Bible Numbers 2.0

Applying The Rules To Revelation 1:8

Revelation 1:8 describes what might be called God’s physical nature. This description provides the basic principles of finding numeric features in the Bible: complementary opposites, and sequence. These principles also apply to Revelation 1:8 itself.

There are two versions of Revelation 1:8 in Greek, one from the GNS, and one from the GNT. The King James Version is based on the GNS, and the Revised Standard Version is based on the one from the GNT.1 (For the conversion of Greek to numbers, see Alpha-Numeric Substitutions.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (KJV)

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. (RSV)
Ἐγω ειμι το Ἁ και το Ω αρχη και τελος λεγει οι Κυριος ο ων και ο ην και ο ερχομενος ο παντοκρατωρ (GNS)

Ἐγω ειμι το Ἁλφα και το Ω λεγει κυριος ο θεος ο ων και ο ην και ο ερχομενος ο παντοκρατωρ (GNT)2

The GNS

a) 1             2              3          4     5            6
b) 608           53             160        1     20           160
c) 1   2  3      4  5  6   7    8    9     10    11  12 13    14   15
d) 5-  3- 600    5- 9- 30- 9    100- 60    1     10- 1- 9     100- 60
e) Ἐγω           ειμι           το         Ἁ     και          το

a) 7      8               9           10                 11
b) 600    488             20          275                42
c) 16     17 18 19  20    21 22 23    24  25 26 27 28    29  30 31 32 33
d) 600    1- 80-400-7     10-1- 9     100-5- 20-60-90    20- 5- 3- 5- 9
e) Ω      αρχη            και         τελος              λεγει

a) 12        13                        14    15         16
b) 69        449                       60    640        20
c) 34  35    36  37   38  39 40  41    42    43   44    45  46 47
d) 60- 9     10- 200- 80- 9- 60- 90    60    600- 40    10- 1- 9
e) οι        Κυριος                    ο     ων         και

a) 17    18       19          20    21
b) 60    47       20          60    770
c) 48    49 50    51 52 53    54    55 56 57   58  59  60 61  62  63
d) 60    7- 40    10-1- 9     60    5- 80-400- 60- 30- 5- 40- 60- 90
e) ο     ην       και         ο     ερχομενος

a) 22    23
b) 60    1142
c) 64    65   66 67  68   69  70  71  72 73   74   75
d) 60    70-  1- 40- 100- 60- 10- 80- 1- 100- 600- 80
e) ο     παντοκρατωρ

a) Word position.
b) Word value.
c) Letter position.
d) Letter value.
List of words:
608 53 160 1 20 160 600 488 20 275 42 69 449 60 640 20 60 47 20 60
770 60 1142

List of letters:
5 3 600 5 9 30 9 100 60 1 10 1 9 100 60 600 1 80 400 7 10 1 9 100 5
20 60 90 20 5 3 5 9 60 9 10 200 80 9 60 90 60 600 40 10 1 9 60 7 40
10 1 9 60 5 80 400 60 30 5 40 60 90 60 70 1 40 100 60 10 80 1 100
600 80

1.Not only is the total divisible by seven, it is also divisible by thirteen. Total: 5824 = 26 x 7 x 13. This ties in with the Hebrew name for God, which has a value of 26 (2 x 13).

2.1God said He is the Alpha and Omega. The first letter of each word:

a) 1 4 8   10 11 14  16  17 21 24  29 34 36 42 43  45 48 49 51 54 55
b) 5 5 100 1  10 100 600 1  10 100 20 60 10 60 600 10 60 7  10 60 5

a) 64 65   (Position.)
b) 60 70   (Value.)

Total of the positions: 741 = 3 x 13 x 19. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.
Total of the letters: 1964 = 2 x 2 x 491.

2.2The last letter of each word:

a) 3   7 9  10 13 15 16  20 23 28 33 35 41 42 44 47 48 50 53 54 63
b) 600 9 60 1  9  60 600 7  9  90 9  9  90 60 40 9  60 40 9  60 90

a) 64 75   (Position.)
b) 60 80   (Value.)

Total of the positions: 793 = 13 x 61.
Total of the letters: 2061 = 3 x 3 x 229.

2.3Since the positions of the first and last letters individually had totals divisible by thirteen, this means the two together (as Alpha and Omega are together) are also divisible by thirteen: 1534 = 2 x 13 x 59.

2.4As seen above, the first and last letter of each word individually had no feature, but when they are put together, they are divisible by seven: 4025 = 5 x 5 x 7 x 23. (And since the entire passage is divisible by seven, this means all the letters that are not first and last in a word also come to a total divisible by seven: 1799 = 7 x 257.)

3.The words can be classified into two groups by their first letters, odd valued, or even valued.

Odd valued first letter: 1967 = 7 x 281.
Even valued first letter: 5824 = 26 x 7 x 13.

4.The statement, is, was and is to come has the present tense out of sequence. Odd and even positioned letters are also a complementary sequence.

4.1Odd positioned letters:

1 3   5 7 9  11 13 15 17 19  21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37  39 41 43
5 600 9 9 60 10 9  60 1  400 10 9  5  60 20 3  9  9  200 9  90 600

45 47 49 51 53 55 57  59 61 63 65 67 69 71 73  75
10 9 7 10 9 5 400 30 40 90 70 40 60 80 100 80

Total: 3227 = 7 x 461. SF: 468 = 22 x 32 x 13.

4.2Even positioned letters:

2 4 6  8   10 12 14  16  18 20 22 24  26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
3 5 30 100 1  1  100 600 80 7  1  100 20 90 5  5  60 10 80 60 60

44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68  70 72 74
40 1 60 40 1 60 80 60 5 60 60 1 100 10 1 600

Total: 2597 = 72 x 53.

5.The letters can also be odd or even positioned with respect to their own words.

5.1Odd positioned letters within each word:

a) 1 3   4 6  8   10 11 13 14  16  17 19  21 23 24  26 28 29 31 33
b) 1 3   1 3  1   1  1  3  1   1   1  3   1  3  1   3  5  1  3  5
c) 5 600 5 30 100 1  10 9  100 600 1  400 10 9  100 20 90 20 3  9

a) 34 36 38 40 42 43  45 47 48 49 51 53 54 55 57  59 61 63 64 65 67
b) 1  1  3  5  1  1   1  3  1  1  1  3  1  1  3   5  7  9  1  1  3
c) 60 10 80 60 60 600 10 9  60 7  10 9  60 5  400 30 40 90 60 70 40

a) 69 71 73  75   (Position in passage.)
b) 5  7  9   11   (Position within its own word.)
c) 60 80 100 80   (Letter value.)

Total: 4212 = 22 x 34 x 13.

5.2Even positioned letters within each word:

a) 2 5 7 9  12 15 18 20 22 25 27 30 32 35 37  39 41 44 46 50 52 56
b) 2 2 4 2  2  2  2  4  2  2  4  2  4  2  2   4  6  2  2  2  2  2
c) 3 9 9 60 1  60 80 7  1  5  60 5  5  9  200 9  90 40 1  40 1  80

a) 58 60 62 66 68  70 72 74    (Position in passage.)
b) 4  6  8  2  4   6  8  10    (Position within its own word.)
c) 60 5  60 1  100 10 1  600   (Letter value.)

Total: 1612 = 22 x 13 x 31.

6.Letters can be odd or even in value, and in odd or even positions. This provides four ways for classifying letters.

a) Odd valued letters in odd positions: 107.
b) Odd valued letters in even positions: 3120 = 24 x 3 x 5 x 13.
c) Even valued letters in even positions: 2560 = 29 x 5.
d) Even valued letters in odd positions: 37.

6.1Only one catgory has any numeric feature. This changes when similar categories are put together. Categories a) and c) could be considered pure since values and positions are both odd or both even. Categories b) and d) are mixed.

Categories a) & c): 107 + 2560 = 2667 = 3 x 7 x 127.
Categories b) & d): 3120 + 37 = 3157 = 7 x 11 x 41.

6.2The difference between pure and mixed brings out something else.
3157 − 2667 = 490 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 7. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

7.Is there another way to link Revelation 1:8 with the God of the Old Testament? God's name is Hebrew is יהוה. The values of the letters are 10-5-6-5. (N.B. Hebrew is read from right to left. The numbers are presented from left to right.) The four numbers point to four letters in Revelation 1:8.

Letter from the Hebrew:   10 5 6  5
Letter in Revelation 1:8: 1  9 30 9

Total: 49 = 72 SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

7.1The four letters of the name can count through Revelation 1:8's letters three times. This overshoots the length of Revelation 1:8 just slightly. The count is adjusted by wrapping to the beginning.

Letter from the name:   10 5  6  5  10 5  6  5  10 5  6   5
Count:                  10 15 21 26 36 41 47 52 62 67 73  78
Adjusted to 75 letters: 10 15 21 26 36 41 47 52 62 67 73  3
Letter in Revelation:   1  60 10 20 10 90 9  1  60 40 100 600

Total of the letters found in Revelation 1:8: 1001 = 7 x 11 x 13. A thousand and one is a perfect number visually representing the same one God who is at the beginning and end. The zeroes represent our finite creation, which in the span of eternity before and after is actually nothing. The number is divisible by 7 (God’s perfection) and 13 (God’s name).

8.There are other possible sequences. Beginning with the Nth letter, take every Nth letter after. The following values of N will produce totals divisible by seven.

Values of N: 2 6 9 22 23 24 26 31

These eight values add up to 143 (11 x 13).

9.We have already seen odd and even positioned letters. Once again there are other possible sequences. Since the passage has 75 letters, the letters can be grouped in threes.

9.1Odd positioned groups of 3:

5 3 600 9 100 60 9 100 60 400 7 10 5 20 60 3 5 9 200 80 9 600 40 10
7 40 10 5 80 400 40 60 90 40 100 60 100 600 80

Total: 4116 = 22 x 3 x 73. SF: 28 = 22 x 7.

9.2Even positioned groups of 3:

5 9 30 1 10 1 600 1 80 1 9 100 90 20 5 60 9 10 60 90 60 1 9 60 1 9
60 60 30 5 60 70 1 10 80 1

Total: 1708 = 22 x 7 x 61.

10.1The sum of all the odd/even valued letters yields no feature. The feature is in their positions.
Exactly twenty-eight (22 x 7) letters are odd valued:

a) 1 2 4 5 7 10 12 13 17 20 22 23 25 30 31 32 33 35 39 46 47 49 52
b) 5 3 5 9 9 1  1  9  1  7  1  9  5  5  3  5  9  9  9  1  9  7  1

a) 53 55 60 66 72   (Letter position.)
b) 9  5  5  1  1    (Letter value.)

Position total (line a): 861 = 3 x 7 x 41.

10.2Forty-seven letters are even valued (nf):

a) 3   6  8   9  11 14  15 16  18 19  21 24  26 27 28 29 34 36 37
b) 600 30 100 60 10 100 60 600 80 400 10 100 20 60 90 20 60 10 200

a) 38 40 41 42 43  44 45 48 50 51 54 56 57  58 59 61 62 63 64 65 67
b) 80 60 90 60 600 40 10 60 40 10 60 80 400 60 30 40 60 90 60 70 40

a) 68  69 70 71 73  74  75   (Letter position.)
b) 100 60 10 80 100 600 80   (Letter value.)

Position total (line a): 1989 = 32 x 13 x 17.

10.3Sixty-four letters are not prime numbers:

a) 3    5 6  7 8   9  10 11 12 13 14  15 16  17 18 19   21 22 23
b) 600  9 30 9 100 60 1  10 1  9  100 60 600 1  80 400  10 1  9

a) 24   26 27 28 29  33 34 35 36 37  38 39 40 41 42 43  44 45 46
b) 100  20 60 90 20  9  60 9  10 200 80 9  60 90 60 600 40 10 1

a) 47 48  50 51 52 53 54  56 57  58 59  61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68  69
b) 9  60  40 10 1  9  60  80 400 60 30  40 60 90 60 70 1  40 100 60

a) 70 71 72 73 74 75    (Letter position.)
b) 10 80 1 100 600 80   (Letter value.)

Total of the positions (line a): 2541 = 3 x 7 x 112

11.Looking at the first and last leaves out the middle. One could take the middle 73 letters, the middle 71 letters, or 49 letters and so on. Only the middle 21 (3 x 7) letters has a feature. Their total: 1430 = 2 x 5 x 11 x 13. The middle 21 letters range from the 28th to the 48th positions. The sum of all numbers from 28 to 48 is 798 (2 x 3 x 7 x 19).

Alpha and Omega, is, was, and is to come are all woven into the numeric features. This cannot be coincidence.

The GNT

a) 1         2          3        4              5         6          7
b) 608       53         160      322            20        160        600
c) 1 2 3     4 5 6  7   8   9    10 11 12  13   14 15 16  17   18    19
d) 5-3-600   5-9-30-9   100-60   1- 20-300-1    10-1- 9   100- 60    600
e) Ἐγω       ειμι       το       Ἁλφα           και       το         Ω 

a) 8                 9                     10  11            12   13
b) 42                449                   60  163           60   640
c) 20  21 22 23 24   25 26  27 28 29  30   31  32 33 34 35   36   37  38
d) 20- 5- 3- 5- 9    10-200-80-9- 60- 90   60  8- 5- 60-90   60   600-40
e) λεγει             κυριος                ο   θεος          ο    ων 

a) 14         15    16       17        18    19
b) 20         60    47       20        60    770
c) 39 40 41   42    43 44    45 46 47  48    49 50 51  52 53 54 55 56 57
d) 10-1- 9    60    7- 40    10-1- 9   60    5- 80-400-60-30-5- 40-60-90
e) και        ο     ην       και       ο     ερχομενος 

a) 20    21                                            (Word position.)
b) 60    1142                                          (Word value.)
c) 58    59   60 61  62   63  64  65  66 67   68   69  (Letter position.)
d) 60    70-  1- 40- 100- 60- 10- 80- 1- 100- 600- 80  (Letter value.)
e) ο     παντοκρατωρ
List of words:
608 53 160 322 20 160 600 42 449 60 163 60 640 20 60 47 20 60 770 60
1142

List of letters:
5 3 600 5 9 30 9 100 60 1 20 300 1 10 1 9 100 60 600 20 5 3 5 9 10
200 80 9 60 90 60 8 5 60 90 60 600 40 10 1 9 60 7 40 10 1 9 60 5 80
400 60 30 5 40 60 90 60 70 1 40 100 60 10 80 1 100 600 80

1.Numeric total: 5516 = 22 x 7 x 197. SF: 208 = 24 x 13. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

2.First letter of each word:

1 4 8   10 14 17  19  20 25 31 32 36 37  39 42 43 45 48 49 58 59
5 5 100 1  10 100 600 20 10 60 8  60 600 10 60 7  10 60 5  60 70

Total of the positions: 637 = 72 x 13.
Total of the letters: 1861 (nf).

Unlike the GNS, there is no corresponding match with the last letter of each word. Nor do the first and last of each word (positions and letters) together have a feature.

3.1Odd positioned letters:

1 3   5 7 9  11 13 15 17  19  21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37  39 41
5 600 9 9 60 20 1  1  100 600 5  5  10 80 60 60 5  90 600 10 9

43 45 47 49 51  53 55 57 59 61 63 65 67  69
7  10 9  5  400 30 40 90 70 40 60 80 100 80

Total of the letters: 3360 = 25 x 3 x 5 x 7.

3.2Even positioned letters:

2 4 6  8   10 12  14 16 18 20 22 24 26  28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
3 5 30 100 1  300 10 9  60 20 3  9  200 9  90 8  60 60 40 1  60

44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62  64 66 68
40 1  60 80 60 5  60 60 1  100 10 1  600

Total of the letters: 2156 = 22 x 72 x 11.

4.1a) Odd valued letters in odd positions: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

4.2b) Odd valued letters in even positions: 3290 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 47.

4.3c) Even valued letters in even positions: 2108 (nf).

4.4d) Even valued letters in odd positions: 48 (nf).

Although c) and d) have no feature, they can stand together simply as even valued letters: 2108 + 48 = 2156 (22 x 72 x 11).

Conclusion

As can be seen, the very meaning of Revelation 1:8 can be applied to the words and letters of the text itself to produce numeric features. This is not coincidence. It was designed.

The GNS had more features than the GNT. Why is the text so different? How or why are there two versions of the same verse in the first place? In my opinion, there are two versions because the New Testament brought God to the Gentiles. This was the first shift from Hebrew to a different language, Greek. It foreshadowed the translation of God's word into many other languages. And translation opened the door to different possibilities because sometimes emphasis, and word choice can produce different results.

Notes

  1. GNS refers to The F.H.A. Scrivener 1881 - Theodore Beza 1598 Textus Receptus Greek New Testament.
    GNT refers to The Nestle-Aland 27th Edition of the Greek New Testament, copyright 1993-1994, United Bible Societes.
  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.

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