The Valley of Equals-The Valley of the King
עֵמֶק שָׁוֵה -עֵמֶק הַמֶּלֶךְ
Beraishit 15.16- בראשית
17.’ And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from his defeating of Chedarlaomer and the kings that were with him, at 'Emek Shaveh' (Valley of Equals/Perfect Balance); this is 'Emek HaMelech' (the Valley of the King) -וַיֵּצֵא מֶלֶךְ סְדֹם לִקְרָאתוֹ אַחֲרֵי שׁוּבוֹ מֵהַכּוֹת אֶת כְּדָרְלָעֹמֶר וְאֶת הַמְּלָכִים אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ אֶל עֵמֶק שָׁוֵה הוּא עֵמֶק הַמֶּלֶךְ (5336=17=8).
The verse can be divided so:
· And the king of Sodom went out to meet him- וַיֵּצֵא מֶלֶךְ סְדֹם לִקְרָאתוֹ(2078=17=8 counting final Mem and Kaf as 600 and 500);
· After his return from his defeating of Chedarlaomer and the kings that were with him- אַחֲרֵי שׁוּבוֹ מֵהַכּוֹת אֶת כְּדָרְלָעֹמֶר וְאֶת הַמְּלָכִים אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ (3429=18);
· At 'Emek HaShaveh' (Valley of Equals); this is 'Emek HaMelech' (the Valley of the King) אֶל עֵמֶק שָׁוֵה הוּא עֵמֶק הַמֶּלֶךְ(1349=17=8).
Rashi comments here that "Emek Shaveh"- עֵמֶק שָׁוֵה was a “Flat” (vacant) Valley as there was nothing growing in it. According to Midrash (Beraishit Rabbah 43.5) it was a Valley of “Equals” where the leaders of all nations were of one mind (equal) and gathered to crown Abram as a Prince of G-d and an Officer. The “Valley of The King”- עֵמֶק הַמֶּלֶךְ corresponds to a squared measured area of land known as a “King’s Ris”-בית ריס of 30 measuring rods-שלושים קנים given over to a king to sport in.
Valley of Shaveh is Valley of the King
עֵמֶק שָׁוֵה הוּא עֵמֶק הַמֶּלֶךְ
838=19=10=1 or 1318 +5 words=1323=1+8 (Kaf 500)
Valley of Shaveh
521=8 or + 2 words=10=1
Valley of The King
305=8 or + 2 words=10=1
406-10=1 or 886+2 words=888
Code of Hai
From here we learn that King Abraham stood at the mid-point in perfect balance (at 1) with Hashem. He attained this level through his knowledge of Torah encrypted in the Code of Hai (888). He could tune in and receive G-d’s awesome powers and use them for the benefit of Mankind. He had defeated evil in his day.
Thirty measuring rods
886+2 words =888 or 2006=8 (Mems 600)
The length of a measuring rod is six Amot (cubits) (Yoma 67.a; Ezekiel 40.5) thus the land designated for a king to sport in, a “Kings Ris”- בית ריס is:
30*6=180 Amot (cubits)
As we shall see in the next verse this Valley is situated in Jerusalem.
The “Valley of Shaveh/ The King” is the Valley just outside the western city walls of Jerusalem. It is here where the Mashiach will be recognized as King by all the nations of the world at the “End of Days” as:
The Deeds of the Forefathers are a sign for the Children
מַעֲשֵׂה אָבוֹת סִמָן לְבָנִים
It is called "Emek HaMelech"עֵמֶק הַמֶּלֶךְ- as their Abraham was crowned King of the entire known world.