**The following is a brief look at Chuck Misslers book ****"The
Creation Beyond Space and Time".**** The
numerical structure of the Bible has been studied closely, being
the subject of numerous volumes in the past. But none are more
provocative then the works of Ivan Panin. **

**Ivan Panin was born in Russia on December 12, 1855.
Having participated in plots against the Czar at an early age, he
was exiled and, after spending some years studying in Germany, he
came to the United States and entered Harvard University. After
graduation in 1882, he converted from agnosticism to
Christianity. **

**In 1890 he discovered some phenomenal mathematical
designs underlying both the Greek text of the New Testament and
the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. He was to devote 50 years
of his life painstakingly exploring the numerical structure of
the scriptures, generating over 43,000 detailed, hand-penned
pages of analysis. **

**The recurrence of the number seven, or an exact
multiple of seven, is found throughout the Bible and is widely
recognized. The Sabbath on the seventh day, the seven years of
plenty, and the seven years of famine in Egypt, the seven priests
and seven trumpets marching around Jericho, and the Sabbath year
of the Land are well-known examples. **

**Also, Solomon's building the Temple for seven years,
Naaman's washing in the river seven times, and the seven
churches, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven bowls, seven stars,
and so on in the Book of Revelation, all show the consistent use
of the number seven. **

**But it turns out to be much more ***below
the surface***. Ivan Panin noted the amazing
numerical properties of the Biblical text - both the Greek of the
New Testament and the Hebrew of the Old Testament. These are not
only intriguing to discover they also demonstrate an intricacy of
design which testifies to a supernatural origin! **

**If we look at the first 17 verses of the New Testament
(The Gospel of Matthew) which deals with a single principal
subject: the genealogy of Jesus Christ, It contains 72 Greek
vocabulary words in these initial 17 versus(*note; The verse
divisions are man's allocation for convenience, added in the
thirteenth-century A.D.). We find the following Heptadic (7)
structure throughout these original Greek versus. **

1 | The number of words which are
nouns is exactly 56, or 7 x 8. |

2 | The Greek word "the"
occurs most frequently in the passage: exactly 56 times,
or 7 x 8. |

3 | Also, the number of different
forms in which the article "the" occurs is
exactly 7. |

4 | There are two main sections in
the passage: verse 1-11 and 12-17. In the first main
section, the number of Greek vocabulary words used is 49,
or 7 x 7. |

5 | Of these 49 words, The number of
those beginning with a vowel is 28, or 7 x 4. |

6 | The number of words beginning
with a consonant is 21, or 7 x 3. |

7 | The total number of letters in
these 49 words is exactly 266, or 7 x 38-exactly. |

8 | The numbers of vowels among these
266 letters is 140, or 7 x 20. |

9 | The number of consonants is 126,
or 7 x 18-exactly. |

10 | Of these 49 words, the number of
words which occur more than once is 35, or 7 x 5. |

11 | The number of words occurring
only once is 14, or 7 x2. |

12 | The number of words which occur
in only one form is exactly 42, or 7 x 6. |

13 | The number of words appearing in
more than one form is also 7. |

14 | The number of 49 Greek vocabulary
words which are nouns is 42, or 7 x 6. |

15 | The number of words which are not
nouns is 7. |

16 | Of the nouns, 35 are proper
names, or 7 x 5. |

17 | These 35 nouns are used 63 times,
or 7 x 9. |

18 | The number of male names is 28,
or 7 x 4. |

19 | These male names occur 56 times
or 7 x 8. |

20 | The number which are not male
names is 7. |

21 | Three women are mentioned-Tamar,
Rahab, and Ruth. The number of Greek letters in these
three names is 14, or 7 x 2. |

22 | The number of compound nouns is
7. |

23 | The number of Greek letters in
these 7 nouns is 49, or 7 x 7. |

24 | Only one city is named in this passage,
Babylon, which in Greek contains exactly 7 letters. |

**And on and on it goes. **

**Just to understand how unique these properties are try
to design a genealogy-even from fiction that meets the following
criteria: **

1 | The Number of words must be
divisible by 7 evenly. (In each of these constraints, it
is assumed that the divisions are without remainders.) |

2 | The number of letters must also
be divisible by 7. |

3 | The number of vowels and the
number of consonants must be divisible by 7. |

4 | The number of words that begin
with a vowel must be divisible by 7. |

5 | The number of words that begin
with a consonant must be divisible by 7. |

6 | The number of words that occur
more than once must be divisible by 7. |

7 | The number of words that occur in
more than one form must be divisible by 7. |

8 | The number of words that occur in
only one form shall be divisible by 7. |

9 | The number of nouns shall be
divisible by 7. |

10 | Only 7 words shall not be nouns. |

11 | The number of names in the
genealogy shall be divisible by 7. |

12 | Only 7 other kinds of nouns are
permitted. |

13 | The number of male names shall be
divisible by 7. |

14 | The number of generations shall
be 21, also divisible by 7. |

**There are even more features in the numerical
structure of the words themselves. As you may know, both the
Hebrew and Greek use the letters of the alphabet for numerical
values. Therefore, any specific word in either Hebrew or Greek-
has a numerical value of its own by adding up the values of the
letters in that particular word. The study of the numerical
values of words is called ***gametria***.
**

**The 72 vocabulary words add up to a gametrical value
of 42,364, or 7 x 6,052.
The 72 words appear in 90 forms-some appear in more than one
form. The numeric value of the 90 forms is 54,075, or 7 x 7,725.
Exactly. **

**It becomes immediately obvious that hidden below the
surface are aspects of design that cannot be accidental or just
coincidence. **

**There are words in the passage just described that
occur ***nowhere else*** in
the New Testament. They occur 42 times (7 x 6) and have 126
letters (7 x 18). How was this organized? **

**Even if Matthew contrived this characteristic into his
Gospel, how could he have known that these specific words-whose
sole characteristic is that they are found nowhere else in the
New Testament-were ***not going to be used by
the other writers?*** Unless we assume the
absurd hypothesis that he had an agreement with them, he must
have had the rest of the New Testament before him when he wrote
his book. The Gospel of Matthew, then, must have been written ***last***.**

**It so happens the Gospel of Mark exhibits the same
phenomenon. It can be demonstrated that ***it***
would have had to be written "last." The same
phenomenon is found in Luke, John, Peter, Jude, and Paul. Each
would have had to write ***after***
the other in order to contrive the vocabulary frequencies! You
can demonstrate that each of the New Testament books had to have
been "written last." **

**There is no human explanation for this incredible and
precise structure. It has all been supernaturally designed. We
simply gasp, sit back, and behold the skillful handiwork of the
God who keeps his promises. **

**By the way, the crucifixion of Jesus took
place at Golgotha, elevation = 777 meters above sea level. What a
coincidence. **panin1.htm