Bible Numbers 2.0

The Presence Of The Son Of Man

Prophecy is the major part of Jesus' witness about God (Revelation 19:10). It is not surprising that many text segments with numeric features like Exodus 34:6-7 are about the future.

Rejection Of The Son Of Man

And they will say to you, Lo, there! or Lo, here! Do not go, do not follow them. For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. (Luke 17:23-27)1

These verses do not talk about Jesus' second coming. The Greek word ερχεται coming is not in the text. Verse 23 is about the end times, but it actually goes with the verses before it. Verse 25 begins with, But first-, which is a change in topic and time. Jesus was impressing upon his disciples what would happen closer to the present. By not using the word parousia, Luke's passage also serves a double purpose. It could mean near future, and far future.

In Jesus' time, just as in Noah's, people were eating, drinking, and marrying. People would be unaware when Jesus would be taken away from them. Even the disciples did not understand, and did not realize until too late. Forty years later, the Romans would destroy Jerusalem. And not long after that, the Jews would be scattered from Palestine.

Jesus warned his disciples not to listen to lies concerning the future. They are told not to follow and they are told not to go. Note that the Greek does not say Lo he is here. Nor does it read, Lo he is there. This leaves the subject open. It could be a person. It might be a thing or event. Jesus is warning us not to be caught up in the world's fads and manias.

The Son of Man's return will be like lightning in the skies. It will not be a matter of finding him at a specific locale. It will not be a private matter or going to some meeting.

Matthew 24:37-39 echoes Luke's account, but states it differently with the Greek word παρουσια (G3952 parousia From the present participle of G3918; a being near, that is, advent (often, return; specifically of Christ to punish Jerusalem, or finally the wicked); (by implication) physical aspect: - coming, presence.). This is usually translated as coming as in the coming of the Son of Man. (Later in verse 42, Matthew uses the word ερχεται to really talk of Jesus' coming.)

This word is translated differently in 2 Corinthians 10:10 and Philippians 2:12. In these two verses, the word is presence. It cannot mean coming. And with this in mind, verses like 1 Corinthians 16:17, 2 Corinthians 7:6, 2 Corinthians 7:7, 1 Thessalonians 2:19, 3:13, 5:23, 2 Thessalonians 2:9, James 5:8, and 1 John 2:28 all take on new meaning.

I rejoice in the presence of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence; (1 Corinthians 16:17)

But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the presence of Titus, (2 Corinthians 7:6)

and not only by his presence but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more. (2 Corinthians 7:7)

For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus in his presence? Is it not you? (1 Thessalonians 2:19)

so that he may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father, in the presence of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. (1 Thessalonians 3:13)

May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

The presence of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, (2 Thessalonians 2:9)

You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the presence of the Lord is at hand. (James 5:8)

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame in his presence. (1 John 2:28)

Translating parousia as coming pushes events away from the present. But translating parousia as presence gives a more immediate and active sense to many verses. Presence makes Jesus more real now, whether he has returned or not.

In the verse 20, before Luke 17:23, the Pharisees asked when the kingdom of God was coming. Jesus told them the kingdom was not visible, and was in the midst of you. (Verse 21) This fits Matthew's use of the word parousia. Jesus' spiritual presence would not be visible, but it was in the midst of the disciples. That was where the kingdom of God resided.

Then he turned to his disciples and said, The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you will not see it. (Verse 22) Naturally, having Jesus physically with them teaching and performing miracles was reassuring. (Having your beloved with you is better than having a memory.) Jesus told his disciples this phase of his ministry would end. And then he followed with the warning of replacing him or his teachings with the latest in worldly fads (verse 23).

Jesus might no longer be with us physically, but like lightning, his presence remains with us. And it matters not where we might be.

The last part of verse 27 is not part of the numbers Numerics Gematria. Consequences arising from mistakes are less important than avoiding the mistake in the first place. Nevertheless, Jesus' warning is clear. Being caught up in the world's ways will catch one in the many cataclysms that sweep the world (the Greek word is kataklusmos).

και ερουσιν υμιν Ιδου ωδε η Ιδου εκει μη απελθητε μηδε διωξητε ωσπερ γαρ η αστραπη η αστραπτουσα εκ της υπο ουρανον εις την υπ ουρανον λαμπει ουτως εσται και ο υιος του ανθρωπου εν τη ημερα αυτου πρωτον δε δει αυτον πολλα παθειν και αποδοκιμασθηναι απο της γενεας ταυτης και καθως εγενετο εν ταις ημεραις των Νωε ουτως εσται και εν ταις ημεραις του υιου του ανθρωπου ησθιον επινον εγαμουν εξγαμιζοντο αχρι ης ημερας εισηλθε Νωε εις την κιβωτον και ηλθεν ο κατακλυσμος και απωλεσεν απαντας (Luke 17:23-27 GNS)2
1                 2            3      4                 5
273               609          7      273               29
1   2  3   4      5    6  7    8      9   10 11  12     13 14  15 16
9-  4- 60- 200    600- 4- 5    7      9-  4- 60- 200    5- 10- 5- 9
lo                here,        or     lo                there

6         7                               8
37        216                             46
17  18    19  20  21 22  23 24 25   26    27  28 29 30
30- 7     1-  70- 5- 20- 8- 7- 100- 5     30- 7- 4- 5
not       go forth                        nor

9                             10                    11         12     
775                           845                   84         7      
31  32 33   34  35 36   37    38   39  40  41 42    43 44 45   46     
4-  9- 600- 50- 7- 100- 5     600- 90- 70- 5- 80    3- 1- 80   7      
follow.                       as                    for        the    

13                        14       15
349                       7        793
47  48 49  50 51 52 53    54       55 56 57  58 59 60 61  62 63  64 65
1-  90-100-80-1- 70-7     7        1- 90-100-80-1- 70-100-60-200-90-1
lightning                 which    lightens

16       17               18             19
15       197              330            481
66 67    68   69 70       71   72  73    74  75   76  77 78  79  80
5- 10    100- 7- 90       200- 70- 60    60- 200- 80- 1- 40- 60- 40
from     the "one end"    under          heaven

20           21                 22         23
104          147                270        481
81  82 83    84   85 86         87   88    89  90   91  92 93  94  95
5-  9- 90    100- 7- 40         200- 70    60- 200- 80- 1- 40- 60- 40
to           the "other end"    under      heaven

24                        25                       26
135                       1050                     205
96  97 98  99  100 101    102  103 104  105 106    107 108 109 110 111
20- 1- 30- 70- 5-  9      60-  200-100- 600-90     5-  90- 100-1-  9
shines,                   thus                     will be

27             28     29                  30
20             60     359                 360
112 113 114    115    116  117 118 119    120  121 122
10- 1-  9      60     200- 9-  60- 90     100- 60- 200
also           the    son                 the

31                               32         33        34                     
1059                             45         107       123                    
123 124 25 126 127 28 129 130    131 132    133 134   135 36 37 38 139    
1-  40- 8- 80- 600-70-60- 200    5-  40     100-7     7-  30-5- 80-1      
of man                           in         the       day                    

35                     36                        37        38              
561                    950                       9         18              
140 141 142 143 144    145 146 147 148 149 150   151 152   153 154 155     
1-  200-100-60- 200    70- 80- 600-100-60- 40    4-  5     4-  5-  9       
his                    first                     but       it behooves     

39                      40                    41                         
401                     171                   133                        
156 157  158 159 160    161 162 163 164 165   166 167 168 169 170 171    
1-  200- 100-60- 40     70- 60- 20- 20- 1     70- 1-  8-  5-  9-  40     
him                     many things           to suffer,                 

42            43
20            400
172 73 174    175 176 177 78 179 180 81 182 83 184 185 186 187 188 189
10- 1- 9      1-  70- 60- 4- 60- 10- 9- 30- 1- 90- 8-  7-  40- 1-  9
and           to be rejected

44             45              46
131            197             144
190 191 192    193  194 195    196 197 198 199 200 201
1-  70- 60     100- 7-  90     3-  5-  40- 5-  1-  90
of             the             generation

47                            48             49
498                           20             709
202  203 204  205  206 207    208 209 210    211 212 213 214  215
100- 1-  200- 100- 7-  90     10- 1-  9      10- 1-  8-  600- 90
this.                         and            as

50                              51         52
218                             45         200
216 217 218 219 220 221  222    223 224    225  226 227 228
5-  3-  5-  40- 5-  100- 60     5-  40     100- 1-  9-  90
it came to pass                 in         the

53                             54               55
222                            740              645
229 230 231 232 233 234 235    236  237  238    239 240  241
7-  30- 5-  80- 1-  9-  90     100- 600- 40     40- 600- 5
days                           the              of Noah,

56                         57                      58
1050                       205                     20
242  243  244  245  246    247 248 249  250 251    252 253 254
60-  200- 100- 600- 90     5-  90- 100- 1-  9      10- 1-  9
thus                       shall it be             also

59         60                  61                           62              
45         200                 222                          360             
255 256    257 258 259 260    261 262 263 264 65 266 267   268 269 270    
5-  40     100-1-  9-  90     7-  30- 5-  80- 1- 9-  90    100-60- 200    
in         the                 days                         the             

63                  64              65
469                 360             1059
271  272 273 274    275  276 277    278  279 280 281 282  283 284 285
200- 9-  60- 200    100- 60- 200    1-   40- 8-  80- 600- 70- 60- 200
son                 the             of man.

66                     67                     68
214                    224                    339
286 87 88 89 90 291    292 93 94 95 96 297    298 99 300 01 02 303 304
7-  90-8- 9- 60-40     5-  70-9- 40-60- 40    5-  3- 1-  30-60- 200-40
they were eating       they were drinking     they were marrying

69                                              70
364                                             490
305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314  315    316 317  318 319
5-  50- 3-  1-  30- 9-  6-  60- 40- 100- 60     1-  400- 80- 9
and given in marriage                           until

71         72                         73
97         213                        144
320 321    322 323 324 325 326 327    328 329 330 331 332 333 334
7-  90     7-  30- 5-  80- 1-  90     5-  9-  90- 7-  20- 8-  5
that       day                        entered

74            75             76            77
645           104            147           821
335 336 337   338 339 340    341 342 343   344 345 346 347 348 349 350
40- 600-5     5-  9-  90     100-7-  40    10- 9-  2-  600-100-60- 40
Noah          into           the           ark,3

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total: 24122 = 2 x 7 x 1723. (See feature 4.)

A.4Number of words: 77 = 7 x 11. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 350 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 7. (See feature 3.)

B.2Every other verse (odd): 9139 = 13 x 19 x 37. (See feature 1.)

B.3Every other word (odd): 14001 = 3 x 13 x 359. (See feature 5.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 12950 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 37. (See feature 7.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 11172 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 19. (See feature 7.2.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 8673 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 59. (See feature 8.3.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 4109 = 7 x 587. (See feature 8.1.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 4564 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 163. (See feature 8.2.)

F.4.2Last half of the letters: 11960 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 13 x 23. (See feature 3.1.)

Verse Features

1Odd positioned verses: 9139 = 13 x 19 x 37.

Words And Letters

2 Number of words: 77 = 7 x 11.

3 Number of letters: 350 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 7.

3.1Second half of the letters: 11960 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 13 x 23.

4 Numeric total: 24122 = 2 x 7 x 1723.

5 Odd positioned word total: 14001 = 3 x 13 x 359. (No corresponding feature with the even positioned words.

6.1 Words with an odd number of letters: 16268 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 83.

6.2 Words with an even number of letters: 7854 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 11 x 17.

7.1 Total of odd positioned letters: 12950 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 37. SF: 56 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7. SF: 13.

7.2 Total of even positioned letters: 11172 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 19.

8.1 First letter of each word: 4109 = 7 x 587.

8.2 Last letter of each word: 4564 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 163.

8.3 First and last letters of each word: 8673 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 59.

9 Word position of letter's last appearance: 1582 = 2 x 7 x 113. (No equivalent feature with the first appearance.

10 Divide the letters of the Greek alphabet into two lists of odd and even valued letters.

10.1The total of the first and last positions where letters in the even list appeared: 6747 = 3 x 13 x 173. SF: 189 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 7.

10.2The total of the first and last positions where letters in the odd list appeared: 1736 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 31.

Prophecy Fulfilled In The Gospel

And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee. And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he spoke in this way, I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David. (Acts 13:32-34)

Prophecy is fulfilled in Jesus and by Jesus as recorded in the Gospels. By authenticating the statement above, the numbers Numerics Gematria also verify the Gospel accounts.

και ημεις υμας ευαγγελιζομεθα την προς τους πατερας επαγγελιαν γενομενην οτι ταυτην ο Θεος εκπεπληρωκε τοις τεκνοις αυτων ημιν αναστησας Ιησουν ως και εν τω ψαλμω τω δευτερω γεγραπται Υιος μου ει συ εγω σημερον γεγεννηκα σε οτι δε ανεστησεν αυτον εκ νεκρων μηκετι μελλοντα υποστρεφειν εις διαφθοραν ουτως ειρηκεν οτι Δωσω υμιν τα οσια Δαβιδ τα πιστα (Acts 13:32-34 GNS)

Only three words need to be removed from the beginning of verse 32. The English appears awkward, but not the Greek. "Announce glad tidings" can appear as a header before the rest of the statement. (See interlinear below with the numbers.)

1                                                  2
356                                                147
1   2    3  4  5  6  7   8  9  10  11  12 13 14    15   16 17
5-  200- 1- 3- 3- 5- 20- 9- 6- 60- 30- 5- 8- 1     100- 7- 40
a gospel                                           the

3                 4                   5
300               450                 347
18  19  20  21    22   23  24   25    26  27 28   29 30  31 32
70- 80- 60- 90    100- 60- 200- 90    70- 1- 100- 5- 80- 1- 90
to                the                 fathers

6                                   7
157                                 230
33  34  35 36 37 38 39  40 41 42    43  44 45  46  47  48 49  50 51
5-  70- 1- 3- 3- 5- 20- 9- 1- 40    3-  5- 40- 60- 30- 5- 40- 7- 40
promise                             made,

8              9                          10     11
169            448                        60     163
52  53   54    55   56 57   58   59 60    61     62  63 64  65
60- 100- 9     100- 1- 200- 100- 7- 40    60     8-  5- 60- 90
that           this                       the    God

12                                           13
882                                          259
66  67  68  69 70  71  72 73  74   75  76    77   78  79 80
5-  10- 70- 5- 70- 20- 7- 80- 600- 10- 5     100- 60- 9- 90
has fulfilled                                the

14                           15                       16
314                          941                      86
81   82 83  84  85  86 87    88  89   90   91   92    93 94  95 96
100- 5- 10- 40- 60- 9- 90    1-  200- 100- 600- 40    7- 30- 9- 40
children                     their                    to us,

17                                     18
420                                    406
97  98  99 100 101  102 103 104 105    106 107 108 109 110  111
1-  40- 1- 90- 100- 7-  90- 1-  90     9-  7-  90- 60- 200- 40
having raised up                       Jesus;

19          20             21         22          23
690         20             45         700         1151
112  113    114 115 116    117 118    119  120    121  122 123 124 125
600- 90     10- 1-  9      5-  40     100- 600    500- 1-  20- 30- 600
as          also           in         the         psalm

24         25                          26
700        994                         272
126 127    128 29 130 131 32 133 134   135 36 37 138 39 140 141 42 143
100 600    4-  5- 200-100-5- 80- 600   3-  5- 3- 80- 1- 70- 100-1- 9
the        second                      it has been written,

27                  28             29         30
359                 290            14         290
144  145 146 147    148 149 150    151 152    153 154
200- 9-  60- 90     30- 60- 200    5-  9      90- 200
son                 my             thou       art,

31            32                         33
608           312                        114
155 56 157    158 59 160 61 162 63 164   165 66 67 68 69 70 71 172 173
5-  3- 600    90- 7- 30- 5- 80- 60-40    3-  5- 3- 5- 40-40- 7-10- 1
I             today                      have begotten

34        35             36        37
95        169            9         378
174 175   176 177 178    179 180   181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189
90- 5     60- 100-9      4-  5     1-  40- 5-  90- 100-7-  90- 5-  40
thee.     and            that      he raised

38                       39            40
401                      15            775
190 191  192  193 194    195 196       197 198 199 200 201  202
1-  200- 100- 60- 40     5-  10        40- 5-  10- 80- 600- 40
him                      from among    dead,

41                          42
161                         276
203 204 205 206 207  208    209 210 211 212 213 214 215  216
30- 7-  10- 5-  100- 9      30- 5-  20- 20- 60- 40- 100- 1
no more                     to be about

43                                                44
959                                               104
217  218 219 220 221  222 223 224  225 226 227    228 229 230
200- 70- 60- 90- 100- 80- 5-  300- 5-  9-  40     5-  9-  90
to return                                         to

45                                      46
503                                     1050
231 232 233 234  235 236 237 238 239    240  241  242  243  244
4-  9-  1-  300- 8-  60- 80- 1-  40     60-  200- 100- 600- 90
corruption,                             thus

47                             48              49
156                            169             1294
245 246 247 248 249 250 251    252 253  254    255  256  257 258
5-  9-  80- 7-  10- 5-  40     60- 100- 9      4-   600- 90- 600
he spoke                       because         I will give

50                  51          52                 53
279                 101         160                20
259  260 261 262    263  264    265 266 267 268    269 270 271 272 273
200- 30- 9-  40     100- 1      60- 90- 9-  1      4-  1-  2-  9-  4
to you              the         mercies            of David

54          55
101         270
274  275    276 277 278 279  280
100- 1      70- 9-  90- 100- 1
the         faithful.

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total: 20139 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 137. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 280 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7. (See feature 4.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 9975 = 3 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 19. (See feature 5.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 10164 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 11 x 11. (See feature 5.2.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 9471 = 3 x 7 x 11 x 41. (See feature 7.3.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 3682 = 2 x 7 x 263. (See feature 7.1.)

E.2Last verse: 7350 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 7. (See feature 1.1.)

E.2.2Last word of each verse: 595 = 5 x 7 x 17. (See feature 1.2.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 5789 = 7 x 827. (See feature 7.2.)

F.4.2Last half of the letters: 9542 = 2 x 13 x 367. (See feature 4.1.)

Verse Features

1.1Last verse: 7350 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 7.

1.2Last word of each verse: 595 = 5 x 7 x 17.

Words And Letters

2Numeric total: 20139 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 137. SF: 154 = 2 x 7 x 11.

3Odd valued word total: 7475 = 5 x 5 x 13 x 23. (No corresponding feature with even valued words.

4Number of letters: 280 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7.

4.1Last half of the letters: 9542 = 2 x 13 x 367.

5.1Total of odd positioned letters: 9975 = 3 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 19. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

5.2Total of even positioned letters: 10164 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 11 x 11.

6.1Position total of odd valued letters: 14315 = 5 x 7 x 409.

6.2Position total of even valued letters: 25025 = 5 x 5 x 7 x 11 x 13.

7.1First letter of each word: 3682 = 2 x 7 x 263.

7.2Last letter of each word: 5789 = 7 x 827.

7.3First and last letters of each word: 9471 = 3 x 7 x 11 x 41.

11Total of words where a letter first appears: 9789 = 3 x 13 x 251. (No matching feature with where a letter last appears.

12There are exactly 140 letters from the first half of the Greek alphabet and exactly 140 letters from the last half.

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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