Appendix 9. The Basics of Gematria
In the basic Gematria, a numerical value of a Hebrew word is formed in five phases. Note that the vowels of the words are absent.
1) checking the spelling and grammar with e.g. online Hebrew dictionary (prefer Biblical Hebrew),
2) identifying all the letters one by one (Appendix 8. Hebrew),
3) giving the letters their personal numerical values (Appendix 8. Numerical value),
4) summing all the numbers together (e.g. 70 + 2 = 72), and
5) understanding the context of language of symbolism, geometry, words with identical numerical values, other possible meanings.
Example (The name Japheth)
Finding the name Japheth (Son of Noah) in the Bible.
1) using the Hebrew dictionary we write the name (יָ֫פֶת),
2) the letters are י = Jod, פ = Pe and ת = Tav,
3) Jod = 10, Pe = 80 and Tav = 400, thus
4) 10 + 80 + 400 = 490,
5) The same number 490 can be also presented as 490 = 7 x 70, which refers to e.g. the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:22 (please see footnote in the link). The number 70 is also the numerical value of letter Ajin, which is Eye in English. Therefore the number 490 also refers to a symbol of Seven Eyes (see e.g. Book of Revelation 5:6). An even deeper interpretation of the name Japheth is related to the Way of Truth, where this name refers to the third phase – the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. In this context, Japheth is equal to e.g. the Egyptian Amen/Amon, the Greek Zeus and the Roman Jupiter. Japheth is the Power of God – the lightning, and he is already two times beloved (two times Miriam, Dawid and hieroglyph MeRi).