Greetings All!

I would like to develop a thought that I shared with Vernon from some of his wonderful discoveries. It concerns the matter of word boundaries in Genesis 1:1, and their dual relationship to cubes and multiples of 37. Here are the webpages from which the following proceeds:

http://www.whatabeginning.com/CGeoms/Part3/P.htm
http://www.whatabeginning.com/CGeoms/Part3/P4.htm
It will be noted that the first time a running sum of consecutive words comes to a multiple of 37 is at word 5, where the first 5 words increment as: 913, 1116, 1202, 1603, 1998. 1998 = 37 x 54, with 54 being the 37th composite number.

In like manner, the first time that the letter product of consecutive words becomes a cube is at word 5, which the reader can check using a calculator of sufficient digits.

In this respect, we might conjecture that the ideas of cubes (through letter products of words) and the number 37 (through multiples of words summed) appear to be linked in the first verse of Scripture. This conjecture is supported in the 2 remaining words of the verse.

The running sum of the remaining two words increments as: 407, 703. Both numbers are multiples of 37, with 703 = 37 x 19.

The letter product of the 2 remaining words is 216 million, which is the cube of 600. Vernon notes elsewhere that the triangle of 2701, the sum of Genesis 1:1, has an outline of 216 units.

In reference to the first 5 words, the cube is of the order 480 million = the letter product of the first word. This should tell us that some deep organising principle is at work. The beginning of creation, particularly of the heavens (which completes the theme of the first 5 words), seems to be symbolically rooted in cubic geometry. This same principle then appears to apply to the creation of the earth (the subject of the remaining 2 words).

Removing all the powers of 10 from each side, the letter product of the first 5 words = 110592; and the letter product of the last 2 words = 216. From this, we get 110592 / 216 = 512. Or, reversing the process 512 (8x8x8) x 216 (6x6x6) = 110592.

What is so startling about the dual witness of both the cube and the number 37 in this first verse of the Bible is that it is supported by the way in which the text itself divides. There appears to be a natural thematic division between the creation of the heavens (first 5 words), and the earth (last 2 words).

Of course, there is a strong link between the number 37 and the cube, as can be seen at this page:

http://homepage.virgin.net/vernon.jenkins/Symb.htm
The cube of value 64 is what I call a 'third generation' cube, and this is probably significant. The first cube is of dimension 1, and has a value of 1 unit. This cube cubed then becomes a cube of 8 units, a 'second generation' cube. This 'second generation' cube cubed then becomes a cube of 64 units, hence a 'third generation' cube.

The cube of value 64 (gematria of

*aletheia* = 'truth') has a physical manifestation of 37 as we look upon it through any of its diagonal axes. Richard has an excellent graphic of this phenomenon here:

http://www.biblewheel.com/GR/GR_HexProjections.asp
These seem to lay the groundwork for a fundamental understanding of the number 37. It seems to represent something physical, at least in its hexagonal form. This form is also seen numerically in the geometrical relationship between 73-as-hexagram with 37-as-hexagon inset.

Another possible extension of this thought, taking the data from Genesis 1:1 as our lead, is that the number 37 seems also to represent the idea of a cube within a cube, or something very similar. Some further justification for this conjecture lies in the fact that 37 forms numero-geometrically both a hexagon and hexagram.

Yet another related aspect can be found from Genesis 1:1 in that T37 (703) nests within T73 (2701). This whole idea of nested geometries seems to have some sort of connection to the number 37.

I will leave off speculation at this point, and continue with some more on this subject when time is available. The first 5 words have a lot more yet to reveal, not least of which concerns the permutation of the word values in three-digit cycles.

Stephen

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