Devarim Vezot HaBrachah
Deuteronomy 33.1 - 34.12
Time And Gematria:
עֵת - Time
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Dear Reader, Parshat Vezot HaBrachah concludes this year's Torah Cycle that we began with Parshat Bereisheit in Genesis. God Willing, we are preparing to begin another year of studying The Torah. In this Parshat, we examine Moses Blessing of 'The Fiery Torah, and a few End of Day prophesies as we complete the entire Torah cycle. Our purpose is to try to understand The Blessing of Moses in Deuteronomy 33.2.
It has been enjoyable learning together, and I hope we can continue in one of our Gematria Books in Genesis.
וַיֹּאמַר יְהֹוָה מִסִּינַי בָּא וְזָרַח מִשֵּׂעִיר לָמוֹ הוֹפִיעַ מֵהַר פָּארָן וְאָתָה מֵרִבְבֹת קֹדֶשׁ מִימִינוֹ
אשדת [אֵשְׁ דָּת] לָמוֹ: ג
And He, The Lord Came from Sinai Shining forth [like the sun] from Seir to [The people of Israel]. He Appeared [after coming] from Mount Paran with some of The Holy Myriads and from His Right [Hand He Gave] The Firey Torah to [The People of Israel].
Esau lived in Mount Seir, Genesis 36.8. Ishmael lived in the wilderness of Paran, Genesis 21.21. Our Sages Teach that The Lord God Offered The Torah to all the nations of the world. The nations of the world decline The Torah. The Torah Observances were offered to Esau and then to Ishmael, the descendants of Abraham. Each declined. Then The Torah Observances were offered to the descendants of Jacob who accepted and embraced The Torah without reservation, Zohar Gimmel 192b.
The nations of the world refused The Torah. Israel accepted The Torah. Parshat Vezot HaBrachah begins with Moses Blessing Israel because The Lord God Dwelt among them, The People of Israel accepted The Torah and acknowledged the soverignty of The Lord God, Rabbi Nosson Scherman, The Stone Edition The Chumash (Mesorah Publications, Ltd., Brooklyn, N.Y. 1993), p. 1113.
The Word אשדת means slopes. In Deuteronomy 3.17 we read, 'from the summit of the slopes.' In Deuteronomy 4.49 we read, 'beneath the slopes of the Summit. However in Deuteronomy 33.2 אשדת is translated אֵשְׁ דָּת 'Firey Torah'. We are going to review some Scriptures that Mystically connect the dots of Time with Gematria. The Gematria of אשדת meaning from The [Summit of the Mountain] Slopes is 705. It is upon the Mountain Top that The Lord God descended in fire. The entire of the mountain smoke at the Presence of The Lord God. The Mountain Trembled. The People of Israel were frightened! It is from The Top of The Mountain that The Lord God Gave אֵשְׁ דָּת The Firey Torah. It is from The Top of The Mountain that The House of The Lord will be establisahed at The End of Days.
א 1 שׁ300 ד4 ת400 = 705
Hah Cah Poh Reht / The Mercy [Seat]
ה5 כ20 פ80 ר200 ת400 = 705
With the Word אשדת, we see The Lord Descending on top of the mountain slopes, i.e. Mount Sinai to Share The Torah with His People. After the Mount Sinai experience, we see The Lord God direct Moses and The People of Israel construct the Mishkan / Tabernacle of Meeting. Within the Tabernacle is The Holy Place. The Lord God Communicates with Moses and The People of Israel from The Holy Place.
Exodus 25.22 [KJV 25.23]
And there I Will Meet with you, and I will talk with you from above the cover, from between the Two Cherubim which are upon The Ark of the Testimony, of all things that I Will Give you in Commandment to The People of Israel.
'And you shall make Two Cherubim of gold, of hammered workmanship, shall you make them, at the two ends of The Mercy Seat.'
Exodus 19.17 - 18
And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the lower part of The Mount. And Mount Sinai was altogether in smoke, because The Lord Descended upon it in Fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount trembled greatly.
And The Lord Came Down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of The Mount; and the Lord Called Moses up to the top of The Mount; and Moses went up.
This is instruction regarding The House of Torah / The Temple which is upon the top of The Mount. It's entire surrounding boundaries is a Most Holy Area. Behold! It is The House of The Torah / The Temple.
Isaiah 2.1 - 5
The Word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in End of Days, that The Mountain of The Lord's House shall be established on The Top of The Mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to The Mountain of The Lord, to The House of The God of Jacob; and [Mosiach] Will Teach us [The Lord's] Ways, and we will walk in His Paths; for from Zion shall go forth The Torah, and The Word of The Lord from Jerusalem. And [Mosiach] shall judge among the nations, and shall decide for many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more. O House of Jacob, come, and let us walk in The Light of The Lord.
Dear Reader we must remember that Vezot HaBrachah begins with a Blessing from Moses. When Moses Says, 'And He, The Lord Came from Sinai Shining forth [like the sun] from Seir to [The people of Israel]...He Appeared at Mount Paran.' These important events have already happened. It is a Blessing that The Lord God Gave The Torah to The People of Israel. We are forever thankful for The Torah. This was a past Blessing. Moses is making these past events a future Blessing! How can this be?
All the nations of the world rejected The Torah. Many nations in our age reject The Torah. This is a problem for them. They will be Judged for rejecting The Torah. How is it that the nations of the world will repent from rejecting The Torah? How is it that the nations of the world will welcome and accept The Torah of The Lord? Why will the nations of the world go up to The House of The Lord to worship? What will bring about this change?
Mystically The change has to do with The Firey Torah and the Almond and the Menorah. Jeremiah speaks of The Lord God renewing His Torah with His people at The End of Days, 'I will put My Torah in their inward parts, and write [The Torah] in their hearts,' Jeremiah 31.30 [KJV 31.31]. I believe this speaks of The Fiery Torah Moses prophesied about in Deuteronomy 33.2. Originally The Torah was written on parchment and tablets of stone. Now, at The End of Days The Torah is written on the hearts The People of Israel. Mystically we Observe the Firey Torah being like the Menorah and the Almond bowls the place from where The Fire comes forth.
Aish Dawt / 'Firey Torah'.
Dawt / Law / Torah
ד4 ת400 = 404
ש300 ק100 ד4 = 404
Shaw Kayd / Almond
Aish / Fire
א1 ש300 = 301
מ40 נ50 ו6 ר200 ה5 = 301
What is the Menorah? The Menorah is a Rod with Three branches on the right side and Three branches on the left side. Each Branch of The Menorah has an Almond, i.e. The Light / Fire of The Torah.
And Six branches shall come from its sides; Three branches of The lampstand from the one side, and Three branches of the lampstand from the other side; Three bowls made like Almonds, with a bulb and a flower in one branch; and Three bowls made like Almonds in the other branch, with a bulb and a flower; so for the Six Branches that come from the lampstand.
What do The Almonds represent? The place from where the fire of The Torah comes forth. So in The Blessing of Moses we Mystically see the place in Time where The Light of The Torah comes from within each of The People of Israel.
It has been enjoyable learning together, and I hope we can continue in one of our Gematria Books in Genesis. To view Gematria Books in Genesis please go to http://www.bnti.us/bjc16.html.