10842Re: [GTh] Bauckham on Numerical Composition in GJn
- Mar 18, 2014Hi Mike:I’m not sure how I found this, looking for something else perhaps...but here it is:Maybe some pyramidiot stuff?Jack[Jack writes:]
is devoid of merit.> ... I did not claim that gematria and formulaic writing in antiquity
mentioned, is tomfoolery.> My point was that some of this, like the example of isopsephia IThere may be a problem with the definition of 'isopsephy' that I gave some time back,but for the moment, let's look at the example you gave:
88 handlengths> One site takes TO AGION PNEUMA and breaks it down to 1080 X 666 X
It’s total tomfoolery.> which is 7,912.08 miles which is the diameter of the earth. ....[leaving out the reference to a Hebrew(?) word the relevance of which isn't obvious]Unfortunately, it isn't clear what's going on here. To start with, the three numbersaren't the values of the three words. To my offhand reckoning, the values of thethree words are 370, 134, and 596 - which makes for a nice sum of 1000, butnowhere near the numbers quoted. Since the diameter of the earth enters intoit somehow, it looks like a modern-day piece of tomfoolery, not something thata scholar would attribute to ancient sources. But we do need a link so that therest of us can look at the details of the example for ourselves.Mike G.
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