9/11: John

John 9:11 (NIV)

This chapter tells the story of Jesus healing a blind man by rubbing mud in his eyes, then sending him to the pool of Siloam to wash. In verse 11 (implying 9/11) the man describes to his fellows how he was healed.

11. He replied "The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see".

John 9:11 (o) = 1298 = 11 x 118

John 9 is the New Testament's 77th chapter, 77 being 11 x 7 and the ordinal value of 'Christ'.

The rubbing of mud into the man's eyes is a metaphor for the destruction of the twin towers, an event that will open the eyes, not of one man, but of the entire world.

John 13:5 (NIV)

The story told in John 13 has some similarities with that of John 9, only this time Jesus is washing his disciples' feet.

5. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped round him.

John 13:5 (o) = 1232 = 11 x 112

Yet again there is independant confirmation that this is a genuine encoding through the placing of the story: John 13 is the bible's 1010th chapter!

John 15:1 (NIV)

In this well-known verse Jesus proclaims that he is the true vine. The numerical features of this verse and its position within the Bible combine to produce a remarkable confluence of numbers.

1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.

John 15:1 (o) = 418 = 11 x 38

1. The chapter and verse numbers imply 151.

Jesus Christ (o) = 151

2. John is the Bible's 43rd book.

Jesus Christ (r) = 43

3. John 15 is the Bible's 1012th chapter.

1012 = 11 x 92

Note: There are only two New Testament chapters which, when converted to their Old Testament place value, are a multiple of 11 and when converted to their New Testament place value, have digits which sum to 11 (none are multiples of 11). One is the above chapter, the other is the Bible's 1111th chapter and the New Testament's 182nd chapter, Colossians 4.


Bill Downie 15/6/06

Latest update 24/9/09


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