Numbers in Hebrew

Cardinal Numbers 1 – 10

Hebrew numbers have masculine and feminine forms.  The feminine form is generally used for regular counting and, for example, in telling the time and telephone numbers.

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Ordinal Numbers  – Days of the Week 

Hebrew uses ordinal numbers for the days of the week, following the pattern of Creation.

Day 1 – Yom Rishon;  Day 2 – Yom Sheni;  Day 3 – Yom Shlishi,  etc.

Days Chart

Yom is a masculine noun, so the masculine form of the ordinals is used. The feminine form adds either the letter hey, giving the ending an ah sound, as in rishonah, shniyah, or a tav, as in shlishit, revi’it, chamishit.

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Numerical Value of Hebrew Letters

Each letter has a numerical value and numbers often are  written using the Hebrew letters.

aleph = 1; bet = 2; gimmel = 3; dalet = 4, etc.

Meaningful insights can be discovered in the relationship between the Hebrew letters of words in Scripture and their numerical value.

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