Proverbs 25 and "secret things".
churchyh at ccwf.cc.utexas.edu
Thu Jun 17 01:15:01 EDT 1999
> Subject: Re: Proverbs 25 and "secret things".
> From: peter_kirk at sil.org
> Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 18:40:22 -0400
> Gematria is not the same thing as the "Bible Codes", it has an
> altogether better "sound" and this hood may be worth looking under -
> especially when applied to words and short phrases rather than long
> passages. So please share with us your insights on this. Do you
> have evidence for gematria being used in the composition of the
> Hebrew Bible, rather than just in its later interpretation?
Unfortunately, the developed system of unit, tens. and hundreds values
assigned to the Hebrew/Aramaic alphabet (Aleph-Tet 1-9, Yod-Tsade
10-90, Qoph-Taw 100-400), didn't exist until the Hellenistic period...
Also, many of the ages of the patriarchs, etc. differ between the
Hebrew version and the Septuagint, for what that's worth...
Henry Churchyard churchyh at ccwf.cc.utexas.edu http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~churchh
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