Originally Posted by refugeeguru
the significance is that both scripts or character systems (Hebrew & Chinese) represent the number 8 with a gate.
The same imagery / connection is found in several spiritual traditions such as Hinduism and the Torah; even the Vatican gets in on the act.
The Ishtar Gate in Babylon was the 8th gate -- the Star of Ishtar has the same 8 spokes as those that show up in Hindu art, in St Peter's Square, and in the Jesuit logo.
(Star of Ishtar)
There are some similarities, but they are quite obvious and predictable, between some Chinese numbers and the Roman ones, but I don't think that means anything more than people having similar (& simple) ideas in different places.
There are some links between the letters of the alphabet and Chinese characters -- the only one that (so far) I feel inspired to write much about is the link between the Parable of the Sower and the Plough, Miracles, Mysticsm, and the word Israel -- all bound up in the links between our letter A and its corresponding pictogram in Asia, and of course, the source for it all - Aleph / Aluph / Eleph