Bible Numbers 2.0

Jesus' Core Teachings

Matthew 5:1 to 9:17b gives the most important lessons of Jesus' teachings in one complete continuous section. The numbers Numerics Gematriamark the longest segment of text found to date in the New Testament (January 24, 2019). It would have been most strange if the deep spiritual truths that Jesus taught, so radically different from worldly wisdom, did not have God’s signature.

Because of the length of this passage, more numeric features will be possible. The question is whether they match the pattern set forth by Revelation 1:8 with symmetrical features (i.e. first and last). Yes they do. Jesus' teachings are imbued with God’s spirit.

Due to the sheer size of this passage, the full text in Greek, English and in Numbers Numerics Gematria will not be presented. The passage begins with the very first word of Matthew 5:1, and ends with the 22nd word of Matthew 9:17. The last ten words of verse 9:17 are dropped. These ten words form a complete clause and are extraneous information. Removing them do not destroy the complete sense of 9:17. (The English and interlinear of this verse are presented below to demonstrate.)

Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; if it is, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved. (Matthew 9:17)1
ουδε  βαλλουσιν    οινον   νεον  εις    ασκους      παλαιους   ει   δε
nor   do they put  wine	   new   into	wineskins   old        if   and

μη   γε ρηγνυνται  οι      ασκοι          και   ο     οινος   εκχειται     
lest at least      burst   the wineskins  and   the   wine    is spilled   

και   οι   ασκοι       απολλυνται    αλλα  βαλλουσιν   οινον   νεον
and   the  wineskins   will perish   but   they put    wine    new

εις    ασκους      καινους   και   αμφοτεροι    συντηρουνται
into  wineskins    fresh     and   both        are preserved 
(Matthew 9:17 GNT)2

The passage begins with Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, teaching the beatitudes, and ends with Jesus telling John's disciples and the Pharisees the parable of the wineskins. In other words, Jesus warned the Pharisees their old attitude would not allow them to accept his teaching. Acceptance would destroy both them and Jesus' teachings.

From Matthew 5:1 to 9:17 are Jesus' teaching and several significant events. These are listed below.

  1. The Beatitudes (5:1-7:29)
  2. Healing a leper (8:2)
  3. Healing the centurion's servant. (8:5-13)
  4. Healing Peter's mother-in-law and many others. (8:14-17)
  5. Attitude of those paying only lip service to his teachings. (8:18-22)
  6. Calming the sea. (8:23-27)
  7. Casting out the demon(s) Legion. (8:28-34)
  8. Healing the paralytic (Son of Man's authority to forgive sin). (9:1-8)
  9. The calling of Matthew. (9:9)
  10. Eating with sinners. (9:10)
  11. Pharisees question associating with sinners. (9:11)
  12. Mercy, not sacrifice. Jesus' mission to call sinners. (9:12-13)
  13. John's disciples ask about fasting. (9:14)
  14. Jesus' answer (bridegroom, new cloth, new wineskins, old destroyed). (9:15-17)

The events after the Sermon on the Mount show various reactions to Jesus' teachings. The numbers Numerics Gematria show they are an integral part to the lessons Jesus taught. No one can hear Jesus' words and come away unchanged (Matthew 7:24-27). This is illustrated in the events afterwards.

Three healing events follow the Sermon on the Mount. The first two are of people who really took Jesus' teachings to heart. In the case of the Roman centurion, Jesus said, Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith. (Matthew 8:10) The centurion received a direct benefit from Jesus' sermon.

Since Peter's mother-in-law was sick, it is unlikely she was present when Jesus taught. Jesus' teachings yielded indirect benefits. This was to show the reality that God’s kingdom was for the poor. And it contrasted with those who came to Jesus just to pay lip service (see below).

The Sermon on the Mount was taught with authority (Matthew 7:29). And in calming the sea and casting out Legion, Jesus demonstrated the firm foundation of his authority over the natural world and the spiritual realm. More importantly, Jesus healed the paralytic to show he had authority to forgive sin. (Matthew 9:1-8)

The Sermon on the Mount was also Jesus' call for sinners. And when the Pharisees questioned why he associated with sinners, Jesus said it was the central part of his ministry of mercy. Only those who knew they needed help were willing to get it.

Jesus' teachings and behaviour left some of John's disciples puzzled. Even believers can be distracted by non-essentials. Jesus set them straight, and warned the Pharisees their old attitude could not accept his teachings without both being destroyed. Jesus' sermon was a direct loss for the Pharisees.

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total: 988820 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 7 x 1009. (See feature 5.)

A.3Number of (complete) verses: 161 = 7 x 23. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 13825 = 5 x 5 x 7 x 79. (See feature 4.)

B.2Every other segment of 6 verses (odd): 518161 = 7 x 79 x 937. (See feature 2.4.1.1.)

B.2.2Every other segment of 6 verses (even): 470659 = 7 x 71 x 947. (See feature 2.4.1.2.)

B.2Every other segment of 27 verses (odd): 495530 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 7079. (See feature 2.4.2.1.)

B.2.2Every other segment of 27 verses (even): 493290 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 29. (See feature 2.4.2.2.)

B.3Every other word (odd): 501046 = 2 x 7 x 13 x 2753. (See feature 6.1.)

B.3.2Every other word (even): 487774 = 2 x 7 x 34841. (See feature 6.2.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 494802 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 11 x 17. (See feature 7.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 494018 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 71 x 71. (See feature 7.2.)

C.1First and last chapters: 375802 = 2 x 7 x 17 x 1579. (See feature 1.1.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 371700 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 59. (See feature 8.4.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 144648 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 41. (See feature 8.1.)

E.2.3Last letter of each verse: 11977 = 7 x 29 x 59. (See feature 2.6.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 227052 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 17 x 53. (See feature 8.3.)

Chapter Features

Chapter count:  1      2      3      4      5     
Chapter number: 5      6      7      8      9     
Chapter total:  277861 241063 175312 196643 97941 

1.1First and last chapters: 375802 = 2 x 7 x 17 x 1579.

1.1.2These two chapters also have 65 (5 x 13) verses.

1.2The middle 3 chapters (not first or last): 613018 = 2 x 7 x 43787.

1.3The chapter numbers can be added up in two ways: a) complete chapters only, or b) including the incomplete chapter 9. Both methods point back to God.

1.3.1Complete chapters: 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 26 (2 x 13).

1.3.2Including incomplete chapters: 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 35 (5 x 7).

Verse Features

5604 2760 5922 1930 2063 4798 1422 2272 2120 4922 5900 7979 7681 
5019 4711 12888 4465 6014 14908 8915 4862 13981 5716 9574 11026 4228 
1985 6180 7445 7733 3398 7723 6418 5833 6324 3449 5436 3024 6775 
4808 2313 3492 3442 7780 7555 5585 5427 4056 10714 13860 4343 7741 
16151 12152 5748 6265 6054 4503 2453 4593 2496 6355 5616 13331 4965 
12019 5964 7800 2380 7617 6850 7740 12247 10539 4345 5651 5448 7203 
3968 6169 4251 3532 592 4064 7604 8713 7325 11084 2640 4008 5773 
3044 8202 7014 6923 3927 8217 8055 4566 4200 2214 4279 7950 9473 
5749 8753 4801 9529 4880 5274 6459 4148 4798 5666 7858 5336 3722 
3704 5628 13167 6230 7247 5815 5911 4228 4518 7487 6634 3321 5025 
10256 6571 5691 3821 5900 3116 3479 5332 11964 3704 3569 4671 6757 
4178 7191 1433 9065 3776 5070 3482 8367 1420 4633 7300 6749 7396 
5283 4837 6833 10521 7260 4516

2There are 161 complete verses. (The 162nd verse is only a partial verse. 161 = 7 x 23. SF: 30 = 2 x 3 x 5. SF: 10 = 2 x 5. SF: 7.)

2.2.1The following verse pairs (Nth and Nth last) together and individually are divisible by 7:

a) Nth/Nth last position: 3     26   38   67   69
b) Nth verse value:       5922  4228 3024 5964 2380
c) Nth last verse value:  10521 3479 4228 3927 7014
d) Line b plus line c:    16443 7707 7252 9891 9394

The sum of the positions in line A: 203 = 7 x 29.

Line B: 21518 = 2 x 7 x 29 x 53. SF: 91 = 7 x 13. (The factor of 7 was expected, but the sum of the factors has both numbers associated with God.)

Line C: 29169 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 463. SF: 476 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 17. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7. (The chain of factors goes much further.)

Line D: 50687 = 7 x 13 x 557. (An extra factor of 13 appears.)

The numbers show the truth of what Jesus said in Matthew 7:24-27. Everything he taught had to be accepted and acted upon from beginning to end. Only when someone applied everything would he or she bear fruit.

Relax the stringent conditions just a little bit by not requiring the Nth and Nth last to be individually divisible by 7. The features disappear, once again showing the truth of Jesus' words (Matthew 5:19).

2.2.2Rather than pair up single verses, we can pair up groups of verses from the beginning and end and list those that together are divisible by 7. (The individual groups in this case may or may not be divisible by 7.) There are 484 of them. Select only those that begin and or end at a specific position such that the sum of the positions would be divisible by 7.

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

a) 5     5     5      5      5      5      5      5      5      5      5      5      5      5      = 70 = 2 x 5 x 7
b) 9     10    17     19     27     31     35     60     62     64     65     70     73     81     = 623 = 7 x 89
c) 44240 53795 135051 167342 270221 316960 368494 684544 699888 727601 740621 810684 850346 943474 = 6813261 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 13 x 47 x 59

a) 7     7     7      7      7      7      7      7      7      7      7      7      7      7      7      7      7      7      = 126 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 7
b) 12    14    20     22     30     34     41     44     46     50     51     57     61     66     67     72     75     78     = 840 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7
c) 60480 81732 166033 193116 290010 338555 412524 452263 472829 530544 539035 632842 674338 743876 753767 817110 861973 903917 = 8924944 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 79687

a) 51     51     51     51     51     51     51     = 357 = 3 x 7 x 17
b) 57     61     66     67     72     75     78     = 476 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 17
c) 102298 143794 213332 223223 286566 331429 373373 = 1674015 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 107 x 149

a) 52    52     52     52     52     52     52     = 364 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 13
b) 57    61     66     67     72     75     78     = 476 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 17
c) 93807 135303 204841 214732 278075 322938 364882 = 1614578 = 2 x 7 x 115327

a) 2      6      12     22    = 42 = 2 x 3 x 7
b) 28     28     28     28    = 112 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7
c) 317527 275401 221186 89754 = 903868 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 19 x 1699

There are five sets. The numbers 5, 7, 51, 52, and 28 are the beginning or end positions common in these sets. The sum of these numbers: 143 = 11 x 13. What began by having the sets be divisible by 7 ended with something divisible by 13.

2.2.3Feature 2.2.2 can be made more strict by requiring the groups in each pair to be individually divisible by 7 as well. There are exactly 70 (2 x 5 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7) of them.

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

a) 2      5      6     7      7      7      9     9      9      10
b) 28     64     11    22     34     46     15    37     38     19
c) 317527 727601 54215 193116 338555 472829 72380 354564 361816 123102

a) 10     10     11    11     11     15     15     16     16     17
b) 31     70     17    60     81     51     75     37     38     18
c) 272720 766444 81256 630749 889679 457303 780241 282184 289436 19103

a) 17     18     18     19     20     20     21     21     21     22
b) 32     60     81     32     31     70     30     66     67     42
c) 205786 549493 808423 186683 149618 643342 123977 577843 587734 246680

a) 23     23     24     25     25     26     27     30     30     30
b) 34     46     39     47     49     63     63     40     68     69
c) 145439 279713 189805 259518 287812 452291 444584 126378 491904 501298

a) 30     31     31     32     35     36     37     37     41     41
b) 80     66     67     70     46     73     45     79     68     69
c) 642124 453866 463757 493724 134274 481852 101073 549500 365526 374920

a) 41     42    42     42     45     45     46     48    51     51
b) 80     44    57     72     57     72     79     49    61     78
c) 515746 39739 220318 404586 180579 364847 448427 28294 143794 373373

a) 52     56     57     58     59     61     62     63    69     70
b) 75     74     76     72     71     81     78     65    80     80
c) 322938 239575 256914 184268 160503 258930 229579 40733 150220 140826

2.2.4Verses can also be paired (groups from the beginning and end) that are divisible by 13. In this case there are 252 of them (252 = 22 x 3 x 3 x 7.)

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

a) 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      2      2
b) 16     26     41     53     65     68     72     75     14     18
c) 174499 310466 474851 636987 785967 830817 879437 924300 133939 183482

a) 2      2      2      2      2      2      2      2      2      2
b) 21     22     39     43     50     64     67     70     77     78
c) 227773 245323 444548 491062 582751 762827 805974 845910 941317 956124

a) 3     3     3      3      3      4      4      4      4      5
b) 9     10    29     48     49     23     34     36     81     20
c) 69446 79001 318773 537693 554073 228280 364299 388193 952237 183014

a) 5      5      5      5      5      6      6      6      7     7
b) 25     54     58     74     76     33     45     52     13    27
c) 257413 608673 660075 863525 891930 339482 473603 563316 71643 253240

a) 7      7      7      8     8      8      8      8      9      9
b) 60     73     80     12    17     31     32     62     19     28
c) 667563 833365 918710 51662 109252 291161 309140 674089 132522 247481

a) 9      9      9      9      9      10     10     10     11     11
b) 38     40     51     66     69     29     48     49     29     48
c) 361816 385125 521196 726037 760045 249327 468247 484627 239772 458692

a) 11     12    12     12     13    13     13     13     14     14
b) 49     15    55     79     17    31     32     62     27     60
c) 475072 46085 562835 867815 57590 239499 257478 622427 181597 595920

a) 14     14     15    15    15     15     15     15     15     15
b) 73     80     18    21    22     39     43     50     64     67
c) 761722 847067 49543 93834 111384 310609 357123 448812 628888 672035

a) 15     15     15     16     16     17     17     17     17     17
b) 70     77     78     55     79     26     41     53     65     68
c) 711971 807378 822185 516750 821730 135967 300352 462488 611468 656318

a) 17     17     18     18     18     19    19    19     19     19
b) 72     75     31     32     62     21    22    39     43     50
c) 704938 749801 181909 199888 564837 44291 61841 261066 307580 399269

a) 19     19     19     19     19     20     20     20     20     20
b) 64     67     70     77     78     28     38     40     51     66
c) 579345 622492 662428 757835 772642 114959 229294 252603 388674 593515

a) 20     21    21     21     21     21     22     22     22     22
b) 69     25    54     58     74     76     39     43     50     64
c) 627523 74399 425659 477061 680511 708916 216775 263289 354978 535054

a) 22     22     22     22     23     23     23     23     23     23
b) 67     70     77     78     39     43     50     64     67     70
c) 578201 618137 713544 728351 199225 245739 337428 517504 560651 600587

a) 23     23     24     24     24     25    25     25     25     25
b) 77     78     34     36     81     30    35     42     44     46
c) 695994 710801 136019 159913 723957 65936 127439 198172 228189 248755

a) 26     26     26     26     27     27     27     27     27     27
b) 54     58     74     76     41     53     65     68     72     75
c) 351260 402662 606112 634517 164385 326521 475501 520351 568971 613834

a) 28     28     28     29     29     29     29     29     30     30
b) 60     73     80     38     40     51     66     69     48     49
c) 414323 580125 665470 114335 137644 273715 478556 512564 218920 235300

a) 31    31     31     31     32     33     34     34     35    35
b) 35    42     44     46     62     62     45     52     36    81
c) 61503 132236 162253 182819 382928 364949 134121 223834 23894 587938

a) 36    36     36     37     38     38     39    39     39     39
b) 42    44     46     81     47     63     40    51     66     69
c) 70733 100750 121316 564044 111189 320320 23309 159380 364221 398229

a) 40    40     40     40     40     40     40     41     41     41
b) 43    50     64     67     70     77     78     51     66     69
c) 46514 138203 318279 361426 401362 496769 511576 136071 340912 374920

a) 42     42     42     42     42     43    43    44    44     44
b) 53     65     68     72     75     44    46    50    64     67
c) 162136 311116 355966 404586 449449 30017 50583 91689 271765 314912

a) 44     44     44     45    46    48     51     51     51     51
b) 70     77     78     46    52    63     64     67     70     77
c) 354848 450255 465062 20566 89713 209131 180076 223223 263159 358566

a) 51     52     52     54     54     54     54     55    55     55
b) 78     66     69     65     68     72     75     58    74     76
c) 373373 204841 238849 148980 193830 242450 287313 51402 254852 283257

a) 56     57    57    57     58    58    58     59     59     60
b) 79     59    61    71     59    61    71     74     76     61
c) 304980 36985 56303 185562 22178 41496 170755 203450 231855 19318

a) 60     61     61     62     65    65    65     65     66    66
b) 71     73     80     71     67    70    77     78     68    72
c) 148577 165802 251147 129259 43147 83083 178490 193297 44850 93470

a) 66     67    68    68     68     69    69    71    71     73
b) 75     69    70    77     78     72    75    77    78     75
c) 138333 34008 39936 135343 150150 48620 93483 95407 110214 44863

a) 74    75
b) 80    76
c) 85345 28405

The sum of lines A and B: 21000 = 23 x 3 x 53 x 7.

2.2.5As in feature 2.2.2, select all those that have a common starting or end point where the sum of the start and end points would be divisible by seven. There are only 3 sets.

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

a) 21    21     21     21     21     = 105 = 3 x 5 x 7
b) 25    54     58     74     76     = 287 = 7 x 41
c) 74399 425659 477061 680511 708916 = 2366546 = 2 x 7 x 13 x 13003

a) 25     31    = 56 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7
b) 35     35    = 70 = 2 x 5 x 7
c) 127439 61503 = 188942 = 2 x 13 x 13 x 13 x 43

a) 2      15     19     22     23     40     44     51     65     68     71    = 420 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7
b) 77     77     77     77     77     77     77     77     77     77     77    = 847 = 7 x 11 x 11
c) 941317 807378 757835 713544 695994 496769 450255 358566 178490 135343 95407 = 5630898 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 13 x 10313

These groups were selected to be divisible by 13, but when joined together (line C) the factor 7 appears, and in the middle set two additional factors of 13 appears.

The common starting or end points added together: 21 + 35 + 77 = 133 = 7 x 19. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

2.2.5The previous features were all based on the beginning of the groups. Only one group produces a feature based on the ending. These all end at the 28th verse and begin in different positions.

a) 2      6      12     22
b) 28     28     28     28
c) 317527 275401 221186 89754

Sum of line A: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.

2.2.6In features 2.2.2 to 2.2.7, groups of verses were paired from the beginning and end that together were divisible by 7. The same could be done by finding paired groups divisible by 13.

2.2.6.1One group begins at the 21st verse.

From verse a) 21    21     21     21     21
To verse   b) 25    54     58     74     76
Verse sum  c) 74399 425659 477061 680511 708916

Sum of line A: 105 = 3 x 5 x 7.

Sum of line B: 287 = 7 x 41.

Sum of line C: 2366546 = 2 x 7 x 13 x 13003. (Factors of 7 appear even though this was based on 13.)

2.2.6.2One group ends at the 35th verse.

a) 25     31
b) 35     35
c) 127439 61503

Sum of line A: 56 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7.

Sum of line B: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7.

Sum of line C: 188942 = 2 x 13 x 13 x 13 x 43. (No factor of 7 appears, but there are two extra factors of 13.)

2.2.6.3One group ends at the 77th verse.

a) 2      15     19     22     23     40     44     51     65     
b) 77     77     77     77     77     77     77     77     77     
c) 941317 807378 757835 713544 695994 496769 450255 358566 178490 

a) 68     71
b) 77     77
c) 135343 95407

Sum of line A: 420 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7

Sum of line B: 847 = 7 x 11 x 11

Sum of line C: 5630898 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 13 x 10313

2.2.6.4Is it coincidence that only two groups worked, and that both were individually divisible by 7? This naturally means the two verse endings added together are also divisible by 7 (35 + 77).

2.3.1Every second verse: 510860 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 41 x 89. This means taking the first verse, and every other would be 477960 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 569.

2.3.2Every Nth verse (those divisible by 13).

13: 76739 = 13 x 5903.
15: 61243 = 7 x 13 x 673. SF: 693 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 11.
31: 30615 = 3 x 5 x 13 x 157.
56: 10413 = 3 x 3 x 13 x 89.
66: 18590 = 2 x 5 x 11 x 13 x 13.
78: 14599 = 13 x 1123.

The sum of all the N that worked: 13 + 15 31 + 56 + 66 + 78 = 259 = 7 x 37

2.4.1The verses can be evenly grouped into segments of six verses.

2.4.1.1The sum of the odd positioned segments: 518161 = 7 x 79 x 937.

2.4.1.2The sum of the even positioned segments: 470659 = 7 x 71 x 947.

2.4.2The verses can be evenly grouped into segments of 27 verses.

2.4.2.1The sum of the odd positioned segments: 495530 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 7079.

2.4.2.2The sum of the even positioned segments: 493290 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 29.

2.5Verses divisible by 13:

Verse position: 21   48   61   63   68   81   108  149
Verse total:    4862 4056 2496 5616 7800 4251 9529 5070

The sum of these eight verses: 43680 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 13.

2.6Last letter of each verse: 11977 = 7 x 29 x 59.

Words And Letters

3There are 2879 words in this passage. 2879 is a prime number with no factors. It shows the uniqueness of Jesus' sermon.

4The number of letters: 13825 = 5 x 5 x 7 x 79. SF: 96 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3. SF: 13.

5The total of the passage: 988820 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 7 x 1009. (The pairs of two and seven show the perfection of Jesus' teachings.)

6.1Every other word (odd positioned): 501046 = 2 x 7 x 13 x 2753. (Thirteen shows God is behind Jesus' teachings.)

6.2Every other word (even positioned): 487774 = 2 x 7 x 34841.

7.1Every other letter (odd positioned): 494802 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 11 x 17. (Two factors of seven!)

7.2Every other letter (even positioned): 494018 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 71 x 71. (Two factors of seven again!)

8.1The first letter of each word: 144648 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 41.

8.2The positions of the first letter of each word: 19558910 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 279413.

8.3The last letter of each word: 227052 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 17 x 53.

8.4The first and last letters of each word together: 371700 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 59. (The single factor of 7 was expected. The real feature is hidden in the sum of the factors: 86. Eighty-six is the total for the Hebrew word "Elohim" or God.)

9Every fifth letter: 196385 = 5 x 7 x 31 x 181. SF: 224 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7.

9.1Beginning with the first letter and every seventh after: 140707 = 7 x 20101.

9.2Beginning with the first word and every 7th after: 140166 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 13 x 599.

9.3Every 13th word: 80470 = 2 x 5 x 13 x 619.

9.4Begin with the first word and every 26th after: 38731 = 7 x 11 x 503.

Conclusion

The many symmetrical numeric features based on Revelation 1:8 show Jesus' teachings were imbued with God’s signature. This is our assurance that the early disciples successfully transmitted Jesus' teachings as accurately as they could. It also emphasizes Jesus' revolutionary spiritual teachings. These remain unequalled.

Note 1English Bible verses are from the Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson Inc., 1972.

Note 2The Greek and English interlinear translation is from eSword 10.4.0 by Rick Meyers with IWH+P.bblx module. Some changes were made by this author so every Greek word would have an English word.

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