Bible Numbers 2.0

The God Of Gods

Let us praise God, for He is God of gods.

For the lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. (Deuteronomy 10:17)1
כי יהוה אלהיכם הוא אלהי האלהים ואדני האדנים האל הגדל הגבר והנורא אשר לא ישא פנים ולא יקח שחד
(Deuteronomy 10:17 BHS; singular the God highlighted.2)

God & Jesus

Is Jesus God, or is there such a thing as the Trinity?

As the Lamb, Jesus is Lord of lords and king of kings (Revelation 17:14 ). The commander of heaven's armies has a similar title, but the word order is different: King of kings and lord of lords on his thigh and on his clothes (Revelation 19:16). This individual is called The Word of God but no one knows his real name (Revelation 19:12-13). This shows Jesus is not the person in Revelation 19:11-16.

Jesus is also the First and the last (Revelation 1:17, 2:8), but the angel sent by God (Revelation 22:6) and speaking for God says of God that He is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end (Revelation 22:13; also Revelation 1:8, 21:6). This shows the difference between God and Jesus.

And finally, to conclude this point, the title God of gods only occurs in the Old Testament, and thus can never be attributed to Jesus. There is no such thing as the Trinity. God alone is the God above all gods of gods, as attested by Deuteronomy 10:17. (gods of gods with both words being plural is the actual Hebrew.)

The lord your God

This phrase appears quite frequently in the beginning of the Old Testament (OT), but less often after the second book of Kings. The phrase the lord our God appears more beginning with the second book of Kings than the time period before. This indicates the Israelites did not quite accept the name Yhwh at first, and had to be told your God. Later it became more common to say our God.

The Hebrew of the lord your God is יהוה אלהיכם (Hebrew is read from right to left). The two words are יהוה (Yhwh) and אלהיכם (elohim). Most English Bibles translate יהוה into the lord with the definite article and capitals to clearly distinguish it from other lords and Lord. Some Bibles translate this word as Yahweh or Jehovah. Elohim is plural, gods, and the letter כ turns this into your elohim or your gods. But no English Bible translates this phrase as the lord your gods or the lord your Gods.

The common interpretation is that although Elohim is plural it can also be considered singular. Is this understanding correct? When did this understanding develop? Consider the confusion of languages at Babel (Genesis 11:9). The first languages would have to be literal to forestall further confusion. This would mean in the beginning Elohim was only plural. But how does this relate, or tie in with the lord?

The opening of Joshua 22:22 has these six words:

אל   אלהים  יהוה   אל   אלהים  יהוה
Yhwh  elohim   el  Yhwh  elohim  el
(Note: Hebrew is read from right to left.)

אל (El) is the singular form of elohim.

Joshua 22:22 literally has this phrase: God gods Yhwh God gods Yhwh. Some Bibles translate these words as The Mighty One, God, the lord. El is translated as mighty one to avoid clashing with elohim and also to push the idea of the Trinity, with a singular mighty one being a plural god.

Other Bibles translate these words as The God of gods, the lord. This latter translation is more faithful to the actual Hebrew, especially since there is a Hebrew word for mighty (גבור; Isaiah 9:6). It is simply a matter of translation using the English word of to understand the phrase. No complicated invention like the Trinity has to be employed. In English helping words similar to of are necessary. The sense is basically understood.

With this understanding, going back to the lord your God (יהוה אלהיכם) the plural of elohim is actually to be understood as, the lord of your gods, or Yahweh of your gods. At first, ancient Israel had no name for God (Exodus 3:15, 6:3). The name יהוה (Yhwh) was completely new and unknown to them. God linked His name to what they were familiar with, the gods of their fathers. As a result, in the time before the kings, Israel had to be told Yahweh was of the gods of their fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Later when they accepted this, the phrase changed to the lord of our gods (יהוה אלהינו).

The fifth and sixth words of Deuteronomy 10:17 are אלהי האלהים, (elohe eholim) literally gods gods. Moses was stating that יהוה, Yhwh was of gods of gods or first of the gods of gods a class and level superior and beyond all gods.

N.B. Polytheistic beliefs existed in Jacob's family (Genesis 35:2). They did not end with Moses or even with Joshua (Joshua 24:14). This was a time period of forty-five years! They were present after Joshua (Judges 10:16). Samson's parents were willing to offer sacrifice to an unknown being (Judges 13:15-16). Polytheistic beliefs continued even into the time of Samuel (1 Samuel 7:3). Israel existed in a world where every culture was polytheistic.

Many people assume Israel became monotheistic with Moses, and wavered back and forth throughout history between monotheism and polytheism. The language in the Bible shows this is not the case. Polytheism persisted for centuries. This is why Israel and Judah swung back and forth so easily. Polytheism existed in the background with monotheism, and surfaced whenever people forgot. When Israel became fully monotheistic is uncertain, but by the time of the Septuagint (circa 255 B.C.) it was finally clear monotheism finally had the upper hand. In translating Hebrew to Greek, the Septuagint used the words Κυριος Θεος (Kyrios Theos; Lord God; Ezekiel 47:13). Both words are singular. Elohim was not translated as θεοι (theoi; gods). The New Testament writers went one step further with Κυριος ο Θεος (Kyrios hos Theos; Lord the God), specifying the one and only divine being with the definite article.

God Above Gods Of Gods

Deuteronomy 10:17 stands out as a monotheistic statement. It recognizes the existence of other gods and subordinates them to the lord.

a) 1        2           3                  4           5              6                    7                8                    9
b) 30       26          106                12          46             91                   71               110                  36
c) 1  2     3  4 5 6    7 8  9 10 11 12    13 14 15    16 17 18 19    20 21 22 23 24 25    26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34 35 36    37 38 39
d) 20-10    10-5-6-5    1-30-5-10-20-40    5- 6- 1     1- 30-5- 10    5- 1- 30-5- 10-40    6- 1- 4- 50-10   5- 1- 4- 50-10-40    5- 1- 30
e) for      Yhwh        of your gods       he          of-gods        of-the-gods          and Lord of      the-lords            the-God

a) 10              11              12                    13          14       15           16             17          18            19
b) 42              210             268                   501         31       311          180            37          118           312
c) 40 41 42 43     44 45 46 47     48 49 50 51 52  53    54 55  56   57 58    59 60  61    62 63 64 65    66 67 68    69 70  71     72  73 74
d) 5- 3- 4- 30     5- 3- 2- 200    6- 5- 50-6- 200-1     1- 300-200  30-1     10-300-1     80-50-10-40    6- 30-1     10-100-8      300-8- 4
e) the-great       the-mighty      and-the-awesome       who         not      he-bears     faces          and-not     he-accepts    bribe

a) Word position.    b) Word sum.    c) Letter position.    d) Letter value.    e) Approximate English.

(For the conversion of Hebrew into numbers, see this.)

The Hebrew letter ה (numeric value 5) at or near the front of words 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 is the definite article. This emphasizes the greatness, the mightiness and the awesomeness of the one and only God.

Deuteronomy 10:17 was written by Moses. It was not written on stone by God like the Ten Commandments. It is uncertain if Moses heard God say something similar to this and wrote down this version. Since it was for Israel's instruction, it was probably from Moses and indirectly from God. It is inspired, but on a different level from The Proclamation (2 Timothy 3:16). As such, it should not be expected to match verses where God Himself spoke. These are Moses' words.

There are 19 words and 74 letters. The numeric total is 2538 (2 x 33 x 47). This is not divisible by seven or thirteen, but the text has several complementary opposites linking it with the one true God (Revelation 1:8).

Take every fifth word:

46 42 311

The total is 399 (3 x 7 x 19).

Take every ninth word:

36 118

The total is 154 (2 x 7 x 11).

One could have taken every second, third, or fourth word, all the way up to the ninetheenth word, but only the fifth and ninth produce a total divisible by seven. Out of eighteen tries, the odds would suggest two would work, and this is what was discovered. What the mathematical odds cannot show is exactly which method would work. The fifth and ninth work because 5 + 9 = 14 (2 x 7).

Only three of the nineteen words had totals divisible by seven. Again this is well within the odds. The curious part is what happens when they are added together:

Word position: 6  10 11
Word value:    91 42 210

Total: 343 = 73 SF: 21 = 3 x 7. (Two extra factors of seven appear.)

The tenth word is the middle word: 42 (2 x 3 x 7).

Revelation 1:8's Alpha and Omega point to the first and last letters of each word.

The first letter of each word:

a) 1  3  7 13 16 20 26 31 37 40 44 48 54 57 59 62 66 69 72
b) 20 10 1 5  1  5  6  5  5  5  5  6  1  30 10 80 6  10 300

a) Letter position.       b) Letter value.

The total of the letters: 511 = 7 x 73. The total of their positions: 725. This is not divisible by seven or thirteen, but the factors of 725 lead to thirteen: 52 x 29. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

From the list of the first letter of each word, take every second letter:

10 5 5 5 5 6 30 80 10

Total: 156 = 22 x 3 x 13.

The positions of these letters:

3 13 20 31 40 48 57 62 69

Total: 343 = 73.

The last letter of each word:

a) 2  6 12 15 19 25 30 36 39 43 47  53 56  58 61 65 68 71 74
b) 10 5 40 1  10 40 10 40 30 30 200 1  200 1  1  40 1  8  4

a) Letter position.       b) Letter value.

Total of the letters: 672 = 25 x 3 x 7. Total of the positions: 780 = 22 x 3 x 5 x 13. In this case, the positions are divisible by thirteen.

Moses' statement about God becomes more exceptional the further we look.

Having looked at Alpha and Omega separately, now the two are put together. The positions of the first and last letters of each word: 1505 = 5 x 7 x 43. The sum of the factors is 55 (5 x 11). The repeated 5s and the repeated 1s shows the same one God at the beginning and end.

The values of the first and last letters of each word: 1183 = 7 x 132. There are two factors of thirteen pointing to God's name in Hebrew. The sum of the factors is 33 (3 x 11).

The letters of the entire passage can be split in half.

First half (Alpha):

20 10 10 5 6 5 1 30 5 10 20 40 5 6 1 1 30 5 10 5 1 30 5 10 40 6 1 4
50 10 5 1 4 50 10 40 5

Total: 497 = 7 x 71. SF: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.

The letter positions of the first half range from 1 to 37. The total of these positions is 703. This is not divisible by 7 or 13, but the factors of 703 are 19 x 37. The sum of the factors is 56 (2 x 22 x 7. SF: 13).

Last half (Omega):

1 30 5 3 4 30 5 3 2 200 6 5 50 6 200 1 1 300 200 30 1 10 300 1 80 50
10 40 6 30 1 10 100 8 300 8 4

Total: 2041 = 13 x 157.

The letter positions of the last half range from 38 to 74. The total is 2072 (2 x 22 x 7 x 37). There isn't a perfect match with the positions of the first and last halves because this is Moses speaking, not God.

First and last could also be first and last groups of letters symmetrically positioned from the beginning and end. There are three sets of letters where the individual groups of letters are each divisible by 13.

5th to 12th letter from the beginning:

6 5 1 30 5 10 20 40 (117 = 32 x 13)

5th to 12th letter from the end:

50 10 40 6 30 1 10 100 (247 = 13 x 19)

Total of the two groups: 364 = 22 x 7 x 13. (Beginning and end are similar to Alpha and Omega.)

12th to 26th letter from the beginning:

40 5 6 1 1 30 5 10 5 1 30 5 10 40 6 (195 = 3 x 5 x 13)

12th to 26th letter from the end:

5 50 6 200 1 1 300 200 30 1 10 300 1 80 50 (1235 = 5 x 13 x 19)

Total of the two groups: 1430 = 2 x 5 x 11 x 13.

29th to 35th letter from the beginning:

50 10 5 1 4 50 10 (130 = 2 x 5 x 13)

29th to 35th letter from the end:

5 3 4 30 5 3 2 (52 = 22 x 13)

Total of the two groups: 182 = 2 x 7 x 13.

The start and end positions of the three sets of letters are listed below.

a) Group start position: 5   12   29
b) Group end position:   12  26   35
c) Group totals:         364 1430 182

The total of lines a and b: 119 = 7 x 17.

Revelation 1:8's statement is, was, is to come has the present tense out of sequence. Pull out every other letter. These would be the odd positioned letters:

1  3  5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45
20 10 6 1 5 20 5  1  30 10 1  5  40 1  50 5  4  10 5  30 3  30 3

47  49 51 53 55  57 59 61 63 65 67 69 71 73
200 5  6  1  300 30 10 1  50 40 30 10 8  8

Total: 994 = 2 x 7 x 71. (Since the entire passage was not divisible by seven, the even positioned letters have no matching feature.)

Similar to the odd positioned letters, one could also take the odd valued letters: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.

This could be further broken down into odd valued letters in odd positions: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.
Odd valued letters in even positions: 952 = 23 x 7 x 17.
Even valued letters in even positions: 1508 = 22 x 13 x 29.

Previously, there was a feature where every Nth word was taken in sequence. The same can be accomplished with the letters. Since letters are not words, there is a difference in the starting point. For the words, the starting point was just before the first word, the zero word position, or the last word of the previous verse. If Deuteronomy 10:17 was standing all alone, the zero word position would actually be the last word of Deuteronomy 10:17. Since the words began with the last word, the letters begin with the first letter, and then every Nth is taken after.

Beginning with the first letter, take every Nth letter after.

Every 2nd letter:

1  3  5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45
20 10 6 1 5 20 5  1  30 10 1  5  40 1  50 5  4  10 5  30 3  30 3

47  49 51 53 55  57 59 61 63 65 67 69 71 73
200 5  6  1  300 30 10 1  50 40 30 10 8  8   = 994 = 2 x 7 x 71.

Every 12th letter:

1  13 25 37 49 61 73
20 5  40 5  5  1  8  = 84 = 22 x 3 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

Every 17the letter:

1  18 35 52  69
20 5  10 200 10 = 245 = 5 x 72.

Every 18the letter:

1  19 37 55  73
20 10 5  300 8  = 343 = 73 SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

Every 19the letter:

1  20 39 58
20 5  30 1  = 56 = 23 x 7. SF: 13.

Every 37th letter:

1  38
20 1   = 21 = 3 x 7.

Why do these sequences work? Because 2 + 12 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 37 = 105 (3 x 5 x 7).

Taking every other letter can also be applied to taking every other two letters. Where previously taking individual letters were all the odd positioned letters, here it is taking the even positioned two letters.

Even positioned groups of 2:

10 5 1 30 20 40 1 1 10 5 5 10 1 4 5 1 10 40 30 5 30 5 200 6 6 200
300 200 10 300 50 10 30 1 8 300

Total: 1890 = 2 x 33 x 5 x 7.

Odd and even valued letters are also complementary opposites as seen in Revelation 1:8.

Twenty-six letters are odd valued (2 x 13):

4 6 7 9 13 15 16 18 20 21 23 27 31 32 37 38 40 41 44 45 49 53 54
5 5 1 5 5  1  1  5  5  1  5  1  5  1  5  1  5  3  5  3  5  1  1

58 61 68
1  1  1

Total of the letters: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.

From the list of twenty-six odd valued letters previously, take every other beginning with the first. (There are 13 of them.)

4 7 13 16 20 23 31 37 40 44 49 54 61
5 1 5  1  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  1  1

Sum of the positions: 399 = 3 x 7 x 19.
Total of the letters: 49 = 72.

Numbers can also be classified in complementary opposites as prime numbers or non-prime numbers.

Fifty-nine letters are not prime numbers:

1  2  3   5  7 8   10 11 12  14 15 16 17  19  21 22  24 25 26 27
20 10 10  6  1 30  10 20 40  6  1  1  30  10  1  30  10 40 6  1

28 29 30  32 33 34 35 36  38 39  42 43  47  48  50 51 52  53 54
4  50 10  1  4  50 10 40  1  30  4  30  200 6   50 6  200 1  1

55  56  57 58 59 60  61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70  71 72  73 74
300 200 30 1  10 300 1  80 50 10 40 6  30 1  10 100 8  300 8  4

Total of the letters: 2470 = 2 x 5 x 13 x 19. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

The number features support Moses' teaching that god is supreme among all the gods. But it isn't just Moses' teaching in Hebrew that shows this. It can be seen in other Bible passages, and even in other languages.

God of gods... In The Bible

The God of gods, the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. (Psalm 50:1; first two words dropped.)
אל אלהים יהוה דבר ויקרא ארץ ממזרח שמש עד מבאו
Total: 2015 = 5 x 13 x 31. SF: 49 = 72 SF: 14 = 2 x 7.
First and last letters of each word: 1157 = 13 x 89.
Even positioned letters within each word: 784 = 24 x 72.
Odd positioned letters: 572 = 2 x 2 x 11 x 13. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.
Even positioned letters: 1443 = 3 x 13 x 37.
Even valued letters: 1988 = 22 x 7 x 71.
Odd valued letters in odd positions: 26 = 2 x 13.
Odd valued letters in even positions: 546 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 13.
Even valued letters in even positions: 1442 = 2 x 7 x 103.
                                       SF: 112 = 24 x 7.
Even valued letters in odd positions: 1.
O give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures for ever. (Psalm 136:2)
הודו לאלהי האלהים כי לעולם חסדו
Total: 472 = 23 x 59. SF: 65 = 5 x 13.
First letter of each word: 98 = 2 x 72
Last letter of each word: 112 = 24 x 7.
First and last letters of each word: 210 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7.
Odd valued words: 112 = 24 x 7.
Odd positioned letters: 247 = 13 x 19.
The king said to Daniel, Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery. (Daniel 2:47)
ענה מלכא לדניאל ואמר מן קשט די אלהכון הוא אלה אלהין ומרא מלכין וגלה רזין די יכלת למגלא רזה דנה
Total: 2914 (nf).
First letter of each word: 798 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 19.
Last letter of each word: 938 = 2 x 7 x 67.
First and last letters of each word: 1736 = 23 x 7 x 31.
Even valued words: 1344 = 26 x 3 x 7.
Odd valued letters: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.
Odd valued letters in odd positions: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.
Odd values letters in odd positions plus
even valued letters in even positions: 42 1648 = 1690 = 2 x 5 x 132.
-but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them cry to the God of gods; yea, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence which is in his hands. (Jonah 3:8)
ויתכסו שקים האדם והבהמה ויקראו אל אלהים בחזקה וישבו איש מדרכו הרעה ומן החמס אשר בכפיהם
Total: 3679 = 13 x 283.
Positions of the first and last letters of each word: 1197 = 32 x 7 x 19.
Values of the first and last letters of each word:
                         1232 = 24 x 7 x 11. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.
Odd positioned letters within each word: 2324 = 22 x 7 x 83.
Odd valued letters: 63 = 32 x 7. SF: 13.

It can be seen in other languages.

God Supreme In Other Languages

The amazing part is that Deuteronomy 10:17 in English (RSV and KJV) also has some of these features.

(For the conversion of English into numbers, see this.)

RSV

For the lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.
a) 1      2      3         4        5       6    7       8    9          10         11          12    13           14       15           16
b) 65     87     74        360      10      70   10      5    80         35         74          5     144          87       147          87
c) 1 2    3  4   5  6  7   8   9    10 11   12   13 14   15   16 17 18   19 20 21   22 23 24    25    26 27 28 29  30 31    32 33 34 35  36 37
d) 5-60   80-7   10-60-4   300-60   6- 4    70   6- 4    5    6- 4- 70   1- 30-4    10-60-4     5     10-60-4- 70  80-7     6- 60-1- 80  80-7
e) For    the    LORD      your     God     is   God     of   gods       and        Lord        of    lords,       the      great,       the

a) 17                18        19      20               21      22       23   24     25                   26         27            28   29
b) 413               35        87      212              10      107      70   110    192                  35         160           30   64
c) 38 39 40 41 42    43 44 45  46 47   48 49 50 51 52   53 54   55  56   57   58 59  60 61 62 63 64 65    66 67 68   69 70 71 72   73   74 75 76
d) 20-6- 7- 80-300   1- 30-4   80-7    80-60-60-2- 10   6- 4    100-7    70   30-80  40-1- 60-80-1- 10    1- 30-4    80-1- 9- 70   30   2- 60-2
e) mighty,           and       the     terrible         God,    who      is   not    partial              and        takes         no   bribe.

a) Word position.      b) Word sum.           c) Letter position.    d) Letter value.       e) English.

Odd positioned letters within each word: 1764 = 22 x 32 x 72.
Actual passage positions of these letters: 1715 = 5 x 73. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.
Actual passage positions of even positioned letters within each word: 1211 = 7 x 173.
Odd positioned letters: 1248 = 25 x 3 x 13. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.
Even positioned letters: 1617 = 3 x 72 x 11. SF: 28 = 22 x 7.
Odd positioned even valued letters plus even positioned odd valued letters: 1225 = 52 x 72.

KJV

For the lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
1      2       3          4        5       6     7      8     9           10          11         12    13           14   15           16     17
65     87      74         360      10      70    10     5     80          35          74         5     144          1    147          10     1
1 2    3  4    5  6  7    8   9    10 11   12    13 14  15    16 17 18    19 20 21    22 23 24   25    26 27 28 29  30   31 32 33 34  35 36  37
5-60   80-7    10-60-4    300-60   6- 4    70    6- 4   5     6- 4- 70    1- 30-4     10-60-4    5     10-60-4- 70  1    6- 60-1- 80  6- 4   1
For    the     LORD       your     God     is    God    of    gods,       and         Lord       of    lords,       a    great        God,   a

18               19        20   21               22            23                    24      25              26     27              28
413              35        1    212              117           218                   110     270             90     177             225
38 39 40 41 42   43 44 45  46   47 48 49 50 51   52  53 54 55  56 57 58 59 60 61 62  63 64   65 66 67 68 69  70 71  72 73 74 75 76  77 78  79 80 81
20-6- 7- 80-300  1- 30-4   1    80-60-60-2- 10   100-7- 3- 7   60-6- 1- 60-4- 80-7   30-80   40-60-70-30-70  30-60  80-1- 9- 80-7   60-100-1- 60-4
mighty,          and       a    terrible,        which         regardeth             not     persons,        nor    taketh          reward

Even positioned letters within each word: 1372 = 22 x 73.
Odd positioned letters: 1209 = 3 x 13 x 31.
Odd valued letters: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.
Even valued letters: 2968 = 23 x 7 x 53.
Odd valued letters in odd positions: 35 = 5 x 7.
Even valued letters in even positions: 1794 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 23.

Is this some sort of fluke? No it isn't. We go back to Joshua 22:22 and examine a direct one-for-one literal translation of the Hebrew into English.

אל   אלהים  יהוה   אל   אלהים  יהוה
Yhwh  elohim   el  Yhwh  elohim  el
(Note: Hebrew is read from right to left.)

The English equivalents would be God, gods, Yhwh. The Hebrew for God’s name is translated directly to English without dealing with any vowels.

1     2        3
10    80       414
1 2   3 4 5    6   7  8  9
6-4   6-4-70   300-7-100-7
God   gods     Yhwh

Incredibly, the total is divisible by seven: 504 = 23 x 32 x 7.
The first letter of each word is divisible by 13: 312 = 23 x 3 x 13.

Although god gods Yhwh is a literal translation, it is not the actual meaning. The opening words of Joshua 22:22 is God of gods, Yhwh. All that remains is transliterating Yhwh with vowels into something more like an English word.

The name God gave Moses was a play on the word to be אֶהְיֶה (hayah) [Exodus 3:14]. The three dots as an upside down triangle underneath א represent the vowel seghol which is e as in the English word met. The two vertical dots beneath the letter ה represent the vowel sheva, which has half an eh sound or is silent. Seghol also appears under the third letter י. Thus the word אהיה appears to have the pronunciation heyeh. That Strong's Exhaustive Concordance gives a pronounciation of hayah would seem to indicate there is some cross mix between the English letters of a and e with the Hebrew vowels.

Yah is chosen because of Hebrew names such as Elijah, Hezekiah, and Adonijah where Jah is clearly a short form of God’s name. Weh or Wāh is chosen because the vowel follows the end of אֶהְיֶה.

In English, the four letters Yhwh have a value of 414. This is just short of being divisible by 13 by a value of two. The current English number system ignores all vowels except for A and Y. Thus if Yhwh was to be turned into an English word with vowels, and be divisible by 13 following after the Hebrew יהוה, the only choice would be to use the letter A twice: Yăhwāh. The first A is a short vowel, and the second A is long.

In English (Yăhwāh):

God of gods Yăhwāh

Total: 511 = 7 x 73. Or to make it more specific -

The God of gods Yăhwāh

Total: 598 = 2 x 13 x 23.

Try another phrase, borrowed from the beginning of this article.

God alone is the God above all gods of gods.

Total: 497 = 7 x 71. SF: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.
First letter of each word: 182 = 2 x 7 x 13.

English Following The Hebrew

It is obvious the English translations of Deuteronomy 10:17 could be closer to the original Hebrew. First, the actual Hebrew name could have been transliterated, and second, the use of the English word of could be applied. As English has a much wider vocabulary than ancient Hebrew, it is also possible to have other synonyms.4

Surely Yăhwāh of your gods is of gods of the gods, and the Lord of the lords, the God, the great, the mighty, and the awe inspiring one, who is unbiased and accepts no bribe.
(New translation of Deuteronomy 10:17. Green highlight indicates English words added for flow and explanation.)
a) 1              2                   3     4         5         6     7     8          9     10       11          12        13       14        15
b) 440            416                 5     360       80        70    5     80         5     87       80          35        87       74        5
c) 1  2  3  4     5   6 7 8   9 10    11    12  13    14 15 16  17    18    19 20 21   22    23 24    25 26 27    28 29 30  31 32    33 34 35  36
d) 70-60-10-300   300-1-7-100-1-7     5     300-60    6-4-70    70    5     6- 4-70    5     80-7     6- 4- 70    1-30- 4   80-7     10-60-4   5
e) Surely         Yăhwāh              of    your      gods      is    of    gods       of    the      gods        and       the      Lord      of

a) 16      17             18     19       20       21             22       23               24          25       26        27                  28
b) 87      144            87     10       87       147            87       413              35          87       101       236                 30
c) 37 38   39 40 41 42    43 44  45 46    47 48    49 50 51 52    53 54    55 56 57 58 59   60 61 62    63 64    65 66     67 68 69 70 71 72   73
d) 80-7    10-60-4- 70    80-7   6- 4     80-7     6- 60-1- 80    80-7     20-6- 7- 80-300  1- 30-4     80-7     1- 100    30-70-40-60-30-6    30
e) the     lords          the    God      the      great          the      mighty           and         the      awe       inspiring           one

a) 29        30    31                32          33                 34    35         (Word position.)
b) 107       70    107               35          197                30    64         (Word sum.)
c) 74  75    76    77 78 79 80 81    82 83 84    85 86 87 88 89 90  91    92 93 94   (Letter position.)
d) 100-7     70    30-2- 1- 70-4     1- 30-4     1- 3- 3- 40-80-70  30    2- 60-2    (Letter value.)
e) who       is    unbiased          and         accepts            no    bribe      (English.)

There are 35 words (5 x 7). There are 94 letters. The number of letters is not divisible by seven or thirteen, but the factors add up to 49 (7 x 7).

The numeric total: 3990 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 19.

First letter of each word:

a) Position: 1  5   11 12  14 17 18 19 22 23 25 28 31 33 36 37 39 43 45
b) Value:    70 300 5  300 6  70 5  6  5  80 6  1  80 10 5  80 10 80 6

a) 47 49 53 55 60 63 65 67 73 74 76 77 82 85 91 92
b) 80 6  80 20 1  80 1  30 30 100 70 30 1  1  30 2

Position total: 1568 = 25 x 72. Letter total: 1687 = 7 x 241.

Last letter of each word:

a) Position: 4   10 11 13 16 17 18 21 22 24 27 30 32 35 36 38 42 44 46
b) Value:    300 7  5  60 70 70 5  70 5  7  70 4  7  4  5  7  70 7  4

a) 48 52 54 59  62 64 66  72 73 75 76 81 84 90 91 94
b) 7  80 7  300 4  7  100 6  30 7  70 4  4  70 30 2

Position total: 1627 (nf). Letter total: 1505 = 5 x 7 x 43.

First and last letters of each word: 3192 = 23 x 3 x 7 x 19. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.

Odd positioned words:

a) Position: 1   3 5  7 9 11 13 15 17  19 21  23  25 27  29  31  33  35
b) Value:    440 5 80 5 5 80 87 5  144 10 147 413 87 236 107 107 197 64

Total: 2219 = 7 x 317.

Even positioned words:

a) Position: 2   4   6  8  10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26  28 30 32 34
b) Value:    416 360 70 80 87 35 74 87 87 87 87 35 101 30 70 35 30

Total: 1771 = 7 x 11 x 23.

The even positioned words could be broken down again by taking every other from the list.

416 70 87 74 87 87 101 70 30

Total: 1022 = 2 x 7 x 73. This smaller list divides again by taking every other word (416 87 87 101 30): 721 = 7 x 103. And the remainder would be (70 74 87 70): 301 = 7 x 43.

This means the even positioned words of the even positioned words would also be divisible by seven:

360 80 35 87 87 35 30 35

Total: 749 = 7 x 107.

Odd valued words: 1806 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 43.

Even valued words: 2184 = 23 x 3 x 7 x 13.

Eight words were prime numbers:

Position: 3 7 9 15 26  29  31  33
Word sum: 5 5 5 5  101 107 107 197

Total: 532 = 22 x 7 x 19.

This means the remaining words are not prime numbers: 3458 = 2 x 7 x 13 x 19.

Exactly seven words were divisible by seven. The factors go another level.

6  12 21  23  24 30 32
70 35 147 413 35 70 35

Total: 805 = 5 x 7 x 23. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.

Of all the thirty-five words, only Yăhwāh is divisible by 13. The odds would suggest two might be divisible by thirteen. That there is only one word seems to indicate there is only one true God.

There are 18 different ways one could select N middle words from thirty-five words. And out of these 18 ways, possibly only one or two would be divisible by 13. In this case there was only one success (one God?). These were the middle 9 words together. They are also divisible by seven. This is a one in ninety-one chance.

74 5 87 144 87 10 87 147 87

Total: 728 = 23 x 7 x 13. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

Why the middle nine words? Because this leaves thirteen words before it, and thirteen words after it. Thirteen is related to the value of God’s name in Hebrew.

The thirteen words before the middle nine:

440 416 5 360 80 70 5 80 5 87 80 35 87

Total: 1750 = 2 x 53 x 7.

The thirteen words after the middle nine:

413 35 87 101 236 30 107 70 107 35 197 30 64

Total: 1512 = 23 x 33 x 7.

The difference between the totals of the two groups of thirteen is 238 (2 x 7 x 17. SF: 26 = 2 x 13).

Any thirteen consecutive numbers added together would be divisible by thirteen. Thus it is no surprise that the word positions of the first group add up to 91 and are divisible by thirteen. The same applies to the word positions of the group after the middle nine, which add up to 377. The difference between the position totals is 286 (2 x 11 x 13. SF: 26 = 2 x 13). The positions match the values of the words themselves.

Odd positioned letters within each word:

a) 1  3  5   7 9 11 12  14 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 25 27 28 30 31 33 35
b) 1  3  1   3 5 1  1   1  3  1  1  1  3  1  1  1  3  1  3  1  1  3
c) 70 10 300 7 1 5  300 6  70 70 5  6  70 5  80 6  70 1  4  80 10 4

a) 36 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59  60 62 63 65 67 69 71 73
b) 1  1  1  3  1  1  1  1  3  1  1  3  5   1  3  1  1  1  3  5  1
c) 5  80 10 4  80 6  80 6  1  80 20 7  300 1  4  80 1  30 40 30 30

a) 74  76 77 79 81 82 84 85 87 89 91 92 94 (Position in passage.)
b) 1   1  1  3  5  1  3  1  3  5  1  1  3  (Position in word.)
c) 100 70 30 1  4  1  4  1  3  80 30 2  2  (Letter value.)

Total: 2403. This is not divisible by seven or thirteen, but the factors of 2403 add up to a number divisible by seven: 33 x 89. SF: 98 = 2 x 72.

Even positioned letters within each word:

a) 2  4   6 8   10 13 15 20 24 26 29 32 34 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
b) 2  4   2 4   6  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  4  2  2  2  2  4
c) 60 300 1 100 7  60 4  4  7  4  30 7  60 7  60 70 7  4  7  60 80

a) 54 56 58 61 64 66  68 70 72 75 78 80 83 86 88 90 93
b) 2  2  4  2  2  2   2  4  6  2  2  4  2  2  4  6  2
c) 7  6  80 30 7  100 70 60 6  7  2  70 30 3  40 70 60

a) Position in passage.
b) Position in word.
c) Letter value.

Total: 1587. Once again this is not divisible by seven or thirteen, but the factors do add up: 3 x 232 SF: 49 = 72 SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

Examining the odd/even position of each letter within its own word misses the larger picture, which is the position of the letter within the passage. That is why the totals have no feature and the feature is pushed into the factors. Results are immediate when the letters are considered with respect to their position within the passage.

Odd positioned letters:

a) 1  3  5   7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
b) 70 10 300 7 1 5  60 4  70 6  70 80 6  70 30 80 10 4  80 10 4  80

a) 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59  61 63 65 67 69 71 73 75 77 79 81 83 85
b) 6  80 6  1  80 20 7  300 30 80 1  30 40 30 30 7  30 1  4  30 1

a) 87 89 91 93   (Position in passage.)
b) 3 80 30 60    (Letter value.)

Total: 2044 = 22 x 7 x 73. SF: 84 = 22 x 3 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

Even positioned letters:

a) 2  4   6 8   10 12  14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
b) 60 300 1 100 7  300 6  70 5  4  5  7  4  1  4  7  60 5  7  60 70

a) 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66  68 70 72 74  76 78 80 82 84
b) 7  4  7  60 80 7  6  80 1  4  7  100 70 60 6  100 70 2  70 1  4

a) 86 88 90 92 94   (Position in passage.)
b) 3  40 70 2  2    (Letter value.)

Total: 1946 = 2 x 7 x 139.

Odd valued letters: 112 = 24 x 7.

Even valued letters: 3878 = 2 x 7 x 277. SF: 286 = 2 x 11 x 13. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

Beginning with the first letter and taking every Nth letter after, the following values of N would select a list whose total would be divisible by seven:

2 16 22 24 30 35 37 46 47

Total: 259 = 7 x 37.

The fact that an English translation can be made that has so many features just shows the inspiration in Moses' original text. Meaning is universal, and it carries into different languages. Since I am not an expert in foreign languages, the best that can be done would be in a short phrase pieced together from different Bible verses.

God of gods... In Hebrew

To demonstrate the above, watch what happens when the phrase God of gods, King of kings, and Lord of Lords, Yăhwāh is constructed in Hebrew. Deuteronomy 10:17 has already given God of gods and lord of lords. The words King of kings can be found in Ezra 7:12 (מלך מלכיא). The completed phrase is below:

אל    האלהים     מלך מלכיא  ואדני    האדנים   יהוה
Yhwh the-lords lord-of kings king-of the-gods God-of

Total: 520 = 23 x 5 x 13. (Reminder: Hebrew is read from right to left.)

The phrase can be amended slightly with an extra definite article for The God at the beginning of the phrase

האל       האלהי    מלך   מלכיא  ואדני    האדנים    יהוה
Yhwh the-lords lord-of kings king-of the-gods The-God-of

Total: 525 = 3 x 52 x 7.

(N.B. This may not be proper Hebrew grammar. This is simply a demonstraton of what happens when these words are put together.)

This can be done in English.

God of gods... In English

The God of gods.

Total: 182 = 2 x 7 x 13.

The God of gods, the LORD.

Total: 343 = 7 x 7 x 7.

The God of gods, Yăhwāh.

Total: 598 = 2 x 13 x 23.

The God of gods, the king of kings, the LORD.

Total: 595 = 5 x 7 x 17.

God of gods, King of kings, Lord of lords, Lord God.

Total: 567 = 34 x 7.

God of gods, King of kings, Lord of lords, Yhwh.

Total: 897 = 3 x 13 x 23. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

The God of gods, the King of kings, Lord of lords, Yhwh.

Total: 1071 = 32 x 7 x 17.
First letter of each word: 525 = 3 x 52 x 7.
Last letter of each word: 260 = 22 x 5 x 13.

The God of gods, the King of kings, and Lord of 
lords, Yhwh.

Total: 1106 = 2 x 7 x 79.

The God of the gods, the King of the kings, the Lord of 
the lords Yăhwāh.

Total: 1421 = 72 x 29.
First letter of each word: 845 = 5 x 132.

The God of the gods, the King of the kings, and the Lord of 
the lords Yăhwāh.

Total: 1456 = 24 x 7 x 13. SF: 28 = 22 x 7 SF: 11.

God of gods... In Russian

From the Interlinear Russian Synodal Bible, using Deuteronomy 10:17 and Revelation 19:16 a similar phrase can be pieced together. (See: Converting Russian.)

Бог богов   Царь царей    и   ГОСПОДЬ господствующих Иеговы
God of-gods king of-kings and lord    of-lords       Yegovi

Total: 17407 = 13 x 13 x 103. (Иеговы is the Russian version of the Hebrew יהוה.)

God of gods... In Chinese

Seeing how God of gods, King of kings, and Lord of lords, Yăhwāh could be constructed in English, Hebrew and Russian, what about Chinese?

The Chinese Catholic Bible (CAT), the Chinese Union Version (CUV), and the Chinese New Version (CNV), Deuteronomy 10:17, and Revelation 19:16 provide the necessary characters. (See Converting Chinese.)

The CAT uses two terms to refer to God: 上主 (high lord to refer to יהוה), and 天主 (heavenly lord to refer to God), but also in Exodus 6:3, transliterates יהוה as 雅威 (two syllables). The CUV and CNV transliterate the English Jehovah (three syllables) into Chinese: 耶和華 (ye he hua - Mandarin; yeh woh wah - Cantonese) to refer to יהוה, use 神 to refer to God and 主 to refer to lord. All Chinese Bibles use 王 to translate king. (Note: The Chinese do not have an actual name for God. They only have the title 上帝 [highest sovereign]. For the Chinese, God is nameless because He is the highest.See note 5.)

And all Chinese Bible transliterate using Mandarin. But Mandarin was not the original pronunciation in Chinese. Cantonese is closer to the original. In Cantonese, the CAT's 雅威 is nga wai. The CUV and CNV's three syllables, which in Mandarin might be glossed into two is definitely three syllables in Cantonese. Neither 雅威 nor 耶和華 follow after the Hebrew יהוה in being divisible by thirteen. This necessitates a new transliteration of יהוה into Chinese.

According to the Yale phonetic system for Cantonese, there are only a few characters with a Yah sound: 也 and 廿. There are almost 60 characters with a wai sound to match the last half of Yhwh. Only one combination was appropriate and was divisible by 13: 廿威.

廿 is an alternate way for writing the number twenty. (In Mandarin, it's pronunciation has become nian, which shows just how far dialects have changed.)

威 means power, might, prestige, imperial, dignity, majesty, severity, authority, stern, awe-inspiring.

Taken together, 廿威 could mean twenty times majestic, or very majestic. Their numeric values are 157 and 1923. Their total together: 2080 (25 x 5 x 13. SF: 28 = 22 x 7. SF: 11).

The number of strokes required to write 廿威 is 13. In dictionaries, these two characters are classified under 55th and 38th radicals 廾 and 女. These radicals have their own numeric values of 60 and 44. The total of these values is conveniently 104 (2 x 2 x 2 x 13).

廿威 can be put together with 上帝, the Chinese title for the one supreme God: 廿威上帝. The numeric total of these four characters: 4043 = 13 x 311. Coincidentally, the 4043rd character in Big5 is 論 (opinion; view; theory; doctrine; to discuss; to talk about; to regard; to consider), and it's numeric value is 6552, which is also divisible by thirteen. Thus 廿威上帝論 would be Yăhwāh ShangTi Doctrine or Doctrine of the God Yăhwāh. 廿威上帝論 has its own total: 10595 = 5 x 13 x 163. SF: 181.

Using the vocabulary from Deuteronomy 10:17, and Revelation 19:16, a Chinese version of God of gods, king of kings, lord of lords, Yăhwāh is constructed. This first version uses 上帝, the Chinese title for the one supreme God who is uniquely one and alone.

萬神之    神    萬王之     王    萬主之     主      上帝
Of-all   God   of-all   king   of-all   lord   Supreme
gods           kings           lords             GOD

Numeric total: 24451 = 72 x 499.

The above Chinese is amended with 廿威 standing in for 上帝 at the end of the phrase. With proper characters transliterating יהוה, this frees up the title 上帝 to be applied at the beginning of the text and stand in for 神 and make proper use of the Chinese understanding distinguishing 上帝 (god) above all other gods 神. (Many languages, like English, have only one term for god. Chinese has two.) And finally, the First Emperor (Chin Shih Huangti), on conquering and uniting all China, created the term 皇 to distinguish himself as king above kings.

萬神之     上帝     萬王之      皇      萬主之     主     廿威
Of-all   Supreme  of-all   emperor   of-all   lord   Yahweh
gods      GOD     kings              lords

Numeric total: 25613 = 7 x 3659 = 3666. SF: 2 x 3 x 13 x 47. SF: 65 = 5 x 13.

Two other variations are easily possible.

萬神之     神    萬王之     王    萬主之    聖主    上帝
Of-all   God   of-all   king   of-all   holy   Supreme
gods           kings           lords    lord     GOD

Numeric total: 29624 = 23 x 7 x 232

萬神之      上帝     萬王之      皇      萬主之    聖主    廿威
Of-all   Supreme   of-all   emperor   of-all   holy   Yahweh
gods      GOD      kings              lords    lord

Numeric total: 30786 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 733.

Deuteronomy 10:17 In Chinese

The previous ideas are now applied to Deuteronomy 10:17. Currently, not one of the three main Chinese translations of the Bible for Deuteronomy 10:17 are divisible by seven or thirteen.

CAT
因為上主你們的天主是萬神之神,萬主之主,偉大、有力、可畏的天主,是不顧情面,不受賄賂
Total: 64002 = 2 x 3 x 10667.

CUV
因為耶和華你們的 神他是萬神之神、萬主之主、至大的 神、大有能力、大而可畏、不以貌取人、
也不受賄賂
Total A: 67926 = 2 x 3 x 11321.
Total B: 69460 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 23 x 151.7

CNV
因為耶和華你們的 神,他是萬神之神、萬主之主、偉大有力和可畏的 神;他不徇情面,
也不受賄賂
Total A: 68605 = 5 x 13721.
Total B: 70139.

Watch what happens when the three concepts previously discussed are applied to improve the Chinese translations.

  1. 廿威 is the transliteration for the Hebrew name "יהוה".
  2. The Hebrew words יהוה אלהיכם is actually Yăhwāh of your gods.
  3. The Hebrew phrase אל אלהים is to be understood as God of gods.
Original CAT
因為上主你們的天主是萬神之神,萬主之主,偉大、有力、可畏的天主,是不顧情面,不受賄賂
    |  |              |
    |  |             上帝 replaces 神 since 神 in Chinese never refers
    |  |             to the supreme God. 萬神之上帝 accurately translates
    |  |             (Supreme) God of gods.
    |  |
    |  您們的神之上帝: 您 is formal address for the second person,
    |  appropriate in this case since the statement addresses all
    |  of Israel, and replaces 你. 神 (gods) replaces 天主 (heavenly
    |  lord) since it does not accurately reflect the Hebrew אלהיכם
    |  Elohim, or gods. 之 is inserted to provide the sense of.
    |  上帝 is chosen because this is the only Chinese term for the
    |  supreme God.
    |
    廿威 transliteration of the Hebrew name replaces 上主 (high lord),
    which bears no resemblance to the original language.

Amended translation
因為廿威您們的神之上帝是萬神之上帝,萬主之主,偉大、有力、可畏的上帝,是不顧情面,
不受賄賂

The numeric total of the amended verse: 73593 = 32 x 13 x 17 x 37.
The odd valued characters: 31655 = 5 x 13 x 487.
The even valued characters: 41938 = 2 x 13 x 1613.

CUV
因為耶和華你們的 神他是萬神之神、萬主之主、至大的 神、大有能力、大而可畏、不以貌取人、也不受賄賂
     |   |       |        |               |
     |   |       |        |               神 could be dropped since everything
     |   |       |        |               preceding it refers to 上帝.
     |   |       |        |
     |   |       |       上帝 replaces 神.
     |   |       |
     |   |       怹, a more formal third person singular replaces 他.
     |   |    
     |   您們的神之上帝 "The (supreme) God of your gods" replaces 你們的 神
     |   "your god(s)."
     |
    廿威 (Yăhwāh) replaces 耶和華 (Yeh woh wah).

Amended CUV
因為廿威您們的神之上帝怹是萬神之上帝萬主之主、至大的、大有能力、大而可畏、不以貌取人、也不受賄賂

Total: 74844 = 22 x 35 x 7 x 11.
Odd positioned characters: 31878 = 2 x 32 x 7 x 11 x 23. SF: 49 = 72 SF: 14 = 2 x 7.
Even positioned characters: 42966 = 2 x 32 x 7 x 11 x 31.

CNV
因為耶和華你們的 神,他是萬神之神、萬主之主、偉大有力和可畏的 神;他不徇情面,也不受賄賂
     |   |        |       |                       |
     |   |        |       |                       神 can be dropped if
     |   |        |       |                       it is understood
     |   |        |       |                       everything refers to
     |   |        |       |                       上帝 at the beginning.
     |   |        |      上帝 replaces 神.
     |   |        |
     |   |        There are three options for the third person singular:
     |   |        他 怹 and 祂. Although 祂 (for a divine being) is more
     |   |        appropriate, 怹 (formal) can also stand in for 他.
     |   |
     |  您們的神之上帝: "The (supreme) God of your gods" replaces 你們的 神
     |   "your god(s)."
     |
     廿威 (Yăhwāh) replaces 耶和華 (Yeh woh wah).

Amended CNV
因為廿威您們的神之上帝,怹是萬神之上帝、萬主之主、偉大有力和可畏的;他不徇情面,也不受賄賂

Total: 75523 = 7 x 10789.
Odd valued characters: 42819 = 3 x 7 x 2039.
Even valued characters: 32704 = 26 x 7 x 73.

By applying the three concepts to improve translation, all three versions now exhibit at least one basic numeric feature reminiscent of complementary opposites in Revelation 1:8. This was actually accomplished with very little difficulty.

Like the English, it is now possible to have a Chinese translation following the Hebrew more closely. Word choices are drawn from the main Chinese Bibles (CAT, CUV, and CNV). A computer can select from 497,664 possibilities and produce the following result.

因為廿威您們的神的上帝祂是萬神之上帝萬主之主威大的上帝大有能力和雄壯的上帝祂是不以貌取人不受賄賂

Unlike the ancient Israelites, who had to be reminded יהוה was the Almighty, was of the familiar gods they already held to and not an alien deity, the case is different with the Chinese. The Chinese have always known of 上帝 as the God, unlike all other gods, and supreme above all other gods. They just didn't have a name, only the title 上帝, because for the Chinese the greatest name cannot be named. Thus an exact translation of Deuteronomy 10:17 into Chinese associating 上帝 with gods already known makes no sense since they already knew and accepted Him as being supreme. Instead it is a matter of the substitute name 廿威 being introduced for 上帝. This is why the opening of the new translation for Deuteronomy 10:17 is 因為廿威您們的神的上帝 (For Yahweh God of your gods...) rather than 因為您們的神之廿威 (For Yahweh of your gods...), which would more accurately reflect the original Hebrew.

Deuteronomy 10:17 (Chinese)
廿
ForYăhwāhyour gods
Supreme God ofHeisof all gods
Supreme Godof all lordsLordthe great
Supreme Godhaving greatcapablestrengthand
the awesomesupreme GodHedoes not
regard appearancesof peopledoes not acceptbribery
Numeric values of the 48 characters:
542 2161 157 1923 3387 2445 1659 2924 1659 24 1939 10595 2064 5142
2924 104 24 1939 5142 261 104 261 1923 43 1659 24 1939 43 628 2977
16 1294 4720 872 1659 24 1939 10595 2064 100 265 5995 1211 9 100
1213 5293 5296 

Numeric total of verse: 99281 = 7 x 13 x 1091. The result is divisible by seven, tying in with God’s perfection, and also divisible by thirteen, tying in with God’s name in Hebrew. The sum of the factors of 99281 is 1111, showing the one God beginning and end and through the time in between. The factors of 1111 are 11 x 101. This once again shows the one God. The sum of the factors of 1111 is 112, and this is once again divisible by seven: 24 x 7.

Suppose someone objected to the transliteration of the Hebrew name as 廿威? Remove these two characters, and the passage total becomes 97201 = 13 x 7477. SF: 7490 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 107. SF: 121 = 112.

There is perfect balance in where the characters reside, and what value they have.

Odd positioned characters:

542 157 3387 1659 1659 1939 2064 2924 24 5142 104 1923 1659 1939 628
16 4720 1659 1939 2064 265 1211 100 5293 

Total: 43017 = 3 x 13 x 1103.

Even positioned characters:

2161 1923 2445 2924 24 10595 5142 104 1939 261 261 43 24 43 2977 1294
872 24 10595 100 5995 9 1213 5296

Total: 56264 = 23 x 13 x 541. SF: 560 = 24 x 5 x 7.

Not only can individual characters be taken as odd and even positioned, but groups of characters as well.

Odd positioned groups of 2:

542 2161 3387 2445 1659 24 2064 5142 24 1939 104 261 1659 24 628 2977
4720 872 1939 10595 265 5995 100 1213

Total: 50739 = 3 x 13 x 1301.

Even positioned groups of 2:

157 1923 1659 2924 1939 10595 2924 104 5142 261 1923 43 1939 43 16
1294 1659 24 2064 100 1211 9 5293 5296

Total: 48542 = 2 x 13 x 1867.

Odd positioned groups of 3:

542 2161 157 1659 2924 1659 2064 5142 2924 5142 261 104 1659 24 1939
16 1294 4720 1939 10595 2064 1211 9 100

Total: 50309 = 7 x 7187.

Even positioned groups of 3:

1923 3387 2445 24 1939 10595 104 24 1939 261 1923 43 43 628 2977 872
1659 24 100 265 5995 1213 5293 5296

Total: 48972 = 22 x 3 x 7 x 11 x 53. SF: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.

Odd positioned groups of 4:

542 2161 157 1923 1659 24 1939 10595 24 1939 5142 261 1659 24 1939
43 4720 872 1659 24 265 5995 1211 9

Total: 44786 = 2 x 72 x 457.

Even positioned groups of 4:

3387 2445 1659 2924 2064 5142 2924 104 104 261 1923 43 628 2977 16
1294 1939 10595 2064 100 100 1213 5293 5296

Total: 54495 = 32 x 5 x 7 x 173.

Odd positioned groups of 16:

542 2161 157 1923 3387 2445 1659 2924 1659 24 1939 10595 2064 5142
2924 104 4720 872 1659 24 1939 10595 2064 100 265 5995 1211 9 100 1213 
5293 5296

Total: 81004 = 22 x 7 x 11 x 263.

Even positioned groups of 16:

24 1939 5142 261 104 261 1923 43 1659 24 1939 43 628 2977 16 1294

Total: 18277 = 72 x 373.

In all, characters could be grouped in five specific ways: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 16. The reason why these groupings worked is because 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 16 = 26 (2 x 13).

Odd valued characters:

2161 157 1923 3387 2445 1659 1659 1939 10595 1939 261 261 1923 43
1659 1939 43 2977 1659 1939 10595 265 5995 1211 9 1213 5293 

Total: 65149 = 7 x 41 x 227.

Even valued characters (21 of them):

542 2924 24 2064 5142 2924 104 24 5142 104 24 628 16 1294 4720 872
24 2064 100 100 5296

Total: 34132 = 22 x 7 x 23 x 53.

The odd/even positioned characters were divisible by 13. Here, the odd/even valued characters are divisible by 7. There is perfect coordination.

Individual characters could be odd or even valued. Like the positions, groups of letters can also be odd or even valued.

Odd valued groups of 3:

1923 3387 2445
104 24 1939
5142 261 104
261 1923 43
872 1659 24

Total: 20111 = 7 x 132 x 17.

Even valued groups of 3:

542 2161 157
1659 2924 1659
24 1939 10595
2064 5142 2924
1659 24 1939
43 628 2977
16 1294 4720
1939 10595 2064
100 265 5995
1211 9 100
1213 5293 5296

Total: 79170 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 13 x 29.

Odd valued groups of 8:

1659 24 1939 10595 2064 5142 2924 104
24 1939 5142 261 104 261 1923 43
4720 872 1659 24 1939 10595 2064 100

Total: 56121 = 3 x 13 x 1439.

Even valued groups of 8:

542 2161 157 1923 3387 2445 1659 2924
1659 24 1939 43 628 2977 16 1294
265 5995 1211 9 100 1213 5293 5296

Total: 43160 = 23 x 5 x 13 x 83.

Since Chinese does not have letters, one can only look at the first and last characters of the passage: 因 and 賂. These two characters have the values 542 and 5296. The total: 5838 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 139.

The passage can also be broken into three equal sections of 16 characters each. This creates a beginning, middle and end as per Revelation 1:8.

The middle 16 characters:

542 628 872 1211 1213 1294 1659 1659 1659 1659 1923 1923 1939 1939
1939 1939

Total: 23998 = 2 x 132 x 71.

The last 16 characters:

2064 2064 2161 2445 2924 2924 2977 3387 4720 5142 5142 5293 5296
5995 10595 10595

Total: 73724 = 22 x 7 x 2633.

But what about the first 16 characters? In this case, the first 16 characters do not have any feature on their own. However, if they were added to the last 16, the total is 75283 = 13 x 5791.

Revelation 1:8 gave the principle of complementary opposites. We have already seen Alpha and Omega, or first and last. Since these are Chinese characters other complementary opposites are possible.

Characters with the least and most strokes: 人, 力, and 貌.
Total: 6020 = 22 x 5 x 7 x 43.

Characters with the lowest and highest dictionary radical numbers: 上, 上, 上, 上, and 雄.
Total: 4816 = 24 x 7 x 43.

Characters with radicals having the lowest and highest number of strokes: 上, 上, 上, 上, 不, 不, 主, 主, 之, 之, and 雄.
Total: 5746 = 2 x 132 x 17.

To see how these Chinese characters tie in with the Hebrew name for God, take the 10th, 5th, 6th and 5th letters of the translated passage.

Letter value from God's name in Hebrew: 10 5    6    5
Character value found:                  24 3387 2445 3387

Total: 9243 = 32 x 13 x 79. SF: 98 = 2 x 72.

Use the Hebrew letter values two times to count through the passage. This overshoots the number of words in the passage.

Hebrew letter value:       10 5    6   5  10 5   6    5
Count:                     10 15   21  26 36 41  47   52
Adjusted to 48 characters: 10 15   21  26 36 41  47   4
Characer found:            24 2924 104 24 24 265 5293 1923

Character total: 10581 = 3 x 3527.
Drop the last character that overshot: 10581 − 1923 = 8658 = 2 x 32 x 13 x 37.

Find the Nth and Nth last characters where they are together divisible by seven.

a) Nth character:      1    4    20  21
b) Value:              542  1923 261 104
c) Nth last character: 48   45   29  28
d) Value:              5296 100  628 43
e) Sum:                5838 2023 889 147

Sum of positions (lines a & c): 196 = 22 x 72.

Find the Nth and Nth last characters where they are together divisible by thirteen.

a) Nth character:       15
b) Value:               2924
c) Nth last character:  34
d) Value:               872
e) Sum:                 3796

Sum of positions (lines a & c): 49 = 72. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

Five characters had values divisible by 13:

Character position: 12    16  21  30   38
Character value:    10595 104 104 2977 10595

The sum of the positions: 117 = 32 x 13.

The middle N characters are divisible by 13 when N is one of the following: 32, 20, and 18. Why these values? Because 32 + 20 + 18 = 70. (2 x 5 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.)

The 48 characters can be arranged as a 4 x 4 x 3 block.
Outside: 95134 = 2 x 13 x 3659.
Inside: 4147 = 11 x 13 x 29.
First and last rows of each layer: 46475 = 52 x 11 x 132

The 48 characters as a 4 x 12 rectangle.
Outside: 48531 = 3 x 7 x 2311.
Inside: 50750 = 2 x 53 x 7 x 29.

Conclusion

The skeptic can claim these phrases were all manufactured to be divisible by seven or thirteen. Maybe. The real point is that it was so easy to do in different languages. Each language is very different from the next, and Chinese having no alphabet is vastly different from English, Russian and Hebrew. It was almost as if certain basic building blocks were already present in these languages, and that working with those preset units of language made it easy.8

Knowing God is supreme is actually attached to a very real and practical application. The reason for this statement is seen in the next two verses, Deuteronomy 10:18-19.

17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the
mighty, and the terrible God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.
18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the
sojourner, giving him food and clothing.
19 Love the sojourner therefore; for you were sojourners in the land of
Egypt.

Verses 18 and 19 together have a numeric value of 5418 (2 x 32 x 7 x 43). Verse 17 was not divisible by 7 or 13, but adding these verses to verse 17 brings the total to 7956 (2 x 2 x 32 x 13 x 17). The first and last letters of each word of the combined passage: 3068 = 22 x 13 x 59. This shows these two verses are a fundamental part of God's supremacy.

There aren't very many more numeric features for the combined passage. This is because the next two verses are no longer about God Himself. The main focus of the numeric features is on verse 17. But it is because the LORD is God of gods that there should be justice for the orphans, widows, and strangers. There is no racism in the Bible. There is to be no oppression of the powerless, poor and unfortunate. The greatest and most powerful being in the universe has a direct relation with the lowly and helpless. Anyone denigrating the poor, the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow is acting against God's law.

  1. English reference quotes are from the Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson Inc., 1972.
  2. The Hebrew or Greek text is from Bibleworks 3.0 by Hermeneutika, Michael S. Bushell, 1995, translated into HTML entities. Vowel marks and punctuation from the Hebrew have been removed. Greek accent marks and punctuation have also been removed.
  3. The Interlinear Russian Synodal Bible can be found at archive.org. The word by word translation into English was a machine translation by Google Translate™ and not always accurate.
  4. With the help of a computer, running just over 240,000 combinations it was possible to construct the following phrase with at least 19 numeric features. Each feature divisible by seven is a one in seven chance. Together, 19 features would be a number much larger than 240,000 (over 11 quadrillion). This is not normal; it is like a one in 47 billion chance. The fact that numeric features are paired after the complementary principles of Revelation 1:8 are even more astonishing. This is no longer random chance. It can only be that the original meaning of the Hebrew words were and are uniquely inspired.
  5. The phrase 粵語拼音'廿威'替代上帝的莫名真名 (The Cantonese pronunciation Yahweh substitutes for Shangti's ineffable real name.) has a numeric value of 33410 (2 x 5 x 13 x 257). The Changjie numbers for this phrase totals 8190 (2 x 32 x 5 x 7 x 13). The translation of 粵語拼音'廿威'替代上帝的莫名真名 to English as The Cantonese pronunciation Yahweh substitutes for Shangti's ineffable real name has an English numeric value of 1946 (2 x 7 x 139).
  6. See the first stanza of the Dao De Jing: 名可名非常名. (The name that can be named is not the everlasting name.)
  7. There are two totals because in the CUV and CNV the character 神 is preceded by a space: 的 神. The space is there in the CUV and CNV because the translators were extremely conscious 神 was never meant to refer to the one supreme God. The space was to alert readers that something other than 神 was meant to be in that place. The translators did not use 上帝 because the Chinese concept of 上帝 was uniquely singular, and this conflicted with the Trinity. This is no ordinary space as in the regular ASCII English. This is known as a wide space in Big5 for traditional Chinese characters, and unlike English it has a value like any other character, -767. (-767 = -1 x 13 x 59.) Total A treats the space as a character, and thus 767 is subtracted from the characters. Total B ignores the space, and thus the total is larger.
  8. An attempt to have a phrase in Greek for God of gods, King of kings, and Lord of lords, Yahwah was cut short by the lack of a Greek letter equivalent for יהוה. The Greek alphabet did not have the equivalents of V and W.

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