# Biblical Mathematics

One out of every five Scriptures in the Bible contains a number… The world has reached a stage in history when everyone is number conscious.” BIBLICAL MATHEMATICS – Keys to Scripture Numerics. The Significance of Scripture Numbers as Revealed in the Word of God by Dr. Ed F. Vallowe breaks everything down to the least common denominator.

Since the beginning of time, numbers have held  a very important place in almost every aspect of history. The use of the Hebrew (Old Testament) and the Greek (New Testament) numeric values are important in deciphering the Biblical code because “The value of a Hebrew or Greek letter or word is the sum of its numeric and place values.” So, what does this all mean?

According to BIBLICAL MATHEMATICS each number has a unique significance because “Numbers are important to having a working knowledge of the Bible.” The actual number and the amount of times a particular number appears in the Bible is not by accident. For example, “The first use of a number in Scripture almost invariably gives the clue to its spiritual meaning… Numbers are used to convey spiritual truths in at least three ways”:

1. By the actual use of a number.”
2. By the number of times a special word or phrase is used by the Holy Spirit.”
3. By the gematria or numerical value of a word or phrase.”

Everybody has a “favorite” number? The Bible has “favorite” numbers too. While reading we learn of a few like,  “Why the numbers seven and ten found so often in books of prophecy like Daniel and Revelation if they are without significance?” Or “Why is the number three associated so often with the resurrection of the body if it has no significance at all?” The author also discusses the numbers 1-40 along with 16 additional numbers.

• Seven represents – Completeness, Spiritual, Perfection. (It is the combination of the perfect world number four and perfect divine number three).
• Ten represents – Testimony, Law and Responsibility. (It is the sum of the world number four and six the number of man).
• Three represents – Resurrection, Divine Completeness and Perfection. (It is the number of the Trinity and is the first of the four perfect numbers).