Christ's Snowflakes: Part 1
“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snow-flake escapes its fashioning hand.”
Henry David Thoreau
The Creation snowflake is a numerical snowflake related to the fractal known as the Koch snowflake and the third generation of an infinite family of such snowflakes. The first three generations of this family are linked to the Trinity via well-established systems of alphabetic numeration, a phenomenon so unlikely that it can only be described as miraculous. These same numeration systems also reveal three numbers defining the Creation snowflake encoded within the first two verses of the NIV Bible, part of a larger miracle I call the New Bible Code.
In this, the first of two related pages, I show how the Creation snowflake also serves as a guide for the formation of three further snowflakes, each symbolising the name ‘Jesus Christ’ through the numeration systems upon which the New Bible Code is based. In the next page, we create a snow flurry, each and every snowflake representing names and titles for our Lord. These crystallised wonders I call Christ’s snowflakes.
The Creation Snowflake Within Genesis
The encoding of the Creation snowflake within the first two verses of the text of the NIV Genesis is summarised below. Taking the encoded numbers in their biblical order, we see the snowflake appearing before our eyes. First we view the outline of the figure, then its outer ring, then, finally, the entire snowflake.
Note that all numbers are extracted using the ordinal value system of English gematria, one of the numeration schemes employed in the New Bible Code. For a review of these numeration schemes please click here.
1. The Creation Snowflake: Outline
Gen, 1 (NIV) - first six words
1. In the beginning God created the...
1st 6 words NIV Genesis (o) ........= 252
2. The Creation Snowflake: Outer Ring
Gen. 1 (NIV) - first eighteen words
1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness . . .
1st 18 words NIV Genesis (o) ........= 906
3. The Creation Snowflake: Complete Figure
Genesis 1:2 (NIV)
1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
NIV Genesis 1:2 (o) ........= 1279
This is the Creation snowflake in all its glory, a tribute to the Creator Himself both in its magnificent form and in its number of constituent units, 1279, which are the standard value of this title:
The Almighty God (s) = 1279
As a father begets a son, so the Creation snowflake is the ‘father’ of Christ’s snowflakes. Their family resemblance will be best appreciated once we have familiarised ourselves with the Creation snowflake’s basic internal structure, which we do next.
The Platelet Structure of The Creation Snowflake
When the Creation snowflake is grown by the iterative method described in the page The Creation snowflake, it can be seen to consist entirely of platelets of two types: hexagon 19 and hexagram 37. This basic structure can be seen in the above figure but is illustrated more clearly in the next figure.
Creating Christ’s Snowflakes From The Creation Snowflake
The New Bible Code is principally founded upon three well-established schemes of alphabetic numeration: the standard, ordinal and reduced value systems . When the name ‘Jesus Christ’ is thereby numerated, the following numerical values are obtained:
Jesus Christ (r) = 43
Jesus Christ (o) = 151
Jesus Christ (s) = 925
In June 2008 I made the unexpected discovery that all three of these numbers are figurate and can be represented in numerical geometry as regular, six-sided snowflakes, each of which can be created by the subtraction of units from the Creation snowflake.
This is very unlikely to have happened through chance alone. For a number to be associated with some kind of regular hexagonal snowflake it would have to be a) odd, and b) divisible by 6 when 1 is subtracted from it. So 43 - 1 = 42 and 42/6 = 7. Only one number in six fulfils these two requirements, therefore the chances of all three numerical values fulfilling both requirements is 1 in 6 x 6 x 6, or 1 in 216. Since a further requirement is that the number should be no less than 7 (the smallest possible hexagonal snowflake) and no greater than 1279 (the number of units in the Creation snowflake itself) the odds against the name ‘Jesus Christ’ giving rise to three such numbers is even greater than 1 in 216.
As if that isn’t astonishing enough, all three snowflakes fit onto the Creation snowflake’s basic platelet structure (including this further requirement in a calculation of probabilities would be difficult, but would surely increase the odds again). I will show each snowflake superimposed upon the structure, so this fit can be seen.
1. Jesus Christ: Reduced Value
Jesus Christ (r). = 43
The first of Christ’s snowflakes is simply the central hexagram with one unit taken from each of the surrounding hexagons. Snowflake 43 fits neatly onto the Creation snowflake’s platelet structure and grows from the same centre. This is true of all of Christ’s snowflakes.
Although it is essentially a six-sided figure, snowflake 43 could also be said to be twelve-pointed and can be thought of as hexagon 37 superimposed upon hexagram 37, with all of their points visible. So, as with the Creation snowflake itself, the structure of snowflake 43 is based upon the hexagon and the hexagram. The twelve points and dual structure can can be seen more clearly in this larger rendering.
The number 12 is of course associated with Jesus Christ through His twelve disciples and with the Judaeo-Christian tradition through the twelve tribes of Israel. The number 6 is associated with the six days of Creation.
2. Jesus Christ: Ordinal Value
Jesus Christ (o). = 151
The second snowflake is created from six hexagons and a hexagram and is in fact the first generation of the Creation snowflake itself. The six hexagons represent the six days of Creation, the central hexagram represent the seventh day. As such it is the perfect symbol of God Incarnate.
3. Jesus Christ: Standard Value
Jesus Christ (s). = 925
Snowflake 925 is a regular, six-sided figure, equal in diameter to the Creation snowflake and again perfectly mapping onto its crystalline structure. The structure of this spectacular snowflake is very delicate but each of the outer platelets touch each other as well as the large central plate, so the figure is all in one piece.
Here is an alternative form for snowflake 925 which conforms even more closely to the platelet pattern of the Creation snowflake.
Another alternative form is shown below.
A Flurry of Snowflakes
I hope I have demonstrated that Christ’s snowflakes are inherent in the Creation snowflake and are part of the miracle of the New Bible Code. As well as symbolising divine perfection and harmony, Christ’s snowflakes are objects of beauty in their own right. Here are standalone illustrations of these figures.
Compare Christ’s snowflakes with Kenneth Libbrecht’s photographs of real snow crystals at snowcrystals.com.
The Creation snowflake appears to be an almost inexhausable source of wonder and delight. Its encoding within the NIV Bible as a kind of authenticating watermark on that version, and the containment within its structural properties of many important numerical values for the Trinity, confirm the snowflake as a kind of divine mandala, symbolising Christ’s second coming. Now we see that it is also the guide for the creation of three numerical snowflakes symbolising the name ‘Jesus Christ’.
Christ’s snowflakes have the following unifying features:
1. They are all symmetrical, essentially six-sided snowflakes.
2. They are all created by subtracting units from the basic template of the Creation snowflake.
3. They all grow from the same centre as the Creation snowflake.
4. They are whole figures, without any fragmentation.
5. They have the same underlying platelet structure as the Creation snowflake.
6. Like the real snow crystals they so closely resemble and the Creation snowflake itself, they are very beautiful figures!
In part two I show how further snowflakes representing our Lord can be formed from the Creation snowflake.
Bill Downie 6/12/08
1. These are the three principal numeration schemes used in Hebrew gematria.