practise of gematria is concerned with decoding a text (like the Bible) that has been embedded with gematria. The purpose of this embedding was twofold; to conceal key pieces of information from the mysteries so that they could only be understood by initiates, and to pay reverence to God by its composition.

For example, in the garden of Eden story of Genesis 3 we are never told the identity of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge that was consumed by Adam and Eve. We can learn this only through gematria (it was ‘light’) and with that key piece of knowledge we come to understand why it was that Adam and Eve had to come to earth once they had taken the light into themselves (because God made the purpose of all light to illuminate the earth).

Biblical gematria starts at the very beginning of the bible. Check the gematria calculator for the number 700 and you will find that all the nouns of 1:1 sum to it:
בראשית + אלהים + השמים + הארץ
220 + 86 + 98 + 296 = 700

The other words in Genesis 1:1 (ברא, את, ואת) are verbs and prepositions that tell you to use addition.This may sound complicated but a lot of gematria is simple addition that anyone can find by adding up the nouns.

One other feature that is part and parcel of biblical gematria is the use of mnemonics. These are words that have been set aside to represent a value other than the word sums to. Usually these words relate to the egyptian pictograms that were the origin of the letters. For instance when you see the word “door” in hebrew you calculate it as 4 (for the letter daleth), or when you see the word “eyes” in hebrew you calculate it as 70 (for the letter ayin).

Biblical Gematria was a secret until 5 years ago. Everyone researching whether the bible had code were testing it with the Standard cipher but this is a cover-cipher that was used by the Rabbis in the Talmud to talk about the gematria of the Bible. Biblical gematria is slightly different from Standard Gematria. The shin is 3 (not 300) and the tav is 4 (not 400). This means there’s two letters with the value of 3 and two letters with the value of 4, and because this is counter-intuitive to most people the cipher remained secret.

There are three ways that the order of the alephbet concerns gematria. Firstly, there is a reduced form of gematria which assigns value to letters based on their position. Our calculator uses the term 'the Genesis Order' for this. Secondly, there is a way of counting the letters that is based on the values assigned in reverse; from the last letter of the alephbet to the first letter. Our calculator uses the term 'the Reversal Cipher' for this. Thirdly, some texts are keyed verse by verse according to alphabetic order. These include the Book of Genesis and various A∴A∴ texts written by Aleister Crowley. This way of arranging a text to the alephbet determines the overall meaning of each verse through correspondence with a cosmological map of the heavens and earth. 

The usual order of the alephbet runs from aleph to tav; 

א ב ג ד ה ו ז ח ט י כ ל מ נ ס ע פ צ ק ר ש ת 
In this arrangement, the letters Shin and Tav are in the last two positions, and this is the traditional and general order that became set around the 12th or 11th century BCE. However, there was also a priestly order for the alephbet that runs from beth to resh, and this arrangement forms the backbone of the Genesis creation story ;  

ב א ג ש ד ת ה ו ז ח ט י כ ל מ נ ס ע פ צ ק ר 

Here the usual position of aleph and beth are switched, and the letters shin and tav are brought from the end of the alephbet and positioned behind the gimel and the daleth. The letter shin falls into the same third place position as the gimel in this ordering of the alephbet, and the letter tav falls into the same fourth place position as the daleth. However there is no way of showing this abstraction in a written form, or in an ordered list like Genesis 1-2, so the shin is after the gimel and the tav is after daleth. 

This priestly ordering of the alephbet produces a twenty count. What made this arrangement special was its total value. When we add together the letters according to their order in the alephbet they total to 217, which is 31 x 7: 


It represents the potent force of the divine directed to seven essential domains of creation. 31 was the total of the word אל EL which means ‘God’ and was the numerical foundation of an ancient map of the creation called ‘the Seven Palaces’. Together the sum total of the seven letters on the Palaces is 217  ;  ב + א + א + ר + ד + ד + ה  

It is not known why the ancients of the first Temple cult ordered and numbered their alephbet this way, but the leading theory for it suggests that it was with the intention to prevent non-initiates from saying the Holy Name. The theory being that יהוה is a notariqon of the Name that encompasses all the letters of the alephbet when they are divided on the Palaces into 4 distinct sections (color coded here):

The Seven Palaces of Yetzirah
The Seven Palaces of the World of Yetzirah

Yod for the blue section (220). 
Heh for the yellow section (217). 
Vav for the pink section (480). 
Heh for the green section (93). 

According to Jewish mysticism, the letters of the Hebrew alphabet are vehicles of God’s essence and creative power. They are the foundations of Jewish mystical writings and their interpretation. Naturally enough the first Temple cult and (later on) the Sages, and then Early Christians, and then Kabbalists and initiates of the Western Mystery traditions, felt that because these letters were Holy - they should be guarded to prevent misuse from the non-initiated and the profane.  

Yet every code that is made by human beings has a shelf life, whether that is 100 years or 2000 years, and is destined to be revealed by the ingenuity of human beings. Now anyone can access the mysteries of the Bible and other holy writings with Shematria.

About Shematria

The Shematria Gematria Calculator was created by Bethsheba Ashe and is brought to you by the Sanctum Regnum. This gematria calculator uses three ancient Hebrew gematria codes (biblical gematria, the reversal cipher and the genesis order) and each code has been transliterated to Greek, Arabic & English. The hebrew code is embedded in the Tanakh (the Old Testament), and its Greek transliteration is found in the New Testament. The English transliteration of the code was made by Aleister Crowley and can be found in many of the class A documents of the Order of the  A∴A∴

This gematria calculator allows you to subtract as well as add and do simple division and multiplication. It will not count any numbers that you enter if they accompany letters. If you enter numbers it will check a database for other examples of words and calculations that match that number. Our database is always growing and you can help us do that by telling us about any interesting calculations you discover in whatever text you’re working with.

The Book Search function will allow you to bring up interlinear verses from the Tanakh, NT and the Book of the Law. However we do not vouch for the accuracy of the source file for the Tanakh and all serious researchers should consult a professional study bible such as Biblehub.com. 

The book search function shows each verse parsed in its original language and writing script. It will also read the verse aloud in its original language.