A further look at the miracle of Genesis 1:1
The potentially-explosive significance of the Aleph-Tau Phenomena (ie the intricate numerical structures underlying the opening words of the Hebrew Bible) rests upon the clear understanding that these are the work of an exceedingly able and purposeful mind. It is argued elsewhere that they represent a message from The Creator - one that is particularly relevant to this generation. Without doubt, the train of logic that leads inexorably to this conclusion will tempt many to dismiss the features as fortuitous. It is the purpose of this paper, therefore, to counter any such claim by presenting further independent evidence of intricate design. In particular, it reveals that the individual words are related numerically; and that they appear to have been carefully selected so as to maintain the momentum of our interest and wonder - notably, in generating the many multiples of 37 that permeate the opening verse, Genesis 1:1.
2 - Genesis 1:1 as a rectangle
It has been demonstrated in earlier pages that the characteristic value (ie the sum of its 28 letters, read as numerals) of this 7-word verse is the large triangular number, 2701 - product of the mutually-reflective prime pair, 37 and 73. This implies that the verse may also be realised as a 37x73 rectangle, thus:
It will be observed that the outline of this figure comprises 216, or 6.6.6 units.
3 - Its components
We further observe that within this structure words 6 and 7 may be represented as rectangles of the same height, for both are multiples of 37: thus, 407 = 11 x 37, and 296 = 8 x 37. Remarkably, the differences between each of the remaining words and nearest multiples of 37 form a coordinated set of multiples of 6, as here revealed:
Furthermore, all word-values lie relatively close to a multiple of 100. Both features extend beyond Genesis 1:1 to the next word. This - as has already been demonstrated - functions also as a perfect numerical plinth for a triangular representation of the opening verse.
These features lead to two formal descriptions of Genesis 1:1 and following word.
4 - An interlocking set
The catalogue of elementary rectangular panels contained within Genesis 1:1-as-rectangle is presented below. It reveals that the first five words give rise to two mutually-exclusive pairs of composite units - referred to as (A,B) and (A',B'). The rectangles associated with words 6 and 7 are designated C and D, respectively. Word 8 - first of Genesis 1:2 - is also depicted (in combination with word 4). The resulting rectangle is designated E.
Regarding the first verse, these basic units and their various combinations give rise to a total of 23 rectangles - each representing a multiple of 37. Details of these structures are provided in the following table - their compositions given first in terms of the elementary rectangles - A, B, A', B', C, D - and again, as sums of the word-values.
|n||Panel Composition||Word-Value Composition||37.m||m|
It will be observed that each word of the verse is involved precisely 12 times in this set of multiples of 37 - implying that they are of equal weight. Note also that here is yet another multiple of 6!
Regarding panel E: this, in combination with A, B', C and D creates an additional crop of multiples of 37 in the augmented verse.
5 - A notable factor
On the average, in any randomly-selected set of integers, 1 in every 37 will be a multiple of 37. Applying this principle to the 127 values represented by the 7 words of Genesis 1:1 and their various combinations, it is to be expected that 3 or 4 will have 37 as a factor. As has been shown here, there are actually 23 - ie over 6 times the expected number! This result becomes a dramatic feature of the accompanying factor profile for the verse where, for each of the values over the range 2 to 50, the frequency of its occurrence as factor in the set of 127 values determines the height of the corresponding column. The ideal profile - delineated by the smaller white squares - provides a backcloth against which the significance of the event may be assessed. In addition, when we consider again the singular attributes of 37 per se, it is indeed difficult to argue that this particular set is random!
6 - The 3:5 motif
Panels C and D - representing words 6 and 7, and each a multiple of 37 - have an additional significance in the context of the whole verse, for consider:
It may be remembered that the MERCY SEAT - golden lid to the Ark of the Covenant - had (by divine decree!) sides in the ratio 3:5 (Ex.25:17). Clearly, the fact that the Apostle Paul uses this term of the Lord (Ro.3:25) lends added significance to the foregoing; also that it is 'from above the mercy seat' that God meets and communes with man (Ex.25:22)!
7 - Conclusions
Attention has here been drawn to some further aspects of the numerical phenomena found associated with the Bible's opening words and Creator's Name, and to the extreme odds against these being attributable to chance. Undoubtedly, in any other field of investigation, such irrefutable evidence would be widely accepted as proof positive that they must be the work of an exceedingly able and purposeful mind. However, in this particular context, judgments are inevitably influenced by cognitive dissonance. An awareness of what amounts to a universal and deep-seated aversion to drawing conclusions of this kind - with their far-reaching implications - is, in itself, further powerful evidence for believing the Aleph-Tau phenomena to be of divine origin.
Vernon Jenkins MSc
See also: http://www.jsampson.co.uk/miracla1.htm for 'Aspects of a Miracle'