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There's a oft quoted saying that "אלקים בגימטריא הטבע." Why is it הטבע and not טבע? Isn't it "cheating" to add the extra "ה"?

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Define cheating. If you're just trying to illustrate a point (that God can be found in nature) and not prove it, then I would call it "artistic license". – Double AA Dec 26 '12 at 14:53
related judaism.stackexchange.com/a/2724/759 – Double AA Dec 26 '12 at 15:19
I've heard the same thing about השטן and 364 (i.e. every day except one) – b a Dec 27 '12 at 1:23

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