in the Philosophical Theology of D.
Kirsch comments on excerpts from eighteen sources (not coincidentally, in gematria
18 = "life"): Deuteronomy, the Book of Esther, Philo of Alexandria's Exposition of the Law, Josephus' Jewish War, the Talmudic tractate Chapters of the Fathers, Benjamin of Tudela's Itinerary and Yehuda Halevi's Kuzari, Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed, the Zohar, the Tsenerene and the Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln, Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise, the Autobiography of Solomon Maimon and Moses Mendelssohn's Jerusalem, the Tales of Nachman of Bratslav, Theodor Herzl's Jewish State and Old New Land, and finally Sholem Aleichem's Teiye the Dairyman.
SPROOF #1: Applying the gematria
addition operator AO, reduce the proposition word by word to its sums: (20+8+5), (19+5+3+18+5+20), (15+6), (12+9+6+5), (20+8+5), (21+14+9+22+5+ 18+19+5), (1+14+4).
Perhaps twelve is "symbolically evocative" in a way that nine is not--especially prior to the modern history of baseball (at least in the National League)--but this involves applying a rhetorical form of gematria
I have not yet mastered.
I even had a teacher obsessed with gematria
, the mystical numerology of the Jews.
As many early modern humanists perceived, Gematria
dovetailed neatly with the numerological mysticism of the Pythagoreans.
This interpretation recalls the hermeneutic method known as gematria
that flourished in medieval Judaism.
23-26) uses etymography and gematria
to connect a chariot, mentioned in the protasis of the base text, with Ishtar, named in the apodosis.
50) Harvey also draws on the argument of Moshe Idel that Spinoza was influenced by the gematria
that elohim and ha-teba' are both 86, which was originally argued by Abraham Abulafia and was quoted frequently by later kabbalists.
There is some evidence that the ancient Hebrews were also interested in Gematria
Jaap van Benthem applies gematria
to elucidate O Virgo prudentissima, while Stefano Mengozzi uses Ut Phebi radiis as a vehicle to explore the intersection of the concepts of diatonic pitch (claves) and hexachord/solmization in compositional practice.
is the study of the numeric equivalents of the Greek and Hebrew letters used to discover meanings and connections in and between words.