Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Pesukim with Gematrias of 5771

I typed "5771" into the GezaGeza Gematria application, and it came up with 2 Pesukim:

The first comes from Melachim I 7:24

ופקעים מתחת לשפתו סביב, סבבים אתו:עשר באמה, מקפים את הים סביב; שני טורים הפקעים, יצקים ביצקתו.
And under the brim of it round about there were knops which did compass it, for ten cubits, compassing the sea round about; the knops were in two rows, cast when it was cast.

The second comes from Divrei Hayamim II 20:25
ויבא יהושפט ועמו, לבז את שללם, וימצאו בהם לרב ורכוש ופגרים וכלי חמדות, וינצלו להם לאין משא; ויהיו ימים שלושה בזזים את השלל, כי רב הוא.
And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches and dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days in taking the spoil, it was so much.

What do these Pesukim mean for the year ahead?

I really don't know, but here's a guess if I were to expound on this gematria:

The first Pasuk describes the Yam Shel Shelomo - the "Sea of Solomon" - a brass circular tub, which was used for the Kohanim to purify themselves (see Divrei Hayamim II 4:6).  This signifies the fact that Hashem wants us to purify ourselves during the next year.  If we do so, we will receive the blessing of the next Pasuk, which deals with the Judean people collecting the abundant spoils from a war that Hashem fought for them without them lifting a finger.

May we merit to receive this blessing speedily.  Amen.


At Wed Sep 01, 07:18:00 AM 2010, Anonymous SF said...

yasher koach

just tried to visit
GezaGeza site

and my antivirus program said it is an infected site that might damage my computer

all the best and a ksiva v'chatima tova

At Wed Sep 01, 08:28:00 AM 2010, Blogger joshwaxman said...


i don't know how to interpret the second pasuk. but in terms of the first one, that is a famous one relating to a kvetched value for PI. so i would understand this pasuk as being a reference to how, in the coming year, people will kvetch sources and err in their calculations so as to predict with absolute certainty that THIS is the year.



At Wed Sep 01, 11:03:00 AM 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Very interesting post Yaak.


"people will kvetch sources and err in their calculations so as to predict with absolute certainty that THIS is the year."

Pardon my density, but is this a chiddush or are you being serious?


At Wed Sep 01, 11:46:00 AM 2010, Blogger Devorah said...

Thanks for the GezaGeza link (my anti virus didn't tell me anything, it's a safe site).

HaSephardi: I think Josh is being sarcastic.... actually he was quite funny this time. :)

At Wed Sep 01, 04:07:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Akooka said...

If Bene Yisrael would only respect the Shabbat twice in a row, the Moshiach would come immediately, rendering any calculations redundant.
This would be in effect a grand slam home run.

At Wed Sep 01, 07:13:00 PM 2010, Blogger joshwaxman said...

Devorah is correct. (and thanks!) I was speaking tongue in cheek. Indeed, that pasuk about the diameter being 10, while another labels the circumference as 30 cubits, is difficult, as PI would be 3 rather than 3.14.

So this is my chiddush, to say that just as the calculation is the pasuk is off, so will the be the inevitable messianic predictions.

though of course this is a very easy prediction to make...


At Sat Sep 11, 07:14:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Ren Ben Canaan said...

Yasher Koach and Lshana Tova to all! Let this year be full of happiness, health, wealth, and wisdom!

-Ren Ben Canaan-


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