Bible Numbers 2.0

Man Made Religion

Religion That Blinds

The numbers Numerics Gematria assure us these accounts of Jesus' last days are accurate and truthful.

Assumptions take life on their own. Because the disciples had preconceived notions from their own culture and times, they failed to see the end that was coming for Jesus. Even though Jesus told them quite plainly, they did not understand. They didn't even dare ask for an explanation. Instead, the disciples got caught up in a selfish debate about who among them was the greatest.

Man made religion stealthily seeps into true believers in the most subtle ways. It is difficult to guard against when everyone around you seems to think everything is fine. It blinded the disciples making them quickly change the subject.

And all were astonished at the majesty of God. But while they were all marveling at everything he did, he said to his disciples, Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men. But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying. And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. (Luke 9:43-46)1
εξεπλησσοντο δε παντες επι τη μεγαλειοτητι του Θεου Παντων δε θαυμαζοντων επι πασιν οις εποιεν ο Ιησους ειπε προς τους μαθητας αυτου Θεσθε υμεις εις τα ωτα υμων τους λογους τουτους ο γαρ υιος του ανθρωπου μελλει παραδιδοσθαι εις χειρας ανθρωπων οι δε ηγνοουν το ρημα τουτο και ην παρακεκαλυμμενον απ αυτων ινα μη αισθωνται αυτο και εφοβουντο ερωτησαι αυτον περι του ρηματος τουτου Εισηλθε δε διαλογισμος εν αυτοις το τις αν ειη μειζων αυτων (Luke 9:43-46 GNS)2
1                       2           3
851                     9           1086
1   2  3  4   5   6     7 8         9 10 11  12 13 14 15 16 17  18  19
70- 1- 40-100-600-40    4-5         8-1- 200-30-1- 6- 60-40-100-600-40
all                     moreover    were wondering

4            5                   6            7
84           210                 159          189
20 21  22    23  24 25  26 27    28  29 30    31  32  33  34 35 36
5- 70- 9     70- 1- 90- 9- 40    60- 9- 90    5-  70- 60- 9- 5- 40
at           all                 which        did

8      9                         10              11
60     456                       89              300
37     38  39 40  41  42   43    44 45 46  47    48  49  50  51
60     9-  7- 90- 60- 200- 90    5- 9- 70- 5     70- 80- 60- 90
the    Jesus,                    he said         toward

12                  13                         14
450                 237                        561
52   53  54   55    56  57 58 59 60   61 62    63  64   65   66  67
100- 60- 200- 90    30- 1- 8- 7- 100- 1- 90    1-  200- 100- 60- 200
the                 disciples                  his

15                  16                   17           18
116                 334                  104          101
68  69 70  71 72    73   74  75 76 77    78  79 80    81   82
8-  5- 90- 8- 5     200- 30- 5- 9- 90    5-  9- 90    100- 1
lay by              ye                   into         the

19              20                 21               22
701             870                450              433
83   84   85    86   87  88  89    90  91 92  93    94 95 96 97 98  99
600- 100- 1     200- 30- 600-40    100-60-200-90    20-60-3- 60-200-90
ears            of you             the              words

23                                 24     25
810                                60     84
100  101 102  103  104 105  106    107    108 109 110
100- 60- 200- 100- 60- 200- 90     60     3-  1-  80
this                               the    for

26                  27              28
359                 360             1059
111  112 113 114    115  116 117    118  119 120 121 122  123 124 125
200- 9-  60- 90     100- 60- 200    1-   40- 8-  80- 600- 70- 60- 200
son                 the             of man

29                       30
89                       337
126 27 128 129 30 131    132 33 134 35 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143
30- 5- 20- 20- 5- 9      70- 1- 80- 1- 4-  9-  4-  60- 90- 8-  1-  9
is about                 to be delivered up

31            32                        33
104           585                       1439
144 45 146    147 148 149 150 51 152    153 154 55 156 157 158 159 160
5-  9- 90     400-5-  9-  80- 1- 90     1-  40- 8- 80- 600-70- 600-40
into          hands                     of men.

34         35         36                              37
69         9          410                             160
161 162    163 164    165 166 167 168 169 170  171    172  173
60- 9      4-  5      7-  3-  40- 60- 60- 200- 40     100- 60
they       but        not understood                  the

38                 39                        40            41         
118                520                       20            47         
174 175 176 177    178  179 180  181  182    183 184 185   186 187
80- 7-  30- 1      100- 60- 200- 100- 60     10- 1-  9     7-  40     
saying             this                      and           it was     

42
603
188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197  198 199 200 201 202 203
70- 1-  80- 1-  10- 5-  10- 1-  20- 200- 30- 30- 5-  40- 60- 40
veiled

43         44                        45             46
71         941                       50             37
204 205    206 207  208  209  210    211 212 213    214 215
1-  70     1-  200- 100- 600- 40     9-  40- 1      30- 7
from       them                      in order       that

47                                       48
858                                      361
216 217 218 219 220  221 222  223 224    225 226  227  228
1-  9-  90- 8-  600- 40- 100- 1-  9      1-  200- 100- 60
they should not perceive                 it.

49             50
20             827
229 230 231    232 233  234 235 236 237  238 239  240
10- 1-  9      5-  300- 60- 2-  60- 200- 40- 100- 60
and            they feared

51                                   52
892                                  401
241 242 243  244  245 246 247 248    249 250  251  252 253
5-  80- 600- 100- 7-  90- 1-  9      1-  200- 100- 60- 40
to ask                               him

53                 54              55
164                360             368
254 255 256 257    258  259 260    261 262 263 264 265  266 267
70- 5-  80- 9      100- 60- 200    80- 7-  30- 1-  100- 60- 90
concerning         the             saying

56                            57
720                           144
268  269 270  271  272 273    274 275 276 277 278 279 280
100- 60- 200- 100- 60- 200    5-  9-  90- 7-  20- 8-  5
this.                         came up

58         59
9          376
281 282    283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293
4-  5      4-  9-  1-  20- 60- 3-  9-  90- 30- 60- 90
but        a reasoning

60         61                           62          63
45         460                          160         199
294 295    296 297  298  299 300 301    302  303    304  305 306
5-  40     1-  200- 100- 60- 9-  90     100- 60     100- 9-  90
among      them,                        this,       who

64         65             66                       67
41         21             690                      941
307 308    309 310 311    312 313 314315 316 317   318 319 320 321 322
1-  40     5-  9-  7      30- 5-  9- 6-  600-40    1-  200-100-600-40
suppose    might be       greatest                 of them.3

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total: 24248 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 433. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 322 = 2 x 7 x 23. (See feature 3.)

B.3.2Every other word (even): 11362 = 2 x 13 x 19 x 23. (See feature 4.1.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 12418 = 2 x 7 x 887. (See feature 5.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 11830 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 13 x 13. (See feature 5.2.)

C.2.3First and last letter of each verse: 623 = 7 x 89. (See feature 1.3.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 7637 = 7 x 1091. (See feature 6.3.)

D.2.3First letter of each verse: 143 = 11 x 13. (See feature 1.2.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 3808 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 17. (See feature 6.1.)

E.2.2Last word of each verse: 3661 = 7 x 523. (See feature 1.1.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 3829 = 7 x 547. (See feature 6.2.)

Verse Features

1.1Last word of each verse: 3661 = 7 x 523.

1.2First letter of each verse: 143 = 11 x 13.

1.3First and last letters of each verse: 623 = 7 x 89.

Words And Letters

2Numeric total: 24248 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 433.

3Number of letters: 322 = 2 x 7 x 23.

4.1Even positioned word total: 11362 = 2 x 13 x 19 x 23. (No equivalent with odd positioned.

4.2Even valued word total: 12428 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 239. (No matching feature with odd valued.

5.1Total of odd positioned letters: 12418 = 2 x 7 x 887. SF: 896 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

5.2Total of even positioned letters: 11830 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 13 x 13.

6.1First letter of each word: 3808 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 17.

6.2Last letter of each word: 3829 = 7 x 547.

6.3First and last letters of each word: 7637 = 7 x 1091.

7Letters that are not first or last: 16731 = 3 x 3 x 11 x 13 x 13.

8Sum of the positions where each letter first and last appeared: 7483 = 7 x 1069.

9Sort each letter of the Greek alphabet according to the first and last word position where they appear, and then divide the list into equal halves.

9.1In the lower half of the list, the total of the first and last letter positions where they appeared: 3878 = 2 x 7 x 277. SF: 286 = 2 x 11 x 13. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

9.2In the upper half: 3605 = 5 x 7 x 103.

10Sort each letter of the Greek alphabet according to the first and last letter positions where they appear, and divide the list into equal halves.

10.1In the lower list, the total of the first and last letter positions: 3878 = 2 x 7 x 277. SF: 286 = 2 x 11 x 13. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

10.2In the upper list: 3605 = 5 x 7 x 103.

11Rank all the letters in the text segment from least to greatest. The letter in the middle of the list has a value of 40. Originally, it was the 160th letter of the segment.

11.1The total of the positions in the lower half plus the middle letter's position: 26754 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 13. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

11.2The total of the positions in the upper half: 25249 = 7 x 3607. SF: 3614 = 2 x 13 x 139. SF: 154 = 2 x 7 x 11.

Man Made Religion Seeks Death

The Apostle John's gospel was written after the other three, and after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. He saw the end coming for his nation as Jesus warned, and he saw the city fall. His gospel reflected the insight and hindsight he had garnered over his long life.

John tells us clearly the religious rulers sought Jesus' death before his arrest and crucifixion (John 11:44-52). It was deliberate and planned. This was no accident or mistake.

They feared the Romans more than they feared God. One would think that a miracle worker who could raise the dead would be more than a match for the legions of Rome, but the religious class did not think this way at all. To them, the great miracles of Moses, the victories of David did not count. They did not believe their own religion because they had replaced it with a man made religion (Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 15:9).

And because they had their own religion, they could not see Jesus as the fulfillment of prophecy. They rejected his teaching and his miracles. They preferred to kill the true messenger.

So from that day on they took counsel how to put him to death. Jesus therefore no longer went about openly among the Jews, but went from there to the country near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim; and there he stayed with the disciples. (John 11:53-54)
απ εκεινης ουν της ημερας συνεβουλευσαντο ινα αποκτεινωσιν αυτον Ιησους ουν ουκετι παρρησια περιεπατει εν τοις Ιουδαιοις αλλα απηλθεν εκειθεν εις την χωραν εγγυς της ερημου εις Εφραιμ λεγομενην πολιν κακει διετριβε μετα των μαθητων αυτου (John 11:53-54 GNS)

Thirteen words are dropped from the end. The specifics as to where Jesus went are not needed.

1        2                          3              4
71       166                        300            197
1  2     3   4   5  6  7   8  9     10  11   12    13   14 15
1- 70    5-  10- 5- 9- 40- 7- 90    60- 200- 40    100- 7- 90
from     that                       therefore      the

5                     6
213                   1113
16  17 18 19 20 21    22 23  24 25 26 27 28  29 30 31  32 33 34 35  36
7-  30-5- 80-1- 90    90-200-40-5- 2- 60-200-20-5- 200-90-1- 40-100-60
day                   they took counsel together

7            8
50           1034
37 38  39    40   41  42  43  44   45 46 47  48   49  50 51
9- 40- 1     1-   70- 60- 10- 100- 5- 9- 40- 600- 90- 9- 40
that         they might kill

9                       10                        11
401                     456                       300
52  53   54   55  56    57  58 59  60  61   62    63  64   65
1-  200- 100- 60- 40    9-  7- 90- 60- 200- 90    60- 200- 40
him.                    Jesus                     therefore

12                         13
384                        338
66  67   68  69 70   71    72  73 74  75  76 77  78 79
60- 200- 10- 5- 100- 9     70- 1- 80- 80- 7- 90- 9- 1
no longer                  publicly

14                                    15        16
354                                   45        259
80  81 82  83 84 85  86 87   88 89    90 91     92   93  94 95
70- 5- 80- 9- 5- 70- 1- 100- 5- 9     5- 40     100- 60- 9- 90
walked                                among     the

17                                     18
442                                    42
96  97  98   99 100 101 102 103 104    105 106 107 108
9-  60- 200- 4- 1-  9-  60- 9-  90     1-  20- 20- 1
Jews,                                  but

19                             20
151                            82
109 110 111 112 113 114 115    116 117 118 119 120 121 122
1-  70- 7-  20- 8-  5-  40     5-  10- 5-  9-  8-  5-  40
went away                      thence

21             22              23
104            147             1121
123 124 125    126  127 128    129  130  131 132 133
5-  9-  90     100- 7-  40     400- 600- 80- 1-  40
into           the             country

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total: 7770 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 37. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 133 = 7 x 19. (See feature 3.)

B.3Every other word (odd): 3536 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13 x 17. (See feature 4.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 3815 = 5 x 7 x 109. (See feature 8.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 3955 = 5 x 7 x 113. (See feature 8.2.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 2310 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11. (See feature 9.3.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 1169 = 7 x 167. (See feature 9.1.)

E.2Last verse: 4225 = 5 x 5 x 13 x 13. (See feature 1.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 1141 = 7 x 163. (See feature 9.2.)

Verse Features

1Last verse: 4225 = 5 x 5 x 13 x 13.

Words And Letters

2Numeric total: 7770 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 37.

3Number of letters: 133 = 7 x 19. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

4Odd positioned word total: 3536 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13 x 17. (No matching equivalent with the even positioned words.

5Odd valued word total: 3718 = 2 x 11 x 13 x 13. SF: 39 = 3 x 13. (No matching equivalent with the even valued words.

6Rank the words from least to greatest. The word in the middle has a value of 300. Its original position was the 11th word.

6.1The greater half of the list after the middle value: 5943 = 3 x 7 x 283.

6.2The lesser half including the middle word: 1827 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 29. SF: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.

7The positions of the words in the lesser half including the middle: 161 = 7 x 23.

8.1Total of odd positioned letters: 3815 = 5 x 7 x 109.

8.2Total of even positioned letters: 3955 = 5 x 7 x 113.

9.1First letter of each word: 1169 = 7 x 167.

9.2Last letter of each word: 1141 = 7 x 163.

9.3First and last letters of each word: 2310 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.

9.4Positions of the first and last letters of each word: 3146 = 2 x 11 x 11 x 13.

9.5Letters that are not first or last: 5460 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 13.

10Rank all the letters of the text segment from least to greatest. The letter in the middle of the list has a value of 40. (Originally it was the 47th letter of the segment.

10.1The lesser half of the list (just before the middle letter : 490 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 7. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

10.2The greater half plus the middle letter: 7280 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 13.

Man Made Religion Kills

And Jesus said to them, Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the scriptures be fulfilled. (Mark 14:48-49)
και αποκριθεις ο Ιησους ειπεν αυτοις Ως επι ληστην εξηλθετε μετα μαχαιρων και ξυλων συλλαβειν με καθ ημεραν ημην προς υμας εν τω ιερω διδασκων και ουκ εκρατησατε με αλλ ινα πληρωθωσιν αι γραφαι (Mark 14:48-49 GNS)

The superfluous Greek word at the beginning of verse 48 is dropped, along with the last five words in verse 49. For believers, Jesus' statement that this is the fulfillment of prophecy is unnecessary.

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                        690
18  19 20  21 22    23  24   25   26  27 28    29   30
5-  9- 70- 5- 40    1-  200- 100- 60- 9- 90    600- 90
said                to them,                   as

7            8                        9
84           264                      200
31 32  33    34  35 36  37   38 39    40  41  42 43  44 45 46   47
5- 70- 9     20- 7- 90- 100- 7- 40    5-  50- 7- 20- 8- 5- 100- 5
against      a robber                 are you come out

10                11                                12
136               1161                              20
48  49 50   51    52   53 54   55 56 57  58   59    60  61 62
30- 5- 100- 1     30-  1- 400- 1- 9- 80- 600- 40    10- 1- 9
with              swords                            and

13                      14
910                     387
63  64   65  66   67    68  69   70  71  72 73 74 75 76
50- 200- 20- 600- 40    90- 200- 20- 20- 1- 2- 5- 9- 40
staves                  to take

15        16           17                      18
35        19           163                     84
77  78    79  80 81    82  83  84 85  86 87    88 89  90 91
30- 5     10- 1- 8     7-  30- 5- 80- 1- 40    7- 30- 7- 40
me?       and          daily                   I was

19                20                21         22
300               321               45         700
92  93  94  95    96   97  98 99    100 101    102  103
70- 80- 60- 90    200- 30- 1- 90    5-  40     100- 600
with              you               in         the

23                 24                                  25
694                758                                 20
104 105 106 107    108 109 110 111 112 113 114  115    116 117 118
9-  5-  80- 600    4-  9-  4-  1-  90- 10- 600- 40     10- 1-  9
temple             teaching,                           and

26              27                                          28
270             399                                         35
119 120  121    122 123 124 125 126  127 128 129 130  131   132 133
60- 200- 10     5-  10- 80- 1-  100- 7-  90- 1-  100- 5     30- 5
not             ye seize                                    me

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total: 9142 = 2 x 7 x 653. (See feature 4.)

A.4Number of words: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 133 = 7 x 19. (See feature 3.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 3773 = 7 x 7 x 7 x 11. (See feature 6.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 5369 = 7 x 13 x 59. (See feature 6.2.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 3689 = 7 x 17 x 31. (See feature 7.3.)

D.2First verse: 5334 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 127. (See feature 1.1.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 1463 = 7 x 11 x 19. (See feature 7.1.)

E.2Last verse: 3808 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 17. (See feature 1.2.)

E.2.2Last word of each verse: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7. (See feature 1.3.)

E.2.3Last letter of each verse: 21 = 3 x 7. (See feature 1.4.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 2226 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 53. (See feature 7.2.)

F.3First half of the words: 5299 = 7 x 757. (See feature 5.3.1.)

F.3.2Last half of the words: 3843 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 61. (See feature 5.3.2.)

Verse Features

1.1First verse: 5334 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 127.

1.2Last verse: 3808 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 17.

1.3Last word of each verse: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

1.4First and last letters of each verse: 21 = 3 x 7.

Words And Letters

2Number of words: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.

3Number of letters: 133 = 7 x 19. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

4Numeric total: 9142 = 2 x 7 x 653.

5.1Even valued words totalled: 6448 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13 x 31. SF: 52 = 2 x 2 x 13.

5.2.1Position total of words with an odd number of letters: 119 = 7 x 17.

5.2.2Position total of words with an even number of letters: 287 = 7 x 41.

5.3.1First half of the words: 5299 = 7 x 757.

5.3.2Last half of the words: 3843 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 61.

6.1Total of odd positioned letters: 3773 = 7 x 7 x 7 x 11.

6.2Total of even positioned letters: 5369 = 7 x 13 x 59.

7.1First letter of each word: 1463 = 7 x 11 x 19.

7.2Last letter of each word: 2226 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 53. SF: 65 = 5 x 13.

7.3First and last letters of each word: 3689 = 7 x 17 x 31.

8The first and last word positions where each letter of the Greek alphabet appears: 560 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7.

9The Greek alphabet could be divided in half.

9.1In the first half, the first and last word positions where each letter appeared in the text: 294 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 7.

9.2In the second half, the first and last word positions where each letter appeared: 266 = 2 x 7 x 19. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.

10The first and last letter positions where each letter of the Greek alphabet appears: 2665 = 5 x 13 x 41.

11The midpoint of the Greek alphabet is between letters 30 and 40.

11.1Total of letters in the passage greater than 30: 8470 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 11 x 11.

11.2Total of the positions of these letters: 3718 = 2 x 11 x 13 x 13. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

11.3Total of letters in the passage less than 40: 672 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7.

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.

Numeric Study Links

The Rational Bible

Bible Issues

presents the Bible as a rational book, as history, economics, and prophecy (with an extensive look at the book of Revelation) also covering a diverse range of topics. (Active site.)




These pages were uploaded to assure you God's word is trustworthy. Study God's word, not these pages.