Numerical Secrets of the Bible: Rediscovering the Bible by C. J. Labuschagne
By C. J. Labuschagne
Have been you intrigued, yet upset through The Bible Code?
Labuschagne's ebook isn't the paintings of an novice, yet was once written through one among Europe's major biblical students and offers with essentially the most vital fresh discoveries within the box of biblical research, specifically that the books of the Bible are numerical compositions. The biblical writings weren't written in an off-hand demeanour, yet have been meticulously composed in keeping with compositional thoughts within which the counting of phrases performs an important position. It is going with out asserting that this discovery has far-reaching effects for our perspectives at the formation and the constitution of the textual content of the Hebrew Bible and of the Greek textual content of the hot testomony.
The writer introduces the reader to the interesting international of quantity symbolism in biblical occasions, he demonstrates how recognized symbolic numbers, akin to 7 and 12, and particularly the lesser recognized holy numbers 17 and 26, which characterize the numerical price of the identify YHWH, have been used to provide constitution to the textual content and to deepen its contents.
Among different attention-grabbing findings, this examine confirms the medieval Jewish culture that Holy Scripture includes the identify of God set in succession, or interwoven within the cloth of the textual content
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Two Josephs, David, Abraham, Enoch, and Adam. These 11 names are: Joseph, son of Jannai (not Jesus’ father, Joseph, son of Heli); Matthathias; Shealtiel; Joshua; Joseph, son of Jonam; David; Admin; Abraham; Shela; Enoch and Adam. The purpose of the Lucan genealogy is clearly to Some Significant Numbers in the Bible 35 demonstrate that Jesus is “son of God” through famous ancestors such as David, Abraham, Enoch and Adam. The number of generations from Adam to Jesus amount to 77. This significant number was chosen primarily because of its symbolical value, being the product of 7 and 11, the numbers expressing fullness and fulfillment respectively.
Where jealousy and 5. rivalry exist, 6. there is disorder and 7. the practice of every kind of evil. Some Significant Numbers in the Bible 39 The wisdom that comes from above, however, is: 1. pure, 2. peace-loving, 3. considerate, 4. open-minded, 5. full of mercy and good fruits, 6. impartial, 7. sincere. The author of the Second Letter of Peter listed 7 fruits of faith belonging together as the links of a chain (1:6–7): 1. virtue, 2. knowledge, 3. self-control, 4. steadfastness, 5. piety, 6. brotherly affection, 7.
This means that there are exactly 7 divine speeches in the first section of the Tabernacle laws, Exodus 25–31. In light of this observation, I made two conclusions. In the first place, the choice of having exactly seven speeches rests on a deliberate decision. And second, the series of seven Clusters and Series of Seven Divine Speeches 43 divine speeches gives structure to the Tabernacle laws in this section and makes it into a literary unit. This insight opened my eyes to see the structuring and unifying function of this number.