In His Name

If English gematria and the New Bible Code are real phenomena, we should expect that the name and title by which the Saviour is universally known by English speakers - ‘Jesus Christ’ - will produce a rich harvest of meaningful numbers. Here, I'd like to show you what I have discovered of the number obtained through most significant of the four numeration systems: the standard value.

Jesus Christ (s) = 925

The numbers obtained under the other systems of numeration are also of great interest, of course, and are found throughout this website. As we will see, they also appear in the geometry associated with the number 925, adding further lustre to the name above all names.

Two Gospel Triangles

In the page The Gospel Triangles I show how two triangular numbers are encoded across the first verses of the four gospels, and how the number 925 quickly emerges from a study of the geometric properties of both triangles. Here is a brief recap.

The four verses involved are those opening each of the four gospels (as worded in the NIV 1984).

A record of the Genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:....................(Matt. 1.1, NIV)

The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the son of God. ...............................................(Mark 1.1, NIV)

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, (Luke 1.1, NIV)

In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. ................(John 1.1, NIV)

As with the rest of the code, the numbers are extracted from the text under the ordinal value system of numeration (A = 1 to Z = 26).

Matthew 1.1 (o) = 669

Mark 1.1 (o) .....= 580

Luke 1.1 (o) .....= 831

John 1.1 (o) .....= 695

Triangle 1: The Synoptic Gospels

The first triangle I would like to discuss is the sum of the first three gospels, Matthew, Mark and John. These are known as the synoptic gospels, because they are thematically related, which seems to be echoed by the encoding of this triangle across their initial verses.

Matthew 1.1 + Mark 1.1 + Luke 1.1 (o) = 669 + 580 + 831 = 2080 (T64)

2080 is the 64th triangular number and T64 belongs to a subset of triangles termed 'G-triangles' [1], which have special properties. Most importantly, they self-reflect to form a hexagram/hexagon pair, or Star of David.

I recently discovered another property of G-triangles: they can precisely accommodate a centred triangle. Triangle 2080 accommodates centred triangle 694, which, like all centred triangles, can also self-reflect to form a star. [3] Triangle 694 forms a star of 925 counters, as shown.

Both figures precisely fit into triangle 2080, as shown.

Jesus was a Jew from the line of David, which is symbolised by the Star of David, so it is simply astounding that 925 counters can be arranged to form this very figure and that it will fit precisely inside this particular triangle (which can also form a Star of David)!

Star 925 itself can precisely contain triangle 253, which is the generating triangle for hexagram 337, and by continued iteration, snowflake 373, the standard value of the Greek word logos, identified in John with Jesus! As I show in The Creation Snowflake, the iterative process that generates snowflake 373 automatically generates antisnowflake 151 within, 151 being the ordinal value of 'Jesus Christ'! This magnificent trio of identities within triangle 2080 is shown below.

Matt. 1.1 + Mark 1.1 + Luke 1.1 (o) = 2080

Jesus Christ (s) ..........................= 925

Jesus Christ (o) ..........................= 151

As I said, the generating triangle for star 925 is centred triangle 694, the 22nd member of the sequence. 694 is the standard value of a title closely related in meaning to 'Jesus Christ':

Our Redeemer (s) = 694

Here, then, is Star 925, showing the relevant internal structure and the gematria that connects this beautiful 'many-coloured' figure with the Saviour of all mankind.

Jesus Christ (s) .........................= 925

Our Redeemer (s) ......................= 694

Jesus Christ (o) ..........................= 151

Finally, each of the spurs on star 925 (three of which are coloured green here) sums to 77, ordinal value of 'Christ'.

Triangle 2: All Four Gospels

The second triangle spans the first verses of all four gospels.

Matthew 1.1 + Mark 1.1 + Luke 1.1 + John 1.1 (o) = 2775 (T74)

2775 is the 74th triangular number (and Jesus (o) = 74). T74 is not a G-triangle and because of this no centred triangle can fit precisely within it. However, it can be separated into three regular trapezia [2], each having 925 counters. This is shown below.

Matt. 1.1 + Mark 1.1 + Luke 1.1 + John 1.1 (o) = 2775

Jesus Christ (s) ...............................................= 925

So through their structural properties, both of the triangles encoded across the first verse of each gospel yield the standard value of the most significant name and title for the subject of those very gospels! The Gospel Triangles reveals further links between the two encoded triangles and Jesus Christ.

Elsewhere in the NIV Bible the number 925 is directly encoded.

The Lord Comes and Reigns

The 925th chapter of the Bible is Zecharaiah 14, the book's final chapter, with the above title. Only around one word in a thousand will have a standard value of 925, yet the name 'Zechariah' is one of them!

 Zechariah (s) = 925 Jesus Christ (s) = 925

The chapter opens by stating that a day of the Lord is coming - in perfect harmony with the overall message of the code - and in verse 9 states that the Lord will be king over the whole earth.

9. The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD and his name the only name.

 Zechariah 14.9 (o) = 924 = 11 x 84 The Coming of the Messiah (s) = 924

Zechariah 14.9 is also the 23078th verse in the NIV Bible, which is 11 x 2098. So this verse is doubly marked with the key number 11, reduced value of 'Jesus', indicating that 9/11 was the day the Lord came to became King over the whole earth.

Laban and Jacob

The Bible's 925th verse is Genesis 31.51. This is from the story of Laban and Jacob, who agree to separate, symbolised by a pillar and a heap of stones. The theme of separation, the two characters and the two mounds resonate with the ideas of duality, twoness, division and incarnation, Jesus himself being the second part of the Trinity.

51 Laban said to Jacob, "Here is this heap and here is this pillar I have set up between you and me."

 Genesis 31.51 (o) = 831 The Second Coming (c) = 831

Yet again our attention is drawn to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ! The twin towers were also represented by the archetypal image of the two mounds, standing for the same themes of duality, twoness and division through their appearance and the divisive economic system for which they stood.

Immanuel

Those prepared to view the NIV Bible through the window of the New Bible Code see delicate frost patterns, created by a natural Intelligence who winks at us through the glass. One pattern has been crystallised around the instances of the word ‘Immanuel’ (NIV spelling), which appears only three times in the Bible, twice as a prophecy in Isaiah (7.14 and 8.8) and once in Matthew (1.23), who affirms that the prophecy was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ.

'Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.' (Isaiah 7:14, NIV)

'and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it, passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings will cover the breadth of your land, O Immanuel!' (Isaiah 8:8, NIV)

'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel - which means, "God with us."' (Matthew 1:23, NIV)

Chapters were added to the Bible in the 13th century, verses in the 16th century. However, despite the time lapses between the writing of these texts, chapterisation, versification and the various translations into the English language at different points in time, the entire effort was somehow coordinated by a force which was able to crystallise meaningful patterns into the structure of the NIV Bible.

1. By reading the chapter and verse indicators as a single number, we obtain 714, 88 and 123.

714 + 88 + 123 = 925

Jesus Christ (s) = 925

2. The central number of the three is 88. This is the ordinal value of ‘Immanuel’, mentioned, of course, in the verse.

Immanuel (o) = 88

3. To see more of the frosting, we simply sum each digit of the numbers:

7 + 1 + 4 + 8 + 8 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 34
Immanuel (r) ........................= 34

Here again we see 925 playing a fundamental role, this time confirming by its presence (along with related numbers) that Jesus Christ is the prophesied Immanuel.

A Second Star

925 is 37 x 25 and consequently can give rise to a second Star of David. 37 is the third hexagram number. Centred triangles can also self-intersect to form hexagrams, which I will call stars here, to avoid confusion. 25 is the fourth star, formed by the self-intersection of centred triangle 19. 925 counters can therefore form a compound hexagram/star. The standard value of the word ‘Immanuel’ is 475, and this number can be factorised as 19 x 25. This is the compound hexagon that sits snuggly inside compound hexagram 925 to create a compound Star of David!

Jesus Christ (s) = 925

Immanuel (s) ....= 475

Hexagram 37 itself is the reduced value of 'The Lord' and the ordinal value of the Hebrew word Yeshu (Yod, Shin, Vav), a shortened form of Yehoshua, which is equivalent to 'Jesus'. 37 is central to the geometry of the code and in particular is the 'seed' for the Creation Snowflake, the main emblem of Jesus' Second Coming.

Diamonds Are Forever

As can be seen, 925 is highly geometric, and in fact is also the 22nd member of the diamond sequence. [4] This figure relates the standard value of 'Jesus Christ' (925) to the reduced value of ‘Jesus Christ’ (43), because, as shown below, diamond 925 exactly fits inside 1849, which is the square of 43.

Jesus Christ (s) = 925

Jesus Christ (r) = 43

We have already seen a geometric connection between the standard and ordinal values of 'Jesus Christ'. Now we see one between the standard and reduced values. The putative combined value system (the sum of the standard, ordinal and reduced values) gives a numerical value of 1119 for 'Jesus Christ'. This is 373 x 3, 373 being the standard value of logos, which as I showed above is also geometrically linked to 925.

The Pentagon

As I said earlier, the sequence of regular trapezia, of which 925 is a member, is numerically identical to the sequence of pentagonal numbers. 925 can therefore take on yet another geometric form: it is the 25th pentagonal number, as illustrated below.

The pentagon and pentagram have long been associated with Jesus, signifying the five wounds he received. In The September-11 Crucifix, I display further pentagonal figures derived from 151 (Jesus Christ (o)), 11 (Jesus (r)) and 391 (Yehoshua (s)).

The number of units difference between pentagon 925 and the previous member of the sequence is 73, which is also the base of the 73rd triangle, with 2701 units. We are now on the brink of a fascinating correlation between the name ‘Jesus Christ’ and the Hebrew Bible’s opening verse. Firstly, note that under the Hebrew system of numeration, the Masoretic Genesis 1:1 sums to the triangular number 2701. [5]

Genesis 1:1 (Mas.) (s) ........= 2701

Triangle 2701 is another G-triangle, and another feature of these figures is that they have a central unit, surrounded by concentric perimeter triangles, nested inside each other like Russian dolls. This feature of their internal structure is illustrated below, using triangle 28 for simplicity and showing that it is composed of the three nested perimeter triangles, the bases of which can be bent to form both a pentagon and a regular trapezium.

Performing the same operation on triangle 2701 creates an isoceles triangle of 925 counters, rising from its base up to the central counter, as shown.

Genesis 1.1 (Mas.) = 2701

Jesus Christ (s) ....= 925

Just as Jesus Christ is the foundation of Christian faith, so this triangle representing the standard value of his English name sits at the foundation of triangle 2701, itself encoded over the first, foundational verse of Scripture.

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. (I Cor. 3.11)

For related geometry, see The Gospel Triangles925 is also encoded in The Garden, the holographically-encoded first five verses of the NIV.

Bill Downie 8/7/06

Latest Update 1/5/19

Notes

1. This nomenclature is due to Vernon Jenkins.

2. Regular trapezia have equal numbers of units along the top and side, aad are numerically equivalent to the pentagonal numbers.

3. I call these hexagrams stars to distinuish them from the hexagrams formed from regular triangles.

4. The diamond sequence is identical to the centred square sequence, which is obtained by rotating the diamond by 45 degrees. However, it is the diamond orientation of the figure we will be discussing here.

5. This was discovered by Vernon Jenkins. The Masoretic text is the basis for the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, the standard version of the Hebrew Bible.