From the view of the ancients, so too in Judaism, for example, numbers are viewed as an integral part of understanding the divine. A visible token between the concrete (that is the physical world or realm) and God (also the spiritual realm) is known as an OT, which is Hebrew for symbol or sign.
a OT = Represents an aspect or reminder that Gematria use is divine calculation or a divine interactivity between the written word and the number. In essence that synchronicity is not always a coincidence.
A OT + A Divine Interactivity = 888 (Primes)
Full + Single (9+9) = 18
Full + Single KV (9+9) = 18
Reverse Full = 18
Reverse Full EP = 18
English Ordinal = 3+6 + Francis Bacon 3+6 = 9+9 = 18
English Extended = 2+6+1 + Franc Baconis = 7+2 = 9+9 =18
The most common and well known example of Gematria is the Hebrew word hai (“meaning life”, chai) which is both a symbol and word meaning “living”. In English the word hai is pronounced ‘hi’, as though one were offering a friendly salutation. The word hai consists of the Hebrew letters Chet (het n) and Yod (Yud). Applying a set system of Jewish Gematria (“Ragil”, the basic method, or “Mispar gadol”, the Great Number method) to the Hebrew letters Chet (which is given a value of 8) and pronounced ‘kate, and Yud (which is given a value of 10) results in the calculated value of 18 or 10 + 8 = 18.
HAI = Life, the word hai is considered a sign or ‘A OT’, due to the nature of the Gematria found in the word.
H 8th letter / A 1st letter / I 9th letter
8 + 1 + 9 = 18
Hai = 18 Full
Hai = 108 (Sumerian) or 10+8 = 18
Hai = 378 (Reverse Sumerian) 3+7+8 = 18
The number eighteen is thus not only seen as an allegory or symbol of life but also of good fortune and luck. The number 1 stands next to the number 8, which when placed on its side resembles the symbol for infinity. For this purpose the number 18 represents a basic structure of life and the theological dogma of the so-called “age of accountability”.
The concept of the age of accountability is based on the belief that a young child is covered by God’s grace until he becomes spiritually or self aware of the totality of rights and wrongs and sins and life. The self awareness of sins is thought not to apply to children, thus when an adult person dies their spirit is thought to leave the body and enter whatever condition their conscious self has chosen for an afterlife.
In Jewish traditions it is thought the beginning of Religious understanding occurs at age 5, while the knowledge develops further at age 8. The period of time between this transition is 3 years. Although not listed as a so-called accountability age, rather examples of the ages of 15 and 18 are. At age 18 a Jewish person is thought ready to embark on the better half of their life, as well as ready for marriage. Around the world many cultures recognize the age of 18, including the USA, as the age of maturity and accountability. Below is a list of certain legal rights and responsibilities that are bestowed upon 18 year old’s in the USA.
1.) Voting Rights
2.) Join Military
3.) Blood Donation
4.) Full Time Worker
5.) Gambling (most states allow 18, some 21)
7.) Drivers License Rights (states vary)
8.) Purchase Tobacco (states laws vary)
9.) Sexual Consent
10) Purchase Or View Some Adult Content
11) Purchase House
12) Purchase Medication
13) Purchase Fireworks
14) Purchase Land
15) Charged As Adult In Crimes
16) Register For Draft
17) Purchase And Own Vehicles
18) Legally Change Name
19) Own & Purchase Firearms (states vary)
20) Adopt Children Or Pets
21) Register For The Draft
22) Be Selected For Jury Duty
23) Loans And Credit
24) Investment Rights (states vary)
25) Marriage (states vary)
In Jewish tradition the prayer known as the ‘Amidah’, is also called ‘the 18’. In Septenary Gematria ‘Amidah’ equals 18. While in Sumerian this word equals 216 or 2 + 16 = 18. Also in Reverse Sumerian you find it equal to 756 or 7+5+6 = 18. The ‘Amidah’ is an 18 line prayer blessing.
Adult = 18 (Chaldean)
Age Of Adults = 666 (6 + 6 + 6) = 18
Age Of Accountability = 81 (18) 1134 11+3+4 = 18
378 = 3+7+8 = 18
In Jewish tradition the 18th birthday and other life events, including certain rites of passage, and weddings or expressing condolences may mean gifting others in the amount of $18. The act of giving, gifting or donating $18 or a multiples, such as in the double ‘hai’ of $36, is commonly referred to as “giving chai.”, or “giving hai”. Symbolically, these gestures are representative of giving a gift of ‘life”, while acknowledging the Gematria of the word.
Free Masonry & Gematria Architecture
Gematria is used, and has ALWAYS been applied, in the construction and architecture of buildings, monuments, and structures with detail paid close attention to the numerical Gematria of a persons name, a word, or a phrase. This hidden code is applied to nearly every street, every city, and every center of worship. This secret method is also known as sacred geometry. Since the ancient period, roughly 5,000 years ago, the palace grounds of king Sargon were calculated and crafted due to the Gematria of his name – 16,280. When the palatial walls of Babylon were constructed they were endowed with hidden attributes based on the sacred number of the king. This aspect of Gematria usage is what is behind the creation of nearly all monuments in the USA. In Israel, for example, Gematria is taught in school, along with math and algebra. The understanding of this is LOST on the general public. Yet, figures of the upper-tier elite, including the ‘Free Masonic order’, as well as Jewish architects, have for centuries crafted numerous buildings based on Gematria!
“The number’s (18) celebratory meaning has even been confirmed in present-day architecture, as is shown by Daniel Libeskind’s Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, whose plan is based on the upbeat slogan, “To Life!” (“l’chaim!”), and features a hall graced with 36 windows (or “double chai”).” – Forward.com
By the Middle Ages numbers had acquired a metaphysical significance of their own, and were thought to be endowed with occult power so you had upper-tier masons and Jewish architects incorporate Gematria into their structures, this practice continues to the day.
Elvis Presley wore a Chai necklace while performing toward the end of his life. Baseball star Rod Carew wore a chai necklace during his playing days; his first wife and daughters were Jewish, even though Carew himself never formally converted to Judaism. Canadian rapper Drake, himself Jewish, wore a Chai necklace on the cover of Vibe magazine in 2010. – Source Wiki