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What is the word with the highest gematria (numerical value of the letters) in Tanach? I'm guessing off the top of my head תשתרר of parshas Korach, but a methodical search might find something else.

Is there any source attributing any significance to the word that happens to have that highest gematria?

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@WAF that returns words with gematria of exactly 1500, not at least 1500, right? –  YEZ Jun 29 at 18:48
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What if it on a triple word score? –  Clint Eastwood Jun 29 at 19:31
    
Torah Tidbits from the OU center in Eretz Yisrael confirms that it is the word of the largest gematriah in the Torah. –  sabbahillel Jun 30 at 2:50
    
@sabbahillel Torah = chumash or Torah = Tanach? –  YEZ Jun 30 at 17:40

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I do not have the entire Tanach calculated, but as per the Torah and Tehillim, you are right :) Here are the top ten for in the Torah
תִשְׂתָּרֵר=1500
שַׁרְשְׁרֹת=1400
וְעַשְׁתְּרֹת=1376
בְּעַשְׁתְּרֹת=1372
שְׁקַעֲרוּרֹת=1276
תִתְחַתֵּן=1258
וְהִתְקַדִּשְׁתֶּם=1255
תְּשׁוּקָתֵךְ=1226
בְּתַחְתִּית=1220
תַּחְתִּית=1218

Top ten in the Tehillim:
1310=תִּתְפַּתָּל
1252=וְקַשְּׁתוֹתָם
1246=תְּמוֹתֵת
1243=בְּשִׂפְתוֹתֵיהֶם
1240=תִּשְׁפְּתֵנִי
1236=עֶשְׁתֹּנֹתָיו
1226=בְּתַחְתִּיּוֹת
1226=לִתְשׁוּעָתְךָ
1226=בְּתַחְתִּיּוֹת
1224=תַּחְתִּיּוֹת

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I didn't check your math (though I may;) ....where did you get this 'top ten' list from? –  Shokhet Jun 30 at 4:11

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