A Method For Using Hebrew Gematria To Help Understand Pictures

Published: 11 June 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/j77nm9zm9y.1
Stuart Oring Stuart Oring


It is possible to apply the Hebrew Gematria system to help interpret text material to pictures. This test shows that this procedure, using Hebrew Gematria, can help understand pictures when there is a subject and action in a picture.


Steps to reproduce

This paper describes how to use the Hebrew Gematria method and apply it to visual images. The results described in the paper can be reproduced with any photograph by following the procedure described in the paper. I selected a fine arts photograph, determined the subject and action that took place in the photograph, Determined word descriptions and looked up the words in a Hebrew dictionary. Then, I found the Gematria number for the words describing the words for subject and action in the photograph. The next step was to determine what the Hebrew Letter meaning for the words of the subject and action and took the meanings that had relevance to the visual action and subject. Any insight from the Hebrew Letter and Word meaning was then compared to the visual meaning I saw in the photograph and the insights were noted and compared to my traditional analysis of the photograph.


Art, Photography, Image Interpretation, Visual Communication