Hebrew numerals

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A numeral system originating using the letters of the ancient Hebrews. There was no notation for zero, and the numeric values for individual letters was added together. Due to difficulty in transcribing hebrew letters, the names are used in this table. The page at http://www.inner.org/gematria/gemchart.htm has a picture of the letters and a alternate way of writing the letter names, or see the entry for the Hebrew alphabet. The last five letters are actually 'sofeet' forms of the hebrew letters. (there are only 22 hebrew letters, but 27 entries in the table) The sofeet form of a hebrew letter is the alternate form used when that letter is the last letter in a word.

This conversion rule for words into numbers is used in a form of hebrew mysticism called Gematria.

HebrewDecimal
aleph1א
beth2ב
gimel3ג
daleth 4ד
he 5ה
waw6ו
zayin7ז
heth8ח
teth9ט
yod10י
kaph20כ
lamedh30ל
mem40מ
nun50נ
samekh60ס
ayin70ע
phei80פ
tsadeh90צ
kaf100ק
resh200ר
sin300ש
tav400ת
kaph sofeet500ך
mem sofeet600ם
nun sofeet700ן
phei sofeet800ף
tsadeh sofeet900ץ

See also: Arabic numerals, Chinese numerals, Roman numerals, Mayan numerals, Number system