abraham and jacob

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Wed Jun 16 16:34:03 EDT 1999

At 01:24 PM 6/16/99 -0700, you wrote:

>Age of Abraham at death:	175= 5x5  x7
>Age of Issac at death:       180= 6x6  x5
>Age of Jacob at death:      147= 7x7  x3
>Yrs Jacob was called Israel: 64=  8x8  x1 
>Note the nifty sequences, up and down the columns, 1-3-5-7 and 
>5-6-7-8.  Note also that the factors of each number, (5+5+7), 
>(6+6+5), (7+7+3), and (8+8+1) in each case add up to 17.

I don't get it.  What's the point of this?  What does it tell us about
Abraham or Isaac or Jacob?   175 is also 1x175, or, in other words, there
are numerous possible numerical combinations which add up to 175 (and the
same goes for the other numbers listed above).  I just dont see how this is
meaningful in interepreting the Hebrew Bible.



Jim West, ThD
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