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This combination is very ancient and was encoded also in Genesis (From the word BERESHIT to the word VAVOHOO), but it's considered to be from 500 years earlier Abraham's time which the Book of Yetsira (Creation) is related to. This prayer was written in the first century by Rabi Nehonia ben HaKanah, who was an important Kabalistic Rabbi and a great Tana. He knew that a time will come when people will lose their spirituality and shall not know what to do with Kabala meditation codes, and therefore he wrote this prayer. The name of the prayer Ana Bekoach comes from the first two words of the prayer. The prayer is divided into 7 psalms of 6 words each. The importance of the prayer is in the first letter of each word that builds 7 combinations of 6 letters, all together 42 letters. With time the prayer was inserted into the Sidur and can be found in the Shaharit and Mincha prayers, and in the Shabbat prayer before Lecha Dodi. These 42 are encoded also in the Keriat Shma and other important prayers.