GOD’S NUMERICAL DESIGN
TWO OF THREE – CHAPTERS 4 TO 6
The Divinely-Inspired Word
HOW do the newly-discovered
facts scientifically prove that the Bible is a God-inspired, God-given
The presence of the amazing
numerical features or facts beneath the very surface of the original
Bible text cannot be denied by anyone. There are actually thousands of
phenomenal, numerical facts in the very structure of the Bible. One can
ignore them and turn his eyes from them, but the astounding numeric
facts continue to be there. Our own opinions, likes or dislikes, do not
alter the facts in the least. Welcome or unwelcome, acknowledged or
unacknowledged, the facts continue to be there.
Now then, since these facts are
actually found in the very structure of the Bible text, a certain
logical question arises - how can we account for the presence of these
facts? How did these features occur or come to be in the very structure
of the Bible text?
The reader will agree that there
are only two possible ways in which these amazing facts could have
occurred. They could have occurred either by accident, that is, by sheer
chance, or by design. They could have occurred accidentally, or they
could have been purposely designed or arranged.
No doubt some are of the opinion
that these features occurred accidentally - that they occurred in this
peculiar manner merely by sheer chance.
Consider: everyone knows how to
play a game with a six-sided dice. To throw a six is not easy. At least
on the law of averages you should throw a six, once every six throws.
But if you throw 2 sixes together,
your opponents say you’re clever. If you throw 3 sixes one after the
other, they say you’re too lucky. If you throw 4 sixes, they begin to
look at you as though you’re cheating.
If you throw 5 they say it’s
impossible. If you throw six sixes then they say the dice is definitely
rigged. And if you dare throw another they will definitely grab the dice
and examine it. On the law of averages, you could not throw seven sixes
in a row by accident.
Let us suppose that there are
twenty-four numerical features or facts in the structure of a certain
passage. What are the chances that these 24 features would occur
together in one passage accidentally?
This is easily calculated, for
there is a standard, recognized, scientific method of calculating
chances — there is an established
law of chances.
Take the numbers 1 to 7
Only one number in every seven is a
multiple of seven (14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49 etc).
According to the law of chances, for
any 1 number to be a multiple of 7 accidentally, there is 1 chance in .....
According to the law of chances, for
any 2 numbers to be multiples of 7 accidentally, there is only 1 chance in 7
x 7, or only 1 chance in ......
According to the law of chances, for
any 3 numbers to be multiples of 7 accidentally there is only 1 chance in 7
x 49, or only 1 chance in ........ 343
The calculation continues on the same
So according to the law of chances,
for any 1 FEATURE or NUMERIC FACT to occur accidentally, there is only one
chance in seven.
For 2 features * 1 chance in ......
to occur accidentally there is only)
For 3 features * 1 chance in
For 4 features * 1 chance in
For 5 features * 1 chance in
For 6 features * 1 chance in
For 7 features * 1 chance in
For 8 features * 1 chance in
For 9 features * 1 chance in
features * 1 chance in
11 features * 1 chance in
12 features * 1 chance in
13 features * 1 chance in
14 features * 1 chance in
15 features * 1 chance in
16 features * 1 chance in
17 features * 1 chance in
18 features * 1 chance in
19 features * 1 chance in
20 features * 1 chance in
21 features * 1 chance in
22 features * 1 chance in
23 features * 1 chance in
24 features * 1 chance in
Thus, according to the law of
chances, for 24 features to occur in a passage accidentally, there is
only 1 chance in 191,581,231,380,566,414,401 - only 1 chance in one
hundred and ninety-one quintillion, five hundred and eighty-one
quadrillion, two hundred and thirty-one trillion, three hundred and
eighty billion, five hundred and sixty-six million, four hundred and
fourteen thousand, four hundred and one.
Many brief Bible passages have as
many as seventy or a hundred or more amazing numeric features in the
very structure of their text. If there is only one chance in
quintillions that 24 features could occur together accidentally, what
would the chance be for 70 features to occur together accidentally?
When there is only one chance in
thousands for something to happen accidentally, it is already considered
highly improbable that it will occur at all. When there is only one
chance in hundreds of thousands, it is considered practically
But here there is one chance in
not only millions, but billions and trillions, and quadrillions, and
quintillions, that merely 24 features could occur together in a passage
The argument and demonstration is
convincing enough. The amazing numerical features of even one small
passage, to say nothing of the thousands in the entire Bible, could not
possibly have occurred by accident — by sheer chance.
All this evidence simply cannot be
explained by the doctrine of chances. If these features did not occur
accidentally, then there is only one conclusion, one alternative. They
were purposely designed or arranged - their occurrence in such a
marvellous and mysterious manner was intended or planned.
The point can be illustrated as
Suppose for example, someone was
carrying a bag which contained 25 oranges. Suppose that suddenly the bag
broke and the 25 oranges fell to the floor. What chance would there be
that the oranges would fall into five perfect rows with five in each
row, each orange being exactly opposite the other?
Such self arrangement would be
Suppose on the other hand you came
into the room and found the oranges arranged in the manner described.
You would come to only one conclusion, that is, that they were purposely
designed or arranged in that specific manner. No one would risk being
called insane by insisting that such a thing occurred accidentally !
Likewise, these profound numeric
features found in the very structure of the original Bible text are not
there by sheer chance or accident, but by design. They are arranged
according to a definite plan; these form thousands of perfect and
It has been conclusively shown
that there are amazing numerical features in the very structure of the
Bible - their presence cannot be denied, but is a truth which everyone
must accept. It has also been proved that these features could not
possibly have occurred by sheer chance or accident, but that they were
arranged or designed. This is a second truth which everyone must accept.
Since the discovery of a design is
proof of a designer, the next logical question arises . . . .
Who Planned and Carried out These
Amazing NumericAL Designs ?
Who caused them to occur in the
very structure of the Bible text?
The thousands of perfect patterns
and designs came into the Scripture through some Intelligence. The
reader will agree that there are only two possible intelligences that
could have planned and brought about these profound designs. They could
have come into the Scripture either by human intelligence or by super
human, that is, divine intelligence.
Were these amazing numeric designs
planned by the men who wrote the books of the Bible?
The profound numeric patterns in
the structure of the Bible passages could not possibly have been planned
and worked out by mere human beings alone.
If anyone could write an
intelligible passage of 300 words, constructing it in such a way that
the same designs and schemes of sevens occur in the structure of its
text as those found in the first seventeen verses of Matthew, indeed he
would prove himself a wonder if he could accomplish it in six months.
If anyone could write an
intelligible passage of 161 words, constructing it in such a manner that
the same designs and arrangements of sevens occur in the structure of
its text as those which are found in verses 18-25 of the first chapter
of Matthew, he would accomplish a still greater wonder if he were able
to do it in three years.
If anyone in an entire lifetime of
continuous work could write an intelligible passage of some 500 words,
containing in its structure as many intertwined yet harmonious numeric
features as are found in the second chapter of Matthew, it would be a
miracle of miracles.
No mortal in a lifetime of a
hundred years could possibly have carried out the design which is found
in even a single book of the Bible, if he devoted the entire hundred
years to the task. It would require some centuries to write a book
designed and constructed in the manner in which the book of Matthew is
It must be remembered that with
each additional sentence the difficulty of constructing these numerical
features increases not only in arithmetical progression, but in
geometrical progression, for each paragraph is designed so as to develop
constantly fixed numeric relations to the material which precedes and
follows it. Every additional letter, word, and sentence makes the matter
tremendously more complicated and comprehensive.
The reader must also observe that
many of the Scripture writers were men chosen from very ordinary walks
of life -men who had little or no schooling at all. If Matthew, Mark,
Luke or John, for instance, had attempted to construct and produce the
harmonious numeric features and designs which are found in their books
as a whole, and had attempted to produce separate numeric schemes and
designs which occur in each division, and in each sub-division, and in
the words, forms, vocabularies, letters, etc., how long would it have
taken them to construct their books? Centuries upon centuries!
Certainly, mere human beings alone
could not possibly have planned and worked out the amazing designs of
numeric features which occur in the very structure of the Bible text.
The limitations of the human intellect and the shortness of human life
make it impossible for any man or any set of men combined to accomplish
such stupendous feats.
Dr. D. B. Turkey tells how he
attempted to construct a passage that would show some numeric features.
“I gave numeric values to the
English alphabet, and tried to prepare a passage which would adhere to
the numerics, and make every section a multiple of seven, and present
all the other features of Biblical arithmography, without letting the
meaning of the passage descend to nonsense. After working on it for
days, I could get no satisfaction. Yet this feature is accomplished in
every one of the thousands of Bible paragraphs without the slightest
The marvellous numeric designs
which extended over many books of the Bible could not possibly have been
planned and carried out by the writers themselves.
Not only are phenomenal designs
confined to the text of single Bible passages, but widely separated
portions of the Bible are woven into intricate and perfect patterns.
Special words which are scattered through many different books of the
Bible form amazing chain-designs that literally teem with numerical
The numeric designs in the
structure of the Bible writers’ names, for instance, extend throughout
the entire Scriptures. The discovery of such word-chains requires
careful searching in all parts of the 66 books of the Bible.
The double design of sevens in the
name “Moses,” for example, could not have been planned and carried out
by the Bible writers themselves. It must be remembered that the writers
did not live at the same time; they lived many years apart. In fact,
there was a period of about 1600 years between the writing of the first
book of the Bible and the last.
It must be remembered also that
the 66 books were written by 33 different persons. And it must be
remembered that these persons were scattered throughout various
countries of the world and that they were men of widely different
backgrounds. Many of the writers had little or no schooling. How could
these men have planned the distribution of the name “Moses”
throughout the entire Bible so as to form marvellous numeric designs?
How could each one of the 33
writers who lived in various countries, the last writer separated by
1600 years from the first, insert the name “Moses” just enough times to
keep the numeric design in suspense until it came to John, the last
writer who used it in the book of Revelation just once to complete the
design? How could each writer have known that he should use a particular
word a certain number of times so that when all would be finished after
1600 years the total would divide perfectly by seven and would show
Certainly such design could not
possibly have been planned by the writers themselves. The case of Moses
is only one example of chain design which extends throughout the entire
Bible. Literally hundreds of other cases as convincing as this, can be
Each word of the whole Scripture
is linked and connected in one marvellous pattern. All the intricacies
and beauties of the separate and smaller patterns when put together form
one great design. Thus the entire Bible is tied together by continuous
patterns from Genesis to Revelation.
The designs interlock paragraph
with paragraph, book with book, and the Old Testament with the New
Testament. The numerics of the Old Testament and those of the New
together form harmonious schemes which could not be made possible or
solved without either of the Testaments.
The Old Testament was concluded
400 years before the New Testament was begun, yet the two when taken
together form one complete revelation. Both accord perfectly; both are
parts of one homogeneous whole.
The fact that the Bible was
written by a number of different persons in various countries of the
world over a period of hundreds of years makes it impossible for the
writers to have planned these patterns.
Designs which cover some 1600
years could never have been planned and carried out by man, for many of
the words were perched without any knowledge of what would be written by
other writers many years later.
Even if it were possible for the
33 different writers to meet and confer about the use of their
vocabularies, etc., it would require thousands of years to carry out
such profound numeric schemes.
The minds of the cleverest men who
have ever lived would not be capable of devising such sublime
mathematical problems. No human mind could possibly have devised such a
means of binding the whole of the Word together.
The special elaborate numeric
designs in each book of the Bible could not possibly have been planned
and carried out by the writers unaided.
The number of words found in
Matthew, not found in any of the other 26 New Testament books, shows
elaborate designs. How did Matthew know that he should use certain words
which would not be used in any of the other 26 books of the New
In order for him to have done this
it would have been necessary for him to have had all these other books
before him as he wrote his book. If he had all these other 26 books
before him as he wrote, it would mean that he wrote his Gospel last.
It so happens, however, that each
of the books has a certain number of words which are not found in any
other New Testament book. These words show phenomenal numeric designs.
How did each writer know that he should use a certain number of words
which would not be used in any other book?
In order for each writer to have
done this it would have been necessary for each one to have had all the
other 26 books before him as he wrote. If each had the other 26 books
before him as he wrote, it would mean that each particular book was
written last. But such a thing is an utter impossibility! How could each
New Testament writer have the other 26 books before him as he wrote?
Such a thing is unthinkable!
These are only a few of the many
problems which confront a person who tries to figure out how mere men
could have designed and arranged the phenomenal numeric features in the
structure of the original Bible text. Certainly these amazing numerical
designs could not possibly have been planned and carried out by mere
The Bible: Absolutely Unique
AT FIRST glance the most obvious
objection to the numeric features of the Bible is that such or similar
numerics could be extracted from any other writings in any language if
sufficient time and ingenuity were expended. However, this is not the
The Bible is different from all
other books. No other piece of literature anywhere in the entire world
is known to contain numerical features such as are found in the
structure of the Bible text.
The Apocrypha shows no evidence of
such numeric design. Various persons have devoted much time to the
examination of the Greek classics in an effort to find the same
mathematical structure, but no such phenomena have yet been found
Various professors of Greek have
been requested to submit Greek prose classics to the numeric test to
ascertain if these same amazing numerical phenomena could be found. No
one has reported any success in finding such numeric design.
No human being could have written
the Bible in the way it is demonstrated to have been written. No human
foresight or arrangement could have secured such results before-hand; no
human powers could have carried them out to such perfection. Man by his
own attainments could not perform such unthinkable feats. It is simply
impossible to account for these designs of numeric features if the mere
human authorship of the Bible is assumed.
If human logic is worth anything
at all we are simply driven to the conclusion that the thousands of
amazing numeric designs in the very structure of the original Bible text
could not possibly have been planned by the men who wrote the books of
the Bible – they could never have been produced by mere human minds.
It is evident that the Bible is
not the work of many minds, but the work of one Mind. The designs
furnish clear proof that the whole Bible has but one Author. All the
books of both the Old and New Testaments were planned and produced by
the same Mind.
Every candid, logical minded
individual is simply compelled to admit that the intelligence which
planned and designed the Bible must have been Superhuman, and Divine.
That One Designer was a Supernatural, Master Designer.
Only the Supreme, Omniscient,
Omnipotent God could have caused such phenomenal numeric designs to
occur beneath the surface of the Bible text. Only God could have
constructed the Bible in the amazing manner in which it is constructed.
The Eternal, Omnipotent Author designed, superintended, worked, and
carried out His Own infinite plans. There is no escape from that
Thus the newly-discovered designs
of numerical features or facts scientifically prove that the great Bible
“claim” concerning itself is actually true. The Bible actually is a
supernatural, God-inspired, God-given book as it claims to be, for mere
human beings alone could not possibly have written and constructed it
in the marvellous manner in which it is constructed.
Indeed “all scripture” is
“God-breathed.” The words which the writers of the Bible recorded were
not their own words, but were the very words of God Himself - they wrote
only as they were “moved” or “in-breathed” by the Spirit of God.
In geometry the two angles at the
base of an isosceles triangle are proved to be equal by cold
unimpassioned mathematical reasoning about which there can be no
dispute. So the divine inspiration of the Bible is proved with all the
clearness and positive-ness of mathematical precision.
Sceptics can bring no indictment
against the proof made possible by the numerical facts, for the proof
deals with mathematical certainties. The modern scientific method, the
hard logic, the sound laws of reasoning, are astounding. One cannot
argue with mathematics for it is an exact science.
The facts are undeniable and
indisputable - their conclusions are unavoidable. They are stupendous,
overwhelming evidences of divine inspiration which shatter all the
arguments of non-believers.
The discoveries of facts as
important as these are indeed “Astounding New Discoveries.” They are as
amazing as any discoveries that could be made. The results are
staggering. The facts are hardly conceivable except that they are
visible before our eyes. One is forced to say with awe, “This is the
work of God Himself.”
God has written His signature in
His Word in this phenomenal manner so that no man can claim it as a
It is utterly foolish for anyone
to say that the numerical do not underlie the actual text and vocabulary
of the Bible passages. They are there! To make such a statement would be
as foolish as saying that there is no blood in a living human being.
The evidence and facts are such
that no destructive critic can successfully face them. Facing them means
unconditional surrender to the inevitable. They form an unanswerable
argument - they make possible a certain and foolproof system which can
stand any amount of honest testing. No living person has yet attempted
to dispute this convincing array of facts. The best anyone can do is to
Robert Ingersoll, the noted
infidel lecturer, was continually crying for a miracle. Here are
hundreds of miracles! Let anyone deal with these facts and show how they
occurred in the very structure of the original Bible text if they did
not occur in a miraculous way!
The Remarkable Precision of
the Numeric Designs
Readers will be amazed to learn
that the perfect numeric designs which underlie the very structure of
the original Bible text make it possible to detect any letter or word
that anyone might add, omit, or transpose. The extraordinary
mathematical designs in a profound manner determine the exact order of
words, spelling, etc.
Just as an astronomer, who knows
definite astronomical calculations and the position of various planets,
can determine where and when certain other planets will appear, so one
who knows definite numerical calculations of the Bible and the position
of various letters, words, or books, can immediately determine where
certain other letters, words or books should occur.
The following is a striking
illustration of the remarkable precision and accuracy made possible by
the presence of the numerical facts in the very structure of the Bible
A certain Bible concordance
prepared by C. F. Hudson, supervised by H. L. Hastings, and checked by
Ezra Abbot, lists what were evidently thought to be all of the Bible
references in which the word “Moses” occurs.
According to the concordance the
name appears in exactly 846 Bible references. This number, of course, is
out of harmony with various numeric designs which run through the Bible.
According to certain numeric designs the name would be expected to occur
a number of times dividing perfectly by seven. Of course 846 does not
divide evenly by seven, but 847 does - it is 121 sevens. What was the
trouble? Was one of these references omitted from the concordance?
Yes. A reference to Moses which
that edition of the concordance does not list is found in the
book of Hebrews. The scholarly gentlemen who prepared this concordance
apparently overlooked this verse, but the error is detected by the
designs of numerical facts which occur in the very structured
The newly-discovered numerical
facts definitely settle the question regarding the correct number of
books the Bible should contain. The Roman and Greek Catholic Churches
include in the Old Testament of their Bibles, 14 books known as the
Apocrypha which Protestants do not include.
The books of the Apocrypha date
from 400 B.C. to 100 A.D. With the exception of these books, the Roman
and Greek Catholic Bibles are practically identical with the Protestant
Bible. What is the correct number of Bible books?
There are many marvellous numeric
designs which run through all of the 66 books of the Protestant Bible as
a whole - patterns which bind these books into one great unit. If a
single book is added or removed, certain elaborate numeric designs or
chains which tie these books together are completely destroyed.
Furthermore, there is no evidence
of numerical features and designs in the text of the Apocrypha. Thus the
Bibles of the Roman and Greek Catholic Church, so far as the number of
books is concerned, are proved to be incorrect. The numerical facts thus
act as an automatic check against tampering with the divinely planned
number of books.
Since each letter stands for a
number, it is clear that a change in even a single letter changes the
“numeric value” of an entire passage. The omission of, or change in a
single letter, to say nothing of a whole word, at once destroys many
features of perfect numeric design. In fact, the design as a whole is
destroyed by the addition of one word.
In one case, all is harmony, and
the elaborate scheme of sevens is seen at once, while in the other case,
all is confusion if something foreign is introduced into the delicate
numerical system mysteriously recorded in the Bible, by the Holy Spirit.
Place Values and Order Numbers
The exact order of Bible words is
determined by the numeric designs in the “place values” and “order
numbers” of the words. For example, suppose someone should change the
order of the names of our Lord in a certain passage from “Jesus Christ”
to “Christ Jesus.”
The number of letters in the
passage would remain the same, but the order of those two words would
be different. Could such a change be detected? Would we able to
determine whether “Jesus Christ” or “Christ Jesus” is the correct order
of the words?
Since the proper order for each
particular passage is definitely established by the numeric designs in
the “place values” and “order numbers” of the words, the correct order
could be determined by submitting both passages to the numeric test.
The passage which gives the true
order, of the words would show numeric design, whereas the passage which
gives the false order would not show numeric design. A change in the
order of words in any Bible passage invariably destroys perfect designs
in the place values and order numbers. Even the exact spelling of words
may be determined by the designs in the order numbers.
It is remarkable also to note that
a profound “cross-section” method - a system of multiplication - makes
it possible to promptly detect any errors which one might make when
checking on the place and order of words in the vocabulary.
It is indeed marvellous to think
of the many separate systems of designs which run through each letter
and word of the Bible. Not only is there a definite numeric scheme in
the “numeric values” of each letter and word, but there are also
separate designs in the place values, values, and order numbers of each
letter and word. Each pattern or design serves its own particular
Just one separate scheme or
numeric design is convincing, enough to demonstrate the divine
inspiration of any passage, but when a person combines all of these many
separate systems of designs which run through each letter and word of a
passage the argument is simply staggering!
Every letter and word is so
intricately intertwined and interlocked by these different systems of
designs that it is simply impossible to move a letter or word either to
the right or to the left without destroying the perfect patterns.
The very order of every letter and
word is definitely designed. Each letter and word has its own special
place. Such perfect order - such complex systems of designs with their
astonishing precision and accuracy, indeed could not have occurred
As an illustration, suppose that
the sixty or sixty-five pieces of an alarm clock were placed in a box.
One could shake that box year in and year out and those pieces would
never go in their proper places accidentally. The perfect order and the
complex numeric systems of the Bible cannot be attributed to chance, or
even to human design – they can only be divine.
The Bible itself claims that
divine inspiration extends not only to every sentence and every word,
but even to the smallest mark. In Matthew 5:17, 18, when Jesus said that
not one “jot” or one “tittle” would pass from the law till all be
fulfilled, He referred to the smallest letter (jot) and the smallest
mark or point (tittle), thus indicating that even they were
The numerical facts demonstrate
that the words, syllables, letters, and even every jot and tittle are
numbered and have their own special, divinely appointed place in the
text. God controlled the spelling of every word and the number of its
occurrences in the various Bible books.
The Bible is scientifically proved
to be divinely inspired, not in a loose or general way — not only in
“thought,” but in actual word and letter. Christ’s significant
statement, “The Scripture cannot be broken” is proved to be true. Indeed
God has protected and preserved His Word in a wonderful manner!
The amazing numeric facts and
designs are interwoven in the Bible-text in such a peculiar and
marvellous manner that no power on earth can blot them out. They are
woven into God’s Word as a thread is woven in a dollar bill to assure
They are imprinted on the pages of
Scripture as watermarks are imprinted in paper for verification and
identification. They guard the Bible against errors and interpolations
as the intricate designs on a bank note or check guard against
counterfeits and interpolations. God has marked His Word in a marvellous
It has been demonstrated that the
vast numerical structure of the Bible is a supernatural, divine work.
While it is utterly impossible for human beings to construct a book on
such a marvellous mathematical design, it is only the normal work of
God, the great Creator, who has carefully placed ...
Numbers in All of Nature.
The number system of God is
stamped upon all His works. All departments of nature are based on a
system of mathematics - great mathematical laws govern the universe.
God’s mathematical laws are at
work in all departments of nature. The planets of the heavens are
governed according to definite mathematical laws. Indeed, nature does
not operate by chance, but by design. Volumes could be devoted to
showing design in all of God’s creation.
“God made ... the stars ... and set them in the firmament of the
heaven.” (Genesis 1:16-7)
“He counts the number of the stars.” (Psalm 147:4)
He “brings out their host by number.” (Isaiah 40:26)
“God has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and meted out
the heaven with a span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in
measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a
balance.” (Isaiah 40:12)
If God placed the stars in their
proper order, and numbered them and measured the waters and weighed the
mountains, is it surprising or incredible that He has placed the words
and letters of His book in exact order, and numbered them, and guided
them into combinations of numbers?
The same God, who created the
universe and was careful to weave designs and intricate patterns into
the smallest detail of creation, has taken the same care with His Word.
He has placed the same peculiarity in both.
“The very hairs of your head are all numbered (counted).”
The word “numbered” in Greek is “arithmeo,”
the very word from which our English word “arithmetic” is derived. If
God counts the very hairs of our heads, is it strange that He has
counted the words and letters of His Scriptures?
Dr. Ivan Panin
Discovery of the Astounding Facts
THE discovery of thousands of
numerical facts beneath the very surface of the original Bible text was
the life-time task of a single individual - Dr. Ivan Panin, a famous
Among the thousands who have read
the Hebrew and Greek text of the Bible, Ivan Panin was the very first to
discover the amazing numerical facts.
Mr. Panin was born in Russia,
December 12th, 1855. At an early age he was exiled from his homeland,
and after spending a number of years in Germany furthering his
education, he went to the United States. Soon after his arrival, Mr,
Panin entered Harvard University where he became a personal friend of
the famous Professor William James and President Eliot of Harvard.
After discovering the first
numerical feature, Mr. Panin earnestly devoted his entire life to one
definite and specific purpose. For over half a century he toiled
faithfully and tirelessly with undaunted perseverance.
He devoted himself so persistently
to counting letters and words, figuring numeric values; making
concordances, and working out mathematical problems, that on several
occasions his health completely failed. Regardless of the tremendous
mental and physical strain he laboured faithfully and diligently. Mr.
Panin permitted nothing to hinder him from fulfilling his life work.
At one time he was offered a very
tempting position as president of a college. However, he rejected the
offer. He chose rather to devote his life to discovering numerical facts
and demonstrating the divine inspiration of the Bible.
Mr. Panin trusted God to provide
for him. Some thought it strange that he discontinued his seemingly
profitable lecture work as a Master of Literary Criticism at $200 a
night, for the purpose of counting Bible numbers, letters, syllables,
and words, etc.
Mr. Panin was an ardent and devout
Christian - a born again child of God. His pleasing personality radiated
the abiding Presence of Jesus Christ within. This refined gentleman,
accompanied by his lovely wife, lived a quiet, humble life on a small
Canadian farm, far removed from the busy city activities.
Incidentally, Mr. Panin was a
citizen of the United States. On October 30th, 1942, at the age of 87,
he was promoted to glory - our loss was Heaven’s gain.
The Extent of Mr. Panin’s
Outstanding Life Work
It was necessary for Mr. Panin to
prepare and construct special “tools” before he could begin the actual
work of discovering the thousands of numerical facts in the structure
of the Bible. He had to construct concordances, vocabularies and other
analyses of the Bible which required the utmost accuracy to the
His specially prepared concordance
of the Greek New Testament words consists of a thousand pages and
contains every one of the 137,903 occurrences of the New Testament Greek
words. The words are arranged in alphabetical order and all the
references of the chapters and verses neatly listed directly under each
Of course, certain words occur
hundreds of times through-out the New Testament, yet each occurrence is
listed in the concordance. The best Greek concordances in print were not
complete enough or accurate enough for Mr. Panin’s work, therefore it
was necessary for him to construct a concordance of his own.
Mr. Panin’s specially-prepared
concordance for the forms of the New Testament Greek words is a
manuscript which contains more than 2,000 pages. It is constructed on
the same plan as the first concordance, and contains about twice as much
The construction of these two
manuscripts needless to say, was no small task. More than six years of
tedious and continuous labour were required to complete them. But this
is not all; Mr. Panin prepared-special books for the vocabulary words of
the Greek New Testament. It is strictly a scientific vocabulary.
Each New Testament word is listed,
and there are sixteen columns of numeric data for each word. Four
columns containing the order, number, place value, and numeric value
precede each word. Behind each word there are twelve columns containing
the number of occurrences, number of forms, syllables, letters, writers,
books, diphthongs, etc.
The completion of the vocabulary
required more than two years of strenuous labour. In some of his work,
Mr. Panin marked certain words in green, red, blue and purple ink. Each
colour bears some particular significance.
All this work was merely the
preparation of some “tools’’ which were necessary before Mr. Panin could
begin the actual work of discovering countless thousands of numerical
After the work was begun, Mr.
Panin accumulated some 40,000 pages of material on which he made
calculations, worked out mathematical problems, and recorded numerical
facts. Upon these pages he thoughtfully wrote millions of small and
neatly appearing figures. His work constitutes volumes and his
discoveries are seemingly without end.
For fifty years Mr. Panin
earnestly devoted from twelve to eighteen hours daily exploring the vast
numerical structure of the Bible.
The fact that he was able to
accomplish this immense task single handed was indeed a testimony to his
diligence. Two outstanding results of Mr. Panin’s lifetime labour are
his “Numeric Greek New
Testament” and his
“Numeric English New
Both volumes are commendable and
scholarly pieces of work. The “Numeric Greek New Testament” is a
complete Greek Testament without any alternative readings. By means of
numerical designs which pervade the Scripture, Mr. Panin settled every
one of the alternative readings left by Westcott and Hort in their Greek
It is the first Greek New
Testament published which has its text based upon the newly-discovered
numerical structure of the Bible ... a remarkable piece of work indeed!
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