Bible Numbers 2.0

Part 6: God The Imperial Sovereign
(Revelation 1:8; 啟 示 錄 1:8)

(可 惜 這 頁 沒 有 中 文 繙 譯)

Five changes were made to the Chinese text of Revelation 1:8 (CSBT version). There is one more possible change for God’s glory, and once again it is unique to the Chinese language.

Here is the amended text from the previous page: 上 帝 宣 告 說 就 是 Α 和 Ω 係 今 在 昔 在 將 要 來 臨 的 那 一 位 是 全 能 者. The highlighted character is I/me.

This word can be replaced by the word 朕1 (Cantonese: jahm; Mandarin: zhen). It's meaning: 1) the royal ‘we’ (used exclusively by the emperor or king to mean ‘I’, 2) omen; augury; portent; sign.2 Other dictionaries give the meaning I, the sovereign or I, the emperor.

Before China became a republic in 1911, this word was used only by the emperor. No one else could use it. Anyone who used it was either considered insane, or automatically marked themselves as rebels, and upstarts. It was treason for anyone other than the emperor to use it, just as it was treason for anyone else to wear the imperial yellow. (Only family members, ministers and generals who had the emperor's highest favour were sometimes granted the privilege of wearing imperial yellow.)

When we think of how awesome God is, a simple I seems inadequate. 朕 is much more appropriate than 我. Because of its exclusive usage, 朕 also serves to focus and add emphasis like the Greek word εγο (ego). How many other languages could do this with a single word?

The Imperial Statement
ΑΩ
4207143986439734285748033447554615844111417964334141819
27621912178106262382960436323161154624
4386542165425944350942594453904439843219495314370643194
20703707991714799359526031424773619111399
420484273244111424944502443724
253937231669932291929

Numeric Features

1.1There are still 28 words (2 x 2 x 7).

1.2The numeric total: 56938 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 83. (Three factors of 7! Previous version: 55153 = 7 x 7879.)

2.1The values of the divine name in Hebrew applied directly to the words give a slightly larger total:

10   5    6    5
1546 6238 2960 6238

Total: 16982 = 2 x 7 x 1213. SF: 1222 = 2 x 13 x 47. Before, the total was divisible by 7 and 13. Here the factor of 13 moves to the next level. (Previous version: 15197 = 7 x 13 x 167.)

2.2Divine name run 13 times.

10   5    6    5   10   5   6    5   10   5  6    5    10   5 6
10   15   21   26  36   13  19   24  34   11 17   22   32   9 15
10   15   21   26  8    13  19   24  6    11 17   22   4    9 15
1546 1714 1911 699 2316 370 1424 937 2960 24 3595 1399 1062 1 1714

5    10   5    6   5    10   5    6  5   10  5    6 5   10  5
20   30   7    13  18   28   33   11 16  26  31   9 14  24  29
20   2    7    13  18   28   5    11 16  26  3    9 14  24  1
7736 2191 4363 370 2603 1929 6238 24 799 699 2178 1 799 937 276

6    5    10   5    6    5    10   5    6    5    10   5   6   5
7    12   22   27   33   10   20   25   31   8    18   23  29  6
7    12   22   27   5    10   20   25   3    8    18   23  1   6
4363 2070 1399 3229 6238 1546 7736 2316 2178 2316 2603 253 276 2960

10  5    6    5    10  5    6    5
16  21   27   32   14  19   25   30
16  21   27   4    14  19   25   2
799 1911 3229 1062 799 1424 2316 2191

Total: 106029 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 11 x 17. (Previous version: 102459 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 17 x 41.)

3.1The first and last words: 2205 = 3 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 7. (No change.)

3.2The first 7 words plus the last 7:

276 2191 2178 1062 6238 2960 4363	1929 3229 699 2316 937 253 1399

Total: 30030 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11 x 13. (Previous version: 28245 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 269. This version is divisible by 7, 11 and 13. The eleven represents one God first and last. 30030 can be viewed as 3003 times 10, and of course, 3003 itself is symmetrical like eleven and divisible by 7 and 13.

3.3The first 13 and last 13 words:

276 2191 2178 1062 6238 2960 4363 2316 1 1546 24 2070 370 
799 3595 2603 1424 7736 1911 1399 253 937 2316 699 3229 1929

Total: 54425 = 5 x 5 x 7 x 311. (Previous version: 52640 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 47.)

4.Unlike the previous page, no relation is found taking the first word and every Nth after. Only the second part works here by taking every Nth. (In the previous version, there were features 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, and 4.1.6.

4.2.1Previous version had N = 2. This does not work here.

4.2.2N = 4 (No change.)

4    8    12   16  20   24  28
1062 2316 2070 799 7736 937 1929

Total: 16849 = 7 x 29 x 83. SF: 119 = 7 x 17.

4.2.3N = 7

7    14  21   28
4363 799 1911 1929 

Total: 9002 = 2 x 7 x 643. (No change.)

4.2.4N = 10

10   20
1546 7736

Total: 9282 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 13 x 17. SF: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7. (No change.)

4.2.5The sum of Ns giving totals divisible by 7: 4 + 7 + 10 = 21 = 3 x 7.

5.Divide the 28 words in seven segments of 4 words each.

5.1The odd positioned segments of 4:

 276 2191 2178 1062
 1 1546 24 2070
 3595 2603 1424 7736
 2316 699 3229 1929

Total: 32879 = 7 x 7 x 11 x 61. (No change.)

5.2The even positioned segments:

 6238 2960 4363 2316
 370 799 1714 799
 1911 1399 253 937

Total: 24059 = 7 x 7 x 491. (Previous version: 22274 = 2 x 7 x 37 x 43.

In the previous section, only the odd positioned segments were divisible by 49. In this version, odd and even both are divisible by 49.

5.3This version has an additional feature in segments 7 words long. The even positioned segments:

 2316 1 1546 24 2070 370 799
 1399 253 937 2316 699 3229 1929

Total: 17888 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13 x 43.

6.1Odd valued words have no feature. (Original version: 25883 = 11 x 13 x 181.)

6.2Only the 21st word was divisible by 13:

The position: 21 = 3 x 7.

The word's sum: 1911 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 13. (No change.)

This version loses the previous version's feature 6.1.

6.3The middle 26 words:

2191 2178 1062 6238 2960 4363 2316 1 1546 24 2070 370 799 
1714 799 3595 2603 1424 7736 1911 1399 253 937 2316 699 3229

Total: 54733 = 7 x 7 x 1117. SF: 1131 = 3 x 13 x 29. There is a gain of an extra 7 and 13 in this feature. (Original version: 52948 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 31 x 61.)

6.3Lop off words from the beginning and end one at a time and note totals divisible by 13.

6.3.1The middle 22 words:

1062 6238 2960 4363 2316 1 1546 24 2070 370 799 
1714 799 3595 2603 1424 7736 1911 1399 253 937 2316

Total: 46436 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 19 x 47. (Previous version did not have this feature.)

6.3.2The middle 6 words:

2070 370 799 1714 799 3595

Total: 9347 = 13 x 719. (No change.)

6.3.3Why the middle 22 and middle 6 words? 22 + 6 = 28 (2 x 2 x 7).

7.Loading the twenty-eight words into a table:

Words In A 7 x 4 Table
276219121781062623829604363
231611546242070370799
171479935952603142477361911
1399253937231669932291929
Table is loaded from left to right from top to bottom.

7.1.1.1The first and last columns: 14707 = 7 x 11 x 191. (No change.)

7.1.1.2Nor has the first column: 5705 = 5 x 7 x 163. (No change.)

7.1.1.3Nor has the last column: 9002 = 2 x 7 x 643. (No change.)

7.1.1.4Columns that are not first or last: 42231 = 3 x 7 x 2011. (Original version: 40446 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 107.)

7.1.2.1The first and last rows have already been seen above: 30030 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11 x 13. Like the previous version, the rows individually have no feature. (Original version: 28245 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 269.)

7.1.2.2Rows that are not first and last: 26908 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 31 x 31. (No change.)

7.1.2.2Even positioned rows: 17888 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13 x 43. (No change.) (One feature lost compared with the previous version with the halves not divisible by 7 or 13.)

7.1.3Top half of table produces no feature. (Original version: 24609 = 3 x 13 x 631.)

7.1.4Two zigzags: 28886 = 2 x 11 x 13 x 101. (No change.)

7.2The words are placed in a 4 x 7 table.

Words In A 4 x 7 Table
276219121781062
6238296043632316
11546242070
3707991714799
3595260314247736
19111399253937
231669932291929
Words are loaded like the previous table.

7.2.1Perimeter: 39853 = 11 x 3623. (No change.)

7.2.2.1First and last columns 31556 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 23. (No change.)

7.2.2.2First column: 14707 = 7 x 11 x 191. (No change.)

7.2.2.3Last column: 16849 = 7 x 29 x 83. (No change.)

7.2.2.4Columns not first or last: 25382 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 37.

7.2.2.5Even positioned columns give no feature in this version.

7.2.3.1First row: 5707 = 13 x 439. (No change.)

7.2.3.2Odd positioned rows: 32879 = 7 x 7 x 11 x 61. (No change.)

7.2.3.3Even positioned rows (an extra 7): 24059 = 7 x 7 x 491. (Original version: 22274 = 2 x 7 x 37 x 43.)

7.2.3.4First and last 3 rows: 53256 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 317. (Original version: 51471 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 19 x 43.)

7.2.3.5Middle row: 3682 = 2 x 7 x 263. (No change.)

7.2.3.6.The fourth and fifth rows have totals divisible by seven, and so do the first and fourth columns. 4 + 5 + 1 + 4 = 14 (2 x 7). (No change.)

7.2.4.1.Two zigzags have no feature. (Original version: 19539 = 3 x 3 x 13 x 167.)

7.2.4.2.One zigzag (starting from the top left): 9198 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 73. (Original version: 7413 = 3 x 7 x 353.)

7.3Load the words into a 3 dimensional block (2 x 2 x 7). Most of the features are unchanged.

Layer 1
2762191
21781062
Layer 2
62382960
43632316
Layer 3
11546
242070
Layer 4
370799
1714799
Layer 5
35952603
14247736
Layer 6
19111399
253937
Layer 7
2316699
32291929

7.3.1.Diagonal through all layers (top left to bottom right): 31556 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 23. (No change.)

7.3.2.Diagonal through all layers (bottom left to top right): 25382 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 37. (Original version: 23597 = 7 x 3371.)

7.3.3.Top left corner through all layers: 14707 = 7 x 11 x 191. (No change.)

7.3.4.Bottom right corner through all layers: 16849 = 7 x 29 x 83. (No change.)

7.3.5.Odd positioned layers: 32879 = 7 x 7 x 11 x 61. (No change.)

7.3.6.Even positioned layers: 24059 = 7 x 7 x 491. (Original version: 22274 = 2 x 7 x 37 x 43.)

7.4Place the words in a 3 dimensional block (7 x 2 x 2). Most of the features are unchanged.

Layer 1
276219121781062623829604363
231611546242070370799
Layer 2
171479935952603142477361911
1399253937231669932291929

7.4.1.First row on first table plus last row on last table (extra 13): 30030 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11 x 13. (Original version: 28245 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 269.

7.4.2.Last row on first table plus first row on last table (no change): 26908 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 31 x 31. (No change.)

7.4.3.Even positioned columns on the first layer plus odd positioned columns on the second layer: 20216 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 19 x 19. (Original version: 18431 = 7 x 2633.)

7.4.4.Even positioned columns on the first layer (lost a 13): 6608 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 59. (Original version: 4823 = 7 x 13 x 53.)

7.4.5.Odd positioned columns on the second layer: 13608 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 7. (No change.)

7.4.6.Bottom half of both layers: 17888 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13 x 43. (No change.)

7.4.7.Zigzag in previous version does not work here.

我 can also be replaced by the imperial 朕 in the other instances of Revelation 21:6 and 22:13. But since most of the features for the imperial version of Revelation 1:8 remained with only the totals changing, I will only list the totals for the two verses below and not search for more features.

Revelation 21:6

The paraphrase from Revelation 21:6,
成 了 Α 和 Ω 開 始 和 完 成.

The paraphrase in imperial form:
成 了 Α 和 Ω 開 始 和 完 成.

The total is now: 15715 = 5 x 7 x 449.
(Original non-imperial total was 13930 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 199.)

Revelation 22:13

The paraphrase from Revelation 22:13,
Α 和 Ω 第 一 和 第 尾 開 始 和 完 成.

The paraphrase in imperial form:
Α 和 Ω 第 一 和 第 尾 開 始 和 完 成.

The total is now: 25473 = 3 x 7 x 1213.
(Original non-imperial total: 23688 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 47.)

Conclusion

Changing one word made some features disappear, but also made other features appear. Most stayed exactly the same. In terms of numeric features it does not really matter whether 我 or 朕 is used. However, in terms of meaning, the royal we 朕 is much more appropriate. China has not had an emperor since 1911, and the emperors in the rest of the world are now all constitutional monarchs. In essence, this word has returned to God, the only being who has a right to use it.

中 國 要 回 歸 上 帝

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

Notes

1The reason why 朕 can replace 我 without disturbing the numbersNumerics Gematria is because it is perfectly placed within the Big5 character set in relation to 我. In terms of actual characters, the distance between them is 1092 (2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 13). In the factors, we see the numbersNumerics Gematria associated with God, and with His name. In terms of hexadecimal, 朕 is AED3 (44755 in decimal), while 我 is A7DA (42970 in decimal). The difference between these two numbersNumerics Gematria is 1785 (in decimal). 1785 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 17.

This is not just two coincidences piled together. It's also a coincidence of meaning. Both characters have the meaning I. (Or do we really want to continue saying It's all random chance?)

2Chinese English Dictionary - Cantonese In Yale Romanization Mandarin In Pinyin by Chik Hon Man and Ng Lam Sim Yuk, The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, fifth printing 2005

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