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I have watched a nice movie back in the day that deals with numbers.

In one of the scenes. A Jewish man comes to The Mathematician and tells about how the Hebrew uses the same "letters" as letters for words and numbers and goes on to theories about relations between words and numbers. (Its better watched than listened)

In a later scene. It becomes even weirder where some of them start to think the 216 word number is the name of The Creator.

How much is this true? Are there devoted Jews that tries to find the relations of numbers in Torah? I am personally more interested in the hebrew alphabet.

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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gematria – Double AA Jun 14 '19 at 11:14
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    Related discussion; same film (thought more related to the Fibonacci sequence thought). – Oliver Jun 14 '19 at 12:20
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    Also related judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/28385/… – rosends Jun 14 '19 at 13:52
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    There are various books written about Torah "codes". Some of these have been published fairly recently. Much of it is based on "math" pattern using, e.g. every 7th letter; the beginning sof each word in various groups and such. Is that an idea that you are seeking? – DanF Jun 14 '19 at 16:40
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    The concept of numerology is an authentic part of Judaism. For most Jews today, numerology is just an interesting thing. Only for mystics is it a serious consideration for anything or practical or theological importance. Some people are particular about serving an even numbers of foods (e.g. don't put three items on the plate- have 2 and then get another after or put four on to begin with). The extra orange is like an "unpaired electron" and a spiritually electronegative demon could interfere with your meal. This has some basis in Gemara from when people believed in demons. – Clint Eastwood Jun 14 '19 at 18:47
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It is well-known that the Hebrew alphabet has a unique feature known as gematria in which every letter is assigned a numerical value. With the advent of easily available powerful computing devices and software, and the internet, the gematria can become an incredibly powerful tool of biblical interpretation that is based on numerical associations and sound theological reasoning. After all, since God is a perfect God (Psalm 18:30), there has to be consistencies in the messages of God (Malachi 3:6). And consistency is the heart of classical deductive logic. Hence, a collaboration between a professional mathematician and someone trained in Jewish theology is an ideal team that can use gematria meaningfully.

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    Is this feature really unique to Hebrew? Don't think so. For example Greek has it too. Even Katakana are used as cardinal numbers sometimes. – OmarL Sep 5 at 13:43

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