Journey Through Genesis
Is Deception OK? Is Lying OK? ©
By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk
B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC
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Dear ones, our discussion in Bereisheit 27 is about was it acceptable for Rivkah, the wife of Yitzchok to instruct her son to deceive and to lie to his father, Yitzchok? Was it acceptable for Yaakov to take Eisov blessing of the first born?
The answer to both is YES!!
וַיֹּאמֶר בָּא אָחִיךָ בְּמִרְמָה וַיִּקַּח בִּרְכָתֶךָ:
And [Eisov] said My brother has come with deception and taken my Blessing.
וְאַתָּה תְּדַבֵּר אֶל־כָּל־חַכְמֵי־לֵב אֲשֶׁר מִלֵּאתִיו
רוּחַ חָכְמָה וְעָשׂוּ אֶת־בִּגְדֵי אַהֲרֹן לְקַדְּשׁוֹ לְכַהֲנוֹ־לִי:
[Hashem Said]... And you will speak to all the wise of heart that I Have Invested with the spirit of wisdom and they will make everything from Aleph to Tav of garments for Aharon, to sanctify him to be a Kohen to Me.
The Word hm;r"miB] Bih Mee Rih Mah, means; deceived, mislead, tricked, duped. hm;r"miB] Bih Mee Rih Mah does not mean to steal or to lie... IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THIS! The Gematria of hm;r"miB] Bih Mee Rih Mah is 287. רוּחַ חָכְמָה Ruach Chaw Chih Maw, meaning the spirit of wisdom is also the Gematria of 287. What do we Observe? We Observe through the spirit of wisdom that it is acceptable to be deceptive at certain times of life. If Eisov would have received his father's Bracha it would have change the course for the entire world. The deception of Rivkah and Yaakov saved the world. This is why later the Creator Changes Yaakov's name to Yisrael in Bereisheit 32.27; 35.10. The Creator Wanted Yisroel's name to have His Name at the conclusion. The Creator Wanted to Testify of Yaakov's honesty and straightness.
287 = h5 m40 r200 m40 b2
287 = h5 m40 k20 j8 j8 w6 r200
rv,y≤ Yeh Shehr meaning to be straight forward, righteous, [in ] alignment with lae Ayl [El] meaning G-d.
We also notice in the Atbash of the Word hm;r"miB] Bih Mee Rih Mah the Heavenly meaning. When we reverse the Letters of hm;r"miB] Bih Mee Rih Mah they spell gyci Seeg, meaning to need, occupation, [a]x;y: Yaw Tzaw, meaning to to come out, to emerge, to expire, to fall to leave... So the At bash of hm;r"miB] Bih Mee Rih Mah is [a]x;y: gyci Seeg - Yaw Tzaw, meaning to need to expire or to fall. In other words it was necessary for the Bracha of Yitzchok to fall Eisov so Yaakov would receive it.
b = c
m = y
r = g
m = y
h = x
When we review the Words,
וַיֹּאמֶר הֲכִי קָרָא שְׁמוֹ יַעֲקֹב וַיַּעְקְבֵנִי זֶה פַעֲמַיִם אֶת־בְּכֹרָתִי
לָקָח וְהִנֵּה עַתָּה לָקַח בִּרְכָתִי וַיֹּאמַר הֲלֹא־אָצַלְתָּ לִּי בְּרָכָה:
And he[Eisov] said, for he is called by the name Yaakov
and he [Yaakov] has deceived me these times
and behold he took my birthright
and behold he has taken my blessing.
And he [Eisov] said have you saved a blessing for me?
The Gematria for וַיַּעְקְבֵנִי זֶה פַעֲמַיִם Vah Yah Kih Bay Nee - Zeh - Fah Ah Mah Yeem, meaning: 'and he [Yaakov] has deceived me these times.' The Gematria for וַיַּעְקְבֵנִי זֶה פַעֲמַיִם Vah Yah Kih Bay Nee - Zeh - Fah Ah Mah Yeem is 500. This is the same Gematria for ˆton... Naw Tohn, meaning to give to or ˆtæn... Naw Tahn meaning, to bestow, to allow or permit...
500 = µ40 y10 m40 [70 p80 - h5 z7 - y10 n50 b2 q100 [70 y10 w6
500 = ˆ50 t400 n50
So dear ones behind the words are different Mystical meanings which tell an entirely different story. From the Mysticism we learn that there are times it is necessary to deceive for the better good of the people around us or the city or the county or the state or the country or the world... Rivkah and Yaakov's deception was permitted by the Creator for the better good of the world. This was a righteous deception. This deception was for the better of all of us.
Blessings, Love, Health, Prosperity, Kindness and Peace,
Dr. Akiva Gamliel