Christ's Snowflakes: Parts 1 and 2
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.
In Christ's Snowflakes: Part 1, I showed how the standard, ordinal and reduced values of the name ‘Jesus Christ’ can be represented by three numerical snowflakes and that each snowflake, miraculously, has the same underlying platelet structure as the Creation snowflake. The most remarkable of these snowflakes has 925 units, 925 being the standard value of His name.
Because numerical values under the standard value system are relatively high, any numerical or geometric connections found between names are more meaningful than under the other two systems, since random connections are less likely. The standard value system is therefore the most significant of the three.
In this page I show how some of the most important names and titles we have conferred upon our Lord are also linked to numerical snowflakes through their standard values. Living up to its name, the Creation snowflake is the progenitor for all of these figures. Moreover, several of them can also be directly sculpted from snowflake 925, a fact so unlikely that the only reasonable explanation is that the Creator designed it that way.
Jesus Christ and Yehoshua
Within the Creation snowflake is a numerical snowflake formed from 925 units, this representing the standard value of the name ‘Jesus Christ’. This figure is shown below with its platelet structure.
Jesus Christ (s). = 925
The Hebrew word for Jesus, transliterated as Yehoshua, has a standard value of 391. Can a snowflake of 391 units be cut from the Creation snowflake? Yes it can!
Snowflake 391 is an aesthetically pleasing figure that can indeed be sculpted from the Creation snowflake. It is very simply constructed from a central plate, hexagon 169—which fits onto the basic platelet pattern of the Creation snowflake—and six hexagonal platelets of 37 units.
The name ‘Immanuel’ is mentioned three times in the Bible. The book of Isaiah contains a prophecy of the coming Redeemer, who, in Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 8:8, is named Immanuel (note 2). Matthew 1:23 identifies Jesus Christ as Immanuel. Remarkably, the three chapter and verse numbers minus colons sum to 925, the standard value of ‘Jesus Christ’!
From snowflake 925 (and hence from the Creation snowflake) an elegant star can be carved, with 475 units remaining.
Immanuel (s) = 475
This rendering also shows how snowflake 475 is equal in diameter to snowflake 925 and is formed solely from the six branches of hexagonal plates that radiate out from the centre of the larger snowflake. Given that the names ‘Jesus Christ’ and ‘Immanuel’ are synonymous, this is a truly remarkable fit! Here is snowflake 475 on its own, showing its delicate branches more clearly.
Immanuel (s) = 475
Here is an alternative form for this figure.
Further numerico-geometric connections between the two names are shown in the page In His Name.
In the Book of John Jesus is identified with the word, which is written as logos in Greek. In The Signature of Christ I show how the standard values of ‘Jesus’ and ‘Word’ are encoded within the NIV Bible’s first 24 words (24 itself being the reduced value of Ihsous). The English and Greek words are also associated with two beautiful figures that can be crystallised out of the Creation snowflake.
The next snowflake is perhaps the most beautiful of all, and represents the standard value of the Greek word logos.
This particularly stunning figure is the second generation of the Creation snowflake itself and the second iteration of the Koch snowflake. Within it can be seen snowflake 151, the first generation figure, 151 being the ordinal value of ‘Jesus Christ’ and ‘Holy Spirit’. At the centre of the figure is hexagram 37, the seed for the Creation snowflake, 37 being the reduced value of ‘the Lord’ and ‘Spirit’.
The few snowflakes we discovered in part 1 of this page have now become a flurry, each figure symbolising Jesus Christ in a unique and visually stunning way, each a frozen testament to divine creativity, fashioned by the hand of God as surely as real snowflakes are made by the ‘fashioning hand’ of nature, as Thoreau observed.
There is little more to be said here, except to point out an amazing parallel between Christ’s snowflakes and the work of a well-known Japanese researcher. God’s creation of the universe of manifest forms is recorded in the Bible as spoken words, which, though they are simply vibrations through the air, have great power either for creation or destruction. This has been demonstrated in an unusual way by Masaru Emoto, who has found that the words spoken to water before it is frozen will greatly affect the forms of the ice crystals that eventually form. Loving words, such as ‘thankyou’ and ‘peace’, give symmetrical crystals very similar to snow crystals. Unloving words, such as ‘war’ and ‘’you’re stupid’, produce irregular crystals. Looking at some of the crystals Dr. Emoto has grown, I was delighted to see that some of the most beautiful water crystals are very similar in shape to Christ’s snowflakes. In particular the words ‘love for humanity’ give a crystal that is almost identical to snowflake 925, representing Jesus Christ—who loved humanity like no other. To see the crystals for yourself, please go to hado.net.
Addendum: Heaven and Zion
Two further hexagonal crystals make a suitable late addition to this page (11/09). The standard values for the words ‘Zion’ (which for Christians is the future heavenly abode of the elect) and ‘heaven’ (God’s abode) are 919 and 469, respectively. These are hexagons that naturally fit into the platelet structure of the Creation Snowflake. The fact that they are the standard values for words closely related in meaning to each other and to the names of God which have already been linked to the Creation Snowflake therefore seems more than fortuitous. The two hexagons are shown below, superimposed upon the Creation Snowflake, so you can observe how the hexagons precisely map onto the snowflake’s platelet structure.
Zion (s) = 919
Heaven (s) = 469
This second hexagon is in fact the central figure in snowflake 925, representing the name ‘Jesus Christ’, and the central figure for several related snowflakes (see page 1 and above). Hexagon 469 could therefore be said to be the ‘parent’ hexagon for most of Christ’s snowflakes; thus in every way it reflects Christ’s heavenly origins!
Bill Downie 18/12/08
Latest Update 6/4/16
1. As far as I am aware, the first person to link this snowflake to the Greek word logos through gematria was Richard McGough (Biblewheel.com).
2. NIV spelling.