Bible Numbers 2.0

The Structure Of History

Genesis chapter 10 records the sons of Noah spreading out after the flood, populating the earth and becoming nations. The chapter is not just a list of names showing how the ancient Hebrews understood their world. It shows the structure of history. God has a hand in the birth of nations, and in their completion (or end).

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of men, he fixed the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. (Deuteronomy 32:8)1

Numeric features in Genesis 10 show the truth of Deuteronomy 32:8. There is a plan, and God is master of time. (The Hebrew of chapter 10 is given below.)

ואלה תולדת בני נח שם חם ויפת ויולדו להם בנים אחר המבול בני יפת גמר ומגוג ומדי ויון ותבל ומשך ותירס ובני גמר אשכנז וריפת ותגרמה ובני יון אלישה ותרשיש כתים ודדנים מאלה נפרדו איי הגוים בארצתם איש ללשנו למשפחתם בגויהם ובני חם כוש ומצרים ופוט וכנען ובני כוש סבא וחוילה וסבתה ורעמה וסבתכא ובני רעמה שבא ודדן וכוש ילד את נמרד הוא החל להיות גבר בארץ הוא היה גבר ציד לפני יהוה על כן יאמר כנמרד גבור ציד לפני יהוה ותהי ראשית ממלכתו בבל וארך ואכד וכלנה בארץ שנער מן הארץ ההוא יצא אשור ויבן את נינוה ואת רחבת עיר ואת כלח ואת רסן בין נינוה ובין כלח הוא העיר הגדלה ומצרים ילד את לודים ואת ענמים ואת להבים ואת נפתחים ואת פתרסים ואת כסלחים אשר יצאו משם פלשתים ואת כפתרים וכנען ילד את צידן בכרו ואת חת ואת היבוסי ואת האמרי ואת הגרגשי ואת החוי ואת הערקי ואת הסיני ואת הארודי ואת הצמרי ואת החמתי ואחר נפצו משפחות הכנעני ויהי גבול הכנעני מצידן באכה גררה עד עזה באכה סדמה ועמרה ואדמה וצבים עד לשע אלה בני חם למשפחתם ללשנתם בארצתם בגויהם ולשם ילד גם הוא אבי כל בני עבר אחי יפת הגדול בני שם עילם ואשור וארפכשד ולוד וארם ובני ארם עוץ וחול וגתר ומש וארפכשד ילד את שלח ושלח ילד את עבר ולעבר ילד שני בנים שם האחד פלג כי בימיו נפלגה הארץ ושם אחיו יקטן ויקטן ילד את אלמודד ואת שלף ואת חצרמות ואת ירח ואת הדורם ואת אוזל ואת דקלה ואת עובל ואת אבימאל ואת שבא ואת אופר ואת חוילה ואת יובב כל אלה בני יקטן ויהי מושבם ממשא באכה ספרה הר הקדם אלה בני שם למשפחתם ללשנתם בארצתם לגויהם אלה משפחת בני נח לתולדתם בגויהם ומאלה נפרדו הגוים בארץ אחר המבול 2
1               2                     3            4         5
42              840                   62           58        340
1  2  3   4     5    6  7   8  9      10 11  12    13  14    15   16
6- 1- 30- 5     400- 6- 30- 4- 400    2- 50- 10    50- 8     300- 40
and these       lines of              sons of      Noah      Shem

6        7                  8                      9
48       496                62                     75
17 18    19  20  21  22     23 24  25 26  27 28    29  30 31
8- 40    6-  10- 80- 400    6- 10- 6- 30- 4- 6     30- 5- 40
Ham      and Japheth          and they were born     to them

10                11            12                 13
102               209           83                 62
32  33  34  35    36  37 38     39 40  41 42 43    44 45  46
2-  50- 10- 40    1-  8- 200    5- 40- 2- 6- 30    2- 50- 10
sons              after         the flood          sons of

14             15             16                 17
490            243            58                 60
47  48  49     50  51  52     53 54  55 56 57    58 59  60 61
10- 80- 400    3-  40- 200    6- 40- 3- 6- 3     6- 40- 4- 10
Japheth        Gomer          and Magog          and Madai

18              19                20                 21
72              438               366                676
62 63  64 65    66  67   68 69    70  71  72   73    74  75   76  77   78
6- 10- 6- 50    6-  400- 2- 30    6-  40- 300- 20    6-  400- 10- 200- 60
and Javan       and Tubal         and Meshech        and Tiras

22              23             24                     25
68              243            378                    696
79 80 81  82    83  84  85     86  87   88  89  90    91  92   93  94  95
6- 2- 50- 10    3-  40- 200    1-  300- 20- 50- 7     6-  200- 10- 80- 400
and sons of     Gomer          Ashkenaz               and Riphath

26                          27                 28             29
654                         68                 66             346
96  97   98 99   100 101    102 103 104 105    106 107 108    109 110 111 112  113
6-  400- 3- 200- 40- 5      6-  2-  50- 10     10- 6-  50     1-  30- 10- 300- 5
and Togarmah                and sons of        Javan          Elishah

30                             31                  32
1216                           470                 114
114  115  116  117  118 119    120 121  122 123    124 125 126 127 128 129
6-   400- 200- 300- 10- 300    20- 400- 10- 40     6-  4-  4-  50- 10- 40
and Tarshish                   Kittim              and Dodanim

33                 34                      35                  36
76                 340                     21                  64
130 131 132 133    134 135 136  137 138    139 140 141         142 143 144 145 146
40- 1-  30- 5      50- 80- 200- 4-  6      1-  10- 10          5-  3-  6-  10- 40
from these         they spread             maritime ones of    the peoples

37                           38             39
733                          311            416
147 148 149  150 151  152    153 154 155    156 157 158  159 160
2-  1-  200- 90- 400- 40     1-  10- 300    30- 30- 300- 50- 6
into their lands             each           with their language

40                               41                         42
898                              66                         68
161 162 163  164 165 166  167    168 169 170 171 172 173    174 175 176 177
30- 40- 300- 80- 8-  400- 40     2-  3-  6-  10- 5-  40     6-  2-  50- 10
by their clans                   within their nations       and sons of

43         44             45                          46
48         326            386                         101
178 179    180 181 182    183 184 185 186  187 188    189 190 191 192
8-  40     20- 6-  300    6-  40- 90- 200- 10- 40     6-  80- 6-  9
Ham        Cush           and Mizraim                 and Put

47                     48                 49             50
196                    68                 326            63
193 194 195 196 197    198 199 200 201    202 203 204    205 206 207
6-  20- 50- 70- 50     6-  2-  50- 10     20- 6-  300    60- 2-  1
and Canaan             and sons of        Cush           Seba

51                         52                      53
65                         473                     321
208 209 210 211 212 213    214 215 216 217  218    219 220  221 222 223
6-  8-  6-  10- 30- 5      6-  60- 2-  400- 5      6-  200- 70- 40- 5
and Havilah                and Sabtah              and Raamah

54                          55                 56
489                         68                 315
224 225 226 227  228 229    230 231 232 233    234  235 236 237
6-  60- 2-  400- 20- 1      6-  2-  50- 10     200- 70- 40- 5
and Sabtecah                and sons of        Raamah

57              58                 59                 60
303             64                 332                44
238  239 240    241 242 243 244    245 246 247 248    249 250 251
300- 2-  1      6-  4-  4-  50     6-  20- 6-  300    10- 30- 4
Sheba           and Dedan          and Cush           he fathered

61         62                  63             64              65
401        294                 12             43              451
252 253    254 255 256  257    258 259 260    261 262 263     264 265 266 267 268
1-  400    50- 40- 200- 4      5-  6-  1      5-  8-  30      30- 5-  10- 6-  400
the        Nimrod              he             he was first    to be

66             67                  68             69
205            293                 12             20
269 270 271    272 273 274  275    276 277 278    279 280 281
3-  2-  200    2-  1-  200- 90     5-  6-  1      5-  10- 5
mighty         on the earth        he             he was

70             71             72                 73
205            104            170                26
282 283 284    285 286 287    288 289 290 291    292 293 294 295
3-  2-  200    90- 10- 4      30- 80- 50- 10     10- 5-  6-  5
mighty         hunter         before             Yhwh

74         75         76                 77
100        70         251                314
296 297    298 299    300 301 302 303    304 305 306 307  308
70- 30     20- 50     10- 1-  40- 200    20- 50- 40- 200- 4
for        this       he is said         like Nimrod

78                 79             80                 81
211                104            170                26
309 310 311 312    313 314 315    316 317 318 319    320 321 322 323
3-  2-  6-  200    90- 10- 4      30- 80- 50- 10     10- 5-  6-  5
mighty             hunter         before             Yhwh

82                  83                       84
421                 911                      536
324 325  326 327    328  329 330  331 332    333 334 335 336 337  338
6-  400- 5-  10     200- 1-  300- 10- 400    40- 40- 30- 20- 400- 6
and she was         first of                 his kingdom

85             86                  87                 88
34             227                 31                 111
339 340 341    342 343 344  345    346 347 348 349    350 351 352 353 354
2-  2-  30     6-  1-  200- 20     6-  1-  20- 4      6-  20- 30- 50- 5
Babylon        and Erech           and Akkad          and Calneh

89                  90                  91         92
293                 620                 90         296
355 356 357  358    359  360 361 362    363 364    365 366 367  368
2-  1-  200- 90     300- 50- 70- 200    40- 50     5-  1-  200- 90
in land of          Shinar              from       the land

93                 94              95                  96
17                 101             507                 68
369 370 371 372    373 374 375     376 377  378 379    380 381 382 383
5-  5-  6-  1      10- 90- 1       1-  300- 6-  200    6-  10- 2-  50
the that           he went to      Assyria             and he built

97         98                     99             100
401        121                    407            610
384 385    386 387 388 389 390    391 392 393    394  395 396 397
1-  400    50- 10- 50- 6-  5      6-  1-  400    200- 8-  2-  400
the        Ninevah                and            Rehoboth

101            102            103            104            105
280            407            58             407            310
398 399 400    401 402 403    404 405 406    407 408 409    410  411 412
70- 10- 200    6-  1-  400    20- 30- 8      6-  1-  400    200- 60- 50
Ir             and            Calah          and            Resen

106            107                    108                109
62             121                    68                 58
413 414 415    416 417 418 419 420    421 422 423 424    425 426 427
2-  10- 50     50- 10- 50- 6-  5      6-  2-  10- 50     20- 30- 8
between        Ninevah                and between          Calah

110            111                112                    113
12             285                47                     386
428 429 430    431 432 433 434    435 436 437 438 439    440 441 442 443  444 445
5-  6-  1      5-  70- 10- 200    5-  3-  4-  30- 5      6-  40- 90- 200- 10- 40
that           the city           the great              and Mizraim

114              115        116                    117
44               401        90                     407
446 447 448      449 450    451 452 453 454 455    456 457 458
10- 30- 4        1-  400    30- 6-  4-  10- 40     6-  1-  400
he fathered      the        Ludites                and

118                    119            120                    121
210                    407            87                     407
459 460 461 462 463    464 465 466    467 468 469 470 471    472 473 474
70- 50- 40- 10- 40     6-  1-  400    30- 5-  2-  10- 40     6-  1-  400
Anamites               and            Lebahites              and

122                         123            124
588                         407            790
475 476 477  478 479 480    481 482 483    484 485  486  487 488 489
50- 80- 400- 8-  10- 40     6-  1-  400    80- 400- 200- 60- 10- 40
Naphtuhites                 and            Pathrusites

125            126                        127             128
407            168                        501             107
490 491 492    493 494 495 496 497 498    499 500  501    502 503 504 505
6-  1-  400    20- 60- 30- 8-  10- 40     1-  300- 200    10- 90- 1-  6
and            Casluhites                 whom            they came

129             130                          131            132
380             860                          407            750
506 507  508    509 510 511  512  513 514    515 516 517    518 519 520  521  522 523
40- 300- 40     80- 30- 300- 400- 10- 40     6-  1-  400    20- 80- 400- 200- 10- 40
from there      Philistines                  and            Caphtorites

133                    134              135        136
196                    44               401        154
524 525 526 527 528    529 530 531      532 533    534 535 536 537
6-  20- 50- 70- 50     10- 30- 4        1-  400    90- 10- 4-  50
and Canaan             he fathered      the        Sidon

137                 138            139         140            141
228                 407            408         407            93
538 539 540  541    542 543 544    545 546     547 548 549    550 551 552 553 554 555
2-  20- 200- 6      6-  1-  400    8-  400     6-  1-  400    5-  10- 2-  6-  60- 10
his firstborn       and            Hittite     and            Jebusite

142            143                     144            145
407            256                     407            521
556 557 558    559 560 561 562  563    564 565 566    567 568 569  570 571  572
6-  1-  400    5-  1-  40- 200- 10     6-  1-  400    5-  3-  200- 3-  300- 10
and            Amorite                 and            Girgashite

146            147                148            149
407            29                 407            385
573 574 575    576 577 578 579    580 581 582    583 584 585  586  587
6-  1-  400    5-  8-  6-  10     6-  1-  400    5-  70- 200- 100- 10
and            Hivite             and            Arkite

150            151                    152            153
407            135                    407            226
588 589 590    591 592 593 594 595    596 597 598    599 600 601  602 603 604
6-  1-  400    5-  60- 10- 50- 10     6-  1-  400    5-  1-  200- 6-  4-  10
and            Sinite                 and            Arvadite

154            155                     156            157
407            345                     407            463
605 606 607    608 609 610 611  612    613 614 615    616 617 618 619  620
6-  1-  400    5-  90- 40- 200- 10     6-  1-  400    5-  8-  40- 400- 10
and            Zemarite                and            Hamathite

158                159                  160
215                226                  834
621 622 623 624    625 626 627 628      629 630  631 632 633 634
6-  1-  8-  200    50- 80- 90- 6        40- 300- 80- 8-  6-  400
and later          they scattered       clans of

161                        162                163
205                        31                 41
635 636 637 638 639 640    641 642 643 644    645 646 647 648
5-  20- 50- 70- 50- 10     6-  10- 5-  10     3-  2-  6-  30
Canaanite                  and he was         border of

164                        165                    166
205                        194                    28
649 650 651 652 653 654    655 656 657 658 659    660 661 662 663
5-  20- 50- 70- 50- 10     40- 90- 10- 4-  50     2-  1-  20- 5
the Canaanite              from Sidon             to go you

167                  168           169            170
408                  74            82             28
664 665  666  667    668 669       670 671 672    673 674 675 676
3-  200- 200- 5      70- 4         70- 7-  5      2-  1-  20- 5
to Gerar             as far as     Gaza           to go you

171                172                     173
109                321                     56
677 678 679 680    681 682 683 684  685    686 687 688 689 690
60- 4-  40- 5      6-  70- 40- 200- 5      6-  1-  4-  40- 5
to Sodom           and Gomorrah            and Admah

174                    175           176             177
148                    74            400             36
691 692 693 694 695    696 697       698 699  700    701 702 703
6-  90- 2-  10- 40     70- 4         30- 300- 70     1-  30- 5
and Zeboim             as far as     Lasha           these

178            179        180                              181
62             48         898                              850
704 705 706    707 708    709 710 711  712 713 714  715    716 717 718  719 720  721
2-  50- 10     8-  40     30- 40- 300- 80- 8-  400- 40     30- 30- 300- 50- 400- 40
sons of        Ham        by their clans                   by their languages

182                          183                        184
733                          66                         376
722 723 724  725 726  727    728 729 730 731 732 733    734 735 736  737
2-  1-  200- 90- 400- 40     2-  3-  6-  10- 5-  40     6-  30- 300- 40
in their lands               in their nations           and to Shem

185            186        187            188            189
44             43         12             13             50
738 739 740    741 742    743 744 745    746 747 748    749 750
10- 30- 4      3-  40     5-  6-  1      1-  2-  10     20- 30
was born       also       he             father of      all of

190            191            192             193            194
62             272            19              490            48
751 752 753    754 755 756    757 758 759     760 761 762    763 764 765 766 767
2-  50- 10     70- 2-  200    1-  8-  10      10- 80- 400    5-  3-  4-  6-  30
sons of        Eber           brother of      Japheth        the older

195            196         197                198
62             340         150                513
768 769 770    771  772    773 774 775 776    777 778 779  780 781
2-  50- 10     300- 40     70- 10- 30- 40     6-  1-  300- 6-  200
sons of        Shem        Elam               and Asshur

199                              200                201
611                              46                 247
782 783 784  785 786 787  788    789 790 791 792    793 794 795  796
6-  1-  200- 80- 20- 300- 4      6-  30- 6-  4      6-  1-  200- 40
and Arphaxad                     and Lud            and Aram

202                203             204            205
68                 241             166            50
797 798 799 800    801 802  803    804 805 806    807 808 809 810
6-  2-  50- 10     1-  200- 40     70- 6-  90     6-  8-  6-  30
and sons of        Aram            Uz             and Hul

206                 207            208
609                 346            611
811 812 813  814    815 816 817    818 819 820  821 822 823  824
6-  3-  400- 200    6-  40- 300    6-  1-  200- 80- 20- 300- 4
and Gether          and Mash       and Arphaxad

209              210        211             212
44               401        338             344
825 826 827      828 829    830  831 832    833 834  835 836
10- 30- 4        1-  400    300- 30- 8      6-  300- 30- 8
he fathered      the        Shevah          and Shelah

213              214        215            216
44               401        272            308
837 838 839      840 841    842 843 844    845 846 847 848 849
10- 30- 4        1-  400    70- 2-  200    6-  30- 70- 2-  200
he fathered      the        Eber           to Eber

217            218             219                220         221
44             360             102                340         18
850 851 852    853  854 855    856 857 858 859    860  861    862 863 864 865
10- 30- 4      300- 50- 10     2-  50- 10- 40     300- 40     5-  1-  8-  4
was born       two of          sons               name of     one

222            223         224                    225
113            30          68                     168
866 867 868    869 870     871 872 873 874 875    876 877 878 879 880
80- 30- 3      20- 10      2-  10- 40- 10- 6      50- 80- 30- 3-  5
Peleg          because     in his days            was divided

226                 227              228                229
296                 346              25                 169
881 882 883  884    885 886  887     888 889 890 891    892 893  894 895
5-  1-  200- 90     6-  300- 40      1-  8-  10- 6      10- 100- 9-  50
the earth           and name of      his brother        Joktan

230                     231            232        233
175                     44             401        85
896 897 898  899 900    901 902 903    904 905    906 907 908 909 910 911
6-  10- 100- 9-  50     10- 30- 4      1-  400    1-  30- 40- 6-  4-  4
and Joktan              fathered       the        Almodad

234            235             236            237
407            410             407            744
912 913 914    915  916 917    918 919 920    921 922 923  924 925 926
6-  1-  400    300- 30- 80     6-  1-  400    8-  90- 200- 40- 6-  400
and            Sheleph         and            Hazarmaveth

238            239             240            241
407            218             407            255
927 928 929    930 931  932    933 934 935    936 937 938 939  940
6-  1-  400    10- 200- 8      6-  1-  400    5-  4-  6-  200- 40
and            Jerah           and            Hadoram

242            243                244            245
407            44                 407            139
941 942 943    944 945 946 947    948 949 950    951 952  953 954
6-  1-  400    1-  6-  7-  30     6-  1-  400    4-  100- 30- 5
and            Uzal               and            Diklah

246            247                248            249
407            108                407            84
955 956 957    958 959 960 961    962 963 964    965 966 967 968 969 970
6-  1-  400    70- 6-  2-  30     6-  1-  400    1-  2-  10- 40- 1-  30
and            Obal               and            Abimael

250            251             252            253
407            303             407            287
971 972 973    974  975 976    977 978 979    980 981 982 983
6-  1-  400    300- 2-  1      6-  1-  400    1-  6-  80- 200
and            Sheba           and            Ophir

254            255                    256            257
407            59                     407            20
984 985 986    987 988 989 990 991    992 993 994    995 996 997 998
6-  1-  400    8-  6-  10- 30- 5      6-  1-  400    10- 6-  2-  2
and            Havilah                and            Jobab

258         259               260               261
50          36                62                169
999 1000    1001 1002 1003    1004 1005 1006    1007 1008 1009 1010
20- 30      1-   30-  5       2-   50-  10      10-  100- 9-   50
all of      these             sons of           Joktan

262                    263                         264
31                     388                         381
1011 1012 1013 1014    1015 1016 1017 1018 1019    1020 1021 1022 1023
6-   10-  5-   10      40-  6-   300- 2-   40      40-  40-  300- 1
and he was             their region                from Mesha

265                    266                    267
28                     345                    205
1024 1025 1026 1027    1028 1029 1030 1031    1032 1033
2-   1-   20-  5       60-  80-  200- 5       5-   200
to go you              to Sephar              hill country of

268                    269               270               271
149                    36                62                340
1034 1035 1036 1037    1038 1039 1040    1041 1042 1043    1044 1045
5-   100- 4-   40      1-   30-  5       2-   50-  10      300- 40
the east               these             sons of           Shem

272                                   273
898                                   850
1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052    1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058
30-  40-  300- 80-  8-   400- 40      30-  30-  300- 50-  400- 40
by their clans                        by their languages

274                              275
733                              94
1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064    1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070
2-   1-   200- 90-  400- 40      30-  3-   6-   10-  5-   40
in their lands                   their nations

276               277                         278
36                828                         62
1071 1072 1073    1074 1075 1076 1077 1078    1079 1080 1081
1-   30-  5       40-  300- 80-  8-   400     2-   50-  10
these by          clans of                    sons of

279          280                                   281
58           910                                   66
1082 1083    1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090    1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096
50-  8       30-  400- 6-   30-  4-   400- 40      2-   3-   6-   10-  5-   40
Noah         their lines                          in their nations

282                         283                         284
82                          340                         64
1097 1098 1099 1100 1101    1102 1103 1104 1105 1106    1107 1108 1109 1110 1111
6-   40-  1-   30-  5       50-  80-  200- 4-   6       5-   3-   6-   10-  40
and from these              they spread out             the nations

285                    286               287
293                    209               83
1112 1113 1114 1115    1116 1117 1118    1119 1120 1121 1122 1123
2-   1-   200- 90      1-   8-   200     5-   40-  2-   6-   30
on earth               after             the flood3

Numeric Features

The Words

1.1There are 287 words. (287 = 7 x 41.)

1.2Numeric total: 75579 = 3 x 7 x 59 x 61. SF: 130 = 2 x 5 x 13.

1.3The first letter of each word: 8242 = 2 x 13 x 317. The beginning of each nation has God’s authority. This is seen in the number 13 which is associated with God’s name.

1.4The last letter of each word: 30681 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 487. The end of each nation is also the time when it is complete. This is seen in the factor of 7.

The beginning of a nation is not the same as its end. Nations are not God. The results of features 1.3 and 1.4 aren't supposed to be the same.

1.5.1Odd valued and odd positioned words:

a) Word position.       b) Word value.
a) 9  11  15  23  35 37  51 53  57  61  65  67  83  87
b) 75 209 243 243 21 733 65 321 303 401 451 293 911 31

a) 89  93 95  97  99  107 111 115 117 119 121 123 125
b) 293 17 507 401 407 121 285 401 407 407 407 407 407

a) 127 131 135 141 145 147 149 151 155 157 161 163 171
b) 501 407 401 93  521 29  385 135 345 463 205 41  109

a) 199 201 203 229 233 241 245 251 253 255 261 267 285
b) 611 247 241 169 85  255 139 303 287 59  169 205 293

a) 287
b) 83

Total: 15548 = 22 x 132 x 23.

1.5.2Even valued and even positioned words:

a) Word position.       b) Word value.

a) 2   4  6  8  10  14  16 18 20  22 24  26  28 30
b) 840 58 48 62 102 490 58 72 366 68 378 654 66 1216

a) 32  34  36 40  42 44  48 58 60 62  68 72  74  80
b) 114 340 64 898 68 326 68 64 44 294 12 170 100 170

a) 84  90  92  96 100 106 108 110 114 116 118 122 124
b) 536 620 296 68 610 62  68  12  44  90  210 588 790

a) 126 130 132 134 136 160 166 168 170 174 176 178 180
b) 168 860 750 44  154 834 28  74  28  148 400 62  898

a) 184 190 194 196 200 202 204 212 216 218 220 224 226
b) 376 62  48  340 46  68  166 344 308 360 340 68  296

a) 258 260 270 272 276 278 280 282 284
b) 50  62  62  898 36  62  910 82  64

Total: 20700 = 22 x 32 x 52 x 23.

2.287 words can be grouped into forty-one groups of 7 words each, or as seven groups of 41 words each. Since nations last decades, if not centuires, it is the larger grouping that has a numeric feature.

Seven groups of 41 words each.
1) 42 840 62 58 340 48 496 62 75 102 209 83 62 490 243 58 60 72 438 366 676 68 243 378 696 654 68 66 346 1216 470 114 76 340 21 64 733 311 416 898 66

2) 68 48 326 386 101 196 68 326 63 65 473 321 489 68 315 303 64 332 44 401 294 12 43 451 205 293 12 20 205 104 170 26 100 70 251 314 211 104 170 26 421

3) 911 536 34 227 31 111 293 620 90 296 17 101 507 68 401 121 407 610 280 407 58 407 310 62 121 68 58 12 285 47 386 44 401 90 407 210 407 87 407 588 407

4) 790 407 168 501 107 380 860 407 750 196 44 401 154 228 407 408 407 93 407 256 407 521 407 29 407 385 407 135 407 226 407 345 407 463 215 226 834 205 31 41 205

5) 194 28 408 74 82 28 109 321 56 148 74 400 36 62 48 898 850 733 66 376 44 43 12 13 50 62 272 19 490 48 62 340 150 513 611 46 247 68 241 166 50

6) 609 346 611 44 401 338 344 44 401 272 308 44 360 102 340 18 113 30 68 168 296 346 25 169 175 44 401 85 407 410 407 744 407 218 407 255 407 44 407 139 407

7) 108 407 84 407 303 407 287 407 59 407 20 50 36 62 169 31 388 381 28 345 205 149 36 62 340 898 850 733 94 36 828 62 58 910 6 

2.1.1The odd positioned segments (1, 3, 5, 7) individually have totals that are even, and together total 42378 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 1009.

2.1.2The even positioned segments (2, 4, 6) individually have totals that are odd, and together total 33201 = 32 x 7 x 17 x 31.

2.1.3The first and last words of all seven segments: 2722 + 1639 = 4361 = 72 x 89

2.1.4The first seven and last seven words of all seven segments: 14054 + 12908 = 26962 = 2 x 13 x 17 x 61.

2.1.5Of the seven groups, the 4th and 6th had totals that were prime numbers: 14081 + 11161 = 25242 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 601.

2.1.6This means the groups with totals that were not prime numbers would also be divisible by 7: 50337 = 32 x 7 x 17 x 47.

2.2The 287 words are divided into forty-one groups of 7 words each.

1) 42 840 62 58 340 48 496 = 1886 = 2 x 23 x 41
2) 62 75 102 209 83 62 490 = 1083 = 3 x 19 x 19
3) 243 58 60 72 438 366 676 = 1913 = 1913
4) 68 243 378 696 654 68 66 = 2173 = 41 x 53
5) 346 1216 470 114 76 340 21 = 2583 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 41
6) 64 733 311 416 898 66 68 = 2556 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 71
7) 48 326 386 101 196 68 326 = 1451 = 1451
8) 63 65 473 321 489 68 315 = 1794 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 23
9) 303 64 332 44 401 294 12 = 1450 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 29
10) 43 451 205 293 12 20 205 = 1229 = 1229
11) 104 170 26 100 70 251 314 = 1035 = 3 x 3 x 5 x 23
12) 211 104 170 26 421 911 536 = 2379 = 3 x 13 x 61
13) 34 227 31 111 293 620 90 = 1406 = 2 x 19 x 37
14) 296 17 101 507 68 401 121 = 1511 = 1511
15) 407 610 280 407 58 407 310 = 2479 = 37 x 67
16) 62 121 68 58 12 285 47 = 653 = 653
17) 386 44 401 90 407 210 407 = 1945 = 5 x 389
18) 87 407 588 407 790 407 168 = 2854 = 2 x 1427
19) 501 107 380 860 407 750 196 = 3201 = 3 x 11 x 97
20) 44 401 154 228 407 408 407 = 2049 = 3 x 683
21) 93 407 256 407 521 407 29 = 2120 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 53
22) 407 385 407 135 407 226 407 = 2374 = 2 x 1187
23) 345 407 463 215 226 834 205 = 2695 = 5 x 7 x 7 x 11
24) 31 41 205 194 28 408 74 = 981 = 3 x 3 x 109
25) 82 28 109 321 56 148 74 = 818 = 2 x 409
26) 400 36 62 48 898 850 733 = 3027 = 3 x 1009
27) 66 376 44 43 12 13 50 = 604 = 2 x 2 x 151
28) 62 272 19 490 48 62 340 = 1293 = 3 x 431
29) 150 513 611 46 247 68 241 = 1876 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 67
30) 166 50 609 346 611 44 401 = 2227 = 17 x 131
31) 338 344 44 401 272 308 44 = 1751 = 17 x 103
32) 360 102 340 18 113 30 68 = 1031 = 1031
33) 168 296 346 25 169 175 44 = 1223 = 1223
34) 401 85 407 410 407 744 407 = 2861 = 2861
35) 218 407 255 407 44 407 139 = 1877 = 1877
36) 407 108 407 84 407 303 407 = 2123 = 11 x 193
37) 287 407 59 407 20 50 36 = 1266 = 2 x 3 x 211
38) 62 169 31 388 381 28 345 = 1404 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 13
39) 205 149 36 62 340 898 850 = 2540 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 127
40) 733 94 36 828 62 58 910 = 2721 = 3 x 907
41) 66 82 340 64 293 209 83 = 1137 = 3 x 379

2.2.1Three groups are divisible by 7:

5) 346 1216 470 114 76 340 21 = 2583 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 41
23) 345 407 463 215 226 834 205 = 2695 = 5 x 7 x 7 x 11
29) 150 513 611 46 247 68 241 = 1876 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 67

The groups together produce an extra factor of seven: 2583 + 2695 + 1876 = 7154 = 2 x 72 x 73.

2.2.2Three groups are divisible by 13:

8) 63 65 473 321 489 68 315 = 1794 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 23
12) 211 104 170 26 421 911 536 = 2379 = 3 x 13 x 61
38) 62 169 31 388 381 28 345 = 1404 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 13

The groups together produce an extra factor of thirteen: 1794 + 2379 + 1404 = 5577 = 3 x 11 x 132.

2.2.3The first and last word from each group of seven: 8461 + 11158 = 19619 = 23 x 853. Twenty-three is the number of man.

2.2.4The first word of each group has no feature, but the last does: 11158 = 2 x 7 x 797.

2.2.5.1Of the 41 groups, 27 had odd numbered totals:

1083 1913 2173 2583 1451 1229 1035 2379 1511 2479 653 1945 3201 
2049 2695 981 3027 1293 2227 1751 1031 1223 2861 1877 2123 2721 
1137 

Total: 50631 = 3 x 7 x 2411.

2.2.5.2These 27 groups could be further arranged into nine sets of three.

1083 1913 2173 = 5169 = 3 x 1723
2583 1451 1229 = 5263 = 19 x 277
1035 2379 1511 = 4925 = 5 x 5 x 197
2479 653 1945 = 5077 = 5077
3201 2049 2695 = 7945 = 5 x 7 x 227
981 3027 1293 = 5301 = 3 x 3 x 19 x 31
2227 1751 1031 = 5009 = 5009
1223 2861 1877 = 5961 = 3 x 1987
2123 2721 1137 = 5981 = 5981

Only the middle triplet is divisible by 7.

2.2.5.3Of the 41 groups 14 had even numbered totals:

1886 2556 1794 1450 1406 2854 2120 2374 818 604 1876 1266 1404 2540

Total: 24948 = 22 x 34 x 7 x 11.

2.2.5.4The 14 can be further grouped into seven sets of 2 each:

1886 2556 = 4442 = 2 x 2221
1794 1450 = 3244 = 2 x 2 x 811
1406 2854 = 4260 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 71
2120 2374 = 4494 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 107
818 604 = 1422 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 79
1876 1266 = 3142 = 2 x 1571
1404 2540 = 3944 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 17 x 29

Once again only the middle set is divisible by 7.

The Letters

3.Number of letters in words having an even number of letters: 546 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 13.

3.1Every 13th letter: 6685 = 5 x 7 x 191. SF: 203 = 7 x 29.

3.2Beginning with the first letter and taking every Nth, the following values of N all produce sequences divisible by 7:

18 25 33 43 48 53 62 65 71 75 91 92 98 110 114 119 126 129 135 
136 140 142 151 152 154 164 168 173 174 183 188 190 200 204 217 
218 228 231 244 246 248 249 251 253 260 261 264 268 271 275 286 
287 288 300 304 317 337 344 350 360 377 395 404 423 427 431 437 
438 443 466 480 497 501 504 517 518 530 534 537 550

The sum of all N: 20592 = 24 x 32 x 11 x 13.

3.3Taking every Nth letter, the following values of N all produce sequences divisible by 13:

17 74 91 101 105 129 130 132 133 141 158 173 174 197 217 226 243 
250 251 269 276 279 280 282 292 294 305 311 327 329 333 347 348 
356 379 424 432 436 447 461 533 546 

The sum of all N: 11228 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 401.

3.4The letters of the divine name are used 13 times to count through the letters. (This covers less than a third of the chapter.)

a) Letter from the Hebrew divine name.
b) Count.
c) 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) 2  300 80 30 1  2  10 200 6  400 20 60 20 10 200 50  6   300 4

a) 5   10  5   6   5   10  5   6   5   10  5   6   5   10  5   6
b) 130 140 145 151 156 166 171 177 182 192 197 203 208 218 223 229
c) 40  10  10  400 30  400 10  10  300 9   50  6   6   5   5   1

a) 5   10  5   6   5   10  5   6   5   10  5   6   5   10  5   6
b) 234 244 249 255 260 270 275 281 286 296 301 307 312 322 327 333
c) 200 50  10  40  1   2   90  5   10  70  1   200 200 6   10  40

a) 5
b) 338
c) 338
d) 6

Total: 3934 = 2 x 7 x 281.

3.5Twenty-six (2 x 13) of the 1123 letters are divisible by 7.

a) Position.s       b) Letter.

a) 90 196 221 235 296 361 398 432 459 527 584 638 652 668 670 671 682
b) 7  70  70  70  70  70  70  70  70  70  70  70  70  70  70  7   70

a) 696 700 754 773 804 842 847 946 958
b) 70  70  70  70  70  70  70  7   70

3.6The middle 621 letters (from the 252nd to the 872nd), and the middle 91 letters (517 to 607) produce totals with three factors of seven. No other grouping of middle letters produces as many factors of seven.

3.6.1The middle 621 letters: 42189 = 3 x 73 x 41. SF: 65 = 5 x 13.

3.6.2621 factors into 3 x 3 x 3 x 23. The 23 clearly shows the passage is about people (i.e. nations).

3.6.3The sum of all the letter positions from 252 to 872: 349002 = 2 x 33 x 23 x 281. SF: 315 = 32 x 5 x 7.

3.6.4The middle 91: 7889 = 73 x 23.

3.6.591 factors into 7 x 13.

3.6.6The sum of all positions from 517 to 607: 51142 = 2 x 7 x 13 x 281.

3.6.7Take out the middle 91 letters from the larger list of 621: 42189 - 7889 = 34300 = 22 x 52 x 73. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.

3.6.8The middle N letters are divisible by 7, where N is one of the following values:

1113 1075 1073 1071 1067 1065 1055 1049 1001 989 963 949 941 933 901 
879 875 867 863 839 825 821 787 769 731 729 727 723 721 699 663 635 
625 621 617 609 591 589 579 533 529 513 509 489 487 473 471 453 435 
395 361 359 325 309 303 293 287 285 283 237 223 203 193 187 185 159 
157 121 99 97 91 17 15 13

The sum of all N: 42718 = 2 x 13 x 31 x 53.

Conclusion

There is an orderly numeric arrangement behind the words of Genesis 10. If God can do this with the descent and names of tribes and nations, this shows God is in ultimate control, even though the world political scene might appear chaotic. But God does not have to do anything in order to be in control. All He has do to is watch and wait (Isaiah 18:4). The spiritual laws behind the establishment of creation continue to operate.

He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:4)

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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