Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi

Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi
Portrait of Hacham Agassi painted by Mrs Ruth Gila, Beit Meir , Israel

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pharaoh's two year recurring Dream
 החלם החוזר של שנתיים של פרעה 

Beraishit 41.1- בראשית

1.’And it was at the end of exactly two years (lit. two years of days) that Pharaoh dreamed, and behold! He was standing over The River-וַיְהִי מִקֵּץ שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים וּפַרְעֹה חֹלֵם וְהִנֵּה עֹמֵד עַל הַיְאֹר(2096=17=8).

The verse can be divided so:
·         And it was at the end of exactly two years- וַיְהִי מִקֵּץ שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים (3091+4 words=17=8 counting final Zadik and Mems as 900 and 600);
·         That Pharaoh dreamed, and behold! He was standing over The River-וּפַרְעֹה חֹלֵם וְהִנֵּה עֹמֵד עַל הַיְאֹר (935=17=8).
Rashi clarifies here that “The River” here is the River Nile-הַנִילוּס. The word used for “River” in the verse is “Canal”- יְאֹר as the Nile is channeled into many man-made waterways (canals) that irrigate the land of Egypt as it is a land of little rainfall. 

The joint gematria of the words:
·         The River-      הַיְאֹר =216=1+8 or + 1 word=10=1
·         The Nile-    הַנִילוּס  =161=8 or + 1 word=162=1+8
377=17=8 or + 2 words=19=10=1

The above gematriot support Rashi’s comment above that “The River”- הַיְאֹר is “The Nile”- הַנִילוּס.

The numbers 216 and 162 correspond to the 216 letters in the Explicit Name of Hashem.


At the end of two years of days
מִקֵּץ שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים
1130+3 words =8

Two years

Of days

Thus the exact period of "two years of days"- שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים reflects the Code in which the Torah is encrypted, the Code of Hai:

800 (8and 100 (1)

It was at the end of 18 (“Hai”) that Hashem released Joseph from prison and gave him “life”.

The gematria of the words “that Pharaoh dreamt”- וּפַרְעֹה חֹלֵם is 439+2 words=441=1+8 .

The number 441 is the gematria of the word "Truth"- אמת.

Pharaoh knew that this dream had deep significance and that it was one of absolute truth. The reason being, in my opinion, is that he dreamt it for a period of two years the entire time that Joseph was waiting for his release. This opinion is substantiated by the fact that the verbs "dreaming" and "standing" are written in the present tense

In my opinion the verse should be understood as follows:

And it was at the end of a two year period
וַיְהִי מִקֵּץ שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים
3091+4 words=17=8 (final letters)

That Pharaoh

Is dreaming and behold is standing
 חֹלֵם וְהִנֵּה עֹמֵד
818=17=8 or 258+3 words=261
On The River
עַל הַיְאֹר

Thus Pharaoh is troubled because at the end of a two year period of a recurring dream he still standing and dreaming on the River and has not been able to find someone to interpret it! In other words Pharaoh had been dreaming this dream since the Butler had been released from prison and had forgot Joseph!

Thus we can conclude that it was imperative for Joseph to be imprisoned for an extra two years so that Pharaoh would dream for two years the same dream night after night. Thus when Joseph was finally remembered by the Butler, Pharaoh was in a desperate state and was willing even to hear the opinion of an Hebrew imprisoned slave in an attempt to grant him relief!

Even This (bad) is for Good
גם זו לטובה


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