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Blessings and Prayer 7

Balak - The Deception Of Bilam ©

By Dr. Akiva G. Belk

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Gematria is a particular study of Jewish mysticism based on the numerical value of Hebrew letters in the Aleph Beit {Hebrew Alphabet} as inscribed in the Torah.  Hebrew Gematria has many disciplines.

This study of mysticism in Hebrew Gematria is dedicated in the loving memory of our loved one, may they rest in peace.

Dear Ones,

As we enter this Prayerful Tefillah we must understanding the background from which this beautiful prayer came forth from. In the Intro audio I use the example of being selected last on a sports team. Why use this example?  Dear Ones, it is because Israel was the last among the nations to have been offered Ha Torah. Once we hd Ha Torah we were elevated above the other nations. It was then that king Balak hired Bilam to curse B'nai Yisroel. Instead of cruising Yisroel he said:

Ba Midbar / Numbers 24.5

מַה־טֹּבוּ אֹהָלֶיךָ יַעֲקֹב מִשְׁכְּנֹתֶיךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל:

How Goodly are your tents oh Yaakov and your dwelling Places oh Yisroel,

  וַיַּרְא בִּלְעָם כִּי טוֹב בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָֹה לְבָרֵךְ אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵל וְלֹא־הָלַךְ כְּפַעַם־בְּפַעַם לִקְרַאת נְחָשִׁים וַיָּשֶׁת אֶל־הַמִּדְבָּר פָּנָיו1:1

A glimpse of the Word בִּלְעָם Bil'am reveals that his name consists of two separate Words.  The first Word בִּלְ Beit Lamid, Bee Lih / Bayl {chief god of the Babylonians}. Bayl comes from the Word Bah Ahl {lord} Beit Ayin Lamid.  The second word is עָם Ahm {nation}comes from the ע Ayin ם Final Mem..

מַה־טֹּבוּ אֹהָלֶיךָ יַעֲקֹב מִשְׁכְּנֹתֶיךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל1:1

Bayl {chief god of the Babylonians}

32 = Lamid 30 Bais 2

Ahm {nation}

670 = Mem 600  Ayin 70

702 = 32 = 670

Gematria Mispar Godal

Bil'am {god of the nations}

702 =   Mem 600 Ayin 70 Lamid 30 Bais 2

These are the first things we notice about Bil'am.  Next we notice that he was eager to accept a payment to curse what G-d had blessed.  If G-d had not prohibited him he would have cursed B'nei Yisroel for money.

In the Gematria Mispar Katan of the word Bil'am we see the number 702.  The Gematria 702 is increased from the Gematria Regil {i.e., the normal Gematria of 142}.  Throughout the entire story of Bil'am he is attempting to arise.  He is attempting to find a higher place than Shabbat, than the seventh day.  In Numbers 22:20 he is instructed by G-d, "Arise! Go with them."  In Numbers 22:41 we read, "And he [Balak] led him up to the high place of [his] god}."  Next we notice in Numbers 23:4 the allusion to setting "up" or establishing or arranging seven altars...  Then we observe that Bil'am's place of observing Kal Yisroel is from the peaks of the mountaintops and the hills. {Numbers 23:9}  Then in verse 14 he is taken up to the peak of a mountain... Now we notice that Yisroel is likened by G-d to a lion that arises, that lifts up... {Numbers 23:24}  Again Bil'am is taken to another peak, to curse G-d's chosen people...G-d forbid! {Numbers 23:28}  In Numbers 24:2 we observe that Bil'am raises his eyes before being forced to bless Kal Yisroel.  What does he see?  Mystically he sees something that he - Bayl Ahm {chief god of the Babylonians nations} - cannot have.  What is it that he sees?  He sees the Am Yisroel and the elevation of Shabbat!  He realizes that no matter how high he is on the peaks of the mountaintops, nothing he can do will come close to Shabbat' elevation by Kal Yisroel.  He realizes that no matter how high he builds his altars... no matter how many altars he builds... no special mystical numerical combination of seven will surpass Kal Yisroel's Shabbat observance.  He realizes that as we say on Shabbat, "You, Hashem, did not give Shabbat to the nations of the lands nor did you, G-d, give the inheritance of Shabbat to worshippers of idols..."

Next notice the special numerical connection to Shabbat.  On Bamos {the raised place} Ba'al{[of his] god} had seven altars built to slaughter seven bulls and seven rams. {Numbers 23:1}  What does Hashem say to Bil'am? "Shuv" {return...}

Next Balak takes Bil'am to the peak of the mountain where again he had seven altars built to slaughter seven bulls and seven rams. {Numbers 23:14}  What does Hashem say again to Bil'am?  "Shuv" {return...}

Next Balak takes Bil'am to the peak of Pe'or where again he had seven altars built to slaughter seven bulls and seven rams.  There Bil'am blesses Yisroel... He says "How goodly are your tents, Yaakov, your dwelling places Yisroel..." Numbers 24:5,6

Each of these sets of seven mystically points to Shabbat, the seventh day!!

Finally we realize that Shabbat, the Gematria of Shabbat which is 702, brings down the Gematria Mispar Godal of Bil'am / Bayl Ahm {chief god of the Babylonian nations}.  And now we realize the dwelling place that Bil'am Mystically saw was Kal Yisroel dwelling... rooted... enjoying Shabbat, the seventh day.

Shabbat {rest}

702 = ת Sav 400 Bais 2 ש Shin 300

The point is that when Kal Yisroel, "ALL" the descendants of Yaakov, begin observing Shabbat it will bring down all the gods of the nations and usher in the  Moshiach and the third Beit Ha Mikdosh...  This is why so many of the religions attempt to deny the Jewish Shabbat... to alter the Jewish Shabbat.. to challenge the Jewish Shabbat!!

Blessings Love and Peace,

Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

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