9/11: Acts

Acts 27:37 (NIV)

In this famous chapter, Paul and his fellow passengers are saved from a shipwreck off Malta; verse 37 tells us the exactly how many people were on board the ship. The encoding of some interesting numbers, however, suggest that this historical event is also meant to be viewed in allegorical terms.

1. The encoding of 11 suggests parallels with 9/11:

a) I will start with the gematria of the total verse, as usual summing the individual digits 2, 7 and 6.

37. Altogether there were 276 of us on board.

Acts 27:37 (o) = 363 = 11 x 11 x 3

b) Acts 27 is the Bible's 1045th chapter, 1045 being a multiple of 11.

1045 = 11 x 95

c) Acts 27 is also the 116th chapter in the New Testament, this being a simple rotation of the digits 911.

2. Through further encoded numbers a second parallel is made with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ:

a) Again here is the gematria of the total verse. Note that 'Ha Mashiah' is the transliteration of the Hebrew word meaning 'Christ' or 'the Messiah'.

37. Altogether there were 276 of us on board.

Acts 27:37 (o) = 363 = 11 x 11 x 3


b) 276 is the second important large number to appear in the New Testament, the first being 153, which appears in John 21:11, as the number of fish caught in a net. Note the similarity in the themes for each verse. Much has been written about these verses, but I would like to make one observation of my own. This concerns the fact that 153 and 276 are the 17th and the 23rd triangular numbers.



17 x 23 .......................= 391

The sum of these numbers also appears to be significant:

153 + 276 = 429.......= 11 x 39

Crucified (s) ..................= 429

c) The chapter and verse numbers imply 2737, which is a multiple of 391:

2737 .........................= 391 x 7

d) Matthew 27:37 is the verse containing the first version of the Superscription: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

These amazing correlations strongly suggest not only that the shipwreck of Paul's boat off the coast of Malta is to be seen as an allegory of 9/11, but that there is also a relationship to Jesus Christ and His crucifixion. For more information please go to The September-11 Crucifix.


Bill Downie 15/6/06

Last updated: 24/9/09


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