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Re: [Synoptic-L] Four and the riddle of the loaves and leftover baskets

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  • John Lupia
    ... [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
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      --- Richard Richmond <rickr2889@...> wrote:
      [snip]
      >
      > With respect to your comments about the root of
      > 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
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