I've already posted in the English Gematria thread, and decied to start a new thread on a code I believe to have been placed within the New International Version (NIV) Bible. The foundations of the code have been placed within the structure of the 66-book Bible, but the body of the code itself is found within the text of the NIV. The code is therefore based on English gematria (with some Greek and Hebrew words included), and, although fragments are to be found within other versions such as the KJV, is unique to the NIV, as the slight changes in sentence structure found in other versions destroy the delicate alphanumeric patterns.
I was 'given' the key to the code in November 2001. This consisted of two verses within 1 Thess. and showed me that numbers are encoded as ordinal values (A = 1 to Z = 26) and take on meaning as standard values (A = 1 to Z = 800). The two verses themselves - 1 Thess. 5:23-24 - will show how it works. Here they are ('o' and 's' in parenthesis stand for the ordinal and standard value systems of numeration, respectively):
23May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
1 Thess 5:23 (o) = 1559
1 Thess. 5:24 (o) = 468
These are the standard values of the following phrases:
Our Lord Jesus Christ (s) = 1559
The Lord God (s) = 468
Lets look at the first 24 words of the NIV Bible.
1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the
If we first of all bisect these into two groups of 12 words and calculate the ordinal values we obtain
1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the (o) = 515
earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the (o = 654
Jesus (s) = 515
Word (s) = 654
Bisecting again, and calculating the ordinal values, we obtain
1In the beginning God created the (o) = 252
heavens and the earth. 2Now the (o) = 263
earth was formless and empty, darkness (o) = 391
was over the surface of the (o = 263
Messiah (s) = 263
Yehoshua (Heb) = 391
The number 252 is part of another encoding here, which I will show if anyone is interested.
In fact there are six numerical 'signatures' here, five of which I show above. The sixth is found by calculating the ordinal value of the second and third group of six words - words 7 to 18, in other words. Such numbers can be found randomly scattered in any test, of course, but in this case
1. They are tightly grouped into consecutive strings of six or twelve words, with no overlapping or spaces.
2. Six is the number of Creation days; the passage itself tells of God's creation of heaven and earth.
3. Twelve is the number of disciples/tribes of Israel.
4. They are found proceeding from the very beginning of the NIV Bible, not within some obscure passage.
5. They are all standard values of some of the most important names and titles by which we know Jesus Christ: 'Jesus', 'Messiah', 'Yehoshua' (the Hebrew name for Jesus) and 'word', the 'logos' with which John begins his gospel. Of the 70-odd names by which our Lord is known, these are among the most important.
6. The number of words here, 24, is the reduced value of the Greek word for Jesus (Ihsous).
7. The encodings are integrated with others within the NIV. For instance, the ordinal values of the first and last verses of the NIV are 430 and 458. These sum to 888, standard value of the Greek word for Jesus (Ihsous).
A binomial probability of about 1 in 100000 has been calculated for this phenomenon to appear by chance. This is a crude but very conservative estimate. The true odds against this occurring within the opening words of the NIV are much higher.
I would welcome any comments you may have.
This post has been edited by bluetriangle: 19 November 2009 - 06:45 AM