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• ... [snip] ... [snip] ... Rick, If you are sticking to the method that the PENTE- root appears five times, please reconsider. Its is enough that HEPTA appears
Message 1 of 2 , Jul 7, 2005
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--- Richard Richmond <rickr2889@...> wrote:
[snip]
>
> tessares; these other uses of the root have caused
> me
> to reconsider Mark's formula, and for that I am
> grateful. I had assumed that all the numbers were
> relevant to the formula and it appears that four
> thousand is not relevant as a control number.
>
>
[snip]

> The word four does not actually appear in the
> formula
> text and it is not a word that directly involves the
> loaves or the leftovers; therefore it makes sense
> that
> it would not be a control number for counting. On
> the
> other hand, 5, 7 and 12 all appear here as cardinal
> numbers while four does not. There may be a separate
> significance to the words that appear four times but
> I
> think you are correct and that it is not part of
> Mark's test formula. Technically five thousand is
> not
> either except that it contains the root of five
> which
> does appear in its indeclinable form aa a cardinal
> number within the context of the riddle. So then
> John,
> let me say thank you for your challenging insight.
>

Rick,

If you are sticking to the method that the PENTE- root
appears five times, please reconsider. Its is enough
that HEPTA appears 9 times, not 7, and DODEKA 15, not
12. Perhaps, you wish to either rethink your formula
or rephrase it.

Marks 6 uses of PENTE-

MK 6:38
Mk 6:40 PENTEKONTA
MK 6:41
MK 6:44
MK 8:19 (bis)

Marks 9 uses of HEPTA

Mk 8:5
Mk 8:6
Mk 8:8
Mk 8:20 (bis) not a dittographic error
Mk 12:20
Mk 12:22
Mk 12:23
Mk 16:9 original

Marks 15 uses of DODEKA

Mk 3:14
Mk 3:16
Mk 4:10
Mk 5:25
Mk 5:42
Mk 6:7
Mk 6:43
Mk 8:19
Mk 9:35
Mk 10:32
Mk 11:11
Mk 14:10
Mk 14:17
Mk 14:20
Mk 14:43

Best regards,
John N. Lupia, III

John N. Lupia, III
Beachwood, New Jersey 08722 USA
Fax: (732) 349-3910
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