By C. J. Labuschagne
Have been you intrigued, yet disillusioned through The Bible Code?
Labuschagne's ebook isn't the paintings of an novice, yet used to be written by means of one in all Europe's prime biblical students and bargains with probably the most vital contemporary discoveries within the box of biblical learn, particularly 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 response to compositional suggestions during which the counting of phrases performs a very important position. It is going with no announcing 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 recent testomony.
The writer introduces the reader to the attention-grabbing international of quantity symbolism in biblical instances, he demonstrates how famous symbolic numbers, resembling 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 offer constitution to the textual content and to deepen its contents.
Among different interesting findings, this examine confirms the medieval Jewish culture that Holy Scripture involves the identify of God set in succession, or interwoven within the cloth of the text.
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Springs, underground waters, in which you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, whose stones are iron, and 7. 10 The apostle Paul was aware of the emphasizing function of the center position, for in my opinion, it is not a matter of mere coincidence that he placed hunger at the center when he wrote about the 7 things that cannot separate us from the love of Christ (Rom 8:35): 1. affliction, 2. hardship, 3. persecution, 4. hunger, 5. nakedness, 6. danger, 7. sword. The paramount importance of bread is also stressed in the series of 7 Parables in Matthew 13, where the parable about leaven stands in central position: 1.
Snijders), in combination with 7, the number of abundance, wholeness and fullness, especially in the pattern 7+4 = 11 (see chapter 4 below). Scrutinizing the text further and registering its other features, we find that no less than three additional series of 7 emerge, which have not been noticed before, so far as I know. The first series of seven can be detected in the feats ascribed to the Messiah (verses 3–4): 1. his delight is in the fear of the Lord, 2. he does not judge by outward appearance, 3.
Walking on the sea (6:16–21); 38 NUMERICAL SECRETS OF THE BIBLE 6. healing a man who had been blind from birth (9:1–16); 7. raising Lazarus from the dead (11:1–46). Let me conclude by mentioning a few more examples of conspicuous series of seven. 12 The Gospel of John contains 7 “I am”-utterances by Jesus specifying his mission by means of impressive metaphors: 1. I am the bread of life (6:35); 2. I am the light of the world (8:12); 3. I am the door of the sheepfold (10:7); 4. I am the good shepherd (10:11); 5.