Revised: April 2020
Genesis 5:5 “So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.”
Since ‘Adam’ is not a singular person in this Biblical allegory, 930 could hardly represent the life span of any one man. ‘Nine hundred and thirty’ is very arcane Qabalah. Another method for mining bits of hidden gems is gained by using Theosophical Articulation. This calls for the breaking up of numbers to detect their common multiples. Number 930 is very key to Seth’s line indicative of the Pillar of Mercy topped by the second sphere Chokmah, Wisdom. One set of multiples within 930 is 15×62. Number 15 is יה, Jah, ‘Yah,’ one of the God names given to Chokmah. Yah is also a word symbol of dual potencies in that Yod (י) is the masculine, and Heh (ה) the feminine.
Then, number 62 is the number of the Latin Sophia, Wisdom. Now, the Father (AB) and Yah within Chokmah are masculine. However, Qabalists speak of a ‘Lessor Chokmah’ or a Lessor Wisdom that is feminine. The very word Chokmah is a feminine noun in Hebrew grammar. And in the Bible Chokmah is sometimes personified as a woman. The name for this Lessor Chokmah in the Western Tradition is ‘Holy Wisdom'; Sancta Sophia in Latin, and Hagia Sophia in Greek.
In Job 11:6 it is written: “And show you the secrets of Wisdom! For sound Wisdom has two sides.” Therefore Qabalists teach in the Kabbala Denudata: The Kabbalah Unveiled, that the Greater Chokmah is the masculine potency, containing within itself the powers of the Mother and the Son, and named AB, the Father. The Divine Name יה, Jah or Yah, attributed to Chokmah, is also the word symbol of this dual potency, masculine and feminine. This is the name whereby Qabalists designate the power that brings the whole Tree of Life into manifestation.
Qabalists teach that the multiples in 930, being 15×62, suggest that within Chokmah the multiplication of the powers of Yah by the powers of Sophia make manifest the entire Tree of Life through the Four Worlds.
Yet there is more. Number 930 also holds the multiples 10×93. Whenever Qabalists see the number 10 it is most assuredly a direct reference to the ten spheres on the Tree of Life. Number 93, on the other hand, equals the gematria of בני אל, beni el, ‘the Sons of God,’ and suggests a connection to what is implicated with Chokmah. St. Paul wrote in Romans 8:14: “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God.” One hidden implication behind these multiples is the representative powers of the ‘Ten Sephiroth’ through the activity of the 'Sons of God', the very ones who live the Life and exude the potency of Wisdom as described in the descendancy of Seth.
“Sons of God” are led by the Spirit. This suggests that those individuals do not use the self-conscious mind for the purpose of trying to make things happen, especially and selfishly for personal gain over others. They surrender self-consciousness to following instruction and direction coming through the subconscious, which in turn receives her instruction from the super-conscious level, the Christ-Consciousness (Tiphareth). Then self-consciousness goes about performing what has been received. Eliphas Levi says of this: “The Adept is bound by his engagements.” Whatever he is given to do, he is bound to do. And the ‘engagement’ is performed with great Joy.
"...and he died", is written of Adam finally. The word מת, met, ‘died’, is the last word in this last verse concerned with Adam. Its gematria at 440 is shared with תם, tam, (mere reversal of the letters) which has multiple meanings; as a verb, ‘to be completed, to be finished’; as an adjective, ‘honest, non-dangerous’; and as a noun, ‘innocence, simplicity,’ and ‘end, completion’. It is also the letter combination central to the Cube of Space and indicative of Cosmic Consciousness when the separative lower self is absorbed into One with the True Self; the ‘end’ of a perfected personality.
This is יחו דותו, yakhu dotho, ‘his individuality’ also summing to 440. The letters within these words suggest that individuality is realized in conjunction with the Serpent Power having ascended. Mr. Paul Case comments that this word is derived from יחוד, yirhood, ‘profession of the unity of God; union, communion; privacy, private meeting'. When enlightenment comes we each of us are raised permanently from the collective consciousness that rules the human herd. The ‘raised serpent’ separates us from that, but reunites us with the Higher Christ Consciousness. We then unfailingly perform the Will of the One, which fulfills all our aspirations through our engagements which Eliphas Levi mentions above. We are again an ‘individual’ unit as another Christ Incarnate, just as the Master, Jesus, said we are destined to become.
The combined gematria from above would suggest a perfect conclusion to life in a physical world; the necessity of birth and death cycles having been completed. Individuality attained, reincarnations are at an end. This would most certainly be true for all those Sons led by the Spirit of God.
All this and more might be wrought from the single number of Adam’s death.