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

From: Dick Fischer <>
Date: Wed Jan 09 2008 - 13:44:53 EST

Hebrews had no numeral characters such as the Romans used, and instead
used normal alphabetical letters when they wanted to specify a number,
each number had a corresponding letter. A person's name had letters,
each letter had a numeric value. Thus a person's number was derived by
toting up the letters in his name.


Dick Fischer

Dick Fischer, Genesis Proclaimed Association

Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History




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Behalf Of Douglas Hayworth
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 1:28 PM
To: Rich Blinne; AmericanScientificAffiliation
Subject: Re: [asa] A case of non-biological ID


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 editors?




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