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BIBLE NUMERICS

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.

Hebrew Letter Placement Values (hbplval.gif 2.783 kb)

The letters 11, 13, 14, 17, and 18 change in appearance when they are at the end of a word. Both appearances have the same placement value.

Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew (genesis.gif 1.166kb)

N.B. Genesis 1:1 (Hebrew is read from right to left)

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):

2-20-1-21-10-222-20-11-12-5-10-13 1-225-21-13-10-136-1-225-1-20-18
in beginninghe createdGod***the heavenandthe earth

Features In The Whole Verse

Features In The First Part

  1. The sum of the first 3 words forming a complete sentence has 14 (7 x 2) place values (in red).
  2. Their sum is 140 (7 x 5 x 4) .
  3. Of these 14 letters, eight are even (2, 20, 10, 22, 2, 20, 12, 10). Their sum is 98 (7 x 7 x 2).
  4. This leaves the sum of the odd place values at 42 (140 - 98 = 42). 42 = 7 x 6
  5. Three letters are wholly or partially silent (1, 5, 10). They appear in the first 14 letters: 1 10 1 1 5 10. The sum of these numbers is 28 (7 x 4).
  6. If the first 14 place values are multiplied by the position in which they appear:
        2 x  1 =   2 (a)(b)
       20 x  2 =  40
        1 x  3 =   3 (a)(b)
       21 x  4 =  84
       10 x  5 =  50
       22 x  6 = 132
        2 x  7 =  14 (b)
       20 x  8 = 160
        1 x  9 =   9 (a)(b)
        1 x 10 =  10 (b)
       12 x 11 = 132
        5 x 12 =  60 (b)
       10 x 13 = 130
       13 x 14 = 182
                1008 = 7 x 3 x 3 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2
    
  7. There are 7 factors, and the sum of these factors is 21 (7 x 3).
  8. (a) marks the products less than 10: 2, 3, and 9. The sum is 14 (7 x 2).
  9. (b) marks products produced by place values less than 10: 2, 3, 14, 9, 10, 60. The sum is 98 (7 x 7 x 2).
  10. The sum of the products produced by place values greater or equal to 10 is: 910 (1008 -910).
  11. The units of the products alone: 2, 0, 3, 4, 0, 2, 4, 0, 9, 0, 2, 0, 0, 2. The sum is 28 (7 x 4).

This is only a portion of Ivan Panin’s Genesis 1:1 study. There are many other elaborate constructions. Creation is an intricate process.

Some 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.