Unfortunately, the information to follow is virtually unknown, to most of the world. All be it for computer geeks, mathematicians, and Bible linguists you would probably never hear of this amazing information anywhere. The Bible, specifically, the King James Bible, contains a numerical pattern design known as a "Heptadic" design. It is God's Signature of authentication.
The numerical structure of the Holy Bible has been studied closely in the past, and is the subject of numerous volumes of writings. None are more provocative than the works of Dr. Ivan Panin. His signature work was 'The Inspiration of the Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated'.
Ivan Panin was born in Russia on December 12, 1855. Having participated in plots against the Czar, he was exiled from his homeland at an early age. After studying in Germany for some years, he came to the United States and entered Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard in 1882 and made the conversion from agnosticism to Christianity. He made a discovery in 1890 that showed a phenomenal mathematical design underlying both the Greek text of the New Testament and the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. From that point on Ivan Panin devoted over 50 years of his life to exploring the numerical structure of the Scriptures, generating over 43,000 pages of detailed hand-penned pages of analysis notes.
The discovery became known as the "Heptadic Structure" of the Bible. The recurrence of the number "seven" - or exact multiples of seven - is found throughout the KJV Bible. The Sabbath on the seventh day; the seven years of plenty, and the seven years of famine in Egypt, the seven priests and seven trumpets marching around Jericho; the Sabbath Year of the land. All are well-known examples of the number "seven" found in the Scriptures. Don't forget the "seven" years it took Solomon to build the Temple, and Naaman washing in the river "seven" times. Then the book of Revelation is filled with the surface pattern of "sevens".
To the general population, and even the Christian community, these patterns appear as some sort of a riddle or strange joke. However, there is a much deeper meaning to the number "seven" as Ivan Panin discovered. There are amazing numerical properties hidden within the Biblical texts - both the Old Testament Hebrew and the New Testament Greek of the Textus Receptus manuscripts - that not only demonstrate an intricacy of design but also testifies to a "supernatural" origin!
One of the simplest and most provocative aspects of the Biblical text is the vocabulary used to compose it. The number of vocabulary words in a passage is normally different from the total number of words in a passage: some words are repeated. It is easy, for example, to use a vocabulary of 500 words to write an essay of 4,000 words.
As an example, the first 17 verses of the Gospel of Matthew are a logical unit, or section, which deals with a single principal subject: "the genealogy of Christ". These initial 17 verses (the verse divisions were added in the 13th cenury for convenience) contain 72 Greek vocabulary words that are authenticated as God's inspired Word through their "Heptadic" structure. However, this numerical structure only work's with the original Greek - the Textus Receptus - from which the King James Bible was translated. The "Westcott and Hort Greek New Testament" (from which all other Bible versions were translated) add "Achaz/Ahaz" in Matthew 1:9, thereby voiding the numerical authentication and proving it to be a counterfeit. Stop right here for a moment.
I have answered a basic question that the reader will naturally ask, "why hasn't the Christian world learned of this information?" Publishers of other Bibles, such as Thomas Nelson or Zondervan, and the several Bible Societies would quickly lose profits from lost sales of Bibles translated from the corrupt Greek text of Wescott and Hort if this became widely known in the world.
The following is a sample of he Matthew 1:1-17 "Heptadic "seven" structure" discovered by Ivan Panin:
1. The number of words which are nouns is exactly 56 times, or 7 x 8.
2. The Greek word "the" occurs most frequently in the passage exactly 56 times, or 7 x 8.
3. The number of different forms in which the article "the" occurs exactly 7 times.
4. There are two main sections in the passage: verse 1-11 and 12-17. In the first main section, the number of Greek vocabulary words used is 49, or 7 x 7.
5. Of these 49 words, the number of those beginning with a vowel is 28, or 7 x 4.
6. The number of word beginning with a consonant is 21, or 7 x 3.
7. The total number of letters in these 49 words is exactly 266, or 7 x 38-exactly.
8. The number of vowels among these 266 letters is 140, or 7 x 20.
9. The number of consonants is 126, or 7 x 18-exactly.
10. Of these 49 word, the number of words which occur more than once is 35, or 7 x 5.
11. The number of words occurring only once is 14, or 7 x 2.
12. The number of words which occur in only one form is exactly 42, or 7 x 6.
13. The number of words appearing in more than one form is also 7.
14. The number of 49 Greek vocabulary words which are nouns is 42, or 7 x 6.
15. The number of words which are not nouns is 7.
16. Of the nouns, 35 are proper names, or 7 x 5.
17. These 35 nouns are used 63 times, or 7 x 9.
18. The number of male names is 28, or 7 x 4.
19. These male names occur 56 times, or 7 x 8.
20. The number which are not male names is 7.
21. Three women are mentioned - Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth. The number of Greek letters in these three names is 14, or 7 x 2.
22, The number of compound nouns is 7.
23. The number of Greek letters in these 7 nouns is 49, or 7 x 7.
24. Only one city is named in this passage, Babylon, which in Greek contains exactly 7 letters.
Those are just a few of the many Heptadic "sevens" structures that authenticate the King James Bible as God's inspired Word. And to help you understand the uniqueness of these properties, try to design a genealogy - even a fictional one - that meets the following criteria:
1. The number of words must be divisible by 7 evenly. (In each of these constraints, it is assumed that the divisions are without remainders).
2. The number of letters must also be divisible by 7.
3. The number of vowels and the number of consonants must be divisible by 7.
4. The number of words that begin with a vowel must be divisible by 7.
5. The number of words that begin with a consonant must be divisible by 7.
6. The number of words that occur more than once must be divisible by 7.
7. The number of words that occur in more than one form must be divisible by 7.
8. The number of words that occur in only one form shall be divisible by 7.
9. The number of nouns shall be divisible by 7.
10. Only 7 words shall not be nouns.
11. The number of names in the genealogy shall be divisible by 7.
12. Only 7 other kinds of nouns are permitted.
13. The number of male names shall be divisible by 7.
14. The number of generations shall be 21, also divisible by 7.
Amazing as that might be, there are even more features in the numerical structure of the words themselves. Both the Hebrew and Greek language also use the letters of the alphabet for numerical values. Therefore, any specific word - either in Hebrew or Greek - has a numerical value of its own by adding up he values of the letters in that particular word. The study of the numerical values of words is called gammantria or gematria.
The 72 vocabulary words in Matthew 1:1-17 add up to a gammantrical value of 42,364, or 7 x 6,052. Exactly! If one Greek letter was changed, this would not happen.
The 72 words appear in 90 forms - some appear in more than one form. The numeric value of the 90 forms is 54,075, or 7 x 7,725. Exactly!
It becomes immediately obvious that hidden below the surface are aspects of design that cannot be accidental or just coincidence. Remember, the rabbis say that "coincidence" is not a kosher word!
In my next post, I will pick up with the second portion of the Matthew text I began with here above.
There are two books in print that discuss this topic from different perspectives, and they are:
'Theomatics' by Del Washburn
'373 - A Proof Set In Stone' by Dr. Peter Bluer
Not to be overlooked is the work of Mike Hoggard, 'The King James Code'. This book is an excellent introductory level book of understanding the pattern of the "Heptadic Design Feature". It is not technical or mathematical and provides anyone interested in this theme a basic understanding of God's omnipotence Mike Hoggard also has a second book titled 'By Divine Order'. Another basic book is Ed Vallowe's book, 'Biblical Mathematics'. Ed Vallowe's book goes through the meaning of Biblical numbers from 1 to a thousand. All three of these are available from Amazon or independent Christian book stores. Don't even try to order these titles from Family Christian Stores. FCS or FBS, its original name are owned by Zondervan Publishing. They have a vested interest, as he copyright owner of the NIV Translation, not to publicize anything that exposes the corrupt modern Bible versions.
I realize that this may be too overwhelming for the average reader; however, I have been studying this topic for more than three decades, and long ago concluded what the group 'Computers for Christ' at Stanford University have confirmed by computer and mathematical analysis to be true. - that the only true Bible is the King James Bible. I correspond with Dr. Bluer through the Internet and keep abreast of his continuing research. Dr. Bluer is an "honors" Ph.D. mathematician at a university in the UK.
During my last years as a resident pastor of a church I authored a copyrighted worship bulletin insert series that provided Biblical and theological knowledge. I did over 800, and many of them were devoted to the invisible "seven" in the Bible. I'll explain.
The Bible contains visible "sevens" as follows:
++ The word "seven" 463 occurrences in 391 verses
++ The word "sevenfold" 6 occurrences in 5 verses
++ The word "sevens" 2 occurrences in 2 verses
++ The word "seventeen" 10 occurrences in 10 verses
++ The word "seventeenth" 6 occurrences in 6 verses
++ The word "seventh" 120 occurrences in 115 verses
++ The word "seventy" 61 occurrences in 60 verses
A total of 668 times
There are 200+ of the invisible "sevens" such as the "seven" miracles recorded in the Gospel of John. John only identifies "seven" miracles performed by Jesus Christ, while the other Gospel writers record many more, with Matthew recording the most. There is a reason why John only records "seven" such miracles. I'll discuss it more later on the incredible authentication signature of the Creator.
Have a blessed day in the Lord's presence,