> From: Dan Washburn <danw@...>

> Problem 3: Where are the loaves?

>

> So far we have a square of area 5000. There is a circle inscribed

> inside the square which is used to construct two vesica piscis fish

> shapes. The combined length of the two fish equals 122.4 and 1224 is

> the value by gematria of the word 'fishes.' The perimeter of each of

> these fish is 148.1 and 1480 is the value by gematria of the word

> 'Christ.'

>

> The two fish are used to construct a hexagon within the circle.

>

> The hexagon forms the outline of a

> tilted three dimensional cube. In early Christianity the cube

> represents the New Jerusalem, which is shown as a giant cube in the Book

>

> of Revelation. It also represents the Holy of Holies in Solomons

> Temple, which was a cubical room, 20 cubits to the side. Both the New

> Jerusalem and the Holy of Holies symbolize the place where God dwells in

>

> fullness on the earth.

>

> So far the meaning of the geometrical diagram is that within the

> community of life (the 5000) the fish of Christ reveal the

> Holy of Holies, the place where God dwells in fullness on the earth.

>

> The next problem is to find the 5 loaves. A loaf of bread was

> frequently round in the ancient world so we are looking for 5 circles.

> The Greek word for loaves is artoi, which has a value by gematria of

> 481. 481/5 = 96.2, so each of the 5 circular loaves will have a

> circumference of 96.2.

this seems arbitrary to me. why not take the value of the Greek for

"five loaves"? otherwise wouldn't you be obtaining the value for

one FIFTH of artoi? I'd like to understand how such decisions are

made in the examination of gematric mysteries. so often they seem

contrived to me and I figure I must be missing something. comparably,

why not take the value of the Greek for "a loaf" and omit division

by five? because it doesn't work out, or because there is some kind

of scriptural support for what you're doing?

Seyfert-1 (

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