A fascinating, informative series of studies in Theological-Science, in a progressive curriculum suitable for individual or group Bible studies. Readers will find their interest in the Bible greatly increased by the facts outlined in this series.
The True Author of the Bible; an Eye Witness
The subject of this study is called Some Scientific Aspects of the Bible. The material includes excerpts from the author's books, The History of Creation and Creationism, which may be used for reference or later study.
The Bible is not a book on Science, but it is the most scientific book ever written. The first two verses of the Bible show that the author was a member of the YHWHhead, the Holy Spirit, who moved holy men of יְהוָה to record the words He gave them. He was present with יְהוָה in the planning, engineering and creating of our Universe. He was an eyewitness of all things that were made, and He recorded things as He saw them from above. His vision was perfect, all-encompassing, and nothing escaped his notice or attention. He saw and wrote of things that men cannot possibly see with their limited vision. Man's vision is limited to a narrow light spectrum even though aided by telescopes and microscopes. The Holy Spirit can see things so small they do not affect light waves at all. Yet He inspired men to write about them because spiritual man some day will have similar enlarged vision. In the beginning יְהוָה created the heaven and the earth tells man that he must respect יְהוָה as Creator, Maker and the Revealer of Truth. Man must have a teachable attitude. Even though man cannot see everything, the Holy Spirit can reveal them by the things that are made. And the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. This shows that the Holy Spirit was an ever-present witness, with יְהוָה , looking down from above. This tells man that if he would understand the creation and mystery of origins he must see them as יְהוָה sees them, that is from the heavenly viewpoint and not the earthly view which is surrounded by darkness both physical and spiritual. יְהוָה can reveal His wonders only to those who have faith to believe and will open their hearts and minds to receive His truth. If you already know everything and your mind is full of your own ideas, you may have no room for the real truth about things as revealed by the Holy Spirit, Who is the Spirit of Truth, and custodian of Divine Knowledge. So let us open our minds to Him today and let Him teach us as He wants to do for that is His Ministry to men on earth.
Every word in the original writings which make up our Bible reflect the artistry of the Divine Author. The Bible is יְהוָה 's handiwork. It is really the world's greatest wonder. It reveals the Divine unity between the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Mashiach in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. The Author of the Bible was also the Inventor of Language, Astronomy, Mathematics, Theology and other branches of Science which He gave to the first man, Adam. יְהוָה 's first witness of His Divine Plan for living soul man was a mental witness in the heavens, the Star Gospel, symbolized in the Signs of the Zodiac mentioned in Gen. 1: 14. יְהוָה wanted men to know that they would some day inherit the Universe. This is why Astronomy was the first branch of natural science. The meaning of the Signs with their emphasis upon the Redeemer, His Redeemed and His future Kingdom were revealed to Adam in the ancient Sumerian language. This was the legal language of the faithful right down to the time of Mashiach. The Wisemen who came to find the Mashiach child were followers of this Star Gospel, which is similar to the Bible story of redemption. יְהוָה also gave the ancient Patriarchs the plans for the Great Pyramid, which tells the story of the Redeemer and His plan of Redemption in stone. It is the greatest depository of scientific information in the world outside of the Bible. It is a physical witness of יְהוָה 's plan for man in stone. Josephus, the Jewish historian, says that it was designed by יְהוָה and built by Adam, Seth and their helpers. Enoch was the Einstein of his day, and he so pleased יְהוָה that he was translated. This tells us that יְהוָה welcomes scientific research of His Divine Methods. The Pyramid with its strange passageways, markings, dimensions, angles and symbolism is a storehouse of astronomical, mathematical, meteorological, theological and other information. It will stand as a monument to Theodicy from the first to the last living-soul man on earth. So יְהוָה has given to mankind three outstanding observable witnesses of Divine Plan for the elevation of man. A mental witness in the Star Gospel; a physical witness in the Great Pyramid; and a spiritual witness in the Bible. All are full of scientific information. In the mouths of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. The first two corroborate and support the Bible, which has no equal as יְהוָה 's revelation to man. To the ancients, Theology was the Grand Science and all other branches of learning were of lesser import. And this is still true.
Now the message of the Star Gospel and the Great Pyramid were written in the ancient Sumerian. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek. There is good evidence to show that Heber preserved the Hebrew language at the Dispersion, or confusion of tongues, at Babel. It was very much like the original Sumerian so that many who knew Sumerian could read the Hebrew and vice versa. We also know now that the Greek language was derived from the ancient Hebrew by a man named Taut on the island of Crete sometime later. Crete in ancient times was a Sumerian island. These three languages are unique in that alphabetical characters also serve as numerals. Thus every letter of their ancient alphabets has numerical significance as well as thought expression in words. Every word of the original Sumerian, Hebrew and Greek had a numerical value as well as meaning in conveying thought, especially in sacred matters, since it was recognized that language came from יְהוָה . Sir Arthur Hobbs, an Englishman and probably the world's greatest authority on ancient language, confirms that the original Sumerian and those יְהוָה gave at the Dispersion all came from יְהוָה . The original numbers in the Hebrew and Greek were also given by יְהוָה , with each word and each numeral having its own meaning. Originally the numbers used involved only up to thousands. A thousand thousands was used to mean a million. The primitive words then were limited to several thousand words which had very broad meanings. The word shamayim referred to the whole heaven with all its starry galaxies. The mayim referred to water as liquid, ice, snow or water vapor or mist, the meaning dependent upon its application in a given sentence. Thus the numerical values of the words helped to understand their meaning in the sacred writings. A knowledge of mathematics and appreciation of scriptural numerics is very helpful in a study or reading of the Bible. This also applies to the original Theology, or Star Gospel יְהוָה gave Adam, as well as the message of the Great Pyramid, which is a mathematical world wonder. It reveals that a vast amount of scientific knowledge was known by the Ancients.
Here are some of the numbers with their ancient
These are the most common numbers in scriptural numerics. There are many too complex for consideration here.
Scriptural numerics help us to understand HOW יְהוָה Plans and Works. The Bible thus shows us that יְהוָה first "plans His works and then He works His Plans." The first work of Creation is not found in Genesis; it is found in John's Gospel, which reveals the planning for Creation which preceded the in the beginning in Genesis. The first in the beginning was the Word tells us the Word already WAS. The word WORD is translated from the Greek Logos, which was derived from the Greek word lego meaning an architect and builder. He first laid out the blueprint. The same was existent long before the in the beginning of Genesis. The plans were fed into the Word before the first atom was created. יְהוָה first planned all things by time, numbers, size, weight, measure and all according to eternal values to accomplish His purposes. We can see His handiwork in everything if we take the time to look for it. But we must first know the Bible. It will tell us where to look for what we wish to know.
Only the Bible can show us the harmony between the spiritual and natural orders which יְהוָה , the Creator, set up to control all existence. The world is full of troubles because men ignore and disregard the principles which יְהוָה wove into all things in the beginning to insure a happy existence. But יְהוָה will help you and me to have a happy and successful life if we will learn and obey His Word. To know it we must study it.
The Creator's Trademark of sevens is very obvious in Bible
The Bible also refers to the prehistoric worlds which preceded our world. Science tells us there were six such series of worlds. The Bible also tells us that there will be a perfect world in the future that is eternal. This will be the seventh series.
Bible numerics apply to both spiritual and natural orders, which are mentioned in it. There are, for example, 3 phyla of plants and 6 phyla of animal species including the body of man who is an animated being. There were 7 days in the genetic week, the 7th being a day of rest, because all men, animals and machines need a day of rest after 6 days of activity. The day of rest is just as much a part of body recuperation as sleep. Actual statistics show that men produce more in 6 days than they do in 7 over a period of time. The Ford Motor Co. proved that machines last much longer and give better service if used only 6 days a week. יְהוָה treats the 7th day as if it were the most important of the week for man. If observed as it should be by Divine Worship, it invokes יְהוָה 's providential blessings on man's efforts the other 6 days as well.
As we have previously stated, the words of the original writings which make up our Bible are woven together in a numeric pattern that is miraculous and proof of Divine Authorship. This is true both of the Old Testament Hebrew and the New Testament Greek where the alphabetical characters serve as letters as well as numbers. This is not true of translations regardless of the version, nor is it true of the Apocryphal writings. It applies only to the original writings. For example: In the beginning, יְהוָה created the heaven and the earth, is translated from 7 Hebrew words, Bereshith Elohim bara eth shamayim eth erets:
We could go through every word, phrase and sentence in the original writings of the Old Testament and find similar interwoven numerics, but our study would become very complex, for while Gen. 1:1 is largely a multiple of 7s other verses also use multiples of 3 and 5. The New Testament is still more complex for the letters, words and sentences are multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. For example: take Matthew 1:1-17 which lists the genealogy of Malki Tzedik Yahusha. There are 72 Greek words or 3x4x6, or 6xl2. Six is the number of man and 12 that of Divine Authority. Thus Malki Tzedik Yahusha came to earth under Divine Authority, as the Son of יְהוָה and Son of man. The numbers 3x4x6 means that the Trinity has authority over the material creation as well as man, and יְהוָה will eventually rule the earth as He rules heaven after man's probationary period is over and all sin eradicated. Malki Tzedik Yahusha HaMashiach will eventually bring about the removal of sin and evil and restore the Universe and material creation to righteousness.
Every word and sentence in the original Greek writings of the New Testament have similar numeric values. Although there are over 100 Apocryphal books credited to numerous writers, not one of these has the interwoven numeric values as do the original 66 books. This tells us that the books of the Bible were Divinely inspired. The Apocryphal were not so inspired. A thousand men working full time since the day of Adam could never put these 66 books together as they are constructed by the Divine Author.
Although the Bible may have more writers than 35, only 35 are mentioned to show that these writers also were Divinely appointed:
We have already mentioned that the entire Bible has seven major divisions. The central chapter is Psalms 117 with but two verses. Praise the Lord all ye nations: praise Him all ye people; For His merciful kindness is great towards us, and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord. The central verse is Psalms 103 verse 2. Bless the Lord 0 my soul, and forget not all His benefits. These verses are positioned in a manner to draw man's attention to their meaning. These verses also have their interwoven numerical values, but we believe that we have already covered this phenomena sufficiently and we will now give attention to other numeric features of Bible construction and meaning.
The seventh day of the week was a Holy Day and not a holiday. It was to be used for meditation and worship of the Creator who made all things.
The seventh month of the Hebrew year was the month of festivals. Every seventh year for the Hebrews was a year of rest for the land, the beasts and men. After 7 sevens or 49 years, the 50th year was the year of Jubilee. All slaves were freed and all properties reverted back to their original family lines of ownership.
There are seven pillars of Wisdom referred to in the Bible.
Now we deal with things related to both the spiritual and natural orders, for יְהוָה the Creator is the maker of all and everything He made carries His Trademark like a water mark in paper or symbol used by modem manufacturers. The Bible says, The Word of יְהוָה is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit (or spiritual things) and the joints and the marrow (or natural things) and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, Heb 4:12. So the Bible involves knowledge of both spiritual and natural orders.
Seven is the number which governs the gestation periods, or reproduction days of all animal species. Chicken eggs hatch in 21 days, ducks 28, others in 35 days, golden eagles in 21 days but imperial eagles in 35; quail and owls in 21 days, hawks in 28, penguins in 49, cassoway in 42, the emu in 56, ostrich in 42 and so forth. Similarly all animals have gestation periods divisible by 7, from 14 days and up to 280 for man and 308 for elephants. They all carry the Creator's Trademark. We have already mentioned that there are seven features of matter. We live in a seven layered atmosphere, and we sail on the seven seas. And considering יְהוָה 's Divine Plan for the salvation, redemption and fitting of man for eternal life, we also see the evidence of the Creator's Trademark.
The Bible mentions the seven churches, the seven angels of the churches, the seven candle sticks, the seven trumpets and other sevens to show mathematically that יְהוָה not only created man for earth life but also for a sacred purpose related to the Universe.
While the number 7 is probably the most numerous in the numeric relation, other numbers are also significant. The number 8 is the number of resurrection and new life in Mashiach:
The numbers 9, 10, 11 and 12 are also very important numbers related to man's life on earth, but these merit more consideration than we can give them here, except to say in passing, that 9 and multiples thereof show that man without יְהוָה is incomplete. Man's life on earth averages three score years and ten, or 70 years which is 7xlO. Ten is the number of ordinal completeness; it is the first number with two digits to show that the whole man needs יְהוָה as his partner. If man does not welcome יְהוָה in his life, he will serve the devil, even though he may not know that this is true. Man without יְהוָה is a derelict, with no meaning to his life. The number 11 depicts this unregenerate state of man as a hazard to his fellowman. This is why we have so many wars and human quarrels. Twelve is the number of Divine Authority or government. There are 12 energy-systems mentioned in the Bible which underlie all existence. This shows that יְהוָה is sovereign over everything. He permits evil to exist in this world to prove that evil is wrong and detrimental and must be avoided by those who desire happy and fruitful lives.
Thirteen is the number of evil and sin. There are 13 Primary Hebrew and Greek words used in the Bible to describe sin. The greatest sin is lack of respect for יְהוָה who is all Good.
We could go on and on, but enough has been said to convince anyone that the Bible, in the original writings, was put together by Divine Intelligence.
While the Bible is not a book on natural science, it is nevertheless the most scientific book ever written. Science is defined by Webster as systematized knowledge. The Bible includes over 30,000 cosmical principles which are allied with all existence on the earth, and the future of the universe. All the man-made books put together do not begin to approach this many principles of truth. The Bible shows that the Cosmos was carefully planned in advance. יְהוָה is now working that Plan. It also shows the following:
Heaven and earth are undergoing different treatments, which is scientifically true.
The Bible shows that element components are made up of two classes of components, the nuclear and the electronic, and this is scientifically true. Thus the Bible is proved by Nuclear Science.
When first created in enormous energy, high temperature and pressure pools, these components were too hot to assemble, or were without form and void as the Bible says. They had to cool for several billion years before they could be assembled and given their chemical properties. This too is known by science.
The Bible describes the Universe as being spherical in the words the circuit of the heavens. This also has been proven by scientific investigation. Thus the Bible is proven by Astronomical Science.
The Bible lists three phyla in the Plant Kingdom. Every horticulturist knows this to be true. There are of course many sub-phyla. But grasses, herbs and trees are classified in the Bible according to their ecological food value to creature life. This is in accord with Botanical Science.
The Bible also mentions six phyla of animated creatures including the body of man. This too is common knowledge. The Bible mentions the phylum and kinds or species. It takes for granted that the Bible scholar will know that this includes the in-between divisions, such as subphylum, orders, families and genera, just as one describing the alphabet would explain it as including all the letters between A and Z. This is in accord with Biological Science.
The Bible explains the formation of the elements as follows: I have made the Earth ... the Beast ... and the Man by MY GREAT POWER. Which means that He used energy attraction. Einstein's formula for matter shows that it is principally energy. This is in accord with Nuclear Physics.
He telleth the number of the stars and calleth them all by name means that He ordered the composition of every celestial body and gave it a suitable name. This applies also to the planets. This is in accord with Spectral Astronomy.
He formed the galaxies and solar system by similar energy attraction. When I call they stand up means that when He ordered it they took their appointed positions. This is the only explanation ever offered which satisfies the evidence in the heavens as well as the earth. This is confirmed by Astronomy.
The Bible also tells us that there were many prehistoric worlds in our earth before it was ready for human occupation.
Through FAITH we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of יְהוָה . The word framed from the Greek kartartin means completed over a series of operations. Each world made its own contribution to the manufacture and storage of the natural resources in the Earth. It took millions upon millions of years to produce the fossil fuels, and rich crop soils we now enjoy. This is proven by Geological Science. This subject will be covered in another study. We will only touch on them briefly here to show the engineering and planning involved.
These prehistoric worlds are readily confirmed by the rock strata under the earth's surface today. The Bible calls these rock strata garments or coverings which clothed the earth in past geological eras. Each garment was then covered by a vesture or different covering of eroded ground materials in preparation for the next world. Each world had its own complement of plants and animals suited to do the job to be done, and after their work was finished they became extinct. This has been such a problem to evolutionists who have no answers for such changes.
The Bible explains that the garments and vestures shall be changed (Ps. 102:25-26). This includes changes in atmospheric compositions, climates, ocean and land changes and changes in plant life and animal species. This is shown by Stratigraphical Geology and Paleontology:
The last world before our present world was so beautiful it was called the Garden of יְהוָה . The whole globe was a tropical earth from pole to pole and covered with tropical plants and animals. This is proved by the presence of coal, oil and tropical and animal fossils under the polar ice fields.
The Earth was now ready for man. But then something happened. Lucifer and his angels, who had been the managers of the prehistoric worlds, now rebelled against יְהוָה and the Divine Plan and decided to take over the Universe for themselves. Lucifer could not create or make, but he did manage the populations of plants and animals.
Lucifer was never in sympathy with the creation of men to take over the earth. He wanted it for himself. He did all he could to weaken prehistoric men and frustrate them, according to the Bible. יְהוָה warned Lucifer of the consequences of his rebellion, but he refused to heed the warning and יְהוָה was forced to bring judgment upon the prehistoric earth and destroy the contaminated animals whose purpose Lucifer had perverted for his own use.
So יְהוָה shifted the earth's axis position and changed the tropical earth to a zoned earth causing the Ice Ages, which ended in the destruction of all life. Only the Bible has an explanation for the Ice Ages and their phenomena as well as the Great Catastrophe related to them. This is easily verified by scientific investigation. The Earth reeled to and fro, the North Pole varying all the way from Greenland to the middle of the Pacific Ocean several times. We know this from the solidification of magnetic ores extruded by volcanoes which froze into position as they cooled.
Only the Catastrophe gives meaning to the huge stone faces in Easter Island put there by Lucifer's subordinates. Stonehenge may be a similar phenomenon. Plato's writings of a lost Atlantis, and other islands now far below the sea, were based on the legends of the ancients who knew about the Catastrophe. יְהוָה had revealed some of the details to Adam, who mentions them in his writings. Charles Darwin also mentions them but could not explain the destruction of animals about the globe. The Chaldean Creation tablets mention the chaos of the Catastrophe for the evidence of it lay all about the first generations of intellectual man.
The Bible explains the difference between Noah's flood and the Catastrophe so that anyone who knows the Bible will not confuse the two. Noah's deluge was a quiet flood involving less than a year, and the Ark without sail or rudder drifted less than 400 miles. The Catastrophe was very violent, with flood waters and ice movements carrying large boulders for thousands of miles and even up high slopes. There are in fact foreign silts in Alaska from all over the earth. There is such a deposit of foreign silts in French Gulch near Fairbanks, Alaska, which is over 400 feet deep and more than 3/4ths mile wide. These were deposited in valleys there by violent waters. Catastrophe evidence is global whereas Noah's flood silts are local. Noah's flood silts are but a few feet thick and found only in the Euphrates River and nearby valleys, whereas Catastrophe silts are hundreds of feet in depth and are found all about the globe. Noah's flood did not erode crop lands, whereas the Catastrophe with ice field movement and swirling waters changed former tropical lands covered with lush vegetation into deserts which dot the earth today.
The apostle Peter explains that all life perished during the Catastrophe. This was not true of Noah's flood. Noah sent out a dove on two different days. On the second day the dove returned with a live olive sprig in its beak which if had secured from a growing tree to show that plant life did not perish. After the Catastrophe it was, however, necessary to restore plant life from seeds on the third day to show that all plant life had perished as Peter said. This explains why the six days of Genesis are days of restoration and recreation. They have no connection with the original prehistoric earth. Thus the Bible answered many questions which the natural sciences cannot answer. The ancient intellectuals in fact looked upon Theology, or the knowledge of יְהוָה , as the main science and all other branches of science were just minor parts of all learning. This is still true. Strange it is, that many scientists as well as some Bible readers look upon science as anti-Bible. This is just not true. It is oppositions of science falsely so called that is detrimental to all learning.
We are today seeing a revival of the ancient science of Creationism, which is a part or subdivision of Theological Science, the Grand Science of all science. Theological Science is made up of Theology and Science. Theology is the knowledge of יְהוָה and His Ways. Science is knowledge in its proper order. Thus Theological Science is the study of יְהוָה 's order and system in the Universe. It is based on the Bible and the natural sciences and shows the harmony between יְהוָה and His Creation. Creationism is a study of how יְהוָה created, made and now upholds all things. It gives import and meaning to every aspect of life on earth, a fascinating story indeed.
Some scientific aspects of the Bible would not be complete without an explanation of the summary of the Bible included in the Book of Isaiah. It is a most impressive fact that the Prophet Isaiah wrote a summary of the Bible about 800 BC before most of the other books had ever been written. He could not possibly have known these other writers or what they would write about. But the Holy Spirit, who inspired him to write the summary, did know what was still to come, and He gave Isaiah the words to write in sixty-six chapters. Each chapter is a brief synopsis of one of the other books of the Bible. For example: Chapter one is a commentary on Genesis; Chapter thirty-nine, a commentary on Malachi; Chapter forty, a commentary on Matthew; Chapter sixty-six, a commentary on Revelation. The ancients always divided Isaiah into two parts, which they called lst and 2nd Isaiah. The first part had 39 chapters, and the second part 27 chapters corresponding to the books in the Old Testament with its 39 books and the New Testament with 27 books. How did Isaiah know that there would be a New Testament? Perhaps he did not. But the Holy Spirit, the Divine Author of the Bible knew it, and He so ordered it. This is one of the greatest proofs of the Divine Authorship and Planning of the Bible. It should be ample evidence thereof for anyone.