The Garden of Eden

"A garden in the east, in Eden . . ." (Genesis 2.8)

There exists a holographic matrix located at the head of the NIV Bible which I call The Garden of Eden. [1] The Garden is lit from above, landscaped, filled with abundant foliage, teeming with wildlife and, like the original Garden of Eden, inhabited by the first two human witnesses. Appropriately then, and as later pages will show, the these encodings promote the concept of the 'double witness'. The 'double witness codes testify to God's sovereignty and creative power through clusters of number pairs that are meant to be decoded in English and Hebrew. [2] These are supported by further suites of encoded material that identify the Garden and its principal features.

A walk through the Garden of Eden is like looking through a kaleidoscope. Change the viewing angle even slightly and a new feature emerges. The Garden of Eden itself has unfolded into the greatest wonder I have been led to in twenty years of work on the New Bible Code.


The Five First-Day Verses

 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said "let there be light" and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day" and the darkness he called "night", and there was evening and there was morning, the first day. (Genesis 1.1-5)

In the First Day I show how the first five verses of Genesis have integrated geometric features that suggest it can be regarded as a self-contained unit. These verses describe the beginnings of Creation up to the end of the first day. [3] The ordinal values of each of the verses, individually and in combination with each other, also encode the geometry of the subset of numerical triangles known as G-triangles. [4] From G-triangles can be grown snowflakes and trefoils, which are perfect for illustrating the ideas of life and growth, the very reason our world exists.

These five verses are marked with three numbers that link them to three Greek words related to the concept of number or numbering, a strong hint that the verses are meant to be taken as a whole and that a numerical exegesis of God's Word is desired of us. 

Number in Greek

The 1-3-1 pattern suggests 131. The first time this number appears in the Bible is in Genesis 2.20, as the standard value of the Hebrew word meaning 'found'.

Mawstaw/find, found (s) = 131

With this to encourage us, let's begin.


The Naming of the Garden

The number 131 is also the ordinal value of this phrase: 

The Garden of Eden (o) = 131

The number of words in the five verses is 83, which is the standard value of the Hebrew word translated in the NIV as 'of the garden'.

l'gan/of the garden (s) = 83

In fact this huge suite of interlocked codes has named itself "The Garden of Eden" in English and Hebrew, in a tight clustering in the centre of the Garden.

 Table Garden of Eden

There are two clustered pairs here. The top pair is the standard and combined values of the English phrase 'the Garden of Eden' and the bottom pair is the exact phrase used in the NIV, "a garden in the east, in Eden". This is the translation of the Hebrew b'gan Eden m'qedem, found in the Masoretic text.

The Hebrew and English biblical phrases form the first example of the 'double witness' encodings, where English and Hebrew phrases for the same concept, exactly as written in the Masoretic and the much later NIV 1984, are clustered together in the Garden of Eden. These concepts include all of God's creative acts during the Creation week, and they suggest that what manifests here was first created in the Mind of God - which is what the Garden of Eden represents.

All this suggests the first five verses - named "The Garden of Eden" by divine decree - are to be regarded as a garden of numbers to explore, a garden which, in its kaliedoscopic, fractal perfection, somehow reflects the Garden of Eden itself.

In the rest of this page we take an introductory stroll around the perimeter of Garden.


The Geometry of the Garden

Let us begin by numbering the first verses of the NIV '84, given again here.

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said "let there be light" and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day" and the darkness he called "night", and there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

Here are the ordinal values of these verses, as per the two-part decoding procedure taught me by the Key.  

Genesis 1.1 (o) = 430

Genesis 1.2 (o) = 1279

Genesis 1.3 (o) = 408

Genesis 1.4 (o) = 677

Genesis 1.5 (o) = 970

Now here is an overview of the geometric properties of those five numbers, all based on G-triangles. Note that two of the above numbers are trefoils and that they frame the entire matrix.

Genesis 1.1 - 5 G Triangle Geometry

The first row shows how four of the individual verses encode geometric figures derived from G-triangles. The second row shows that combinations of the five verses lead to three G-triangles, against odds of 600 to 1. [5]

'G-triangles' is short for 'generator triangles', a reference to their ability to generate fractal snowflakes and antisnowflakes (the first iterations of which are respectively the Star of David and the trefoil). Since the form of natural objects in our universe - real snowflakes, plants, animals, mountains and even the spiraling galaxies - is governed by fractal geometry, these G-triangle encodings are therefore a metaphor for Creation itself, the very subject of the opening verses! Their presence, and in such abundance, demonstrates that God's purpose in Creating our universe was to generate life in abundance and promote its survival and growth.

Trefoils resemble sprigs of foliage and in fact the word 'trefoil' means 'three-leaved plant'. As you can see, the two trefoils are encoded in Genesis 1.1 and 1.5, the first and last of these first-day verses. The two 'plants' therefore grow at either end of the Garden, delineating it and marking it out for our attention.


The Dimensions of the Garden

The Garden extends across the NIV's first five verses, which have an ordinal value of 3764. This number is a concatenation of 37 and 64, the geometrically-linked factors of 2368, which is the standard value of Ihsous Christos/Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1.1 - 5 (o) .................................= 3764

37 x 64 ...................................................= 2368

Ihsous Christos

Geometrically, 37 is the projection onto a 2D surface of cube 64 along its largest internal diagonal. It's the shadow of a cube held at that angle. [6]

 Cube 64 37

For a long time I thought this might be the only interest the number had, but it has long been known that 2701, the sum of Genesis 1.1 (MT), when added to it's reverse digits, 1072, concatenates the only factors of 2701, 37 and 73: 

2701 + 1072 = 3773

2701 ........= 37 x 73

So I tried the same with 3764

 3764 + 4673 = 8437

8437 is the 38th hexagram, formed by the self-reflection of triangle 6328, 112th member of the triangle sequence and the sum of Genesis 1.1 (MT) and John 1.1 (TR).

2701 + 3627 = 6328

Note that in 6328 we have a numerical anagram of 2368. Both 6328 and 3764, therefore, have been encoded not just for their own numerical properties but because they allude to Jesus Christ through 2368. [7] 112 itself is the standard value of the formal Hebrew title for the Creator: YHVH Elohim.

YHVH Elohim

 Here is hexagram 8437, which is the 38th memeber of the sequence of numerical hexagrams. 

 Hexagram 8437

 3764 + 4673 = 8437

Finally, the number of words forming the Garden is 83 and the number of letters is 347.

Our Lord Jesus Christ (r) = 83

Wisdom (o) .....................= 83

l'gan/of the garden (s) ....= 83

Son of God (s) ..............= 347

 Note how every number, given or implied, points towards the Gardener.


Landscaping the Garden

The following table shows some of the large-scale landscaping of the Garden, identifying the main geometric features.

Large-Scale Geometry in the Garden

Like the previous figures, these are all connected to G-triangle geometry. When we examine them we find more of the Gardener's signatures.

1. Hexagon 3169 is based on G-triangle 4753 (T97) and can be crowned with six triangles of 528 counters to create hexagram 6337.

Hexagram 6337 3169

Kurios Ihsous Christos

 So again Jesus Christ is being referenced, this time as his full title in Greek! This word string ends on word 70 and 70 is the value of the Hebrew word for code. 

sod/code, secret ............= 70

2. 595 is the place number of the Bible's central and shortest chapter, Psalm 117, and also a G-triangle, creating hexagram 793 and hexagon 397 by self-reflection (reflection is a common theme in the Garden). 

Hexagram 793 397

Note that Yehoshuwa is the transliteration of an alternative Hebrew spelling of Yehoshua.

3. Hexagon 397 above is the 2D projection of the third number in the Garden, cube 1728. The other number, 1441 is the 16th star of David, containing hexagon 721. This is the 2D projection of cube 4096. The pair of hexagons (721 and 397) and cubes (4096 and 1728) are therefore analogues in different dimensions. An operation performed on one pair will have its analogue in the other dimension, so lets perform one now.

First we subtract hexagon 397 from hexagon 721, leaving a ring of 324 counters.

721 - 397 ....= 324

The Ark (s) ...= 324 

The 3D equivalent of this procedure is to subtract cube 1728 from cube 4096, like taking a nut out of a shell. This leaves a double cubic shell of 2368 units. [8]

4096 - 1728 ............................................= 2368

Ihsous Christos

Voila! We have been led to 'Jesus Christ' in Greek, the very number suggested by the total ordinal value of the Garden (3764, 37 x 64 giving 2368).

Moreover, its 2D equivalent is a hexagonal ring representing the Ark of the Testimony, of which Jesus Christ represents the atonement cover! The ark in 3D and its 2D atonement cover also illustrate this dimensional shift. For more on the Ark and dimensional shifts, please see Glorious Geometry. The Ark is a central concept in the New Bible Code and is discussed in many other pages.

 Here are the figures in question.

Hexagon 721 Cube 4096


The Gardener

All of these numbers point inexorably towards the Gardener Himself, who is revealed as Jesus Christ by these and many other codes. Jesus has also identified himself as the Gardener by a gem of an encoding in the opening words of Genesis.


Notice the number 465. This is the 30th triangle and in fact is the number of chapters to the midpoint of the old Testament. So within the Garden are the two triangular numbers representing these midpoints:  

This overview of the Garden of Eden displays it's large-scale features, the work of a Gardener who has identified himself as the Lord Jesus Christ. The rest of the pages under this heading, the pages in The Genesis Watermark and several more pages throughout this site show more of its inexhaustible wonders.

The next page in the Garden series is The Gardener.


Bill Downie


Last update 7/11/21



1. The Genesis Watermark is the name I previously gave the initial few verses, but I now consider both this and the Signature of Christ and all other codes found there to be part of the Garden of Eden.

2. 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.

3. 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'.

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

5. 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.

6. This is known as planar projection.

7. The original Hebrew Genesis 1.1 also encodes the transcendental number pi. In the NIV, Genesis 1.1 takes part in an encoding of 2pi, which begins 6.283 . . . . This is another anagram of 2368. Many mathematicians accept that this number should really be pi, which was originally defined as the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle, but which is better defined as the ratio of the circumference to the radius of a circle. When 2pi replaces pi in physical formulae, they are simplified. For example Plank's constant becomes h/pi, instead of h/2pi.

8. The double-shell total of 2368 was first mentioned by Vernon Jenkins.