Sir Godfrey Gregg OHPM
Grand Commanding Officer
137 AND THE TORAH
The number 137 comes up quite often in the Torah. It is the most common age for the biblical characters.
Abraham is 137 years old when he binds his son Isaac in the Torah Portion of Vayeira. When you understand Kabbalah, you realize this relates directly to the idea of an “electron absorbing a photon” or desire connecting to Light. We must bind our ego (Isaac), the negative desire in order to connect to the hidden, concealed realm of Light (Abraham). That’s what the story of Abraham binding his son Isaac is all about.
Moses’ father lived to 137, according to the Torah.
Ishmael lived to 137, according to the Torah.
Levi lived to 137, according to the Torah. Levi is the seed of the Tribe of Levi.
What is also amazing is that the phrase “The Cohen and the Levites” has the numerical value of 137.
Noah (1) had 3 sons (3) and 70 (7) descendants. There’s that wily 137 again!
Adam (1) led to 3 Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (3) which led to 70 family members (7). 137!
There are 304,805 letters in the Torah.
What happens if you reverse the numbers in pairs (it’s all about duality you know): 50+84+03=137.
Moses’ Tabernacle, the earthly dwelling place of God was 13.7 meters long.