Re: The First Commandment

Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 22:08:06 EDT

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    Gordon wrote:

    >Of course this is very interesting. I am wondering how you propose to use it.

    In the most general terms, I use it as I use all the Bible, to know a little more of the infinitely intelligent God who created us. More specifically, my hope, prayer, and sense of calling is that it is but a small part of what God will use to open the eyes of the Jews (and many others!) to the truth of the Gospel (in His own time, Rom 11.25)

    >You hint at finding the Trinity in `The LORD is one'. Do you expect a Jew to see this as confirmation of a Christian doctrine?

    First of all, true belief (Faith!) in the Trinity comes only from a vital, transforming relationship with the One, True, Triune God. To attempt to prove the Trinity to an unbeliever seems to me like trying to convince the "mind of the flesh" (Rom 8) which is absurd since it is, by its nature, at enmity with God. The old man must die - not merely be convinced of some doctrinal point, no matter how important that point may be. Or to use another metaphor, it would be like feeding beef to a baby - who well might die while choking on such inappropriate food. Salvation of the soul is by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who gives the gift of His Spirit to guide the Child of God into all truth.

    What then do I hope to use it for? In my own experience, the alphanumeric identities caused me to think twice about the Christian doctrine, when I was yet in unbelief. Given the profound reverence most Jews have for the Shema, and the deep understanding that many of them have for the alphanumeric structure of the Hebrew language, I do believe that the Unity Holograph ( will serve as a significant witness to doctrine of the Trinity.

    But it can not be understood in isolation. In fact, relative to the Wheel of God, I believe it is a minor revelation. I say this because the Wheel can be seen and understood by anybody with nothing but basic knowledge of Scripture, whereas the Unity Holograph requires some knowledge of Greek, Hebrew, and Mathematics to appreciate.

    >He might ask why the value of the Shema is associated only with ho pater and not with ho huios (750) and to pneuma to hagion (1450) or >to hagion pneuma (1080). Do you see any comparable significance for these numbers?

    Even God can not draw square circles. He designed the structure as He did for His own reasons. I certainly don't have all the answers. Concerning the numbers you mentioned, I do have some interesting identities relating to them, but nothing integrated like the Shema. More to the point is the relation between the three Names encoded in the Shema and the Persons of the Trinity. In Psalm 43 we read:

    O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

    The word translated as Joy in this verse is Geel (Strongs #1524) Its value is 43. It relates to Elohim (which occurs twice in Ps 43.4) through the identity Elohim = 2 x 43. This further relates to the Greek To Pneuma (The Spirit) through the identity:

    The Spirit (To Pneuma) = 946 = Sum(43) = 11 x 86 (Elohim)

    where Sum(n) = (n + 1) * n/2 is the nth triangular number.

    There is also a deep alphanumeric integration of Joy, The Holy Spirit, and Fullness that echoes the teaching of Scripture. This is seen in a number you didn't mention, the anarthrous form of the Holy Spirit (Pneuma Hagion) = 710. This coincides with He Xara (The Joy) and both of these numbers a multiples of the Prime Number 71 which is the value of the Hebrew Yona (Dove) and Fullness (Melo). Thus we see the combined alphanumeric structures if the Greek and Hebrew languages displaying this beautiful nexus of Biblical truths.

    Holy Spirit (Pneuma Hagion) = 10 x Dove, Fullness
    As it is written (Jn 15.11):

    These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

    And again (1 Thess 1.6):
    And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost

    And of course, the one everyone knows (Matt 3.16f):
    And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

    As a final note, the Tetragrammaton relates to the Son through the identity Son (Ben) = 52 = 2 x 26 (YHVH). And of course, the Father (Ho Pater) relates to My Father through Ho Pater = 13 (My Father) x 43

    Thanks for the great questions! Please ask more, and correct me when I err.

    God Bless!

    Rejoice forevermore!

    Richard Amiel McGough


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: gordon brown
      Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 2:32 PM
      Subject: Re: The First Commandment

      On Tue, 9 Oct 2001 wrote:

    > Yet still we have just begun. Calculating the value of the assertion found
    > in the Shema, we find:
    > The LORD is ONE = YHVH Echad = 26 + 13 = 39 = 3 x 13
    > Hummmm ... 3 x 13 ---> 3 x ONE ---> the Lord is One = 3 x One .... any
    > potential theological significance here?
    > Yet there is more! The fundamental way in which Jesus refered to God is "The
    > Father". In Greek, the value is:
    > Ho Pater = 559 = 13 x 43
    > Hummmmmmm .... Lets put it all together now
    > The LORD (YHVH) = 2 x 13
    > God (Elohim) = 2 x 43
    > The Father (Ho Pater) = 13 x 43
    > These are the three primary NAMES OF GOD found in Scripture, and these three
    > three numbers are generated from a single set by following a single rule.
    > They are generated by multiplying pairs of primes from the set {2,13, 43).
    > There are three numbers generated from this set in this fashion, and these
    > three numbers are 26, 86, and 559. And where have we seen the set {2, 13,
    > 43} before?
    > It is the set of prime factors of

      the SUM OF THE SHEMA = 1118 = 2 x 13 x 43


      Of course this is very interesting. I am wondering how you propose to use

      You hint at finding the Trinity in `The LORD is one'. Do you expect a Jew
      to see this as confirmation of a Christian doctrine? He might ask why the
      value of the Shema is associated only with ho pater and not with ho huios
      (750) and to pneuma to hagion (1450) or to hagion pneuma (1080). Do you
      see any comparable significance for these numbers?

      Gordon Brown
      Department of Mathematics
      University of Colorado
      Boulder, CO 80309-0395

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