Bible Numbers 2.0

Part 6: Creation In Chinese
(Genesis 1:1)

(可 惜 這 頁 沒 有 中 文 繙 譯)

起 初 神 創 造 天 地
(Genesis 1:1; 創 世 記 1:1 Chinese Union Version [MPT])1

Any Chinese person reading Genesis 1:1 without a Christian background will not know who or what 神 refers to without first being told. In fact, Chinese who are knowledgeable about their own ancient traditions will immediately find the above quote a contradiction. The 神 (Sahn) was/were not the main creator(s). However, if the title 上 帝 (Seung Dai) is used, most Chinese will immediately know it refers to the one supreme God. It will make sense to the Chinese mind and be acceptable.

For this reason (and as seen in The Proclamation), the word 神 (Sahn) must be replaced by the title 上 帝 (Seung Dai). And it is with this change that numbersNumerics Gematria following Revelation 1:8 appear.

起 初 上 帝 創 造 天 地
(Genesis 1:1; 創 世 記 1:1 Kuoyu Bible Shangti edition 1033, China Bible House, HK 1953)
Genesis 1:1 / 創 世 記 1:1
Chinese
Big5 Hexadecimal:B05FAAECA457ABD2B3D0B379A4D1A661
Adjusted Decimal Equivalent3104170924193939853898146546
Approximate English:in beginningGodcreatedheavenearth
See: Alphanumeric Substitutions for converting Chinese to numbers.

There are now eight words. While seven words might be nice for Westerners, eight words is nice for Chinese people.

1.Numeric total: 15351 = 3 x 7 x 17 x 43. 15351 is a very symmetrical numberNumerics Gematria, reading the same from left to right or right to left. The digit 1 at the beginning and end refer to the one God. The sum of the factors: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7. And the sum of these factors: 14 = 2 x 7.

The number 17 may seem coincidental or insignificant, but it actually has meaning to the Chinese. Seventeen in Cantonese is sap chat, which sounds a lot like something that definitely will happen. And of course, the earth definitely came out of creation.

2.1First and last words: 3650. There is no feature, but the mind leaps in recognition of the number of days it takes for the earth to orbit the sun ten times. (Of course one could quibble about the leap days.)

2.2There might not be a feature in the first and last words, but there is a first and last feature. First four words (first half): 6776 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 11 x 11. 6776 is another symmetrical numberNumerics Gematria pointing back to God. The first two digits and the last two digits add up to the factor in the Hebrew divine name. The sum of the factors: 35 = 5 x 7. This goes a second level of factors: 12 = 2 x 2 x 3. And everything ends at the third level with 7.

The pair of elevens is also noteworthy in emphasizing the same one God. 6776 ÷ 11 = 616 (another symmetrical numberNumerics Gematria). In this case, the first pair of digits and the last pair of digits add up to 7 rather than 13.

2.3Last four words (last half): 8575 = 52 x 73. Three factors of 7 show that creation is complete.

3.1Odd positioned words: 3104 + 24 + 3985 + 146 = 7259 = 7 x 17 x 61.

3.2Even positioned words: 1709 + 1939 + 3898+ 546 = 8092 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 17 x 17.

The number 17 shows up in the total, and now even in every other word. This perfect distribution of 7 and 17 shows the design of creation.

4.Separating odd and even valued words:

4.1Odd valued words: 1709 + 1939 + 3985 = 7633 = 17 x 449.

4.2Even valued words: 3104 + 24 + 3898 + 146 + 546 = 7718 = 2 x 17 x 227.

There is no 7 in these two features, but 17 still appears.

5.Words divisible by 7 are perfectly distributed to the 4th and 8th words, and the last word is also divisible by 13 as if God were stamping His approval on creation's completion by calling it very good. (Genesis 1:31)

Big5 Hexadecimals As Bytes
Hexadecimal:B05FAAECA457ABD2B3D0B379A4D1A661
Bytes:B05FAAECA457ABD2B3D0B379A4D1A661
Decimal equivalents:176951702361648717121017920817912116420916697

6.1.The total of the bytes: 2632 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 47.

6.2.First and last bytes: 176 + 97 = 273 = 3 x 7 x 13.

6.3First byte of each hex number: 1369 = 37 x 37 (no feature except a perfect square). There is no matching feature in the last byte of each hex number.

6.4Split the hex numbers into individual digits and convert to decimal.

a) Single hex digit	b) Decimal
c) First & last digit of each hexadecimal

a) B  0 5 F  A  A  E  C  A  4 5 7 A  B  D  2 B  3 D  0 B  3 7 9 A  4 D  1 
b) 11 0 5 15 10 10 14 12 10 4 5 7 10 11 13 2 11 3 13 0 11 3 7 9 10 4 13 1 
c) 11     15 10       12 10     7 10       2 11      0 11     9 10      1

a) A  6 6 1 
b) 10 6 6 1 
c) 10     1

The total of the decimals (line b): 247 = 13 x 19.

The total of the first and last digits (line c): 130 = 2 x 5 x 13.

7.The fifth word can be removed from the phrase and yet still retain the essential meaning. This would be a phrase of 7 words.

起 初 上 帝 創 天 地

The total would be 11453 = 13 x 881. Unfortunately, many of the previous features will be completely absent in this version.

English Confirmation

Number features found in a Chinese version of Genesis 1:1 makes one wonder about other languages. What about English?

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (KJV)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (RSV)

Neither version produces any total divisible by 7. However, a simple change that brings the English closer to the Hebrew does produce something. The explanation of this change is given below.

הָאָֽרֶץ׃ וְאֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם אֵ֥ת אֱלֹהִ֑ים בָּרָ֣א בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית
earthand theheavenstheGodcreatedin the beginning
(N.B. Hebrew is read from right to left.)

The very first word of Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew is בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית (highlighted in green inside the table). The English translation in Genesis 1:1 is In the beginning because English sounds strange without the definite article (e.g. in beginning). While the Hebrew word (beginning) could be considered specific and definitive, the sense is not as clear and strong as the heavens and the earth, where both have the words אֵ֥ת and וְאֵ֥ת. Suppose improper English was tolerated for the sake of accuracy with the Hebrew.

In beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
a) 1     2                       3       4                    5
b) 30    104                     10      148                  87
c) 12    50                      10      40                   24
d) 1     2   3  4   5   6   7    8  9    10  11  12 13  14    15  16
e) 12    2-  6- 12- 12- 12- 6    6- 4    3-  15- 1- 17- 4     17- 7
f) 30    2-  6- 30- 30- 30- 6    6- 4    3-  60- 1- 80- 4     80- 7
   In    beginning               God     created              the


a) 6                    7            8         9
b) 198                  35           87        148
c) 54                   17           24        40
d) 17  18 19  20  21    22 23  24    25  26    27  28  29  30
e) 7-  1- 18- 12- 16    1- 12- 4     17- 7     1-  15- 17- 7
f) 7-  1- 90- 30- 70    1- 30- 4     80- 7     1-  60- 80- 7
   heavens              and          the       earth.

a) Word position	b) Word sum		c) Place value sum
d) Letter position	e) Letter place value	f) Letter value

The total of line e) 847 = 7 x 11 x 11. The result is seen without further manipulation.

(N.B. The only reason why this can be done is because this is English. It is a translation, not the original Hebrew. One could say we are making an English version with poor English.)

The first letter of each word (as in the beginning of our world):

Letter position: 1  2 8 10 15 17 22 25 27
Letter value:    30 2 6 3  80 7  1  80 1

Total: 210 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7. There are no additional features from the last letter of each word, or from first and last together. The verse is about creation, not about God, so primary features matching the Proclamation should not be expected. Besides, this is an English translation and not the original Hebrew.

The divine name is run 13 times through the word sums.

a) Letter from God's name.
b) Counting with line A.
c) Word position.
d) Word found.

a) 10 5   6  5  10  5  6   5  10 5   6  5   10 5  6   5  10  5   6
b) 10 6   12 8  18  14 11  7  17 13  10 6   16 12 9   14 15  11  8
c) 1  6   3  8  9   5  2   7  8  4   1  6   7  3  9   5  6   2   8
d) 30 198 10 87 148 87 104 35 87 148 30 198 35 10 148 87 198 104 87

a) 5   10 5  6  5  10  5   6   5   10 5  6  5  10  5  6   5   10 5
b) 13  14 10 7  12 13  9   15  11  12 8  14 10 11  7  13  9   19 6
c) 4   5  1  7  3  4   9   6   2   3  8  5  1  2   7  4   9   1  6
d) 148 87 30 35 10 148 148 198 104 10 87 87 30 104 35 148 148 30 198

a) 6  5  10  5  6   5  10 5   6  5   10 5  6   5
b) 12 8  18  14 11  7  17 13  10 6   16 12 9   14
c) 3  8  9   5  2   7  8  4   1  6   7  3  9   5
d) 10 87 148 87 104 35 87 148 30 198 35 10 148 87

Total: 4830 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 23.

Only the seventh word is divisible by seven: 35 (5 x 7).

Only the second word is divisible by 13: 104 (2 x 2 x 2 x 13).

The relation between the seventh and second words might be because together they point to the number of English words in the verse.

The divine name in Hebrew can also be run 13 times through the letters.

a) Letter from God's name.
b) Count.
c) Adjusted count.
d) New letter found.

a) 10 5  6  5  10 5  6  5  10 5 6  5  10 5  6 5  10 5  6  5  10 5
b) 10 15 21 26 36 11 17 22 32 7 13 18 28 33 9 14 24 29 35 10 20 25
c) 10 15 21 26 6  11 17 22 2  7 13 18 28 3  9 14 24 29 5  10 20 25
d) 3  80 70 7  30 60 7  1  2  6 80 1  60 6  4 4  4  80 30 3  30 80

a) 6  5  10 5  6  5  10 5  6  5  10 5  6  5  10 5 6  5  10 5  6  5
b) 31 6  16 21 27 32 12 17 23 28 38 13 19 24 34 9 15 20 30 35 11 16
c) 1  6  16 21 27 2  12 17 23 28 8  13 19 24 4  9 15 20 30 5  11 16
d) 30 30 7  70 1  2  1  7  30 60 6  80 90 4  30 4 80 30 7  30 60 7

a) 10 5  6 5  10 5  6  5
b) 26 31 7 12 22 27 33 8
c) 26 1  7 12 22 27 3  8
d) 7  30 6 1  1  1  6  6

Total: 1372 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 7.

Beginning with the first letter, we can take every 6th letter in sequence:

Position: 1  7 13 19 25
Letter:   30 6 80 90 80

Total: 286 = 2 x 11 x 13. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

We can also take every 13th letter.

Position: 1  14 27
Letter:   30 4  1

Total: 35 = 5 x 7.

Beginning with the seventh letter, we can take every 7th letter:

Position: 7 14 21 28
Letter:   6 4  70 60

Total: 140 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7.

The odd valued letters balance perfectly with the even valued letters:

Position: 10 12 16 17 18 22 26 27 30
Letter:   3  1  7  7  1  1  7  1  7

Total of odd valued letters: 35 = 5 x 7. (There are nine of them as if one for each word.)

Even valued:

Position: 1  2 3 4  5  6  7 8 9 11 13 14 15 19 20 21 23 24 25 28 29
Letter:   30 2 6 30 30 30 6 6 4 60 80 4  80 90 30 70 30 4  80 60 80

Total of even valued letters: 812 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 29. (There are 21 of them.)

Letters divisible by 7:

Position: 16 17 21 26 30
Letter"   7  7  70 7  7

Total: 98 = 2 x 7 x 7. (An extra 7 appears.)

Conclusion

Now there are three versions of Genesis 1:1 (Hebrew, Chinese and English) with numbersNumerics Gematria pointing to the design and creation of the universe. The Chinese verse has the extra information identifying the one and only supreme God as the creator. The numbersNumerics Gematria distinguish between 上 帝 (Seung Dai) and 神 (Sahn), while the Hebrew word Elohim, and English word God might mistakenly be taken for other beings. This is a truth the Chinese have always known since ancient times. When and where they received or developed this truth is unknown.

中 國 要 回 歸 上 帝

(For more on China and America in prophecy: Bible Issues.)

God created the world. That means He owns the world and does what He wants with it. His plan for creation is not in the numbers. To find out the ultimate plan for humanity, read the book of Revelation.

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