You mentioned some works on the numerical Cabbala, the gematria (I think) they call it.
The word is a cabalistic cryptogram—an instance of gematria—for Babel.
And let us now assume a point in dispute in order to illustrate how it is solved by gematria.
Machlah by gematria equals eighty-three; and all may be avoided by an early breakfast of bread and salt and a bottle of water.
Yet, by the Kabbalistic rules of gematria and Temurah might they not be exhumed?
1680s, from Hebrew gematriya, from Greek geometria (see geometry). "[E]xplanation of the sense of a word by substituting for it another word, so that the numerical value of the letters constituting either word is identical" [Klein].