In His Name
If English gematria and the New Bible Code are real phenomena, we might expect that the name ‘Jesus Christ’ would produce a rich harvest of meaningful numbers. This is in fact the case. Here I will show how these words have been crafted to encode a number with highly-integrated geometric properties, skillfully woven into the tapestry of the New Bible Code. This number is the standard value of the name ‘Jesus Christ’, which is 925.
Bear in mind, though, that the numbers obtained under other systems of numeration are also of considerable interest, as are those obtained for alternative names and titles for our Lord. These are dealt with in other pages on this website, particularly, The Signature of Christ and the Creation Snowflake.
The Lord Comes and Reigns
The 925th chapter of the Bible is Zecharaiah 14, the book's final chapter, with the above title. The theme and the chapter placing are in perfect synchrony with the rest of the message of the New Bible Code. Moreover, 14 is 7 + 7, the number seven representing spiritual perfection and being found in ordinal values such as 77 ('Christ') and 49 (7 x 7 - 'Lord'). Fourteen is also a multiple of 2, representing incarnation, and is associated in Matthew with Christ's genealogy.
Only about 1 name in 1000 will have a standard value of 925, and 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, also in perfect harmony with the overall message 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 erse in the NIV Bible, which is 11 x 2098. So this verse is doubly marked with the key number 11, showing that 9/11 was the day when the Lord came and 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. jacob and Laban agree to separate, symbolised by a pillar and a heap of stones. The theme of separation and the two mounds resonate with the idea of duality, twoness, incarnation and division, represented by the twin towers both through their appearance and the divisive economic system they stood for.
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|
So the twoness of the verse is reflected in its gematria and in its association with Jesus Christ, the second part of the Trinity. The event that signalled Christ's return, 9/11, is represented by the image of the two mounds. Again and again we have the same three themes brought before us: 9/11, Jesus Christ and the Second Coming.
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. These patterns accompany some of the Bible’s most important themes. For instance, the word ‘Immanuel’ (NIV spelling) appears three times in the Bible. Twice as a prophecy in Isaiah and once in Matthew, who affirms that the prophecy was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ. Here we see how this assertion has been underlined by the judicious choice of chapter and verse numbers and English spellings.
Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)
'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 8:8 (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!'
Matthew 1:23 (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."'
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. Note that the central number of the three is 88. This is the ordinal value of ‘Immanuel’, mentioned, of course, in the verse.
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
Star Of David
The standard value of the word ‘Immanuel’ is 475, and this number can be factorised as 19 x 25. Now 19 is the third hexagonal number and 25 is a diamond number, therefore the number 475 can be illustrated as a compound figure: a hexagon of diamonds.
As shown in A Flurry of Snowflakes, a hexagon/hexagram pair is formed from a triangle after the first iteration of the Koch snowflake process or by the self-intersection of two triangles. In numerical geometry, every third triangle will self-intersect in this way. The third such triangle is triangle 28, which intersects as shown below to form hexagon 19 and the aforementioned hexagram 37.
This figure 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. How appropriate then, that the hexagram of diamonds that contains the compound figure of 475 discs is constructed from 925 (37 x 25) individual discs, and so represents both ‘Jesus Christ’ and 'Immanuel'! The Star of David is of course the perfect symbol of Jesus Christ, who was a Jew from the line of David.
Diamonds Are Forever
The number 925 is also figurate in its own right. Firstly, 925 is the 22nd member of the diamond series. The diamond is identical to the centred square, which is obtained by rotating the diamond by 45 degrees. However, it is the diamond form we will be discussing here. The figure is illustrated below.
This figure relates the standard value of 'Jesus Christ' (925) to the reduced value of ‘Jesus Christ’ (43), because diamond 925 fits perfectly inside square 1849, which has a side of 43 units.
The number 925 can take on more than one geometric form. It is also the 25th pentagonal number, as illustrated below.
The number of units difference between this pentagon and the previous member of the series 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 (the Masoretic is the ‘standard’ version of the Hebrew Bible) sums to the triangular number 2701.
Genesis 1:1 (Mas.)
Genesis 1:1 (Mas.) (s) = 2701
Triangle 2701 has the feature of having a central unit, as has every third triangle. Inside triangle 2701 we find a series of concentric triangles, nested inside each other like Russian dolls, all the way down to this central unit. This internal structure is illustrated below.
Now, if we sum the order numbers of each of these triangles, up to and including triangle 2701 we have:
1 + 4 + 7 + 10 + (....) + 64 + 67 + 70 + 73 = 925 = Jesus Christ (s)
Summing the order numbers, which are also the bases of all of these triangles, gives us the series of pentagonal numbers. This can easily be seen with triangle 55 and its enclosed triangles, 1, 10 and 28. The bases of these four triangles can be folded to create the fourth pentagon in its series, pentagon 22.
Now, from the bases of the triangles enclosed within triangle 2701, we can create pentagon 925!
Finally, when 925 is subtracted from 2701, the remainder is 1776, or 888 x 2. 888 is, of course, the value under the Greek system of numeration of the Greek word transliterated as ‘Ihsous’ (Jesus)! So triangle 2701, representing the opening words of Genesis in the Masoretic Hebrew Bible, can essentially be trisected to yield three numbers representing Jesus Christ, all, as usual, under the standard value system of alphabetic numeration.
In The Signature of Christ I show how six numerical ‘signatures’ of our Lord are apparently encoded within the opening words of the NIV Bible. Here we see a similar phenomenon within the opening verse of the Hebrew Bible (this seminal verse having been written long before at least one of the languages involved existed)! Appropriately, this beautiful encoding is imprinted with the sacred number 3: three names, three languages (Hebrew, Greek and English) and a triangular number!
For further geometric representations of 925, the standard value of ‘Jesus Christ’, see Christ’s Snowflakes and The Gospel Triangles.
Bill Downie 8/7/06
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