Science Proves the Bible
consists of a book on numerics, several articles on Ivan Panin and his numeric
discoveries, and lastly an article on Bibles and accuracy by the editor.
DISCOVERIES" by Karl Sabiers, M.A., copyright, 1948
Published by Christian Books for the World
4138 Eagle Rock Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA
"The strange phenomenon disclosed in the following pages deserves the
time and consideration of laymen, theologians, and scientists. Its universal
importance merits wide attention.
The material is accurately presented and will withstand a thorough
scientific investigation. The reader's only prerequisite is a sincere love of
truth and a desire to examine this unusual evidence with an open mind,
disregarding any preconceived prejudices.
Since the scientific data is presented with remarkable simplicity
enabling any one to readily understand it, this book is a valuable contribution
both to science and religion.
ALBERT NOBELL, Nobell Research Foundation, Los Angeles, CA"
The newly discovered facts which form the basis for the subject
matter of this book are supremely important and highly significant! They are
facts which scientifically prove that the Bible could not possibly have been
written by mere human beings alone, but that it is a supernatural, God-inspired,
God-given book! They are facts which enable us to see before our very eyes an
actual scientific demonstration of the divine, verbal inspiration of the Bible.
The discoveries of facts so important as these are indeed "Astounding New
The newly revealed facts are facts which have been discovered beneath
the very surface of the original Bible text. They are facts which have been
mysteriously and peculiarly hidden for many centuries! They are facts which have
been revealed, not merely by the twos or threes, but by the hundreds and
thousands! They are facts which are baffling and confounding atheists and
agnostics--facts which no living person has been able to discredit or refute.
They are facts which are causing skeptical and modernistic thinkers to accept
the Bible as a supernatural, God-inspired book. They are facts which constitute
some of the greatest discoveries of all time. Is it any wonder that discoveries
such as these are called "Astounding New Discoveries"?
The foregoing statements in regard to the profound newly discovered
facts no doubt cause the majority of readers to ask numerous questions.
What are the amazing facts which have been discovered beneath the
very surface of the original Bible text? How do these facts scientifically prove
that the Bible could not possibly have been written by mere human beings alone,
but that it is a supernatural, God-inspired book? What important questions are
now definitely settled by these discoveries? Who discovered the facts? How and
when were they discovered? Why were they not discovered until recently? How do
they affect us?
These and various other questions no doubt arise in the minds of
those who are somewhat curious about the amazing newly discovered facts.
However, before we state what these facts are--before we attempt to answer any
of these questions--it is necessary to remind or inform the reader of--
WHAT THE BIBLE "CLAIMS"
There can be no doubt that the Bible "claims" to be a supernatural,
God-inspired, God-given book. The Bible declares that "All scripture is given by
inspiration of God."--2 Timothy 3:16. The expression, "given by inspiration of
God" is the translation of one Greek word "theopneustos," which means literally
"God-breathed." The great Bible "claim" then, is that "all scripture," the
entire Bible, "is God-breathed."
The Bible "claims" that the writers of Scripture wrote, not of their
own will, but only as they were "moved or "controlled" by the Holy Spirit of
God. 2 Peter 1:21 declares that the Scripture came "not ... by the will of man,
but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." Another
translation of this same passage declares that no Scripture "was ever borne by
man's will; but men spake from God, being borne on by the Holy Spirit."
The Bible "claims" that the words which the prophets wrote were not
their own words but that they were the very words of God Himself. The Person
speaking was God, not man. God was speaking merely by the prophets."--Hebrews
1:1. "He (the Lord God) spake by the mouth of His holy prophets."--Luke 1:70.
"The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and His word (not the writer's own word)
was in my tongue."--2 Samuel 23:1,2. "Behold I (God) have put my words in thy
mouth."--Jeremiah 1:9. "Thou shalt speak my words (God's words) unto
them."--Ezekiel 2:7. Statements such as "Thus saith the Lord," "God said," and
similar expressions, occur more than 2,500 times in the entire Bible.
Thus, the Bible makes startling "claims" for itself--it actually
"claims" to be a supernatural, God-breathed, God-given book--the very Word of
God Himself. This is the unmistakable language of the Bible. Numerous other
Biblical statements could be given to further show that the Bible makes this
amazing "claim," but those already mentioned are sufficient for the present
Yes, there can be no doubt about what the Bible "claims" concerning
itself. However, many have raised the question-- "Is that claim actually true?
Is the Bible actually the very Word of God?"
The facts which have been recently discovered beneath the very
surface of the original Bible text now scientifically prove and demonstrate
before our very eyes that the Bible claim is true--that the Bible actually is a
supernatural, God-inspired book!
Various questions concerning the newly discovered facts were
mentioned in a preceding paragraph. The first of these questions can now be
discussed and answered.
WHAT ARE THE NEWLY DISCOVERED FACTS?
What are the amazing facts which have been discovered beneath the
very surface of the original Bible text? What are these facts which
scientifically prove that the Bible could not possibly have been written by mere
human beings alone, but that it is a supernatural, God-inspired book?
It has been stated that the facts have been mysteriously hidden
beneath the very surface of the original Bible text. In order to understand what
these facts are, it will be necessary to know--
THE MEANING OF THE TERM
"ORIGINAL BIBLE TEXT"
Most persons are acquainted with the fact that the Bible contains two
main divisions--the Old Testament, and the New Testament. Strange as it may
seem, these two main divisions of the Bible were originally written in different
languages. The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew while the New
Testament was written in Greek. By the term "original Bible text" is meant the
Hebrew and Greek text of the Bible--the words of the writers in the original
languages, not their words translated into some other language. The facts, then,
have been discovered beneath the surface of the Hebrew Old Testament text and
the Greek New Testament text.
Now the reader's attention is called to something very important. We
wish to point out a certain number--a number which occurs in Scripture more
times than any other. It is the number "seven." From the first book of the Bible
through the last book, "seven" is by far the outstanding number. For example,
the Sabbath was the seventh day. In Egypt there were seven years of plenty and
seven years of famine. When the city of Jericho was captured, the people and
seven priests who had seven trumpets marched around the city seven times. Every
seventh year the land of the Israelites was not to be cultivated or planted.
Solomon was seven years building the temple. After its completion he held the
feast for seven days. Naaman washed seven times in the river.
In the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, this number is
especially outstanding. Seven churches, seven lampstands, seven seals, seven
trumpets, seven vials, seven stars, seven spirits, etc., are mentioned. In all,
the number seven occurs in the book of Revelation more than fifty times!
It has long been known that the number seven occurs in the Bible in
this particular manner more frequently than any other number. However, only
recently it has been discovered that this same number also occurs in a
mysterious and peculiar manner beneath the very surface of the Hebrew Old
Testament text and the Greek New Testament text.
When it is stated that the "sevens" occur in a peculiar manner
"beneath the surface" of the original Bible text, we mean that they occur in
such a way that they are not noticed or discovered by merely reading the
surface, or words. The sevens are strangely out of the sight of ordinary Hebrew
and Greek readers. They are mysteriously hidden. Thousands who have read and
studied the original Hebrew and Greek text of the Bible have passed by these
strange occurrences of the number seven without even noticing their presence.
These sevens are so deeply concealed that special searching and investigation
and special counting are necessary in order to find them. Thus, they are said to
occur "beneath the surface" of the text because they are beyond the observation
and view of ordinary Hebrew and Greek readers.
It has been discovered that thousands of these sevens are
mysteriously hidden in the structure of the text. They are strangely and
remarkably concealed in every conceivable manner in the Hebrew and Greek letter,
words, sentences, paragraphs, and passages!
What are the newly discovered facts? The "sevens"--the "sevens" which
occur beneath the surface of the original Hebrew and Greek text of the
Bible--are the amazing newly discovered facts. The "Astounding New Discoveries"
are numerical discoveries--discoveries having to do with numbers. These recently
revealed numerical facts or "sevens," in a most extraordinary way, enable us to
see before our very eyes an actual scientific demonstration of the divine verbal
inspiration of the Bible.
The reader is given examples of these newly discovered numerical
facts before he learns how they scientifically prove that the Bible is a
supernatural, God-breathed book.
The following are examples of facts or "sevens" which have been
discovered beneath the surface of the Hebrew text of the first verse in the Old
Testament--the very first verse in the Bible.
BOOK OF GENESIS, CHAPTER ONE, VERSE 1
It is indeed strange to note that the number of Hebrew words in this
verse is not 6, not 8, but exactly 7. Here the number seven is discovered by
counting the words.
Now if a person counts the Hebrew letters in these seven words, he
will discover that the number of letters divides perfectly by seven--is an exact
multiple of seven. The number of letters in the seven words is not 27, not 29,
but exactly 28, or 4 7's.
Each numerical "fact" or "seven" which occurs in the structure of the
text is called a "feature"--a "numeric" feature". The first two have already
FEATURE ONE. The number of Hebrew words in this verse is exactly 7.
FEATURE TWO. The number of letters in the seven words is exactly 28,
or 4 7"s. Now let us continue.
FEATURE THREE. The first three of these seven Hebrew words contain
the subject and predicate of the sentence. These three words are translated--"In
the beginning God created." The number of letters in these first three Hebrew
words is exactly 14, or 2 7's.
The last four of these seven words contain the object of the
sentence. These four words are translated-- "the heavens and the earth." The
number of letters in these last four Hebrew words is 14, or 2 7's.
FEATURE FOUR. The last four Hebrew words consist of two objects. The
first is "the heavens," and the second is "and the earth. The number of letters
in the first object is exactly 7. The number of letters in the second object is
FEATURE FIVE. The three leading words in this verse of seven words
are "God"--the subject--and "heavens" and "earth"--the objects. The number of
letters in these three Hebrew words is exactly 14, or 2 7's. The number of
letters in the other four words of the verse is 14, or 2 7's.
FEATURE SIX. The shortest word is in the middle. The number of
letters in this word and the word to its left is exactly 7.
FEATURE SEVEN. The number of letters in the middle word and the word
to its right is exactly 7.
These seven--these numeric features or facts--are indeed strangely
hidden "beneath the surface." They are truly beyond the view of ordinary readers
of the Hebrew text and are discovered only by special investigation and
The above are only a few examples of the many amazing numeric facts
which have been discovered in the structure of this first verse of only seven
Hebrew words. Literally dozens of other phenomenal numeric features strangely
underlie the structure of this verse.
Examples of these newly discovered facts or numerical features should
be pointed out from other passages before the reader learns how the facts
scientifically prove that the Bible could not possible have been written by mere
human beings alone, but that it is a supernatural, God-inspired, God-given book.
The following are examples of the newly discovered facts or "sevens"
which occur in a peculiar manner beneath the surface of the Greek text of the
first verses in the New Testament.
BOOK OF MATTHEW, CHAPTER
ONE, VERSES 1-17
The Account of Christ's Genealogy
The first seventeen verses in the book of Matthew form a natural,
logical division by themselves, for they deal with one particular subject,
namely, the genealogy of Christ.
These first seventeen verses of the Greek New Testament consist of
two main sections. (1) Verses 1-11. (2) Verses 12-17. Each section contains
amazing numeric features in the structure of its text.
The following are a few examples of the facts or "sevens" which have
been discovered beneath the surface of the first main section, verses 1-11.
FEATURE ONE. The number of Greek vocabulary words used in the first
eleven verses is not 48, not 50, but exactly 49, or 7 7's.
It must be remembered that the number of vocabulary words in a
passage is usually different from the total number of words in a passage. The
vocabulary words are the different words used. For instance, the word "and" is
one word in the vocabulary, but it may be repeated many times in the passage
itself. A man may have a vocabulary of only five hundred words. With these five
hundred different words he may write an essay of four thousand words. Some of
the words, such as "and," "for," "by," etc., may be used over and over again.
The number of vocabulary words, or the number of different words used in a
passage, is thus not the same as the total number of words used. (We mentioned
that the number of vocabulary words in the first eleven verses Matthew is
exactly 49, or 7 7's. Now let us continue.)
FEATURE TWO. The number of letters in these 49 words is exactly 266,
or 38 7's.
FEATURE THREE. Of these 266 letters of the vocabulary words, the
number of vowels is exactly 140, or 20 7's. Of these 266 letters of the
vocabulary, the number of consonants is 126, or 18 7's.
FEATURE FOUR. Of these 49 words, the number which begin with a vowel
is exactly 28, or 4 7's. The number of words which begin with a consonant is 21,
or 3 7's.
FEATURE FIVE. Of the 49 Greek vocabulary words, the number which are
nouns is exactly 42, or 6 7's. The number which are not nouns is 7.
FEATURE SIX. Of the 42 nouns in the first eleven verses, the number
which are proper nouns is exactly 35, or 5 's. The number which are common nouns
FEATURE SEVEN. The number of Greek letters in these 7 common nouns is
exactly 49, or 7 7's. It is amazing to note that in these 7 common nouns alone,
there are more than 20 numeric features.
FEATURE EIGHT. The number of times the 35 proper names occur is
exactly 63, or 9 7's.
FEATURE NINE. Of the 35 proper names in the vocabulary of the first
eleven verses of Matthew, the number of male names is exactly 28, or 4 7's. The
number which are not male names is 7.
FEATURE TEN. The number of times these 28 male names occur is exactly
56, or 8 7's.
FEATURE ELEVEN. In these first 11 verses, three women are
mentioned--Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth. The number of Greek letters in these three
names is exactly 14, or 2 7's.
FEATURE TWELVE. Just one city is named in this passage, namely
Babylon. The number of Greek letters in this word is exactly 7.
FEATURE THIRTEEN. Of these 49 Greek vocabulary words in the first
eleven verses, the number of words which occur more than once is exactly 35, or
5 7's. The number of words which occur only once is 14, or 2 7's.
FEATURE FOURTEEN. Of these 49 Greek vocabulary words, the number
which appear in only one form is exactly 42, or 6 7's. The number which appear
in more than one form is 7.
These numeric facts or sevens are indeed beyond the view of mere
"readers" of the Greek text. They are truly mysteriously hidden beneath the
surface and can be discovered only by special searching and calculations.
It was stated that the first seventeen verses in the Greek New
Testament consist of two main sections. (1) Verses 1-11. (2) Verses 12-17. The
above are merely a few examples of the many amazing numerical features which
have been discovered beneath the surface of the first section of eleven verses.
The very structure of the passage is literally saturated with phenomenal
occurrences of the number seven. The second section, verses 12-17, contains
equally profound numeric features of its own.
Before we show how these facts or sevens scientifically prove the
divine inspiration of the Bible, let us quickly and briefly point out a few
additional examples from the Greek text of other New Testament passages.
The section following the first
seventeen verses of Matthew is verses 18-25. In passing, we give space to
mention only two of the many phenomenal numeric facts which have been discovered
beneath the surface of this one passage.
BOOK OF MATTHEW, CHAPTER
ONE, VERSES 18-25
The Account of Christ's Birth
FEATURE ONE. It is indeed interesting to note that the number of
Greek vocabulary words in this passage is not 76, not 78, but exactly 77, or 11
7's. Also of special interest is--
FEATURE TWO. Of the 77 Greek vocabulary words, the number of words
the angel used in speaking to Joseph is exactly 28, or 4 7's.
Even the angel's little speech has amazing numerical features all of
its own. They are entirely separate from the rest of the passage, yet they form
a part of the numerical features of the whole passage. They are intertwined in
such a way that the entire passage contains remarkable occurrences of the number
seven. This number strangely underlies the very structure of the passage in
every conceivable manner. The Greek letters and words are literally permeated
with amazing numeric features.
Following are merely two of
many numerical facts which are strangely hidden beneath the surface of the
second chapter of Matthew.
BOOK OF MATTHEW, CHAPTER TWO
The Account of Christ's Childhood
FEATURE ONE. The number of Greek vocabulary words in the second
chapter of Matthew is exactly 161, or 23 7's.
FEATURE TWO. The number of Greek letters in these 161 words is
exactly 896, or 128 7's.
There are several paragraphs in the second chapter of Matthew, and
each paragraph has amazing numerical features all of its own. They are separate
from the rest of the passage, yet in a peculiar and intricate way, they form a
part of the amazing features of the whole chapter. They are intertwined in such
a phenomenal way that the entire chapter is one great mathematical unit which
consists of amazing numerical facts. For example, the number of Greek vocabulary
words in the first six verses divides perfectly by 7. The number of vocabulary
words is exactly 56, or 8 7's.
There are three speeches in the chapter. Herod speaks, the wise men
speak, the angel speaks. Each speech shows numeric features in itself, yet each
forms only part of the chapter, which as a whole has phenomenal features of its
own. Each division alone shows the same numeric phenomena found in the chapter
as a whole.
Now let us go on to the book of Mark and examine several passages.
The same type of numerical phenomena that we found hidden in the structure of
Matthew, are also found beneath the surface of Mark.
BOOK OF MARK, CHAPTER ONE, VERSES 1-8
The number of Greek vocabulary words in
these first eight verses is not 76, not 78, but exactly 77, or 11 7's. Of these
77 vocabulary words, the ones which begin with a consonant is 35, or 5 7's. Of
the 77 vocabulary words, the number John used in his speech is exactly 21, or 3
7's. Again these are but a few of the many numeric features which permeate the
structure of this passage.
The next natural paragraph following these first eight verses
consists of verses 9, 10, 11. This paragraph gives an account of the baptism of
Christ. The number of vocabulary words in this passage is exactly 35, or 5 7's.
Going on to the second chapter of Mark for another example, we find,
in verses 13-17, an account of the call of Levi (Matthew), and Christ's
conversation with the Scribes and Pharisees. The number of Greek vocabulary
words in these five verses is exactly 49, or 7 7's. Of the 49 vocabulary words,
the number used by Christ is exactly 14, or 2 7's, while the number of words
used by the Scribes is exactly 7.
In the fourth chapter of Mark, verses 3-20, Christ relates the
parable of the sower. The number of Greek vocabulary words in this parable is
exactly 49, or 7 7's. In Mark, chapter 13, verses 5-37, we find our Lord's
important message regarding future events and the Second Coming of Christ. The
number of Greek vocabulary words in this passage is exactly 203, or 29 7's.
Going on to the very last passage in the book of Mark, we find the
same marvelous numeric phenomena. The following are only four of over one
hundred numerical features which have been discovered in the structure of this
one passage of only twelve verses--Mark, chapter 16, verses 9-20.
The number of Greek vocabulary words in these 12 verses is exactly
98, or 14 7's. The number of letters in the 98 vocabulary words is exactly 553,
or 79 7's. Of these 553 letters, the number of vowels is exactly 294, or 42 7's.
The number of consonants is 259, or 37 7's. Of the 98 Greek vocabulary words,
the number used by Christ in addressing His disciples is exactly 42, or 6 7's.
The number of vocabulary words which form no part of Christ's speech is 56, or 8
This passage not only shows amazing numeric features as a whole, but
it shows features within the features, and further features within those. The
separate paragraphs have features of their own within the features of the
complete passage. The vocabulary has its features, and the forms have theirs. It
is marvelous indeed!
One of the most interesting and fascinating studies in connection with
the newly discovered facts is the study of "numeric values." In Hebrew and Greek
every letter, word, sentence, and passage has a definite "numeric value" or
"arithmetical sum." The reader will be surprised to learn that thousands of the
newly discovered facts, or 7's, occur in an astonishing manner in the "numeric
values" of the Bible words, sentences, and passages.
The Hebrews and Greeks did not use figures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.,
to express "numbers"--they used the letters of their alphabets instead! For
instance, if a Hebrew or Greek wanted to write "1," he would write the first
letter of his alphabet. If he wanted to write "2," he would write the second
letter of his alphabet, or if he wished express "3," he would write the third
letter of his alphabet, etc. Each letter in the Hebrew and the Greek alphabet
stands for a certain number--each letter is assigned a definite "numeric value."
In other words, every letter in Hebrew and Greek is a "number" as well as a
each letter has a numeric value, each word likewise has a numeric value, for
every word is made up of one or more letters. The numeric value of a word is
obtained by adding the numeric values of the various letters in that particular
word. By way of illustration, let us determine the numeric value of the word
"Jesus." In Greek, "Jesus" is spelled "I H S O U S." "I" stands for 10, "H'
stands for 8, "S" stands for 200, "O' for 70, "U" for 400, and "S" for 200. If
we add these numbers we will discover that the numeric value of the word "Jesus"
is 888. The numeric value, at first thought, might seem to be very
insignificant. However, when we turn to the book of Revelation, Chapter 13,
verse 18, and find that Satan's number, or the number of the antichrist is
plainly stated to be 666, we begin to realize that there must be some
significance to the fact that the numeric value of the word "Jesus" is exactly
888! This strange comparison causes us to marvel and wonder!
Just as every word has a certain numeric value, so every sentence,
paragraph, and book of the Bible has a definite numeric value or arithmetical
sum. The numeric value of a sentence is obtained by adding the numeric value of
each word contained therein. Likewise, the numeric value of a paragraph is
obtained by adding the numeric values of all the words in the paragraph. The
numeric value of each of the sixty-six books of the bible is determined in
precisely the same manner.
Now let us go back to the first verse of Genesis for a moment. There
are three important nouns in this verse--"God," "heaven," and "earth." The
numeric values of these three nouns are 86, 395, and 296, respectively. When we
add these three numbers, we find that the total numeric value of the three words
is not 776, or 778, but strangely enough, is exactly 777, or 111 7's. Neither
776 nor 778 of course divides evenly by 7. It is strange to note that the
"numeric value" of the verb in the first verse of Genesis is also a number which
divides perfectly by 7. The numeric value of the Hebrew word "created" is
exactly 203, or 29 7's. Turning now to the first seventeen verses of Matthew,
the account of Christ's genealogy, we find that the numeric value of the
vocabulary words in those verses is also an exact multiple of 7, namely 42,364,
or 6,052 7's. Notice that the number is not 42,363, or 42,365. Neither of these
divides evenly by 7. If even one Greek letter were taken out or exchanged for
another the numeric value of the passage would be changed.
We mentioned previously that exactly 77 vocabulary words are used in
the account of Christ's birth, Matthew 1:18-25. The reader will marvel at the
fact that the numeric value of these 77 words is also an exact multiple of 7,
namely 51,247, or 7,321 7's. We also mentioned that the angel used exactly 28 of
these 77 vocabulary words when speaking to Joseph. The numeric value of the
angel's words is exactly 21,042, or 3,006 7's. In the second chapter of Matthew,
the account of Christ's childhood, exactly 161 vocabulary words are used. The
numeric value of these words is exactly 123,529, or 17,647 7's.
Just before we learn how the newly discovered facts scientifically
prove the divine inspiration of the Bible, we must note one other particular
manner in which the "sevens" are found in the structure of the Bible text. The
examples which have been given thus far are examples of facts which occur
beneath the surface of single passages. The following features, however, occur
in a different manner. They are called "chain" features because they occur in
the structure of words that are separated by great distance. The words in a
"chain" feature are scattered throughout many different books of the Bible. They
are not confined to any one particular passage.
The names of the Bible-writers, for instance, are widely separated
throughout Scriptures. It is remarkable to note that the number "seven" is found
even in the scattered occurrences of these names. The number of Old Testament
writers named in the Bible is exactly 21, or 3 7's. The numeric value of these
21 Hebrew names is also divisible by 7. It is exactly 3,808 or 544 7's. Of these
21 Old Testament writers, those named in the New Testament are Moses, David,
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea and Joe. In all, exactly 7. The numeric value of
these 7 names is exactly 1,554, or 222 7's. The name which appears the greatest
number of times in the Old Testament is David. The number of times his name is
found is exactly 1,134, or 162 7's. The name Jeremiah, for instance, occurs in 7
Old Testament books in 7 different forms in Hebrew, and the number of times it
occurs in those 7 Old Testament books is exactly 147, or 21 7's. The number of
times that the name Moses, writer of the first book, occurs in the Bible is
exactly 847, or 121 7's. Again these are merely a few examples of the many
astounding numeric features which occur beneath the surface of the Bible
writers' names. In fact, there are 38 or more features in the occurrences of
just this one name Moses.
The reader can readily see that the above numeric features are not
found in the structure of any one particular passage, but are found in the
structure of words that are separated by great distances. These features are
strangely hidden in the occurrences of words which are scattered throughout many
different books of the Old and New Testaments. The discovery of "chain" features
such as these requires careful searching and special investigation of the entire
Bible. One of the most intriguing studies in connection with the newly
discovered facts is the study of "chain" features. The Bible is literally filled
In the preceding pages the reader has been given a small conception
of the thousands of amazing facts which have been found in the very structure of
It has been discovered that amazing numerical facts occur beneath the
surface of the original bible text from the very first verse in Genesis through
the very last verse in Revelation. Phenomenal mathematical features, similar to
the examples already presented, underlie and pervade the text of every one of
the sixty-six Bible books. They occur in the very structure of every paragraph
in the entire Bible, not in the paragraphs only, but frequently in the many
subdivisions of paragraphs. Often single verses are literally teeming and
saturated with astounding numerical facts. These features extend to all parts of
the text, vocabulary, grammatical forms, parts of speech, etc. Frequently as
many as a hundred or more numeric features are strangely hidden beneath the
surface of passages which consist of no more than 175 words. Actually thousands
upon thousands of these numerical facts have been discovered--they are so
abundant that more than 40,000 pages have been required to contain the
calculations used in discovering and enumerating the features of the New
How do the Newly Discovered
Facts Scientifically Prove That The Bible Is A God-Inspired, God-Given Book?
The presence of the amazing numerical features or facts beneath the
very surface of the original bible text cannot be denied by anyone. There are
actually thousands of phenomenal, numerical facts in the very structure of the
Bible. One can ignore them and turn his eyes from them, but the astounding
numeric facts continue to be there. Our own opinions, likes or dislikes, do not
alter the facts in the least. Welcome or unwelcome, acknowledged or
unacknowledged, the facts continue to be there. Their presence is one truth
which every person must accept.
Now then, since these facts are actually found in the very structure
of the Bible text, a certain logical question arises—
HOW CAN WE ACCOUNT FOR THE
PRESENCE OF THESE FACTS?
How did these features occur or come to be in the very structure of
the Bible text? Their presence must be explained in some satisfactory way.
The reader will agree that there are only two possible ways in which
these amazing facts could have occurred. They could have occurred either by
accident, that is, by sheer chance, or by design. They could have occurred
accidentally, or they could have been purposely designed or arranged.
No doubt some are of the opinion that these features occurred
accidentally--that they occurred in this peculiar manner merely by sheer chance.
Therefore, let us suppose that there are twenty-four numerical features or facts
in the structure of a certain passage. What chances are there that these 24
features would occur together in one passage accidentally? This is easily
calculated, for there is a standard, recognized, scientific method of
calculating chances--there is an established law of chances.
Only one number in seven is a multiple of seven. The other six
numbers which are not multiples of seven have as good a chance to occur
accidentally as the one that is a multiple of seven. Therefore, according to the
law of chances, for any 1 number to be a multiple of 7 accidentally, there is
only 1 chance in 7.
According to the law of chances, for any 2 numbers to be multiples of
7 accidentally, there is only 1 chance in 7 x 7, or only 1 chance in 49.
According to the law of chances, for any 3 numbers to be multiples of
7 accidentally, there is only 1 chance in 7 x 49, or only 1 chance in 343.
(The calculation continues
on the same basis)
Thus, according to the law of chances, for any 1 FEATURE or NUMERIC
FACT to occur accidentally, there is only 1 chance in 7
For 2 features * 1 chance in 49
For 3 features * 1 chance in 343
For 4 features * 1 chance in 2,401
For 5 features * 1 chance in 16,807
For 6 features * 1 chance in 117,649
For 7 features * 1 chance in 823,543
For 8 features * 1 chance in 5,764,801
For 9 features * 1 chance in 40,353,607
For 10 features * 1 chance in 282,475,249
For 11 features * 1 chance in 1,977,326,743
For 12 features * 1 chance in 13,841,287,201
For 13 features * 1 chance in 96,889,010,407
For 14 features * 1 chance in 678,223,072,849
For 15 features * 1 chance in 4,747,561,509,943
For 16 features * 1 chance in 33,232,930,569,601
For 17 features * 1 chance in 232,630,513,987,207
For 18 features * 1 chance in 1,628,413,597,910,449
For 19 features * 1 chance in 11,398,895,185,373,143
For 20 features * 1 chance in 79,792,266,297,612,001
For 21 features * 1 chance in 558,545,864,083,284,007
For 22 features * 1 chance in 3,909,821,048,582,988,049
For 23 features * 1 chance in 27,368,747,340,080,916,343
For 24 features * 1 chance in 191,581,231,380,566,414,401
* = "to occur accidentally,
there is only"
Thus, according to the law of chances, for the 24 features to occur
in a passage accidentally, there is only 1 chance in
191,581,231,380,566,414,401---only 1 chance in one hundred ninety-one
quintillion, five hundred eighty -one quadrillion, two hundred thirty-one
trillion, three hundred eighty billion, five hundred sixty-six million, four
hundred fourteen thousand, four hundred one. (The nomenclature herein used is
the American, not the British.)
Many brief Bible passages have as many as seventy or a hundred or
more amazing numeric features in the very structure of their text. If there is
only one chance in quintillions that 24 features could occur together
accidentally, what would the chance be for 70 features to occur together
When there is only one chance in thousands for something to happen
accidentally, it is already considered highly improbable that it will occur at
all. When there is only one chance in hundreds of thousands, it is considered
practically impossible. But here there is one chance in not only millions, but
billions, trillions, and quadrillions, and quintillions, that merely 24 features
could occur together in a passage accidentally.
The argument and demonstration is convincing enough. The amazing
numerical features of even one small passage, to say nothing of the thousands in
the entire Bible, could not possibly have occurred by accident--by sheer chance.
All this evidence simply cannot be explained by the doctrine of chances. If
these features did not occur accidentally, then there is only one conclusion,
one alternative. They were purposely designed or arranged--their occurrence in
such a marvelous and mysterious manner was intended or planned. The point can be
illustrated as follows:
Suppose for example, someone were carrying a bag which contained 24
oranges. Suppose that suddenly the bag broke and the 24 oranges fell to the
floor. What chance would there be that the oranges would fall into four perfect
rows with six in each row, each orange being exactly opposite the other? Such
self arrangement would be considered impossible!
Suppose, on the other hand, you came into the room and found the
oranges arranged in the manner described. You would come to only one conclusion,
namely, that they were purposely designed or arranged in that unusual manner. No
one would risk being called insane by insisting that such a thing occurred
Likewise, these profound numeric features found in the very structure
of the original Bible text are not there by sheer chance or accident, but by
design. They are arranged according to a definite plan; they form thousands of
perfect and uniform designs.
It has been conclusively shown that there are amazing numerical
features in the very structure of the Bible--their presence cannot be denied,
but is a truth which everyone must accept. It has also been proved that these
features could not possibly have occurred by sheer chance or accident, but that
they were arranged or designed. This is a second truth which everyone must
Since the discovery of a design is proof of a designer, the next
logical question arises---
WHO PLANNED AND CARRIED OUT
THESE AMAZING NUMERIC DESIGNS?
Who caused them to occur in the very structure of the Bible text?
The thousands of perfect patterns and designs came into the Scripture
through some intelligence. The reader will agree that there are only two
possible intelligences that could have planned and brought about these profound
designs. They could have come into the Scripture either by human intelligence or
by superhuman, namely, divine intelligence.
Were these amazing numeric designs planned by the men who wrote the
books of the Bible?
(1) The profound numeric patterns in the structure of the Bible
passages could not possibly have been planned and worked out by mere human
If anyone could write an intelligible passage of 300 words,
constructing it in such a way that the same designs and schemes of sevens occur
in the structure of its text as those found in the first seventeen verses of
Matthew, indeed he would prove himself a wonder if he could accomplish it in six
If anyone could write an intelligible passage of 161 words,
constructing it in such a manner that the same designs and arrangements of
sevens occur in the structure of its text as those which are found in verses
18-25 of the first chapter of Matthew, he would accomplish a still greater
wonder if he were able to do it in three years.
If anyone in an entire lifetime of continuous work could write an
intelligible passage of some 500 words, containing in its structure as many
intertwined yet harmonious numeric features as are found in the second chapter
of Matthew, it would be a miracle of miracles.
No mortal in a lifetime of a hundred years could possibly have
carried out the design which is found in even a single book of the Bible, if he
devoted the entire hundred years to the task. It would require some centuries to
write a book designed and constructed in the manner in which the book of Matthew
It must be remembered that with each additional sentence the
difficulty of constructing these numerical features increases not only in
arithmetical progression, but in geometrical progression, for each paragraph is
designed so as to develop constantly fixed numeric relations to the material
which precedes and follows it. Every additional letter, word, and sentence makes
the matter tremendously more complicated and comprehensive.
The reader must also observe that many of the Scripture writers were
men chosen from very ordinary walks of life--men who had little or no schooling
at all. If Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, for instance, had attempted to
construct and produce the harmonious numeric features and designs which are
found in their books as a whole, and had attempted to produce separate numeric
schemes and designs which occur in each division, and in each sub-division, and
in the words, forms, vocabularies, letters, etc., how long would it have taken
them to construct their books? Centuries upon centuries!
Certainly, mere human beings alone could not possibly have planned
and worked out the amazing designs of numeric features which occur in the very
structure of the Bible text. The limitations of the human intellect and the
shortness of human life make it impossible for any man or any set of men
combined to accomplish such stupendous feats.
Dr. D. B. Turney tells how he attempted to construct a passage that
would show some numeric features. He declares, "I gave numeric values to the
English alphabet, and tried to prepare a passage which would adhere to the
numerics, and make every section a multiple of seven, and present all the other
features of biblical arithmography, without letting the meaning of the passage
descend to nonsense. After working thereon for days, I could get no
satisfaction. Yet this feature is accomplished in every one of the thousands of
Bible paragraphs without the slightest visible effort."
(2) The marvelous numeric designs which extend over many books of the
Bible could not possibly have been planned and carried out by the writers
Not only are the phenomenal designs confined to the text of single
Bible passages, but widely separated portions of the Bible are woven into
intricate and perfect patterns. Special words which are scattered through many
different books of the Bible form amazing chain-designs that literally teem with
numerical features. The numeric designs in the structure of the Bible writers'
names, for instance, extend throughout the entire scriptures. The discovery of
such word-chains requires careful searching in all parts of the 66 books of the
The double design of sevens in the name "Moses," for example, could
not have been planned and carried out by the Bible writers themselves. It must
be remembered that the writers did not live at the same time--they lived many
years apart. In fact, there was a period of about 1600 years between the writing
of the first book of the Bible and the last. It must be remembered also that the
66 books were written by 33 different persons. And it must be remembered that
these persons were scattered throughout various countries of the world and that
they were men of widely different backgrounds. Many of the writers had little or
no schooling. How could these men have planned the distribution of the name
"Moses" throughout the entire Bible so as to form marvelous numeric designs?
How could each one of the 33 writers who lived in various counties,
the last writer separated by 1600 years from the first, insert the name "Moses"
just enough times to keep the numeric design in suspense until it came to John,
the last writer who used it in the book of Revelation just once to complete the
design? How could each writer have known that he should use a particular word a
certain number of times so that when all would be finished after 1600 years the
total would divide perfectly by seven and would show numeric design? Certainly
such design could not possibly have been planned by the writers themselves. The
case of Moses is only one example of a chain design which extends throughout the
entire Bible. Literally hundreds of other cases as convincing as this can be
Each word of the whole Scripture is linked and connected in one
marvelous pattern. All the intricacies and beauties of the separate and smaller
patterns when put together form one great design. Thus, the entire Bible is tied
together by a continuous pattern from Genesis to Revelation.
The designs interlock paragraph with paragraph, book with book, and
the Old Testament with the New Testament. The numerics of the Old Testament and
those of the New together form harmonious schemes which could not be made
possible or solved without either of the Testaments. The Old Testament was
concluded 400 years before the New Testament was begun, yet the two when taken
together form one complete revelation. Both accord perfectly--both are parts of
one homogeneous whole.
The fact that the Bible was written by a number of different persons
in various countries of the world over a period of hundreds of years makes it
impossible for the writers to have planned these patterns. Designs which cover
some 1600 years could never have been planned and carried out by man, for many
of the words were penned without any knowledge of what would be written by other
writers many years later. Even if it were possible for the 33 different writers
to meet and comment about the use of their vocabularies, etc., it would require
thousands of years to carry out such profound numeric schemes.
The minds of the cleverest men who have ever lived would not be
capable of devising such sublime mathematical problems. No human minds could
possibly have devised such a means of binding the whole of the Word together.
(3) the special elaborate numeric designs in each book of the bible
could not possibly have been planned and carried out by the writers unaided.
The number of words found in Matthew, not found in any of the other
26 New Testament books, shows elaborate designs. How did Matthew know that he
should use certain words which would not be used in any of the other 26 books of
the New Testament? In order for him to have done this it would have been
necessary for him to have had all these other books before him as he write his
book. If he had all these other 26 books before him as he wrote, it would mean
that he wrote his Gospel last.
It so happens, however, that each of the other books has a certain
number of words which are not found in any other New Testament book. These words
show phenomenal numeric designs. How did each writer know that he should use a
certain number of words which would not be used in any other book? In order for
each writer to have done this it would have been necessary for each one to have
had all the other 26 books before him as he wrote. If each had the other 26
books before him as he wrote, it would mean that each particular book was
written last. But such a things is an utter impossibility! How could each New
Testament writer have the other 26 books before him as he wrote? Such a thing is
These are only a few of the many problems which confront a person who
tries to figure out how mere men could have designed and arranged the phenomenal
numeric features in the structure of the original Bible text. Certainly these
amazing numerical designs could not possibly have been planned and carried out
by mere human beings.
It is interesting to note that as far as is known,
THE BIBLE IS THE ONLY BOOK
IN EXISTENCE WHICH IS CONSTRUCTED ON AN AMAZING NUMERIC DESIGN
At first glance the most obvious objection to the numeric features of
the Bible is that such or similar numerics could be extracted from any other
writings in any language if sufficient time and ingenuity were expended.
However, this is not the case. The Bible is different from all other books. No
other piece of literature anywhere in the entire world is known to contain
amazing numerical features such as are found in the structure of the Bible text.
The Apocrypha shows no evidence of such numeric design. Various persons have
devoted much time to the examination of the Greek classics in an effort to find
the same mathematical structure, but no such phenomena have yet been found
Various professors of Greek have been requested to submit Greek prose
classics to the numeric test to ascertain if these same amazing numerical
phenomena could be found. No one has reported any success in finding such
No human beings could have written the Bible in the way it is
demonstrated to have been written. No human foresight or arrangement could have
secured such results beforehand; no human powers could have carried them out to
such perfection. Man by his own attainments could not perform such unthinkable
feats. It is simply impossible to account for these designs of numeric features
if the mere human authorship of the Bible is assumed.
If human logic is worth anything at all we are simply driven to the
conclusion that the thousands of amazing numeric designs in the very structure
of the original Bible text could not possibly have been planned by the men who
wrote the books of the Bible--they could never have been produced by mere human
Its is evident that the Bible is not the work of many minds, but the
work of One Mind. The designs furnish clear proof that the whole Bible has but
one Author. All the books of both the Old and New Testaments were planned and
produced by the same Mind.
Every candid, logical minded individual is simply compelled to admit
that the intelligence which planned and designed the Bible must have been
Superhuman, Divine. That One Designer was a Supernatural, Master Designer. Only
the Supreme, Omniscient, Omnipotent god could have caused such phenomenal
numeric designs to occur beneath the surface of the Bible text. Only God could
have constructed the Bible in the amazing manner in which it is constructed. The
Eternal, Omnipotent Author designed, superintended, worked, and carried out His
Own infinite plans. There is no escape from this conclusion.
Thus the newly discovered designs of numerical features or facts
scientifically prove that the great Bible "claim" concerning itself (Part 1) is
actually true. The Bible actually is a supernatural, God-inspired, God-given
book as it claims to be, for mere human beings alone could not possibly have
written and constructed it in the marvelous manner in which it is constructed.
Indeed, "all scripture" is "God-breathed." The words which the
writers of the Bible recorded were not their own word, but were the very words
of God Himself--they wrote only as they were "moved" or "in-breathed" by the
Spirit of god.
In geometry the two angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are
proved to be equal by cold unimpassioned mathematical reasoning about which
there can be no dispute. So the divine inspiration of the Bible is proved with
all the clearness and positiveness of mathematical precision. Skeptics can bring
no indictment against the proof made possible by the numerical facts, for the
proof deals with mathematical certainties. The modern scientific method, the
hard logic, the sound laws of reasoning, are astounding. One cannot argue with
mathematics, for it is an exact science.
The facts are undeniable and indisputable--their conclusions are
unavoidable. They are stupendous, overwhelming evidence of divine inspiration
which shatter all the arguments of non-believers.
The discoveries of facts as important as these, are indeed
"Astounding New Discoveries." They are as amazing as any discoveries that can be
made. The results are staggering. The facts are hardly conceivable except that
they are visible before our eyes. One is forced to say with awe, "This is the
work of God Himself." God has written His signature in His Word in this
phenomenal manner so that no man can claim it as a human production.
It is utterly foolish for anyone to say that the numerical facts do
not underlie the actual text and vocabulary of the Bible passages. They are
there! To make such a statement would be as foolish as saying that there is no
blood in a living human being.
The evidence and facts are such that no destructive critic can
successfully face them. Facing them means unconditional surrender to the
inevitable. They form an unanswerable argument--they make possible a certain and
foolproof system which can stand any amount of honest testing. No living person
has yet attempted to dispute this convincing array of facts. The best anyone can
do is to ignore them.
Robert Ingersoll, the noted infidel lecturer, was continually crying
for a miracle. Here are hundreds of miracles! Let anyone deal with these facts
and show how they occurred in the very structure of the original Bible text if
they did not occur in a miraculous way!
The Remarkable Precision of
the Numeric Designs
Readers will be amazed to learn that the perfect numeric designs
which underlie the very structure of the original Bible text make it possible to
detect any letter or word that anyone might add, omit, or transpose. The
extraordinary mathematical designs in a profound manner determine the exact
order of words, spelling, etc.
Just as an astronomer, who knows definite astronomical calculations
and the position of various planets, can determine where and when certain other
planets will appear, so one who knows definite numerical calculations of the
Bible and the position of various letter, words, or books, can immediately
determine where certain other letters, words, or books should occur.
The following is a striking illustration of the remarkable precision
and accuracy made possible by the presence of the numerical facts in the very
structure of the Bible text.
A certain Bible concordance prepared by C. F. Hudson, supervised by
H. L. Hastings, and checked by Ezra Abbot, lists what were evidently thought to
be all of the Bible references in which the word "Moses" occurs. According to
the concordance the name appears in exactly 846 Bible references. This number of
course is out of harmony with various numeric designs which run through the
Bible. According to certain numeric designs the name would be expected to occur
a number of times which divides perfectly by seven. Of course 846 does not
divide evenly by seven, but 847 does--it is 121 sevens. What is the trouble? Was
one of the references omitted from the concordance?
Yes, a reference to Moses which that certain edition of the
concordance does not list is found in the book of Hebrews. The scholarly
gentlemen who prepared this concordance apparently overlooked this verse, but
the error is detected by the designs of numerical facts which occur in the very
structure of the Bible text.
The newly discovered numerical facts definitely settle the question
regarding the correct number of books the Bible should contain. The Roman and
Greek Catholic Churches include in the Old Testament of their Bibles, 14 books
known as the Apocrypha, which Protestants do not include. The books of the
Apocrypha date from 300 B.C. to 100 A.D. With the exception of these books, the
Roman and Greek Catholic Bibles are practically identical with the Protestant
Bible. What is the correct number of Bible books?
There are many marvelous numeric designs which run through all of the
66 books of the Protestant Bible as a whole---patterns which bind these books
into one great unit. If a single book is added or removed, certain elaborate
numeric designs or chains which tie these books together are completely
destroyed. Furthermore, there is no evidence of numerical features and designs
in the text of the Apocrypha. Thus the Bibles of the Roman and Greek Catholic
Church, so far as the number of books is concerned, are proved to be incorrect.
The numerical facts thus act as an automatic check against tampering with the
divinely planned number of books.
Since each letter stands for a number, it is clear that a change in
even a single letter changes the "numeric value" of an entire passage. The
omission of or a change in a single letter, to say nothing of a whole word, at
once destroys many features of a perfect numeric design. In fact, the design as
a whole is destroyed by the addition of one word. In one case, all is harmony,
and the elaborate scheme of sevens is seen at once, while in the other case, all
is confusion if something foreign is introduced into the delicate numerical
systems mysteriously recorded in the Bible by the Holy Spirit.
"PLACE VALUES" AND "ORDER NUMBERS"
The exact order of Bible words is determined by the numeric designs
in the "place values" and "order numbers" of the words. For example, suppose
someone should change the order of the names of our Lord in a certain passage
from "Jesus Christ," to "Christ Jesus." The number of letters in the passage
would remain the same, but the order of those two words would be different.
Could such a change be detected? Would we be able to determine whether "Jesus
Christ" or "Christ Jesus" is the correct order of the words? Since the proper
order for each particular passage is definitely established by the numeric
designs in the place values and order numbers of the words, the correct order
could be determined by submitting both passages to the numeric test. The passage
which gives the true order of the words would show numeric design, whereas the
passage which gives the false order would not show numeric design. A change in
the order of words in any Bible passage invariably destroys perfect designs in
the place values and order numbers. Even the exact spelling of words may be
determined by the designs in the order numbers.
It is remarkable also to note that a profound "cross-section"
method--a system of multiplication--makes it possible to promptly detect any
errors which one might make when checking on the place and order of words in the
It is indeed marvelous to think of the many separate systems of
designs which run through each letter and word of the Bible. Not only is there a
definite numeric scheme in the "numeric values" of each letter and word, but
there are also separate designs in the place values, values, and order numbers,
of each letter and word. Each pattern or design serves its own particular
Just one separate scheme or numeric design is convincing enough to
demonstrate the divine inspiration of any passage, but when a person combines
all of these many separate systems of designs which run through each letter and
word of a passage, the argument is simply staggering! Every letter and word is
so intricately intertwined and interlocked by these different systems of designs
that is simply impossible to move a letter or word either to the right or to the
left without destroying the perfect patterns. The very order of every letter and
word is definitely designed. Each letter and word has its own special place.
Such perfect order--such complex systems of designs with their astonishing
precision and accuracy, indeed could not have occurred accidentally. As an
illustration, suppose that the sixty or sixty-five pieces of an alarm clock were
placed in a box. One could shake that box year in and year out and those pieces
would never go in their proper places accidentally. The perfect order and the
complex numeric systems of the Bible cannot be attributed to chance, or even to
human design--they can only be divine.
The Bible itself claims that divine inspiration extends not only to
every sentence and every word, but even to the smallest letter and the smallest
mark. In Matthew 5:17, 18, when Jesus said that not one "jot" or one "tittle"
would pass from the law till all be fulfilled, He referred to the smallest
letter (jot) and the smallest mark or point (tittle), thus indicating that even
they were inspired.
The numerical facts demonstrate that the words, syllables, letters,
and even every jot and tittle are numbered and have their own special, divinely
appointed place in the text. God controlled the spelling of every word and the
number of its occurrences in the various Bible books. The Bible is
scientifically proved to be divinely inspired, not in a loose or general
way--not only in "thought," but in actual word and letter. Christ's significant
statement. "The Scripture cannot be broken" is proved to be true. Indeed God has
protected and preserved His Word in a wonderful manner!
The amazing numeric facts and designs are interwoven in the
Bible-text in such a peculiar and marvelous manner that no power on earth can
blot them out. They are woven into God's Word as a thread is woven in dollar
bill to assure its genuineness. They are imprinted on the pages of Scripture as
watermarks are imprinted in paper for verification and identification. They
guard the Bible against errors and interpolations as the intricate designs on a
bank note or check guard against counterfeits and interpolations. God has marked
His Word in a marvelous manner!
It has been demonstrated that the vast numerical structure of the
Bible is a supernatural, divine work. While it is utterly impossible for human
beings to construct a book on such a marvelous mathematical design, it is only
the normal work of God, the great Creator, Who has carefully placed--
NUMBERS IN ALL OF NATURE
The number system of god is stamped upon all His works. All
departments of nature are based on a system of mathematics--great mathematical
laws govern the activities of the entire universe.
For instance, in the sphere of light, there are exactly seven colors.
The seven colors merged together form light. In the sphere of music there are
exactly seven whole tones in the scale, while every eighth note begins a new
octave and is merely a repetition of the first note. The seven colors correspond
to the seven notes in music, and sounds that harmonize correspond with colors
that harmonize, while discords in color correspond with discords in music.
The human body is completely renewed or changed every seven years.
Every part of the body is constantly throwing off old effete matter, and
constantly receiving deposits of new and living matter. In seven years the whole
structure is altered down to the minutest particles and becomes essentially a
new body. In certain diseases, the seventh, fourteenth, and twenty-first are
critical days. Man's pulse beats slower every seventh day whether he is sick or
well. In diseases resulting from physical exhaustion, the pulse changes every
seventh day. With the human being, the period of gestation is 280 days (7 x 40).
Indeed, seven is stamped upon physiology. Is it not significant that God
ordained every seventh day to be a day of rest, and that He declared man's years
to be "Three-score and ten" (7 x 10)?
With animals, the period of gestation of the mouse is 21 (7 x 3)
days. The hare and rat 28 (7 x 4) days. The cat 56 (7 x 8) days. The dog 63 (7 x
9) days. The lion 98 (7 x 14) days. The sheep 147 (7 x 21) days. With birds, the
incubation of the common hen is 21 (7 x 3) days. The duck 28 (7 x 4) days.
God's mathematical laws are at work in all departments of nature. The
planets of the heavens are governed according to definite mathematical laws.
Indeed, nature does not operate by chance, but by design. Volumes could be
devoted to showing design in all of God's creation.
"God made ... the stars ... and set them in the firmament of the
heaven?--Gen. 1:16-1;7. "He counteth the number of the stars."--Ps. 147:4 R.V.
He "bringeth out their host by number."--Isa. 40:26. "God hath measured the
waters in the hollow of His hand, and meted out the heaven with a span, and
comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in
scales, and the hills in a balance."---Isa. 40:12.
If God placed the stars in their proper order, and numbered them and
measured the waters and weighed the mountains, is it surprising or incredible
that He has placed the words and letters of His book in exact order, and
numbered them, and guided them into combinations of numbers?
The same God Who created the universe and was careful to weave
designs and intricate patterns into the smallest detail of creation, has taken
the same care with His Word. He has placed the same peculiarity in both.
"The very hairs of your head are all numbered" (counted). Matt.
10:30. The word "numbered" in Greek is "arithmeo," the very word from which our
English word "Arithmetic" is derived. If God counts the very hairs of our heads,
is it strange that He has counted the words and letters of His Scripture?
How Do the Newly Discovered
Facts Affect Us?
Think of it -- the newly discovered facts actually prove that the
Bible is God's inspired book! God has given us this convincing proof so that we
might acknowledge that the Bible is His own precious Word! Since the Bible is
God's Word, it is our DUTY and RESPONSIBILITY to know, believe, and obey the
instructions He has given us!
Let us turn to the Bible with an open mind and an open heart
and see what God's message is. We find that the Bible gives a sad picture of the
human race! It gives us a description of ourselves as we appear in our natural
condition--it tells us just what we look like in God's sight! By nature we are
sinners! "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Rom. 3:23) By
nature we are "(spiritually) dead." (Eph. 2:1) "(Spiritual) death passed upon
all men, for all have sinned." (Rom. 5:12) By nature we are "guilty before God."
(Rom. 3:19)--we are "condemned already" (John 3:18)--we are "separated" and "far
off" from God (Isa. 59:2, Eph. 2:13), and are in "darkness" (12 Pet. 2:9),
"without Christ," without "hope" (Eph. 2:12), and without "peace." (Isa. 48:22.)
By nature all of us are hopeless and helpless sinners!
If this were the only message in the Bible it would be tragic
indeed, but fortunately, God has another message--a message of "good news," for
lost, needy humanity! God has provided a way of salvation! Christ, the Son of
God, paid the debt of sin by His substitutionary death upon the cross. "While we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Rom. 5:8) "His own self bare our sins in
His own body on the tree (cross)." (1 Pet. 2:24.) Christ rose from the dead,
ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
(Eph. 1:20.) Now all who receive Him--all who believe on Him have spiritual
life, instead of spiritual death. "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that
hath not the Son hath not life." (1 John 5:12.) "He that believeth on the Son
hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life."
(John 3:36.) If we receive Christ, we become "children of God," and are "born of
God." (John 1:12,13.)--our sins are forgiven (Eph. 1:7)--we are "not condemned"
(John 3:18)--we are made "nigh" unto God (Eph. 2:13)--we are "in His marvelous
light" (1 Pet. 2:9)--we have a "blessed hope" (Tit. 2:13), and have "the peace
of God, which passeth all understanding." (Phil. 4:7.) Our Lord "is able to save
to the uttermost" (Heb. 7:25), that is, He is able to save the greatest
sinner--the one who is farthest from God! "Whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:21.)
Christ is knocking at the door of your life even now! "Behold,
I stand at the door and knock." (Rev. 3:20.) "What will ye do with Jesus?"
(Matt. 27:22.) Will you RECEIVE Him (John 1:12), or will you REJECT Him? (John
12:48.) Your decision will determine your eternal destiny!
DR. IVAN PANIN
RUSSIA'S GIFT TO
As we attempt to capture the essence of this remarkable
man and his enormous contribution to the cause of Christ, a sense of frustration
is immediately encountered because of unyielding constraints the need for
brevity forces upon us. Many books have been devoted to what we must condense,
but we encourage the reader to further investigate the discoveries of Dr. Panin
through that which has been written by him and about him. (Book list and
ordering information available in the appendix)
Ivan Panin was born in Russia on December 12, 1855 and
as a young man he was an active Nihilist, one who was so "turned off" by the
inane circumstances surrounding him that he adopted the attitude that all values
were worthless and nothing was knowable or communicable. He apparently detested
the Czarist government so much that he participated in various plots against it
and eventually was forced into political exile. From there he moved to Germany
where he spent a number of years furthering his education. When he left Germany
he immigrated to the United States and soon entered Harvard University where he
became the personal friend of both the famous professor William James and the
University. s President Eliot.
Mr. Panin was a brilliant scholar and a Master of
Literary Criticism. After graduating from college he became an outstanding
lecturer on the subject of literary criticism and toured the country speaking on
Carlyle, Emerson, Tolstoy, Russian literature, etc., receiving up "top dollar"
for each address, which shows us the caliber of his talent. His lectures were
delivered on college campuses and to exclusive literary clubs in many cities of
the United States and Canada. And during those years of travel and exposure to
the public, Mr. Panin became widely known as a confirmed agnostic, so well
known, in fact, that when he renounced agnosticism and embraced Jesus Christ,
several newspapers carried banner headlines announcing his conversion! Upon
hearing of this remarkable turn of events, Professor James, who was reputed to
be the greatest Metaphysician of his day remarked, "What a pity that Mr. Panin
is cracked on religion. A great philosopher was spoiled in him."
Prior to his life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ,
Mr. Panin wrote some three thousand aphorisms (brief statements of principle)
and many outstanding essays, which stand today as a memorial to his days as a
Master of Literary Criticism. He also was an editor of two daily newspapers, a
gifted writer, and an eloquent speaker.
What event made this brilliant and gifted man, one
firmly convinced that absolute truth ("God") was unknowable, change his mind?
What so challenged his intellect and shook him to the very core of his being
that he was left with no alternative but belief in Jesus Christ as his Lord and
Savior? The answer is this: He made THE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT SHOULD HAVE
SHAKEN THE ENTIRE WORLD! (The fact that it has not yet done so and has been
quietly disregarded by those who should have been its greatest advocates is one
of the great mysteries of our time!)
One day in 1890, Mr. Panin was casually reading the
first verse of the Gospel of John in the original Koine Greek. This verse, in
the original, says: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the
God, and the Word was God." And as he read this sentence, his curiosity was
stirred by the fact that the definite article "the" preceded "God" in the first
instance, but not the second. Why the difference? To analyze this apparent
discrepancy, he made a parallel list of all verses in the New Testament in which
the word "God" occurs with the article "the" and all those without it. Then when
he compared the two lists he noted that there was a mathematical relationship
between the two sums. Next, he went through the same procedure for the word
"Christ" and on through several other words. each time taking note of the
amazing numeric relationships hidden beneath the surface of the text. This
"chance" observation would later prove to have been a life-changing event as
Ivan Panin enthusiastically pursued the newly-found and exciting discovery he
later named "Bible Numerics."
As these discoveries began to unfold, one after another,
Mr. Panin quickly came to the realization that they were far more than just
coincidence. There was a mathematical precision inherent to the entire Bible
that no mere mortal could have devised and his intellectual objections relative
to an unknowable God were overruled! Jesus Christ revealed Himself through His
Word to this "chosen vessel" and, like the apostle Paul and a host of others,
Ivan Panin was never the same man again.
From that day in 1890 until he died on October 30, 1942,
Ivan Panin literally devoted his life (over 50 years) to fully developing this
discovery and preserving it for the world. It is said of him that he worked
tirelessly for 12-18 hours each day counting letters and words, compiling
hand-written concordances, and working out mathematical problems. He worked with
such zeal that on several occasions his health completely failed. But in spite
of the tremendous mental and physical strain this placed upon him, he labored
without pay, giving himself entirely to this labor of love. At one point he was
offered the very tempting position as president of a college, but he turned it
down trusting God to provide for his needs. This man whom the world would gladly
pay "top dollar" for a lecture, chose a life of frugality in order to serve his
Master by counting words, letters, syllables, and Bible numbers, preserving his
findings in neat, hand-written notes now yellowed with age, all 40,000+ pages of
The following is a description of Dr. Panin by Mr. Karl
Sabiers, in his book "Mathematics Prove Holy Scriptures." It was originally
published in 1941, while Mr. Panin was still alive:
"This distinguished person is a man of extra-ordinary
resources in scholarship. He is keen-minded and alert and possesses amazing
analytical and dissecting ability. He is eminently open and scientific. He
assumes nothing, but bases all on observed facts. facts of a positive,
irrefutable, unparalleled sort. He pursues his way with calmness and is positive
of the ground he covers. He is a complete master of himself and of the facts at
"Mr. Panin is an ardent and devout Christian. a 'born
again' child of God. His pleasing personality radiates the abiding presence of
the Christ within. This refined gentleman and his lovely wife live quiet, humble
lives on a small Canadian farm, far removed from the busy city activities. Mr.
Panin is very modest and conservative. He prefers to be called Mr. Panin rather
than Dr. Panin, and is reluctant about publicizing facts concerning his own life
story. He points out that the Apostles left little or no life stories of
themselves, but exalted Christ instead. Incidentally, Mr. Panin is a citizen of
the United States."
In order to gain a proper understanding of the enormity
of Dr. Panin's work, we must realize that he "started from scratch," so to
speak. The mathematical precision required of his labors necessitated reference
works that for all intents and purposes were non-existent! The first thing he
had to do was compile a library of "tools" with which to work and he had to make
them himself. Try to imagine, if you can, the extreme difficulty that Dr. James
Strong encountered in compiling his "Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible," where
each and every word of consequence in the entire Bible was carefully noted,
recorded, collated, etc., while corresponding Hebrew and Greek definitions (with
assigned numbers) were given as well.
Yet, this Herculean task does not measure up to that
task which confronted Dr. Panin! He had to compile his own unique concordance
before he could begin work! Not only did the words of the original Greek texts
have to be arranged into a systematic and workable concordance, but a very
special concordance at that one in which each letter of the respective language
was meticulously recorded, along with its numerical equivalent. The Hebrew and
Greek cultures did not have a separate alphabet and numbering system as we do
today. Their alphabet was also their numbering system each letter having a
corresponding number associated with it. So their calculations were actually
manipulations of the various letters of the alphabet. (We will not attempt to
give illustrations of these alphabets, or tables reflecting their respective
values, deferring instead to the various authors' books which list them.)
Additionally, vocabularies and other Bible analyses had
to be compiled with a special view to absolute accuracy, down to the smallest
detail. The first result was a thousand-page concordance listing every one of
the 137,903 occurrences of the New Testament Koine Greek words. They are all in
alphabetical order and every reference to chapter and verse is neatly listed
beneath each word in hand-written entries. The reason this was made necessary
was the fact that the very best Greek concordances in print at that time were
just too inaccurate for Dr. Panin' s purposes! Next, Dr. Panin felt the need for
a concordance listing all of the various forms of the Greek words, so he created
another concordance of 2000 pages twice as large as the first! Six years of
tedious and time-consuming labor were required for these two "tools."
After that, other books containing the vocabulary words
of the Greek New Testament were also compiled, in which each word was listed
along with 16 columns of numeric data related to that word. Four columns
containing the order number, place value, numeric value, etc. precede each word.
Behind each word are 12 columns containing the number of occurrences, number of
forms, syllables, letters, writers, books, diphthongs, etc. The completion of
the vocabulary required an additional two years. But through all of the years of
tedious and mentally taxing labor, Dr. Panin was not the only one who did not
receive a salary. All of the secretarial assistance he received was done
voluntarily as well.
The result of this lifetime of effort was a "NUMERIC
GREEK NEW TESTAMENT" and a "NUMERIC ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT", both of which are
commendable and scholarly pieces of work. The concise text of both testaments
were established by means of the numeric designs discovered by Dr. Panin,
designs that completely and literally permeate the whole of Scripture.
THE STORY OF THE TWO
At this point we probably need to explain why this would
have been deemed necessary in the first place. And why just the New Testament?
Wouldn't the Old Testament require this same type of revision as well? Let's
answer the question about the Old Testament first. The Old Testament Scriptures
were given by God through the pens of various men chosen by Him and were
confined to the nation of Israel. The copying and transmission of these writings
were handled, for the most part, by religious professionals and done under the
most rigorous rules imaginable. Each line and each page had a numerical
equivalent attached to it, the sum of the individual letters, and absolutely no
mistakes were tolerated. If, for any reason a single line or page did not "add
up" properly, it was discarded and burned. The task was approached with the
greatest of reverence and it has been said that if the scribe encountered any of
the numerous names of God, he would put down his pen, take a bath, change
clothes, get a new quill pen and then very reverently write down the name. If
the name of God came up in the same verse, he would go through the whole
procedure again! With such scrupulous and meticulous care taken by professional
scribes, we can see how the Old Testament was passed down to us with only a very
few, and relatively minor, errors.
However, the New Testament is another matter entirely.
Most of the original manuscripts were sent as letters to various individuals and
churches, where copies were often made and passed on to others. Those who wished
to have copies for their own use, either paid semi-professional copyists to do
it, or often did it themselves. Little care was taken to maintain strict
accuracy and many times just the kernel of the information was recorded.
Persecution of Christians was commonplace and therefore any copying done had to
be done quickly. Some copies were the result of personal recollection being
written down, while others were made from the recitations of those who had heard
the words spoken by a preacher. Because of this desire for and love of the Word,
over a period of time quite a hodge-podge of manuscripts were floating around
the Christian world. And at some point along the way, the original "autographs"
the actual documents penned by the apostles and others were lost entirely. This
was obviously God's intent, because depraved men would doubtless have given an
inordinate amount of attention to them (bordering on worship)! They would have
worshipped a version of the Bible, rather than the Creator!
To determine the exact wording of the originals, their
chronology, and even if they were Scripture or not, educated and godly men had
to compare the available texts with each other and against the Old Testament
Scriptures quoted by them, to determine authenticity as well as accuracy of
text. They did such a wonderful job, that over the years the New Testament
Scriptures were settled with a very high degree of confidence and no doctrine
left in doubt. Yet, the scholars still could not come to 100% agreement and a
few relatively minor places in the Old Testament were debatable. To a certain
degree this problem still exists today, but according to the findings of Dr.
Panin, all question has been removed and the bickering should cease immediately!
The whole of Scripture, down to the last "jot and tittle" has been determined
through Bible numerics and as it turns out, precious little needed to be changed
anyway! What is so amazing is that this final determining factor was published
nearly sixty years ago, but Protestant leadership have ignored it. Yes, I know
that "the powers that be are ordained of God" and God can certainly open their
eyes any time He chooses to do so. Perhaps this is the time?
What is the so-called "heptadic" structure that Dr.
Panin discovered? Simply stated it is this: genuine Scripture, both Hebrew and
Greek. where the numbers equivalent with the letters are added up properly. at
some point: word, sentence, paragraph, or chapter, will always be divisible by
the number seven! And, beyond this, utilization of "place numbers" determines
punctuation as well as proper chronology of the various books. This mathematical
phenomena occurs and reoccurs only in Holy Scripture and thus rules out
all that is spurious. For instance, the "Apocrypha", the fourteen books written
during the 400 year "inter-testament" period between Malachi of the Old
Testament and Matthew of the New, have no numerics whatsoever and are thereby
revealed as being merely of man. Numerous Greek classical writings have also
been checked with no evidence of Bible numerics found. Thus Dr. Panin determined
that Scripture and only Scripture has this numeric "signature of Divinity"
To his credit, Dr. Panin actively sought men whose
academic credentials would qualify them to serve as his critics, but few even
bothered to respond and those who did offered no rebuttal whatever. To this day,
no one has come forward with any substantive rebuttal arguments and if any were
possible, we feel that Satan would have rolled them out long before now! For
that reason we are constrained to re-issue the challenge made by Dr. Panin three
quarters of a century ago. The importance of this subject dictates that it
should be totally acknowledged by the Christian academic community or else
conclusively proven false and discarded. If it is valid, (and we believe that it
is) to continue to ignore it would be unthinkable because the harmful division
now taking place in the body of Christ over textual issues has gone on entirely
WESTCOTT AND HORT --
Interestingly enough, one of the main issues that keeps
on surfacing in the "Which Bible is Scripture" debacle centers on the persons of
Wescott and Hort. the nineteenth century mystical editors of the Greek text that
provides the foundation for what some are calling the "modern perversions of the
Bible". About these men's work, Dr. Panin had nothing but praise! Here is what
he had to say about the value of their work:
"Without the aid of Wescott and Hort I could not have
really done my work, because the text of the Authorized Version from my point of
view -- not from the point of view of salvation or doctrine even, but from the
textual point of view -- the text of the Authorized Version was useless to me,
and for this reason: it has too many inaccuracies for my special purpose.
Erasmus, for example, who was the Editor of the first Greek text in print was
very anxious to get ahead of the Roman Catholic scholars who were issuing a
Bible of their own; and he was in such a hurry that he used one MS. [manuscript]
for the Book of Revelation and the last page of Revelation was missing in that
MS. So what do you suppose Erasmus did? He simply concocted his own Greek for
that page; he took the Latin Vulgate and translated it into his own Greek! So
that the last page of the Authorized Version is a translation of Erasmus into
Greek of a Latin inaccurate translation itself! Now, you and I wish to have an
inspired page of the Bible, not one man's mere guessage. The Received Text has a
great many suspicious readings of that kind. They do not affect doctrine or
conduct seriously, because the great blessing of the Word of God is like the
Lord Himself. if you only touch the hem of His garment, you can be made whole.
God has seen to it that His blessed Book, no matter how distorted it is in any
language sometimes the missionaries are at their wits end to know how to
translate the word "God" nevertheless, the Word of God is so full of spiritual
power, that if we only get the fringe of it to them, those dear heathen can be
converted by it. But you and I wish to have the last page of Revelation as it
was truly the inspired Word of God. Wescott and Hort based all their work
largely on the Vatican and Sinai MSS., and decided that wherever the two MSS.
agreed, that should generally settle the reading. Well, you know, there has been
some doubt cast upon the Sinai MSS., because a very shrewd Greek copied a great
many MSS. and tried to foist his own MSS. on the folk, so that has left a cloud
on the Sinai MSS., and some people see fit to cast doubt on it even now, when
there is the question as to whether the British Government did wisely to take
part in its acquisition ... I have analyzed the Greek words for the Sinai and
Vatican Codexes. I have here page after page of the numerics of those words in
Greek. Whenever we wish to study numerics relating to our own affairs or life or
anything else, we must always remember that the language in which God wishes us
to count is Greek, because He left the name of the anti-christ in Greek. You and
I will have to stand the test when anti-christ comes. The Holy Spirit has given
us warning. "Be sure not to receive this mark of the beast upon you," because it
will be the number of the beast upon ourselves. The Holy Spirit warns us that he
is 666, that is, in Greek. You and I have to go to numerics in Greek
when we wish to prove the correctness of a passage. The three words show
striking numerics. There is a system there of sevens and nines at once on the
blackboard. I have here page after page of the numerics of those three words.
The Sinai Codex has a separate scheme of its own and the Vatican Codex has a
separate scheme of its own."
"That is how God has set His seal on His book; so that
by the aid of the text presented to us by Wescott and Hort, I was able to verify
everything they stated, and verify all the doubtful readings, so that those two
great MSS. can be established in such a way that no one can attack their
authenticity. This is the testimony of numerics as to any aspersion on the Sinai
"My prayer is simply this. That God may make that
blessed Book of His as precious to you as He has made it to me. It has been an
inexpressible joy in my life to work these things out, simply because of the
testimony of the majesty and the marvel of the loving-kindness of God vouchsafed
in this Book unto our charge. Pray for me, and may the Lord bless you." (Ivan
Panin, "Bible Numerics", pp.25-27, emphasis in the original).
From these statements made by Dr. Panin himself, he
expresses an indebtedness to Messrs. Wescott and Hort for their work in editing
a Greek text that, for the most part, stands up to the test of Bible numerics.
However guilty these two men may have been in their involvement with the occult
that involvement should not in and of itself mean that the Greek texts they
edited were thus rendered unacceptable. "The proof of the pudding is in the
eating" and Dr. Panin testifies that their work stands the numeric test! A
diamond is still a diamond even if it is found in a mud-hole.
(Editors note: The "King James only"
people have tried to paint these lovers of the scripture as occultists. I
have not seen proof, only slander and quoting of one another in their books.
Anyone who has ever done a true work for God has been accused by the wicked
traditionalists. Jesus and his apostles were.
Those who accuse without two or three
witnesses disobey God and take up a reproach against the
brethren. Numerics proves the work of Westcott and Hort and the ancient
manuscripts that they used as anyone who is honest and not prejudiced by
traditions can clearly see.)
BACK TO BIBLICAL
To demonstrate the validity of Bible Numerics, to
illustrate its worth where textual matters are concerned, and to whet the
reader’s appetite for a more thorough study of this fascinating subject, we
offer the following excerpts from selected publications:
"Below are the Hebrew words of the very first verse in
the Bible. The words are taken from their line position and placed in a column
so that the "numeric value" of each word may be more easily shown. (The actual
Hebrew characters are shown in the original)
In the beginning
(An indefinite article which is not translatable)
And (with indefinite article)
There are three important nouns in this first verse God,
heaven, and earth. The numeric values of these three nouns are 86, 395, 296,
respectively. When these three numeric values are added, the total value 
is found to be a number which divides perfectly by 7 a number which is a
multiple of 7, which is 111 7 s. In God's thinking, this Triple Intensification
of His perfect number, 7, is the strongest possible manner of speaking.
Is it not strange that the numeric value of these words
is a value which divides perfectly by seven a value which is an exact multiple
of seven? Notice that the numeric value of the words is not 776 or 778, but
exactly 777. If the numeric value were 776 or 778 it would not divide evenly by
Here the number seven occurs in a strange manner beneath
the surface, beyond the view of those who merely read the words or surface of
the Hebrew text. It is mysteriously hidden in the numeric value of the three
words and is passed by unnoticed unless it is discovered by special
investigation and special counting.
Each numerical fact or seven discovered in the structure
of the text is called a feature a numeric feature. This, then, is feature one.
It is repeated below to place it in a list with other numeric features that have
been discovered beneath the surface of the first verse in the Old Testament.
The numeric value of the three important Hebrew
nouns, God, heaven, earth, is exactly 777 or 111 7 s
It is strange to note that the numeric value of the verb
in the first verse of Genesis is also a number which divides perfectly by 7 a
number which is an exact multiple of 7. The numeric value of the Hebrew
verb created is exactly 203 or 29 7 s
Strange to say, the numeric value of the first, middle,
and last Hebrew letters in this first verse is also a number which divides
evenly by 7. The numeric value of these three letters is exactly 133 or 19 7 s
The numeric value of the first and last letters of all
of the seven Hebrew words in this verse is also a number which divides perfectly
by 7. Their numeric value is exactly 1393 or 199 7 s (Notice the numeric value
is not 1392 or 1394 but 1393, always a number which is an exact multiple of 7)
The number 1393, which is the numeric value of the first
and last Hebrew letters of all the seven words, divides in the following manner.
The numeric value of the first and last letters of the first word and the last
word is a number which divides evenly by 7. Their numeric value is exactly 497
or 71 7 s
The numeric value of the first and last letters of the
words remaining between the first and last words also divides perfectly by 7.
Their numeric value is 896 or 128 7 s
(497 plus 896 equals 1393)
The Hebrew participle ETH which is not translatable into
English, occurs twice in the sentence of seven words. The article the also
occurs twice. The numeric value of these two words which occur twice also
divides by 7. Their numeric value is exactly 406 or 58 7 s.
The last letters of the first and last words have a
numeric value of exactly 490 or 70 7 s
These numeric facts or sevens are, indeed, beyond the
view of mere readers of the Hebrew text. They are truly mysteriously hidden
beneath the surface and can be discovered only by special searching and
The above features were discovered in the numeric values
of the Hebrew letters and words. However, the number seven is also concealed in
various other ways in the structure of this first Bible verse. Examples are
It is indeed strange to note that the number of Hebrew
words in this verse is not 6, not 8, but exactly 7.
The total number of Hebrew letters in these seven words
also divides perfectly by seven is an exact multiple of 7. The number of letters
is exactly 28 or 4 7 s
The first three of these seven Hebrew words contain the
subject and predicate of the sentence. These three words are translated In the
beginning God created. The number of actual letters in these first three Hebrew
words is exactly 14 or 2 7 s
The last four of these seven words contain the object of
the sentence. These fours words are translated the heavens and the earth. The
number of letters in these last four Hebrew words is 14 or 2 7 s
These last four Hebrew words consist of two objects. The
first is the heavens, and the second is and the earth. The number of letters in
the first object is exactly 7.
The number of letters in the second object in the Hebrew
The three leading words in this verse of seven words
are God the subject and heavens and earth the objects. The number of letters in
these three Hebrew words is exactly 14 or 2 7 s
The number of letters in the other four words of the
verse is 14 or 2 7 s
The shortest word is in the middle. The number of
letters in this word and the word to its left is exactly 7
The number of letters in the middle word and the word to
its right is exactly 7
These sevens these numeric features or facts are
strangely hidden beneath the surface. They are truly beyond the view of ordinary
readers of the Hebrew text and are discovered only by special investigation and
The above are only a few examples of the many amazing
numeric facts which have been discovered in the structure of this first verse of
only seven Hebrew words. Literally dozens of other phenomenal numeric features
strangely underlie the structure of this verse&." ("Mathematics Prove Holy
Scriptures", Karl Sabiers, reprinted 1969, pp.21-27)
"The American Revised Version (Later called the American
Standard Version) follows certain manuscripts and gives the translation of the
verse as follows:
"Thou hast multiplied the nations; thou hast increased
The Authorized or King James Version follows other
manuscripts and translates the verse in the following manner:
"Thou has multiplied the nations, and not increased
The American Revised Version tells that God
has increased their joy, while the King
James Version says that God has not
increased their joy a difference between yes and no. Which reading is correct?
In the Hebrew manuscript copies this is the difference
of only one letter.
The newly discovered facts definitely settle this
question (written in 1941). The Hebrew text of this passage -- which the Revised
Version uses -- shows an elaborate design of numeric features. If even one
letter of the verse is changed to another the entire numeric design fails. The
Hebrew text of the passage from which the King James Version is translated shows
no numerical design. Thus Bible Numerics proves that the very structure of the
passage definitely settles the question of the correct reading. They prove that
the Revised Version gives the correct reading. God did increase their joy!
Some may think a question of this nature does not make
much difference any way. They may feel that it is not a matter of great
importance. But, suppose the question had been about the statement, He that
believeth on the Son hath life or He that believeth
on the Son hath not life. This would
have been a question of the utmost importance.
The following is an example of a disputed reading from
the New Testament.
CHAPTER 13, VERSE 3
The amazing numerical design in the structure of the
text also settles the correct reading of this disputed passage.
The Revised Version follows certain Greek manuscript
copies and gives the translation of one particular phrase of the verse as
if I give my body to be burned
Wescott and Hort, in their Greek New Testament, follow
other manuscripts and render the disputed portion differently. Instead of if I
give my body to be burned, they use if I give my body so that I may glory.
In the Greek this is a difference of only one letter.
Which is the correct reading?
Bible Numerics, in a marvelous manner, settles this
question. The Greek text of the passage rendered by Wescott and Hort shows a
beautiful and elaborate design of amazing numerical features. If even one letter
is changed to another, the entire numeric scheme fails. But the Greek text of
the passage from which the Revised Version is translated shows no numeric
design. The newly discovered facts thus prove that Wescott and Hort give the
correct reading of the passage.
WHAT IS THE
LAST WORD OF THE BIBLE?
The Authorized or King James Version follows certain
Greek manuscripts and gives the word Amen as the last word in the Bible. The
Revised Version likewise concludes the Bible with this word. The Revisers do not
even intimate that some authorities omit the word. Wescott and Hort, in their
Greek New Testament, follow other Greek manuscripts and conclude the Testament
with the word saints.
The amazing design of numeric features or facts
discovered in the structure of the Greek text used by Wescott and Hort
definitely settles the question concerning the correct reading of the last verse
in the Bible. The numerical facts prove that they are right in ending the New
Testament with the word saints." ("Mathematics Prove Holy Scriptures", Karl
Sabiers, latest reprint 1969, pp.91-94)
We are so amazed by the effectiveness of Bible Numerics
in proving, or disproving, all textual question that we can only marvel that
every Christian college and university does not include a full line of study on
this subject. Certainly, no one has stepped forward to challenge Panin's
conclusions, either Christian or secular.
Panin proves that God is a master mathematician, just as
we knew had to be to create and to maintain, this universe. But, we find it to
be a special thrill, to know that the Bible itself is created by the same type
of numerics by which the universe is created. Truly, we can stand upon God's
Word as an anchor of the soul.
Ivan Panin (various works), Bible Numerics, P.O. Box 206,
Waubaushene, Ontario, L0K-2C0.
The Inspiration of the Scriptures
Letter to the New York Sun - By Ivan Panin
For some months proceeding Sunday, November 19, 1899 the
New York Sun had been devoting the better part of a page of its Sunday edition
to the discussion of the truth of Christianity. On that date it printed a letter
from one W.R.L., in which he denounced Christianity, using the old oft-refuted
"arguments," and challenged "some champion of orthodoxy to come into the arena
of the Sun," and give its readers some "facts" in defense of the Christian
religion. The writer had not seen the N.Y. Sun for years; but on his way from
South Framingham to Grafton, Massachusetts, a copy of the Sun of that date, left
on a vacant seat in the train, 'fell into his hands.' The following letter met
The letter was reprinted by the writer himself in a
pamphlet of some fifty pages with the Greek text of Matthew i, 1-17 and the
vocabularies thereto, enabling the scholarly reader to verify his statements for
Sir: - In to-day's Sun Mr. W.R.L. calls for a "champion
of orthodoxy" to "step into the arena of the Sun;' and give him some "facts."
Here are some facts:
The first 17 verses of the New Testament contain the
genealogy of the Christ. It consists of two main parts: Verses 1-11 cover the
period from Abraham, the father of the chosen people, to the Captivity, when
they ceased as an independent people. Verses 12-17 cover the period from the
Captivity to the promised Deliverer, the Christ.
Let us examine the first part of this genealogy.
Its vocabulary has 49 words, or 7 x 7. This number is
itself seven (Feature 1) sevens (Feature 2), and the sum of its factors is 2
sevens (Feature 3). Of these 49 words 28, or 4 sevens, begin with a vowel; and
21, or 3 sevens, begin with a consonant (Feature 4).
Again: these 49 words of the vocabulary have 266
letters, or 7 x 2 x 19; this number is itself 38 sevens (Feature 5), and the sum
of its factors is 28, or 4 sevens (Feature 6), while the sum of its figures is
14, or 2 sevens (Feature 7). Of these 266 letters, moreover, 140, or 20 sevens,
are vowels, and 126, or 18 sevens, are consonants (Feature 8).
That is to say: Just as the number of words in the
vocabulary is a multiple of seven, so is the number of its letters a multiple of
seven; just as the sum of the factors of the number of the words is a multiple
of seven, so is the sum of the factors of the number of their letters a multiple
of seven. And just as the number of words is divided between vowel words and
consonant words by sevens, so is their number of letters divided between vowels
and consonants by sevens.
Again: Of these 49 words 35, or 5 sevens, occur more
than once in the passage; and 14, or 2 sevens, occur but once (Feature 9); seven
occur in more than one form, and 42, or 6 sevens, occur in only one form
(Feature 10). And among the parts of speech the 49 words are thus divided: 42,
or 6 sevens, are nouns, seven are not nouns (Feature 12). Of the nouns 35 or 5
sevens, are Proper names, seven are common nouns (Feature 12). Of the Proper
names 28 are male ancestors of the Christ, and seven are not (Feature 13).
Moreover, these 49 words are distributed alphabetically
thus: Words under A-E are 21 in number, or 3 sevens; Z-K 14, or 2 sevens; M-X
also 14. No other groups of sevens stopping at the end of a letter are made by
these 49 words, the groups of sevens stop with these letters and no others. But
the letters A, E, Z, K, M, X, are letters 1, 5, 6, 10, 12, 22, of the Greek
alphabet, and the sum of these numbers (called their Place Values) is 56, or 8
sevens (Feature 14).
This enumeration of the numeric phenomena of these 11
verses does not begin to be exhaustive, but enough has been shown to make it
clear that this part of the genealogy is constructed on an elaborate design of
Let us not turn to the genealogy as a whole. I will not
weary your readers with recounting all the numeric phenomena thereof: pages
alone would exhaust them. I will point out only one feature: The New Testament
is written in Greek. The Greeks had no separate symbols for expressing numbers,
corresponding to our Arabic figures, but used instead the letters of their
alphabet: just as the Hebrews, in whose language the Old Testament is written,
made use for the same purpose of theirs.
Accordingly, the 24 Greek letters stand for the
following numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100,
200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800. Every Greek word is thus a sum in arithmetic
obtained by adding the numbers for which its letters stand, or their numeric
values. Now the vocabulary to the entire genealogy has 72 words.
If we write its numeric value over each of these 72
words, and add them, we get for their sum 42,364, or 6,052 sevens, distributed
into the following alphabetical groups only: A-B, have 9.821, or 1,403 sevens:
G-D, 1904, or 272 sevens; 3,703, or 529 sevens; TH-R, 19,264, or 2,752 sevens;
A-X 7,672, or 1,096 sevens. But the numeric value of the 10 letters used for
making these groups is 931, or 7 x 7 x 19, a multiple not only of seven but of
Let Mr. W.R.L. try to write some 300 words intelligently
like this genealogy, and reproduce some numeric phenomena of like designs. If he
does it in 6 months, he will indeed do a wonder. Let us assume that Matthew
accomplished this feat in one month.
2. The second part of this chapter, verses 18-25,
relates the birth of Christ. It consists of 161 words, or 23 sevens; occurring
in 105 forms, or 15 sevens, with a vocabulary of 77 words or 11 sevens. Joseph
is spoken to here by the angel. Accordingly, of the 77 words the angel uses 28,
or 4 sevens; of the 105 forms he uses 35, or 5 sevens; the numeric value of the
vocabulary is 52,605, or 7,515 sevens; of the forms, 65,429, or 9,347 sevens.
This enumeration only begins as it were to barely
scratch the surface of the numerics of this passage. But what is especially
noteworthy here is the fact that the angel's speech has also a scheme of sevens
making it a kind of ring within a ring, a wheel within a wheel. If Mr. L. can
write a similar passage of 161 words with the same scheme of sevens alone
(though there are several others here) in some three years, he would accomplish
a still greater wonder. Let us assume Matthew accomplished this feat in only 6
3. The second chapter of Matthew tells of the childhood
of the Christ. Its vocabulary has 161 words, or 23 sevens, with 896 letters, or
128 sevens, and 238 forms, or 34 sevens; the numeric value of the vocabulary is
123,529, or 17,647 sevens; of the forms, 166,985, or 23,855 sevens; and so on
through pages of enumeration. This chapter has at least four logical divisions,
and each division shows alone the same phenomena found in the chapter as a
whole. Thus the first six verses have a vocabulary of 56 words, or 8 sevens,
etc. There are some speeches here: Herod speaks, the Magi speak, the angel
speaks. But so pronounced are the numeric phenomena here, that though there are
as it were numerous rings within rings, and wheels within wheels, each is
perfect in itself, though forming all the while only part of the rest.
If Mr. L. can write a chapter like this as naturally as
Matthew writes, but containing in some 500 words so many intertwined yet
harmonious numeric features, in say the rest of his days - whatever his age now,
or the one to which he is to attain: if he thus accomplish it at all, it will
indeed be marvel of marvels. Let us assume that Matthew accomplished this feat
in only 3 years.
4. There is not, however, a single paragraph of the
scores in Matthew that is not constructed in exactly the same manner. Only with
each additional paragraph the difficulty of constructing it increases not in
arithmetical but in geometrical progression. For he contrives to write numeric
relations to what goes before and after. Thus in his last chapter he contrives
to use just 7 words not used by him before.
It would thus be easy to show that Mr. L. would require
some centuries to write a book like Matthew's. How long it took Matthew the
writer does not know. But how he contrived to do it between the Crucifixion,
A.D.30 (and his Gospel could not have been written earlier), and the destruction
of Jerusalem, A.D.70 (and the Gospel could not have been written later), let Mr.
L. and his like-minded explain.
Anyhow Matthew did it, and we thus have a miracle - an
unheard-of literary, mathematical artist, unequaled, hardly even conceivable.
This is the first fact for Mr. L. to contemplate.
A second fact is yet more important: In his very first
section, the genealogy discussed above, the words found nowhere else in the New
Testament, occur 42 times, 7 x 6; and have 126 letters, 7 x 6 x 3, each number a
multiple not only of seven, but of 6 sevens, to name only two of the many
numeric features of these words.
But how did Matthew know, when designing this scheme for
these words (whose sole characteristic is that they are found nowhere else in
the New Testament) that they would not be found in the other 26 books? that they
would not be used by the other 7 New Testament writers? Unless we assume the
impossible hypothesis that he had an agreement with them to that effect, he must
have had the rest of the New Testament before him when he wrote his book. The
Gospel of Matthew, then, was written last.
5. It so happens, however, that the Gospel of Mark shows
the very same phenomena. Thus the very passage called so triumphantly in today's
Sun a "forgery," the Last Twelve Verses of Mark, presents among some sixty
features of sevens the following phenomena: It has 175 words, or 95 sevens; a
vocabulary of 98 words, or 2 sevens of sevens with 553 letters, or 79 sevens;
133 forms, or 19 sevens, and so on to the minutest detail.
Mark, then, is another miracle, another unparalleled
literary genius. And in the same way in which it was shown that Matthew wrote
last it is also shown that Mark, too, wrote last. Thus to take an example from
this very passage: It has just one word found nowhere else in the New Testament,
'deadly'. This fact is signaled by no less than seven features of sevens thus:
Its numeric value is 581, or 83 sevens, with the sum of its figures 14, or 2
sevens, of which the letters 3, 5, 7, from both the BEGINNING and END of the
word have 490, or 7 x 7 x 5 x 2: a multiple of seven sevens, with the sum of its
factors 21, or 3 sevens.
In the vocabulary it is preceded by 42 words, 7 x 6; in
the passage itself by 126 words, or 7 x 6 x 3, both numbers multiples not only
of seven, but of 6 sevens. We have thus established before us this third fact
for Mr. L. to contemplate: Matthew surely wrote after Mark, and Mark just as
surely wrote after Matthew.
6. It happens, however, to be a fourth fact, that Luke
presents the same phenomena as Matthew and Mark; and so does John, and James,
and Peter, and Jude, and Paul. And we have thus no longer two great unheard-of
mathematical literati, but eight of them and each wrote after the other.
7. And not only this: As Luke and Peter wrote each 2
books, John 5, and Paul 14, it can in the same way be shown that each of the 27
New Testament books was written last. In fact, not a page of the over 500 in
Westcott and Hort's Greek edition (which the writer has used throughout) but it
can be demonstrated thus to have been written last.
The phenomena are there and there is no human way of
explaining them. Eight men cannot each write last, 97 books, some 500 pages
cannot each be written first. But once assume that one Mind directed the whole,
and the problem is solved simply enough; but this is Verbal Inspiration - of
every jot and tittle of the New Testament.
There remains only to be added that by precisely the
same kind of evidence the Hebrew Old Testament is proved to be equally inspired.
Thus the very first verse of Genesis has seven words, 28 letters, or 4 sevens:
to name only two out of the dozens of numeric features of this one verse of only
seven words. - N.Y. Sun, Nov. 21, 1899 - Corrected.
To this letter several replies appeared in the Sun, but
not a single answer. For in only three ways can it be refuted.
(a) By showing that the facts are not as here given.
(b) By showing that it is possible for 8 men to write
each after the other 7; for 27 books, for some 500 pages to be each in its turn
written last. (c) By showing that even if the facts be true, the arithmetic
faultless, and the collocation of the numerics honest, it does not follow that
mere men could not have written this without Inspiration from above.
Accordingly, as many as nine noted rationalists (of whom
Drs. Lyman Abbot and Charles W. Eliot are still living) [now in 1927 also gone
to where they may know] were respectfully but publicly invited to refute the
writer. One was not "interested" in the writer's "arithmetical" doings; two
"regretted" that they "had no time" to give heed thereto. Another "did not mean
to be unkind," but ... The rest were silent.
For the special benefit of these the writer printed the
original data with numerous details, enabling them in the easiest manner to
verify every statement made by him, if they wished. And to the best of his
ability he has for years seen to it that no scholar whom surely these things
specially concern remain in ignorance of the facts here recounted and of like
A notable exception to the above is a lawyer of standing
[now also dead], whose books on Law are deemed as of authority. He had
intelligence enough and candor withal to confess that the case for the Bible as
made out by the writer is impregnable, that the Bible is thus proved to be an
"absolutely unique book."
This much the case itself exhorts from the but too well
equipped writer on - EVIDENCE; and accordingly he henceforth reads the writer's
Numerics with intense appreciation. And then, fresh from this confession, he
betakes himself once more to the circulation of his anti-Christian books in the
writing of which he joys to spend his leisure hours.
In the second letter to the N. Y. Sun the author, in
discussing some irrelevant "answers" to his first letter, recited the three ways
of refuting him and then continued:
No sane man will try to refute me by the second method.
To refute me by the first method I herewith respectfully invite any or all of
the following to prove that my facts are not facts: namely Messrs: Lyman Abbott,
Washington Gladden, Heber Newton, Minot J. Savage, Presidents Eliot of Harvard,
White of Cornell, Professors J. Henry Thayer of Harvard, and Dr. Briggs, and any
other prominent higher critic so called. They may associate with themselves, if
they choose, all the contributors of the ninth edition of the Encyclopedia
Britannica who wrote its articles on Biblical subjects together with a dozen
mathematicians of the calibre of Professor Simon Newcomb. The heavier the
calibre of either scholar or mathematician, the more satisfactory to me.
They will find that my facts are facts. And since they
are facts, I am ready to take them to any three prominent lawyers, or, better
still, to any judge of a superior or supreme court, and abide by his decision as
to whether the conclusion is not necessary that Inspiration alone can account
for the facts, if they are facts.
All I should ask would be that the judge treat the case
as he would any other case that comes before him: declining to admit matters for
discussion as irrelevant when they are irrelevant; and listening patiently to
both sides, as he does in any trial.
THE WORK OF DR. IVAN PANIN
is a scientific and mathematical approach to the Greek and Hebrew texts which
eliminates all various readings and establishes perfect original language texts.
This technique was developed by Dr. Ivan Panin, a converted Russian Nihilist,
Harvard Scholar, professor and mathematician, who once tutored Albert Einstein.
After accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, Dr. Panin mastered Greek and
Hebrew in only four years.
mathematician he was intrigued by the fact that Greek and Hebrew are two
languages which use their alphabet as their numbering system. By placing a tic
mark ' next to a letter the letter is converted to a number, e.g. a' becomes the
number 1, b' is the number 2, g' is the number 3, etc., through the number 9,
then the letters represent 10, 20, 30-90, and finally into the hundreds, 100,
Dr. Panin began
changing letters into numbers in both Greek and Hebrew original texts and began
finding a unique numerical structure to these texts. Every letter, word, phrase,
sentence, sub-paragraph, paragraph, section and book took on a definite
arithmetical sum and system. To remove or change even one letter would destroy
the numerical patterns existing throughout the texts. This discovery was
absolutely revolutionary and so unique that only God could have done it.
In effect, Dr.
Panin took all the existing Greek parchments and synthesized them into one
perfect Greek New Testament. Unfortunately, Dr. Panin died in 1942 before he was
able to complete the establishment of the perfect Hebrew text of the Old
A SCIENTIFIC VOCABULARY
Dr. Panin took
ten years to create a "scientific vocabulary" by comparing all of the known
Greek manuscripts and applying Greek rules of grammar as well as numerics to
these manuscripts. He was forced to do this before he could create a perfect
Greek New Testament. His work reveals the following kinds of information.
- The number of
words in the vocabulary will divide by 7.
- The number of
words beginning with a vowel is divisible by 7.
- The number of
words beginning with a consonant is divisible by 7.
- The number of
letters in the vocabulary is divisible by 7.
- Of these
letters, those which are vowels and those which are consonants will both divide
- The number of
words in the vocabulary occurring more than once is divisible by 7. Those
occurring only once likewise divide by 7.
- The number of
nouns is divisible by 7. The number that are not nouns likewise divides by 7.
- The number of
proper names is divisible by 7. The male names divide by 7. The female names
divide by 7.
- The number of
words beginning with each of the letters of the alphabet is divisible by 7.
- The numerical
value of the vocabulary is divisible by 7.
- The numerical
value of the various alphabetical groups of words is divisible by 7.
- The numerical
value of the various forms in which the words occur produce the same phenomenon.
- The numeric
system that runs throughout Scripture establishes each book and breaks each book
down by section, paragraph, sub-paragraph, sentence, phrase, and word.
- Bible Numerics
establishes precise punctuation as well as specific word order.
Dr. Panin was so
convinced that this mathematical system revealed in the Bible could only have
been accomplished by the mind of God that he offered $100 (a great deal of money
in the early 1900s) to anyone who could write even one paragraph of 300 words
which would reflect this same numerical phenomenon.
THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
specific examples of the proofs which Bible Numerics offers. The Bible in the
original texts listed the books in a different order than our modern day Bibles.
The list is as follows:
Song of Solomon
Bible has 66 books, or 6 11's.
anonymous books (authors unknown) are 22, or 2 11's.
non-anonymous books (authors known) are 44, or 4 11's.
44 books, 22 or 2 11's belong to writers of more than one book and 22 or 2 11's
to writers of only one book.
of the 66 sequential numbers (adding 1+2+3+4 etc.) is 2211, which is 201 11's.
number is divided as follows: the 22 books of the authors of more than one book
have 946 or 86 11's.
other 44 books have 1265 or 115 11's.
66 books, 21 are epistles. Their are sequentially 45-65 (James to Philemon).
2211 for the 66 books is divided between epistles and non-epistles. The epistles
have 1155 or 105 11's. The non-epistles have 1056 or 96 11's.
Epistles the first, middle and last books have 165 or 15 11's, of which in turn
the first and last have 110 or 10 11's; and the middle has 55 or 5 11's.
Testament authors quoted in the New Testament include Moses, David, Isaiah,
Jeremiah, Hosea, Joel and Daniel. The books which they wrote are sequentially
numbered 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 15, 16, 27, 35 and the sum of these number is 132
or 12 11's.
THE NAMES OF THE
Converting the letters of each name of the known authors of the Bible results in
some interesting numerical facts.
numerical sum of the names of the authors of the Bible is 7931 or 7x11x103 or
721 11's. The sum of the factors 7+11+103=121 or 11 11's.
the number 11 and the numeric patterns revolving around the number 11 is a key
to establishing the books and authors of the Bible. However, the number 7 is
also a key.
Returning to the sum of the names of the known authors of the Bible, which is
7931, the number of writers of Old Testament books is 21, or 3 7's and the sum of
their names have a total of 3808, or 544 7's.
Testament writers have a total of 4123 or 589 7's.
3808 belonging to the Old Testament, 2933 or 419 7's belong to the writers of
the Law and the Prophets, from Moses to Malachi; and 1190 or 170 7's which
belong to the writers of the Hagiographa, from David to Nehemiah.
the 21 Old Testament writers, or 3 7's, are expressly named as such in the New
Testament; Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea, Joel. Their numeric
value is 1554 or 222 7's.
numeric value of Moses (345), who heads the list, and John (1069), who closes
it, is 345+1069=1414 or 202 7's.
The odds that
these features of 7's and 11's are accidental runs into one in billions and
clearly shows that the number of books of the Bible has a unique numerical
design (and this list of features is not comprehensive). The proportion between
anonymous and non-anonymous books is designed. The proportion between the number
of books belonging to one writer and the number of books belonging to writers of
more than one book is designed. The proportion in the Bible between epistles and
non-epistles is designed. The number of books of Old Testament writers quoted in
the New Testament is designed. The order of the books in the original languages
is designed. The names of the 26 writers of the Bible are designed.
examine the Greek word "anabaIno" which means "to go up" in English. This word
occurs in the New Testament in 26 different forms (spellings which affect case,
plurality, gender, tense and mood) whose numeric value is 12,089 or 1727 7's.
prefix "ana" which means "up" occurs in these words in two forms --- "ana" and "ane".
forms which begin with "ana" are 21 in number or 3 7's, with a numeric value of
11,067 or 1581 7's.
forms beginning with "ane" have a total of 1022, or 146 7's.
total numeric value of all their occurrences in the New Testament is 20,265 or
number of letters employed in all the occurrences of this word are 13.
occurs in 26 different forms or 2 13's, of which 13 occur only one time and 13
occur more than once.
these forms are plural, 13 are singular.
forms have 234 letters or 18 13's. This number (234) is also divided between the
forms beginning with "ana" and those beginning with "ane".
with "ana" have 195 letters or 15 13's. Those with "ane" have 39 letters, or 3
total number of letters in all the occurrences of the word in the New Testament
is 624 or 48 13's.
Panin wrote the following in context with this Greek word: "As this word occurs
in 10 different New Testament books, and is used by 5 different writers, the
supposition that the 5 different writers had an understanding among themselves
so as to produce these phenomena in the New Testament is inadmissible, even if
there had been no other but this reason: it would require more than a lifetime
of any one man to elaborate such a scheme even for this word alone, apart from
scattering these phenomena among 4 other men and 9 other books. But similar
phenomena are true not only of this one word but of hundreds of others in the
applying numeric principles Dr. Panin was able to eliminate alternate readings.
An example is the word "arche" which means "beginning".
occurrences of this word use 7 letters, which are a, e, i, n, r, s, x (ch), with
a numeric value of 969 or 51 19's or 17x19x3.
these factors (17, 19 and 3) this word presents three distinct numeric schemes
of 7's, 17's and 19's.
word occurs in the New Testament in 7 forms 56 times or 8 7's.
2. The 7
forms have 34 letters or 2 17's; the 56 occurrences have 272 letters or 16 17's.
value of the seven letters --- a, e, i, n, r, s, and x --- which was seen above
to be 969 or 51 19's is distributed as follows: the 3 vowels have a value of 19
or 1 19; the 4 consonants have a value of 950 or 50 19's. The total value of all
the occurrences of this word is 47,044 or 2476 19's.
triple design in the single word settles the hitherto uncertain reading in II
Thess 2:13. Westcott & Hort (Dr. Panin's primary Greek source) read there "ap'
arches" meaning "from beginnings", two separate words. They offer an
alternative "aparchen" meaning "first-fruit", one word. Numerics
establishes that the correct reading is two words with the appropriate
translation of "from beginnings".
eliminates the conflict between scholars as well as between Greek manuscripts.
The phrase "the kingdom of God" is unique to the book of Matthew.
word "basileia" meaning "kingdom" has a numeric value of 259 or 37 7's, of which
the first three letters have a value of 203 or 29 7's; and the remaining five 56
or 8 7's.
following 13 letters are used in this phrase --- a, b, e, e, i, l, n, o,
r, s, t, u, and w whose values are 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 30, 50, 70, 100, 200, 300,
400, and 800. Their sum is 1976 or 8x13x19 which is a combination of factors 8,
13 and 19. Accordingly, there are three distinct numeric schemes of 8's, 13's
and 19's running through this phrase of four words.
phrase (kingdom of God) is unique in Matthew and occurs 32 times or 4 8's. Its
numeric value is 2888 or 361 8's. The value of four of its forms totals 12,952
or 1619 8's, of which the first and the third are also multiples of 8. The
numeric value of the whole phrase is 2888 or 361 8's and is thus divided by 8's:
1976 or 247 8's belong to the 13 letters used in the phrase; and 912 or 114 8's
belong to the letters that are duplicates.
13 letters used in this phrase have, as just stated, a value of 1976, a multiple
of 13 as well as of 8 and 19; and of this number the letters having a value up
to ten (a, b, e, e, i) have a numeric value of 26 or 2 13's; and the
letters with a value above 10 have the remaining 1950 or 150 13's.
phrse consists of 19 letters with a numeric value of 2888 or 19x19x8 --- a
multiple not only of 19, but even of its square, and in combination with the
number 8. Of these 2888 or 8x19 19's and 1976 or 8x13 19's belong to the
duplicate letters. (Of the last three numbers notice that they are multiples of
both 8 and 19.) And again, of the number 2888 or 152 19's, 380 or 20 19's belong
to the four letters e, b, t, and o, with which the four words of this
phrase begin. Finally, the factors of 1976 which are 19x13x2x2x2 have for their
sum 38, or 2 19's.
numerics of this phrase settle the text of Matthew 19:24 where some scholars use
"kingdom of God" while others use "kingdom of heaven". To use "kingdom of
heaven" here would destroy the numeric pattern uncovered by Dr. Panin.
Panin's comment? "This phrase occurs 32 times, a number which is more notable
than a square or a cube, since it is the combination of the first square with
the first cube, thus: 2x2x2x2x2. When the meaning of scriptural numerics becomes
fully known (with which, however, the writer is at present less concerned than
with the mere registration of the numeric facts), it will furnish an additional
reason why this unique phrase should be used 32 times rather than 33."
COMMISSION IN MARK: IN OR OUT?
Panin used numerics to establish the validity of passages of scripture and
published a small booklet proving that Mark 16:9-20, which modern day
theological skeptics have tried to discredit because it is missing in some Greek
manuscripts, is not only a valid passage but is uniquely a section of the book
in itself. The last twelve verses of Mark present 60 features of the number 7
including having 175 words or 25 7's; a vocabulary of 98 words or 2x49 or 2 7's
of 7's; with 553 letters or 79 7's; with 133 forms or 19 7's; and so on to the
Panin spent over 30 years of his life working with Bible Numerics. In 1934 he
was able to publish the perfect Greek New Testament which could only have been
imagined and implemented by the mind of God. The examples presented here
represent only a small fraction of Bible Numerics. Dr. Panin's work is a vital
and lasting legacy and is the basis of my interlinear as well as the word
studies upon which I base my writings.
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THREE
There must be something deeply significant about this number
from the solemn way in which it is introduced:
Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred
and fifty and three." Why this meticulous accuracy? Why not say he caught about
a hundred and fifty fish? Now it will be remembered that when Jesus called Peter
to become His disciple he said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
The one hundred and fifty three fishes are thus symbolic of the men whom Peter
caught.' The number is therefore symbolic of 'The sons of God,' and this idea is
closely connected with the factors of 153, namely 9 x 17 for 'eternal security.'
The reference in John is the only occasion on which the number 153 appears in
Scripture so that direct confirmation by comparison of texts is not possible.
However, some very remarkable evidence is to be derived from numeric values. In
the record of the miraculous draught, the word for 'fishes' comes to 1,224, or 8
x 153, and the words for 'the net' have the same value, 1,224.
The Hebrew expression for ' Sons of God' has a numeric value of exactly 153,
while the Greek equivalent adds up to 3,213, .or 3 x7 x153. Another Greek phrase
with a similar meaning is 'joint heirs' which comes to 1,071; or 7'x 153. In
Mark there is a complete list of the twelve disciples. The total numeric value
of the names as there given is 9,639 or 7 x 9 x 153.
MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS BY
Ivan Panin offered a thousand dollars in
newspaper articles to anyone who could disprove Numerics and then he gave
examples. No one ever collected that reward. The leading atheistic
speakers refused to debate him when they found out what he had.
Numeric English New Testament
by Ivan Panin is
the most accurate New Testament in existence, which was made from Numerically correct texts.
Outside of this
the R.V. or revised A.S.V. are the most accurate. In the front of this N.T.
Panin said that the A.S.V. "approaches the autographs (original) better than any
extant copy of the New Testament."
Numeric Greek New Testament
by Ivan Panin is a copy of the original Greek text made from
Numerically correct texts.
Before this the most accurate was the Nestle's Text, which was
made from the three most ancient manuscripts. When two or more agreed,
Nestle put that in the text. One place the Nestle's Text may be found is
The Zondervan Parallel New Testament In Greek and English. Numerics
is God's method for finding the correct text. It clearly shows where each
ancient manuscript is right or wrong.
by Ivan Panin using numeric proofs.
These Numeric books
by Ivan Panin can be found here:
More on the next page about Numerics and the KJV.