What Makes Charity?

בראשית פרק טו

א אַחַר הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, הָיָה דְבַר-יְהוָה אֶל-אַבְרָם, בַּמַּחֲזֶה, לֵאמֹר:  אַל-תִּירָא אַבְרָם, אָנֹכִי מָגֵן לָךְ–שְׂכָרְךָ, הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד.  ב וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָם, אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה מַה-תִּתֶּן-לִי, וְאָנֹכִי, הוֹלֵךְ עֲרִירִי; וּבֶן-מֶשֶׁק בֵּיתִי, הוּא דַּמֶּשֶׂק אֱלִיעֶזֶר.  ג וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָם–הֵן לִי, לֹא נָתַתָּה זָרַע; וְהִנֵּה בֶן-בֵּיתִי, יוֹרֵשׁ אֹתִי.  דוְהִנֵּה דְבַר-יְהוָה אֵלָיו לֵאמֹר, לֹא יִירָשְׁךָ זֶה:  כִּי-אִם אֲשֶׁר יֵצֵא מִמֵּעֶיךָ, הוּא יִירָשֶׁךָ.  ה וַיּוֹצֵא אֹתוֹ הַחוּצָה, וַיֹּאמֶר הַבֶּט-נָא הַשָּׁמַיְמָה וּסְפֹר הַכּוֹכָבִים–אִם-תּוּכַל, לִסְפֹּר אֹתָם; וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ, כֹּה יִהְיֶה זַרְעֶךָ.  ו וְהֶאֱמִן, בַּיהוָה; וַיַּחְשְׁבֶהָ לּוֹ, צְדָקָה (Genesis 15: 1-6)

In Genesis chapter 15,יהוה (here the name of God appears as Tetragrammaton, which is also considered to be the male form of the name of God), speaks to Av-ram אברם (Abraham) saying:”Don’t worry Avram, I shield your salary with a great reward”. (Genesis 15:1)

And Avram said:”אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה Adonai YHVA adressing  God with the Feminine name of Adonai and masculine name of God as YHVA pairing the feminine part of God with the masculine part of God into One

Please note that in Hebrew the Gematria value of YHVA (the male part) is 26 and numeral value of Adonai אדני (the feminine part) is 65: When we combine the masculine part and the feminine part together we have 26+65 = 91 which is the same numeral value as Amen (אמן (91

What do you think about the form of the question, addressing the higher as a combination of the feminine part with the masculine part pairing them together as one, intent that this coupling will come up as the same value as Amen: Do you think that such a request will come empty?

Saying: “What shall you give me and I am walking alone, and my house keeper is Damascus Eli-ezer? (Genesis 15:2)

And Avram continues by saying:”You didn’t give me a sperm, and here the son of my house hold (meaning Eli-ezer) inherits me. (Genesis 15:3)

And here is the word of JHVA דבר יהוה saying:”This (Damascus Eli-ezer) will not inherit you, but the one who will come from your intestine will inherit you. (Genesis 15:4)

And he (God) took him outside and said: Please look at the heaven and count the stars- if-you can, count them: and He (God) told him (Avram): “Like this will be your sperm”. (Genesis 15:5)

And Avram believed in יהוה (the masculine part in the name of God), and (God) considered Avram’s belief in him as charity. (Genesis 15:6)

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Eti Shani was born in Israel and has been teaching Hebrew for more than 10 years with a special interest and experience in ancient Hebrew scriptures and culture. She's also the author of a series of books for novice and intermediate Hebrew learners.

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