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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

3321 Years Ago

We are approaching Shavuot 5769. We accepted the Torah 3321 years ago on Har Sinai. 3321 is also the gematria of ללכת בדרכיו לשמר חקתיו מצותיו ומשפטיו ועדותיו from this verse in Melachim I 2:3:

וְשָׁמַרְתָּ אֶת-מִשְׁמֶרֶת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לָלֶכֶת בִּדְרָכָיו לִשְׁמֹר חֻקֹּתָיו מִצְו‍ֹתָיו וּמִשְׁפָּטָיו וְעֵדְו‍ֹתָיו, כַּכָּתוּב, בְּתוֹרַת מֹשֶׁה--לְמַעַן תַּשְׂכִּיל, אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשֶׂה, וְאֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר תִּפְנֶה, שָׁם

and keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, and His commandments, and His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to that which is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself;

where David Hamelech, right before his death, commands Shelomo Hamelech to follow the Torah's ways. We also know that David Hamelech died on Shavuot.

Food for thought.


At Tue May 26, 02:16:00 PM 2009, Blogger גילוי said...

You mean 3320 years ago :)

Chag Sameach

At Tue May 26, 03:42:00 PM 2009, Blogger yaak said...

Just to clarify for those who don't understand what גילוי refers to, I'm going with the generally accepted date of 2448 while גילוי is going with the add 1 year idea, making Matan Torah in 2449. גילוי, please correct me if I'm assuming this incorrectly.

At Tue May 26, 10:06:00 PM 2009, Blogger גילוי said...

The Exodus was of course in the year 2448, as it was in the year 2449... but it was, per most all opinions of what our calendar means, 3320 years ago.


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