names of breastplate stones match names of Children of Israel.
Numerical relationships exists between the Hebrew spelling of the names of the twelve tribes of Israel and the Hebrew spellling of the names of the twelve stones on the breastplate of the high priest. Why is this important? This shows a hidden connection between the twelve stones of the breastplate and the twelve tribes in the Torah.
The names of the Children of Israel are found only in the order listed in Genesis 29-30. They are Ruben, Simon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphthali, Gad, Aser, Issachar, Zabulon, Joseph, and Benjamin.
The names of the stones are found only in Exodus 28:17-20. They are in approximate transliteration: adum, petdah, bareket, nofach, saper, yahalom, l'shm, shvo, achlamah, tershish, shoham, yashpeh. All these listed names are placed on a grid of 3 rows across and 4 rows down. The following tables work perfectly with Hebrew charactors, but here are the letters drawn in transliteration of these two lists:
names of twelve tribes number of letters in each horizontal row containing three names
row 1-- RABN -- SMEN -- LVY -- 11 letters
row 2 -- YHDH -- DN -- NFTLY -- 11 letters
row 3 -- GD -- AHR -- YSSKR -- 10 letters
row 4 -- ZBLN -- YSF -- BNYMN -- 12 letters
names of twelve stones number of letters in each horizontal row containing three names
row 1 -- ADM -- PTDH -- BRKT -- 11 letters
row 2 -- NFK -- SPYR -- YHLM -- 11 letters
row 3 -- LSM -- SB -- AKLMH -- 10 letters
row 4 -- TRSYS -- SHM -- TSPH -- 12 letters
Notice that both listings of names have the same number of letters reading in each of the horizontal rows. If the two rows labeled 4- names having twelve letters were to give up one number, and add them to the two rows labeled 3- names having ten letters, then each of the rows would have eleven letters. Now if each of the two horizontal rows of tribal names and stone names were added together, we would have eleven plus eleven letters for a total of twenty two letters the total number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet.