In this post I will show you something interesting that can be done with the numbers in the rings in the Lights of Perfection Wheel
First, every letter in the Hebrew Alphabet has a number too. Just like giving the number 1 to A, 2 to B, and so on.
But the procession of these numbers do not go in the same order as the number system you are familiar with.
It goes as follows:
Traditionally, there is no Hebrew letter to represent "zero". (Most Hebrew speakers today will write out the numbers using Roman numerals, 0,1,2,3,4,5,6, etc, while pronouncing these numbers in a different way from the Aleph-Bet letters. I will not discuss this matter in this article. Teaching the Hebrew language is not the purpose of this site. I'm under-qualified as far as teaching Hebrew is concerned).
Now, as I said, every Hebrew letter has it's corresponding number.
Let's look at them super-imposed on the InnerWheels Chart:
(Once again, if you have no idea what the inner wheels chart is (It is NOT the BibleWheel,) then please refer to my article InnerWheels - A few things you should know (LINK))
Notice how every ring of letters - I'm calling them rings now - has a certain number of places and a
The numbers in each of these cycles can be added up:
Now at first this doesn't look very interesting - 1, 9, 45 and 1440...
That is until, we try to add the digits within the numbers themselves.
There is a special way to add up numbers larger than 9.
Do you remember being taught in elementary school, that the way to find out if a number is a multiple of nine by adding the digits of the number together?
If the sum of the digits in any number equals 9, then the original number is a multiple of 9 as well.
Try it out yourself!
This sort of digit adding is used in gematria, "the system of assigning numerical value to a word or phrases", usually in some form or fashion based upon the Hebrew alphabet (Wikipedia). There are ways to link the word in question to a final numerical value, however, the method used above for the nine, most closely resembles the method called Mispar Katan Mispari, in which any sum greater than nine has its digits repeatedly added until the final sum is a single digit.
Interestingly, when digits are added in this method, the digits nine, and any group of numbers that adds up to nine, will collapse into the final sum - in other words, they disappear.
Let me show you:
9 = 9
1 + 8 = 9.
1 + 9 = 10. 1 + 0 = 1. One is left and nine is collapsed
2 + 4 + 5 = 11.
1 + 1 = 2. Two has survived the addition, but five and four are lost, since they both add up to nine.
67 + 8 + 9 = 75 + 9.
7 + 5 + 9 = 12 + 9.
12 + 9 = 3 + 9.
3 + 9 = 12. 1 + 2 = 3
I have found that the easiest way to find the mispar katan mispari of a number is to first eliminate all numbers that add up to nine.
When any number of digits add up to nine and these digits are alone, the final mispar katan mispari sum will always remain nine.
However, when nine, or any grouping of digits equaling nine, are in a larger group of digits that add up to a sum other than nine, the "nines" will behave like a zeroes. Any values other than nine will remain in the final total, while the "nines" sums will collapse into that total.
When alone, nine remains.
With others, nine is eliminated and acts like a zero.
And yet, we should never forget that nine is made up of units of one.
So, even though nine is like air by itself, nine would not exist without the one.
Thus, all numbers exist because of the unit ONE.
Let's take a look back at the totals we got from the FourInnerWheels chart:
45 = 4 + 5. 4 + 5 = 9.
and, 1440 = 1 + 4 + 4 + 0 = 9.
All of the cycles, apart from OX, equal 9.
OX is the only number that equals something other than 9: 1.
Thus, all of the rings would look like this:
The Word Became Flesh
3Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.
Colossians 1 (NIV)
16 For by Him (Christ) all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
2 Corinthians 12 (NIV)
Paul’s Vision and His Thorn
7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.