Bible Numbers 2.0

Jesus' Ministry

John the Baptist sent his disciples to ask Jesus, Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another? (Matthew 11:3)

And Jesus answered them, Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is he who takes no offense at me. (Matthew 11:4-6)1

Back then, Jesus' ministry was authenticated by a multitude of miracles. What authenticates the record in Matthew today? The numeric features in Matthew's text does so today.

και αποκριθεις ο Ιησους ειπεν αυτοις Πορευθεντες απαγγειλατε Ιωαννη α ακουετε και βλεπετε τυφλοι αναβλεπουσι και χωλοι περιπατουσι λεπροι καθαριζονται και κωφοι ακουουσι νεκροι εγειρονται και πτωχοι ευαγγελιζονται και μακαριος εστιν ος εαν μη σκανδαλισθη εν εμοι (Matthew 11:4-6 GNS)2

Only the first word and the last two words of verse 6 have to be dropped from the segment.

Removing these two words widens the range of the offense. Many liked Jesus' ministry of miracles, and had no problems accepting Jesus himself. However, sometimes there were aspects of Jesus' teaching they did not like or understand (John 6:52). The blessing is for those who find nothing wrong with Jesus' teachings and accept all of them.

N.B. Those who did not or could not accept Jesus have waited 2,000 years and are still waiting.

1                                     2      3
342                                   60     456
1   2   3   4   5   6  7  8  9  10    11     12  13 14  15  16   17
1-  70- 60- 10- 80- 9- 8- 5- 9- 90    60     9-  7- 90- 60- 200- 90
answering                             the    Jesus

4               5                     6
129             460                   663
18 9 20 1 22    23 24  25  26 7 28    29 30 31 2 33  4 35 36 37  38 39
5- 9-70-5-40    1- 200-100-60-9-90    70-60-80-5-200-8-5- 40-100-5- 90
said            to them,              having gone

7                                        8
218                                      697
40  41  42 43 44 45 46 47  48 49   50    51  52   53 54  55  56
1-  70- 1- 3- 3- 5- 9- 20- 1- 100- 5     9-  600- 1- 40- 40- 7
relate                                   to John

9       10                        11          12
1       381                       20          207
57      58 59 60 61  62 63  64    65 66 67    68  69  70 71  72 73  74
1       1- 10-60-200-5- 100-5     10-1- 9     2-  20- 5- 70- 5- 100-5
what    ye hear                   and         see

13                           14
689                          498
75   76   77   78  79  80    81  82  83 84 85  86 87  88  89   90  91
100- 200- 300- 20- 60- 9     1-  40- 1- 2- 20- 5- 70- 60- 200- 90- 9
blind                        receives it

15         16                 17
20         1089               694
92 3 94    95  96  97 98 9    100 01 102 03 104 05 106 107 108 109 110
10-1-9     400-600-20-60-9    70- 5- 80- 9- 70- 1- 100-60- 200-90- 9
and        lame               walk;

18                       19
244                      325
111 12 13 114 115 116    117 118 119 20 121 122 23 124 125 126 127 128
20- 5- 70-80- 60- 9      10- 1-  8-  1- 80- 9-  6- 60- 40- 100-1-  9
lepers                   are cleansed,

20             21                      22
20             979                     630
129 130 131    132 133 134  135 136    137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
10- 1-  9      10- 600-300- 60- 9      1-  10- 60- 200-60- 200-90- 9
and            deaf                    hear;

23                      24                                  25             
204                     312                                 20             
145 46 147 48 149 50    151 52 153 54 155 56 57 158 59 160  161 62 163    
40- 5- 10- 80-60- 9     5-  3- 5-  9- 80- 60-40-100-1- 9    10- 1- 9      
dead                    are raised,                         and            

26                         27
1239                       462
164 165 166 167 68 69    170 171 2 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 181 82 83
70- 100-600-400-60-9     5-  200 1-3- 3- 5- 20-9- 6- 60-40-100-1- 9
poor                       are evangelized

28             29                                 30
20             281                                244
184 185 186    187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194    195 196 197  198 199
10- 1-  9      30- 1-  10- 1-  80- 9-  60- 90     5-  90- 100- 9-  40
and            blessed                            is,

31         32             33         34
150        46             37         280
200 01    202 03 04    205 06    207 08 09 210 11 12 213 14 215 16 217
60- 90    5-  1- 40    30- 7     90- 10-1-  40-4- 1-  20-9-  90-8- 7
the        if             not        offended3

Numeric Features

Primary Features

(Derived from Revelation 1:8 and grouped for easy reference.)

A.1Numeric total: 12117 = 3 x 7 x 577. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 217 = 7 x 31. (See feature 3.)

B.3Every other word (odd): 6167 = 7 x 881. (See feature 4.1.)

B.3.2Every other word (even): 5950 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 17. (See feature 4.2.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 2072 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 37. (See feature 5.3.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 1162 = 2 x 7 x 83. (See feature 5.1.)

E.2.2Last word of each verse: 949 = 13 x 73. (See feature 1.1.)

E.2.3Last letter of each verse: 21 = 3 x 7. (See feature 1.2.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 910 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 13. (See feature 5.2.)

Verse Features

1.1Last word of each verse: 949 = 13 x 73.

1.2Last letter of each verse: 21 = 3 x 7.

Words And Letters

2Numeric total: 12117 = 3 x 7 x 577.

3Number of letters: 217 = 7 x 31.

4.1Total of odd positioned letters: 6167 = 7 x 881.

4.2Total of even positioned letters: 5950 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 17.

5.1First letter of each word: 1162 = 2 x 7 x 83.

5.2Last letter of each word: 910 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 13.

5.3First and last letters of each word: 2072 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 37.

6Sum of the positions of each letter's first and last appearance: 1025 + 4149 = 5174 = 2 x 13 x 199.

Note 1English reference quotes are from the Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson Inc., 1972.

Note 2The Greek GNS text is from Bibleworks 3.0 by Hermeneutika, Michael S. Bushell, 1995, translated into HTML entities. Vowels and punctuation have been removed.

Note 3English translation is from eSword 10.4.0 by Rick Meyers with Interlinear Greek New Testament Keyed to Strongs 1894 Scrivener Textus Receptus.bblx module. Some changes were made by this author so every Greek word would have an English word.

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