Re: [GTh] Three Blocks/Sayings and GThomas Cosmology
In this note, you play around a little with the 9 single-saying blocks,
which is good. The observation that most drew my attention, though, was
something I overlooked:
> ... both the total number of blocks/sayings (which is 9) and the totalThanks for that. I hadn't put 2 and 2 together, so to speak. There's an
> number of lines (which is 49) are square numbers ...
enormous number of neat numerical patterns like that throughout the text.
But they can only be "seen" if one thinks in terms of numbers, not words.
> In any event, ISTM, there are just too many regularities to this group ofRepresents nine months of pregnancy preceding the birth of a new creation?
> blocks/sayings for it to not be a deliberate creation.
> But, if it is a deliberate creation, then what is its purpose?
> are welcomed!
All I know is that the transition from 9 to 10 (and again from 99 to 100)
represented a "new beginning" - i.e., the beginning of a "new level" (from
units to tens to hundreds, in the case of numbers.) Further, although 49 is
significant, 50 is even more significant - being the number of a "jubilee
year" - i.e., the year after a sabbath of sabbaths. I think, then, that
there must be a hidden one-line block to go with - and to complete - these 9
blocks of 49 lines. Further, I have a suggestion for what that might be -
line 577. Think about it. Maybe you can come up with something that ties it
nicely to the other nine blocks - or maybe you can come up with a better
candidate for a 10th block that would make for 50 lines total.