Genesis-3.8- בראשית 3.8
8.' And they heard the Voice of the Hashem G-d walking in the Garden in the direction that the sun was travelling (cool of the day); and the man and his wife hid themselves from Hashem G-d in the midst of the Tree of the Garden -וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ אֶת קוֹל יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים מִתְהַלֵּךְ בַּגָּן לְרוּחַ הַיּוֹם וַיִּתְחַבֵּא הָאָדָם וְאִשְׁתּוֹ מִפְּנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים בְּתוֹךְ עֵץ הַגָּן (4064=14=8).
The verse can be divided so:
· And they heard the Voice of the Hashem G-d walking in the Garden-וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ אֶת קוֹל יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים מִתְהַלֵּךְ בַּגָּן (1631+7 words=18);
· In the direction that the sun was travelling- לְרוּחַ הַיּוֹם(305=8);
· And the man and his wife hid themselves from Hashem G-d-וַיִּתְחַבֵּא הָאָדָם וְאִשְׁתּוֹ מִפְּנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים (2602=10=1 counting final Mems as 600);
· In the midst of the Tree of the Garden- בְּתוֹךְ עֵץ הַגָּן (646+3 words=19=10=1).
Rashi comments here that the Voice of Hashem came from the direction from which the sun had come, from the west. As Man and Woman had sinned in the 10th hour of sunlight the sun was in the west (Beraishit Rabbah 19.8; Sanhedrin 38.b).
The Voice of Hashem G-d
קוֹל יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים
248=14-8 or 808+3 words=811=10=1 (Mem 600)
The numbers 248 and 808 are the identical gematriot for the name “Abraham”- אברהם. From here we learn that the rectification will come through Abraham. The mission of the Final Redemption was given to Abraham. The Mashiach will be a re-incarnation of Abraham the first Jew. Abraham without question obeyed the "Voice of Hashem G-d" as he was created in the “Image of G-d”:
In the Image of G-d
Where is "in the midst of the Tree of the Garden"- בְּתוֹךְ עֵץ הַגָּן where they hid? This is “the Tree of Life in the midst of the Garden”- עֵץ הַחַיִּיםבְּתוֹךְ הַגָּן as written in verse 2.9 above:
In my opinion they went to hide inside "The Tree of Life"- עֵץ הַחַיִּים,The Tree of The Garden situated in the midst of the Garden, as they were seeking the "antidote" for their action – the Torah/Instruction. The Torah corresponds to the Tree of Life as it is written (Mishlei 3.18):
It is a Tree of Life for all those who cleave to her
עֵץ חַיִּים הִיא לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ וְתֹמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר
3448+7 words=3455=17=8 (final letters)
Moreover in Parshat Vaetchanan when Moses beseches Hashem to forgive him and let him enter the Promised Land we read (D'varim 4.4):
4.’But you that cleave to Hashem your G-d you are all alive today- וְאַתֶּם הַדְּבֵקִים בַּיהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם הַיּוֹם(981=18).
The gematria of the words “that cleave to Hashem”- הַדְּבֵקִים בַּיהוָה is 189=18.
The gematria of the words “you are all alive today”- חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם הַיּוֹם is 239+3 words=242=8.
Thus Adam and Chava ran to hide in the Tree of Life, to cleave to Hashem and to seek “instruction”- Torah how to repent so as not to die as a result of their “cunning” action which had stripped them “naked” in all senses of the word. They also repented by returning to the Tree of Life.
Further support of this opinion is found in the gematria of the word "girdles"- חֲגֹרֹת , which they made and is the last word of the previous verse which has an identical gematria as the word "Torah"- תורה. Thus the girdles that they made for themselves were "girdles of Torah" חֲגֹרֹתתורה .
· Girdles- חֲגֹרֹת = 611=8
· Torah- תורה = 611=8
From here we learn that there was path open for Rectification and ultimate Redemption. This is the "Path of the Tree of Life"- דֶּרֶךְ עֵץ הַחַיִּים (457+3 words=460=10=1).
What were the “girdles”- חֲגֹרֹת made from?
In my opinion they were made from strips of parchment growing on the Tree of Life that were sown together. These strips of parchment form the "Body" of Torah.
They knew that they had been stripped naked through cunning and were now seeking refuge in the Tree of Life; they were clinging to Life itself, the Torah.
Thus they took Torah with them written in the Code of "Hai" when they fell from Eden.
The Mission on Mankind is to learn the inner Torah so as bring about the Final Rectification of the World.
This Mission will be completed by Mashiach (Shem Hai) at the End of Days.