In our last post on Chai Sarah, we spoke of the moment that “Eliezar gave to Rivka a gift,” and how this gift alluded to the luchot. The gift consisted of two bracelets that were ten selaim (silver shekels) in weight. The Sages of Israel explain that these two bracelets allude to the ten commandments on the tablets that Rivka’s children would eventually observe. The two “bracelets” to be worn by Israel in the future would be the yoke of Torah manifested in the shnei luchot (two tablets). Since the number and the weight of each bracelet alludes to the luchot, it also alludes to the Explicit Name since the volumetric measure of the luchot were 216 cubic handbreadths and the number of letters in that Name.
There are additional allusions as well, because the combined cubic form of the luchot is characterized by five internal mathematic constructs, each with a polar opposite (5 opposite 5). The two bracelets have this same geometric form, a form we find in both the combined cubic form of the luchot (with its 5 opposing constructs) and the divided form of the luchot (with 5 opposing commandments). Thus its mathematic reflection in the narrative, is hidden in one bracelet (of 5 silver shekels) that has an opposing twin (also of 5 silver shekels). For more information on the five internal mathematic constructs and their opposites in the combined cubic form of the luchot, see the post on 'string theory' as it pertains to the foundation stone.
What we didn’t mention in the last post on Chai Sarah was the connection that certain events have to the tetrahedral geometry with its 72 triangular corner points (the royal seal corresponding to the 216 letters). The two-dimensional shadow cast by this three-dimensional geometry is of course the magen david.
Where do we find this tetrahedral allusion to the Explicit Name in Chai Sarah? It is found in the characteristics of the text that mirror the marriage of the 4 male-female letters of the two primary abbreviations of the Name (described in greater detail in posts like "the marriage of the letters" and Ki Thetze). The marriage consists of the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton and the 4 letters of the Havayah of Adnoot and this geometry is hidden in the characteristics of the events at the well involving Eliezar and Rivka. It is also hidden in the events surrounding the purchase of the cave at Machpelah, both being main subjects of this parashah.
In the case of Machpelah, the 4 couples are buried (concealed) in the cave. In the case of the events at the well, the 4 couples appear in the mathematic structure of the narrative. A well with water is also a euphemism for the well-springs of Torah, the implication being that such wisdom comes from God, whose Name is hidden in the mathematic nature of the events described by the text.
We'll examine these events at the well first. Keep in mind as you read these 4 references, that the Torah says only what needs to be said, and so it is unusual when something is repeated once, let alone 4 times. When something is repeated 4 times, it means there is something special to be learned:
Eliezer prays to God...
23:14 “if I say to a girl... tip your jug... and give me a drink and...”
23:14 “if she replies ‘Drink and I will also water your camels’
she will be the one you designate”
Rivka then arrives at the well and...
23:17 Eliezer says to her “let me sip water from your jug.” She replies...
23:18 “Drink sir [and] let me draw water for your camels” (23:19)
At this point Eliezer gives her the gifts mentioned above (mathematically alluding to the luchot) and they proceed to Betuel's house. Eliezer then tells his story about the prayer and its fulfillment, explaining exactly what he prayed:
23:43 “If I will say to her let me drink” and she says...”
23:44 “drink and I will also draw water for your camels”
then... “I will know that she is the one whom God has designated.”
Then Eliezer proceeds to describe what actually happened to show that she is the designated woman...
23:45 “I said to her ‘please give me a drink,’ and then she said...”
23:46 “Drink, I will also water your camels.”
The sequence of events described above, consists of 4 pairs of phrases alluding to the 4 pairs of letters (more fully described/explained in the Marriage of the Letters). The subject of each phrase is identical, but the words used to convey what happened are slightly different. This is like the letters. Each is a letter of the Name, but each is slightly different. Each pair of phrases corresponds to 2 of the letters. The 4 pairs together correspond to the marriage between the 4 letters of one and the 4 letters of the other.
This is also like the 4 couples in the cave at Machpelah. Just as the 4 pairs of phrases allude to the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton opposite the 4 letters of Adnoot, so too, the 4 couples destined for concealment at Machpelah allude to this marriage relationship in the unification of these letters. Each is a reflection of a larger reality.
The premise being that from the very beginning, Israel (the descendants of those involved) would sanctify God’s Name (characterized in this case by the 4 opposite 4). This pattern of 4 opposite 4 is found hidden in the various narratives throughout the Torah as well (actual historic events) that play themselves out over time. It is not a fabrication; It is not a coincidence; nor is it an accident. Rather, it is a reflection of the Creator’s Signature that is hidden just beneath the surface.
These same mathematic characteristics are also found in the royal seal (see the post on Parashah Emor) where the nature of the letters is concealed in the geometry of the magen david. In three-dimensions, the star tetrahedron has 4 points on one tetrahedron, opposite 4 points on the other tetrahedron (4 opposite 4). The mathematic construct that gives rise to this three-dimensional “royal seal" (72 triangular corners: 72 x 3 = 216) is simply another geometric reflection of the 216 letters. The letters are also found in the two-dimensional version of the royal seal (the magen david) that has only 6 points (3 opposite 3). However, the additional aspects (pertaining to the 4 opposite 4) are hidden within the limitations of two-dimensional space. In order to see them in two-dimensions, they must be seen as a function of the 12 stars which are the 12 tribes of Israel as signified in Yoseph's dream (see also the posts on VaYeshev, VaYelech and HaAzinu where the 6 triangular points on each of 12 stars corresponding to the sons of Ya’acov/Israel equal 216 (6 x 3 x 12 = 216). Take time to contemplate the significance of these mathematic models as they pertain to God’s Name.
In addition to the things we’ve mentioned above, there are many more allusions to the nature of the Explicit Name in the events of Chai Sarah, specifically in the number of times, and in what way, certain words are used to describe the events. We will provide some microscopic details on these in a moment.
In the meantime, we need to explain the reason these allusions exist. They are each (in their own way) a reflection of the Architect’s Signature. The nature of the letters in His Name defines the mathematic and geometric characteristics of the cosmic blueprint or luchot (as seen in the example of their volumetric measure: 216 cubic handbreadths). The ratio of the divided luchot reflects its triad nature as well: 6 x 12 (72) x 3 (or 216 cubic handbreadths). It is important to understand the significance of its triad nature and how the triplets relate to the three dimensions of the luchot:
6 x 12 (72) x 3 (or 216 cubic handbreadths)
As for the microscopic details we spoke of, please be advised that these details are only recommended for those who follow this blog on a regular weekly basis and are fully familiar with the concepts described in the essential constructs to the right and the patterns that repeat themselves throughout Torah. Those who are unfamiliar with these aspects of God’s Explicit Name should stop here and go no further. The numbers, sets of numbers and ratios will have no significance whatsoever.
For those who are reasonably familiar with these aspects, the following may be of interest. The Torah says (in 23:2) that “Sarah died in the City of Arba.” Avraham acquired a burial plot for her in Hebron, or more specifically, Avraham buys the Cave of Machpelah from Ephron the Hittite. He purchased the cave (and field) for 400 silver shekels. A deed was then written and signed in the presence of 4 witnesses.
The “City of Arba” was purportedly called Arba after the name of a giant that ruled the city. Three of Arba’s sons (also giants) lived in that city, and thus the city could be called “The City of Four,” referring to Arba and his three sons (“arba” also means “four” in Hebrew and so the name has other meanings and connotations).
Some say the name “Arba” comes from the 4 righteous men (Avraham, Eshkol, Mamre and Avner) for whom the city was known. The fact is that both of these traditions are true and whether it was one, or the other, would depend on the predisposition of those living at the time. This facet of the name "Arba" has its origin in the nature of the letters that are 4 opposite 4 (or 4 couples) mentioned above. In this case there are 4 righteous men opposite 4 unrighteous, another reflection of the abbreviated forms of the Name that are each an aspect of the male-female nature of the universe.
This male-female characteristic takes many forms like: husband-wife; up-down; east-west; mercy-judgment; and the big one: good-evil. So it is not surprising that "the opposites” of the 4 giants (Arba and sons) are the 4 righteous men (Avraham, Eshkol, Mamre and Avner) for whom the city was known. They stand opposite one another (4 opposite 4) just as the 4 "couples" buried in the cave are 4 opposite 4, and just like the 4 phrases above that are 4 opposite 4. They are all reflections of the same thing. It's just that the couples in the cave are reflections of the letters after having been "married" together, as would be the case with sanctification/unification.
This is like the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton opposite the 4 letters of Adnoot that are married together during the 4 bows. When they come together as "one," they “return” to the unified state (represented by the letters of Ehyeh). Each event is merely a reflection of the letters in the Signature of the Architect, in various states, at various times, and because the events of this parashah figure so prominently in the cosmic scheme of things, these particular reflections are brighter and more frequent than the average reflection that corresponds to the nature of those letters. As for the 4 couples in the cave of Machpelah: there were 4 men buried there with their 4 wives. Machpelah (thus) means “double,”and one of the reasons it is called “double” could be that it is the “doubled” version of the previous reflection involving the 4 unrighteous men opposite the 4 righteous men (keep in mind that it was even double when Avraham purchased the Cave from Ephron, "double" because Adam and Eve were already buried there).
The 4 couples who would eventually be buried in Machpelah were:
1) Adam and Eve (who were already there)
2) Avraham and Sarah
3) Yitzchak and Rivkah
4) Yaacov and Leah
These 8 people (husband and wife, male-female) were buried (concealed) in the cave like the marriage of the letters is concealed from the uninitiated (the marriage being the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton and the 4 letters of the Havayah of Adnoot). Just as the unification of these letters takes place over time in certain events (and during the 4 bows) the rectification of the soul takes place over time during the life of any given individual.
The process is like the geometry of a star-tetrahedron: 2 tetrahedrons (each with 4 points) are merged (married) together facing opposite directions (male-female). This “royal seal” wherein the Signature of the Architect is found, is a mirror image of what was, and is still happening during the 6,000 years of creation (see the post on Metzorah).
There are 4 points on one tetrahedron, opposite 4 points on the other. In other words, the geometry of the star tetrahedron with its 72 triangular corner points, reflects not only the characteristics of God's Explicit Name in the 216 letters, but also the characteristics of the marriage between the abbreviated forms, in the 4 letters opposite 4 letters. The 4 men (and their wives) in Machpelah, the 4 pairs of phrases and the 4 pairs of righteous/unrighteous men are the mathematic specifications within the luchot being manifested in the created world below. They are the end result of "the plan" within the blueprint. Or, to put it another way, the events (whose mathematic characteristics are seen in the geometry of the blueprint) are a shadow of the letters in the Explicit Name and its abbreviated forms (this is by the way similar to the marriage seen in Parashah Lekh Lekha). The "story" (sippur) is literally in the geometry of the "sapphire" (luchot).
In the meantime (at that time) until all 8 couples were buried (concealed) in the cave (that is until all 8 letters are unified) there are issues to iron out. That's the way it is with the rectification of the individual soul and also the collective soul of klal Yisrael. It does not take place instantaneously. That's why there were only 2 buried there at first, Adam and Eve; then Avraham and Sarah; followed by Yitzak and Rivka; and then finally Ya'acov and Leah. Each is a stage in a process that takes place over time (measured by cycles of 7 as we’ve demonstrated many times, where those cycles originate in the geometry of the luchot, and thus a mirror image of the letters in the form of, for example, the royal seal or magen david). If you take the time to contemplate this, you will more fully appreciate the complexity and sophistication of the system that is a very real reflection of the letters in God's Name.
Here (above) and in the paragraphs that follow, we will see these reflections in almost identical form! Remember that 7 opposite 7 is a simple one-dimensional (metric expression) describing the two-dimensional characteristics (or number of elements in) a magen david, and that 14 opposite 14 is a simple one-dimensional expression describing the characteristics (or number of elements in) a three-dimensional magen david (if you have difficulty understanding this, you may want to review the post on Emor where this is modeled).
Having said that, let's recall the circumstances involving 3 of the above patriarchs and matriarchs. Rivka was buried in the year 2207 and Leah was buried there in 2214. Notice that 7 years elapsed between their deaths. Yitzchak died in the year 2228. That was 14 years later (or 2 x 7 years later) a total of three 7s. The underlying pattern consists of the number 7, and then 2 more "periods" of 7 years. This is the same pattern that was found in last week's parashah where 7 ewes were mentioned 3 times. It's the same as the pattern in the conquering of 7 nations in 7 years and then dividing that land in 7 years. These three 7s originate in the external geometry of the combined cubic form of the luchot (explained and modeled in the post on the eight dimensions) and correspond to the halachic observance of calendar related halacha that creates a mathematic or geometric matrix with a “dimension” of 7 x 7 x 7 “cycles” seen in 7 days (week) 7 x 7 days (omer) 7 years (shmitah) or 7 x 7 years (jubilee) to name a few. In the case of the above patriarchs/matriarchs, one dimension is merely being compressed or folded-back over the previous dimension in the 2 x 7 (14 years prior to Yitzak's death).
This is like the royal seal that we explained in the post on Parashah Emor (7 opposite 7 in two dimensions or 14 opposite 14 in three dimensions). The matrix of 7 (a construct that is in essence created or formed by our observance of calendar related halacha) consists of cycles that define the dimensions of a cubic matrix measuring 7 x 7 x 7 (cycles of days, weeks years etc). Although it would be more accurate to say that this cube is determined by the combined cubic form of the luchot (6 x 6 x 6) that is found in the spaces between the elements of the matrix involving cycles of 7. The hidden matrix, as we’ve explained many times, contains 216 elements (spaces/intersections) that are a reflection of the 216 letters in the Explicit Name.
That’s why this pattern repeats itself over and over again throughout Torah. It is a function of the geometry of the primordial torah (luchot) and so it is manifested in various events that occur over time in the written Torah, where time is measured in cycles of 7. In the case of the above patriarchs/matriarchs, these 7 year time periods between the 3 burials hint to the fact that throughout their entire lives (a period of time measured in cycles of 7) these tzaddikim kept halachah. However, it is sufficient at this point to recognize that: 1) there is a "hidden" matrix within the one created by our observance; that it is 2) mathematically equivalent to the cubic measure of the luchot (as depicted so many times throughout this blog); and 3) that this equivalence reflects the nature of the Explicit Name with 216 letters, by which all things are measured.
The next section will focus on the connection between the 400 silver shekels that was paid for the cave, the letters and all that has been mentioned thus far. The number is significant for several reasons. Its natural factors are 4 and 8, the number of letters in the primary abbreviated forms of the Explicit Name. When so factored, the result is either 1 (hundred) where "1" is the ultimate prime number of prime numbers, and central to the concept of quantum singularity, or 5 (tens) or 50. The number 50 is half of 1 (hundred). Its time to remember the bracelets that were valued at 10 (for the) 2 bracelets, that were each 5, like the luchot that consisted of 10 (commandments on the) 2 tablets, but remember also that the word for “half" (chatzei) has a gematria of 108 and that half the luchot are 108 cubic handbreadths. The numbers together (400/100/50) have the same ratio as the 4 couples and the 8 letters (8 x 50 and 4 x 100 both equal 400) and so they mirror the 4 opposite 4 nature (ratio) of the abbreviations of the 216 letters (half of which are 108). Hopefully, we've made the correlation easy for you to see. If not, you might contemplate the numbers as they apply to God's Name. All of this is in addition to the 5 opposite 5 nature of the physical universe (that we will examine in a moment) itself a result of the mathematic and geometric nature of the blueprint (2 luchot / 10 commandments / 5 opposite 5, etc.). This is manifested in the mathematic aspects of the physical universe as seen in, for example, the 5 string theories reconciled by dual resonance. Ultimately, the patterns are all a reflection of the letters in God's Name.
The 400 silver shekels have many more connections to God's Name as they relate to the "Tav" (Tichyeh - "you will live") explained in the "essential construct" entitled "Every Second Counts," (to the right) where "time" (in cycles of 7) is once again shown quite clearly to be a measure of 400 as it relates to the 216 letters (in this case the number of seconds in a 24 hour period).
In the meantime, the above allusions are also glued more firmly together by the gematria of the word "kesef," meaning silver (160). This can also be factored by the numbers associated with the Name and the luchot: (4 x 4) x (2 x 5). This is another clear mathematic reflection of the 4 opposite 4 nature of the letters and, here also, a reflection of the bracelets and of course the shnei luchot (2 x 5) both in terms of the commandments and in terms of its 5 internal mathematic constructs and 5 polar opposites. The relationship between one thing and another is hidden even in the gematria, but present nonetheless.
The gematria of Kesef can also be calculated as 880 which can also be factored by the number of letters in the Name and the ratio of the luchot: (2 x 44) x (2 x 5) which is simply another version of the same numbers and the same mathematic reflection. However, the connection also goes a bit further.
Kesef (silver) also happens to be mentioned 7 times in this week’s parashah, like the cycles of 7 and the timing related to the burial (concealment) of the patriarchs/matriarchs that were included in the 4 couples mentioned above. The correlation between the numbers, sets of numbers and ratios that are related to the letters in the Name and in this case 7 like:
1) the gematria of 7;
2) specific instances of 7; and
3) cycles of 7; in this parashah...
...are difficult to ignore, especially when considering
...that these patterns are replicated so frequently.
The text of the deed by the way, reads something like this: "The cave and the field that Avraham bought from Ephron the Hittite, his offspring, the citizens of his city, and their offspring, forever, are hereby to be a purchase to Avraham and his offspring and those that issue from his loins, for a possession of a burial place, for all time.
The deed was then signed by Avraham and Ephron (2 people) and witnessed by 4 people. The 2 and the 4 are once again an ongoing reflection of the letters of the 2 abbreviations. Under normal circumstance there would be no reason think that 4 people witnessing the signature of 2 had any great significance. But in this case, we've been examining the 4 "couples" (2) and their counterpart in the 2 luchot that were brought down twice (a total of 4 tablets). God is the only true witness and so these numbers indicate that the Signature of the Architect is in essence incorporated into the deed. The 4 witnesses are thus more significant than they first appear:
1) Amigol, son of Avishua, the Hittite. One representative was from the nation that Avraham was buying the plot from.
2) Elichoren, son of Ashonash, the Hivite. The Hivites were neighbors of the Hittites
3) Avdon, son of Achira, the Gomerite. Gomer was the oldest son of Yefes, and he was also the 1st king of Italy, though his progeny spread throughout Europe and into parts of Asia. Using someone from Gomer, the oldest of the oldest (Yefes), gave regality to this man.
4) Akdill, son of Avudish, the Sidonite. Sidon was the oldest son of Canaan and brother of Heth (Hittite) and Hivi (Hivite). Sidon was the great maritime and business capitol of the ancient world. The Phoenicians came from there and thus, we can say that the 4th witness to the purchase of the Cave of Machpelah was tantamount to having a trader on the NY Stock Exchange or a lawyer from Wall Street as a witness to this business deal. The business world surely knew about this purchase as a Phoenician was present.
The 4 witnesses to 2 signatures are like the 4 tablets in the 2 cubes that were divided and brought down by Moshe. They are also like the 4 couples (of letters) in the Name. Coincidence? Maybe, but considering the sheer number of even more precise reflections previously examined above, this one is likely a more faint allusion to the same thing. It is as if to say that the deed to the Land (ultimately the Land of Israel) was witnessed by God Himself, whose Signature is on the transaction.
In addition to the one worthy witness who would ultimately guarantee the deed of sale (God Himself) there were 6 specific men of fame (besides the nobles of the Land) that attended Sarah’s funeral (which led to the transaction). Keep in mind that each dimension of the blueprint (in the combined cubic form of the luchot) is in the measure of 6 handbreadths. In combination with the 4 couples, this is like the 6 faces and the 4 points opposite 4 points of the combined cubic form of the luchot, and the 6 lines and the 4 points of one tetrahedron opposite the 4 points on the other tetrahedron (in the royal seal). It should therefore come as no surprise that there were 6 "men of fame" present, along with the 4 witnesses:
As just mentioned, the number "6" is a measure (in handbreadths) for each dimension of the combined cubic form of the luchot, but the luchot were of course divided when they were brought down by Moshe. After their division, the "measure" along one side (one dimension) changed to 3 handbreadths (as pictured in the diagram below) and so we see the above 6 men “divided” in like fashion: Avner, Eshcol, and Mamre were Avraham’s allies that helped him contend with the 4 kings (that captured his nephew Lot). The “division” of these 6 men into 3 of one category and 3 of another, is like the division of the luchot (in handbreadths) each being 6 x 6 x 3 in male-female form.
There is another pattern in this particular group of 6. The first 2 of the first three (Shem and Ever) were Avraham’s great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather (6 greats) and great, great, great, great, grandfather (4 greats) respectively (note the number of "great's" or generations was either 4 or 6, just like the numbers above that we've been examining.
The first 2 of the second three (Avner and Eschol) were Avraham’s great, great, great, great, great, great uncles (again 6). And both "first 2s" of each group of 3, were Avraham’s blood relatives. The 3rd in each group, Avimelech and Mamre, were not. They were both descended from cHam. Avimelech was a Philistine, who came from Mitzraim son of cHam, and Mamre was an Amorite, who came from Canaan, another son of cHam. Avraham lived in both of their lands. He lived in the Plains of Mamre, but then he moved from there to Philistia, where he lived in Gerar (the city of king Avimelech).
Each half of the above "equation" is in the ratio of 2 (of one type) to 1 (of another). This ratio is like the characteristics of a 2 dimensional magen david ( a shadow of the 3 dimensional magen, the star-tetrahedron). Each triangle has 3 points. However, any two points of the triangle are in one dimension, and the remaining point is different since it's in the next higher dimension (2 of one and 1 of another). When the 2 triangles are merged (like the unification of the letters in the Name that it represents) they create the 2 dimensional magen david. In addition, the 6 men had one thing in common: it was Avraham’s death and burial that brought the 2 groups of 3 together. In other words, Avraham performed this unification by virtue of his death. This is like the unification of its shadow in the form of two tetrahedrons (the star tetrahedron) that has 72 triangular corners corresponding to the number of letters in God’s Explicit Name (216). The characteristics of the events and their allusion to the royal seal is an indication that the Divine Presence was there to witness the burial as well.
Avraham’s burial was of course not the only event involving the patriarchs to sanctify God’s Name. The last person to be buried in the cave of Machpelah (that would complete the allusion to the process in the marriage of the letters in God's Name) was Yaacov, and so the circumstances surrounding his burial were no small matter!
Yaacov died in the year 2255. If indeed the luchot are the blueprint for creation and all that would happen over time, then this sequence of numbers (2-2 5-5) may be more than a coincidence. It's like the 2 luchot that were brought down 2 times, with 5 commandments on one, and 5 on the other. Ya'acov kept all that was written on them, even before they were brought down.
When Ya'acov died, Yoseph came to the funeral along with his brothers; and practically all of Egypt came to Canaan to pay their respects and bury Yaacov. Esav was in Seir when he heard the news, but then he and his associates converged on the cave of Machpelah, and the last thing on their collective minds was to pay their respects. Esav had an ulterior motive: he wanted the Land for himself, despite the legal deed of sale. However, since God was the guarantor of the deed (as seen by the Signature of the Architect in the numbers above) Esav died trying to abrogate the transaction (this is a warning to any nation who would attempt to do the same thing today). When Yaacov was laid to rest, the "4 couples" in the cave of Machpelah were complete (the unification of the letters was complete for this stage of creation).
With the 2 documents (in the deed of sale to Avraham and the deed of purchase to Yaacov) the cave bought by the Israelites and all the Land in question, became an everlasting inheritance that cannot be abrogated by anyone (despite the current intentions of the international community). The 4 couples buried there (a reflection of the 4 letters in the Guarantor's Name) are a witness to that effect. These 4 couples (buried there over a period of time) are a four-dimensional (time-related) witness that will stand the test of time, and so the phrase in the Torah “for all time,” is exceedingly appropriate. With the Name of "the witness" complete in 4 sets of 2s, the terms of sale became binding on all parties (the presence of the royal seal and the Signature of the Architect testifying to its validity). The Signature is mathematically/geometrically embedded in the events and the documents that represent the sale. Every aspect of the royal seal and the Name it represents are present.
The transaction was thus blessed by God. The word “bless” is therefore mentioned 7 times in this parashah, for example, in verse 24:1 where “God blessed Avraham with everything.”
The gematria of “בָּרֵךְ - blessing” is 222, a number that is related to abundance and expansion (the very essence of blessing). To provide you with a little background: "plurality" enters the world with "2" (an expression of two in a three-dimensional sense is 2-2-2). Man’s act of procreation requires “2” (two people as in husband and wife). The word for "bless" is mentioned 7 times in this week’s parashah because 7 times a blessing is complete and irrevocable, but the specific things that are mentioned, are always in the form of pairs (2s). In verse 24:35, when Eliezer describes how God blessed Avraham, it takes the form of couples. Specifically we see 4 things “doubled.” Sound familiar? It's another reflection of the 4 "pairs" of letters in the primary abbreviated forms of the Explicit Name. The 4 pairs of 8 things are:
1) Flocks and Cattle
2) Gold and Silver
3) Male and Female Servants
4) Camels and Donkeys
These things are also hinted to in the gematria of “blessing” (which is 222) where 2 x 2 (= 4) x 2 (= 8). This is the same as the total number of things mentioned in the blessing (all in pairs). It’s also the same as the number of letters in the marriage (all in pairs).
We see this blessing also manifested, quite literally, and mathematically, in the life Avraham’s son Yitzchak, who was a major part of that blessing. The same “Signature” (of God’s Name) and His blessing are present on Yitzchak who lived until the year 2228. The sequence of numbers should look familiar. It contains the gematria of the word “blessings” (222) and also 8, which is the number of letters in the marriage of the Names and the number of categories mentioned. Coincidence? Of course not. The 8 types of things (in 4 pairs) by which Avraham (and Yitzchak) were blessed is another reflection of the source of the blessings (God) whose Name is found in the 4 couples/pairs found repeatedly throughout this parashah. The 8 letters (married together) are once again hidden just beneath the surface, and remain unseen by the casual observer who does not know God’’s Name.
In verse 24:35 Eliezer says that God blessed his master Avraham with “מְאֹד – much,” or, what amounts to even more than would be indicated by the 7 times the word “blessing” is used in this Parashah; i.e. even more that the 8 categories of things that Avraham was blessed with. The 7 times the word “blessing” is used, and the 8 categories of those blessings, allude to the measure of the matrix of 7, where the 8th is found to be in the next higher dimension. To see the significance of 8 being above the normal order of 7, see the post on Behar & Bechuko-thai where this is graphically illustrated.
Of course the number of reflections continue. The word “kindness” is mentioned 3 times by Eliezer in this week’s Parashah:
24:12 “God, … that You do kindness with my master Avraham.”
24:27 “Blessed is God, … Who has not withheld His kindness”
24:49 “if you intend to do kindness and truth with my master”
The word “חֶסֶד – kindness” has a gematria 72. And the 3 times that it is mentioned in this week’s Parashah, alludes to the number and the nature of the letters in God's Explicit Name (3 x 72 = 216) otherwise known as the Triad Havayah of 72.
In addition to all of the above, there are a number of letters missing in this week’s parashah, from what would be the normal spelling of words or names. They all happen to be one of the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton (Yuds, Heys and Vavs). Again, the Signature of the Architect is hidden just beneath the surface of the written text, and so the casual observer is unable to see the connection.
If you look carefully, you will discover there are a total of 12 missing Vavs. The letter Vav (ו) has a gematria 6 and so the 12 missing Vav's are 12 x 6 (72) which again is the number of triplets in the Triad Havayah of 72, that we just noted above, hidden in the 3 times the word "kindness" (with a gematria of 72) was used.
There are 5 missing Heys (ה) and all are from the word Na’arah – maiden. It is an unusual spelling for “maiden” since without vowels, it spells Na’ar (meaning “lad”). However, it should not be surprising since 5 opposite 5 is a reflection of the male-female aspects of the universe, as seen not only in the internal mathematic constructs of the combined cubic form of the luchot, but in the real world, governed by the mathematics of the 5 string theories reconciled by dual resonance. The letter "Hey" has a gematria of 5 and so 5 "Hey's" with a gematria of 5 is like the altar (for sacrifices) that was 5 cubits x 5 cubits. The altar on which the sacrifices were performed, was (is) in essence a mathematic reflection of the nature of the physical universe that is sustained by the halacha pertaining to the sacrifices. Everything can be seen to be interconnected on a complex and sophisticated level.
There are also 6 missing Yuds ('). We find 1 missing in the spelling of the bracelets that were mentioned earlier (the 1 time it mentions the word it is missing a yud). The rest are all very rare instances of a missing yud, where again, without vowels, the word would not mean what it is was supposed to mean. The gematria of a Yud is 10 and 6 x 10 = 60 or 6 (tens). This is like the dimensions of the Holy of Holies (the place of the Divine Presence) that was 10 cubits by 10 cubits by 10 cubits. Of course each cubit is 6 handbreadths and so the dimensions (where the Divine Presence rested) was 6 (tens) x 6 (tens) by 6 (tens). The threes 6s correspond to the dimensions of the combined cubic form of the luchot and the number of letters of God's Explicit Name (216) but here they are hidden within the internal measurement of the "golden portion" of the Tabernacle. The Holy of Holies (golden portion) was in a section of the tabernacle that was constructed of 8 beams that were each 9 handbreadths (8 x 9 = 72). It consisted of 3 walls. Each of the 3 walls was thus 72 handbreadths in length on the outside (8 x 9 (72) x 3 = 216. In other words, both the inner (6 x 6 x 6 = 216) and the outer (of all 3) dimensions (72 + 72 + 72 = 216) of the Holy of Holies, correspond to the number of letters in God’s Name. The “Yud” (whose gematria is 10) missing in 6 instances: 6 (tens) is thus a reflection of these measurements, which are in turn a reflection of the letters in the Explicit Name.
Once again, the reason we see these reflections is that they are mathematic specifications in the blueprint (for creation) in the combined cubic form of the luchot, wherein we find the Signature of the Architect.
Footnote 1 – There is a tradition that Avraham did not give anything “physical” to these fathers of the far-east, rather he gave them something spiritual.
Footnote 2 – For example in the Ushpizen.