This is from
“What you need to know about Kabbalah by Rabbi Yitchak Ginsburgh,a Mathematician.
Gematria is the numerical value og the Hebrew letters.
Each of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet has a numerical value,making it possible for Hebrew letters and words to be translated into numbers.
The technique is called gematria.
“Another facinating example of how gematria works comes from the book of Ecclesiastes.In a well known passage from it,king Solomon states that there is a time for everything:
“A time to be born,and a time to die;a time to plant,and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
A time tl kill,and a time to heal;a time to break down,and a time to build up.
A time to weep,and a time to laugh;a time to mourn ,and a time to dance.
A time to cast away stones,and a time to gather stones together;a time to embrace,and a time to refrain from embracing.
A time to seek,and a time to lose;a time to kerp,and a time to cast away.
A time to rend,and a time to sew;a time to keep silent ,and a time to speak.
A time to love ,and a time to hate;a time of war,and a time of peace.”
“In all,there are 28 instances of one of the Hebrew words for time,”Et”,which divide into 14 pairs,one positive time in contrast with its negative conterpart.The number 28 is intrinsically associated with a lunar month,which is made up of four 7day lunar quarters totalling 28 days.
The waxing and the waning of the moon thus represent the full cycle of terrestrial time.”