The gematria of יצחק is 208, which is 8 x 26.

The gematria of יעקב is 182, which is 7 x 26.

The gematria of יוסף is 156, which is 6 x 26.

Is there are significance to the relationship of all of them being multiples of הוי״ה?

  • You forgot פינחס=208, ארז=208, and many more. Try it yourself at gimatria.co.il – Al Berko Jun 7 at 21:21

According to Panim Yafos (Vayishlach), when Yitzchok (208; 8x26) gave the berachos to Yackov, he transmitted 7 levels of kedusha (symbolized by 26, which is the numerical value of הוי"ה) to Yackov (182; 7x26).

When Esav came in and demanded a blessing of his own, he said:

ויאמר עשו אל אביו הברכה אחת הוא לך אבי ברכני גם אני אבי

Yitzchok is 208, which is 8x26. After transmitting 7 levels of kedusha to Yackov, he was left with one - the berachah achas that Esav demanded. Yitzchok indeed blessed Esav with the remaining one.

Esav (עשו) is 376, which corresponds to 7 levels of impurity (טמא=50) and one level of holiness. (376=(7x50)+26)

When Yackov and Esav met each other, Yackov countered Esav murderous intentions by bowing seven times:

והוא עבר לפניהם וישתחו ארצה שבע פעמים עד גשתו עד אחיו

Panim Yafos explains that Yackov bowed 7 times; each bow signified a conflict between one of Yackov's 7 levels of kedusha against one of Esav's seven levels of tumah (See Maharsha to Kiddushin 29 explaining the 'story' of R' Acha bar Yackov bowing seven times, thus defeating a seven headed serpent).

Disclaimer: I do not profess to understand the depths of the concepts I quote; they deserve to be treated with reverence nonetheless.


Did you read this from Shemot Ba’aretz?

I don't know the author of this website, but he notes a bunch of Gematria:

208=8x 26 = יצחק

182= 7x 26= יעקב

130 = 5 x 26 = סיני

676 =26 x 26 = קהל ישראל

1820 = 70 x 26 = times יהו“ה appears in the Torah

There are 26 generations from Adam to Moshe

The 10 commandments occupy 26 lines in the Torah

There is exactly 182 letters in the “Brachah Avot” of the Amidah = 7x 26

week day “Amida” invokes יהו“ה 26

Moshe Friedman observes:

The gematria of the names Eliyahu plus Pinchus is 52 + 208 = 260, which is 10 x 26, another level of completeness of the Divine Name Hashem gematria 26.

I'm guessing this is based on the Arizal.

I found this on a random website:

« Si on… » se dit « Im anakhnou… »en hébreu. אם אנחנו Guematria = 156 = guematria de « Tsion » (« Sion ») ציון = YHVH (26) x 6 יהוה 26 est la guematria du nom de Dieu YHVH. Le nombre 6 est lié à la sefira Yessod, « Sion »

This blogger then brings a bunch of random stuff and somehow ties it into the 26-dimensions of string theory:

26 est le seul nombre situé entre un carré (25) et un cube (27)

26 x 26 = 676 676 est le 26ème nombre carré

From my own observations, when you agglomerate a bunch of these "numerical anomolies," you start to notice that they're no so random after all. I understand that one can simply comb through the data and make the theory fit (painting the target around the arrow), so I can only make a broad assertion that 26 is the seal or sigil of Hashem.

  • There are no prescribed number of lines for the 10 commandments in the Torah. There are plenty of versions of the first bracha of the Amidah with a different number of letters. There are plenty of versions of the Amidah with a different number of shemot. What does Eliyahu + Pinchas mean? Why do you think this is from the Arizal? What does אם אנחנו have to do with the name of God? What does 25 being square and 27 being cube have to do with string theory? – magicker72 Jun 13 at 20:10
  • Rav Meir Goldwicht Ki Lekach Tov Natati Lechem Summarized and trans by Ariel Lewis (5775) & Lior Cohen (Hakotel 5777) The days between Pesach and Shavuot are days of preparation for receiving the Torah. It is interesting that in Parshat Yitro, the Torah depicts the giving of the Torah in twenty-six verses and the ten commandments in thirteen verses. Twice the amount of time is spent regarding the preparations, highlighting the utmost significance of the preparation. – Kfir Jun 13 at 20:21
  • What nusach are you referring to? I would imagine this is nusach Arizal, but I'll investigate later. – Kfir Jun 13 at 20:57
  • I'm not sure if you are new to Judaism, so this may be hard to explain. Eliyahu is a gilgul or a reincarnation of Pinchas: chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/1577372/jewish/… – Kfir Jun 13 at 21:00
  • I mentioned the Arizal because I'm not sure if the Zohar talks about the gilgulim of Pinchas off the top of my head. – Kfir Jun 13 at 21:01

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