Bible Numbers 2.0

Be Holy For I Am Holy

Holiness is a command from God (Leviticus 11:44-45).

For I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls upon the earth. For I am the LORD who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God; you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. (Leviticus 11:44-45)1

It is not something that only applies in the Old Testament. This is repeated even in the New Testament.

–even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. (Ephesians 1:4; See also: 1 Peter 1:15, & Revelation 22:11)

Holiness is a requirement. It is a standard, and it does not change. That is why an accurate standard weight is intrinsically good, and a false weight an abomination (Deuteronomy 25: 15; Proverbs 11:1 & 20:23). The false weight/balance lies about itself and lies to others just by its existence.

The numeric features displayed in the text demonstrate the complementary opposites of Revelation 1:8. There is such a thing as Alpha and Omega, First and Last, Beginning and End. They are not to be confused, just as what is holy, and what is not holy are not to be confused. This includes standards of male and female (Genesis 1:27; Leviticus 18:22). Confusion is abomination.

At its very simplest, it is separation (2 Corinthians 6:17). At a deeper level, it is the decreasing tendency to do wrong.

Beware those who remove long standing regulations and relax standards!

But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity." (2 Timothy 2:19)

The numeric features in the text of Leviticus 11:44-45 are a reminder to believers of all ages that holiness is still very important.

כי אני יהוה אלהיכם והתקדשתם והייתם קדשים כי קדוש אני ולא תטמאו את נפשתיכם בכל השרץ הרמש על הארץ כי אני יהוה המעלה אתכם מארץ מצרים להית לכם לאלהים והייתם קדשים כי קדוש אני 2
1         2            3              4                        5
30        61           26             106                      1255
1   2     3  4   5     6   7  8  9    10  11  12 13  14  15    16   17 18   19   20 21   22   23
20- 10    1- 50- 10    10- 5- 6- 5    1-  30- 5- 10- 20- 40    6-   5- 400- 100- 4- 300- 400- 40
for       I            Yhwh           God of you               consecrate yourselves

6                         7                      8         9
471                       454                    30        410
24  25 26  27  28   29    30   31 32   33  34    35  36    37   38 39 40
6-  5- 10- 10- 400- 40    100- 4- 300- 10- 40    20- 10    100- 4- 6- 300
and you be                holy ones              for       holy

10           11           12                    13         14
61           37           456                   401        900
41 42  43    44 45  46    47   48 49  50 51     52  53     54  55  56   57   58  59  60
1- 50- 10    6- 30- 1     400- 9- 40- 1- 6      1-  400    50- 80- 300- 400- 10- 20- 40
I            so not       you make unclean      the        your selves

15             16                  17                  18
52             595                 545                 100
61 62  63      64  65   66   67    68  69   70  71     72  73
2- 20- 30      5-  300- 200- 90    5-  200- 40- 300    70- 30
by any of      creature            one moving          on

19                20        21           22              23
296               30        61           26              150
74  75 76   77    78  79    80 81  82    83  84 85 86    87  88  89  90  91
5-  1- 200- 90    20- 10    1- 50- 10    10- 5- 6- 5     5-  40- 70- 30- 5
ground            for       I            Yhwh            one bringing

24                 25                 26                      27
461                331                380                     445
92  93   94  95    96  97 98   99     100 101 102  103 104    105 106 107 108
1-  400- 20- 40    40- 1- 200- 90     40- 90- 200- 10- 40     30- 5-  10- 400
you                from land of       Egypt                   to be

28             29                         30
90             116                        471
109 110 111    112 113 114 115 116 117    118 119 120 121 122  123
30- 20- 40     30- 1-  30- 5-  10- 40     6-  5-  10- 10- 400- 40
for you        as God                     so you be

31                       32         33                  34
454                      30         410                 61
124  125 126  127 128    129 130    131  132 133 134    135 136 137
100- 4-  300- 10- 40     20- 10     100- 4-  6-  300    1-  50- 10
holy ones                for        holy                I3

Numeric Features

The Words

Since these two verses are only about the requirement for holiness and not a description of God’s nature, they should not be expected to equal the number and quality of numeric features in Exodus 34:6-7.

1.1.Numeric total: 9802 = 2 x 132 x 29. Factors of thirteen link the requirement for holiness to the God of the Bible.

1.2.Odd positioned words: 5473 = 13 x 421. SF: 434 = 2 x 7 x 31.

1.3.Even positioned words: 4329 = 32 x 13 x 37. SF: 56 = 23 x 7. SF: 13.

1.4.Odd positioned segments of 2 words: 6090 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 29.

1.5.Positions of the first and last letters of each word: 4739 = 7 x 677.

1.6.First and last letter values of each word: 3815 = 5 x 7 x 109. SF: 121 = 11 x 11.

2.1.The word holy appears in word positions 9 and 33: 9 + 33 = 42.

2.2.There are 34 words in the passage. 1 + 2 + ... + 33 + 34 = 595 (5 x 7 x 17).

2.3.1The first and last words: 30 + 61 = 91 = 7 x 13.

2.3.2This means the middle 32 words is also divisible by 13: 9802 - 91 = 9711 = 3 x 3 x 13 x 83.

2.4.The seven words with the lowest values plus the seven with the highest:

a) Word position.       b) Reverse word position.
c) Word value.

a) 3  22 8  20 1  32 11 24  6   30  17  16  14  5
b) 32 13 27 15 34 3  24 11  29  5   18  19  21  30
c) 26 26 30 30 30 30 37 461 471 471 545 595 900 1255

The total of the lowest and highest words (c): 4907 = 7 x 701.

Sum of the positions (a + b): 209 + 281 = 490 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 7. (An extra factor of 7 appears.)

2.5.Take the word sums and reverse their order. Add the reverse to the original (1st word + 34th word, 2nd word + 33rd word etc). Record only those divisible by 7.

a) Word position.       b) Word value.
c) Word value in reverse position.
d) Sum of b and c.

a) 1  3  4   10  13  22  25  31  32 34
b) 30 26 106 61  401 26  331 454 30 61
c) 61 30 454 331 26  401 61  106 26 30
d) 91 56 560 392 427 427 392 560 56 91

The sum of line 'd' is divisible by 7 because every item on the line is already divisible by 7. But why are line a) and b) also divisible by 7? Sum of line a): 175 = 5 x 5 x 7. Sum of line b): 1526 = 2 x 7 x 109.

2.6.Split the 34 words into halves, and line the second half beneath the first.

a) Word position.
b) Word value in the first half.
c) Word value in the second half.
d) Sum of b and c.
e) Remainder when divided by 13.

a) 1   2   3  4   5    6   7   8   9   10  11  12  13  14   15 16   17
b) 30  61  26 106 1255 471 454 30  410 61  37  456 401 900  52 595  545
c) 100 296 30 61  26   150 461 331 380 445 90  116 471 454  30 410  61
d) 130 357 56 167 1281 621 915 361 790 506 127 572 872 1354 82 1005 606
e) 0   6   4  11  7    10  5   10  10  12  10  0   1   2    4  4    8

Only the first, and 12th are divisible by 13. And of course 1 + 12 = 13.

2.7.Every 7th word: 1505 = 5 x 7 x 43.

2.8.Only the fourteenth word has seven letters.

2.9.Six words have only two letters, and these are the shortest words in the passage. One word has eight letters and is the longest. Together,

Word position: 1  5    8  13  18  20 32 
Word value:    30 1255 30 401 100 30 30 
Word total: 1876 = 22 x 7 x 67. SF: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.

2.10.1Ten words have four letters. This is the most common number of letters per word in the passage.

Word position: 3  9   16  17  19  22 24  25  27  33  
Word value:    26 410 595 545 296 26 461 331 445 410 

Total of the positions: 195 = 3 x 5 x 13. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

2.10.2Number of letters in words having an even number of letters: 84 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

2.10.3Number of letters of odd positioned words: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

3.1Words whose sums are prime numbers:

Word position: 2  10 11 13  21 24  25  34 
Word value:    61 61 37 401 61 461 331 61 

Position total: 140 = 22 x 5 x 7.

3.2Words whose sums are not prime numbers:

Word position: 1  3  4   5    6   7   8  9   12  14  15 16  17  
Word value:    30 26 106 1255 471 454 30 410 456 900 52 595 545 

Word position: 18  19  20 22 23  26  27  28 29  30  31  32 33    
Word value:    100 296 30 26 150 380 445 90 116 471 454 30 410   

Position total: 455 = 5 x 7 x 13.

4.Beginning with the first word, and taking every Nth word after, the following values of N produce sequences divisible by 13:

2 5 15 17

The sum of N: 39 = 3 x 13.

The Letters

5.1Odd positioned letters: 4340 = 22 x 5 x 7 x 31.

5.2Every 7th letter: 1876 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 67. SF: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.

5.3Every 13th letter: 442 = 2 x 13 x 5.

6.Letters whose values added to their positions produce a sum divisible by 7:

position:   1  8 9 19  23 31 38 41 61 66  71  78 85 86 97 99 100 116 124 128 130 131 134 137
letter:     20 6 5 100 40 4  4  1  2  200 300 20 6  5  1  90 40  10  100 40  10  100 300 10

The sum of the positions: 1813 = 7 x 7 x 37.

The sum of the letters: 1414 = 2 x 7 x 101.

7.The number of times a letter appeared in the passage is given in the table below.

Letter value:          1  2 3 4 5  6 7 8 9 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 200 300 400 
Number of appearances: 12 1 0 5 15 9 0 0 1 21 9  9  16 5  0  2  1  4  5   5   8   9   

7.1Letters that do not appear: 3 7 8 60 = 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.

7.2Letters that appear only once: 2 9 80 = 91 = 7 x 13.

7.3The 7th letter appears zero times. The 14th letter appears five times. The 21st letter appears eight times. 0 + 5 + 8 = 13.

7.4The 1st letter appears 12 times. The last letter appears 9 times. 12 + 9 = 21 (3 x 7).

7.5From the table above, take every other in the list.

Letter value: 2 4 6 8 10 30 50 70 90 200 400 
Number of appearances: 1 5 9 0 21 9 5 2 4 5 9

Total number of appearances: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

7.6Seven letters with the least appearances: 2 80 9 3 7 8 60 = 169 = 13 x 13

Seven letters with the most appearances: 10 40 5 1 400 6 20 = 482 = 2 x 241

7.7The most and least together: 169 + 482 = 651 = 3 x 7 x 31.

8.Use the divine name in Hebrew 7 times to count through the letters

a) Letter value from the divine name.
b) Count.
c) Adjusted count.
d) Letter found.

a) 10 5  6   5  10 5  6   5  10 5  6  5  10 5   6  5   10  5   6
b) 10 15 21  26 36 41 47  52 62 67 73 78 88 93  99 104 114 119 125
c) 10 15 21  26 36 41 47  52 62 67 73 78 88 93  99 104 114 119 125
d) 1  40 300 10 10 1  400 1  20 90 30 20 40 400 90 40  30  5   4

a) 5   10  5 6  5   10 5  6   5
b) 130 140 8 14 19  29 34 40  45
c) 130 3   8 14 19  29 34 40  45
d) 10  1   6 20 100 40 40 300 30

Total: 2079 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 11.

9.Beginning with the first letter, and taking every Nth letter after, the following values of N produces sequences divisible by 7:

2 8 14 33 39 44 57 63

The sum of N: 260 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 13.

10.Odd valued letters:

a) Letter position.       b) Letter value.
a) 3  7  9  10  12  17  25  41  46  48  50  52  64  68  74  75  80  
b) 1  5  5  1   5   5   5   1   1   9   1   1   5   5   5   1   1   

a) 84  86  87  91  92  97  106  113  115  119  135  
b) 5   5   5   5   1   1   5    1    5    5    1    

The sum of the positions: 1806 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 43.

11.1Letters in the passage that are prime numbers:

Letter position: 7 9 12 17 25 61 64 68 74 84 86 87 91 106 115 119 
Letter value:    5 5 5  5  5  2  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5   5   5   

Letter total: 77 = 7 x 11.

11.2Letters that are not prime numbers:

a) Letter position.       b) Letter value.

a) 1  2  3 4  5  6   8  10 11  13 14 15 16  18  19  20 21  22  23 24
b) 20 10 1 50 10 10  6  1  30  10 20 40 6   400 100 4  300 400 40 6

a) 26 27 28  29 30  31 32  33 34 35 36 37  38 39 40  41 42 43 44 45
b) 10 10 400 40 100 4  300 10 40 20 10 100 4  6  300 1  50 10 6  30

a) 46 47  48 49 50 51 52 53  54 55 56  57  58 59 60  62 63  65  66
b) 1  400 9  40 1  6  1  400 50 80 300 400 10 20 40  20 30  300 200

a) 67  69  70 71  72 73  75 76  77 78 79 80 81 82 83  85   88 89 90
b) 90  200 40 300 70 30  1  200 90 20 10 1  50 10 10  6    40 70 30

a) 92 93  94 95 96 97 98  99 100 101 102 103 104 105  107 108 109
b) 1  400 20 40 40 1  200 90 40  90  200 10  40  30   10  400 30

a) 110 111 112 113 114  116 117 118  120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127
b) 20  40  30  1   30   10  40  6    10  10  400 40  100 4   300 10

a) 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137
b) 40  20  10  100 4   6   300 1   50  10

Position total: 8428 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 43.

12.Only two letters in the passage are divisible by 7. The letter 70 is found in positions 72 and 89. 72 + 89 = 161 = 7 x 23.

Conclusion

The principles developed from Revelation 1:8 of complementary opposites or sequence still produce numeric features. They are not as consistent as in other verses, but this was expected since this passage is not a description of God. Nevertheless, what can be found still shows God’s signature, and it confirms the importance of this instruction. Holiness is a requirement, and it is necessary for the believer.

Notes

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

2.Hebrew text is from Bibleworks 3.2.009 by Michael S. Bushell, 1995. Verse numbering, vowels and punctuation have been removed.

3.Interlinear English was adapted from The NIV Interlinear Hebrew-English Old Testament, edited by John R. Kohleberger III, Zondervan Publishing House, volume 1, 1979.

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