Originally Posted by

**Stephen**
Hi folks! Thought I'd give some brief data re prime numbers from the first verse of the Bible.

Mathematicians universally recognise the number 2 as the first of the primes. This is as it should be, as the number 1 is far too special to be lumped in with the prime series. The number 1, referred to as unity, is the only indivisible integer. All the primes are divisible by 1, making them all dependent on 1 for their existence. In a similar fashion, all composite numbers are divisible into primes. There is a hierarchy at play amongst numbers, which may be divided into three categories: (a) Unity, (b) the primes, and (c) the composites. As with the Godhead, numbers themselves are organised around tri-unity.

The first letter of Scripture is the Hebrew 'beth', equivalent to our b, which has a numerical value of 2. This letter begins the first word, 'bereshith', and is always written larger than other letters in Genesis 1 in the Hebrew scrolls. Appropriately, Scripture begins gematrically with the first prime number. Just as the primes lead us into all combinations of numbers, so the 'beth' leads us into the word of God.

The subject of the Bible's first verse is God, the Hebrew 'elohim'. This word has a numerical value of 86. Anyone who has followed Richard's work knows that there is a strong numero-geometrical link between the thematically related verses of Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1. Both verses open with the phrase: "In the beginning ...". The subject of John 1:1 is the Word, in Greek 'ho logos'. The Word - 'ho logos', which context shows us to be none other than the Lord - has a numerical value of 443. 443 is the 86th prime number.

The prime index of 'ho logos' links to the 'elohim' of Genesis 1:1. They both share a relationship through the number 86. In this way, gematria shows us that the thematically linked subjects of both verses are, in fact, the same being. Jesus Christ is, indeed, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.

This is a very simple lesson in relation to prime numbers. Genesis 1:1 contains many such lessons in relation to the primes, although this is probably the simplest of them all. It should not escape our notice that the prime factors of Genesis 1:1 have a reflexive property through the pair 37 and 73. This is undergirded by their prime indices, 37 being the 12th prime and 73 the 21st prime.

I hope this morsel might inspire others to consider the role gematria plays in Scripture.

Hi Stephen,

I like to say something about the prime numbers, but I think it makes sence to say something about numbers in general, so we can understand the number universe of God. There are infinit numbers build up out of 9 digits (the zero is not a digit) So we have:

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

the building blocks are:

(1)-(1+1)-(1+1+1)(1+1+1+1)-(1+1+1+1+1)-(1+1+1+1+1+1)-(1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1).......

or

(1)-(1+1=2)-(2+1=3)-(3+1=4)-(4+1=5)-(5+1=6)-(6+1=7).......

We can divide the infinit numbers in many different ways. The first logic way are the triangular/not triangular numbers:

1-(1)-(1+2=3)-(1+2+3=6)-(1+2+3+4=10)-(1+2+3+4+5=15).......

So 1 is the first triangular number, 3 the second, 6 the third, 10 the fourth and so on.....(I think we don't have a word for numbers that are not triangular)

An other division of nubers is odd and even:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.......

number 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 .......

0dd 1 - 3 - 5 - 4 - 7 - 9 - 11 - 13 .......

Even 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 14 .......

So the first odd number is 1 and the first even number is 2; the seventh odd number is 13 and the seventh even number is 14.

We can also divide the numbers in primes and composites:

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 -10 - 11 - 12 - 13

number......**1 - 2 - 3 **- 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 ......

prime.........**1 - 2 - 3** - 5 - 7 - 11 - 13 .......

composite.. 4 - 6 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 12 - 14 .......

This makes in my opinion 1 as the first prime and 4 as the first composite. There is no reason to treat the *one* in a different way in the sequence of primes than in the sequence of triangular or odd numbers. And yes one is a very special nuber as a unity. But the three and the seven are also very special. You can see in the sequence of primes that the first three primes are equal to their numerical place; so in heaven, so on earth. That's why I call them Super Perfect Primes. The highest number in this 'world' is the three. The three raised till its own power is 3x3x3=27, the starting point of the number of letters of the Hebrew alphabet, including the sophit letters. In this sequence of 27 numbers we find 10 primes. These 10 primes in the sequence 'n' appoint in the prime sequence 10 other primes, of which the first three are the Super Perfect Primes and the other seven I call Perfect Primes. You can find more informatin on the following pages:

http://members.home.nl/frankcolijn/f...n/6._Truth.htm

and http://members.home.nl/frankcolijn/f...rime_table.htm

I think it is interesting to know that the sum of the 10 primes in the sequence 'n' (27) and the 10 Perfect Primes is: (1+2+3+5+7+11+13+17+19+23)+(1+2+3+7+13+29+37+53+61 +79)=101+285=386, the Hebrew CV of Jesus.

I hope that this information adds something to the prime discussion, Frank

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