The Definition of Gematria
The word "gematria" comes from the Greek word geometria having the dual meaning "earth-measure" and "geometry." The word "gematria" is mistakenly equated with the word "isopsephia" (equal pebble) but gematria is actually a higher level of isopsephia. Gematria goes way beyond adding up the numerical values of the letters in a word or pointing out that the-number of one word, phrase or verse is the same or so many times more than the number of another word or name. The power and mystery of gematria is only unleashed when it is used in conjunction with geometry, graphs, and diagrams. Gematria combines the visual imagery and isopsephia value of Greek words with the dimensions of geometric objects such as the perimeters of circles, squares, triangles, or the lengths of symmetrical groups of lines that converge on these objects so that the imagry of the words match the appearance of the diagram.
An Example of Gematria
FAITH and LIFE ... in the Name of Jesus
Here is a wonderful example of a multi-faceted gematria riddle that ends John's gospel account of the life and death of Jesus. The key words in this verse are in red. This diagram only deals with three of the key words. See the links at the end of the example to see the rest of the "mystery."
But these things have been written so that you might have Faith that JESUS is the Christ, the Son of God ... and that having Faith ... you may have LIFE ... in his Name.
(gospel of John 20:31, circa 90 AD)
This diagram only deals with the phrase "that having Faith, you may have Life, in his Name."
As the diagram shows, a circle of Faith (800) drawn in the center of the graph followed by alternating circles of Life (815) and Faith (800) are visually tangent to ... the Name of the raised Jesus (8880). The above diagram has a margin of error of 1/10 of 1% which by the Colel Rule of Gematria is invisible to the naked eye.
Life in the Name of Jesus (coming soon ... under construction).
The Sacred Geometry Mysteries
of Jesus Christ
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