Five (Scroll to “Why Five” within the post)
Forty-Two (Scroll to heading “42” within the post. If you’ve ever watched the movie or read the book, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you may find it funny that the number 42 indeed has some pretty interestingly implications, lol. Whether 42 is the answer to the meaning of life, however, remains to be seen. (: )
Introduction to Misparim
We use numbers to understand the universe around us. We calculate, measure, organize, record, and estimate with numbers. Everything from time to music and even our bank account pin codes are regulated by numbers — no matter your spoken language. But numerals measure more than the natural things, they also have great spiritual significance and symbolism. Without numbers, much of the Bible would be meaningless and prophetic dreams or visions indiscernible.
Some people believe that man invented numbers in order to make sense of the world. Thus, they suggest that numbers have no other worldly or spiritual significance. Others conclude that since mathematics measures all things, numbers must be the one true universal language. But still others (like the ancient Sages), believe that “numbers relate to the Divine design embedded within creation”. From the very beginning, YHWH spoke to us using numbers to quantify and distinguish one thing from another. Thus, as the Master and Creator of the Universe, YHWH alone is the inventor of all numerals, counting, calculating, measuring, building, and the like.
The above articles do NOT imply that numbers have some sort of magical influence over the lives of people or creation, nor do they suggest that numbers have a mind or will of their own. Instead, they are meant to be tools that illuminate and express spiritual truths from the Bible and our (spiritual) lives. Just as the ancient pictographs behind Hebrew letters help one to discern the deeper implication behind biblical words and concepts, numbers help one to understand the relationship between a person, place, thing, idea, or an action and how it is being quantified. In other words, when we thoroughly search out a particular number in the Bible, it becomes increasingly evident that God doesn’t use numbers randomly, but by divine design. Knowing these things not only helps one to better understand the Word of God, but also God given dreams and visions. 
 Jewish Wisdom in the Numbers. 1st ed. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Mesorah, 2013. 25.
 For example, on average, one in every five verses in the Bible contains a number.
 List of resources:
The Creation Gospel by Dr. Hollisa Alewine
In His Own Words: Messianic Insights Into the Hebrew Alphabet (Revised and Expanded) by L. Grant Luton
Many works by Jeff Benner: Ancient-Hebrew.org
Understanding Dreams and Visions Workshop by John Paul Jackson at
More Resources on the Mystical Aspects of the Hebrew Alephbet
The Alef-Beit: Jewish Thought Revealed through the Hebrew Letters by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh
Why the Torah Begins With the Letter Beit by Michael J. Alter
The Secrets of Hebrew Words by Benjamin Blech
More Secrets of Hebrew Words: Holy Days and Happy Days by Benjamin Blech
Letters of Fire by Matityahu Glazerson
The Book of Letters: A Mystical Hebrew Alphabet by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Letters Of Light: A Mystical Journey Through The Hebrew Alphabet by Aaron L. Raskin
Inner Meaning of the Hebrew Letters by Robert M. Haralick
The Energy of the Hebrew Letters by Rav Berg
Understanding The Alef Beis by Dovid Leitner
The Hebrew Letters: Channels of Creative Consciousness by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh (Author), Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman (Editor), Rabbi Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky (Editor)