Bible Numbers 2.0

The Conquest Of Canaan

Did Israel really conquer the land of Canaan as stated in the book of Joshua? The numeric features are the same as those in The Proclamation and in many other verses. They are proof Israel did conquer Canaan.

The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped in Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. (Joshua 4:19)1

The actual invasion begins right with Israel crossing the Jordan river and setting foot in Canaan proper.

The text segment ends with a list of all the Canaanite areas conquered.

that is, all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses defeated with the leaders of Midian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who dwelt in the land. (Joshua 13:21)

Joshua 13:21 is already into the division of the conquered land. The division of land is not complete without the rest of chapter 13, but that is not necessary for the conquest itself. The conquest was already complete even though some areas were not taken (Joshua 13:13).

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total of the passage: 1021909 = 7 x 145987. (See feature 3.3.)

A.3Number of verses: 247 = 13 x 19. (See feature 2.1.)

A.5Number of letters: 16023 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 109. (See feature 3.2.)

B.1Every other chapter (odd positions): 536907 = 3 x 7 x 37 x 691. (See feature 1.2.1.)

B.1.2Every other chapter (even positions): 485002 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 101. (See feature 1.2.2.)

B.2.2Every other verse (even positions): 482911 = 11 x 11 x 13 x 307. (See feature 2.3.)

B.3Every other word (odd positions): 510377 = 7 x 72911. (See feature 4.1.)

B.3.2Every other word (even positions): 511532 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 18269. (See feature 4.2.)

B.4Every other letter (odd positions): 508830 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 2423. (See feature 5.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even positions): 513079 = 7 x 7 x 37 x 283. (See feature 5.2.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 445935 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 31 x 137. (See feature 6.3.)

D.2.2First word of each verse: 64337 = 7 x 7 x 13 x 101. (See feature 2.1.1.)

D.2.3First letter of each verse: 3220 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 23. (See feature 2.1.2.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 124180 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 887. (See feature 6.1.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 321755 = 5 x 7 x 29 x 317. (See feature 6.2.)

F.1First half of the chapters: 497094 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 6373. (See feature 1.3.)

G.3.2Second third of the words: 324100 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 463. (See feature 3.1.1.)

G.4.2Second third of the letters: 317828 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 11351. (See feature 3.1.2.)

Chapter Features

a) Chapter count.      b) Chapter number.       c) Chapter total.

a) 1     2     3      4      5      6      7      8      9     10
b) 4     5     6      7      8      9      10     11     12    13
c) 21594 69784 133837 121406 150473 103184 176462 104110 54541 86518

1.1From the 3rd chapter in the list to the 4th chapter, plus the 3rd last chapter to the 4th last chapter: 535815 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 7. (3 + 4 = 7)

1.2.1Odd positioned chapters:

1     3      5      7      9
21594 133837 150473 176462 54541

Total: 536907 = 3 x 7 x 37 x 691.

1.2.2Even positioned chapters:

2     4      6      8      10
69784 121406 103184 104110 86518

Total: 485002 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 101.

1.2.3Odd positioned segments two chapters long: 486094 = 2 x 7 x 34721.

1.2.4Even positioned segments two chapters long: 535815 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 7.

1.3The first half of the chapters: 497094 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 6373. SF: 6391 = 7 x 11 x 83.

1.4Two chapters have totals divisible by 13:

2 7 69784 176462

Total: 246246 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 11 x 13 x 41. SF: 77 = 7 x 11. (An extra 7 appears.)

1.5The middle 4 chapters: 551525 = 5 x 5 x 13 x 1697.

Verse Features

2902 3499 3745 3144 5038 3266 7505 4711 4076 4576 2296 10626 3630 
2998 3977 4133 2496 4849 4731 4368 4812 2633 3218 5113 6672 5917 
5687 2327 6485 4438 5500 2181 2208 7376 3725 5498 5137 5887 6615 
2119 7891 4335 6931 6136 4554 7380 6230 1644 3476 6173 5651 2942 
4667 4874 5700 2278 4695 1808 4904 4479 6762 7619 5061 3099 5261 
2410 4401 4231 7417 2458 2296 10433 5280 3031 7059 5528 3924 4505 
4234 3994 3609 5679 3442 2999 2706 3428 4302 5408 1955 3588 5181 
3433 3834 3769 4238 4719 2539 6426 2685 3118 3313 2957 7442 1485 
7490 4829 8477 3748 4430 4155 2011 2923 3679 3971 4417 3586 2637 
4209 6184 5814 3552 3877 1611 3969 5058 4298 3066 2995 3434 2872 
4648 3364 9219 2630 2062 2943 6816 2568 4266 3325 4646 5253 1420 
3111 1413 3106 7223 5309 4768 2227 1637 1567 2374 3011 4642 4563 
3667 3863 6859 8162 4713 3600 5743 7015 1959 6606 2174 5142 4269 
2360 3607 1910 7374 1842 7620 6621 2707 3767 1637 2773 3439 3561 
3168 1602 8413 2111 5978 4635 4414 4745 4155 5132 4615 5602 6998 
4600 1878 3905 7273 5681 3522 5910 5891 5208 5768 3553 3472 3767 
7468 3271 1603 1058 1222 575 619 733 437 798 988 973 610 1500 799 
1200 1341 1687 4512 3634 7718 2773 3478 5817 4220 4857 4489 2118 
2407 5807 5404 3509 2114 4595 3074 1262 2750 2823 9157

2.1Number of verses: 247 = 13 x 19.

2.1.1First word of each verse: 64337 = 7 x 7 x 13 x 101.

2.1.2First letter of each verse: 3220 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 23. SF: 39 = 3 x 13. (The conquest began with great promise and the fall of Jericho. This is mirrored with the first word of each verse, and the first letter of each verse. No corresponding feature is found with the last letter of each verse because the end of the conquest fell short of what God wanted.)

2.2Even valued verses: 491894 = 2 x 13 x 18919. (No feature for odd valued verses.)

2.3Even positioned verses: 482911 = 11 x 11 x 13 x 307. (No feature for odd positioned verses.)

2.4First and last words of each verse: 118381 = 23 x 5147. The conquest is about people (factor 23), not God. As a result, there are no features with the first and last word of each verse. This is confirmed in the next feature.

2.5First and last letters of each verse: 16790 = 2 x 5 x 23 x 73.

Features 2.4 and 2.5 only have 23 as the significant factor, clearly indicating the conquest of Canaan was very much a human affair.

2.6Find all equal sized groups symmetrically positioned from beginning and end where the sum of the paired groups is divisible by 7. There are 1074 of them. Select all those that either begin or end at the same verse. This produces seven sets.

Example of groups from the ends of the list.

 1   2   3   4   5   6   7  ... 241 242 243 244 245 246 247
247 246 245 244 243 242 241 ...  7   6   5   4   3   2   1
 |-A-|                                               |-A-|
         |---B---|                       |---B---|

(Only the lower numbers are used.)

a) Group's start position.      b) Group's end position.
c) Total of both groups (beginning & end).

a) 28    28    28     28     28     28     28     28     28     28     28     28     28     28     28     28     28     = 476 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 17
b) 29    30    47     49     65     66     67     69     71     79     89     100    106    113    114    115    121    = 1330 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 19
c) 10773 16009 159789 177863 325787 331758 339598 355656 366884 446481 535976 617134 666176 722225 728826 742462 788823 = 7332220 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 83 x 631

a) 75    75    75    75     75     75     75     = 525 = 3 x 5 x 5 x 7
b) 78    81    82    87     97     102    103    = 630 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 7
c) 36267 59689 71974 111881 190890 232022 240877 = 943600 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 337

a) 84    84     84     84     84     84     84     = 588 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 7
b) 88    104    110    111    112    116    122    = 763 = 7 x 109
c) 48076 168098 222705 231532 237398 270326 317912 = 1496047 = 7 x 213721

a) 112   112   = 224 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7
b) 116   122   = 238 = 2 x 7 x 17
c) 38794 86380 = 125174 = 2 x 7 x 8941

a) 2      4      10     21     22     34     38     41     46     52     56    59    = 385 = 5 x 7 x 11
b) 63     63     63     63     63     63     63     63     63     63     63    63    = 756 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 7
c) 514871 502054 454356 358358 349034 284970 258776 229649 175910 117187 77189 54376 = 3376730 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 48239

a) 3      12     17     23     27     29     33     37     40     43     49     60     61     62     63     85     86     87     91     92     99    = 1099 = 7 x 157
b) 109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109    109   = 2289 = 3 x 7 x 109
c) 890960 821681 774816 727125 701365 691768 670208 647927 617946 592809 527954 427469 418355 405615 395885 205968 197519 190491 151641 142793 93814 = 10294109 = 7 x 613 x 2399

a) 14     18     26     36     47     57     65     84     89     105    111   112   113   117   = 994 = 2 x 7 x 71
b) 122    122    122    122    122    122    122    122    122    122    122   122   122   122   = 1708 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 61
c) 902748 870772 810712 756413 646961 554120 479640 317912 269836 149814 95207 86380 80514 47586 = 6068615 = 5 x 7 x 41 x 4229

Total of all seven sets (line c): 29636495 = 5 x 7 x 846757. SF: 846769 = 72 x 11 x 1571 = 1596 = 22 x 3 x 7 x 19. (The factors go two extra levels.)

Total of the beginning and end verse positions of each set (lines a + b): 12005 = 5 x 74. (Four factors of seven!)

2.6.1The pair of groups from the 44th to the 93rd verse from the beginning and end stands out: 453789 = 33 x 75. Counting exclusively: 93 - 44 = 49 (72). Counting inclusively there would be 50 verses near the beginning and 50 verses at the other end. 50 = 2 x 52. SF: 12 = 22 x 3. SF: 7. All told there would be 100 verses: 22 x 52. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

2.6.2.1Find two equal sized groups of verses from the beginning and end where the sum of the groups is divisible by 13, and where the beginning and end positions of the groups added together is divisible by 7. There are 569 pairs. From this list, select those that either begin, or end from the same verse. This reduces the list to five sets.

a) From verse: 16     16     16     16     16     16     16     = 112 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7.
b) To verse:   31     38     51     64     69     112    118    = 483 = 3 x 7 x 23.
c) Group sum:  111644 152737 285168 407056 445354 806182 853476 = 3061617 = 3 x 13 x 29 x 2707.

a) 20    20     20     20     20     20     20     = 140 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7.
b) 27    45     50     70     73     85     119    = 469 = 7 x 67.
c) 53703 190450 241644 415584 450541 551252 827099 = 2730273 = 3 x 7 x 13 x 73 x 137. (*An extra 7.)

a) 45     45     45     45     45     45     45     = 315 = 3 x 3 x 5 x 7
b) 59     63     65     77     114    122    123    = 623 = 7 x 89
c) 141297 186355 199485 304811 602524 670696 677365 = 2782533 = 3 x 13 x 71347

a) 56     56     56     56     56     56     = 336 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7.
b) 67     88     89     95     110    111    = 560 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7.
c) 104130 291694 300508 346671 466323 475150 = 1984476 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 13 x 12721.
Sum of lines A + B: 896 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 (*Seven 2s.)

a) 58    58     58     58     58     58     58     = 406 = 2 x 7 x 29.
b) 68    72     79     91     97     102    121    = 630 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 7.
c) 94874 132210 194753 300547 340873 382005 537095 = 1982357 = 13 x 31 x 4919.

Total of starting positions (line a): 195 = 3 x 5 x 13. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

The sum of these five sets (line c): 12541256 = 23 x 72 x 13 x 23 x 107. The totals of each group were originally chosen to be divisible by 13. Here they are divisible by 7 twice!

2.6.2.2This second set is of groups that end at the same verse.

a) Group's start position.      b) Group's end position.
c) Total of both groups (beginning & end).

a) 7       = 7 = 7
b) 14      = 14 = 2 x 7
c) 71123   = 71123 = 13 x 5471

a) 11     22     24     34     = 91 = 7 x 13
b) 49     49     49     49     = 196 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7
c) 309179 214240 205361 150176 = 878956 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 16903

a) 5      6      36     44     49    = 140 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7
b) 56     56     56     56     56    = 280 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7
c) 427869 419757 202293 127920 75764 = 1253603 = 13 x 96431

a) 4      20     28     46     51     71     74     = 294 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 7
b) 85     85     85     85     85     85     85     = 595 = 5 x 7 x 17
c) 686946 551252 497549 360802 309608 135668 100711 = 2642536 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 13 x 25409

Total of all the group positions (lines a + b): 1617 = 3 x 72 x 11.

2.7Pulling every N verses, find sequences divisible by 7. Numbers where N worked: 6, 16, 22, 27, 28, 31, 35, 50, 56, 62, 71, 84, 97, 100, 106, 112, and 119. The sum of these numbers: 1022 = 2 x 7 x 73.

2.8.1The middle 105 verses (72 to 176): 440752 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13 x 13 x 163.

2.8.2And 105 = 3 x 5 x 7.

2.8.3Numbers from 72 to 176 add up to 13020 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 31.

2.8.4The middle 7 verses (121 to 127): 25431 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 173.

2.8.5Numbers from 121 to 127 add up to 868 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 31. This is true of any seven consecutive numbers, but what is unexpected is the chain of 1.8.6factors. SF: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7. SF: 12 = 2 x 2 x 3. SF: 7.

2.8.7The middle verse (124th): 3969 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

2.8.8And 124 = 2 x 2 x 31. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.

The section on Abraham had many more features derived from the verses. This section on the Conquest does not. Why? The story of Abraham is the story of a man who continually grew closer to God. The Conquest is not a story of Israel's improving spiritual progress. Abraham made no serious mistakes. Ancient Israel did. This is reflected in the number of features.

The Words And Letters

3.1Number of words: 4083 (no feature).

3.1.1The middle third of the words: 324100 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 463.

3.1.2The middle third of the letters: 317828 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 11351. SF: 11362 = 2 x 13 x 19 x 23.

3.2Number of letters: 16023 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 109. SF: 126 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 7.

3.3Numeric total: 1021909 = 7 x 145987.

4.1Odd positioned words: 510377 = 7 x 72911.

4.2Even positioned words: 511532 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 18269.

5.1Odd positioned letters: 508830 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 2423.

5.2Even positioned letters: 513079 = 7 x 7 x 37 x 283.

6.1Total of the first letter of each word: 124180 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 887. SF: 903 = 3 x 7 x 43.

6.2Total of the last letter of each word: 321755 = 5 x 7 x 29 x 317.

6.3First and last letters of each word: 445935 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 31 x 137.

7Every 7the letter starting from the first letter: 145103 = 7 x 19 x 1091.

8The letters of this passage can be arranged in a 109 x 147 table (109 columns and 147 rows).

8.1.1The four corners: 6 40 2 90 = 138 = 2 x 3 x 23. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7. (Six and forty are the corners from the left edge. Notice how they are exactly half the total of the corners from the right edge.) The factor of 23 shows this is all about people (Israel's conquest of Canaanites).

8.1.2First and last columns: 15353 = 13 x 1181.

8.1.3Sum of even valued columns: 575952 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 13 x 13 x 71.

8.1.4Every 7th column: 136570 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 1951.

8.1.5Applying the Hebrew letter values of God’s name, from the column totals, take every 10th column, every 5th column, every 6th column and finally every 5th column again: 675143 = 7 x 43 x 2243.

8.1.6Total of the middle column: 11596 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 223.

8.1.7Only the thirteenth column is divisible by 7 and thirteen.

8.1.8Column totals that are even numbers: 575952 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 13 x 13 x 71.

8.1.9Ten columns have totals divisible by 13. The totals of these columns together: 93821 = 7 x 13 x 1031.

8.2.1Add up the number of the rows where the totals that are prime numbers: 845 = 5 x 13 x 13.

8.2.2Thirteen row totals are divisible by thirteen.

8.2.3The 122nd, 137th and 138th row totals each divisible by 91 (7 x 13). The totals together: 6643 6461 9828 = 22932 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 13. (An extra factor of 7.)

8.2.4.1Odd valued row totals: 547239 = 3 x 7 x 11 x 23 x 103. SF: 147 = 3 x 7 x 7.

8.2.4.2Even valued row totals: 474670 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 6781.

8.2.5.1Fifteen rows have totals that are prime numbers. The total of their row numbers: 845 = 5 x 13 x 13.

8.2.5.2Fourteen rows have totals divisible by 13. The total of their row numbers: 1326 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 17. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.

8.2.5.3The 122nd, 137th, and 138th rows are divisible by both 7 and 13. Their totals together: 22932 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 13. (An extra factor of 7.)

8.2.6.1Row totals that are odd added together: 547239 = 3 x 7 x 11 x 23 x 103. SF: 147 = 3 x 7 x 7.

8.2.6.2Rows totals that are even added together: 474670 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 6781.

Conclusion

The features found in the verse totals are less than those found in other passages. Nor are they as consistent. The numbers Numerics Gematria make it clear the conquest was not God’s first choice. He gave the Canaanites over 400 years to change their ways (Genesis 15:16; Exodus 12:41). They exhausted their chances at every turn until only destruction remained.

The invasion and conquest of Canaan was one of the Bible's great stories. To say it did not happen, or to say God was a violent, and merciless bloody deity in ordering the Israelites to attack is to deny one of the most justified wars in history. It is to malign God Himself and say God has no right to judge humanity. The numbers Numerics Gematria assure us the Bible's account is accurate on all counts. (For more on what really happened in the book of Joshua, see the study, The Invasion Of Canaan.)

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

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