Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi

Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi
Portrait of Hacham Agassi painted by Mrs Ruth Gila, Beit Meir , Israel

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Meeting of Jacob and Rachel
מפגש יעקב ורחל

10.’And it was that when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Lavan his mother's brother, and the sheep of Lavan his mother's brother, and Jacob approached and he rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and he watered the flock of Lavan his mother's brother-וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר רָאָה יַעֲקֹב אֶת רָחֵל בַּת לָבָן אֲחִי אִמּוֹ וְאֶת צֹאן לָבָן אֲחִי אִמּוֹ וַיִּגַּשׁ יַעֲקֹב וַיָּגֶל אֶת הָאֶבֶן מֵעַל פִּי הַבְּאֵר וַיַּשְׁקְ אֶת צֹאן לָבָן אֲחִי אִמּוֹ (9278=26=8).

11.’ And Jacob kissed Rachel and raised his voice- וַיִּשַּׁק יַעֲקֹב לְרָחֵל וַיִּשָּׂא אֶת קֹלוֹ (1720=10=1) and he wept- וַיֵּבְךְּ (518=14=8 counting final Kaf as 500).

12.’And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rivkah's son; and she ran and told her father-וַיַּגֵּד יַעֲקֹב לְרָחֵל כִּי אֲחִי אָבִיהָ הוּא וְכִי בֶן רִבְקָה הוּא וַתָּרָץ וַתַּגֵּד לְאָבִיהָ (3576+14 words=3590=17=8).

The Eight Verbs of Jacob-The Two Verbs of Rachel

The meeting of Jacob and Rachel at the well (verses 10-12 above) is described with nine verbs-eight of them describing Jacob’s actions andone of them describing Rachel’s action:
1.      He Saw-                              רָאָה =206
2.      And he approached-         וַיִּגַּשׁ  =319
3.       And he rolled-                     וַיָּגֶל  =49
4.      And he watered-               וַיַּשְׁקְ =416
5.      And he kissed-                  וַיִּשַּׁק =416
6.      And he raised-                  וַיִּשָּׂא =317
7.      And he wept-                     וַיֵּבְךְּ =518
8.      And he told-                       וַיַּגֵּד =23
9.      And she ran-                     וַתָּרָץ =1506
10.  And she told-                      וַתַּגֵּד =413

4183+10 words=4193=17=8 (final letters)

The joint gematria of the names:
·         Rachel-   רָחֵל    = 238
·         Jacob-    יַעֲקֹב   = 182

The First Temple built by King Solomon was to stand in Jerusalem for 410years.

The joint gematria of the words:
·         Our Father Jacob-        יעקב אבינו =251
·         Our Mother Rachel- רחל אמינו     =345


When Jacob and Rachel are Reunited and Rachel stops crying from bitterness then the Temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt and the Prophecy of Jeremiah shall be fulfilled:

And the Children shall return to their borders

וְשָׁבוּ בָנִים לִגְבוּלָם

527+3 words=530=8

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