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Gematria – Numerical values

Psalm 139:17-18

King James Version (KJV)

17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

Revelation 1:8

King James Version (KJV)

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Gematria – also known by its Greek name Isopsephia – is the study of the numerical relations implicit in the Greek and Hebrew languages.

The letters of the Hebrew Alefbet have numerical values.  There is a Jewish discipline known as Gematria devoted to finding hidden meanings in the numerical values of words.  For example 18 is the numerical value of Chai (meaning Life) so donations to Jewish charities are routinely made in denominations of 18.

As is common knowledge amongst most scholars of the biblical languages, both Hebrew and Greek are intrinsically alphanumeric, which means that the signs used to denote letters also serve to represent numbers.

The correspondence between letter and number for the Greek alphabet is found on inscriptions as far back as the fifth century BC, and the values given in the Alphabet Table are found in many standard Greek dictionaries.

Likewise, the Hebrew alphanumeric correspondence has been discovered on coins dating from the second century BC, and to this day the chapters and verses in Hebrew Bibles are indexed primarily using letters rather than Arabic numerals. As with the Greek, these values may be found in most standard Hebrew dictionaries

Historically, some of the most profound thinkers in the Jewish and Christian communities have used this alphanumeric correlation to derive relations that appear to be nothing less than a glorious divine revelation. Yet we must understand that this.phpect of God’s Word is “strong meat” that “belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

It must never be forgotten that there are portions of the Bible “in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” Many who have lacked a proper foundation in the plain teachings of Scripture have erred greatly in their abuse of God’s numerical system to “prove” their own fallible, home-spun doctrines. Others erred simply because they lacked an understanding and appreciation of mathematical beauty and truth. Such is what fills most, though certainly not all, of the published treatises on this subject. That being said, “let us go on unto perfection” to behold the incomparable wisdom of God

Law and Number

The Exodus from Egypt, which immediately preceded the reception of God’s Law, the Torah, provides an apt example of the inherent precision of God’s works. We read:

Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

Note the degree of exactitude expressed in this verse. God specified that the Exodus began after the passage of four-hundred and thirty years to the very day. Moses then led the Israelites to Mount Sinai where God made a covenant with them and gave them the Torah, his Law.

The self-descriptive property of the Hebrew alphabet manifests most elegantly in its own name,  (Aleph-Beyt). This word, formed from the names of its first two letters, gives rise to the following numerical value:


pic  = 400 + 10 + 2 + 80 + 30 + 1 = 523

Alpha and Omega

The only explicit references to any letters of the Greek alphabet in the surface text of Scripture are from the verses in which God declares I am Alpha and Omega.This gives rise to what is without question one of the greatest identities to emerge from the intrinsic alphanumeric structure of the Greek language. The value is: 801

Alpha + Omegapic  = 801

The great miracle of God is that we have this mathematically exact identity:

The Creator

The Creator


Ho Ktisas


The Dove




= 801

Hebrew Lectures

Alphabet 14:22
Gutturals and Resh 0:54
Letters with Dots (Dagesh Lene) 4:25
Final Letter Forms 1:52
Letters that Look Similar 7:05
Letters that Sound the Same 3:18
Vowels Introduction 11:59
Vowels Full Chart 9:07
Defective Writing 2:03
Syllables – Part 1 7:38
Syllables – Part 2 10:31
Furtive Patach 2:12
Chart: Vowel Chart
Two Kinds of Shewa 4:22
Distinguishing Vocal/Silent Shewa – Part 1 3:16
Distinguishing Vocal/Silent Shewa – Part 2 10:19
Distinguishing Vocal/Silent Shewa – Part 3 6:48
Compound Shewa 7:17
Grammar Overview 6:22
Inseparable Prepositions 2:43
Rule of Shewa 9:05
Accents 3:37
Metheg 10:28
Maqqeph 4:04
Qamets-Hatuph 5:53
Genesis 1:1-5 13:55
Dagesh Lene 9:07
Dagesh Forte 13:29
Conjunctive Dagesh Forte 7:00
Mappiq 4:48
The Article 4:09
Article and Inseparable Prepositions 3:42
Uses of the Article 5:29
Quiescent Letters 14:11
Gutturals and Resh – Part 2 4:53
“Coal Mine” Letters 2:31
Article before Weak Letters 11:40
Inseparable Prepositions on Definite Nouns – Part 2 5:41
Chart: Article before Weak Letters
Some Definitions 2:02
The Noun 13:49
Gender Flip in Plural 4:28
The Dual 8:51
Sentences 6:07
Coordinating Conjunction 19:12
Translating the Conjunction 4:50
Vowel Reduction in Nouns 12:19
Segholate Nouns 8:48
Common Monosyllabic Words 11:52
Preposition Min 11:25
The Adjective 18:35
Syntax of the Adjective – Attributive 12:18
Syntax of the Adjective – Predicate 11:05
Syntax of the Adjective – Substantive 4:48
Comparisons with Min and Ki 8:39
Diphthongs 12:51
Historical Vowel Chart 2:16
Hebrew Words 5:01
Hebrew Verbs 7:57
Perfect Tense 27:00
Parsing Verbs 4:32
Guttural Verbs in the Perfect Tense 11:41
Translating the Perfect Tense 7:43
Sign of the Accusative 9:10
Syntax of Verbal Sentences 11:25
Subject – Verb Agreement 10:47
Pronouns 5:14
Independent Personal Pronouns 15:02
Independent Personal Pronouns – Uses 4:09
Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives 11:32
Uses of the Demonstrative 11:50
Noun Case 11:31
The Construct Relationship 6:21
Changes to Construct Noun Endings 8:20
Changes to Construct Noun Vowels 10:37
Syntax of the Construct 12:32
Translating the Construct Relationship 11:28
Pronominal Suffixes 4:16
Pronominal Suffixes on Li and Bi 9:16
Syntax of Li + Suffixes 2:05
Uses of Yaish and Ain 10:49
Perfect Tense III-Aleph Verbs 9:27
Relative Pronoun Asher 4:52
Introduction to Pronominal Suffixes 3:55
Pronominal Suffixes on Masculine Singular Nouns 10:03
Pronominal Suffixes on Feminine Singular Nouns 9:21
Pronominal Suffixes on Masculine Plural Nouns 18:41
Pronominal Suffixes on Feminine Plural Nouns 4:20
Summary: Pronominal Suffixes on Nouns 5:40
Nouns Suffixes and Definiteness 3:07
Introduction to Pronominal Suffixes on Irregular Forms 3:36
Suffixes on Bain and Shaim 4:49
Suffixes on Av and Ach 9:10
Suffixes on Segholate Nouns 8:09
Suffixes on Nouns with Diphthongs 2:27
Suffixes on Miscellaneous Forms 1:48
Suffixes on Im and Eit 5:36
Suffixes on El and Al 2:31
Summary 2:17
Participles 6:01
Active Participle 3:54
Irregular Forms of the Active Participle 5:24
Syntax of the Active Participle – Attributive 8:33
Syntax of the Active Participle – Predicate 9:51
Syntax of the Active Participle – Substantive 5:10
Pronominal Suffixes on the Sign of the Accusative 8:58
Imperfect Tense 18:12
II-Guttural Verbs and III-Guttural Verbs 5:34
Syntax of the Imperfect Tense 21:40
Directive He 6:14
Relative Clauses (Resumptive Pronouns/Adverb) 8:07
Uses of the Tenses in Sequence 13:20
Past-Time Narrative Sequence 13:15
Future-Time Narrative (and Prophetic) Sequence 16:17
Varying Terminology 17:44
Historical Development 10:47
Accent Shift 5:54
Haya + Waw Consecutive 11:00
Chart: Sequence Tenses (Color) (Black & White)
Introduction to Stative Verbs 2:17
Stative Verbs in the Perfect Tense 8:40
Stative Verbs and Adjectives 7:47
Stative Verbs in the Imperfect Tense 8:40
Interrogative Sentences – Part 1 11:29
Interrogative Sentences – Part 2 8:26
Introduction to the Volitional Mood 2:50
Imperative 15:48
Jussive 4:34
Cohortative 4:26
Particle Na 1:48
Negative Al 8:01
Indirect Volitives (Volitive Sequence) 18:55
Waw Disjunctive 16:28
Passive Participle 5:58
Syntax of the Passive Participle 10:01
Pause 12:37
Pronominal Suffixes on Min and Ki 13:12
Infinitive Construct 6:15
Pronominal Suffixes on Infinitive Construct 18:17
Nominal Uses of Infinitive Construct 19:50
Verbal or Adverbial Uses of Infinitive Construct 27:38
Negating Infinitive Construct 3:01
Infinitive Absolute 12:00
Syntax of Infinitive Absolute 25:34
Negating Infinitive Absolute 2:22
Pronominal Suffixes on Yaish and Ain 8:04
Pronominal Suffixes on Ayaih and Od 5:24
Introduction to Pronominal Suffixes on Verbs 7:36
Pronominal Suffixes on the Perfect 23:02
Pronominal Suffixes on the Imperfect 11:07
Pronominal Suffixes on Imperatives 13:03
Cardinal Numbers 1-10 24:00
Ordinal Numbers 4:52
Cardinal Numbers 11-19 8:44
Cardinal Numbers 20-99 5:58
Larger Numbers 15:41
Introduction to Verbal Stems (Binyanim) 15:42
Strategy for Learning Hebrew Verbs 9:03
Niphal 12:17
Translating the Niphal 3:46
Translating the Niphal – Passive 4:42
Translating the Niphal – Reflexive 5:59
Translating the Niphal – Reciprocal 3:21
Chart: Strategy for Learning Hebrew Verbs
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 26 Slides
Piel 25:44
Translating the Piel 2:43
Translating the Piel – Factitive 8:43
Translating the Piel – Denominative 2:34
Translating the Piel – Pluralizing / Intensive 2:55
Translating the Piel – Declarative 2:35
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 27 Slides
Pual 10:19
Translating the Pual 3:25
Hinneh 2:44
Hinneh: Statement of Existence 5:11
Hinneh: Statement of Presentation 3:59
Hinneh Clause + Imperative 9:35
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 28 Slides
Hithpael 10:48
Metathesis and Assimilation in the Hithpael 13:18
Translating the Hithpael 2:31
Translating the Hithpael – Reflexive 4:05
Translating the Hithpael – Indirect Reflexive 5:43
Translating the Hithpael – Reciprocal 3:47
Translating the Hithpael – Iterative 2:32
Translating the Hithpael – Estimative 3:23
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 29 Slides
Hiphil 21:38
Translating the Hiphil 1:12
Translating the Hiphil – Causative 7:15
Translating the Hiphil – Inner Causative 3:28
Translating the Hiphil – Denominative 1:41
Translating the Hiphil – Declarative 1:57
Translating the Hiphil – Misc / Unclassified 2:24
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 30 Slides
Hophal 12:21
Translating the Hophal 2:47
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 31 Slides
Introduction to Weak (Irregular) Verbs 9:02
I-Guttural 1:20
I-Guttural: Qal Imperfect 12:15
I-Guttural: Qal Imperative 3:24
I-Guttural: Qal Infinitive Construct 2:17
I-Aleph 5:12
I-Aleph: Qal Imperfect 8:05
I-Aleph: Qal Imperative & Infinitive Construct 3:12
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 32 Slides
I-Guttural (non-Qal) 1:20
I-Guttural: Niphal 7:09
I-Guttural: Hiphil 3:44
I-Guttural: Hophal 3:06
II-Guttural: Piel 7:07
II-Guttural: Pual 3:24
III-Guttural: Niphal 1:42
III-Guttural: Piel 1:20
III-Guttural: Hiphil 4:50
III-Aleph 1:44
III-Aleph: Niphal 4:09
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 33 Slides
Introduction to I-Nun Verbs 8:15
I-Nun: Qal 3:59
I-Nun: Qal Imperfect 8:23
I-Nun: Qal Imperative 5:29
I-Nun: Qal Infinitive Construct 13:55
Irregular Laqach 6:29
I-Nun: Niphal 11:49
I-Nun: Hiphil 4:11
I-Nun: Hophal 4:10
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 34 Slides
Introduction to I-Yod Verbs 2:49
I-Waw Qal 2:57
I-Waw: Qal Imperfect 8:37
I-Waw: Qal Imperative 5:04
I-Waw: Qal Infinitive Construct 2:50
I-Waw: Niphal 8:31
I-Waw: Hiphil 5:27
I-Waw: Hophal 4:13
I-Waw / III-Guttural: Hiphil 2:57
Irregular Halach 5:12
Original I-Yod Verbs 8:03
I-Yod: Qal Imperfect 4:56
I-Yod: Qal Imperative & Infinitive Construct 1:45
I-Yod: Hiphil 6:15
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 35 Slides
Introduction to III-He Verbs 8:50
III-He: Qal 19:07
III-He: Qal Jussive & Preterite 2:02
III-He: Qal Cohortative 2:06
Pronominal Suffixes on III-He Verbs 2:25
Derived Stems 22:22
III-He: Jussive & Preterite – Shortened Forms 7:36
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 36 Slides
Introduction to Doubly Weak Verbs 7:31
I-Guttural / III-He Verbs 1:52
I-Guttural / III-He: Qal 4:55
I-Guttural / III-He: Hiphil 6:03
Irregular Haya and Chaya 7:13
I-Nun / III-He Verbs 1:34
I-Nun / III-He: Qal 4:56
I-Nun / III-He: Hiphil 6:07
I-Waw / III-He: Hiphil 5:25
Single Letter Forms 6:01
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 37 Slides
Introduction to Hollow Verbs 1:34
Hollow Verbs: Qal 6:26
Hollow Verbs: Qal Perfect 3:11
Hollow Verbs: Qal Participle 3:00
Hollow Verbs: Qal Imperfect, Jussive, Preterite 11:18
Hollow Verbs: Qal Imperative & Infinitive Construct 2:20
Pronominal Suffixes on Qal Hollow Verbs 1:31
Stative Hollow Verbs 4:51
Irregular Bo 3:05
Hollow Verbs: Niphal 8:17
Hollow Verbs: Hiphil 6:09
Pronominal Suffixes on Hiphil Hollow Verbs 2:12
Hollow Verbs: Hophal 2:37
Hollow / III-Guttural Verbs: Hiphil 9:27
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 38 Slides
Introduction to Geminate Verbs 9:29
Geminates: Qal Perfect 9:30
Geminates: Qal Imperfect & Jussive 13:13
Geminates: Qal Preterite 0:56
Geminates: Qal Imperative 1:40
Geminates: Qal Infinitive Construct 1:47
Irregular Arar 4:02
Pronominal Suffixes on Geminate Verbs 1:32
Geminates: Niphal 8:28
Geminates: Piel 2:33
Geminates: Hiphil 5:22
Geminates: Hophal 5:05
Guttural / Geminate Verbs: Hiphil 4:20
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 39 Slides
Introduction to Minor Stems 2:42
Polel, Polal, Hithpolel 9:30
Poel, Poal, Hithpoel 4:13
Palel, Pulal, Hithpalel 2:20
Pilpel, Polpel, Hithpalpel 3:19
Pealal 3:10
Quadriliteral Verbs 3:17
Qal Passive 4:07
Hishtaphel 3:22
Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 40 Slides
Total Time 35:07:42 

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In this two-part series Bill Cloud will explain and explore just what the “Restoration of all Things” entails. In the end the listener will understand that, since the expulsion of the first man, God’s plan has always intended that His sons and daughters would return to the Garden and partake of the Tree of Life.

Bill details the process of restoration-repentance, revival and finally restoration-and the ramifications of this process. You will understand more about what the end times will look like based upon how things were in the beginning. Finally this series is intended to demonstrate that God is calling His people to return to their roots; roots which happen to be buried in Israeli soil-the original Eden

Restoration of All Things

Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries has launched an effort to re-introduce Christians to the Jewish Yeshua and to educate believers in the Hebraic roots of their faith. As a result of this information, disciples of the Messiah can more accurately interpret end-time events and better discern our role in these last days.


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