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11-27-2010, 12:30 PM
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all – Romans 1:8, Spoke 1

Aleph, as the first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, is the primary linguistic symbol of God. In the Greek text of Scripture, God says 'I am the Alpha.' (Revelation 1:8) In fact, the main word describing God in Hebrew is Elohim, a word that begins with Aleph, and which is found for example in the very first verse in Scripture: 'In the beginning God [Elohim] created the heaven and the earth.'

God’s Initial is the first letter of the alphabet, the letter that heads the first name of God in the first verse of Scripture and that trains us to learn that God should be the First in our lives and hearts.

This very lesson is reflected on the Aleph Spoke of the Bible Wheel, formed by Genesis, Isaiah and Romans. If we search for the word 'God' in the text of the King James Version and display the results according to the 22 Spokes of the Bible Wheel, we come up with the following graph:


The result is astounding: the very word 'God' is maximized on Spoke 1! The first Spoke is the only one that tops the 500-occurrence mark. Spoke 19 gets close, but doesn’t make it. And most of the hits from Spoke 19 come from the Psalms, which is the largest book. In contrast, note that each book on Spoke 1 enters in with a significant contribution to the total number.

This last fact can be better perceived if we take the geometric mean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_mean) of the distribution on each Spoke.


When this average is taken, the Aleph Spoke stands out in its prominence. Spoke 19 greatly diminishes its impact when we factor in the product of each of the three books taken together. Since neither Esther nor the Song of Songs have any mention of 'God,' Spokes 17 and 22 have a mean of zero.

The first Spoke therefore teaches both an elementary and profound lesson: God comes first! Genesis, Isaiah and Romans contain the great primary teachings of Scripture, forming the very bedrock of what we call Theology – the Doctrine of God. If He doesn’t come first, all the rest collapses.

Richard Amiel McGough
11-27-2010, 04:38 PM
Excellent post Victor! :thumb:

The geometric mean is very helpful to distinguish between spokes that have a significant number of hits in each book on the spoke as opposed to spokes like Spoke 19 which had a very large number of hits in one book but not many in the other books on that spoke. Who would have guessed Bible study would turn you into a data analyst? Well done!