Bible Numbers 2.0

Dedication Of Solomon's Temple

Solomon's temple was one of the high points of Israel's history. It also marked the peak of the nation's prosperity, power and wealth. The temple was the culmination of David's dream. It took years of planning and preparation. Numbers Numerics Gematria mark the passage of Solomon's temple dedication with God’s approval.

And all the men of Israel assembled to King Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month. And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark. And they brought up the ark of the lord, the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the tent; the priests and the Levites brought them up. And King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, who had assembled before him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and oxen that they could not be counted or numbered. Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the lord to its place, in the inner sanctuary of the house, in the most holy place, underneath the wings of the cherubim. For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim made a covering above the ark and its poles. And the poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from the holy place before the inner sanctuary; but they could not be seen from outside; and they are there to this day. There was nothing in the ark except the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, where the lord made a covenant with the people of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. (1 Kings 8:2-9) 1

No words need to be dropped from the first and last verses. These are complete verses.

ויקהלו אל המלך שלמה כל איש ישראל בירח האתנים בחג הוא החדש השביעי ויבאו כל זקני ישראל וישאו הכהנים את הארון ויעלו את ארון יהוה ואת אהל מועד ואת כל כלי הקדש אשר באהל ויעלו אתם הכהנים והלוים והמלך שלמה וכל עדת ישראל הנועדים עליו אתו לפני הארון מזבחים צאן ובקר אשר לא יספרו ולא ימנו מרב ויבאו הכהנים את ארון ברית יהוה אל מקומו אל דביר הבית אל קדש הקדשים אל תחת כנפי הכרובים כי הכרובים פרשים כנפים אל מקום הארון ויסכו הכרבים על הארון ועל בדיו מלמעלה ויארכו הבדים ויראו ראשי הבדים מן הקדש על פני הדביר ולא יראו החוצה ויהיו שם עד היום הזה אין בארון רק שני לחות האבנים אשר הנח שם משה בחרב אשר כרת יהוה עם בני ישראל בצאתם מארץ מצרים
2(1Kings 8:2-9)
1                        2        3                4
157                      31       95               375
1   2   3    4  5   6    7  8     9  10  11  12    13   14  15  16
6-  10- 100- 5- 30- 6    1- 30    5- 40- 30- 20    300- 30- 40- 5
Assembled                unto     king             Solomon

5         6                7                      8
50        311              541                    220
17  18    19  20  21       22  23   24   25 26    27  28  29   30
20- 30    1-  10- 300      10- 300- 200- 1- 30    2-  10- 200- 8
all       the men          of Israel              in the month

9                         10                11          12
506                       13                12          317
31  32 33   34  35  36    37 38 39          40 41 42    43  44 45 46
5-  1- 400- 50- 10- 40    2- 8- 3           5- 6- 1     5-  8- 4- 300
Ethanim                   at the feast      which       month

13                       14                 15       16
397                      25                 50       167
47 48   49 50  51  52    53 54  55 56 57    58 59    60  61   62  63
5- 300- 2- 10- 70- 10    6- 10- 2- 1- 6     20-30    7-  100- 50- 10
the seventh              came               all      the elders

17                     18                    19
541                    323                   130
64  65   66   67 68    69  70  71   72 73    74  75  76 77  78  79
10- 300- 200- 1- 30    6-  10- 300- 1- 6     5-  20- 5- 50- 10- 40
of Israel              and took up           the priests

20         21                   22                    23
401        262                  122                   401
80  81     82  83 84   85 86    87  88  89  90  91    92  93
1-  400    5-  1- 200- 6- 50    6-  10- 70- 30- 6     1-  400
the        ark                  And brought up        the

24                25                26             27
257               26                407            36
94  95   96 97    98  99 100 101    102 103 104    105 106 107
1-  200- 6- 50    10- 5- 6-  5      6-  1-  400    1-  5-  30
ark               of the LORD       and the        tabernacle

28                        29             30          31
120                       407            50          60
108 109 110 111           112 113 114    115 116     117 118 119
40- 6-  70- 4             6-  1-  400    20- 30      20- 30- 10
of the congregation       and the        all         vessels

32                33           34                  35
409               501          38                  122
120 121 122 123   124 125 126  127 128 129 130     131 132 133 134 135
5-  100-4-  300   1-  300-200  2-  1-  5-  30      6-  10- 70- 30- 6
all the holy      which        in the tabernacle   bring up

36              37                         38
441             130                        97
136 137  138    139 140 141 142 143 144    145 146 147 148 149 150
1-  400- 40     5-  20- 5-  50- 10- 40     6-  5-  30- 6-  10- 40
***             did the priests            and the Levites

39                    40                41            42
101                   375               56            474
151 152 153 154 155   156 157 158 159   160 161 162   163 164 165
6-  5-  40- 30- 20    300-30- 40- 5     6-  20- 30    70- 4-  400
And king              Solomon           and all       the congregation

43                      44                             45
541                     185                            116
166 167  168 169 170    171 172 173 174 175 176 177    178 179 180 181
10- 300- 200-1-  30     5-  50- 6-  70- 4-  10- 40     70- 30- 10- 6
of Israel               were assembled                 and

46           47               48                49
407          170              262               107
182 183 184  185 186 187 188  189 90 191 92 93  194 195 96 197 198 199
1-  400-6    30- 80- 50- 10   5-  1- 200-6- 50  40- 7-  2-  8-  10-40
for          unto him before  the ark           sacrificing

50           51              52            53      54
141          308             501           31      356
200 01 02    203 4 205 206   207 208 209   210 11  212 213 214 215 216
90- 1- 50    6-  2-100-200   1-  300-200   30- 1   10- 60- 80- 200-6
sheep        and oxen        after         not     could be told

55             56                 57               58
37             106                242              25
217 218 219    220 221 222 223    224 225 226      227 228 229 230 231
6-  30- 1      10- 40- 50- 6      40- 200-2        6-  10- 2-  1-  6
or             nor numbered       for multitude    And brought in

59                     60         61                  62
130                    401        257                 612
232 233 34 35 36 37    238 239    240 241  242 243    244 245  246 247
5-  20- 5- 50-10-40    1-  400    1-  200- 6-  50     2-  200- 10- 400
the priests            the        ark                 of the covenant

63                 64         65                      66
26                 31         192                     31
248 249 250 251    252 253    254 255  256 257 258    259 260
10- 5-  6-  5      1-  30     40- 100- 6-  40- 6      1-  30
of the LORD        unto       his place               into

67                 68                 69         70
216                417                31         404
261 262 263 264    265 266 267 268    269 270    271  272 273
4-  2-  10- 200    5-  2-  10- 400    1-  30     100- 4-  300
the oracle         of the house       to         the most

71                         72         73              74
459                        31         808             160
274 275 276 277 278 279    280 281    282  283 284    285 286 287 288
5-  100-4-  300-10- 40     1-  30     400- 8-  400    20- 50- 80- 10
holy                       about      under           the wings

75                             76         77
283                            30         283
289 290 291 292 293 294 295    296 297    298 299 300  301 302 303 304
5-  20- 200-6-  2-  10- 40     20- 10     5-  20- 200- 6-  2-  10- 40
of the cherubims               For        the cherubims

78                    79                    80         81
630                   200                   31         186
305 306 307 308 309   310 311 312 313 314   315 316    317 318 319 320
80- 200-300-10- 40    20- 50- 80- 10- 40    1-  30     40- 100-6-  40
spread forth          two wings             over       the place

82                     83                     84
262                    102                    277
321 322 323 324 325    326 327 328 329 330    331 332 333  334 335 336
5-  1-  200-6-  50     6-  10- 60- 20- 6      5-  20- 200- 2-  10- 40
of the ark             covered                and the cherubims

85         86                      87             88
100        262                     106            22
337 338    339 340 341  342 343    344 345 346    347 348 349 350
70- 30     5-  1-  200- 6-  50     6-  70- 30     2-  4-  10- 6
over       the ark                 over           the staves

89                         90                      91
215                        243                     61
351 352 353 354 355 356    357 358 9 360 361 362   363 364 365 366 367
40- 30- 40- 70- 30- 5      6-  10- 1-200-20- 6     5-  2-  4-  10- 40
thereof above              And they drew out       the staves

92                      93                   94
223                     511                  61
368 369 370  371 372    373  374 375  376    377 378 379 380 381
6-  10- 200- 1-  6      200- 1-  300- 10     5-  2-  4-  10- 40
were seen out           that the ends        of the staves

95        96              97        98                99
90        409             100       140               221
382 383   384 385 6 387   388 389   390 391 392       393 4 95 396 397
40- 50    5-  100-4-300   70- 30    80- 50- 10        5-  4-2- 10- 200
from      in the holy     and       [place] before    the oracle

100            101                 102                103
37             217                 114                37
398 399 400    401 402 3 4         405 406 07 08 09   410 11 12 13 414
6-  30- 1      10- 200-1-6         5-  8-  6- 90-5    6-  10- 5-10-6
not could      and they were seen  without            become

104           105         106                     107
340           74          61                      17
415  416      417 418     419 420 421 422         423 424 425
300- 40       70- 4       5-  10- 6-  40          5-  7-  5
are there     against     and are there day       to this

108            109                       110         111
61             259                       300         360
426 427 428    429 430 431  432 433      434  435    436  437 438
1-  10- 50     2-  1-  200- 6-  50       200- 100    300- 50- 10
There          nothing in the ark        save        the two

112               113                        114           115
444               108                        501           63
439 440 441 442   443 444 445 446 447 448    449 450 451   452 453 454
30- 8-  6-  400   5-  1-  2-  50- 10- 40     1-  300-200   5-  50- 8
tables            of stone                   which         put

116         117             118                 119
340         345             212                 501
455  456    457 458  459    460 461 462  463    464 465  466
300- 40     40- 300- 5      2-  8-  200- 2      1-  300- 200
there       Moses           at Horeb            where

120             121                 122            123
620             26                  110            62
467 468  469    470 471 472 473     474 475        476 477 478
20- 200- 400    10- 5-  6-  5       70- 40         2-  50- 10
made            when the LORD       covenanted     with the children

124                      125                       126
541                      533                       331
479 480  481  482 483    484 485 486 487  488      489 490 491  492
10- 300- 200- 1-  30     2-  90- 1-  400- 40       40- 1-  200- 90
of Israel                when they came out        of the land

127
380
493 494 495  496 497
40- 90- 200- 10- 40
of Egypt3

Numeric Features

Primary Features

(Derived from Revelation 1:8 and grouped for easy reference.)

A.1Numeric total of the passage: 29337 = 3 x 7 x 11 x 127. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 497 = 7 x 71. (See feature 4.1.)

B.2Every other verse (odd positions): 14119 = 7 x 2017. (See feature 1.1.1.)

B.2.2Every other verse (even positions): 15218 = 2 x 7 x 1087. (See feature 1.1.2.)

B.3Every other word (odd positions): 13692 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 163. (See feature 3.1.)

B.3.2Every other word (even positions): 15645 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 149. (See feature 3.2.)

B.4Every other letter (odd positions): 17199 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 13. (See feature 4.2.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even positions): 12138 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 17 x 17. (See feature 4.3.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 13965 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 7 x 19. (See feature 5.3.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 4123 = 7 x 19 x 31. (See feature 5.1.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 9842 = 2 x 7 x 19 x 37. (See feature 5.2.)

The Verses

1.1.1Total of every other verse (starting with the first verse): 3025 3624 4514 2956 = 14119 = 7 x 2017.

1.1.2Total of every other verse (beginning with the second verse): 1899 4516 2706 6097 = 15218 = 2 x 7 x 1087.

1.2First 3 verses plus the last 3: 3025 1899 3624 2706 2956 6097 = 20307 = 3 x 7 x 967

1.3.1Middle two verses: 4516 4514 = 9030 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 43

1.3.2Middle six verses, or verses that are not first or last: 1899 3624 4516 4514 2706 2956 = 20215 = 5 x 13 x 311

Words And Letters

2The numeric total: 29337 = 3 x 7 x 11 x 127. (127 is the number of words in the passage.)

3.1Odd positioned words: 13692 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 163.

3.2Even positioned words: 15645 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 149.

3.3Total of odd valued word sums: 17045 = 5 x 7 x 487.

3.4Total of even valued word sums: 12292 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 439.

4.1There are 497 letters. 497 = 7 x 71. SF: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.

4.2Odd positioned letters: 17199 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 13.

4.3Even positioned letters: 12138 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 17 x 17.

5.1First letter of each word: 4123 = 7 x 19 x 31.

5.2Last letter if each word: 9842 = 2 x 7 x 19 x 37. SF: 65 = 5 x 13.

5.3First and last letters of each word together: 13965 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 7 x 19. (An extra factor of 7 appears.)

5.4Letters that are not first or last: 15372 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 61. SF: 78 = 2 x 3 x 13.

6Every seventh word: 4298 = 2 x 7 x 307.

7The letters can be loaded into a 7 x 71 block.

6    10   100  5    30   6    1		158 = 2 x 79.
30   5    40   30   20   300  30	455 = 5 x 7 x 13.
40   5    20   30   1    10   300	406 = 2 x 7 x 29.
10   300  200  1    30   2    10	553 = 7 x 79.
200  8    5    1    400  50   10	674 = 2 x 337.
40   2    8    3    5    6    1		65 = 5 x 13.
5    8    4    300  5    300  2		624 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 13.
10   70   10   6    10   2    1		109 = 109.
6    20   30   7    100  50   10	223 = 223.
10   300  200  1    30   6    10	557 = 557.
300  1    6    5    20   5    50	387 = 3 x 3 x 43. SF: 49 = 7 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.
10   40   1    400  5    1    200	657 = 3 x 3 x 73.
6    50   6    10   70   30   6		178 = 2 x 89. SF: 91 = 7 x 13.
1    400  1    200  6    50   10	668 = 2 x 2 x 167.
5    6    5    6    1    400  1		424 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 53.
5    30   40   6    70   4    6		161 = 7 x 23.
1    400  20   30   20   30   10	511 = 7 x 73.
5    100  4    300  1    300  200	910 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 13.
2    1    5    30   6    10   70	124 = 2 x 2 x 31. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.
30   6    1    400  40   5    20	502 = 2 x 251.
5    50   10   40   6    5    30	146 = 2 x 73.
6    10   40   6    5    40   30	137 = 137.
20   300  30   40   5    6    20	421 = 421.
30   70   4    400  10   300  200	1014 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 13.
1    30   5    50   6    70   4		166 = 2 x 83.
10   40   70   30   10   6    1		167 = 167.
400  6    30   80   50   10   5		581 = 7 x 83.
1    200  6    50   40   7    2		306 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 17.
8    10   40   90   1    50   6		205 = 5 x 41.
2    100  200  1    300  200  30	833 = 7 x 7 x 17.
1    10   60   80   200  6    6		363 = 3 x 11 x 11.
30   1    10   40   50   6    40	177 = 3 x 59.
200  2    6    10   2    1    6		227 = 227.
5    20   5    50   10   40   1		131 = 131.
400  1    200  6    50   2    200	859 = 859.
10   400  10   5    6    5    1		437 = 19 x 23. SF: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.
30   40   100  6    40   6    1		223 = 223.
30   4    2    10   200  5    2		253 = 11 x 23.
10   400  1    30   100  4    300	845 = 5 x 13 x 13.
5    100  4    300  10   40   1		460 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 23.
30   400  8    400  20   50   80	988 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 19.
10   5    20   200  6    2    10	253 = 11 x 23.
40   20   10   5    20   200  6		301 = 7 x 43.
2    10   40   80   200  300  10	642 = 2 x 3 x 107. SF: 112 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7.
40   20   50   80   10   40   1		241 = 241.
30   40   100  6    40   5    1		222 = 2 x 3 x 37. SF: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.
200  6    50   6    10   60   20	352 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 11. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.
6    5    20   200  2    10   40	283 = 283.
70   30   5    1    200  6    50	362 = 2 x 181.
6    70   30   2    4    10   6		128 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.
40   30   40   70   30   5    6		221 = 13 x 17.
10   1    200  20   6    5    2		244 = 2 x 2 x 61. SF: 65 = 5 x 13.
4    10   40   6    10   200  1		271 = 271.
6    200  1    300  10   5    2		524 = 2 x 2 x 131.
4    10   40   40   50   5    100	249 = 3 x 83.
4    300  70   30   80   50   10	544 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 17.
5    4    2    10   200  6    30	257 = 257.
1    10   200  1    6    5    8		231 = 3 x 7 x 11. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.
6    90   5    6    10   5    10	132 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 11.
6    300  40   70   4    5    10	435 = 3 x 5 x 29.
6    40   5    7    5    1    10	74 = 2 x 37. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.
50   2    1    200  6    50   200	509 = 509.
100  300  50   10   30   8    6		504 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7.
400  5    1    2    50   10   40	508 = 2 x 2 x 127.
1    300  200  5    50   8    300	864 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3.
40   40   300  5    2    8    200	595 = 5 x 7 x 17.
2    1    300  200  20   200  400	1123 = is a prime number.
10   5    6    5    70   40   2		138 = 2 x 3 x 23. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.
50   10   10   300  200  1    30	601 = 601.
2    90   1    400  40   40   1		574 = 2 x 7 x 41.
200  90   40   90   200  10   40	670 = 2 x 5 x 67.

3307 6000 3424 5852 3562 3726 3466

7.1The four corners of the block: 247 = 13 x 19.

7.2The middle column: 5852 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 11 x 19.

7.3.1Thirteen rows are divisible by 7.

7.3.2Two of these rows are 63 and 70. 63 and 70 both being divisible by 7 in themselves. The sum of these two rows together is 1078 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 11, with two factors of 7. 63 + 70 = 133 (7 x 19 SF: 26).

7.4The 24th and 39th rows are the only rows divisible by 13 twice. 24 + 39 = 63 (3 x 3 x 7 SF: 13).

7.5.1The first and last columns: 3307+ 3466 = 6773 = 13 x 521.

7.5.2The first and last rows: 158 + 670 = 828 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 23. This is not divisible by 7 or 13. Twenty-three tells us the temple was built by people. This is also seen in the middle row: 437 = 19 x 23. SF: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.

8.1The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet first appears in position 7. Its last appearance is in position 490. Both numbers are individually divisible by 7, and together equal the actual number of letters in the passage.

8.2The first and last appearance of the last letter of the alphabet adds up to 520 (2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 13).

8.3Letter 3 appears the least number of times in the passage (only once). Letter 10 appears the most with 59 appearances. 3 + 10 = 13.

8.4Rank all the letters in the passage. Divide the list in half with the letter in the middle going with the lower list of letters. Lower list total: 1267 = 7 x 181. Greater list total: 28070 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 401.

9Use the letters of the divine name to count through the words five times (count wraps around to the beginning): 6890 = 2 x 5 x 13 x 53.

10The temple was 60 cubits long, 20 cubits wide and 30 cubits high (1 Kings 6:2). These construction dimensions can be applied into the dedication passage because they represent the temple.

The dedication passage has 127 words, and 497 letters. Taking every 60th word from 127 words would only pull two words, which is only a fraction of the entire passage. To make it more representative, we could continue pulling every 60th word by wrapping the count around to the beginning. This is done until the number of words is close to the number of letters.

a) Every 60th word     b) Adjusted count     c) Word found
a) 60  120 180 240 300 360 420 480
b) 60  120 53  113 46  106 39  99
c) 401 620 31  108 407 61  101 221

Word total: 1950 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 5 x 13. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.

The same principle is applied to every 20th word.

a) Every 20th word     b) Adjusted count    c) Word found
a) 20  40  60  80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320 340
b) 20  40  60  80 100 120 13  33  53  73  93  113 6   26  46  66  86
c) 401 375 401 31 37  620 397 501 31  808 511 108 311 407 407 31  262

a) 360 380 400 420 440 460 480
b) 106 126 19  39  59  79  99
c) 61  331 130 101 130 200 221  = 6813 nf

And then every 30th word.

a) Every 30th word     b) Adjusted count    c) Word found
a) 30 60  90  120 150 180 210 240 270 300 330 360 390 420 450 480
b) 30 60  90  120 23  53  83  113 16  46  76  106 9   39  69  99
c) 50 401 243 620 401 31  102 108 167 407 30  61  506 101 31  221

Word total: 3480 nf

10.1A building consists of all three dimensions, so the results are put together: 1950 + 6813 + 3480 = 12243 = 3 x 7 x 11 x 53.

The same dimensions are now applied to the letters.

a) Every 60/20/30th letter    b) Letter found

a) 60 120 180 240 300 360 420 480
b) 7  5   10  1   200 200 10  300  = 733 nf


a) 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320 340
b) 10 5  7  1  6   5   20  6   10  90  10  1   30  1   200 40  1

a) 360 380 400 420 440 460 480
b) 200 10  1   10  8   2   300  = 974 nf


a) 30 60 90 120 150 180 210 240 270 300 330 360 390 420 450 480
b) 8  7  30 5   40  10  30  1   30  200 6   200 80  10  300 300

Letter total: 1257 nf

10.2Adding up the results from the dimensions: 733 + 974 + 1257 = 2964 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 13 x 19. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

(Curious coincidental note: Counting by 60, 20 or 30 in all the cases above ends with the number 480. It was the 480th year from the Exodus that temple construction began [1 Kings 6:1].)

10.3480 factors into 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5. These factors can be used to count through the words of the passage.

a) Factor list     b) Word count    c) Word found

a) 2   2    2    2    2   3    5    2    2    2    2    2    3   5
b) 2   4    6    8    10  13   18   20   22   24   26   28   31  36
c) 31  375  311  220  13  397  323  401  122  257  407  120  60  441

a) 2   2    2    2    2    3    5    2    2   2    2    2   3    5
b) 38  40   42   44   46   49   54   56   58  60   62   64  67   72
c) 97  375  474  185  407  107  356  106  25  401  612  31  216  31

a) 2    2   2    2   2    3    5    2    2   2    2    2    3    5
b) 74   76  78   80  82   85   90   92   94  96   98   100  103  108
c) 160  30  630  31  262  100  243  223  61  409  140  37   37   61

a) 2    2    2    2    2    3    5
b) 110  112  114  116  118  121  126
c) 300  444  501  340  212  26   331

Word total: 11479 = 13 x 883. SF: 896 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7. SF: 21 = 3 x 7. (The list of factors is applied seven times.)

11Since the temple is something constructed, various constructions can also be made of the words and letters. The 127 words can be placed in a 11 x 11 square by dropping the last 6 words. (11 x 11 is the closest square to 127.)

157   31    95   375   50    311   541   220   506   13    12
317   397   25   50    167   541   323   130   401   262   122
401   257   26   407   36    120   407   50    60    409   501
38    122   441  130   97    101   375   56    474   541   185
116   407   170  262   107   141   308   501   31    356   37
106   242   25   130   401   257   612   26    31    192   31
216   417   31   404   459   31    808   160   283   30    283
630   200   31   186   262   102   277   100   262   106   22
215   243   61   223   511   61    90    409   100   140   221
37    217   114  37    340   74    61    17    61    259   300
360   444   108  501   63    340   345   212   501   620   26

11.1.1The first and last rows of this square: 5831 = 7 x 7 x 7 x 17.

11.1.2The first and last columns: 4333 = 7 x 619.

11.1.3Two boxes can be drawn on this square.

Words of 1 Kings 8:2-9 Loaded Into A 11 x 11 Table
1573195375503115412205061312
3173972550167541323130401262122
40125726407361204075060409501
381224411309710137556474541185
1164071702621071413085013135637
10624225130401257612263119231
216417314044593180816028330283
6302003118626210227710026210622
215243612235116190409100140221
372171143734074611761259300
3604441085016334034521250162026

The words that are marked: 13949 = 13 x 29 x 37.

11.1.3.2Rather than drop the last six words from the list, drop the first and last three words. The design above now yields a total of 13482 (2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 107).

11.1.4A further square can be filled out in the centre.

Words of 1 Kings 8:2-9 Loaded Into A 11 x 11 Table
1573195375503115412205061312
3173972550167541323130401262122
40125726407361204075060409501
381224411309710137556474541185
1164071702621071413085013135637
10624225130401257612263119231
216417314044593180816028330283
6302003118626210227710026210622
215243612235116190409100140221
372171143734074611761259300
3604441085016334034521250162026

The total of the words marked: 17073 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 271.

11.1.4.2If this square was loaded from the words with the first six words were dropped instead of the last six, this same drawing would give a total of 17953 (13 x 1381).

11.1.4.3Drop three words from the ends of the original list. This same design now totals: 15092 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 11.

11.1.5A 7 x 7 square centred inside the larger one:

Words of 1 Kings 8:2-9 Loaded Into A 11 x 11 Table
1573195375503115412205061312
3173972550167541323130401262122
40125726407361204075060409501
381224411309710137556474541185
1164071702621071413085013135637
10624225130401257612263119231
216417314044593180816028330283
6302003118626210227710026210622
215243612235116190409100140221
372171143734074611761259300
3604441085016334034521250162026

Total of smaller square: 4340 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 31.

11.2Drop 13 letters from the end of the passage. The remaining letters can fit into a 22 x 22 square.

Letters of 1 Kings 8:2-9 Loaded Into A 22 x 22 Table
6101005306130540302030030405203011030010
30020013021020085140050104028356158
43005300210701061021620307100501010300200
130610300165205501040140051200650610
70306140012006501056561400153040670
461400203020301051004300130020021530610
703061400405205501040653061040654030
20300304056203070440010300200130550670410
4070301061400630805010512006504072810
40901506210020013002003011060802006630110
405064020026102165205501040140012006
50220010400105651304010064061304210200
5210400130100430051004300104013040084002050
801052020062104020105202006210408020030010
402050801040130401006405120065061060206
5202002104070305120065067030241064030
407030561012002065241040610200162001
300105241040405051004300703080501054210
20063011020016586905610510630040704
51064057511050212006502001003005010308
6400512501040130020055083004040300528200
213002002020040010565704025010103002001302

11.2.1The perimeter: 5096 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 13.

11.2.2The first and last columns: 2223 = 3 x 3 x 13 x 19.

11.2.2.2Dropping the first 13 letters (rather than the last) the first and last columns become: 3510 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 13.

11.2.3Every other row: 13755 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 131.

Letters of 1 Kings 8:2-9 Loaded Into A 22 x 22 Table
6101005306130540302030030405203011030010
30020013021020085140050104028356158
43005300210701061021620307100501010300200
130610300165205501040140051200650610
70306140012006501056561400153040670
461400203020301051004300130020021530610
703061400405205501040653061040654030
20300304056203070440010300200130550670410
4070301061400630805010512006504072810
40901506210020013002003011060802006630110
405064020026102165205501040140012006
50220010400105651304010064061304210200
5210400130100430051004300104013040084002050
801052020062104020105202006210408020030010
402050801040130401006405120065061060206
5202002104070305120065067030241064030
407030561012002065241040610200162001
300105241040405051004300703080501054210
20063011020016586905610510630040704
51064057511050212006502001003005010308
6400512501040130020055083004040300528200
213002002020040010565704025010103002001302

11.2.4Starting from the outside, five squares can be drawn going inwards. The last square (representing the temple) is filled in: 15694 = 2 x 7 x 19 x 59. (One might say the five squares represent Israel, Jerusalem, the temple mount, the temple itself and the holy of holies within the temple.)

11.2.4.2This same design can be applied to the original list of letters with the first 13 letters dropped rather than the last. The result in this case: 17941 = 7 x 11 x 233.

11.2.4.2.2A sixth square can be drawn in the very centre when the first 13 letters are dropped: 17225 = 5 x 5 x 13 x 53.

11.2.5Diagonal (top left to bottom right): 2132 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 41.

11.2.6Diagonal (bottom left to top right): 650 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 13. (Both diagonals: 2782 = 2 x 13 x 107.)

Letters of 1 Kings 8:2-9 Loaded Into A 22 x 22 Table
6101005306130540302030030405203011030010
30020013021020085140050104028356158
43005300210701061021620307100501010300200
130610300165205501040140051200650610
70306140012006501056561400153040670
461400203020301051004300130020021530610
703061400405205501040653061040654030
20300304056203070440010300200130550670410
4070301061400630805010512006504072810
40901506210020013002003011060802006630110
405064020026102165205501040140012006
50220010400105651304010064061304210200
5210400130100430051004300104013040084002050
801052020062104020105202006210408020030010
402050801040130401006405120065061060206
5202002104070305120065067030241064030
407030561012002065241040610200162001
300105241040405051004300703080501054210
20063011020016586905610510630040704
51064057511050212006502001003005010308
6400512501040130020055083004040300528200
213002002020040010565704025010103002001302

11.2.7A checker board of 2 x 2 squares within the larger box (not marking the first upper left 2 x 2 square): 14595 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 139.

11.3The 497 letters can form a natural 71 x 7 rectangle.

Letters of 1 Kings 8:2-9 Loaded Into A 71 x 7 Table
61010053061305403020300304052030110300103002001302102008514005010402835615843005300210701061021620307100501010300200130610300
1652055010401400512006506107030614001200650105656140015304067046140020302030105100430013002002153061070306140040520550
104065306104065403020300304056203070440010300200130550670410407030106140063080501051200650407281040901506210020013002003011060
80200663011040506402002610216520550104014001200650220010400105651304010064061304210200521040013010043005100430010401304008400
20508010520200621040201052020062104080200300104020508010401304010064051200650610602065202002104070305120065067030241064030407030
561012002065241040610200162001300105241040405051004300703080501054210200630110200165869056105106300407045106405751
10502120065020010030050103086400512501040130020055083004040300528200213002002020040010565704025010103002001302901400404012009040902001040

11.3.1The marked letters: 21777 = 3 x 7 x 17 x 61.

11.3.2The first and last rows: 10220 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 73.

11.3.3Beginning with the first column and every 7th after: 5236 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 11 x 17.

11.4Previously, to make the words fit into the closest square, words were dropped from the beginning, the end, or both. But words can also be added. If the first 17 words were duplicated at the end of the passage, there would now be a total of 144 words. This would fit a 12 x 12 square.

11.4.1Coincidentally, the first 17 words of the passage give a total that is also divisible by 7: 157 31 95 375 50 311 541 220 506 13 12 317 397 25 50 167 541 = 3808 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 17. These seventeen words also form two complete thoughts. And all the men of Israel assembled to King Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month. And all the elders of Israel came,

1 Kings 8:2-9's Words In A 12 x 12 Square
1573195375503115412205061312317
3972550167541323130401262122401257
2640736120407506040950138122441
1309710137556474541185116407170262
107141308501313563710624225130401
2576122631192312164173140445931
8081602833028363020031186262102277
10026210622215243612235116190409
100140221372171143734074611761
25930036044410850163340345212501620
2611062541533331380157319537550
31154122050613123173972550167541

11.4.2The marked words total 19201 (7 x 13 x 211).

1 Kings 8:2-9's Words In A 12 x 12 Square
1573195375503115412205061312317
3972550167541323130401262122401257
2640736120407506040950138122441
1309710137556474541185116407170262
107141308501313563710624225130401
2576122631192312164173140445931
8081602833028363020031186262102277
10026210622215243612235116190409
100140221372171143734074611761
25930036044410850163340345212501620
2611062541533331380157319537550
31154122050613123173972550167541

11.4.3Clockwise spiral: 18252 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 13 x 13.

1 Kings 8:2-9's Words In A 12 x 12 Square
1573195375503115412205061312317
3972550167541323130401262122401257
2640736120407506040950138122441
1309710137556474541185116407170262
107141308501313563710624225130401
2576122631192312164173140445931
8081602833028363020031186262102277
10026210622215243612235116190409
100140221372171143734074611761
25930036044410850163340345212501620
2611062541533331380157319537550
31154122050613123173972550167541

11.4.4Counter-clockwise spiral: 18993 = 3 x 13 x 487.

11.4.4The seventh row and seventh column add up to 5635 (5 x 7 x 7 x 23).

11.5The same can be done with the letters. Add the first 32 letters to the end of the passage, creating a list of 529 letters. This fits a 23 x 23 square. (23 is the number of chromosome pairs in a human being and represents humanity.) The temple was built by people.

1 Kings 8:2-9's Letters In A 23 x 23 Square
6101005306130540302030030405203011030010300
200130210200851400501040283561584300
53002107010610216203071005010103002001306
10300165205501040140051200650610703061
4001200650105656140015304067046140020
302030105100430013002002153061070306140040
52055010406530610406540302030030405620
307044001030020013055067041040703010614006
308050105120065040728104090150621002001
30020030110608020066301104050640200261021
652055010401400120065022001040010565130
40100640613042102005210400130100430051004
30010401304008400205080105202006210402010520
20062104080200300104020508010401304010064051
2006506106020652020021040703051200650670
302410640304070305610120020652410406
1020016200130010524104040505100430070308050
1054210200630110200165869056105106
30040704510640575110502120065020010030050
10308640051250104013002005508300404030052
820021300200202004001056570402501010300200130
290140040401200904090200104061010053061305
40302030030405203011030010300200130210200851

11.5.1The marked letters: 16331 = 7 x 2333. (One might say the diagram represents the world, Israel, Jerusalem, the temple mount, the temple itself, and the holy of holies.)

11.5.2Every other column: 15442 = 2 x 7 x 1103.

11.5.3Odd positioned rows: 16772 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 599.

1 Kings 8:2-9's Letters In A 23 x 23 Square
6101005306130540302030030405203011030010300
200130210200851400501040283561584300
53002107010610216203071005010103002001306
10300165205501040140051200650610703061
4001200650105656140015304067046140020
302030105100430013002002153061070306140040
52055010406530610406540302030030405620
307044001030020013055067041040703010614006
308050105120065040728104090150621002001
30020030110608020066301104050640200261021
652055010401400120065022001040010565130
40100640613042102005210400130100430051004
30010401304008400205080105202006210402010520
20062104080200300104020508010401304010064051
2006506106020652020021040703051200650670
302410640304070305610120020652410406
1020016200130010524104040505100430070308050
1054210200630110200165869056105106
30040704510640575110502120065020010030050
10308640051250104013002005508300404030052
820021300200202004001056570402501010300200130
290140040401200904090200104061010053061305
40302030030405203011030010300200130210200851

11.5.4Nine squares of 7 x 7 (containing a 3 x 3 square) can be drawn within the 23 x 23 square: 18499 = 13 x 1423.

The numbers Numerics Gematria of these diagrams show the construction of the temple. The skeptic would say this entirely arbitrary. There are many other designs that could have been drawn. They would be correct if this passage did not have the features developed from the principles of Revelation 1:8.

Conclusion

Like Joshua 24:24, where all Israel told Joshua there was only one God for them, and God was the only one they would serve, the dedication of Solomon's temple was another time when the will of the people aligned with God’s will. As a result, the fruit of their work (the temple) reflected God’s glory. And because of this, numeric features similar to those found in Exodus 34:6-7 are also present in the historical record of the temple's dedication.

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.Interlinear translation is from The NIV Interlinear Hebrew-English Old Testament, vol. 2, edited by John R. Kohlenerger III, The Zondervan Corporation, 1982.

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