Although I would certainly affirm the current 66 books of the Bible as the only authoritative set, I think that the issue of how to count them is a problem. Splitting Samuel, Kings, or Chronicles into two books has more to do with the length at which scrolls become unwieldy than with a particular break in the narrative; one could also argue for merging Luke and Acts, among others. Also, the Hebrew tally counts the minor prophets as a single book. This particular change alone would not substantially change the opportunity for mathematical significance, as it decreases the total by 11 and thus merely requires a 2.5 fold rather than 3 fold use of the Hebrew alphabet.
Dr. David Campbell
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