Bible Numbers 2.0

Coincidence - An Example

To be honest, the believer must admit that numeric features can be found in any piece of literature. That is the reality of the laws of mathematics as established by our Creator. You can probably find anything if you look hard enough.

What you won't find are numeric features that have any significance. What you won't find is consistency of thought or theme between segments of text bearing these features. They will be random and meaningless. The most they will have in common is that they might all come from the same book/author. Most importantly, what you won't find are features that are structured and orderly as described in Revelation 1:8.

Most importantly, trying to deliberately write a single phrase containing five features of seven will be extremely difficult. Trying to continue with a second separate phrase will be even more difficult.

A Study In Scarlet

The following passages are from A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These were obtained from Project Gutenberg EBook (produced by Roger Squires, and David Widger), last updated February 17, 2013, and accessed December 30, 2013.

The schema for rendering English to numbers Numerics Gematria is given below. Following the Hebrew tradition, there are no vowels or punctuation, and upper and lower case letters are considered the same.

A B C D F G H J K L  M  N  P  Q  R  S  T  V  W   X   Y   Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 200 300 400

Note that the schema above renders the first person singular I as a zero value word, with a zero value letter.

Three segments of text in A Study In Scarlet have five numeric features.

If we have no other way of catching him, we can always bait our line with the ring. I shall have him, Doctor I'll lay you two to one that I have him. I must thank you for it all. I might not have gone but for you, and so have missed the finest study I ever came across: a study in scarlet, eh? Why shouldn't we use a little art jargon. There's the scarlet thread of murder running through [last word in sentence dropped]
  1. Numeric total: 9800 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 7.
  2. First letter of each word: 3661 = 7 x 523.
  3. Last letter of each word: 5488 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 7.
  4. First and last letters of each word: 9149 = 7 x 1307.
  5. Odd positioned letters: 4886 = 2 x 7 x 349.
  6. Even positioned letters: 4914 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 13.
With many mumbled blessings and protestations of gratitude the old crone packed it away in her pocket, and shuffled off down the stairs. Sherlock Holmes sprang to his feet the moment that she was gone and rushed into his room. He returned in a few seconds enveloped in an ulster and a cravat. I'll follow her, he said, hurriedly; she must be an accomplice, and will lead me to him.
  1. Numeric sum: 7763 = 7 x 1109.
  2. First letter of each word: 2135 = 5 x 7 x 61.
  3. Last letter of each word: 3108 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 37.
  4. First and last letters of each word: 5243 = 7 x 7 x 107.
  5. Odd positioned letters: 4725 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 5 x 7. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.
  6. Even positioned letters: 3038 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 31.
He has a good deal to thank you for, and so have I, she answered, he's awful fond of me. If those cows had jumped on me he'd have never got over it. Neither would I, said her companion. You! Well, I don't see that it would make much matter to you, anyhow. You ain't even a friend of ours. The young hunters dark face grew so gloomy over this remark [ending of sentence dropped]
  1. Numeric total: 7749 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 41.
  2. First letter of each word: 3605 = 5 x 7 x 103.
  3. Last letter of each word: 3934 = 2 x 7 x 281.
  4. First and last letters of each word: 7539 = 3 x 7 x 359.
  5. Odd positioned letters: 4361 = 7 x 7 x 89.
  6. Even positioned letters: 3388 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 11 x 11.


Aside from the fact that these three segments of text are from the same book and the same author, they don't have much in common. If they are taken outside of the book (alone or together), they become completely meaningless. The number Numerics Gematria features also have nothing to do with the novel, the sentences or even the author. Sir Doyle never claimed to be anything other than a human being writing a fiction book. This is an example of random numeric features. They are completely irrelevant. That these phrases had numeric features is purely coincidental.

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