Genesis 5:6, 7 and 8
Additional notes on the numbers. Considerable detail has been demonstrated with the numbers concerning the ‘ages’ surrounding Adam. As with Adam the same sets of numbers surround each of the next nine character-names that follow. One can readily see that to analyze all those numbers with each of the following characters in the same manner as with Adam would consume a considerable amount of time and space. It might also prove tedious to overwhelming reading for all but the most dedicated Literal Qabalist.
Therefore, the rest of the lineage from Seth to Noah will be analyzed in a more abbreviated fashion. All the “uses of the Qabalists” will be presented, but not all of them with each character. In this manner those who wish to learn the ‘tools’ will have examples of their utility. If the more ardent Qabalist wishes to explore each name further, he will have all the examples of how to do so from all the other names.
Genesis 5:6 “And Seth lived one hundred and five years, and became the father of Enosh.”
Seth, שת, sheth, remember, holds value 700 in the name. The definition of the name was given under Adam in Genesis 5:3, and with its gematria compared with Hebrew letter Nun-final (ן) in Genesis 5:4.
Added to 700 is מסרת, mawsoreth, ‘tradition, bond, yoke.’ Ezekiel 20:37 wrote of ‘the bond of the covenant.’ Rearrangement of the last two letters renders מסתר, mistawr, ‘a hiding place, secret place’. Then there is כפרת, kaporeth, ‘cover, lid, and the “Mercy seat” over the Ark of the Covenant.’ The kapporeth concealed what was in the Ark. Both words indicate secrecy and mystery. The ‘covenant’ is the spiritual bond from the Creator to the created, us, that is, those of us courageous and trusting enough to live our lives as ‘Sons of God.’
Complete gematria surrounding 700 with regard to Seth is too numerous to list here. May I suggest reading pages 41, 42, and 43 of Chapter V – “Our Father and Brother, C.R.C.” within The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order by Paul Foster Case. You can download the PDF file from the Internet. I would add that you read it slowly.
The temurah of Seth, שת, is most direct and enlightening. Since Seth is spelled with the last two letters of the alphabet, its temurah would then be the first two letters. The word בא, ba, means ‘coming, future.’ The interchange of this would be אב, AB, the ‘Father.’ This connection with Chokmah, Wisdom, is most obvious.
Pulling all these ideas together suggests that within the character dramatized as Seth the accomplished Qabalist ascribed a hidden message. Behind/within the name ‘Seth’ is described a stream of consciousness that has constituted the foundation of a covenant rooted from the Creator toward all those living, or attempting to live, in Its Spirit. The Covenant of the Father is permanent and lay presently, as in the future, within all created. The whole descendancy of the Adam-Seth line will demonstrate this truth.
Seth ‘lived’ 105 years… The word עלה, alah, ‘to rise, to ascend, to increase’; and from the Alchemists who wrote in Latin comes semen mundi, ‘seed of the world.’ Each sums to 105 suggesting that the principles behind ‘Seth’ as a root, ‘gives rise, ascension and increase’ to the next branch, Enosh, with whom it is written in Genesis 4:26: “Then ‘men’ began to call upon the name of the Lord;” the ‘seed’ of effective worship rising within human consciousness throughout the world. The root of the ‘seed’ reference is the rechanneling of the reproductive force.
Summing to 105 is ציה, tziyah, ’to glow, to burn, to glitter’. From this word is derived the place-name Zion, according to Case. The actual force employed in magical operations, the glowing, scintillating, fiery energy is concentrated in Zion. The esoteric place of Zion is the fully matured pineal gland.
Genesis 5:7 “Then Seth lived 807 years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters.”
In Exodus 27:20 is written: “Command the Sons of Israel to bring clear pressed olive oil for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.” Olive oil is סמן זית, shemen zayith, summing to 807. ‘Olive oil for lamps’ is repeated in the New Testament as ‘oil’ is the kundalini force and the ‘lamps’ refer to the force-centers or chakras of the Yogis. With the birth of Enosh, as recorded in Genesis 4:25: “...men began to call on the Name of the Lord.” Kundalini raises the consciousness to remember who we are actually.
As with Adam the character Seth also holds a concealed number. Subtracting 105 from 807 renders 702. The Sabbath, שבת, ‘Day of Rest, cessation from work; dwelling place; seat, sitting'. ShabaThai is the archetypal creation divided into periods or cycles of rest and work. This is the divine pattern or plan according to Qabalists. By Theosophical Reduction 702 reduces to 9, a number of cessation and end. This is also the number of the ninth sphere, Yesod (Foundation) on the Tree of Life, the very definition of Seth, שת, as a noun.
“...and he had other sons and daughters.” This clause is attached to every name in the genealogy from Adam to Lamech, the father of Noah; and in Genesis 11:10 with every name in the line from Shem to Nahor. The Hebrew of this clause is the very same in each instance:
...ויולד בנים ובנות…
...and daughters sons and he had…
The English adjective “other” is not in any Hebrew version. I surmise that the translators included it to make the translations flow. Otherwise I cannot account for the addition. However, the gematria of the entire clause in Hebrew sums to 622, that of בריתי, beriti, ‘my covenant,’ which harks back to the gematria around Seth’s name above in Genesis 5:6. Concealed within the Hebrew version of the narrative ‘and he had sons and daughters’ is, for the Literal Qabalist, a message of the covenant first established with Adam and carried on through Seth’s genealogy. This is reiterated with the Theosophical Reduction of 807 which sums to 15. This also flashes back to Adam in the section Genesis 5:5, the first paragraph, equating 15 with יה, yah, and Chokmah, Wisdom, which in turn connects Seth again by the temurah of שת, making AB, Father, another name for Chokmah.
Genesis 5:8 "So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died."
One multiple of 912 is (16x57). Observe that 912 reduces to 12, and again to 3. Work these number clues out for yourself if you are serious, or even interested. We do not come to the Hidden Qabalah by reading about it.