Saturday, 18 April 2015

Gematria

In Hebrew and Greek character glyphs double as numerical glyphs. Gematria is the Hebrew term given to assigning a number to a word based on reading the letters as numerals and summing them. Below are the numbers assigned to various letters in Greek and Hebrew. Note the table is based on the numerical value and the two sounds in a row aren't necessarily similar. Greek uses some glyphs that had become obsolete as letters (6, 90, 900) and Hebrew uses glyphs of letters than appear different when they occur at the end of a word (500–900).

NumberGreekHebrew
1 Α א
2 Β ב
3 Γ ג
4 Δ ד
5 Ε ה
6 Ϝ ו
7 Ζ ז
8 Η ח
9 Θ ט
10 Ι י
20 Κ כ
30 Λ ל
40 Μ מ
50 Ν נ
60 Ξ ס
70 Ο ע
80 Π פ
90 Ϙ צ
100 Ρ ק
200 Σ ר
300 Τ ש
400 Υ ת
500 Φ ך
600 Χ ם
700 Ψ ן
800 Ω ף
900 ϡ ץ

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