II. PROOF GOD INSPIRED THE BIBLE
THE CREATION VERSE (Genesis 1:1)
The numeric features in this section are from Ivan Panin's book, "The Inspiration of the Hebrew Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated," published by The Book Society of Canada Ltd., Agincourt, Ontario.
Ivan Panin's study of Genesis 1:1 remains one of the landmark studies in Bible Numerics. Here he used the value of the letters along with the "place values" of those letters. The chart of place values is directly below.
Both appearances have the same placement value.
Substituting the place values for the 28 letters (this portion is from left to right for convenience, with the first 14 letters marked off in red):
Features In The Whole Verse
The entire verse has 7 words.
Features In The First Part
The sum of the first 3 words forming a complete sentence has 14 (7 x 2) place values (in red). Their sum is 140 (7 x 5 x 4) .
There are 7 factors, and the sum of these factors is 21 (7 x 3).
This is only a portion of Ivan Panin's Genesis 1:1 study. There are many other elaborate constructions. Creation is an intricate process.
Most people will now ask, "What about the last half of the verse? What features are there?" Now if the last half had features similar in quality and quantity as the first half, then logically the second portion must be as important as the first. It should even be able to stand on its own. A quick check of the grammar shows this is not so. The last part lists what God made. This is not as important as God creating it!
Since the last part cannot stand on its own, it should not have as many features as the beginning. The first part gives us the most important concept: God creates. The second part changes the first part into a different statement. Taken together, the verse tells us God created everything. In fact, the whole verse must be used to find other numeric features. And this is exactly what Ivan Panin demonstrates with the rest of his study on Genesis 1:1.
For a deeper look into the Genesis verse, please read Ivan Panin's book, "The Inspiration of the Hebrew Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated."