Thursday, December 07, 2006

Numerical Observations

The following is from Dr. Asher Eder’s book The Star of David, which was published in 1987 in English in Jerusalem by Rubin Mass Ltd. The publication here is courtesy of Oren Mass. This version includes corrections and new materials that do not appear on the printed version.
Ps.16:8. In this context, the following mathematical and numerical observations may be of interest. When we write the consecutive numbers next to the points and corners of the hexagram, we get the above graph.

Adding the numbers of any one of the opposing points or corners always gives us the sum 14 (e.g. 1+13=14; 3+11=14; 6+8=14), which is the numerical value of the name ,דוד David (4+6+4).
Summing up, we get 6x14=84.

Adding up the numbers of the six points renders 42 (1+5+12+13+9+2=42, (and so does the addition of the numbers of the six corners (4+8+11+10+6+3=42).
42+42 equals 84, as well.

Adding the two sums of 84+84 equals 168, and this sum divided by 12 (six points + six corners) again gives us 14. Adding to this the number 7 of the middle field gives us 21, which is the numerical value of the Hebrew word eheyeh (1+5+10+5), translated as "I shall be", Exod.3:14.

Moreover, the numerical value of the Hebrew words מגן דוד , Magen David, 93+14=107, equals the numerical value of the Hebrew words "I am the Lord" (anokhi h' , Yod Hey Vav Hey= 81+26=107), as well as the term "Lord God" (adonai Elohim, Yod Hey Vav Hey = 26+81=107). See also Ps.115:9-11.

This may be a mathematical/numerical pointer to the inner meaning of the term מגן דוד, Magen David, or Shield of David.

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