Re: [asa] A case of non-biological ID

From: Douglas Hayworth <>
Date: Wed Jan 09 2008 - 13:27:36 EST

I have a dumb question: How are numbers assigned to letters and words? Does
each letter have a number based on its order in the alphabet? Does a word
have a value based merely on summing the component letter values? Vernon's
post sometimes refers to numbers corresponding to letters in a word or name
and sometimes to words (e.g., Gen 1:1) being represented by numbers.

I guess that I don't doubt that there is significant numerology in the
Bible, but I think there is a more obvious explanation than supernatural
design: The human authors and editors intentionally embedded those values.
Isn't it widely accepted that Genesis 1 is the later creation story (vs.
Genesis 2) and that much of its framework structure (including its
numerology) were the intentional composition of the Babylonian exile


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