Shelach – Secret of Land of Israel

Land of Israel אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל is the secret of “Knowledge of Mashiach” דַּעַת מָּשִׁיחַ, the gematria of both phrase is 832.

Of the first generation in the wilderness, only Joshua and Caleb entered the Land of Israel, their secret is the “Knowledge of Mashiach”, which is the “Death of Mashiach” מוֹת מָשִׁיחַ, the gematria is 804, which is exactly the sum of their names in gematria:

Caleb son of Jephuneh כָּלֵב בֶּן יְפֻנֶּה 249
And Jehoshua son of Nun וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן 555


Joshua was assisted by Moses with a new name (Num 13:16), and Caleb was assisted with prayers at Hebron, they were each assisted with an external power.

Adding the gematria of “power” כֹּחַ which is 28 to their names: 28 + 804 = 832, this is exactly the gematria of Land of Israel.

The gematria of the two external powers:

Moses מֹשֶׁה 345
Hebron חֶבְרוֹן 266


611 is exactly the gematria of Torah תּוֹרָה.


Land of Israel

Land of Israel to the space dimension is Shabbat to the time dimension; the third dimension is soul, which is Torah manifested in Mashiach, who will ultimately reveal the Light of the World to Come, the five concepts in Hebrew are as follows:

Space Land of Israel אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל 832
Time Shabbat שָׁבַת 702
Soul – Nefesh Torah תּוֹרָה 611
Soul – Ruach Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ 358
Soul – Neshamah Light of World to Come אוֹר עוֹלָם הַבָּא 361


To explain, Torah deals with actions, corresponding to Nefesh of the soul; Mashiach teaches on how to fulfill Torah, corresponding to Ruach of the soul; the ultimate revelation of Torah and Mashiach is the Light of the World to Come (Rev 21:23), corresponding to the Neshamah of the soul basking in the pleasure of Shabbat in the Land of Israel.

The five concepts have 8 words, and the average number of the 8 words is: 2864 / 8 = 358, the gematria of Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ. This comes to teach us that the five concepts are centered about Mashiach.

The inheritance at the simplest level is the Land of Israel, as it is written:

וַיֹּאמַר: אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, בַּמָּה אֵדַע כִּי אִירָשֶׁנָּה And he said: ‘O Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?’(Gen 15:8)


I will inherit, אִירָשֶׁנָּה, has a gematria of 566, which is the gematria of Mashiach ben Yosef, מָּשִׁיחַ בֵּן יוֹסֵף, i.e. Mashiach at his first coming known as Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ, the gematria is 386, which is exactly the gematria of “in the land of inheritance בָּאָרֶץ נַחֲלָה.

The gematria of “Death of Yeshua” מוֹת יֵשׁוּעַ is 832, also the gematria of Land of Israel.

Isaac never set his foot outside the Land of Israel, for he is the prototype of the sacrifice of God. His Sacrifice in Hebrew is קָרְבָּנוֹ, the gematria is 358, exactly that of Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ.

Similarly, Yeshua never set his foot outside the Land of Israel, for he fulfills the prototype of the Sacrifice of God, the gematria of Isaac and His Sacrifice is exactly the gematria of Mashiach ben Yosef (566), who came as the perfect sacrifice of God:

Isaac יִצְחָק 208
His Sacrifice קָרְבָּנוֹ 358


It is now clear that the rejection of the Land of Israel by the ten spies is the prototype of the future rejection of Mashiach at his first coming known as Mashiach ben Yosef, and Yosef is the husband of Miriam.

The gematria of the triad is exactly that of Land of Israel:

Yosef יוֹסֵף 156
Miriam מִרְיָם 290
Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ 386



Joshua and Caleb

832 = 26 x 32, which is the gematria of heart לֵב (32) multiplied by the gematria of YHVH יְהוָה (26), i.e. the Heart of YHVH is the Land of Israel.

Joshua symbolizes Mashiach at his first coming known as Mashiach ben Yosef, and Caleb symbolizes Mashiach at his second coming known as Mashiach ben David.

The sum of the higher four Sefirot in gematria is exactly the same as Land of Israel:

Keter (crown) כֶּתֶר 620
Chachmah (wisdom) חָכְמָה 73
Binah (understanding) בִּינָה 67
Chesed (kindness) חֶסֶד 72


Joshua is the son (descendent) of Joseph and Caleb is the son (descendent) of Judah, their gematria is 739:

Joshua son of Joseph יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בֵּן יוֹסֵף 599
And Caleb son of Judah וְכָלֵב בֶן-יְהוּדָה 140


739 is exactly the sum of the lower four Sefirot, as follows:

Netzach (victory) נֵצַח 148
Hod (praise) הוֹד 15
Yesod (foundation) יְסוֹד 80
Malchut (kingdom) מַלְכוּת 496


This comes to teach us that the entry of Joshua and Caleb into the Land of Israel symbolizes the mating of the higher four sefirot (832) with the lower four sefirot (739), the difference is 832 – 739 = 93, which is the gematria of Inheritance נַחֲלָה.

The gematria of Joshua and Caleb (739) + Inheritance (93) is therefore the gematria of the Land of Israel (832), for the Land of Israel is the quintessential Inheritance of Promise.

The remaining two Sefirot are Gevurah and Tiferet:

Gevurah (might) גְּבוּרָה 216
Tiferet (beauty) תִּפְאֶרֶת 1081


1297 is the 212th prime number, and 212 is the gematria of “inheritance” and “rest”:

The inheritance הַנַּחֲלָה 98
The rest הַמְּנוּחָה 114


As it is written:

כִּי לֹא-בָאתֶם, עַד-עָתָּה—אֶל הַמְּנוּחָה, וְאֶל-הַנַּחֲלָה, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, נֹתֵן לָךְ for ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth thee. (Deu 12:9)


For this reason, the Book of Hebrew reveals that the Land of Israel is the secret of rest, which at the simple level is Shabbat, but at deeper level is Mashiach.

There remaineth therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God. (Hebrew 4:9)


Shabbat is light, for the gematria of Shabbat שָׁבַת is 702, which is the mirror image of 207, the gematria of light אוֹר.

The gematria of “and there was light” וַיְהִי אוֹר (Gen 1:3) is 238, which is the mirror image of 832, the gematria of Land of Israel.

The Hebrew for “rest of Shabbat” is מְנוּחַת שַׁבָּת in gematria is 1206, which is exactly the gematria of light אוֹר, if Alef is augmented to 1000.


Milk and Honey

The Land of Israel is the land flowing with milk and honey.

Milk is from blood and honey is from bees, both are clean product from the unclean source, hence the Land of Israel is a place that transforms the unclean into clean, this is the same concept of Torah and Mashiach.

נֹפֶת תִּטֹּפְנָה שִׂפְתוֹתַיִךְ, כַּלָּה;דְּבַשׁ וְחָלָב תַּחַת לְשׁוֹנֵךְ, וְרֵיחַ שַׂלְמֹתַיִךְ כְּרֵיחַ לְבָנוֹן Thy lips, O my bride, drop honey–honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon. (Songs 4:11)


Like the smell of Lebanon כְּרֵיחַ לְבָנוֹן in gematria is 376, the gematria of Shalom שָׁלוֹם, i.e. the rest in Mashiach.

The temple was built with the cedar of Lebanon, and “in the cedar of Lebanon” בָּאַרְזֵי לְבָנוֹן in gematria is 358, the same as Mashiach.

Lebanon לְבָנוֹן is a compound of Lev לֵב (32) and Nun נוּן (נ), the secret of the 32 paths of wisdom and 50 gates of understanding.

Caleb כָּלֵב can be understood as “like heart”, corresponding to Lev לֵב (heart), i.e. the 32 paths of wisdom.

Joshua bin Nun the son of Nun נ (50) can be understood as the son of the 50 gates of understanding, for this reason he is called “bin Nun”, not “ben Nun”, for he is Binah (בִּינָה) meaning understanding.

Caleb is the descendent of Judah and Tamar, and Tamar is the palm tree that transforms the bitterness of the desert into date honey.

Joshua is the descendent of Joseph and Asnat, and Joseph represents the blood that was shed by his 10 brothers which blood was ultimately transformed into kindness (milk) to his brothers.

Honey Caleb Judah יְהוּדָה 30
Tamar תָּמָר 640
Milk Joshua Joseph יוֹסֵף 156
Asnat אָסְנַת 511


1337 is exactly the gematria of David, Bat-Sheva (aka Bat-Shua in 1 Chr 3:5) and Solomon (aka Kohelet), symbolizing the two comings of Mashiach as one son of David, Kohelet, the Gatherer.

David דָּוִיד 24
Bat-Shua בַת-שׁוּעַ 778
Kohelet קֹהֶלֶת 535


The first coming of Mashiach as symbolized by Joshua bin Nun would correspond to blood, the death of Mashiach, and with the resurrection from the dead, the blood is transformed into milk that sustains life. This is the 50 gates of understanding.

The second coming of Mashiach as symbolized by Caleb ben Yefuneh would correspond to honey, the final redemption as the pleasure of honey. This is the 32 paths of wisdom.

The Land of Israel therefore represents the 72 bridges of knowledge, and knowledge is the secret of connection, this is the Knowledge of Mashiach דַּעַת מָּשִׁיחַ, the gematria is 832, exactly that of the Land of Israel.


New Covenant

The entry of Caleb and Joshua to the Land of Israel symbolizes the secret of the New Covenant, and they, the 1st generation, could not enter because of unbelief (Hebrew 3:19).

32 paths of wisdom is 2 x 4 squared; 50 gates of understanding is 2 x 5 squared, and 72 bridges of knowledge is 2 x 6 squared, the formula is 2*n^2, where the n of wisdom is 4; the n of understanding is 5, and the n of knowledge is 6.

32 + 50 + 72 = 154, the gematria of World to Come עוֹלָם הַבָּא, as symbolized by Land of Israel.

4 + 5 + 6 + 154 = 169, which is 13 squared, i.e. the triad is one, Echad אֶחָד, the triad is one.

There is a higher knowledge and there is a lower knowledge. The higher knowledge is crown.

The gematria, in the order of ascent, i.e. understanding, wisdom, and crown, is 929:

1st coming Joshua 50 gates of understanding   50
50 = 2 x 5 x 5 5
Binah (understanding) בִּינָה 67
2nd coming Caleb 32 paths of wisdom 32
32 = 2 x 4 x 4 4
Chachmah (wisdom) חָכְמָה 73
Olam HaBa Land of Israel 72 bridges of knowledge 72
72 = 2 x 6 x 6 6
Keter (crown) כֶּתֶר 620


929 is exactly the gematria of New Covenant, בְּרִית חֲדָשָֽׁה, which is also the gematria of “Mashiach to Israel” מָּשִׁיחַ לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, meaning the New Covenant is the revelation of Mashiach to Israel.

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