posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 02:50 PM
a reply to: liveandlearn
Interesting you should ask about numerics' I teach Religion/Philosophy and the significance of 9 has metaphysical import in Gematria. The ninth
letter in the Hebrew alefbet is tet - ט. The letter tet - ט has the numerical value of nine. The least common letter in the Torah is a Tet. Tet ט,
represents the 9th sefirah, yesod - יסוד (meaning foundation).
The Gemara teaches us that whoever prays on the eve of Shabbat and recites vayechulu, it is as if he is a partner with HaShem in the act of
creation. It is noteworthy that the word vayechulu in mispar katan equals nine. Shabbat in mispar katan equals nine, and the word emet, truth, in
mispar katan equals nine. Thus, one who recites vayechulu is testifying to the truth that HaShem created Adam and the world in six days and that
HaShem rested on Shabbat.
Unbelievably, we find that any number times nine equals nine (18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63 etc), in mispar katan. The reason being that the pasuk says
Mishlei (Proverbs) 12:19 The lip of truth (Emet) shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Emet, truth, lasts for ever. Therefore every multiple of nine remains a nine. Truth always remains the same and can never be altered. Similarly,
HaShem is true from beginning to end. So perhaps we can see that this cluster of nine galaxies is a foundation for the remaining eight? But 8 is
connected to infinity, and how deep can this all become?