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Genesis 1:1 - Evidence For God

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1)

You may notice that there are some numbers that show up again and again in the Bible. The number seven, for instance, is found throughout the Bible and is widely recognized... The Sabbath on the 7th day; the 7 years of plenty and the 7 years of famine in Egypt; the 7 priests and 7 trumpets marching around Jericho... etc. These numbers are not in the Bible haphazardly or by chance.

Unlike English, or other modern languages, each letter in the Hebrew and Greek alphabets have a standard and fixed number or numeric value attached to it (e.g. The first 10 letters have the values 1-10. The next 9 letters are valued 20, 30, ... 100). Not only letters, but also words and complete sentences have numerical values when these numbers are added together. 


Hebrew Alphabet Table with Numerics

It appears the numbers that show up again and again in the Bible are all intertwined with the numerical values themselves (see here). This is even more remarkable considering the Hebrews began using numerical values after the Old Testament was written! So when God inspired the writers of the Scriptures, He led them to include mathematical patterns but had other men discover them at a later time...

Curiously, the Hebrew word for a sign is אות (e.g. Gen 1:14), and the Hebrew word for a letter of the alphabet is אות – the same word as that for a sign! Is each letter of the Hebrew alphabet, in itself, a sign that points to Jesus? I believe so...
"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me." (John 5:39)

Genesis 1:1

Throughout the Bible, in both Old and New Testaments, the numbers 3, 7, 37 and 73 show up frequently in the underlying numeric values. Both seven and three are numbers of perfection, or completion, picturing God's divine perfection and perfect order (though the number three, to a lesser degree than seven).

Many believe that 37 is God's number because, in theomatics, 37 appears to be the base number on which all references to Jesus (God-the-Son) are structured! For instance, the Greek numerical value of the name JESUS is 888 (37 x 8), CHRIST is 1480 (37 x 8 x 5), JESUS CHRIST is 2368 (37 x 8 x 8), LORD is 999 (37 x 3 x 3 x 3) and GOD is 555 (37 x 3 x 5)... see 185 more examples here.

In the very first verse of the Bible (Genesis 1:1), God sets the tone for Bible codes (hidden underlying numeric values) that continue richly throughout both the Old and New Testaments...
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Gen 1:1)
 In Hebrew:


Note: Hebrew reads from right to left.

A listing of the phenomenal features of sevens & threes found in Genesis 1:
  1. 7 words in this verse
  2. 9 (3 x 3) words when contractions in Hebrew are expanded (similar to the English isn't)
  3. 3 words either side of middle word 
  4. 28 (7 x 4) letters in this verse. This is also the 7th triangular number (aka perfect number).
  5. 7 letters in each of the last four words
  6. The first 3 words (containing the subject) have 14 (x 2) letters
  7. The odd numbers among the 14 sums to 42 (7 x 3 x 2) 
  8. Even numbers among the 14 sums to 98 (7 x 7 x 2)
  9. The last four words (containing the object) also have 14  (x 2) letters
  10. The nouns have 14 letters (7 × 2)
  11. The middle word and the one before it are made up of 7 letters 
  12. The middle word and the one after it are made up of 7 letters
  13. Words 2 and 6 are made up of 3 letters
  14. Value of first and last letters of all 7 words = 1393 (7 x 199)
  15. Value of first and last letters of first and last words = 497 (7 x 71)
  16. Value of first and last letters of first half of the verse = 42 (7 x 3 x 2)
  17. Value of first and last letters of second half = 91 (7 × 13)
  18. Value of shortest word and only verb ברא [created] = 203 (7 x 29)
  19. Value of last letters of first and last words = 490 (7 x 7 x 10)
  20. Value of first, middle and last letters in verb ברא [created] = 133 (7 x 19)
  21. Value of first and last letters of each of the words in between = 896 (x 128)
  22. The 3 leading nouns in the verse (God, Heaven, Earth) have a numeric value of 777 (7 x 3 x 37
  23. Numerical value of all words = 2701 (37 x 73) =  37th hexagonal number and 73rd triangular number (aka perfect number)
  24. Numerical value of all words when contractions in Hebrew are expanded = 2275 (7 × 325)  
  25. Numerical value of words 1 and 3 = 913 + 86 = 999 (37 x x 3 x 3)
  26. Numerical value of words 1, 3 and 6 = 913 + 86 + 407 = 1406 (37 x 38)
  27. Numerical value of words 1, 3, and 7 = 913 + 86 + 296 = 1295 (37 7 x 5)
  28. Numerical value of words 1, 3, 6 and 7 = 913 + 86 + 407 + 296 = 1702 (37 x 46)
  29. Numerical value of words 1, 2 and 4 = 913 + 203 + 401 = 1517 (37 x 41)
  30. Numerical value of words 1, 2, 4 and 6 = 913 + 203 + 401 + 407 = 1924 (37 x 52)
  31. Numerical value of words 1, 2, 4 and 7 = 913 + 203 + 401 + 296 = 1813 (37 x 7 x 7)
  32. Numerical value of words 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7 = 913 + 203 + 401 + 407 + 296 = 2220 (37 x 3 x 20)
  33. Numerical value of words 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 = 913 + 203 + 86 + 401 + 395 + 407 = 2405 (37 x 65)
  34. Numerical value of words 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 = 913 + 203 + 86 + 401 + 395 = 1998 (37 3 x 2)
  35. Numerical value of words 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 = 913 + 203 + 86 + 401 + 395 + 296 = 2294 (37 x 62)
  36. Numerical value of words 2, 4 and 5 = 203 + 401 + 395 = 999 (37 x 3 x 3)
  37. Numerical value of words 2, 4, 5 and 7 = 203 + 401 + 395 + 296 = 1295 (37 x 7 x 5) 
  38. Numerical value of words 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 =  203 + 401 + 395 + 407 + 296 = 1702 (37 x 46)
  39. Numerical value of words 3 and 5 = 86 + 395 = 481 (37 x 13)
  40. Numerical value of words 3, 5 and 6 = 86 + 395 + 407 = 888 (37 x 3 x 8)
  41. Numerical value of words 3, 5, 6 and 7 = 86 + 395 + 407 + 296 = 1184 (37 x 32)
  42. Numerical value of word 6 = 407 (37 x 11)
  43. Numerical value of word 7 = 296 (37 x 8)
  44. Numerical value of words 6 and 7 = 407 + 296 = 703 (37 x 19) = 37th triangular number (aka perfect number)
  45. Numerical value of all words (2701) added to its reversal, 1027 = 2701 + 1027 = 3773
  46. The creation account from Gen 1:1 to 2:3 has exactly 1813 letters = 37 x 7 x 7
Note: The actual numerics were compiled by Ivan Panin.

Believe it or not, this list is not exhaustive of all the features in Gen 1:1! In total, 31 features of the number 7 have been discovered in this first verse and 23 combinations of 37 in the words + the total. That is more than 50 features! The odds of just 31 features of 7, found in Genesis 1:1, is 7 multiplied by itself 30 times (730) or 1 in 22,5 Septillion! This analysis does not not even take into account the 23 combinations of number 37. These through-the-roof statistical probabilities of encoded number patterns could not possibly be there by random chance. 

And this isn't limited to Genesis. There are literally thousands of such mathematical patterns underlying ALL of the books of the Old and New Testament (see here)! Dr. Ivan Panin, a former agnostic, spent almost fifty years identifying theses structures, and it was his first discovery of this phenomenon that led to his conversion. Panin was so well known as a firm agnostic that when he discarded his agnosticism and accepted the Christian faith, the newspapers carried headlines telling of his conversion!

Since God has purposefully designed the number 37 into the names of His Son (“Jesus” and “Christ”), and into His spoken word (the Bible), it shouldn't be too surprising to find similar patterns also in His created life (the genetic code). In a sense, God could have also been describing DNA in John 1:14 by proclaiming - "the Word becomes Flesh" (John 1:14). In 2003, members of the Human Genome Project completed the first reference sequence of the human genome confirming that a 4-letter alphabet organized into three-letter WORDs are responsible for the creation of all flesh...


37 in the Genetic Code

Over the past few years, a number of world-class scientists (none of whom are Christians) have reported the discovery of numerical patterns (specifically the number 37) in the universal genetic code...

The genetic code, found in all living organisms, is the set of rules which translate DNA into proteins (the building blocks of all living cells) and does not alter as it is passed down through generations. The building blocks of proteins are amino acids and thus, the amino acids represent the very foundational building blocks of life. There are 20 universal amino acids of life that directly code for genes.
4 × 5 AMINO ACID TABLE

When we place the 20 amino acids that directly code for genes in a 4 x 5 table and arrange them according to their chemical properties, we get a table where...

  1. The sum of the molecular masses of the TOP two rows with EXACTLY half of the central row = 372 + 0.025
  2. The sum of the molecular masses of the BOTTOM two rows with EXACTLY half the central row = 372 - 0.025
  3. The sum of the two INNER columns is EXACTLY 666 x 2 + 0.37 (which can be rewritten as 703 x 2 - 37 x 2 + 0.37)
  4. The sum of the two OUTER columns is EXACTLY 703 x 2 - 0.37 (which can be rewritten as 666 x 2 + 37 x 2 - 0.37)
  5. The sum of the ODD columns (the 1st and 3rd column) is EXACTLY 703 x 2 - 73 x 2 - 0.73
  6. The sum of the EVEN columns (the 2nd and 4th column) is EXACTLY 666 x 2 + 73 x 2 + 0.73

Notice how the molecular mass of the INNER columns and the OUTER columns are built around the number 37 and 0.37 while the molecular mass of the ODD columns and the EVEN columns are built around the number 73 and 0.73. See: Miloje M. Rakocevic's peer-reviewed paper entitled "A Harmonic Structure Of The Genetic Code", Journal of Theoretical Biology 229 (2004) 221-234

In another paper entitled “The WOW! signal of the terrestrial genetic code”, Vladimir I. Shcherbak and Maxim A. Makukov demonstrate how the nucleons in the human genome are mathematically arranged according to each of the triple repdigits (111 through 999). This is incredible because each of the triple repdigits are intimately related to that flawless number 37…

  • 111 (1 + 1 + 1 = 3 and 337 = 111)
  • 222 (2 + 2 + 2 = 6 and 2 x 3 37 = 222)
  • 333 (3 + 3 + 3 = 9 and 3 x 337 = 333)
  • 444 (4 + 4 + 4 = 12 and 4 x 3 x 37 = 444)
  • 555 (5 + 5 + 5 = 15 and 5 x 3 x 37 = 555)
  • 666 (6 + 6 + 6 = 18 and 2 x 3 x 337 = 666)
  • 777 (7 + 7 + 7 = 21 and 3 x 737 = 777)
  • 888 (8 + 8 + 8 = 24 and 8 x 337 = 888)
  • 999 (9 + 9 + 9 = 27 and 3 x 3 x 337 = 999)

Additionally, if we sum 111 through 999, we get 4995 (37 x 135). Coincidentally, this is also the total value of the 27 (3 x 3 x 3) Hebrew characters! They draw the conclusion:
“Accurate and systematic, these underlying patterns appear as a product of precision logic and nontrivial computing rather than of stochastic processes (the null hypothesis that they are due to chance coupled with presumable evolutionary pathways is rejected with P-value < 10–13).”
See here for a more in-depth discussion.

Finally, in a research paper published in Icarus, scientists have noted that the number 37 crops up another several times...

  1. The total molecular mass of the 20 amino acids = 2738 (37 x 74 (37th even number))
  2. The total mass of the molecular core shared by all 20 amino acids is 74 (37 x 2)
  3. The sum of the atomic numbers of all the different atoms found in DNA = 37 
  4. Of the 20 amino acids, 19 have 73 nucleons (protons and neutrons)
  5. Proline is the only amino acid out of the 20 that has 74 (37 x 2) nucleons (also the 37th even number) 
  6. Mitochondrial DNA contains exactly 37 genes, all of which are essential for normal mitochondrial function
  7. There are a total of 28 (7 x 4) codons (3 structural units within DNA) which have a total atomic mass of 1665 (37 x 3 3 x 5) and a combined side chain atomic mass of 703 (37 x 19) = 37th triangular number

The scientists have a total of nine examples in their research paper published in Icarus, where they state that the chances of the number 37 appearing this many times by random in the genetic code is a staggering one in 10 trillion. Hence, they attribute this phenomenon to aliens! See: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/781150/Aliens-created-genetic-code-life-dna

But this CLEARLY demonstrates that the author of Genesis 1:1 is the SAME author of the human genome - GOD! God has purposefully designed the number 37 into His spoken word (the Bible), into His created life (the genetic code) and into the names of His Son (“Jesus” and “Christ”). 


Regardless of the significance of these numbers, there is clearly evidence of design in the genetic code, which could not be random chance!


The Value of Pi and e 

Another remarkable proof for God from the numerical values of Genesis 1:1, along with John 1:1, is the discovery of the values of key mathematical constants to a high degree of accuracy...

Genesis 1:1

If you examine the numerical values of each of the Hebrew letters, and the numerical value of the words, and apply them to this formula:


You get 3.1416 x 1017. The value of π to four decimal places!

(Note: This isn't the first time that π has been found hidden in the Hebrew text. In 1st Kings 7:23, when one corrects the letter values for a variation of the spelling, the 46-foot circumference of Solomon’s “molten sea” is specified to an accuracy of better than 15 thousandths of an inch! This accuracy would seem to vastly exceed the precision of their instrumentation! See here)

John 1:1

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
This time if you take the numerical value of each of the Greek letters, and the numerical value of the words, and apply them to the same formula:


You now get 2.7183 x 1040, the value of e to four decimal places!

Through THE EXACT SAME mathematical formula and both accurate to 5 digits! The accuracy of π calculated from the book of Genesis remained unsurpassed for over 1,700 years from the giving of the Torah to Moses in 1313 BC. Similarly, the accuracy of e from the book of John (written in 96 AD) wasn't improved for over 1,600 years.


Are these just coincidences?

There are 90,000 possible 5 digit numbers from 1.0000 to 9.9999 that could have occurred from the above equations. The chance that the digit sequence 3.1415 occurs by coincidence is therefore 1/90,000. The chance that Euler’s number (e) is calculated from the Gospel of John 1:1 by the same equation to 5 correct digits, is also 1/90,000. The probability that both occur by random chance in these textually related verses is thus 1/90,000 x 1/90,000 = 1/ 8,100,000,000!

Skeptics may rightly claim that these mathematical coincidences should apply to any verse from the Bible and then the odds would be much higher. However, it has been known for a long time that Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 are intimately related, both textually and numerically (thereby strengthening the overall case for a mathematical design behind Genesis 1:1/John 1:1)...

  1. Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 are the only two verses in the Bible that begin with the phrase "In the beginning"
  2. Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 are known as the two great "Creation Verses" of the Bible (the former being the first verse of the Bible and the latter being the first verse of the final Gospel)
  3. John 1:1-18 is the prologue to the gospel story, and it introduces Jesus as God's incarnate Word
  4. Genesis 1:1-2:3 is the prologue to the whole Bible, and it introduces God as the Creator of the world
  5. Numerical value of all words in Genesis 1:1 = 2701 (37 x 73) 
  6. Numerical value of all words in John 1:1 = 3627 (39 93) (also x 3 x 13 x 31!)
  7. The Greek numerical value of the “WORD”, appearing 3 times in John 1:1, is 373

The list goes on... see more here. With this complementary link between the two verses, it is difficult to believe that this ‘1 in 8 billion’ coincidence of events is fortuitous. 


Final Proof

One last incredible proof for God, also hidden within the powerful statement in Genesis 1:1, can be found when Genesis 1:1 is read backward. Genesis 1:1 in reverse reads:

"Behold My Double, Moses, My Double! 
Shall I not multiply whom I did multiply?"


There are 27 letters used here, that is, 3 x 3. Note the intricate word positioning: the word "my double" is doubled, and is in turn parallel to the doubling of the word "I multiply," with "Moses," and "whom" in the middle:


This opening riddle alone is so complex that to suppose that random chance made it is absurd! And what is more, Genesis 1:1 read backward ALSO forms a word-by-word acrostic that reads: "She harnessed the sun!" Only God could orchestrate something like that!

But these are just two examples, the Bible appears to contain, encoded within the simplistic creation story of Genesis, a much more detailed and exhaustive account of how God created, also revealing Jesus Christ as Co-Creator ("My Double"). See here for the meaning of these two riddles and further examples! 

Just the first seven words of the Hebrew Bible are all it takes to affirm that God is the CreatorWithin the exact verse which tells us the most important concept: God creates


That only brushed the surface of the mathematical miracle in the first verse of the Bible, there is much, much more! A mere human author, let alone forty-five authors could not have done all this over two thousand years. I cannot but throw myself in fearful awe and admiration before the Mastermind behind such structures. While it is true that salvation comes by faith alone (Romans 3:22; Hebrews 11:6), our faith is not a blind faith.
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." (Psalm 14:1)
Recommended Book: The Inspiration of the Hebrew Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated by Ivan Panin

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this interesting and absolute fascinating article... I don't think even Chuck Missler was aware of the numerical patterns in DNA!! But as Chuck used to say, God always rewards the diligent student. God bless you CE.
    -Reece

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