Bible Numbers 2.0

The Flood

Judgment On The First World

Many cultures and ancient civilizations have legends of a great disaster or flood. This is independent proof paralleling the Bible's account of The Flood. Modern thinkers like to downplay the catastrophe as myth, or some localized event. Even some religious scholars hold this view. This is holding the form of religion but denying its power. (2 Timothy 3:5). The Bible is clear it was a real historical event, and it was worldwide.

If one does not accept The Flood, one will not accept the book of Revelation, nor will one even accept the fact that God does judge the world. God judged that first human world. He will do so again with our current age (2 Peter 3:7-10). He promised He would not do it again by water. It will be with fire.

The Bible gives two reasons for God destroying the prehistoric world: corruption and violence (Genesis 6:12-13). It will be no different with the coming end of our age. The Hebrew textual account of The Flood has number features underlining the importance of this history.

The Flood was the biggest catastrophe in human history. Three segments of text cover this tragic event, and the numbers in these segments show the uniqueness of the event along with God’s hand. The fact that there are three segments attesting to this disaster shows its importance and assures us it happened exactly as the Bible recorded. It is a warning to all generations. (See End Note for a fourth segment.)

The first segment is from Genesis 7:11 to 8:13. It covers the entire Flood. It does not have many numeric features, but the number of words, and the number of letters are both prime numbers showing the uniqueness of the event. The numeric total is divisible by 13, showing God’s judgment on the pre-Flood world. (I believe God in His great mercy and love considers it separately from our world and generation. That is why details on the pre-Flood world are sparse. We are told only what we need to know, and we are to concentrate on our own time.)

The second segment is from Genesis 8:13 to 9:15. This is God’s promise He will not destroy the earth again with water. Some people misconstrue this and believe God will not destroy the world again. That's not what the Bible says.

Genesis 6:20 to 8:19 is the third segment and focuses on a different aspect of The Flood: saving the animals. This was an extensive miracle in itself.

The similarity of the numeric features in these segments cannot be by coincidence. Nor could humans have arranged them. It could only have been done by God or an angel. And it is a warning for us to heed the lesson of the ancient past. God will judge the world.

Then I saw another angel flying in midheaven, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; and he said with a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment has come; and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of water." (Revelation 14:6-7)1

The Flood Record (Genesis 7:11-8:13)

The first segment begins with Genesis 7:11.

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. (Genesis 7:11)

It ends with Genesis 8:13.

In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry. (Genesis 8:13)

The beginning and end verses are very similar. Both give a year, month and day to fix the event in Bible chronology. The start of The Flood, and the drying of the earth are also given. This forms a natural numeric section.

1.1.1The number of words: 383. This is a prime number showing the uniqueness of the event.

1.1.2.1The number of letters: 1423. Once again it is a prime number.

1.1.2.2Numeric total: 89973 = 3 x 3 x 13 x 769.

1.1.2.3The interesting coincidence is that the difference between the number of letters and words is 1040 (24 x 5 x 13), and that the two together is 1806 (2 x 3 x 7 x 43).

1.1.3.1Odd positioned words: 46284 = 22 x 3 x 7 x 19 x 29.

1.1.3.2Even positioned words: 43689 = 3 x 14563.

1.1.4.1Odd valued words: 40599 = 32 x 13 x 347.

1.1.4.2Even valued words: 49374 = 2 x 32 x 13 x 211.

1.1.5.1Number of words with an odd number of letters: 161 = 7 x 23.

1.1.5.2Their total: 38612 = 22 x 72 x 197.

1.1.5.3The number of letters in these words: 623 = 7 x 89. (Since the total of the passage is divisible by 13, no additional feature can be found with words having an even number of letters.)

1.1.5.4Number of letters in words having an even number of letters:
800 = 25 x 52.

1.1.6Run the Hebrew divine name 7 times through the words:
7332 = 22 x 3 x 13 x 47.

1.1.7Beginning with the first word and taking every Nth word after, the following sequences are divisible by 13 where N is one of the following:

16 27 33 38 52 65 82 85 89 96 108 111 126 131 138 140 152 155 159 172 174

Total: 2149 = 7 x 307.

1.1.8Sum of the positions of words that are prime numbers:
11492 = 22 x 132 x 17.

1.1.9The middle 107 words (139 to 245):
26411 = 74 x 11. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

1.2.1.1The values of the Hebrew name for God are 10, 5, 6, and 5. The 10th, 5th, 6th and 5th letters of the passage come to a total of 1300 = 22 x 52 x 13.

1.2.1.2These values can be used to count through the 1423 letters 55 times. On the 55th time, the last two letters of God's name would overshoot the letters and wrap around to the beginning to the text. The of the letters found: 14609 = 7 x 2087.

1.2.1.3If the divine name is run 7 times: 2282 = 2 x 7 x 163.

1.2.2.1Sixty-three letters are divisible by 7. (63 = 3 x 3 x 7. SF: 13.)

1.2.2.2The sum of their positions in the passage: 44646 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 1063.

1.2.2.3The total of these letters: 4095 = 3 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 13.

The Promise (Genesis 8:13-9:15)

Most appropriately, the second numeric text segment of The Flood is of God’s promise that He would not destroy the world a second time this way. And as a visible sign, He gave the rainbow as a reminder. The segment begins with the last verse of the previous segment.

In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry. (Genesis 8:13)

And it ends with the promise.

I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. (Genesis 9:15)

2.1.1Number of words: 344 = 23 x 43. This is not divisible by 7 or 13, but the feature is seen in the next level with the sum of the factors, just as God's promise is hidden behind the rainbow. (SF: 49 = 72. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.)

2.1.2Number of letters: 1253 = 7 x 179.

2.1.3Numeric total: 85113 = 32 x 72 x 193.

2.2.1.1Odd positioned words: 42455 = 5 x 7 x 1213. SF: 1225 = 52 x 72.

2.2.1.2Even positioned words: 42658 = 2 x 7 x 11 x 277.

2.2.2Last half of the words: 46007 = 13 x 3539.

2.2.3.1Odd positioned segments of 2 words: 39711 = 3 x 7 x 31 x 61.

2.2.3.2Even positioned segments of two words: 45402 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 23 x 47.

2.2.4.1First and last letters of each word:
38472 = 23 x 3 x 7 x 229. SF: 245 = 5 x 72.

2.2.4.2First letter of each word: 7665 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 73.

2.2.4.3Last letter of each word: 30807 = 33 x 7 x 163.

2.2.4.4Last letter positions: 216377 = 7 x 30911.

2.3.1Odd valued letters: 735 = 3 x 5 x 72.

2.3.2Even valued letters: 84378 = 2 x 3 x 73 x 41.

2.4.1A hundred and ninety-six letters are prime numbers. 196 = 22 x 72.

2.4.2Total of letters that are prime number: 756 = 22 x 33 x 7.

2.4.3This means the remainder of the letters is 84357 = 32 x 7 x 13 x 103.

2.4.4Forty-one letters are divisible by 7. The sum of their positions:
25907 = 7 x 3701.

2.5.1The letters of God’s name in Hebrew can be used to count 13 times through this passage: 4438 = 2 x 7 x 317.

2.5.2It can also be used to count 49 times through the passage: 13657 = 7 x 1951.

Saving The Animals (Genesis 6:20-8:19)

Noah and his family were not the only ones saved, and the numbers make this clear by having a text segment dedicated to the salvation of all air breathing animal life.

The segment begins with Genesis 6:20, where God instructs Noah that all the animals will be coming into the ark in pairs.

Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you, to keep them alive. (Genesis 6:20)

The segment naturally ends with every living thing leaving the ark. They went in as pairs, and they went out as families or by their kind.

And every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves upon the earth, went forth by families out of the ark. (Genesis 8:19)

3.1.1Number of words: 616 = 23 x 7 x 11. (There are 2276 letters, but this number has no features.)

3.1.2Numeric total: 143010 = 2 x 32 x 5 x 7 x 227. SF: 247 = 13 x 19.

3.1.3.1Odd positioned words: 69650 = 2 x 52 x 7 x 199.

3.1.3.2Even positioned words: 73360 = 24 x 5 x 7 x 131.

3.1.4.1Odd positioned segments of 44 words each: 71400 = 23 x 3 x 52 x 7 x 17.

3.1.4.2Even positioned segments of 44 words each:
71610 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11 x 31.

3.1.5.1Odd positioned segments of 88 words each: 84035 = 5 x 75.

3.1.5.2Even positioned segments of 88 words each: 58975 = 52 x 7 x 337.

3.1.6Odd valued words: 68380 = 22 x 5 x 13 x 263.

3.1.7.1Eighty words are divisible by 7. The sum of their positions:
26236 = 22 x 7 x 937.

3.1.7.2The sum of the words: 16905 = 3 x 5 x 72 x 23.

3.1.7.3Twenty-nine words are divisible by 13. The sum of the words:
7189 = 7 x 13 x 79.

3.1.8.1First and last letter of each word: 63861 = 3 x 7 x 3041.

3.1.8.2First letter of each word: 20118 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 479.

3.1.8.3Last letter of each word: 43743 = 3 x 7 x 2083. SF: 2093 = 7 x 13 x 23.

3.2.1Applying Yhwh directly to the letters:

Hebrew letter value: 10 5  6  5
Letter found:        5  80 30 80

Total of letters found: 195 = 3 x 5 x 13. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

3.2.2.1Odd valued letters: 1722 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 41.

3.2.2.2Even valued letters: 141288 = 23 x 3 x 7 x 292.

3.2.3.1Odd positioned segments of 4 letters: 72107 = 7 x 10301.

3.2.3.2Even positioned segments of 4 letters: 70903 = 72 x 1447.

3.2.4Beginning with the first letter and pulling every Nth after, the following values of N produce sequences divisible by 7:

12 15 16 46 47 49 61 67 79 84 89 100 103 148 150 155 175 192 196 202 
206 212 222 227 238 242 244 254 270 282 283 298 306 307 308 325 330 
342 346 347 359 360 361 373 384 386 391 405 410 427 433 435 442 446 
448 449 452 467 471 484 489 491 494 495 502 504 505 513 520 527 535 
568 586 590 601 604 609 615 622 623 636 639 640 649 652 673 685 688 
692 695 699 716 719 721 724 734 743 746 747 755 759 762 770 778 781 
785 788 791 795 796 798 804 815 820 831 859 867 894 902 908 915 928 
966 971 976 977 982 983 987 988 1000 1025 1034 1047 1051 1056 1063 
1064 1066 1070 1084 1089 1090 1093 1109 1112 1132 1133 1136

Total of N: 87334 = 2 x 13 x 3359. sf: 3374 = 2 x 7 x 241.

3.2.5.1430 letters are prime numbers. The sum of these letters: 1750 = 2 x 53 x 7.

3.2.5.2Sum of the letters that are not primes: 141260 = 22 x 5 x 7 x 1009.

3.2.5.3Sum of their positions: 2115365 = 5 x 7 x 19 x 3181.

Conclusion

Three segments of text overlapping each other bear similar numeric features. This was not due to coincidence. It was arranged this way to show the veracity of The Flood record. We are to learn from the lessons of the past.

Before The Flood, God spoke with Adam, Eve, and later briefly with Cain. But aside from taking Enoch into heaven, the Bible does not show God intervening very much in the world from chapters 4 to 6. This raises several possibilities:

  1. God did not intervene in the pre-Flood world as much as He does in ours.
  2. The sons of God were present in the pre-Flood world and were already intervening (Genesis 6:1-2).
  3. Pre-Flood interventions were not recorded and kept because God wanted us to concentrate on our own world and time.

Perhaps there is a little truth in each of the three possibilities. A) God did not intervene as much back then because most people remembered their ancestors and past. Being of one language and one family, it would be much easier for Adam and Eve's testimony of God to be handed down. B) The Sons of God were present, and their children performed mighty deeds. Unfortunately, the Bible is silent as to whether or not this type of intervention bore good results. Most likely it was a mix of good and evil. C) Jesus once told his disciples about the kingdom of heaven. When they asked about the restoration of the kingdom of Israel, he told them this was up to God (Acts 1:3-7). Their duty was the kingdom of heaven, not the kingdom of Israel. In other words, Mind your own business.

The Bible tells us about The Flood, because this is the primary lesson we should take away from that prehistoric world. Violence and corruption destroy everything and bring God’s judgment (Revelation 11:18). The numbers highlight The Flood, and assure us this is a true record.

What we do know is that not long after The Flood, God intervened at the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:6). He stepped in because humanity was rapidly going astray. (The Flood was only a few generations ago.) Perhaps this time there would be no survivors like Noah. This can also be seen in Isaiah 18:5 where everything is cut down early. Jesus himself said every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down (Matthew 3:10). He used the present tense, not the future tense. This adds another aspect to God’s love, patience, and forbearance (Romans 9:22). He intervenes so a greater number of people in the future will have a chance. In our generation and world, it may be that God intervenes much more than we think. We just don't see it.

Like three witnesses (four if you count the passage down below), the numbers confirm the Flood did happen. The Bible assures us God will judge. It happened before. It will happen again. He won't destroy the world in a flood, but He will judge it.

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




ΩIncomplete sentences and partial thoughts are not good enough for numeric study. That is why this segment is placed here at the end.

Every language accumulates rules of grammar or conventions of usage over time. Hebrew is a very old language. It is on the assumption that the old Hebrew of the Bible would be more flexible, or forgiving of grammar that there is a possible fourth text segment as a final witness. It is placed here at the end because the opening verse might not be complete.

(Why four segments of text? Because there are four living creatures around God’s throne.)

This segment introduces the reader to God’s plans and His instructions to Noah (Genesis 7:1 to 7:14). It ranges from the last word of Genesis 7:1 to the end of 7:14. This text segment has many number features following The Proclamation. In this segment, the number thirteen is more prominent than the number seven. Thirteen is related to God’s Hebrew name, and shows God’s sovereignty in the Flood. It is the imperial number showing the end of an age.

1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate; and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate; 3 and seven pairs of the birds of the air also, male and female, to keep their kind alive upon the face of all the earth. 4 For in seven days I will send rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground." 5 And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him. 6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him went into the ark, to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground, 9 two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And after seven days the waters of the flood came upon the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights. 13 On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark, 14 they and every beast according to its kind, and all the cattle according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth according to its kind, and every bird according to its kind, every bird of every sort.1
Genesis 7:1
אלביתךוכלאתהבאלנחיהוהויאמר
intoyour houseand allyoucometo NoahYhwhand said
הזהבדורלפניצדיקראיתיאתךכיהתבה
thisgenerationbefore merighteoushave seen
(you)
Iforthe ark
(N.B. Hebrew is read from right to left.)

The Hebrew text segment begins with the very last word of verse 1: this (highlighted in the table). It describes or specifies the previous word generation, and it belongs to verse 1 making it a complete thought. But the numbers assign it to verse 2 (see below). Grammatically, this is most likely improper Hebrew for verse 2, but the thought in verse 2 becomes more specific: Every (one of) these, take—, Take this with you— or (Note) this, take with you—.

Genesis 7:2 (Word added from previous verse.)
שבעהשבעהלךתקחהטהורההבהמהמכלהזה
sevenssevensgoyou shall takecleanbeasteverythis
הואטהרהלאאשרהבהמהומןואשתואיש
itcleanare notafterbeastsand ofand femalemale
ואשתואיששנים
and femalemaleby two

The segment ends with the full text of verse 14. Verse 14 is not a complete thought by itself, but it is a complete sentence and thought with verse 13. It is a reiteration of verse 2 emphasizing Noah's faithfulness in carrying out all of God’s instructions. All the animals joined Noah and his family in the ark.

Numeric Features Of This Segment

4.1.1Passage total: 42679 = 72 x 13 x 67.

4.1.2.1Total of odd valued word sums: 21275 = 52 x 23 x 37. SF: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

4.1.2.2Total of even valued word sums: 21404 = 22 x 5351. SF: 5355 = 32 x 5 x 7 x 17. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.

4.1.2.3Total of even valued word sums in even word positions: 12782 = 2 x 7 x 11 x 83.

4.1.3.1Words with an odd number of letters: 21210 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 101.

4.1.3.2Words with an even number of letters: 21469 = 7 x 3067. (The positions of these words: 9542 = 2 x 13 x 367.)

4.1.4Every 7th word: 8183 = 72 x 167.

4.1.5.1Thirty words have totals that are prime numbers. The thirty words together: 4238 = 2 x 13 x 163.

4.1.5.2This means the remaining words that are not prime numbers are also divisible by 13: 38441 = 13 x 2957.

4.1.5.3Twenty-six words have totals divisible by 7. Together: 5278 = 2 x 7 x 13 x 29 (an extra 13).

4.1.6The middle 112 words: 26364 = 22 x 3 x 133.

4.1.7.1Odd positioned segments of 3 words: 21889 = 7 x 53 x 59. SF: 119 = 7 x 17.

4.7.2Even positioned segments of 3 words: 20790 = 2 x 33 x 5 x 7 x 11.

4.1.8Every Nth word produces sequences of words divisible by 13 where N is 20 45 54 77 84 = 280 = 23 x 5 x 7.

4.1.9The following letters can be found at the beginning of at least one word: 1 2 3 5 6 7 9 10 20 30 40 50 70 80 90 200 300 = 923 = 13 x 71.

4.2.1.1First and last letters of each word: 21567 = 3 x 7 x 13 x 79.

4.2.1.2First letter of each word: 7995 = 3 x 5 x 13 x 41.

4.2.1.3Last letter: 13572 = 22 x 32 x 13 x 29. SF: 52 = 22 x 13.

4.2.2.1Eighteen letters are first in a word. The letters of these words together:

1 2 3 5 6 7 9 10 20 30 40 50 70 80 90 200 300 400

Total: 1323 = 33 x 72

4.2.2.2Five letters are first in a word and sum of those positions is divisible by 7.

First letter:     2    30   50   80  400
Passage position: 1967 2569 1596 280 959

Position total: 7371 = 34 x 7 x 13. The five words together produce an extra 13.

4.2.2.3Six letters at the end of words have the total of their positions divisible by 7.

Letter:     1   4  10   50  70 90 
Position:   252 35 1414 329 28 581
Word total: 65  80 3214 430 277 1776

The sum of the letters: 225 = 32 x 52.

The sum of the positions: 2639 = 7 x 13 x 29. SF: 49 = 72. SF: 14 = 2 x 7. Together there produce an extra 13.

The sum of the words: 5842 = 2 x 23 x 127. (Twenty-three is the number chromosome pairs in the average human. The text is about the ending of the human race, and new start of Noah and his family.)

4.2.2.4Three letters at the end of words have the total of their positions divisible by 13.

Letter:     5    30   200
Position:   3198 2847 884
Word value: 6848 1909 4725

Position total: 6929 = 132 x 41. Together they produce an extra 13.

Word total: 13482 = 2 x 32 x 7 x 107. The words where they reside produce a 7.

4.2.3The letter 1 appears only once as the last letter of a word. This happens in a letter position divisible by 7: 252. The word where this happens has the value 65 and is divisible by 13. The position of the letter 1 is divisible by 7.

4.2.4.1Odd positioned letters: 20462 = 2 x 13 x 787.

4.2.4.2Even positioned letters: 22217 = 13 x 1709. SF: 1722 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 41.

4.2.5.1Odd valued letters: 611 = 13 x 47.

4.2.5.2Even valued letters: 42068 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 809. SF: 826 = 2 x 7 x 59.

4.2.5.3Odd positioned odd valued letters: 312 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 13.

4.2.5.4Even positioned even valued letters: 21918 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 281. SF: 299 = 13 x 23.

4.2.6.1Odd positioned segments of 4 letters: 21632 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13 x 13.

4.2.6.2Even positioned segments of 4 letters: 21047 = 13 x 1619.

4.2.7.1Odd positioned segments of 13 letters: 19936 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 89.

4.2.7.2Even positioned segments of 13 letters: 22743 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 19 x 19.

4.2.8.1First half of the letters: 20454 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 487.

4.2.8.2Last half of the letters: 22225 = 5 x 5 x 7 x 127.

4.2.9Beginning with the first letter, and every Nth after produces sequences of letters divisible by 13 where N is

2 20 23 36 57 74 77 88 126 129 133 134 138 152 161 164 169 170 206 211 225
228 231 243 289

Total: 3486 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 83.

4.2.10.1Odd valued letters (151 of them, symmetrical number): 611 = 13 x 47.

4.2.10.2Even valued letters (525 of them, symmetrical number and divisible by 7): 42068 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 809. SF: 826 = 2 x 7 x 59.

4.2.11143 letters (11 x 13) have values that are prime numbers. This means 533 (13 x 41) are not prime numbers.

4.2.12The middle N letters are divisible by 13 where N equals any of the following:

664 626 598 582 504 502 420 374 260 226 220 216 200 174 
142 136 82 52 28 22 4

The sum of this list: 6032 = 24 x 13 x 29.

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