Gematria

Gematria is the study of the numeric equivalents of Hebrew and Greek letters. In both Hebrew and Greek (the languages in which the Bible was written), there are only alpha characters. There are no numeric characters. Therefore, when a Hebrew would want to write a number, he would use the corresponding Hebrew letter.

Hebrew
Letter
Hebrew
Name
English
Letter
Numeric
Value
 Hebrew
Letter
Hebrew
Name
English
Letter
Numeric
Value
אalephsilent (א)1 or 1000לlamedlow30
בBetboy2מ),ם)*memmike40 (600)
גgimelgod3ן),נ)*nunnew50 (700)
דdeleddog4סsamechsam60
הhehhi5עayinsilent70
וvavvery, up6ף),פ)*peypet, phone80 (800)
זzayinzebrea7ץ),צ)*tzadinets90 (900)
חchesbach8קkufq, kit100
טtestest9רreishrace200
יyodyou10שshinsam, shem300
ך),כ)*chofkit20 (500)תtoftest400

*final form is form of letter found when it occurs at the end of a word. Greek Letter Equivalents

Greek LetterGreek
Name
English LetterNumeric
Value
 Greek LetterGreek NameEnglish LetterNumeric
Value
A,aalphafather1N,nnunew50
B,bBetaboy2X,xxibox60
G,gGammagod3O,oomikronoff70
D,ddeltadog4P,ppipet80
E,eepsilonend5   90 is
R,rrhorat100
   6 is sigma, V final formS,s,V*sigmasam (s,V)6, 200
Z,zzetazebra7
H,hetahey8T,ttautest300
Q,qthetathick (q)9U,uupsilonup400
I,iiotait10F,fphiphone (f)500
K,kkappakit20C,cchibach600
L,llamdalow30Y,ypsicups (y)700
M,mmumike40W,womegaorange (w)800
900 = sampsi

See the article Gematria

 
 
About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.