Originally Posted by France232
I checked the quote from the Sefer Yetzirah and it is correct. Very interesting indeed, especially since the author of that book was aware of the numerical values of the words.
Have you looked at Sefer Yetzirah 2:2?
The word galgal (wheel) = 3 + 30 + 3 + 30 = 66 = the Number of Books in the Bible Wheel. I've always found that to be quite compelling (see An Ancient Witness).
Twenty-two Foundation letters: He engraved them, He carved them, He permuted them, He weighed them, He transformed them, and with them He depicted all that was formed and all that would be formed.
Twenty-two Foundation letters:
He placed them in a circle [galgal]
like a wall with 231 gates
. The circle
oscillates back and forth. A sign for this is: There is nothing in good higher than Delight (Oneg –
); There is nothing in evil lower than Plague (Nega –
And 66 = 22 x 3 is a variation on the theme of 232.