385 = Shekinah, a Hebrew (gematria) word meaning “dwelling” or “settling”—denotes the dwelling or settling of the divine presence of God.
5 + 50 + 10 + 20 + 300 = 385
According to John Nash’s article, The Shekinah: the Indwelling Glory of God, The Shekinah possibly had biblical roots but took definite form as a feminine aspect of God in the rabbinic period and gathered strength through the Middle Ages. The Shekinah was associated with the rainbow, the expression of God’s glory and symbol of his covenant with Noah, with the cloud and pillar of fire that went before the Israelites during the exodus, or more abstractly with the Holy Breath or the Holy Spirit.
The notion of the revealed glory of God, the divine presence in the world. At times, “She who dwells within,” The Shekinah speaks to us as an important figure in today’s quest for the divine feminine and for greater understanding of the multi-faceted nature of God.
Significantly, in the Hebrew gematria, “Shekinah” has a value of 385. In gematria, since an exact “correct” sum was often difficult to achieve in the spelling of a word or phrase, the calculated value in the classical system was allowed a leeway of +1 or –1, which difference was called the colel. Thus some gematria values are not precisely equal to the sacred cosmic number they were intended to symbolize, but may miss the exact total by the value of ±1 without altering their symbolic significance. Thus, the 385 could actually represent 384 hz or a higher octave of the Just or Pythagorean tuning of the note G (432 concert pitch) and the 192 hz Mariam or Mother Mary tuning fork.
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