Beraishit 5.3- בראשית
The Birth of Shet
3.’ And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years and he begot a son in his own likeness after his image; and he called his name Shet (Seth) - וַיְחִי אָדָם שְׁלֹשִׁים וּמְאַת שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בִּדְמוּתוֹ כְּצַלְמוֹ וַיִּקְרָא אֶת שְׁמוֹ שֵׁת (5145=14=8 or + 12 words=5157=17=8 counting final Mems as 600).
The verse can be divided so:
· And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years- וַיְחִי אָדָם שְׁלֹשִׁים וּמְאַת שָׁנָה(1561+5 words=18 or 2681=17 counting final Mems as 600);
· And he begot a son in his own likeness after his image, - וַיּוֹלֶד בִּדְמוּתוֹ כְּצַלְמוֹ(700+3 words=10=1);
· And he called his name Shet (Seth) - וַיִּקְרָא אֶת שְׁמוֹ שֵׁת (1764=18).
Rashi comments here that for 130 years after their fall Adam separated himself from Chava (Eruvin 18.b; Beraishit Rabbah 24.6).
R. Jeremiah b. Eleazar further stated: In all those years during which Adam was in isolation he begot ghosts and male demons and female demons [night demons], for it is said in Scripture, 'And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years and begot a son in his own likeness, after his own image, from which it follows that until that time he did not beget after his own image.
An objection was raised: R. Meir said: Adam was a great saint. When he saw that through him death was ordained as a punishment he spent a hundred and thirty years in fasting, severed connection with his wife for a hundred and thirty years, and wore clothes of fig [leaves] on his body for a hundred and thirty years.
[How in view of this statement could R. Jeremiah b. Eleazar maintain his statement?] That statement was made in reference to the semen which he emitted accidentally.
וְאָמַר רַבִּי יִרְמִיָה בֶן אֶלְעָזָר, כָּל אוֹתָן שָׁנִים שֶׁהָיָה אָדָם הָרִאשׁוֹן בְּנִידּוּי, הוֹלִיד רוּחִין וְשֵׁדִין וְלִילִין, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (שם ה) "וַיְחִי אָדָם שְׁלֹשִׁים וּמְאַת שָׁנָה וַיוֹלֵד בִּדְמוּתוֹ כְּצַלְמוֹ", מִכְּלָל דְּעַד הָאִידְּנָא לָאו ,כְּצַלְמוֹ' אוֹלִיד. מֵיתִיבֵי, הָיָה רַבִּי מֵאִיר אוֹמֵר, אָדָם הָרִאשׁוֹן - חָסִיד גָּדוֹל הָיָה. כֵּיוָן שֶׁרָאָה שֶׁנִּקְנְסָה מִיתָה עַל יָדוֹ, יָשַׁב בְּתַעֲנִית מֵאָה וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה, וּפֵירֵשׁ מִן הָאִשָּׁה מֵאָה וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה, וְהֶעֱלָה זַרְזֵי תְּאֵנִים עַל בְּשָׂרוֹ מֵאָה וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה. כִּי קַאָמְרִינָן בְּשִׁכְבַת זֶרַע דְּחַזָא לְאוֹנְסֵי
According to the opinion of Rabbi Meir in these 130 years Adam repented to Hashem in three ways:
· Sitting and fasting- יָשַׁב בְּתַעֲנִית
· And Separated from his wife (releasing semen)- וּפֵירֵשׁ מִן הָאִשָּׁה
· And wore fig leaves (girdle/studying Torah) on his flesh- וְהֶעֱלָה זַרְזֵי תְּאֵנִים עַל בְּשָׂרוֹ
One hundred and thirty years
מֵאָה וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה
1647=18 (Mem 600)
Sat in fasting and separated himself form the woman and wore fig leaves on his flesh
יָשַׁב בְּתַעֲנִית וּפֵירֵשׁ מִן הָאִשָּׁה וְהֶעֱלָה זַרְזֵי תְּאֵנִים עַל בְּשָׂרוֹ