**The
Ultimate Assertion:**

**EVIDENCE
OF SUPERNATURAL DESIGN IN THE DIVINE PROLOGUE**

The opening verse of the Judaeo-Christian scriptures must be regarded as the most remarkable combination of words ever written - and for reasons that include the following:

**1)**
The Hebrew words (reading right to left) may be alternatively,
and fairly, read as a set of 7 natural numbers,
thus:

Above the text we have the values assigned to the letters - following the historically attested scheme of alphabetic numeration. Recorded below are the totals which represent the values of the words (now interpreted as strings of numerals). Observe that the 4th (and central) word is not translated as it indicates here that the following noun is the definite and direct object of the transitive verb.

The verse
total (ie the sum of the 7 word values) is **2701**,
or **37** x **73** (an interesting case
of digit symmetry). It is worth observing that the number of
letters in this first verse is **28** (2nd perfect
number) - the first word having **6** (1st perfect
number). All known perfect numbers are even and triangular; **6**
(= 1+2+3) is the 3rd triangular, and **28**
(=1+2+3+4+5+6+7) is the 7th.

**2)**
There are a number of geometries associated with **2701**
- the numerical expression of Genesis 1:1 - thus:

Most obviously, the 37 x 73 rectangle:

The 37 x (55 + 91)/2 trapezium:

The 73rd triangle:

**3) **Observe
that the outline of each of the foregoing figures comprises **216**,
or 6 x 6 x 6 counters; assuming these to be unit cubes (as
implied in Fig. 2), they may be stacked to create the unique cube
depicted below:

This is the only cube whose superficial area is numerically equal its volume.

**4) **At
this point in the proceedings something more needs to be said
about the prime numbers, **37** and **73**
- factors of Genesis 1:1. As it turns out, they are related
geometrically in two distinct ways. The facts are presented in
Fig. 6.

It follows,
therefore, that there are yet further ways of representing this
verse pictorially. Of particular interest is the 'star of stars',
ie **73-as-hexagram** formed from units of the
related **37-as-hexagram**, thus:

**5) **The
matters presented above may be conveniently referred to as the __macro__*
*features of the numerics of Genesis 1:1. A
consideration of interactions occurring within the verse leads to
the portrayal of a number of its many arresting

Words 6 and 7 (each a multiple of 37) total

**703**, or**19**x**37**, and we find a geometrical relationship between these factors of a kind similar to that shared by**37**and**73**, thus:

**703**itself may assume different geometrical forms - all compatible with those representing the complete verse, thus:

This diagram
reveals a natural division within the verse - the blue rectangle
of **1998** units representing the sum of words 1 -
5, and the orange rectangle the sum of words 6 and 7.

Here, it is
revealed that **703** is **37**th
triangular number (coloured orange) - the blue parallelogram
representing the sum of the first 5 words.

The **37**th
triangle (value, **703**) is here shown centred
within the triangle representing the complete verse, viz **2701**.
Rotating the inner triangle through 180 degrees about the common
centre (rendered black), we make a significant discovery:

Observe the
geometrical compatibility here; also the fact that each of the 3
blue triangles has the value **666** - a number that
Christians meet with elsewhere.

Finally under this
heading, here is how **703 **appears as a
symmetrical hexagon within the 'star of stars' expression of
Genesis 1:1:

It will be
remembered that the **73** 'star' units in this
figure each represent **37-as-hexagram**. The inner
hexagon of **19** thus represent **703 **(ie
the sum of words 6 and 7), and the hexagonal ring of **18**
(coloured purple), **666**.

But further insights arise. For example, the sum of words 1 and 3 (ie

**913**and**86**) =**999**- as does the sum of words 2, 4 and 5 (ie**203**,**401**and**395**). These facts can now be incorporated into the Figs. 9 and 10 with telling effect, thus:

Again, it may be observed that when the first word,

**913**, is temporarily removed from the scene the remainder divide evenly as follows:**203**+**395**+**296**(representing words 2, 5 and 7) =**86**+**401**+**407**(representing words 3, 4 and 6) =**894**. This result is best depicted within the foregoing trapezium - the difference (999 - 894) being**105**- another triangular number (the 14th). Here, then, is the revised version of Fig.15:

The involvement of
the 14th triangle (**105**) has the added
significance that its double, **210**, is also
triangular (the 20th). This is a rare phenomenon in the infinite
series of triangles.

A further interesting observation concerns the respective totals of the odd and even words. Thus,

**913**+**86**+**395**+**296**=**1690**=**10**x**169**= 10 x 8th hexagon; and**203**+**401**+**407**=**1011**= 3 x 8th hexagram. Clearly, these figures tessellate; one significant arrangement takes the form of the trefoil depicted below.

The total number of
counters involved here is obviously **2701**. So the
list of symmetrical representations of the Bible's first verse is
further, and remarkably, extended.

**6) **Because
the triangular form of Genesis 1:1 has a centroid counter (a
feature shared by only 1 in 3 triangular numbers) it is capable
of uniting with an inverted copy of itself to yield a hexagon (by
intersection) and a hexagram (by union). The following diagram
illustrates the principle as it is applied to Fig.12 above:

It may be observed that the inner triangle (representing the sum of the two final words of the verse) is also a 'generator' triangle in this sense. A particularly significant outcome of this operation concerns the hexagon so generated with triangle inset. To clarify the discussion, these features are made the focus of attention in the following diagram.

The value of the
triangle is of course known to be **703 **(ie 407 +
296). That of the hexagon is **1801 **- a direct
consequence of the generating triangle being **2701**.

At this point, let us look again at the Bible's opening Hebrew words - but now including the first of the second verse:

Clearly, read as a
number this 8th word of Scripture is **302**.
Observe now the sequence of words 4 - 8 (within which the
triangle **703** resides as words 6 + 7); they total
**1801**, ie the value of the hexagon derived from
the self-intersection of **2701-as-triangle**. This
sequence of words confirms, therefore, what we actually see in
the geometry. Again, it should not pass unnoticed that the sum of
words 4 and 8 is also **703**, and that the total
for the now augmented first verse is **3003 **- the
77th triangular number. It follows from this last observation
that the 8th word functions as a perfect numerical 'plinth' for
Genesis 1:1.

**7) **Further
concerning **1801** - the hexagon inscribing **2701-as-triangle**
- observe that it is also generated within Genesis 1:1 as the sum
of words 1, 3, 5 and 6 (ie 913 + 86 + 395 + 407), and has an
outline of 144, or 12^2. As demonstrated in Figure 16, **913**
(the Bible's first word) may be regarded as the sum of 2 or 3
triangles, thus: **913 **= **703** + **210**,
or **703** + **105** + **105**.
The following diagram reiterates the basis of a significant
development based on these facts:

The trapezia
rendered orange each comprise **366** counters, ie
(1801 - 703)/3. Observe that **703-as-triangle **may
be converted into **913 **- and without loss of
symmetry - by attaching 6 equal trapezia, each of value **35**,
in the manner shown below:

Clearly, the centre of the figure (representing
the Bible's first verse) is dominated by a symmetrical
representation of **913** (the Bible's first word),
thus:

Significantly, each
of the areas rendered orange comprises **296**
counters - **296 **being the last of the 7 words of
Genesis 1:1. In total, therefore, they represent **888**
counters. This happens to be the numerical reading of the name 'Jesus' from the Greek, nominative case
('Christ' being **1480**, or **5 x 296**).
How appropriate then that He who is said to have created all
things (eg John 1:3) is here seen to be associated with 'the
earth' and to share a central position with the Bible's first
word within the Bible's first verse!

**8)
**Finally, let us take a look at the geometries of the
individual words. As the following diagram reveals, these display
the features of a set of jigsaw pieces when confined within the
limits of the rectangular form of Genesis 1:1 (Fig.2), thus:

The height of each
of these figures is **37** units. Observe that each
of the short projecting spurs on words 1 - 5, together with their
respective recesses, are multiples of **6** (words 6
and 7 are, of course, multiples of **37** - hence,
spurless). Note also that word 8 follows the same pattern.
Clearly, many multiples of **37** may be created by
combining two or more interlocking pieces. In fact, in respect of
Genesis 1:1, **23** of the possible **127**
unique combinations are multiples of **37**, whereas
the expectation for a random set is only **3** or
so.

**9) **So
the big questions are, "Who is responsible for encapsulating
so much mathematical detail into the 7 Hebrew words of this
powerful and fundamental assertion? And why?" It should be
clearly understood by those attempting to formulate rational
answers to these questions that the testimony of the coordinated
numerical geometries, briefly explored here, is considerably
enhanced by the many other numerical wonders detailed at the
website referenced below; further, that these features were 'set
in stone' millennia *before *the
invention of the Hebrew alphabetic numbering scheme!

Vernon Jenkins MSc

Created: 2003-01-25

Modified: 2003-02-10

email: vernon.jenkins@virgin.net