The Creation

"For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them . . ." (Exodus 20.11)

As summarised in Exodux 20.11 and detailed in the first chapter of Genesis, God created our universe and everything within it: the heavens and the earth, land and sea, vegetation, animal life and finally man. Genesis 1 goes into considerable detail on the subject and gives us a fairly extensive and categorised list of God's creations.

All of these creations are found within a holographic matrix, located at the head of the NIV Bible, which I call The Garden. The Garden is lit from above, landscaped, filled with abundant foliage, teems with wildlife and, like the original Garden of Eden, is inhabited by the first two human witnesses. Appropriately, as you will see, each encoding I show is also a double witness to God's sovereignty and creative power. [1] Please bear in mind that these are only a selection of the total number of matched pairs I found within the Garden.

For an introduction to the double witness phenomenon, please see The Garden.


Day 1: The Heavens and the Earth

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1.1)

God's first act was to create the heavens and the earth, both of which are found in the Garden. Remember that all wordings and the spellings of these words are taken from the first appearance of a concept in the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible and from the same verse in the New International Version Bible (1984).

 The Heavens and The Earth

As you can see, the Hebrew words both begin with the definite article hey, so the English equivalent 'the' is included. The standard values of both the Hebrew phrases and their English equivalent appear in two tight pairings, with the centres of the word strings being only 2 and 9.5 words apart. In the case of HaShamayim/the heavens, these are the only two instances of the numbers. There is a later instance of Ha'Arets but this one is the best match.

If you compare this and later tables with the second control run of five random numbers, you can clearly see the difference between design and chance.



and God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. (Genesis 1.3)

God's next creation on the first day was light.


These overlapping word blocks, with centres only 3 words apart, show the only two instances of those numbers within the first five verses. Interestingly, the encoded pair is found in the first part of Genesis 1.4, where we are told: "God saw that the light was good . . . "


Day 2: An Expanse

And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water. God called the expanse "sky". . . .  And there was evening, and there was morning - the second day. (Genesis 1.6 and 1.8)


'An expanse' and 'sky' hang over the Garden, in two very tight pairings, with centres only 9.5 and 3 words apart.


Day 3: Landscaping the Garden

 And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear. " And it was so. (Genesis 1.9)

Water and Dry Ground II

This table shows how 'the water' is encoded along with the Hebrew word 'h'mayim' (the water). In the other pair, there is an apparent discrepancy, in that 'dry ground' is encoded along with the Hebrew for 'the dry ground'. The Hebrew word hey is the definite article, equivalent to 'the', and prefixes h'yabbasah. However, it is translated in the NIV as 'dry ground', without the definite article, so there is no discrepancy.


Planting the Garden

 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds. And it was so. (Genesis 1.11)

 Trees and Plants

So our Garden is filled with fruiting trees and seeding plants.


Day 4: Lights in the Sky

And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark the seasons and days and years, (Genesis 1.14)

God made two great lights - the greater light to govern the day and the lesser night to govern the night. He also made the stars. (Genesis 1.16)


God's next creation was lights in the sky to separate day from night and to serve as signs - the Sun and the Moon, of course, which are jointly covered by the first encoding. The stars are mentioned separately and have their own encoding.


Day 5: Birds and Sea Creatures

And God said, "Let the water team with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." (Genesis 1.21)

So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. (Genesis 1.21)

Birds and Sea Life V

This encoding shows the Garden filled with birds and sea life, great and small.


Day 6: Land Animals

And God said "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so.  (Genesis 1.24)

Animal Life II

In addition to abundant vegetation, birds and teeming fish, our Garden is filled with animals, wild and domestic. These are particularly tight pairings, but also we see that the three pairs align very well with each other too.


Man and Woman

 Then God said,"Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." (Genesis 1.26)

Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. (Genesis 2.22)

Man and Woman II 

These are the first mentions of the words 'man' and 'woman' and they sit in the centre of the garden. The 'a' is included in the translation 'a woman', so had to be included here. However, there is another layer of meaning, here, encrypted within the text and shown next.

Jesus Christ II

Here we see Jesus Christ, the second Adam, perfectly overlaying the word pair representing the first Adam in a beautiful double encoding, witnessing to His Lordship over Creation in Hebrew and English - a magnificent finale to the first of the Garden pages!



The more I study the first five verses of Genesis the more convinced I am that that every number therein is a vital component in an interlocking, holographic design of spectacular beauty, profound meaning and unfathomable complexity. God's acts on each of the six creation days are all encoded here (and these verses of course describe the first creation day). As I showed, these same verses have also been encoded with the geometry of G-triangles, the subset of numerical triangles from which we can generate fractal snowflakes and antisnowflakes. Since everything natural in our universe, from galaxies to real snowflakes, can be described by fractal geometry, we see that these geometric encodings have been designed to lead us into the Garden, where we find these beautiful specimens, all double witnesses to God's creative power.


Bill Downie


Latest Revision 23/6/17



1. This part of the code was even discovered by a double witnessing, namely of myself and Kathryn LeCorre, who was given the revelations that led us to the Garden.

2. Other important numbers are the total ordinal value of 3764 and the total number of words, 83. If we bisect 3764 we obtain 37 and 64, geometrically-related factors of 2368, which is Ihsous Christos (Jesus Christ) in Greek. The geometric relationship between 64 and 37 is this: 64 is the cube of four and 37 is its 2D diagonal projection. In other words, if you observe a cube made of 64 smaller units along its diagonal axis, 37 of those units can be seen. The number of words, 83, is the reduced value of 'the Second Appearance'.

3. I am using the nomenclature of Vernon Jenkins, who first described these special triangular numbers in his own website.

4. There are 31 different combinations of the five verse totals and a pool of 3764 numbers to choose from. 3764 encompases the first 28 'G' triangles. By the binomial formula the odds against this happening by chance are 1 in 604.

5. The ordinal value of the five verses is 3764, therefore any number up to 3764 could theoretically be found in there too. The number of word strings of one or more words in length is 3486, so one might at first glance expect most numbers below 3764 to also be present. However, only 52% are actually are present, as many numbers are found multiple times, which 'pushes out' other possible numbers.

6. This version also contains the entire New Bible Code, of which the Garden is a small part. The US language version also contains the Garden and in fact will contain nearly all of the code, as will earlier editions of the NIV, the latest edition and even other versions: the code has been accumulating since the first Hebrew scribes put pen to parchment). But only the 1984 British-language version has it all.

7. In my eagerness to display the double-witness phenomenon I rushed it out without fully understanding it. However, after further reflection, including a lengthy discussion with Richard McGough on the Biblewheel forum, I have made some important changes to the page. My understanding of the code has been evolving since I first discovered it and I often make changes. If anyone has been misled I apologise, but I can see no alternative to presenting the code as I find it, since it will take many decades or more for a full exegesis.

8. If 70% of numbers in the range 1 to 1000 are present in the Garden we would expect (0.7 x 0.7) x 100, or 49% of randomly-generated pairs to be present. This is before we take account of the clustering phenomenon which also seems to be present. 52% of numbers between 1 and 3764 (the ordinal value of the entire Garden) are found. I am grateful to Richard McGough for his statistical analysis.