What is the Bible Wheel?
The Bible Wheel is a simple two-dimensional view of the Holy Bible. It is a symmetrical way of looking at all 66 books at once that we discover by simply “rolling up” the 66 books “like a scroll” on a spindle wheel of 22 Spokes, corresponding to the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. See What is the Bible Wheel? for a thorough introduction to the topic. It is of utmost importance to recognize that the Bible Wheel is derived entirely from Scripture and Scripture alone. The pattern has existed implicitly in the Bible since at least the fifth century AD when the Vulgate was produced.
Who discovered the Bible Wheel?
Richard Amiel McGough, the sole owner, author, and developer of this website, discovered the Bible Wheel on the morning of May 12, 1995. It was a completely unexpected and most delightful surprise. I have never seen anyone anywhere at any time present the Bible in this form before. The closest anyone has come seems to be J. Sidlow Baxter (1960) who perceived the symmetric structure of the Old Testament (see the online version of Chapter 2 of the Bible Wheel book).
How was it discovered?
In the fall of 1990 I learned that the letters of the Hebrew alphabet had meaning. This intrigued me and I found myself reading a lot of the Hebrew Old Testament as I sought to learn more about the meanings of the letters. I soon began to notice some rather obvious correlations between the meanings of the first few letters and the themes of the first few books of the Bible. But there was a problem with the correlation between books and letters, since there are 66 of the one and only 22 of the other. The solution came in a flash as I attempted to systematize my research using an ancient Jewish tradition that says God “placed the letters in a circle.” Without any effort or forethought, the idea simply occurred to me that the whole body of Scripture could be “rolled up” and integrated with the Hebrew Alphabetic Circle. This is how God led me to discover the Bible Wheel. The amazing thing is that this single and exceedingly simple act of “rolling up” the Bible has revealed that God designed the whole body of Scirpture on the order of the Hebrew alphabet, and that He prophetically anticipated the whole structure in the Alphabetic Verses.