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    Feder writes how it has a limited, yet meaningful use in a few exceptional cases. And rather than their being simplistic, he uses them to develop meaningful Torah thoughts. This is the meaning of the term chanikhav (his trained men) even though Scripture does not previously note that Abraham trained young men for war. The term “gematria” comes from the Greek “geometria,” and the concept can be found in the writings of the Greek philosopher Plato. In rabbinic literature it first appears in the Baraita of the Thirty-two Rules, by Rabbi Eliezer in 200 CE. This text, which no longer exists except in references, elaborated 32 rules for interpreting the Bible. While gematria was used periodically in the Talmud and Midrash, it was not central to rabbinic literature. The rabbis occasionally employed gematria to help support biblical exegesis, but did not rely on it heavily. They were much more invested in the use of logical reasoning and argumentation to support their positions. Gematria is a popular area of study amongst those interested in Kabbalah (the mystical traditions of Judaism), but less attention is paid to it by other Jews who mainly regard it as an occasional entertaining diversion. You can also change the rendering options for both your text and the Tanach text to be matching (e.g. by setting both to Ordinal). Similarly, you can search for the Absolute gematria of your phrase, within the Ordinal gematria value of the Tanach, by leaving the Input Options on Absolute, and setting the Tanach Options to Ordinal. For example, you can search for the Ordinal gematria of your phrase, within the Absolute gematria value of the Tanach, by setting the Input  Options to Ordinal and leaving the Tanach Options on Absolute. If you have both checked, it will display the gematria value of the substituted Tanach text. When you have virtually any queries concerning wherever as well as the best way to make use of web page, you possibly can e mail us on the web site. When using Milui, the gematria of these “fuller” spellings is what reveals the deeper dimensions. This whole Kabbalistic device can be compared to putting an object under a microscope. Each power of magnification reveals new details and dimensions of the object.

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