Pesach – The Silence of the Lamb

The speech was in exile until the Pesach night.


Three Mother Letters

Mem מ is deep water, the wisdom, that which is too deep to be uttered in speech, i.e. silence.

Shin ש is hissing fire, the understanding, the beginning of sound from silence.

Alef א is air, the knowledge as expressed in speech.

Moses was drawn from water, received the mission from the burning bush (fire), but he was deficient in speech, with uncircumcised lips (Ex 4:10) until the giving of Torah at Mt Sinai (Zohar).


Speech in Exile

The speech was in exile until the Pesach night.

There are two types of blood that must be shed for Pesach: 1) that of the lamb which is for the household, or the House of Israel; 2) that of the circumcision of the foreskin of each male.

The lamb is called Pesach פֶּסַח, which can also mean Peh Sach פֶּה סָח, i.e. a speaking mouth.

Circumcision is called Milah מִילָה, which has the same gematria (85) as mouth Peh פֶּה, and is cognate with speak מִלֵּל.

The lamb was roasted on fire, and the circumcision is called “covenant of fire”, for it hurts like a burning fire.

Speaking is the act through which one’s thought is revealed; and circumcision is the act through which one’s inner crown is revealed.

The gematria:

Circumcision מִילָה 85
Pesach lamb פֶּסַח 148


233 is exactly the gematria of “It is the sacrifice of the LORD’s Passover” זֶבַח-פֶּסַח הוּא לַיהוָה (Ex 12:27). This comes to teach us that Pesach is symbolized by the blood of the lamb and the foreskin.

Moses, being the prototype of Mashiach, had difficulty with speaking. Moses represented the primordial voice that couldn’t be articulated in speech, and Aaron represented Moses’ speech in bringing down the primordial voice to the people’s level:

וְדִבֶּר-הוּא לְךָ, אֶל-הָעָם; וְהָיָה הוּא יִהְיֶה-לְּךָ לְפֶה, וְאַתָּה תִּהְיֶה-לּוֹ לֵאלֹהִים And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people; and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to thee a mouth, and thou shalt be to him in God’s stead (Ex 4:16)


In above verse, Aaron was called the Word דִבֶּר, and Moses was called God אלֹהִים, this is because Moses represented that which is transcendent, i.e. the voice, and Aaron represented that which is down to earth, i.e. the speech. This is the same concept of Mashiach, which is called Word of God, i.e. that which can’t be seen is now seen, and that which is without form is now clothed in form.

Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ can also mean talk שִׂיחַ, which symbolizes the descent of the primordial voice into speech, as such Mashiach has the exact same gematria of the voice and the speech:

The voice הַקּוֹל 141
The speech הַדִּבּוּר 217


Immediately after Pesach the Omer is counted by mouth, for Omer עֹמֶר to Word אֱמֹר is vessel to light (Ayin to Alef). The counting of the Omer by mouth continues for 49 days until Shavuot, the giving of Torah, which symbolizes the revelation of the primordial light in speech.



The Primordial Light

The primordial light was called forth on the first day:

וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי אוֹר; וַיְהִי אוֹר And God said: ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light. (Gen 1:2)


The primordial light is Mashiach, who is called the “Light of the World” אוֹר הָעוֹלָם (John 8:12), the gematria of this phrase is 358, exactly the gematria of Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ.

“Let there be light” יְהִי אוֹר has a gematria of 232, which is exactly the gematria of “Word of YHVH” דְבַר-יְהוָה. This term in this exact form appears in the Hebrew Bible exactly 173 times, alluding to the 173 words in the 10 commandments, which is also the gematria of the first three words of the 10 commandments: אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, I am the LORD your God (Ex 20:2). This was the moment when Moses’ speech difficulty was healed (Zohar), i.e. the primordial light clothed in Torah.



The Silence of Speech

Cloth in Hebrew is מַלְבּוּשׁ, the gematria is 378, the same gematria of Chasmal חַשְׁמַל, a mystical word associated with Ezekiel’s vision. The concept of Chasmal is light (Mashiach) clothed in a lower expression, as will be discussed below.

The model is now clear. First there was silence, for speech was in exile, the primordial light was concealed, until Moses came who was called “Ki Tov” כִּי-טוֹב, (Ex 2:2), in the same manner as the primordial light was so called (Gen 1:4).

Moses had a speech difficulty, for the light was too great to be contained in the vessel, hence the voice of Moses must be brought down through the speech of Aaron who was at a lower level.

The Pesach night is the birth of a nation with two types of blood: 1) the blood of the Pesach lamb for the redemption of the House of Israel at the collective level; 2) the blood of the foreskin for the circumcision of male, whether home born or stranger, at the individual level, prior to partaking of the Pesach lamb (Ex 12:48).

In other word, whosoever circumcised himself that night and entered into the house would be saved and called Israel, יִשְׂרָאֵל, the gematria is 541. Astonishingly, this is exactly the sum of the “blood of the Pesach lamb” and the “blood of the foreskin”:

Blood of the Pesach lamb דָּם פֶּסַח 182
Blood of the foreskin דָּם עָרְלָה 349


On the same night, the exodus from Egypt took place, leading up to the giving of Torah at which time speech was redeemed from the exile.

This is the secret of the Hebrew word Chashmal, as it is written:

וָאֵרֶא כְּעֵין חַשְׁמַל, כְּמַרְאֵה-אֵשׁ בֵּית-לָהּ סָבִיב And I saw as the colour of Chashmal, as the appearance of fire round about enclosing it… (Ezekiel 1:27)


The secret of Chashmal חַשְׁמַל was revealed by Baal Shem Tov as a process involving three steps:

  reading from right to left
  3 2 1
  מַל מָל חַשְׁ
  speak circumcision silence
448 70 70 308


To explain:

  1. The first two letters correspond to חָשָׁה, meaning silence, this is the concealment of the primordial light, being manifested as speech in exile.
  2. The final two letters מָל literally means to circumcise, representing the blood of the Pesach night.
  3. The final two letters can also mean “speak”, as in מִלֵּל, and is repeated as such, representing the redemption after the Pesach night.

The gematria of these three steps is 448 (as in above table), which is exactly the gematria of King Mashiach מֶלֶךְ מָּשִׁיחַ. This comes to teach us that the secret of the Pesach lamb and of Chashmal is Mashiach.

To build on this model, we can develop step 3 further as follows: Instead of repeating the final two letters, another path is to inverse the first two letters which would now become שח, as in שִׂיחַ, meaning to speak, or Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ, also representing the redemption at and after Pesach.

  reading from right to left
  3 2 1
  שִׂיחַ מָל חַשְׁ
  speak circumcision silence
696 318 70 308


The average number of the three stages is: 696 / 3 = 232, which is exactly the gematria of “Let there be light” יְהִי אוֹר, i.e. the primordial light.

696 is also the gematria of Atik Yomin עַתִּיק יוֹמִין, meaning the Ancient of Days in Daniel’s vision who sits on a throne (Daniel 7:9):

חָזֵה הֲוֵית, עַד דִּי כָרְסָוָן רְמִיו,וְעַתִּיק יוֹמִין I beheld till thrones were placed, and one that was ancient of days… (Daniel 7:9)


In Ezekiel’s vision, the “likeness as the appearance of a man” also sits on a throne:

וְעַל, דְּמוּת הַכִּסֵּא, דְּמוּת כְּמַרְאֵה אָדָם עָלָיו, מִלְמָעְלָה


…and upon the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man upon it above (Ezekiel 1:27)


The eight Aramaic words quoted above in Daniel’s vision have a gematria of 1823, which is exactly the gematria of the following prophecy about Mashiach:

יְהִי שְׁמוֹ, לְעוֹלָם לִפְנֵי-שֶׁמֶשׁ, ינין שְׁמוֹ


May his name endure for ever; may his name be continued as long as the sun… (Psalm 72:17)


It stands to reason that the form of man perceived in both Daniel and Ezekiel’s vision is Mashiach.



The Silence of the Lamb

It is now evident that Mashiach was prototyped by the lamb that was slaughtered for Pesach, the lamb that opened not his mouth, i.e. the silence of the lamb:

נִגַּשׂ וְהוּא נַעֲנֶה, וְלֹא יִפְתַּח-פִּיו,כַּשֶּׂה לַטֶּבַח יוּבָל, וּכְרָחֵל לִפְנֵי גֹזְזֶיהָ נֶאֱלָמָה; וְלֹא יִפְתַּח, פִּיו


He was oppressed, though he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before her shearers is dumb; yea, he opened not his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7)


“He was afflicted” נַעֲנֶה, this is Matzah (unleavened bread), which is called the bread of affliction מַצּוֹת לֶחֶם עֹנִי (Deu 16:3), the gematria is 744, which is exactly the gematria of Yeshua Mashiach:

Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ 386
Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ 358


“He was oppressed” נִגַּשׂ וְהוּא, by adding a definite article Hey, the gematria of הַנִגַּשׂ becomes 358, exactly that of the Mashiach.

“He opened not his mouth” וְלֹא יִפְתַּח, פִּיו has a gematria of 631, which is exactly the gematria of King of Israel מֶלֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל.


Silence – Circumcision – Speech

It is now evident that the coming of Mashiach involved three steps by Divine design:

  1. Silence – this is why the identity of Mashiach had to be concealed prior to the Pesach night such that the lamb could be offered as the Korban Pesach, i.e. Passover offering.
  2. Circumcision – this is the removing of the veil, i.e. the revelation of Mashiach as the Light of the World, in the similar manner when the foreskin (flesh) is removed, the crown is revealed. This is symbolized by the veil of the temple being rent in twin from the top to the bottom (Mat 27:51). The veil is interpreted as the flesh of Mashiach: “Through the veil, that is to say, his flesh” (Hebrew 10:20) would be rendered in Hebrew as בַּפָּרֹכֶת הִיא בְשָׂרוֹ, the gematria is 1226. By tearing the veil in half: 1226 / 2 = 613, which alludes to the 613 commandments of Torah as taught by Mashiach, to parallel the giving of Torah at Mt. Sinai.
  3. Speech – this is the era when the good news is preached to the end of the world.

Astonishingly, the Hebrew word for “flesh” בָּשָׂר is of the same root as מְבַשֵּׂר “bringing a message”, i.e. the good news, commonly known as the gospel:

מַה-נָּאווּ עַל-הֶהָרִים רַגְלֵי מְבַשֵּׂר ,מַשְׁמִיעַ שָׁלוֹם מְבַשֵּׂר טוֹב–מַשְׁמִיעַ יְשׁוּעָה; אֹמֵר לְצִיּוֹן, מָלַךְ אֱלֹהָיִךְ.


How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (Isaiah 52:7)


The preaching of this good news is through the act of speaking, i.e. speech, after the Pesach night, at a lower level so that it can go to the end of the world:

בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ, יָצָא קַוָּם, וּבִקְצֵה תֵבֵל, מִלֵּיהֶם Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. (Psalm 19:4)


The gematria of this verse is 1355, which is 5 x 271.

In Kabbalah, the “line” קַו represents the descent of light into the world (tzimtzum), this is the exile of speech in silence preceding Pesach. This line is interpreted by Paul as sound (Roman 10:18), i.e. voice, קּוֹל, fittingly, to clarify that the “line” at the deeper level represents the primordial light.

The “word” is that which follows the Pesach as expressed in speech:

Silence Their line קַוָּם 146
Speech Their words מִלֵּיהֶם 125


271 is the gematria of “saying” לֵּאמֹר, a word that appears exactly 62 times in conjunction with Vayedaber וַיְדַבֵּר in a standard phrase in Torah when God spoke to Moses:

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:


The number connecting these two words is 49, alluding to the 49 days of counting the Omer by speaking:

Saying לֵּאמֹר 271
And he spoke וַיְדַבֵּר (222)


Moses is the 26th generation from Adam, and Yeshua is the 62nd generation from Adam (being 42nd generation from Abraham according to Matthew), and 26 is the mirror image of 62, fittingly.

It is significant that 271 is the midpoint number of 541, and 541 is the gematria of Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל, and 271 is the 59th prime number (if 1 is counted as the 1st prime), and 59 is the gematria of Nations גּוֹיִם, thus forming a connection between Israel and the Nations.

The good news was first preached to Israel, then to the Nations, but ultimately it will go to Israel again to complete the cycle.

It is fascinating to note that:

  1. The triangle number of 10 is 55, which is the gematria of bride כַּלָּה;

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = 55

  1. The hex number (centered hexagonal number) of 10 is 271, which is the secret of the Nations, as above.

H10 = (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9)*6 + 1 = 271

  1. The star number of 10 is 541, which is the gematria of Israel.

S10 = 6*10(10 − 1) + 1 = 541

The gematria:

Nations Midpoint of Israel 271
Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל 541


With 1 as Mashiach unifying Israel with the Nations, 812 + 1 = 813 is exactly the gematria of the original light:

וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי אוֹר וַיְהִי אוֹר And God said: ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light. (Gen 1:3)


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