Pinchas – Covenant of Peace

The Broken Vav

Pinchas killed Zimri and Cozbi without due process, and his act of zealotry was offensive on the surface, and God had to come to his aid by giving him the “Covenant of Peace”. Noticeably, there is a broken Vav in his peace שָׁלוֹם:

הִנְנִי נֹתֵן לוֹ אֶת-בְּרִיתִי, שָׁלוֹם …Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace…(Num 25:12)


Pinchas is Eliyahu (rabbinical), and Eliyahu is associated with the Covenant of Circumcision (rabbinical), which is the baptism of fire.

According to Kabbalist Isaac of Acre, the secret of the circumcision can be learned from the letter Vav (ו), which consists of a vertical line with a corona. The corona is the letter Yud, and the vertical line is the letter Vav, as follows:



The act of circumcision is to reveal the “Yud” within the “Vav”, and it may be surmised that Pinchas’ Vav was broken in order to reveal the “Yud” hidden within the “Vav”.

According to Kabbalist Abraham Abulafia, the circumcision is decreed in the form of “warp and woof”, for the cut is performed horizontally and vertically, which is the sign of the cross. The gematria of “warp and woof” שְׁתִי וָעֵרֶב in gematria is 988, which is exactly the gematria of the “Covenant of Peace” בְּרִית שָׁלוֹם.

When the Vav is broken, the letter Yud is revealed, as follows:

Peace שָׁלוֹם
Broken Vav של-י-ו-ם


The five letters can permute to spell וַיַּשְׁלֵם, meaning, “and he made peace” or “and he made complete”, the gematria is 386, which is exactly the gematria of Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ, the name of the Mashiach, as it is written:

וְאַחֲרֵי הַשָּׁבֻעִים שִׁשִּׁים וּשְׁנַיִם,יִכָּרֵת מָשִׁיחַ וְאֵין לוֹ After the sixty-two sevens, Mashiach will be cut off but not for himself… (Daniel 9:26)


“Mashiach will be cut off” יִכָּרֵת מָשִׁיחַ in gematria is 988, exactly the gematria of the “Covenant of Peace” בְּרִית שָׁלוֹם, therefore, the secret of the broken Vav alludes to the death of Mashiach on the cross which is also considered “offensive” on the surface, which alludes to the enactment of the new covenant, for cross in Hebrew when spelled out with the revealed “Yud” in the “Vav” has the same exact gematria as “covenant” בְּרִית which is 612:

Cross צְלוּב  
Spelled out צדי למד ויו בית 612


As it is written in Colossians 1:20:

And, having made peace (שָׁלוֹם, Shalom) through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself, by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.


Now, “All in heaven and earth” is the secret of Yesod which is the site of circumcision, as it is written:

לְךָ יְהוָה הַגְּדֻלָּה וְהַגְּבוּרָה וְהַתִּפְאֶרֶת, וְהַנֵּצַח וְהַהוֹד, כִּי-כֹל,בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ: לְךָ יְהוָה הַמַּמְלָכָה Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heaven and in the earth; Thine is the kingdom, O LORD… (1Chr 29:11)


It is well established that the ten Sefirot are alluded to in above verse, in that “All that is in the heaven and in the earth” corresponds to the Sefirah of Yesod:

All that is in the heaven and in the earth כֹל,בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ 741


741 is exactly the gematria of Yeshua the Nazarene יֵשׁוּעַ הַנָצְרִי, which is also the gematria of “Blood of the Covenant of Circumcision” דַם בְּרִית מִילָה, by which shedding of blood was “Covenant of Peace” established.



Pinchas, Eliyahu and Yochanan

Pinchas is Eliyahu (Elijah), as taught by the rabbis, which is the baptism by fire (circumcision); and John the Baptist is Eliyahu, as taught by Mashiach (Mat 11:14), which is the baptism by water.

The gematria of John (Yochanan) יוֹחָנָן is 124, which is exactly the sum of Eliyahu and Reincarnation in gematria:

Eliyahu (Elijah) אֵלִיָּהוּ 52
Reincarnation (Gilgul) גִּלְגּוּל 72


And the ordinal number of John is 52, which is exactly the gematria of Eliyahu (Elijah) אֵלִיָּהוּ as follows:

John יוֹחָנָן
  ן נ ח ו י
52 14 14 8 6 10


Pinchas is the zealot in Torah, and Eliyahu is the zealot in the Prophets, John the Baptist is the zealot in the NT, they are all of the same soul, with the same mission to usher in Mashiach.

The ordinal number and gematria of Pinchas and Eliyahu is exactly that of Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ, which is 358, as follows:

Pinchas – gematria פִּינְחָס 208
Pinchas – ordinal פִּינְחָס 64
Eliyahu – gematria אֵלִיָּהוּ 52
Eliyahu – ordinal אֵלִיָּהוּ 34


There are 5 times Eliyahu’s name was spelled missing a Vav, and there are 5 times Jacob’s names is spelled with an extra Vav, according to the rabbis the Vav is the pledge to Jacob to usher in Mashiach. But Mashiach was already ushered in by John, and their gematria is exactly 358, the gematria of Mashiach:

Jacob יַעֲקֹב 182
Eliyahu אֵלִיָּהוּ 52
John יוֹחָנָן 124


The missing Vav is the secret of the broken Vav, alluding to the death of Mashiach which was concealed until the final redemption.

John is called the son of Zechariah (Luke 3:2) and similar to Eliyahu, Zechariah can be spelled with a Vav (זְכַרְיָהוּ) or without a Vav (זְכַרְיָה), meaning, God remembers, that is, remembers the Vav that was missing.

It follows that when John was born, his father’s name would have been restored with the missing Vav, thus rendering him as John the son of Zechariah יוֹחָנָן בֶּן-זְכַרְיָהוּ, with a Vav, the gematria is 424, exactly that of Mashiach ben David מָּשִׁיחַ בֶּן דָּוִד, for the mission of John was to usher in Mashiach.

The difference in gematria between Pinchas and Eliyahu is exactly the gematria of “zeal” קִנְאָה, which is 156, for they are both zealous.

Pinchas פִּינְחָס 208
Eliyahu אֵלִיָּהוּ (52)


The difference in gematria between “Pinchas son of Eleazar” and “Eliyahu the Tishbite” is 201:

Eliyahu the Tishbite אֵלִיָּהוּ הַתִּשְׁבִּי 769
Pinchas son of Eleazar פִּינְחָס בֶּן-אֶלְעָזָר (568)


201 is exactly the gematria of John and The Reincarnation, for the three are of the same soul.

John (Yochanan) יוֹחָנָן 124
The Reincarnation (Hagilgul) הַגִּלְגּוּל 77



Two Witnesses

The zealotry of Pinchas ushered in the anointing of Joshua (a prototype of Mashiach) in this week’s Parashah, the zealotry of John the Baptist ushered in the anointing of Yeshua (same name as Joshua), and the zealotry of the two witnesses will usher in the second coming of Mashiach (Rev 11:3).

The gematria of “John the Baptist” and the “Two Witnesses” is 744:

John the Baptist יוֹחָנָן הַמַּטְבִּיל 220
Two Witnesses שְׁנַיִם עֵדִים 524


744 is exactly the gematria of Mashiach Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ מָּשִׁיחַ, which is the 611th composite number, where 611 is the gematria of Torah תּוֹרָה, for Mashiach Yeshua is the living Torah of God, fittingly.

The “Two Witnesses” in Rev 11:4 are revealed as the two olive trees and two candlesticks from Zechariah 4:14:

וַיֹּאמֶר, אֵלֶּה שְׁנֵי בְנֵי-הַיִּצְהָר,הָעֹמְדִים, עַל-אֲדוֹן כָּל-הָאָרֶץ Then said he: ‘These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.’ (Zechariah 4:14)


The gematria of this verse is 1701, and since there are 7 branches to the Menorah (candlesticks), hence the average number for each branch is: 1701 / 7 = 243, where 243 is exactly the gematria of:

The Priest הַכֹּהֵן 80
The King הַמֶּלֶךְ 95
The Prophet הַנָּבִיא 68


It follows that the two witnesses parallel the Priest and the Prophet for the witness of Mashiach the King which stands between the two olive trees.

The first witness has the power to shut up the heaven, that it rains not (Rev 11:6), this is Eliyahu the Prophet at work.

The second witness has the power to turn water into blood, and to smite the earth with plagues (Rev 11:6), this is Moses the Priest at work, for Moses is the first priest that anointed Aaron.

The two witnesses are therefore actually three:

John son of Zechariah יוֹחָנָן בֶּן-זְכַרְיָהוּ 424
Eliyahu the Tishbite אֵלִיָּהוּ הַתִּשְׁבִּי 769
Moses מֹשֶׁה 345


Astonishingly, 1838 = 2 x 769, where 769 is the gematria of Eliyahu the Tishbite, therefore the three witnesses are actually two.

In the same way that Eliyahu came back as John in the first coming, it may be surmised that John will come back as Eliyahu to usher in the second coming of Mashiach.

For “John Son of Zechariah” יוֹחָנָן בֶּן-זְכַרְיָהוּ in gematria is 424, exactly the same gematria of “Mashiach son of David” מָּשִׁיחַ בֶּן דָּוִד.

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