I have been interested in the subject of Gematria for some time, and have found many very interesting matches. For example....
Yaakov ben Rivka = Yisrael (both 541)
Shlomo ben Dovid Hamelech = Kohelet (535 and 536, deemed equal).
Hashem God of Israel = 613. (i.e. Hashem Elokei Yisrael). And we all say that Hashem, Israel and Torah are all one ("Chad Hu") (meaning, the same!).
And quite a bunch of others.
Of course, you also have the famous ones (not my thoughts) such as
Moshe Rabeinu = 613
Torah = 611 (and not 613, since it says Torah Tziva Lanu Moshe and Moshe didn't teach the first 2...Hashem did.
HOWEVER, here is my dilemma.
While certainly, you can find a few here and there, in addition to the example of 541 (Yaakov ben Rivka and Yisrael), the sum 541 also equals the following 3,443 verses! Starting with Beraishis, "the tree should make", "to you all", G-d on the 7th", "and man became a soul" (living is the next word since it's Hebrew). Then there are thousands of others. Then there are the words such as "I find" (Matzasi), To Sarah (U'LeSarah"), etc. etc.
So how can one ever know when it is real and meaningful and when it is coincidence. And I refer even to the sages of yesteryear. How, I would love to learn and understanding if an explanation can be given to me. I haven't asked anyone this yet (except someone who didn't really know), so I am eager for an answer.
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