"The sum of the numbers represented by the letters of the word was the number of the word, and from the standpoint of Gematria two words were equivalent if they added up to the same number. Not only was Gematria used from the earliest days for the interpretation of Bible passages, but there are indications that the writers of the Bible had practiced the art. Thus Abraham proceeding to rescue his brother Eliasar drives forth 318 slaves. Is it just a coincidence that the Hebrew word Eliasar adds up to 318?"
In last night's interview on Truth Frequency Radio, I was asked about the number '318'. I told the host I didn't know much about the number but would need to research it. Here is a starting point.
You can listen to last night's show at the the link below.