The Järsberg Stone
The Järsberg stone stands in southeast Värmland, not far from Kristinehamn.
The Meaning of the Järsberg Inscription
The runes of the Järsberg inscription are:
Transliterated this can be written as:
t-i-a-h e-k-e-r-i l-o-a-k
r-u-n o-z w a-r-i-t-a
u b-a-k h-i-t-e
h-a-r-a-b a-n-k-e
This text is close to the Blekinge inscriptions in language. Thus its language is quite closely related to Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. We can therefore even write it by means of the Hebrew script:
The meaning of this is:
The mud of my moist field, |
The Gematria of the Järsberg Inscription
The following sums are obtained by summing up the gematrical values of the runes in the Järsberg inscription:
Row 1: 16 + 10 + 3 + 8 + 18 + 5 + 18 + 4 + 10 + 20 + 23 + 3 + 5 + 4 + 1 + 9 + 23 + 14 + 7 + 3 + 4 + 10 + 16 + 3 = 237.
Row 2: 1 + 17 + 3 + 5 + 8 + 10 + 16 + 18 + 8 + 3 + 4 + 3 + 17 + 3 + 9 + 5 + 18 = 148.
In total we therefore have 237 + 148 = 385, which also can be written as 77×5. Thus we have again a gematrical sum which is divisible by seven. It is also interesting to note that the expression "b-a-k h-i-t-e" has the gematrical sum 77 and that the expression "h-a-r-a-b a-n-k-e" has the gematrical sum 70.
For an explanation of the numerical values of the runes, please click here.