Never heard of it. I take it that this is one of the many ciphers in the Talmud that are never or almost never used? I call those pseudo-ciphers. I don't use a cipher unless it has textual support (like the Torah) and is a fully fledged gematria system (rather than a numerology con).
That would make tav 22, not 20. Oh, I see, you are creating something from a medieval book and claiming it to be something ancient and mystical.
Nope. Guess again. I see you have tripped over one of those eager young conspiracy theorists so keen on their pseudo-ciphers. They bang on about Agrippa and they come off a bit insane? Nope - not one of them.
But if that's the system you prefer, why? It is one of many different systems; why choose it over any other?
I run the Shematria gematria calculator, and among the great many cover ciphers (like standard gematria) and pseudo-ciphers (never used/nothing written in them) I prefer the 3 hebrew ciphers I know are found in the Torah. I mean - who wouldn't really? Who wants to waste their time on imaginary ciphers? Not me, that's for sure.
I'm not sure why you assume that order of the alphabet is a "priestly" order
That isn't an assumption, it an assertion based on evidence. I prove it rather conclusively in my book 'The Genesis Wheel'.
.. or why the "scribes" of the Torah used the מספּר סדורי
They didn't use any published gematria scheme. The idea was to keep the Sod ... well 'secret'. The name kind of gives it away.
but since the topic here is Channukah and is referencing Jewish ideas, it seems silly to rely on Occult understandings and the thinking of Crowley.
I wasn't. You do make a lot of assumptions, don't you? It is possible to have an interest in both Torah study and the occult and not apply the latter to the former.
If you are going to take from a medieval "sepher"
What medieval sepher?
that might have originated from Jews,
I have no idea what you're talking about. I posted an article about
ח נרות והלכה כבית הלל
which is an acronym of Hanukkah.
then does that mean that you accept the statements of Jews as authoritative in this area?
No, because (pardon me) but not all (or even very many) Jews are any good at gematria. Usually better than goys but still... its not exactly a given, is it? And there's also the matter of secrecy to consider. Even though the gematria of the Torah was a secret, I wouldn't expect that every Jew - or even every well learned one, would have found it out. However - if I met a Jew and I showed him this:
בראשית + אלהים + השמים + הארץ = 700
And he said "Yes, I know, but what about the rest?"
Then I'd probably say something like "Please teach me, master!" These are not easy nor quick things to learn on your own, you know.
Sure. Its in Steve Savedow's translation on page 62, published by Samuel Weiser. And in case you have the wrong idea - I do not use any of the gematria in there either. Nor the (so called) angelic names for that matter.
I hope if we speak again that you will feel you're able to just talk and ask questions without too many assumptions. They distract from the topic, which is Hanukkah. What do you make of the acronym: “Eight candles, and the halakha is like the House of Hillel”?