Table of Numerical Values of the Hebrew Alphabet

Hebrew letter

Written form

Numerical value

Meaning

The Phenomenal World

Aleph

א

1

Bull’s head

Bet

ב

2

House

Gimmel

ג

3

Camel

Daled

ד

4

Door

Heh

ה

5

Window

Vav

ו

6

Hook

Zayin

ז

7

Sword

Chet

ח

8

Fence

Tet

ט

9

Snake

The Conscious World

Yod

י

10

Hand

Caph

ך, כ*

20, (500*)

Hand (bent)

Lamed

ל

30

Ox-goad

Mem

ם, מ*

40, (600*)

Water

Nun

ן, נ*

50, (700*)

Fish

Samach

ס

60

Prop

Aayin

ע

70

Eye

Peh

ף, פ*

80, (800*)

Mouth

Tzadek

ץ, צ*

90, (900*)

Fish hook

The Spiritual World

Koph

ק

100

Back of the head

Resh

ר

200

Head

Sin/Shin

ש

300

Tooth

Taf

ת

400

Cross

* Note: the letters denoted with an * are the final forms of the primary letters and are used at the end of words. Some Kabbalah scholars assign the higher numerical values (in brackets) to these final form letters. These however will not be discussed or used in this book.

 
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