Connections between the US president and Persian King Cyrus, recently strengthened by President Donald Trump’s landmark speech acknowledging Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, have deep roots in Bible Codes and Biblical numerology which link both men to the coming of the Messiah.
President Trump is similar to Cyrus in a number of observable ways, rabbis and commentators have noted. Though separated by 2,500 years, both men rule the greatest nation of their respective eras. Cyrus, like Trump, was powerful and rich but not at all devout. And like Cyrus, Trump supports Jewish national aspirations. Now, a Messianic connection has come to light.
The mysterious ties between Trump, Cyrus, and the Messiah are revealed through two mystical methods of understanding the Torah. Hebrew numerology, known as Gematria, gives Hebrew letters and words numerical values which uncover hidden meanings, while Bible Codes search the Torah for secret patterns and connections.
Cyrus’s connection to the Messiah is found in the Book of Isaiah. The Persian king is the only non-Jewish leader to be referred to in the Bible as Moshiach, literally ‘His anointed one’. The word for ‘anointed one’ in Hebrew is ‘Moshiach’ (משיח), which means “Messiah”.
Thus said Hashem to Cyrus, His anointed one— Whose right hand He has grasped, treading down nations before him, ungirding the loins of kings, opening doors before him and letting no gate stay shut. Isaiah 45:1
Trump’s connection is found through Gematria. Using the method to break down the value of Hebrew letters, Donald Trump’s name in Hebrew (דונלד טראמפ) equals 424 – which is also the numerical equivalent of ‘Moshiach for the House of David’ (משיח בן דוד).
Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, a Bible codes expert, also discovered Trump ties to Cyrus and Messiah within the codes. One week after the 2016 elections, Rabbi Glazerson produced a video in which he described clues found in Leviticus.
Rabbi Glazerson found the words ‘D. Trump’ and ‘president of the USA’ adjacent to the word ‘Koresh’ (‘Cyrus’ in Hebrew). All of these words were adjacent to the word ‘Moshiach’, used in that instance explicitly as a characteristic of an anointed priest.
And the anointed (moshiach) kohen shall take some of the bull’s blood and bring it into the Tent of Meeting. Leviticus 4:5
“Definitely Trump is not Moshiach,” Rabbi Glazerson cautioned, explaining the unique connection.
“Koresh was called Moshiach because he helped the Jews to settle Israel and to start building the Second Temple. Trump is like Koresh because he is supposed to help the Jews in Israel, maybe to build the Temple.”
The Trump-Cyrus connection was acknowledged even before the election by many Evangelical Christians who supported Trump’s campaign promise to establish Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Evangelical speaker Lance Wallnau wrote a best-selling book on the subject titled God’s Chaos Candidate.
“It’s not a normal election and so we almost need a different kind of candidate,” Wallanu said in an interview with CBN News just before the election. “Trump has the Cyrus anointing to navigate in chaos. [Cyrus] came in, this king, as a secular ruler and decreed for the building of the house of the Lord. He literally made it possible for the Jews to end the captivity.”
Wallanu pointed out that as the 45th president of the United States, Trump would embody the 45th chapter of Isaiah, in which Persian King Cyrus rebuilds the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
Trump has personally embraced the connection with the Persian king. In March, President Trump issued an official statement on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, in which he quoted King Cyrus.
“[F]reedom, dignity, and wealth together constitute the greatest happiness of humanity. If you bequeath all three to your people, their love for you will never die,” the quote read.
After President Trump’s historic announcement last Wednesday, approximately 250 Israeli rabbis signed a letter of gratitude initiated by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat. In an interview with Israel National News, Rabbi Eliyahu explained that his motives for sending the letter were actuated by comparisons between the American president and Cyrus.
“We mentioned to him in the letter that when [the Prophet] Nehemiah came to Cyrus, to establish Jerusalem, to strengthen and fortify its position, all kinds of people of little faith stood among the gentiles and – to our shame – from the elite of our own people, and sought to stop this,” Rabbi Eliyahu said.
“But [Cyrus] was determined to do God’s will and the designs of the other people collapsed, and eventually they too understood that God’s will would be done.”
Last year, the nascent Sanhedrin felt the connection between Trump and Cyrus was so strong that it sent a letter to the newly elected president calling on him to build the Temple. In light of Trump’s recent declaration concerning Jerusalem, the Sanhedrin acknowledges this connection has materialized, but is cautious of how this will play out in the current political environment.
“Cyrus’ actions would have been pointless, would have been forgotten in history, had they not culminated in the Second Temple,” Rabbi Weiss pointed out to Breaking Israel News. “Trump did not do this.”
“If he leaves us without the Temple Mount then his grand announcement amounts to nothing and will actually cause great harm,” the rabbi warned. “The United Nations and the Palestinians cunningly refer to East Jerusalem in order to hide their true intentions of leaving Israel without their true capital. President Trump said he was establishing the capital of Israel, and this absolutely must be based around the Temple.
“If Trump, like Cyrus, helps reestablish the Temple, it will strengthen America, just as Cyrus established a powerful and flourishing empire after taking part in building the Temple.”