This video had me fascinated… not because I think that the fella has made any actually compelling arguments… but I was glued, nonetheless.
It’s quite a long video and I don’t recommend it for everybody but there was ONE part that I wanted to discuss with the group… there are just two minutes in the video I wanted to highlight, which start HERE.
I’ll summarise the point he made that intrigued me so here:
If you take the following (standard ordering) chart
Index Hebrew Letter 1 א (Aleph) 2 ב (Bet) 3 ג (Gimel) 4 ד (Dalet) 5 ה (Hei) 6 ו (Vav) 7 ז (Zayin) 8 ח (Het) 9 ט (Tet) 10 י (Yod) 11 כ (Kaf) 12 ל (Lamed) 13 מ (Mem) 14 נ (Nun) 15 ס (Samekh) 16 ע (Ayin) 17 פ (Pei) 18 צ (Tzadi) 19 ק (Qof) 20 ר (Resh) 21 ש (Shin) 22 ת (Tav)
And use it to look up the first letters of the first sentence in the Bible… you have seven words, so seven numbers (from the first letters), and they total 22. 22/7 is an EXCELLENT approximation for Pi.
If anybody cares to check that (like I did), don’t forget that Hebrew reads right to left… here’s the first sentence in Genesis 1:
בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The first letters are just: ב ב א א ה ו ה
And their indexes are (reading right to left): 2 2 1 1 5 6 5
That’s 22 divided among seven values…
What I want to know is: is anybody here at all impressed? What’s your explanation for why we see this pattern?
Is this proof that the Bible has a divine origin?
Or is this, perhaps, a deliberate mnemonic device that ancient Hebrew mathematicians used to remember their way of calculating pi?
OR… is it just a silly coincidence?
What do you say?